discussion on Thurs, April 30 at 7 pm
A reading/discussion for people who love poetry.  Read the poems (available to borrow with a valid card from the library or downloaded from and attend the discussion.  Led by Chryso Lawless.  Bring your thoughts and ideas or simply listen.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Free and open to all.  Bring a friend!

Thurs, April 23 at 7 pm

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.  

Thurs, Apr 23 at 7 pm: Shun Li and the Poet:  In Italian and Mandaran with English subtitles: Shun Li works to pay off the broker who has brought her to Italy from China and longs to be reunited with her young son.  When she meets an older fisherman a friendship grows transcending their cultures.

Thurs, May 28 at 7 pm: If You Don't, I Will (in French with English subtitles): A middle-aged couple overwhelmed by the little irritants of their marriage take a week-long vacation from their disappointments in a very unusual way.  

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. 

isten to an interview with the author.  Discussion questions for readers and book groups.

 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

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.
 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

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.
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  Bring a friend!


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