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Not Just for Young Adults Book Group

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The “Not Just for Young Adults” book group will be meeting Monday, October 20th at 7:30 p.m. The title the group will be reading and discussing for October is The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff.

Sixteen-year-old Mackie Doyle knows that he replaced a human child when he was just an infant, and when a friend’s sister disappears he goes against his family’s and town’s deliberate denial of the problem to confront the beings that dwell under the town, tampering with human lives.

The “Not Just for Young Adults” Book Discussion Group is for adults who enjoy reading and talking about young adult literature. Stop by the library to sign up and pick up a copy of the book.

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First Fridays with Mr. Kim

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First Fridays with Mr. Kim is a music and movement program for Preschoolers. Space is limited; registration is required. Registration begins 1 week prior to the program. Wait-listed participants are automatically given priority for the next month. Additional sign-ups (repeat customers) begin one week before the program.

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First Fridays with Mr. Kim

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kim-guitar

First Fridays with Mr. Kim is a music and movement program for Preschoolers. Space is limited; registration is required. Registration begins 1 week prior to the program. Wait-listed participants are automatically given priority for the next month. Additional sign-ups (repeat customers) begin one week before the program.

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First Fridays with Mr. Kim

Posted by switham on

kim-guitar

First Fridays with Mr. Kim is a music and movement program for Preschoolers. Space is limited; registration is required. Registration begins 1 week prior to the program. Wait-listed participants are automatically given priority for the next month. Additional sign-ups (repeat customers) begin one week before the program.

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nvrdlogoIt’s National Voter Registration Day! Register on site at the Library so you’ll be prepared for the next election!

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Laura Ingalls Wilder MOOC

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Try your first MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) with an 8-week course on award-winning writer Laura Ingalls Wilder! Participate online at your convenience, then come to the Grafton Public Library to get help or share your experience. Interactive in-person sessions to discuss the reading and/or the online learning experience are scheduled for every other Thursday evening at 7:00 pm on October 9 & 23, and November 6 & 20, and December 4.

Register online from home, work, school…or at the Library! Course access begins Monday, September 22, 2014. There is NO cost. An email address and access to a computer with Internet is required. See a staff member to set up an email account if you don’t have one.

The reading list includes several books in the Little House on the Prairie series, as well as a biography; request all the titles at once or call 508-839-4649 to request titles.

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Her Work and Writing Life: The Early Years is just one of many free non-credit classes offered by academic institutions from state schools to Harvard University, on topics like Shakespeare, algebra, computer science, Greek civilization, astrophysics, and more.

For more details, or to register, please contact Beth Gallaway, Library Director, at 508-839-4649 x1105 or by email at graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

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Caddy Stacks Afternoon Movie

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Get into the golf spirit with this movie!  This 2005 movie is based on the early life of golf champion Francis Ouiment, played by Shia LaBeouf.

The film is rated PG.

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A Parent’s ADHD Overview: 11 Strategies for Common Home and School Challenges

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David NowellDoes your child have difficulty starting or completing homework? Does he seem “addicted” to video games? Does she struggle with organization and focus? Has your child been diagnosed or treated for ADHD, or do you or his teachers strongly suspect that he might have symptoms?  Join neuropsychologist Dr. Nowell for this interactive, high-energy, and practical introduction to ADHD. Learn what current brain research tells us about medication as well as non-medication interventions. Discover practical solutions for managing some of the more common ADHD-related problems at home and school. And bring your specific questions to the program.

Dr. David Nowell is a clinical neuropsychologist in Northborough who speaks internationally to teachers and counselors on the topic of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. He is passionate about motivation and fully engaged living, and writes a popular blog at Psychology Today.

This program is free and open to the public. To sign up, email the library at graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com, go to Dr. Nowell’s website http://goo.gl/viHSt9 or call us at 508-839-4649.

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Teen Program: Halloween/Day of the Dead Party

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Celebrate Halloween and the Day of the Dead together! Enjoy snacks while watching Hocus Pocus.

Missed our Day of the Dead Skull Shirt program? This is your second chance! You’ll hand sew a skull onto a shirt.

Bring a plain shirt (colored will be best) with you, the rest of the supplies will be provided. Don’t want a shirt? You can bring a plain canvas tote instead.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. The library will be closed to the public during this program. Teens only! Sign up in the library or by emailing the teen librarian.

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