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.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Library Shoppe - Special Sale

Saturday, February 3rd


Sunday, January 21, 2018

January - Fiction

The Rooster Bar
John Grisham

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Seeking Sarah   ReShonda Billingsley
The Lost Letter   Jillian Cantor
The Wilding Sisters   Eva Chase
The Last Mrs Parrish   Liv Constantine
Manhattan Beach   Jennifer Egan
The Designer   Marius Gabriel
Uncommon Type: Some Stories   Tom Hanks
The Other Alcott   Elise Hooper
Truly Madly Guilty   Liane Moriarty

January - Mysteries

Dead and Buried
Stephen Booth

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Friction   Sandra Brown
The Last Move   Mary Burton
The Midnight Line   Lee Child
The Lost Daughter   Lucretia Grindle
The Chill of the Night   James Hayman
The Scarlet Macaw   S.P.Hozy 🍁
The Naturalist   Andrew Mayne
Insidious Intent   Val McDermid
Sleeping in the Ground   Peter Robinson 🍁
Grantchester:Sidney Chambers and the shadow of Death   James Runcie

January - Non-Fiction

What It's Like to Be A Dog
Gregory Berns

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Yum and Yummer   Greta Podleski 🍁
Hello Cupcake   Alan & Karen Richardson
Leonardo Da Vinci   Walter Isaacson
Lit Up   David Denby
Walking with the Muses   Pat Cleveland
On All the Other Days   Clint Ward 🍁

January - DVDs

Testament of Youth

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Mercy Street Season 2
The Fall Series 3
The Glass Castle
The Good Karma Hospital Series 1
Joe Maddison's War
Poldark Season 3
The Wipers Times

January - Children's Books

The Paddington Treasury 
Michael Bond

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Cabane Magique - Le Secret de Leonardo de Vinci   Mary Pope Osborne
La Nouvelle Star de Sourisia   Geronimo Stilton
Quand on Parle du Loup   Veronique Caplain
Princesse qui avait presque tout   Mireille Levert 🍁
Roro Le Cochon savant  Gilles Tibo 🍁
Maxime a la plaine de jeux   Guido Van Genechten
Des Portes dans les Airs   David Weale 🍁
Dory Fantasmagory#1   Abby Hanlon
Dory Fantasmagory#3 Dory Dory Black Sheep   Abby Hanlon
Amulet Bk#4: The Last Council   Kazu Kibuishi
Amulet Bk#5: Prince of The Elves   Kazu Kibuishi
Whodunit Detective Agency#1: The Diamond Mystery   Martin Widmark
Whodunit Detective Agency#3: The Circus Mystery   Martin Widmark
Ask Dr Fisher About Animals   Claire Llewellyn
It's So Amazing!   Robie H Harris
Not Your Typical Dragon   Dan Bar-el 🍁
Three Little Owls   Quentin Blake
Olivia the Spy   Ian Falconer
Good Little Diggy Doggy..   Dale Hayes 🍁
The Heart and the Bottle   Oliver Jeffers
Up and Down   Oliver Jeffers
The Way Back Home   Olive Jeffers
Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes   Eric Litwin
Big Bear Hug   Nicholas Oldland 🍁
Sick Day for Amos McGee   Philip C Stead
Winnie's Amazing Pumpkin   Valerie & Paul Thomas
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard#3   Rick Riordan

Saturday, January 20, 2018

February Book Sale

The February Book Sale starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, February 5th and runs until Saturday, February 10th.  Mystery and romance novels are featured.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Canada 150 Project

Our Canada 150 project concluded at the end of Canada’s 150 anniversary and it was a resounding success! A big “thank you” to all who took the time to nominate their favourite Canadian books – 112 persons named a total of 157 books, surpassing our objective of 150 books.  We are pleased to share some interesting findings from this project with you. 

The most popular books are Canadian classics: 
1.      Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery is the winner with six nominations 
2.      Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan, five nominations
3.      The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, four nominations

These are perhaps our next classics, each nominated by three persons:
§  The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
§  The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart  
§  Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
§  A White Handkerchief and Other Stories by local author Serge Sabourin

The number of titles nominated per author reveals both contemporary popularity and classics.  Quebec’s well-loved author Louise Penny had eight of her 13 books nominated, while Margaret Atwood had seven.  Mordecai Richler, John Farrow (local author Trevor Ferguson) and children’s favourite Robert Munsch each had three of their titles chosen.

Essentially all categories were represented, with Fiction being by far the most popular.
§  Fiction                                                94
§  Non-Fiction                                        21
§  Fiction Mystery                                   18
§  Junior, Teen & Picture books              17
§  Biography                                            7

We can say with certainty that our Canadian authors are a prolific lot, producing books recognized for their depth and topicality not just to Canadians but to a global audience as well.  We are pleased to highlight these literary treasures and hope that our project has opened the door to new reading pleasures for you.  Our Canada 150 binder, with the complete listing of nominated books, remains on display at the library.

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Write Stuff - Wendy Walker

Wendy Walker is a former family law attorney from Connecticut who began writing while at home raising her three sons. She studied at Brown University and The London School of Economics. She had published two novels before writing her bestselling debut psychological thriller, All Is Not Forgotten. The library has just acquired her second thriller, Emma In The Night.
It tells the story of teenage sisters, Cass and Emma, who disappear from their affluent surburban home. Three years later Cass returns without her sister, and talks of kidnapping, isolation, and a mysterious island where they were held. But her story is full of contradictions and it is up to a forensic psychologist to find out what really happened and Emma's whereabouts.
To visit Wendy online click here

Monday, January 8, 2018

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Coast

Coast is a BBC television series first broadcast in 2005. It takes a journey around the coast of the United Kingdom and Ireland, exploring the island nations' fascinating natural history, wildlife, and biology, and uncovering fascinating personal stories and history which have helped to shape the nations they are today. The library has a DVD, for more information click here.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Meditation: Theory and Practice

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January Book Sale

The January Book Sale starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, January 8th and runs until Saturday, January 13th. Cookbooks are featured.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Murder Ink - Rene Denfeld

Rene Denfeld is the bestselling author of The Enchanted and The Child Finder. Her lyrical fiction has won numerous awards. In addition to writing, Rene works as a licensed investigator. She has worked hundreds of cases and was the Chief Investigator at the public defender's office.
The library has acquired her most recent novel The Child Finder which hit the bestseller lists within one week of publication.
Denfeld has been a foster-adoptive parent for 20 years, and is the happy mother to three children she adopted from foster care. To visit her online, click here.