Library News, December 2014

Ashfield’s First Blood Drive on December 6th, 10 am – 3 pm!
Volunteer to Help and/or Donate Blood!

The Library will host a Red Cross Blood Drive in our community room on Saturday December 6th. Thanks to the enthusiastic response already to the call for volunteers! We can always use more help. To volunteer, contact Delta Carney @ 628-4526 or

To make an appointment to give blood, drop by or call the library. You can also register yourself on the Red Cross website — just locate the Ashfield Blood Drive and sign up for an appointment online. Walk-ins are welcome, too! Anyone who gives blood can enter a raffle for local prizes: Country Pie gift certificate, Greg Ruth autographed book, oil painting by Jim Murphy…and a lot more!

Library Storytimes for Toddlers and Preschoolers
We are starting to plan winter storytimes at the library for toddlers and 3-5 year olds. Please drop by or call the library to let us know when would be the best time for your family. We are currently considering Wednesday morning, Wednesday early evening or Saturday morning.

Library Centennial (1914-2014) Mugs for Sale at Ashfield Hardware
Drop by, check them out and pick one up for your hot drinks all winter long!

New Selections at the Library

Children’s Books
The Doll People Set Sail by Ann Martin
Emma and the Blue Genie by Cornelia Funke
The Iridescence of Birds by Patricia MacLachlan
Ivan: the remarkable true story of the shopping mall gorilla by Katherine Applegate
The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 9 ) by Jeff Kinney

Teen Books
Clariel by Garth Nix
Egg and Spoon by Greg Maguire
The Glass Sentence by S E Grove
Talon by Julie Kagawa

Books on CD
Euphoria by Lily King (Literary historical fiction)
Nora Webster by Colm Toibin (Irish fiction)
A Spy Among Friends by Ben MacIntyre (True spy story)
What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey (Inspirational essays read by the author)

Blue Labyrinth by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Suspense)
Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber (Thought-provoking spiritual science fiction)
The Burning Room by Michael Connelly (Mystery)
The Escape by David Baldacci (Suspense)
Falling from Horses by Molly Gloss (Historical Western drama)
Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell (Mystery)
The Handsome Man’s DeLuxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith (Delightful tale with a little mystery)
Havana Storm by Clive Cussler (Suspense)
A Map of Betrayal by Ha Jin (US/China Espionage)
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (Australian War Story; 2014 Man Booker Prize winner)
Prince LeStat by Anne Rice (Vampire saga returns!)
The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes (Historical romance)

Being Mortal: Medicine and what happens in the end by Atul Gawande
By the Book: Writers on literature and the literary life (New York Times collection)
Fields of Blood: Religion and the history of violence by Karen Armstrong
Maeve’s Times: In her own words by Maeve Binchy (Essays)
Make It Ahead by Ina Garten (Cookbook)
Minecraft: Redstone Handbook
Small Victories: Spotting improbable moments of grace by Anne Lamott (Reflections)
To the Village Square: from Montague to Fukushima1975-2014 (Photographs)
Undeniable by Bill Nye (The Science Guy defends evolution)

Begin Again (Keira Knightly, Mark Ruffalo)
Death Comes to Pemberly (Masterpiece Mystery)
Fed Up (Documentary about the Food Industry)
How to Train Your Dragon 2
A Most Wanted Man (William Dafoe, Rachel McAdams, Philip Seymour Hoffman)
Maleficent (Angelina Jolie)
Midsomer Murders Set 24
The Wind Rises (Studio Ghibli)