August at the Library

Summer Reading Program for Children: Libraries Rock! Wednesdays, 3–4 pm

August 8:  

Accordion music with Jean Cherdack

August 15:

Summer Party with Make-your-own Sundaes and a Sing-A-Long led by folks from the Ashfield Community Band!

Bring your Completed Reading Logs back anytime between August 1 and August 31…and get an ice cream coupon, a book and a raffle entry! 


Summer Reading Program for Adults: Reading Bingo Party ~ Wednesday, August 29, @ 7 pm

Hope you are all reading (and listening to) books to complete at least four boxes on your Library Rocks Summer Reading BINGO sheets. Everyone who participates will be treated to a wine, cheese and chocolate party on Wednesday evening, August 29 at 7pm! Keep track of what you read so you can share with friends and neighbors! It is not too late to drop by the Library and pick up your Summer Reading Bingo sheet! Special Summer Exhibit: Music in Ashfield The Library is still accepting additions to the special exhibit, running until the end of August, on music in Ashfield. We want something of YOURS for the exhibit! We welcome anything music-related — instruments, posters, concert souvenirs, etc. — that you are willing to display. Please drop off items anytime for the summer display.

New Selections at the Library

Youth Fact and Fiction

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh (Asian folk tales) The Griffin’s Feather by Cornelia Funke (Dragon Rider #2) The Lost Continent by Tui Sutherland (Wings of Fire #11) The Unicorn Rescue Society, Books 1 & 2 by  Adam Gidwitz (Fantasy) The Dinosaur Expert by Margaret McNamara (Picture book) A Farm for Maisie and Alpaca Lunch by Jennifer Churchman (Picture books) Ocean Meets Sky by Terry Fan (Picture book) Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner (Picture book) The Sandcastle That Lola Built by Megan Maynor (Picture book) We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan Higgins (Picture book)


All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffen (Family drama) Aunt Dimity and the King’s Ransom (Mystery series #23) Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky (Family drama) Believe Me by J.P. Delaney (Psychological suspense) Clock Dance by Anne Tyler (Family drama) Corpse at the Crystal Palace by Carola Dunn (Mystery/Daisy Dalyrimple #23) Day of the Dead by Nicci French (Suspense/Frieda Klein #8) Death of a Novice by Cora Harrison (Mystery/Reverend Mother #5) A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo (Amish mystery/Kate Burkholder #10) Ghosted by Rosie Walsh (Romantic suspense) Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott (Psychological suspense) The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai (Family saga) Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer (Mystery/Obama Biden #1) How to Keep a Secret by Sarah Morgan (Romance) The Last Thing I Told You by Emily Arsenault (Psychological suspense) A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay (Psychological suspense) Only to Sleep by Lawrence Osborne (Mystery/Philip Marlowe) The Other Woman by Daniel Silva (Political suspense/Gabriel Allon #18) Pandora’s Boy by Lindsay Davis (Mystery/Ancient Rome/Flavia Albia #6) The Romanov Empress by CW Gortner (Historical fiction) Safe Houses by Dan Fesperman (Political suspense) Salt Lane by William Shaw (British mystery) Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman (Psychological suspense) Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (Fantasy) Stay Hidden by Paul Doiron (Mystery/Mike Bowditch #9) A Steep Price by Robert Dugoni (Mystery/Tracy Crosswhite #6) Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams (Romance)


Animal Tales: fables of fur, feather and fang by Laurence Sheehan (Delightful local stories!) The Cost of Living: a working autobiography by Deborah Levy   Old in Art School: a memoir of starting over by Nell Painter Our Towns: a 100,000-mile journey into the heart of America  by James Fallows New Poets of Native Nations editedby Heid Erdrich Saladish: a crunchier, grainier, herbier, heartier, tastier way with vegetables by Ilene Rosen Spying on Whales: the past, present and future of Earth’s most awesome creatures by Nick Pyenson


Chappaquiddick (Ted Kennedy Bio-drama) The Death of Stalin: a comedy of terrors  (political satire) Disobedience (Rachel Weisz & Rachel McAdams) Endeavour, Season 5 (BBC) Leisure Seeker (Helen Mirren & Donald Sutherland) Love, Simon (Gay coming-of-age tale) Ready Player One (Sci-fi dir. by Stephen Spielberg) Red Sparrow (Thriller w/Jennifer Lawrence)