EAT SMART: Design Meals to Feel Full on Less
Wed, Oct 16 at 7 pm
Danielle Allen, Nutrition Coordinator at the Metrowest YMCA Family Outdoor Center, will show us how to minimize calories and not feel hungry.  On the menu are mashed potato bowls and apple spinach salad.  Sample the dishes and get tips on eating right.  Limited to 35.  Free but please sign up.  Call 508-429-0617 or email hollistonlibrary@yahoo.com.  Sponsored by the Friends. 
PRAYING TOWN: A FILM BY ZADI ZOKOU
Sunday, Nov 10 at 2 pm at the Holliston Historical Society
Co-sponsored by the Holliston Historical Society.  See the film Praying Town, a documentary about the history of "praying towns" like Natick, communities formed by John Eliot who preached Christianity to the Native Americans of Southern New England.  Filmaker Zadi Zokou will tell us how he came to make the film and what became of these communities in the years after King Philip's War.   This program will take place at the Holliston Historical Society at 547 Washington St.
MOVIE MONDAYS: New Films
2nd Monday of each month at 12:30 pm

Oct 21: Yesterday:  Struggling songwriter, Jack, wakes up after an accident in a world that has never known the Beatles.    Rated PG-13.  112 mins. 

Nov 18: Maiden: The inspiring story of the all female crew who conquered sexism and fear to enter the Whitbread Round the World sailing race in 1989.  Rated PG   97 mins
 
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.

Nov 4: Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
Dec 2: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Jan 6, 2020: Educated by Tara Westover
Feb 3: One Book, One Holliston selection TBA
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 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

Tues, Oct 15: Pick your own book and share it with the group.
Thurs, Nov 21: The Statesman and the Storyteller, John Hay, Mark Twain and the Rise of American Imperialism by Mark Zwonitzer 
Tues, Dec 17: TBD

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 HERTBERG 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