INTRODUCTION TO REIKI
Tues, Sept 16 at 7 pm
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us.  LearReiki can help you become happier and healthier.  This program is limited to 30 participants.  PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE.  508-429-0617 or lmcdonnell@minlib.net.  Free and open to all.  Sponsored by the Friends.   
FOREIGN FILM NIGHTS
at 7 pm

Thurs, Sept 18: Grisgris (in French from Chad): A young man dreams of becoming a dancer but becomes involved with criminals when his family needs money.


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. 

Upcoming dates:  Oct 23; Nov 20; Dec 18.  


EASY WALKS IN MASSACHUSETTS with Marjory Turner Hollman
Mon, Sept 15 at 7 pm
"Easy Walks in Massachusetts” is Marjory's guide to outdoor places right around the corner from where you live.  She will share photos and info on 30 trails in 10 contiguous towns within the Upper Charles River and Blackstone River Valley watersheds.   Her book will be available for sale that night or it can be borrowed from the library.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Free.  Everyone welcome. 




ADVENTURES IN LIFELONG LEARNING: INTRODUCING ROAD SCHOLAR
with Rochelle Kruger on Mon, Sept 22 at 7 pm

Road Scholar is the new name for Elderhostel, the world’s leading provider of educational travel opportunities for adults.  Road Scholar offers over 5,000 programs annually that explore subjects ranging from astronomy and aviation to winemaking and zoology with over 5 million participants. Come and find out about the trips,  "solo’ travel, scholarships and intergenerational programs they offer!   Sponsored by the Friends.  Free and open to all.

 


HENRY BESTON'S CAPE COD with Don Wilding
Thurs, Oct 9 at 7 pm
In 1927, after a solitary year in a cottage on Eastham's outer beach, Henry Beston wrote "The Outermost House," long considered a classic example of American nature writing.  Don Wilding will present a multimedia program about how Beston's book  inspired the creation of the Cape Cod National Seashore.  Sponsored by the Friends.  Free and open to all.  For more info: Henry Beston Society.

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.

Mon, Sept 8: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Mon, Oct 6: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
Mon, Nov 3: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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

9-18-2014 Thursday-Those Angry Days: Linbergh, FDR and America’s Fight over WWII by Lynne Olson
                       

10-21-2014 TuesdayOne Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson

11-20-2014 ThursdayThe Men who United the States by Simon Winchester

12-16-2014 Tuesday – pick your own book and share it with the group

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 2014 selection is Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Learn more about the book and the author.
An interview with the author.
Another interview 
 
WHAT WE'VE READ IN PREVIOUS YEARS:
 
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