The Miracle Flower Workshop

Greg Maichack returns to the Hubbardston Public Library

     The Hubbardston PUbli cLibrary will host award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack to present an adult hands-on Georgia O’Keeffe inspired workshop, “The Miracle Flowers,on October 20, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This pastel painting workshop is designed for sheer beginners to experienced artists. Seats may fill quickly so please
call (978) 928 - 4775 to pre-register.  Space is limite dto 8 attendees due to physical distancing. Participants will freely experiment with hundreds of the artist’s professional grade pastels, pastel pencils, and pastel paper, in this fun pastel painting workshop.
     In this new, highly researched two-hour workshop, participants have fun producing
their own pastel painting of Georgia O’Keeffe’s elegant Miracle Flowers. Gregory Maichack is a seasoned pro at teaching pastel techniques, as recognized by the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston; Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), and over 1,000 libraries and local cultural councils

23rd Annual Hubbardston Library Virtual 5K Run Results-2020

Place Time Name
1 18:45 Matt Twarog
2 19:15 Jon Miganowicz
3 19:18 Jeremy Zglobicki
4 21:03 Abigail Person
5 21:44 Avery Galante
6 22:56 Addison Galante
7 22:58 Dan Galante
8 23:41 Marty Ellowitz
9 24:30 Steve Prouty
10 24:36 Lydia Deneen
11 24:56 Jon Almeida
12 25:12 Colin Wigler
13 25:26 Andrew Twarog
14 25:57 John Person
15 26:12 Michael Groner
16 26:21 Joseph Bellve
17 26:22 Mark Wigler
18 26:43 David Sacramone
19 26:47 Janice Jacobson
20 27:12 James Culver
21 27:18 Joe DiMucci
22 27:32 Thomas Landers
23 27:34 Ben Sacramone
24 27:52 Isabella Monfreda
25 28:06 Charles Salmond
26 28:10 Lynn Monfreda
27 28:37 Owen Twarog
28 29:10 Julie Bergeron
29 29:10 Justin Bergeron
30 29:25 Deb Terroy
31 29:27 Robert Wirtanan
32 30:48 Alan Gray
33 31:11 Lauren Castaldi
34 32:35 Rachel Simin
35 34:54 Val Morin
36 35:17 Katherine Tracey
37 35:31 Ashley Kenney
38 38:00 John Healy
39 38:06 Sandra Starapoli
40 42:31 Diane Knipe
41 43:10 George Barnes
42 44:28 Chad Plouffe
43 45:34 Olivia Plouffe
44 47:25 John Wetmiller
45 54:32 Susan Dusoe

23rd Annual Hubbardston Library Virtual 5K Walk Results-2020

Place Time Name
1 31:48 Brian Savilonis
2 37:21 Dave Kymalainen
3 38:50 Ann Neuberg
4 41:59 Scott Cumming
5 43:33 Connie Strittmatter
6 47:37 Jerry Campbell
7 47:37 Deb Campbell
8 48:29 Cynthia Plouffe
9 49:46 Frankie Gregory
10 49:46 Glen Gregory
11 51:44 Melissa McCarthy
12 51:56 Shauna Kulczyk
13 53:39 Adriana Ellowitz
14 53:45 Kirsten Ramsey
15 53:45 Jack Ramsey
16 53:45 Abbey Ramsey
17 57:10 Carol Ellowitz
18 57:10 Angie Souvannasack
19 57:10 Louise Ellowitz
20 58:29 Mark Doyle
21 58:30 Kim Doyle
22 59:37 Cole Ellowitz
23 59:41 Mike Ellowitz
24 61:21 Michelle Valliere
25 61:21 Kevin Valliere
26 62:45  Kara Knipe
27 67:58 Howard Knipe

The Road Race Shirts are In!

The 23rd Annual Road Shirts are now available for pickup at the library.  If you registeed for our virtual race,  you can either arrange to get your shirt(s) via curbside pickup on Mondays or Thursdays (please call ahead of time letting us know when you are coming, so we can have your shirt ready for pickup) or come in when we are open (Tuesdays 4 pm to 7 pm and Saturdays 9 am to noon) and you can pick your shirt(s) up then.  We want to thank you for your continued support of your library.

Open Hours beginning August 4, 2020

Begininng Tuesday August 4, 2020 the Hubbardston Public Library will be open to patrons.  Tuesdays we will be open from 4:00 p.m.m to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon)  We will only allow eight patrons in at one time.  All patrons over the age of two must wear a mask.  Please practice social distancing as much as possible.  The toys in the Childrens Room have been removed.  If we are at capacity and there is a line outside, there will be a time limit of twenty minutes per patron.  The public computer and copier are avilable for patron use.  If you need to fax something, the library staff will handle it for you.  There is no cost for using the computer, but if you print from it, it is .10 for black and white pages and .25 for color pages.  The copier is also .10 per page, while faxing is $1.00 per page.  The staff will clean the bathroom and public use areas frequently. 
We want to remain open for our patrons, so if you have a fever, a cough or you just don't feel well, we are still offering curbside pickup on Mondays and Thursdays.  Please don't come into the library if you are sick.  If the staff becomes sick, we will have to close again for a fourteen day quarantine.  that includes curbside pickup.

Curbside Pickup begins Monday June 15, 2020

Hubbardston Public Library Curbside Pickup

Beginning June 15, 2020
What is curbside pickup service?
Curbside pickup is a service that the Hubbardston Public Library is offering patrons to access our collection while the library is still closed to the public.  You may place holds on library materials, then schedule a pick up outside the library.
How do I let the library know the titles that I want to borrow?
There are three ways to place holds:
1. You can place holds on Hubbardston items by going to At the main page, go to the upper right hand corner of th escreen and click on “My Account”

Enter your account name or barcode number, and password and click “Login”

Before you begin searching for items to borrow, make sure to limit the search to “Hubbardston Public Library” If you do not limit the search to Hubbardston, you could place a hold on an item from another library. Until that library opens AND Inter-library loans resume, your hold will not be filled. 

The limit for items holds per card is 20.
2. Request holds by email:  You may send your hold requests to Please provide your library card number, a phone number to reach you at, the title, author if applicable, and type of media(for example, Game of Thrones is both a book and a television series).  You will be limited to 10 holds per email sent per week.
3. Request holds by phone.  You may call and leave a message at 978-928-4775.  Please speak clearly.   If you choose to request your holds by phone, you will be limited to 5 hold requests. Again, we will need the title, author if applicable and type of media.
What is the curbside pickup procedure?
When your holds are ready for pickup, we will contact you by the phone number or email you have provided us to set up a time for pickup.  Please let us know what vehicle you will be driving.  Curbside Pickup days will be on Mondays from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Thursdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Drive up to the front of the Library (Main Street) at the appointed time.  One of our librarians will have you items checked out and bagged.  We will walk the items out to your car.
What if I won’t be arriving in a car?
We will have a wireless doorbell installed near the manual lift to the right of the entrance that you may ring to let us know you are outside.  We will then bring your items to the bottom of the front stairs.
I have library materials to return. Can I give them to the staff while picking up new library materials?
To maximize social distancing, our book return is open and you may return your items there.  Your returned items will be placed in quarantine for 72 hours, at which point they will be checked in.  You will not incur any late fees for books returned under quarantine.
When will the Library be open again?
If the COVID-19 numbers continue to drop in Massachusetts and the state moves to Phase 3, we expect to reopen with reduced hours in early July.  We will reopen on Mondays and Thursdays, and use our curbside pickup hours.  Masks will be required for entrance to the Library.  We will attempt to maintain social distancing in the library as best we can. If the state needs to move back to Phase 2, or if one of the librarians test positive for COVID-19, the Library will close again, as we will have to quarantine for fourteen days.  Story time will continue online until further notice.  The computer will be available for use, please note though it is the only public one and we may have to limit your time if there are people also waiting to use it.  There will be book carts available for items you have handled and chosen not to borrow.  These items will be placed in 72 hours quarantine for everyone’s safety.  The librarians will continue to clean high traffic areas throughout the day.

Story Time Online!

Check our Facebook Page on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Miss Michelle is offering story time on the last Wednesday of the month on our Hubbardston Public Library Facebook page!  Head on over on Wednesdays at 10:30 am to hear a story. 

Library History

  The Hubbardston Public Library was founded in 1872, and originally housed its collection of books in the local Mechanics Hall. In 1874, Jonas G. Clark, a native of Hubbardston and founder of Clark University, purchased the Main Street Property and funded the construction of the brick and stone library building.
The building is in the Second Empire/Italianate style and was designed by Elbridge Boyden and Son, of Worcester. In September 1875, the Hubbardston Public Library opened the doors at its 7 Main Street location, where you can find it today. The first floor was originally half library, half post office, hence the  plaques you might notice flanking the front door. The gallery level was added to the rear of the building in 1929. Many residents recall the gallery's original translucent glass floor.
The property underwent a historical restoration project in 2000 to address many of its needed repairs.
In 2016, the library had an interior restoration which included restoring the original heart pine floors, new carpet in the entry, electrical work, a new sunny yellow paint in the children's room and some new furnishings.
Up next for the library is developing a long range plan.