August Free Events at the Library

Ashfield Local Heroes ~ Wednesdays, 2:30-4 pm ~

*August 5:  Michael Hulburt, Juggler

*August 12:  Ted Murray, Bee-keeper


E-Book Reader Workshops for Adults ~

    *Monday, August 31 —  3-5 pm

    *Wednesday, September 2 — 7-9 pm


Library Exhibits: Laundering, Mending and Stitching items

     from the collection of Katherine Fait Bakey

Visit our Paperback Book Swap. Open during library hours, donations welcome!


Be a Reading Hero  — Remember to turn in your Summer Reading Logs!

To all families participating in the Summer Reading Program, please make sure to turn in your summer reading logs by August 31 in order to be entered in the end-of-the-summer prize drawings! Fun surprise prizes! And please let us know your favorite summer books for our 2015 Ashfield Kids Favorite Summer Booklist!


Do you want to learn how to Download E-Books?

The Library will be offering a free workshop to answer all your questions on downloading and reading E-Books! The workshop will be offered twice — on Monday August 31 from 3-5 pm and again on Wednesday September 2 from 7-9 pm. Please call 628-4414, email or drop by the Library during open hours to sign up for either of the workshops.


Still Got Classics?!

The Library is expanding and updating our well-used Classics collection and we need your help. We would like to replace many tattered and crumbling volumes by authors such as Charles Dickens, George Eliot, William Faulkner, Sinclair Lewis, Ernest Hemingway and Virginia Woolf.  Please drop by the library to see a complete list of classic titles we need. The library would especially appreciate hardcover books in good condition.  Thank you!

New Selections at the Library


The Fixer by Joseph Finder (Suspense)

Charlie Martz and other stories by Elmore Leonard (Previously unpublished stories)

Deadly Election by Lindsay Davis (Mystery/Ancient Rome)

Death in Brittany by Jean-Luc Bannalec (Mystery/France)

Devil’s Harbor by Alex Gilly (Suspense)

Down Among the Dead Men by Peter Lovesey (Peter Diamond mystery)

The English Spy by Daniel Silva (Political suspense)

Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera (Literary fiction/Czech-French)

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee (Atticus Finch is back…)

The Gods of Tango by Carolina de Robertis (Latin American novel full of music/dance)

The Meursault Investigation by Daoud Kamel (Literary fiction…re-imagines Camus’ The Stranger)

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman ( Whimsical Swedish tale)

The Naked Eye by Iris Johansen (Suspense)

Nemesis by Catherine Coulter (Suspense)

The Precipice by Paul Doiron (Mystery/Maine wilderness)

Signal by Patrick Lee (Suspense)

Summer Secrets by Jane Green (Family drama)

Superfluous Women by Carola Dunn (Daisy Dalrymple Mystery)



May I Sit With You: A Simple Approach to Meditation by Tom Catton

The Goddess Pose: the Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman who helped bring Yoga to the West by Michelle Goldberg

The Handy Nutrition Answer Book  by Patricia Barnes-Svarney

The Hirschfeld Century by Al Hirschfeld  (Graphics retrospective)

How to Make a Movie in Ten Easy Lessons by Robert Blofield (for ages 10-17)

Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham by Emily Bingham

Manga Crash Course by Mina Petrovic (Drawing Instruction)

The Pawnbroker’s Daughter by Maxine Kumin (Memoir)

Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship by Robert Kurson



Butter (Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde)

Clouds of Sils Maria (Juliette Binoche)

Danny Collins (Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner)

House of Cards, Season 3 (Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright)

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Series 1 & 2  

Poldark, Season 1 (BBC, 2015)

Rich Hill  (Documentary on America’s rural poverty)

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel  (Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Richard Gere)

Woman In Gold  (Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds)

Martha Cohen

Library Director