Author Reading and Book Signing on Wednesday November 12 at 7 pm
Ariel Swan will read from her new book The Nightingale Bones, a suspenseful romantic ghost story, inspired by Ashfield folklore! Ariel grew up among ghosts in an old Victorian and then came of age on the shores of a New England lake where she continued to hear voices in the wind and trees. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts, she moved to the hill towns of western Massachusetts, where the earth itself seemed tinted with enchantment and the seeds of her first novel, took root. Ariel loves small town lore, old houses and rural New England settings. Her writing crosses genres, mixing the mystical with the literary, centered on women’s themes, strong atmosphere and vivid characters. Ariel lives with her husband, three cats, and a small flock of happy chickens.

We are happy to welcome to Ariel to the Library at 7pm on Wednesday November 12th @ 7 pm to read from her book and sign copies for sale. The book is also available through the CW Mars library system.

Ashfield’s 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. We need many volunteers to help out. Thanks to the enthusiastic response already to the call for volunteers!
We can always use more help.

To make an appointment to give blood, drop by or call the library. You can also register yourself on the Red Cross website, locate the Ashfield Blood Drive and sign up for an appointment online. Walk-ins will be welcome, too!

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.
New Selections at the Library

Children’s Books
Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson finale!)
Horton and the Kwuggerbug & more lost stories by Dr Seuss
Lunch Lady series, Books 1-10 by Jarrett Krosoczka

Teen Books
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang
Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
Uncaged by John Sandford

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel (Short stories)
Acceptance by Jeff Vander Meer (Science Fiction)
Authority by Jeff Vander Meer (Science Fiction)
Deadline by John Sandford (Suspense)
The Girl next Door by Ruth Rendell (Mystery)
Gray Mountain by John Grisham (Legal suspense)
The Hawley Book of the Dead by Chrysler Szarlan (Romantic suspense)
The High Divide by Lin Enger (Western drama)
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (Contemporary drama)
Malice by Keigo Higashino (Japanese mystery)
The Nightingale Bones by Ariel Swan (Ashfield ghost story)
Paris Match by Stuart Woods (Suspense)
Proof Positive by Archie Mayor (Mystery)
Lila by Marilynne Robinson (Literary drama; sequel to Gilead and Home))
Some Luck by Jane Smiley (Contemporary drama)
Sons of Sparta by Jeffrey Siger (Greek mystery)
The Stone Wife by Peter Lovesey (British mystery)
To Dwell in Darkness by Deborah Crombie (Mystery)
Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand (Christmas family drama)

Blue Horses by Mary Oliver (Poetry)
Minecraft: Combat Handbook
Minecraft: Construction Handbook
Minecraft Essential Handbook
The Republic of the Imagination by Azar Nafisi (Literary Biography)
The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker
Stories of My Life by Katherine Paterson (Memoir by well-known children’s author)
Sticky Fingers by Sophie Maletsky (Duct Tape Crafts)
Tape It and Make It by Richela Morgan (Duct Tape crafts)

Captain America: the Winter Soldier
Chef (Indie Comedy)
Ida (Polish Drama)
Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (Tom Cruise)
Murdoch Murders, Season 7 (Canadian Series)
Words and Pictures (Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche)
X-Men:Days of Future Past (Hugh Jackman & an all-star cast)

Martha Cohen
Library Director