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, September 25, 2013

Follow by Email

You will note that there is a new feature to this blog called "Follow by Email". It is located at the top of the right hand column. Between newsletters, we post a variety of regular features and news. If you would like to be notified of these postings just fill in your email address as directed and submit.

September - Fiction

MaddAddam Margaret Atwood

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Omens  Kelley Armstrong
Benjamin Franklin's Bastard  Sally Cabot
No One Could Have Guessed the Weather Anne-Marie Casey
True Love  Jude Deveraux
Beach Reading Lorne Elliott
Burdens of the Dead Mercedes Lackey
Rose Harbor in Bloom  Debbie Macomber
The Good Lord Bird  James McBride
Almost English Charlotte Mendelson
The Girl You Left Behind  Jojo Moyes
Me Before You  Jojo Moyes
The Invisible Bridge  Julie Orringer
The One-Way Bridge  Cathie Pelletier
First Sight  Danielle Steel
Always Watching  Chevy Stevens
Hidden Order  Brad Thor
The Illusion of Separateness  Simon Van Booy
The Giving Quilt (Large Print)  Jennifer Chiaverini
The Lifeboat (Large Print)  Charlotte Rogan

September - Mysteries

How the Light Gets In
Louise Penny

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Wonderland  Ace Atkins
Care Homes are Murder  Mike Befeler
Oscar Wilde & the Murders at Reading Gaol Gyles Brandreth
A Cookbook Conspiracy  Kate Carlisle
Daddy's Gone A Hunting  Mary Higgins Clark
Bombshell  Catherine Coulter
The Sound of Breaking Glass  Deborah Crombie
Hotshot  Julie Garwood
The Beast (also in Large Print) Faye Kellerman
Body in the Piazza  Katherine Page
Seduction  M.J. Rose
A Fatal Likeness  Lynn Shepherd
A Question of Honour  Charles Todd
Alex Cross, Run  (Large Print) James Patterson
Stolen Prey   (Large Print) John Sandford

September - Biographies

How to be a Woman
Caitlin Moran

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And Then There Were Nuns  Jane Christmas
Double Double  Martha & Ken Grimes

September - Teen Books

Anna and the French Kiss
Stephanie Perkins

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Lola and the Boy Next Door  Stephanie Perkins
Divergent  Veronica Roth
Insurgent   Veronica Roth
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight J. Smith

September - Children's DVDs


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Babe: Pig in the City
Barbie Mariposa and the Fairy Princess
Brother Bear 2
Oliver & Company (DVD & Blu-Ray)
Super Buddies

September - Children's Books

Snow Friends M. Christina Butler

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Magic Puppy: A New Beginning Sue Bentley
Attack of the Bandit Cats  Geronimo Stilton
Thea Stilton and the Mountain of Fire Thea Stilton
I Love You Always and Forever Jonathan Emmett
Mr. Zinger's Hat Carey Fagan
Moustronaut  Mark Kelly
I Want My Hat Back  Jon Klassen
Mmm, Cookies! Robert Munsch
Now We Are Cool  Susann Opel-Gotz
The Sheep Fairy  Ruth Louise Symes
Seymour Makes New Friends Walter Wick
Waking Dragons Jane Yolen
A Few Bites   Cybèle Young
A Few Blocks  Cybèle Young
Monkey Puzzle Julia Donaldson
Fancy Nancy: Potpourri of Books  Jane O'Connor
Little Miss Naughty & the Good Fairy Roger Hargreaves
Little Miss Splendid and the Princess  Roger Hargreaves

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Espace Livres - A Literary Salon

In collaboration with the book club The Bouquineuses and the artistic group Arts Pontes, MUSO invites you to ESPACE LIVRES its first edition of a literary salon focused on authors of the Haut-Saint-Laurent Valley region. This event takes place on Saturday, November 30 from noon until 8 pm and Sunday, December 1 from 11 am to 5 pm. You are invited to reserve a place from which to present and sell your works to visitors.
An author, to be eligible, is originally from or resides in the region and has had at least one work published. All types of writing are welcome. You must furnish your own publicity and promotional material.
For more information or for a registration form contact Carole Hughes at 450-370-4511 or The fee for renting a table is $25. The deadline for reservations October 15, 2013.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade

Welcome to the exploding world of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. The technology enables the partners to teach millions of students rather than hundreds. Link to Coursera for more information here .
If you are interested in improving your writing skills here is a MOOC designed for you that is starting now. Check it out.

October Book Sale

The October Book Sale starts on Monday, October 7th at 2.30 pm and runs until Saturday, October 12th. Craft books are featured.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Write Stuff - Chris Cleave

Chris Cleave was born in London and spent his early years in Cameroon. He studied experimental psychology at Balliol College, Oxford. His debut novel, Incendiary, was an international bestseller published in 20 countries to awards and critical acclaim. His second novel, Little Bee, is a New York Times #1 bestseller with over 2 million copies in print. Gold is his third novel.
He lives in London with his wife and three children.
The library has his three novels, recently acquiring two in July.  Click here to visit his website.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Mad Men

Mad Men is set in the 1960s and refers to advertising men on Madison Avenue in NYC. The story revolves around the advertising business at Sterling Cooper and primarily Don Draper (John Hamm) head of the creative department. The series explores the professional and private lives of the principle characters.
Widely acclaimed by critics and public alike, the series has received numerous awards. For more click here .
The library has the first five seasons of the series.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Creative Writing Workshop

The Fall session of the Creative Writing Workshop with Timothy Fain starts on September 17th. The session lasts for 10 weeks and runs from 1 pm to 3 pm each Tuesday. The cost is $75 of which $15 will be donated to the Library. Enrollment is limited so please register with Timothy at 514 426-0687 or