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Worcester Revolution 1774
Please join us on September 6, 2014
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 Saturday September 6 on the Town Common& Sunday September 7 in Worcester. Check out www.revolution1774.org. or Mike Potaski at email@example.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.
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
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
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
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.