January at the Library

Storytime for Families with Young Children

Saturdays,10:30 a.m.

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and movement activities.

Children’s Play Group. Two Meeting Times!

Mondays 3–4:30 p.m.
Game Play: school-age kids
Fridays 9:30–11 a.m.
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 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-aged 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.)

Ukulele Strum-a-long with Dan Frank

Every Monday evening, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

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.

Open Book Group Meeting

Monday, January 6, 4–6 p.m.

Poetry Sharing: Bring Five Poems to Read to the Group

A variety of poetry collections are available at the Library.

Any questions, interest or suggestions, please email Victoria at vkworth@gmail.com


New Selections at the Library

Youth Fact and Fiction

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Toni Adeyemi (Teen Fantasy/Legacy of Orisha #2)

Dog Driven by Terry Lynn Johnson (Arctic Adventure)

Queen of Nothing by Holly Black (Teen Fantasy/Fol of the Air #3)

Dog Man 8: Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey

The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle by Shannon Hale (#7)


All That is Bright and Gone by Eliza Nellums (Suspense)

The Ambassador’s Daughter by Pam Jenoff (Historical romance)

Bryant & May: the Lonely Hour by Christopher Fowler (Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery #16)

The Case of the Wandering Scholar by Kate Saunders (Laetitia Rodd Mystery #2)

Firewatching by Thomas Russ (Suspense)

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo (Literary/social drama)

The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey (Historical romance)

Lady Takes the Case by Eliza Casey (Mystery)

A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh (Suspense/New Zealand)

Meg & Jo by Virginia Kantra (Family drama)

Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens (Historical mystery)

Older Brother by Mahir Guven (Political family drama/France)

The Peppermint Tea Chronicles by Alexander McCall Smith (Scotland St #14)

Robert B. Parker’s Angel Eyes by Ace Atkins (Mystery/Spencer #48)

A Small Town by Thomas Perry (Suspense)

The Story of a Goat by Perumalmurugan (Modern fable/India)

A Tall History of Sugar by Curdella Forbes (Historical romance/CD AUDIO)

This is Happiness by Niall Williams (Irish saga)

Under Occupation by Alan Furst (Historical drama/WWII)

Winter Grave by Helene Tursten (Mystery/Sweden)

Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters (Romance)


The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 recipes to live to 100 by Dan Buettner

Family Lexicon by Natalia Ginsberg (Memoir/Italy, WWII)

Fix It with Food: more than 125 recipes to address autoimmune issues and inflammation by Michael Syman

The History of Philosophy by A.C. Grayling

Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir and me, a memoir by Dierdre Bair 

The Weaving Explorer: ingenious techniques, accessible tools and creative projects with yarn, paper, wire and more by Deborah Jarchow

The Yellow House by Sarah Broom (Memoir/New Orleans)


Abominable (Animation)

Doc Martin, Season 9 (BBC)

Downton Abbey, the movie 

Game of Thrones, Season 8

If the Dancer Dances (Documentary)

Liyana (Documentary & Animation)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Leonardo diCaprio & Brad Pitt)

Peanut Butter Falcon (Adventure/Comedy)

Turtle Odyssey: Bunji’s Big Adventure (Marine Documentary/Russell Crowe)