Friday March 13, 2020 - Monday August 31, 2020
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Virtual Program: Boggle
CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: DIY at home!
 
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Virtual Program: DIY Face Masks

This is an at-home activity and opportunity to connect with other crafters and sewers for a good cause! Make a face mask to prevent the spread of germs. Create one for yourself, your family members, or hospitals/medical offices in need! Watch the video tutorial below, then connect with those in need. Visit the GPL DIY Face Mask Event Page to post a photo of what you made.

Instructional Video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/4FB--BOyTiU

Tips:

  • Use a tightly woven fabric (100% cotton - sheets or flannel suggested)
  • Keep in mind face masks will be worn by all genders.

Elastic can be purchased online through Joanne's Fabrics, Michael's or AC Moore. One of the many suggestions, however, is that fabric ties are more comfortable and last longer after frequent laundering than elastic if you want to find a video with directions using those instead.

Pattern with elastics: https://thestitchingscientist.com/2020/03/how-to-sew-a-face-mask.html

Cricut / handcut pattern with ribbon ties: https://jennifermaker.com/face-mask-patterns-cricut/

What to do with the finished mask? Volunteer your time/donate your masks in Boston/New England

Post a photo of your completed project on the Facebook Event Page, Twitter or Instagram with the tag #paintchippoetry - don't forget to tag the Library: @graftonpublib on Twitter or @graftonpubliclibrary on Instagram

CONTACT: Beth Gallaway  508-839-4649  graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com
LOCATION: online

This is an at-home activity and opportunity to connect with other crafters and sewers for a good cause! Make a face mask to prevent the spread of germs. Create one for yourself, your family members, or hospitals/medical offices in need! Watch the video tutorial below, then connect with those in need. Visit the GPL DIY Face Mask Event Page to post a photo of what you made.

Instructional Video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/4FB--BOyTiU

Tips:

  • Use a tightly woven fabric (100% cotton - sheets or flannel suggested)
  • Keep in mind face masks will be worn by all genders.

Elastic can be purchased online through Joanne's Fabrics, Michael's or AC Moore. One of the many suggestions, however, is that fabric ties are more comfortable and last longer after frequent laundering than elastic if you want to find a video with directions using those instead.

Pattern with elastics: https://thestitchingscientist.com/2020/03/how-to-sew-a-face-mask.html

Cricut / handcut pattern with ribbon ties: https://jennifermaker.com/face-mask-patterns-cricut/

What to do with the finished mask? Volunteer your time/donate your masks in Boston/New England

Post a photo of your completed project on the Facebook Event Page, Twitter or Instagram with the tag #paintchippoetry - don't forget to tag the Library: @graftonpublib on Twitter or @graftonpubliclibrary on Instagram

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com

LOCATION: online

 
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Virtual Program: Family Tabletopics
CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: DIY at home!
 
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Virtual Program: Guess in 10 Animal Planet

Stay at home and play Guess in 10 Animal Planet!


Follow the instructions at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraftonPublicLibraryMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2890199941036446&ref=page_internal

CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: DIY at home!
 
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Virtual Program: Guess in 10 Cities

Stay at home and play Guess in 10 Cities!


Follow the instructions at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraftonPublicLibraryMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3016078171781955

CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: DIY at home!
 
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Virtual Program: Guess in 10 Sports

Stay at home and play Guess in 10 Sports!


Follow the instructions at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraftonPublicLibraryMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3016081938448245

CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: DIY at home!
 
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Virtual Program: Haikubes

Stay at home and play Haikubes!


Follow the instructions at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraftonPublicLibraryMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2948622535194186&ref=page_internal

Select a theme

Select a collection to write a poem of 5/7/5 syllables - just write it out

Snap a photo and post it on the Facebook Event page, or on Twitter or Instagram! Tag it #haikubes and don't forget to tag the Library (@graftonpublib on Twitter, @graftonpubliclibrary on Instagram)

 

CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: DIY at home!

Stay at home and play Haikubes!


Follow the instructions at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraftonPublicLibraryMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2948622535194186&ref=page_internal

Select a theme

Select a collection to write a poem of 5/7/5 syllables - just write it out

Snap a photo and post it on the Facebook Event page, or on Twitter or Instagram! Tag it #haikubes and don't forget to tag the Library (@graftonpublib on Twitter, @graftonpubliclibrary on Instagram)

 

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: DIY at home!

 
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Virtual Program: Monikers

Stay at home and play Monikers!


Follow the instructions at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraftonPublicLibraryMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3016073315115774

CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: DIY at home!
 
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Virtual Program: On a Scale of One to T-Rex

Stay at home and play On a Scale of One to T-Rex!


Follow the instructions at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraftonPublicLibraryMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2890204027702704&ref=page_internal

CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: DIY at home!
 
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Virtual Program: Paint Chip Poetry

Stay at home and... Write a poem!

National Poetry Month begins April 1. What can you create from our colorful list of prompts?

  1. Follow the instructions at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraftonPublicLibraryMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2889994361057004
  2.  
  3. Choose a prompt.
  4. Pick a palette.
  5. Compose a poetic image or phrase or poem based on the prompt and arrange your paint chips.
  6. Feel free to post and share your poem on the Facebook Event Page, Twitter or Instagram with the tag #paintchippoetry - don't forget to tag the Library: @graftonpublib on Twitter or @graftonpubliclibrary on Instagram
CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: online

Stay at home and... Write a poem!

National Poetry Month begins April 1. What can you create from our colorful list of prompts?

  1. Follow the instructions at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraftonPublicLibraryMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2889994361057004
  2.  
  3. Choose a prompt.
  4. Pick a palette.
  5. Compose a poetic image or phrase or poem based on the prompt and arrange your paint chips.
  6. Feel free to post and share your poem on the Facebook Event Page, Twitter or Instagram with the tag #paintchippoetry - don't forget to tag the Library: @graftonpublib on Twitter or @graftonpubliclibrary on Instagram
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: online

 
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Virtual Program: Pictopia Disney

Stay at home and play Pictopia Disney!


Follow the instructions at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraftonPublicLibraryMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3016091995113906

CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: DIY at home!
 
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Virtual Program: Pictopia Harry Potter

Stay at home and play Pictopia Harry Potter!


Follow the instructions at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraftonPublicLibraryMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3016086585114447

CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: DIY at home!
 
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Virtual Program: Pictopia Star Wars

Stay at home and play Pictopia Star Wars!


Follow the instructions at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraftonPublicLibraryMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3016096788446760

CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: DIY at home!
 
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Virtual Program: Rememory

Stay at home and play The Storymatic: Rememory!


Follow the instructions at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraftonPublicLibraryMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3016025858453853

CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: DIY at home!

Stay at home and play The Storymatic: Rememory!


Follow the instructions at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraftonPublicLibraryMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3016025858453853

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: DIY at home!

 
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Virtual Program: Scattergories Categories

Stay at home and play Scattergories Categories!

Follow the instructions at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraftonPublicLibraryMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2932134323509674&ref=page_internal

Play with your family or against the Librarians!

CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: DIY at home!

Stay at home and play Scattergories Categories!

Follow the instructions at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraftonPublicLibraryMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2932134323509674&ref=page_internal

Play with your family or against the Librarians!

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: DIY at home!

 
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Virtual Program: StoryCubes
CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: DIY at home!
 
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Virtual Program: Tall Tales

Stay at home and play Tall Tales!


Follow the instructions at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraftonPublicLibraryMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3013996698656769

CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: DIY at home!
 
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Virtual Program: The Game of Things

Stay at home and play The Game of Things!


Follow the instructions at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraftonPublicLibraryMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3016020645121041

CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: DIY at home!
 
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Virtual Program: The Storymatic

Stay at home and play The Storymatic!


Follow the instructions at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraftonPublicLibraryMA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3016067331783039

CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: DIY at home!
 
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Virtual Program: Wits & Wagers Family
CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: DIY at home!
 
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Virtual Program: Writing Prompts

Stay at home and get writing!

Find lots of writing prompts from these books:

CONTACT: Allison Cusher  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: DIY at home!

Stay at home and get writing!

Find lots of writing prompts from these books:

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: DIY at home!

Saturday August 15, 2020
Tuesday August 18, 2020
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Virtual Book Discussion: Daytimers' Book Group

 

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett, available through OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla in eBook format.


Description: A dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born. The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered just a little too late. Now she must attain a witchhood and save the world in the process by penetrating the inner sanctum of the Unseen University and deliver a well-placed kick in an enchanted pair of shins.


On Tuesday, August 18th at 1:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

https://join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-gevuyf4g-j3XtdeTQ8JSEUpI8GHItNQ

If you have already signed up for an account, use this link to get to the log in screen:

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #august-18-daytimers-book-group-equal-rites

If it does not, then look for the channel name on the left hand side of the screen and click on it.

If you have any questions about how to read or listen to the digital titles, or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org



CONTACT: Heidi Fowler info@graftonlibrary.org 508-839-4649
LOCATION: Slack
http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

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

 

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett, available through OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla in eBook format.


Description: A dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born. The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered just a little too late. Now she must attain a witchhood and save the world in the process by penetrating the inner sanctum of the Unseen University and deliver a well-placed kick in an enchanted pair of shins.


On Tuesday, August 18th at 1:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

https://join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-gevuyf4g-j3XtdeTQ8JSEUpI8GHItNQ

If you have already signed up for an account, use this link to get to the log in screen:

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #august-18-daytimers-book-group-equal-rites

If it does not, then look for the channel name on the left hand side of the screen and click on it.

If you have any questions about how to read or listen to the digital titles, or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org



CONTACT: Heidi Fowler info@graftonlibrary.org 508-839-4649
LOCATION: Slack
http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

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

 

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke, available through OverDrive/Libby in eBook and eAudiobook format..


Description: Television producer Laurie Moran is delighted when the pilot for her reality drama, Under Suspicion, is a success. Even more, the program--a cold case series that revisits unsolved crimes by recreating them with those affected--is off to a fantastic start when it helps solve an infamous murder in the very first episode. Now Laurie has the ideal case to feature in the next episode of Under Suspicion: the Cinderella Murder. When Susan Dempsey, a beautiful and multi-talented UCLA student, was found dead, her murder raised numerous questions. Why was her car parked miles from her body? Had she ever shown up for the acting audition she was due to attend at the home of an up-and-coming director? Why does Susan's boyfriend want to avoid questions about their relationship? Was her disappearance connected to a controversial church that was active on campus? Was she close to her computer science professor because of her technological brilliance, or something more? And why was Susan missing one of her shoes when her body was discovered? With the help of lawyer and Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley, Laurie knows the case will attract great ratings, especially when the former suspects include Hollywood's elite and tech billionaires. The suspense and drama are perfect for the silver screen--but is Cinderella's murderer ready for a close-up?


On Tuesday, August 18th at 7:30pm, join us on Slack.

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

https://join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-gevuyf4g-j3XtdeTQ8JSEUpI8GHItNQ

If you have already signed up for an account, use this link to get to the log in screen:

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #august-18-gpl-mystery-book-group-the-cinderella-murder

If it does not, then look for the channel name on the left hand side of the screen and click on it.

If you have any questions about how to read or listen to the digital titles, or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org


CONTACT: Heidi Fowler info@graftonlibrary.org 508-839-4649
LOCATION: Slack
http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

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

 

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke, available through OverDrive/Libby in eBook and eAudiobook format..


Description: Television producer Laurie Moran is delighted when the pilot for her reality drama, Under Suspicion, is a success. Even more, the program--a cold case series that revisits unsolved crimes by recreating them with those affected--is off to a fantastic start when it helps solve an infamous murder in the very first episode. Now Laurie has the ideal case to feature in the next episode of Under Suspicion: the Cinderella Murder. When Susan Dempsey, a beautiful and multi-talented UCLA student, was found dead, her murder raised numerous questions. Why was her car parked miles from her body? Had she ever shown up for the acting audition she was due to attend at the home of an up-and-coming director? Why does Susan's boyfriend want to avoid questions about their relationship? Was her disappearance connected to a controversial church that was active on campus? Was she close to her computer science professor because of her technological brilliance, or something more? And why was Susan missing one of her shoes when her body was discovered? With the help of lawyer and Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley, Laurie knows the case will attract great ratings, especially when the former suspects include Hollywood's elite and tech billionaires. The suspense and drama are perfect for the silver screen--but is Cinderella's murderer ready for a close-up?


On Tuesday, August 18th at 7:30pm, join us on Slack.

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

https://join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-gevuyf4g-j3XtdeTQ8JSEUpI8GHItNQ

If you have already signed up for an account, use this link to get to the log in screen:

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #august-18-gpl-mystery-book-group-the-cinderella-murder

If it does not, then look for the channel name on the left hand side of the screen and click on it.

If you have any questions about how to read or listen to the digital titles, or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org


CONTACT: Heidi Fowler info@graftonlibrary.org 508-839-4649
LOCATION: Slack
http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

Thursday August 20, 2020
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7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friends of the Grafton Public Library Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Community Read

Events over the last few weeks have alarmed, saddened, and deeply affected many people. Though social injustices in this country are not new, in the time of COVID-19, we are all facing many challenges all at once, which can feel overwhelming. Despite all of that, it is encouraging to see peaceful protests happening here and around the world and that people are seeking to educate themselves on the issues, which include institutional racism and police violence.

 

The Friends of the Grafton Public Library would like to help.  We are hosting a Community Read: “Diversity, Equality and Inclusion”. We invite the public to read something on the topic, and then come together on Zoom (see link below) Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 7:30pm, to discuss these important issues through the lens of the book or books participants have chosen to read. 

 

The discussion will be facilitated by Ken Wagner. He was one of the founding members of the New England Region’s Antiracism/Anti-oppression/Multicultural Transformation team called GRACE. He has also served for the last nine years on the Executive Steering Committee of the Allies for Racial Equity and just completed a two year term as president of that organization. He is currently active in the Montachusetts Martin Luther King Coalition. Ken frequently speaks at church and community events across the country with a focus on the examination of race and the impact of white supremacy on our lives.

 

Below are some reading suggestions for all ages.  Read any or all. Don't see anything on the list you are interested in reading? Don't let that stop you!  Pick out your own title and come to the discussion.  Need help finding something of interest?  Contact the Grafton Public Library's staff for help (508-839-4649 or info@graftonlibrary.org).

 

Community Read Book List:

 

A is for Activist, by Innosanto Nagara.

(This board book for kids is available as an Overdrive eBook cwmars.overdrive.com and a Hoopla eBook hoopladigital.com).

 

All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds.

(This young adult novel is available as an Overdrive eAudio and eBook cwmars.overdrive.com).

 

Black Boy White School, by Brian F. Walker.

(This young adult novel is available as on Hoopla as an eBook hoopladigital.com).

 

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and R. Gregory Christie.

(This picture book is available as an Overdrive eBook cwmars.overdrive.com and a Hoopla eBook hoopladigital.com).

 

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.

(This middle school memoir in verse is available as an Overdrive eAudio and eBook cwmars.overdrive.com).

 

Dear Martin, by Nic Stone.

(This young adult novel is available as an Overdrive eAudio and eBook  cwmars.overdrive.com).

 

I'm Not Dying with You Tonight, by Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones.

(This young adult novel is available as on Hoopla as an eBook hoopladigital.com).

 

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World and Become a Good Ancestor, by Layla F. Saad.

(This adult non-fiction book is available for simultaneous use, as an Overdrive eBook through July 12, 2020cwmars.overdrive.com  It is also available on Hoopla as an eAudio and eBook  hoopladigital.com).

 

Midnight Without a Moon, by Linda Williams Jackson.

(This young adult novel is available as on Hoopla as an eBook hoopladigital.com).

 

My Hair is a Garden, by Cozbi A. Cabrera.

(This picture book is available as a Hoopla eBook hoopladigital.com).

 

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas.

(This young adult novel is available for simultaneous use, as an Overdrive eBook and eAudiobook through July 19, 2020 cwmars.overdrive.com).

 

March by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin.

(This non-fiction graphic novel for ages 8 and up, is available as an Overdrive eBook cwmars.overdrive.com and as an eBook on Hoopla hoopladigital.com).

 

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander.

(This adult non-fiction book is available for simultaneous use, as an Overdrive audiobook through July 15, 2020 cwmars.overdrive.com and as an eBook on Hoopla hoopladigital.com).

 

Not My Idea: a Book About Whiteness, by Anastasia Higginbotham.

(This picture book is available as a Hoopla eBook hoopladigital.com).

 

The Revisioners: a novel, by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton.

(This adult novel is available as a Hoopla eBook and eAudio hoopladigital.com and as an Overdrive eBook cwmars.overdrive.com).

 

Ruby Bridges: a Brave Child Who Made History, by Jeri Cipriano.

(This picture book is available as a Hoopla eBook hoopladigital.com).

 

So You Want to Talk about Race, by Ijeoma Oluo.

(This adult non-fiction book is available for simultaneous use, as an Overdrive eAudio from June 29 through July 26, 2020 cwmars.overdrive.com).

 

Stamped From the Beginning: the Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, by Ibram X. Kendi.

(This adult non-fiction book is available as an Overdrive eAudio and eBook cwmars.overdrive.com).

 

Stamped : Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Jason Reynolds and  Ibram X. Kendi.

(This young adult non-fiction book is available as an Overdrive eAudio and eBook cwmars.overdrive.com).

 

Stella By Starlight, by Sharon M. Draper.

(This middle school novel is available as an Overdrive eAudio and eBook minuteman.overdrive.com).

 

This Book Is Anti-racist, by Tiffany Jewell and Aurélia Durand.

(This young adult non-fiction is available as on Hoopla as an eBook hoopladigital.com).

 

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis.

(This middle school novel is available as an Overdrive eAudio and eBook  minuteman.overdrive.com).

 

White Fragility : Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin J. DiAngelo.

(This adult non-fiction is available as an Overdrive eAudio and eBook cwmars.overdrive.com).

 

 

 

These books are available from the library,  in various formats on two digital platforms: Overdrive (cwmars.overdrive.com) and Hoopla (hoopladigital.com).  The Hoopla eAudiobooks and ebooks are available to as many people as would like to check them out.  Overdrive items behave more like paper books, most of the time.  Usually if all the copies are checked out, you have to wait for a copy to be available.  However, as noted above, some formats are available for simultaneous use for a limited time.  Other formats may exist in the Overdrive catalog (either the C/W Mars catalog or the partner libraries’ catalogs), but a person may need to place the item on hold.  These platforms require you to have a library card to check them out.  If you need help, please contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org or 508-839-4649.

 

The Friends of the Grafton Public Library and the Grafton Public Library hope to bring people together in calm, respectful conversations that look at the facts of the situation, try to make sense out of them, and hopefully bridge ideological divides.

Please join us!

 

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

Events over the last few weeks have alarmed, saddened, and deeply affected many people. Though social injustices in this country are not new, in the time of COVID-19, we are all facing many challenges all at once, which can feel overwhelming. Despite all of that, it is encouraging to see peaceful protests happening here and around the world and that people are seeking to educate themselves on the issues, which include institutional racism and police violence.

 

The Friends of the Grafton Public Library would like to help.  We are hosting a Community Read: “Diversity, Equality and Inclusion”. We invite the public to read something on the topic, and then come together on Zoom (see link below) Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 7:30pm, to discuss these important issues through the lens of the book or books participants have chosen to read. 

 

The discussion will be facilitated by Ken Wagner. He was one of the founding members of the New England Region’s Antiracism/Anti-oppression/Multicultural Transformation team called GRACE. He has also served for the last nine years on the Executive Steering Committee of the Allies for Racial Equity and just completed a two year term as president of that organization. He is currently active in the Montachusetts Martin Luther King Coalition. Ken frequently speaks at church and community events across the country with a focus on the examination of race and the impact of white supremacy on our lives.

 

Below are some reading suggestions for all ages.  Read any or all. Don't see anything on the list you are interested in reading? Don't let that stop you!  Pick out your own title and come to the discussion.  Need help finding something of interest?  Contact the Grafton Public Library's staff for help (508-839-4649 or info@graftonlibrary.org).

 

Community Read Book List:

 

A is for Activist, by Innosanto Nagara.

(This board book for kids is available as an Overdrive eBook cwmars.overdrive.com and a Hoopla eBook hoopladigital.com).

 

All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds.

(This young adult novel is available as an Overdrive eAudio and eBook cwmars.overdrive.com).

 

Black Boy White School, by Brian F. Walker.

(This young adult novel is available as on Hoopla as an eBook hoopladigital.com).

 

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and R. Gregory Christie.

(This picture book is available as an Overdrive eBook cwmars.overdrive.com and a Hoopla eBook hoopladigital.com).

 

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.

(This middle school memoir in verse is available as an Overdrive eAudio and eBook cwmars.overdrive.com).

 

Dear Martin, by Nic Stone.

(This young adult novel is available as an Overdrive eAudio and eBook  cwmars.overdrive.com).

 

I'm Not Dying with You Tonight, by Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones.

(This young adult novel is available as on Hoopla as an eBook hoopladigital.com).

 

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World and Become a Good Ancestor, by Layla F. Saad.

(This adult non-fiction book is available for simultaneous use, as an Overdrive eBook through July 12, 2020cwmars.overdrive.com  It is also available on Hoopla as an eAudio and eBook  hoopladigital.com).

 

Midnight Without a Moon, by Linda Williams Jackson.

(This young adult novel is available as on Hoopla as an eBook hoopladigital.com).

 

My Hair is a Garden, by Cozbi A. Cabrera.

(This picture book is available as a Hoopla eBook hoopladigital.com).

 

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas.

(This young adult novel is available for simultaneous use, as an Overdrive eBook and eAudiobook through July 19, 2020 cwmars.overdrive.com).

 

March by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin.

(This non-fiction graphic novel for ages 8 and up, is available as an Overdrive eBook cwmars.overdrive.com and as an eBook on Hoopla hoopladigital.com).

 

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander.

(This adult non-fiction book is available for simultaneous use, as an Overdrive audiobook through July 15, 2020 cwmars.overdrive.com and as an eBook on Hoopla hoopladigital.com).

 

Not My Idea: a Book About Whiteness, by Anastasia Higginbotham.

(This picture book is available as a Hoopla eBook hoopladigital.com).

 

The Revisioners: a novel, by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton.

(This adult novel is available as a Hoopla eBook and eAudio hoopladigital.com and as an Overdrive eBook cwmars.overdrive.com).

 

Ruby Bridges: a Brave Child Who Made History, by Jeri Cipriano.

(This picture book is available as a Hoopla eBook hoopladigital.com).

 

So You Want to Talk about Race, by Ijeoma Oluo.

(This adult non-fiction book is available for simultaneous use, as an Overdrive eAudio from June 29 through July 26, 2020 cwmars.overdrive.com).

 

Stamped From the Beginning: the Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, by Ibram X. Kendi.

(This adult non-fiction book is available as an Overdrive eAudio and eBook cwmars.overdrive.com).

 

Stamped : Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Jason Reynolds and  Ibram X. Kendi.

(This young adult non-fiction book is available as an Overdrive eAudio and eBook cwmars.overdrive.com).

 

Stella By Starlight, by Sharon M. Draper.

(This middle school novel is available as an Overdrive eAudio and eBook minuteman.overdrive.com).

 

This Book Is Anti-racist, by Tiffany Jewell and Aurélia Durand.

(This young adult non-fiction is available as on Hoopla as an eBook hoopladigital.com).

 

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis.

(This middle school novel is available as an Overdrive eAudio and eBook  minuteman.overdrive.com).

 

White Fragility : Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin J. DiAngelo.

(This adult non-fiction is available as an Overdrive eAudio and eBook cwmars.overdrive.com).

 

 

 

These books are available from the library,  in various formats on two digital platforms: Overdrive (cwmars.overdrive.com) and Hoopla (hoopladigital.com).  The Hoopla eAudiobooks and ebooks are available to as many people as would like to check them out.  Overdrive items behave more like paper books, most of the time.  Usually if all the copies are checked out, you have to wait for a copy to be available.  However, as noted above, some formats are available for simultaneous use for a limited time.  Other formats may exist in the Overdrive catalog (either the C/W Mars catalog or the partner libraries’ catalogs), but a person may need to place the item on hold.  These platforms require you to have a library card to check them out.  If you need help, please contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org or 508-839-4649.

 

The Friends of the Grafton Public Library and the Grafton Public Library hope to bring people together in calm, respectful conversations that look at the facts of the situation, try to make sense out of them, and hopefully bridge ideological divides.

Please join us!

 

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CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

Tuesday August 25, 2020
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Virtual Book Discussion: Inspirational Book Group

 

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of Art Before Breakfast: a zillion ways to be more creative no matter how busy you are by Danny Gregory, available through Hoopla and Overdrive / Libby in eBook format.


Description: Packed with the signature can-do attitude that makes beloved artist Danny Gregory a creativity guru to thousands across the globe, this unique guide serves up a hearty helping of inspiration. For aspiring artists who want to draw and paint but just can't seem to find time in the day, Gregory offers 5– to 10–minute exercises for every skill level that fit into any schedule-whether on a plane, in a meeting, or at the breakfast table-along with practical instruction on techniques and materials, plus strategies for making work that's exciting, unintimidating, and fulfilling. Filled with Gregory's encouraging words and motivating illustrations, Art Before Breakfast teaches readers how to develop a creative habit and lead a richer life through making art.


On Tuesday, August 25th at 7:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

https://join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-gevuyf4g-j3XtdeTQ8JSEUpI8GHItNQ

If you have already signed up for an account, use this link to get to the log in screen:

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you've logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #august-25-gpl-inspirational-book-group-art-before-breakfast

If it does not, then look for the channel name on the left hand side of the screen and click on it.

If you have any questions about how to read or listen to the digital titles, or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org



CONTACT: Heidi Fowler info@graftonlibrary.org 508-839-4649
LOCATION: Slack
http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

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

 

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of Art Before Breakfast: a zillion ways to be more creative no matter how busy you are by Danny Gregory, available through Hoopla and Overdrive / Libby in eBook format.


Description: Packed with the signature can-do attitude that makes beloved artist Danny Gregory a creativity guru to thousands across the globe, this unique guide serves up a hearty helping of inspiration. For aspiring artists who want to draw and paint but just can't seem to find time in the day, Gregory offers 5– to 10–minute exercises for every skill level that fit into any schedule-whether on a plane, in a meeting, or at the breakfast table-along with practical instruction on techniques and materials, plus strategies for making work that's exciting, unintimidating, and fulfilling. Filled with Gregory's encouraging words and motivating illustrations, Art Before Breakfast teaches readers how to develop a creative habit and lead a richer life through making art.


On Tuesday, August 25th at 7:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

https://join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-gevuyf4g-j3XtdeTQ8JSEUpI8GHItNQ

If you have already signed up for an account, use this link to get to the log in screen:

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you've logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #august-25-gpl-inspirational-book-group-art-before-breakfast

If it does not, then look for the channel name on the left hand side of the screen and click on it.

If you have any questions about how to read or listen to the digital titles, or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org



CONTACT: Heidi Fowler info@graftonlibrary.org 508-839-4649
LOCATION: Slack
http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

Monday August 31, 2020
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Virtual Book Discussion: Reads Well with Others Book Group

 

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, available through Overdrive / Libby in eAudio and eBook format.



Description: A magical debut novel for readers of Naomi Novik's Uprooted, Erin Morgenstern'sThe Night Circus, and Neil Gaiman's myth-rich fantasies, The Bear and the Nightingale spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice. At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind--she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse's fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil. After Vasilisa's mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa's new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows. And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa's stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for marriage or confinement in a convent. As danger circles nearer, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed--this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse's most frightening tales



On Monday, August 31st at 7:30pm, join us on Slack.com.

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

https://join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-gevuyf4g-j3XtdeTQ8JSEUpI8GHItNQ

If you have already signed up for an account, use this link to get to the log in screen:

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #august-31-reads-well-with-others-book-group-the-bear-and-the-nightingale

If it does not, then look for the channel name on the left hand side of the screen and click on it.

If you have any questions about how to read or listen to the digital titles, or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org



CONTACT: Heidi Fowler info@graftonlibrary.org 508-839-4649
LOCATION: Slack
http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

 

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, available through Overdrive / Libby in eAudio and eBook format.



Description: A magical debut novel for readers of Naomi Novik's Uprooted, Erin Morgenstern'sThe Night Circus, and Neil Gaiman's myth-rich fantasies, The Bear and the Nightingale spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice. At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind--she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse's fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil. After Vasilisa's mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa's new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows. And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa's stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for marriage or confinement in a convent. As danger circles nearer, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed--this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse's most frightening tales



On Monday, August 31st at 7:30pm, join us on Slack.com.

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

https://join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-gevuyf4g-j3XtdeTQ8JSEUpI8GHItNQ

If you have already signed up for an account, use this link to get to the log in screen:

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #august-31-reads-well-with-others-book-group-the-bear-and-the-nightingale

If it does not, then look for the channel name on the left hand side of the screen and click on it.

If you have any questions about how to read or listen to the digital titles, or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org



CONTACT: Heidi Fowler info@graftonlibrary.org 508-839-4649
LOCATION: Slack
http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com


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