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Celebrate National Library Week with an Altered Book craft

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When:
April 17, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where:
Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519, USA
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Celebrate National Library Week at the Grafton Public Library by experiencing the art of the Altered Book.  Teacher, Donna Rodonja will be teaching participants how repurpose a book by turning it into a birdhouse.  (Check out a sample of the project at the library).

Participants are encouraged to bring a book to work with (or one will be provided).  It should be at least 70 pages long and no more than 500 pages.  Paperbacks will of course yield a smaller finished product. Anyone who has a hot glue gun is encouraged to bring it, though that is not necessary.

Come have fun! No serious people need apply.

To sign up, stop by the library, or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com or call 508-839-4649.

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Infant Sign Language Workshop

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When:
May 21, 2014 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Sheryl White presents “Early Signs of Communication,” an Infant Sign Language workshop!

Learn how to reduce frustration and help give your pre-verbal baby a means of self-expression before she can speak. Come with your baby and learn 25 ASL signs plus the benefits of signing, research, and resources.

Signing…

  • Accelerates spoken language
  • Enhances early literacy skills
  • Gives a window into your child’s mind and personality
  • Reinforces verbal language
  • Builds on babies’ natural tendency to use gestures

Bio: Sheryl White is has been teaching programs and working with families for 14 years. She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Baby Signer, Reiki Master and mother of three. Her role in these classes is to facilitate and help strengthen the connection between infant and caregiver through early communication.

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Author Visit: Richard C. Wiggin, Historian

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When:
April 18, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Commemorate the Revolutionary War on this historic date with a presentation, Q&A, book sales, and signing from Richard C. Wiggin,living historian and re-enactor. Rick is the author of Embattled Farmers: Campaigns and Profiles of Revolutionary Soldiers from Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1775-1783.

The book profiles and traces the footsteps of 256 local participants in the Revolutionary War (including at least one or more who were Grafton connected!)

Bio: Richard C. Wiggin is the Historian and a past Captain of the Lincoln Minute Men. He is a colonial re-enactor, living historian, and has volunteered at Minute Man National Historical Park for over twenty years.

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Patriot’s Day – Library CLOSED

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When:
April 21, 2014 all-day

Patriot's Day

Did you know… the Grafton Public Library has a 24/7 digital branch to meet your informational and recreational needs!

While the Library is closed for the holiday, why not try an online resource?

eBooks for your Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Smartphone, Tablet…

C/W MARS offers Overdrive eBooks and eAudio for adult, teens and children, for free! The Grafton Library contributes extra copies and requested materials for Grafton residents – email your eBook and eAudio requests for purchase consideration.

Massachusetts residents can expand their digital book access with a free Boston Public Library eCard (you get database access, too!).

Need help getting eBooks and eAudio onto your deviceA? Want to borrow an eReader and try before you buy? Visit our eBook page for information, training schedule, or to set up a one-0n-one appointment with a staff member.

Streaming Independent Film, On Demand

The library’s Indieflix subscription bring award-winning independent short films, features and documentaries right to your laptop, tablet or smartphone! Ever wondered about those Oscar winning shorts? check out Indieflix – just set up a free account and verify with your library card for 24/7 access. Please note that Indieflix may contain unrated films and is not recommended for children under 18; parental discretion is advised.

Learn a New Language

Mango Languages offers multimedia instruction in Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more, plus English as a Second Language instruction. Set up a free account, and you can bookmark your lessons and pick up where you left off!

Novelist: Suggestions for What to Read Next

Hold list for the new Dan Brown book too long? Ripped through all of the Harry Potter series? What do you turn to when no librarian is available? Check out Novelist, which finds authors, titles and series similar to books you love. It’s linked to the Library catalog so you can search and place a hold right away.

 

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Toddlers & 2′s Storytime

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When:
April 10, 2014 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Repeats:
Weekly on Thursday until May 1, 2014
Where:
Grafton Public Library, Children's Room, 35 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519, USA
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Sitting still not required! We’ll share a song and a story and complete a simple craft activity. Drop-in.

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Pajama Storytime

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When:
April 8, 2014 @ 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Repeats:
Weekly on Tuesday until April 29, 2014
Where:
Grafton Public Library, Children's Room, 35 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519, USA
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(3+) Join us for a series of sleepy stories. PJs welcome!

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