July at the Library

Summer Reading Program for Children: Libraries Rock! Wednesdays, 3-4 pm

July 11:   Make Musical  Instruments with Esther Coler

July 18:   Explore Music from India with Lui Collins & Bob Markey

July 25:   It’s a Dance Party with DJ Peter Wildermuth!

August 1:   Strum and Drum with Isabella DeHerdt

August 8:   Accordion music with Jean Cherdack

August 15: Summer Party with make-your-own sundaes  and a Sing-A-Long led by folks from the Ashfield Community Band!

Summer Reading Program for Adults:

Reading Bingo!

This summer, the Library will also sponsor a reading program for adults, encouraging grown-up folks to read at least four books during June, July and August. Everyone who participates will be treated to a wine, cheese and chocolates party at the end of the summer, where you can share all your favorite books with friends and neighbors! So drop by the Library anytime to pick up your Summer Reading Bingo sheet!

Special Summer Exhibit: Music in Ashfield

In conjunction with the “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading theme, the Library will host a special exhibit from June to August on music in Ashfield. We want something of YOURS for the exhibit! We welcome anything music-related — instruments, posters, concert souvenirs, etc. that you are willing to display. Please drop off items anytime for the summer display!

New Selections at the Library

Youth Fact and Fiction

DIY Circus Lab for Kids: a family-friendly guide for juggling, balancing, clowning and show-making by Jackie Leigh Davis

Mason Jar Science: 40 slimy, squishy, super-cool experiments by Jonathan Adolph

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir (Teen/Ember in the Ashes #3)

Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh (Teen/Fantasy)

Supergirl: being super by Mariko Tamaki (Teen/Graphic)

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard (Teen/Red Queen fantasy series #4)

The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle by Christina Uss

The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell (Graphic)

Endling: the last by Katherine Applegate  (Fantasy)


Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris (Psychological suspense)

The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths (Mystery/Ruth Galloway #10)

Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware (Suspense)

Exit Strategy by Charlton Pettus (Suspense)

In the Distance with You by Carla Guelfenbein (Literary suspense/Chile)

Island of the Mad by Laurie King (Mystery/Mary Russell #11)

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (Romance)

Kudos by Rachel Cusk (Outline trilogy #3)

Murder on the Left Bank by Cara Black (Mystery/Aimee Leduc #18)

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand (Mystery/Nantucket)

The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson (Suspense)

Property: storie between two novellas by Lionel Shriver

The Shadow Killer by Arnaldur Indridason (Mystery/Iceland, WWII)

The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton (Wilderness survival/Australia)

A Taste for Vengeance by Martin Walker (Mystery/Bruno #11)

There, There by Tommy Orange (Native American life/Oakland CA)

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman (Hockey/Sweden/Beartown #2)

The Woman in the Woods by John Connelly (Suspense/Charlie Parker #12)

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz (Mystery)



Barracoon: The story of the last “black cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston

Calypso by David Sedaris (Personal essays)

Fresh India: 130 quick, easy and delicious vegetarian recipes for every day by Meera Sodha

Insane: America’s criminal treatment of mental illness by Alisa Roth

Life in the Garden  by Penelope Lively

Reporter: a memoir by Seymour Hersh

Tip of the Iceberg: my 3,000 mile journey around wild Alaska by Mark Adams

War on Peace: the end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence by Ronan Farrow


Annihilation (Natalie Portman)

A Wrinkle in Time (Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey & )