November at the Library

Storytime for Families with Young Children

Saturdays,10:30 a.m.

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

Play Group Starting Again — New 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 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.)

Open Book Group Meeting

Monday, November 4, 4–6 p.m.

Book Selection: Fathers and Children by Ivan Turgenev

Drop by the Library to pick up a copy of the book.

Any questions, interest or suggestions, please email Victoria at

Winter Wellness Workshop
with Heather Jacobson-Hardy

Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.

There are many herbs and spices that are essential for maintaining a healthy immune system during the winter. Join Hannah Jacobson-Hardy, holistic health coach and community herbalist of Sweet Birch Herbals, to learn simple ways to integrate herbs, spices, teas, and mushrooms into your kitchen to support your body during the cold winter months. In this workshop we will have demonstrations of brewing tasty teas and syrups that strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation in the body, and naturally fight unwanted bacteria.

There will be taste tests, handouts, and recipes. FREE!

Ukulele Strum-a-long with Dan Frank

Every Monday evening, starting November 18, 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.

Hatha Yoga with Hillary

Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Thursdays 6:15–7:15 p.m.

People of all ages and all levels are welcome to join these drop-in sessions. Free, donations welcome. Please bring a mat, if possible. Classes run until Tuesday, November 26th.

Hillary will also be offering two evening Laughing Yoga sessions during the month of November. Please contact the library for details.


New Selections at the Library

Youth Fact and Fiction

 Fireborne by Rosaria Munda (Teen Fantasy)

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys (Teen historical drama)

Rebel by Marie Lu (Teen Sci Fi; Legend #4)

The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman (Teen Fantasy; Book of Dust #2)

Alien Superstar by Henry Winkler (Humor/Adventure)

The Great Brain Robbery by P.G.Bell (Fantasy; Train to Impossible Places #2)

Knock Three Times by Cressida Cowell (Fantasy; Wizards of Once #3)

Roll With It by Jamie Sumner (Realistic family drama)

Star Wars Creatures Big & Small by Calliope Glass (Sci Fi)

A Tale of Magic by Chris Colfer (Fantasy)

The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill (Fantasy/Graphic)


 Agent Running in the Field by John LeCarre (Suspense)

A Bitter Feast by Deborah Crombie (Mystery/ Kincaid & James #18)

Bloody Genius by John Sandford (Suspense/ Virgil Flowers #12)

A Book of Bones by John Connelly (Mystery/Charlie Parker #17)

Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi (Historical drama/Oman)

Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris (Historical drama/WWII)

A Cruel Deception by Charles Todd (Historical mystery/Bess Crawford #11)

The Deserter by Nelson DeMille (Military suspense)

A Distance Too Grand by Regina Scott (Historical romance)

Frankissstein: a love story by Jeannette Winterson (Literary science fiction)

Girl by Edna O’Brien (Fictional portrayal/Boko Haram kidnapping)

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes (Historical romance)

Grand Union by Zadie Smith (Short stories)

The Guardians by John Grisham (Legal suspense)

The Institute by Stephen King (Horror)

The Night Fire by Michael Connelly (Suspense/Bosch & Ballard #3)

Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout (Sequel to Olive Kitteridge)

A Pure Heart by Rajia Hassib (Family drama/Egypt)

Sarah Jane by James Sallis (Mystery)

The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen (Romantic suspense)

Strangers at the Gate by Catriona McPherson (Psychological suspense)

To the Land of Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith (No.1 Ladies Detective
Agency #20)

Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia (Paranormal suspense)

What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand (Family drama/Paradise #2)


American Radicals: how nineteenth-century protest shaped the nation by Holly Jackson

Blowout: corrupted democracy, rogue state Russia and the richest, most destructive, industry on Earth by Rachel Maddow

The Body: a guide for occupants by Bill Bryson

Edison by Edmund Morris (Biography)

How Charts Lie: getting smarter about visual information by Alberto Cairo

The Joy of Seafood: with more than 900 recipes by Barton Seaver (Cookbook)

Music: a subversive history by Ted Gioia

Nothing Fancy: Unfussy food for having people over by Alison Roman (Cookbook)

On the Plain of Snakes: a Mexican journey by Paul Theroux

Reclaimed Wood: a field guide by Alan Solomon

Scatterbrain: how the mind’s mistakes make humans creative, innovative and successful by Henning Beck

Syria’s Secret Library: reading and redemption in a town under siege by Mike Thomson

Vanishing Fleece: adventures in American wool by Clara Parkes (Memoir)

The Wild Dyer: a maker’s guide to natural dyes with projects to create and stitch by Abigail Booth


Aladdin (Will Smith)

Avengers: Endgame (Marvel)

Rocketman (Bio-drama about Elton John)

Shetland, Season 5 (Scottish Mystery series)

Toy Story 4

Yesterday (Musical romantic-comedy)