Monday September 27, 2021
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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 Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Copies are available in regular print, large print, audio on CD and digital media player, also as an Overdrive / Libby eBook and eAudio and as a Hoopla eAudio. When the library opens to the public, we will have copies available to pick up.  In the meantime, please place a hold on a copy and pick it up at a different local library or use the digital resources.  Just let us know if you would like help.


Description: Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. 

 

On Monday, September 27th 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:

 

Slack | september-27-reads-well-with-others-book-group-the-handmaids-tale | Grafton Public Library

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#september-27-reads-well-with-others-book-group-the-handmaids-tale

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, how to get a physical copy of the book or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

 

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

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Copies are available in regular print, large print, audio on CD and digital media player, also as an Overdrive / Libby eBook and eAudio and as a Hoopla eAudio. When the library opens to the public, we will have copies available to pick up.  In the meantime, please place a hold on a copy and pick it up at a different local library or use the digital resources.  Just let us know if you would like help.


Description: Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. 

 

On Monday, September 27th 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:

 

Slack | september-27-reads-well-with-others-book-group-the-handmaids-tale | Grafton Public Library

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#september-27-reads-well-with-others-book-group-the-handmaids-tale

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, how to get a physical copy of the book or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

 

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

There are 12 spaces available.

Tuesday September 28, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual Class : Get started with ebooks and Libby – the one tap reading app

 

Our ebook and audiobook collection is a convenient way to discover and borrow titles anytime from anywhere. If you’d like to take advantage of our digital collection, Libby experts from OverDrive are going to be available to help you access our library’s digital collection of ebooks and audiobooks through the free Libby app on Tuesday, September 28th.   

 

You can sign-up to join here: https://bit.ly/cwmarstrain

 

If you haven’t used the FREE Libby app yet to borrow digital titles from our library, join at 10:00am to learn how to Get Started with Libby.

This virtual session will get you up to speed on everything you need to know to get started with Libby, including:

  • Finding your library and signing in
  • Navigating the app
  • Browsing and searching for titles
  • Borrowing titles and placing holds
  • Managing notifications
  • And much more

(Live, runtime approx.: 35 minutes)

 

Want to learn the experts’ favorite tips and tricks? Join us at 10:45am for the Libby Deep Dive session, where OverDrive experts will show you how to get even more out of our Digital Collection.

(Live, runtime approx..: 30 minutes).

 

Just have a few minutes? Want to ask the experts a few questions? Joe and Marissa have an open period at 10:35am (following Getting Started and before the Deep Dive) to chat!

(Live, approx..: 10 minutes)

 

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

 

Our ebook and audiobook collection is a convenient way to discover and borrow titles anytime from anywhere. If you’d like to take advantage of our digital collection, Libby experts from OverDrive are going to be available to help you access our library’s digital collection of ebooks and audiobooks through the free Libby app on Tuesday, September 28th.   

 

You can sign-up to join here: https://bit.ly/cwmarstrain

 

If you haven’t used the FREE Libby app yet to borrow digital titles from our library, join at 10:00am to learn how to Get Started with Libby.

This virtual session will get you up to speed on everything you need to know to get started with Libby, including:

  • Finding your library and signing in
  • Navigating the app
  • Browsing and searching for titles
  • Borrowing titles and placing holds
  • Managing notifications
  • And much more

(Live, runtime approx.: 35 minutes)

 

Want to learn the experts’ favorite tips and tricks? Join us at 10:45am for the Libby Deep Dive session, where OverDrive experts will show you how to get even more out of our Digital Collection.

(Live, runtime approx..: 30 minutes).

 

Just have a few minutes? Want to ask the experts a few questions? Joe and Marissa have an open period at 10:35am (following Getting Started and before the Deep Dive) to chat!

(Live, approx..: 10 minutes)

 

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

 
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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 A Walk in the Wood: meditations on mindfulness with a bear name Pooh by Joseph & Nancy Parent. Copies are available in regular print, also as a Hoopla eBook and eAudio. When the library opens to the public, we will have copies available to pick up.  In the meantime, please place a hold on a copy and pick it up at a different local library or use the digital resources.  Just let us know if you would like help.


Description: The book uses Winnie the Pooh to guide readers through life lessons grounded in the act of slowing down, observing what is around, and being present in the moment.

 

 

On Tuesday, September 28th 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:

Slack | september-28-inspirational-book-group-a-walk-in-the-wood | Grafton Public Library


Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#september-28-inspirational-book-group-a-walk-in-the-wood


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, how to get a physical copy of the book or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

 

 

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

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of A Walk in the Wood: meditations on mindfulness with a bear name Pooh by Joseph & Nancy Parent. Copies are available in regular print, also as a Hoopla eBook and eAudio. When the library opens to the public, we will have copies available to pick up.  In the meantime, please place a hold on a copy and pick it up at a different local library or use the digital resources.  Just let us know if you would like help.


Description: The book uses Winnie the Pooh to guide readers through life lessons grounded in the act of slowing down, observing what is around, and being present in the moment.

 

 

On Tuesday, September 28th 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:

Slack | september-28-inspirational-book-group-a-walk-in-the-wood | Grafton Public Library


Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#september-28-inspirational-book-group-a-walk-in-the-wood


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, how to get a physical copy of the book or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

 

 

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

There are 12 spaces available.

Friday October 1, 2021 - Sunday October 3, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
BUSY
Monday October 4, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Library Planning and Building Committee

Meets on the first Monday of the month to review and pay bills, review change orders, and discuss project updates.

Agenda: https://www.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee

 

CONTACT: Mary Fritz, Chair  mfritz@shepardengineering.com
LOCATION: Zoom

Meets on the first Monday of the month to review and pay bills, review change orders, and discuss project updates.

Agenda: https://www.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee

 

CONTACT:
  Mary Fritz, Chair
  
   mfritz@shepardengineering.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Saturday October 9, 2021
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8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
BUSY
Welcome Class of 1981!
CONTACT:
  Sean Padgett
  617.320.3148
   seanspadgett@gmail.com

Monday October 11, 2021
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
CLOSED in Observation of Indigenous People's Day

The Library is closed Monday October 11 in observance of Indigenous People's Day. Please visit our digital branch 24/7 at www.graftonlibrary.org/digital

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

The Library is closed Monday October 11 in observance of Indigenous People's Day. Please visit our digital branch 24/7 at www.graftonlibrary.org/digital

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

Tuesday October 12, 2021
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Virtual Book Discussion: Not Just for Young Adults Book Group

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online for a discussion of Nobody’s Princess by Esther Friesner. Copies are available in regular print, and as an Overdrive / Libby eBook.  When the library opens to the public, we will have copies available to pick up. In the meantime, please place a hold on a copy and pick it up at a different local library or use the digital resources.  Just let us know if you would like help.


Description: Determined to fend for herself in a world where only men have real freedom, headstrong Helen, who will be called queen of Sparta and Helen of Troy one day, learns to fight, hunt, and ride horses while disguised as a boy, and goes on an adventure around the Mediterranean world.

 

On Tuesday October 12th 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:
 

https://app.slack.com/client/TVB2CUNPP/C02FHPHACH3

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #october-12-njfya-book-group-nobody’s-princess

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, how to get a physical copy of the book or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

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

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online for a discussion of Nobody’s Princess by Esther Friesner. Copies are available in regular print, and as an Overdrive / Libby eBook.  When the library opens to the public, we will have copies available to pick up. In the meantime, please place a hold on a copy and pick it up at a different local library or use the digital resources.  Just let us know if you would like help.


Description: Determined to fend for herself in a world where only men have real freedom, headstrong Helen, who will be called queen of Sparta and Helen of Troy one day, learns to fight, hunt, and ride horses while disguised as a boy, and goes on an adventure around the Mediterranean world.

 

On Tuesday October 12th 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:
 

https://app.slack.com/client/TVB2CUNPP/C02FHPHACH3

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #october-12-njfya-book-group-nobody’s-princess

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, how to get a physical copy of the book or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

There are 12 spaces available.

Thursday October 14, 2021
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bookworms Virtual Book Club 1st & 2nd Grade

Join Ms. Kristin for a virtual book discussion for kids in first and second grade.

Registration is required. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list. 

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  508-839-4649  pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: online

Join Ms. Kristin for a virtual book discussion for kids in first and second grade.

Registration is required. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list. 

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  508.839.4649
   pliakask@graftonlibrary.org 

LOCATION: online

Saturday October 16, 2021
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spoon River Anthology

Radio Active Theater presents Spoon River Anthology radio drama. This event is part of the Small Stones Festival of the Arts.

In Spoon River Anthology, American poet Edgar Lee Masters (1869–1950) created a series of compelling free-verse monologues in which former citizens of a mythical Midwestern town speak touchingly from the grave of the thwarted hopes and dream of their lives. First published in book form in 1915, the Anthology was the crowning achievement of Masters' career as a poet, and a work that would become a landmark of 20th-century American literature. In these pages, no less than 214 individual voices are heard—some in no more than a dozen moving lines.

Each poem is an autobiographical epitaph of a dead citizen, delivered by the dead themselves. Characters include Tom Merritt, Amos Sibley, Carl Hamblin, Fiddler Jones and A.D. Blood. They speak about the sorts of things one might expect: Some recite their histories and turning points, others make observations of life from the outside, and petty ones complain of the treatment of their graves, while few tell how they really died. The subject of afterlife receives only the occasional brief mention, and even those seem to be contradictory. Speaking without reason to lie or fear the consequences, they construct a picture of life in their town that is shorn of façades. The interplay of various villagers — such as a bright and successful man crediting his parents for all he's accomplished, and an old woman weeping because he is secretly her illegitimate child — forms a gripping, if not pretty, whole. Alternately plaintive, anguished, enigmatic, angry, and contemptuous, the voices of Spoon River, although distinctively small-town Americans, evoke themes of love and hope, disappointment and despair that are universal in their resonance.

Now produced for the stage as a series of monologues, we invite you to join us for this dramatic production of selections from the Spoon River Anthology. 

This event will be reprised at 7:00pm on Saturday October 16, 2021.

CONTACT: Dana Wilson  danawilson586@gmail.com
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Radio Active Theater presents Spoon River Anthology radio drama. This event is part of the Small Stones Festival of the Arts.

In Spoon River Anthology, American poet Edgar Lee Masters (1869–1950) created a series of compelling free-verse monologues in which former citizens of a mythical Midwestern town speak touchingly from the grave of the thwarted hopes and dream of their lives. First published in book form in 1915, the Anthology was the crowning achievement of Masters' career as a poet, and a work that would become a landmark of 20th-century American literature. In these pages, no less than 214 individual voices are heard—some in no more than a dozen moving lines.

Each poem is an autobiographical epitaph of a dead citizen, delivered by the dead themselves. Characters include Tom Merritt, Amos Sibley, Carl Hamblin, Fiddler Jones and A.D. Blood. They speak about the sorts of things one might expect: Some recite their histories and turning points, others make observations of life from the outside, and petty ones complain of the treatment of their graves, while few tell how they really died. The subject of afterlife receives only the occasional brief mention, and even those seem to be contradictory. Speaking without reason to lie or fear the consequences, they construct a picture of life in their town that is shorn of façades. The interplay of various villagers — such as a bright and successful man crediting his parents for all he's accomplished, and an old woman weeping because he is secretly her illegitimate child — forms a gripping, if not pretty, whole. Alternately plaintive, anguished, enigmatic, angry, and contemptuous, the voices of Spoon River, although distinctively small-town Americans, evoke themes of love and hope, disappointment and despair that are universal in their resonance.

Now produced for the stage as a series of monologues, we invite you to join us for this dramatic production of selections from the Spoon River Anthology. 

This event will be reprised at 7:00pm on Saturday October 16, 2021.

CONTACT:
  Dana Wilson
  
   danawilson586@gmail.com

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Spoon River Anthology

Radio Active Theater presents Spoon River Anthology radio drama. This event is part of the Small Stones Festival of the Arts.

In Spoon River Anthology, American poet Edgar Lee Masters (1869–1950) created a series of compelling free-verse monologues in which former citizens of a mythical Midwestern town speak touchingly from the grave of the thwarted hopes and dream of their lives. First published in book form in 1915, the Anthology was the crowning achievement of Masters' career as a poet, and a work that would become a landmark of 20th-century American literature. In these pages, no less than 214 individual voices are heard—some in no more than a dozen moving lines.

Each poem is an autobiographical epitaph of a dead citizen, delivered by the dead themselves. Characters include Tom Merritt, Amos Sibley, Carl Hamblin, Fiddler Jones and A.D. Blood. They speak about the sorts of things one might expect: Some recite their histories and turning points, others make observations of life from the outside, and petty ones complain of the treatment of their graves, while few tell how they really died. The subject of afterlife receives only the occasional brief mention, and even those seem to be contradictory. Speaking without reason to lie or fear the consequences, they construct a picture of life in their town that is shorn of façades. The interplay of various villagers — such as a bright and successful man crediting his parents for all he's accomplished, and an old woman weeping because he is secretly her illegitimate child — forms a gripping, if not pretty, whole. Alternately plaintive, anguished, enigmatic, angry, and contemptuous, the voices of Spoon River, although distinctively small-town Americans, evoke themes of love and hope, disappointment and despair that are universal in their resonance.

Now produced for the stage as a series of monologues, we invite you to join us for this dramatic production of selections from the Spoon River Anthology. 

 

CONTACT: Dana Wilson  danawilson586@gmail.com
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Radio Active Theater presents Spoon River Anthology radio drama. This event is part of the Small Stones Festival of the Arts.

In Spoon River Anthology, American poet Edgar Lee Masters (1869–1950) created a series of compelling free-verse monologues in which former citizens of a mythical Midwestern town speak touchingly from the grave of the thwarted hopes and dream of their lives. First published in book form in 1915, the Anthology was the crowning achievement of Masters' career as a poet, and a work that would become a landmark of 20th-century American literature. In these pages, no less than 214 individual voices are heard—some in no more than a dozen moving lines.

Each poem is an autobiographical epitaph of a dead citizen, delivered by the dead themselves. Characters include Tom Merritt, Amos Sibley, Carl Hamblin, Fiddler Jones and A.D. Blood. They speak about the sorts of things one might expect: Some recite their histories and turning points, others make observations of life from the outside, and petty ones complain of the treatment of their graves, while few tell how they really died. The subject of afterlife receives only the occasional brief mention, and even those seem to be contradictory. Speaking without reason to lie or fear the consequences, they construct a picture of life in their town that is shorn of façades. The interplay of various villagers — such as a bright and successful man crediting his parents for all he's accomplished, and an old woman weeping because he is secretly her illegitimate child — forms a gripping, if not pretty, whole. Alternately plaintive, anguished, enigmatic, angry, and contemptuous, the voices of Spoon River, although distinctively small-town Americans, evoke themes of love and hope, disappointment and despair that are universal in their resonance.

Now produced for the stage as a series of monologues, we invite you to join us for this dramatic production of selections from the Spoon River Anthology. 

 

CONTACT:
  Dana Wilson
  
   danawilson586@gmail.com

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Tuesday October 19, 2021
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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 for a discussion of The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict. Copies are available in regular print, large print, digital media player, audiobook on CD, Hoopla eBook and as an Overdrive / Libby eBook.  When the library opens to the public, we will have copies available to pick up. In the meantime, please place a hold on a copy and pick it up at a different local library or use the digital resources.  Just let us know if you would like help.


Description: “December 1926: England unleashes the largest manhunt in its history. The object of the search is not an escaped convict or a war criminal, but the missing wife of a WWI hero, up-and-coming mystery author Agatha Christie. When her car is found wrecked, empty, and abandoned near a natural spring, the country is in a frenzy. Eleven days later, Agatha reappears, claiming amnesia. She provides no answers for her disappearance. That is...until she writes a very strange book about a missing woman, a murderous husband, and a plan to expose the truth. What role did her unfaithful husband play? And what was he not telling investigators? The Mystery of Mrs. Christie explores one strong woman's successful endeavor to take her history into her own hands"

On Tuesday October 19th 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:
 

https://app.slack.com/client/TVB2CUNPP/C02FT4Z7UBW

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #october-19-daytimers-book-group-the-mystery-of-mrs-christie

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, how to get a physical copy of the book or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

 

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

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online for a discussion of The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict. Copies are available in regular print, large print, digital media player, audiobook on CD, Hoopla eBook and as an Overdrive / Libby eBook.  When the library opens to the public, we will have copies available to pick up. In the meantime, please place a hold on a copy and pick it up at a different local library or use the digital resources.  Just let us know if you would like help.


Description: “December 1926: England unleashes the largest manhunt in its history. The object of the search is not an escaped convict or a war criminal, but the missing wife of a WWI hero, up-and-coming mystery author Agatha Christie. When her car is found wrecked, empty, and abandoned near a natural spring, the country is in a frenzy. Eleven days later, Agatha reappears, claiming amnesia. She provides no answers for her disappearance. That is...until she writes a very strange book about a missing woman, a murderous husband, and a plan to expose the truth. What role did her unfaithful husband play? And what was he not telling investigators? The Mystery of Mrs. Christie explores one strong woman's successful endeavor to take her history into her own hands"

On Tuesday October 19th 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:
 

https://app.slack.com/client/TVB2CUNPP/C02FT4Z7UBW

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #october-19-daytimers-book-group-the-mystery-of-mrs-christie

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, how to get a physical copy of the book or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

 

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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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 for a discussion of The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright. Copies are available in regular print, large print, audiobook on CD, Hoopla eBook and eAudio and as an Overdrive / Libby eBook.  When the library opens to the public, we will have copies available to pick up. In the meantime, please place a hold on a copy and pick it up at a different local library or use the digital resources.  Just let us know if you would like help.


Description: “Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather's Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house's dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide. A century earlier, the house on Foster Hill holds nothing but painful memories for Ivy Thorpe. When an unidentified woman is found dead on the property, Ivy is compelled to discover her identity. Ivy's search leads her into dangerous waters and, even as she works together with a man from her past, can she unravel the mystery before any other lives--including her own--are lost?”

On Tuesday October 19th 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:
 

https://app.slack.com/client/TVB2CUNPP/C02FLVBJ7EW

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #october-19-gpl-mystery-book-group-the-house-on-foster-hill

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, how to get a physical copy of the book or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

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

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online for a discussion of The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright. Copies are available in regular print, large print, audiobook on CD, Hoopla eBook and eAudio and as an Overdrive / Libby eBook.  When the library opens to the public, we will have copies available to pick up. In the meantime, please place a hold on a copy and pick it up at a different local library or use the digital resources.  Just let us know if you would like help.


Description: “Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather's Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house's dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide. A century earlier, the house on Foster Hill holds nothing but painful memories for Ivy Thorpe. When an unidentified woman is found dead on the property, Ivy is compelled to discover her identity. Ivy's search leads her into dangerous waters and, even as she works together with a man from her past, can she unravel the mystery before any other lives--including her own--are lost?”

On Tuesday October 19th 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:
 

https://app.slack.com/client/TVB2CUNPP/C02FLVBJ7EW

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #october-19-gpl-mystery-book-group-the-house-on-foster-hill

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, how to get a physical copy of the book or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

There are 12 spaces available.

Friday October 22, 2021
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
An Evening with the Author: Nicholas Basbanes and Barbara Basbanes Richter

Nicholas A. Basbanes is the author of ten critically acclaimed works of cultural history, with a particular emphasis on various aspects of books and book culture. A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books, his first book, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction in 1995, and was a New York Times Notable Book. On Paper: The Everything of Its Two Thousand Year History (2013, Knopf) was one of three finalists for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, and was named a best book of the year by seven major publications. In 2016, he was awarded a Public Scholar research fellowship by the National Endowment for the Humanities, his second NEH grant, for work on Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, forthcoming in June 2020 from Knopf. He also writes the “Gently Mad” column for Fine Books & Collections magazine, lectures widely on book related subjects, and is a frequent contributor to Humanities magazine and other publications. He and his wife Constance live in North Grafton, Massachusetts.

 

Barbara Basbanes Richter is the author of a translation from the French of Mademoiselle de Malepeire by Fanny Reybaud writer, francophile, founder of In Ink Ghostwriting, and editor of The Literary Syndicate

 

 

CONTACT: Dana Wilson  danawilson586@gmail.com
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Nicholas A. Basbanes is the author of ten critically acclaimed works of cultural history, with a particular emphasis on various aspects of books and book culture. A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books, his first book, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction in 1995, and was a New York Times Notable Book. On Paper: The Everything of Its Two Thousand Year History (2013, Knopf) was one of three finalists for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, and was named a best book of the year by seven major publications. In 2016, he was awarded a Public Scholar research fellowship by the National Endowment for the Humanities, his second NEH grant, for work on Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, forthcoming in June 2020 from Knopf. He also writes the “Gently Mad” column for Fine Books & Collections magazine, lectures widely on book related subjects, and is a frequent contributor to Humanities magazine and other publications. He and his wife Constance live in North Grafton, Massachusetts.

 

Barbara Basbanes Richter is the author of a translation from the French of Mademoiselle de Malepeire by Fanny Reybaud writer, francophile, founder of In Ink Ghostwriting, and editor of The Literary Syndicate

 

 

CONTACT:
  Dana Wilson
  
   danawilson586@gmail.com

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Saturday October 23, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Lecture: Dr. Daniel Mahoney on Orwell and the Corruption and Manipulation of Language

Dr. Daniel Mahoney, professor of politics at Assumption College, will speak on Orwell and the corruption and manipulation of language.   

CONTACT: Dana Wilson  danawilson586@gmail.com
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Dr. Daniel Mahoney, professor of politics at Assumption College, will speak on Orwell and the corruption and manipulation of language.   

CONTACT:
  Dana Wilson
  
   danawilson586@gmail.com

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Monday October 25, 2021
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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 for a discussion of How to Stop Time by Matt Haig. Copies are available in regular print, large print, and as an Overdrive / Libby eBook and eAudio.  When the library opens to the public, we will have copies available to pick up. In the meantime, please place a hold on a copy and pick it up at a different local library or use the digital resources.  Just let us know if you would like help.


Description: “Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history--performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life. So, Tom moves back his to London, his old home, to become a high school history teacher--the perfect job for someone who has witnessed the city's history firsthand. Better yet, a captivating French teacher at his school seems fascinated by him. But the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society's watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can't have just happens to be the one thing that might save him. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present. How to Stop Time is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness.”

On Monday October 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:
 

https://app.slack.com/client/TVB2CUNPP/C02FJ0M3JBF

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #october-25-reads-well-with-others-book-group-how-to-stop-time  

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, how to get a physical copy of the book or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

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

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online for a discussion of How to Stop Time by Matt Haig. Copies are available in regular print, large print, and as an Overdrive / Libby eBook and eAudio.  When the library opens to the public, we will have copies available to pick up. In the meantime, please place a hold on a copy and pick it up at a different local library or use the digital resources.  Just let us know if you would like help.


Description: “Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history--performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life. So, Tom moves back his to London, his old home, to become a high school history teacher--the perfect job for someone who has witnessed the city's history firsthand. Better yet, a captivating French teacher at his school seems fascinated by him. But the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society's watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can't have just happens to be the one thing that might save him. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present. How to Stop Time is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness.”

On Monday October 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:
 

https://app.slack.com/client/TVB2CUNPP/C02FJ0M3JBF

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #october-25-reads-well-with-others-book-group-how-to-stop-time  

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, how to get a physical copy of the book or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

There are 12 spaces available.

Tuesday October 26, 2021
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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 for a discussion of Professional Troublemaker: the fear-fighter manual by Luvvie Ajayi Jones. Copies are available in regular print, and as an Overdrive / Libby eBook and eAudio.  When the library opens to the public, we will have copies available to pick up. In the meantime, please place a hold on a copy and pick it up at a different local library or use the digital resources.  Just let us know if you would like help.


Description: “With humor and honesty and guided by the influence of her inspiring and professional troublemaking grandmother, Funmilayo Faloyin, Luvvie walks us through what we must get right within ourselves before we can do the things that scare us; how to use our voice for a greater good; and how to put movement to the voice we've been silencing--because truth-telling is a muscle. The point is not to be fearless. It is to know we are afraid and to charge forward regardless, to recognize the things we must do are more significant than the things we are afraid to do. This book shows you how she's done it, and how you can, too.”

On Tuesday October 26th 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:
 

https://app.slack.com/client/TVB2CUNPP/C02GAKZR81W

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #october-26-inspirational-book-group-professional-troublemaker  

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, how to get a physical copy of the book or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

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

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online for a discussion of Professional Troublemaker: the fear-fighter manual by Luvvie Ajayi Jones. Copies are available in regular print, and as an Overdrive / Libby eBook and eAudio.  When the library opens to the public, we will have copies available to pick up. In the meantime, please place a hold on a copy and pick it up at a different local library or use the digital resources.  Just let us know if you would like help.


Description: “With humor and honesty and guided by the influence of her inspiring and professional troublemaking grandmother, Funmilayo Faloyin, Luvvie walks us through what we must get right within ourselves before we can do the things that scare us; how to use our voice for a greater good; and how to put movement to the voice we've been silencing--because truth-telling is a muscle. The point is not to be fearless. It is to know we are afraid and to charge forward regardless, to recognize the things we must do are more significant than the things we are afraid to do. This book shows you how she's done it, and how you can, too.”

On Tuesday October 26th 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:
 

https://app.slack.com/client/TVB2CUNPP/C02GAKZR81W

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #october-26-inspirational-book-group-professional-troublemaker  

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, how to get a physical copy of the book or how participate in the discussion, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday October 27, 2021
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kitty in a Pumpkin

 

Paint along with Pop Up Art School to create fun fall painting! The instructor takes you through the process step-by-step, so you'll end the class with something you'll be proud to hang in your home, or give as a gift.

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. Registration is required. 

Registrants will be required to pick up their canvas, paint, and paintbrush kit by 9pm on Monday, October 25. If you do not pick up your kit by Monday night, it will be given to someone on the waitlist. 

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 

Paint along with Pop Up Art School to create fun fall painting! The instructor takes you through the process step-by-step, so you'll end the class with something you'll be proud to hang in your home, or give as a gift.

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. Registration is required. 

Registrants will be required to pick up their canvas, paint, and paintbrush kit by 9pm on Monday, October 25. If you do not pick up your kit by Monday night, it will be given to someone on the waitlist. 

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

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

Meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month to review bills, policy, management of library and it's collections, services, facilities, programs and staff. 

Agenda:https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

 

CONTACT: Aaron Vandesteen, chair  aaronvm@gmail.com
LOCATION: Zoom

Meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month to review bills, policy, management of library and it's collections, services, facilities, programs and staff. 

Agenda:https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

 

CONTACT:
  Aaron Vandesteen, chair
  
   aaronvm@gmail.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Thursday October 28, 2021
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7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Zosia, Immigration and Industry in Grafton

This event has been postponed.  The new date is to be announced.

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

This event has been postponed.  The new date is to be announced.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

Monday November 1, 2021 - Tuesday November 30, 2021
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month Logo

Come Write In! Need a place to compose your Great American Novel? Come write in our new conference room, in solitude/solidary with fellow NaNoWriMo-ers! Coffee provided.

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

National Novel Writing Month Logo

Come Write In! Need a place to compose your Great American Novel? Come write in our new conference room, in solitude/solidary with fellow NaNoWriMo-ers! Coffee provided.

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Monday November 1, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Library Planning and Building Committee

Meets on the first Monday of the month to review and pay bills, review change orders, and discuss project updates.

Agenda: https://www.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee

 

CONTACT: Mary Fritz, Chair  mfritz@shepardengineering.com
LOCATION: Zoom

Meets on the first Monday of the month to review and pay bills, review change orders, and discuss project updates.

Agenda: https://www.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee

 

CONTACT:
  Mary Fritz, Chair
  
   mfritz@shepardengineering.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Tuesday November 2, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Library Babies

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

 

 

We're hoping to resume normal storytime programming this autumn, however, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change or cancelation.

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

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

 

 

We're hoping to resume normal storytime programming this autumn, however, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change or cancelation.

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Wednesday November 3, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

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

 

 

We're hoping to resume normal storytime programming this autumn, however, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change or cancelation.

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649 x1107  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

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

 

 

We're hoping to resume normal storytime programming this autumn, however, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change or cancelation.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649 x1107
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Thursday November 4, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Storytime

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

 

 

 

 

We're hoping to resume normal storytime programming this autumn, however, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change or cancelation.

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

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

 

 

 

 

We're hoping to resume normal storytime programming this autumn, however, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change or cancelation.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Sunday November 7, 2021 - Saturday November 13, 2021
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
International Games Week

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International Games Week (IGW) is an annual celebration of games, play, libraries and learning that any library in the world can join, and costs absolutely nothing to register for! Please join us for a selection of Board, Card, Dice, Roleplaying and Electronic gaming for all ages!

Full Lineup of events to be announced in October.

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

International Games Week Logo

International Games Week (IGW) is an annual celebration of games, play, libraries and learning that any library in the world can join, and costs absolutely nothing to register for! Please join us for a selection of Board, Card, Dice, Roleplaying and Electronic gaming for all ages!

Full Lineup of events to be announced in October.

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

Monday November 8, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Young Scientists sponsored by YFCP

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week virtual 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.

This is an interactive class using Zoom and parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child. A list of materials for families to prepare for each class will be provided weekly.

Registration will begin two weeks prior to each event. By registering for this event, you are registering for this one event, not the entire six-week program. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list. Attendees on the waiting list will be added to our next session.  A minimum of eight families are required in order for the class to be held. If we do not receive the minimum number of registrants, this event may be canceled. A valid email address is required to register for all Grafton Public Library programs. A Zoom link will be sent to each registrant no later than twenty-four hours before the event is scheduled.   If you are unable to attend, please call the Grafton Public Library at 508-839-4649.

Siblings are welcome. Only one registration is required per family. 

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

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week virtual 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.

This is an interactive class using Zoom and parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child. A list of materials for families to prepare for each class will be provided weekly.

Registration will begin two weeks prior to each event. By registering for this event, you are registering for this one event, not the entire six-week program. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list. Attendees on the waiting list will be added to our next session.  A minimum of eight families are required in order for the class to be held. If we do not receive the minimum number of registrants, this event may be canceled. A valid email address is required to register for all Grafton Public Library programs. A Zoom link will be sent to each registrant no later than twenty-four hours before the event is scheduled.   If you are unable to attend, please call the Grafton Public Library at 508-839-4649.

Siblings are welcome. Only one registration is required per family. 

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

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Not Just for Young Adults Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Tuesday November 9, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Library Babies

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

 

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Wednesday November 10, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

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

 

 

We're hoping to resume normal storytime programming this autumn, however, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change or cancelation.

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649 x1107  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

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

 

 

We're hoping to resume normal storytime programming this autumn, however, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change or cancelation.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649 x1107
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Thursday November 11, 2021
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12:00 AM - 11:55 AM
CLOSED in Observance of Veteran's Day

The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED Thursday November 11, 2021 in observance of Veteran's Day. Thank you to all current and retired service members of all branches of our military!

Please visit our digital branch 24/7 at www.graftonlibrary.org/digital.

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

The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED Thursday November 11, 2021 in observance of Veteran's Day. Thank you to all current and retired service members of all branches of our military!

Please visit our digital branch 24/7 at www.graftonlibrary.org/digital.

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

Monday November 15, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Young Scientists sponsored by YFCP

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week virtual 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.

This is an interactive class using Zoom and parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child. A list of materials for families to prepare for each class will be provided weekly.

Registration will begin two weeks prior to each event. By registering for this event, you are registering for this one event, not the entire six-week program. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list. Attendees on the waiting list will be added to our next session.  A minimum of eight families are required in order for the class to be held. If we do not receive the minimum number of registrants, this event may be canceled. A valid email address is required to register for all Grafton Public Library programs. A Zoom link will be sent to each registrant no later than twenty-four hours before the event is scheduled.   If you are unable to attend, please call the Grafton Public Library at 508-839-4649.

Siblings are welcome. Only one registration is required per family. 

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

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week virtual 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.

This is an interactive class using Zoom and parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child. A list of materials for families to prepare for each class will be provided weekly.

Registration will begin two weeks prior to each event. By registering for this event, you are registering for this one event, not the entire six-week program. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list. Attendees on the waiting list will be added to our next session.  A minimum of eight families are required in order for the class to be held. If we do not receive the minimum number of registrants, this event may be canceled. A valid email address is required to register for all Grafton Public Library programs. A Zoom link will be sent to each registrant no later than twenty-four hours before the event is scheduled.   If you are unable to attend, please call the Grafton Public Library at 508-839-4649.

Siblings are welcome. Only one registration is required per family. 

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

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

Tuesday November 16, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Library Babies

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

 

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Daytimers' Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author Visit: Richard Rothstein

Richard Rothstein, author of the The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, joins us via Zoom to discuss his book and race in America. This program is persented in Partnership with the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library.

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

Richard Rothstein, author of the The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, joins us via Zoom to discuss his book and race in America. This program is persented in Partnership with the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Zoom

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
GPL Mystery Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Wednesday November 17, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

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

 

 

We're hoping to resume normal storytime programming this autumn, however, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change or cancelation.

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649 x1107  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

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

 

 

We're hoping to resume normal storytime programming this autumn, however, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change or cancelation.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649 x1107
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

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

Meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month to review bills, policy, management of library and it's collections, services, facilities, programs and staff. 

Agenda:https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

 

CONTACT: Aaron Vandesteen, chair  aaronvm@gmail.com
LOCATION: Zoom

Meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month to review bills, policy, management of library and it's collections, services, facilities, programs and staff. 

Agenda:https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

 

CONTACT:
  Aaron Vandesteen, chair
  
   aaronvm@gmail.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Thursday November 18, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Storytime

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

 

 

 

 

We're hoping to resume normal storytime programming this autumn, however, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change or cancelation.

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

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

 

 

 

 

We're hoping to resume normal storytime programming this autumn, however, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change or cancelation.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Monday November 22, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Young Scientists sponsored by YFCP

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week virtual 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.

This is an interactive class using Zoom and parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child. A list of materials for families to prepare for each class will be provided weekly.

Registration will begin two weeks prior to each event. By registering for this event, you are registering for this one event, not the entire six-week program. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list. Attendees on the waiting list will be added to our next session.  A minimum of eight families are required in order for the class to be held. If we do not receive the minimum number of registrants, this event may be canceled. A valid email address is required to register for all Grafton Public Library programs. A Zoom link will be sent to each registrant no later than twenty-four hours before the event is scheduled.   If you are unable to attend, please call the Grafton Public Library at 508-839-4649.

Siblings are welcome. Only one registration is required per family. 

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

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week virtual 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.

This is an interactive class using Zoom and parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child. A list of materials for families to prepare for each class will be provided weekly.

Registration will begin two weeks prior to each event. By registering for this event, you are registering for this one event, not the entire six-week program. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list. Attendees on the waiting list will be added to our next session.  A minimum of eight families are required in order for the class to be held. If we do not receive the minimum number of registrants, this event may be canceled. A valid email address is required to register for all Grafton Public Library programs. A Zoom link will be sent to each registrant no later than twenty-four hours before the event is scheduled.   If you are unable to attend, please call the Grafton Public Library at 508-839-4649.

Siblings are welcome. Only one registration is required per family. 

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

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesday November 24, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

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

 

 

We're hoping to resume normal storytime programming this autumn, however, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change or cancelation.

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649 x1107  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

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

 

 

We're hoping to resume normal storytime programming this autumn, however, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change or cancelation.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649 x1107
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
5PM CLOSING in Observance of Thanksgiving

The Grafton Public Library will CLOSE at 5pm on Wednesday November 24 in observation of Thanksgiving and remain closed Thursday and Friday. The LIbrary will reopen Saturday November 26 at 10am. Please vist our digital branch 24/7 at www.graftonlibrary.org/digital.

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

The Grafton Public Library will CLOSE at 5pm on Wednesday November 24 in observation of Thanksgiving and remain closed Thursday and Friday. The LIbrary will reopen Saturday November 26 at 10am. Please vist our digital branch 24/7 at www.graftonlibrary.org/digital.

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

Thursday November 25, 2021 - Friday November 26, 2021
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
CLOSED in Observation of Thanksgiving Holiday

The Grafton Public Library is CLOSED Thursday November 25 and Friday November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. The Library will reopen Saturday November 26 at 10am. Please vist our digital branch 24/7 at www.graftonlibrary.org/digital.

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

The Grafton Public Library is CLOSED Thursday November 25 and Friday November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. The Library will reopen Saturday November 26 at 10am. Please vist our digital branch 24/7 at www.graftonlibrary.org/digital.

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

Monday November 29, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Young Scientists sponsored by YFCP

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week virtual 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.

This is an interactive class using Zoom and parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child. A list of materials for families to prepare for each class will be provided weekly.

Registration will begin two weeks prior to each event. By registering for this event, you are registering for this one event, not the entire six-week program. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list. Attendees on the waiting list will be added to our next session.  A minimum of eight families are required in order for the class to be held. If we do not receive the minimum number of registrants, this event may be canceled. A valid email address is required to register for all Grafton Public Library programs. A Zoom link will be sent to each registrant no later than twenty-four hours before the event is scheduled.   If you are unable to attend, please call the Grafton Public Library at 508-839-4649.

Siblings are welcome. Only one registration is required per family. 

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

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week virtual 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.

This is an interactive class using Zoom and parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child. A list of materials for families to prepare for each class will be provided weekly.

Registration will begin two weeks prior to each event. By registering for this event, you are registering for this one event, not the entire six-week program. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list. Attendees on the waiting list will be added to our next session.  A minimum of eight families are required in order for the class to be held. If we do not receive the minimum number of registrants, this event may be canceled. A valid email address is required to register for all Grafton Public Library programs. A Zoom link will be sent to each registrant no later than twenty-four hours before the event is scheduled.   If you are unable to attend, please call the Grafton Public Library at 508-839-4649.

Siblings are welcome. Only one registration is required per family. 

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

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reads Well with Others Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Tuesday November 30, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Library Babies

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

 

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Jennifer McNeil
  5088394649
   mcneilj@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Inspirational Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Wednesday December 1, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time

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

 

 

We're hoping to resume normal storytime programming this autumn, however, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change or cancelation.

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649 x1107  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B

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

 

 

We're hoping to resume normal storytime programming this autumn, however, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change or cancelation.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649 x1107
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Thursday December 2, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Storytime

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

 

 

 

 

We're hoping to resume normal storytime programming this autumn, however, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change or cancelation.

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

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

 

 

 

 

We're hoping to resume normal storytime programming this autumn, however, all dates and times are tentative and subject to change or cancelation.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Community Room A/B

Friday December 3, 2021
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Children's Program: Button Art
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
Saturday December 4, 2021
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Program: Button Art
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
Monday December 6, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Young Scientists sponsored by YFCP

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week virtual 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.

This is an interactive class using Zoom and parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child. A list of materials for families to prepare for each class will be provided weekly.

Registration will begin two weeks prior to each event. By registering for this event, you are registering for this one event, not the entire six-week program. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list. Attendees on the waiting list will be added to our next session.  A minimum of eight families are required in order for the class to be held. If we do not receive the minimum number of registrants, this event may be canceled. A valid email address is required to register for all Grafton Public Library programs. A Zoom link will be sent to each registrant no later than twenty-four hours before the event is scheduled.   If you are unable to attend, please call the Grafton Public Library at 508-839-4649.

Siblings are welcome. Only one registration is required per family. 

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

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week virtual 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.

This is an interactive class using Zoom and parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child. A list of materials for families to prepare for each class will be provided weekly.

Registration will begin two weeks prior to each event. By registering for this event, you are registering for this one event, not the entire six-week program. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list. Attendees on the waiting list will be added to our next session.  A minimum of eight families are required in order for the class to be held. If we do not receive the minimum number of registrants, this event may be canceled. A valid email address is required to register for all Grafton Public Library programs. A Zoom link will be sent to each registrant no later than twenty-four hours before the event is scheduled.   If you are unable to attend, please call the Grafton Public Library at 508-839-4649.

Siblings are welcome. Only one registration is required per family. 

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

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Library Planning and Building Committee

Meets on the first Monday of the month to review and pay bills, review change orders, and discuss project updates.

Agenda: https://www.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee

 

CONTACT: Mary Fritz, Chair  mfritz@shepardengineering.com
LOCATION: Zoom

Meets on the first Monday of the month to review and pay bills, review change orders, and discuss project updates.

Agenda: https://www.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee

 

CONTACT:
  Mary Fritz, Chair
  
   mfritz@shepardengineering.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Friday December 10, 2021
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Program: Paper Lanterns
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
Saturday December 11, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dachshund in a Sweater

 

Paint along with Pop Up Art School to create a cute and cozy winter paintng and create your own unique pattern on dog's sweater! The instructor takes you through the process step-by-step, so you'll end the class with something you'll be proud to hang in your home, or give as a gift.

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. Registration is required. 

Registrants will be required to pick up their canvas, paint, and paintbrush kit by 9pm on Wednesday, December 8. If you do not pick up your kit by closing on Wednesday night, it will be given to someone on the waitlist. 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 

Paint along with Pop Up Art School to create a cute and cozy winter paintng and create your own unique pattern on dog's sweater! The instructor takes you through the process step-by-step, so you'll end the class with something you'll be proud to hang in your home, or give as a gift.

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. Registration is required. 

Registrants will be required to pick up their canvas, paint, and paintbrush kit by 9pm on Wednesday, December 8. If you do not pick up your kit by closing on Wednesday night, it will be given to someone on the waitlist. 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Monday December 13, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Young Scientists sponsored by YFCP

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week virtual 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.

This is an interactive class using Zoom and parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child. A list of materials for families to prepare for each class will be provided weekly.

Registration will begin two weeks prior to each event. By registering for this event, you are registering for this one event, not the entire six-week program. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list. Attendees on the waiting list will be added to our next session.  A minimum of eight families are required in order for the class to be held. If we do not receive the minimum number of registrants, this event may be canceled. A valid email address is required to register for all Grafton Public Library programs. A Zoom link will be sent to each registrant no later than twenty-four hours before the event is scheduled.   If you are unable to attend, please call the Grafton Public Library at 508-839-4649.

Siblings are welcome. Only one registration is required per family. 

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

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week virtual 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.

This is an interactive class using Zoom and parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child. A list of materials for families to prepare for each class will be provided weekly.

Registration will begin two weeks prior to each event. By registering for this event, you are registering for this one event, not the entire six-week program. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list. Attendees on the waiting list will be added to our next session.  A minimum of eight families are required in order for the class to be held. If we do not receive the minimum number of registrants, this event may be canceled. A valid email address is required to register for all Grafton Public Library programs. A Zoom link will be sent to each registrant no later than twenty-four hours before the event is scheduled.   If you are unable to attend, please call the Grafton Public Library at 508-839-4649.

Siblings are welcome. Only one registration is required per family. 

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

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Children's Program: Movie Night
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Not Just for Young Adults Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Wednesday December 15, 2021
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees

Meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month to review bills, policy, management of library and it's collections, services, facilities, programs and staff. 

Agenda:https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

 

CONTACT: Aaron Vandesteen, chair  aaronvm@gmail.com
LOCATION: Zoom

Meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month to review bills, policy, management of library and it's collections, services, facilities, programs and staff. 

Agenda:https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

 

CONTACT:
  Aaron Vandesteen, chair
  
   aaronvm@gmail.com

LOCATION: Zoom

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

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

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

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

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Saturday December 18, 2021
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Program: Drip Crayon Art
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
Tuesday December 21, 2021
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Daytimers' Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
GPL Mystery Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Wednesday December 22, 2021
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Teen Program: Movie Night
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
Friday December 24, 2021 - Sunday December 26, 2021
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
CLOSED in Observation of Christmas

The Library is closed Friday December 24 through Sunday December 26 in observation of Christmas. The Library reopens Monday December 27 at 10am. Please visit our digital branch 24/7 at www.graftonlibrary.org.digital.

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

The Library is closed Friday December 24 through Sunday December 26 in observation of Christmas. The Library reopens Monday December 27 at 10am. Please visit our digital branch 24/7 at www.graftonlibrary.org.digital.

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

Monday December 27, 2021
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reads Well with Others Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Tuesday December 28, 2021
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Inspirational Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Thursday December 30, 2021
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Program: Baby Yoda Plushie
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
Friday January 7, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Program: Disney Patches
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
Saturday January 8, 2022
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
All Ages Program: Mickey Ears
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
Monday January 10, 2022
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Children's Program: Movie Night
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Not Just for Young Adults Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Saturday January 15, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Program: Perler Beads and Disney Movie
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
Tuesday January 18, 2022
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Daytimers' Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
GPL Mystery Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Saturday January 22, 2022
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Children's Program: Moana Paper Plate Craft
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
Tuesday January 25, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Inspirational Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Wednesday January 26, 2022
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

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

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

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

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Monday January 31, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reads Well with Others Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Wednesday February 2, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Children's Program: Ocean Slime
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Program: Ocean Slime
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
Friday February 4, 2022
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Program: Villainous Game
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
Saturday February 5, 2022
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Children's Program: Paper Plate Buddies
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
Monday February 7, 2022
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Children's Program: Movie Night
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Community Room A/B
Saturday February 12, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Program: Felt Food
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
Monday February 14, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Not Just for Young Adults Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Tuesday February 15, 2022
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Daytimers' Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
GPL Mystery Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Tuesday February 22, 2022
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Children's Program: Spray Art
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Program: Spray Art
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Inspirational Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Wednesday February 23, 2022
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Children's Program: Minnie and Mickey Bookmarks
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Program: Disney Plushies
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Disney Trivia Night
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

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

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

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

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Thursday February 24, 2022
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Children's Program: Franken Toys
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Program: Frankentoys
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
Friday February 25, 2022
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Children's Program: Perler Beads and Disney Movie
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
Saturday February 26, 2022
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Program: Perler Beads and Disney Movie
CONTACT: Allison Cusher, Head of Teen Services  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
Monday February 28, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reads Well with Others Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Monday March 14, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Not Just for Young Adults Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Tuesday March 15, 2022
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Daytimers' Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
GPL Mystery Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Wednesday March 23, 2022
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

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

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

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

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Monday March 28, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reads Well with Others Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Tuesday March 29, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Inspirational Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Monday April 11, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Not Just for Young Adults Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Tuesday April 19, 2022
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Daytimers' Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
GPL Mystery Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Monday April 25, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reads Well with Others Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Tuesday April 26, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Inspirational Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Wednesday April 27, 2022
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

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

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

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

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Monday May 9, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Not Just for Young Adults Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Tuesday May 17, 2022
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Daytimers' Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
GPL Mystery Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Monday May 23, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reads Well with Others Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Wednesday May 25, 2022
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

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

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

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

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Tuesday May 31, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Inspirational Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Monday June 13, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Not Just for Young Adults Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Tuesday June 21, 2022
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Daytimers' Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
GPL Mystery Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Wednesday June 22, 2022
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

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

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

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees.

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

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Monday June 27, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reads Well with Others Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Tuesday June 28, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Inspirational Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Monday July 11, 2022
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Not Just for Young Adults Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
Tuesday July 19, 2022
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Daytimers' Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
GPL Mystery Book Group
CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org