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, August 26, 2013

August - Teen Books

Blaze of Glory M. Garzon

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Le monde à l'envers  India Desjardins
Le Blogue de Namasté 2  Maxime Roussy
Le Blogue de Namasté 1   Maxime Roussy
Catwoman: The Dark End of the Street  DC Comics
New Teen Titans: Terra Incognito  DC Comics
The Moon and More  Sarah Dessen
The Mark of Athena  Rick Riordan
Little Vampire  Joann Sfar

August - Chidren's Books

Megan McDonald

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Sylva and the Fairy Ball  Margaret McNamara
Rosie and the Secret Friend  Margaret McNamara
Henrietta: The Great Go-getter  Martine Murray
Henrietta: There's No One Better  Martine Murray
The Never Girls: In a Blink  Kiki Thorpe
Alligator Baby  Robert Munsch

August - Non-Fiction

Soup Bowl

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Complete Guide to Water Gardening  Peter Robinson
Insight Guide: France
Spain 2008
Rough Guide to First-time Africa

August - Fiction & Mystery

The Mist  Carla Neggers

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The Lion Seeker  Kenneth Bonert
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells Andrew Sean Greer
The Firebird  Susanna Kearsley
Cuckoo's Calling  Robert Galbraith
Baby Proof   Emily Giffin (Audio)
Home Front  Kristin Hannah (Audio)
First Daughter Eric Van Lustbader (Audio)
R is for Ricochet  Sue Grafton (Audio)
On the Run  Iris Johansen (Audio)
The Jewels of Paradise  Donna Leon (Audio)

August - DVDs

The Newsroom: Season One

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Cries and Whispers
Damages:  Season 4
George Gently: Season 5
Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie
Nurse Jackie: Season 2
Sherlock: Season 2
The Silence
Through a Glass Darkly
Winter Light
World Without End
The Street: Season 1

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Elmore Leonard Dies at 87

One of the masters of crime fiction past away earlier today. Elmore Leonard will be greatly missed by his fans.
He started his writing career with Western short stories and then novels including Hombre and 3.10 to Yuma but when Westerns lost popularity moved on to crime.
Nineteen of his stories hit the silver screen, the most successful were Get Shorty and Out of Sight. To read the New York Times obituary click here .
For aspiring writers Leonard's "Ten Rules of Writing" are a must read, see here.
The library has a good selection of Leonard's work.

September Book Sale

The September Book Sale starts Monday, September 9th at 2.30 pm and runs until Saturday, September 14th. Cookbooks are featured.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Write Stuff - Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of 18 novels, including the blockbuster Firefly Lane and Night Road. She worked in a trendy advertising agency before deciding to go to law school. Hannah graduated from law school in Washington and practiced law in Seattle before becoming a full-time writer. She has won numerous romance writer's awards including the Golden Heart, the Maggie and 1996 National Reader's Choice. She lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with her husband and their son.
The library has a good selection of Hannah’s works.  Click here to visit her website.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Mr. Selfridge

Mr. Selfridge is a British period television drama about Harry Gordon Selfridge and his London department store Selfridge & Co.
Selfridge is portrayed by Jeremy Piven , formerly the star of HBO's Entourage.
The first season follows Selfridge's founding and its impact on the staid British retail scene as well as Harry's family and extra-marital affairs.
The library has the first season available. For more click here

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Murder Ink - Michael Robotham

Before writing full-time Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist in Britain, Australia and the US.  In 1993, he quit journalism to become a ghostwriter, collaborating with politicians, pop stars, psychologists, adventurers and show business personalities to write their autobiographies. Twelve of these non-fiction titles were bestsellers.
In 2002, Robotham’s first psychological thriller “Suspect” sold more than one million copies around the world and was translated into 22 languages. His most recent novel, his eighth, entitled “Say You’re Sorry” was released in 2012. 
Robotham lives in Sydney with his wife and three daughters. 
The library has several of his books.  Click here to visit his website.