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, July 26, 2019

Technology Help Desk - Tip #2

How to set screen lock on an Android device?

You can help secure your phone by setting a screen lock. Each time you turn on your phone or wake up the screen, you’ll be asked to unlock your phone, usually with a PIN, pattern, or password.  If you have an Android 9 or higher, you can even unlock your device with your fingerprint or when your phone is at your home.
1.       Open your phone's Settings app.
2.       Tap Security & location.
·         To choose a kind of screen lock, tap Screen lock.
a)      If you’ve already set a lock, you’ll need to enter your PIN, pattern, or password before you can choose a different lock.
b)      Tap the screen lock option you’d like to use. Follow the on-screen instructions.
·         To change your screen lock's settings, next to "Screen lock," tap SettingsSettings include automatic lock timing, Power button locking, and a lock screen message.

July - DVDs

Stan and Ollie

Click on title for more details:
Acceptable Risk   Season One
Game of Thrones   Season Five
The Intern
The Old Man and the Gun
Tea with the Dames

July - Children's Books

Diary of an Awesome Friendly kid#1: Rowley Jefferson's Journal 
Jeff Kinney

Click on title for more details:
My Dog is a Hero   Anita Ganeri
Giraffe and Bird   Rebecca Bender 🍁
Cars   Disney Pixar
Go Dog,Go!   P.D.Eastman
Olivia Forms a Band   Ian Falconer
Billy Tibbles Moves Out!   Jan Fearnley
The Ladybird   First Discovery
Mother Bruce   Ryan T.Higgins
Little Bears's Trousers   Jane Hissey
Old Bear   Jane Hissey
This is My Room (No Tigers Allowed)   Jennifer Richard Jacobson
If Puppies Could Talk   Louis Weber
Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol.4   Marvel Comics
Avengers Invaders   Marvel Comics
Bone #1: Out From Boneville   Jeff Smith
Soof   Sarah Weeks
Everything, Everything   Nicola Yoon
Nail Style Studio   Eva Steele-Saccio
Cryptic Canada   Natalie Hyde 🍁

July - Non-Fiction

The Ultimate Flower Arranging Book 
Judy Spours

Click on title for more details:
Volunteer: A Traveller's Guide to Making a Difference  Charlotte Hindle
Let's Practice Health   Frances Michaelson 🍁
Life in Balance   Donna Hay
The Light of the World   Elizabeth Alexander
Amsterdam City Guide   Jeremy Gray
India   Sarina Singh
Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California   Sara Benson
My Name is Mahtob   Mahtob Mahmoody

July - Fiction

Paris for One and Other Stories
Jojo Moyes

Click on title for more details:
The Leaving   Tara Altebrando
Layover   David Bell
Oath of Office   Tom Clancy
Enemy Contact   Tom Clancy
League of the Star   N.R.Cruse 🍁
Single State of Mind   Andi Dorfman
Sisters of Summer End   Lori Foster
The Girl Friend   Michelle Francis
First Comes Love   Emily Griffin 🍁
Her Deadly Secrets   Laura Griffin
Not a Sound   Heather Gudenkauf
Summer of '69   Elin Hilderbrand
After the End   Clare Mackintosh
And Then Came Peace   Greg Masse 🍁
I'll Never Tell   Catherine McKenzie
The Night Sister   Jennifer McMahon
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper   Phaedra Patrick
The Perfect Plan   Bryan Reardon
Lost and Found   Danielle Steel
Backlash   Brad Thor
Habits of the House   Fay Weldon 

July - Mysteries

Girls Like Us
Cristina Alger

Click on title for more details:
The One Man   Andrew Gross
The Case of Deadly Butter Chicken   Tarquin Hall
Paranoid   Lisa Jackson
The Anthill Murders   Olav Hans Lahlum
The Catalyst Killing   Olav Hans Lahlum
Chameleon People   Olav Hans Lahlum
Cutting Edge   Ward Larsen
Every Breath   Ellie Marney
We Were Killers Once   Becky Masterman
The Fourth Sacrifice   Peter May
The Killing Room   Peter May
Seven Days   Deon Meyer
The Last House Guest   Megan Miranda
Target Alex Cross   James Patterson
Triple Homicide   James Patterson
City of Endless Night   Douglas Preston
Hunter Killer   Chris Ryan
The Chalk Man   C.J.Tudor

Saturday, July 20, 2019

August Book Sale

The August Book Sale starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, August 5th, and runs until Saturday, August 10th.  Summer Reading is featured.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Technology Help Desk - Update

The testing period of the Technology Help Desk is now over.  While very popular when launched in May, there have been less queries recently.  Rather than have our Techie Wizards on-site every Monday afternoon and every Thursday evening patiently waiting to solve your technical problems or simplify the use of your device, we propose a one-on-one approach moving forward.  To reserve a 30-minute session, simply e-mail us at and confirm your preferred day – Monday afternoon or Thursday evening – and your preferred time.  We will do our best to accommodate your choice.
We also plan to provide tips on a regular basis.  Stay tuned for more information.  In the interim, take a peek at our first tip below.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Technology Help Desk - Tip #1

Are you having problems with iPad/iPhone storage?

To find out what is taking up all the space:
1.  Go to SETTINGS app
2.  Tap on GENERAL, left-hand column
3.  Scroll down to iPAD STORAGE and tap on it
  • The first row will show an image with how much storage space you have left and how it is divided – photos, apps, mail, books, etc.
  • Scroll down to the app section.  You will see how much space each app takes on your iPad. Delete apps that you never use as they are taking up space.
  • Another option is to use iCloud to store your photos.

Monday, July 15, 2019

The Write Stuff - Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney was born and brought up in Castlebar, Ireland and studied English and American Literature at Trinity College, Dublin. Her debut novel Conversations with Friends was published in 2017, and the library has just acquired her latest novel Normal People. Connell and Marianne are two very different teenagers who go to Trinity College, and Marianne although the quieter of the two, adjusts to unversity life easier. The novel explores class, first love and the complexities of family and friendships. Normal People was nominated for the 2018 Man Booker Prize and won Irish Novel of the Year, the same year. For more details click here.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - The Mrs Bradley Mysteries

The Mrs Bradley Mysteries is a British drama series based on the character created by detective writer Gladys Mitchell. It was first broadcast in 1998 and stars Diana Rigg as Adela Bradley an infamous, intuitive crime-solver, and Neil Dudgeon as her loyal chaffeur George Moody. Stylish images of the 1920s are included in the series including a classic Rolls Royce limousine and art deco fashions and jewellery. The library recently acquired the series. For more details click here.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Cindy Johnston

The members of the War Memorial Library would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Cynthia Johnston. 
Cindy, as we all knew her, passed away on June 21. She was one of our longest serving members and an intricate part of every aspect of the library. Over the years she took care of our membership, worked on inventory and expertly covered hundreds of books.
We, at the library, will remember her for her love of books, the hours she spent helping to keep the library running and her beautiful smile when she greeted one and all.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Murder Ink - Robert Galbraith

Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym of J.K. Rowling.  After Harry Potter, the author chose crime fiction for her next books, a genre she has always loved as a reader.  She wanted to write a contemporary whodunit, with a credible back story.
Galbraith’s debut into crime fiction garnered acclaim amongst critics and crime fans alike.  The first four novels The Cuckoo’s Calling (2013), The Silkworm (2014), Career of Evil (2015) and Lethal White (2018) all topped the national and international bestseller lists.  The first three books in the Strike series have been adapted for television.
The library has all four novels in its collection. 
To visit Galbraith online click here.