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.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

StoryFest - Valerie Redmond

On June 14th local author Valerie Redmond will read her book, Emma and the African Wishing Bead, illustrated by Victoria Kirton, and hold a workshop to help children make their own wishing bead after understanding its significance to the book's heroine.
Valerie has worked in Kenya training teachers and developing income-producing projects for women. She lives in St. Lazare with her husband and two children.
Mary Vuorela will be staging a puppet show entitled Summertime Blues as part of the program.
For more information go to the Greenwood Centre for Living History website.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

May - Fiction

And the Dark Sacred Night
Julia Glass

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The Selector of Souls  Shauna Singh Baldwin
Warlord  Ted Bell
Chestnut Street  Maeve Binchy
Letters from Skye  Jessica Brockmole
The Spymistress  Jennifer Chiaverini
Frog Music  Emma Donoghue
Apple Tree Yard  Louise Doughty
The Pure Gold Baby  Margaret Drabble
The Man in the Wooden Hat  Jane Gardam
The Steady Running of the Hour  Justin Go
Dark Tide  Elizabeth Haynes
The Orphan Master's Son  Adam Johnson
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden Jonas Jonasson
Orphan Train  Christina Baker Kline
Chasing Fireflies  Charles Martin
Wrapped in Rain  Charles Martin
The Bride Says No  Cathy Maxwell
The Forever Girl  Alexander McCall Smith
Let the Great World Spin  Colum McCann
Thunderstruck & Other Stories  Elizabeth McCracken
Empress Orchid  Anchee Min
Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel Mitiarjuk Attasie Nappaaluk
Boy, Snow, Bird  Helen Oyeyemi
The Other Half  Sarah Rayner
Without Warning  David Rosenfelt
The Other Story  Tatiana de Rosnay
The Gift of Rain  Tan Twan Eng
All My Puny Sorrows  Miriam Toews
The Poacher's Daughter  Michael Zimmer
Power Play   Danielle Steel (Large Print)

May - Mysteries

Western Approaches
Graham Hurley

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Ripper  Isabel Allende
Destroyer Angel  Nevada Barr
Silver Swan  Benjamin Black
City of Darkness & Light Rhys Bowen
The Seeker  R.B. Chesterton
Steeped in Evil  Laura Childs
I've Got You Under My Skin  Mary Higgins Clark
Missing You  Harlan Coben
The Chase  Janet Evanovich
The Edge of the Water  Elizabeth George
Murder on High Holborn Susanna Gregory
Outrage  Arnaldur Indridason
The Morning After  Lisa Jackson
The Night Before  Lisa Jackson
Tell Me  Lisa Jackson
After I'm Gone  Laura Lippman
Trail of the Spellmans  Lisa Lutz
Northanger Abbey  Val McDermid
The Red Road  Denise Mina
The Black Star Nairobi  Mukoma Wa Ngugi
Robert B. Parker's Bull River Robert Knott
Midnight at Marble Arch  Anne Perry
The Collector  Nora Roberts
Keep Quiet  Lisa Scottoline
Boston Cream  Howard Schrier
The Sound of One Hand Killing Teresa Solana
Carnal Curiosity  Stuart Woods
Changing of the Guard  Tom Clancy (Audio Book)

May - Non-Fiction

Escape from Camp 14
Blaine Harden

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How We Lead  Joe Clark
New & Used Cars and Trucks Phil Edmonston
Healthy Family Cookbook America's Test Kitchen
The Sweetness of a Simple Life  Diana Beresford-Kroeger
Bringing Up Bébé Pamela Druckerman
E.B. White On Dogs  E.B. White
Johnson's Life of London  Boris Johnson
John Wayne: The Life & Legend  Scott Eyman
The Queen  Robert Hardman 

May - Children's Books

I Love You Grandpa
Jillian Harker & Daniel Howarth

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A City Through Time  Steve Noon
Reptiles  Penelope Arlon
Bateman's Back Yard Birds Robert Bateman
First Human Body Encyclopedia  Penny Smith
Everything Dogs  Rebecca Baines
Nubs  Brian Dennis
Long Walk to Freedom  Nelson Mandela
Underwater Dogs  Seth Casteel
Spider-man: Ghosts, Ghouls.. Rick Geary
Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives Lola Schaefer
Cuddle  Beth Shoshan 

May - Teens

War Horse
Michael Morpurgo

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Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel Eoin Colfer
The Adventures of Tintin: A Novel  Alexander Irvine
Allegiant  Veronica Roth
Elements  Dan Green
Oceans  John Farndon
Insects & Spiders  Noel Tait
Cool Stuff 2.0  Chris Woodford
Where on Earth? Rob Houston

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

June Book Sale

The June Book Sale starts on Monday, June 2nd at 2.30 pm and runs until Saturday, June 7th. Cookbooks are featured.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Library Hours

The library will be closed on Monday, May 19th in celebration of Victoria/ National Patriots Day.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Write Stuff - Susan Wiggs

Susan Wiggs is an American author of historical and contemporary romance novels, and women’s fiction. Her first book was published in 1987.  Her novels have been translated into more than two dozen languages and have made national bestseller lists.  Several have been optioned as feature films. 
Wiggs lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and daughter.
The library has a few of her books, recently acquiring Just Breathe.  Please use the Suggestion Book at the front desk if you would like the library to acquire more.  Click here to visit her website. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

StoryFest - Ann Charney

The Quebec Writers Federation has again partnered with StoryFest for a Spring event that will this year welcome award-winning Montreal author Ann Charney on June 1st. Her fiction and non-fiction writing has earned her wide acclaim that includes two National Magazine Awards, the Chatelaine Fiction Prize and the Canadian Authors' Association Prize, as well as being named a finalist for the Mavis Gallant Non-Fiction Award. In Life Class, her new novel, a young women seeks to escape her abysmal situation in Venice where she went after fleeing the former Yugoslavia. Her journey is an engaging immigrant story.
Robert Fulford of The National Post describes Charney's fourth novel as "a high-spirited tale of a young woman climbing out of the limbo of statelessness". Montreal writer and publisher Linda Leith will join Charney at the microphone to lead their discussion. Julie Gedeon
To learn more about StoryFest go to the Greenwood Centre for Living History website. The library has several copies of Life Class.

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is based on the novel ,Game of Thrones, the first entry in A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. The story takes place in a fictional world, primarily upon a continent called Westeros (and on another continent known as Essos). The noble House of Stark, led by Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark (Sean Bean) is drawn into schemes against King Robert Baratheon when the Hand of the King Jon Arryn  (Robert's chief advisor) dies mysteriously.
The library has the first season. To learn more click here.