Patrons may request and renew items by calling the library at 978-263-4680, or visiting the library website at www.boxlib.org and clicking on “Your Library Account.”
Madhubani Paintings by artist Sunanda Sahay are on exhibit through April 23rd. For more information, please click here.
This week @ the Library
Magic Show with Scott Jameson
Tuesday, April 22nd at 2pm
Join magician & juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the edge of your seat. The show will feature an umbrella plucked from thin air, a drawing that comes to life, basketballs spun & juggled, -- and the audience will travel through time. Don’t miss it!
Abdou Sarr, Senegalese Dancer
Thursday, April 24th
Please come and meet Abdou Sarr, Senegalese Dancer. Learn how to dance Sabarr & Djembe dances that originate from West Africa. This high-energy workshop is free and open to the public, but you must register in advance. The dance class if from 2:00--3:00 pm, the performance is from 3:00--4:00 pm. The dance class is limited to 40 youngsters from 5-105! The performance is interactive and open to the public. The workshop participants will be our guest performers. To learn more about the workshops andregister, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Acton Boxborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Save the Date and Hold onto Your Books!
The Friends of the Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough Spring Book Sale will be on
Saturday, May 3, 2014 , 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a
Please save your gently used hardcovers, paperbacks and audio visual items and donate them to your library sale.
Drop Off items during regular library hours: Monday, April 28th through the morning of Friday, May 2nd
*If you are not currently a Member of the Friends of the Sargent Memorial Library, and would like to join, you may do so by filling out an application and mailing it in or dropping it off at the library.
Library Closing Early
On Tuesday May 13, 2014, the library will close at 6pm so that library staff may attend the Boxborough Annual Town Meeting.
The Sargent Memorial Library has recently added the Fitchburg Art Museum pass to the list of passes donated by the Friends of the Library and local businesses. The Fitchburg Art Museum is a regional art museum founded in 1925 through a bequest of artist, collector, and educator Eleanor Norcross. The museum has 14 galleries showcasing American and European paintings, prints, and ceramics, as well as Egyptian, Classical, and pre-Columbian antiquities. The collection includes John Singleton Copley's portrait Mrs. Charles McEvers and Rockwell Kent's Monadnock Afternoon.
Come learn how to borrow and download eBooks from the library collection. Bring your questions and your device!
Thursdays, April 10th, May 8th and June 12th at 12:30 pm and 7 pm.
Follow through on a New Year’s resolution and learn something new today!
Just in time for the New Year, the Sargent Memorial Library in Boxborough is introducing an exciting new service to library patrons. Universal Class offers self -guided classes on a wide variety of subjects with a growing catalog of over 500 courses. Available classes range from computers, resume writing, business, home & garden, health and medicine, hobbies, and more. Questions? Find out more.
To see a list of the available courses or to register, click here or on the icon above.
Downloadable E-books Available to Library Users
The Sargent Memorial Library, through its membership in the C/WMARS network, provides free downloadable eBooks via Overdrive and Visit the C/WMARS Digital Catalog to find a listing of the titles that are available. The Digital Catalog's HELP section can answer many of your questions about downloading eBooks, including step-by-step instructions for downloading the Overdrive software for all supported devices
Looking for more? Freading, (a service funded through the generosity of the Sargent Memorial Library Foundation) also allows users to transfer e-books to a variety of portable devices by using a personal computer or by dowloading an app to a tablet such as an iPad or a Kindle Fire. One difference between Freading and OverDrive is that Freading titles are always available--no waiting lists.
Databases Available to Library Patrons
The following online resources are made available by funds from the Sargent Memorial Library Foundation.
Ancestry.com (IN library use ONLY)
For a complete list of online resources available to Sargent Memorial Library patrons click here or on "Reference Databases" under the "Resources" tab.
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