December Free Events at the Library

Saturday Storytime for Families with Young Children

Weekly Storytime on Saturdays, December 3, 10, and 17 at 10:30 a.m.

No Storytime on December 24 (Christmas Eve) or December 31 (New Year’s Eve)

Library Exhibits

            Antique Inkwells belonging to Nicole Romer’s family

            Selected Ashfield History Documents

Thank you…

to the Friends of the Belding Library for funding the installation of an automatic door opener at the Library’s back entrance.

to Bob Markey for donating time and energy to build and install our beautiful new magazine shelves.

to Ed Branson for resurrecting our sign designating a Disabled Parking Space in the Library parking lot.

New Selections at the Library

Youth Fiction

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down: by Jeff Kinney

Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Fantasy)

Merrow by Ananda Braxton-Smith (Fantasy)

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Teen drama)

Dork Diaries #11: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy By Rachel Russell


The Biggest Smallest Christmas Present by Harriet Muncaster (Picture Book)

The Christmas Boot by Lisa Wheeler (Picture Book)

A Hanukkah with Mazel by Joel Edward Stein (Picture Book)

Maple & Willow’s Christmas Tree by Lori Nichols ( Picture Book)

Presents Through the Window by Taro Gomi (Picture Book)



The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin (Literary/Political drama)

Chaos by Patricia Cornwell (Mystery/Suspense)

The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer (Suspense — no vampires!)

Conclave by Robert Harris (Political drama @ the Vatican)

Death Among Rubies R.J.Koreto (Historical mystery)

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien (Psychological/Political drama/China)

Faithful by Alice Hoffman (Psychological drama)

The Fall Guy by James Lasdun (Suspense)

The Hermit by Thomas Rydahl (Suspense/Denmark)

I’ll Take You There by Wally Lamb (Family saga/Baby Boomer culture)

Livia Lone by Barry Eisler (Suspense)

The Mighty Currawongs by Brian Doyle (Short stories)

Moonglow by Michael Chabon (Family/Historical saga)

Night School by Lee Child (Suspense)

No Man’s Land by David Baldacci (Suspense)

No Witness But the Moon by Suzanne Chazin (Mystery)

The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky (Psychological drama)

Swing Time by Zadie Smith (Literary saga)

This Was a Man by Jeffrey Archer (Clifton Chronicles Finale)

Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich (Mystery)

Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt (Mystery)

The Whistler by John Grisham (Legal drama)

The Wrong Side of Good-bye by Michael Connolly (Suspense)



American Philosophy: a love story by John Kaag

Born a Crime: stories of a South African childhood by Trevor Noah (Memoir/Humor)

Frantumaglia: a writer’s journey by Elena Ferrante (Letters/Essays)

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben (Natural History)

Lucky Peach Presents Power Vegetables! By Peter Meehan (Cooking)

The Moth Snowstorm: nature and joy by Michael McCarthy (Natural History)

Ray & Joan: the man who made the McDonalds fortune and the woman who gave it all away by Lisa Napoli (Biography)

Victoria the Queen: an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire by Julia Baird



Agatha Raisin: Series One (Acorn)

Better Call Saul: Season Two (Bob Odenkirk)

Finding Dory (Animation)

Game of Thrones: the Sixth Season

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Sam Neil/New Zealand)

Legend of Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgard)

Poldark: Season Two (PBS/Aidan Turner)