Grafton Public Library

Library Updates

Grafton Writers Group

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Like to write? Do you want to get some practice in writing and possibly share with other writers? If so, please consider joining fellow writers Wednesday, October 17 3:00 pm at the Grafton Library.

The group is open to writers age 16 and up, and is held in the Main Reading Room of the Library, facilitated by Tasha and Stephen Halpert.

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Get Your Halloween On, with Edgar Allen Poe!

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Literary Historian Rob Velella will portray himself as Edgar Allen Poe.  Through his interactive role with the audience, we will begin to understand the man “Poe” himself.  Mr. Velella offers these words” The problem with classic literature today is many people assume it’s too boring or too difficult.  My goal is to prove them wrong.”

The program will be held at the Grafton Historical Society (71 Main Street, South Grafton) at 2pm on Sunday, October 14th.  There is a $10 suggested donation for attending.
This program is sponsored by the Grafton Historical Society and the Grafton Public Library.
Refreshments will be served.
To register, contact the Grafton Historical Society at: 508-839-0000 or email them at graftonmahistory@gmail.com.

 

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NEW! PJ Storytime starts October 18!

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Join us for a special, seasonal, all-ages storytime. Listen to some sleepy stories before you head to bed. Pajamas, blankets and stuffed friends are encouraged!

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Tabletop Game Night for Adults on Nov 2

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Adults age 18+ are invited to attend Game Night! BYOG (Bring Your Own Games) or try one of ours! Time to browse the Library’s game collection and play your own games will be provided.

This session’s featured game is Ticket to Ride, a cross-country train adventure in which players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. The longer the routes, the more points you earn. Additional points come to those who can fulfill their Destination Tickets by connecting two distant cities, and to the player who builds the longest continuous railway.

Discover more at https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9209/ticket-ride

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Print or Email Receipt?

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Do you want to be able to remember the due dates of your checked out material, but have trouble keeping track of your receipts? Patrons can now opt for email receipts. Next time you use the library, ask any staff member, and we can change the setting on your account. Happy reading!

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Down Under Bookstore Basket & Bundle Sale Continues

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book bundlesIt’s not too early to start your holiday shopping! The Friends of the Grafton Public Library announce a special sale on themed bundles and baskets of books and other items. The bundles of books/items are priced at $3, $5 and $10 and the baskets are priced $15-$35. The baskets and bundles will be on display on the Main floor, in the Children’s Room and Down Under Bookstore. Thank you for not removing items from bundles; all bundles are sold as a set.

 

 

The bundles and baskets have some great items, for example:

  • Entire Seinfeld collection with several books on the show
  • Entire Harry Potter series with the newest book and the other off shot books as well as some of the films, other material including DVD game
  • Cats and Dogs both have a basket of their own
  • Simpson and Family Guy baskets
  • Great travel and adventure baskets

With each bundle or basket purchased, a free bookmark or Perler Bead creation will be given out. The sale will run through the end of August.

*Please note that all items have been donated. Most have been gently used and therefore reflect such use.

Also the Friends announce the following changes in pricing of materials for sale:

  • ALL DVDs to $1 (TV show seasons were $2). Kids TV shows remain $ .50.
  • Hardcover books that are library withdraws are now $ .50 (most of the large print are from libraries).
  • Now ALL Saturdays for remainder of the summer will be buy 1 get 1 free, that includes all materials (including DVDs and CDs and video games)

The Down Under Bookstore is located on the bottom floor of the Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common, and is open during Library hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am –9 pm, Friday & Saturday 10 am -5 pm.

All proceeds from the Down Under Bookstore go toward supporting the Library’s programming which includes museum passes, the summer program, exhibits, speakers, workshops, and concerts. Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Library Down Under Bookstore and the Grafton Public Library.

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“Own the Room” Workshops for Teens & Adults

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Learn Stage Presence & Mic Techniques in this “Own the Room” Workshop on Monday, August 6th.

Knowing how to walk on and off stage, stand, introduce yourself and bow are essential to a professional performance. This workshop is fun, safe and easy. Come with the ability to introduce yourself. Leave with the simple, practical skills to blow the room away the next time you present yourself in front of ANY audience from 1-1,000. This is not a singing or speech workshop, rather a singer, performer, or speaker’s bag of tricks for poise, presence and power. Gain confidence and poise in front of a group. Please register for this workshop. Location is the Grafton Municipal Center, Room D.

The Teen workshop meets from 3:30-5:00 pm. TEEN Registration

The Adult workshop meets from 6:00-7:30 pm. ADULT Registration

 

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Mass Audubon’s Birds of Prey

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Tuesday, July 31 at 6:00 pm

Find out why hawks, owls, eagles, and falcons are considered birds of prey and discover their diversity while meeting live birds of prey native to Massachusetts. We’ll share some tips to help you see these birds more often where you live. There are many more out there than you might think!

LOCATION: Municipal Center Gym, 30 Providence Road

This free program is for all ages – children, teens and adults.

 

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Teen NERF Games!!! -Rescheduled

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Due to the weather forecast, NERF Games has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 4th from 2-3pm

 on Grafton Common.

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

Please register ONLINE.

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

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