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.

Friday, December 19, 2014

January Book Sale

The January Book Sale starts on Monday, January 5th at 2.30 pm and runs until Saturday, January 10th. Classic books are featured.

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Write Stuff - Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You, the debut novel by author Celeste Ng about a teenage girl growing up in a mixed race family in the American Midwest in the 1970s, has been named Amazon's best book of 2014.
Ng grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio, in a family of scientists. She attended Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan.
Currently Ng lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and son, and is at work on a second novel and a collection of short stories.
The library has acquired her debut novel.  Click here to visit her website.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

December - Fiction

Family Furnishings
Alice Munro

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Toby's Room  Pat Barker
The Casablanca Connection  Victtorio Bellini
The Libyan Affair  Victtorio Bellini
A Gift From Bob  James Bowen
Sweetland  Michael Bowen
The Eye of Heaven  Clive Cussler
The Heart Has Its Reasons  Maria Dueñas
Gray Mountain   John Grisham
The Summer Guest  Emma Hannigan
An Italian Wife  Ann Hood
The End of Innocence  Allegra Jordan
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good  Jan Karon
The Woman Who Stole My Life  Marian Keyes
The Back of the Turtle  Thomas King
Shopaholic to the Stars  Sophie Kinsella
Juliet's Nurse  Lois Leveen
Together For Christmas  Debbie Macomber
Tiger Hills  Sarita Mandanna
Odysseus  Valerio Massino Manfredi
And Some Fell on Stony Ground  Leslie Mann
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher  Hilary Mantel
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe  Alexander McCall Smith
The Children Act  Ian McEwan
The Bone Clocks  David Mitchell
How to Build a Girl  Caitlin Moran
The Taxidermist's Daughter  Kate Mosse
Leaving Time  Jodi Picoult
Some Luck  Jane Smiley
Queen By Right  Anne Easter Smith
Desert God  Wilbur Smith
Pegasus  Danielle Steel
Prima Donna  Karen Swan
The Silent Boy  Andrew Taylor
Full Black  Brad Thor
Man  Kim Thuy
Lisette's List  Susan Vreeland
The Paying Guests  Sarah Waters

December - Mysteries

Watching You
Michael Robotham

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The Reckoning  Rennie Airth
The Chimera Sanction  André K. Baby
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie  Rita Mae Brown
Storm Front  Richard Castle
The Burning Room  Michael Connelly
Flesh and Blood  Patricia Cornwell
Half in Love with Artful Death  Bill Crider
To Dwell in Darkness  Deborah Crombie
The Secret Place  Tana French
Fast Track  Julie Garwood
The Corners of the Globe  Robert Goddard
The Old Deep and Dark  Ellen Hart
Hour of Darkness  Quentin Jardine
No Known Grave  Maureen Jennings
Murder 101  Faye Kellerman
Gone  James Patterson
Private India: City on Fire  James Patterson
Blood on the Water  Anne Perry
A New York Christmas  Anne Perry
Dark Road  Ian Rankin
Bones Never Lie  Kathy Reichs
The Girl Next Door  Ruth Rendell
Abattoir Blues  Peter Robinson
Chasing Tomorrow  Sidney Sheldon
The Unwilling Accomplice  Charles Todd
Paris Match  Stuart Woods

December - Audio Books

Gray Mountain
John Grisham

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Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good Jan Karon
The Invention of Wings  Sue Monk Kidd
The Vinyl Cafe: On Tour  Stuart Maclean
Leaving Time  Jodi Picoult
China Dolls   Lisa See
The Rosie Project  Graeme Simsion
Some Luck  Jane Smiley
Pegasus  Danielle Steel
The Target  David Baldacci
Inferno   Dan Brown
The Black Box  Michael Connelly
The Burning Room  Michael Connelly
Girl, Stolen  April Henry
The Long Way Home  Louise Penny
Knots & Crosses  Ian Rankin
Strip Jack  Ian Rankin
Hidden Order  Brad Thor

December - Large Print

The Burning Room
Michael Connelly

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The Blood of an Englishman  M.C. Beaton
Death of a Policeman  M.C. Beaton
Long After Midnight  Iris Johansen
The Ugly Duckling  Iris Johansen
Silent Treatment  Michael Palmer
The Big Bad Wolf  James Patterson
Second Sight  Amanda Quick
Paris Match  Stuart Woods

December - Biographies & Non-Fiction

Common Ground
Justin Trudeau

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The Battle of London  Frederic Bastien
The Accidental Scientist  Graeme Donald
The Living Beach  Silver Donald Cameron
Consumer Reports Buying Guide 2015
The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques Nancie Wiseman
You Are Here  Chris Hadfield
The Comeback  John Ralston Saul
An American Wife in Kabul  Phyllis Chesler
So Anyway...  John Cleese
Jane Austen's Country Life  Deirde Le Faye
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis  Barbara Learning
A Spy Among Friends  Ben Macintyre
Montcalm & Wolfe  Roch Carrier

December - DVDs

The Lunchbox

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Begin Again
The Broker's Man - Season 1
Case Histories - Season 2
Death Comes to Pemberley
The Field of Blood-Season 1&2
The Grand Seduction
Le Grand Voyage
Hinterland - Season 1
Million Dollar Arm
My Afternoons with Margueritte
The Newsroom - Season 2
The Street - Season 2
Vera - Season 2
WPC 56 - Season 1
Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery

December - Children's DVDs

The Christmas Engines

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Bob The Builder's White Christmas
Frosty's Winter Wonderland
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas
Reef 2: High Tide
Scooby-Doo: l' Adorable toutou des neiges
'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Jingle All the Way (Blu-ray)
Lego Star Wars (Blu-ray)
The Polar Express (Blu-ray)

December - Children's Books

When It Snows
Richard Collingridge

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The Christmas We Moved to the Barn  Cooper Edens
On a Snowy Night  Jean Little
Jasmine & the Treasure Chest  Claire Hawcock
Once Upon a Northern Night  Jean Pendziwal
A Cookie for Santa  Stephanie Shaw
The Night Before Hanukkah  Natasha Wing
How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? Jane Yolen

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Last Tango in Halifax

Last Tango in Halifax is a British romantic drama series that started airing on BBC One on 20 November 2012. The series was written by Sally Wainwright, who was inspired by witnessing the happiness her mother's second marriage brought her late in life. Last Tango in Halifax stars Derek Jacobi and Ann Reid as widowed septuagenarians, Alan and Celia, childhood sweethearts who have been apart for 60 years. Re-united via Facebook, they meet, fall in love and plan to marry. Reid and Jacobi enjoyed having the chance to play out a love story between older people that was not ageist or stereotyped.
The library has the first two seasons.For more link here.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Murder Ink - David Mark

David Mark spent more than 15 years as a journalist, including seven years as a crime reporter with The Yorkshire Post - walking the Hull streets that would later become the setting for the Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy novels.
His writing is heavily influenced by the court cases he covered: the defeatist and jaded police officers; the incompetent investigators; the inertia of the justice system and the sheer raw grief of those touched by savagery and tragedy.
He lives in Lincolnshire with his partner and two children and is now a full-time novelist.
The library recently acquired his three novels.  Click here to visit his website.