Grafton Public Library

Library Updates

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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College Readiness Workshop

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Saturday, July 21  1:00-2:00 pm

Worcester State Professor, Dr. Pam Hollander, who has been teaching college students for over 20 years, will share tips about how to get “college ready.”  This interactive workshop is open to any high school student, but is particularly relevant for those who plan to attend college soon.

Please register ONLINE for this program or call 508-839-4649.

 

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What’s Happening Week of July 30 – August 4

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Check out our Events Calendar for all the programs that are happening this week and in the weeks to come. Some programs require registration and some are drop-in. Registration opens 2 weeks prior to the program. Please register online or call 508-839-4649 to sign up.

You can also download the Full Summer Reading Calendar that lists all summer programs, summer PRIZES info, and Read to Bead info.

Mon, July 30

10:15-11:15am Silly Science at Unibank 89 Worcester St., N. Grafton
1-2pm STEM Kids at Unibank 89 Worcester St., N. Grafton
6:30-8:30pm Family Movie Night Paddington 2 (PG)
7:30-8:30 pm Reads Well with Others Book Group The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

Tue, July 31
9:30-10am Summer Stories
1-1:30pm Tween LEGO Build Raccoon Municipal Center
2-2:30pm Teen LEGO Build Raccoon Municipal Center
3-3:30pm Adult LEGO Build Raccoon Municipal Center

6-7 pm Mass Audubon’s Birds of Prey with live birds Municipal Center Gym
7:30-8:30pm Inspirational Book Group The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

Wed, August 1
10:15-11:15am Once Upon a Storytime Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.
1-3pm Teen Crafternoon: Make your Own Stampers Municipal Center

Thu, August 2
10:15-11:15 am Toto the Tornado Kitten
1:30-2:30 pm Tween Marimo Moss Balls Municipal Center

3-4 pm Teen Marimo Moss Balls Municipal Center

3:30-5pm LEGO Brick Builders
6:30-8:30pm Teen Movie Night Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13)

Fri, August 3
11-11:45am Summer Songs in the Park Perry Hill Park, 3 Perry St., No. Grafton
1-3pm Tween Crafternoon STEM Beginnings Municipal Center
3:30-4:30pm Color Me Calm

Sat, August 4
11 am-1pm All Ages LEGO Free Play

2-3 pm Teen Nerf Games, Grafton Common

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Fun in the Sun – Sat. July 21st @ Nelson Park

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Inflatable waterslides, carnival games, prize tent, free cotton candy and popcorn, pie-eating contests, potato sack races, Ice Cream Truck and Dogfather Food Truck ($), a visit from Trax the Worcester Railers Hc mascot, music with Jan from Apple Tree Arts, Henna Tattoos with Grafton Public Library and a chance to visit booths from local organizations including the Girl Scouts, MOMS Club of Sutton/Oxford/ Millbury/Grafton, and more. See you there!

 

EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/547867795577535/

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Save a Life This Summer: Donate to Boston Children’s Hospital Bloodmobile

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Stop by the Library on Saturday, July 14 between 10 am-4 pm and hop on the Boston Children’s Hospital Bloodmobile. A short 30-minute whole blood donation can help as many as 4 children.

To donate you must be in good health and weigh at least 110 lbs. In MA, 16 year old may donate blood but are required to have a consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to donating. Print a copy of this form if you need it. If you are 17 and older, you just need to bring a form of photo ID with you.

How to Prepare to Donate Blood:

  • Make sure you are well hydrated at the time of your donation. Try and limit the amount of caffeinated beverages you consume prior to giving blood.
  • Do not donate on an empty stomach. Eat a good meal at least three hours prior to giving blood.
  • Get a good nights rest prior to coming in to donate.
  • If in the past your hemoglobin has been low, you can raise it by eating iron rich food.
  • Remember to bring a photo ID with you when you come to donate.

For further eligibility requirements click here.

Walkins are welcome, appointments are preferred. Schedule an appointment now!

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library
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