Hollis Brookline Library Events – July 3, 2015


Brookline Public Library, 16 Main St., 673-3330, bplnh.weebly.com or on Facebook at Brookline Public Library, NH.


The Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. July 20 to discuss "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt. Copies are available at the library. New members always welcome.


The Adult Summer Reading Program runs through Aug. 21. The theme is "Escape the Ordinary." Grand prize is a "Taste of Brookline" basket with donations from our heroes – Brookline’s stores, restaurants and food artisans. Earn raffle tickets for each book read, and additional tickets by completing our website challenge and the Summer Reading bingo. For details, see the library website or stop by and ask a librarian.


The knitting, crocheting and cross-stitch group meets at 6 p.m. Mondays. The Adult Writer’s Group meets at 1:30 p.m. upstairs on the first and third Saturdays of the month.

Programs for kids


This year’s theme is "Every Hero Has a Story." Upcoming events include:

5:30 p.m. July 9 in the parking lot: Meet Your Hometown Heroes. Meet and greet policemen, firemen and EMTs from Brookline and check out the cool vehicles they use. Cookies and beverages provided. All ages, no registration required.

5:30 p.m. July 16: Super Science Night. A soda geyser and outdoor science experiments, all at your local library. Registration required.

5:30 p.m. July 23: Movie Night. Showing "Big Hero 6" with free popcorn. All ages. Movie is rated PG; sign-up is required.

5:30 p.m. July 30: "A Hero Ain’t Nuthin’ But A Sandwich." A family event where people bring in "specialty sandwiches" to be rated by a panel of judges, the history of the sandwich is explored, and a "speed peanut butter and jelly sandwich eating contest held. All ages; sign-up required.


Music with Miss Jackie (up to age 6): 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Friday Train Club: All-day drop-in opportunity for train enthusiasts. Held on the last Friday of the month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Hollis Social Library, 2 Monument Square, 465-7721, hollislibrary.org.


First, select a tier based on age and/or skill. There is one tier for adult readers and there are several to choose from for young adults and children. Adults will be logging titles read, while children will be logging minutes based on their selected tier to make it more even across the board. Minutes/titles can be logged on paper or online, and remember to stop in when you hit the prize levels. In the library we have folders for patrons who register for the summer reading program. These include brochures of events, calendars with summer reading events marked, instructions on using the website to log your minutes, information about prizes, and a bookmark. We are also available to answer your questions during our summer hours, found here. Sign up for summer reading events on the website for stop in to sign up.


Ongoing events include the Tuesday Morning Book Group; the Writer’s Block writing group; computer help on Mondays and Wednesdays; the Knitting Club; one-on-one tech classes; and the weekly Senior Hour. Contact the library for details.


Hollis seniors are invited to come to the library from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. (an hour before we officially open our doors) every Wednesday for free coffee and tea, time to read the daily newspapers or current magazines, visit with friends in the Meeting Room, enjoy dedicated time with staff members, find the right book or ask a technical question. No registration required.


Are you looking for something to do for summer vacation? Through the generosity of the Friends of the Hollis Social Library, we are able to offer passes for discounted or free admission to several New England museums. Each pass works differently, and your account must be in good standing (meaning no fines!) to receive your passes. To reserve a pass, call or visit the library or email the help desk. Passes should be picked up the day before or day of your visit.