March Events at the Public Library

From Leslie McDonnell

Book Club News

The Morning Book Club at the Holliston Public Library will discuss Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, Monday, March 2 at 11 am. 

The History Book Club will discuss West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776, by Claudio Saunt, Monday, March 23 at 10:30 am. 

Both groups are free to join at any time, and books are available to borrow in multiple formats approximately one month before the discussion.  

Knitting Club The library’s Knitting Club meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 6-8 pm.  Participants can learn to knit, solve problems and share ideas.  The group is a drop-in and all are welcome. 


Movie Mondays will feature Knives Out on Monday, March 9, at 12:30 pm.  Popcorn and beverages included.  Feel free to bring your lunch. 

Special Events

On Tuesday, March 10, at 7 pm, the Friends of the Library and the Holliston Garden Club will present “Saving the American Chestnut Tree.”  The program will detail the near extinction of this American classic and efforts to restore it to its place among the Eastern forests of the United States.  The speaker is Bradford Smith, past president of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation.


Hoopla, the streaming service for libraries, is now available for use by Holliston residents.  It is free and funded by the Friends.  Hoopla has e-books, audio books, comic books, music, movies and TV shows that can be downloaded.  The service is limited to four downloads per person per month and is accessed by a valid library card.  All the titles in the collection are available at all times and there are no reserves or waiting.  The collection changes monthly, and items simply disappear once they reach their due date.  The link to get started is available at

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