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.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Home-Bound Book Service

If you have a friend or family member who is home-bound but loves to read, take advantage of the Library's Home-Bound Book Service.
Volunteers will deliver books, DVDs and audio tapes, to the client's taste, every three weeks in the summer and every two weeks in the winter. There is no charge for this service.
For more information call:
Sheila Bartram: 450-458-2767
Felicity Newton: 450-458-7884

June - DVDs

Silver Linings Playbook

Les Miserables
New Tricks Season 5
Parental Guidance
Safe Haven

June - Mysteries

Six Years  Harlen Coben

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The Hit  David Baldacci
Inferno  Dan Brown
Breaking Silence  Linda Castillo
Roadside Crosses  Jeffery Deaver
The Shadow Collector  Kate Ellis
The Swedish Girl  Alex Gray
The Third Rail  John Harvey
The Innocence Game  Michael Harvey
The Third Bullet  Stephen Hunter
Taking Eve   Iris Johansen
The Ice Princess  Camilla Lackberg
The Lost Boy  Camilla Lackberg
The Stonecutter  Camilla Lackberg
Rage Against the Dying  Becky Masterman
12th of Never   James Patterson
A Grave in Gaza  Matt Beynon Rees
Treachery in Death  J.D. Robb
A Lesson in Secrets  Jacqueline Winspear

June - Fiction

House of Earth
Woody Guthrie

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Best Kept Secret  Jeffrey Archer
On Canaan's Side  Sebastian Barry
Swimmimg at Night  Lucy Clarke
Worthless Men  Andrew Cowan
The Empty Room  Lauren B. Davis
The Palace of Curiosities  Rosie Garland
Middle C   William H. Gass
Night Road  Kristin Hannah
And the Mountains Echoed  Khaled Hosseini
In the Company of Others  Jan Karon
The Dinner  Herman Koch
The Conditions of Love  Dale Kushner
Flamethrowers  Rachel Kushner
The Demonologist  Andrew Pyper
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Ransom Riggs
Amity & Sorrow  Peggy Riley
The Lifeboat  Charlotte Rogan
Paris  Edward Rutherfurd
Tenth of December  George Saunders
Malarky   Anakana Schofield
Andalucian Friend   Alexander Soderberg
The Patrick Melrose Novels  Edward St. Aubyn
The Golem and the Jinni  Helene Wecker
The Captive Queen  Alison Weir

June- Non-Fiction

Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall
Will Ellesworth-Jones

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The Aleppo Codex Matti Friedmann
The Pope's Last Crusade  Peter Eisner
The Ascent of Women Sally Armstrong
Sugar in the Blood Andrea Stuart
A Slave in the White House  Elizabeth Taylor
Wave  Sonali Deraniyagala
The Riddle of the Labyrinth Megalit Fox
Brain on Fire  Susannah Cahalan
Saving Normal Allen M. Francis
Into the Silence Wade Davis
A History of the World in a 100 Objects Neil MacGregor
The Lost Girls Jennifer Baggett
The Juggler's Children Carolyn Abraham
The Man Without a Face  Masa Gessen
The Girl on the Stairs Barry Ernest
The Astor Orphan  Alexandra Aldrich
The Real Jane Austen Paula Byrne
Captain Paul Wilson  Lamya Essemlali
Nellie McClung  Charlotte Gray
Genius of Place  Justin Martin
Yes, Chef  Marcus Samuelsson
My Beloved World  Sonia Sotomayor

June - Children's DVDs

Air Bud - World Pup

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Baby Ballet
Like Mike
Max & Ruby - Candy Apple
Mike the Knight-Knight in Training
Soccer Dog
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (Blu-Ray)
10 Movie Princess Collection
Lilo & Stitch
Spider Man-The Complete First Season

June - Children's Books

Go Girl Series - Sleep-over
Rowan McAuley

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Magic Kitten - Firelight Friends
Magic Puppy - School of Mischief
Go Girls Series -Dancing Queen
Go Girls Series -Worst Gymnast 
Go Girls Series -New Girl 
Go Girls Series -The Secret Club 
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid; The Third Wheel 

June - Teen Books

Ruins Orson Scott Card

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Pathfinder  Orson Scott Card
Super Human  Michael Carroll
The Ascension-Super Human Clash 2 Michael Carroll
The Accused-Theodore Boone 3 John Grisham
I am Number Four  Pittacus Lore
The Rise of Nine  Pittacus Lore
The Power of Six  Pittacus Lore
The Vanishing Girl  Shane Peacock
Virals  Kathy Reichs
Across the Universe Beth Revis
A Million Suns  Beth Revis
Shades of Earth  Beth Revis
Extras  Scott Westerfield

Saturday, June 22, 2013

How Reading Makes Us More Human

A debate has erupted over whether reading fiction makes human beings more moral. But what if its real value consists in something even more fundamental? More...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

July Book Sale

The July Book Sale starts Monday, July 8th at 2.30 pm and runs until Saturday, July 11th. Travel books are featured.

Holiday Hours

The Library will be closed Monday, June 24th and Monday, July 1st.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Are Books Obsolete? Thoughts on the Printed Word.

I was browsing Etsy one day, and I noticed someone selling a book that I loved as a child. It was ‘Half Magic,’ by Edward Eager, but the title of the book wasn’t anywhere in the listing. The book was being sold as a prop. ‘Vintage décor,’ the listing said. Which made me sad, but also got me thinking. Are books becoming obsolete?
When was the last time you saw a pay phone? What about a rotary phone? I have a rotary phone. It came from my grandmother’s house. It’s not connected, but every once in a while I spin the little dial and it makes that funny whirring sound and I think of her. Are books destined to become like this — charming throwbacks to a forgotten era? More...

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Wallander

The Wallander BBC series is adapted from the novels of Henning Mankell about Police Inspector Kurt Wallander in Ystad, Sweden. Like many leading characters in police procedural novels, Wallander fights his own demons in his personal life. Sir Kenneth Branagh plays the leading role.
The Library collection has the three seasons of Wallander on DVD and most of Mankell's novels. For more click here

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Put Your Art on Display!

The Library has regularly displayed works of art by various local artists. This summer we propose to display works created by our own library members.
If you would like to submit works for this summer project please contact Donna Seaman at 450 458-5703 or

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Murder Ink - Benjamin Black

Benjamin Black is the pen name of the Man Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville, who was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945.  He is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed series of Quirke novels—Christine Falls, The Silver Swan, Elegy for April, and A Death in Summer. 
Banville lives in Dublin.
The library has most of the Quirke novels. Click here to visit Banville's website.  Please use the Suggestion Book at the front desk to recommend additional titles.