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, January 29, 2019

Pat McCaffrey

The library is sad to announce the passing of Pat McCaffrey, one of our longtime esteemed volunteers.  Pat usually worked on Friday afternoons, when she greeted everyone enthusiastically, and enjoyed easy camaraderie with children and adults alike. There was usually laughter while she was on duty. Her wide-range of knowledge and interests guided both book buying and evaluating donated books. 
We will miss her at the library and the community has lost a talented individual.
A Celebration of Life memorial will be held on Saturday, February 2nd, from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, at the Hudson Legion, 56 Beach Road, Hudson.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

January - Children's Books

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: The Meltdown 
Jeff Kinney

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I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967   Lauren Tarshis
I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944   Lauren Tarshis
I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1988   Lauren Tarshis
Small Foot   Tracey West
Stress Less   Helaine Becker
Rhinoceroses   Justine Ciovacco
Turtles   Christina Wilsdon
Fly Guy Presents: Firefighters   Tedd Arnold
Fly Guy Presents: Sharks   Tedd Arnold
Fly Guy Presents: Space   Tedd Arnold
The Day the Dinosaurs Died   Charlotte Lewis Brown
Dangerous Dinos   Sarah Creese
Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana   Kimberly and James Dean
Pete the Cat Too Cool for School   Kimberly and James Dean
Pete the Cat's Train Trip   Kimberly and James Dean
Trot,Pony!   Shira Evans
Scooby Doo#2: Disappearing Donuts   Hanna-Barbera
Scooby Doo#6: The Mixed-Up Museum   Hanna-Barbera
Spiders   Laura Marsh
Who Would Win? Jaguar v Skunk   Jerry Pallota
Who Would Win? Rattlesnake v Secretary Bird   Jerry Pallota
Who Would Win? Triceratops v Spinosauras   Jerry Pallota
Shark Attack!   Gail Tuchman
Tale of a Tadpole   Karen Wallace
Pig,Horse or Cow, Don't Wake Me Now   Arlene Alda
Puppy Finds a Friend   Catherine Bruzzone
Little Miss Sunshine   Roger Hargreaves
Mr Noisy   Roger Hargreaves
Days with Frog and Toad   Arnold Lobel
Frog and Toad-All Year   Arnold Lobel
Frog and Toad are Friends   Arnold Lobel
Just a Bully   Gina Mayer
If You Give a Dog a Donut   Laura Numeroff
Happy Valentine's Day Curious George   H.A Rey
A Desperate Road to Freedom   Dear Canada Series 🍁
No Safe Harbour   Dear Canada Series 🍁
World War 1   Simon Adams
Charles Darwin   David C.King
Joan of Arc   Kathleen Kudlinski

January - Mysteries


Past Tense 
Lee Child 

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Radiant Angel   Nelson DeMille
Sweet Little Lies   Caz Frear
The Mystery of Three Quarters   Sophie Hannah
Dead If You Don't   Peter James
A Dangerous Crossing   Ausman Zehanat Khan 🍁
Babylon Berlin (Book 1)   Volker Kutscher
The Blood Road   Stuart MacBride
I'll Keep You Safe   Peter May
In A House of Lies   Ian Rankin
Holy Ghost   John Sandford
Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle   Stuart Turton
To Die But Once   Jacqueline Winspear
The Bourne Sanction   Robert Ludlum (Large Print)
Bare Bones   Kathy Reichs (Audiobook)
Journey to Munich   Jacqueline Winspear (Audiobook)

January - Fiction

The Quiet Side of Passion
Alexander McCall Smith

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Checkpoint   David Albahari
Heads You Win   Jeffrey Archer
Long Road to Mercy   David Baldacci
Mrs.Osmond   John Banville
The Fallen Architect   Charles Belfoure
Since She Went Away   David Bell
Three Days Missing   Kimberly Belle
The Lost Family   Jenna Blum
The Flight Attendant   Chris Bohjalian
Vox   Christina Dalcher
Fresh Complaint   Jeffrey Eugenides
Katerina   James Frey
The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter   Hazel Gaynor
The Dying of the Light   Robert Goolrick
Turtles All the Way Down   John Green
The Rebels   Frank Hicks 🍁
Winter in Paradise   Elin Hilderbrand
The Falcon of Sparta   Conn Iggulden
Full Disclosure   Beverley McLachlin 🍁
Love and Ruin   Paula McLain
Killing Commendatore   Haruki Murakami
Alternate Side   Anna Quindlen
Moon of the Crusted Snow   Waubgeshig Rice 🍁
Home Fire   Kamila Shamsie
Split Tooth   Tanya Tagaq 🍁
The Secrets Between Us   Thrity Umrigar
The Girl They Left Behind   Roxanne Veletzos
Starlight   Richard Wagamese 🍁
His Favorites   Kate Walbert
When Life Gives You Lululemons   Lauren Weisberger
The Summer Wives   Beatriz Williams

January - DVDs

Isle of Dogs

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Eloise Little Miss Christmas
Rake Series 1
The Secret Garden
The Syndicate, All or Nothing
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

January - Livres d'enfants en français

Aventures de Hugo et Marjo #2 :
Jacques Goldstyn 🍁

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Album Garfield #14  Jim Davis
Album Garfield #51  Jim Davis
Nicolas fou de soccer  Gilles Tibo 🍁

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

February Book Sale

The February Book Sale starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, February 4th and runs until Saturday, February 9th.  Cooking books with an emphasis on hearty winter meals are featured.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Meditation Class

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Write Stuff - Heather Morris

New Zealand born Heather Morris began her writing career as a screenwriter, after completing a BA degree. The library has just acquired a copy of her novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Based on a true story, it tells the story of Lake Sokolov, the camp tattooist who falls in love with a young girl, Gita. There follows an incredible story of how they survive the harrowing ordeal, and eventually get married. Heather first got the idea for the novel in 2003, when she first met Lake. Heather now lives in Melbourne. To visit her online click here.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Hillary, Everest and Beyond

Hillary is an intriguing drama about the man who conquered more than Mount Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary was a bee keeper, mountaineer, war veteran, explorer and philanthropist. Writer Tom Scott draws the detailed story from his personal conversations with Hillary himself, which took place before Hillary's death in 2008. Starring Andrew Munro, Dean O'Gorman and Amy Usherwood, Hillary portrays the life, love and losses of one of the most famous explorers of all time. The library has just acquired the DVD, for more details click here.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Murder Ink - A.D. Scott

A.D. Scott was born in the Highlands of Scotland and educated at Inverness Royal Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She has worked in theater and in magazines, and is currently writing the next book in the acclaimed Highland Gazette mystery series where Scott brings to life compelling characters and vividly portrays the charms and intrigues of a small town in 1950s Scotland.
The library recently acquired four of her novels and now has the complete series in inventory.  Books in order:
1.       A Small Death in the Great Glen
2.       A Double Death on the Black Isle
3.       Beneath the Abbey Wall
4.       North Sea Requiem
5.       The Low Road
6.       A Kind of Grief