August at the Library

Make Your Own Sundae Party for Kids!

Wednesday August 9, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate this year’s Library Summer Reading Program with a make your own sundae party at the Library! Ice cream will be generously donated by Ashfield Hardware Store.

Kids still have until August 30 to read complete their summer reading goals and fill in their summer reading logs. Completed logs turned into the library will be entered in our prize drawing. Prizes from previous years have included Big E tickets, passes to the the USS Constitution in Boston,  Yankee Candle kid’s hand casts and Friendly ice cream bookmarks.


Adult Summer Book Party!

Wednesday, August 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Why should kids have all the summer reading fun?! So this party is for adults to enjoy sharing with each other the great books YOU have read this summer!  Drinks and light savory and sweet treats will be provided.  If possible, bring your books with  you so folks can browse…maybe you will find a last favorite read of the summer.


Fax service now available at the Library!

The correct cost for the new fax service at the Library is $ 1.00/page, not $.10/page, as previously stated. Still a bargain and more convenient than Staples. Thanks to the Ashfield police department for donating the machine to the library.


Thank you…

To Laura and Nancy from Ashfield Hardware for the wonderful July display of items made by young people and sold at the Kids Market over the years!

To Arianna and Hetty for a successful and delicious Poet-tea at the Library!

To everyone for your patience during the repair of the library’s front steps!


New Selections at the Library

Youth Fiction and Fact

The Tapper Twins series by Geoff Rodkey (Humor/sibling rivalry)

Two Truths and a Lie: it’s Alive! By Ammi-Joan Paquette (Science)


The Birdwatcher by William Shaw (Mystery/England)

The Breakdown  by B.A. Paris (Psychological suspense)

The Child  by Fiona Barton (Psychological suspense)

The Confusion of Languages  by Siobhan Fallon (Friendship/Military wives/Middle East)

Dark Saturday  by Nicci French (Mystery)

Defectors  by Joseph Kanon (Political suspense)

The Devil’s Muse  by Bill Loehfelm (Mystery/New Orleans)

Down a Dark Road  by Linda Castillo (Amish Mystery)

A Game of Ghosts by John Connelly (Suspense)

House of Spies  by Daniel Silva (Political suspense)

Indian Summer by Marcia Willett (Romance)

The Late Show  by Michael Connelly (Suspense)

Less by Andrew Sean Greer (Humor/Adventure)

The Outer Cape  by Patrick Dacey (Family saga)

Quiet Until the Shaw  by Alexandra Fuller (Native American historical saga)

Santorini Caesars  by Jeffrey Siger (Mystery/Greece)

Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen by Hendrik Groen (Humor/Amsterdam)

The Third Nero by Lindsey Davis (Mystery/Ancient Rome)

Watch Me Disappear  by Janelle Brown (Psychological suspense)


Daring to Drive: a Saudi woman’s awakening by Manal Al-sharif  (Memoir)

A Grace Paley Reader: stories, essays and poetry

Hue 1968: a turning point of the American war in Vietnam  by Mark Bowden (History)

Hunger: a memoir of (my) body by Roxane Gay

The Longevity Plan: seven life-transforming lessons from ancient China by John D Day (Health)

Raven Rock: the story of the US Government’s secret plan to save itself–while the rest of us die by Garrett Graff (History)

Scraps, Wilt and Weeds: terning wasted food into plenty by Mads Refslund (Cooking)


Get Out (Jordan Peele)

Grantchester, Season 3 (BBC)

The Last Word (Shirley MacLaine)

The Magicians, Season 2  (Syfy)

Norman  (Richard Gere)

A Quiet Passion (Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson)

Their Finest  (Gemma Atherton, Bill Nighy)

Things To Come (Isabelle Huppert)

A United Kingdom (David Oyelowo & Rosamund Pike)

The Zookeeper’s Wife  (Jessica Chastain)