TED REINSTEIN TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK
Mon, Sept 19 at 7 pm
The Chronicle reporter (and Holliston resident) will share the stories behind his newest book, Wicked Pissed: New England's Most Famous Feuds.  He is also the author of New England Notebook.  Everyone welcome.  Free.  Funded by the Friends of the Library.  Books for sale the night of the program.  Become a Friend for as little as $10 and help support library programming. 
THE BRINKS ROBBERY
Monday, Oct 3 at 7 pm
In 1950 a band of misfit thieves broke into the Brink's armored card headquarters in Boston and pulled off the largest robbery in US history.  Stephanie Schorow will use historical evidence and movie clips to show us how the case was finally cracked.  Free and open to all.  Funded by the Friends of the Library.  Become a Friend for as little as $10 and help support library programming. 
CHEESE & YOGURT-MAKING BASICS
Wed, July 27 at 7 pm
Diana Philips from the Northeast Organic Farming Associaton will show us how to get started in making your own yogurt and cheese at home.  Everyone welcome.  Free.  Diana is donating her time for this program. 
MOVIE MONDAYS: New and Classic Films
Mon, June 13 at 12:30 pm
June 27: Jaws: Steven Spielberg's 1975 classic summer movie about a Great White shark who menaces a Long Island community.  Stars Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss.  Rated PG

July 4: Library closed for Independence Day

July 11: Eddie the Eagle: The feel-good story of Michael “Eddie” Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out.  Stars Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken and Taron Egerton.  Based on the true story.  Rated PG 13.

July 18: Rear Window: Alfred Hitchock's 1954 masterpiece of supense involves a wheelchair-bound photographer who spies on his neighbors and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.  Stars Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly.

July 25: The Intern:  Robert DeNiro as a widower who comes out of retirement to work for an online fashion company run by Anne Hathaway.  Rated PG.

Aug 1: My Fair Lady: A snobbish British professor bets he can turn a common flower girl into a lady with surprising results in this 1964 classic. 

Aug 8: Brooklyn:  Based on the book by Colm Toibin.  Oscar® Nominee Saoirse Ronan lights up the screen as Eilis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant navigating through 1950s Brooklyn.  Rated PG13. 

Aug 15: To be announced
Aug 22: To be announced
Aug 29: To be announced




 
ADULT COLORING --Now offered twice per month!
Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 12-1:30 and from 6:30-8 pm
Adult coloring books are top sellers and a great way to relax and be creative.  We provide all the materials or you can bring your own.  De-stress and have fun.  Drop in or out when you like and meet new friends.  No signup needed.  ADULTS AND TEENS 13 AND UP ONLY PLEASE.  Coffee, water and calming music provided. 

 
FOREIGN FILM NIGHTS
Thurs, June 23 at 7 pm
Theeb (in Arabic with English subtitles):  A young Bedouin boy embarks on a perilous desert journey to help a British officer to his secret destination in 1916.  Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1915.
 
We provide beverages.  Feel free to bring a snack or popcorn.  Sponsored by the Friends.  Everyone welcome
Not able to make the screening?  Look for these titles in our DVD collection.

Films from previous screenings
Glassland (Irish)
Grocer's Son (French)
The Human Resources Manager (Israeli)

 
THE MORNING AND EVENING BOOK CLUBS
Two chances per month to attend a discussion on the same book
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 DATESMon, July 11 at 11 am: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Mon, Aug 1 at 11 am: Us by David Nicholls
Mon, Aug 29 at 11 am: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (This is the Sept meeting)
Mon, Sept 26 at 11 am: On the Move by Oliver Sacks (This is the Oct meeting)
Mon, Nov 7 at 11 am: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

EVENING DATES
Thurs, July 7 at 6:30 pm: Just Mercy
Thurs, Aug 4 at 6:30 pm: Us
Thurs, Sept 1 at 6:30 pm: Grapes of Wrath
Thurs, Oct 6 at 6:30 pm: On the Move
Thurs, Nov 3 at 6:30 pm: Americanah

ONE BOOK, ONE HOLLISTON
Read the Mass Book Award winners in 2016
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.

WHAT WE'VE READ IN PREVIOUS YEARS:
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. Fikery 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

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 mmiley@prac.com.  Bring a friend!
THE BOOKS

Tues, July 19: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Eric Larson
Thurs, Aug 18: Pick your own book and share it with the group
Tues, Sept 13: The Race Underground: Boston and New York City and the Incredible Rivalry to Build America's First Subway by Doug Most
Thurs, Oct 20: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
Tues, Nov 15: JFK's Forgotten Crisis by Bruce Reidel
Thurs, Dec 15: Pick your own book and share it with the group