MEET THE AUTHOR: TED REINSTEIN
Mon, Jan 7 at 7 pm
Ted's latest book is New England’s General Stores.  The Chronicle reporter and Holliston resident will tell us all about quaint places near and far.  Special guest, Joanne Hulbert, will be on hand to talk about our very own general store, Fiske’s
 
THE BIRDS OF COSTA RICA
Tues, Jan 22 at 7 pm
Wildlife photographer Peter Christoph returns to share his photos of these beautiful birds.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
SILK SCARF MARBLING
Thurs, Jan 31 at 7 pm
Anne Brady & Jenne Nitishin from the Hot Pigeon will help you create your own one of a kind scarf through the magic of floating ink on water, the ancient art of Ebru.  All materials are included.  THERE IS A $5 PER PERSON CHARGE TO COVER MATERIALS. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Signup begins JAN 10.  Limited to 20.  This program will fill fast.  Register by emailing Lmcdonnell@minlib.net or calling 508-429-0617.  Sponsored by the Friends.
Meditation for Healthy Living with Dr. Allan Hughes
Saturday February 2nd at 10:30am
We try to exercise and eat right to keep us fit and healthy.  Doctors are now recognizing that a positive attitude and ‘food for the soul’ are just as important. Discover a simple meditation technique that can melt away stress and be a powerful addition to a healthy living regimen. Join Dr. Allan Hughes  who has been meditating for over 30 years for this engaging workshop.  Free and open to all.
MOVIE MONDAYS: New Films
2nd Monday of each month at 12:30 pm

Nov 19: Won't You Be My Neighbor?: Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius.  PG-13  94 minutes
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.

Dec 3: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
Jan 7, 2019
: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

KNITTING CLUB
Meets 2nd Tues 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, Dec 11:  Pick your own book and share it with the group

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 2019 SELECTION IS ABDI NOR IFTIN'S CALL ME AMERICAN, HIS MEMOIR OF HIS IMMIGRANT JOURNEY FROM WAR-TORN SOMALIA TO A PERMANENT HOME IN MAINE.  
 

WHAT WE'VE READ IN PREVIOUS YEARS:
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