Thursday September 21, 2023 - Monday January 8, 2024
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Children's Room Closure

On Friday 8/18, portions of the Children’s Room, Children’s Workroom (where staff offices are located), and Community Rooms, as well as the entirety of the Children’s Program room flooded during a late summer storm. Construction began Monday, 9/25 to remove and replace damaged sections of walls and flooring in the above-mentioned areas.

A limited selection of children’s books is available in the lobby. No toys, games, or seating space is available in the lobby.  Please remember that the teen room is exclusively for teens in grades 6 and above.

We will not be hosting any Children’s Library programs in November with the exception of storytime at Willard House, which is off-site, and Young Scientists, which will be held in the historic reading room.  December room access and programs are still TBD. 

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding, and your continued kindness toward staff as we all struggle during this unprecedented event.

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

On Friday 8/18, portions of the Children’s Room, Children’s Workroom (where staff offices are located), and Community Rooms, as well as the entirety of the Children’s Program room flooded during a late summer storm. Construction began Monday, 9/25 to remove and replace damaged sections of walls and flooring in the above-mentioned areas.

A limited selection of children’s books is available in the lobby. No toys, games, or seating space is available in the lobby.  Please remember that the teen room is exclusively for teens in grades 6 and above.

We will not be hosting any Children’s Library programs in November with the exception of storytime at Willard House, which is off-site, and Young Scientists, which will be held in the historic reading room.  December room access and programs are still TBD. 

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding, and your continued kindness toward staff as we all struggle during this unprecedented event.

CONTACT:
  
  
   graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com

LOCATION: Children's Room, Grafton Public Library

Wednesday November 29, 2023
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Group Meeting

Monthly meeting for Bruce Hollow Condominium Board

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10

Monthly meeting for Bruce Hollow Condominium Board

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Library Department Heads Meeting

Meeting of Library Department Heads with Assistant Town Administrator, William Blake.

CONTACT: Debby Jackson  5088394649  jacksond@graftonlibrary.org

Meeting of Library Department Heads with Assistant Town Administrator, William Blake.

CONTACT:
  Debby Jackson
  5088394649
   jacksond@graftonlibrary.org

 
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
study

study

LOCATION: 228: Group Study 6
 
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3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
interview call

Thank you!

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tutoring

Tutoring

LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
 
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3:45 PM - 6:15 PM
Meeting

Meeting

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10
 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tutoring

Tutoring

LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
study

study

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
 
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6:20 PM - 8:30 PM
Study

Study and do work

LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees

Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees 

CONTACT: Debby Jackson  5088394649  jacksond@graftonlibrary.org

Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees 

CONTACT:
  Debby Jackson
  5088394649
   jacksond@graftonlibrary.org

Thursday November 30, 2023
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Study

-Studying

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LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
interview call

Thank you!

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10
 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Queer Teen Crafternoon: Diamond Art

LGBTQ+ Tweens (Grades 6-8) and Teens (Grades 9-12) and Allies are welcome to join our monthly craft club. This month we are doing Diamond Art! Join us the teen maker space. Drop-In! 

CONTACT: Sarah Slocum   slocums@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Maker Space

LGBTQ+ Tweens (Grades 6-8) and Teens (Grades 9-12) and Allies are welcome to join our monthly craft club. This month we are doing Diamond Art! Join us the teen maker space. Drop-In! 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Slocum 
  
   slocums@graftonlibrary.org 

LOCATION: Maker Space

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Travers Tutoring

tutoring 

LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
TUTORING

1:1 math tutoring for my daughter 

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

1:1 math tutoring for my daughter 

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

Friday December 1, 2023
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
interview call

Thank you!

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10
 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Young Scientists

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week 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. Please register with YFCP directly. Grafton Public Library will not be registering attendees for this class.

  • All children, ages 3-6, must be registered (including siblings) to attend in-person classes.
  • Parents/caregivers are expected to supervise and help their child during class but may leave the room to care for an infant/busy toddler.
  • Materials for the lesson will be provided by STEM Beginnings for registered children, ages 3-6, however, if extra materials are available due to absences, the teacher may share materials with siblings.
  • Siblings are welcome to watch and listen to the story but we ask that parents/caregivers help to manage disruptive behavior.
  • Space is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6. Please email or call the librarian if you can no longer attend so that a family on the waitlist can be contacted.
  • Hot beverages are not allowed due to child safety regulations from the Department of Early Education and Care, the YFCP funding source.
  • Please limit cell phone use and talking to one another while the STEM Beginnings teacher is presenting the lesson.
  • Adults and children should not attend class if not feeling well to avoid spreading illness to others. If your child has a cold with a thick runny nose or other contagious illnesses, we ask that he/she remain at home for as long as the symptoms exist. If a child has a fever, please wait 24 hours after the fever to attend class.


Thank you for your support of YFCP and STEM Beginnings Program! 

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

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  BANISTERS@GRAFTONLIBRARY.ORG
LOCATION: Maker Space

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week 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. Please register with YFCP directly. Grafton Public Library will not be registering attendees for this class.

  • All children, ages 3-6, must be registered (including siblings) to attend in-person classes.
  • Parents/caregivers are expected to supervise and help their child during class but may leave the room to care for an infant/busy toddler.
  • Materials for the lesson will be provided by STEM Beginnings for registered children, ages 3-6, however, if extra materials are available due to absences, the teacher may share materials with siblings.
  • Siblings are welcome to watch and listen to the story but we ask that parents/caregivers help to manage disruptive behavior.
  • Space is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6. Please email or call the librarian if you can no longer attend so that a family on the waitlist can be contacted.
  • Hot beverages are not allowed due to child safety regulations from the Department of Early Education and Care, the YFCP funding source.
  • Please limit cell phone use and talking to one another while the STEM Beginnings teacher is presenting the lesson.
  • Adults and children should not attend class if not feeling well to avoid spreading illness to others. If your child has a cold with a thick runny nose or other contagious illnesses, we ask that he/she remain at home for as long as the symptoms exist. If a child has a fever, please wait 24 hours after the fever to attend class.


Thank you for your support of YFCP and STEM Beginnings Program! 

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

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   BANISTERS@GRAFTONLIBRARY.ORG

LOCATION: Maker Space

 
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1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Meeting

Meeting

LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
Sunday December 3, 2023
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Grafton Celebrates the Holidays: Storyteller Diane Edgecomb

The Grafton Public Library is a Frosty Stop! 

Warm your hearts and your imaginations with dynamic tales of wintertime magic and fun spun by master storyteller Diane Edgecomb. These timeless stories from snowy lands include the lyrical Grimm’s tale of Snow White and Rose Red, tales of folksy New England escapades, and the antics of a truly Funny Snowman! Be prepared to join in and transform a winter’s day into a time of delight. 

There will be two half-hour performances. The first is at 1:30pm and the second is at 2:30pm. Drop-in.

About Diane: One of America's most beloved storytellers, Diane is known for transforming into the characters in her tales bringing stories to vibrant life. No matter where she performs, Diane’s warmth and invitation to participate brings today’s family audiences into the heart of the moment. Diane has been featured on NPR and is the winner of the ORACLE award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast as well as five Storytelling World awards.

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Grafton Public Library is a Frosty Stop! 

Warm your hearts and your imaginations with dynamic tales of wintertime magic and fun spun by master storyteller Diane Edgecomb. These timeless stories from snowy lands include the lyrical Grimm’s tale of Snow White and Rose Red, tales of folksy New England escapades, and the antics of a truly Funny Snowman! Be prepared to join in and transform a winter’s day into a time of delight. 

There will be two half-hour performances. The first is at 1:30pm and the second is at 2:30pm. Drop-in.

About Diane: One of America's most beloved storytellers, Diane is known for transforming into the characters in her tales bringing stories to vibrant life. No matter where she performs, Diane’s warmth and invitation to participate brings today’s family audiences into the heart of the moment. Diane has been featured on NPR and is the winner of the ORACLE award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast as well as five Storytelling World awards.

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Monday December 4, 2023
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Reading

Reading

LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tutoring

tutor - patel/bergstrom

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

tutor - patel/bergstrom

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

 
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5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tutoring

tutoring 

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
Tuesday December 5, 2023
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
tutor

tutor

LOCATION: 228: Group Study 6
 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tutoring

Travers Tutoring

LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
 
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6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Meeting

Meeting.

LOCATION: 228: Group Study 6
Wednesday December 6, 2023
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Reading

Reading

LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Library Department Heads Meeting

Meeting of Library Department Heads with Assistant Town Administrator, William Blake.

CONTACT: Debby Jackson  5088394649  jacksond@graftonlibrary.org

Meeting of Library Department Heads with Assistant Town Administrator, William Blake.

CONTACT:
  Debby Jackson
  5088394649
   jacksond@graftonlibrary.org

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tutoring

Tutoring

LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
 
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4:45 PM - 6:15 PM
Meeting

Meeting.

LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
Thursday December 7, 2023
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Gaming: Mario Kart 8 & SuperSmash Bros open play

 

Drop in and help us unlock levels in Teen Gaming open play for Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros 

Grades 6-12 

CONTACT: Sarah Slocum  slocums@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Gaming Room

 

Drop in and help us unlock levels in Teen Gaming open play for Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros 

Grades 6-12 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Slocum
  
   slocums@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Teen Gaming Room

Friday December 8, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Young Scientists

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week 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. Please register with YFCP directly. Grafton Public Library will not be registering attendees for this class.

  • All children, ages 3-6, must be registered (including siblings) to attend in-person classes.
  • Parents/caregivers are expected to supervise and help their child during class but may leave the room to care for an infant/busy toddler.
  • Materials for the lesson will be provided by STEM Beginnings for registered children, ages 3-6, however, if extra materials are available due to absences, the teacher may share materials with siblings.
  • Siblings are welcome to watch and listen to the story but we ask that parents/caregivers help to manage disruptive behavior.
  • Space is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6. Please email or call the librarian if you can no longer attend so that a family on the waitlist can be contacted.
  • Hot beverages are not allowed due to child safety regulations from the Department of Early Education and Care, the YFCP funding source.
  • Please limit cell phone use and talking to one another while the STEM Beginnings teacher is presenting the lesson.
  • Adults and children should not attend class if not feeling well to avoid spreading illness to others. If your child has a cold with a thick runny nose or other contagious illnesses, we ask that he/she remain at home for as long as the symptoms exist. If a child has a fever, please wait 24 hours after the fever to attend class.


Thank you for your support of YFCP and STEM Beginnings Program! 

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

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  BANISTERS@GRAFTONLIBRARY.ORG
LOCATION: Maker Space

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week 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. Please register with YFCP directly. Grafton Public Library will not be registering attendees for this class.

  • All children, ages 3-6, must be registered (including siblings) to attend in-person classes.
  • Parents/caregivers are expected to supervise and help their child during class but may leave the room to care for an infant/busy toddler.
  • Materials for the lesson will be provided by STEM Beginnings for registered children, ages 3-6, however, if extra materials are available due to absences, the teacher may share materials with siblings.
  • Siblings are welcome to watch and listen to the story but we ask that parents/caregivers help to manage disruptive behavior.
  • Space is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6. Please email or call the librarian if you can no longer attend so that a family on the waitlist can be contacted.
  • Hot beverages are not allowed due to child safety regulations from the Department of Early Education and Care, the YFCP funding source.
  • Please limit cell phone use and talking to one another while the STEM Beginnings teacher is presenting the lesson.
  • Adults and children should not attend class if not feeling well to avoid spreading illness to others. If your child has a cold with a thick runny nose or other contagious illnesses, we ask that he/she remain at home for as long as the symptoms exist. If a child has a fever, please wait 24 hours after the fever to attend class.


Thank you for your support of YFCP and STEM Beginnings Program! 

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

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   BANISTERS@GRAFTONLIBRARY.ORG

LOCATION: Maker Space

 
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4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Small Stones Festival of the Arts Meeting

Small Stones Festival of the Arts Meeting

CONTACT:  -KINLOCH-WINKLER, CAROLYN  508-981-0644  CKINWIN@AOL.COM
LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10

Small Stones Festival of the Arts Meeting

CONTACT:
   -KINLOCH-WINKLER, CAROLYN
  508.981.0644
   CKINWIN@AOL.COM

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10

Saturday December 9, 2023
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen: Make your Own Holiday Cards

 

Unleash your creativity this holiday season! Teens in grades 6 and above are invited to join us for a festive afternoon of making personalized holiday cards. Explore various crafting materials and leave with unique cards to spread joy to friends and family. Drop-in

CONTACT: Sarah Slocum  508-839-4649  slocums@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Maker Space

 

Unleash your creativity this holiday season! Teens in grades 6 and above are invited to join us for a festive afternoon of making personalized holiday cards. Explore various crafting materials and leave with unique cards to spread joy to friends and family. Drop-in

CONTACT:
  Sarah Slocum
  508.839.4649
   slocums@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Maker Space

Monday December 11, 2023
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Reading

Reading

LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen: Make your Own Holiday Cards

 

Unleash your creativity this holiday season! Teens in grades 6 and above are invited to join us for a festive afternoon of making personalized holiday cards. Explore various crafting materials and leave with unique cards to spread joy to friends and family. Drop-in

CONTACT: Sarah Slocum  508-839-4649  slocums@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Maker Space

 

Unleash your creativity this holiday season! Teens in grades 6 and above are invited to join us for a festive afternoon of making personalized holiday cards. Explore various crafting materials and leave with unique cards to spread joy to friends and family. Drop-in

CONTACT:
  Sarah Slocum
  508.839.4649
   slocums@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Maker Space

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tutoring

tutor (patel/bergstrom)

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

tutor (patel/bergstrom)

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

 
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5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tutoring

Tutoring

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
 
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Frosted Luminaries

Light up your home this holiday season with a DIY luminaries.  Learn to make these easy luminaries using glass jars or bring your own jars or vases. Registration Required.  Registration opens on November 27th @ 10 am. Ages 18+.  All materials are included.  This is a free program.  

CONTACT: Sandhya Shenoy  508-839-4649 X1829  shenoys@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10

Light up your home this holiday season with a DIY luminaries.  Learn to make these easy luminaries using glass jars or bring your own jars or vases. Registration Required.  Registration opens on November 27th @ 10 am. Ages 18+.  All materials are included.  This is a free program.  

CONTACT:
  Sandhya Shenoy
  508.839.4649 X1829
   shenoys@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10


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

Join us on Tuesday December 11th at 7:30pm, in in room 202 for the "Not Just for Young Adults" Book Group’s discussion of So, This is Christmas by Tracy Andreen.

Description: “When Finley Brown returns to her hometown of Christmas, Oklahoma, from boarding school, she finds things have changed everywhere and looks to find her own place at home.."

Copies of the book are available in regular print, so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy.  It is also available as an eBook and eAudio through Overdrive / Libby.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
There are 12 spaces available.

Join us on Tuesday December 11th at 7:30pm, in in room 202 for the "Not Just for Young Adults" Book Group’s discussion of So, This is Christmas by Tracy Andreen.

Description: “When Finley Brown returns to her hometown of Christmas, Oklahoma, from boarding school, she finds things have changed everywhere and looks to find her own place at home.."

Copies of the book are available in regular print, so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy.  It is also available as an eBook and eAudio through Overdrive / Libby.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4

There are 12 spaces available.

Tuesday December 12, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Unplug With Art

Create art or color beautiful patterns in a quiet space with calm music and de-stress. All materials are provided. 

This program is FREE to 18+ adults. No registration is required. We look forward to seeing you at this event!  

Location: Historic Reading Room

CONTACT: Sandhya Shenoy  508-839-4649 X1829  shenoys@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Historic Reading Room

Create art or color beautiful patterns in a quiet space with calm music and de-stress. All materials are provided. 

This program is FREE to 18+ adults. No registration is required. We look forward to seeing you at this event!  

Location: Historic Reading Room

CONTACT:
  Sandhya Shenoy
  508.839.4649 X1829
   shenoys@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Historic Reading Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tutor

Tutor

LOCATION: 228: Group Study 6
 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tutoring

Travers tutoring

LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Moms of YFCP Cookie Swap

Moms of YFCP will bring cookies to eat together, plus some for swapping.  We will probably bring some waters and listen to some holiday Music softly.  

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10

Moms of YFCP will bring cookies to eat together, plus some for swapping.  We will probably bring some waters and listen to some holiday Music softly.  

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10

Wednesday December 13, 2023
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Reading

Reading

LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Library Department Heads Meeting

Meeting of Library Department Heads with Assistant Town Administrator, William Blake.

CONTACT: Debby Jackson  5088394649  jacksond@graftonlibrary.org

Meeting of Library Department Heads with Assistant Town Administrator, William Blake.

CONTACT:
  Debby Jackson
  5088394649
   jacksond@graftonlibrary.org

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Grafton Nursing Association
LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10
 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Storytime at Willard House

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

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

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.
There are 10 spaces available.

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

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

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grafton Girls Softball Board Meeting

Grafton Girls Softball Board Meeting

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10

Grafton Girls Softball Board Meeting

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10

Thursday December 14, 2023
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Anime Club

Teens and tweens are welcome to join for this months anime club! All series and movies are rated PG-13. Come on down to the teen rooms game room to watch something new! 

CONTACT: Sarah Slocum  508-839-4649  slocums@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Maker Space

Teens and tweens are welcome to join for this months anime club! All series and movies are rated PG-13. Come on down to the teen rooms game room to watch something new! 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Slocum
  508.839.4649
   slocums@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Maker Space

Friday December 15, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Young Scientists

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week 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. Please register with YFCP directly. Grafton Public Library will not be registering attendees for this class.

  • All children, ages 3-6, must be registered (including siblings) to attend in-person classes.
  • Parents/caregivers are expected to supervise and help their child during class but may leave the room to care for an infant/busy toddler.
  • Materials for the lesson will be provided by STEM Beginnings for registered children, ages 3-6, however, if extra materials are available due to absences, the teacher may share materials with siblings.
  • Siblings are welcome to watch and listen to the story but we ask that parents/caregivers help to manage disruptive behavior.
  • Space is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6. Please email or call the librarian if you can no longer attend so that a family on the waitlist can be contacted.
  • Hot beverages are not allowed due to child safety regulations from the Department of Early Education and Care, the YFCP funding source.
  • Please limit cell phone use and talking to one another while the STEM Beginnings teacher is presenting the lesson.
  • Adults and children should not attend class if not feeling well to avoid spreading illness to others. If your child has a cold with a thick runny nose or other contagious illnesses, we ask that he/she remain at home for as long as the symptoms exist. If a child has a fever, please wait 24 hours after the fever to attend class.


Thank you for your support of YFCP and STEM Beginnings Program! 

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

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  BANISTERS@GRAFTONLIBRARY.ORG
LOCATION: Maker Space

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week 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. Please register with YFCP directly. Grafton Public Library will not be registering attendees for this class.

  • All children, ages 3-6, must be registered (including siblings) to attend in-person classes.
  • Parents/caregivers are expected to supervise and help their child during class but may leave the room to care for an infant/busy toddler.
  • Materials for the lesson will be provided by STEM Beginnings for registered children, ages 3-6, however, if extra materials are available due to absences, the teacher may share materials with siblings.
  • Siblings are welcome to watch and listen to the story but we ask that parents/caregivers help to manage disruptive behavior.
  • Space is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6. Please email or call the librarian if you can no longer attend so that a family on the waitlist can be contacted.
  • Hot beverages are not allowed due to child safety regulations from the Department of Early Education and Care, the YFCP funding source.
  • Please limit cell phone use and talking to one another while the STEM Beginnings teacher is presenting the lesson.
  • Adults and children should not attend class if not feeling well to avoid spreading illness to others. If your child has a cold with a thick runny nose or other contagious illnesses, we ask that he/she remain at home for as long as the symptoms exist. If a child has a fever, please wait 24 hours after the fever to attend class.


Thank you for your support of YFCP and STEM Beginnings Program! 

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

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

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library's Code of Conduct.
CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   BANISTERS@GRAFTONLIBRARY.ORG

LOCATION: Maker Space

Saturday December 16, 2023
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Afternoon Knitting, etc.

Whether you are an experienced with various fiber arts or just want to learn, join the Grafton Public Library for a monthly get together from 2-4 pm on Saturday, December 16th.  We are meeting in room 219. Experienced folks who want to knit, crochet, do needlepoint, hand sew or any number of needle crafts are encouraged to bring their current projects. People new to such crafts will be given free materials while supplies last.  The program is for all ages. Participants are encouraged to learn from each other and have a good time socializing. Sign up at the Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common, by going to the events page: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/G/GRAFTON/ekp.cfm) or by emailing info@graftonlibrary.org.

Have extra needles or yarn? Donate to the library’s Give and Take Box to clear out your stash.  Or check the box to find a special yarn. People looking to try something new are welcome to take supplies.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10
There are 10 spaces available.

Whether you are an experienced with various fiber arts or just want to learn, join the Grafton Public Library for a monthly get together from 2-4 pm on Saturday, December 16th.  We are meeting in room 219. Experienced folks who want to knit, crochet, do needlepoint, hand sew or any number of needle crafts are encouraged to bring their current projects. People new to such crafts will be given free materials while supplies last.  The program is for all ages. Participants are encouraged to learn from each other and have a good time socializing. Sign up at the Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common, by going to the events page: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/G/GRAFTON/ekp.cfm) or by emailing info@graftonlibrary.org.

Have extra needles or yarn? Donate to the library’s Give and Take Box to clear out your stash.  Or check the box to find a special yarn. People looking to try something new are welcome to take supplies.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10

There are 10 spaces available.

Monday December 18, 2023
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Manga Book Club

 Tweens (grades 6-8) and teens (grades 9-12) are invited to join us for our Manga Book Club! 

This free program is for tweens and teens in grades 6-12 only. Sign up is required.

 

CONTACT: Sarah Slocum  5088394649  slocums@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Maker Space

 Tweens (grades 6-8) and teens (grades 9-12) are invited to join us for our Manga Book Club! 

This free program is for tweens and teens in grades 6-12 only. Sign up is required.

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Slocum
  5088394649
   slocums@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Maker Space

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Book and cookie swap

Gathering for a book club / moms of Grafton (all residents of Grafton) to exchange books and cookies for the holidays. We would like to donate a platter of cookies to the Grafton Library staff and the Grafton Senior Center.  Thank you for your consideration. 

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10

Gathering for a book club / moms of Grafton (all residents of Grafton) to exchange books and cookies for the holidays. We would like to donate a platter of cookies to the Grafton Library staff and the Grafton Senior Center.  Thank you for your consideration. 

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10

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

Join us on Monday December 18th at 7:30pm, in Room 228 for the “Reads Well with Others” Book Group discussion of Elevation: a novel by Stephen King.

Description: Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine …A moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together--a timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences. Although Scott Carey doesn't look any different, he's been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn't want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis. In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King's most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade--but escalating--battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott's lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face-including his own--he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott's affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.”

Copies of the books are available in regular print, large print, audio on CD, and Playaway, so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy.  It is also available through Overdrive / Libby as an eBook and eAudio.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 228: Group Study 6
There are 12 spaces available.

Join us on Monday December 18th at 7:30pm, in Room 228 for the “Reads Well with Others” Book Group discussion of Elevation: a novel by Stephen King.

Description: Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine …A moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together--a timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences. Although Scott Carey doesn't look any different, he's been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn't want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis. In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King's most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade--but escalating--battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott's lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face-including his own--he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott's affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.”

Copies of the books are available in regular print, large print, audio on CD, and Playaway, so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy.  It is also available through Overdrive / Libby as an eBook and eAudio.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 228: Group Study 6

There are 12 spaces available.

Tuesday December 19, 2023
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Daytimers' Book Group

Join us on Tuesday December 19th at 1:30pm, in Room 228 for the Daytimers Book Group discussion of Winter People by Jennifer McMahon.

Description: " West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother's bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked deeper into the mystery of Sara's fate, she discovers that she's not the only person who's desperately looking for someone that they've lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself..”

Copies of the books are available in regular print, large print and as an audio on CD so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy.  It is also available through Overdrive / Libby as an eBook and eAudio.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 228: Group Study 6
There are 12 spaces available.

Join us on Tuesday December 19th at 1:30pm, in Room 228 for the Daytimers Book Group discussion of Winter People by Jennifer McMahon.

Description: " West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother's bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked deeper into the mystery of Sara's fate, she discovers that she's not the only person who's desperately looking for someone that they've lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself..”

Copies of the books are available in regular print, large print and as an audio on CD so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy.  It is also available through Overdrive / Libby as an eBook and eAudio.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 228: Group Study 6

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tutor

Tutor

LOCATION: 228: Conference Room 6
 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tutoring

Travers tutoring

LOCATION: 229: Group Study 3
 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
GPL Mystery Book Group

Join us on Tuesday December 19th at 7:30pm, in Room 228 for the GPL Mystery Book Group discussion of The Bone Orchard, by Paul Doiron.

Description: "In the aftermath of a family tragedy, Mike Bowditch has left the Maine Warden Service and is working as a fishing guide in the North Woods. But when his mentor Sgt. Kathy Frost is forced to kill a troubled war veteran in an apparent case of 'suicide by cop,' he begins having second thoughts about his decision. Now Kathy finds herself the target of a government inquiry and outrage from the dead soldier's platoon mates. Soon she finds herself in the sights of a sniper, as well. When the sergeant is shot outside her farmhouse, Mike joins the hunt to find the mysterious man responsible. To do so, the ex-warden must plunge into his friend's secret past--even as a beautiful woman from Mike's own past returns, throwing into jeopardy his tentative romance with wildlife biologist Stacey Stevens. As Kathy Frost lies on the brink of death and a dangerous shooter stalks the blueberry barrens of central Maine, Bowditch is forced to confront the choices he has made and determine, once and for all, the kind of man he truly is" --

Copies of the books are available in regular print, large print, and as an audio on CD so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy.  It is also available through Overdrive / Libby as an eBook and eAudio.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 228: Group Study 6
There are 12 spaces available.

Join us on Tuesday December 19th at 7:30pm, in Room 228 for the GPL Mystery Book Group discussion of The Bone Orchard, by Paul Doiron.

Description: "In the aftermath of a family tragedy, Mike Bowditch has left the Maine Warden Service and is working as a fishing guide in the North Woods. But when his mentor Sgt. Kathy Frost is forced to kill a troubled war veteran in an apparent case of 'suicide by cop,' he begins having second thoughts about his decision. Now Kathy finds herself the target of a government inquiry and outrage from the dead soldier's platoon mates. Soon she finds herself in the sights of a sniper, as well. When the sergeant is shot outside her farmhouse, Mike joins the hunt to find the mysterious man responsible. To do so, the ex-warden must plunge into his friend's secret past--even as a beautiful woman from Mike's own past returns, throwing into jeopardy his tentative romance with wildlife biologist Stacey Stevens. As Kathy Frost lies on the brink of death and a dangerous shooter stalks the blueberry barrens of central Maine, Bowditch is forced to confront the choices he has made and determine, once and for all, the kind of man he truly is" --

Copies of the books are available in regular print, large print, and as an audio on CD so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy.  It is also available through Overdrive / Libby as an eBook and eAudio.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 228: Group Study 6

There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday December 20, 2023
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Office Hours: Senator Michael Moore
LOCATION: 202: Group Study 4
 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Library Department Heads Meeting

Meeting of Library Department Heads with Assistant Town Administrator, William Blake.

CONTACT: Debby Jackson  5088394649  jacksond@graftonlibrary.org

Meeting of Library Department Heads with Assistant Town Administrator, William Blake.

CONTACT:
  Debby Jackson
  5088394649
   jacksond@graftonlibrary.org

 
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7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Board of Library Trustees

The Board of Library Trustees normally meets on the 4th Wed of the month at 7:00pm; this month we are meeting early to avoid conflict with Christmas.

The agenda and minutes are posted online on the Town of Grafton's website. Archival meetings can be watched on demand at GCTV on Demand: Board of Library Trustees.

Meetings take place at the Town of Grafton Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, Grafton MA, 01519, Meeting Room A 

CONTACT: Beth Schreiber  508-839-4649  gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10

The Board of Library Trustees normally meets on the 4th Wed of the month at 7:00pm; this month we are meeting early to avoid conflict with Christmas.

The agenda and minutes are posted online on the Town of Grafton's website. Archival meetings can be watched on demand at GCTV on Demand: Board of Library Trustees.

Meetings take place at the Town of Grafton Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, Grafton MA, 01519, Meeting Room A 

CONTACT:
  Beth Schreiber
  508.839.4649
   gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 219: Conference Room 10

Saturday December 23, 2023 - Monday December 25, 2023
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CLOSED - CHRISTMAS OBSERVANCE

The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED on Saturday, December 23 and Monday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. No items will be due.

Please pick up museum passes for Saturday and Tuesday before the Library closes at 6:00 p.m. on Friday December 22.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7 at www.graftonlibrary.org – you can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

For a complete calendar of 2023 Library closings, please visit https://graftonlibrary.org/2023-closings/

The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED on Saturday, December 23 and Monday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. No items will be due.

Please pick up museum passes for Saturday and Tuesday before the Library closes at 6:00 p.m. on Friday December 22.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7 at www.graftonlibrary.org – you can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

For a complete calendar of 2023 Library closings, please visit https://graftonlibrary.org/2023-closings/

Tuesday December 26, 2023
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Inspirational Book Group and Guided Meditation

Join us on Tuesday December 26th at 7:30pm, in Room 228 for the Inspirational Book Group and Guided Meditation discussion of Savor: mindful eating, mindful life by Nhá̂t Hạnh Thích and Lilian W. Y. Cheung.

Description: "A Buddhist leader and a Harvard nutritionist offer cutting-edge science and deep Buddhist wisdom on the subject of eating with one's health and the welfare of the planet in mind.”

Copies of the books are available in regular print, as a Playaway, and as an audio on CD so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy.  It is also available through Overdrive / Libby as an eBook and eAudio.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

CONTACT: Heidi Fowler  508-839-4649  fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 228: Group Study 6
There are 12 spaces available.

Join us on Tuesday December 26th at 7:30pm, in Room 228 for the Inspirational Book Group and Guided Meditation discussion of Savor: mindful eating, mindful life by Nhá̂t Hạnh Thích and Lilian W. Y. Cheung.

Description: "A Buddhist leader and a Harvard nutritionist offer cutting-edge science and deep Buddhist wisdom on the subject of eating with one's health and the welfare of the planet in mind.”

Copies of the books are available in regular print, as a Playaway, and as an audio on CD so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy.  It is also available through Overdrive / Libby as an eBook and eAudio.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

CONTACT:
  Heidi Fowler
  508.839.4649
   fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 228: Group Study 6

There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday December 27, 2023
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Library Department Heads Meeting

Meeting of Library Department Heads with Assistant Town Administrator, William Blake.

CONTACT: Debby Jackson  5088394649  jacksond@graftonlibrary.org

Meeting of Library Department Heads with Assistant Town Administrator, William Blake.

CONTACT:
  Debby Jackson
  5088394649
   jacksond@graftonlibrary.org

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen: Movie and Crafternoon

 

Lights, camera, creativity! Teens in grades 6 and above can unwind, watch a movie, and express themselves through an array of crafts. It's a perfect blend of entertainment and artistic exploration. Drop-in.

 

CONTACT: Sarah Slocum  508-839-4649  slocums@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Maker Space

 

Lights, camera, creativity! Teens in grades 6 and above can unwind, watch a movie, and express themselves through an array of crafts. It's a perfect blend of entertainment and artistic exploration. Drop-in.

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Slocum
  508.839.4649
   slocums@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Maker Space

Thursday December 28, 2023
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen: Board Games and Puzzles

Join us for a laid-back afternoon of board games and puzzles on December 28th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Teens in grades 6 and above can drop in, challenge friends, or make new ones while exploring the Library's collection of games and puzzles.It's the perfect opportunity to unwind during winter vacation. 

CONTACT: Sarah Slocum  508-839-4649  slocums@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Maker Space

Join us for a laid-back afternoon of board games and puzzles on December 28th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Teens in grades 6 and above can drop in, challenge friends, or make new ones while exploring the Library's collection of games and puzzles.It's the perfect opportunity to unwind during winter vacation. 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Slocum
  508.839.4649
   slocums@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Maker Space

Monday January 1, 2024

The Library will be closed in observance of New Year's Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Library will be closed in observance of New Year's Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Sunday January 7, 2024
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Piano Recital

Student recital, refreshments to follow

LOCATION: Community Room A

Student recital, refreshments to follow

LOCATION: Community Room A

Monday January 8, 2024
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Dungeons and Dragons for Teens: Learning how to Play

 

For anyone interested in learning how to play Dungeons and Dragons but need help getting started this basic intro session will help introduce players to different game mechanics such as character class, backstory, stats, and the role of the Dungeon Master. 

Grades 9-12. Registration is required.

 
CONTACT: Allison Cusher  508-839-4649  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Maker Space

 

For anyone interested in learning how to play Dungeons and Dragons but need help getting started this basic intro session will help introduce players to different game mechanics such as character class, backstory, stats, and the role of the Dungeon Master. 

Grades 9-12. Registration is required.

 
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher
  508.839.4649
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Maker Space

Wednesday January 10, 2024
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Storytime at Willard House

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

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

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

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

Monday January 15, 2024

The Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Friday January 19, 2024
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2:00 PM
Delayed Opening-Open at 2:00pm

The Grafton Public Library will delay opening until 2 pm on Monday, January 15 for Staff Development. Items may be returned in the automated return outside.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Grafton Public Library will delay opening until 2 pm on Monday, January 15 for Staff Development. Items may be returned in the automated return outside.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Monday January 22, 2024
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Dungeons and Dragons for Teens: Build a Character

 

Join us for learning how to build your DND character and get to know fellow campaigners before the start of our exciting new teen created campaign in February. Create unique characters and backstories and bounce ideas off fellow players.  Bring your own dice if possible. 

To craft your character, you can use DND Beyond or go the classic route with a pen and paper character sheet. The choice is yours, and the possibilities are limitless.

Grades 9-12. Registration is required.

 
CONTACT: Allison Cusher  508-839-4649  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Maker Space

 

Join us for learning how to build your DND character and get to know fellow campaigners before the start of our exciting new teen created campaign in February. Create unique characters and backstories and bounce ideas off fellow players.  Bring your own dice if possible. 

To craft your character, you can use DND Beyond or go the classic route with a pen and paper character sheet. The choice is yours, and the possibilities are limitless.

Grades 9-12. Registration is required.

 
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher
  508.839.4649
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Maker Space

Monday February 5, 2024
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Dungeons and Dragons for Teens

 

 

New campaign open to new players! 

Join us for a simple DND campaign with word building and an entertaining storyline lead. At our first gathering, we'll dive right into the action as we create unique characters for our quest. Bring your own dice if possible. 

To craft your character, you can use DND Beyond or go the classic route with a pen and paper character sheet. The choice is yours, and the possibilities are limitless.

By signing up you are committing to coming to most of these sessions. 

Grades 9-12. Registration is required.

 
CONTACT: Allison Cusher  508-839-4649  cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Maker Space

 

 

New campaign open to new players! 

Join us for a simple DND campaign with word building and an entertaining storyline lead. At our first gathering, we'll dive right into the action as we create unique characters for our quest. Bring your own dice if possible. 

To craft your character, you can use DND Beyond or go the classic route with a pen and paper character sheet. The choice is yours, and the possibilities are limitless.

By signing up you are committing to coming to most of these sessions. 

Grades 9-12. Registration is required.

 
CONTACT:
  Allison Cusher
  508.839.4649
   cushera@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Maker Space

Wednesday February 14, 2024
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Storytime at Willard House

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

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

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

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

Monday February 19, 2024

The Library will be closed in observance of President's Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Library will be closed in observance of President's Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Thursday March 7, 2024

The Library will be closed for professional development. 

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Library will be closed for professional development. 

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Wednesday March 13, 2024
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Storytime at Willard House

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

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

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

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

Wednesday April 10, 2024
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Storytime at Willard House

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

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

 

CONTACT: Sarah Banister  508-839-4649  banisters@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Banister
  508.839.4649
   banisters@graftonlibrary.org

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

Monday April 15, 2024

The Library will be closed in observance of Patriots' Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Library will be closed in observance of Patriots' Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Monday May 13, 2024
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7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Town Meeting
LOCATION: Grafton High School, 24 Providence Road
Saturday May 25, 2024

The Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Monday May 27, 2024

The Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Sunday June 9, 2024
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Piano Recital

Student recital, refreshments to follow

LOCATION: Community Room A

Student recital, refreshments to follow

LOCATION: Community Room A

Wednesday June 19, 2024

The Library will be closed in observance of Juneteenth.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Library will be closed in observance of Juneteenth.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Wednesday July 3, 2024
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5:00 PM
Early Closing-Closing at 5pm

The Grafton Public Library will CLOSE at 5pm on Wednesday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day and remain closed Thursday, July 4th.  Items may be returned in the automated return outside.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Grafton Public Library will CLOSE at 5pm on Wednesday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day and remain closed Thursday, July 4th.  Items may be returned in the automated return outside.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Thursday July 4, 2024

The Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Friday August 16, 2024
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2:00 PM
Delayed Opening-Open at 2:00pm

The Grafton Public Library will delay opening until 2 pm on Monday, January 15 for Staff Development. Items may be returned in the automated return outside.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Grafton Public Library will delay opening until 2 pm on Monday, January 15 for Staff Development. Items may be returned in the automated return outside.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Saturday August 31, 2024

The Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Monday September 2, 2024

The Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Monday October 14, 2024

The Library will be closed in observance of Indigenous People's Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Library will be closed in observance of Indigenous People's Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Thursday October 17, 2024

The Library will be closed for professional development. 

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Library will be closed for professional development. 

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Monday November 11, 2024

The Library will be closed in observance of Veterans' Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Library will be closed in observance of Veterans' Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Wednesday November 27, 2024
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5:00 PM
Early Closing-Closing at 5pm

The Grafton Public Library will CLOSE at 5pm on Wednesday, November 27, 2024 in observance of Thanksgiving and remain closed Thursday and Friday.  Items may be returned in the automated return outside.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Grafton Public Library will CLOSE at 5pm on Wednesday, November 27, 2024 in observance of Thanksgiving and remain closed Thursday and Friday.  Items may be returned in the automated return outside.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Thursday November 28, 2024

The Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Friday November 29, 2024

The Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Tuesday December 24, 2024

The Library will be closed in observance of Christmas.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Library will be closed in observance of Christmas.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Wednesday December 25, 2024

The Library will be closed in observance of Christmas.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Library will be closed in observance of Christmas.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Tuesday December 31, 2024
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5:00 PM
Early Closing-Closing at 5pm

The Grafton Public Library will CLOSE at 5pm on Tuesday, December 31st in observance of New Year's Eve and remain closed Wednesday, January 1st.  Items may be returned in the automated return outside.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Grafton Public Library will CLOSE at 5pm on Tuesday, December 31st in observance of New Year's Eve and remain closed Wednesday, January 1st.  Items may be returned in the automated return outside.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

Wednesday January 1, 2025

The Library will be closed in observance of New Year's Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:   5088394649  info@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library

The Library will be closed in observance of New Year's Day.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7. You can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

Click here for a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings.

CONTACT:
  
  5088394649
   info@graftonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Grafton Public Library


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