SAVING THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT TREE
Tues, March 10 at 7 pm
Sponsored by the library and the Holliston Garden Club.  Learn how the American Chestnut became extinct and the efforts to restore this tree to its native forests along the eastern US.  Speaker is Brad Smith from the Mass/RI American Chestnut Foundation.  Learn more.
PLAY MINI-GOLF AT THE LIBRARY
Sunday, March 1 from 1-5 pm
Play 9 holes of exciting mini-golf on every floor of the library.  We provide everything--clubs, balls, score cards, even the little pencils.  The perfect family fun day for all ages.  Tickets are $5 in advance and $ 6 at the door. 
Bringing Mindfulness into the Home for Parents
With Pamela Pinter Parsons on Wed, Jan 29 at 7 pm
Learn how to bring calm and focus into your home to decrease anxiety and stress for you and your family.  Pamela will show us simple teachniques anyone can do.  She is the founder of Soul Spirit Studio in Holliston.  This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.  It is free and there is no signup. 
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 2020 SELECTION IS CONNIE HERTZBERG MAYO'S THE ISLAND OF WORTHY BOYS, A NOVEL OF 1889 BOSTON SET ON THOMPSON'S ISLAND.  Learn more.  Books are available to read now in print and in electronic format. 

Connie will join us in person on Thursday, Feb 13 at 7 pm to tell us the story of Thompson's Island, the Boston Farm School and how she came to write this novel. 

The Morning Book Club will discuss the novel at their regular meeting on Mon, Feb 3 at 11 am.  All are welcome. 


WHAT WE'VE READ IN PREVIOUS YEARS:
2019: Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin
2018: Glad Farm by Catherine Marenghi
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

MOVIE MONDAYS: New Films
2nd Monday of each month at 12:30 pm
It's film award season!  Stop in every Monday in January & February

Jan 27: Judy (Golden Globe winner for Best Actress in Drama/Oscar nominee)
Feb 3: Farewell (audio in English & Mandarin with English subtitles) (Golden Globe winner for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy)
Feb 10: Harriet (Golden Globe/Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo)
Feb 17: Library closed for Presidents Day
Feb 24: TBA

 Free and popcorn and beverages included.
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.

Feb 3: The Island of Worthy Boys by Connie Mayo (part of One Book, One Holliston)
Mar 2: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Apr 6: Invisible by Stephen L. Carter

KNITTING CLUB
Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 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 Ginny Keniry. Bring your ideas, questions and comments or simply listen. Multiple copies of the books are available to borrow 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 Conference Room on the lower level of the library at 752 Washington Street, Holliston one Monday per month, 10:30-12:00 AM.
Membership in the book club is free and open to everyone. For more information, call the library at 508-429-0617 or email Ginny at ginbibi@gmail.com.  Bring a friend!

THE BOOKS
Please note: the club now meets one Monday a month from 10:30-12 noon. 
Mon, Jan 27: The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation by Brenda Wineapple
Mon, Feb 24: Cleopatra: A Life by Stacey Schiff
Mon, Mar 23: West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776 by Claudio Saunt
Mon, Apr 27: Choose your own book and share it with the group
Mon, May 18: Forty Autumns : A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall by Willner, Nina
Mon, June 22: The Admirals by Walter Borneman
Mon, July 27: The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World by Simon Winchester
Mon, Aug 31: Choose your own book and share it with the group
Mon, Sept 28: The Pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough
Mon, Oct 26: The French Revolution by Ian Davidson
Mon, Nov 23: Mayflower: a story of courage, community, and war by Nathaniel Philbrick
Mon, Dec 21: Choose your own book and share it with the group