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Trends in Technology Presentation
Thursday, October 23rd @ 7pm
Roosevelt Room

During this hour-long presentation from Greg Page of Merrimack Analysis Group, we explore some of the latest headline-grabbing technology trends, including: The Internet of Things; Bitcoin and Mobile Payments; 3-D Printing; Cloud Computing; and Wearable Tech. We explain the meaning behind the related buzzwords, and explain the relevance of each of these emerging tech fields for individuals, small businesses, and society in general.

All attendees receive a handout will detailed notes and links to further online resources.

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

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!

Four dates to choose from this month:
Tuesday, September 2nd (7pm-8pm)
Monday, September 15th (3pm-4pm)
Friday, September 19th (11am-12 noon)
Wednesday, September 24th (11am-12 noon)

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.

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.

MaynardFest Weekend Book Sale!
Saturday, September 27th (10am-3pm)
Sunday, September 28th (12pm-3pm)

The Friends of the Maynard Public Library will be holding their largest book sale of the year on Saturday, Sept. 27th and Sunday, Sept. 28th as part of MaynardFest.

You will find the Roosevelt Room filled with hard cover, quality paperback and mass market titles. We also have DVDs, music cassettes, and books on CD or tape. For children’s books, visit the Trustees Room around the corner. Come and shop for books for the whole family at bargain prices!

David Mark Book Launch
Hidden History of Maynard
Tuesday, October 14th @ 7pm
Roosevelt Room

Join us as Maynard resident David A. Mark introduces his collection of historical articles, "Hidden History of Maynard."

Mark writes a history column for the Beacon-Villager newspaper. This, his second published collection of columns, focuses on the forgotten history of Maynard as it transitioned from a scattering of small farms to a booming center of industry and immigration.

Learn why Babe Ruth shopped in Maynard during his Red Sox days and what they fed the animals at the Taylor mink ranch. Find out who is buried-and who is not-in the Maynard Family crypt, and which rock and roll bands recorded in a studio on Main Street.

There will be light refreshments and books for the signing.

Get Your Library Card Online!
Great news! You can apply for a temporary library card that will give you access to databases, place requests for library items, and check out e-books through our Overdrive Catalog.

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!

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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.

Adventures in Slumberland Storytime
Tuesdays, Sept. 30th - Nov. 18th @ 7pm
Ages 3 and over

Mr. Mark's Five Best Reasons Storytime Is Better Than Playing Soccer:
  1. You can't read books with your feet.
  2. You never have to hit a book with your head.
  3. At Storytime, nobody will kick you in the shins.
  4. You always "score" with a good book.
  5. You'll always get a "kick" out of Storytime!
Sign up at the Children's Desk or call 978-897-1010 x106.

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.