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Upton Town Library Calendar of Events

9 Milford Street, Upton   •   508-529-6272   •   •   HOURS:  Tues. - Thurs. 10-8   •   Fri. & Sat. 10-4   •   Sun. & Mon. CLOSEDBy Matthew Bachtold, Library Director and Lee Ann Murphy, Children’s Librarian

The Library has moved and is now open at our new location at 9 Milford Street, inside the Upton Community Center.

Come for a tour and take a look at our: Expanded collection, new programs in the classroom and greatroom, casual seating options and reading nooks, study rooms and conference room.

Veterans Memorial Playground

The Playground at 9 Milford Street is now open for use.

Upper playground is fully open. Lower program will remain closed while the grass lawn gets established.

Reserve study rooms and meeting space at the Community Center

The classroom, conference room and study rooms are now available for use by the public.

Review room descriptions, read the usage policy and reserve spaces online through our website, or call 508-529-6272

Special Events

Pastel Painting – The Rose, Wednesday, May 17.  Session 1: 4 - 6 p.m., Session 2: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. A guided workshop to paint and take home your own pastel artwork. For all ages and experience levels. With Gregory Maichack, funded by Upton Cultural Council. Saturday Storytime, blending Baby and Preschool storytimes featuring stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.  For ages 0-5. Pre-registration required.

Teen Group – Tuesdays 3 p.m.

This group meets weekly every Tuesday from 3 - 4 p.m. and focuses on a new theme each month, sharing books, crafts, games, and more. For May, our theme will be Star Wars. This group is for tweens and teens ages 10-16. This is always a drop-in program.

Kids’ Book Club – June 7, 4 p.m.

Our book club members explore popular juvenile and preteen titles on the first Wednesday of each month.  Join us in the Community Center Classroom on June 7, 4 - 4:45 p.m., to discuss our science fiction title, “Stowaway” by John David Anderson. This group is for ages 8-12 and reads mostly middle grade titles. We welcome new members all year round. Pre-registration required.

Upton Reads Book Group

An eclectic mix of contemporary literary fiction with meetings on the second Tuesday afternoon and Thursday evening of each month in the Community Center classroom, with a Zoom remote option.

Tuesday, June 13 at 12:45 p.m., and Thursday, June 15 at 6:45 p.m.: Our Missing Hearts, by Celeste Ng.

For more information or assistance with any library services, call 508-529-6272 or email [email protected]Backyard Birds of New England, Thursday, May 18, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. A lively, one hour narrated slide presentation with Sheryl Pereira from Mass Audobon. First in a series of three birdwatching presentations this spring.

Raised Bed Gardening,  Saturday, May 20, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardeners presents everything you ever wanted to know about raised beds, including how to build, fill, site, and plant them.  First in a series of gardening programs this spring.

Power of the Protest Song, Wednesday, May 31, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Pamela Means presents The Power of the Protest Song: Our Shared History and Present Day. Equal parts performance and mini-presentation, this family-friendly concert will explore the origin stories and lineages of protest songs.  Funded by Upton Cultural Council.

Growing Summer Salad, Wednesday, June 7, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Is there anything more refreshing in the summer than a homegrown salad? We'll give you the basics on lettuce, tomato, and cucumber growing.  Second in our gardening series.

Beyond Backyard Birds, Saturday, June 10, 10 - 11 a.m.  Massachusetts is a birding state for every season. It has a variety of different habitats that attracts so many birds. Over 400 species can be seen throughout the year.  We will explore some of the important birds areas month by month and learn what species can possibly be seen. Second in our birdwatching series.

Community Events

Used Booksale this weekend. Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Community Center.

Friends of the Upton Library spring booksale. Used books, DVDs, audios, children’s books and more. Don’t miss the Totebag deal. 

Celebrating Upton: Stories and Songs for Mother’s Day. May 13, 10:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. in the Community Center classroom. Author and songwriter Davis Bates shares stories and songs. Presented by Friends of the Upton Library. 

Library Events – Register now

Please note changed times for many children’s programs.  All programs and events require pre-registration at or call 508-529-6272

Music & Movement – Select Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.

Music & Movement with Deb Hudgins will take place May 9 and 23 from 9:30 - 10 a.m. in the Community Center. Join us for stories, songs, and fun. Best for ages 1-5. Partial funding for this program is through a grant from Beginning Bridges CFCE in Uxbridge. Pre-registration is required.

Baby Storytime – Fridays at 9:30 a.m.

Baby Storytime is for ages birth to 3 and is every Friday in May. This is a 20-minute lapsit program featuring stories, songs, and nursery rhymes. For ages 0-3. Pre-registration required.

Preschool Storytime – Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

Preschool Storytime is every Thursday and is for ages 3 to 5. This is a 30-minute program, featuring longer stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. For ages 3-5.  Pre-registration required.

Saturday Storytime – May 20 at 9:30 a.m.

Once a month we offer a