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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!

Improvements complete at the Uxbridge Library!

                  

You may have noticed lots of activity at the Uxbridge Public Library over the past couple of month. We had some major renovations done. Some planned some unplanned, but necessary none the less.

We are enjoying our new heating system for the building. It should provide us with a more energy efficient building. 

Our public restroom is back in service and located on the lower level. Please see staff at the desk in Children's for the key as we are keeping it locked.

And lastly, our fire escape is finally repaired. Making it one step closer to reopening the upper floor for use. 

The Uxbridge Library Trustees wish to thank TM Dave Genereaux, DPW Chief, Benn Sherman and staff, Building Inspector Doug Scott and all who have made these projects a reality.

The completion of these projects have been a long time coming!


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 returning!

                      

Kids yoga with Amy Nelson Nadeau will return on February 3 from 4-4:45. This is a free, drop-in program sponsored by the Uxbridge Library Board of Trustees. 

 


Savers Bank Donation

A huge thank you to Diana Bruneu and the Uxbridge Branch of Savers Bank for their generous donation to the library! These funds will be used for programs and materials in the children's area.Thank you Savers Bank!


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.”  
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

We hope that you understand that the library staff will do all that we can to accommodate your needs.

Copies made from "Library Use" booklets and copies of forms will cost .20 each.

Thank You!


 


 


 

 


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!



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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!
 

Librarian's Choice this month.

 The Miniaturist - Jessie Burton

Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam—a city ruled by glittering wealth and oppressive religion—a masterful debut steeped in atmosphere and shimmering with mystery.  The Miniaturist                

 

 


Friends Membership Drive
                                                           

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.


ESL CLASSES

ESL sessions will resume on February 23, 2015.

The Uxbridge Library is proud to be providing ESL ( English as a second language) classes each Monday evening from 6:00-7:30 in the Main Library. Facilitator Bonnie Berard is donating her time to this worthwhile effort. This program is being offered free to the public and will be on a drop-in basis. Please note there is no child care service available at this time.

 For more information please inquire at the circulation desk or call

 508-278-8624x100


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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. 


Storm Update
Due to the impending inclement weather, the library will be CLOSED Tuesday, January 27th.  Check back for any further closings or delays. 

All materials due at this time will have fines waived.

Stay safe.

Basic Knitting Class
Limit 8 Participants

               8 -WEEK  BASIC KNITTING CLASS

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                                 FEBRUARY 7-MARCH 28, 2015   12-2 PM

 Join Betsy for a basic knitting class each Saturday from 12-2 in the Main Library. All skill levels are welcome and participants should select a pattern they wish to work on during the class.This is a FREE program; however registration is required and all participants will be given a supply list based on their pattern.

 Limit 8 students.

This program is being presented by the Uxbridge Library Board of Trustees.


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, February 10, 2015. 2-3 PM in the lower library.

Massachusetts author, Anne Ipsen will join the group to discuss her book Abigail's Legacy: a Novel of Early New England. A limited number of copies are available to borrow.

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.


ZENTANGLE RETURNS!
Saturday Class
                                       

Zentangle artists Pam Lisak will return on Saturday, February 7 from 11-1:30 with more Zentangle fun.

This is a FREE program, however there is a small $5 fee for a kit to be used for this class. Space is limited therefore registration is necessary. Please stop by the Main Desk or call 508-278-8624x100 to reserve your spot. Space will be limited to 20.


Stampin Up Card Making

                                                                

 

                                                        

Join Stampin Up professional Lauren Steele on Monday, February 2 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.


Friends of the Uxbridge Library Present
2nd Annual Downton Abbey Tea Party

                                                          

Back by popular demand, the 2nd Annual Downton Abbey Tea sponsored by the Friends of the Uxbridge Library. This lively event will take place on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 2:30-4:00 in the Main Library. All attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite special hat to this event. There will  be raffles, tea, sandwiches and pastries to enjoy. We'll also have some Downton trivia for you!

Tickets are on sale now at the Main Desk and are $10 per person. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot now.

We hope you'll join us!


Local YA Author Visit

                                                                                      

Local YA author, Matthew DeBettencourt will be here on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:30 PM to discuss his experiences both writing and getting published and opening it up to the audience for questions & answers.

He will also have some of his books available for purchase.

This is a free program, however, registration is necessary and may be done by calling the library.


Black History Month
                                                                

 Thursday, February 12 at 6:30 PM.

As we pause to observe Black History Month few people are aware that Massachusetts was a slave state until 1783 and that some of Uxbridge's leading citizens were slave owners. Michael Potaski will give a presentation at the library on that little-known aspect of our history. Join us for this informative presentation


Ghostly Encounters
with Jeff Belanger

RESCHEDULED

 for MARCH 23 ,2015

Please register in the Main Library

Limited seating available

Legend Tripper, Talk Show Host, Author

A supernatural evening with Jeff Belanger.

Join Jeff Belanger (finally!) on Monday, March 23 at 6:30 for a multimedia lecture, Q&A, and book signing. A Supernatural Evening offers a world tour of haunts, ghostly evidence, and discussion. This event is free and open to the public

This program is being sponsored by the Uxbridge Library Trustees.


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.
Starting a Small Business Workshop

If you are thinking of starting your own small business, then this workshop will be a perfect opportunity for you to learn more. Join us on

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 2-3:30 in the Main Library

This workshop will help you gain a better understanding about

how to start a business and the various SBA programs and

services that are available to prospective entrepreneurs

or current business owners who need assistance.

Registration is necessary man may be done by calling the Main Desk at 508-278-8624x100.