Saturday, September 14, 2019

Children's Movie Afternoon!

Join us for a movie afternoon at the Upton Town Library!!
Saturday September 21 at 1pm

We're showing Ralph Breaks the InternetVideo game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, "Sugar Rush." In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet -- the netizens -- to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube.

Suggested ages 5-12.
Rated PG

See you then!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Upton Reads - October 2019

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo MbueOctober Meetings: 10/8/19 at 12:45pm and 10/10/19 at 6:45pm

The Upton Reads Book Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:45 and on the second Thursday of each month at 6:45 in the library gathering room. Sue Pfeiffer from the library staff leads a casual and thought-provoking discussion of an eclectic mix of contemporary literary fiction. Copies of each month’s book are available at the library. Please call the library directly at 508-529-6272 to request a copy of this month's title.

This month we will be reading Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue

Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. Working as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers, he displays the punctuality, discretion, and loyalty that Edwards demands. Neni's temporary work at the Edwardses' summer home in the Hamptons means a brighter future-- until Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers' fa├žades. As the financial world threatens to collapse, the Jongas become desperate. And as their marriage threatens to fall apart, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Kids' Book Club - October 2019

October Meeting:  10/2/19 at 4:00pm

The Kids' Book Club meets at 4:00pm on the first Wednesday of each month, in the library gathering room. Each month, members explore popular juvenile and preteen titles. Copies are available at the circulation desk for both members and nonmembers. 

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This month, we'll be reading Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. 

Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there's a lot more to her -- and to everyone -- than a label, and that great minds don't always think alike.

The Kids' Book Club is for ages 8 to 12.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Library Book Group - September 2019

Image of itemSeptember Meeting: 9/25/19 at 7pm

The Library Book Group meets at 7:00pm on the last Wednesday of each month, in the library gathering room. Book titles are chosen by the members and copies are available at the library. The group alternates between fiction and non-fiction titles. Copies of each month’s book are available at the library. Please call the library directly at 529-6272 to request a copy of this month's title.

This month we are reading Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive, by Stephanie Land.

A journalist describes the years she worked in low-paying domestic work under wealthy employers, contrasting the privileges of the upper-middle class to the realities of the overworked laborers supporting them.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

You might be familiar with our RB Digital eMagazine collection; we’re now adding eAudiobooks!

Upton Town Library offers a collection of always available digital Audiobooks and Magazines through RB Digital.

Browse over 8,000 audiobooks for adults and children that are always available with no waiting list or hold times. Magazines are full color, complete issues of over 50 titles, including Rolling Stone, National Geographic, Popular Science, ESPN, Newsweek, and many cooking, crafting and hobby titles.

For more information, check out our RB Digital Audiobooks and Magazines page.