Thursday April 1, 2021 - Friday April 30, 2021
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Passive Program: Magnetic Poetry Event

How to Play: 

Visit https://magneticpoetry.com/pages/play-online

Select a set: Original Kit, Nature Kit (family friendly!), Poet, Geek, Moustache, Poet Kit.

Drag and Drop words to create a poem

Click "More Words" for a different selection of magnets.

When you are done, click the Save & Share button

Complete the form: enter the name your poem, the author and your email address

Share the emailed poem on Social Media.

Tag #graftonpubliclibrarypoetry

 

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

How to Play: 

Visit https://magneticpoetry.com/pages/play-online

Select a set: Original Kit, Nature Kit (family friendly!), Poet, Geek, Moustache, Poet Kit.

Drag and Drop words to create a poem

Click "More Words" for a different selection of magnets.

When you are done, click the Save & Share button

Complete the form: enter the name your poem, the author and your email address

Share the emailed poem on Social Media.

Tag #graftonpubliclibrarypoetry

 

CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: online

Monday April 19, 2021
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Closed: Patriot's Day

The Library is closed all day Monday April 19 in observance of Patriot's Day.

The Library is closed all day Monday April 19 in observance of Patriot's Day.

Tuesday April 20, 2021 - Friday April 23, 2021
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
April Vacation Craft Kits

 

Banish boredom by picking up one of our April Vacation Craft Kits-chock full of activities sure to keep the kids busy over break. They will be available Tuesday April 20th-Friday April 23rd at the Library's temporary location during the curbside pick-up hours of 10am-4pm.
 
First come, first serve. One kit per child please, while supplies last. 
 
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: GPL Temporary Location: 53 North Main Street, North Grafton MA 01536

 

Banish boredom by picking up one of our April Vacation Craft Kits-chock full of activities sure to keep the kids busy over break. They will be available Tuesday April 20th-Friday April 23rd at the Library's temporary location during the curbside pick-up hours of 10am-4pm.
 
First come, first serve. One kit per child please, while supplies last. 
 
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: GPL Temporary Location: 53 North Main Street, North Grafton MA 01536

Tuesday April 20, 2021
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Virtual Book Discussion: Daytimers' Book Group

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes, as part of the Friends of the Grafton Public Library Community Read. Copies are available for pick up at the Library (in regular print, large print and audiobook on CD) using our no-contact curbside pickup service. It is also available as an Overdrive eBook and eAudio book.


Description: “Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond. Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. Based on a true story rooted in America's past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope. At times funny, at others heartbreaking, this is a richly rewarding novel of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond." This program is for adults.


On Tuesday, April 20th at 1:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com/#april-20-daytimers-book-group-the-giver-of-stars

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#april-20-daytimers-book-group-the-giver-of-stars


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

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

 

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

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes, as part of the Friends of the Grafton Public Library Community Read. Copies are available for pick up at the Library (in regular print, large print and audiobook on CD) using our no-contact curbside pickup service. It is also available as an Overdrive eBook and eAudio book.


Description: “Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond. Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. Based on a true story rooted in America's past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope. At times funny, at others heartbreaking, this is a richly rewarding novel of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond." This program is for adults.


On Tuesday, April 20th at 1:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com/#april-20-daytimers-book-group-the-giver-of-stars

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#april-20-daytimers-book-group-the-giver-of-stars


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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Slack

There are 12 spaces available.

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

The GPL Mystery book group will discuss the book, Read It and Weep, by Jenn McKinlay, as part of the Friends of the Grafton Public Library Community Read. Copies will be available for pick up at the Library using our no-contact curbside pickup service. It is also available as an Overdrive eBook and eAudio.

Descrption: “Answering Shakespeare trivia comes with the job description for library director Lindsey Norris. But when the Briar Creek Community Theater mounts their newest production of the Bard, she has no intention of leaving the stacks for the stage. Unfortunately a villain is waiting in the wings. Former Broadway actress Violet La Rue is holding auditions for A Midsummer Night's Dream and everyone from the sour spinster librarian Ms. Cole to Lindsey's youthful library pages are trying out for parts. Brought in to play the mischievous Puck is the flirtatious professional actor Robbie Vine, who seems to have eyes for Lindsey. Before her blush has faded, the Bard's dream turns into a nightmare, when one of the cast is poisoned. Now Lindsey and her crafternooners must take center stage to unmask the culprit before the final curtain call." This program is for adults.

Read the book and then join us on Slack.

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com/#april-20-gpl-mystery-book-group-read-it-and-weep

 

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #april-20-gpl-mystery-book-group-read-it-and-weep


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

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

 

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

The GPL Mystery book group will discuss the book, Read It and Weep, by Jenn McKinlay, as part of the Friends of the Grafton Public Library Community Read. Copies will be available for pick up at the Library using our no-contact curbside pickup service. It is also available as an Overdrive eBook and eAudio.

Descrption: “Answering Shakespeare trivia comes with the job description for library director Lindsey Norris. But when the Briar Creek Community Theater mounts their newest production of the Bard, she has no intention of leaving the stacks for the stage. Unfortunately a villain is waiting in the wings. Former Broadway actress Violet La Rue is holding auditions for A Midsummer Night's Dream and everyone from the sour spinster librarian Ms. Cole to Lindsey's youthful library pages are trying out for parts. Brought in to play the mischievous Puck is the flirtatious professional actor Robbie Vine, who seems to have eyes for Lindsey. Before her blush has faded, the Bard's dream turns into a nightmare, when one of the cast is poisoned. Now Lindsey and her crafternooners must take center stage to unmask the culprit before the final curtain call." This program is for adults.

Read the book and then join us on Slack.

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com/#april-20-gpl-mystery-book-group-read-it-and-weep

 

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #april-20-gpl-mystery-book-group-read-it-and-weep


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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Slack

There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday April 21, 2021
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Community Read Creative Take and Make Kits

Adults are encouraged to stop by the library between 10am-8pm to pick a Community Read themed activity to create at home. Today's activity -- firestarters. While supplies last.

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

Adults are encouraged to stop by the library between 10am-8pm to pick a Community Read themed activity to create at home. Today's activity -- firestarters. While supplies last.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

Thursday April 22, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Toxic Robot

Celebrate Earth Day with this interactive storytelling presentation from Talewise (formerly known as Sciencetellers). When the town's park is suddenly gated and locked, a group of friends decides to investigate. Their adventure leads them deep into the woods, where they are chased away by an eccentric robot powered by toxic sludge! For families.

Click here to join!

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Celebrate Earth Day with this interactive storytelling presentation from Talewise (formerly known as Sciencetellers). When the town's park is suddenly gated and locked, a group of friends decides to investigate. Their adventure leads them deep into the woods, where they are chased away by an eccentric robot powered by toxic sludge! For families.

Click here to join!

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

Monday April 26, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Young Scientists sponsored by YFCP

Join STEM Beginnings for a virtual series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments.

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

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

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

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

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

Join STEM Beginnings for a virtual series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bookworms Book Club 3rd, 4th & 5th grade

Join Ms. Kristin for a fun book discussion for kids in third, fourth and fifth grade. Copies of the book, That Book Woman, by Heather Henson, will be available for pick up at the Library using our no-contact curbside pickup. It is also available as an eAudio on Hoopla. “A family living in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1930s gets books to read during the regular visits of the "Book Woman"--a librarian who rides a pack horse through the mountains, lending books to the isolated residents.” Registration is required and opens on April 12th.

CONTACT: Kristin Pliakas  508-839-4649   pliakask@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
There are 6 spaces available.

Join Ms. Kristin for a fun book discussion for kids in third, fourth and fifth grade. Copies of the book, That Book Woman, by Heather Henson, will be available for pick up at the Library using our no-contact curbside pickup. It is also available as an eAudio on Hoopla. “A family living in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1930s gets books to read during the regular visits of the "Book Woman"--a librarian who rides a pack horse through the mountains, lending books to the isolated residents.” Registration is required and opens on April 12th.

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  508.839.4649
    pliakask@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Zoom

There are 6 spaces available.

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

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes, as part of the Friends of the Grafton Public Library Community Read. Copies are available for pick up at the Library (in regular print, large print, and audiobook on CD) using our no-contact curbside pickup service. It is also available as an Overdrive eBook and eAudio book

Description: “Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond. Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. Based on a true story rooted in America's past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope. At times funny, at others heartbreaking, this is a richly rewarding novel of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond." This program is for adults.


On Monday, April 26th at 7:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com/#april-26-reads-well-with-others-the-giver-of-stars

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#april-26-reads-well-with-others-the-giver-of-stars


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

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

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

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes, as part of the Friends of the Grafton Public Library Community Read. Copies are available for pick up at the Library (in regular print, large print, and audiobook on CD) using our no-contact curbside pickup service. It is also available as an Overdrive eBook and eAudio book

Description: “Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond. Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. Based on a true story rooted in America's past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope. At times funny, at others heartbreaking, this is a richly rewarding novel of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond." This program is for adults.


On Monday, April 26th at 7:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com/#april-26-reads-well-with-others-the-giver-of-stars

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#april-26-reads-well-with-others-the-giver-of-stars


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

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

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Slack

There are 12 spaces available.

Tuesday April 27, 2021
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9:00 AM
Preschool Storytime (at home)

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

This storytime session contains four all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Birds

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Caterpillars

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring Storms

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: online

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

This storytime session contains four all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Birds

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Caterpillars

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring Storms

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: online

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Community Read Creative Take and Make Kits

Adults are encouraged to stop by the library between 10am-8pm to pick a Community Read themed activity to create at home. Today's activity -- cup covers.  While supplies last.

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

Adults are encouraged to stop by the library between 10am-8pm to pick a Community Read themed activity to create at home. Today's activity -- cup covers.  While supplies last.

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Virtual Book Discussion: Inspirational Book Group

The Inspirational book group will discuss The Library Book, by Susan Orlean. The book “chronicles the Los Angeles Public Library fire and its aftermath and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the actor long suspected of setting the fire, showcases the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives, and delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity.” Copies will be available for pick up at the Library.“ This program is for adults.

Read the book and then join us on Slack.

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com/#april-27-inspirational-book-group-the-library-book

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #april-27-inspirational-book-group-the-library-book


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

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

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

The Inspirational book group will discuss The Library Book, by Susan Orlean. The book “chronicles the Los Angeles Public Library fire and its aftermath and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the actor long suspected of setting the fire, showcases the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives, and delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity.” Copies will be available for pick up at the Library.“ This program is for adults.

Read the book and then join us on Slack.

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com/#april-27-inspirational-book-group-the-library-book

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #april-27-inspirational-book-group-the-library-book


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

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

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Slack

There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday April 28, 2021
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Toddler Time (At Home)

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

This storytime session contains all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Toddler Time (at home) -  Love You Head to Toe

Toddler Time (at home) -Five Busy Beavers

Toddler Time (at home) - Time for Kenny

Toddler Time (at home) - The Very Busy Spider

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: online

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

This storytime session contains all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Toddler Time (at home) -  Love You Head to Toe

Toddler Time (at home) -Five Busy Beavers

Toddler Time (at home) - Time for Kenny

Toddler Time (at home) - The Very Busy Spider

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: online

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Aaron Vandesteen, chair
  
   aaronvm@gmail.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Thursday April 29, 2021
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National Poem in Your Pocket Day

Visit https://poets.org/national-poetry-month/poem-your-pocket-day for details!

It's easy to participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day from a safe distance. Here are some ideas of how you might get involved:

  • Select a poem and share it on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem. 
  • Print a poem from the Poem in Your Pocket Day PDF and draw an image from the poem in the white space, or use the instructions on pages 59-60 of the PDF to make an origami swan. 
  • Record a video of yourself reading a poem, then share it on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or another social media platform you use. 
  • Email a poem to your friends, family, neighbors, or local government leaders.
  • Schedule a video chat and read a poem to your loved ones.
  • Add a poem to your email footer.
  • Read a poem out loud from your porch, window, backyard or outdoor space. 
  • If you post anything to social media, please tag #graftonpubliclibrarypoetry 
CONTACT: Beth Gallaway  508-839-4649  gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: online

Visit https://poets.org/national-poetry-month/poem-your-pocket-day for details!

It's easy to participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day from a safe distance. Here are some ideas of how you might get involved:

  • Select a poem and share it on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem. 
  • Print a poem from the Poem in Your Pocket Day PDF and draw an image from the poem in the white space, or use the instructions on pages 59-60 of the PDF to make an origami swan. 
  • Record a video of yourself reading a poem, then share it on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or another social media platform you use. 
  • Email a poem to your friends, family, neighbors, or local government leaders.
  • Schedule a video chat and read a poem to your loved ones.
  • Add a poem to your email footer.
  • Read a poem out loud from your porch, window, backyard or outdoor space. 
  • If you post anything to social media, please tag #graftonpubliclibrarypoetry 
CONTACT:
  Beth Gallaway
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: online

 
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual Book Discussion: The Friends of the Grafton Public Library Community Read

 

The Friends of the Library Community Read discussion of the book The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes. will be held online. Copies are available for pick up at the Library using our no-contact curbside pickup service. It is also available as an Overdrive eBook and eAudio book.

 

Description: “Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond. Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. Based on a true story rooted in America's past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope. At times funny, at others heartbreaking, this is a richly rewarding novel of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond." This program is for adults.


On Thursday, April 29th at 7:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com/#april-29-community-read-the-giver-of-stars

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#april-29-community-read-the-giver-of-stars


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

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

 

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

 

The Friends of the Library Community Read discussion of the book The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes. will be held online. Copies are available for pick up at the Library using our no-contact curbside pickup service. It is also available as an Overdrive eBook and eAudio book.

 

Description: “Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond. Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. Based on a true story rooted in America's past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope. At times funny, at others heartbreaking, this is a richly rewarding novel of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond." This program is for adults.


On Thursday, April 29th at 7:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com/#april-29-community-read-the-giver-of-stars

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#april-29-community-read-the-giver-of-stars


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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Slack

There are 12 spaces available.

Friday April 30, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Friday Fun Days

Pick up an activity kit with supplies you can use to create your own gratitude jar at home. One kit per child please, while supplies last. Kits will be available on April 30th only, during the curbside pick-up hours of 10am-4pm.

 

Check in with the Grafton Public Library for a special event or activity on every Friday half day of school. 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: GPL Temporary Location: 53 North Main Street, North Grafton MA 01536

Pick up an activity kit with supplies you can use to create your own gratitude jar at home. One kit per child please, while supplies last. Kits will be available on April 30th only, during the curbside pick-up hours of 10am-4pm.

 

Check in with the Grafton Public Library for a special event or activity on every Friday half day of school. 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: GPL Temporary Location: 53 North Main Street, North Grafton MA 01536

Monday May 3, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Young Scientists sponsored by YFCP

Join STEM Beginnings for a virtual series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Join STEM Beginnings for a virtual series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bookworms Virtual Book Club 1st & 2nd Grade

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

Copies of the book Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty will be available for pick up at the Library. The book is also available on Hoopla. The book is also available on Libby.

Registration is required.

 

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

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

Copies of the book Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty will be available for pick up at the Library. The book is also available on Hoopla. The book is also available on Libby.

Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  508.839.4649
   pliakask@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: online

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Mary Fritz, Chair
  
   mfritz@shepardengineering.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Tuesday May 4, 2021
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9:00 AM
Preschool Storytime (at home)

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

This storytime session contains four all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Birds

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Caterpillars

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring Storms

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: online

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

This storytime session contains four all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Birds

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Caterpillars

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring Storms

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: online

Wednesday May 5, 2021
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Toddler Time (At Home)

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

This storytime session contains all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Toddler Time (at home) -  Love You Head to Toe

Toddler Time (at home) -Five Busy Beavers

Toddler Time (at home) - Time for Kenny

Toddler Time (at home) - The Very Busy Spider

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: online

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

This storytime session contains all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Toddler Time (at home) -  Love You Head to Toe

Toddler Time (at home) -Five Busy Beavers

Toddler Time (at home) - Time for Kenny

Toddler Time (at home) - The Very Busy Spider

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: online

Friday May 7, 2021
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday Fun Days

 

Check in with the Grafton Public Library for a special event or activity on every Friday. 

Pick up an activity kit with supplies you can use to make a mother's day card! One kit per child please, while supplies last. Kits will be available on May 7th only, during the curbside pick-up hours of 10am-4pm.

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: GPL Temporary Location: 53 North Main Street, North Grafton MA 01536

 

Check in with the Grafton Public Library for a special event or activity on every Friday. 

Pick up an activity kit with supplies you can use to make a mother's day card! One kit per child please, while supplies last. Kits will be available on May 7th only, during the curbside pick-up hours of 10am-4pm.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: GPL Temporary Location: 53 North Main Street, North Grafton MA 01536

Monday May 10, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Young Scientists sponsored by YFCP

Join STEM Beginnings for a virtual series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Join STEM Beginnings for a virtual series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

Virtual Not Just For Young Adults Book Group

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of The Case of the Missing Marquess, by Nancy Springer. Copies are available for pick up at the Library (in regular print and audiobook on CD) using our no-contact curbside pickup service. It is also available as an Overdrive eBook and eAudio book.


Description: “Enola Holmes, much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, must travel to London in disguise to unravel the disappearance of her missing mother.”


On Monday, May 10th at 7:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

https://app.slack.com/client/TVB2CUNPP/C01VB81SGKS/details/top

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#may-10-njfya-book-group-the-case-of-the-missing-marquess


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

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

 

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

Virtual Not Just For Young Adults Book Group

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of The Case of the Missing Marquess, by Nancy Springer. Copies are available for pick up at the Library (in regular print and audiobook on CD) using our no-contact curbside pickup service. It is also available as an Overdrive eBook and eAudio book.


Description: “Enola Holmes, much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, must travel to London in disguise to unravel the disappearance of her missing mother.”


On Monday, May 10th at 7:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

https://app.slack.com/client/TVB2CUNPP/C01VB81SGKS/details/top

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#may-10-njfya-book-group-the-case-of-the-missing-marquess


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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

There are 12 spaces available.

Tuesday May 11, 2021
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9:00 AM
Preschool Storytime (at home)

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

This storytime session contains four all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Birds

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Caterpillars

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring Storms

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: online

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

This storytime session contains four all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Birds

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Caterpillars

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring Storms

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: online

Wednesday May 12, 2021
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Toddler Time (At Home)

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

This storytime session contains all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Toddler Time (at home) -  Love You Head to Toe

Toddler Time (at home) -Five Busy Beavers

Toddler Time (at home) - Time for Kenny

Toddler Time (at home) - The Very Busy Spider

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: online

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

This storytime session contains all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Toddler Time (at home) -  Love You Head to Toe

Toddler Time (at home) -Five Busy Beavers

Toddler Time (at home) - Time for Kenny

Toddler Time (at home) - The Very Busy Spider

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: online

Friday May 14, 2021
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday Fun Days

Check in with the Grafton Public Library for a special event or activity on every Friday. 

Pick up an activity kit with supplies you can use to make a Ladybug! One kit per child please, while supplies last. Kits will be available on May 14th only, during the curbside pick-up hours of 10am-4pm.

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: GPL Temporary Location: 53 North Main Street, North Grafton MA 01536

Check in with the Grafton Public Library for a special event or activity on every Friday. 

Pick up an activity kit with supplies you can use to make a Ladybug! One kit per child please, while supplies last. Kits will be available on May 14th only, during the curbside pick-up hours of 10am-4pm.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: GPL Temporary Location: 53 North Main Street, North Grafton MA 01536

Monday May 17, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Young Scientists sponsored by YFCP

Join STEM Beginnings for a virtual series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Join STEM Beginnings for a virtual series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bookworms Book Club 3rd-5th Grade

Join Ms. Kristin for a virtual book discussion for kids in third, fourth, and fifth grade.

Copies of the book Amulet Book 1 The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishiwill be available for pickup at the Library. The eBook is also available. 

Registration is required.

 

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

Join Ms. Kristin for a virtual book discussion for kids in third, fourth, and fifth grade.

Copies of the book Amulet Book 1 The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishiwill be available for pickup at the Library. The eBook is also available. 

Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:
  Kristin Pliakas
  508.839.4649
   pliakask@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Zoom

Tuesday May 18, 2021
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9:00 AM
Preschool Storytime (at home)

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

This storytime session contains four all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Birds

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Caterpillars

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring Storms

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: online

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

This storytime session contains four all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Birds

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Caterpillars

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring Storms

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: online

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Virtual Book Discussion: Daytimers' Book Group

Virtual Daytimers' Book Group

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of A Vintage Affair, by Isabel Wolff. Copies are available for pick up at the Library (in regular print and audiobook on CD) using our no-contact curbside pickup service. It is also available as an Overdrive eBook and eAudio book.


Description: “Therese Bell, an elderly Frenchwoman, has an impressive clothing collection. But among the array of smart suits and couture gowns, London dressmaker Phoebe finds a child's sky-blue coat--an item with which Bell is stubbornly reluctant to part. As the two women become friends, Phoebe will learn the tale of that little blue coat. And she will discover an astonishing connection between herself and Therese Bell--one that will help her heal the pain of her own past and allow her to love again.”


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

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

#may-18-daytimers-book-group-a-vintage-affair

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#may-18-daytimers-book-group-a-vintage-affair


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

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

 

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

Virtual Daytimers' Book Group

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of A Vintage Affair, by Isabel Wolff. Copies are available for pick up at the Library (in regular print and audiobook on CD) using our no-contact curbside pickup service. It is also available as an Overdrive eBook and eAudio book.


Description: “Therese Bell, an elderly Frenchwoman, has an impressive clothing collection. But among the array of smart suits and couture gowns, London dressmaker Phoebe finds a child's sky-blue coat--an item with which Bell is stubbornly reluctant to part. As the two women become friends, Phoebe will learn the tale of that little blue coat. And she will discover an astonishing connection between herself and Therese Bell--one that will help her heal the pain of her own past and allow her to love again.”


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

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

#may-18-daytimers-book-group-a-vintage-affair

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#may-18-daytimers-book-group-a-vintage-affair


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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

There are 12 spaces available.

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

GPL Mystery Book Group

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of I Found You, by Lisa Jewell. Copies are available for pick up at the Library (in regular print, large print, digital media player and audiobook on CD) using our no-contact curbside pickup service. It is also available as an Overdrive Libby eBook and eAudio book.


Description: “In a windswept British seaside town, single mom Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside. Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, twenty-one-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed. Twenty-three years earlier, Gray and Kirsty are teenagers on a summer holiday with their parents. Their annual trip to the quaint seaside town is passing by uneventfully, until an enigmatic young man starts paying extra attention to Kirsty. Something about him makes Gray uncomfortable, and it's not just that he's playing the role of protective older brother.”


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

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

https://app.slack.com/client/TVB2CUNPP/C01UTT5FD0U

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#may-18-gpl-mystery-book-group-i-found-you


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

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

 

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

GPL Mystery Book Group

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of I Found You, by Lisa Jewell. Copies are available for pick up at the Library (in regular print, large print, digital media player and audiobook on CD) using our no-contact curbside pickup service. It is also available as an Overdrive Libby eBook and eAudio book.


Description: “In a windswept British seaside town, single mom Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside. Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, twenty-one-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed. Twenty-three years earlier, Gray and Kirsty are teenagers on a summer holiday with their parents. Their annual trip to the quaint seaside town is passing by uneventfully, until an enigmatic young man starts paying extra attention to Kirsty. Something about him makes Gray uncomfortable, and it's not just that he's playing the role of protective older brother.”


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

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

https://app.slack.com/client/TVB2CUNPP/C01UTT5FD0U

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#may-18-gpl-mystery-book-group-i-found-you


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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday May 19, 2021
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Toddler Time (At Home)

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

This storytime session contains all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Toddler Time (at home) -  Love You Head to Toe

Toddler Time (at home) -Five Busy Beavers

Toddler Time (at home) - Time for Kenny

Toddler Time (at home) - The Very Busy Spider

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: online

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

This storytime session contains all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Toddler Time (at home) -  Love You Head to Toe

Toddler Time (at home) -Five Busy Beavers

Toddler Time (at home) - Time for Kenny

Toddler Time (at home) - The Very Busy Spider

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: online

Friday May 21, 2021
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday Fun Days

 

Check in with the Grafton Public Library for a special event or activity on every Friday. 

Pick up an activity kit with supplies you can use to make a suncatcher! One kit per child please, while supplies last. Kits will be available on May 21st only, during the curbside pick-up hours of 10am-4pm.

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: GPL Temporary Location: 53 North Main Street, North Grafton MA 01536

 

Check in with the Grafton Public Library for a special event or activity on every Friday. 

Pick up an activity kit with supplies you can use to make a suncatcher! One kit per child please, while supplies last. Kits will be available on May 21st only, during the curbside pick-up hours of 10am-4pm.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: GPL Temporary Location: 53 North Main Street, North Grafton MA 01536

Monday May 24, 2021
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Young Scientists sponsored by YFCP

Join STEM Beginnings for a virtual series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Registration will begin on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Join STEM Beginnings for a virtual series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Zoom

Registration will begin on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

Reads Well with Others Book Group

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of My (Not So Perfect) Life, by Sophie Kinsella. Copies are available for pick up at the Library (in regular print, large print, and audiobook on CD) using our no-contact curbside pickup service. It is also available as an Overdrive Libby eBook and eAudio book.


Description: “When Katie Brenner is fired from her dream job in advertising in London, she's desperate to get away from her mad boss Demeter, and her crush, Alex, who she thought shared her feelings of adoration but didn't. Seeking refuge, she goes home to her father's farm in Somerset to help make her stepmother's dream of turning their land into a glamping retreat come true. Applying her savvy marketing smarts, Katie masterminds a glamorous upscale resort. But when Demeter shows up unannounced, with Alex not far behind, Katie is forced to rethink her revenge fantasies and her assumptions about family, love, and office politics and realize how much she may have misjudged everyone--and everything--around her .”


On Monday, May 24th at 7:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

https://app.slack.com/client/TVB2CUNPP/C01UJLFEGE9

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#may-24-reads-well-with-others-book-group-my-not-so-perfect-life


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

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

 

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

Reads Well with Others Book Group

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of My (Not So Perfect) Life, by Sophie Kinsella. Copies are available for pick up at the Library (in regular print, large print, and audiobook on CD) using our no-contact curbside pickup service. It is also available as an Overdrive Libby eBook and eAudio book.


Description: “When Katie Brenner is fired from her dream job in advertising in London, she's desperate to get away from her mad boss Demeter, and her crush, Alex, who she thought shared her feelings of adoration but didn't. Seeking refuge, she goes home to her father's farm in Somerset to help make her stepmother's dream of turning their land into a glamping retreat come true. Applying her savvy marketing smarts, Katie masterminds a glamorous upscale resort. But when Demeter shows up unannounced, with Alex not far behind, Katie is forced to rethink her revenge fantasies and her assumptions about family, love, and office politics and realize how much she may have misjudged everyone--and everything--around her .”


On Monday, May 24th at 7:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

https://app.slack.com/client/TVB2CUNPP/C01UJLFEGE9

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#may-24-reads-well-with-others-book-group-my-not-so-perfect-life


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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

There are 12 spaces available.

Tuesday May 25, 2021
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9:00 AM
Preschool Storytime (at home)

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

This storytime session contains four all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Birds

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Caterpillars

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring Storms

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: online

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

This storytime session contains four all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Birds

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Caterpillars

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring Storms

Preschool Storytime (at home) - Spring

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: online

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Virtual Book Discussion: Inspirational Book Group

Inspirational Book Group

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of The Art of Taking It Easy: How to Cope with Bears, Traffic, and the Rest of Life's Stressors, by Brian King. Copies are available for pick up at the Library (in regular print) using our no-contact curbside pickup service. It is also available as an Overdrive / Libby eBook and as a Hoopla eBook.


Description: “Explores what stress is, where it comes from, and what it does to our bodies and brains. Includes life-changing tips through a blend of humor, science, and guidance.”


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

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

https://app.slack.com/client/TVB2CUNPP/C01V0BMCRGR

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#may-25-inspirational-book-group-the-art-of-taking-it-easy


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

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

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

Inspirational Book Group

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of The Art of Taking It Easy: How to Cope with Bears, Traffic, and the Rest of Life's Stressors, by Brian King. Copies are available for pick up at the Library (in regular print) using our no-contact curbside pickup service. It is also available as an Overdrive / Libby eBook and as a Hoopla eBook.


Description: “Explores what stress is, where it comes from, and what it does to our bodies and brains. Includes life-changing tips through a blend of humor, science, and guidance.”


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

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

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

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

https://app.slack.com/client/TVB2CUNPP/C01V0BMCRGR

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says:#may-25-inspirational-book-group-the-art-of-taking-it-easy


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

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

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday May 26, 2021
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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Toddler Time (At Home)

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

This storytime session contains all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Toddler Time (at home) -  Love You Head to Toe

Toddler Time (at home) -Five Busy Beavers

Toddler Time (at home) - Time for Kenny

Toddler Time (at home) - The Very Busy Spider

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: online

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

This storytime session contains all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Toddler Time (at home) -  Love You Head to Toe

Toddler Time (at home) -Five Busy Beavers

Toddler Time (at home) - Time for Kenny

Toddler Time (at home) - The Very Busy Spider

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: online

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Aaron Vandesteen, chair
  
   aaronvm@gmail.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Friday May 28, 2021
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday Fun Days

 

Check in with the Grafton Public Library for a special event or activity on every Friday. 

Pick up an activity sheet with ideas for a summer photo scanvger hunt. One sheet per child please, while supplies last. Kits will be available on May 28th only, during the curbside pick-up hours of 10am-4pm.

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  5088394649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: GPL Temporary Location: 53 North Main Street, North Grafton MA 01536

 

Check in with the Grafton Public Library for a special event or activity on every Friday. 

Pick up an activity sheet with ideas for a summer photo scanvger hunt. One sheet per child please, while supplies last. Kits will be available on May 28th only, during the curbside pick-up hours of 10am-4pm.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  5088394649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: GPL Temporary Location: 53 North Main Street, North Grafton MA 01536

Saturday May 29, 2021 - Monday May 31, 2021
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Closed: Memorial Day

The Library is closed all day Saturday May 29 through Monday May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. All gave some, some gave all - we remember and honor those who lost their lives in service to their country and thank them and their families for this ultimate sacrifrice.

The Library is closed all day Saturday May 29 through Monday May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. All gave some, some gave all - we remember and honor those who lost their lives in service to their country and thank them and their families for this ultimate sacrifrice.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Mary Fritz, Chair
  
   mfritz@shepardengineering.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Wednesday June 23, 2021
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Aaron Vandesteen, chair
  
   aaronvm@gmail.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Saturday July 3, 2021 - Monday July 5, 2021
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Closed: Independence Day

The Library is closed all day Saturday July 3 through Monday July 5 in observance of Independence Day. 

The Library is closed all day Saturday July 3 through Monday July 5 in observance of Independence Day. 

Monday July 12, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Library Planning and Building Committee

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Mary Fritz, Chair
  
   mfritz@shepardengineering.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Wednesday July 28, 2021
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Aaron Vandesteen, chair
  
   aaronvm@gmail.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Monday August 2, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Library Planning and Building Committee

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Mary Fritz, Chair
  
   mfritz@shepardengineering.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Wednesday August 25, 2021
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Aaron Vandesteen, chair
  
   aaronvm@gmail.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Saturday September 4, 2021 - Monday September 6, 2021

The Library is closed all day Saturday September 4 through Monday September 6 in observance of Labor Day. 

The Library is closed all day Saturday September 4 through Monday September 6 in observance of Labor Day. 

Monday September 13, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Library Planning and Building Committee

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Mary Fritz, Chair
  
   mfritz@shepardengineering.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Wednesday September 22, 2021
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Aaron Vandesteen, chair
  
   aaronvm@gmail.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Monday October 4, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Library Planning and Building Committee

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Mary Fritz, Chair
  
   mfritz@shepardengineering.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Monday October 11, 2021
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Closed: Columbus Day

The Library is closed Monday October 11 in observance of Columbus Day. 

The Library is closed Monday October 11 in observance of Columbus Day. 

Wednesday October 27, 2021
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Aaron Vandesteen, chair
  
   aaronvm@gmail.com

LOCATION: Zoom

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Mary Fritz, Chair
  
   mfritz@shepardengineering.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Thursday November 11, 2021
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Closed: Veteran's Day

The Library is closed all day Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. Thank you to all current and retired service members of all branches of our military!

The Library is closed all day Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. Thank you to all current and retired service members of all branches of our military!

Wednesday November 17, 2021
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Aaron Vandesteen, chair
  
   aaronvm@gmail.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Thursday November 25, 2021 - Friday November 26, 2021
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Closed: Thanksgiving Holiday

The Library is closed Thursday November 25 and Friday November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. 

The Library is closed Thursday November 25 and Friday November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Mary Fritz, Chair
  
   mfritz@shepardengineering.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Wednesday December 15, 2021
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Aaron Vandesteen, chair
  
   aaronvm@gmail.com

LOCATION: Zoom

Friday December 24, 2021 - Sunday December 26, 2021
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Closed: Christmas Holiday

The Library is closed Friday December 24 through Sunday December 26 in observance of Christmas. 

The Library is closed Friday December 24 through Sunday December 26 in observance of Christmas. 


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