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Upton Town Library Calendar of Events

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

Upton Library will be closed on Monday, April 15 for Patriots’ Day.

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 U.S. passport. Call us 508-529-6272 or make appointment at

Spring Booksale – May 11

The Friends of the Upton Library spring booksale is coming on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Great selection of gently used books, DVDs, puzzles and more. Don’t forget your Friends totebag for our annual totebag deal. If you have items to donate, bring them to the library lobby starting April 16.  Additional parking available in municipal lots on Grove Street.

Special Events

StoryWalk™ – April 1 to May 31 – at VFW Playground

All spring, patrons can enjoy our StoryWalk™ at VFW Memorial Playground. A StoryWalk™ is a picture book told panel by panel on signs. Families can stroll around, reading the story of “Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms” by Julia Donaldson. Those who fill out our QR code Google Form at the end will be entered to win a paperback copy of the book for their home library.

Movie Events – Friday, April 19 1 - 2:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 27 1 - 3 p.m.

The Greatroom turns into a movie theater as we begin movie events at the library. On April 19, there will be a movie for ages 5 to 12. On April 27, there will be a movie for ages 10+. Visit the library’s Event Calendar at or call the library at 508-529-6272, for movie titles and details. Feel free to bring your own snacks.

Tabletop Game Night for Adults Thursday, April 18, 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.

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 Xochitl Gonzalez: A Literary Examination of Power, Love, and Art - Wednesday, April 17, 8 - 9 p.m.

Author Talk with Douglas Brunt: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I - Wednesday, May 1, 3 - 4 p.m.

Author Talk with Nina Simon: A Murder Mystery, Family Story, & Love Letter to Strong Women Everywhere - Wednesday, May 8, 7 - 8 p.m.

Children’s & Young Adult Events

Wood Slice Painting – Tuesday, April 16, 6 - 7 p.m.

Tweens and teens can join Mrs. Murphy to create mini wood slice decorations, painted with a spring design. For ages 10 to 16. Pre-registration is required.

Shaving Cream Rain Clouds – Thursday, April 18, 6 - 7 p.m.

Kids can join Mrs. Murphy to use food coloring, shaving cream, and water to make "rain clouds", as well as share a story and learn more about the water cycle. For ages 5 to 12. Pre-registration is required.

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 - Select Mondays 9:30 a.m.

Music & Movement with Deb Hudgins will take place April 22, as well as May 6 and 13, 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. Waitlisted patrons will receive priority for the following month.

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. Waitlisted patrons will receive priority for the following month.

Saturday Storytime –  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 – April 29 at 9:30 a.m.

Our Children’s Department is now 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 – April 17 at 4 p.m.

This group meets the first and third 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 LEGOs while you have fun building and making new friends. Pre-registration is required.

Kids’ Book Club – May 1 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 May title will be a Members’ Choice. Participants may read the book of their choosing and then share it at our May meeting. 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 April, which is Library Appreciation Month, our theme will be BOOKS! 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, May 14 at 12:45 p.m., and Thursday, May 16 at 6:45 p.m.: The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters.

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.

April 24 at 6:45 p.m.: nonfiction title, Sentient: How Animals Illuminate the Wonder of Our Human Senses by Jackie Higgins.

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