Monday May 28, 2018
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Library Closed for Memorial Day

The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED in observation of Memorial Day on Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28, 2018. No items are due on these days. The Library will reopen at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 29.

Museum passes for the weekend may be picked up in advance on Thursday (10 am-9 pm) or Friday (10 am -5 pm).

Please visit our digital branch online to read a newspaper, check out an ebook, learn a new language, and more!

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  5088394649  graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com

The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED in observation of Memorial Day on Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28, 2018. No items are due on these days. The Library will reopen at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 29.

Museum passes for the weekend may be picked up in advance on Thursday (10 am-9 pm) or Friday (10 am -5 pm).

Please visit our digital branch online to read a newspaper, check out an ebook, learn a new language, and more!

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  5088394649
  graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com

Tuesday May 29, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Preschool Storytime

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org


 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschool Storytime

 

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

  • Registration is required and begins on April 10th  Please commit to the full 6 week program which meets on Tuesdays (April 24 through May 29).

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org


 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
After-School Science with Cali

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for a fun, short-term after school program? Students in grades 3-5 are invited to join After School Science led by NHS (National Honor Society) volunteer Cali Cardenas.  The 4 week program will be held on Tuesdays, May 15th 22nd, 29th and June 5th from 3:30-4:30 pm at the Grafton Library. Participants are expected to attend all 4 weeks of the program. Experiments will include growing plants, making quicksand, potato batteries, and volcanoes!

Registration is required. Please register online www.graftonlibrary.org/events or call 508-839-4649.

Cali is a junior at Grafton High School and hopes to share her love of science! For more information please contact Cali Cardenas at cardenasc2019@grafton.k12.ma.us or 508-714-8414.

 

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
The registration period has ended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for a fun, short-term after school program? Students in grades 3-5 are invited to join After School Science led by NHS (National Honor Society) volunteer Cali Cardenas.  The 4 week program will be held on Tuesdays, May 15th 22nd, 29th and June 5th from 3:30-4:30 pm at the Grafton Library. Participants are expected to attend all 4 weeks of the program. Experiments will include growing plants, making quicksand, potato batteries, and volcanoes!

Registration is required. Please register online www.graftonlibrary.org/events or call 508-839-4649.

Cali is a junior at Grafton High School and hopes to share her love of science! For more information please contact Cali Cardenas at cardenasc2019@grafton.k12.ma.us or 508-714-8414.

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

The registration period has ended.

 
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7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Inspirational Book Group

The Inspirational Book Group meets to discuss The Book of Joy : lasting happiness in a changing world by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams.

Description: Two leading spiritual masters share their hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives. 

A 15-minute guided meditation (optional) concludes the program.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

Please register for this program; call 508-839-4649 x1102 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  5088394649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 12 spaces available.

The Inspirational Book Group meets to discuss The Book of Joy : lasting happiness in a changing world by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams.

Description: Two leading spiritual masters share their hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives. 

A 15-minute guided meditation (optional) concludes the program.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

Please register for this program; call 508-839-4649 x1102 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  5088394649
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday May 30, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

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

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

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

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

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

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Toddler Time

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

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

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

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years. 

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

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

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

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

The Grafton Public Library Board of Trustees meets tonight in Conference Room A on the first floor of the Grafton Memorial Municipal Center unless otherwise posted. Meetings are recorded for future broadcast on Grafton Community Television (GCTV). Meetings can also be viewed via the GCTV Video on Demand feature on their website. Meetings are open to the public.

Minutes and agendas, and a link to watch televised meetings on demand, can be found at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

CONTACT:  Beth Patch, Scribe  508-839-4649  patchb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

The Grafton Public Library Board of Trustees meets tonight in Conference Room A on the first floor of the Grafton Memorial Municipal Center unless otherwise posted. Meetings are recorded for future broadcast on Grafton Community Television (GCTV). Meetings can also be viewed via the GCTV Video on Demand feature on their website. Meetings are open to the public.

Minutes and agendas, and a link to watch televised meetings on demand, can be found at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

CONTACT:
  Beth Patch, Scribe
  508.839.4649
  patchb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

Thursday May 31, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Library Babies

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

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

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

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

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

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of this program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14. 

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Friday June 1, 2018 - Monday June 11, 2018
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10:00 AM
Summer Lego Build Registration Opens

Due to the popularity of the Library's LEGO Build programs, we are doing a special registration for our summer series to ensure more patrons have the opportunity to participate. 

 

There will be FIVE mini LEGO builds. There will be THREE programs for each build, one for tweens, one for teens, and one for adults.

 

Preference will be given to Grafton residents. Please sign-up for the appropriate program.

 

Please fill out the online form and we will do our best to match you with one of your top choices: (Links will go live on June 1st)

Online Form for Tweens

Online Form for Teens

Online Form for Adults

 

 

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

 

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Due to the popularity of the Library's LEGO Build programs, we are doing a special registration for our summer series to ensure more patrons have the opportunity to participate. 

 

There will be FIVE mini LEGO builds. There will be THREE programs for each build, one for tweens, one for teens, and one for adults.

 

Preference will be given to Grafton residents. Please sign-up for the appropriate program.

 

Please fill out the online form and we will do our best to match you with one of your top choices: (Links will go live on June 1st)

Online Form for Tweens

Online Form for Teens

Online Form for Adults

 

 

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Friday June 1, 2018
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Teen Program: Dungeons & Dragons

Join us for another night of D&D. Pizza and snacks will be served. 

*If there are not enough DMs by 5:30pm, we will cancel the event.*

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT:  Beth Gallaway    gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Join us for another night of D&D. Pizza and snacks will be served. 

*If there are not enough DMs by 5:30pm, we will cancel the event.*

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  
  gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Saturday June 2, 2018
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Teen Program: Nerdfighters

Come and play Super Smash Bros on our WiiU. We'll also have our new Nintendo Switch out for you to try. Feel free to bring your own nerdy items (like Magic The Gathering cards) or play one of our dozens of board games.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Come and play Super Smash Bros on our WiiU. We'll also have our new Nintendo Switch out for you to try. Feel free to bring your own nerdy items (like Magic The Gathering cards) or play one of our dozens of board games.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Monday June 4, 2018
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Library Planning and Building Committee

The Library Planning and Building Commitee meets on the first Monday of each month unless otherwise scheduled.

The Committee was established by Town Meeting Vote on October 17, 2011. Members of the Committee are appointed by the Town Moderator.

Article 6. Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee To see if the Town will vote to form a Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee, authorized and directed to oversee to completion the renovation and expansion of the Grafton Public Library, including overseeing, with final approval by the Board of Selectmen, the payment of all charges incurred by the Town in the course of the project, or take any other action relative thereto.

Minutes and agendas can be found online at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee

CONTACT:  Mary Fritz, Chair    mfritz@shepherdengineeringinc.com
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

The Library Planning and Building Commitee meets on the first Monday of each month unless otherwise scheduled.

The Committee was established by Town Meeting Vote on October 17, 2011. Members of the Committee are appointed by the Town Moderator.

Article 6. Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee To see if the Town will vote to form a Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee, authorized and directed to oversee to completion the renovation and expansion of the Grafton Public Library, including overseeing, with final approval by the Board of Selectmen, the payment of all charges incurred by the Town in the course of the project, or take any other action relative thereto.

Minutes and agendas can be found online at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee

CONTACT:
  Mary Fritz, Chair
  
  mfritz@shepherdengineeringinc.com

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

Tuesday June 5, 2018
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
After-School Science with Cali

Looking for a fun, short-term after school program? Students in grades 3-5 are invited to join After School Science led by NHS (National Honor Society) volunteer Cali Cardenas.  The 4 week program will be held on Tuesdays, May 15th 22nd, 29th and June 5th from 3:30-4:30 pm at the Grafton Library. Participants are expected to attend all 4 weeks of the program. Experiments will include growing plants, making quicksand, potato batteries, and volcanoes!

Registration is required. Please register online www.graftonlibrary.org/events or call 508-839-4649.

Cali is a junior at Grafton High School and hopes to share her love of science! For more information please contact Cali Cardenas at cardenasc2019@grafton.k12.ma.us or 508-714-8414.

 

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
The registration period has ended.

Looking for a fun, short-term after school program? Students in grades 3-5 are invited to join After School Science led by NHS (National Honor Society) volunteer Cali Cardenas.  The 4 week program will be held on Tuesdays, May 15th 22nd, 29th and June 5th from 3:30-4:30 pm at the Grafton Library. Participants are expected to attend all 4 weeks of the program. Experiments will include growing plants, making quicksand, potato batteries, and volcanoes!

Registration is required. Please register online www.graftonlibrary.org/events or call 508-839-4649.

Cali is a junior at Grafton High School and hopes to share her love of science! For more information please contact Cali Cardenas at cardenasc2019@grafton.k12.ma.us or 508-714-8414.

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

The registration period has ended.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Seven Times Salt Concert: Easy As Lying: The Music of Shakespeare's Globe

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Thanks in part to Grafton Cultural Council Grant, early music band Seven Times Salt kicks off the 2018 Summer Reading Program "Libraries Rock" with a performance of songs the Bard mentions by name, as well as works by his musical contemporaries.

The program beings at 6:15pm with a dance lesson. Concert begins at 7:00pm and includes choice excerpts from his plays read aloud by STS's finest thespians. Dances from the Elizabethan and Jacobean courts and a saucy ballad or two round out the evening’s festivities!

This program includes Intro to Renaissance Dance for early birds who arrive by 6:15pm! In this short workshop open to all, you'll learn the basics of English dancing from Shakespeare's time. Then, show off your new skills and perform a dance during the concert! No partner needed; wear comfortable shoes. Recommended grade K & up.

Free admission, grade K-adult. Space is limited and FREE tickets are now available on EventBrite.

The concert takes place at Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common in the Great Hall.

Seven Times Salt is a Boston-based early music ensemble specializing in repertoire of the 16th and 17th centuries. Praised for creative programming and an “impeccably balanced sound,” STS has performed since 2003 at venues throughout New England including Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Plimoth Plantation, the New England Folk Festival, WGBH radio, and many others. We have also researched and presented original programs for the Amherst, Bloomington, and Boston Early Music Festivals (Fringe), the Society For Historically Informed Performance, and our own self-produced concert series. We delight in blurring the lines between “art music” and folk tunes, and feel at ease performing in the concert hall, the dance hall, or the beer hall!

Seven Times Salt is:

Karen Burciaga – violin & treble viol
Daniel Meyers – recorders, flute & percussion
Josh Schreiber Shalem – bass viol
Matthew Wright – lute

with special guests
Michael Barrett – tenor & recorder
Barbara Hill – soprano

Get a preview of the music at http://www.seventimessalt.com/listen/

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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Grafton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and Apple Tree Arts. 
CONTACT:  Beth Gallaway  508-839-4649 x1105  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common

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Thanks in part to Grafton Cultural Council Grant, early music band Seven Times Salt kicks off the 2018 Summer Reading Program "Libraries Rock" with a performance of songs the Bard mentions by name, as well as works by his musical contemporaries.

The program beings at 6:15pm with a dance lesson. Concert begins at 7:00pm and includes choice excerpts from his plays read aloud by STS's finest thespians. Dances from the Elizabethan and Jacobean courts and a saucy ballad or two round out the evening’s festivities!

This program includes Intro to Renaissance Dance for early birds who arrive by 6:15pm! In this short workshop open to all, you'll learn the basics of English dancing from Shakespeare's time. Then, show off your new skills and perform a dance during the concert! No partner needed; wear comfortable shoes. Recommended grade K & up.

Free admission, grade K-adult. Space is limited and FREE tickets are now available on EventBrite.

The concert takes place at Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common in the Great Hall.

Seven Times Salt is a Boston-based early music ensemble specializing in repertoire of the 16th and 17th centuries. Praised for creative programming and an “impeccably balanced sound,” STS has performed since 2003 at venues throughout New England including Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Plimoth Plantation, the New England Folk Festival, WGBH radio, and many others. We have also researched and presented original programs for the Amherst, Bloomington, and Boston Early Music Festivals (Fringe), the Society For Historically Informed Performance, and our own self-produced concert series. We delight in blurring the lines between “art music” and folk tunes, and feel at ease performing in the concert hall, the dance hall, or the beer hall!

Seven Times Salt is:

Karen Burciaga – violin & treble viol
Daniel Meyers – recorders, flute & percussion
Josh Schreiber Shalem – bass viol
Matthew Wright – lute

with special guests
Michael Barrett – tenor & recorder
Barbara Hill – soprano

Get a preview of the music at http://www.seventimessalt.com/listen/

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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Grafton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and Apple Tree Arts. 
CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649 x1105
  info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common

Monday June 11, 2018 - Friday August 31, 2018
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Summer Library Program

Monday June 11, 2018
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Not Just For Young Adults Book Group

The Not Just for Young Adult book group meets to discuss Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.

Description: High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x 1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

The Not Just for Young Adult book group meets to discuss Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.

Description: High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x 1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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9:00 PM
Summer Lego Build Registration Ends

Due to the popularity of the Library's LEGO Build programs, we are doing a special registration for our summer series to ensure more patrons have the opportunity to participate.  There will be FIVE mini LEGO builds. There will be THREE programs for each build, one for tweens, one for teens, and one for adults.

 

Preference will be given to Grafton residents. Please sign-up for the appropriate program.

 

Please fill out the online form and we will do our best to match you with one of your top choices: (Links will go live on June 1st)

Online Form for Tweens

Online Form for Teens

Online Form for Adults

 

 

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

 

CONTACT:  Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Due to the popularity of the Library's LEGO Build programs, we are doing a special registration for our summer series to ensure more patrons have the opportunity to participate.  There will be FIVE mini LEGO builds. There will be THREE programs for each build, one for tweens, one for teens, and one for adults.

 

Preference will be given to Grafton residents. Please sign-up for the appropriate program.

 

Please fill out the online form and we will do our best to match you with one of your top choices: (Links will go live on June 1st)

Online Form for Tweens

Online Form for Teens

Online Form for Adults

 

 

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Thursday June 14, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ukulele Club with Apple Tree Arts

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Welcome to Grafton Ukulele Musicians (GUM), a partnership between Apple Tree Arts and Grafton Public Library.  We meet the second Thursday of every month. All levels are welcome and there is no fee. GUM meets on the third floor of Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common.

Bring your ukulele and your singing voice to participate in this jam session lead by Miss Jan Barlow from Apple Tree Arts. Participants suggest the music and come together to play once a month. The Library provides copies of The Daily Ukulele on loan for use in the session.

Don't have a ukulele? You can borrow a ukulele, as well!

Brush up on your strumming skills or learn new chords with the Ukulele Course online at ArtistWorks, for free! A library card is required to access.

 

 

Here are some of the songs GUM worked on last month and will do again this month:



 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jan Barlow at missjanbarlow@gmail.com

CONTACT:  Jan Barlow  508-839-4286  missjanbarlow@gmail.com
LOCATION: One Grafton Common

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Welcome to Grafton Ukulele Musicians (GUM), a partnership between Apple Tree Arts and Grafton Public Library.  We meet the second Thursday of every month. All levels are welcome and there is no fee. GUM meets on the third floor of Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common.

Bring your ukulele and your singing voice to participate in this jam session lead by Miss Jan Barlow from Apple Tree Arts. Participants suggest the music and come together to play once a month. The Library provides copies of The Daily Ukulele on loan for use in the session.

Don't have a ukulele? You can borrow a ukulele, as well!

Brush up on your strumming skills or learn new chords with the Ukulele Course online at ArtistWorks, for free! A library card is required to access.

 

 

Here are some of the songs GUM worked on last month and will do again this month:



 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jan Barlow at missjanbarlow@gmail.com

CONTACT:
  Jan Barlow
  508.839.4286
  missjanbarlow@gmail.com

LOCATION: One Grafton Common

Saturday June 16, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Big Truck Day

Stop by the Grafton Municipal Center, 30 Providence Rd. to climb aboard a variety of trucks and cars!

FREE. Rain or Shine. 

First 200 kids get free hats.

Sponsored by Grafton Recreation

 
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

Stop by the Grafton Municipal Center, 30 Providence Rd. to climb aboard a variety of trucks and cars!

FREE. Rain or Shine. 

First 200 kids get free hats.

Sponsored by Grafton Recreation

 
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Crafternoon: Sharpie Socks

Use sharpie markers to personalize your own socks. Please bring your own white socks to the program (multiple pairs are welcome and preferred!). White t-shirts are also welcome.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. 

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
There are 10 spaces available.

Use sharpie markers to personalize your own socks. Please bring your own white socks to the program (multiple pairs are welcome and preferred!). White t-shirts are also welcome.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. 

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

There are 10 spaces available.

Monday June 18, 2018
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
DIY Class: Repurpose a Seed or Feed Bag into a Reusable Tote Bag

Did you know that plastic bird seed and animal feed bags are not recyclable?  Instead of sending these beautiful bags to the landfill, repurpose them into fashionable tote bags!


With Grafton’s plastic bag ordinance going into effect in July, come and learn how to design and stitch your own unique shopping bag. If you have a bird seed or animal feed bag that you like, bring it with you, along with a sewing machine. There will be an assortment of bags pre-cut and ready to sew and extra bags to take home so that you can make more to share with friends and family.
Presented by Bonnie Combs of Bird Brain Designs and Anita Droby.

 
This program will be hosted by the Grafton Public Library and will be held at the Senior Center (30 Providence Road) in the craft room on Monday, June 18th; 7pm-9pm.
CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
There are 10 spaces available.

Did you know that plastic bird seed and animal feed bags are not recyclable?  Instead of sending these beautiful bags to the landfill, repurpose them into fashionable tote bags!


With Grafton’s plastic bag ordinance going into effect in July, come and learn how to design and stitch your own unique shopping bag. If you have a bird seed or animal feed bag that you like, bring it with you, along with a sewing machine. There will be an assortment of bags pre-cut and ready to sew and extra bags to take home so that you can make more to share with friends and family.
Presented by Bonnie Combs of Bird Brain Designs and Anita Droby.

 
This program will be hosted by the Grafton Public Library and will be held at the Senior Center (30 Providence Road) in the craft room on Monday, June 18th; 7pm-9pm.
CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

There are 10 spaces available.

Tuesday June 19, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Daytimers Book Group

The Daytimers' Book Group meets to discuss Oh My Stars by Lorna Landvik.

Description: In a novel set during the early days of rock 'n roll, the life of Violet Mathers, a down-and-out woman, becomes embroiled with that of a handsome musical pioneer.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x 1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

The Daytimers' Book Group meets to discuss Oh My Stars by Lorna Landvik.

Description: In a novel set during the early days of rock 'n roll, the life of Violet Mathers, a down-and-out woman, becomes embroiled with that of a handsome musical pioneer.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x 1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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

The GPL Mystery Book Group meets to discuss Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen.

Description: Discovering an old and strinkingly unusual musical composition that causes her to black out and has a violently transformative effect on her daughter, Julia Ansdell travels to Venice to find the man behind the music and uncovers a dark secret dating back to the Holocaust.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x 1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

The GPL Mystery Book Group meets to discuss Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen.

Description: Discovering an old and strinkingly unusual musical composition that causes her to black out and has a violently transformative effect on her daughter, Julia Ansdell travels to Venice to find the man behind the music and uncovers a dark secret dating back to the Holocaust.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x 1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Saturday June 23, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Afternoon Knitters

Whether you are an experienced knitter or just want to learn – join us at the library for an afternoon of knitting. Experienced knitters are encouraged to bring their current projects. Have extra needles or yarn?

Donate to our Give and Take Box to clear out your stash or find a special yarn.

CONTACT:  Lee Mcculloch  5088394649  mccullochl@graftonlibrary.org

Whether you are an experienced knitter or just want to learn – join us at the library for an afternoon of knitting. Experienced knitters are encouraged to bring their current projects. Have extra needles or yarn?

Donate to our Give and Take Box to clear out your stash or find a special yarn.

CONTACT:
  Lee Mcculloch
  5088394649
  mccullochl@graftonlibrary.org

Monday June 25, 2018
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reads Well with Others' Book Group

The Reads Well with Others' Book Group meets to discuss The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson.

Description: A young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology makes the astonishing discovery that a race of human-life machines has been hiding among people for untold centuries.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x 1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

The Reads Well with Others' Book Group meets to discuss The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson.

Description: A young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology makes the astonishing discovery that a race of human-life machines has been hiding among people for untold centuries.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x 1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Tuesday June 26, 2018
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Inspirational Book Group

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The Inspirational Book Group will meet to discuss This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin.

Description: Explores the relationship between the mind and music by drawing on recent findings in the fields of neuroscience and evolutionary psychology to discuss such topics as the sources of musical tastes and the brain's responses to music.

Copies will be available for check out at the Library.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x 1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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The Inspirational Book Group will meet to discuss This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin.

Description: Explores the relationship between the mind and music by drawing on recent findings in the fields of neuroscience and evolutionary psychology to discuss such topics as the sources of musical tastes and the brain's responses to music.

Copies will be available for check out at the Library.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x 1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesday June 27, 2018
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees Meeting

The Grafton Public Library Board of Trustees generally meets the last Wednesday of each month in Conference Room A on the first floor of the Grafton Memorial Municipal Center unless otherwise posted. Meetings are recorded for future broadcast on Grafton Community Television (GCTV). Meetings can also be viewed via the GCTV Video on Demand feature on their website. Meetings are open to the public.

Minutes and agendas, and a link to watch televised meetings on demand, can be found at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

CONTACT:  Beth Patch, Scribe  508-839-4649  patchb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

The Grafton Public Library Board of Trustees generally meets the last Wednesday of each month in Conference Room A on the first floor of the Grafton Memorial Municipal Center unless otherwise posted. Meetings are recorded for future broadcast on Grafton Community Television (GCTV). Meetings can also be viewed via the GCTV Video on Demand feature on their website. Meetings are open to the public.

Minutes and agendas, and a link to watch televised meetings on demand, can be found at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

CONTACT:
  Beth Patch, Scribe
  508.839.4649
  patchb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

Tuesday July 3, 2018
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5:00 PM
Library Closing at 5pm for Independence Day

Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Library Closed for Independence Day

Thursday July 5, 2018
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Reading Frederick Douglass Together: What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

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This year, the nation celebrates the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass. Commemorate the life and legacy of this distinguished 19th century statesman, civil rights advocate and journalist, and especially his fierce determination to address the contradictions of American society. Celebrate Douglass's commitment to equal justice, particularly as they relate to race, gender and immigration. The Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton & Upton (UUSGU) is sponsoring and leading Reading Frederick Douglas Together: a public reading of his famous Fourth of July address, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"

A discussion of the text will follow. Refreshments will be served. Music from the time period will also be presented. 

This program is produced in partnership with the Friends of the Grafton Public Library, Grafton Historical Society, and Apple Tree Arts. Volunteers to assist with the event are needed; contact Suzanne Maas to volunteer. This event is appropriate for teens and adults.

Earn 2 tickets for the Grafton Public Library Summer Reading Program Libraries Rock! by attending. Listening to the reading counts towards the Read to Bead Program!

CONTACT:  Suzanne Mass    smaas2410@icloud.com
LOCATION: Grafton Common

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This year, the nation celebrates the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass. Commemorate the life and legacy of this distinguished 19th century statesman, civil rights advocate and journalist, and especially his fierce determination to address the contradictions of American society. Celebrate Douglass's commitment to equal justice, particularly as they relate to race, gender and immigration. The Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton & Upton (UUSGU) is sponsoring and leading Reading Frederick Douglas Together: a public reading of his famous Fourth of July address, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"

A discussion of the text will follow. Refreshments will be served. Music from the time period will also be presented. 

This program is produced in partnership with the Friends of the Grafton Public Library, Grafton Historical Society, and Apple Tree Arts. Volunteers to assist with the event are needed; contact Suzanne Maas to volunteer. This event is appropriate for teens and adults.

Earn 2 tickets for the Grafton Public Library Summer Reading Program Libraries Rock! by attending. Listening to the reading counts towards the Read to Bead Program!

CONTACT:
  Suzanne Mass
  
  smaas2410@icloud.com

LOCATION: Grafton Common

Monday July 9, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Silly Science at Unibank

Silly Science @ UniBank is a 45 minute storytime program for children ages 3-5 years. Join us for a STEM-themed storytime that features math and science concepts.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Silly Science @ UniBank is a 45 minute storytime program for children ages 3-5 years. Join us for a STEM-themed storytime that features math and science concepts.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
STEM Kids at Unibank

STEM Kids @ UniBank is a 45 minute program for children in grades K-2. Join us for a STEM-themed activity that is sure to spark your children's interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

STEM Kids @ UniBank is a 45 minute program for children in grades K-2. Join us for a STEM-themed activity that is sure to spark your children's interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Family Movie Night: Wonder

Based on the New York best seller, this tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Snacks will be served. 

Rated PG. Runtime 113 minutes.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Based on the New York best seller, this tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Snacks will be served. 

Rated PG. Runtime 113 minutes.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Library Planning and Building Committee

The Library Planning and Building Commitee meets on the first Monday of each month unless otherwise scheduled.

The Committee was established by Town Meeting Vote on October 17, 2011. Members of the Committee are appointed by the Town Moderator.

Article 6. Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee To see if the Town will vote to form a Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee, authorized and directed to oversee to completion the renovation and expansion of the Grafton Public Library, including overseeing, with final approval by the Board of Selectmen, the payment of all charges incurred by the Town in the course of the project, or take any other action relative thereto.

Minutes and agendas can be found online at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee

CONTACT:  Mary Fritz, Chair    mfritz@shepherdengineeringinc.com
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

The Library Planning and Building Commitee meets on the first Monday of each month unless otherwise scheduled.

The Committee was established by Town Meeting Vote on October 17, 2011. Members of the Committee are appointed by the Town Moderator.

Article 6. Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee To see if the Town will vote to form a Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee, authorized and directed to oversee to completion the renovation and expansion of the Grafton Public Library, including overseeing, with final approval by the Board of Selectmen, the payment of all charges incurred by the Town in the course of the project, or take any other action relative thereto.

Minutes and agendas can be found online at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee

CONTACT:
  Mary Fritz, Chair
  
  mfritz@shepherdengineeringinc.com

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

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

The Not Just For Young Adults Book Group will meet to discuss This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen.

Description: Raised by a mother who's had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician.

Copies will be available for checkout from the Library.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x 1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

The Not Just For Young Adults Book Group will meet to discuss This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen.

Description: Raised by a mother who's had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician.

Copies will be available for checkout from the Library.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x 1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Tuesday July 10, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Summer Stories

Don't want to give up your weekly storytime routine just because it's summer? You don't have to! Join us for a weekly Summer Storytime. Designed for our littlest patrons (babies and toddlers), this program will have all of your favorite storytime staples - bubbles, songs and stories - with a special summer twist. Join us at 9:30, before the Library opens. No registration required.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Don't want to give up your weekly storytime routine just because it's summer? You don't have to! Join us for a weekly Summer Storytime. Designed for our littlest patrons (babies and toddlers), this program will have all of your favorite storytime staples - bubbles, songs and stories - with a special summer twist. Join us at 9:30, before the Library opens. No registration required.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tween LEGO Build: Octopus

Join us and build your very own LEGO octopus.

Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Join us and build your very own LEGO octopus.

Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

 
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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Teen LEGO Build: Octopus

Join us and build your very own LEGO octopus.
 
Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for teens grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Join us and build your very own LEGO octopus.
 
Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for teens grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

 
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Adult LEGO Build: Octopus

Join us and build your very own LEGO octopus.
 
Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.
 
This free program is for adults. All supplies will be provided.
 
Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Join us and build your very own LEGO octopus.
 
Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.
 
This free program is for adults. All supplies will be provided.
 
Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Wednesday July 11, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Once Upon a Storytime

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

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

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

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

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Crafternoon: Rock Painting
CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Thursday July 12, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ukulele for Tweens

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Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join musician and teacher Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play some fun and easy songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers.

 
 
 
 
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join musician and teacher Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play some fun and easy songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers.

 
 
 
 
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Ukulele for Teens

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Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join musician and teacher Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play some fun and easy songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join musician and teacher Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play some fun and easy songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
LEGO Brick Builders

Calling all Master Builders in grades K-5! Come and play with our huge collection of LEGO bricks. What will you create today?

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Calling all Master Builders in grades K-5! Come and play with our huge collection of LEGO bricks. What will you create today?

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ukulele Club with Apple Tree Arts

Welcome to Grafton Ukulele Musicians (GUM), a partnership between Apple Tree Arts and Grafton Public Library.  We meet the second Thursday of every month. All levels are welcome and there is no fee. GUM meets on the third floor of Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common.

Bring your ukulele and your singing voice to participate in this jam session lead by Miss Jan Barlow from Apple Tree Arts. Participants suggest the music and come together to play once a month. The Library provides copies of The Daily Ukulele on loan for use in the session.

Don't have a ukulele? You can borrow a ukulele, as well!

Brush up on your strumming skills or learn new chords with the Ukulele Course online at ArtistWorks, for free! A library card is required to access.

 

Here are some of the songs GUM worked on last month and will do again this month: This Land Is Your Land

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jan Barlow at missjanbarlow@gmail.com

CONTACT:  Jan Barlow  508-839-4286  missjanbarlow@gmail.com
LOCATION: One Grafton Common

Welcome to Grafton Ukulele Musicians (GUM), a partnership between Apple Tree Arts and Grafton Public Library.  We meet the second Thursday of every month. All levels are welcome and there is no fee. GUM meets on the third floor of Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common.

Bring your ukulele and your singing voice to participate in this jam session lead by Miss Jan Barlow from Apple Tree Arts. Participants suggest the music and come together to play once a month. The Library provides copies of The Daily Ukulele on loan for use in the session.

Don't have a ukulele? You can borrow a ukulele, as well!

Brush up on your strumming skills or learn new chords with the Ukulele Course online at ArtistWorks, for free! A library card is required to access.

 

Here are some of the songs GUM worked on last month and will do again this month: This Land Is Your Land

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jan Barlow at missjanbarlow@gmail.com

CONTACT:
  Jan Barlow
  508.839.4286
  missjanbarlow@gmail.com

LOCATION: One Grafton Common

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Teen Movie Night: Wonder

Based on the New York best seller, this tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifith grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Rated PG. Runtime 113 minutes.

Snacks will be served.

This movie night is for teens in grades 6-12 ONLY. If teens wish to watch this movie with their family or younger siblings they should attend Family Movie Night on Monday, July 9th at 6:30 in the Children's Room.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Based on the New York best seller, this tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifith grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Rated PG. Runtime 113 minutes.

Snacks will be served.

This movie night is for teens in grades 6-12 ONLY. If teens wish to watch this movie with their family or younger siblings they should attend Family Movie Night on Monday, July 9th at 6:30 in the Children's Room.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Friday July 13, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Summer Songs in the Park

Bring a picnic lunch and join us at 11am on Fridays as we share songs with Mr. Bill of Apple Tree Arts!

If it’s raining meet us at the Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Airport Park, 8 Bedford Dr., N. Grafton

Bring a picnic lunch and join us at 11am on Fridays as we share songs with Mr. Bill of Apple Tree Arts!

If it’s raining meet us at the Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Airport Park, 8 Bedford Dr., N. Grafton

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tween Crafternoon: Rock Painting

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Libraries ROCK! Join us as we create one of a kind rock art this summer. 

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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Libraries ROCK! Join us as we create one of a kind rock art this summer. 

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Color Me Calm

Take some time to relax and color your stress away. We have dozens of designs to choose from and something for everyone. Our selection includes basic coloring to intricate designs - even color by number.

This free program is for adults and teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler    fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Take some time to relax and color your stress away. We have dozens of designs to choose from and something for everyone. Our selection includes basic coloring to intricate designs - even color by number.

This free program is for adults and teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mr. Kim Concert on the Common

It wouldn't be summer without a Mr. Kim Concert on the Common! Come and listen to one of Grafton's favorite musicians at this family-friendly concert. We recommend that you bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket, or even a picnic dinner!

Rain Location: Municipal Center Gym, 30 Providence Rd.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Grafton Common

It wouldn't be summer without a Mr. Kim Concert on the Common! Come and listen to one of Grafton's favorite musicians at this family-friendly concert. We recommend that you bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket, or even a picnic dinner!

Rain Location: Municipal Center Gym, 30 Providence Rd.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Grafton Common

Saturday July 14, 2018
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Boston Children's Hospital Bloodmobile

Stop by the Library and hop on the Boston Children's Hospital Bloodmobile. A short 30-minute whole blood donation can help as many as 4 children. 

To donate you must be in good health and weigh at least 110 lbs. In MA, 16 year olds may donate blood but are required to have a consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to donating. Print a copy of this form if you need it. If you are 17 and older, you just need to bring a form of photo ID with you.

How to Prepare to Donate Blood:

  • Make sure you are well hydrated at the time of your donation. Try and limit the amount of caffeinated beverages you consume prior to giving blood.
  • Do not donate on an empty stomach. Eat a good meal at least three hours prior to giving blood.
  • Get a good nights rest prior to coming in to donate.
  • If in the past your hemoglobin has been low, you can raise it by eating iron rich food. For a list of food rich in iron click here.
  • Remember to bring a photo ID with you when you come to donate.

For further eligibility requirements click here.

Walkins are welcome, appointments are preferred. Check back to sign up for an appointment.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Stop by the Library and hop on the Boston Children's Hospital Bloodmobile. A short 30-minute whole blood donation can help as many as 4 children. 

To donate you must be in good health and weigh at least 110 lbs. In MA, 16 year olds may donate blood but are required to have a consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to donating. Print a copy of this form if you need it. If you are 17 and older, you just need to bring a form of photo ID with you.

How to Prepare to Donate Blood:

  • Make sure you are well hydrated at the time of your donation. Try and limit the amount of caffeinated beverages you consume prior to giving blood.
  • Do not donate on an empty stomach. Eat a good meal at least three hours prior to giving blood.
  • Get a good nights rest prior to coming in to donate.
  • If in the past your hemoglobin has been low, you can raise it by eating iron rich food. For a list of food rich in iron click here.
  • Remember to bring a photo ID with you when you come to donate.

For further eligibility requirements click here.

Walkins are welcome, appointments are preferred. Check back to sign up for an appointment.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Program: Nerdfighters

Come and play Super Smash Bros on our WiiU. We'll also have our new Nintendo Switch out for you to try. Feel free to bring your own nerdy items (like Magic The Gathering cards) or play one of our dozens of board games.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Come and play Super Smash Bros on our WiiU. We'll also have our new Nintendo Switch out for you to try. Feel free to bring your own nerdy items (like Magic The Gathering cards) or play one of our dozens of board games.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Monday July 16, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Silly Science at Unibank

Silly Science @ UniBank is a 45 minute storytime program for children ages 3-5 years. Join us for a STEM-themed storytime that features math and science concepts.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street
Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Silly Science @ UniBank is a 45 minute storytime program for children ages 3-5 years. Join us for a STEM-themed storytime that features math and science concepts.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street

Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
STEM Kids at Unibank

STEM Kids @ UniBank is a 45 minute program for children in grades K-2. Join us for a STEM-themed activity that is sure to spark your children's interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street
Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

STEM Kids @ UniBank is a 45 minute program for children in grades K-2. Join us for a STEM-themed activity that is sure to spark your children's interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street

Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kids and Parents Soapmaking Workshop

Getting little ones to wash their hands isn't always an easy task. That's sure to change after they create their own rubber duckie soap. This workshop is designed for grades K-5. Each participant will make their own soapy creation using glycerin based soap and adding colors, glitter and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the cocoction has cooled slightly, we will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional), choose from a variety of rubber duckies to embed and decorate the tops with white soap curls, creating waves. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade soap home, it can be unmolded the following day and used right away.

Since the soap can get hot, a parent or guardian must be present for children under the age of 10 to lend a helping hand.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Getting little ones to wash their hands isn't always an easy task. That's sure to change after they create their own rubber duckie soap. This workshop is designed for grades K-5. Each participant will make their own soapy creation using glycerin based soap and adding colors, glitter and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the cocoction has cooled slightly, we will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional), choose from a variety of rubber duckies to embed and decorate the tops with white soap curls, creating waves. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade soap home, it can be unmolded the following day and used right away.

Since the soap can get hot, a parent or guardian must be present for children under the age of 10 to lend a helping hand.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Soapmaking Workshop

This workshop is designed for teens in grades 6-12. Each participant will make their own soapy creation using glycerin based soap and adding colors, glitter and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the cocoction has cooled slightly, we will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional), choose from a variety of rubber duckies to embed and decorate the tops with white soap curls, creating waves. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade soap home, it can be unmolded the following day and used right away.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

This workshop is designed for teens in grades 6-12. Each participant will make their own soapy creation using glycerin based soap and adding colors, glitter and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the cocoction has cooled slightly, we will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional), choose from a variety of rubber duckies to embed and decorate the tops with white soap curls, creating waves. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade soap home, it can be unmolded the following day and used right away.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Family Movie Night: Coco

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.

Rated PG. Runtime 105 minutes.

Snacks will be served. 

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.

Rated PG. Runtime 105 minutes.

Snacks will be served. 

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Soapmaking Workshop

This workshop is designed for adults ages 18 and older. Each participant will make their own soapy creation using glycerin based soap and adding colors, glitter and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the cocoction has cooled slightly, we will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional), choose from a variety of rubber duckies to embed and decorate the tops with white soap curls, creating waves. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade soap home, it can be unmolded the following day and used right away.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

This workshop is designed for adults ages 18 and older. Each participant will make their own soapy creation using glycerin based soap and adding colors, glitter and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the cocoction has cooled slightly, we will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional), choose from a variety of rubber duckies to embed and decorate the tops with white soap curls, creating waves. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their handmade soap home, it can be unmolded the following day and used right away.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Tuesday July 17, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Summer Stories

Don't want to give up your weekly storytime routine just because it's summer? You don't have to! Join us for a weekly Summer Storytime. Designed for our littlest patrons (babies and toddlers), this program will have all of your favorite storytime staples - bubbles, songs and stories - with a special summer twist. Join us at 9:30, before the Library opens. No registration required.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Don't want to give up your weekly storytime routine just because it's summer? You don't have to! Join us for a weekly Summer Storytime. Designed for our littlest patrons (babies and toddlers), this program will have all of your favorite storytime staples - bubbles, songs and stories - with a special summer twist. Join us at 9:30, before the Library opens. No registration required.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tween LEGO Build: Hedgehog

Join us and build your very own LEGO hedgehog.
 
Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.
 
This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. All supplies will be provided.
 
Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Join us and build your very own LEGO hedgehog.
 
Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.
 
This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. All supplies will be provided.
 
Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

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

The Daytimers Book Group will meet to discuss A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander.

Description: Despite her training as a master violinist, Rebekah Carrington was denied entry into the Nashville Philharmonic by a young conductor Nathaniel Whitcomb, who bowed to public opinion. Now, with a reluctant muse and a recurring pain in his head, he needs her help to finish his symphony.

Copies will be available for check out at the Library.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x 1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

The Daytimers Book Group will meet to discuss A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander.

Description: Despite her training as a master violinist, Rebekah Carrington was denied entry into the Nashville Philharmonic by a young conductor Nathaniel Whitcomb, who bowed to public opinion. Now, with a reluctant muse and a recurring pain in his head, he needs her help to finish his symphony.

Copies will be available for check out at the Library.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x 1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Teen LEGO Build: Hedgehog

Join us and build your very own LEGO hedgehog.

Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Join us and build your very own LEGO hedgehog.

Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

 
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Adult LEGO Build: Hedgehog

Join us and build your very own LEGO hedgehog.

Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for adults. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Join us and build your very own LEGO hedgehog.

Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for adults. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

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

The GPL Mystery Book Group will meet to discuss Swing: A Mystery  by Rupert Holmes.

Description: Jazz musician Ray Sherwood, playing at the 1940 World Fair, becomes involved in the investigation into the death of a mysterious Frenchwoman, who had previously propositioned him.

Copies will be available for check out at the Library.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x 1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

The GPL Mystery Book Group will meet to discuss Swing: A Mystery  by Rupert Holmes.

Description: Jazz musician Ray Sherwood, playing at the 1940 World Fair, becomes involved in the investigation into the death of a mysterious Frenchwoman, who had previously propositioned him.

Copies will be available for check out at the Library.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x 1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesday July 18, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Once Upon a Storytime

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

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

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

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

Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Crafternoon: Perler Bead Magnets

Use your imagination or one our of templates to create a perler bead masterpiece. Then we'll add magnets to the back so that you can decorate your locker or fridge.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Use your imagination or one our of templates to create a perler bead masterpiece. Then we'll add magnets to the back so that you can decorate your locker or fridge.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Thursday July 19, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Storyteller Diane Edgecomb Presents Rock Solid!

Join award-winning storyteller and singer Diane Edgecomb, who will play on the theme title of "Libraries Rock." ROCK SOLID! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don't miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing Duck Bill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede, and a fast talking earthworm.

This program is for all ages and registration is required. Please sign up each member of your party separately.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Grafton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy. 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Join award-winning storyteller and singer Diane Edgecomb, who will play on the theme title of "Libraries Rock." ROCK SOLID! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don't miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing Duck Bill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede, and a fast talking earthworm.

This program is for all ages and registration is required. Please sign up each member of your party separately.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Grafton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO Brick Builders

Calling all Master Builders in grades K-5! Come and play with our huge collection of LEGO bricks. What will you create today?

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Calling all Master Builders in grades K-5! Come and play with our huge collection of LEGO bricks. What will you create today?

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Teen Movie Night: Coco

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.

Rated PG. Runtime 105 minutes.

Snacks will be served.

This movie night is for teens in grades 6-12 ONLY. If teens wish to watch this movie with their family or younger siblings they should attend Family Movie Night on Monday, July 16th at 6:30 in the Children's Room.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.

Rated PG. Runtime 105 minutes.

Snacks will be served.

This movie night is for teens in grades 6-12 ONLY. If teens wish to watch this movie with their family or younger siblings they should attend Family Movie Night on Monday, July 16th at 6:30 in the Children's Room.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Friday July 20, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Summer Songs in the Park

Bring a picnic lunch and join us at 11am on Fridays as we share songs with Mr. Bill of Apple Tree Arts!

If it’s raining meet us at the Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Fisher/Ferry St. Park, 115 Ferry St., S. Grafton

Bring a picnic lunch and join us at 11am on Fridays as we share songs with Mr. Bill of Apple Tree Arts!

If it’s raining meet us at the Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

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

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tween Crafternoon: Perler Beads

Use your imagination or one of our templates to create a perler bead masterpiece. Then we'll add magnets to the back so that you can decorate your locker or fridge.

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Use your imagination or one of our templates to create a perler bead masterpiece. Then we'll add magnets to the back so that you can decorate your locker or fridge.

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Color Me Calm

Take some time to relax and color your stress away. We have dozens of designs to choose from and something for everyone. Our selection includes basic coloring to intricate designs - even color by number.

This free program is for adults and teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler    fowlerh@graftonlibary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Take some time to relax and color your stress away. We have dozens of designs to choose from and something for everyone. Our selection includes basic coloring to intricate designs - even color by number.

This free program is for adults and teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  
  fowlerh@graftonlibary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Teen Program: Dungeons & Dragons

Join us for another night of D&D. Pizza and snacks will be served. 

*If there are not enough DMs by 5:30pm, we will cancel the event.*

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Join us for another night of D&D. Pizza and snacks will be served. 

*If there are not enough DMs by 5:30pm, we will cancel the event.*

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Saturday July 21, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
College Readiness Workshop

Worcester State Professor, Dr. Pam Hollander, who has been teaching college students for over 20 years, will share tips about how to get "college ready."  This interactive workshop is open to any high school student, but is particularly relevant for those who plan to attend college soon.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
There are 12 spaces available.

Worcester State Professor, Dr. Pam Hollander, who has been teaching college students for over 20 years, will share tips about how to get "college ready."  This interactive workshop is open to any high school student, but is particularly relevant for those who plan to attend college soon.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Afternoon Knitters

Whether you are an experienced knitter or just want to learn – join us at the library for an afternoon of knitting. Experienced knitters are encouraged to bring their current projects. Have extra needles or yarn?

Donate to our Give and Take Box to clear out your stash or find a special yarn.

CONTACT:  Lee Mcculloch  5088394649  mccullochl@graftonlibrary.org

Whether you are an experienced knitter or just want to learn – join us at the library for an afternoon of knitting. Experienced knitters are encouraged to bring their current projects. Have extra needles or yarn?

Donate to our Give and Take Box to clear out your stash or find a special yarn.

CONTACT:
  Lee Mcculloch
  5088394649
  mccullochl@graftonlibrary.org

 
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fun in the Sun Party

Games! Music! Food!  Henna!

Join the Grafton Public Library and the Grafton Recreation Department for a town wide summer celebration!

Meet your town's youth groups & organizations and enjoy an afternoon of activities for all ages!

Stop by this free family event to enjoy games, activities, and music plus visit booths from your local youth groups including girl scouts, boy scouts, football and cheer, lacrosse and more. A henna artist will be on hand to give you a free breath-taking temporary henna tattoo.

Food will also be available for purchase.

LOCATION: Nelson Park, 6 Prentice St. N. Grafton

Games! Music! Food!  Henna!

Join the Grafton Public Library and the Grafton Recreation Department for a town wide summer celebration!

Meet your town's youth groups & organizations and enjoy an afternoon of activities for all ages!

Stop by this free family event to enjoy games, activities, and music plus visit booths from your local youth groups including girl scouts, boy scouts, football and cheer, lacrosse and more. A henna artist will be on hand to give you a free breath-taking temporary henna tattoo.

Food will also be available for purchase.

LOCATION: Nelson Park, 6 Prentice St. N. Grafton

Monday July 23, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Silly Science at Unibank

Silly Science @ UniBank is a 45 minute storytime program for children ages 3-5 years. Join us for a STEM-themed storytime that features math and science concepts.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Silly Science @ UniBank is a 45 minute storytime program for children ages 3-5 years. Join us for a STEM-themed storytime that features math and science concepts.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street

Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
STEM Kids at Unibank

STEM Kids @ UniBank is a 45 minute program for children in grades K-2. Join us for a STEM-themed activity that is sure to spark your children's interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

STEM Kids @ UniBank is a 45 minute program for children in grades K-2. Join us for a STEM-themed activity that is sure to spark your children's interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street

Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Family Movie Night: The LEGO Ninjago Movie

The young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, who is wise-craking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad.

Rated PG. Runtime 101 minutes.

Snacks will be served. 

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

The young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, who is wise-craking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad.

Rated PG. Runtime 101 minutes.

Snacks will be served. 

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Tuesday July 24, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Summer Stories

Don't want to give up your weekly storytime routine just because it's summer? You don't have to! Join us for a weekly Summer Storytime. Designed for our littlest patrons (babies and toddlers), this program will have all of your favorite storytime staples - bubbles, songs and stories - with a special summer twist. Join us at 9:30, before the Library opens. No registration required.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Don't want to give up your weekly storytime routine just because it's summer? You don't have to! Join us for a weekly Summer Storytime. Designed for our littlest patrons (babies and toddlers), this program will have all of your favorite storytime staples - bubbles, songs and stories - with a special summer twist. Join us at 9:30, before the Library opens. No registration required.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tween LEGO Build: Parrot

Join us and build your very own LEGO parrot.

Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Join us and build your very own LEGO parrot.

Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

 
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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Teen LEGO Build: Parrot

Join us and build your very own LEGO parrot.

Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Join us and build your very own LEGO parrot.

Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

 
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Adult LEGO Build: Parrot

Join us and build your very own LEGO parrot.

Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for adults. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Join us and build your very own LEGO parrot.

Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for adults. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Program: Hunting the Forest Spirit: Mythology and Anime

Join librarian and con panelist Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe and learn about Hunting the Forest Spirit: Mythology and Anime.

Anime is full of mythological themes from Miyazaki's films to Princess Tutu. In this workshop, we explore its mytholofical roots, examinging both Japanese myth, and world myth cycles. Come see how a new art form spins ancient stories.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Join librarian and con panelist Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe and learn about Hunting the Forest Spirit: Mythology and Anime.

Anime is full of mythological themes from Miyazaki's films to Princess Tutu. In this workshop, we explore its mytholofical roots, examinging both Japanese myth, and world myth cycles. Come see how a new art form spins ancient stories.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Anime 101 for Teens and Adults

Join librarian and con panelist Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe and learn about Anime 101: Isn't Otaku a Kind of Sushi?

Can you tell a Pokemon from a Digimon? Do you know the differences between a sub and a dub? Do you hear words like "Baka" and scramble for a dictionary? Well you aren't alone. This workshop is for you! Japanese Anime is a big part of American pop culture now, and many people are trying to catch up. In Anime 101 we cover the basics of Anime from it's birth in Japan to it's popularity here in America.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Join librarian and con panelist Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe and learn about Anime 101: Isn't Otaku a Kind of Sushi?

Can you tell a Pokemon from a Digimon? Do you know the differences between a sub and a dub? Do you hear words like "Baka" and scramble for a dictionary? Well you aren't alone. This workshop is for you! Japanese Anime is a big part of American pop culture now, and many people are trying to catch up. In Anime 101 we cover the basics of Anime from it's birth in Japan to it's popularity here in America.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesday July 25, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Once Upon a Storytime

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

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

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

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

Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Crafternoon: Duct Tape
CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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

The Grafton Public Library Board of Trustees generally meets the last Wednesday of each month in Conference Room A on the first floor of the Grafton Memorial Municipal Center unless otherwise posted. Meetings are recorded for future broadcast on Grafton Community Television (GCTV). Meetings can also be viewed via the GCTV Video on Demand feature on their website. Meetings are open to the public.

Minutes and agendas, and a link to watch televised meetings on demand, can be found at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

CONTACT:  Beth Patch, Scribe  508-839-4649  patchb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

The Grafton Public Library Board of Trustees generally meets the last Wednesday of each month in Conference Room A on the first floor of the Grafton Memorial Municipal Center unless otherwise posted. Meetings are recorded for future broadcast on Grafton Community Television (GCTV). Meetings can also be viewed via the GCTV Video on Demand feature on their website. Meetings are open to the public.

Minutes and agendas, and a link to watch televised meetings on demand, can be found at https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-library-trustees-grafton-public-library-0

CONTACT:
  Beth Patch, Scribe
  508.839.4649
  patchb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

Thursday July 26, 2018
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO Brick Builders

Calling all Master Builders in grades K-5! Come and play with our huge collection of LEGO bricks. What will you create today?

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Calling all Master Builders in grades K-5! Come and play with our huge collection of LEGO bricks. What will you create today?

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Teen Movie Night: Black Panther

T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

Rated PG-13. Runtime 134 minutes.

Snacks will be served.

This movie night is for teens in grades 6-12 ONLY. 

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

Rated PG-13. Runtime 134 minutes.

Snacks will be served.

This movie night is for teens in grades 6-12 ONLY. 

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Friday July 27, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tween Crafternoon: Duct Tape

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Wallets, beach bags, pencil cases, and more! Anything can be made from duct tape if you put your mind to it!

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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Wallets, beach bags, pencil cases, and more! Anything can be made from duct tape if you put your mind to it!

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Color Me Calm

Take some time to relax and color your stress away. We have dozens of designs to choose from and something for everyone. Our selection includes basic coloring to intricate designs - even color by number.

This free program is for adults and teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler    fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Take some time to relax and color your stress away. We have dozens of designs to choose from and something for everyone. Our selection includes basic coloring to intricate designs - even color by number.

This free program is for adults and teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Saturday July 28, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen NERF Games

Get moving with NERF Games! We will play organized games like capture the flag, defend the castle, and the all-time-favorite, Zombies! NERF Blasters and goggles will be provided.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Common
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Get moving with NERF Games! We will play organized games like capture the flag, defend the castle, and the all-time-favorite, Zombies! NERF Blasters and goggles will be provided.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Common

Registration will begin on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Monday July 30, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Silly Science at Unibank

Silly Science @ UniBank is a 45 minute storytime program for children ages 3-5 years. Join us for a STEM-themed storytime that features math and science concepts.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street
Registration will begin on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Silly Science @ UniBank is a 45 minute storytime program for children ages 3-5 years. Join us for a STEM-themed storytime that features math and science concepts.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street

Registration will begin on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
STEM Kids at Unibank

STEM Kids @ UniBank is a 45 minute program for children in grades K-2. Join us for a STEM-themed activity that is sure to spark your children's interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street
Registration will begin on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

STEM Kids @ UniBank is a 45 minute program for children in grades K-2. Join us for a STEM-themed activity that is sure to spark your children's interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street

Registration will begin on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Family Movie Night: Paddington 2

While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

Rated PG. Runtime 103 minutes.

Snacks will be served. 

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

Rated PG. Runtime 103 minutes.

Snacks will be served. 

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Reads Well with Others' Book Group

The Reads Well with Others Book Group meets to discuss The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce.

Description: The owner of a 1988 music shop in a down-at-heel suburban community uses his talent for connecting customers to the music they seek and resists a chance at an intimate relationship with a beautiful young woman who hides a mysterious agenda and compels him to confront painful elements from his path.

Copies of the book are available for check out from the Library.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x 1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

The Reads Well with Others Book Group meets to discuss The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce.

Description: The owner of a 1988 music shop in a down-at-heel suburban community uses his talent for connecting customers to the music they seek and resists a chance at an intimate relationship with a beautiful young woman who hides a mysterious agenda and compels him to confront painful elements from his path.

Copies of the book are available for check out from the Library.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x 1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Tuesday July 31, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Summer Stories

Don't want to give up your weekly storytime routine just because it's summer? You don't have to! Join us for a weekly Summer Storytime. Designed for our littlest patrons (babies and toddlers), this program will have all of your favorite storytime staples - bubbles, songs and stories - with a special summer twist. Join us at 9:30, before the Library opens. No registration required.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Don't want to give up your weekly storytime routine just because it's summer? You don't have to! Join us for a weekly Summer Storytime. Designed for our littlest patrons (babies and toddlers), this program will have all of your favorite storytime staples - bubbles, songs and stories - with a special summer twist. Join us at 9:30, before the Library opens. No registration required.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tween LEGO Build: Raccoon

Join us and build your very own LEGO raccoon.

Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Join us and build your very own LEGO raccoon.

Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

 
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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Teen LEGO Build: Raccoon

Join us and build your very own LEGO raccoon.

Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Join us and build your very own LEGO raccoon.

Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

 
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Adult LEGO Build: Raccoon

Join us and build your very own LEGO raccoon.

Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for adults. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Join us and build your very own LEGO raccoon.

Lottery registration for this event will be open June 1- June 11.

This free program is for adults. All supplies will be provided.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mass Audubon's Birds of Prey

Find out why hawks, owls, eagles, and falcons are considered birds of prey and discover their diversity while meeting live birds of prey native to Massachusetts. We'll share some tips to help you see these birds more often where you live. There are many more out there than you might think!

This free program is for all ages - children, teens and adults.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, Gym

Find out why hawks, owls, eagles, and falcons are considered birds of prey and discover their diversity while meeting live birds of prey native to Massachusetts. We'll share some tips to help you see these birds more often where you live. There are many more out there than you might think!

This free program is for all ages - children, teens and adults.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, Gym

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Inspirational Book Group

The Inspiration Book Group meets to discuss The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway.

Description: While a cellist plays at the side of a mortar attack to commemorate the deaths of twenty-two friends and neighbors, a woman sniper secretly protects the life of the cellist as her army becomes increasingly threatening.

Copies of the book are available for check out from the Library.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649 x 1102  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

The Inspiration Book Group meets to discuss The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway.

Description: While a cellist plays at the side of a mortar attack to commemorate the deaths of twenty-two friends and neighbors, a woman sniper secretly protects the life of the cellist as her army becomes increasingly threatening.

Copies of the book are available for check out from the Library.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649 x 1102
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesday August 1, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Once Upon a Storytime

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

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

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

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

Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Crafternoon: Make Your Own Stampers

Learn how to carve and make your own stampers.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Learn how to carve and make your own stampers.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Thursday August 2, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Toto the Tornado Kitten

Come and meet the Grafton Public Library's favorite cat and author: Toto and Jonathan Hall! In June 2011, Brimfield, MA was hit by a tornado. Author Jonathan will read Toto's story and then you'll get a chance to meet the famous cat! Books will be available for purchase and signing from the author.

This program is for all ages and registration is not required.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Come and meet the Grafton Public Library's favorite cat and author: Toto and Jonathan Hall! In June 2011, Brimfield, MA was hit by a tornado. Author Jonathan will read Toto's story and then you'll get a chance to meet the famous cat! Books will be available for purchase and signing from the author.

This program is for all ages and registration is not required.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Tween Marimo Moss Balls

Equal parts bizarre and beautiful, Marimo moss balls are an easy to take care of plant. In this workshop you'll put together your own little home for your marimos and learn just how easy they are to take care of (basically change their water twice a month and keep them out of direct sunlight).

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. All supplies will be provided.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Equal parts bizarre and beautiful, Marimo moss balls are an easy to take care of plant. In this workshop you'll put together your own little home for your marimos and learn just how easy they are to take care of (basically change their water twice a month and keep them out of direct sunlight).

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. All supplies will be provided.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Marimo Moss Balls

Equal parts bizarre and beautiful, Marimo moss balls are an easy to take care of plant. In this workshop you'll put together your own little home for your marimos and learn just how easy they are to take care of (basically change their water twice a month and keep them out of direct sunlight).

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Equal parts bizarre and beautiful, Marimo moss balls are an easy to take care of plant. In this workshop you'll put together your own little home for your marimos and learn just how easy they are to take care of (basically change their water twice a month and keep them out of direct sunlight).

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO Brick Builders

Calling all Master Builders in grades K-5! Come and play with our huge collection of LEGO bricks. What will you create today?

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  

Calling all Master Builders in grades K-5! Come and play with our huge collection of LEGO bricks. What will you create today?

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Teen Movie Night: Fantastic Beasts

It opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were in not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Rated PG-13. Runtime 133 minutes.

Snacks will be served.

This movie night is for teens in grades 6-12 ONLY. 

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

It opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were in not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Rated PG-13. Runtime 133 minutes.

Snacks will be served.

This movie night is for teens in grades 6-12 ONLY. 

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Friday August 3, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Summer Songs in the Park

Bring a picnic lunch and join us at 11am on Fridays as we share songs with Mr. Bill of Apple Tree Arts!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: Perry Hill Park, 3 Perry St., N. Grafton

Bring a picnic lunch and join us at 11am on Fridays as we share songs with Mr. Bill of Apple Tree Arts!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: Perry Hill Park, 3 Perry St., N. Grafton

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tween Crafternoon: Spaghetti Towers

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Join us and STEM Beginnings as we engineer Spaghetti Towers using spaghetti and marshmallows!

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. All supplies will be provided.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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Join us and STEM Beginnings as we engineer Spaghetti Towers using spaghetti and marshmallows!

This free program is for tweens in grades 3-5. All supplies will be provided.

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Color Me Calm

Take some time to relax and color your stress away. We have dozens of designs to choose from and something for everyone. Our selection includes basic coloring to intricate designs - even color by number.

This free program is for adults and teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:  Heidi Fowler    fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Take some time to relax and color your stress away. We have dozens of designs to choose from and something for everyone. Our selection includes basic coloring to intricate designs - even color by number.

This free program is for adults and teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  
  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library

Monday August 6, 2018
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10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Silly Science at Unibank

Silly Science @ UniBank is a 45 minute storytime program for children ages 3-5 years. Join us for a STEM-themed storytime that features math and science concepts.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street
Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Silly Science @ UniBank is a 45 minute storytime program for children ages 3-5 years. Join us for a STEM-themed storytime that features math and science concepts.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street

Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
STEM Kids at Unibank

STEM Kids @ UniBank is a 45 minute program for children in grades K-2. Join us for a STEM-themed activity that is sure to spark your children's interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  508-839-4649  
LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street
Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

STEM Kids @ UniBank is a 45 minute program for children in grades K-2. Join us for a STEM-themed activity that is sure to spark your children's interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Registration is required for this program.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building; 13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation! For further details please read our Unattended Child Policy.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  508.839.4649
  

LOCATION: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street

Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Own the Room Workshop

Learn Stage Presence & Mic Techniques in this "Own the Room" Workshop

Knowing how to walk on and off stage, stand, introduce yourself and bow are essential to a professional performance. This workshop is fun, safe and easy. Come with the ability to introduce yourself. Leave with the simple, practical skills to blow the room away the next time you present yourself in front of ANY audience from 1-1,000. This is not a singing or speech workshop, rather a singer, performer, or speaker's bag of tricks for poise, presence and power. Gain confidence and poise in front of a group.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Learn Stage Presence & Mic Techniques in this "Own the Room" Workshop

Knowing how to walk on and off stage, stand, introduce yourself and bow are essential to a professional performance. This workshop is fun, safe and easy. Come with the ability to introduce yourself. Leave with the simple, practical skills to blow the room away the next time you present yourself in front of ANY audience from 1-1,000. This is not a singing or speech workshop, rather a singer, performer, or speaker's bag of tricks for poise, presence and power. Gain confidence and poise in front of a group.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian
  
  cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM