Unlaunch'd Voices: An Evening with Walt Whitman
Tuesday, May 26, 7:00 p.m. - Upton Town Hall
Along with the Upton Cultural Council, we are proud to sponsor
an intimate one-man theater show by acclaimed actor Stephen Collins
who brings the poetry of Walt Whitman to life.

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

Monday, May 18, 2015

An Evening with Walt Whitman, Tues May 26th, 7pm




Unlaunch’d Voices, An Evening With Walt Whitman
Tuesday, May 26th 7pm at Upton Town Hall



Upton Town Library and the Upton Cultural Council are proud to sponsor an intimate one-man theater show that brings the poetry of Walt Whitman to life.

Performed by Actor / Teacher Stephen Collins, the show explores Walt Whitman’s life and writings from his vibrant youth through his experiences during the civil war to the evening of his seventieth birthday.

Join us for this free cultural experience on Tuesday, May 26, at 7pm in the Upton Town Hall.

Actor Stephen Collins says, “we hope to leave you with a greater insight not just into the great man or the great poet, but with an appreciation of Walt Whitman as an eternally free spirit.”

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.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Booksale, May 16th, 9am-2pm

The Friends of the Upton Library are holding a booksale on Saturday, May 16th!
May 16th, 9am to 2pm on the Library Lawn. (2 Main Street, Upton MA)


Thousands of donated and ex-library items available, including DVDs, CDs, paperback, hardcover and children's books.
The sale includes a donated collection of like-new bird guides, gardening books and poetry books.
Also for sale: children's picture books and many hardcover fiction books.
As always, we have a great selection of paperback fiction, and an eclectic mix of non-fiction.
Come down and find a treasure!

Prices:
Hardcover, DVD, CD - $2
Paperback, VHS, Cassettes - $1
Children's books - 50 cents.

Tote bag deals!  Don't forget your Friends of the Library tote bag!  Fill this spacious canvas tote to the brim for $20, or purchase a new bag and fill it for $25.

Discounts offered for educators and bulk purchases.
All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Upton Library museum pass program and building fund.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Library Director's Report for April 2015



Designer RFQ ready  – Booksale May 16th  – Summer begins

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Planning for a New Library Facility Underway

Over the last year, the Upton Town Library has been starting a planning and design project to evaluate various options for construction or renovation, and to design a library facility suitable to meet the needs of the Upton community. The expected result of this process is a set of conceptual designs and a cost estimate for a new library facility that will meet the needs of the Town of Upton for at least the next twenty years.

Visit the planning website at https://sites.google.com/site/uptonlibraryplanning/ to find information about the progress and status of the project, to give your feedback and to access committee agendas, minutes and meeting dates.  To date, funding for the project has been provided by a Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners' grant of $44,220 and $22,000 in matching funds approved by the Upton Town Meeting in 2014.  Check out the above video from the MBLC which shows how they provide financial and technical assistance to municipalities for planning, design, improvement and expansion of their public library facilities.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Upton Library offers three programs during April Vacation Week!



Upton Town Library   April School Vacation Programs 2015

Children’s Art Workshop with Artworks!  April 21st, Tuesday.  2pm – 4pm
Registration required.  For ages 5 and up.  Join us for two hours of fun art and drawing with the professional instructors from Artworks Studio.  Held at Memorial Elementary School Cafeteria.  Space is limited, call the library to register, 508-529-6272.

Earthworms: Humble Heroes!  April 24th, Friday.  2pm – 3pm
Registration required.  A hands-on program about the earthworm and the incredible role it plays in our environment.  Hold a worm, or just observe from a safe distance!  For ages 3 and up.  Held at Memorial Elementary School Media Center.  Call the library to register, 508-529-6272.

Psychic Demonstration and Author Visit!  April 25th, Saturday.  1pm
Psychic, medium and author Diane Lewis will offer a free book reading and psychic demonstration.  Diane will read passages from her latest book, “A Little Inspiration”, which contains spiritual guidance and self-help messages.  After sharing her book, Diane will conduct a psychic demonstration and medium session for participants.  Held at the Upton Town Library Reading Room.

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