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Intro to Twitter Workshop
Thursday, November 13th @ 7pm
Roosevelt Room

Join us for a "how-to" on Twitter, where we'll show you how to set up an account, find people and organizations to follow, and create a following for yourself or your business!

A basic knowledge of computers and online experience is required for this class. While not mandatory, please also bring a laptop to follow along with if possible.

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

Author Event with R.C. Binstock & Gregory Maguire
Thursday, November 20th @ 7pm

Join us as R.C. Binstock reads and discusses his newest book, Swift River. It's a story of the making of the Quabbin Reservoir told through the eyes of Polly McPhee, a resident of Greenwich, one of the towns flooded to create the reservoir.

He will be introduced and joined by his friend Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and his most recent book Egg and Spoon.

They will talk about their books and about the impact of time on a book and of books on an author's life.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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.

Fall Film Series at the Maynard Public Library

This Fall, the Friends of the Maynard Public Library invite you to join us for a film series of international cinema. All are in English or subtitled in English. The movies are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The film series continues on Wednesday, November 5th as we show The Motorcycle Diaries for a special afternoon screening at 3:30pm.

Soulful and rich, this film is based on Che Guevara's motorcycle road trip from Argentina to Peru in 1952. It highlights outstanding acting and gorgeous scenery, including Machu Picchu. Starring Gael Garcia Bernal.

Please note that the film will be shown in the Trustees' Room on the library's 1st floor.

Other upcoming films in the series include:

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!

Sign up for 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.

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.

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A Christmas Carol Performed by Hampstead Theater Company
Thursday, December 4th @ 7pm
For familes and kids of all ages
Ebenezer Scrooge would be the first one to come to this great holiday classic. Why, because it's FREE, of course! And you'll have a "dickens" of a time, according to "Miser" Mark, I mean, "Mister" Mark. So don't be like Scrooge. Come to this show and keep the library in your heart all year round!

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

Beacon Santa Talent Show
Saturday, December 13th @ 9am
Maynard High School Auditorium
For Kids Ages 3 and over

This is your BIG chance! The world should wait no longer to witness your amazing act. So get up on the stage and let it rip! We welcome anything - magic, ballet, sword-swallowing... well, maybe not sword swallowing, even hopping will work. The slightest ability is good enough!

And best of all, you'll be doing it to raise money for the Beacon Santa.

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

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.