Free Events at the Library

On Being Ill: A Conversation About

the Experience of Caregiving and Illness

Wednesday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m.

You are invited to a Wednesday evening conversation about the experience of caregiving and illness,  with readings from Virginia Woolf’sOn Being Illand  Notes from Sick Rooms by Julia Stephen, Woolf’s mother. Readers will feature Ashfield residents Jane Lund, Kim Mancuso, Julie Orfirer, Susannah Lee and Paris Press director Jan Freeman.

Books will be available to purchase. To order On Being Ill with Notes from Sick Rooms  go   This event is sponsored by Paris Press, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Schocken Family Foundation.

Join the 2017 Summer Reading program: Build a Better World!

Drop by on (or after) Saturday June 24  to sign up and pick up your reading log, bookmark, small treats and special summer events flyer.


Summer Fun Programs for Children: Wednesdays, 3-4 pm

June 28:   Build-A-Pizza with Country Pie

July 5:    Help A Pet with Esther Coler

July 12:    Weave Recycled Materials with Helene Uprichard

July 19:     Free-form Building with Karen Sullivan

July 26:     Create a Fort or Playhouse with Mary Monohon

August 2:   Kids Can Make a Difference with MA Senator Adam Hinds

August 9:   Summer Party with Make-your-own sundaes


Library Exhibits:

Hand Made in Ashfield: Special Summer Exhibit

Bring something YOU have made to the Library and join our special exhibit! Professionals and amateurs, folks of all ages, any types of art or handicraft welcome!!