5 SECRETS OF COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
Wed, Feb 24 at 7 pm
This seminar will help families separate fact from fiction and enjoy the college process a little more.  Meg Mahoney from Collegewise will discuss grades, test scores, activities and everything colleges evaluation.  Meg is donating her time and there is no-signup. 
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.

For 2016 we will read the winners of the Massachusetts Book Awards:
Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You (fiction)
       Discussions are Mon, Feb 1 at 11 am and Thurs, Feb 18 at 6:30 pm
Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction (non-fiction)
        Discussions are Mon, Feb 8 at 11 am and Wed, Feb 10 at 6:30 pm
January Gill O'Neil's Misery Islands (poetry)
        Discussion is Mon, Feb 22 at 7 pm
 
WHAT WE'VE READ IN PREVIOUS YEARS:
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

CUTTING THE CABLE CORD
Mon, March 14 at 6:30 pm
Are you tired of paying high cable bills and still not finding anything good to watch?  Allison Palmgren from the Norwood Library will show us how to break free from cable and use technology like Roku, Netflix, Chromecast, Hulu and more to find great shows and movies for less.  She will include costs, pros and cons and bring actual devices to try out.  No signup.  Sponsored by the Friends.
ADULT COLORING CLUB
Meets first Wed of each month 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.  You de-stress and have fun.  The group meets the first Wed of each month from 6:30-8 pm.  Drop in or out when you like.  No signup needed.  ADULTS AND TEENS 13 AND UP ONLY PLEASE.

('Tweens and teens in 5th grade and up have their own craft club on Fridays from 2:30-4 pm in February.  Learn more from the young adult page.)
CHICKENS IN THE GARDEN
Thurs, March 10 at 7 pm
Gretel Anspach from the Mass Master Gardeners Association will cover all the ins and outs of housing, feeding and tending chickens and introduce us to a couple of hens.  No signup.  Free and open to all.  Sponsored by the Friends. 
FOREIGN FILM NIGHTS
Thurs, Feb 25 at 7 pm
To be announced.
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 these titles in our DVD collection. 
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, Mar 7 at 11 am : The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
Mon, Apr 4 at 11 am : Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Mon, May 2 at 11 am : Lila by Marilynne Robinson
Mon, June 6 at 11 am: Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
Mon, July 11 at 11 am: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Mon, Aug 1 at 11 am: Us by David Nicholls
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, Feb 18 at 6:30 pm: Everything I Never Told You
Thurs, Mar 3 at 6:30 pm: Girls of Atomic City
Thurs, Apr 7 at 6:30 pm: Nightingale
Thurs, May 5 at 6:30 pm: Lila
Thurs, June 2 at 6:30 pm: Kitchens of the Great Midwest
Thurs, July 7 at 6:30 pm: Just Mercy
Thurs, Aug 4 at 6:30 pm: Us
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
Thurs, Feb 11: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
Tues, March 15: 1920: The Year That Made the Decade Roar by Eric Burns
Thurs, April 14: Pick your own book and share it with the group
Tues, May 17: Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back Again by Janice Nimura
Thurs, June 16: Machine Made: Tamany Hall and the Creation of Modern Politics by Terry Golway
Tues, July 19: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Eric Larson
Thurs, Aug 18: Pick your own book and share it with the group
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