Fall Festival Book Sale and Winner-Take-All Raffle
Thanks to everyone who has donated boxes and bags of reading materials for the Friends of the Library Book Sale to be held on October 11 and 12 during Fall Festival. It looks like we will have another successful Book Sale!

The Friends of the Library are also looking for volunteers to help with the Winner-Take-All Raffle, also held during Fall Festival. Please sign up at the Library if you can cover a two-hour shift on Saturday or Sunday between 10-5. All Raffle proceeds benefit the Library!

Looking for Board Games and Legos!
Anticipating the darker, colder, snowy days of winter around the corner, the Library would like donations of board games (in good shape, please) for all ages. And we can always use more Legos so we can build a big enough collection to start a weekly Lego Club. Thanks!

Do you have a special collection? Display it at the Library!
We have great display case (with a new bright light!) all ready to display your special personal collection. If you have books or literary items that you would like to let folks know about, that would be great. But really anything fun or intriguing that you would to share is fine. Think of it as a community show-and-tell! Drop by anytime and talk with library staff about your ideas.

Fall Leaves Workshop for Preschoolers, Saturday October 18, 11 am – 12 noon
All families with preschool-aged children are invited to a workshop at Belding Library on Saturday October 18 for a fun-filled hour of hands-on activities and stories with a focus on the science and beauty of leaves in Fall. The workshop is free but please contact Melissa Pincus/CFCE Coordinator to sign up @ 413-625-6194 or mepincus@mohawkschools.org.

New Selections at the Library

Children’s Books
Many new titles; too many to mention individually!

Fiction
29 by Mary Sojourner (Personal/political environmental novel; for fans of Barbara Kingsolver)
Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (Complex literary fantasy)
The Bone Orchard by Paul Doiron (Mystery; for fans of C.J. Box)
The Children Act by Ian McEwan (Contemporary legal drama)
Cost of Lunch by Marge Piercy (Short stories)
Florence Gordon by Brian Morton (75-yr old heroine’s “wise, entertaining” story)
Gangsterland by Ted Goldberg (“hard-boiled, darkly comic” crime novel)
Into the War by Italo Calvino (Autobiographical short stories)
The Lewis Man by Peter May (Scottish mystery)
The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah (Agatha Christie’s Poirot lives again!)
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (Historical fiction)
Personal by Lee Child (Suspense)
Sea Garden by Marcia Willett (Family drama)
Secret Place by Tana French (Mystery)
Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood (Short stories)
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante (Italian contemporary drama)
We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas (Literary fiction)
Windigo Island by William Krueger Kent (Mystery w/social justice &Native American themes)

Nonfiction
A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunities by Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
Cosby by Mark Whitaker (Biography)
The Human Age: the World Shaped By Us by Diana Ackerman
Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians by Justin Martin
The Small B!G: Small Changes That Spark BigInfluence by Steve J Martin

DVDs
Belle (British Historical Drama)
Broadchurch, Season 1 (BBC Crime Drama)
Call the Midwife, Season 3 (BBC Historical Drama)
Fault in Our Stars (w/ Shailene Woodley)
Godzilla (the new one!)
Only Lovers Left Alive (w/w/Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton)
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (PBS, directed by Ken Burns)
Dead Poets Society (w/Robin Williams)
Good Will Hunting (w/Robin Williams)
World According to Garp (w/Robin Williams)