DISCOVER INDIAN COOKING
Mon, Jan 30 at 7 pm
Sandhya Jain will show us how to get started in this wonderful cuisine with three dishes that can be adapted for meat eaters and vegetarians.  Learn how to use spices to get just the right flavor for you.
Tasting and recipes included.  Free and open to all.  Funded by the Friends. 
SIGN UP BEGINNING MON, JAN 9.  LIMITED TO 35. Call 508-429-0617 or email lmcdonnell@minlib.net. 
IN CONCERT: THE COPLEY CATS
Sat, Jan 21 at 7 pm
As one of the longest-running a cappella groups in Boston, the Copley Cats are known for tight harmonies and an amazing blend of great music.  Listen to the Cats.  They have appeared on PBS' "Sing That Thing."  Refreshments will be available for purchase. 
NEEDLEFELTING
Mon, Jan 23 at 7 pm
Needle felting uses a sharp needle to turn wool roving into 3-D objects.  Lyn Slade will show us how to get started.  All materials are included.  There is a $5 fee per person due on the night of the program to cover the cost of materials.  You will take home your completed project and the basic tools to continue that night.  Limited to 20.  Sign up beginning Jan 2.  Funded by the Friends.
CLASSICS BOOK CLUB
Read and discuss some of the greatest books ever written.  Led by Scott Close.  Meets at 12 noon in the meeting room on the lower level.  Copies of the books are available to borrow one month in advance at the main desk.  Beverages provided.  Feel free to bring a lunch or snack.  Attend as many sessions as you like.  Everyone welcome.

Dec 19: In Chancery by John Galworthy
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. 
MOVIE MONDAYS: New and Classic Films
2nd Monday of each month at 12:30 pm
Dec 12: The Man Who Knew Infinity: In the 1910s, Srinivasa Ramanujan is a man of boundless intelligence that even the poverty of his home in India cannot crush. Eventually, he attracts the attention of a British mathematics professor who invites him to further develop his computations at Trinity College. Stars Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons. Rated PG-13.  108 minutes.

Jan 9: Florence Foster Jenkins: Meryl Streep stars as an amateur opera singer who's so bad, she's good.  Based on a true story.  Rated PG-13  110 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
Jan 9, 2017: The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock
Feb 6, 2017:  The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith
Part of One Book, One Holliston--see below for more info
including author visit.                                 
Mar 6, 2017:  Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon
Apr 3, 2017: Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt 
May 1, 2017:  Brighton by Michael Harvey
June 5, 2017:  The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling
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

FOREIGN FILM NIGHTS
Thurs, Dec 29 at 7 pm
Hunt for the Wilderpeople: From New Zealand in English: a rebellious teen and his foster father head out for the bush after a comedy of errors.  Rated PG 13
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 the films in our DVD collection.
 
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

Thurs, Dec 15: Pick your own book and share it with the group
Tues, Jan 17:  Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick
Thurs, Feb 16: The Quartet by Joseph Ellis
Tues, Mar 21:  John Adams by David McCullough
Thurs, April 20: Pick your own book and share it with the group
Tues, May 16:  The Monroe Doctrine by Jay Sexton
Thurs, June 15: John Quincy Adams, Militant Spirit by James Traub
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 2017 SELECTION IS DOMINIC SMITH'S ART MYSTERY THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS
Across three continents and four hundred years, Smith has spun a stunning tale of forgeries and deaths, deception and love to reveal the lasting legacy of a fateful brush stroke.  He uses a single painting to tell the story of two women—their mistakes and love affairs, their devotion to art and their struggles to thrive in a male dominated profession.

More about the author and the book.  Dominic Smith will visit with us by telephone on Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 7 pm to answer questions about his work.  Copies of the book will be available in December to borrow.


WHAT WE'VE READ IN PREVIOUS YEARS:
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. Fikery 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