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.
LIZZIE BORDEN: THE MYSTERY CONTINUES
Mon, Sept 23 at 7 pm at the Holliston Historical Society
Christopher Daley will tell us about the notorious "Who Done It?" which took place in Fall River in 1892.  This program will take place at the Holliston Historical Society at 547 Washington St.  No signup needed.  Free.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 
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 beginning Sept 26.  Call 508-429-0617 or email (after 10 am) hollistonlibrary@yahoo.com.  Sponsored by the Friends. 
ART JOURNAL WORKSHOP
Thurs, Oct 10 from 6-8 pm
Jacqueline Volpe will show us how to create a journal to spark creativity, preserve memories or for meditation.  Each participant will receive a kit of materials to create their unique journal.  Personal photos and memorabilia welcome.  No experience needed.  Limited to 12.  Ages 18 and up.  Requires registration beginning Sept 19 at 10 am.  Phone 508-429-0617 or email (dated after 10 am) hollistonlibrary@yahoo.com.  Funded by a grant from the Holliston Cultural Council, a local agency, which is part of the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  There is no charge for this program.  All materials included.  
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. 
 
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.

Oct 7: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
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

Thurs, Sept 19: Sacred Trash by Adina Hoffman
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 Imperialistm 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 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