January Free Events at the Library

Storytimes for Families with Young Children: Saturday, January 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Special Preschool-Age Program: Animals in Winter: Saturday, January 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Pam Snow will present a special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Sprouts storytime and workshop for young children about how different animals survive in our snowy winters. Come share stories, hand puppet activities, learning and fun!  STEM Sprouts workshops are free and sponsored by Mohawk Trail Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE)  Engaging Preschool Families in Hands-On Science Explorations.

Soup & Syrian Fiction Book Group Meeting: Saturday, January 30, 1:00 p.m.

A new book group has formed to read and discuss short fiction by Syrian women writers. The group will meet once a month at the Library from January to May. Different soups from the cookbook Soup For Syria, published by Interlink in Northampton, will be served at the Book Group meetings. The first meeting will be on Saturday January 30 at 1:00 p.m. and the book that will be discussed is A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution by Samir Yazbek. Yazbek is a journalist who was awarded the PEN/Pinter International Writer of Courage Award in 2012, which is given to “an author of outstanding literary merit who casts an ‘unflinching’ eye on the world”. Copies of the book can be obtained through CWMars and are available at Belding Library.

Library Exhibit:  Winter Haiku by Mary Mosley


New Selections at the Library

Youth Fiction/Nonfiction

City of Thirst (Map of Everything, Book 2)  by Carrie Ryan

Everything Vikings (National Geographic)

Ms. Marvel 4 by Willow Wilson

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Whippoorwill by Joseph Monninger



Blood, Salt and Water by Denise Mina (Mystery)

The Bone Labyrinth by James Rollins (Suspense)

Bryant & May and the Burning Man  by Christopher Fowler (Mystery)

Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Suspense)

Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves (British Mystery)

House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke (Historical/Adventure)

Tightrope by Simon Mawer (WWII Historical fiction)

The Treacherous Net by Helene Tursten (Swedish Mystery)

Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich (Mystery)



Arm Knitting  by Amanda Bassetti (Crafting)

Gratitude by Oliver Sacks  (Essays)

The Hidden Half of Nature by David Montgomery (Science)

Soup For Syria: Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity by Barbara Abdeni



Ant-Man  (Marvel comics w/Paul Rudd)

Doc Martin: Season 7

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.  (Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer)

Max (Family movie about ex-military dog)

Minions  (Pixar Animation)

Restless (British spy thriller)

Trainwreck (Amy Schumer)