Friday, January 17, 2020

Teen Book Group - January 2020

Our new Teen Book Group is meeting from 
3 - 4pm on Wednesday, January 29! 

A book club just for teens! We will be reading hot new titles and older classics, exclusively from our Young Adult collections. Titles and meeting dates are voted on by the members.  Copies of the current month's title will be available behind the circulation desk for members and non-members alike. Open to Ages 14-18.

Image of itemOur first book is The Last 8, by Laura Pohl.

After an alien attack devastates the Earth, pilot and future astronaut Clover Martinez bands with seven other teens in a struggle to survive.

Clover Martinez has always been a survivor, which is the reason she isn't among the dead when aliens invade and destroy Earth as she knows it.

Clover is convinced she's the only one left until she hears a voice on the radio urging her to go to the former Area 51. When she arrives, she's greeted by a band of misfits who call themselves The Last Teenagers on Earth. And when she finds a hidden spaceship within the walls of the compound, she doesn't know what to believe...or who to trust.

If you are interested in joining the book club, please contact Lee Ann Murphy, our Young Adult librarian by phone at 508-529-6272 or via email at

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Pastel Art Workshops, Tuesday Feb 11

Pastel Art Workshops
Free Art Workshop!  Take home your own painting!
Tuesday, Feb 11th  Upton Center, 2 Farm Street
 3:30-5:30pm  or   6:30-8:30pm 
Artist Greg Maichack returns to Upton on Tuesday, February 11, to teach two free workshops on pastel painting.

From 3:30 - 5:30pm, we'll paint "Starry Night" inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, and from
6:30 - 8:30, "Miracle Flowers" inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe.  Please choose only one workshop to attend.

Each workshop is a two-hour event that enables sheer beginners to advanced adults to hear how artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, van Gogh, and Monet painted.
The workshops offer participants interesting and entertaining historical information about the artists’ lives and painting techniques, a demo at easel, and participants’ own hands-on experience with pastels (all professional-grade materials supplied). All take home their own pastel painting still life. 

This program is free and open to members of the Upton community.  Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.  Register by visiting the Upton Town Library, calling 508-529-6272, or on our website,

  Teens ages 13-18 are encouraged to attend “Starry Night”, all ages are welcome at either workshop.

See more information at Greg Maichack’s website:
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Upton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Teen Book Club - 1st Meeting!


Are you a teen and love reading? Want to find out what's new in our collection? We are starting a Teen Book Club and are looking for new members!  We'll be meeting on Wednesday January 15th from 3:00-4:00.  We'll share books that we've been reading and explore young adult titles, new and old! No registration required.  For ages 14-18. For more information, contact the library at 508-529-6272 or email Children's & Young Adult Librarian, Lee Ann Murphy, at
Snacks will be served!