FOREIGN FILM NIGHTS

Thurs, Aug 23 at 7pm:  Red Army (Russian and English with English subtitles):

The Soviet Union produced some of the most talented hockey players of the 1980's.  Recruited as young boys, these men suffered personally to play the game they loved. 

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. 


CONQUER THE CLUTTER
Thurs, Oct 1 from 7-8:30 pm
Is your home or work space so cluttered you can't find anything?  Do you just have too much stuff and need to get organized or downsize?  Professional organizer Jenna Elliott from the Naked Flower will show us how to get started.  Free.  Everyone welcome.  Sponsored by the Friends.   
NORTH SEA GAS
Tues, Oct 13 at 7 pm
This Scottish acoustical band has won awards and recorded 16 albums. Listen.  For all ages.  Free and open to all.  Sponsored by the Friends. 
THIS PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE AT TOWN HALL AT 703 WASHINGTON STREET.



MAKE YOUR OWN NATURAL LOTIONS AND BATH SALTS
Tues, Oct 27 at 7 pm
Learn to make your own natural products and choose from a selection of fragrances with Ann Fisher from Molly's Apothecary in Medway.  THIS PROGRAM IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS.  SIGNUP BEGINS TUES, OCT 13.

ONLINE JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP
with Gary Gekow on Tues, Nov 3 at 6:30 pm
Learn about online job search strategies including job alerts, job boards, job aggregators and company employment pages.  Find out how to best utilize these web sites to submit a resume and get the job.  Gary is a specialist in recruiting, resume creation and career counseling at Resume Your Career in Mansfield.  This program is free and open to all.  No signup needed.  Funded by the Friends of the Library.

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

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.
  
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

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