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.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February - Fiction

Necessary Lies
Diane Chamberlain

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Not the End of the World  Kate Atkinson
Letters from the Queen  Terence Blacker
Mrs. Lincoln's Rival  Jennifer Chiaverini
Command Authority  Tom Clancy
The Pagan Lord  Bernard Cornwell
The Exiles Return  Elisabeth de Waal
The Last Concubine  Lesley Downer
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells  Sebastian Faulks
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion  Fannie Flagg
The Hired Man  Aminatta Forna
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Karen Joy Fowler
Coming Home Sue Gee
The Signature of all Things  Elizabeth Gilbert
Another Piece of My Heart  Jane Green
Hazardous Duty  W.E.B. Griffin
The Death Trade  Jack Higgins
Under the Wide and Starry Sky  Nancy Horan
Perfect  Rachel Joyce
The Invention of Wings  Sue Monk Kidd
River Road  Jayne Ann Krentz
Serafim and Claire  Mark Lavorato
Don't Want to Miss a Thing  Jill Mansell
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon  Alexander McCall Smith
Transatlantic   Colum McCann
Someone  Alice McDermott
Forget Me Not  Fern Michaels
About Last Night  Adele Parks
First Love  James Patterson
The Wind is Not a River  Brian Payton
Bleeding Edge  Thomas Pynchon
Others of My Kind  James Sallis
The Book of Fate  Parinoush Saniee
This Beautiful Life  Helen Schulman
Stella Bain  Anita Shreve
The Great & Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms Ian Thornton
The Super Macaroni Company  Adriana Trigiani
Sense & Sensibility  Joanna Trollope
Clara & Mr. Tiffany  Susan Vreeland
The Last Runaway Tracy Chevalier (Large Print)

February - Mysteries

A Song for the Dying
Stuart MacBride

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The Murder House  Simon Beaufort
Holy Orders  Benjamin Black
Dead in Their Vaulted Arches  Alan Bradley
Eggs in a Casket  Laura Childs
The Invisible Code  Christopher Fowler
Fear Nothing  Lisa Gardner
The Ways of the World  Robert Goddard
The Way of All Fish  Martha Grimes
Dangerous Passage  Lisa Harris
Murder as a Second Language  Joan Hess
A Darkness Descending  Christobel Kent
Innocence  Dean Koontz
Killing Cupid  Laura Levine
The Late Scholar  Jill Paton Walsh
Scandal at Six  Ann Purser
The Prince of Risk  Christopher Reich
Hunted  Karen Robards
Dark Omens  Rosemary Rowe
Hunting Shadows  Charles Todd
Standup Guy  Stuart Woods
Gone  James Patterson (Large Print)

February - DVDs

The Butler

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Last Love

February - Non-Fiction

Old Montreal
Gilles Lauzon, Madeleine Forget

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Food Matters  Mark Bittman
Cozy Knits  Tanis Gray
The Mountain  Ed Viesturs
Mermaid Road  Louise Carson
Paris: A Love Story  Kati Marton
14 Minutes  Alberto Salazar

February - Teen Books

The Usborne Book of Famous Paintings
Rosie Dickens

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Just a Donkey Like You & Me Emmanuel Guibert
Thunder Horse  Emmanuel Guibert
Dino Wars  Jinny Johnson
Pandemic Survival  Ann Love, Jane Drake
Fighter Planes  Henry Brook
Submarines  Alex Frith
Hockey Superstars 2013-2014  Paul Romanuk

February - Children's Non-Fiction

Flight of the Honey Bees
Raymond Huber

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It Can't Be True
Bullies are a Pain in the Brain Trevor Romaine
Why Why Why... Did Knights Wear Heavy Armour?
Unlikely Friendships  Jennifer S. Holland
Hide-and-Seek Science
Dragonflies Chris G. Early
Butterfly & Moth  Paul Whalley
Darwin's Frog  Martha L. Crump
Skunks  Adrienne Mason, Nancy Ogle
How Cool is This?
Inventions  Glenn Murphy
Robots: From Everyday to Out of This World
The Dog Encyclopedia Kathryn Hennessy
Case Closed Susan Hughes
Our Canadian Flag  Maxine Trottier
Who Were the First People?

February - Children's Fiction

Ten Birds Meet a Monster
Cybèle Young


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Mercy Watson á la Rescousse  Kate DiCamillo
Mercy Watson Princesse D'Un Jour  Kate DiCamillo
Diary of a Fairy Godmother  Esme Raji Codell
Battle of the Best Friends  Debbie Dadey
A Whale of a Tale  Debbie Dadey
Garfield Says a Mouthful  Jim Davis
The Pup Who Cried Wolf  Chris Kurtz
The Secret of the Fairies  Thea Stilton
Little Miss Helpful  Roger Hargreaves
Little Miss Shy  Roger Hargreaves
Heart of the Game  John Newby
One Fish, Two Fish...  Dr. Seuss
The Tooth Book  Dr. Seuss
My Name is Blessing  Eric Walters
The Emperor's New Clothes  Hans Christian Anderson

Thursday, February 20, 2014

March Book Sale

The March Book Sale starts at 2.30 pm on Monday, March 3rd and runs until Saturday, March 8th. Trade paperbacks are featured.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Write Stuff - Ruth Ozeki

Ruth Ozeki is a Canadian-American novelist, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest. She worked in commercial television and media production for over a decade and made several independent films before turning to writing fiction. Her first two novels, My Year of Meats (1998) and All Over Creation (2003), have been translated into 11 languages. Her most recent work, A Tale for the Time Being (2013), was shortlisted for the Man Booker.
She is married to Canadian land artist Oliver Kellhammer.  The couple divides their time between New York City and Vancouver.
The library recently acquired Ozeki's latest novel. Click here to visit her website.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - The Killing

The first season of the AMC American crime drama television series The Killing premiered on April 3, 2011 and concluded on June 19, 2011. The series was developed and produced byVeena Sud based on the Danish series, Forbrydelsen (The Crime). Set in Seattle this season follows the investigation into the murder of local teenager Rosie Larsen, with each episode covering approximately 24 hours. The first season covers the first two weeks of the investigation and has three main story lines: the police investigation into Rosie's murder, the attempts of her family to deal with their grief, and the fluctuating electoral fortunes of a political campaign that becomes embroiled in the case.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Murker Ink - Howard Shrier

Howard Shrier was born and raised in Montreal, where he earned an Honours Degree in Journalism and Creative Writing at Concordia University. He has worked as a writer for more than thirty years in a wide variety of media.
His critically acclaimed first novel, Buffalo Jump, won the Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. He now lives in Toronto with his wife and sons and is working on a new novel set in Montreal in 1950-51.
The library recently acquired his most recent novel Miss Montreal. Click here to visit his website and remember to use the Suggestion Book at the front desk if you would like the library to acquire more of his books.