Tuesday May 17, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

 
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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Library Babies

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

 

 

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 14 spaces available.

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

 

 

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

There are 14 spaces available.

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

Join us on Tuesday May 17th at 1:30pm, in Room 202 for the Daytimers' Book Group’s discussion of, Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.

Description: Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower each living alone, forge a loving bond over their shared loneliness, provoking local gossip and the disapproval of their grown children in ways that are further complicated by an extended visit by a sad young grandchild.

Copies of the books are available in regular print, large print and as an audio on CD, so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy.  It is also available as an eBook and eAudio through Overdrive / Libby.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org or 508-839-4649.

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
There are 12 spaces available.

Join us on Tuesday May 17th at 1:30pm, in Room 202 for the Daytimers' Book Group’s discussion of, Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.

Description: Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower each living alone, forge a loving bond over their shared loneliness, provoking local gossip and the disapproval of their grown children in ways that are further complicated by an extended visit by a sad young grandchild.

Copies of the books are available in regular print, large print and as an audio on CD, so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy.  It is also available as an eBook and eAudio through Overdrive / Libby.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org or 508-839-4649.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

There are 12 spaces available.

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

Join us on Tuesday May 17th at 7:30pm, in Room 202 for the GPL Mystery Book Group’s discussion of The Apollo Murders by Chris Hadfield.

Description NASA is about to launch Apollo 18. While the mission has been billed as a scientific one, flight controller Kazimieras "Kaz" Zemeckis knows there is a darker objective. Intelligence has discovered a secret Soviet space station spying on America, and Apollo 18 may be the only chance to stop it. But even as Kaz races to keep the NASA crew one step ahead of their Russian rivals, a deadly accident reveals that not everyone involved is quite who they were thought to be. With political stakes stretched to the breaking point, the White House and the Kremlin can only watch as their astronauts collide on the lunar surface, far beyond the reach of law or rescue. 

Copies of the books are available in regular print, as an audio on CD and as a digital media player, so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy. It is also available as an Overdrive / Libby eBook and eAudio.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

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

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
There are 11 spaces available.

Join us on Tuesday May 17th at 7:30pm, in Room 202 for the GPL Mystery Book Group’s discussion of The Apollo Murders by Chris Hadfield.

Description NASA is about to launch Apollo 18. While the mission has been billed as a scientific one, flight controller Kazimieras "Kaz" Zemeckis knows there is a darker objective. Intelligence has discovered a secret Soviet space station spying on America, and Apollo 18 may be the only chance to stop it. But even as Kaz races to keep the NASA crew one step ahead of their Russian rivals, a deadly accident reveals that not everyone involved is quite who they were thought to be. With political stakes stretched to the breaking point, the White House and the Kremlin can only watch as their astronauts collide on the lunar surface, far beyond the reach of law or rescue. 

Copies of the books are available in regular print, as an audio on CD and as a digital media player, so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy. It is also available as an Overdrive / Libby eBook and eAudio.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

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

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

There are 11 spaces available.

Wednesday May 18, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. Join Ms. Sarah to share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays.

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 3 spaces available.

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. Join Ms. Sarah to share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays.

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Grafton Farmer's Market

Grafton Farmers Market will be hosting a Spring Market at Grafton Library. Come check out some of our local small businesses in one place and have the opportunity to  #shoplocal. Show your support for these local farmers & small businesses. 

The vendor list is still being finalized - past participants have included:
Red River Farm 
Boudrat Brine Company
Jackson's Creative
Wicked Fruitful  
CandleInterpetations
TeaJani
Urban Spice World
Bread Guy Breads
Potter Hill Farm
Its Only Chemistry 
First Leaves Farm
Kinnari Sanghavi Studio
Britts Boards 
Short Creek Farm

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Grafton Farmers Market will be hosting a Spring Market at Grafton Library. Come check out some of our local small businesses in one place and have the opportunity to  #shoplocal. Show your support for these local farmers & small businesses. 

The vendor list is still being finalized - past participants have included:
Red River Farm 
Boudrat Brine Company
Jackson's Creative
Wicked Fruitful  
CandleInterpetations
TeaJani
Urban Spice World
Bread Guy Breads
Potter Hill Farm
Its Only Chemistry 
First Leaves Farm
Kinnari Sanghavi Studio
Britts Boards 
Short Creek Farm

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Pakachoag: Where The River Bends

BRWA Annual Meeting Event: A Special Screening of Pakachoag: Where the River Bends with a presentation by Colin Novick of the Greater Worcester Land Trust & Cheryll Toney Holley, chief of the Hassanamisco band of the Nipmuc Nation. Discussion and questions will follow the video. 

The film's run time is 45 minutes.

Packachoag: Where the River Bends is a film documentary that explores the history and identity of Pakachoag, the largest of three Nipmuc Villages that make up present-day Worcester. Pakachoag centers on the large hill in South Worcester that is now also the site of the College of the Holy Cross, Quinsigamond Village, and part of Auburn. The film explores the area before, during, and after colonial contact, including how the growth of Holy Cross has engaged with and erased that history. Produced by a team of professors and creatives at Holy Cross in collaboration with the Greater Worcester Land Trust, the film describes the connection of the Nipmuc people to the land of Packachoag Hill and to the Blackstone River that bends around it. 

Viewers are led on a walking tour of important Nipmuc sites such as Pakachoag Spring, and “Kattatuck”, the original name of the Blackstone River. Thomas Doughton (Nipmuc), Senior Lecturer at Holy Cross in its Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and Colin Novick, environmental historian, and Executive Director of the Greater Worcester Land Trust, lead the tour. Cheryll Toney Holley, Leader of the Hassanamisco Band of Nipmuc, gives testimony to the Nipmuc presence in the Blackstone Valley today.

The 45-minute film will be shown at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 18 in Community Rooms A and B of the Grafton Public Library and will be followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion with Colin Novick and Cheryll Toney Holley. 

A brief business meeting will precede the presentation at 6:30 PM for the election of officers, to welcome new members of the Board of Directors along with all members of the Blackstone
River Watershed Association. 

The BRWA is offering this Annual Meeting presentation with a virtual option. Please indicate if you will be attending virtually when you register at http://thebrwa.org/annualmeeting2022

CONTACT: JoAnne Holahan  508-278-5200  info@thebrwa.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

BRWA Annual Meeting Event: A Special Screening of Pakachoag: Where the River Bends with a presentation by Colin Novick of the Greater Worcester Land Trust & Cheryll Toney Holley, chief of the Hassanamisco band of the Nipmuc Nation. Discussion and questions will follow the video. 

The film's run time is 45 minutes.

Packachoag: Where the River Bends is a film documentary that explores the history and identity of Pakachoag, the largest of three Nipmuc Villages that make up present-day Worcester. Pakachoag centers on the large hill in South Worcester that is now also the site of the College of the Holy Cross, Quinsigamond Village, and part of Auburn. The film explores the area before, during, and after colonial contact, including how the growth of Holy Cross has engaged with and erased that history. Produced by a team of professors and creatives at Holy Cross in collaboration with the Greater Worcester Land Trust, the film describes the connection of the Nipmuc people to the land of Packachoag Hill and to the Blackstone River that bends around it. 

Viewers are led on a walking tour of important Nipmuc sites such as Pakachoag Spring, and “Kattatuck”, the original name of the Blackstone River. Thomas Doughton (Nipmuc), Senior Lecturer at Holy Cross in its Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and Colin Novick, environmental historian, and Executive Director of the Greater Worcester Land Trust, lead the tour. Cheryll Toney Holley, Leader of the Hassanamisco Band of Nipmuc, gives testimony to the Nipmuc presence in the Blackstone Valley today.

The 45-minute film will be shown at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 18 in Community Rooms A and B of the Grafton Public Library and will be followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion with Colin Novick and Cheryll Toney Holley. 

A brief business meeting will precede the presentation at 6:30 PM for the election of officers, to welcome new members of the Board of Directors along with all members of the Blackstone
River Watershed Association. 

The BRWA is offering this Annual Meeting presentation with a virtual option. Please indicate if you will be attending virtually when you register at http://thebrwa.org/annualmeeting2022

CONTACT:
  JoAnne Holahan
  508.278.5200
   info@thebrwa.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Thursday May 19, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

Thursday May 19, 2022 - Monday May 23, 2022
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10:00 AM - 8:45 PM
Book Sale SETUP
LOCATION: Community Room B
Thursday May 19, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime is a 45-minute program for children ages 3-5.  Join Ms.Sarah to share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

Registration is required.  

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 10 spaces available.

Preschool Storytime is a 45-minute program for children ages 3-5.  Join Ms.Sarah to share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

Registration is required.  

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Bookworms Book Clubs for Gr. K-1

 

Join Miss Kristin for a special in-person book club for Kindergarteners and First Graders.  

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  508-839-4649  pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
There is 1 space available.

 

Join Miss Kristin for a special in-person book club for Kindergarteners and First Graders.  

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  508.839.4649
   pliakask@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

There is 1 space available.

 
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6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Bookworms Book Clubs for Gr. 2-3

 

Join Miss Kristin for a book club especially for Second and Third Graders. 

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  508-839-4649  pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 3 spaces available.

 

Join Miss Kristin for a book club especially for Second and Third Graders. 

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  508.839.4649
   pliakask@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Bookworms Book Clubs for Gr. 4-5

 

Join Miss Kristin for an in-person book club for Fourth and Fifth Graders.

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  508-839-4649  pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 2 spaces available.

 

Join Miss Kristin for an in-person book club for Fourth and Fifth Graders.

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  508.839.4649
   pliakask@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

There are 2 spaces available.

Friday May 20, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Friday Fun with Mr. Kim

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Registration is required. Please register for only one of April's Mr. Kim programs. You may register for the waitlist in a second session and we will notify you if a slot becomes available. 

Check out Mr. Kim's Popcorn Song video!

We're excited to resume live programming at the Grafton Public Library. Please be aware:

  •  Please check our website or Facebook page for up-to-date program information.

  • Programs may be cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19 conditions.

  • Programs may have restricted or limited attendance.

  • Thank you for your cooperation!

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A
There are 8 spaces available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Registration is required. Please register for only one of April's Mr. Kim programs. You may register for the waitlist in a second session and we will notify you if a slot becomes available. 

Check out Mr. Kim's Popcorn Song video!

We're excited to resume live programming at the Grafton Public Library. Please be aware:

  •  Please check our website or Facebook page for up-to-date program information.

  • Programs may be cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19 conditions.

  • Programs may have restricted or limited attendance.

  • Thank you for your cooperation!

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Work
LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
 
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11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
NBI - Working Session

NBI - Working Session

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
 
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
FRIENDS BOOK SALE SETUP
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Anime Club

 Tweens (grades 6-8) and teens (grades 9-12) are invited to join us for new Anime Club.

We will be watching Natsume's Book of Friends a contemporary supernatural anime.

Rated PG-13

This is a free program. Sign up is required.

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
There are 10 spaces available.

 Tweens (grades 6-8) and teens (grades 9-12) are invited to join us for new Anime Club.

We will be watching Natsume's Book of Friends a contemporary supernatural anime.

Rated PG-13

This is a free program. Sign up is required.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRIENDS BOOK SALE
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
Saturday May 21, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
This is how we role-Tufts Vet School

Join us in welcoming members from the Cummings School of Veterinary medicine for this series of interactive classroom activities. Sessions highlight the many jobs that veterinarians do, the fact that animals get many of the same diseases that people get, and how we have learned to live with and come to love dog behavior.

This program is for children in grades 2-4. Registration is required. 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 13 spaces available.

Join us in welcoming members from the Cummings School of Veterinary medicine for this series of interactive classroom activities. Sessions highlight the many jobs that veterinarians do, the fact that animals get many of the same diseases that people get, and how we have learned to live with and come to love dog behavior.

This program is for children in grades 2-4. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

There are 13 spaces available.

Monday May 23, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

Monday May 23, 2022 - Tuesday May 24, 2022
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friends Book Sale CLEANUP
CONTACT: Aaron Swartz
LOCATION: Community Room B
CONTACT:
  Aaron Swartz
  
  

LOCATION: Community Room B

Monday May 23, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Young Scientists

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments.

-All children, ages 3-6, must be registered (including siblings) to attend in person classes.
-Parents/caregivers are expected to supervise and help their child during class but may leave the room to care for an infant/busy toddler.
-Families are expected to follow the mask guidelines required by the library at the time of the in-person program.
-Materials for the lesson will be provided by STEM Beginnings for registered children, ages 3-6, however if extra materials are available due to absences,
the teacher may share materials with siblings.
-Siblings are welcome to watch and listen to the story but we ask that parents/caregivers help to manage disruptive behavior.
-Space is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6. Please email or call the librarian if you can no longer attend so that a family on the waitlist can be contacted.
-Hot beverages are not allowed due to child safety regulations from the Department of Early Education and Care, the YFCP funding source.
-Please limit cell phone use and talking to one another while the STEM Beginnings teacher is presenting the lesson.
-Adults and children should not attend class if not feeling well to avoid spreading illness to others. If your child has a cold with a thick runny nose
or other contagious illnesses, we ask that he/she remain at home for as long as the symptoms exist. If a child has a fever, please wait 24 hours
after the fever to attend class.


Thank you for your support of YFCP and STEM Beginnings Program! 

The “Young Scientists” series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant program funded by the Department of Early Education & Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.

CONTACT: Jen McNeil  508-839-4649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 8 spaces available.

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments.

-All children, ages 3-6, must be registered (including siblings) to attend in person classes.
-Parents/caregivers are expected to supervise and help their child during class but may leave the room to care for an infant/busy toddler.
-Families are expected to follow the mask guidelines required by the library at the time of the in-person program.
-Materials for the lesson will be provided by STEM Beginnings for registered children, ages 3-6, however if extra materials are available due to absences,
the teacher may share materials with siblings.
-Siblings are welcome to watch and listen to the story but we ask that parents/caregivers help to manage disruptive behavior.
-Space is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6. Please email or call the librarian if you can no longer attend so that a family on the waitlist can be contacted.
-Hot beverages are not allowed due to child safety regulations from the Department of Early Education and Care, the YFCP funding source.
-Please limit cell phone use and talking to one another while the STEM Beginnings teacher is presenting the lesson.
-Adults and children should not attend class if not feeling well to avoid spreading illness to others. If your child has a cold with a thick runny nose
or other contagious illnesses, we ask that he/she remain at home for as long as the symptoms exist. If a child has a fever, please wait 24 hours
after the fever to attend class.


Thank you for your support of YFCP and STEM Beginnings Program! 

The “Young Scientists” series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant program funded by the Department of Early Education & Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.

CONTACT:
  Jen McNeil
  508.839.4649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Comic Creators Club

Learn about the characteristics of comics/graphic novels and then try drawing or writing some of your own.

This workshop is for children in grades 2-5. 

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakis  5088394649  pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Learn about the characteristics of comics/graphic novels and then try drawing or writing some of your own.

This workshop is for children in grades 2-5. 

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakis
  5088394649
   pliakask@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library


 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reads Well With Others Book Group

Join us on Monday May 23rd at 7:30pm, in room 202 for the "Reads Well with Others" Book Group’s discussion of, Home to Woefield  by Susan Juby.

Description: Prudence Burns, a well-intentioned New Yorker full of back-to-the-land ideals, just inherited Woefield Farm--thirty acres of scrubland, dilapidated buildings, and one half-sheared sheep. But the bank is about to foreclose, so Prudence must turn things around fast!

Copies of the books are available in regular print, so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy.  It is also available as an eBook through Hoopla.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org or 508-839-4649.

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

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-469  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
There are 11 spaces available.

Join us on Monday May 23rd at 7:30pm, in room 202 for the "Reads Well with Others" Book Group’s discussion of, Home to Woefield  by Susan Juby.

Description: Prudence Burns, a well-intentioned New Yorker full of back-to-the-land ideals, just inherited Woefield Farm--thirty acres of scrubland, dilapidated buildings, and one half-sheared sheep. But the bank is about to foreclose, so Prudence must turn things around fast!

Copies of the books are available in regular print, so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy.  It is also available as an eBook through Hoopla.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org or 508-839-4649.

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

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.469
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

There are 11 spaces available.

Tuesday May 24, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

 
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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Library Babies

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

 

 

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 15 spaces available.

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

 

 

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Manga Book Club

Tweens (grades 6-8) and teens (grades 9-12) are invited to join us for our new Manga Book Club! 

This month we'll be discussing the first three volumes of Fullmetal Alchemist series by Hiromu Arakawa. Be sure to stop by the Teen Room prior to the meeting to pick up copies of the books to read. This series is rated T for Teens 13 and up

This free program is for tweens and teens in grades 6-12 only. Sign up is required.

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Maker Space
There are 9 spaces available.

Tweens (grades 6-8) and teens (grades 9-12) are invited to join us for our new Manga Book Club! 

This month we'll be discussing the first three volumes of Fullmetal Alchemist series by Hiromu Arakawa. Be sure to stop by the Teen Room prior to the meeting to pick up copies of the books to read. This series is rated T for Teens 13 and up

This free program is for tweens and teens in grades 6-12 only. Sign up is required.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Maker Space

There are 9 spaces available.

Wednesday May 25, 2022
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8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grafton History Day!
Library and Historical Society Partnership with Grafton Public Schools for 3rd grade library visit.
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
Library and Historical Society Partnership with Grafton Public Schools for 3rd grade library visit.
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. Join Ms. Sarah to share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays.

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 9 spaces available.

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. Join Ms. Sarah to share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays.

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Eagle Court of Honor

Eagle Court of Honor ceremony for Grafton BSA Scout Troop 2019.

CONTACT: Katherine McDonald  508.723.3432  katsmcdonald@yahoo.com

Eagle Court of Honor ceremony for Grafton BSA Scout Troop 2019.

CONTACT:
  Katherine McDonald
  508.723.3432
   katsmcdonald@yahoo.com

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

Agenda and minutes online at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

CONTACT: Beth Gallaway  508-839-4649  gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

Agenda and minutes online at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Zoom

Thursday May 26, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

 
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10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

School visits and rain date.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime is a 45-minute program for children ages 3-5.  Join Ms.Sarah to share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

Registration is required.  

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 15 spaces available.

Preschool Storytime is a 45-minute program for children ages 3-5.  Join Ms.Sarah to share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

Registration is required.  

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Mystery Book Club

May be up to 6 people for book discussion

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

May be up to 6 people for book discussion

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Storytime at Willard House

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.

Friday May 27, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

 
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10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

School visits and rain date.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Tuesday May 31, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Inspirational Book Group

Join us on Tuesday may 31st at 7:30pm, in Room 202 for the Inspirational Book Group’s discussion of Clean my space : the secret to cleaning better, faster--and loving your home every day, by Melissa Maker.

Description: Clean My Space takes the chore out of cleaning with Melissa's incredible tips and cleaning hacks (the power of pretreating!) her lightning fast 5-10 minute "express clean" routines for every room when time is tightest, and her techniques for cleaning even the most daunting places and spaces. And a big bonus: Melissa gives guidance on the best non-toxic, eco-conscious cleaning products and offers natural cleaning solution recipes you can make at home using essential oils to soothe and refresh. With Melissas simple groundbreaking method you can truly live in a cleaner, more cheerful, and calming home all the time

Copies of the books are available in regular print, so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy.  It is also available as an eBook on Overdrive / Libby.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org or call 508-839-4649.

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

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
There are 12 spaces available.

Join us on Tuesday may 31st at 7:30pm, in Room 202 for the Inspirational Book Group’s discussion of Clean my space : the secret to cleaning better, faster--and loving your home every day, by Melissa Maker.

Description: Clean My Space takes the chore out of cleaning with Melissa's incredible tips and cleaning hacks (the power of pretreating!) her lightning fast 5-10 minute "express clean" routines for every room when time is tightest, and her techniques for cleaning even the most daunting places and spaces. And a big bonus: Melissa gives guidance on the best non-toxic, eco-conscious cleaning products and offers natural cleaning solution recipes you can make at home using essential oils to soothe and refresh. With Melissas simple groundbreaking method you can truly live in a cleaner, more cheerful, and calming home all the time

Copies of the books are available in regular print, so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy.  It is also available as an eBook on Overdrive / Libby.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org or call 508-839-4649.

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

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday June 1, 2022
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
June NGES PTG Meeting

June North Grafton Elementry School Parent Teacher group meeting. 

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10

June North Grafton Elementry School Parent Teacher group meeting. 

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10

Monday June 6, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Young Scientists

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments.

-All children, ages 3-6, must be registered (including siblings) to attend in person classes.
-Parents/caregivers are expected to supervise and help their child during class but may leave the room to care for an infant/busy toddler.
-Families are expected to follow the mask guidelines required by the library at the time of the in-person program.
-Materials for the lesson will be provided by STEM Beginnings for registered children, ages 3-6, however if extra materials are available due to absences,
the teacher may share materials with siblings.
-Siblings are welcome to watch and listen to the story but we ask that parents/caregivers help to manage disruptive behavior.
-Space is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6. Please email or call the librarian if you can no longer attend so that a family on the waitlist can be contacted.
-Hot beverages are not allowed due to child safety regulations from the Department of Early Education and Care, the YFCP funding source.
-Please limit cell phone use and talking to one another while the STEM Beginnings teacher is presenting the lesson.
-Adults and children should not attend class if not feeling well to avoid spreading illness to others. If your child has a cold with a thick runny nose
or other contagious illnesses, we ask that he/she remain at home for as long as the symptoms exist. If a child has a fever, please wait 24 hours
after the fever to attend class.


Thank you for your support of YFCP and STEM Beginnings Program! 

The “Young Scientists” series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant program funded by the Department of Early Education & Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.

CONTACT: Jen McNeil  508-839-4649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments.

-All children, ages 3-6, must be registered (including siblings) to attend in person classes.
-Parents/caregivers are expected to supervise and help their child during class but may leave the room to care for an infant/busy toddler.
-Families are expected to follow the mask guidelines required by the library at the time of the in-person program.
-Materials for the lesson will be provided by STEM Beginnings for registered children, ages 3-6, however if extra materials are available due to absences,
the teacher may share materials with siblings.
-Siblings are welcome to watch and listen to the story but we ask that parents/caregivers help to manage disruptive behavior.
-Space is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6. Please email or call the librarian if you can no longer attend so that a family on the waitlist can be contacted.
-Hot beverages are not allowed due to child safety regulations from the Department of Early Education and Care, the YFCP funding source.
-Please limit cell phone use and talking to one another while the STEM Beginnings teacher is presenting the lesson.
-Adults and children should not attend class if not feeling well to avoid spreading illness to others. If your child has a cold with a thick runny nose
or other contagious illnesses, we ask that he/she remain at home for as long as the symptoms exist. If a child has a fever, please wait 24 hours
after the fever to attend class.


Thank you for your support of YFCP and STEM Beginnings Program! 

The “Young Scientists” series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant program funded by the Department of Early Education & Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.

CONTACT:
  Jen McNeil
  508.839.4649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Tuesday June 7, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Magnolia Farms HOA Annual Mtg

This meeting is the annual meeting of about 20 to 25 residents of Magnolia Lane Home Owners Association, North Grafton. It's purpose is to discuss the upkeep and issues relating to the neighborhood common areas, etc. The Board of Trustees gives summary reports. Question & Answer by residents in open discussion.

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

This meeting is the annual meeting of about 20 to 25 residents of Magnolia Lane Home Owners Association, North Grafton. It's purpose is to discuss the upkeep and issues relating to the neighborhood common areas, etc. The Board of Trustees gives summary reports. Question & Answer by residents in open discussion.

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Wednesday June 8, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Grafton Ukulele Musicians - GUM Jam

GUM Jam - Grafton Ukulele Musician's monthly meetup - will resume on the second Wed of the month and meet from 6:30-8pm 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9 and 12/14.

While we mostly work with Daily Ukulele, participants may bring or suggestion music to learn, and we plan to offer themed selections -- 80s night, 3 chords night, Beatles night -- if there is interest! 

CONTACT: Beth Gallaway  5088394649  gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
There are 20 spaces available.

GUM Jam - Grafton Ukulele Musician's monthly meetup - will resume on the second Wed of the month and meet from 6:30-8pm 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9 and 12/14.

While we mostly work with Daily Ukulele, participants may bring or suggestion music to learn, and we plan to offer themed selections -- 80s night, 3 chords night, Beatles night -- if there is interest! 

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  5088394649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday June 9, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Monday June 13, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Young Scientists

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments.

-All children, ages 3-6, must be registered (including siblings) to attend in person classes.
-Parents/caregivers are expected to supervise and help their child during class but may leave the room to care for an infant/busy toddler.
-Families are expected to follow the mask guidelines required by the library at the time of the in-person program.
-Materials for the lesson will be provided by STEM Beginnings for registered children, ages 3-6, however if extra materials are available due to absences,
the teacher may share materials with siblings.
-Siblings are welcome to watch and listen to the story but we ask that parents/caregivers help to manage disruptive behavior.
-Space is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6. Please email or call the librarian if you can no longer attend so that a family on the waitlist can be contacted.
-Hot beverages are not allowed due to child safety regulations from the Department of Early Education and Care, the YFCP funding source.
-Please limit cell phone use and talking to one another while the STEM Beginnings teacher is presenting the lesson.
-Adults and children should not attend class if not feeling well to avoid spreading illness to others. If your child has a cold with a thick runny nose
or other contagious illnesses, we ask that he/she remain at home for as long as the symptoms exist. If a child has a fever, please wait 24 hours
after the fever to attend class.


Thank you for your support of YFCP and STEM Beginnings Program! 

The “Young Scientists” series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant program funded by the Department of Early Education & Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.

CONTACT: Jen McNeil  508-839-4649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments.

-All children, ages 3-6, must be registered (including siblings) to attend in person classes.
-Parents/caregivers are expected to supervise and help their child during class but may leave the room to care for an infant/busy toddler.
-Families are expected to follow the mask guidelines required by the library at the time of the in-person program.
-Materials for the lesson will be provided by STEM Beginnings for registered children, ages 3-6, however if extra materials are available due to absences,
the teacher may share materials with siblings.
-Siblings are welcome to watch and listen to the story but we ask that parents/caregivers help to manage disruptive behavior.
-Space is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6. Please email or call the librarian if you can no longer attend so that a family on the waitlist can be contacted.
-Hot beverages are not allowed due to child safety regulations from the Department of Early Education and Care, the YFCP funding source.
-Please limit cell phone use and talking to one another while the STEM Beginnings teacher is presenting the lesson.
-Adults and children should not attend class if not feeling well to avoid spreading illness to others. If your child has a cold with a thick runny nose
or other contagious illnesses, we ask that he/she remain at home for as long as the symptoms exist. If a child has a fever, please wait 24 hours
after the fever to attend class.


Thank you for your support of YFCP and STEM Beginnings Program! 

The “Young Scientists” series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant program funded by the Department of Early Education & Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.

CONTACT:
  Jen McNeil
  508.839.4649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

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

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
There are 12 spaces available.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

There are 12 spaces available.

Tuesday June 14, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Zosia, Immigration and Industry in Grafton: An author visit with Helen Blazis

Join us on Tuesday June14th at 7:00pm, in the new Community Room for a visit with Grafton author / editor Helen Blazis. She will be talking about her book Zosia: Immigration and Industry in Grafton Massachusetts a Polish Immigrant's Perspective.

Zosia is a uniquely historical chronicle of the Industrial Revolution in Grafton as seen by immigrants, who powered its surge and enabled the prosperity that followed. The personal nature of this not-in-the-textbooks documentary lights up revealing windows through which most history students have no access.

Author Stasia Obara Rawinski and editor Helen Rawinski Blazis have combined to weave an intricate tapestry that depicts the bleak agricultural conditions in Poland that led to immigration here and the vivid opportunities in industrial America that rewarded that risky, sometimes hazardous, and often frightful journey. In between, the writers create a complete picture of life transformed, often in starkly revealing detail.

Learn more about Zosia and the Industrial Revolution in Grafton through Grafton resident Helen Blazis's powerful presentation. The program is sponsored by the Grafton Public Library and by the Grafton Historical Society and 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.

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
There are 49 spaces available.

Join us on Tuesday June14th at 7:00pm, in the new Community Room for a visit with Grafton author / editor Helen Blazis. She will be talking about her book Zosia: Immigration and Industry in Grafton Massachusetts a Polish Immigrant's Perspective.

Zosia is a uniquely historical chronicle of the Industrial Revolution in Grafton as seen by immigrants, who powered its surge and enabled the prosperity that followed. The personal nature of this not-in-the-textbooks documentary lights up revealing windows through which most history students have no access.

Author Stasia Obara Rawinski and editor Helen Rawinski Blazis have combined to weave an intricate tapestry that depicts the bleak agricultural conditions in Poland that led to immigration here and the vivid opportunities in industrial America that rewarded that risky, sometimes hazardous, and often frightful journey. In between, the writers create a complete picture of life transformed, often in starkly revealing detail.

Learn more about Zosia and the Industrial Revolution in Grafton through Grafton resident Helen Blazis's powerful presentation. The program is sponsored by the Grafton Public Library and by the Grafton Historical Society and 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.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

There are 49 spaces available.

Wednesday June 15, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Are Food Sensitivities Causing Your Weight Loss Resistance?

Presenter Deborah A. Genovesi, FDN, CHHC Holistic Health Practitioner empowers high-performing, professional women to reverse chronic symptoms like fatigue, pain, hormone imbalance, weight gain and insomnia—naturally, without drugs. She will present on how food impacts health and facilitate a conversation. 

CONTACT: Beth Gallaway  5088394649  gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
Registration will begin on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Presenter Deborah A. Genovesi, FDN, CHHC Holistic Health Practitioner empowers high-performing, professional women to reverse chronic symptoms like fatigue, pain, hormone imbalance, weight gain and insomnia—naturally, without drugs. She will present on how food impacts health and facilitate a conversation. 

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  5088394649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Registration will begin on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM     

Friday June 17, 2022
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Anime Club

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
Saturday June 18, 2022
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Operation Friendship Delegate Training

-Training for Operation Friendship of America delegates from the Grafton and Palmer MA chapters to prepare them for their trips to Europe for 3 weeks in the summer.

CONTACT: Janet Rivard  508-736-5210  jrivard@verizon.net
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

-Training for Operation Friendship of America delegates from the Grafton and Palmer MA chapters to prepare them for their trips to Europe for 3 weeks in the summer.

CONTACT:
  Janet Rivard
  508.736.5210
   jrivard@verizon.net

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Monday June 20, 2022
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12:00 AM - 11:55 AM
CLOSED in Observation of Juneteenth

The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED in observance of Juneteenth Independence Day on Monday June 20, 2022. The Library will reopen on Tuesday June 21 at 10am.

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, and is an opportunity to reflect on the need to continue working toward racial justice. 

For more information about Juneteenth in Massachusetts, please visit https://www.mass.gov/news/governor-baker-issues-proclamation-marking-juneteenth

The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED in observance of Juneteenth Independence Day on Monday June 20, 2022. The Library will reopen on Tuesday June 21 at 10am.

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, and is an opportunity to reflect on the need to continue working toward racial justice. 

For more information about Juneteenth in Massachusetts, please visit https://www.mass.gov/news/governor-baker-issues-proclamation-marking-juneteenth

Tuesday June 21, 2022
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Daytimers' Book Group

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
There are 12 spaces available.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Manga Book Club

 Tweens (grades 6-8) and teens (grades 9-12) are invited to join us for our new Manga Book Club! 

This month we'll be discussing the first three volumes of the Fruits Basket series by Natsuki Takaya. (Either volume 1 of the Yen Press Collectors edition or the first 3 Tokyo Pop volumes.) Be sure to stop by the Teen Room prior to the meeting to pick up copies of the books to read. 

This free program is for tweens and teens in grades 6-12 only. Sign up is required.

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

 Tweens (grades 6-8) and teens (grades 9-12) are invited to join us for our new Manga Book Club! 

This month we'll be discussing the first three volumes of the Fruits Basket series by Natsuki Takaya. (Either volume 1 of the Yen Press Collectors edition or the first 3 Tokyo Pop volumes.) Be sure to stop by the Teen Room prior to the meeting to pick up copies of the books to read. 

This free program is for tweens and teens in grades 6-12 only. Sign up is required.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

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

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
There are 12 spaces available.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday June 22, 2022
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
VIRTUAL: Board of Library Trustees

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

Agenda and minutes online at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

CONTACT: Beth Gallaway  508-839-4649  gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

Agenda and minutes online at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Zoom

Monday June 27, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reads Well with Others Book Group

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Tuesday June 28, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Inspirational Book Group

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
There are 12 spaces available.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday July 6, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Want to race?  Come to the library and make a rubber band car.  See whose car is the fastest!

CONTACT:
  Cyndi Zarriello
  5088394649
   zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Thursday July 7, 2022
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.

PK

SB

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

What can you create with the Library's HUGE collection of Lego?

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Teen Movie Night

 

Watch the latest movie in the ghost-busting series. When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original "who you gonna call" group and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

This movie is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 124 minutes. 

This free program is for tweens and teens entering grades 6-12. No sign up is required. 

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

 

Watch the latest movie in the ghost-busting series. When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original "who you gonna call" group and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

This movie is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 124 minutes. 

This free program is for tweens and teens entering grades 6-12. No sign up is required. 

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

Friday July 8, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A

PK SH

Backup in case of CR program room construction

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Let's explore with light and shadows. Sparking your imaginations and capturing it in art. 

CONTACT:
  Stacie Herbert
  508.839.4649
   herberts@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Saturday July 9, 2022
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

All Ages

SB

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Grades 5-8

CZ/SB

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Monday July 11, 2022
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
BUSY

All ages

JM/all staff

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 School aged

SB

Community Room is backup in case CR program room is unavailable. 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

School Age

KP

Community Room is backup in case CR program room is unavailable. 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Not Just for Young Adults Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Tuesday July 12, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

PK

SB/JM

Backup in case of CR program room construction

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 back-up in case children's program room is unavailable

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
All Ages Movie Night

In anticipation of our author visit from Michael Tougias - join us for a screening of the movie based on his book written with Casey Sherman - The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue.

This movie is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 117 minutes.

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler

In anticipation of our author visit from Michael Tougias - join us for a screening of the movie based on his book written with Casey Sherman - The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue.

This movie is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 117 minutes.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  
  

Wednesday July 13, 2022
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

PK

SB

Backup in case of CR program room construction

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Grafton Ukulele Musicians - GUM Jam

GUM Jam - Grafton Ukulele Musician's monthly meetup - will resume on the second Wed of the month and meet from 6:30-8pm 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9 and 12/14.

While we mostly work with Daily Ukulele, participants may bring or suggestion music to learn, and we plan to offer themed selections -- 80s night, 3 chords night, Beatles night -- if there is interest! 

CONTACT: Beth Gallaway  5088394649  gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

GUM Jam - Grafton Ukulele Musician's monthly meetup - will resume on the second Wed of the month and meet from 6:30-8pm 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9 and 12/14.

While we mostly work with Daily Ukulele, participants may bring or suggestion music to learn, and we plan to offer themed selections -- 80s night, 3 chords night, Beatles night -- if there is interest! 

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  5088394649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mike Tougias Author Visit

Join us for a special night with author Michael Tougias. He'll be talking about his book The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue (written with Casey Sherman).

On February 18, 1952, an astonishing maritime event began when a ferocious nor'easter split in half a 500-foot long oil tanker, the Pendleton, approximately one mile off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Incredibly, just twenty miles away, a second oil tanker, the Fort Mercer, also split in half. On both fractured tankers men were trapped on the severed bows and sterns, and all four sections were sinking in 60-foot seas. Thus began a life and death drama of survival, heroism, and a series of tragic mistakes. Of the 84 seaman aboard the tankers, 70 would be rescued and 14 would lose their lives. The rescue that followed is considered the Coast Guard's greatest small boat rescue.

The author will also discuss the making of the movie, working with the screenwriters, and will share some humorous stories about the actors and his cameo in the movie.

Please sign up in advance for this program.

 

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

Join us for a special night with author Michael Tougias. He'll be talking about his book The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue (written with Casey Sherman).

On February 18, 1952, an astonishing maritime event began when a ferocious nor'easter split in half a 500-foot long oil tanker, the Pendleton, approximately one mile off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Incredibly, just twenty miles away, a second oil tanker, the Fort Mercer, also split in half. On both fractured tankers men were trapped on the severed bows and sterns, and all four sections were sinking in 60-foot seas. Thus began a life and death drama of survival, heroism, and a series of tragic mistakes. Of the 84 seaman aboard the tankers, 70 would be rescued and 14 would lose their lives. The rescue that followed is considered the Coast Guard's greatest small boat rescue.

The author will also discuss the making of the movie, working with the screenwriters, and will share some humorous stories about the actors and his cameo in the movie.

Please sign up in advance for this program.

 

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

Thursday July 14, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

What can you create with the Library's HUGE collection of Lego?

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Grades 2-5

KP

Backup in case of CR program room construction

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Teen Movie Night

 

Watch Disney and Pixar's new color related movie about Mei Lee, a confident, dorky 113-yard-old torn between staying her mother's dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, is never far from her daughter - an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships, and body weren't enough, whenever she gets too excited *which is practically AWLAYS), she "poofs" into a giant red panda!

This free program is for tweens and teens entering grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

 

Watch Disney and Pixar's new color related movie about Mei Lee, a confident, dorky 113-yard-old torn between staying her mother's dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, is never far from her daughter - an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships, and body weren't enough, whenever she gets too excited *which is practically AWLAYS), she "poofs" into a giant red panda!

This free program is for tweens and teens entering grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

Friday July 15, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A

PK SH

Backup in case of CR program room construction

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Anime Club

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

School age

SB

 

Backup in case of CR program room construction

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Saturday July 16, 2022
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
BUSY

Come and play some Ninentendo favorites on the big screen! 

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

Monday July 18, 2022
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 School aged

SB

Community Room is backup in case CR program room is unavailable. 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Community Room is backup in case CR program room is unavailable. 

K&1 5:30pm

2&3 6:15pm

4&5 7:00pm

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Tuesday July 19, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

PK

SB/JM

Backup in case of CR program room construction

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Daytimers' Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tween and Teen Program: Disappointing National Parks

Wouldn't you hate to travel all the way to Alaska's Denali National Park and you "didn't even see a butterfly"? 

In this program for tweens (entering grades 6-8) and teens (entering grades 9-12), we will find some hilarious comments from real travel reviews of national parks or other famous landmarks. We'll then put together our art pairing these quotes with beautiful scenic photos.

This free program is for tweens and teens (entering grades 6-12). Sign up is required.

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Wouldn't you hate to travel all the way to Alaska's Denali National Park and you "didn't even see a butterfly"? 

In this program for tweens (entering grades 6-8) and teens (entering grades 9-12), we will find some hilarious comments from real travel reviews of national parks or other famous landmarks. We'll then put together our art pairing these quotes with beautiful scenic photos.

This free program is for tweens and teens (entering grades 6-12). Sign up is required.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
GPL Mystery Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Wednesday July 20, 2022
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

PK

SB

Backup in case of CR program room construction

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

school age

KP

 

Backup in case of CR program room construction

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

school age

SB

 

 back-up in case children's program room is unavailable

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Thursday July 21, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Community Room is backup in case CR program room is unavailable. 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisers@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

What can you create with the Library's HUGE collection of Lego?

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Teen Movie Night

Check out the movie based on Broadway hit turned novel - Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul. The story follows Evan, a high school senior with social anxiety disorder, and his journey of self-discovery and acceptance following the suicide of a fellow classmate.

This free program is for tweens and teens entering grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

 

 

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

Check out the movie based on Broadway hit turned novel - Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul. The story follows Evan, a high school senior with social anxiety disorder, and his journey of self-discovery and acceptance following the suicide of a fellow classmate.

This free program is for tweens and teens entering grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

Friday July 22, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A

PK SH

Backup in case of CR program room construction

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Want to flip out?  Come to the library and learn the physics of flipping a water bottle.  See if you can master the flip!

CONTACT:
  Cyndi Zarriello
  5088394649
   zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Saturday July 23, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Grades 5-8

CZ/SB

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Monday July 25, 2022
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 School aged

SB

Community Room is backup in case CR program room is unavailable. 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
BUSY
 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reads Well with Others Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Tuesday July 26, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

PK

SB/JM

Backup in case of CR program room construction

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 back-up in case children's program room is unavailable

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Tween/teen

SB/AC

 

 back-up in case children's program room is unavailable

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Manga Book Club

Tweens (grades 6-8) and teens (grades 9-12) are invited to join us for our new Manga Book Club! 

This month we'll be discussing the first three volumes of the Drifting Dragons series by Taku Kuwabara. Be sure to stop by the Teen Room prior to the meeting to pick up copies of the books to read. 

This free program is for tweens and teens in grades 6-12 only. Sign up is required.

 

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

Tweens (grades 6-8) and teens (grades 9-12) are invited to join us for our new Manga Book Club! 

This month we'll be discussing the first three volumes of the Drifting Dragons series by Taku Kuwabara. Be sure to stop by the Teen Room prior to the meeting to pick up copies of the books to read. 

This free program is for tweens and teens in grades 6-12 only. Sign up is required.

 

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Inspirational Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Wednesday July 27, 2022
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

PK

SB

Backup in case of CR program room construction

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Let's explore the constellation through building and a craft. Please Note that this program does include the handling of Marshmallows and Spaghetti and comes with an allergy warning.

CONTACT:
  Stacie Herbert
  508.839.4649
   herberts@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

Agenda and minutes online at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

CONTACT: Beth Gallaway  508-839-4649  gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

Agenda and minutes online at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Zoom

Thursday July 28, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

What can you create with the Library's HUGE collection of Lego?

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Teen Movie Night

 Check out the latest movie in the spider-bitten superhero series. Peter Parker is now unmasked, his identity as Spider-Man known to the world. In a way, he likes it that his girl MJ knows his true identity, the same with his best friend Ned and Aunt May. However, problems follow this reveal. Thus, Peter approaches Doctor Strange to help him resolve the situation by performing a specific time-altering ritual. But that also bears some unintended and problematic consequences.

This free program is for tweens and teens entering grades 6-12. No sign up is required.

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

 Check out the latest movie in the spider-bitten superhero series. Peter Parker is now unmasked, his identity as Spider-Man known to the world. In a way, he likes it that his girl MJ knows his true identity, the same with his best friend Ned and Aunt May. However, problems follow this reveal. Thus, Peter approaches Doctor Strange to help him resolve the situation by performing a specific time-altering ritual. But that also bears some unintended and problematic consequences.

This free program is for tweens and teens entering grades 6-12. No sign up is required.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

Friday July 29, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 All ages

SB

back-up in case children's program room is unavailable

CONTACT:
  Sarah banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Saturday July 30, 2022
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
BUSY

Come and play some Ninentendo favorites on the big screen! 

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

Monday August 1, 2022
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 School aged

SB

Community Room is backup in case CR program room is unavailable. 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

School Age

KP

Community Room is backup in case CR program room is unavailable. 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Tuesday August 2, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

PK

SB/JM

Backup in case of CR program room construction

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 back-up in case children's program room is unavailable

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Wednesday August 3, 2022
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

PK

SB

Backup in case of CR program room construction

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Can you solve the mystery?  Let's play with numbers to see if you can figure it out!

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Thursday August 4, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

What can you create with the Library's HUGE collection of Lego?

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Teen Movie Night

Check out the newest live-action movie starring Disney's animal print obsessed villain. Set during the 1970s punk rock revolution in London, the story follows a clever and creative young grifter named Estella, who is determined to become a successful designer.

This free program is for tweens and teens in grades 6-12. No sign up is required.

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

Check out the newest live-action movie starring Disney's animal print obsessed villain. Set during the 1970s punk rock revolution in London, the story follows a clever and creative young grifter named Estella, who is determined to become a successful designer.

This free program is for tweens and teens in grades 6-12. No sign up is required.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

Friday August 5, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A

PK SH

Backup in case of CR program room construction

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
Let's create Art and Patterns with materials found in Nature to create Art and Patterns. Examples include beans and seeds and rocks and sticks. 
CONTACT:
  Stacie Herbert
  508.839.4649
   herberts@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Saturday August 6, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Grades 5-8

CZ/SB

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Monday August 8, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

School age

KP

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 School aged

SB

Community Room is backup in case CR program room is unavailable. 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

K&1 5:30pm

2&3 6:15pm

4&5 7:00pm

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Not Just for Young Adults Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Tuesday August 9, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 back-up in case children's program room is unavailable

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Wednesday August 10, 2022
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Campfire Ghost Stories of the NOT So Scary variety. We will dim the lights and gather around our campfire to hear some tales to give you chills 

CONTACT:
  Stacie Herbert
  5088394649
   herberts@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Grafton Ukulele Musicians - GUM Jam

GUM Jam - Grafton Ukulele Musician's monthly meetup - will resume on the second Wed of the month and meet from 6:30-8pm 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9 and 12/14.

While we mostly work with Daily Ukulele, participants may bring or suggestion music to learn, and we plan to offer themed selections -- 80s night, 3 chords night, Beatles night -- if there is interest! 

CONTACT: Beth Gallaway  5088394649  gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10

GUM Jam - Grafton Ukulele Musician's monthly meetup - will resume on the second Wed of the month and meet from 6:30-8pm 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9 and 12/14.

While we mostly work with Daily Ukulele, participants may bring or suggestion music to learn, and we plan to offer themed selections -- 80s night, 3 chords night, Beatles night -- if there is interest! 

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  5088394649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Returning to the Moon - and What Comes Next

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the final Apollo missions to the Moon. And as we look back on the last crewed missions beyond the Earth, we look forward to the beginning of a new series of missions (called Artemis) that will take us back to the Lunar surface as we prepare to send a new generation of astronauts on missions to other planets in the solar system. Join JPL?NASA Solar System Ambassador M.J. Johnson for a discussion of the state of crewed missions to space. Afterwards, stick around for telescopic views of Saturn, the Mooon, and more! (Weather permitting.)

This discussion does not require a technical background, is open to all ages, and should be accessibe to broad audiences with an interest in space exploration. Sign up is required.

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the final Apollo missions to the Moon. And as we look back on the last crewed missions beyond the Earth, we look forward to the beginning of a new series of missions (called Artemis) that will take us back to the Lunar surface as we prepare to send a new generation of astronauts on missions to other planets in the solar system. Join JPL?NASA Solar System Ambassador M.J. Johnson for a discussion of the state of crewed missions to space. Afterwards, stick around for telescopic views of Saturn, the Mooon, and more! (Weather permitting.)

This discussion does not require a technical background, is open to all ages, and should be accessibe to broad audiences with an interest in space exploration. Sign up is required.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

Thursday August 11, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

School age

KP

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.

PK

SB

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

What can you create with the Library's HUGE collection of Lego?

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Teen Movie Night

Come watch Disney and Pixar's movie starring two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot. They get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad and embark on an extraordinary quest aboard Barley's epic van Guinevere. Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles, and unimaginable discoveries.

This free program is for tweens and teens in grades 6-12. No sign up is required.

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

Come watch Disney and Pixar's movie starring two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot. They get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad and embark on an extraordinary quest aboard Barley's epic van Guinevere. Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles, and unimaginable discoveries.

This free program is for tweens and teens in grades 6-12. No sign up is required.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

Friday August 12, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
BUSY
LOCATION: Community Room A

PK SH

Backup in case of CR program room construction

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

Saturday August 13, 2022
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
BUSY

Come and play some Ninentendo favorites on the big screen! 

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
BUSY
Tuesday August 16, 2022
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Daytimers' Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org