WHODUNIT? Mystery Bookclub – Hudson Library
NEW!
This new book club reads mysteries and thrillers and meets virtually on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11 am to discuss the selected title.  Books are available about one month prior to the discussion in print and, where noted, in ebook and audio format.  Register on the calendar of events or email Lmcdonnell@minlib.net or call 508-429-0617 to get your Zoom invitation.  Free and open to all.

Tues, Jun 8 at 11 am:  Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian
Tues, July 13 at 11 am: Murder List by Hank Phillipi Ryan
 
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS
Virtual programs you can enjoy at no cost from area libraries.  Click on each to register and receive a Zoom invitation: 

Virtual Gardening Programs on  May 13

Digital Detox: Mindful Living in a Distracted World on May 15

Understanding Student Loans on June 3 

Cover Letter Writing on May 18

Job Seeker's Discussion Group on May 25

Excel at Excel: Getting Down to the Basics on May 24

 
Spring Concerts from May 12--June 21

Build a Healthy Microbiome on May 26

Greek Genealogy on May 17

Beginning genealogy on May 27





 
VIRTUAL MORNING BOOK CLUB
First Monday of each month at 11 am
Join us for a virtual discussion of the selected title.  We have print copies of each selection available about one month prior to the discussion.    Register in advance under Calendar of Events to get your Zoom invitation to the discussion.  Zoom requires a laptop, tablet or smartphone and there is a call-in option.  

New to ebooks, audio or Zoom or having trouble?  Email us or call 508-429-0617.  We will give you one-on-one help at any time.  

Mon, June 7 at 11 am:  INLAND by Tea Obreht 
July 12 at 11 am: THE BELL JAR by Sylvia Plath
Aug 2 at 11 am: THE NICKLE BOYS by Colin Whitehead
Aug 30 at 11 am: This is the Sept meeting: TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi

VIRTUAL HISTORY BOOK CLUB
HOW THE VIRTUAL CLUB WORKS
Attend as many meetings as you like. Read the selected book and attend the discussion led by Ginny Keniry on Zoom. 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.  To get your Zoom invitation, register here.
 

THE PLACE & TIME
Discussions take place one Monday per month from 10:30-12 noon
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

May 24: Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Fremont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity and Helped Cause the Civil War by Steve Inskeep

June 21: Choose your own book to share with the group

July 26: The British in India: A Social History of the Raj by David Gilmour

Aug 23: A Game of Birds and Wolves by Simon Parkin

Sept 20: Choose your own book to share with the group

Oct 25: The Arabs: a History by Eugene Rogan

Nov 22: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Dec 27: King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild

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. 

Watch Dolores Johnson's Zoom visit: 

https://zoom.us/rec/share/96ns-57zSS4G-VMZS5F6iEP7CHSy0meHpMDHR23YgLMtX3BobbpP1xCdY-4RmVQ._p2bz62CCdDJXGeo

Passcode: 3x6v@8.M

WHAT WE'VE READ IN PREVIOUS YEARS:

2021: Say I'm Dead: A  Family Memoir of Race, Secrets and Love by E. Dolores Johnson
2020: Island of Worthy Boys by Connie Mayo Hertzberg
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