The library will close at 1pm on Wednesday, December 24th and will remain closed until Saturday, December 27th.

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Get Organized on the Cloud with Google Drive!
Tuesday, January 20th @ 7pm

Learn how to create, store, and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more with Google's free adaptation of Microsoft Office.

We ask that you have a Google account set up before attending. Also please bring a laptop or tablet to follow along with, 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.

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.

Get Your Family Research Started with Ancestry Library Edition!

Provided by ProQuest and MyFamily.com, this impressive genealogical collection covers U.S. and the U.K. census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. It contains more than 4,000 databases, 1.5 billion names, as well as over 1,000 historical maps.

This e-resource is for use in-library only. It cannot be used from home. 

Maynard Then and Now Exhibit

Supported by a grant from the Maynard Cultural Council, this exhibit will showcase changes in historic landmarks in Town – photos of 16 Maynard streetscapes, churches, town-owned and commercial buildings contrasting views from the past and present will be on display.

The exhibit can be viewed in the library's first floor Roosevelt Room until December 31st. Read a recent article in the Beacon-Villager about the exhibit here.

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!

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.

Maynard Public Library Twitter Timeline

Benjamin the Juggling Clown
Tuesday, December 30th @ 2:30pm
Ages 3 and over
Ben's juggling act is so good
You'll love the way it looks
We'll let him juggle everything
Except, of course, the books!

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.