Babcock Book Club:

Travel across genres with Babcock Book Club! Meetings are typically held the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 pm. Enjoy light refreshments alongside an interactive book discussion.


Wednesday October 11, 3:30 – Classic literature

Book: War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

Special tie in: Come listen to the original radio broadcast that sparked hysteria back in 1938!



Wednesday November 8, 3:30 – Nonfiction

Book: To be revealed 10/11/17

Wednesday December 13, 3:30 – Cookbook

Book: To be revealed 11/8/17


Other Upcoming Events:

Wednesday October 11: Free Bulb Swap and Film!

The bulb swap is sponsored by the Ashford Clean Energy Task Force, Babcock Library, and a grant from the New England Grassroots Environmental Fund.

Swap your old light bulbs for energy-saving LEDs!

BULB SWAP for Ashford residents on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6-7:30 pm at Ashford’s Knowlton Hall. Bring up to 5 incandescent and/or CFL bulbs to swap for up to 5 FREE 10W LED bulbs (replace 60W incandescent, screw-in type bulbs). LED bulbs will also be available for sale for a discounted price from TechniArt.

We’ll show the film “THE FUTURE OF ENERGY” from 7:30-8:35 and have a brief discussion afterwards. Refreshments will be served.

About the film: “The Future of Energy” is a powerful documentary that captures the movement across the Unites States to transition to renewable energy and what everyday people are doing to help foster that shift. It’s a positive film about the renewable energy revolution, and a love story about the countless individuals and communities that are re-imagining their relationship with the planet and with each other.


Saturday, October 14, 10 AM: The Art Of The Dead: A Cemetery Stroll

Babcock Library is proud to take part in Walktober 2017

Get in the spirit of the season and visit residents of Ashford’s past. This walk down memory lane will show how past citizens remembered their loved ones. We will also get a peek into their lives before eternal rest. Meet us at Snow Cemetery, rain or shine.

Snow Cemetery Directions