Fall Booksale 2016
Our annual fall booksale will be held on Saturday, October 1st, 9am to 2pm, along with Upton's Heritage Day events on the town common. Donations of used books are appreciated anytime up to the day of the sale.

Library Hours Sun/Mon - Closed T, W, Th - 10am - 8pm Friday - 10am - 2pm Saturday - 9am - 5pm

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Easy Walks in Upton - Weds Sept 14, 6:30pm Upton Town Hall


Wish you knew where to go when you only have time for shorter day trips this fall? Come visit the Upton Town Hall Wednesday evening, 6:30 September 14 to see slides of the many easy walks available right in our area that are included in the just released book “Easy Walks in Massachusetts, 2nd edition.” Learn about over 50 very local trails in the Blackstone Valley in 16 area towns including Upton. The companion book in the series, “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts” details another 35 easy walks in 15 towns in the Upper Charles River, the Neponset River and Sudbury river watersheds. Written by freelance writer and Bellingham resident Marjorie Turner Hollman, it’s all about finding places nearby to spend time with family and friends in the outdoors.
Each chapter offers maps to trailheads, distance and trail conditions, points of interest on each trail, and indicates where dogs (and their owners) are welcome. You’ll discover walks alongside rivers and ponds, short climbs to views of the Blackstone Valley or Boston, and treks through woodland filled with huge boulders. Several railtrails, completed or in process are included. These are all great locations that are close by, a source for someplace new when you want to get outside either for some solitude, or with your family. It’s all here, right in our backyard. Get out while it’s still nice and explore.
Available now on Amazon, or at this link: https://www.createspace.com/4333275?ref=1147694&utm_id=6026

Bio: Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and is the author of Easy Walks in Massachusetts, 2nd edition, and More Easy Walks in Massachusetts. She has been a freelance writer for numerous local, regional and national publications for the past 18 years, and is the New England Chair of the Association of Personal Historians. www.marjorieTurner.com

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Abandoned Asylums of Massachusetts











Slideshow, presentation and author visit about the spookiest old buildings in Massachusetts!
Wed, August 24th 6:30-8:00pm, in Upton Town Hall.   
Upton Library is hosting authors Tammy Rebello and L.F. Blanchard at a presentation and book-signing for their new book titled “Abandoned Asylums of Massachusetts”.  The book combines photographs, history, and first hand accounts to explore the story of these facilities across the state. 
Get a preview at the authors’ website: http://abandonedma.wix.com/abandonedma.
Take a look at the book, which is on display at Upton Library, along with some of our other titles about creepy secrets of Massachusetts history. 
This program is free of charge.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Weds, August 24th 6:30 in the Upton Town Hall.

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