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

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

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

Tips:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tips:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: online

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

Stay at home and play Guess in 10 Animal Planet!


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

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

Stay at home and play Guess in 10 Cities!


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

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

Stay at home and play Guess in 10 Sports!


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

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

Stay at home and play Haikubes!


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

Select a theme

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

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

 

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

Stay at home and play Haikubes!


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

Select a theme

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: DIY at home!

 
people_spy.png
Virtual Program: Monikers

Stay at home and play Monikers!


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

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

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


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

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

Stay at home and... Write a poem!

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

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

Stay at home and... Write a poem!

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

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

LOCATION: online

 
people_princess_01.png
Virtual Program: Pictopia Disney

Stay at home and play Pictopia Disney!


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

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

Stay at home and play Pictopia Harry Potter!


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

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

Stay at home and play Pictopia Star Wars!


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

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

Stay at home and play The Storymatic: Rememory!


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

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

Stay at home and play The Storymatic: Rememory!


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

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: DIY at home!

 
objects_clipboard.png
Virtual Program: Scattergories Categories

Stay at home and play Scattergories Categories!

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

Play with your family or against the Librarians!

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

Stay at home and play Scattergories Categories!

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

Play with your family or against the Librarians!

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: DIY at home!

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

Stay at home and play Tall Tales!


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

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

Stay at home and play The Game of Things!


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

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

Stay at home and play The Storymatic!


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

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

Stay at home and get writing!

Find lots of writing prompts from these books:

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

Stay at home and get writing!

Find lots of writing prompts from these books:

CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher
  
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: DIY at home!

Thursday July 9, 2020
ent_guitar.png
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Program: G.U.M. (Grafton Ukulele Musicians) Monthly Jam

Grafton Ukulele Musicians (G.U.M.) is a partnership between Apple Tree Arts and Grafton Public Library to provide a monthly jam session for local ukulele enthusiasts!


We meet the second Thursday of every month. All levels are welcome and there is no fee. G.U.M. will meet VIRTUALLY on Zoom for the duration of the pandemic.

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

CONTACT: Miss Jan Barlow  508-839-4286  missjanbarlow@gmail.com
LOCATION: Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common

Grafton Ukulele Musicians (G.U.M.) is a partnership between Apple Tree Arts and Grafton Public Library to provide a monthly jam session for local ukulele enthusiasts!


We meet the second Thursday of every month. All levels are welcome and there is no fee. G.U.M. will meet VIRTUALLY on Zoom for the duration of the pandemic.

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

CONTACT:
  Miss Jan Barlow
  508.839.4286
   missjanbarlow@gmail.com

LOCATION: Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common

Monday July 13, 2020
anim_mouse.png
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Virtual Book Discussion: Not Just For Young Adults Book Group

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd, available through OverDrive/Libby or Hoopla in eBook and eAudiobook format.

Description: When their mistress is murdered, Anouk and her fellow beasties have only three days until their enchantment ends and they are transformed back into animals, but in seeking to remain human, they threaten the hierarchy imposed by the society of magic handlers in Paris called the Haute.


On Monday, July 13th at 7:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #july-13-not-just-for-young-adults-book-group-grim-lovelies.

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

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



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

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

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

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd, available through OverDrive/Libby or Hoopla in eBook and eAudiobook format.

Description: When their mistress is murdered, Anouk and her fellow beasties have only three days until their enchantment ends and they are transformed back into animals, but in seeking to remain human, they threaten the hierarchy imposed by the society of magic handlers in Paris called the Haute.


On Monday, July 13th at 7:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #july-13-not-just-for-young-adults-book-group-grim-lovelies.

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

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



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

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

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

Tuesday July 21, 2020
nat_moon_stars.png
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 Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, available through OverDrive/Libby as an eBook and an eAudio.

Description: Chava, a golem brought to life by a disgraced rabbi, and Ahmad, a jinni made of fire, form an unlikely friendship on the streets of New York until a fateful choice changes everything.


On Tuesday, July 21st at 1:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #july-21-daytimers-book-group-the-golem-and-the-jinni

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

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



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

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

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, available through OverDrive/Libby as an eBook and an eAudio.

Description: Chava, a golem brought to life by a disgraced rabbi, and Ahmad, a jinni made of fire, form an unlikely friendship on the streets of New York until a fateful choice changes everything.


On Tuesday, July 21st at 1:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #july-21-daytimers-book-group-the-golem-and-the-jinni

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

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



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

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

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

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of Storm Front by Jim Butcher, available through OverDrive/Libby eBook and eAudiobook format..

Description: A modern-day mage and consultant to the police finds his stale life suddenly enlivened by the presence of a rival in the black arts.


On Tuesday, July 21st at 7:30pm, join us on Slack.

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #july-21-gpl-mystery-book-group-storm-front

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

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


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

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

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of Storm Front by Jim Butcher, available through OverDrive/Libby eBook and eAudiobook format..

Description: A modern-day mage and consultant to the police finds his stale life suddenly enlivened by the presence of a rival in the black arts.


On Tuesday, July 21st at 7:30pm, join us on Slack.

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #july-21-gpl-mystery-book-group-storm-front

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

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


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

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

Monday July 27, 2020
objects_crown.png
Virtual Book Discussion: Reads Well with Others Book Group

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst, available through Hoopla and Overdrive / Libby in eBook and eAudio formats.


Description: An idealistic young student and a banished warrior become allies in a battle to save their realm in this first book of a mesmerizing epic fantasy series, filled with political intrigue, violent magic, malevolent spirits, and thrilling adventure.Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow ... But the spirits that reside within this land want to rid it of all humans. One woman stands between these malevolent spirits and the end of humankind: the queen. She alone has the magical power to prevent the spirits from destroying every man, woman, and child. But queens are still just human, and no matter how strong or good, the threat of danger always looms. With the position so precarious, young women are chosen to train as heirs. Daleina, a seemingly quiet academy student, is under no illusions as to her claim to the throne, but simply wants to right the wrongs that have befallen the land. Ven, a disgraced champion, has spent his exile secretly fighting against the growing number of spirit attacks. Joining forces, these daring partners embark on a treacherous quest to find the source of the spirits' restlessness--a journey that will test their courage and trust, and force them to stand against both enemies and friends to save their land ... before it's bathed in blood.



On Monday, July 27th at 7:30pm, join us on Slack.com.

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #july-27-reads-well-with-others-book-group-the-queen-of-blood

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

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



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

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

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst, available through Hoopla and Overdrive / Libby in eBook and eAudio formats.


Description: An idealistic young student and a banished warrior become allies in a battle to save their realm in this first book of a mesmerizing epic fantasy series, filled with political intrigue, violent magic, malevolent spirits, and thrilling adventure.Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow ... But the spirits that reside within this land want to rid it of all humans. One woman stands between these malevolent spirits and the end of humankind: the queen. She alone has the magical power to prevent the spirits from destroying every man, woman, and child. But queens are still just human, and no matter how strong or good, the threat of danger always looms. With the position so precarious, young women are chosen to train as heirs. Daleina, a seemingly quiet academy student, is under no illusions as to her claim to the throne, but simply wants to right the wrongs that have befallen the land. Ven, a disgraced champion, has spent his exile secretly fighting against the growing number of spirit attacks. Joining forces, these daring partners embark on a treacherous quest to find the source of the spirits' restlessness--a journey that will test their courage and trust, and force them to stand against both enemies and friends to save their land ... before it's bathed in blood.



On Monday, July 27th at 7:30pm, join us on Slack.com.

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #july-27-reads-well-with-others-book-group-the-queen-of-blood

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

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



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

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

Tuesday July 28, 2020
objects_typewriter.png
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Virtual Book Discussion: Inspirational Book Group

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of Tell to Win: connect, persuade, and triumph with the hidden power of story by Peter Guber, available Overdrive / Libby in eAudio and eBook format.

Description: The founder of Mandalay Entertainment draws on hundreds of interviews with business and entertainment leaders as well as forefront intellectuals in an anecdotal guide that reveals how to use purposeful storytelling skills to promote professional success.



On Tuesday, July 28th at 7:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you've logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #july-28-gpl-inspirational-book-group-tell-to-win

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

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



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

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

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of Tell to Win: connect, persuade, and triumph with the hidden power of story by Peter Guber, available Overdrive / Libby in eAudio and eBook format.

Description: The founder of Mandalay Entertainment draws on hundreds of interviews with business and entertainment leaders as well as forefront intellectuals in an anecdotal guide that reveals how to use purposeful storytelling skills to promote professional success.



On Tuesday, July 28th at 7:30pm, join us on Slack:

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you've logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #july-28-gpl-inspirational-book-group-tell-to-win

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

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



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

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

Monday August 10, 2020
food_apple.png
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Virtual Book Discussion: Not Just For Young Adults Book Group

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine, available through OverDrive/Libby in eAudio and eBook or Hoopla eAudiobook format.

Description: In this retelling of Snow White follows the adventures of Lorelai, an exiled princess who is being pursued by a magic-wielding prince serving as the personal huntsman for evil queen Irina, who has charged him with bringing her Lorelai's heart.


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

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #august-10-not-just-for-young-adults-book-group-the-shadow-queen

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

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



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

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

Join us on Slack (see instructions below) for an online discussion of The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine, available through OverDrive/Libby in eAudio and eBook or Hoopla eAudiobook format.

Description: In this retelling of Snow White follows the adventures of Lorelai, an exiled princess who is being pursued by a magic-wielding prince serving as the personal huntsman for evil queen Irina, who has charged him with bringing her Lorelai's heart.


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

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

Once you have logged in, make sure the top of the screen says: #august-10-not-just-for-young-adults-book-group-the-shadow-queen

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

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



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

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

Tuesday August 18, 2020
objects_wizard_hat.png
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Virtual Book Discussion: Daytimers' Book Group

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

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


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

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

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

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

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



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

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

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

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


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

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

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

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

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



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

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

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

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

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


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

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

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

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

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


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

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

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

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

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


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

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

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

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

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



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

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

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

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


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

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

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

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

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



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

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

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

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


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



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

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

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

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

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



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

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


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



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

Use the following link to sign up for an account:

join.slack.com/t/graftonpubliclibrary/shared_invite/zt-dezjpqr4-fvE7w0P8NLnwkUQbu71jHA

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

http://graftonpubliclibrary.slack.com

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

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

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



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


32 events.


EK/TK MARS : HAWK : 2020_05_15 10:30 PM
Icons by Icons8