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Succeeding on eBay Workshop
Thursday, September 11th @ 7pm
(Roosevelt Room)
From its first online auction sale in 1995 to today, eBay has grown from a seemingly impractical idea to a multibillion-dollar juggernaut. Now, everyday people can leverage the power of eBay to sell items in a worldwide online community.

During this interactive, hour-long seminar, we will cover topics including: eBay profile set-up, effective pages for selling items, seller reputation development, common beginner mistakes, dispute resolution, shipping techniques, PayPal usage, security best practices, and much more. All attendees receive a handout with detailed notes and links to further online resources.

Please sign up at the Reference Desk or call 978-897-1010 x103.


Climate Change Discussion
Saturday, September 13th @ 3:30pm
Roosevelt Room

Cathy Ann Buckley, a Climate Reality Speaker and Environmental Defense Fund Lead Ambassador, will discuss the firsthand implications and science behind global warming and how you can be part of the People's Climate March in New York City on September 21st. Discover why being in the U.S. at this time in history makes you a powerful agent of change. Find out how easy it is to get there and how hard it will be to forget.

Whether you are interested in action, education, or just meeting other folks who want to protect our planet, please join us for an inspiring conversation and reward camaraderie.

One-on-One Computer Help

Need help formatting a resume, downloading e-books, setting up a Facebook account, or just turning that laptop on to get started?

Learn computer basics with a one-on-one half hour session with a Reference librarian!

Three dates to choose from this month:
Wednesday, August 6th (3-4pm)
Thursday, August 19th (7-8:30pm)
Friday, August 29th (10:30am-12pm)

Please visit the Reference Desk or call 978-897-1010 x103 to make an appointment!


Get Discounted or Free Museum Passes!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out a pass at the library!

We have something for everyone! Click here to see a full list of the museum passes the library has along with their websites and pricing information.

Museum passes are available to anyone who holds a library card for the Minuteman Library Network. Passes should be reserved in advance at the Circulation Desk or by calling 978-897-1010.

Museum passes are provided by a generous $4,000 annual grant from the Friends of the Maynard Public Library.






Clara Silverstein Cookbook Program
Tuesday, September 16th @ 7pm
Roosevelt Room
The Friends of the Maynard Public Library and Open Table invite you to join us for a presentation by Clara Silverstein and a tasting of recipes from her cookbooks.

Clara Silverstein is the author of four books, a blogger about historic recipes at heritagerecipebox.com, and a long-time writer in the Boston area. She also teaches at Grub Street, Inc., consults with individual writers, and works with young adults as a tutor and at the Books of Hope literacy empowerment program.

Books for the signing are provided by Porter Square Books.


New E-Resource Added! Consumer Reports Online
Consumer Reports Online

The library is excited to announce that we've added Consumer Reports Online to our growing list of subscription e-resources. It is available to Maynard residents from home and available to anyone using a library computer. From home you will need your library card number to log in. Please contact the Reference Desk (978-897-1010 x103) if you need help.

Consumer Reports Online features trusted and unbiased ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services
in categories including appliances, cars, electronics, computers, home & garden, food, health, personal finance, travel, and more.

Download free music you can keep with Freegal!


Freegal Music is a downloadable music service that offers access to about 3 million songs from over 10,000 labels with music that originates in over 60 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. All you need is your library card number!

You can search by keyword, artist, or album or use the advanced search page. You can also browse artists A to Z, see genre lists in dozens of categories, and listen to sample clips before you download.

Maynard residents are entitled to download three free tracks per week. Downloads are all in the MP3 format and will work with any MP3 player, including iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. There are also mobile apps available for iOS and Android devices. Check it out!



Read, Watch, or Listen to Something Awesome? Return it in our Awesome Box!
The library has partnered with the Harvard University Library Innovation Lab to launch the Awesome Box. The box allows patrons to share "awesome" suggestions of books, movies, music CDs, etc. with fellow patrons.

Simply deposit the item(s) you think are "awesome" into the box rather than returning them in the normal spot. The item will then be checked in and also scanned to the "Awesome" page, which can be found here:

Visit the page and see what others have found notably enlightening, mind-blowing, or helpful recently. When you click on the media's icon, it takes you to the item's listing on the Minuteman Library Network catalog, so that you can read more about the item and its availability or place it on hold.

You can also browse recent "Awesome" returns that are on display on the library's 2nd and 3rd floors.




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Music Together with Mr. Vic & Pat
Wednesday, September 10th @ 10:30am
Ages 0-4


The Maynard Public Library has books, magazines, newspapers, dictionaries, and...dancing? There is when the Lalli's are here! So limber up your toes and get ready for an interactive program of musical fun!

Sign up at the Children's Desk or call 978-897-1010 x106.


Julie Berry Book Launch
Tuesday, September 23rd @ 7pm
Roosevelt Room

Join us as Maynard resident Julie Berry introduces her latest young adult title, "The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place."

There will be light refreshments available and books for the signing will be available from Porter Square Books.


Lego Club
Every other Friday beginning October 3rd, 3:30pm
Ages 5 and over
If you want to work with LEGOs
Just head in the direction
Of the Maynard Library
And you'll make the right "connection!"


Sign up at the Children's Desk or call 978-897-1010 x106.


Toy Time
Wednesdays, 10:30am, beginning October 1st
Ages 1-5
There's nothing that's more fun
Than to play with toys, it's true
For every girl and boy
And maybe parents too!

Sign up at the Children's Desk or call 978-897-1010 x106.


Download eBooks from Overdrive!


Interested in downloading eBooks to your Kindle, Nook, iPad, smartphone, laptop or other electronic device?

You'll find a large variety of popular fiction, non-fiction, children's, and young adult books available from OverDrive. Visit the Digital Catalog to get started!

Check out our E-Reader/E-Book page for helpful resources. If you are having difficulty downloading your eBooks, please contact the Reference Desk at 978-897-1010 x103.