February at the Library


Saturday Storytime for Families with Young Children

Weekly Storytime on Saturdays, February 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Library Exhibits

Beloved Objects: a Community Exhibit

Please bring something from home that you love to the library to share with the community; all objects will be kept safely in the display case!

Charles Eliot Norton—Books and pamphlets

Thank you…

To the Friends of the Belding Library for funding an expansion of our Books on CD collection.

To Buz Eisenberg for building a wonderful set of shelves in the basement for book sale storage.

Volunteers Needed…

To design and coordinate a reading group and discussion in Ashfield that is centered on Henry David Thoreau’s Walden and Civil Disobedience, in honor of the Thoreau Bicentennial sponsored by The Walden Woods Project in Lincoln MA.

To read stories to toddlers on Saturday mornings at the Library.

To help coordinate the Children’s Summer Reading Program; this year’s theme is “Build a Better World”


New Selections at the Library

Youth Fiction and Fact

The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud (Lockwood & Co mystery, Bk 4)

Guinness Book of World Records 2017

Moon Chosen by P.C.Cast (Teen Fantasy)

Talons of Power by Tui Sutherland (Wings of Fire, Bk 9)

Word of Mouse by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein (Humor/Adventure)


The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (Fantasy/Russia)

Burning Bright: a Peter Ash novel by Nick Petrie (Suspense)

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay (Short stories)

The Dry by Jane Harper (Mystery/Australia)

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran (Contemporary fiction/Mexico & US)

The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz (Suspense)

The Old Man by Thomas Perry (Suspense)

Piano Tide by Kathleen Moore (Environmental fiction/Alaska)

Ring of Fire by Brad Taylor (Political Suspense)

A Rustle of Silk by Alys Clare (Mystery/17th century England)

The Second Mrs Hockaday by Susan Rivers (Historical fiction)

The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian (Suspense)

Transit by Rachel Cusk (Psychological fiction)


Collected Poems: 1974–2004 by Rita Dove

Expect Great Things: the Life and Search of Henry David Thoreau by Kevin Dann

The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston (History/Central America)

The Wisdom of the Middle Ages by Michael Kellogg (Critical History)


Bridget Jones’s Baby (Renee Zellweger & Colin Firth)

Captain Fantastic (Viggo Mortensen)

Don’t Think Twice (Ensemble Comedy)

The Dressmaker (Kate Winslet/Liam Hemsworth)

Equity (Anna Gunn; story about women on Wall Street)

Little Men (Greg Kinnear & Jennifer Ehle; Indie film)

A Man Called Ove (Swedish book adaptation)

Pete’s Dragon (2016 version)

Poirot (BBC Agatha Christie series, vol.13)

Shetland, Season 3 (BBC/Scotland)

Southside with You (Bio-drama envisioning Barack & Michelle’s first date)

Sully (Tom Hanks)