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, March 22, 2016

March - Children's Books

The Big Book of Dinosaurs
Angela Wilkes

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Venom   Marilyn Singer
Fish   Steve Parker
The Snake Scientist   Sy Montgomery
Wolf : Legend, Enemy, Icon   Rebecca Grambo
Submarine   Neil Mallard
An Egyptian Pyramid   Jacqueline Morley
The Encyclopedia of the Roman World   Fiona Chandler
The Roman Colosseum   Fiona Macdonald

March - Fiction

The High Mountains of Portugal
Yann Martel

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Cometh the Hour   Jeffrey Archer
As Long as the Rivers Flow   James Bartleman
Bittersweet   Miranda Beverley-Whittemore
Postcards from No Man's Land   Aidan Chambers
Commander in Chief   Tom Clancy
Heart of the Matter   Emily Giffin
Back Blast   Mark Greaney
Birdie   Tracey Lindberg
The Sniper and the Wolf   Scott McEwen

March - Mysteries

Detective Inspector Huss
Helene Tursten

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Trigger Mortis : A James Bond Novel   Anthony Horowitz
Black Scorpion   Jon Land
Memory Man   David Baldacci ( Large Print )
Truth or Die   James Patterson ( Large Print )

Sunday, March 20, 2016


Women's Work
Hudson History Museum
May 2016

The exhibition presented by the Hudson Historical Society and Hudson Fine Craft, in collaboration with the War Memorial Library, will examine how women of the past approached their household obligations and how these works of "art" inspire the artisans of today. This will include taking a look at the tools, ornamentation, designs and techniques used in the production of home and studio textiles in the Hudson region between the 1700's to 1950. 
We are looking for examples of work from the homes of Hudson residents.  It could be an old spool of thread, darning mushroom, thimble, table cloth, mat, sewing machine, household item of cloth, scissors, etc.  If you have something that might be of interest, please let us know by posting a comment below before March 28.

April Book Sale

The April Book Sale starts at 2.30 pm on Monday, April 4th and runs until Saturday, April 9th. Cookbooks are featured.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Write Stuff - Catherine McKenzie

Catherine McKenzie was born and raised in Montreal. A graduate of McGill University in History and Law, she practices law in Montreal. An avid runner and skier, McKenzie is the author of the international bestsellers Spin, Arranged, Forgotten, Hidden and Smoke, and the novella, Spun. Her works have been translated into multiple languages.  Her sixth novel, Fractured, is slated for release in October 2016.
The Library has some of her novels, including her most recent Smoke.  Please use the Suggestion Book at the Front Desk if you would like to read more of her novels.  Click here to visit her online.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Dancing on the Edge

Dancing on the Edge is a British TV Drama series written by Stephen Poliakoff, about a black jazz band based in London during the early 1930s. Made up of talented musicians, the band initially encounters prejudice, but eventually they are recognised by aristocrats and their success spirals. It's a compelling look at race, class and jazz music in pre-war Britain. With an excellent cast including Chiwetal Ejiofor and Jacqueline Bisset, the series was nominated for three Golden Globes. The library has the DVDs.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Murder Ink - Sheila Kindellan-Sheehan

Sheila Kindellan-Sheehan is a three-time bestselling author.  She has an M.A. in English and taught in Quebec’s English-speaking secondary schools.  She has published seven novels, a memoir and numerous articles.  Her work has been featured in the Globe and Mail and read on several Canadian broadcasting networks.  Kindellan-Sheehan lives in Pointe-Claire.
The Library has some of her novels, including her most recent Where Bodies Fall.  Please use the Suggestion Book at the Front Desk if you would like to read more of her novels.  Click here to visit her online.