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.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Write Stuff - Nadia Hashimi

Nadia Hashimi was born and raised in New York and New Jersey, both her parents come form Afghanistan. She obtained a medical degree and then trained in paediatrics at New York University. After qualifying, she turned to an unexplored passion and started writing. Her first novel, The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, came out in 2014, followed by When The Moon Is Low in 2015. Her upbringing and experiences come together in the form of stories based in the country of her parents and grandparents. The library has copies of all of her novels including her acclaimed new work, A House Without Windows. She lives and works in Maryland with her husband and four children. To visit her online click here.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - The Night Manager

Based on John Le Carre's novel of the same name, The Night Manager is a British TV serial directed by Susanne Bier, and starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Coleman. Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston), a hotel manager and former soldier, is recruited by an intelligence operative, to infiltrate an arm's dealers inner circle. With a stellar cast, The Night Manger has received widepread critical acclaim, and has been nominated for several Golden Globes. The library has the DVD of this excellent series. For more details click here.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Murder Ink - Glen Erik Hamilton

A native of Seattle, Glen Erik Hamilton grew up aboard a sailboat, and spent his youth finding trouble around the marinas, commercial docks and islands of the Pacific Northwest.  Hamilton's debut novel Past Crimes was nominated for Best First Novel at the 2016 Edgar Awards, and for the Barry Award for Best First Novel.  It was given starred reviews by Publisher's Weekly and Library Journal, and called "an exciting heir to the classic detective novel" by Kirkus. He now lives in Burbank, California, with his family.
The Library recently acquired Past Crimes.  To visit Hamilton online click here.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Library Shop - Holiday Schedule

     Please note the Library itself will be closed on both Saturdays.

December - Mysteries








No Man's Land
David Baldacci






Click on title for more details:
Night School   Lee Child
The Sleeping Beauty Killer   Mary Higgins Clark
The Wrong Side of Goodbye   Michael Connelly
Stone Coffin   Kjell Eriksson
Turbo Twenty-Three   Janet Evanovich
Past Crimes   Glen Erik Hamilton
Curse of the Tenth Grave   Darynda Jones
Last Ragged Breath   Julia Keller
The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne   M.L.Longworth
An Event in Autumn   Henning Mankell
Debt to Pay   Robert B Parker
Rather Be the Devil   Ian Rankin
The Saint Zita Society   Ruth Rendell
Apprentice in Death   J.D.Robb
Escape Claus   John Sandford
Bruno, Chief of Police   Martin Walker
Sex, Lies and Serious Money   Stuart Woods

December - Fiction








Swing Time
Zadie Smith






Click on title for more details:
The First Call from Heaven   Mitch Albom
This Was a Man   Jeffrey Archer
The Thunder Beneath Us   Nicole Blades
The Choices We Make   Karma Brown
Everyone Brave is Forgiven   Chris Cleave
To Capture What We Cannot Keep   Beatrice Colin
Odessa Sea   Clive Cussler
The Douglas Notebooks   Christine Eddie
Order to Kill   Vince Flynn
Victoria   Daisy Goodwin
The Whistler   John Grisham
The Magician King   Lev Grossman
The Magician's Land   Lev Grossman
A House Without Windows   Nadia Hashimi
Before the Fall   Noah Hawley
Winter Storms   Elin Hilderbrand
Faithful   Alice Hoffman
The Parcel   Anosh Irani
The Opposite of Loneliness   Marina Keegan
Lilac Girls   Martha Hall Kelly
The Corsican Caper   Peter Mayle
The Diamond Caper   Peter Mayle
The Witches of New York   Ami McKay
The Chemist   Stephanie Meyer
The Little Red Chairs   Edna O' Brien
The Christmas Wish   Nora Roberts
Lily and the Octopus   Steven Rowley
The Award   Danielle Steele
Seveneaves   Neal Stephenson
A Number of Things   Jane Urquhart

December - Non-Fiction








Waiting for First Light
Romeo Dallaire






Click on title for more details:
Hillbilly Elegy   J.D.Vance
The Curse of Cash   Kenneth Rogoff
Dog Obsessed : The Honest Kitchen Complete Guide   Lucy Postins
The Escapist   Gabriel Filippi
1913 : The Year Before the Storm   Florian Illies
Hostages to Fortune   Peter C Newman
Just Between You and Me   Myles Goodwyn
Consumer Reports Buying Guide 2017   Consumer Reports

December - DVDs








Wentworth
Season 1






Click on title for more details:
Prey   Seasons 1 and 2
Captain Fantastic
The Game
Les Innocentes
Love and Friendship
New Tricks   Season 9
The Night Manager
Sleeping Giant
The Girl on the Train

December - Children's Books






The Bewitching Mrs Witchington
Cathryn McNamee





Click on title for more details:
The Elf on the Shelf   Carol Aebersold
Hug Me   Simona Ciraolo
Superworm   Julia Donaldson
Up the Creek   Nicholas Oldland
The Lion and the Mouse   Jerry Pinkney
Green   Laura Vaccaro
Le Pere Noel   Marie-Andree Mativat
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #1:    Jeff Brown
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #2:    Jeff Brown
A Tale of Two Castles   Gail Carson Levine
Sharks   Seymour Simon
Whales   Seymour Simon
Flat Stanley and the Firehouse   Jeff Brown
Flat Stanley and the Lost Treasure   Jeff Brown
Batman : Winter Wasteland   DC Comics

January Book Sale

The January Book Sale starts at 2.30pm on Monday, January 9th and runs until Saturday, January 14th. Health and Fitness are featured.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Write Stuff - Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop, where she held a Deans's Graduate Research Fellowship. She has written several short stories and the library has a copy of her debut novel Homegoing. It follows the shifting fortunes of two half-sisters Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, in West Africa and America. Esi is sold into slavery, and Effia is married to a British slavery trader. This historical novel moves from the Eighteenth century to the present day. The New York Times describes it has" a hypnotic debut novel" .
Gyasi lives in Berkeley, California. For more information click here.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - The Tunnel

The Tunnel is based on the original 2011 Danish/Swedish crime series "The Bridge". This British crime drama centres on British and French detectives, who are forced to work together, when a French politician and a British prostitute are found dead inside the Channel Tunnel. They later learn that the killer, nicknamed the "Truth Terrorist", is on a moral crusade to highlight many social problems, terrorising both countries in the process. The Tunnel stars Stephen Dillane and Clemence Poesy and the library has the first season. Click here for more details.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Murder Ink - Susie Steiner

Susie Steiner began her writing career as a news reporter first on local papers, then on the Evening Standard, the Daily Telegraph and The Times. In 2001 she joined the Guardian, where she worked as a commissioning editor for 11 years. Her first novel Homecoming, described as 'truly exceptional' by the Observer, was published by Faber & Faber in 2013. She lives in London with her husband and two children.
The Library acquired her most recent novel Missing, Presumed.  Please use the Suggestion Book at the Front Desk if you would like to read her debut novel.
Click here to visit Steiner online.