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Geeky Ornament Build for Tweens, Teens & Adults

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Join us Saturday, December 16 as we make two geeky ornaments in time for the holidays: a mini arcade machine and a Mario Question Box (with a little surprise inside!).

Please REGISTER for this program. Registration opens Saturday, December 2 at 10 am.

Tween build (grades 3-5) is at 1:00 pm

Teen build (grades 6-12) is at 2:00 pm

Adult build is at 3:00 pm

  • Please register one participant at a time. You must register every person participating. Unregistered people will not be able to participate.
  • Please adhere to age recommendations when registering.   If your child is not an appropriate age, they will be removed from the program.
  • Due to the complicated instructions required for this program, if an attendee is more than 5 minutes late, they will not be able to participate.
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New! GUM Ukulele Club with Apple Tree Arts

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Welcome to Grafton Ukulele Musicians (GUM), a partnership between Apple Tree Arts and Grafton Public Library.  We meet the second Thursday of every month and our next meeting is December 14 from 6:30-8:00 pm. All levels are welcome and there is no fee. GUM. meets on the third floor of Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common.

Bring your ukulele and your singing voice to participate in this jam session lead by Miss Jan Barlow from Apple Tree Arts. Participants suggest the music and also continue to practice songs learned in previous sessions . We are using the Daily Ukulele, Grafton Library has copies to check out and brings some extras to the group.

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

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

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

Buffalo Gals…………………………………………… p. 40

Folsom Prison Blues…………………………………….83

Groovy Kind Of Love……………………………………96

Simple Gifts……………………………………….……….211

I Walk The Line………………………………….……….138

You Are My Sunshine………………………….……..279

This Land Is Your Land……………………………….234

Blowin’ In The Wind……………………………..………36

Side By Side………………………………………….…….210

If you have any questions feel free to email facilitator Jan Barlow.

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Tutor.com Adds Audio to Free Tutoring Service

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Access Tutor.com/grafton for FREE daily from 3-9pm!

Hear ye! Hear ye! Because we hear our students, Tutor.com is adding audio! It is no secret that some learn by doing, some learn by reading, some learn by watching and some learn by listening. Tutor.com’s goal is to provide instructional services and support in a personalized manner that best fit the needs of each individual learner. To better help us achieve this goal, we are excited to announce that an audio option to connect will be available for every Tutor.com session for all grade levels and subjects beginning on Monday, November 20, 2017. Offering an audio option allows us to

  • improve the experience for those with visual impairments,
  • meet the needs of auditory learners,
  • more effectively assist younger students or non-typers,
  • and use classroom time more efficiently.

Watch a short demonstration video about how to connect with audio.

Download an information sheet about this and other new features recently released.

 

Access Tutor.com/grafton for FREE daily from 3-9pm!

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Teen Program: Christmas Coloring

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Saturday. December 2   1-3pm

Get into the holiday spirit and relax a little. You’ll have the afternoon to color an assortment of Christmas cards, postcards, gift tags and ornaments.

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

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Library Closings for Thanksgiving Holiday

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The Grafton Public Library will be closing at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observation of the 2017 Thanksgiving Holiday. No items are due the days we are closed. The Library will reopen at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 25.

Museum passes may be picked up in advance on  Tuesday, Nov. 21 (10 am – 9 pm) or Wednesday, Nov. 22 (10 am-5 pm).

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

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