May Free Events at the Library

Storytime for Families with Young Children:
Saturday, May 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m.

*No Storytime on Saturday May 7 ~ Annual Town Meeting Day*


Soup & Syrian Fiction Book Group Meeting:
Saturday, June 11 (changed from May 28)  at 1:00 p.m.

This book group, which meets once a month at the Library, reads and discusses short fiction by contemporary Syrian writers.  Different soups from the cookbook Soup For Syria, published by Interlink in Northampton, will be served at the book group meetings.

The June meeting will be at the home of Lou and John Ratte — please contact the Library for more information.

The featured book for June 11 will be In Praise of Hatred by Khaled Khalifa, the story of a young Muslim woman who must choose whether to remain in the protection of her secluded life or to join the fight for her religion, nation, and beliefs. The novel, though banned in Syria, was named a finalist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.

Khalifa, winner of the 2013 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, was born in 1964 and lives in Damascus.

Copies of the books are available at Belding Library and through CWMars.


Library Exhibits:

Ramon Sears’ collection of late 1800 & 1900′s medicines and utensils used to treat human and animal ailments.

Clay sculptures made by Sanderson Academy art students

Paintings by Mohawk Regional art students