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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!

 The repurposing of our Reference Room project is almost complete! We are turning that space in the Main Library into a Study Room/Small Meeting Space. Our new furniture will be delivered the first week of June.

Keep checking our progress.


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 Back!

                      

Kids yoga with Amy Nelson Nadeau is back. May 19,26,June 2 & 9 from 4-4:45. This is a free, drop-in program sponsored by the Uxbridge Library Board of Trustees. 

 


Summer Hours Schedule

The Uxbridge Library  will begin operating on summer hours the week of May 18-22,2015

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



Friends Book & Bake Sale

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The Friends Spring Book & Bake Sale was a HUGE success! Many thanks to all who helped in any way!

Book donations are no longer being accepted in house. However,you may drop off any donations in the book donation containers located in the lower parking lot.

Thanks for your continued support of the Friends and the Uxbridge Library.


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.


STAFF PICK - Deb

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 Hildy Good is a townie. A lifelong resident of a small community on the rocky coast of Boston's North Shore, she knows pretty much everything about everyone. And she's good at lots of things, too. A successful real-estate broker, mother, and grandmother, her days are full. But her nights have become lonely ever since her daughters, convinced their mother was drinking too much, sent her off to rehab. Now she's in recovery--more or less.



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!


Friends Annual Meetng - June 18 at 6:30

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Join the Executive Board of the Friends for their Annual Meeting which will include installation of new officers and a report of the years events.

Following the meeting there will a program by  local artist Carol Arnold. Caro is a member of the Putney Painters of Vermont.

For more information please contact the Friends at:

UxbridgeLibraryFriends@ymail.com



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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. 


Fine Arts in the Valley
Artisans Craft Show

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The Friends of the Uxbridge Library is pleased to announce its 2015 Artisans Craft Show which will take place on Saturday, June 20, 2015 on the grounds of the Uxbridge Library at 15 North Main Street, Uxbridge, MA 01569. Show hours will be 10-4, rain or shine.

Please click here for application form as well as show and vendor information

Stampin Up Card Making

                                                          

 

                                                        

Join Stampin Up professional Lauren Steele on Monday, June 1  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.


Songs & Stories for the Little Ones
with Deb Hudgins

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Join us for a fun program presented by Deb Hudgins on  Monday, June 1 from 11-11:30. This is a FREE, drop-in program presented by the Uxbridge Library Board of Trustees.


Hydrangea Workshop
With Christine Horwath of Yellow Truck Gardens

                                        

                                              HYDRANGEA WORKSHOP
Join Master Gardener Christine Horwath of Yellow Truck Gardens on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 6:30 PM as she explains the ins and outs of growing and keeping and caring for hydrangea in your yard.

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


Gillian Drake
Medical intuitive and Author

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 6:30-8 - Main Library

Join us for an inspiring look at how to create a healthier body-mind-spirit connection. Gillian Drake is a medical intuitive whose book "The Truth About Food:The Good, the Bad and the Downright Dangerous", reveals the link between the high vibrations of fresh, whole foods and a high level of good health in the body.

This is a free program,however registration is suggested. Please call the Main Desk or see a staff member.


More easy Walks in Massachusetts
With Marjorie Hollman

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Come and meet Marjorie Turner Hollman on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 6:30. She is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, Marjorie knows an easy walking trail when she meets one. She's authored several books, including Easy Walks in Massachusetts and More Easy Walking Trails in Massachusetts and has produced multiple veterans oral histories through the Bellingham/Mendon Veteranís Oral History Project. A freelance writer for the past 17 years, Marjorie written for the Christian Science Monitor, the Bellingham Bulletin and numerous other regional and national publications.Marjorie will  bring her slide presentation to us on hiking trails in our area. She will also have two books for sale, Easy Walks, and now, More Easy Walks-- additional 15 towns, 35 trails in south central MA.This is a free program, however registration is necessary and may be done by calling the Main Desk at 508-278-8624x100.


    

                                             


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, May 12,, 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.


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.