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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!


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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!

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The repurposing of our former Reference Room project is complete! We have turned that space in the Main Library into a Study Room/Small Meeting Space. Our new furniture is here! Stop by and check out the repurposed space. This space is available for quiet study, networking, tutoring and more.

All work was paid for through Massachusetts Library State Aid funding.


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!

Summer Hours Schedule

The Uxbridge Library  is  operating on summer hours through Labor Day Weekend.

Mon & Thurs 10-8

Tues & Wed 10-5:30

Fri.  9-2

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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...
" A library outranks any other thing a community can do to benefit it's people. It is a never failing spring in the desert."
Andrew Carnegie

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 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

Representative Kuros to hold office hours

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State Representative Kevin Kuros will be holding office hours in the Main Library Study Room on Monday, August 8, 2015 from 5-6 PM.Kevin.Kuros@mahouse.gov or call 617-722-2460 to make an appointment.




Non-essential Water Use Restriction

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Please note that the Town of Uxbridge is once again limiting nonessential outdoor water use through mandatory restrictions from May 1st through September 30th. Nonessential water usage is prohibited in the Town of Uxbridge between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5p.m. and that such restrictions become effective starting May 1, 2015 and will remain in effect until September 30,2015.


TRY THIS ONE!

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Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.


 


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!



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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!
 

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. 


Our Summer Reading Program has begun!
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Join us as we continue a summer of fun here at the library. We have 4 weeks left of fun programs to share with the entire family.

Click on the Children's Tab for a complete listing of summer activities.


Super Cold Science
Museum of Science Boston - Travelling Program

                                                       

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Tuesday, August 18 at 1:00 PM in the Main Library

Join us as we welcome members of the Museum of Science Travelling Programs scientists as they investigate how heat and temperature relate to the movement of atoms and molecules, and experience their extreme, even bizarre, effect on solids, liquids, and gases. This program is for children of all ages.

This is a free, drop in program sponsored in part by the Uxbridge Library Board of Trustees and a grant from the MOS.


Local Author
Christine Zaniboni
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Join us on Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 in the Main Library a we welcome local Mansfield, MA author Christine Zaniboni. Christine will be here to discuss the first book in her series The Cy Walleski Mystery Series; Iced at Midnight. Learn all about Cy, an ex-cop turned private eye. Cy lives in a small town in Maine and everyone knows him, and he knows everyone. Or does he?!

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


Stampin Up Card Making
She's Back!

                                                        

                                                        

Join Stampin Up professional Lauren Steele on Monday, August 3 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 and limited to 8.

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, August 11, 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.


Uxbridge author Michael Martino

                                                                     

 

 

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Local Uxbridge author Michael Martino will be here on Thursday, September 10 at 6:30 PM to talk about his newly published book Shrouded Deception.  It's the fictitious story of the holy Shroud of Turin being stolen and replaced with a forgery, and the quest to return it to the rightful place.

 Following the talk, Michael will have copies of his book for sale.

This is a free program, however registration is necessary.


Pastel Paint - Scarlet Poppies
with Greg Maichack

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      Monday, September 21, 2015 6-8 PM

Join us as we welcome back local artist Greg Maichack with his program "How to pastel paint like Georgia O'Keeffe-Scarlet Poppies". No experience needed.

This is a free program, however registration is limited due to space constraints. Please call the Main Desk for more information.

Funded in part by a grant for the Uxbridge Cultural Council and the Uxbridge Library Board of Trustees.


Mental Tools for Fall Marathoners
with Jean Gillis

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Mental Tools for Fall Marathons

Monday, September 28, 2015 6:30-8

Are doubt and fear creeping in as marathon day approaches? Youíre wondering if youíre training enough? Or if youíre going to bonk on the hills? Itís natural for nerves to set in before a big race, particularly if itís your first of that distance. Join Jean Gillis as she discusses the importance of mental skills for running and tools to help calm pre-race nerves. 

This is a free program, however registration is necessary. Please contact the Main Desk at 508-278-8624x100


Coming this Fall
Parenting Workshop

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                                            Boys Town Common Sense Parenting

Join Sarah Dodd, a Parent Trainer from Boys Town New England for a 7- week parenting workshop that uses a positive, effective approach to raising children. The focus will be on toddler and pre school age children.

This workshop is being offered FREE and  will be held every Thursday from September 24 -November 5 from 6-8 PM in the Main Library. Registration is required and may be done by calling 508-278-8624x100.

Each workshop participant will receive a workbook and parenting guide to use and keep after the program is over


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!
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.