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Start Your Genealogy with Ancestry Library Edition!
Tuesday, February 17th @ 7pm
Learn search tips and browsing options to view the immense collection of content available on this excellent genealogy resource.

(While not mandatory, please bring a laptop to follow along if possible.)

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

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.

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!

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.

Emergency Preparedness Workshop
Thursday, February 12th @ 2:30pm

Join Lauren DeMarco of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for an SOS workshop on being prepared for an emergency.

From this workshop, you will be able to:
  • Identify emergencies and how to respond
  • List important items needed in an emergency
  • Understand how to decide about evacuation
  • Begin completing an emergency information card

This program is free and open to everyone. It is presented by the Friends of the Maynard Public Library.

Meet Award Winning Author Julia Glass!
Thursday, February 26th @ 7pm

Author Julia Glass will be reading from her most recent novel, And the Dark Sacred Night, and answering questions. Julia is the author of 5 acclaimed novels, Three Junes (National Book Award winner), The Whole World Over, I See You Everywhere, and The Widower's Tale, as well as And the Dark Sacred Night. 

Books will be available for purchase and Julia will sign copies for readers.

AARP Tax Aide Program

Get your taxes prepared for free at the Maynard Public Library as we host the AARP’s Tax-Aide program.  AARP Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance program. 

It serves low and middle income taxpayers with special attention to those ages 60 and older. Complex issues such as business losses over $10,000 and other extraordinary items may be beyond the scope of the program. When making an appointment, please mention any special tax issues.

Call Bill Cranshaw at 978-760-9146 to set up an appointment.

AARP volunteers are at the library on Saturdays (10am-5pm) from January 31st - April 11th

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Electronic Filing

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Dance Prism Ballet Troupe
Friday, February 20th @ 10:30am
(All ages)

What a great way to end February vacation week! Come out to see this dance troupe perform terrific excerpts from real ballets. Dance Prism is a professional touring ballet company. Check them out at www.danceprism.com

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

Adventures in Slumberland Storytime
Tuesdays (Jan. 27th - March 17) @ 7pm
Ages 3 and over

Make your New Year's Resolution to
get to Story Time with Mr. Mark!

To come to storytime's
A resolution that is great
It's more fun than working out
And easier than losing weight!

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

Lego Club
Every other Friday, 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
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.