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.
MEET THE AUTHOR: STEPHANIE SCHOROW
Thurs, Jan 17 at 7 pm
Stephanie is the author of The Cocoanut Grove Fire.  She will present a program on the tragic story of the Boston nightclub fire of 1942 in which nearly 500 lost their lives.  Borrow a library copy of her book or purchase one at the program.  Free and open to all.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
 
LOCAL AUTHOR DAY: SAT, JAN 20
Join us from 11-1 pm as Jan Kardys presents "You Wrote a Book, Now What?  Jan will use her 40 years in the publishing business to show us how to go from developing an idea for a book to actually getting published.  She will cover both traditional and self-publishing, rights, marketing and how to use cutting edge technologies and social media services to increase visibility.  Powerpoint and handouts.

From 1-3 pm local authors will be selling their books to the public.  If you are a local author and want to be invited call Leslie at 508-429-0617 or email Lmcdonnell@minlib.net with contact info.

Both events are free and open to all. 
 
MOVIE MONDAYS: New Films
2nd Monday of each month at 12:30 pm
Nov 13: The Founder: The true story of businessman Ray Kroc  who fought for control of McDonald's, and turned it into a global franchise.   Rated PG-13  115 minutes 

Dec 11: Going in Style: Alan Arkin, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman star as men who turn to crime with hilarious results when their pensions are threatened.  Rated PG-13.   96 minutes

Jan 8, 2018: Their Finest: A secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for British propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the London Blitz rages around them. Rated R.  117 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
Nov 6, 2017: Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
Dec 4, 2017:  Green Road by Anne Enright
Jan 8: News From the End of the World by Emily Miller
(The author will speak with us for the first half hour via phone.)
Feb 5: Glad Farm by Catherine Marenghi
(Part of One Book, One Holliston.)

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

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.

Discussion: Mon, Feb 5 at 11 am (Part of the Morning Book Club.) 
Author Visit via phone: Mon, Feb 26 at 7 pm: Catherine will speak to us about how she came to write her memoir followed by a discussion on our own.
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