May at the Library

Saturday Storytime for Families with Young Children

May  4, 11*, 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.

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

*Yoga Storytime May 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Kids Yoga Storytime with Ms Sue continues this month at the Library. Mindful Movement with Ms Sue helps young ones learn the importance of connecting their mind, breath and body. A fun way to discover Your Own Great Adventure (YOGA) with stories and yoga poses. Sponsored by the Friends of the Belding Library.

Infant/Toddler/Preschool Playgroup

Wednesdays 2–3:45 p.m. and Saturdays 11:15–12:15 p.m. Families and caregivers with infants, toddlers and preschool children are welcome to join our playgroup in the community room at Belding Library on most Wednesdays from 2–3:45 p.m. and Saturdays at 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. The playgroup is run by parents and caregivers and the idea is to follow the children’s lead for play, with table toys, dress up, building, and creative materials supplied and available. A light snack on Wednesdays and coffee, tea, and water available both days. We will change as needs do — so please share your ideas and invite your friends! Group leaders are Elizabeth and Jenny. More info:

An Evening Poetry Reading with Elizabeth Maxey

Wednesday May 15 at 7 p.m.

Libby Maxey, a poet who lives in Conway MA, will read from Kairos,her first chapbook, which won the 2018 New Women’s Voices contest and is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Her formal poetry draws on nature, history, mythology and hilltown life. Libby Maxey has a BA in English from Whitman College and an MA in medieval studies from Cornell University. She is a senior editor with the online journal Literary Mama, and she also does editorial work for Amherst College. She reviews poetry for The Mom Egg Review and Solstice, and her own poems have appeared in many journals. Her nonliterary activities include singing classical repertoire and mothering two sons.

Open Book Group Meeting at Belding Library

Monday, May 13, 4–6 p.m.

Book Selection: Complete Poems of Elizabeth Bishop Contact the library to reserve a copy of the book. Any questions, interest or suggestions, please email Victoria at

New Selections at the Library

Youth Fact and Fiction

Science Comics: Rockets– defying gravity by Anne Drozd Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord (Family life/growing up) Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid by Jeff Kinney (Humor/Adventure) Dog Diaries by James Patterson (Humor/Adventure) The Crayon Man by Natascha Biebow (Picture Book) Felipe and Claudette by Mark Teague (Picture Book) Just Like Rube Goldberg by Sarah Aronson (Picture Book) Otto and Pio by Marianne Dubuc(Picture Book) Raise Your Hand by Alice Paul Tapper (Picture Book) When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie Deenihan  (Picture Book)


Afternoon of a Faun by James Lasdun (Psychological drama) American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear (Mystery; Maisie Dobbs #15) The Better Sister by Alafair Burke (Suspense) Bluff by Jane Stanton Hitchcock (Mystery) The Cliff House by RaeAnne Thayne (Romance) Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith (Mystery, Swedish-style) The Eighth Sister by Robert Dugoni (Political suspense) Feast Your Eyes by Myla Goldberg (Historical saga) The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves (Romance) The Gulf by Belle Boggs (Literary fiction) The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick (Family drama) Lost and Wanted by Nell Freudenberger (Literary fiction) Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly (Historical suspense) Machines Like Me: and people like you by Ian McEwan (Sci-fi suspense) The Missing Corpse by Jean Luc Bannalec (Mystery/France; Georges Dupin #4) Neon Prey by John Sandford (Suspense) Normal People by Sally Rooney (Literary fiction/Ireland) Redemption by David Baldacci (Suspense) Swimming for Sunlight by Allie Larkin (Romance) The Tale Teller by Anne Hillerman (Mystery; Chee Leaphorn and Manuelito #5) Women Talking by Miriam Toews (Psychological drama)


The Accidental Veterinarian: tales from a pet practice by Philipp Schott Autumn Light: season of fire and farewells  by Pico Iyer (Memoir) Cultivating the Designer’s Mind: principles and process for coherent landscape design by Ashfield authors Walt Cudnohufsky and Mollie Babize! Everything in its Place: first loves and lost tales by Oliver Sacks Falter: has the human game begun to play itself out? by Bill McKibben The Kripalu Kitchen: nourishing food for body and soul by Jeremy Rock Smith Landscape Painting Now: from pop abstraction to  new romanticism edited by Todd Bradway Losing Earth: a recent history by Nathaniel Rich Nanaville: adventures in grandparenting by Anna Quindlen Save Me the Plums: my Gourmet memoir by Ruth Reichl Say Nothing: a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe A Season on the Wind: inside the world of spring migration by Kenn Kaufman Solid Seasons: the friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson by Jeffrey Cramer Stony the Road: Reconstruction, white supremacy and the rise of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates


Aquaman (Jason Momoa & Amber Heard) At Eternity’s Gate (Willem Dafoe as Vincent Van Gogh)) The Good Fight, Seasons 1 & 2 (Legal drama, spinoff of The Good Wife)) Holmes and Watson (Comedy w/Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly) If Beale Street Could Talk (based on the James Baldwin novel) Longmire ~ the complete series, Seasons 1-6 On the Basis of Sex (Felicity Jones as  Ruth Bader Ginsburg) A Place to Call Home, Season 6 (Final season) Vice (Christian Bale as Dick Cheney; w/Amy Adams & Steve Carell)) Victoria, Season 3 (PBS)