Upcoming Events

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April Online Author Talks

Register below to listen to a talk live or to access the recordings later!

 

The Foods, People, and Innovations That Feed Us–A Sweeping History of Food and Culture with Smithsonian Curator Paula J. Johnson
Tuesday, April 2nd at 2:00 PM EDT

From Murder to Atonement–Confronting My Son’s Killer with Diane Foley & Colum McCannstopher Paolini
Tuesday, April 9th at 2:00 PM EDT

 

 

A Literary Examination of Power, Love, and Art with Xochitl Gonzalez
Wednesday, April 17th at 8:00 PM EDT
 

Check out upcoming and previous author talks at:

Holliston Library Author Talks Page

Thanks to the Friends of the Holliston Library for sponsoring this series!

Movie Tuesday: May 21st!

Join us in the Conference Room for our feature: Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning at 12:30pm

 

Library Building Program Update

Public Comments Welcome

The Mass. Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP) grant process was created in 1987 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has helped build 62 new library buildings and 169 additions, renovations and conversion projects. Read More About the MPLCP Here

The MPLCP has also awarded 98 planning and design grants to support public libraries as they prepared to apply for a construction grant. This step, as requested for May 2024 Annual Town Meeting, requires the Town to show its support by committing up to $150,000 for the opportunity to receive $100,000 in match funding to perform a Feasibility Study.

The Feasibility Study has the below requirements:

  • Town must provide at least two locations – (1) Holliston would like to prioritize consideration of investment into the current library structure, a Carnegie building from 1904, and (2) Holliston is currently planning a new DPW Facility, previously approved, thus leaving 63 Arch Street, which is offered to the MPCLP as a secondary option, should Feasibility call for it.
  • Provide a building program in accordance with MPLCP standards using data drawn from our Building Use Survey, Public Forums and Focus Groups targeting library staff, library trustees, and library patrons of all ages . Read the Building Program Here
  • Provide documents establishing the needs and financial condition of the municipality, along with a certified vote to apply for, accept, and expend Mass Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP) grant funds if approved, and vote to raise and appropriate or take from available funds the sum of $150,000.00, if said MPLCP grant is approved.

The last time the MPLCP grant cycle was open was 2015, and the grant application for the planning and design grants are due at the end of May 2024, thus requiring action from May 2024 Annual Town Meeting. The next grant opening is anticipated (with no guarantee) to open in 2027 at the earliest.

The Library Trustees understand the necessity of a Feasibility Study to determine if the current facility can be optimized to meet the needs of the community, as defined in the Building Program published in 2024 with funds provided in the Oct. 2022 Town Meeting allocation.

The Board of Trustees welcomes public comments on the Building Program at our next Meeting on Wednesday April 3, 2024. 

One Up Games Is Back for 5th Grade and Up!

Monday, April 29th from 3-5:45pm

 

 

Join the fun by signing up HERE today! Space is limited: Mario Kart, Super Smash Ultimate, Minecraft, VR glasses!

Sponsored by a gift given in honor of Constance O'Dell

 

 

 

Check out our NEW Crunchyroll Roku and enjoy your favorite anime!

TIRED OF LONG WAITING LISTS FOR AUDIO ON LIBBY ??

Borrow from Hoopla too!

Hoopla's collection is always available--no waiting lists, ever.  

hoopla added for digital access to more than 700,000 ebooks, audiobooks and  movies - CHARLES TOWN LIBRARY

 

 

 

ENJOY THE STORYBOOK WALK ON THE RAIL TRAIL

Featuring Growing Vegetable Soup, Written & Illustrated by Louise Ehlert

Storybook Walk is sponsored by the Friends, Holliston Lions and the Holliston Garden Club

READ THE NEW YORK TIMES--FOR FREE

Need books or ebooks right away?

But don't have a library card?

Sign up for temporary card online now.  Click here to find out more.  Visit the library with identification to convert your eCard to a permanent card within 6 months. 

INTRODUCING KANOPY

Holliston residents: click the logo and use your library card to start watching

 

Learn more.

 

About Kanopy - Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

 

BORROW A TELESCOPE WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD

Library Loaner Telescopes | Astronomy Club of Asheville

 

BORROW THE INTERNET

We loan hotspots with Wifi

PLANNING A VACATION?

Borrow a Kindle or a streaming stick or a hotspot from the library to take along

4 Scientific Reasons Vacations Are Good for Your Health | Inc.com

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

Next meeting: Tuesday April 16 at 7 pm on Zoom

Email Aislinn Weaver for Zoom link.  More about the Friends and how to donate.

 

Holliston Library Expanding Play Space with LSTA Grant from MBLC

Winshill Stay & Play - Home | Facebook