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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 CLASSES

ESL sessions have ended for the summer.

CLASSES WILL RESUME ON SEPT. 8.

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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LEGO CLUB

 Is held every

THURSDAY

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


Summer Hours Schedule

 Library Summer Hours

The following hours will be in effect through Labor Day.

Mon & Thurs 10-8

Tues & Wed. 10-5:30

Fri. 9-2


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...
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

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. 


Potholder Craft
With Christine Robbins

                 

Stop by on Friday, August 1 between 11and 1 and make your very own looped potholder with local teacher and crafter, Christine Robbins. This is a FREE, drop-in program.


Story Time with Miss Jen

Join us on Friday, July 25 and August 1 from 10:30-11

 when Miss Jen will entertain the little ones with stories.

This is a FREE, drop-in program.


Worcester Revolution 1776
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, August 21 at 6:30

THE TRUE START OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION   

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 Thursday, August 21 at 6:30 at the Uxbridge Library for some information on this program of events scheduled for September 6 & 7. Check out www.revolution1774.org. or Mike Potaski at mikepotaski@hotmail.com or by calling  Deb Young at the library 508-278-8624x103.


Easy Walks in Massachusetts
With Marjorie Turner Hollman

Come join Marjorie at the Uxbridge Free Public Library

Monday, August 25 at 6:30 in the Main Library.

Wish you knew some new places to get outdoors with your family and friends? Come learn where you can find easy walking trails, great railtrails, beautiful views of the Blackstone River and short walks to sweeping vistas that are "right around the corner” from where you live. Local author and Bellingham resident Marjorie Turner Hollman will present a slideshow of photos taken along paths included in her new book, "Easy Walks in Massachusetts,” a walking trail guide to 30 trails in 10 area towns: Bellingham Blackstone, Franklin, , Hopedale, Medway, Milford, Millis, Uxbridge, Wrentham and Woonsocket, RI. The walks in this book are all parent, grandparent and kid-friendly.

Books will be available for purchase during the event and a portion of the proceeds will be returned to the library. 


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.


2014 Summer Reading

Our annual summer program will begin on June 23 and run through August 15. This year the theme is Fizz, Boom, Read! featuring a science theme. We hope that you will enjoy this fun 8-week program designed for all ages. Once again, we have decided to "Go Green"  and not printing out paper copies of the summer calendar. If you wish to have your own hard copy, click here to download it.

See you soon!


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.


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.