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Teen Program: DIY Book Covers

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Start the school year off BRIGHT!

Liven up your new textbooks with a technique called Iris Folding. All supplies will be provided. You are welcome to bring your textbooks to cover or you can finish it at home.

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

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“Not Just For Young Adults” Book Discussion

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The ArchivedThe title the group will be reading and discussing for September is The Archived  by Victoria Schwab.

Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books. Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive. Mackenzie Bishop is a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often-violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Now someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.

The “Not Just for Young Adults” Book Discussion Group is for adults who enjoy reading and talking about young adult literature. There’s some great young adult literature out there! Join us for the fun of it, or so you can share titles with your teens. Stop by the library to sign up and pick up a copy of the book.

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 story of forgettingReference Librarian, Heidi Fowler will lead a book discussion group for adults on Monday, September 29, 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 Story of Forgetting, by Stefan Merrill Block.

Resigned to memories of the family he has lost, seventy-year-old recluse Abel Haggard spends his life alone on the family farm while, hundreds of miles away in suburban Austin, precocious fifteen-year-old Seth Waller embarks on a quest to uncover the truth about his mother’s genetic history after a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s. 

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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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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