FOREIGN FILM NIGHTS
at 7 pm
Thurs, Jan 22: To Kill a Man (Spanish): A working class man, tired of being the victim of criminals, decides to take justice into his own hands.

Free and open to all      We provide beverages          Feel free to bring a snack 
Not able to make the screening?  Look for these titles in our DVD collection. 



WEIRD MASSACHUSETTES with Jeff Belenger
Thurs, Jan 29 at 7 pm
Jeff is a lecturer on the paranormal and unexplained and the host of PBS' New England Legends.  Find out all that is weird and unusual about the state we call home.  Free and open to all.  Sponsored by the Friends.  More about Jeff.

THE MORNING BOOK CLUB
Meets the 1st Monday of each month at 11 am
For Monday holidays, the group meets on the 2nd Monday of the month.  Read the selected book and attend the 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 from the Minuteman network.  Next month's title is always available at each discussion.  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.

Jan 5, 2015:  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Feb 2: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.  (Part of One Book, One Holliston.)  (See below for author visit by Skype on Feb 10 at 7 pm.)

Mar 2: The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Apr 6: Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in WWII by Vicki Croke

May 4: Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini

June 1: The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

July 6: The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro

Aug 3: Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in
History by Ben Mezrich

Sept 14: Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Oct 5: The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Nordberg

Nov 2: Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra



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

Thursday, Jan 15: Conquering Gotham by Jill Jonnes

Tuesday, Feb 10:  Stealing the Mystic Lamb by Noah Charney

Thursday, March 12: As if in an Enemy’s Country by Richard Archer

Tuesday, April 7: Pick your own book

Thursday, May 14: A Spy Among Friends, Kim Philby by Ben MacIntyer

Tuesday, Jun 16: Operation Solo, the FBI’s Man in the Kremlin by John Barron

Thursday, July 16: Eiffel’s Tower by Jill Jonnes

Tuesday, August 11: Pick your own book

Thursday, September 10: The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes

Tuesday, October 6: The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson

Thursday, November 5: Sargent Stubby by Ann Bausum

Thursday, December 3: Pick your own book

 


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 2015 selection is Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.  The teen selection is Elsewhere also by Zevin. 

Listen to an interview with the author.  Discussion questions for readers and book groups.
 
WHAT WE'VE READ IN PREVIOUS YEARS:

 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