October at the Library

Storytime for Families with Young Children

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.

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

Open Book Group Meeting at Belding Library

Monday, October 21 , 4–6 p.m.

Book Selection: Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

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

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

Autumn Community Potluck & Poetry Share

Saturday, October 19, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Gather on the back lawn of the Library with your friends and neighbors and celebrate the Harvest!  Please bring a seasonal dish to share, as well as a picnic blanket, drinks, your own silverware…and poems for the season are most welcome too! Tables, chairs, and compostable dishes will be provided.  Rain brings us inside to the Library community meeting room.

This event is sponsored by Belding Memorial Library, Hearken to Avalon and Offerings for Community Building.

Halloween at the Library!

Pumpkin Carving & Decorating: Monday, Oct. 28, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Join us on the afternoon of Monday October 28 to carve and decorate pumpkins. All pumpkins and supplies will be provided, but if you have favorite carving and scooping tools, feel free to bring them along. Extra pumpkins will be used to decorate the steps and walkway of the Library on Halloween night!

Read it on a Kindle Fire E-Reader from the Library

You can now borrow an e-reader from the library. Just call or drop by to reserve the Kindle Fire for three weeks, and let us know the titles of some books you are interested in reading. Library staff will download one of your titles onto the Kindle and will show you how it works. If you have been interested in trying out a Kindle or you’ve wondered whether it would work for you, now is your chance.


New Selections at the Library

Youth Fact and Fiction

Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden (Teen graphic novel)

The Downstairs Girl by Stacy Lee (Teen historical drama)

Best Friends by Shannon Hale (MS graphic memoir)

Beverly Right Here by Kare DiCamilllo (Family realistic drama)

Charlie Thorn and the Lost Equation by Stuart Gibbs (Action/Adventure)

Dead Voices by Katherine Arden (Ghost story)

Guts by Raina Telgemeier (MS graphic memoir)

The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell (Historical adventure)

Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly (Fantasy)

Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke (Graphic fantasy)

The 117-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths (Humor/Adventure)

Stargazing by Jen Wang (MS graphic realistic drama)

The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan (Fantasy/Apollo #4)

Grandpa Cacao by Elizabeth Zunon (Picture book)

Little Libraries, Big Heroes by Miranda Paul (Picture book)

The Magic Flute by Chris Raschka (Picture book/Mozart opera)

A Stone Sat Still  by Brendan Wenzel (Picture book)

Summer Green to Autumn Gold by Mia Posada (Picture book)

Trip to the Pumpkin Farm by Rebecca Elliott (Picture book)


Akin by Emma Donoghue (Family drama)

A Better Man by Louise Penny (Mystery/Chief Inspector Gamache #15)

The Bone Fire by S.D. Sykes (Mystery/Somershill Manor #4)

Bomber’s Moon by Archer Mayor (Mystery/Joe Gunther #30)

A Door in the Earth by Amy Waldman (Political drama/Afghan War, 2001)

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (Historical family saga)

Fatal Ally by Tim Sebastian (Political Suspense)

The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz (Mystery/Lisbeth Salander #6)

The Grammarians by Cathleen Schine (Literary drama)

Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh (International Literary drama)

Invisible as Air by Zoe Fishman (Psychological drama)

Kopp Sisters on the March by Amy Stewart (Historical mystery/Kopp Sisters #5)

The Liar by Ayelet Guidar-Goshen (Psychological suspense)

The Long Call by Ann Cleeves (Mystery/Two Rivers #1)

The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia (Mexican Historical saga)

No Judgments by Meg Cabot (Romance)

Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer (Mystery & Romance/William Warwick #1)

The Other End of the Line by Andrea Camilleri (Mystery/Salvo Montalbano #24)

Quichotte by Salman Rushdie (Literary saga updating Don Quixote)

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson (Coming-of-age tale)

The  Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott (Historical suspense)

A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier (Historical drama)

The Sweetest Fruits by Monique Truong (Historical bio-fiction)

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (Sequel to : A Handmaid’s Tale)

This Tender Land  by William Kent Krueger (Historical adventure drama)

The Truth Behind the Lie by Sara Lovestam (Mystery/Sweden)

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Historical fantasy)

What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr (Standalone Suspense)

The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman (Historical drama)


A Beginner’s Guide to Japan by Pico Iyer (Travel)

Dancing with Bees: a journey back to nature  by Brigit S. Howard

Five Days Gone: the mystery of my mother’s disappearance as a child by Laura Cumming

For the Love of Music: a conductor’s guide to the art of listening by John Mauceri

Girl on the Block: a true story of coming of age behind the counter by Jessica Wragg

Kochland: the secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America by Christopher Leonard

The Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia 

On Fire: the case for the Green New Deal by Naomi Klein

The Optimist’s Telescope: thinking ahead in a reckless age by Bina Venkataraman

Prince Albert: the man who saved the monarchy by A.N. Wilson

Talking to Strangers: what we should know about the people we don’t know by Malcolm Gladwell

Wildhood: the epic journey from adolescence to adulthood in humans and other animals  by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz

Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith (Memoir)


The Durrells in Corfu, Seasons 1-3 (Masterpiece)

The Good Fight, Season 3

The Good Karma Hospital, Series 1 & 2 (ACORN)

Scary Stories 

This is Us, Season 3