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."  Concert is free and funded by the Friends.  Refreshments will be available for purchase.  Everyone welcome.  This program is supported in part by a grant from the Holliston Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Talk to three authors about how they write their novels
Wed, February 8 at 7 pm: Novelist DOMINIC SMITH will visit us by telephone to talk about The Last Painting of Sara DeVos.  This art mystery is the 2017 selection for One Book, One Holliston and follows the lives of two artists in three different time periods.  Discussion to follow telephone visit.
Additional discussion with Morning Book Club on Mon, Feb 6 at 11 am.
Mon, March 13 at 7 pm:   ANNA SOLOMON will discuss her novel, Leaving Lucy Pear via Skype.  In 1917 Cape Ann, Mass, unwed Beatrice Haven leaves her newborn baby at the foot of a pear tree and watches as another woman claims the child as her own.  Ten years later she returns and learns the real meaning of motherhood and family.  Discussion to follow Skype visit.
Tues, April 4 at 7 pm:  LIZ MOORE will discuss her latest novel, The Unseen World via Skype.  Ada Sibelius is homeschooled by David, her brilliant, eccentric father who directs a computer science lab in 1980’s Boston.  When his mind begins to falter, Ada begins to question all she has known about her father.   Discussion to follow Skype visit. 
Multiple copies of books are available to check out and read before or after author visits.
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.

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.   Followed by discussion.  Copies of the book are available to borrow now.

Join us for another discussion on Mon, Feb 6 at 11 am with the Morning Book Club.  Everyone welcome. 

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

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. 
THIS PROGRAM IS FULL.  WAITING LIST ONLY.  Call 508-429-0617 or email to join waiting list. 
Mon, Jan 23 at 7 pm
Needlefelting 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.  THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. WAITING LIST ONLY.   Call 508-429-1-0617 or email to get on waiting list.  Funded by the Friends.
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
Feb 13: The Light Between Oceans: Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander star as a lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia who raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.  Rated PG-13  133 minutes

March 13: Sully: Tom Hanks stars as the heroic pilot who landed in the Hudson River in an emergency.  The real story behind the headlines. Directed by Clint Eastwood.  Rated  PG-13.  96 minutes

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.

Feb 6, 2017:  The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith
Part of One Book, One Holliston--Dominic Smith will visit us via telephone on Wed, Feb 8 at 7 pm.   Discussion to follow.                                
Mar 6, 2017:  Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon
Anna Solomon will visit us via Skype on Mon, March 13 at 7 pm. 
Discussion to follow.
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

Thurs, Jan 26 at 7 pm
Run Boy Run: A Jewish boy in Poland pretends to be Christian to survive. Based on a true story.  In Polish, German and Yiddish with English subtitles.   
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.
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!

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