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The Holliston Public Library temporarily paused in-person visits beginning Dec. 14 to ensure the safety of staff as the number of Covid cases rises.  Curbside pickup and home delivery will operate uninterrupted.  Delivery of books from other libraries in the Minuteman Library Network and returns to the book drop will continue as usual.  Patrons are encouraged to use instructions on the library website at to arrange to have books set aside for pickup.  The library can also assist with faxing, copying, printing and scanning documents.  Help with using e-books, audio, streaming movies and TV and digital magazines is available.  Reach the library at 508-429-0617 or [email protected].  The schedule is:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10-6 pm, Wednesdays from 10-8 pm and Saturdays from 10-4 pm.  Curbside pickup takes place at the rear of the building next to the former bank drive-through.  

The Morning Book Club will discuss The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai on Monday, Jan. 4 at 11 am. The selection for the Mystery Book Club discussion taking place on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 11 am is Alex Michaelides’ The Silent Patient.  All groups meet virtually and books are available to borrow about one month before the discussion.  Most titles can be found in e-book and downloadable audio format by using Libby or Hoopla. New members are warmly welcomed at all groups.  

On Thursday, Jan. 7 at 7 pm author Ted Reinstein will present “Fighting Back: New England Underdogs.”  Ted is a Holliston resident and one of the hosts of the newsmagazine show, “Chronicle.” “Meditation for Challenging Times” with Robert Weiner will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7 pm.  Roberta is the owner of the Prana Center and teaches meditation and yoga.  

The 2021 selection for the library annual community reading program, “One Book, One Holliston” is E. Dolores Johnson’s Say I’m Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets and Love.  Johnson grew up the daughter of a white mother and an African-American father in Buffalo.  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 to read now in print and electronically.  The author will discuss her book on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7 pm.  

All library programs are free and open to all.  They are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Register on the library’s website to receive a Zoom invitation to programs.