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The Maynard Public Library will be closed on Monday, April 21, 2014 for Patriot's Day.

Due to a system upgrade that day, the Minuteman Library System will also be unavailable.
During this time it will not be possible to search any of the Minuteman Catalogs or to access "My Account."

Normal access to all services will resume on April 22, 2014. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Intro to Microsoft Word Workshop
Thursday, April 24th @ 7pm (Roosevelt Room)

Learn how to create, edit, format, and print documents such as letters, resumes, calendars, and holiday cards. Practice editing your documents using the spell checker and the cutting, copying, and pasting functions.

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

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

Database of the Month: Boston Globe

Boston Globe Archive (1980 - Present)
Provides full text access to The Boston Globe from 1980 to the present day. Search by keyword topic to find a specific article or limit to a certain publication date to read today's or another day's full newspaper of articles.

Hand Craft Group

Join the Hand Craft Group to work on knitting, sewing, and other projects at the library with others. Bring your current project to the library's Trustees Room on the 1st floor from 1pm-3pm on the following dates:
  • Wednesday, February 12th
  • Wednesday, March 5th
  • Wednesday, April 2nd
  • Wednesday, May 7th
  • Wednesday, June 4th
For more information about the Hand Craft Group, e-mail Connie Keenan at
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.

Book Mill Titles Released for 2013-2014

The Book Mill Discussion Group has released their schedule for the upcoming year. The group meets at the library on Tuesday nights at 7pm unless otherwise noted.

For more information about the Book Mill, including a list of books the group has read in past years, click here.

To contact the group's facilitator, e-mail Jan Rosenberg at
November 5 - The Yellow Birds
December 3 - The Talk-Funny Girl
February 25 - The Kitchen House
April 29 - Gone Girl

Movie Nights at the Maynard Public Library

Tuesday, April 22 @ 6:30pm (Mud)

This spring the Friends of the Maynard Public Library will celebrate the movies with a series of recent favorites.  Screenings will take place at 6:30 pm, and are free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served. 

Downtown Maynard Story Walk - Try it Today!

Maynard is now home to a Story Walk®--a self-guided walk where you can read a storybook as you go along. Pages of a children's picture book are made into posters and laid out along a route. In Maynard, this route goes through downtown, with story pages posted in shop windows. The route begins at the Library, and each page directs readers to the next page. Most pages suggest story-related activities to keep kids moving between pages. When you finish the walk, please sign the guest book at the side door of the library and reward yourself with a Story Walk sticker! If the library is open, there's one final activity in the Children's Room.

The map for the first StoryWalk can be found here and at the main entrance of the library. Please be careful crossing downtown streets!

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:

Patrons can then visit the page and see what others have found notably enlightening, mind-blowing, or helpful recently. There is also a "most awesome" section, which shows the items that were most thought to be awesome. 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.

New Database! Download Music for free!!!

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.

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Dance Prism Ballet Troupe Comes to Storytime!
Tuesday, April 22nd at 7pm (All ages)
At most storytimes, you might get to look at the pictures. But at this one, you'll get to watch the story unfold right before your eyes! Dance Prism (featuring Miranda Bailey) will actually perform excerpts from their ballet, "Make Way for Ducklings" while it is being read. Who wouldn't be "down" for that?

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

Adam Miller's "Singing Through History: Old Songs for Young Folks"
Thursday, April 24th @ 7pm (all ages)

Come to Adam Miller's program and be transported through over 400 years of history via the magic of folk music. But don't worry, he'll have you back by the end of the show!

One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. An accomplished folklorist, historian, musicologist, and song-collector, he has amassed a remarkable repertoire of over 5,000 songs. Miller accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies. A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folktales and folksongs, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages.

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

Adventures in Slumberland Storytime
Tuesdays, April 22nd - May 13th @ 7pm (ages 3 and over)
There's a place that you can go
Where all the world's in rhyme
Travel straight over the rainbow
Then turn left at storytime