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Howie Carr is coming to Uxbridge!


The Uxbridge Library Board of Trustees will host Howie Carr on Sunday, November 9 at 1 PM in the Uxbridge High School Auditorium.

This is a free event, however tickets will be handed out prior to the event. Please check back for more details.

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Regular Hours Schedule returns

 The library has returned to Regular Hours beginning the week of Sept. 1-6, 2014.

Mon & Thurs 10-8

Tues & Wed 10-5:30

Sat. 9-2


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!


ESL sessions have ended for the summer.


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 508-278-8624.

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 Is held every


FROM 3:30-4:30. AGES 7 & up WELCOME TO ATTEND.

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!


Thought for the day...
"Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get when you don't".
Pete Seeger

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

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!

The Friends of the Library would like to thank Stephen Croteau and Luoxi Li from the Roger H Croteau CPA Group in Uxbridge for helping the Friends of the Uxbridge Free Public Library with their tax exempt filing. We are grateful that there are businesses in our community that help support our library through their dedication and professionalism.   If you are looking for someone who is reliable and professional, Roger H. Croteau and Company are located at 10 River Road in Uxbridge MA.  


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!

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. 

Friends Semi-Annual Book & Bake Sale

The Friends of the Uxbridge Library will hold their fall Book & Bake Sale will take place on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 9-1.

Donations may be dropped off beginning September 22, 2014.

Deb Hudgins Returns to the Library!

On Monday, September 8 from 10:30-11 join Deb Hudgins as she sings songs and tells stories here at the library.This program is especially designed with the little ones in mind.

This is a FREE, drop-in program sponsored by Beginning Bridges of Northbridge & Uxbridge.

Worcester Revolution 1774
Please join us on September 6, 2014


What could Massachusetts’ military governor, Thomas Gage, do about the uprising? Nothing. In Salem, the temporary provincial capital, patriots held a town meeting one block from the governor’s office, in direct violation of the Massachusetts Government Act. Then, when Gage arrested seven so-called ring-leaders for calling the meeting, three thousand farmers formed in an instant and marched on the jail, forcing the prisoners’ release. In neighboring Danvers, a town meeting continued "three hours longer than was necessary, to see if he [Gage] would interrupt them.” He did not. "Damn ’em,” he was said to blurt out. "I won’t do anything about it unless his Majesty send me more troops.”

Those troops finally arrived the following April, and it was then that Gage, under extreme pressure, moved to recapture the province that had been lost the previous year. Before sending out his troops, Gage dispatched spies to determine where to attack. They reported that a march on Worcester, a patriot stronghold and the largest storehouse of weaponry and powder, would be disastrous. Gage decided to go after Concord instead.

INTERESTED?Join a group of local historians on Saturday September 6 on the Town Common& Sunday September 7 in Worcester. Check out or Mike Potaski at or by calling  Deb Young at the library 508-278-8624x103.

Story Time & Baby & Me Registrations
September 8-13, 2014

Come join us  at the Uxbridge Free Public Library for Story Time or  our newest program Baby & Me.

Registration week is

September 8-13, 2014 during regular library hours. All registrations must be done in person, no phone calls or emails please.

Baby & Me is held on Monday or Saturday for children ages 0-2 and their caregiver.

Story Time is held on Tuesday or Thursday for children ages 2 1/2 - 5 and their caregiver. Please pick-up an information packet for times and more details.


Sublime Sunflowers
with Greg Maichack



Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Join MA Cultural Council Gold Star Program Award nominee Greg Maichack as he teaches participants how to paint a sunflower using simple techniques. All necessary materials will be supplied by Greg. Therefore, registration is required due to the nature of this program. Please call the Main Desk at 508-278-8624x100 or register in person.

Program sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Uxbridge Library Board of Trustees.

Uniquely Uxbridge Day
At the Uxbridge Library

The Uxbridge Library will participate in the 2nd Annual Uniquely Uxbridge Day on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10-12 in front of the library. There will be a make-and-take craft as well as information about the library and the many offerings we have. Please take a few minutes to stop by and say hello!

Mary Daisley Presents
Everyday Armor

 Monday, September 29 , 2014 6-8 PM.

Please register in the Main Library

Do you feel other people's aches, pains and bad moods? Do you feel exhausted after being around large groups?Join Mary Daisley as she shares easy techniques for how to keep the moods and emotions of others from negatively influencing your own. Everyday Armor is a two hour experiential class that explores grounding, centering, aura play, and guided meditations to create a crystal fortress of personal mental and emotional protection. This class is ideal for everyone with helpful information for all.

This program is being sponsored by the Uxbridge Library Trustees.

The Gravestone Girls
will return to the Uxbridge Library
Thursday, October 2nd 6:30-8


The Gravestone Girls are cemetery historians dedicated to documenting and preserving gravestone art, while educating audiences about the treasures to be found in local cemeteries. The focus of the presentation covers cemetery art, history and symbolism with an emphasis on local cemeteries.   

Please call or visit the library to register for this wonderfully unique program sponsored by the Uxbridge Library Board of Trustees.  

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!
Library receives Charitable Giving Program Grant from UniBank
Thanks to the generosity of our neighbor, UniBank, the Library is pleased to be able 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!

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 beginning September 21st 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  read and sign an Uxbridge Free Public Library Laptop Computer Use Policy;
"Loans" are on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved in advance;
Laptops must be checked out at the circulation desk.
All laptops are wireless and equipped with MS Office software.