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Upton Town Library Calendar of Events

By Matthew Bachtold, Library Director and Lee Ann Murphy, Children’s Librarian

Upton Library is now at 9 Milford Street

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

Passport Services

Upton Town Library is now a passport acceptance agency. 

We can help with providing forms and answering questions about getting or renewing a US passport. Call us 508-529-6272 or make appointment at

eBooks and eAudio

Looking for digital format books to read or listen to on your phone or other device? Upton Library offers Hoopla and Libby, two sources for borrowing free eBooks and eAudio, as well as digital magazines.  Come in and ask us.

Cultural Council Events

The following events held at the Community Center in March are 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.

Generations of Jazz Thurday, March 22, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

An evening of music with musicians of several generations. Teachers and students coming together to share their love of music and especially Jazz and improvisation.

“The Beat Generation” Culture of the 1950s Monday, March 25, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

A multimedia presentation that highlights the cultural nuances of the 1950s. This presentation features live acoustic music and audience sing-alongs, coupled with audio and video clips highlighting the best (and sometimes the worst) of the 1950s. This hour-long presentation is suitable for all ages and it is family-friendly. The presenter is Fran Hart, founding member of the Beatles tribute band 4EverFab. Registration is required for each event.

Special Events

Tabletop Game Night for Adults Thursday, March 21, 5:15 - 7:30 p.m.

Join our new tabletop game series for adults. Come play new tabletop games every third Thursday of the month from 5:15 - 7:30 p.m. Experienced players and beginners both welcome. Pre-registration requested.

Author Reading & Discussion with Karen Michalson Saturday, April 6 2 - 3 p.m. (Community Event)

Meet local author Karen Michalson for a reading and discussion of her book, The Maenad's God. Selected by Independent Book Review as one of the best books of 2022; IAN Book of the Year Award Finalist for LGBTQ Fiction (2023). More information about the author available at her website:

Virtual Author Talk Series

View free online author talks, either live or recorded. Register and get more information at the library website, or at

Author Talk with Madeline Miller: On Retelling Greek Classics - Thursday, March 21, 7 - 8 p.m.

Author Talk with Smithsonian Curator Paula J. Johnson: The Foods, People, and Innovations That Feed Us – Tuesday, April 2, 2 - 3 p.m.

Author Talk with Diane Foley & Colum McCann: From Murder to Atonement - Confronting My Son’s Killer - Tuesday, April 9, 2 - 3 p.m.


Magazine Strip Silhouettes  Wednesday, March 13 at 6 p.m.

Tweens and teens can join Mrs. Murphy to create artwork using recycled magazines and cardboard. For ages 10 to 16. Pre-registration is required.

Whalemobile – Saturday, March 23

The Whalemobile is coming to Upton. The Upton Cultural Council is generously sponsoring our grant to bring this incredible inflatable whale to our Greatroom. On March 23, participants will go inside the whale and learn all about this amazing mammal. Spots for sessions are almost full, but feel free to stop by and say hello to Nile the whale and check out some books as well.

Monthly Library Events – Register now. All programs and events require pre-registration at or call 508-529-6272. Registrations open the month prior to events.

Music & Movement –

*New Day* - Select Mondays 9:30 a.m.

Music & Movement with Deb Hudgins will take place March 4 and 18, as well as April 8 and 22, in the Greatroom. 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 held on Fridays. This is a 20-30-minute lapsit program featuring stories, songs, and nursery rhymes. Pre-registration required. 

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

Preschool Storytime is for ages 3 to 5 and is held on Thursdays. This is a 45-minute program, featuring longer stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. Pre-registration required.

Saturday Storytime –  March 9 and April 13 at 9:30 a.m.

Once a month we offer a 30-45-minute Saturday Storytime, blending Baby and Preschool storytimes featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft. Can’t join us for our weekday programs? This event is just for you. For ages 0-5. Pre-registration required.

Drop-In Storytime –

*New* Monday, March 11 and April 29 at 9:30 a.m.

Beginning in March, our Children’s Department will begin offering a new Drop-In Storytime session, once a month. No registration required. This will be a blend of our Baby and Preschool Storytimes; however, no craft will be provided. We will feature stories, songs, rhymes, and fun! This will be held in the Greatroom and will be a larger group size. For ages 0 to 5.

LEGO Club – March 6 and 20 at 4 p.m.

This group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4 - 5 p.m. This group is led by Library Director, Matthew Bachtold, and is for ages 5 to 12. We provide the LEGO 

while you have fun building and making new friends. Pre-registration is required.

Kids’ Book Club – March 6 and April 3 at 4 p.m.

Our book club members explore popular juvenile and preteen titles on the first Wednesday of each month from 4 - 4:45 p.m. Our March graphic novel title is Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd. Our April nonfiction title is Weird But True! Birthdays by National Geographic Kids. Copies are available at the circulation desk. This group is for ages 8-12 and reads mostly middle grade titles. We welcome new members all year round. Pre-registration required.

Teen Group – Tuesdays

3 p.m.

This group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 3 - 4 p.m. and focuses on a new theme each month, sharing books, crafts, games, and more. For March, our theme will be paper. This group is for tweens and teens ages 10-16. This is always a drop-in program led by Adult Librarian Micaela.  

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, April 9 at 12:45 p.m., and Thursday, April 11 at 6:45 p.m.: The Paris Library, by Janet Skeslien Charles.

Fic or No Fic Book Group

An adult book group led by Librarian Micaela that alternates fiction and non-fiction selections. Meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:45 p.m.

March 27 at 6:45 p.m.: nonfiction title, Mother-Daughter Murder Night by Nina Simon.

For more information or assistance with any library services, call 508-529-6272 or email [email protected]