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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



Learning Express

Click here to visit Learning Express



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!


Sunshine Yoga Collborative
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Many thanks to the Sunshine Yoga Collaborative for their 2 generous donations to the library over the last couple of months.
The Sunshine Yoga Collaborative is dedicated to bringing yoga to the residents of Uxbridge and the surrounding area.
Check out their FB page for more details on this wonderful group of community folks!

More improvements at the library!

 The repurposing of our Reference Room project is about halfway completed! We are turning that space in the Main Library into a Study Room/Small Meeting Space. The shelves have been removed, walls are being repaired and repainted and there will be electrical outlets added and a light fixture replacement. We hope to add some comfortable seating as well as a small table and chairs to that space. Keep checking on our progress!


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!

Kids Yoga is Back!

                      

Kids yoga with Amy Nelson Nadeau is back. April 7,14,28 & May 5. Also May 19,26,June 2 & 9 from 4-4:45. This is a free, drop-in program sponsored by the Uxbridge Library Board of Trustees. 

 


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...
  "The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.Ē  
Albert Einstein

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. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Own a Piece of Uxbridge History!

Donations of any size are welcome to help fund the purchase of a new microfilm/microfiche reader.  For each donation, 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!


Library Value Calculator

Do you know how much one interlibrary loan costs?  This Library Value Calculator might surprise you!  In Uxbridge, the Library's Fy2014 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

Tax Forms

                

                  

Please note the following updates regarding tax forms and booklets normally available at your local library. This is from the fulfillment agency that we deal with:

While we had committed to waiting until next year to making changes to the Tax Forms Outlet Program, the situation has changed.  As you may be aware, IRS appropriations were significantly cut in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill recently passed by Congress.  Unfortunately this puts us in a position where we have very few options.  We want to honor our commitment to you by providing some key products, but we cannot deliver nearly what we have in the past.

 

For this filing season, we will offer the following products:


  • Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ
  • Publication 17, one reference copy for each participant (Taxpayers will be able to access Publication 17 in English and Spanish online from irs.gov/Pub17 and, new this year, it will also be available as a free e-Pub for downloading from IRS.gov and viewing on most e-Readers and other mobile devices.)
  • Publication 4604 (EN/SP), Use the Web for IRS Tax Products & Information
  • Publication 1132, Reproducible Copies of Federal Tax Forms and Instructions

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer Instructions for Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. Your patrons can obtain copies of Instructions through:


  • IRS.gov/Forms - to view and download
  • IRS.gov/orderforms - to order tax products to be delivered by mail
  • 1-800-829-3676 - to order tax products to be delivered by mail


 


 


 

 


STAFF PICK - BETSY

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When George Hodgman left Manhattan for Paris to visit his aging mother, he didnít realize it would be the beginning of an unintended, and indeterminate tenure as a caregiver. Did I mention that itís Paris, Missouri? They say you canít go home again, and in Hodgmanís case, you can understand why he wouldnít want toóParis hadnít proven to be the most hospitable.


R.I. Author Visits the Library

Thursday, May 21, 2015 6:30 PM

Julien Ayotte Award-winning author Julien Ayotte co-authored his first book, Wealth Building for Professionals, in 2001, drawing from his years of experience as a corporate executive and business teacher at the high school and college graduate levels. In addition, he spent nearly fourteen years in legal administration at two law firms. The author holds a BA, MBA, and a PhD, all in business and finance. Dangerous Bloodlines is his second novel and the sequel to Flower of Heaven. Ayotte lives in Rhode Island with his wife, Pauline. They have three children.   

 


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 Annual Meetng - June 18 at 6:30

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Join the Executive Board of the Friends for their Annual Meeting which will include installation of new officers and a report of the years events.

Following the meeting there will a program by a local artist.

For more information please contact the Friends at:

UxbridgeLibraryFriends@ymail.com



Don't forget to "Like" us!

Friends Book & Bake Sale

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The Friends Spring Book & Bake Sale is set for Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 9-1 on the front lawn. This is a rain or shine event.

Book donations are currently being accepted in the lower library during regular business hours.

Baked items are also welcome. Please call Beth Snider at 508-278-2474 if you are able to bake for us!


Bi-Monthly Knitting Group

                              

 

Calling all knitters! The library offers a twice monthly knitting group every first and third Thursday from 1:30-3:30 in the Main Library. Knitters of all skill levels are invited to join this lively group.


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!
 

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.


We're Mobile!
Click on or scan this image to access the mobile version of our website!

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.



 
 
 

Donate Your Old Books to Benefit the Library
The Friends of the library now offer you a simple way to support the library--with the donation of your old books/CDs/DVDs.  In the back library parking lot you will find a donation box.  Simply leave your items in the box.  When the box is full, the items will be collected, and the Friends will earn cash for the benefit of the library. 


Library Closed for Holiday

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The Uxbridge Library will be closed all day

Monday, April 20, 2015 in observance of

Patriotsí Day.


Fine Arts in the Valley
Artisans Craft Show

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The Friends of the Uxbridge Library is pleased to announce its 2015 Artisans Craft Show which will take place on Saturday, June 20, 2015 on the grounds of the Uxbridge Library at 15 North Main Street, Uxbridge, MA 01569. Show hours will be 10-4, rain or shine.

Please click here for application form as well as show and vendor information

Conquering Stress
With Dr. Tim Murzycki

  Having issues with feeling fatigued and worn out? Is chronic stress robbing you of your health? Learn how to conquer the different forms of everyday stress to get you back to life!

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Join Dr. Tim Murzycki on Monday, April 27 at 7 PM as he discusses ways to reduce stress and fatigue in your everyday life. Whole Foods of Bellingham will provide us with healthy snacks for audience members to enjoy during the talk.

This is a free program, however registration is necessary. Call the Main Desk at 508-278-8624x100 or see a staff member for details. Participants are encouraged to bring an item to donate to the Uxbridge Food Pantry if possible.

                                             


Hearts All Around Us
With local author/photograher Sandra Madden

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On Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 local author and photographer Sandra Madden will be here to discuss her book "Hearts All Around Us", a collection of photos and inspirational quotes about her experience living with a brain injury and chronic pain.Sandra will have copies of her book available for purchase.

This is a free program, however registration is suggested and may be done by calling the Main Desk at 508-278-8624x100 or by seeing a staff member.


Gillian Drake
Medical intuitive and Author

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 6:30-8 - Main Library

Join us for an inspiring look at how to create a healthier body-mind-spirit connection. Gillian Drake is a medical intuitive whose book "The Truth About Food:The Good, the Bad and the Downright Dangerous", reveals the link between the high vibrations of fresh, whole foods and a high level of good health in the body.

This is a free program,however registration is suggested. Please call the Main Desk or see a staff member.


Duct Tape Wallet Workshop
With Avery Morrison & Robyn Yargeau

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Have you ever thought about the different uses for duct tape? How about making a wallet from a roll of duct tape? Well now you can. Join us on Saturday, May 2 from 12:30-1:30 and learn how to make your very own duct tape wallet. All you need are 2 large rolls of any color/pattern of duct tape,a pair of scissors a pen and a ruler. Our experts will show you the rest!

This is a free program, however registration is required. Please call the Main Desk at 508-278-8624x100 for more information.


Arm Knitting
with Angel Ebbeling - Second Session

 

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 12:30-2

A new craze has hit the knitting world and weĎre offering a class here so that you can get in on it!.Arm knitting has hit with a bang, and once you understand what itís all about, itís easy to see why itís such a big hit. Angel will return for another session of this popular program.

All that you will need is your two arms and 2 skeins of super bulky yarn number 6. Just make sure it's super bulky. You'll  also need a pair of scissors. This is a free class however registration is necessary. Please call the Main Desk at 508-278-8624x100.

Sponsored by the Uxbridge Library Trustees.


Songs & Stories for the Little Ones
with Deb Hudgins

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Join us for a fun program presented by Deb Hudgins on  Monday, May 4 from 11-11:30. This is a FREE, drop-in program presented by the Uxbridge Library Board of Trustees.


Stampin Up Card Making

                                                          

 

                                                        

Join Stampin Up professional Lauren Steele on Monday, May 4  from 6-8 as she brings all of her tools, stamps and tricks for making some wonderful cards. Each participant will make 3 cards to take home. This class is FREE, however registration is necessary.

Sponsored by the Uxbridge Library Board of Trustees

This class is for ages 17 and up.


Page Turners Monthly Book Club

                         

Join this lively afternoon book discussion group. Meets the second Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2015. 2-3 PM in the lower library.

This is a free, drop-in program open to all. Light refreshments will be served. Please contact Carol at 508-278-8624x100 for more information.


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.

Patrons interested in this service can check with the Library Director at 508-278-8624x101 for more information.

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.


Charitable Giving Program from UniBank
Learning Express
Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful neighbor, UniBank, the Uxbridge  Library is pleased to be able to CONTINUE to offer LearningExpress Library, an interactive, multipurpose database! 
The LearningExpress Library online learning platform has helped millions of library patrons and students prepare for a wide range of career-oriented licensing and certification exams in health care, education, civil service, homeland security, as well as improve job skills such as creating a great resume, honing interviewing techniques, and improving business communications. The platform also has interactive tutorials to help users improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math, as well as prepare for high-stakes tests such as the GED, ACT, and SAT. The innovative platform includes self-paced interactive study, instant scoring, and diagnostic feedback, and can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection
To access LearningExpress Library with your Uxbridge Library card, click here!
And a BIG thank you to our friends at UniBank.

Still Waiting for That Bestseller?
Try one of our Nooks!
               Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, and the Teen Advisory Board  we have Nooks available to borrow!  From George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones saga to Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland, and many children's and young adult titles we have something for every taste.  Check one out today!
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.
Need a Laptop?
Borrow one for in-house library use!
Thanks to the generosity of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, the Library was able to purchase four laptops for in-house use. Users must sign-in at the Main Circulation Desk, before sitting down to use any computer. ll computers
are on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved in advance;

All laptops are wireless and equipped with MS Office software.