Monday April 23, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Silly Science at Unibank

Join us for a STEM- themed storytime for children ages 3-5.  Participants must commit to attending the entire 5 week session (Mondays April 23, 30, May 7, 14, & 21).

Location: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street, Grafton.

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister    banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Join us for a STEM- themed storytime for children ages 3-5.  Participants must commit to attending the entire 5 week session (Mondays April 23, 30, May 7, 14, & 21).

Location: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street, Grafton.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org


 
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7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
The Good Good Spa Night

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If you enjoyed Pig Spa with Christopher Hogwood (from The Friends of the Library Community Read title, The Good Good Pig, by Sy Montgomery) than you'll love The Good Good Spa Night.  Make a sugar scrub and bath tea for a spa night at home.  You are welcome to paint your finger nails as well, in the company of other Pig Spa enthusiasts.

Location: Main Reading Room of the Grafton Public Library.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
There are 6 spaces available.

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If you enjoyed Pig Spa with Christopher Hogwood (from The Friends of the Library Community Read title, The Good Good Pig, by Sy Montgomery) than you'll love The Good Good Spa Night.  Make a sugar scrub and bath tea for a spa night at home.  You are welcome to paint your finger nails as well, in the company of other Pig Spa enthusiasts.

Location: Main Reading Room of the Grafton Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

There are 6 spaces available.

Tuesday April 24, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
There is 1 space available.

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

There is 1 space available.

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschool Storytime

 

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org


 
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7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Inspirational Book Club

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The Inspirational Book Group meets to discuss Unearthed : Love, Acceptance, and Other Lessons from an Abandoned Garden by Alexandra Risen.

Description: The author describes how she used the abandoned and overgrown garden behind the house she and her husband bought to come to grips with the recent death of her father and to awaken forgotten childhood memories,

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

Please register for this program; call 508-839-4649 x1102 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
There are 12 spaces available.

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The Inspirational Book Group meets to discuss Unearthed : Love, Acceptance, and Other Lessons from an Abandoned Garden by Alexandra Risen.

Description: The author describes how she used the abandoned and overgrown garden behind the house she and her husband bought to come to grips with the recent death of her father and to awaken forgotten childhood memories,

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

Please register for this program; call 508-839-4649 x1102 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday April 25, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Thursday April 26, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Library Babies

Library Babies is a 20-minute program for our very youngest visitors, ages birth-walking. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, recite favorite nursery rhymes, and interact with the babies using bounces and finger plays.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Library Babies is a 20-minute program for our very youngest visitors, ages birth-walking. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, recite favorite nursery rhymes, and interact with the babies using bounces and finger plays.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Saturday April 28, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday STEAM Ahead

Kids in grades 3-5 can join us for a seasonal activity that is hands on fun. Ever wonder where wind comes from? Which direction does the wind blow? Make your own Wind Vane and find out!

Space is limited. Registration is required and opens on April 14th.

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Kids in grades 3-5 can join us for a seasonal activity that is hands on fun. Ever wonder where wind comes from? Which direction does the wind blow? Make your own Wind Vane and find out!

Space is limited. Registration is required and opens on April 14th.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org


Monday April 30, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Silly Science at Unibank

Join us for a STEM- themed storytime for children ages 3-5.  Participants must commit to attending the entire 5 week session (Mondays April 23, 30, May 7, 14, & 21).

Location: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street, Grafton.

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister    banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Join us for a STEM- themed storytime for children ages 3-5.  Participants must commit to attending the entire 5 week session (Mondays April 23, 30, May 7, 14, & 21).

Location: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street, Grafton.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org


 
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7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Reads Well with Others Book Group

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The "Reads Well with Others" Book Group meets to discuss Interred with Their Bones by Jennifer Lee Carrell. 

Description: Receiving a mysterious box from her eccentric mentor, who claims it contains a newly found work by Shakespeare, theater director and scholar Kate Shelton is horrified when her theater is burned to the ground and her mentor killed, an event that identifies the work of a calculated murderer who sets up crime scenes to resemble Shakespearean deaths.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

Please register for this program; call 508-839-4649 x1102 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
There are 11 spaces available.

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The "Reads Well with Others" Book Group meets to discuss Interred with Their Bones by Jennifer Lee Carrell. 

Description: Receiving a mysterious box from her eccentric mentor, who claims it contains a newly found work by Shakespeare, theater director and scholar Kate Shelton is horrified when her theater is burned to the ground and her mentor killed, an event that identifies the work of a calculated murderer who sets up crime scenes to resemble Shakespearean deaths.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

Please register for this program; call 508-839-4649 x1102 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

There are 11 spaces available.

Tuesday May 1, 2018
anim_rabbit
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org


Wednesday May 2, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees Meeting

The Grafton Public Library Board of Trustees meets tonight in Conference Room A on the first floor of the Grafton Memorial Municipal Center unless otherwise posted. Meetings are recorded for future broadcast on Grafton Community Television (GCTV). Meetings can also be viewed via the GCTV Video on Demand feature on their website. Meetings are open to the public.

Minutes and agendas, and a link to watch televised meetings on demand, can be found at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

CONTACT:  Beth Patch, Scribe  508-839-4649  patchb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

The Grafton Public Library Board of Trustees meets tonight in Conference Room A on the first floor of the Grafton Memorial Municipal Center unless otherwise posted. Meetings are recorded for future broadcast on Grafton Community Television (GCTV). Meetings can also be viewed via the GCTV Video on Demand feature on their website. Meetings are open to the public.

Minutes and agendas, and a link to watch televised meetings on demand, can be found at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

CONTACT:
  Beth Patch, Scribe
  508.839.4649
  patchb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

Thursday May 3, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Library Babies

Library Babies is a 20-minute program for our very youngest visitors, ages birth-walking. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, recite favorite nursery rhymes, and interact with the babies using bounces and finger plays.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Library Babies is a 20-minute program for our very youngest visitors, ages birth-walking. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, recite favorite nursery rhymes, and interact with the babies using bounces and finger plays.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 
rec_legoguy
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO Brick Builders

Calling all Master Builders ages 6-12! We provide the bricks, you bring your imagination!

Please register for this program.

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
There are 10 spaces available.

Calling all Master Builders ages 6-12! We provide the bricks, you bring your imagination!

Please register for this program.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

There are 10 spaces available.

Friday May 4, 2018
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Teen Program: Dungeons & Dragons

Join us for another night of D&D. Pizza and snacks will be served. 

*If there are not enough DMs by 5:30pm, we will cancel the event.*

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT:  Beth Gallaway    gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Join us for another night of D&D. Pizza and snacks will be served. 

*If there are not enough DMs by 5:30pm, we will cancel the event.*

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  
  gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Saturday May 5, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Program: Nerdfighters

Come and play Super Smash Bros on our WiiU. We'll also have our new Nintendo Switch out for you to try. Feel free to bring your own nerdy items (like Magic The Gathering cards) or play one of our dozens of board games.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Come and play Super Smash Bros on our WiiU. We'll also have our new Nintendo Switch out for you to try. Feel free to bring your own nerdy items (like Magic The Gathering cards) or play one of our dozens of board games.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Monday May 7, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Silly Science at Unibank

Join us for a STEM- themed storytime for children ages 3-5.  Participants must commit to attending the entire 5 week session (Mondays April 23, 30, May 7, 14, & 21).

Location: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street, Grafton.

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister    banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Join us for a STEM- themed storytime for children ages 3-5.  Participants must commit to attending the entire 5 week session (Mondays April 23, 30, May 7, 14, & 21).

Location: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street, Grafton.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org


 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Library Planning and Building Committee

The Library Planning and Building Commitee meets on the first Monday of each month unless otherwise scheduled.

The Committee was established by Town Meeting Vote on October 17, 2011. Members of the Committee are appointed by the Town Moderator.

Article 6. Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee To see if the Town will vote to form a Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee, authorized and directed to oversee to completion the renovation and expansion of the Grafton Public Library, including overseeing, with final approval by the Board of Selectmen, the payment of all charges incurred by the Town in the course of the project, or take any other action relative thereto.

Minutes and agendas can be found online at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee

CONTACT:  Mary Fritz, Chair    mfritz@shepherdengineeringinc.com
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

The Library Planning and Building Commitee meets on the first Monday of each month unless otherwise scheduled.

The Committee was established by Town Meeting Vote on October 17, 2011. Members of the Committee are appointed by the Town Moderator.

Article 6. Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee To see if the Town will vote to form a Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee, authorized and directed to oversee to completion the renovation and expansion of the Grafton Public Library, including overseeing, with final approval by the Board of Selectmen, the payment of all charges incurred by the Town in the course of the project, or take any other action relative thereto.

Minutes and agendas can be found online at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee

CONTACT:
  Mary Fritz, Chair
  
  mfritz@shepherdengineeringinc.com

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

 
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7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Not Just For Young Adults Book Group

The Not Just for Young Adults book group meets to discuss Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen.

Description: When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, high school senior Ruby winds up living with Cora, the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about Cora's new life, what makes a family, how to allow people to help her when she needs it, and that she too has something to offer others.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

Please register for this program; call 508-839-4649 x1102 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

The Not Just for Young Adults book group meets to discuss Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen.

Description: When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, high school senior Ruby winds up living with Cora, the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about Cora's new life, what makes a family, how to allow people to help her when she needs it, and that she too has something to offer others.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

Please register for this program; call 508-839-4649 x1102 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Tuesday May 8, 2018
anim_rabbit
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org


 
anim_rabbit
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschool Storytime

 

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org


Wednesday May 9, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 
anim_dog1
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Once Upon a Story at Willard House

Ages 3 + Join us for a special storytime and fun activites, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House & Clock Museum!

Siblings welcome! Please register for this program. Registration opens April 25th.

 

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Ages 3 + Join us for a special storytime and fun activites, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House & Clock Museum!

Siblings welcome! Please register for this program. Registration opens April 25th.

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Thursday May 10, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Library Babies

Library Babies is a 20-minute program for our very youngest visitors, ages birth-walking. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, recite favorite nursery rhymes, and interact with the babies using bounces and finger plays.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Library Babies is a 20-minute program for our very youngest visitors, ages birth-walking. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, recite favorite nursery rhymes, and interact with the babies using bounces and finger plays.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ukulele Club with Apple Tree Arts

GUM Logo

Welcome to Grafton Ukulele Musicians (GUM), a partnership between Apple Tree Arts and Grafton Public Library.  We meet the second Thursday of every month. All levels are welcome and there is no fee. GUM meets on the third floor of Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common.

Bring your ukulele and your singing voice to participate in this jam session lead by Miss Jan Barlow from Apple Tree Arts. Participants suggest the music and come together to play once a month. The Library provides copies of The Daily Ukulele on loan for use in the session.

Don't have a ukulele? You can borrow a ukulele, as well!

Brush up on your strumming skills or learn new chords with the Ukulele Course online at ArtistWorks, for free! A library card is required to access.

 

 

Here are some of the songs GUM worked on last month and will do again this month:


This Land Is Your Land
 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jan Barlow at missjanbarlow@gmail.com

CONTACT:  Jan Barlow  508-839-4286  missjanbarlow@gmail.com
LOCATION: One Grafton Common

GUM Logo

Welcome to Grafton Ukulele Musicians (GUM), a partnership between Apple Tree Arts and Grafton Public Library.  We meet the second Thursday of every month. All levels are welcome and there is no fee. GUM meets on the third floor of Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common.

Bring your ukulele and your singing voice to participate in this jam session lead by Miss Jan Barlow from Apple Tree Arts. Participants suggest the music and come together to play once a month. The Library provides copies of The Daily Ukulele on loan for use in the session.

Don't have a ukulele? You can borrow a ukulele, as well!

Brush up on your strumming skills or learn new chords with the Ukulele Course online at ArtistWorks, for free! A library card is required to access.

 

 

Here are some of the songs GUM worked on last month and will do again this month:


This Land Is Your Land
 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jan Barlow at missjanbarlow@gmail.com

CONTACT:
  Jan Barlow
  508.839.4286
  missjanbarlow@gmail.com

LOCATION: One Grafton Common

Friday May 11, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Friday Fun with Mr. Kim

Friday Fun with Mr. Kim is a music and movement program for preschoolers ages 2 +.

Registration is required for all persons attending. Registration opens on April 27th.

 

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
Registration will begin on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Friday Fun with Mr. Kim is a music and movement program for preschoolers ages 2 +.

Registration is required for all persons attending. Registration opens on April 27th.

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Registration will begin on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Saturday May 12, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Afternoon Knitters

Whether you are an experienced knitter or just want to learn – join us at the library for an afternoon of knitting. Experienced knitters are encouraged to bring their current projects. 

Have extra needles or yarn? Donate to our Give and Take Box to clear out your stash or find a special yarn.

CONTACT:  Lee Mcculloch  5088394649  mccullochl@graftonlibrary.org

Whether you are an experienced knitter or just want to learn – join us at the library for an afternoon of knitting. Experienced knitters are encouraged to bring their current projects. 

Have extra needles or yarn? Donate to our Give and Take Box to clear out your stash or find a special yarn.

CONTACT:
  Lee Mcculloch
  5088394649
  mccullochl@graftonlibrary.org

Monday May 14, 2018
lib_book_mag
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Silly Science at Unibank

Join us for a STEM- themed storytime for children ages 3-5.  Participants must commit to attending the entire 5 week session (Mondays April 23, 30, May 7, 14, & 21).

Location: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street, Grafton.

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister    banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Join us for a STEM- themed storytime for children ages 3-5.  Participants must commit to attending the entire 5 week session (Mondays April 23, 30, May 7, 14, & 21).

Location: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street, Grafton.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org


Tuesday May 15, 2018
anim_rabbit
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org


 
anim_rabbit
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschool Storytime

 

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org


 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Daytimers' Book Group

The Daytimers' Book Group meets to discuss Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper.

Description: Embarking on a more than 3,000-kilometer walking journey from rural Canada to the East coast so that she can see the ocean for the first time in her life, an octogenarian woman has experiences that blur her perspectives between illusion, memory and reality.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

Please register for this program; call 508-839-4649 x1102 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  5088394649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

The Daytimers' Book Group meets to discuss Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper.

Description: Embarking on a more than 3,000-kilometer walking journey from rural Canada to the East coast so that she can see the ocean for the first time in her life, an octogenarian woman has experiences that blur her perspectives between illusion, memory and reality.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

Please register for this program; call 508-839-4649 x1102 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  5088394649
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
GPL Mystery Book Group

The GPL Mystery Book Group meets to discuss Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

Description: A classic novel of romantic suspense finds the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter entering the home of her mysterious and enigmatic new husband and learning the story of the house's first mistress, to whom the sinister housekeeper is unnaturally devoted.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

Please register for this program; call 508-839-4649 x1102 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  5088394649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

The GPL Mystery Book Group meets to discuss Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

Description: A classic novel of romantic suspense finds the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter entering the home of her mysterious and enigmatic new husband and learning the story of the house's first mistress, to whom the sinister housekeeper is unnaturally devoted.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

Please register for this program; call 508-839-4649 x1102 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  5088394649
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Wednesday May 16, 2018
anim_dog1
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 
anim_dog1
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Thursday May 17, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Library Babies

Library Babies is a 20-minute program for our very youngest visitors, ages birth-walking. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, recite favorite nursery rhymes, and interact with the babies using bounces and finger plays.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Library Babies is a 20-minute program for our very youngest visitors, ages birth-walking. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, recite favorite nursery rhymes, and interact with the babies using bounces and finger plays.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Saturday May 19, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday STEAM Ahead

Kids in grades 3-5 can join us for an activity that is hands-on fun! Ever wonder why leaves change color? This month we will be exploring the science behind how green leaves turn to red/orange/yellow...or is it red/orange/yellow leaves that turn to green...hmm?

Please register for this program. Registration opens on May 5th. 

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  sbanister@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Kids in grades 3-5 can join us for an activity that is hands-on fun! Ever wonder why leaves change color? This month we will be exploring the science behind how green leaves turn to red/orange/yellow...or is it red/orange/yellow leaves that turn to green...hmm?

Please register for this program. Registration opens on May 5th. 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  sbanister@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Crafternoon: Canvas Art

We'll provide you a canvas and some different ideas and techniques, but what you create is up to you!

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 6 spaces available.

We'll provide you a canvas and some different ideas and techniques, but what you create is up to you!

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

There are 6 spaces available.

Monday May 21, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Silly Science at Unibank

Join us for a STEM- themed storytime for children ages 3-5.  Participants must commit to attending the entire 5 week session (Mondays April 23, 30, May 7, 14, & 21).

Location: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street, Grafton.

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister    banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Join us for a STEM- themed storytime for children ages 3-5.  Participants must commit to attending the entire 5 week session (Mondays April 23, 30, May 7, 14, & 21).

Location: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street, Grafton.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org


Tuesday May 22, 2018
anim_rabbit
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org


 
anim_rabbit
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschool Storytime

 

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org


Wednesday May 23, 2018
anim_dog1
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 
anim_dog1
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Thursday May 24, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Library Babies

Library Babies is a 20-minute program for our very youngest visitors, ages birth-walking. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, recite favorite nursery rhymes, and interact with the babies using bounces and finger plays.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Library Babies is a 20-minute program for our very youngest visitors, ages birth-walking. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, recite favorite nursery rhymes, and interact with the babies using bounces and finger plays.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Monday May 28, 2018
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7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Reads Well With Others Book Group:

The Reads Well With Others Book Group meets to discuss Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen.

Description: A successful caterer in Bascomb, North Carolina, Claire has always remained tied to the legacy of the Waverly family, until her peaceful life is transformed by Tyler Hughes, an art teacher and new next-door neighbor, and by the return of her prodigal sister, Sydney.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

Please register for this program; call 508-839-4649 x1102 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

The Reads Well With Others Book Group meets to discuss Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen.

Description: A successful caterer in Bascomb, North Carolina, Claire has always remained tied to the legacy of the Waverly family, until her peaceful life is transformed by Tyler Hughes, an art teacher and new next-door neighbor, and by the return of her prodigal sister, Sydney.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

Please register for this program; call 508-839-4649 x1102 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Tuesday May 29, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org


 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschool Storytime

 

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org


 
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7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Inspirational Book Group

The Inspirational Book Group meets to discuss The Book of Joy : lasting happiness in a changing world by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams.

Description: Two leading spiritual masters share their hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives. 

A 15-minute guided meditation (optional) concludes the program.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

Please register for this program; call 508-839-4649 x1102 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  5088394649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

The Inspirational Book Group meets to discuss The Book of Joy : lasting happiness in a changing world by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams.

Description: Two leading spiritual masters share their hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives. 

A 15-minute guided meditation (optional) concludes the program.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

Please register for this program; call 508-839-4649 x1102 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  5088394649
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Wednesday May 30, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 
anim_dog1
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees Meeting

The Grafton Public Library Board of Trustees meets tonight in Conference Room A on the first floor of the Grafton Memorial Municipal Center unless otherwise posted. Meetings are recorded for future broadcast on Grafton Community Television (GCTV). Meetings can also be viewed via the GCTV Video on Demand feature on their website. Meetings are open to the public.

Minutes and agendas, and a link to watch televised meetings on demand, can be found at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

CONTACT:  Beth Patch, Scribe  508-839-4649  patchb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

The Grafton Public Library Board of Trustees meets tonight in Conference Room A on the first floor of the Grafton Memorial Municipal Center unless otherwise posted. Meetings are recorded for future broadcast on Grafton Community Television (GCTV). Meetings can also be viewed via the GCTV Video on Demand feature on their website. Meetings are open to the public.

Minutes and agendas, and a link to watch televised meetings on demand, can be found at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

CONTACT:
  Beth Patch, Scribe
  508.839.4649
  patchb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

Thursday May 31, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Library Babies

Library Babies is a 20-minute program for our very youngest visitors, ages birth-walking. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, recite favorite nursery rhymes, and interact with the babies using bounces and finger plays.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Library Babies is a 20-minute program for our very youngest visitors, ages birth-walking. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, recite favorite nursery rhymes, and interact with the babies using bounces and finger plays.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Friday June 1, 2018
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Teen Program: Dungeons & Dragons

Join us for another night of D&D. Pizza and snacks will be served. 

*If there are not enough DMs by 5:30pm, we will cancel the event.*

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT:  Beth Gallaway    gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Join us for another night of D&D. Pizza and snacks will be served. 

*If there are not enough DMs by 5:30pm, we will cancel the event.*

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  
  gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Saturday June 2, 2018
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Teen Program: Nerdfighters

Come and play Super Smash Bros on our WiiU. We'll also have our new Nintendo Switch out for you to try. Feel free to bring your own nerdy items (like Magic The Gathering cards) or play one of our dozens of board games.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Come and play Super Smash Bros on our WiiU. We'll also have our new Nintendo Switch out for you to try. Feel free to bring your own nerdy items (like Magic The Gathering cards) or play one of our dozens of board games.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Monday June 4, 2018
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Library Planning and Building Committee

The Library Planning and Building Commitee meets on the first Monday of each month unless otherwise scheduled.

The Committee was established by Town Meeting Vote on October 17, 2011. Members of the Committee are appointed by the Town Moderator.

Article 6. Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee To see if the Town will vote to form a Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee, authorized and directed to oversee to completion the renovation and expansion of the Grafton Public Library, including overseeing, with final approval by the Board of Selectmen, the payment of all charges incurred by the Town in the course of the project, or take any other action relative thereto.

Minutes and agendas can be found online at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee

CONTACT:  Mary Fritz, Chair    mfritz@shepherdengineeringinc.com
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

The Library Planning and Building Commitee meets on the first Monday of each month unless otherwise scheduled.

The Committee was established by Town Meeting Vote on October 17, 2011. Members of the Committee are appointed by the Town Moderator.

Article 6. Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee To see if the Town will vote to form a Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee, authorized and directed to oversee to completion the renovation and expansion of the Grafton Public Library, including overseeing, with final approval by the Board of Selectmen, the payment of all charges incurred by the Town in the course of the project, or take any other action relative thereto.

Minutes and agendas can be found online at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee

CONTACT:
  Mary Fritz, Chair
  
  mfritz@shepherdengineeringinc.com

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

Tuesday June 5, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Seven Times Salt Concert: Easy As Lying: The Music of Shakespeare's Globe

Early music band Seven Times Salt kicks off the 2018 Summer Reading Program "Reading Rocks" with a performance of songs the Bard mentions by name, as well as works by his musical contemporaries. Includes choice excerpts from his plays read aloud by STS's finest thespians. Dances from the Elizabethan and Jacobean courts and a saucy ballad or two round out the evening’s festivities! Free admission, teen/adult.

The program takes place at Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common in the Great Hall.

Seven Times Salt is a Boston-based early music ensemble specializing in repertoire of the 16th and 17th centuries. Praised for creative programming and an “impeccably balanced sound,” STS has performed since 2003 at venues throughout New England including Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Plimoth Plantation, the New England Folk Festival, WGBH radio, and many others. We have also researched and presented original programs for the Amherst, Bloomington, and Boston Early Music Festivals (Fringe), the Society For Historically Informed Performance, and our own self-produced concert series. We delight in blurring the lines between “art music” and folk tunes, and feel at ease performing in the concert hall, the dance hall, or the beer hall!

Seven Times Salt is:

Karen Burciaga – violin & treble viol
Daniel Meyers – recorders, flute & percussion
Josh Schreiber Shalem – bass viol
Matthew Wright – lute
with special guests
Michael Barrett – tenor & recorder
Barbara Hill – mezzosoprano 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Grafton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and Apple Tree Arts.

Space is limited and FREE tickets will be made available May 22.

CONTACT:  Beth Gallaway  508-839-4649 x1105  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common

Early music band Seven Times Salt kicks off the 2018 Summer Reading Program "Reading Rocks" with a performance of songs the Bard mentions by name, as well as works by his musical contemporaries. Includes choice excerpts from his plays read aloud by STS's finest thespians. Dances from the Elizabethan and Jacobean courts and a saucy ballad or two round out the evening’s festivities! Free admission, teen/adult.

The program takes place at Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common in the Great Hall.

Seven Times Salt is a Boston-based early music ensemble specializing in repertoire of the 16th and 17th centuries. Praised for creative programming and an “impeccably balanced sound,” STS has performed since 2003 at venues throughout New England including Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Plimoth Plantation, the New England Folk Festival, WGBH radio, and many others. We have also researched and presented original programs for the Amherst, Bloomington, and Boston Early Music Festivals (Fringe), the Society For Historically Informed Performance, and our own self-produced concert series. We delight in blurring the lines between “art music” and folk tunes, and feel at ease performing in the concert hall, the dance hall, or the beer hall!

Seven Times Salt is:

Karen Burciaga – violin & treble viol
Daniel Meyers – recorders, flute & percussion
Josh Schreiber Shalem – bass viol
Matthew Wright – lute
with special guests
Michael Barrett – tenor & recorder
Barbara Hill – mezzosoprano 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Grafton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and Apple Tree Arts.

Space is limited and FREE tickets will be made available May 22.

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649 x1105
  info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common

Monday June 11, 2018 - Friday August 31, 2018
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Summer Library Program

Monday June 11, 2018
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Not Just For Young Adults Book Group

The Not Just for Young Adult book group meets to discuss Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.

Description: High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x 1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

The Not Just for Young Adult book group meets to discuss Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.

Description: High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x 1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Thursday June 14, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ukulele Club with Apple Tree Arts

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Welcome to Grafton Ukulele Musicians (GUM), a partnership between Apple Tree Arts and Grafton Public Library.  We meet the second Thursday of every month. All levels are welcome and there is no fee. GUM meets on the third floor of Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common.

Bring your ukulele and your singing voice to participate in this jam session lead by Miss Jan Barlow from Apple Tree Arts. Participants suggest the music and come together to play once a month. The Library provides copies of The Daily Ukulele on loan for use in the session.

Don't have a ukulele? You can borrow a ukulele, as well!

Brush up on your strumming skills or learn new chords with the Ukulele Course online at ArtistWorks, for free! A library card is required to access.

 

 

Here are some of the songs GUM worked on last month and will do again this month:



 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jan Barlow at missjanbarlow@gmail.com

CONTACT:  Jan Barlow  508-839-4286  missjanbarlow@gmail.com
LOCATION: One Grafton Common

GUM Logo

Welcome to Grafton Ukulele Musicians (GUM), a partnership between Apple Tree Arts and Grafton Public Library.  We meet the second Thursday of every month. All levels are welcome and there is no fee. GUM meets on the third floor of Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common.

Bring your ukulele and your singing voice to participate in this jam session lead by Miss Jan Barlow from Apple Tree Arts. Participants suggest the music and come together to play once a month. The Library provides copies of The Daily Ukulele on loan for use in the session.

Don't have a ukulele? You can borrow a ukulele, as well!

Brush up on your strumming skills or learn new chords with the Ukulele Course online at ArtistWorks, for free! A library card is required to access.

 

 

Here are some of the songs GUM worked on last month and will do again this month:



 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jan Barlow at missjanbarlow@gmail.com

CONTACT:
  Jan Barlow
  508.839.4286
  missjanbarlow@gmail.com

LOCATION: One Grafton Common

Saturday June 16, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Big Truck Day

First 200 kids get a free hat.

Free event. Rain or shine.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

First 200 kids get a free hat.

Free event. Rain or shine.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Crafternoon: Sharpie Socks

Use sharpie markers to personalize your own socks. Please bring your own white socks to the program (multiple pairs are welcome and preferred!). White t-shirts are also welcome.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. 

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Use sharpie markers to personalize your own socks. Please bring your own white socks to the program (multiple pairs are welcome and preferred!). White t-shirts are also welcome.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. 

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Tuesday June 19, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Daytimers Book Group

The Daytimers' Book Group meets to discuss Oh My Stars by Lorna Landvik.

Description: In a novel set during the early days of rock 'n roll, the life of Violet Mathers, a down-and-out woman, becomes embroiled with that of a handsome musical pioneer.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x 1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

The Daytimers' Book Group meets to discuss Oh My Stars by Lorna Landvik.

Description: In a novel set during the early days of rock 'n roll, the life of Violet Mathers, a down-and-out woman, becomes embroiled with that of a handsome musical pioneer.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x 1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
GPL Mystery Book Group

The GPL Mystery Book Group meets to discuss Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen.

Description: Discovering an old and strinkingly unusual musical composition that causes her to black out and has a violently transformative effect on her daughter, Julia Ansdell travels to Venice to find the man behind the music and uncovers a dark secret dating back to the Holocaust.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x 1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

The GPL Mystery Book Group meets to discuss Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen.

Description: Discovering an old and strinkingly unusual musical composition that causes her to black out and has a violently transformative effect on her daughter, Julia Ansdell travels to Venice to find the man behind the music and uncovers a dark secret dating back to the Holocaust.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x 1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Saturday June 23, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Afternoon Knitters

Whether you are an experienced knitter or just want to learn – join us at the library for an afternoon of knitting. Experienced knitters are encouraged to bring their current projects. 

Have extra needles or yarn? Donate to our Give and Take Box to clear out your stash or find a special yarn.

CONTACT:  Lee Mcculloch  5088394649  mccullochl@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Whether you are an experienced knitter or just want to learn – join us at the library for an afternoon of knitting. Experienced knitters are encouraged to bring their current projects. 

Have extra needles or yarn? Donate to our Give and Take Box to clear out your stash or find a special yarn.

CONTACT:
  Lee Mcculloch
  5088394649
  mccullochl@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Monday June 25, 2018
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reads Well with Others' Book Group

The Reads Well with Others' Book Group meets to discuss The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson.

Description: A young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology makes the astonishing discovery that a race of human-life machines has been hiding among people for untold centuries.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x 1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

The Reads Well with Others' Book Group meets to discuss The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson.

Description: A young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology makes the astonishing discovery that a race of human-life machines has been hiding among people for untold centuries.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x 1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Tuesday June 26, 2018
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Inspirational Book Group

The Inspirational Book Group will meet to discuss The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbiship Desmond Tutu.

Description: Two leading spiritual masters share their wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spirtual lives.

Copies will be available for check out at the Library.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x 1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

The Inspirational Book Group will meet to discuss The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbiship Desmond Tutu.

Description: Two leading spiritual masters share their wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spirtual lives.

Copies will be available for check out at the Library.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x 1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesday June 27, 2018
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees Meeting

The Grafton Public Library Board of Trustees generally meets the last Wednesday of each month in Conference Room A on the first floor of the Grafton Memorial Municipal Center unless otherwise posted. Meetings are recorded for future broadcast on Grafton Community Television (GCTV). Meetings can also be viewed via the GCTV Video on Demand feature on their website. Meetings are open to the public.

Minutes and agendas, and a link to watch televised meetings on demand, can be found at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

CONTACT:  Beth Patch, Scribe  508-839-4649  patchb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

The Grafton Public Library Board of Trustees generally meets the last Wednesday of each month in Conference Room A on the first floor of the Grafton Memorial Municipal Center unless otherwise posted. Meetings are recorded for future broadcast on Grafton Community Television (GCTV). Meetings can also be viewed via the GCTV Video on Demand feature on their website. Meetings are open to the public.

Minutes and agendas, and a link to watch televised meetings on demand, can be found at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

CONTACT:
  Beth Patch, Scribe
  508.839.4649
  patchb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

Monday July 2, 2018
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Library Planning and Building Committee

The Library Planning and Building Commitee meets on the first Monday of each month unless otherwise scheduled.

The Committee was established by Town Meeting Vote on October 17, 2011. Members of the Committee are appointed by the Town Moderator.

Article 6. Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee To see if the Town will vote to form a Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee, authorized and directed to oversee to completion the renovation and expansion of the Grafton Public Library, including overseeing, with final approval by the Board of Selectmen, the payment of all charges incurred by the Town in the course of the project, or take any other action relative thereto.

Minutes and agendas can be found online at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee

CONTACT:  Mary Fritz, Chair    mfritz@shepherdengineeringinc.com
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

The Library Planning and Building Commitee meets on the first Monday of each month unless otherwise scheduled.

The Committee was established by Town Meeting Vote on October 17, 2011. Members of the Committee are appointed by the Town Moderator.

Article 6. Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee To see if the Town will vote to form a Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee, authorized and directed to oversee to completion the renovation and expansion of the Grafton Public Library, including overseeing, with final approval by the Board of Selectmen, the payment of all charges incurred by the Town in the course of the project, or take any other action relative thereto.

Minutes and agendas can be found online at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee

CONTACT:
  Mary Fritz, Chair
  
  mfritz@shepherdengineeringinc.com

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

Tuesday July 3, 2018
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5:00 PM
Library Closing at 5pm for Independence Day

Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Library Closed for Independence Day

Monday July 9, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Silly Science at Unibank

Silly Science @ UniBank is a 45 minute storytime program for children ages 3-5 years. Join us for a STEM-themed storytime that features math and science concepts.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Silly Science @ UniBank is a 45 minute storytime program for children ages 3-5 years. Join us for a STEM-themed storytime that features math and science concepts.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
STEM Kids at Unibank

STEM Kids @ UniBank is a 45 minute program for children in grades K-2. Join us for a STEM-themed activity that is sure to spark your children's interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

STEM Kids @ UniBank is a 45 minute program for children in grades K-2. Join us for a STEM-themed activity that is sure to spark your children's interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Family Movie Night: Wonder

Based on the New York best seller, this tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Snacks will be served. 

Rated PG. Runtime 113 minutes.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Based on the New York best seller, this tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Snacks will be served. 

Rated PG. Runtime 113 minutes.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Not Just For Young Adults Book Group

The Not Just For Young Adults Book Group will meet to discuss This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen.

Description: Raised by a mother who's had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician.

Copies will be available for checkout from the Library.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x 1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

The Not Just For Young Adults Book Group will meet to discuss This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen.

Description: Raised by a mother who's had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician.

Copies will be available for checkout from the Library.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x 1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Tuesday July 10, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Summer Stories

Don't want to give up your weekly storytime routine just because it's summer? You don't have to! Join us for a weekly Summer Storytime. Designed for our littlest patrons (babies and toddlers), this program will have all of your favorite storytime staples - bubbles, songs and stories - with a special summer twist. Join us at 9:30, before the Library opens. No registration required.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Don't want to give up your weekly storytime routine just because it's summer? You don't have to! Join us for a weekly Summer Storytime. Designed for our littlest patrons (babies and toddlers), this program will have all of your favorite storytime staples - bubbles, songs and stories - with a special summer twist. Join us at 9:30, before the Library opens. No registration required.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tween LEGO Build: Octopus

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

 
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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Teen LEGO Build: Octopus

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

 
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Adult LEGO Build: Octopus

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Wednesday July 11, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Once Upon a Storytime

Join us for a special storytime, fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House Clock Museum. 

This program is for preschoolers ages 3-5 and registration is required.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Join us for a special storytime, fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House Clock Museum. 

This program is for preschoolers ages 3-5 and registration is required.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Crafternoon: Rock Painting
CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Thursday July 12, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ukulele for Tweens
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Ukulele for Teens
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
LEGO Brick Builders

Calling all Master Builders in grades K-5! Come and play with our huge collection of LEGO bricks. What will you create today?

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Calling all Master Builders in grades K-5! Come and play with our huge collection of LEGO bricks. What will you create today?

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ukulele Club with Apple Tree Arts

Welcome to Grafton Ukulele Musicians (GUM), a partnership between Apple Tree Arts and Grafton Public Library.  We meet the second Thursday of every month. All levels are welcome and there is no fee. GUM meets on the third floor of Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common.

Bring your ukulele and your singing voice to participate in this jam session lead by Miss Jan Barlow from Apple Tree Arts. Participants suggest the music and come together to play once a month. The Library provides copies of The Daily Ukulele on loan for use in the session.

Don't have a ukulele? You can borrow a ukulele, as well!

Brush up on your strumming skills or learn new chords with the Ukulele Course online at ArtistWorks, for free! A library card is required to access.

 

Here are some of the songs GUM worked on last month and will do again this month: This Land Is Your Land

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jan Barlow at missjanbarlow@gmail.com

CONTACT:  Jan Barlow  508-839-4286  missjanbarlow@gmail.com
LOCATION: One Grafton Common

Welcome to Grafton Ukulele Musicians (GUM), a partnership between Apple Tree Arts and Grafton Public Library.  We meet the second Thursday of every month. All levels are welcome and there is no fee. GUM meets on the third floor of Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common.

Bring your ukulele and your singing voice to participate in this jam session lead by Miss Jan Barlow from Apple Tree Arts. Participants suggest the music and come together to play once a month. The Library provides copies of The Daily Ukulele on loan for use in the session.

Don't have a ukulele? You can borrow a ukulele, as well!

Brush up on your strumming skills or learn new chords with the Ukulele Course online at ArtistWorks, for free! A library card is required to access.

 

Here are some of the songs GUM worked on last month and will do again this month: This Land Is Your Land

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jan Barlow at missjanbarlow@gmail.com

CONTACT:
  Jan Barlow
  508.839.4286
  missjanbarlow@gmail.com

LOCATION: One Grafton Common

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Teen Movie Night: Wonder

Based on the New York best seller, this tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifith grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Rated PG. Runtime 113 minutes.

Snacks will be served.

This movie night is for teens in grades 6-12 ONLY. If teens wish to watch this movie with their family or younger siblings they should attend Family Movie Night on Monday, July 9th at 6:30 in the Children's Room.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Based on the New York best seller, this tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifith grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Rated PG. Runtime 113 minutes.

Snacks will be served.

This movie night is for teens in grades 6-12 ONLY. If teens wish to watch this movie with their family or younger siblings they should attend Family Movie Night on Monday, July 9th at 6:30 in the Children's Room.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Friday July 13, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Summer Songs in the Park

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Airport Park, 8 Bedford Dr., N. Grafton

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Airport Park, 8 Bedford Dr., N. Grafton

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tween Crafternoon: Rock Painting
CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Color Me Calm

Take some time to relax and color your stress away. We have dozens of designs to choose from and something for everyone. Our selection includes basic coloring to intricate designs - even color by number.

This free program is for adults and teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler    fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Take some time to relax and color your stress away. We have dozens of designs to choose from and something for everyone. Our selection includes basic coloring to intricate designs - even color by number.

This free program is for adults and teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mr. Kim Concert on the Common

It wouldn't be summer without a Mr. Kim Concert on the Common! Come and listen to one of Grafton's favorite musicians at this family-friendly concert. We recommend that you bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket, or even a picnic dinner!

Rain Location: Municipal Center Gym, 30 Providence Rd.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Grafton Common

It wouldn't be summer without a Mr. Kim Concert on the Common! Come and listen to one of Grafton's favorite musicians at this family-friendly concert. We recommend that you bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket, or even a picnic dinner!

Rain Location: Municipal Center Gym, 30 Providence Rd.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Grafton Common

Saturday July 14, 2018
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Boston Children's Hospital Bloodmobile

Stop by the Library and hop on the Boston Children's Hospital Bloodmobile. A short 30-minute whole blood donation can help as many as 4 children. 

To donate you must be in good health and weigh at least 110 lbs. In MA, 16 year olds may donate blood but are required to have a consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to donating. Print a copy of this form if you need it. If you are 17 and older, you just need to bring a form of photo ID with you.

How to Prepare to Donate Blood:

  • Make sure you are well hydrated at the time of your donation. Try and limit the amount of caffeinated beverages you consume prior to giving blood.
  • Do not donate on an empty stomach. Eat a good meal at least three hours prior to giving blood.
  • Get a good nights rest prior to coming in to donate.
  • If in the past your hemoglobin has been low, you can raise it by eating iron rich food. For a list of food rich in iron click here.
  • Remember to bring a photo ID with you when you come to donate.

For further eligibility requirements click here.

Walkins are welcome, appointments are preferred. Check back to sign up for an appointment.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Stop by the Library and hop on the Boston Children's Hospital Bloodmobile. A short 30-minute whole blood donation can help as many as 4 children. 

To donate you must be in good health and weigh at least 110 lbs. In MA, 16 year olds may donate blood but are required to have a consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to donating. Print a copy of this form if you need it. If you are 17 and older, you just need to bring a form of photo ID with you.

How to Prepare to Donate Blood:

  • Make sure you are well hydrated at the time of your donation. Try and limit the amount of caffeinated beverages you consume prior to giving blood.
  • Do not donate on an empty stomach. Eat a good meal at least three hours prior to giving blood.
  • Get a good nights rest prior to coming in to donate.
  • If in the past your hemoglobin has been low, you can raise it by eating iron rich food. For a list of food rich in iron click here.
  • Remember to bring a photo ID with you when you come to donate.

For further eligibility requirements click here.

Walkins are welcome, appointments are preferred. Check back to sign up for an appointment.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Program: Nerdfighters

Come and play Super Smash Bros on our WiiU. We'll also have our new Nintendo Switch out for you to try. Feel free to bring your own nerdy items (like Magic The Gathering cards) or play one of our dozens of board games.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Come and play Super Smash Bros on our WiiU. We'll also have our new Nintendo Switch out for you to try. Feel free to bring your own nerdy items (like Magic The Gathering cards) or play one of our dozens of board games.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Monday July 16, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Silly Science at Unibank

Silly Science @ UniBank is a 45 minute storytime program for children ages 3-5 years. Join us for a STEM-themed storytime that features math and science concepts.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street
Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Silly Science @ UniBank is a 45 minute storytime program for children ages 3-5 years. Join us for a STEM-themed storytime that features math and science concepts.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street

Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
STEM Kids at Unibank

STEM Kids @ UniBank is a 45 minute program for children in grades K-2. Join us for a STEM-themed activity that is sure to spark your children's interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street
Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

STEM Kids @ UniBank is a 45 minute program for children in grades K-2. Join us for a STEM-themed activity that is sure to spark your children's interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street

Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kids and Parents Soapmaking Workshop

Getting little ones to wash their hands isn't always an easy task. That's sure to change after they create their own rubber duckie soap. This workshop is designed for grades K-5. Each participant will make their own soapy creation using glycerin based soap and adding colors, glitter and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the cocoction has cooled slightly, we will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional), choose from a variety of rubber duckies to embed and decorate the tops with white soap curls, creating waves. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade soap home, it can be unmolded the following day and used right away.

Since the soap can get hot, a parent or guardian must be present for children under the age of 10 to lend a helping hand.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Getting little ones to wash their hands isn't always an easy task. That's sure to change after they create their own rubber duckie soap. This workshop is designed for grades K-5. Each participant will make their own soapy creation using glycerin based soap and adding colors, glitter and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the cocoction has cooled slightly, we will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional), choose from a variety of rubber duckies to embed and decorate the tops with white soap curls, creating waves. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade soap home, it can be unmolded the following day and used right away.

Since the soap can get hot, a parent or guardian must be present for children under the age of 10 to lend a helping hand.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Soapmaking Workshop

This workshop is designed for teens in grades 6-12. Each participant will make their own soapy creation using glycerin based soap and adding colors, glitter and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the cocoction has cooled slightly, we will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional), choose from a variety of rubber duckies to embed and decorate the tops with white soap curls, creating waves. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade soap home, it can be unmolded the following day and used right away.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

This workshop is designed for teens in grades 6-12. Each participant will make their own soapy creation using glycerin based soap and adding colors, glitter and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the cocoction has cooled slightly, we will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional), choose from a variety of rubber duckies to embed and decorate the tops with white soap curls, creating waves. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade soap home, it can be unmolded the following day and used right away.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Family Movie Night: Coco

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.

Rated PG. Runtime 105 minutes.

Snacks will be served. 

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.

Rated PG. Runtime 105 minutes.

Snacks will be served. 

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Soapmaking Workshop

This workshop is designed for adults ages 18 and older. Each participant will make their own soapy creation using glycerin based soap and adding colors, glitter and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the cocoction has cooled slightly, we will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional), choose from a variety of rubber duckies to embed and decorate the tops with white soap curls, creating waves. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade soap home, it can be unmolded the following day and used right away.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

This workshop is designed for adults ages 18 and older. Each participant will make their own soapy creation using glycerin based soap and adding colors, glitter and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the cocoction has cooled slightly, we will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional), choose from a variety of rubber duckies to embed and decorate the tops with white soap curls, creating waves. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade soap home, it can be unmolded the following day and used right away.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Tuesday July 17, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Summer Stories

Don't want to give up your weekly storytime routine just because it's summer? You don't have to! Join us for a weekly Summer Storytime. Designed for our littlest patrons (babies and toddlers), this program will have all of your favorite storytime staples - bubbles, songs and stories - with a special summer twist. Join us at 9:30, before the Library opens. No registration required.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Don't want to give up your weekly storytime routine just because it's summer? You don't have to! Join us for a weekly Summer Storytime. Designed for our littlest patrons (babies and toddlers), this program will have all of your favorite storytime staples - bubbles, songs and stories - with a special summer twist. Join us at 9:30, before the Library opens. No registration required.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tween LEGO Build: Hedgehog

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Daytimers Book Group

The Daytimers Book Group will meet to discuss A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander.

Description: Despite her training as a master violinist, Rebekah Carrington was denied entry into the Nashville Philharmonic by a young conductor Nathaniel Whitcomb, who bowed to public opinion. Now, with a reluctant muse and a recurring pain in his head, he needs her help to finish his symphony.

Copies will be available for check out at the Library.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x 1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

The Daytimers Book Group will meet to discuss A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander.

Description: Despite her training as a master violinist, Rebekah Carrington was denied entry into the Nashville Philharmonic by a young conductor Nathaniel Whitcomb, who bowed to public opinion. Now, with a reluctant muse and a recurring pain in his head, he needs her help to finish his symphony.

Copies will be available for check out at the Library.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x 1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Teen LEGO Build: Hedgehog

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

 
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Adult LEGO Build: Hedgehog

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
GPL Mystery Book Group

The GPL Mystery Book Group will meet to discuss Swing: A Mystery  by Rupert Holmes.

Description: Jazz musician Ray Sherwood, playing at the 1940 World Fair, becomes involved in the investigation into the death of a mysterious Frenchwoman, who had previously propositioned him.

Copies will be available for check out at the Library.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x 1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

The GPL Mystery Book Group will meet to discuss Swing: A Mystery  by Rupert Holmes.

Description: Jazz musician Ray Sherwood, playing at the 1940 World Fair, becomes involved in the investigation into the death of a mysterious Frenchwoman, who had previously propositioned him.

Copies will be available for check out at the Library.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x 1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesday July 18, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Once Upon a Storytime

Join us for a special storytime, fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House Clock Museum. 

This program is for preschoolers ages 3-5 and registration is required.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Join us for a special storytime, fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House Clock Museum. 

This program is for preschoolers ages 3-5 and registration is required.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.

Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Crafternoon: Perler Bead Magnets

Use your imagination or one our of templates to create a perler bead masterpiece. Then we'll add magnets to the back so that you can decorate your locker or fridge.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Use your imagination or one our of templates to create a perler bead masterpiece. Then we'll add magnets to the back so that you can decorate your locker or fridge.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Thursday July 19, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Storyteller Diane Edgecomb Presents Rock Solid!