May 01, 2017

Young Adult / Teen Programs

Teen Henna Design
Thursday, May 4th 3:30–5:00 p.m.
After a basic overview in the art of henna, each participant will be given a henna design. While waiting, enjoy Indian snacks and watch a Bollywood film. Click here to see the flyer.

Teen Anime Club
The teen Anime Club meets twice each month, from 5:30 7:00 p.m. Anyone between the ages of 10 and 18 is welcome to join. Meetings alternate between watching anime shows and movies, and doing Japanese and anime inspired crafts. Upcoming meeting dates are May 4th & 18th. Refreshments are served.

Teen Crafternoon
Once a month come learn a new craft. Saturday, May 13th, drop-in between 1:00–3:00 p.m. Click here to see the flyer.

Teen Advisory Board
Want your choices heard about what should be in the YA room at the library? Have ideas about teen programming? Looking for an easy way to complete the last few hours of community service? Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) We meet in the YA Room from 6:30pm–7:30pm on the last Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be May 25th.

Community Service
The Library has community service opportunities for Ashland High School students. Eight to ten students help with shelving books and other tasks every week. If you are looking for volunteer hours, please stop in and fill out an application. We have a limited amount of work for volunteers and new applicants are called on as openings become available.

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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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