The War Memorial Library in Hudson is a non-profit registered charity providing a subscription library of printed and digital materials, primarily in the English language, to the residents of Hudson, Quebec and surrounding communities.Operated by volunteers, the Library is self-financing through membership fees, donations and fund raising activities. The Library in turn donates, to local charities, funds in excess of its own needs.The building and the Library serve as a memorial to those in Hudson who served in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Monday, April 29, 2013

"Fun at Fete" Bard's Birthday Bash @ War Memorial Library

Heartfelt thanks to Lowell Gasoi for his thoughtful and fun take on Shakespeare and his life-affirming words!! His brains and obvious good heart were both present in the best way. His fellow actors (Amanda MacDonald and Diana Gausden) were wonderful, too, sharing Juliet's breathless and determined(!) desire, and 2 completely different interpretations of Kate's advice of 'how to be' from The Taming of the Shrew. Our guests were really delighted. 
Please know that the War Memorial Library loves to connect with friends in the community, so if you ever seek workshop space, or a keen audience to try things out on...we are here! 
Big thanks is also due to Sherri Smith Graham and her As Kneaded crew...the baking was delish. (Except for those homemade oreos, which were SUPER-delish, and even a bit evil).
Thank you Hudson volunteer librarians, for setting up and cleaning, too. 
Finally: thank you friends that came by, or sent good wishes. You all made it a beautiful event.

Friday, April 26, 2013

April - Audio Books

The Litigators  John Grisham

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The Last Runaway  Tracy Chevalier
Calico Joe  John Grisham
Flight Behaviour  Barbara Kingsolver
A Red Herring Without Mustard  Alan Bradley
Private Berlin  James Patterson
Private London  James Patterson
A Trick of the Light  Louise Penny
Still Life  Louise Penny
The Black Book  Ian Rankin
Inspector Rebus CD Collection  Ian Rankin

April - Large Print

Son of Stone  Stuart Woods

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The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection Alexander McCall Smith
The Next Always  Nora Roberts
The Guilty One  Lisa Ballantyne
Eve  Iris Johansen
11th Hour  James Patterson

April - Non-Fiction

Lady Almina & the Real Downton Abbey
Fiona Carnarvon

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts  Susan Cain
Far from the Tree  Andrew Solomon
Herbs  Jessica Houdret
The Midwife Trilogy #1  Jennifer Worth
The Midwife Trilogy #2  Jennifer Worth
The Midwife Trilogy #3  Jennifer Worth
Aviation Century: Wings of Change  Ron & Dan Dick
Practical Gardening  Peter McHoy
Small Gardens  Peter McHoy
Seductions of Rice  Jeffrey Alford
Soupesoup  Caroline Dumas
Quick & Easy Upholstery  Alex Law
William Yeoward at Home  William Yeoward
Northern Lights: Tom Thomson  Joan Murray
The Impressionists  Martha Kapos
The Inconvenient Indian  Thomas King
Jungleland  Christopher Stewart
Mellon: An American Life  David Cannadine
Soundtrack of My Life  Clive Davis
Talking to Girls about Duran Duran  Rob Sheffield
Journey with No Maps  Sandra Djwa
Everybody Matters  Mary Robinson

April - Fiction

Life after Life  Kate Atkinson

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Enchanting Lily  Anjali Banerjee
Parrot and Oliver in America  Peter Carey
Oleander Girl  Chitra Divakaruni
Mount Pleasant  Don Gillmor
Blueeyedboy  Joanne Harris
Enchantments  Kathryn Harrison
Scenes from Early Life  Philip Hensher
Nocturne: On the Life & Death of My Brother Helen Humphreys
Flight from Berlin  David John
Full Dark, No Stars Stephen King
A Beautiful Truth  Colin McAdam
The Fever Tree  Jennifer McVeigh
Citadel  Kate Mosse
Bone & Bread  Saleema Nawaz
Foreign Bodies  Cynthia Ozick
The Light of Amsterdam  David Park
Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble  Ann B. Ross
Ghana Must Go  Taiye Selasi
Mary Coin  Marisa Silver
The Burgess Boys  Elizabeth Strout

April - Mysteries

The Blackhouse  Peter May

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Widow's Tears  Susan Witt Albert
The Death of Yesterday  M.C. Beaton
The Family Way  Rhys Bowen
The Sweet Tea Revenge Laura Childs
There was an Old Woman  Hallie Ephron
Death in St. Jame's Park  Susanna Gregory
The Chosen Dead   M.R. Hall
Playing Dead  Julia Heaberlin
The Informationist  Taylor Stevens

April - Young People's DVDs

Hobbitt: Unexpected Journey

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Angelina Ballerina: Ballerina Princess
Angelina Ballerina: The Shining Star Trophy
Rise of the Guardians
Star Wars IV - A New Hope
Star Wars V - The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars VI - The Return of the Jedi
Brave (also in Blu-Ray)

April - Young People

I Funny  James Patterson

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Magic Kitten - A Summer Spell  Sue Bentley
Magic Puppy - The Perfect Secret Sue Bentley
Bad Kitty School Days  Nick Bruel
Rover Adventures  Roddy Doyle
My Brother is a Big Fat Liar  James Patterson
Pizza Pat  Rita Gelman
Infidel in Paradise  S.J. Laidlaw
Shadow Girl  Patricia Morrison
Inheritance-Book 4  Christopher Paolini
Necromancer- Book 4  Michael Scott
The Sorceress Michael Scott

Saturday, April 20, 2013

May Book Sale

The May Book Sale starts on Monday, May 6th at 2.30 pm and runs until Saturday, May 11th. Cookbooks are featured.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Bard's Birthday Bash

The 449th Bard's Birthday Bash takes place between Noon and 2 pm on Saturday, April 27th at the Library. Lowell Gasoi (and friends) will perform pieces from Shakespeare as well as host a spirited discussion on the Bard's profoundly human plays and discuss the importance of performance. Celebrate Shakespeare's 449th birthday with us! Birthday cake will be provided by the wonderful volunteer bakers at As Kneaded.
Authorship debates surround two of the most sacred items in the western cannon: Shakespeare's plays as well as the bible. However, Lowell Gasoi, former artistic director of Festival McGill and Elysian River Theatre and current Vice-President of the Hudson Players Club, suggests that this fixation is secondary to much greater concern: the impact of these profound words. By moving past reverence into curious and passionate engagement, we see these works as they are performed, not as history but as living text.

The Write Stuff - Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris is a popular British author.  Her books are published in over 50 countries and have won a number of UK and international awards.  The bestseller Chocolat was made into an Oscar-nominated film.  Harris favours a first-person, dual-narrator narrative structure, often revisiting past events to cast light on current developments. 
She is married, and lives in Yorkshire with her husband and daughter.  Several of Harris' works are in the library's collection.  To visit her website click here.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

Murder Ink - Vince Flynn

Vince Flynn is a best-selling American author of political thriller novels.  With the exception of his first novel Term Limits, his works have centered around counter-terrorism agent Mitch Rapp.  The primary focus of the character is thwarting Middle Eastern terrorist attacks on the United States and he is presented as an aggressive operative who is willing to take measures that are more extreme than might be considered commonly acceptable. His constant frustration with procedures and red tape are a major theme throughout the entire series.
Flynn lives with his wife and three children in the Twin Cities.
The library has several of his novels.  To visit his website click here.