ONE BOOK, ONE HOLLISTON
Our annual community reading program
One Book, One Holliston asks the question: "what if all of Holliston read the same book at the same time?"  It is a community-wide program to draw readers to important authors, books and themes and to help them share ideas and the love of reading.  One Book, One Holliston takes place each February with funding from the Friends of the Library and the TD Bank Affinity program.

THE 2018 SELECTION IS CATHERINE MARENGHI'S memoir of growing
up in Milford in the 1960's, GLAD FARMShe will visit us via phone on Mon, Feb 28 at 7 pm.  Copies of the book can be borrowed at any time.

Author Visit via phone: Mon, Feb 26 at 7 pm: Catherine will speak to us about how she came to write her memoir followed by a discussion on our own.
WHAT WE'VE READ IN PREVIOUS YEARS:
2017: The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith
2016: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng; The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert; and Misery Islands by January Gill O'Neil
2015: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
2014: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans & Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
2013: Three Weeks in December by Audrey Schulman
2012: Widow's War by Sally Gunning
2010: Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
2009: The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang
2008: Dark Tide by Stephen Puleo
2007: March by Geraldine Brooks
2006: The Kiterunner by Khalid Hosseini

IN CONCERT: JOHN MCAULIFFE
Sat, March 3 at 7 pm
John is a local guitarist and singer who combines rocking melodies and soulful singing.  Get ready to clap your hands and shake off the winter blues.  Main floor of library.  Refreshments.   Sponsored by the Friends.   Listen to John's music
 
 
FAITH TRADITIONS IN AMERICA: A Three Part Series
Thurs, Mar 22 at 7 pm:   Panel Discussion: Christianity, Islam and Judaism
Wed, Apr 4 at 7 pm:   An Overview of the Sacred Texts of Christianity, Islam and Judaism
Thurs, Apr 12 at 7 pm:  How We Celebrate Holy Days and Their Significance
 
SPEAKERS:  Rev Bonnie Steinroeder,  First Congregational Church, Holliston;   Rabbi Moshe Givental, Temple Beth Torah, Holliston;  Shaheen Akhtar, Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland; Father Carl Chudy, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Holliston;  Rev Mark Peterson, Christ the King Lutheran Church, Holliston;  and Rabbi Jennifer Ruden, Temple Beth Torah, Holliston        Free and open to all
 
 
MEET THE AUTHOR: JANA MILBOCKER
Wed, Feb 28 at 7 pm
Jana will speak about her book, The Garden Tourist, a guide to 120 botanical gardens, historic estates, and destination nurseries in New England and the Northeast.  Find out about all the great gardens you can visit once spring comes.  Jana is a Holliston resident.  Her book is available to borrow from the library or purchase your own copy at the program.  Free and open to all.
 
 
SENSATIONAL SALADS with Jill Robeson
Wed, March 21 at 7 pm
Jill will show us how to make 3 salads good enough to be a meal with healthy homemade dressings.  THIS PROGRAM IS LIMITED TO 35 & REQUIRES REGISTRATION BEGINNING MAR 5.   Call 508-429-0617 or email Lmcdonnell@minlib.net.  Tasting & recipes included.  Sponsored by the Friends.   Free
 
 
 
SELLING YOUR CRAFTS AND ARTWORK with Beth Hoffer
Tues, March 27 at 7 pm
Local photographer Beth Hoffer will show us how to market and sell creative things  She will cover submissions,  wholesale vs. consignment,  web sites, networking in the art world,  promotion techniques and approaching retail stores.   Free.  Sponsored by the Friends
 
MOVIE MONDAYS: New Films
2nd Monday of each month at 12:30 pm
Mar 12: Maudie: The inspiring story of Nova Scotian primitive artist Maud Lewis who overcame physical disabilities and rejection to become a painter and find love.  Stars Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke  Rated PG-13.  115 minutes.

Apr 9: Dunkirk: In May 1940, Germany trapped Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, ordinary British civilians answered the call to evacuate 400,000 men using their own boats.  An inspiring true story.  Rated PG  105 minutes.
 

 
 
THE MORNING BOOK CLUB
First monday of each month at 11 am
Read the selected book and attend a discussion.  Add your own thoughts or sit and listen.  Attend as many sessions as you like.  The selected titles are available to borrow at no charge with a valid library card.  New members are always warmly welcomed.  Bring a friend. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.   Discussion leaders are Tammy Page and Leslie McDonnell.  Discussions last 1 hour.

MORNING DATES

Mar 5: Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair that Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn

April
2: The House Among the Trees by Julia Glass

(The author will visit with us in person to discuss the book.)
 

KNITTING CLUB
Meets 2nd Tues of each month from 6-8 pm
Beginner to expert welcome.  Work on your latest project, share tips and patterns, ask for help with problems and get advice.  Come as often as you like.  Free and open to all. 
HISTORY BOOK CLUB
HOW THE CLUB WORKS
Attend as many meetings as you like. Read the selected book and attend the discussion led by Mary Miley. Bring your ideas, questions and comments or simply listen. Multiple copies of the books are available for borrowing from the library about a month in advance or can be purchased on your own.  NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WARMLY WELCOME.
 
THE PLACE & TIME
Discussions take place in the Gilman Room on the lower level of the library at 752 Washington Street, Holliston one evening per month, 6:30-8 PM.
Membership in the book club is free and open to everyone. For more information, call the library at 508-429-0617 or email Mary at mary.miley@libertymutual.com.  Bring a friend!
THE BOOKS

Thurs, Mar 15:  City of Ambition: FDR, LaGuardia , & the Making of Modern New York by Mason Williams
Thurs, Apr 19: Pick your own book and share it with the group
Thurs, May 17: Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire by Alex Von Tunzelmann
Tues, Jun 12:  Alone: Britain, Churchill & Dunkirk, Defeat into Victory by Michael Korda
Thurs, July 19  Secrets of Station X: How the Bletchley Park Code Breakers Helped Win the War by Michael Smith
Tues, Aug 14:  Pick your own book and share it with the group
Thurs, Sept 13:  March 1917 by William Eglund
Tues, Oct 16:  The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK”s 5-Year Campaign by Thomas Oliphant
Thurs, Nov 15: The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark
Tues, Dec 11:  Pick your own book and share it with the group