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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 had some major renovations done. Some planned some unplanned, but necessary none the less.

We are enjoying our new heating system for the building. It should provide us with a more energy efficient building. 

Our public restroom is back in service and located on the lower level. Please see staff at the desk in Children's.

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 and staff, Building Inspector Doug Scott and all who have made these projects a reality.


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!

Happy Holidays!

                         

The Uxbridge Library wishes all of our patrons a Happy Holiday season!

 


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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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!
 

The Romanov Sisters -Helen Rapport

                       The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra

They were the Princess Dianas of their day-- perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses-- Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov-- were much admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they wore and their privileged lifestyle. Over the years, the story of the four Romanov sisters and their tragic end in a basement at Ekaterinburg in 1918 has clouded our view of them, leading to a mass of sentimental and idealized hagiography

 

 

 


ESL CLASSES

ESL sessions will resume on February 23, 2015.

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

 508-278-8624x100


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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. 


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.


Page Turners Monthly Book Club

                         

Join this lively afternoon book discussion group. This month local author Steven Porter will be here on Tuesday, December 23 at 2 to discuss his book Manisses.

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.


Holiday Puppet Show
Saturday, December 20!
                                                                   

Celebrate the winter season as Sparky’s Puppets perform "Stories from   Snowy Lands” at the Uxbridge Free Public Library on Saturday, December                               

20 at 1:00 P.M. Watch Jack Frost’s magic bring a snowman to life. Laugh at the antics of a boastful bear that goes ice fishing. And visit a shoemaker’s shop on a wintry day.

Sparky’s Puppets dramatize favorite children’s stories with colorful puppets, lively humor and plenty of audience participation. They have performed in schools, libraries and festivals throughout New England for over 35 years.


Local Author Tom D'Agostino
Abandoned Villages

 

                                                                               

   Author  Tom D'Agostino will join us on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 6:30 in the Main Library for a lively discussion on his book Abandoned Villages and Ghost Towns of New England. Abandoned villages hold secrets that sometimes only ghosts can reveal. Tom will discuss forgotten places such as flooded Flagstaff, Maine and Massachusetts' s Dogtown Common.

This is a free program, however registration is necessary. Sponsored by the Uxbridge Library Trustees.


Stampin Up Card Making

                                                                

 

                                                        

Join Stampin Up professional Lauren Steele on Monday, January 5 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.


Friends of the Uxbridge Library Present
2nd Annual Downton Abbey Tea Party

                                                          

Back by popular demand, the 2nd Annual Downton Abbey Tea sponsored by the Friends of the Uxbridge Library. This lively event will take place on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 2:30-4:00 in the Main Library. All attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite special hat to this event. There will  be raffles, tea, sandwiches and pastries to enjoy. 

Tickets are on sale now at the Main Desk and are $10 per person. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot now.

*Tickets make a wonderful holiday gift for that Downton Abbey aficionado!*

We hope you'll join us!


Mary Daisley
Hands on Tarot Psychic Sampler

                                                                        

MARY DAISLEY owner of Hands on Tarot will present a two-part workshop on January 15 & 22 from 6-8 PM entitled Psychic Sampler. Join Mary as she helps participants explore their sixth sense. Registration necessary as space is limited.

This is a free program sponsored by the Uxbridge Library Board of Trustees


Library Holiday Hours

                                          

The Library will operate on the following holiday hours:

Monday, Dec. 22 -10-8                                                       

Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 10-5:30

Wednesday, Dec. 24 - CLOSED

Thursday, Dec. 25  - CLOSED

Saturday, Dec. 27  - 9-2

              

Monday, Dec. 29 - 10-8

Tuesday, Dec. 30 - 10-5:30

Wednesday, Dec. 31 - 10-2 - (1/2 Day Only)

Thursday, Jan. 1- CLOSED

Saturday, Jan 3-  9-2

On behalf of the Uxbridge Library Trustees and Staff, we wish you all a very happy holiday!

 

 


Ghostly Encounters
with Jeff Belanger

RESCHEDULED

 for MARCH 23 ,2015

Please register in the Main Library

Limited seating available

Legend Tripper, Talk Show Host, Author

A supernatural evening with Jeff Belanger.

Join Jeff Belanger (finally!) on Monday, March 23 at 6:30 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
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!
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 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.