LEARN IT! KNITTING
Mondays, Sept 26 and Oct 17 at 7 pm
Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit but weren't sure how to get started?  Take instruction from a seasoned knitter and make a basic, cotton dishcloth as your first project.  Bring a # 8 knitting needle and a  ball of cotton yarn and learn knitting in the first session on Sept 26 and purling/binding off in the second session on Oct 17. Click here for more info on what to bring.
Free and open to all but please register.  Classes limited to 12 people, aged ten through adult.  Call 508-429-0617 or email lmcdonnell@minlib.net.  
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
Mondays at 12:30 pm
Sept 12: Me Before You: An awkward but sweet young woman becomes the caregiver of a paralized young man.  Rated PG.
FOREIGN FILM NIGHTS
Thurs, Sept 22 at 7 pm
Dark Horse: New Zealand in English: A schizophrenic man tries to find meaning in his love of chess.  
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.

Films from previous screenings
Amazing Catfish (Mexican)
Mustang (Turkish)
Glassland (Irish)
Grocer's Son (French)
The Human Resources Manager (Israeli)
Theeb (Jordanian)
2 Autumns, 3 Winters (French)
Watchtower (Turkish)
Auction (French-Canadian)
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Tawain)
Grigris (Chad--French/Arabic)
God's Slave (Argentina--Spanish/Hebrew)
Key of Life (Japanese)
Ilo Ilo (Singapore)
Breathe (French)
Marie's Story (French)
If You Don't, I Will (French)
Human Capital (Italian)
The Iran Job (Iran)
For a Woman (French)
To Kill a Man (Chile)
TED REINSTEIN TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK
Mon, Sept 19 at 7 pm
The Chronicle reporter (and Holliston resident) will share the stories behind his newest book, Wicked Pissed: New England's Most Famous Feuds.  He is also the author of New England Notebook.  Everyone welcome.  Free.  Funded by the Friends of the Library.  Books for sale the night of the program.  Become a Friend for as little as $10 and help support library programming. 
THE BRINKS ROBBERY
Monday, Oct 3 at 7 pm
In 1950 a band of misfit thieves broke into the Brink's armored car headquarters in Boston and pulled off the largest robbery in US history.  Stephanie Schorow will use historical evidence and movie clips to show us how the case was finally cracked.  Free and open to all.  Funded by the Friends of the Library.  Become a Friend for as little as $10 and help support library programming. 
INTRODUCTION TO MOSAICS
Mon, Oct 24 at 7 pm
Cheryl Cohen from Cheryl Cohen Mosaics in Holliston will get your started in this art form.  No previous experience or talent required.  All materials included.  Project is a light switch cover.  This program is for adults and teens 13 +.  It is not for children.  Funded by the Friends. 
THERE IS A $ 5 MATERIALS FEE FOR THIS PROGRAM PAYABLE THE NIGHT OF THE PROGRAM. LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS.  REGISTRATION BEGINS ON OCT 3. 
 
HEALTHY HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING
Wed, Nov 9 at 7 pm
Liz Barbour from the Creative Feast will demonstrate with tasting included. 
THIS PROGRAM IS LIMITED TO 35 PEOPLE.  REGISTER BEGINNING OCT 19.  Free and open to all.  Funded by the Friends of the Library.  Become a Friend for as little as $10 and support library programming. 
ADULT COLORING --Now offered twice per month!
Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 12-1:30 and from 6:30-8 pm
Adult coloring books are top sellers and a great way to relax and be creative.  We provide all the materials or you can bring your own.  De-stress and have fun.  Drop in or out when you like and meet new friends.  No signup needed.  ADULTS AND TEENS 13 AND UP ONLY PLEASE.  Coffee, water and calming music provided. 

 
THE MORNING AND EVENING BOOK CLUBS
Two chances per month to attend a discussion on the same book
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
Mon, Aug 29 at 11 am: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (This is the Sept meeting)
Mon, Sept 26 at 11 am: On the Move by Oliver Sacks (This is the Oct meeting)
Mon, Nov 7 at 11 am: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

EVENING DATES
Thurs, Sept 1 at 6:30 pm: Grapes of Wrath
Thurs, Oct 6 at 6:30 pm: On the Move
Thurs, Nov 3 at 6:30 pm: Americanah

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

Tues, Sept 13: The Race Underground: Boston and New York City and the Incredible Rivalry to Build America's First Subway by Doug Most
Thurs, Oct 20: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
Tues, Nov 15: JFK's Forgotten Crisis by Bruce Reidel
Thurs, Dec 15: Pick your own book and share it with the group


 

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.

Oct 24: The Man of Property by Johns Galsworthy (1st part of the Forsyte Saga)
Nov 21: Persuasion by Jane Austen
Dec 19: Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
ONE BOOK, ONE HOLLISTON
Read the Mass Book Award winners in 2016
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.

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