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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.

Fic or No Fic Bookgroup

Our monthly adult bookgroup returns in October.

This group meets on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. and alternates Ficton and Non-fiction titles.

Registration is required. Our Oct. 25 title is the nonfiction book Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell.

Boy Scout Troop 132

Heritage Display

This month in the library lobby view a display of memorabilia from Upton Boy Scout troop 132. If you have a collection you’d like to share with the community, contact library staff.

Museum Passes

Fall is a great time to visit some Massachusetts Museums! Visit and select Museum passes to see our selection of discount admission passes. Pick up your pass from the Library and enjoy up to a 50% discount when you purchase tickets to various locations including New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, Ecotarium, Worcester Art Museum and more!

Children’s Events

Pumpkin Patterns, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6 - 7 p.m.

Tweens and teens can create their own fall artwork using scrapbook paper and pumpkin outlines. This event is for ages 10 to 16. Pre-registration is required.

Acrobat Li Liu, Saturday, Oct. 21, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Audience members will learn about hand balancing, plate spinning, trick cycling, foot juggling, ribbon dancing and Chinese water bowl manipulation. Li will also share various aspects of Chinese language, geography and culture while sharing her work and travel experiences. This program is geared to ages 5 to 12 and pre-registration is required.

For more details on any of our events, or to register, visit our website’s Event Calendar at!

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. Registration for October programs opened September 1.

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

Music & Movement with Deb Hudgins will take place October 10 & 24 and November 14 & 28 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 every Friday. This is a 20-30 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 a 30-45 minute program, featuring longer stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. For ages 3-5. Pre-registration required.

Saturday Storytime –  Oct. 14 & Nov. 18 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.

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 October, our theme will be Teen-Tober! This group is for tweens and teens ages 10-16. This is always a drop-in program.  

Teen Book Club - NEW - Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.

Are you a teen who loves reading? Then our Teen Book Club is for you! This group is for ages 13-18 and will meet once per season. Our fall date will be Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Conference Room. Meetings will involve sharing our own recent favorite titles, as well as learning about what’s new and trendy in YA lit! Pre-registration is required. Contact Mrs. Murphy at [email protected] with any questions.

Kids’ Book Club – Nov. 1, 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 November title is Magic Treehouse: Rhinos at Recess by Mary Pope Osborne.  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, Nov. 14 at 12:45 p.m., and Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6:45 p.m.: Remarkably Bright Creatures, by Shelby Van Pelt.

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