LADIES NIGHT OUT: THE BOOK CLUB
Mon, Sept 17 at 6:30 pm--includes dinner of pizza and salad
Grab your best friend or your sister for pizza, salad and a screening of The Book Club starring Jane Fonda, Candace Bergman and Diane Keaton.  Share some laughs with this story about women who read.  Free but please sign up by Sept 15.   508-429-0617 or Lmcdonnell@minlib.net.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  (Men welcome, too.)
SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP
Wed, Sept 19 from 7-8 pm
As a Spanish teacher and translator, Magdelana Bernal will be on hand to help beginning and intermediate learners improve their skills by actually conversing with a fluent speaker and each other.  Open to teens and adults.  If attendance warrants, this group will meet monthly in the future.   Image result for instant pot
FEASTING WITH YOUR INSTANT POT
with Liz Barbour from Creative Feast
Thurs, Sept 27 at 7 pm: an Instant Pot is the hottest new kitchen appliance--a slower cooker and a pressure cooker in one!  Liz will demonstrate how to get the most from it and you'll get to eat.  This program is limited to 35.  You must register to attend beginning Sept 10.  (Register early as cooking demos fill very quickly.)  Free and open to all.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  The Flight Attendant : A Novel
A SKYPE VISIT FROM AUTHOR CHRIS BOHJALIAN
Thurs, Oct 4 at 7 pm
Bestselling author Chris Bohjalian will join us for the first half hour to talk by Skype about his latest novel The Flight Attendant with a discussion to follow.  Chris is donating his time.  Copies of the book can checked out at any time. 
MEET THE AUTHOR: BRIAN GLYN WILLIAMS
Wed, Oct 10 at 7 pm
Brian is the author of The Last Warlord: The Life and Legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior Who Led US Special Forces to Topple the Taliban Regime, the true story behind the film 12 Strong starring Chris Hemsworth.  He is professor of Islamic History at U Mass Dartmouth and an expert on the the first Special Forces soldiers to enter Afghanistan in the weeks following the 9/11 attacks.  Hear the fascinating story of the horse soldiers and their mission to defeat the Taliban and render Afghanistan unsafe for terrorists.  Sponsored by the Friends.  (See below for screenings of 12 Strong on Mon, Oct 15.) 
MONET'S MAGIC with Greg Maichack
Thurs, Oct 25 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Greg returns with another hands-on pastel workshop.  You will learn the techniques to create and take home your own masterpiece in the style of Claude Monet.  All materials are included and no previous art experience is presumed.  LIMITED TO 20. FREE BUT SIGN UP BEGINNING THURS, OCT 4.  Greg is VERY popular so sign up early to avoid disappointment. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Holliston Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  Other funds are provided by the Friends of the Holliston Library.
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.
MOVIE MONDAYS: New Films
2nd Monday of each month at 12:30 pm
Sept 10: The Book Club: An all-star cast including Jane Fonda and Candace Bergman portrays 4 life-long friends as they seek love and good books.  Rated PG-13.  103 minutes.  (Can't attend this screening?  See above for Ladies Night Out or borrow the DVD from the library.)
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.

MORNING DATES
Aug 27: The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
Oct 1: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Nov 5: Trajectory by Richard Russo
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, Aug 14:  Pick your own book and share it with the group
Thurs, Sept 13:  March 1917 by William Eglund
Tues, Oct 16:  The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK”s 5-Year Campaign by Thomas Oliphant
Thurs, Nov 15: The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark
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 2018 SELECTION IS CATHERINE MARENGHI'S memoir of growing
up in Milford in the 1960's, GLAD FARM

WHAT WE'VE READ IN PREVIOUS YEARS:
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