MEET THE AUTHOR: ERICA FERENCIK
Mon, Sept 25 at 7 pm
Set against the beauty of the Maine wilderness, The River at Night follows the journey of four friends as they fight to survive the aftermath of a white water rafting accident.  Erica will tell us how she researched the Allagash Territory of Northern Maine and interviewed people who decided to leave society behind for her novel.  Copies of the book are available to borrow with a valid library card.  Free and open to all. 
CANNING, FREEZING & DEHYDRATING
Tues, Sept 19 at 7 pm
Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens will show us how to maximize and preserve the harvest for year round enjoyment.  This program is free, open to all and sponsored by the Friends.  No registration needed. 

AROMATHERAPY with Kerri Miller
Thurs, Sept 28 at 7 pm
Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from plants to enhance psychological and physical well-being.  In this workshop, participants will create three sprays to take home. Sponsored by the Friends.  THERE IS A $5 CHARGE FOR MATERIALS DUE AT THE PROGRAM.  LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS.  PLEASE REGISTER BEGINNING SEPT 14. 
Call 508-429-0617 or email Lmcdonnell@minlib.net.

FEASTING ON SOUPS with Liz Barbour
Tues, Oct 17 at 7 pm
Learn how to make one soup into two by adding a few ingredients to a basic recipe.   Demonstration, recipes and tasting are free but please register beginning Sept 29.  The group is limited to 35 participants.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 
IN CONCERT: HUNGRYTOWN
Sat, Nov 4 at 7 pm
Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson are folk duo, Hungrytown, from Vermont. Listen.  Concert takes place on the main floor of the library.  Refreshments for sale by the Friends of the Library.  Free.  Sponsored by the Friends.
MOVIE MONDAYS: New Films
2nd Monday of each month at 12:30 pm
July 10: Lion: An Indian man lost as a small boy and adopted by a loving Australian couple searches for his birth family. Stars Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman.  118 minutes.  Rated PG-13

BONUS FILM TO KEEP YOU COOL:  July 24 at 12:30 pm:  This Beautiful Fantastic: When a lonely young woman is given a week to clean up her overgrown yard she enlists the help of her cranky neighbor and discovers the joy of gardening.  Happy ending included. Rated PG.  102 mins

Aug 14: A Dog's Purpose: Based on the books by W. Bruce Cameron, a dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.  Rated PG.  100 minutes

BONUS FILM TO KEEP YOU COOL:  Aug 28 at 12:30 pm: The Zookeeper's Wife: In 1939 Poland Antonina and her husband lead an idyllic life running the zoo.  When the Nazis invade they find a way to save other families through the tunnels and cages.  Rated PG-13.  126 minutes

 
THE MORNING BOOK CLUB
First monday of each month at 11 am
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 DATES
July 10, 2017: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Aug 7, 2017:  Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Sept 11, 2017: The Children by Ann Leary
Oct 9, 2017:  Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Nov 6, 2017: Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
Dec 4, 2017:  Green Road by Anne Enright

KNITTING CLUB
Meets 2nd Tues of each month from 6-8 pm
Beginner to expert welcome.  Work on your latest project, share tips and patterns, ask for help with problems and get advice.  Come as often as you like.  Free and open to all. 
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 mary.miley@libertymutual.com.  Bring a friend!
THE BOOKS

Tues, July 18:  American Lion by Jon Meacham
Thurs, Aug 17:  Pick your own book and share it with the group
Tues, Sept 12: A City in Terror by Francis Russell
Thurs, Oct 19: His Final Battle by Joseph Lelyveld
Thurs, Nov 16: The General vs the President by H. W. Brands
Tues,Dec 19:  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 2018 SELECTION IS CATHERINE MARENGHI'S memoir of growing
up in Milford in the 1960's, GLAD FARMShe will visit us via phone on Mon, Feb 28 at 7 pm.  Copies of the book can be borrowed at any time.   

WHAT WE'VE READ IN PREVIOUS YEARS:
2017: The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith
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. Fikry 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