Wednesday May 18, 2022 - Tuesday June 28, 2022
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D&D Super Dungeon 2022

Are you an experienced D&D player and want to play more? New to D&D and want to see what it's like? Young adults ages 11-21 are welcome to play (and DM if you'd like). 

A rift in time has torn open the sky, connecting cultures and species spread out across 2 million years in a handcrafted D&D universe. Two societies will seek the tools necessary to seal away an ancient evil bent on purging the universe of free will: an ancient humanoid culture caught at the end of its cycle in a medieval-era timeline and a cycle born anew with warforged, genasi, and animalfork pushing forward in an era of industry and invention. Can your heroes fight through time to save the multiverse? Or will the God of Order bring his ideal to fruition? Play any of 70+ games in this summer-long virutal Super Dungeon taken to a national scale, with teens and young adults joining the adventure from across the country.

So what's a Super Dungeon? In a typical D&D game, a single group of players completes quests based on a written scenario. In a Super Dungeon, multiple groups of players complete adventures along a central theme and work towards a carefully orchestrated climatic resolution on the final day of play. All the games operate in the same fantasy world and the results of each adventure influences the final result.

What to participate? Visit flowcode.com/page/superdungeon to register and learn more. Participants will need a Discord Username (Discord is the primary virtual communication tool. This is the only virtual account you will have to make for the Super Dungeon.) Participants will also have to attend one of the virtual Character Creation Workshops in June: June 4 at 3pm, June 18 at 6pm, June 23 at 1pm, June 24 at 5pm, or June 28 at 3pm. Play runs from June 29 through August 19. This free program is run and funded by the Belmont Public Library, let them know the Grafton Public Library sent you when you sign up!

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

Are you an experienced D&D player and want to play more? New to D&D and want to see what it's like? Young adults ages 11-21 are welcome to play (and DM if you'd like). 

A rift in time has torn open the sky, connecting cultures and species spread out across 2 million years in a handcrafted D&D universe. Two societies will seek the tools necessary to seal away an ancient evil bent on purging the universe of free will: an ancient humanoid culture caught at the end of its cycle in a medieval-era timeline and a cycle born anew with warforged, genasi, and animalfork pushing forward in an era of industry and invention. Can your heroes fight through time to save the multiverse? Or will the God of Order bring his ideal to fruition? Play any of 70+ games in this summer-long virutal Super Dungeon taken to a national scale, with teens and young adults joining the adventure from across the country.

So what's a Super Dungeon? In a typical D&D game, a single group of players completes quests based on a written scenario. In a Super Dungeon, multiple groups of players complete adventures along a central theme and work towards a carefully orchestrated climatic resolution on the final day of play. All the games operate in the same fantasy world and the results of each adventure influences the final result.

What to participate? Visit flowcode.com/page/superdungeon to register and learn more. Participants will need a Discord Username (Discord is the primary virtual communication tool. This is the only virtual account you will have to make for the Super Dungeon.) Participants will also have to attend one of the virtual Character Creation Workshops in June: June 4 at 3pm, June 18 at 6pm, June 23 at 1pm, June 24 at 5pm, or June 28 at 3pm. Play runs from June 29 through August 19. This free program is run and funded by the Belmont Public Library, let them know the Grafton Public Library sent you when you sign up!

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

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

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 11 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 11 spaces available.

 
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11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Study
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
 
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12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
NBI - Working Session

Working Session

LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Meeting

Meeting

LOCATION: 228: Group Study 6
 
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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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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Remote work

Remote work

LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
 
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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

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


 
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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 13 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 13 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

Join us for a special storytime, fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House & Clock Museum.

This program is for preschoolers ages 3-5 and registration is required.

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.
There are 9 spaces available.

Join us for a special storytime, fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House & Clock Museum.

This program is for preschoolers ages 3-5 and registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

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

There are 9 spaces available.

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
There are 10 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 10 spaces available.

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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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Grafton community Nursing

Semi annual meeting

 
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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
K Readiness Tom Knight Puppet Show

Get Ready For Kindergarten!

If you have a child entering Kindergarten this fall, join YFCP at the Tom Knight Puppet Show!

Siblings are welcome. Registration is required.

Sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership, a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant program funded by the Department of Early Education & Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central MA

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
There are 23 spaces available.

Get Ready For Kindergarten!

If you have a child entering Kindergarten this fall, join YFCP at the Tom Knight Puppet Show!

Siblings are welcome. Registration is required.

Sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership, a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant program funded by the Department of Early Education & Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central MA

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

There are 23 spaces available.

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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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
MWBOA

Monthly meeting of the MetroWest Building Officials Association.

MWBOA is a professional non-profit organization and an ICC Chapter dedicated to providing exceptional education for building officials from across the State. MetroWest members have been regularly meeting since 1983. As a member of the MWBOA you receive the benefits of earning CEU's for the State, and as an ICC Chapter since 2013 allows the members an opportunity to receive credits for their ICC CBO certification, as required for maintaining their certifications. .

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Monthly meeting of the MetroWest Building Officials Association.

MWBOA is a professional non-profit organization and an ICC Chapter dedicated to providing exceptional education for building officials from across the State. MetroWest members have been regularly meeting since 1983. As a member of the MWBOA you receive the benefits of earning CEU's for the State, and as an ICC Chapter since 2013 allows the members an opportunity to receive credits for their ICC CBO certification, as required for maintaining their certifications. .

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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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 48 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 48 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
Campfire Games #1: Rubber Band Car

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

This program is for children in grades 3-6. Registration is required. 

CONTACT: Cyndi Zarriello  5088394649  zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

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

This program is for children in grades 3-6. Registration is required. 

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
Storytime at Willard House

Join us for a special storytime, fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House & Clock Museum.

This program is for preschoolers ages 3-5 and registration is required.

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

Join us for a special storytime, fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House & Clock Museum.

This program is for preschoolers ages 3-5 and registration is required.

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
Summer Lego Brickbuilders

 

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

This program is for school aged children in grades K-6.

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 

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

This program is for school aged children in grades K-6.

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
Summer Songs Rain Location

Join us for music & movement fun with Apple Tree Arts. This 30 minute program is for toddler and preschool aged children.

Location: Fisher/Ferry St. Park 115 Ferry St., S. Grafton

Rain Location: Grafton Public Library 35 Grafton Common, Grafton

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A

Join us for music & movement fun with Apple Tree Arts. This 30 minute program is for toddler and preschool aged children.

Location: Fisher/Ferry St. Park 115 Ferry St., S. Grafton

Rain Location: Grafton Public Library 35 Grafton Common, Grafton

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Summer Camp Create with light and shadows

 

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

 

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

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Sign up starts June 20 to coordinate with social media posts.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Summer Sewing Camp

Join us for part 1 of a 3 part series where you will learn quilting basics and create your own quilted board game. 

This program is for children in grades 5-8. Registration is required. 

CONTACT: Cyndi Zarriello  5088394649  zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Join us for part 1 of a 3 part series where you will learn quilting basics and create your own quilted board game. 

This program is for children in grades 5-8. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Cyndi Zarriello
  5088394649
   zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Monday July 11, 2022
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Summer Teddy Bear Camp-in

Leave your stuffed friend at the Library for a special sleepover. Hijinks will ensue!

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

Leave your stuffed friend at the Library for a special sleepover. Hijinks will ensue!

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Summer Movie & Craft

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Summer Comic

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  5088394649  Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  5088394649
   Pliakask@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
Summer Stories

 

Summer Stories is a 30-minute program for infants and toddlers. Join Ms. Jen to share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

If weather permits, this program will be held outside on our children’s pavilion.

 

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 

Summer Stories is a 30-minute program for infants and toddlers. Join Ms. Jen to share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

If weather permits, this program will be held outside on our children’s pavilion.

 

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@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
Summer 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  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

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
  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
Summer Lego Brickbuilders

 

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

This program is for school aged children in grades K-6.

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 

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

This program is for school aged children in grades K-6.

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Summer Graphic Novel Character Drawing Class

 

 Love Graphic Novels? Want to create some of your own but not sure where to start? Join us to learn how to create and draw characters for your own Graphic Novel!

This program is for children in grades 2-5. Registration is required. 

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  5088394649  Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 

 Love Graphic Novels? Want to create some of your own but not sure where to start? Join us to learn how to create and draw characters for your own Graphic Novel!

This program is for children in grades 2-5. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  5088394649
   Pliakask@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
Summer Songs Rain Location

Join us for music & movement fun with Apple Tree Arts. This 30 minute program is for toddler and preschool aged children.

Location: Airport Park 8 Bedford Rd., N. Grafton

Rain Location: Grafton Public Library 35 Grafton Common, Grafton

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A

Join us for music & movement fun with Apple Tree Arts. This 30 minute program is for toddler and preschool aged children.

Location: Airport Park 8 Bedford Rd., N. Grafton

Rain Location: Grafton Public Library 35 Grafton Common, Grafton

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@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
Summer HexBugs

Join us to create your own Hexbug Maze or obstical course! 

This program is for school aged children in grades K-6. Registration is required. 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Join us to create your own Hexbug Maze or obstical course! 

This program is for school aged children in grades K-6. Registration is required. 

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
Summer Gaming

 

Come and play some Nintendo favorites on the big screen! 

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

 

Come and play some Nintendo favorites on the big screen! 

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Zine Workshop
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Summer Color Me Calm

Consider meditative mandalas as a way to soothe the soul of all ages.  Calming music. Centering time for older ones to explore free hand mandalas.  Younger ones will have a chance to work on their own pre-made color-me-in mandalas.  Come join this time of exploration of the inner spirit.

CONTACT: Marilyn Wilcox  508-839-4649  wilcoxm@graftonlibrary.org

Consider meditative mandalas as a way to soothe the soul of all ages.  Calming music. Centering time for older ones to explore free hand mandalas.  Younger ones will have a chance to work on their own pre-made color-me-in mandalas.  Come join this time of exploration of the inner spirit.

CONTACT:
  Marilyn Wilcox
  508.839.4649
   wilcoxm@graftonlibrary.org

Monday July 18, 2022
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Summer Movie & Craft

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Summer Bookworms Grades K&1

 

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  5088394649  Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  5088394649
   Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Summer Bookworms Grades 2&3

 

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  5088394649  Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  5088394649
   Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Summer Bookworms Grades 4&5

 

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  5088394649  Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  5088394649
   Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Tuesday July 19, 2022
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
MWBOA

Monthly meeting of the MetroWest Building Officials Association.

MWBOA is a professional non-profit organization and an ICC Chapter dedicated to providing exceptional education for building officials from across the State. MetroWest members have been regularly meeting since 1983. As a member of the MWBOA you receive the benefits of earning CEU's for the State, and as an ICC Chapter since 2013 allows the members an opportunity to receive credits for their ICC CBO certification, as required for maintaining their certifications. .

LOCATION: Community Room B

Monthly meeting of the MetroWest Building Officials Association.

MWBOA is a professional non-profit organization and an ICC Chapter dedicated to providing exceptional education for building officials from across the State. MetroWest members have been regularly meeting since 1983. As a member of the MWBOA you receive the benefits of earning CEU's for the State, and as an ICC Chapter since 2013 allows the members an opportunity to receive credits for their ICC CBO certification, as required for maintaining their certifications. .

LOCATION: Community Room B

 
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Summer Stories

 

Summer Stories is a 30-minute program for infants and toddlers. Join Ms. Jen to share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

If weather permits, this program will be held outside on our children’s pavilion.

 

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 

Summer Stories is a 30-minute program for infants and toddlers. Join Ms. Jen to share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

If weather permits, this program will be held outside on our children’s pavilion.

 

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@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
Summer 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  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

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
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Summer Bubble Program

Dish Soap? Water? Corn Syrup?!  What kind of ingredients will you use to make your own bubble solution?Then, create your own bubble wand to test your bubble solution and figure out which recipe works the best!

This program is for school aged children in grades K-6. Registration is required.  

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  5088394649  Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Dish Soap? Water? Corn Syrup?!  What kind of ingredients will you use to make your own bubble solution?Then, create your own bubble wand to test your bubble solution and figure out which recipe works the best!

This program is for school aged children in grades K-6. Registration is required.  

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  5088394649
   Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Summer Rock Games

Create your own custom playing pieces for Checkers, Tic-tac-toe, and more using rocks and paint!

This program is for school aged children in grades K-6. Registration is required.  

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Create your own custom playing pieces for Checkers, Tic-tac-toe, and more using rocks and paint!

This program is for school aged children in grades K-6. Registration is required.  

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
Summer Lego Brickbuilders

 

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

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
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
Summer Songs Rain Location

Join us for music & movement fun with Apple Tree Arts. This 30 minute program is for toddler and preschool aged children.

Location: Norcross Park 14 North St., Grafton

Rain Location: Grafton Public Library 35 Grafton Common, Grafton

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A

Join us for music & movement fun with Apple Tree Arts. This 30 minute program is for toddler and preschool aged children.

Location: Norcross Park 14 North St., Grafton

Rain Location: Grafton Public Library 35 Grafton Common, Grafton

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

Saturday July 23, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Summer Sewing Camp

Join us for part 2 of a 3 part series where you will learn quilting basics and create your own quilted board game. 

This program is for children in grades 5-8. Registration is required. 

CONTACT: Cyndi Zarriello  5088394649  zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Join us for part 2 of a 3 part series where you will learn quilting basics and create your own quilted board game. 

This program is for children in grades 5-8. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Cyndi Zarriello
  5088394649
   zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Monday July 25, 2022
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Summer Movie & Craft

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
PJ Storytime

 

Even if it is not quite bedtime-- these stories are meant to take time to settle down and enjoy a tale of two or three or more selections.  This storytime is planned for older children K-4.  This time meant to center into a relaxing environment. No matter what time of day-- feel free to wear PJ's.
 
CONTACT: Marilyn Wilcox  5088394649  wilcoxm@graftonlibrary.org

 

Even if it is not quite bedtime-- these stories are meant to take time to settle down and enjoy a tale of two or three or more selections.  This storytime is planned for older children K-4.  This time meant to center into a relaxing environment. No matter what time of day-- feel free to wear PJ's.
 
CONTACT:
  Marilyn Wilcox
  5088394649
   wilcoxm@graftonlibrary.org

 
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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
Summer Stories

 

Summer Stories is a 30-minute program for infants and toddlers. Join Ms. Jen to share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

If weather permits, this program will be held outside on our children’s pavilion.

 

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 

Summer Stories is a 30-minute program for infants and toddlers. Join Ms. Jen to share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

If weather permits, this program will be held outside on our children’s pavilion.

 

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@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
Summer Pictionary

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

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
Summer Preschool Storytime

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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.

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

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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.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Summer Camp Let Me Play Among The Stars

 

Let's explore the constellations 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

 

Let's explore the constellations 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
Summer Lego Brickbuilders

 

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

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
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
Summer Toto

Come and meet the Grafton Public Library's favorite cat and author: Toto and Jonathan Hall! In June 2011, Brimfield, MA was hit by a tornado. Author Jonathan will read Toto's story and then you'll get a chance to meet the famous cat! Books will be available for purchase and signing from the author.
 
This program is for all ages and registration is not required.
 
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Come and meet the Grafton Public Library's favorite cat and author: Toto and Jonathan Hall! In June 2011, Brimfield, MA was hit by a tornado. Author Jonathan will read Toto's story and then you'll get a chance to meet the famous cat! Books will be available for purchase and signing from the author.
 
This program is for all ages and registration is not required.
 
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Summer Campfire Games #2:Bottle Flipping

 

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

This program is for school aged children in grades K-6. Registration is required. 

CONTACT: Cyndi Zarriello  5088394649  zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org
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!

This program is for school aged children in grades K-6. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Cyndi Zarriello
  5088394649
   zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

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

 

Come and play some Nintendo favorites on the big screen! 

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

 

Come and play some Nintendo favorites on the big screen! 

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Summer Color Me Calm

Consider meditative mandalas as a way to soothe the soul of all ages.  Calming music. Centering time for older ones to explore free hand mandalas.  Younger ones will have a chance to work on their own pre-made color-me-in mandalas.  Come join this time of exploration of the inner spirit.

CONTACT: Marilyn Wilcox  508-839-4649  wilcoxm@graftonlibrary.org

Consider meditative mandalas as a way to soothe the soul of all ages.  Calming music. Centering time for older ones to explore free hand mandalas.  Younger ones will have a chance to work on their own pre-made color-me-in mandalas.  Come join this time of exploration of the inner spirit.

CONTACT:
  Marilyn Wilcox
  508.839.4649
   wilcoxm@graftonlibrary.org

Monday August 1, 2022
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Summer Movie & Craft

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Summer Comic

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  5088394649  Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  5088394649
   Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Tuesday August 2, 2022
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Summer Stories

 

Summer Stories is a 30-minute program for infants and toddlers. Join Ms. Jen to share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

If weather permits, this program will be held outside on our children’s pavilion.

 

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 

Summer Stories is a 30-minute program for infants and toddlers. Join Ms. Jen to share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

If weather permits, this program will be held outside on our children’s pavilion.

 

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Summer Rock Games

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 

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
Summer 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.

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

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.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Campfire Games #3 Fun with Perimeter Magic Triangle

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

This program is for children in grades 3-6. Registration is required. 

CONTACT: Cyndi Zariello  508-839-4649  zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

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

This program is for children in grades 3-6. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Cyndi Zariello
  508.839.4649
   zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Thursday August 4, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Summer Lego Brickbuilders

 

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

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
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
Summer Songs Rain Location

Join us for music & movement fun with Apple Tree Arts. This 30 minute program is for toddler and preschool aged children.

Location: Airport Park 8 Bedford Rd., N. Grafton

Rain Location: Grafton Public Library 35 Grafton Common, Grafton

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A

Join us for music & movement fun with Apple Tree Arts. This 30 minute program is for toddler and preschool aged children.

Location: Airport Park 8 Bedford Rd., N. Grafton

Rain Location: Grafton Public Library 35 Grafton Common, Grafton

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Summer Camp Nature is a box of colors

 

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

 

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
Summer Sewing Camp

Join us for part 3 of a 3 part series where you will learn quilting basics and create your own quilted board game. 

This program is for children in grades 5-8. Registration is required. 

CONTACT: Cyndi Zarriello  5088394649  zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Join us for part 3 of a 3 part series where you will learn quilting basics and create your own quilted board game. 

This program is for children in grades 5-8. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Cyndi Zarriello
  5088394649
   zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Monday August 8, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Summer Chalk

Did you know you can make your own chalk? Learn how, create your own and watch the magic happen! 

This program is for school aged children in grades K-6. Registration is required. 

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  508-839-4649  Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Did you know you can make your own chalk? Learn how, create your own and watch the magic happen! 

This program is for school aged children in grades K-6. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  508.839.4649
   Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Summer Movie & Craft

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Summer Bookworms Grades K&1

 

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  5088394649  Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  5088394649
   Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Summer Bookworms Grades 2&3

 

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  5088394649  Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  5088394649
   Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Summer Bookworms Grades 4&5

 

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  5088394649  Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  5088394649
   Pliakask@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
Summer Campfire Ghost Stories

 

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

 

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
Summer Chalk Pick up & Drawing

Join us to pick up your chalk and test it out on the library's walkways and patio!

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  508-839-4649  Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Join us to pick up your chalk and test it out on the library's walkways and patio!

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  508.839.4649
   Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

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

Join us for a special storytime, fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House & Clock Museum.

This program is for preschoolers ages 3-5 and registration is required.

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

Join us for a special storytime, fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House & Clock Museum.

This program is for preschoolers ages 3-5 and registration is required.

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
Summer Lego Brickbuilders

 

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

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
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