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MA eBook Project Catalog
Find primary sources, historical documents, images, video and so much more from the collection at BiblioBoard
 
Look for bestsellers in fiction and nonfiction at Axis 360 from Baker & Taylor
 
 
http://masslibsystem.eblib.com/  Use your CWMARs library card to access EBL

FREEGAL MUSIC & MOVIES

The library is happy to announce the addition of Freegal Music and Movies to our patrons. Registered cardholders of the Uxbridge Library can download music,stream movies and it's absolutely free!

There is also a free Freegal app available at the Apple App Store and Google Play.

It's a great way to access music and movies.

Freegal


Use the Overdrive app to get ebooks, audio books, movies, and music
Use your library card to get movies, music, ebooks, and audio books using the apps on this page.
To use these apps, you must have a library card with a C/W Mars member library, and know your passord. If you do not know your password, please contact your local library.

Browse the digital catalog here
With C/W Mars, you can:
* search the catalog
* place a hold
* review the items you have checked out
* renew items
 

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Do you shop at Amazon?
 Would you like to use your existing Amazon.com account to help the library purchase new books? 
Visit this link 
to make purchases and AmazonSmile will donate.5% of the purchase price to the Uxbridge Library.

Savers Bank Donation

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Many thanks to Diana Bruneau and Savers Bank in Uxbridge for their generous donation toward children's programming at the Uxbridge Library.

Programs such as Crafty Wednesday's, LEGO Club and storytellers will continue thanks to their thoughtfulness.

We salute you!


Kill A Watt Kit Available Now!

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Take control of your energy use at home. Borrow this kit from the library for 1 week and check out the kilowatt usage of your household appliances.

See a member of the staff for details!


Lions Clubs Glasses Collection
                                      
The library is currently collecting old or unused prescription glasses for the Uxbridge Lions Club. Please bring your donations to the Main Library.
Thank You!

Museum Passes

Don't forget to check out the list of museum passes that the Uxbridge Library has to offer.

Contact the Children's Room for more information!

508-278-8624x104


Thought for the day...
There is no friend as loyal as a book
-Ernest Hemingway

Help the Uxbridge Food Pantry!
The People First Food Pantry is looking for donations! Did you know the Library has collection bins for contributions to on both levels? Just drop off any non-perishable items during regular library hours and we'll arrange to have it delivered to the food pantry. Diapers, wipes and ointments are in high demand currently. Your help is greatly appreciated!  
 

Own a Piece of Uxbridge History!
  For a small donatation, you will receive a copy of Uxbridge Bi-Centennial 1927, with information about early Uxbridge and many of its historic buildings including the Library itself! The monies collected will go towards the historical collection.
Library Value Calculator

Do you know how much one interlibrary loan costs?  This Library Value Calculator might surprise you!  In Uxbridge, the Library's Fy2015 portion of the total municipal budget is only 0.85%.  Where else can you get value like that?!




New York Times Bestsellers

This Week in History

Vuoi imparare l'italiano?
 
 
The Library is pleased to offer Rocket Languages, a great new way to learn a new language.  Simply click on the button and register using your Uxbridge Library barcode!
 
 
 

Some of the Many New Books Arriving in July 2016
Grunt by Mary Roach
All In  by Simona Ahrnstedt  (translated by Tara Chace)
All is not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
Among the Wicked by Linda Castillo
The Black Widow by Daniel Silva
A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams
 



AMAZONSMILE is here!
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The Uxbridge Library is now a participant in the Amazon Smile Foundation. The program will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from customers' eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Friends of the Library. The purchase price for each item is the sale price, excluding shipping, handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes and service charges, and less any rebates. Certain items are ineligible for this program.
Click here to access Amazon and support the library!

Friends Membership
                                                           

The Friends of the Uxbridge Library are looking for members!. Please consider joining the Friends and help support the museums pass program, summer program and many other worthwhile endeavors that the Friends are a part of. Membership forms are available to download on the Friends Tab of this page.


Bi-Monthly Knitting Group
                              
 
Calling all knitters and crochet lovers! The library offers a  knitting and crocheting group. All skill levels are invited to join this lively group. Next meetings are at 1:30PM on July 28, August 11 & 25, September 8 & 22 , and October 6 & 20. 

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Make a Tax Deductible Contribution to the Library!
The Library's mission is "to serve the town of Uxbridge as a center for education, culture, recreation and information". This past year the Library offered over one hundred programs for children, teens and adults in the community, many of them sponsored by the Library Board of Trustees or the Friends of the Library. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation towards future programming, please send contributions to the Library Board of Trustees or the Friends of the Library with "Programs" in the notation field.
Thank you for your support!



LEGO CLUB

 Is held every

THURSDAY

FROM 3:30-4:30

We supply the LEGO's just bring your building plate.



 
 
 


Food Pantry Donations Needed
Please add some non-perishables to the food pantry collection box on the first floor

Middle School Read and Run Program with Jake
Thursday, August 11th at 6PM
Additional session. Next session after this is on August 25th.
 
Overdrive Demo Unit
Come see what is available in e-books and e-audio books
For July, August, and September we will have this fun Overdrive Demo unit for exploring all kinds of e-books and e-audio books.  Use the touch screen to look at what is popular, available now, and much more. You can even use it to send yourself a link to the books you want. 
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Writing Group
August 1st, Monday, at 6PM

Join us at the Uxbridge Free Public Library, Monday, August 1st , at 6:00 PM for a Creative Writing workshop with Zach Parrish.
The first Monday of each month, we will discuss themes in writing and work on our own pieces of fiction.
Students and adults are welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!

 
Yoga with Marise
Mondays, at 7PM
Sign-up required. Please call or stop by to sign up.
Tai Chi
July 28 ~Thursdays at 6:30PM
Ron Allen leading a Tai Chi class in the back yard at the library
Have you ever seen people in the park or on TV performing the flowing movements called Tai-Chi? Come check out the FUN on Thursday nights at 6:30 with  Ron Allen, Tai-Chi Instructor. Some of the benefits are better balance, reduced stress, and increased body mind & spirit health. 

Please sign-up for this free program sponsored by our Uxbridge Library Trustees.
Depending on weather, the Tai Chi class may be held in the back yard at the Library.

 

Meditation Group
July 28th and all Thursdays in August at 6:30PM
Benefits of meditation~ Reduces pain, feelings of depression and anxiety, anger, and confusion. Increases blood flow and slows the heart. Provides a sense of calm, peace, and balance.  Helps reverse heart disease, control thoughts, increase energy, and reduce stress.
All are welcome to attend this free program organized and run by volunteers. Sign up at the library is encouraged.

Sit and Knit
July 28th at 1:30PM
Come to knit or crochet at the library. Enjoy company and conversation with other creative people.
Uxbridge Police Department~ Uxbridge Unites in Summer Reading Event
Wednesday, August 3rd, at 10AM
Join us at the Police Department to enjoy a story read by the Chief and to learn about the police department.
Free, drop-in program for children and their families.

*Uxbridge Unites in Summer Reading is a community partnership program. Partners are the locations for each event, Beginning Bridges CFCE, The Uxbridge Public Schools, and the Uxbridge Free Public Library. 
Chair Yoga with David Tapscot
August 4 & August 25 at 6:30PM
Please sign up for this program. Thank you to the Library Trustees for sponsoring Chair Yoga.

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Deb Hudgins "Teddy Bear Jamboree"
Tuesday, August 9 at 11AM
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Bring your favorite teddy bear and join Deb Hudgins for songs and stories in the Children's Room for this free, drop-in program that is sponsored by Uxbridge​Library Trusteees
School Supply Drive Bin in the Children's Room
Until August 18, Girl Scout Troop 11900 is collecting~
Now through August 18th
 We are collecting NEW school items for local needy children:
Backpacks
Lunch boxes
Notebooks
Crayons
Pens
Pencils
Glue Sticks
Markers
Sharpies
Scissors
Colored Pencils
Pencil Cases
  We want to make sure children are going back to school with everything they need to be the very best they can be!
Questions? Contact Jocelyn Murzycki – Troop Co-leader – jocelina84@gmail.com 
 
Join us for an Appreciative Inquiry into the Future
Monday, August 22nd, at 6PM
We are going to have a postive discussion facilitated by Carol Richmond who has a PhD in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology. For all interested we will soon have copies of "The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry" by Sue Annis Hammond, available for checkout. 

Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Thursday, August 11th at 6PM
Going into grades 6-12?  Join us while we talk about the upcoming school year and programs you would like to have at the library. Snacks will be provided. If possible, let us know that you are coming to the meeting.

Calling all Future Middle School Cross Country Runners
Sign-up for 2 remaining special workshops
Middle School Summer Running Program with Jake Murray
 
This program is free and open to all 2016 McCloskey Middle School Cross Country athletes.  No running experience required.  All participants are encouraged to register for a free Uxbridge Library card to obtain a running log and checkout suggested reading materials.
 Thursday, August 11 @ 6:00pm
 
Thursday, August 25 @ 6:00pm
            Running Log Review & Goal Assessment
            The 2016 Cross Country Season
            Movie & Popcorn:  MacFarland USA

Card Making with Susan Bedard
August 25, Thursday, 6:30PM


Please sign-up for this free program sponsored by the Library Trustees and Library Staff.
​Get creative and get social, come to join us and walk away with cards to give away.

Book Club~ The Bookies~ Open to all
August 25, 2016 at 2PM
 
We will discuss books we each enjoyed reading. We will all read "Murder on the Orient Express" by Agatha Christie for the August 25th meeting.
 Copies are available at the Adult Circulation Desk.

Page Turners Monthly Book Club
                         
Join this lively afternoon book presentation & discussion group.
August 30 at 3 PM in the Adult Reading Room (2nd floor).

This is a free, drop-in program open to all. Light refreshments will be served. Please contact Ann at 508-278-8621x100 for more information.
American Music Appreciation with Frank Ruscitti has been canceled
Canceled
We are sorry, Frank Ruscitti is not able to continue with this program. ​
Summer Reading is in full swing!
Weekly prizes provided by the Friends of the Library
photo of ride the waves to reading bulletin boardCome on over the Uxbridge Free Public Library to see what's new for materials and programs.


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We have many new books in the Children's Room thanks to the Caryn Rose Werthman Fund.  
Thank you Lenze Corporation
For donating new Dr. Seuss Books and DVDs to our Library Collection!

Katie Fenton, Deb Auger, Ann Thomas, Tina Cavalieri, Deb Kling


Katie Fenton, Deb Auger, Tina Cavalieri, and Deb Kling
Thank you to the Friends of the Uxbridge Free Library
Saturday's Downton Abbey Tea was a lovely time!
Thank you to all who attended!  It was great to have JoAnn Cohen Vaida taking professional photographs and Lynn Shannon with sister Lisa who brought the tablecloths and her props with photo background set up!
Friends of the Library in Downton Tea photo 2016The Red Hat Society of Mendon in attendance had the loveliest hats and tea cups!
Thank you to Mark Francis, Library Trustee Chairman, who supplied the tables and chairs for the event! 
 

Missing some leaves from the Family Tree?
Facilitated by Mike Potaski
Are you interested in Genealogy and Family History?  Have you wondered how to start, where to go for assistance as you navigate the maze of Internet information?  Mike Postaski will be available most Saturday mornings from 10am-noon to help beginners get started and advise other researchers who are running into difficulties gathering information.  These sessions are free and open to the public. Please call ahead to check if he will be available.
He can also be contacted by email: mikepotaski@hotmail.com
Homebound Delivery Service

The library has a homebound service program in place that allows patrons who are unable to travel to the library due to medical conditions to receive home delivery of library materials.
In order to qualify for this door-to-door delivery and pickup service of materials, an applicant must live within the town of Uxbridge, MA and possess a valid Uxbridge Free Public Library card in good standing.

Please note that at this time the library has a limited amount of volunteers and we will do our best to accommodate the needs of the patron.
Call (508)278-8624 x101 or email athomas@uxbridge-ma.gov for more information.