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Meet Local Author Stephen Halpert

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Stephen Halpert bookMeet Local Author Stephen Halpert as he talks about his new book Abracadabra Moonshine: and Other Stories.

Ever since he was a boy Stephen has been fascinated by art, giving himself an informal art education by wandering through museums in his native Providence, Boston, and New York. His influences include DADA Photo Montage, Man Ray, Kurt Schwitters, the collage boxes of Joseph Cornell and Betye Saar and Robert Rauschenberg’s inventive assemblage.

A professional writer and editor since graduating Emerson College in 1964, he discovered that collage work helped him to relax and avoid writers’ block. He has published a number of books, articles and columns on American literary, photographic and social history; and rock music and pop culture. Today he writes a weekly humor column, American Scene published on line and in The Grafton News 

For more information, please contact the Grafton Public Library at graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com 508-839-4649.

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Caddy Stacks Mini-Golf!

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Back for a second year, the Library will be transformed into an 18-hole mini-golf course for players of all ages!

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Gone Girl Book Discussion

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Read it before you see it!

When a beautiful woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage and a mysterious illness; while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.

Pick up your copy in the library or place a hold.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12 and adults. Sign up in the library or by emailing the teen librarian.

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The Maze Runner Book Discussion

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Read it before you see it!

Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.

Pick up your copy in the library or place a hold.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12 and adults. Sign up in the library or by emailing the Teen Librarian.

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Gardening is Murder: an evening with author Neal Sanders

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Grafton Public Library and Grafton Garden Club present an author visit with mystery writer Neal Sanders. His presentation, titled Gardening Is Murder provides a “husband’s point of view” of gardening and is filled with humor and insight from someone who gardens less from an abiding love of horticulture than for the love of a spouse. Good horticultural advice is dispensed, bad advice is debunked. Participants will leave with a better appreciation of what is going on in the mind of their helpmates. The talk is adapted from Neal’s widely read blog, The Principal Undergardener.

The author will sell books, with 10% of the proceeds split between the Grafton Garden Club and Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

In his talk, Neal will divulge why it is impossible to do just one thing in the garden, why so much gardening information on the Internet is awful, why you should never compute the value of your labor in gardening, evidence that the wildlife in your garden have never seen a Disney film, and why it requires digging three holes to plant something.

Bio: Neal Sanders is the author of eight mysteries, several of which use garden club settings, and the voice behind The Principal Undergardener blog, which addresses gardening as a non-gardener who loves gardens. Adaptations of these essays can be found monthly in the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Leaflet magazine. Neal served as Chairman of Blooms! at the Boston Flower & Garden Show, where he ran Mass Hort’s activities, including the building of a major landscape exhibit that is the subject of his talk titled Flower Show Confidential.

RSVP to graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com or call 508-839-4649 x1102.

SNOW DATE: Thu Feb 26 at 7pm.

Place a hold on one of Neal’s books!

 

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SEMINAR: Learn How To Maximize Your Social Security Income

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When should you begin taking benefits – 62, 66 or 70? The difference between a good Social Security decision and a poor one can cost you … BIG TIME!

When it comes to maximizing your retirement income, choosing when to begin Social Security payments may be one of the most important retirement planning decisions you’ll make.  When you start your payments could mean the difference between getting 75% of your eligible benefits to as much as 132%!!!

Here’s what you’ll learn at this event:

  • When may be the best time to start taking Social Security benefits
  • How taking payments now or later can impact the amount of your Social Security income
  • What married couples can do to increase their overall benefits
  • How you can build an effective bridge to help increase Social Security benefits
  • What’s the best long term strategy for your situation

Join us for this complimentary, no-obligation workshop and discover tips and strategies that can help you generate the highest possible income to meet your household needs and goals.

Presenter David M. Aditays is employed with the Spartan Group.

To register or for more information, please call 508-839-4649 x1102 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

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SEMINAR: Learn How To Maximize Your Social Security Income

Posted by bethg on

When should you begin taking benefits – 62, 66 or 70? The difference between a good Social Security decision and a poor one can cost you … BIG TIME!

When it comes to maximizing your retirement income, choosing when to begin Social Security payments may be one of the most important retirement planning decisions you’ll make.  When you start your payments could mean the difference between getting 75% of your eligible benefits to as much as 132%!!!

Here’s what you’ll learn at this event:

  • When may be the best time to start taking Social Security benefits
  • How taking payments now or later can impact the amount of your Social Security income
  • What married couples can do to increase their overall benefits
  • How you can build an effective bridge to help increase Social Security benefits
  • What’s the best long term strategy for your situation

Join us for this complimentary, no-obligation workshop and discover tips and strategies that can help you generate the highest possible income to meet your household needs and goals.

Presenter David M. Aditays is employed with the Spartan Group.

To register or for more information, please call 508-839-4649 x1102 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

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“Welcome to the Graveyard!” The Gravestone Girls present a virtual tour of Grafton Cemeteries

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gg in rural 2010Cemetery educators, The Gravestone Girls, whose mission is to “Keep Our Dead Alive”, will be presenting a virtual tour, called “Welcome to the Graveyard”, centered on Grafton’s eight local cemeteries at the Grafton Public Library (35 Grafton Common), Tuesday, October 21st at 7pm.  The 90 minute presentation is built on photographs recently taken in these special and interesting burying places around Grafton, which was founded in 1735, and charts the evolution of cemeteries and gravestones from the colonial era into the 21st century.
This is a popular program that has been given around the New England area by The Gravestone Girls for almost fifteen years.  The group regularly works with libraries, historical societies and genealogical groups, among others, to teach about “the art, symbolism and history of these living history museums located on everyone’s mainstreets and backyards” says Ms. Sullivan, one in the group of three cemetery enthusiasts.  She further added “Almost everyone is interested in these peaceful and beautiful spaces, but may be hesitant to say so to others.  Our presentation lets you know you’re not the only one.  Come see what we do, we fill the room every time!”

 

For a detailed calendar of this and other Gravestone Girls events please visit www.GravestoneGirls.com   Further information can also be found on the library’s website at http://www.graftonpubliclibrary.org

 

The Gravestone Girls not only provide interesting historical cemetery presentations, they also create beautiful and unusual sculpted art pieces using the primitive art from the faces of original New England gravestones as well as teach gravestone rubbing classes and lead cemetery tours.  Their gravestone art is shown regularly at art and craft festivals.  Often commissioned for documentation and fundraising projects utilizing special aspects of important cemeteries and gravestones, they have executed these public and private projects for clients nationwide.

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Adult Book Discussion Group

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PompeiiReference Librarian, Heidi Fowler will lead a book discussion group for adults on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Grafton Public Library.  Stop by the library to sign up and check out a copy of this month’s book: Pompeii, by Robert Harris.

When the aqueduct that brings fresh water to thousands of people around the bay of Naples fails, Roman engineer Marius Primus heads to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius to investigate, only to come face to face with an impending catastrophe.

For more information, or to sign up, please contact the Grafton Public Library, at graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com or 508-839-4649.

This program is free and open to the public.

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Adult Book Discussion Group

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The HumansReference Librarian, Heidi Fowler will lead a book discussion group for adults on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Grafton Public Library.  Stop by the library to sign up and check out a copy of this month’s book: The Humans, by Matt Haig.

An extraterrestrial assumes the identity of a Cambridge mathematician and realizes there’s more to the human race than he suspected.

For more information, or to sign up, please contact the Grafton Public Library, at graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com or 508-839-4649.

This program is free and open to the public.

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