Storytime for Families with Young Children
Saturdays 10:30–11:15 am
Note: no storytime on February 22
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and movement activities.
Children’s Play Group. Two Meeting Times!
Mondays 3–4:30 pm
Game Play: school-age kids
Fridays 9:30–11 am
Play Group: toddlers/young kids
Belding Library welcomes the return of Ashfield’s Play Group! Activities will vary based on attendance and the group’s needs. The group will meet in the downstairs community room or outside on the library back lawn, as weather and interest allow. Provided are light healthy snacks for kids, water and tea/coffee for adults.
On Mondays, join in some game play after school for elementary-age kids, siblings and their caregivers. Bring your favorite games, check out what we have or create your own games.
On Fridays, toddlers, young children, siblings and their caregivers can enjoy fun, developmentally guided exploration and free play with friends. (Note: the library is not open on Friday, so please enter through the rear door to the building.)
Saturday February 22, 11am–12:30pm
The Lego Lady returns to Ashfield! Come play with a mountain of legos. Open to ages 5 and up. (3 and up if accompanied by a parent.)
Ukulele Strum-a-long with Dan Frank
Mondays 6:30–7:30 pm
Join friends and neighbors for a free weekly ukulele strum-a-long with musician Dan Frank. Music, ukuleles and guidance will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own instruments.
Sunday February 2, 2–4 pm
Meets every first Saturday, sponsored by the Straw Dogs Writers Guild. Featured writer: Alice Barret. The featured writer reads recent work and describes the journey to publication, followed by questions and answers. Then the floor opens to other writers, who can read for five minutes each.
Open Book Group
Monday February 3, 4–6 pm
Book Selection: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Copies are available at the Library.
Any questions, interest or suggestions, please email Victoria at email@example.com
Jenny and Peter Wildermuth chronicled the restoration of their historical house on Spruce Corner in the January issue of the Ashfield Times. This month, they’re showcasing their unusual finds of objects around the property.
at the Library
Youth Fact and Fiction
19 Love Songs — David Levithan (teen fiction)
Just Breathe — Cammie McGovern (teen fiction)
All The Days Past, All the Days to Come — Mildred Taylor (teen fiction)
Woven in Moonlight — Isabel Ibañez (teen fiction)
This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work — Tiffany Jewel (a young adult’s guide to activism)
Sunnyside Plaza — Scott Simons (middle grade fiction)
Freedom Soup — Tami Charles (picture book)
Here and now — Julia Denos (picture book)
Grumpy monkey — Suzanne Lang (picture book)
Not a Bean — Claudia Guadalupe Martinez (picture book)
A Long Petal of the Sea — Isabel Allende
Lady Clementine — Marie Benedict
The Other End of the Line — Andrea Camilleri
Girl, Woman, Other — Bernadine Evaristo
House on Fire — Joseph Finder
Family Lexicon — Natalia Ginzburg
The Glittering House — Iona Grey
Under Nushagak Bluff — Mia Heavener
Little Gods — Meng Jin
All That’s Bright and Gone — Eliza Nellums
The Wild One — Nicholas Petrie
Topics of Conversation — Miranda Popkey
Such a Fun Age — Kiley Reid
Many Rivers to Cross — Peter Robinson
All the Ways we Said Goodbye: a novel of the Ritz Paris — Beatriz Williams
In the Dream House — Carmen Maria Machado
One Long River of Song — Brian Doyle
The Blue Zones Kitchen — Dan Buettner
What’s Your Pronoun?: Beyond He & She — Dennis Baron
The Montessori Toddler: a parent’s guide to raising a curious and responsible human — Simone Davies
Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope — Howard Axelrod
The History of Philosophy — A.C. Grayling
The Terror — Season 1
A Place to Call Home — Season 4
Killing Eve — Seasons 1&2
The Good Wife — Season 1–5
Big Little Lies — Season 2