September at the Library

Storytime Returns for Families with Young Children

Thursdays and Saturdays,10:30 a.m.

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and movement activities.


Open Book Group Meeting at Belding Library

Monday, September 9, 4–6 p.m.

Book Selection: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

Drop by the Library to pick up a copy of the book.

Any questions, interest or suggestions, please email Victoria at


Author Visit! Monday, September 9, 6:30 p.m.

Meet Siegfried Haug, author of the Bad Sleep: a Key West mystery of pharmaceutical intrigue

Siegfried Haug, a retired marriage/family therapist and Insomnia specialist, is now mystery author. He has taught at various universities and lives with his wife in the hills of western Massachusetts. When it gets too cold, they escape to Key West. He is also the author of I Want to Sleep: Unlearning Insomnia.

On Monday, September 9th, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Haug will read from his new book,  Bad Sleep, a Key West mystery of pharmaceutical intrigue.The book, set in New England and Key West, involves murder, corporate intrigue, sleep drugs, a pesky author turned sleuth, his feisty, geriatric Aunt Rosie and a large international cast of characters. The book is available at Belding Library and through the CW Mars catalog.


Meet President James Madison at the Library on

Wednesday, September 18, 7 p.m.

The reason we study our country’s founders is to understand their circumstances, their concerns, and their decisions. Then, using what we have learned, we make better decisions going forward. In portraying James Madison at Belding Library on the evening of Wednesday, September 18, Bil Lewis wants to provoke comprehension and compassion in the audience. He hopes you will leave asking about how power is distributed in society today, what role money plays, and how dead slavery is or isn’t. Lewis/Madison hopes that you will wonder how things would be if this or that fundamental decision had been made differently.

Bil Lewis is a computer scientist who has taught at Stanford and Tufts Universities. He is also a returned Peace Corps volunteer who taught high school in Kenya and later in the U.S. He is a past District Governor for Toastmasters, a small businessman, and an Eagle Scout.

Bil has presented as James Madison in many settings, including the National Archives, the Shirley-Eustis House, the offices of Congress, and the Massachusetts Statehouse. He has presented formal courses to numerous high school and college classes, along with dozens of civic clubs.


Library Exhibit:

Eamon Flannelly’s HESS Trucks!