LADIES NIGHT OUT: THE BOOK CLUB
Mon, Oct 1 at 7 pm--includes make your own sundae
Grab a friend and share some laughs watching this film about ladies who read (and make your own sundae.) 
Free but please register by emailing Lmcdonnell@minlib.net or calling 508-429-0617.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE CONVERSATION GROUPS
Spanish on Wed, Sept 19 and French on Thurs, Sept 20--both from 7-8 pm
A fluent speaker 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, the groups will meet monthly in the future.
Leaders are Spanish teacher and translator, Magdelana Berna and French speaker Sixtine V. Herold.  Free and open to all.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.  (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 at 12:30 and 6:30 pm.) 
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.
CLASSICAL SOUTH INDIAN DANCE
Wed, Oct 17 at 4:30 pm
Taal Tales is a lecture/demonstration that presents the history of classical South Indian dance and performances of dance pieces celebrating various deities.  With elements of storytelling, rhythmic footwork and athletic grace, it relays vivid stories from Hindu mythology.  For all ages.  Sponsored by the Friends.  Everyone welcome. 
BACKYARD ASTRONOMY
Mon, Oct 29 from 7-8 pm
This family friendly PowerPoint presentation will show you how to use the new library telescope to observe objects from your own backyard and see how easy it is to use!  The telescope can be reserved by adults over 18 who are Holliston residents with a valid library card.  The telescope is a gift from the Aldrich Astrological Society with funding from Mathworks.  Spacey door prizes will be offered for children along with outside viewing for all, weather permitting.

 
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.
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.
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 IS REQUIRED BEGINNING 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.
MOVIE MONDAYS: New Films
2nd Monday of each month at 12:30 pm
Oct 15: Twelve Strong: which tells the story of US Special Forces sent to Afghanistan immediately after the September 11 attacks. Stars Chris Hemsworth.
Rated R for war violence/language.   120 mins   The film will be shown twice on Oct 15, at 12:30 and at 6:30 pm.)

(See above for author visit about the real horse soldiers on Oct 10 at 7 pm.) 
 
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
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, 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