2021 SELECTION FOR ONE BOOK, ONE HOLLISTON
Say I'm Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love – Rising Up with  Sonali
MEET THE AUTHOR: WED, FEB 17 AT 7 PM
Dolores Johnson grew up in Buffalo the daughter of a white mother and an African-American father.  When she began to investigate her family tree, she found more than she could ever have imagined.  This deeply personal and inspiring story of race in America is available on Hoopla and Overdrive in electronic format or in print from the library or curbside pickupRegister to meet the author on Zoom.

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MEDITATION FOR EXTRAORDINARY TIMES
with Roberta Weiner on Tues, Jan 19 at 7 pm
Roberta will show us how meditation can help us control stress and live calmer lives even in the midst of a pandemic.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Become a Friend for as little as $ 20 per year and support free programming for everyone.  Free but please register on the Calendar of Events to get your Zoom invitation.
COOKING WITH CHOCOLATE with Liz Barbour from the Creative Feast
Wed, Feb 10 at 7 pm
Liz invites us back to her kitchen in New Hampshire via Zoom to cook chocolate dishes both savory and sweet.  Register below to get your Zoom invitation and recipes.  Get your ingredients together and cook along or watch and learn.  Liz is a great teacher and you'll leave with lots of helpful tips.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  

Register in advance for this free webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Nh-sjAvNQgu7tee-sArdvA


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 
 

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, Feb 9 at 11 am: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Tues, Mar 9 at 11 am: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Tues, Apr 13 at 11 am: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
 
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS
Virtual programs you can enjoy at no cost from area libraries.  Click on each to register and receive a Zoom invitation: 

Robert Reich, The System, Who Rigged It, How We Fix It on Feb 11

Ask a Genealogist on Jan 27

90s Trivia Event on Feb 3

Author talk with Ace Atkins, author of Robert B. Parker books on Jan 22

Resume Writing on Jan 25

Life and Poetry of Mary Oliver on Jan 21

Not Another Anti-Racist Reading Group on Feb 1

Managing Stress for Job Seekers on Feb 3

529 College Savings Plans on Jan 21

Art Journaling for Teens on Feb 3
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, Feb 1 at 11 am: SAY I'M DEAD by E. Dolores Johnson  (Part of One Book, One Holliston--meet the author on Feb 17 ! Register on the Calendar of Events.)  

Mon, Mar 1 at 11 am: THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett    

 
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

Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 10:30 am:  The Pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough

Mon, Feb 22: City of Scoundrels by Gary Krist

Mon, Mar 29: Choose your own book to share with the group

Apr 26: Empires of the Sea by Roger Crowley

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