Free Events at the Library


Storytime for Families with Young Children


Saturdays, May 12, 19 and 26 @ 10:30 am


Mystery Author Visit on Wednesday May 30 @ 7 pm

shadow of death

We are thrilled to welcome MA author Jan Willan, who will read from her debut cozy mystery, Shadow of Death, on Wednesday May 30 @ 7 pm. A charming and clever traditional mystery set at a bucolic Welsh convent, Shadow of Death introduces Sister Agatha (and her unwitting sidekick, Father Selwyn) a mystery-reading nun who finds herself in the midst of a real-life murder case.

Publisher’s Weekly calls Shadow of Death “a sprightly debut”, it has received 4-star average ratings on Goodreads and Amazon,  and will likely please fans of Agatha Christie, M.C.Beaton, G.M Malliet and the Father Dowling TV mysteries.

Jane Willan is also a parish minister at the First Congregational Church of Paxton MA and lives in the church parsonage with her husband Don and their two rescue dogs, Magi and Moses. Before becoming an ordained pastor, Jane worked in Boston as a science editor, a freelance science writer, a teacher, and a brief stint in biological research at Harvard.

Jane Willan’s visit is co-sponsored by the Ashfield Congregational Church.

Current Library Exhibit:

 Bryant Liimatainen’s collection of Gunpla, model kits from Japan based on the machines from mobile suit gundam found in anime, manga or video games. The Gunpla on display are from random series which will show different styles of gundams.