Wednesday January 25, 2023 - Saturday February 4, 2023
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friends Book Sale Setup

Thank you for bringing your donations in saleable condition to the Library during operating hours: Mon-Thu 10am-9pm Fri & Sat 10am-6pm

CONTACT: Friends  info@friendsgpl.org
LOCATION: Community Room B

Thank you for bringing your donations in saleable condition to the Library during operating hours: Mon-Thu 10am-9pm Fri & Sat 10am-6pm

CONTACT:
  Friends
  
   info@friendsgpl.org

LOCATION: Community Room B

Wednesday February 1, 2023 - Wednesday March 15, 2023
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Boston Bruins 16th Annual PJ Drive

From February 1 through March 15, Cradles to Crayons®, the Boston Bruins, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and Wonderfund are coming together with organizations in your community to collect new pajamas for local children living in low-income and homeless situations. Together, we are looking to collect 10,000 pairs of pajamas. By dropping off your donations at the Grafton Public Library,  you will directly supply new pajamas to the children who need them most so they can stay warm for a good night’s sleep!
 
What we are collecting:
We are looking for brand new pajamas, appropriate for all seasons, from sizes 0-3 months through adult medium. Please do not give pajamas that include any family or holiday references, and refer to our Quality = Dignity guidelines
 
Our most needed sizes are:
Girls: 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 5/6 (child S), 18/20 (child XXL/adult M)
Boys: 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 10/12 (child L), 14/16 (child XL/adult S), 18/20 (child XXL/adult M)"
 
Other ways to donate:
Purchase and donate pajamas through our Amazon Wish List (beginning on February 1) or make a $10 donation to provide a child with a pair of pajamas!
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

From February 1 through March 15, Cradles to Crayons®, the Boston Bruins, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and Wonderfund are coming together with organizations in your community to collect new pajamas for local children living in low-income and homeless situations. Together, we are looking to collect 10,000 pairs of pajamas. By dropping off your donations at the Grafton Public Library,  you will directly supply new pajamas to the children who need them most so they can stay warm for a good night’s sleep!
 
What we are collecting:
We are looking for brand new pajamas, appropriate for all seasons, from sizes 0-3 months through adult medium. Please do not give pajamas that include any family or holiday references, and refer to our Quality = Dignity guidelines
 
Our most needed sizes are:
Girls: 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 5/6 (child S), 18/20 (child XXL/adult M)
Boys: 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 10/12 (child L), 14/16 (child XL/adult S), 18/20 (child XXL/adult M)"
 
Other ways to donate:
Purchase and donate pajamas through our Amazon Wish List (beginning on February 1) or make a $10 donation to provide a child with a pair of pajamas!
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Saturday February 4, 2023 - Thursday February 9, 2023
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friends Book Sale Setup

Tuesday, Jan 31 2023 7:30 PM - Friends Book Sale Planning Session! 

Saturday, Feb 4 2023 -time TBA  Egg Hunt Planning Session

CONTACT: Friends  info@friendsgpl.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Tuesday, Jan 31 2023 7:30 PM - Friends Book Sale Planning Session! 

Saturday, Feb 4 2023 -time TBA  Egg Hunt Planning Session

CONTACT:
  Friends
  
   info@friendsgpl.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Saturday February 4, 2023
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sewing Club

Previous sewing experience is not necessary, but helpful. This program is for tweens in grades 5-8. Please register for only one session-Saturday or Friday.

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

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

 

 

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.

 

CONTACT: Cyndi Zarriello  5088394649  zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
The registration period has ended.

Previous sewing experience is not necessary, but helpful. This program is for tweens in grades 5-8. Please register for only one session-Saturday or Friday.

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

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

 

 

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.

 

CONTACT:
  Cyndi Zarriello
  5088394649
   zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

The registration period has ended.

Monday February 6, 2023
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Work

Work

LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music & Movement

Join Apple Tree Arts for a fun-filled music and movement program for preschoolers ages 2 and up. Siblings are welcome! Parental participation is encouraged. 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
There are 10 spaces available.

Join Apple Tree Arts for a fun-filled music and movement program for preschoolers ages 2 and up. Siblings are welcome! Parental participation is encouraged. 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Neighborhood Meeting
LOCATION: Community Room A
 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CANCELED - Girl Scout Meeting Troop 11225

Girl Scout Meeting Troop 11225 has been CANCELED at the request of the convener.

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Girl Scout Meeting Troop 11225 has been CANCELED at the request of the convener.

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Tuesday February 7, 2023
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9:15 AM - 9:40 AM
Library Babies

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

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

Because these programs take place before the library opens to the public, please enter through the children’s program room door on the left side of the library. There will be directional signage posted outside the library on storytime days.  Please arrive on time for these programs. Due to their short run time, we cannot allow any latecomers to enter. 

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

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

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  508-839-4649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

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

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

Because these programs take place before the library opens to the public, please enter through the children’s program room door on the left side of the library. There will be directional signage posted outside the library on storytime days.  Please arrive on time for these programs. Due to their short run time, we cannot allow any latecomers to enter. 

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

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

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  508.839.4649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop In Arts & Crafts

Drop-in and create some seasonal art. Grades K-5. Craft materials will be available from 5:30-7:00pm. 

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Stacie Herbert  508-8394649  herberts@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Drop-in and create some seasonal art. Grades K-5. Craft materials will be available from 5:30-7:00pm. 

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Stacie Herbert
  508.8394649
   herberts@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Wednesday February 8, 2023
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9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Toddler Time

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

Please register below.

Because these programs take place before the library opens to the public, please enter through the children’s program room door on the left side of the library. There will be directional signage posted outside the library on storytime days.  Please arrive on time for these programs. Due to their short run time, we cannot allow any latecomers to enter. 

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

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

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A
There are 17 spaces available.

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

Please register below.

Because these programs take place before the library opens to the public, please enter through the children’s program room door on the left side of the library. There will be directional signage posted outside the library on storytime days.  Please arrive on time for these programs. Due to their short run time, we cannot allow any latecomers to enter. 

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

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

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

There are 17 spaces available.

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

Please register below.

Because these programs take place before the library opens to the public, please enter through the children’s program room door on the left side of the library. There will be directional signage posted outside the library on storytime days.  Please arrive on time for these programs. Due to their short run time, we cannot allow any latecomers to enter. 

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

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

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A
There are 19 spaces available.

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

Please register below.

Because these programs take place before the library opens to the public, please enter through the children’s program room door on the left side of the library. There will be directional signage posted outside the library on storytime days.  Please arrive on time for these programs. Due to their short run time, we cannot allow any latecomers to enter. 

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

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

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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3:30 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.

 

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.
There are 5 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.

 

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

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

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CANCELLED-Boy Scout Meeting Pack 106

-Den meeting

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10
 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
GUM JAM

GUM Jam - Grafton Ukulele Musician's monthly meetup meets from 6:30-8pm on the second Wednesday of the month, year-round.

BYOU - bring your own ukulele or check out one of ours!  

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  508-839-4649  gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

GUM Jam - Grafton Ukulele Musician's monthly meetup meets from 6:30-8pm on the second Wednesday of the month, year-round.

BYOU - bring your own ukulele or check out one of ours!  

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
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Thursday February 9, 2023
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9:15 AM - 10:00 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. 
 
Because these programs take place before the library opens to the public, please enter through the children’s program room door on the left side of the library. There will be directional signage posted outside the library on storytime days.  Please arrive on time for these programs. Due to their short run time, we cannot allow any latecomers to enter. 
 
Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:
  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
 
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 5 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. 
 
Because these programs take place before the library opens to the public, please enter through the children’s program room door on the left side of the library. There will be directional signage posted outside the library on storytime days.  Please arrive on time for these programs. Due to their short run time, we cannot allow any latecomers to enter. 
 
Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:
  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
 
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
LEGO Brickbuilders

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

This drop-in program is for school aged children in grades K-5.

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

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

 

Inclement Weather Policy:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.

 

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

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

This drop-in program is for school aged children in grades K-5.

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

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

 

Inclement Weather Policy:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.

 

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop In Arts & Crafts

Drop-in and create some seasonal art. Grades K-5. Craft materials will be available from 5:30-7:00pm. 

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Stacie Herbert  508-8394649  herberts@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Drop-in and create some seasonal art. Grades K-5. Craft materials will be available from 5:30-7:00pm. 

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Stacie Herbert
  508.8394649
   herberts@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Friday February 10, 2023
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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.
  • 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.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  BANISTERS@GRAFTONLIBRARY.ORG
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

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.
  • 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.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   BANISTERS@GRAFTONLIBRARY.ORG

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library


 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Sewing Club

Previous sewing experience is not necessary, but helpful. This program is for tweens in grades 5-8. Please register for only one session-Saturday November 12th or Friday, November 18th.

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

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

 

 

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.

 

CONTACT: Cyndi Zarriello  5088394649  zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 2 spaces available.

Previous sewing experience is not necessary, but helpful. This program is for tweens in grades 5-8. Please register for only one session-Saturday November 12th or Friday, November 18th.

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

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

 

 

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.

 

CONTACT:
  Cyndi Zarriello
  5088394649
   zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

There are 2 spaces available.

Saturday February 11, 2023
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friends Book Sale

Come support our Friends! Gently used books will be available for sale at a great price! 

CONTACT: Friends  info@friendsgpl.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Come support our Friends! Gently used books will be available for sale at a great price! 

CONTACT:
  Friends
  
   info@friendsgpl.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday Storytime

Saturday storytime is an all-ages program that repeats some elements from our popular weekday programs. Join Ms. Jen for seasonal stories and songs!

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

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

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Saturday storytime is an all-ages program that repeats some elements from our popular weekday programs. Join Ms. Jen for seasonal stories and songs!

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

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

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Sunday February 12, 2023
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Friends Book Sale - Reduced Price!

Fill a bag for a reduced rate! 

CONTACT: Friends  info@friendsgpl.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Fill a bag for a reduced rate! 

CONTACT:
  Friends
  
   info@friendsgpl.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Monday February 13, 2023 - Tuesday February 14, 2023
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friends BookSale Breakdown
LOCATION: Community Room B
Monday February 13, 2023
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Book Bingo

Come test your book character knowledge in this fast-paced trivia game. Drop-in. All ages, but recommended for grades PK-2.

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Come test your book character knowledge in this fast-paced trivia game. Drop-in. All ages, but recommended for grades PK-2.

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Meeting: Republican Town Committee

Meeting of Grafton RTC

LOCATION: Community Room A
 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Not Just For Young Adults Book Group

Join us on Monday February 13th at 7:30pm, in in room 202 for the "Not Just for Young Adults" Book Group’s discussion of The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye.

Description: “Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are the only enchanters in Russia, and when the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threaten to attack, the tsar wants a powerful enchanter by his side, and as an advisor for the prince, Pasha. He initiates the Crown's Game, a duel of magical skill, and the winner will become his Imperial Enchanter; the loser will die. For Vika and Nikolai, the game is a chance of a lifetime, but they come to realize that their growing regard for each other makes the game impossible to win. And as long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes increasingly clear to them that the Crown's Game is not one to lose.”

Copies of the books are available in regular 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

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

Join us on Monday February 13th at 7:30pm, in in room 202 for the "Not Just for Young Adults" Book Group’s discussion of The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye.

Description: “Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are the only enchanters in Russia, and when the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threaten to attack, the tsar wants a powerful enchanter by his side, and as an advisor for the prince, Pasha. He initiates the Crown's Game, a duel of magical skill, and the winner will become his Imperial Enchanter; the loser will die. For Vika and Nikolai, the game is a chance of a lifetime, but they come to realize that their growing regard for each other makes the game impossible to win. And as long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes increasingly clear to them that the Crown's Game is not one to lose.”

Copies of the books are available in regular 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

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

There are 12 spaces available.

Tuesday February 14, 2023
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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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9:15 AM - 9:40 AM
Library Babies

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

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

Because these programs take place before the library opens to the public, please enter through the children’s program room door on the left side of the library. There will be directional signage posted outside the library on storytime days.  Please arrive on time for these programs. Due to their short run time, we cannot allow any latecomers to enter. 

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

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

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  508-839-4649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A

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

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

Because these programs take place before the library opens to the public, please enter through the children’s program room door on the left side of the library. There will be directional signage posted outside the library on storytime days.  Please arrive on time for these programs. Due to their short run time, we cannot allow any latecomers to enter. 

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

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

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  508.839.4649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Unplug with Art

Create art or color beautiful patterns in a quiet space with calm music and de-stress. This program is FREE to anyone ages 18+ who would like to attend. All materials are provided, no registration required. We look forward to seeing you at this event! ;

 

CONTACT: Sandhya Shenoy  508-839-4649 x1829  shenoys@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Create art or color beautiful patterns in a quiet space with calm music and de-stress. This program is FREE to anyone ages 18+ who would like to attend. All materials are provided, no registration required. We look forward to seeing you at this event! ;

 

CONTACT:
  Sandhya Shenoy
  508.839.4649 x1829
   shenoys@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Financial Seminar

Come learn about financial literacy with Financial Advisor Frank Randall, of Edward Jones.  Have a question about retirement, Medicare or something else? Ask about it!

 

Frank Randall’s ambition is to create a network of trusted relationships where he can help his clients’ overcome obstacles in their lives. Whether your financial goals are

family-oriented, professional or legacy driven, let's develop a plan that can lead you to success!

 

CONTACT: Frank Randall  508-397-2346  Frank.Randall@edwardjones.com
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Come learn about financial literacy with Financial Advisor Frank Randall, of Edward Jones.  Have a question about retirement, Medicare or something else? Ask about it!

 

Frank Randall’s ambition is to create a network of trusted relationships where he can help his clients’ overcome obstacles in their lives. Whether your financial goals are

family-oriented, professional or legacy driven, let's develop a plan that can lead you to success!

 

CONTACT:
  Frank Randall
  508.397.2346
   Frank.Randall@edwardjones.com

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Comic Creators Club

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

This program is for school aged children in grades 2-5.

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

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

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas   5088394649  Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 13 spaces available.

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

This program is for school aged children in grades 2-5.

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

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

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas 
  5088394649
   Pliakask@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Girl Scout Troop Meeting

Brownies Troop 65197

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10
 
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5:45 PM - 6:15 PM
Bookworms Book Club K-1

 

Join Ms. Kristin for a book and movie discussion for kids in kindergarten through first grade.  Copies of the book and movie will be available for pick-up at the library. Please register below. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list.

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

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

 

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  508-839-4649  pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 4 spaces available.

 

Join Ms. Kristin for a book and movie discussion for kids in kindergarten through first grade.  Copies of the book and movie will be available for pick-up at the library. Please register below. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list.

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  508.839.4649
   pliakask@graftonlibrary.org 

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bookworms Book Club 2-3

Join Ms. Kristin for a book and movie discussion for kids in second and third grade. Copies of the book and movie will be available for pick-up at the library.

Please register below. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list.

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

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

 

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  508-839-4649  pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 6 spaces available.

Join Ms. Kristin for a book and movie discussion for kids in second and third grade. Copies of the book and movie will be available for pick-up at the library.

Please register below. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list.

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  508.839.4649
   pliakask@graftonlibrary.org 

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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7:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Bookworms Book Club 4-5 Grade

 

Join Ms. Kristin for a fun book discussion for kids in third through fifth grade. 

Please register below. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list.

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

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

 

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  508-839-4649   pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room
There are 6 spaces available.

 

Join Ms. Kristin for a fun book discussion for kids in third through fifth grade. 

Please register below. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list.

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  508.839.4649
    pliakask@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

There are 6 spaces available.

Wednesday February 15, 2023
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9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Toddler Time

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

Please register below.

Because these programs take place before the library opens to the public, please enter through the children’s program room door on the left side of the library. There will be directional signage posted outside the library on storytime days.  Please arrive on time for these programs. Due to their short run time, we cannot allow any latecomers to enter. 

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

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

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A
There are 20 spaces available.

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

Please register below.

Because these programs take place before the library opens to the public, please enter through the children’s program room door on the left side of the library. There will be directional signage posted outside the library on storytime days.  Please arrive on time for these programs. Due to their short run time, we cannot allow any latecomers to enter. 

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

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

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

There are 20 spaces available.

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

Please register below.

Because these programs take place before the library opens to the public, please enter through the children’s program room door on the left side of the library. There will be directional signage posted outside the library on storytime days.  Please arrive on time for these programs. Due to their short run time, we cannot allow any latecomers to enter. 

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

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

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A
There are 19 spaces available.

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

Please register below.

Because these programs take place before the library opens to the public, please enter through the children’s program room door on the left side of the library. There will be directional signage posted outside the library on storytime days.  Please arrive on time for these programs. Due to their short run time, we cannot allow any latecomers to enter. 

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

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

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Color Me Calm

Come enjoy the latest stress busting trend for grown-ups!  Colorinbeautiful patterns in a quiet space with calm music.  Enjoy a peaceful couple of hours of coloring and destressing. This program is FREE to anyone who would like to attend.  All materials are provided. Inviting everyone ages 18 and up.  We looking forward to seeing you at this event!  No Registration required.  Drop in anytime between 6:30 and 8:30.  

CONTACT: Sandhya Shenoy  508-839-4649 x1829  shenoys@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Come enjoy the latest stress busting trend for grown-ups!  Colorinbeautiful patterns in a quiet space with calm music.  Enjoy a peaceful couple of hours of coloring and destressing. This program is FREE to anyone who would like to attend.  All materials are provided. Inviting everyone ages 18 and up.  We looking forward to seeing you at this event!  No Registration required.  Drop in anytime between 6:30 and 8:30.  

CONTACT:
  Sandhya Shenoy
  508.839.4649 x1829
   shenoys@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Thursday February 16, 2023
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9:15 AM - 10:00 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. 
 
Because these programs take place before the library opens to the public, please enter through the children’s program room door on the left side of the library. There will be directional signage posted outside the library on storytime days.  Please arrive on time for these programs. Due to their short run time, we cannot allow any latecomers to enter. 
 
Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:
  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
 
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 9 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. 
 
Because these programs take place before the library opens to the public, please enter through the children’s program room door on the left side of the library. There will be directional signage posted outside the library on storytime days.  Please arrive on time for these programs. Due to their short run time, we cannot allow any latecomers to enter. 
 
Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library's Unattended Child Policy:
  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
 
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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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
LEGO Brickbuilders

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

This drop-in program is for school aged children in grades K-5.

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

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

 

Inclement Weather Policy:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.

 

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

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

This drop-in program is for school aged children in grades K-5.

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

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

 

Inclement Weather Policy:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.

 

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop In Arts & Crafts

Drop-in and create some seasonal art. Grades K-5. Craft materials will be available from 5:30-7:00pm. 

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Stacie Herbert  508-8394649  herberts@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Drop-in and create some seasonal art. Grades K-5. Craft materials will be available from 5:30-7:00pm. 

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Stacie Herbert
  508.8394649
   herberts@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tai Chi Ladies

Tai Chi Ladies ☯️

LOCATION: Community Room B
 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Select Board: Ask Me Anything

This is an opportunity for the community to come out and ask us anything!

LOCATION: Community Room A

This is an opportunity for the community to come out and ask us anything!

LOCATION: Community Room A

Friday February 17, 2023
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Escape Room

Room reserved for escape room program for February vacation.

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  508-839-4649  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Room reserved for escape room program for February vacation.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  508.839.4649
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

 
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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.
  • 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.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  BANISTERS@GRAFTONLIBRARY.ORG
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 7 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.
  • 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.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   BANISTERS@GRAFTONLIBRARY.ORG

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

There are 7 spaces available.

 
Saturday February 18, 2023
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tutoring

Tutoring

LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
 
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Escape Room

Room reserved for escape room program

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  508-839-4649  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Room reserved for escape room program

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  508.839.4649
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Escape Room

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Escape Room

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Joe Kuras presents the History of Baseball in Grafton.

Most of us are familiar with one of Grafton’s most knowledgeable historians, Joe Kuras. Growing up in the South Grafton community Joe has interacted with many of Grafton’s sports enthusiasts. On February 18th, with a snow date of February 25th, 2023 Joe will be at Grafton Public Library from 2 – 4 PM to share with us the fascinating story of local baseball. Mark your calendar and plan on bringing a friend or grandchild to this interesting program. I bet you already knew about the mills involvement in getting the field on Ferry Street operational, but did you know about the field that was behind the library? Learn about the many residents who loved the sport and some who even made quite a name for themselves.

This program is presented by The Grafton Historical Society and The Grafton Public Library.

 

CONTACT: Nancy Therrien  508-839-0000  graftonmahistory@gmail.com
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
There are 23 spaces available.

Most of us are familiar with one of Grafton’s most knowledgeable historians, Joe Kuras. Growing up in the South Grafton community Joe has interacted with many of Grafton’s sports enthusiasts. On February 18th, with a snow date of February 25th, 2023 Joe will be at Grafton Public Library from 2 – 4 PM to share with us the fascinating story of local baseball. Mark your calendar and plan on bringing a friend or grandchild to this interesting program. I bet you already knew about the mills involvement in getting the field on Ferry Street operational, but did you know about the field that was behind the library? Learn about the many residents who loved the sport and some who even made quite a name for themselves.

This program is presented by The Grafton Historical Society and The Grafton Public Library.

 

CONTACT:
  Nancy Therrien
  508.839.0000
   graftonmahistory@gmail.com

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

There are 23 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Escape Room

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Monday February 20, 2023
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Library CLOSED - President's Day Observance

The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED in observance of President's Day on Monday, February 20, 2023.

No items are due - please hold materials at home until Tuesday, February 21.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7 at www.graftonlibrary.org - you can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

For a complete calendar of 2023 Library closings, please visit https://graftonlibrary.org/2023-closings/

CONTACT: Beth Schreiber  5088394649  gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED in observance of President's Day on Monday, February 20, 2023.

No items are due - please hold materials at home until Tuesday, February 21.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7 at www.graftonlibrary.org - you can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

For a complete calendar of 2023 Library closings, please visit https://graftonlibrary.org/2023-closings/

CONTACT:
  Beth Schreiber
  5088394649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

Tuesday February 21, 2023
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Escape Room

Room reserved for Escape Room Program

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  508-839-4649  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Room reserved for Escape Room Program

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  508.839.4649
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Tuesday February 21, 2023 - Saturday February 25, 2023
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Art Show-Pick Up Canvas

It’s our second annual Art Show!

Pick up your canvas the week of February 21st-25th.  Return them the week of February 27th-March 4th.  Finished canvases will be on display in the children’s room the entire month of March.

If you’d like your canvas returned, make sure to write your full name and contact information on the back of your canvas.

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

It’s our second annual Art Show!

Pick up your canvas the week of February 21st-25th.  Return them the week of February 27th-March 4th.  Finished canvases will be on display in the children’s room the entire month of March.

If you’d like your canvas returned, make sure to write your full name and contact information on the back of your canvas.

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Tuesday February 21, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Escape Room

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tinker Tuesday

We’re cleaning out our craft closet! What can you create with our assortment of recycled products and odds and ends? The only limit is your imagination. Grades K+ Items may contain small parts.

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

We’re cleaning out our craft closet! What can you create with our assortment of recycled products and odds and ends? The only limit is your imagination. Grades K+ Items may contain small parts.

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

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

Join us on Tuesday February 21st at 1:30pm, in Room 202 for the Daytimers' Book Group’s discussion of Death in Kew Gardens by Jennifer Ashley.

Description: “In return for a random act of kindness, scholar Li Bai Chang presents young cook Kat Holloway with a rare and precious gift--a box of tea. Kat thinks no more of her unusual visitor until two days later when the kitchen erupts with the news that Lady Cynthia's next-door neighbor has been murdered. Known about London as an "Old China Hand," the victim claimed to be an expert in the language and customs of China, acting as intermediary for merchants and government officials. But Sir Jacob's dealings were not what they seemed, and when the authorities accuse Mr. Li of the crime, Kat and Daniel find themselves embroiled in a world of deadly secrets that reach from the gilded homes of Mayfair to the beautiful wonder of Kew Gardens.”

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

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

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 228: Group Study 6
There are 11 spaces available.

Join us on Tuesday February 21st at 1:30pm, in Room 202 for the Daytimers' Book Group’s discussion of Death in Kew Gardens by Jennifer Ashley.

Description: “In return for a random act of kindness, scholar Li Bai Chang presents young cook Kat Holloway with a rare and precious gift--a box of tea. Kat thinks no more of her unusual visitor until two days later when the kitchen erupts with the news that Lady Cynthia's next-door neighbor has been murdered. Known about London as an "Old China Hand," the victim claimed to be an expert in the language and customs of China, acting as intermediary for merchants and government officials. But Sir Jacob's dealings were not what they seemed, and when the authorities accuse Mr. Li of the crime, Kat and Daniel find themselves embroiled in a world of deadly secrets that reach from the gilded homes of Mayfair to the beautiful wonder of Kew Gardens.”

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

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

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 228: Group Study 6

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Escape Room

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sewing Club

 

Previous sewing experience is not necessary, but helpful. This program is for tweens in grades 5-8.

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Cyndi Zarriello  5088394649  zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 

Previous sewing experience is not necessary, but helpful. This program is for tweens in grades 5-8.

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Cyndi Zarriello
  5088394649
   zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop In Arts & Crafts

Drop-in and create some seasonal art. Grades K-5. Craft materials will be available from 5:30-7:00pm. 

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Stacie Herbert  508-8394649  herberts@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Drop-in and create some seasonal art. Grades K-5. Craft materials will be available from 5:30-7:00pm. 

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Stacie Herbert
  508.8394649
   herberts@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Escape Room

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

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

 

Join us on Tuesday February 21st at 7:30pm, in Room for the GPL Mystery Book Group’s discussion of Under the Alaskan Ice by Karen Harper.

Description: " When a small bush plane smashes through the ice at Falls Lake Lodge, it's a chilling reminder of everything Megan Metzler has lost. Three years ago, Meg's pilot husband died in a similar crash, a tragedy Meg and her young son, Chip, have struggled to move on from. Still, Meg does everything she can to assist when Commander Bryce Saylor arrives to investigate, even as working alongside the handsome pilot stirs up painful memories--and an attraction that catches them both off guard. Bryce knows time is of the essence as he plunges into the frigid water in search of clues. But when vital evidence is destroyed, it soon becomes clear this downed plane was no accident. With someone tracking them from the woods, Meg and Bryce must race to unravel a mystery as indomitable as the Alaskan wilderness, or they might be the next victims to crash and burn...”

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

 

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 228: Group Study 6
There are 12 spaces available.

 

Join us on Tuesday February 21st at 7:30pm, in Room for the GPL Mystery Book Group’s discussion of Under the Alaskan Ice by Karen Harper.

Description: " When a small bush plane smashes through the ice at Falls Lake Lodge, it's a chilling reminder of everything Megan Metzler has lost. Three years ago, Meg's pilot husband died in a similar crash, a tragedy Meg and her young son, Chip, have struggled to move on from. Still, Meg does everything she can to assist when Commander Bryce Saylor arrives to investigate, even as working alongside the handsome pilot stirs up painful memories--and an attraction that catches them both off guard. Bryce knows time is of the essence as he plunges into the frigid water in search of clues. But when vital evidence is destroyed, it soon becomes clear this downed plane was no accident. With someone tracking them from the woods, Meg and Bryce must race to unravel a mystery as indomitable as the Alaskan wilderness, or they might be the next victims to crash and burn...”

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

 

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 228: Group Study 6

There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday February 22, 2023
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Escape Room

Room reserved for escape room program

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  508-839-4649  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Room reserved for escape room program

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  508.839.4649
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Escape Room

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hexbugs

Use recycled materials to build a maze and see if your hexbug can navigate through it.  Grades K+ Items may contain small parts.

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Use recycled materials to build a maze and see if your hexbug can navigate through it.  Grades K+ Items may contain small parts.

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Escape Room

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sewing Club

 

Previous sewing experience is not necessary, but helpful. This program is for tweens in grades 5-8.

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Cyndi Zarriello  5088394649  zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 

Previous sewing experience is not necessary, but helpful. This program is for tweens in grades 5-8.

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Cyndi Zarriello
  5088394649
   zarrielloc@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Galaxy Slime

Make gooey, spacey slime with Ms. Stacie. Drop-in. Grades K+

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Stacie Herbert  5088394649  herberts@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Make gooey, spacey slime with Ms. Stacie. Drop-in. Grades K+

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Stacie Herbert
  5088394649
   herberts@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Escape Room

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Board of Library Trustees

The Board of Library Trustees meets on the 4th Wed of the month at 7:00pm. The agenda and minutes are posted online on the Town's website. Archival meetings can be watched on demand at GCTV on Demand: Board of Library Trustees.

Zoom Link

 

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

The Board of Library Trustees meets on the 4th Wed of the month at 7:00pm. The agenda and minutes are posted online on the Town's website. Archival meetings can be watched on demand at GCTV on Demand: Board of Library Trustees.

Zoom Link

 

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Zoom

Thursday February 23, 2023
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Escape Room

Room reserved for escape room program

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  508-839-4649  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Room reserved for escape room program

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  508.839.4649
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Escape Room

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LEGO Brickbuilders

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

This drop-in program is for school aged children in grades K-5.

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

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

 

CONTACT: Jennifer McNeil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

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

This drop-in program is for school aged children in grades K-5.

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Escape Room

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Book Bingo

Come test your book character knowledge in this fast-paced trivia game. Drop-in. All ages, but recommended for grades PK-2.

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Jennifer Mcneil  5088394649  mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Come test your book character knowledge in this fast-paced trivia game. Drop-in. All ages, but recommended for grades PK-2.

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Jennifer Mcneil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop In Arts & Crafts

Drop-in and create some seasonal art. Grades K-5. Craft materials will be available from 5:30-7:00pm. 

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Stacie Herbert  508-8394649  herberts@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Drop-in and create some seasonal art. Grades K-5. Craft materials will be available from 5:30-7:00pm. 

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Stacie Herbert
  508.8394649
   herberts@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Escape Room

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Friday February 24, 2023
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Escape Room

Room reserved for escape room program

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  508-839-4649  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Room reserved for escape room program

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  508.839.4649
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Escape Room

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Movie and Craft

Drop -in and join us for a late morning movie featuring heroic pets. Make a craft while you watch. All ages. 

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Drop -in and join us for a late morning movie featuring heroic pets. Make a craft while you watch. All ages. 

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Escape Room

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Movie and Perler Beads

Drop -in and join us for an out of this world, to infinity and beyond movie! Make a perler bead design while you watch. All ages. Perler Beads contain small parts.

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Drop -in and join us for an out of this world, to infinity and beyond movie! Make a perler bead design while you watch. All ages. Perler Beads contain small parts.

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

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

​Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Escape Room

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Saturday February 25, 2023
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tutoring

Tutoring

LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
 
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Escape Room

Room reserved for Escape Room Program

CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  508-839-4649  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Room reserved for Escape Room Program

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  508.839.4649
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Escape Room

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Astronaut Storytime

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

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

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT: Stacie Herbert  5088394649  herberts@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

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

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

Inclement Weather Procedure:

  • If there is NO SCHOOL in Grafton due to inclement weather, all programs are CANCELED.
  • If there is a DELAYED opening, MORNING programs are CANCELED.
  • If Grafton Public Schools DISMISSES EARLY due to inclement weather, AFTERNOON programs are CANCELED.
CONTACT:
  Stacie Herbert
  5088394649
   herberts@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Escape Room

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Afternoon Knitting, etc.

Whether you are an experienced with various fiber arts or just want to learn, join the Grafton Public Library for a monthly get together from 2-4 p.m.  Experienced folks who want to knit, crochet, do needlepoint, hand sew or any number of needle crafts are encouraged to bring their current projects. People new to such crafts will be given free materials while supplies last.  The program is for all ages. Participants are encouraged to learn from each other and have a good time socializing. Sign up at the Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common, by going to the events page: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/G/GRAFTON/ekp.cfm) or by emailing info@graftonlibrary.org.

Have extra needles or yarn? Donate to the library’s Give and Take Box to clear out your stash or find a special yarn. People looking to try something new are welcome to take supplies.

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

 

 

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 228: Group Study 6

Whether you are an experienced with various fiber arts or just want to learn, join the Grafton Public Library for a monthly get together from 2-4 p.m.  Experienced folks who want to knit, crochet, do needlepoint, hand sew or any number of needle crafts are encouraged to bring their current projects. People new to such crafts will be given free materials while supplies last.  The program is for all ages. Participants are encouraged to learn from each other and have a good time socializing. Sign up at the Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common, by going to the events page: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/G/GRAFTON/ekp.cfm) or by emailing info@graftonlibrary.org.

Have extra needles or yarn? Donate to the library’s Give and Take Box to clear out your stash or find a special yarn. People looking to try something new are welcome to take supplies.

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

 

 

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 228: Group Study 6

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Escape Room

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Gather your family and friends and test your escape room skills. Teams of 2-4 people will have 45 minutes to complete "The Great Party Escape." This free program is for all ages.

Groups may only sign up for one slot. Each time slot has it's own registration form. To sign up, find your preferred time on our event calendar. Time slots are:

  • Sat 2/18 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tue 2/21 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Wed 2/22 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Thu 2/23 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Fri 2/24 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Sat 2/25 - 10:30 am, 2 pm, 4 pm

This program is possible from a generous donation from Live Action Escapes from Worcester, MA.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM     

Monday February 27, 2023
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Girl Scout Meeting Troop 11225

Girl Scout Meeting Troop 11225

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reads Well with Others Book Group

Join us on Monday February 27th at 7:30pm, in room 202 for the "Reads Well with Others" Book Group’s discussion of Underground Airlines, by Ben H. Winters.

Description: “It is the present-day, and the world is as we know it: smartphones, social networking and Happy Meals. Save for one thing: the Civil War never occurred. A gifted young Black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service. He's got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called "the Hard Four." On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn't right--with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself. A mystery to himself, Victor suppresses his memories of his childhood on a plantation, and works to infiltrate the local cell of a abolitionist movement called the Underground Airlines. Tracking Jackdaw through the back rooms of churches, empty parking garages, hotels, and medical offices, Victor believes he's hot on the trail. But his strange, increasingly uncanny pursuit is complicated by a boss who won't reveal the extraordinary stakes of Jackdaw's case, as well as by a heartbreaking young woman and her child who may be Victor's salvation. Victor himself may be the biggest obstacle of all--though his true self remains buried, it threatens to surface. Victor believes himself to be a good man doing bad work, unwilling to give up the freedom he has worked so hard to earn. But in pursuing Jackdaw, Victor discovers secrets at the core of the country's arrangement with the Hard Four, secrets the government will preserve at any cost. Underground Airlines is a ground-breaking novel, a wickedly imaginative thriller, and a story of an America that is more like our own than we'd like to believe.”

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 and eAudio through Overdrive / Libby.

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

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
There are 12 spaces available.

Join us on Monday February 27th at 7:30pm, in room 202 for the "Reads Well with Others" Book Group’s discussion of Underground Airlines, by Ben H. Winters.

Description: “It is the present-day, and the world is as we know it: smartphones, social networking and Happy Meals. Save for one thing: the Civil War never occurred. A gifted young Black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service. He's got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called "the Hard Four." On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn't right--with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself. A mystery to himself, Victor suppresses his memories of his childhood on a plantation, and works to infiltrate the local cell of a abolitionist movement called the Underground Airlines. Tracking Jackdaw through the back rooms of churches, empty parking garages, hotels, and medical offices, Victor believes he's hot on the trail. But his strange, increasingly uncanny pursuit is complicated by a boss who won't reveal the extraordinary stakes of Jackdaw's case, as well as by a heartbreaking young woman and her child who may be Victor's salvation. Victor himself may be the biggest obstacle of all--though his true self remains buried, it threatens to surface. Victor believes himself to be a good man doing bad work, unwilling to give up the freedom he has worked so hard to earn. But in pursuing Jackdaw, Victor discovers secrets at the core of the country's arrangement with the Hard Four, secrets the government will preserve at any cost. Underground Airlines is a ground-breaking novel, a wickedly imaginative thriller, and a story of an America that is more like our own than we'd like to believe.”

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 and eAudio through Overdrive / Libby.

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

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

There are 12 spaces available.

Tuesday February 28, 2023
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Grafton Book Group

Members meet to discuss reading Queen Anne's Lace by Susan Wittig Albert.

LOCATION: Community Room A

Members meet to discuss reading Queen Anne's Lace by Susan Wittig Albert.

LOCATION: Community Room A

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Inspirational Book Group and Guided Meditation

Join us on Tuesday, February 28th at 7:30pm, in room 202 for the Inspirational Book Group’s discussion of Wintering: the power of rest and retreat in difficult times, by Katherine May.

Description: “An intimate, revelatory book exploring the ways we can care for and repair ourselves when life knocks us down. Sometimes you slip through the cracks: unforeseen circumstances like an abrupt illness, the death of a loved one, a break up, or a job loss can derail a life. These periods of dislocation can be lonely and unexpected. For May, her husband fell ill, her son stopped attending school, and her own medical issues led her to leave a demanding job. Wintering explores how she not only endured this painful time, but embraced the singular opportunities it offered. A moving personal narrative shot through with lessons from literature, mythology, and the natural world, May's story offers instruction on the transformative power of rest and retreat. Illumination emerges from many sources: solstice celebrations and dormice hibernation, C.S. Lewis and Sylvia Plath, swimming in icy waters and sailing Arctic seas. Ultimately Wintering invites us to change how we relate to our own fallow times. May models an active acceptance of sadness and finds nourishment in deep retreat, joy in the hushed beauty of winter, and encouragement in understanding life as cyclical, not linear. A secular mystic, May forms a guiding philosophy for transforming the hardships that arise before the ushering in of a new season.”

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

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

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

Join us on Tuesday, February 28th at 7:30pm, in room 202 for the Inspirational Book Group’s discussion of Wintering: the power of rest and retreat in difficult times, by Katherine May.

Description: “An intimate, revelatory book exploring the ways we can care for and repair ourselves when life knocks us down. Sometimes you slip through the cracks: unforeseen circumstances like an abrupt illness, the death of a loved one, a break up, or a job loss can derail a life. These periods of dislocation can be lonely and unexpected. For May, her husband fell ill, her son stopped attending school, and her own medical issues led her to leave a demanding job. Wintering explores how she not only endured this painful time, but embraced the singular opportunities it offered. A moving personal narrative shot through with lessons from literature, mythology, and the natural world, May's story offers instruction on the transformative power of rest and retreat. Illumination emerges from many sources: solstice celebrations and dormice hibernation, C.S. Lewis and Sylvia Plath, swimming in icy waters and sailing Arctic seas. Ultimately Wintering invites us to change how we relate to our own fallow times. May models an active acceptance of sadness and finds nourishment in deep retreat, joy in the hushed beauty of winter, and encouragement in understanding life as cyclical, not linear. A secular mystic, May forms a guiding philosophy for transforming the hardships that arise before the ushering in of a new season.”

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

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

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

There are 11 spaces available.

Friday March 3, 2023
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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.
  • 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.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  BANISTERS@GRAFTONLIBRARY.ORG
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

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.
  • 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.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   BANISTERS@GRAFTONLIBRARY.ORG

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Monday March 6, 2023
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Local Author Visit: First City on Mars: An Urban Planner’s Guide to Settling the Red Planet

Hundreds of novels, films, and TV shows have speculated about what it would be like for us Earthlings to build cities on Mars. To make it a reality, however, these dreamers are in sore need of additional conceptual tools in their belt—particularly, a rich knowledge of city planning and design.

Award-winning author and Tufts University professor, Justin Hollander, will draw on his experience as an urban planner and researcher of human settlements to offer a presentation on what a city on Mars might actually look like. Exploring the residential, commercial, industrial, and infrastructure elements of such an outpost, the Professor Hollander is able to paint a vivid picture of how a Martian community would function – the layout of its public spaces, the arrangement of its buildings, its transportation network, and many more crucial aspects of daily life on another planet. Professor Hollander will then bring all these lessons to life through his own rendered plan for “Aleph,” one of many possible designs for the first city on Mars.

 

Bio

Justin B. Hollander, PhD, is a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University.  He is an internationally renowned expert on the planning and design of human settlements, having written nine books and over 50 refereed journal articles on these topics.  Prof. Hollander is a frequent speaker, having appeared on both TV and radio – C-SPAN’s Washington Journal and the Diane Ream Show on NPR.  He is also regularly called upon as an expert for a variety of media sources on urban planning and design issues, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, TIME Magazine, USA Today, Crain’s New York Business, and the Las Vegas Sun.  He was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and hosts the Apple podcast “Cognitive Urbanism”.

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
There are 12 spaces available.

Hundreds of novels, films, and TV shows have speculated about what it would be like for us Earthlings to build cities on Mars. To make it a reality, however, these dreamers are in sore need of additional conceptual tools in their belt—particularly, a rich knowledge of city planning and design.

Award-winning author and Tufts University professor, Justin Hollander, will draw on his experience as an urban planner and researcher of human settlements to offer a presentation on what a city on Mars might actually look like. Exploring the residential, commercial, industrial, and infrastructure elements of such an outpost, the Professor Hollander is able to paint a vivid picture of how a Martian community would function – the layout of its public spaces, the arrangement of its buildings, its transportation network, and many more crucial aspects of daily life on another planet. Professor Hollander will then bring all these lessons to life through his own rendered plan for “Aleph,” one of many possible designs for the first city on Mars.

 

Bio

Justin B. Hollander, PhD, is a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University.  He is an internationally renowned expert on the planning and design of human settlements, having written nine books and over 50 refereed journal articles on these topics.  Prof. Hollander is a frequent speaker, having appeared on both TV and radio – C-SPAN’s Washington Journal and the Diane Ream Show on NPR.  He is also regularly called upon as an expert for a variety of media sources on urban planning and design issues, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, TIME Magazine, USA Today, Crain’s New York Business, and the Las Vegas Sun.  He was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and hosts the Apple podcast “Cognitive Urbanism”.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday March 8, 2023
 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
GUM JAM

GUM Jam - Grafton Ukulele Musician's monthly meetup meets from 6:30-8pm on the second Wednesday of the month, year-round.

BYOU - bring your own ukulele or check out one of ours!  

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  508-839-4649  gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B