Monday, March 28, 2016

April Anime/Manga Club Meetings

If you like anime, manga, and Japanese candy, join Anime/Manga Club! The club meets two Fridays a month from 2:00 to 3:30, and focuses on reading and discussing manga, watching and discussing anime, manga-style art, cosplay, and learning about Japanese culture (including, but not limited to, the eating of Japanese candy).

If you're interested in joining Anime/Manga Club, come to the library on Friday, April 1, and Friday, April 15. The genre of the month is science fiction, and the screening on Friday, April 15, will be Log Horizon.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

April 28 Book Club Pick: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Book Club is reading The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka for the next meeting; all are welcome to join the discussion after school in the library on Thursday, April 28. If you need a copy, speak with Ms. Charpentier, visit the Uxbridge Free Public Library, or download an eBook from Project Gutenberg or audiobook from LibriVox.

From Goodreads: "As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first opening, Kafka begins his masterpiece. It is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetle-like insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. A harrowing -- though absurdly comic -- meditation on human feelings of inadequacy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the most widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction."

Join Book Club again next month on Thursday, May 26, to discuss Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going.

If you liked the March Book Club pick, Halo by Alexandra Adornetto, check out some recommended similar books on display in the library and on Pinterest.

Friday, March 18, 2016

MSLA Bookmark Contest Honorable Mention for Krysten!

Congratulations to Krysten Boyer, who received an honorable mention in the 2016 MSLA Bookmark Contest

This year, we had two students enter designs in the annual contest hosted by the Massachusetts School Library Association, Matthew Colella and Krysten Boyer. Krysten's design was selected as an honorable mention in the Division IV contest.

You can check out all the winning designs from across the state, including Krysten's, online. Krysten’s winning bookmark design from last year’s contest is currently available in the library, as well as her new design for this year's contest!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March/April Newsletter

The March/April Newsletter is here - check it out!

Featured this month:
  • Congratulations to Krysten on her honorable mention in the MSLA Bookmark Contest!
  • The Youth Media Award winners of 2016
  • Magazines available at the library
  • Anime/Manga Club
  • Book Club's picks for second semester
  • Free stuff from the public library

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Upcoming Events at the Uxbridge Free Public Library

Thursday, March 3, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Pied Potter Hamelin and his Magical Potter's Wheel, sponsored by the Uxbridge Cultural Council
Monday, March 7, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Irish Music and Stories Night with Mary King, Phil Edmonds, and Kevin Fallon, presented by the Uxbridge Free Public Library Trustees
Thursday, March 10, 6:00 - 7:30
Teen Advisory Board
 Thursday, April 14, 6:00 - 7:30
Teen Advisory Board

For more information, visit