July 17, 2017

Star Party July 19th

Star Party
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July 06, 2017

Cupcake Wars Challenge

Cupcake Wars Challenge

Wed., July 12th at 6:00-8:30

 Teens & Adults will compete to see who can decorate the best cupcakes.

Please check the APL website or the APL Facebook page for information about other Adult programming this summer.

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June 02, 2017

2017 Summer Reading Program: Something for Everyone!

2017 Summer Reading Program
June 22 – August 25, 2017

This year the library is offering Summer Reading for everyone—kids, teens and adults! Participants will log how much time they spend reading, either on paper or online! You can participate even when you are away on vacation or at summer camp. Lets see if Ashland can reach our community goal of 1,000,000 (1 million) minutes this year! Earn free books, weekly rewards, and prizes at the end of the summer for completing different levels of reading. Find out more details at the library, on the APL Facebook page, or on the Friends website.

Summer Reading starts June 22 and ends August 25. Save time by pre-registering online!
Children's Program
Children's Summer Reading Program Sign-up
Click here to see the flyer for the Children's Summer Reading Program

Teen Program
Teen Summer Reading Program Sign-up
Click here to see the flyer for the Teen Summer Reading Program

Adult Program
Adult Summer Reading Program Sign-up
Click here to see the flyer for the Adult Summer Reading Program
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June 01, 2017

Front Street Readers Book Discussion Group

The Front Street Readers book discussion group meets (usually) on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Library at 7:00 p.m. We resume meetings in the fall. Check back here in September!
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June 05, 2015

Come See our Garden Sculpture!

 Garden SculptureAs part of the library’s continued effort to promote public art, the Friends of the Ashland Library unveiled a garden sculpture in the front lot of the library on May 28th. The sculpture is in honor of Janet Eames, president of the Friends of the Ashland Public Library from 2000 to 2007 who died of cancer last year. Around the same time the Friends were discussing their desire to build a garden sculpture in Janet's honor, the library received a $7,500 federal grant called “Full STEAM Ahead: Supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in Public Library Preschool Programming,” to create math and science programs for children ages 3-5. This grant contributed to the purchase of the sculpture

The sculpture includes three Clocker blue glass disks and a mobile piece that moves in the wind and includes arrows, gears and numbers to look like a clock, an homage to Ashland’s history. The numbers are 8, 2, and 0. Those numbers were chosen because Telechron, the Ashland-based clock company, set their clocks for advertising photos at 8:20 to highlight their logo, said Betsy Emberley of the Friends of the Ashland Library. The sculpture was designed by Whitmore Boogaerts of Providence. Click here to read more!

Thank you to Marie Laskowsky and her crew from The Carve (who provided our delicious food) and Trisha Cooper from Trisha Cooper Designs (who provided beautiful floral arrangements) for making our Annual Meeting so exquisite this year.
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September 04, 2014

Learn a New Language!

Learn a New Language!

The library recently added a new online language database.Mango Languages.  Mango Languages is an online language system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages.What languages can I learn?
.    Brazilian Portuguese
.    Spanish
.    Japanese
.    French
.    German
.    Italian
.    Greek
.    Russian
.    Mandarin Chinese
.    ESL Polish
.    ESL Spanish
.    ESL Brazilian Portuguese

How can I log on to the Mango Languages database?

Ashland residents can log on from home or other remote location or in the library with a valid Minuteman library card.From Home:You must be an Ashland resident with a valid Minuteman library card to use Mango from home.  
Please have your library card barcode number available.
1.    Log on to the Town of Ashland website at
2.    Under "Community" click on the link for the library.
3.    Click on Mango Language Learning
4.    Enter your library card number and begin learning!

The Mango Languages database is also available for use in the library.  Please inquire about using one of our public access computers at the front desk.

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