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Improvements happening at the Uxbridge Library!

                  

You may have noticed lots of activity at the Uxbridge Public Library over the past few weeks. We are having some work done both inside and outside of the building. Outside you will see a newly paved sidewalk leading into the Children's Room, with a berm to keep water from flowing onto the walkway.

We are also in line to receive a new heating system for the building. Preliminary work has begun and more is expected very shortly.

An lastly, we hope to repair our fire escape making it safe to use the upper floor of the building once that happens.

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


Howie Carr is coming to Uxbridge, Sunday, Nov 9!

                           

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 for planning purposes everyone will need to have a ticket . Uxbridge residents may show their library card for tickets beginning Oct. 1. All others may pick up their tickets beginning Oct. 15. Limit 4 tickets per card.


Regular Hours Schedule

 The library is operating under regular hours.

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!


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...
"Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get when you don't".
Pete Seeger
1919-2014

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!



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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 Pick

 

            

Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

 


2014 State Elections

           

REMINDER. State elections will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Polls will be open at 62 Capron Street from 7 am until 8 pm.


ESL CLASSES

ESL sessions have resumed.

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.


We're Mobile!
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LEGO CLUB

 Is held every

THURSDAY

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



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.  



 
 
 

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. 


Teen Read Week
Turn Dreams Into Reality

                           Teen Read Week

 

Celebrate Teen Read Week on October 16 at the Uxbridge Library!

We are hosting a Teen Advisory Board event open to anyone age12 up who loves to read!

Decorate your pumpkin to represent your favorite book character. The fun begins @ 6PM.

This is a registered program, but it's FREE. Stop by the lower library to sign-up.


Local author Steven R. Porter

                                                               Steven Porter          

Attracted by the heavenly vistas, cool summer breezes, and affable residents, professional spiritual channelers Clement and Jessica Bradford relocate their family to the coastal island of Manisses to raise their two eccentric daughters in a storybook New England atmosphere -- and talk to the dead. But a foolish mistake from their past haunts them, and when a local girl goes missing, it takes the whole family, including a peculiar doll named Otto, to stop history from repeating itself

Local author Steven R. Porter will join us  to discuss this fascinating tale on Thursday, November 6 at 6:30 in the Main Library. The program is free, however  registration is necessary and may be done by calling the library or stopping by the desk.

Steven will have copies of his book for sale following his presentation.


Ghostly Encounters
with Jeff Belanger

 Monday, October 20 -6:30-8:30

Please register in the Main Library

Limited seating available

Legend Tripper, Talk Show Host, Author

A supernatural evening with Jeff Belanger.

Join Jeff Belanger 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
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!

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!
Meditation for Healthy Living
Dr. Allan Hughes
Dr. Allan Hughes will return for his program on Meditation for Healthy Living on Saturday, November 22 from 12:30-2 in the lower library. Registration is suggested and may be done at the Main Library Circulation Desk or by calling 508-278-8624x100. This is a free program. Dr. Hughes is donating his time.

Exploring Business Ownership
with the U.S. Small Business Administration

                            SBA.GOV site - U.S Small Business Administration

Seminar,Tuesday, December 2 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 perspective entrepreneurs or current business owners.


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 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.
Stories & Songs for the Little Ones
With Deb Hudgins

On Monday, November 3 from 11-11:30  join Deb Hudgins as she sings songs and tells stories about yummy things in your tummy 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.