Holliston Public Library
The Friends of the Holliston Library and the Holliston Garden Club will present “Sustaining the Monarch Butterfly, One Yard at a Time” with Katie Banks Hone on Thursday, March 17 at 7 pm. The program focuses on the dangers to these beautiful creatures and how you can garden to help protect and attract them. The program is virtual and participants need to register to receive a Zoom link.
The Morning Book Club will read American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins on Monday, March 7 at 11 am and the Mystery Book Club will read All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny on Tuesday, March 8 at 11 am. The History Book Club meets on Monday, March 28 at 10:30 am to share a book they have enjoyed recently with the group. All three groups offer both in-person and virtual attendance simultaneously and welcome new members. Register to receive a Zoom invitation.
The Dig will be the selected film for Movie Mondays on Monday, March 14 at 12:30 pm. The film is viewed in person at the library.
The French Conversation Group meets every other Thursday at 7 pm. This group allows participants to practice their language skills with fluent speakers. There are no formal lessons. Attend virtually or in person. Check website for dates.
Readers who would like to learn how to use electronic books, downloadable audiobooks, digital magazines and streaming movies and TV are offered in-person training for beginners at the library. Email [email protected] or call 508-429-0617 for more info. Participants should bring their device, their Amazon login and password for a Kindle and their Apple ID for Ipads and Iphones if these logins are not saved on the device already.
The Holliston Newcomers and Neighbors has awarded the library a grant of $ 2050 to purchase passes to the Science Museum, the New England Aquarium and the Children’s Museum of Boston for use by Holliston residents. Passes provide discounted admission year-round. Other passes provided by the Friends of the Library allow discounted entrance to the Museum of Fine Arts; the Peabody-Essex Museum; the USS Constitution Museum; the Mary Baker Eddy Library; the Hall at Patriot Place; Tower Hill Botanic Garden; the Ecoterium, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Lookout Farm and the Mass state parks. Residents may reserve passes in advance online, by phone or in person with a valid library card.
The Friends of the Library are in the midst of their annual fund drive. Readers may donate by using the Pay Pal button on the website or by cash or check to the library in person or by mail. The Friends pay for museum passes; new services; all programming for all ages; Summer Reading Program for children; furniture and other expenses not covered by the town budget. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Friends accept up to two bags of donated used books at a time at the curbside pickup or in person at the library.