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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 lis 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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Teen Program: Day of the Dead Skull Shirts

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The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated at the end of October and beginning of November. Get in the spirit early by hand sewing a Day of the Dead skull onto a t-shirt!

Please 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.

If you want to participate but can’t make this program you will have the opportunity during the teen Halloween party at 6pm on November 1st.

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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Mini Pumpkin Decorating

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Turn a mini pumpkin into a masterpiece!

This program is for all ages. Decorating supplies and mini pumpkins will be provided.

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Teen Program: Journal Decorating

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Whether you want a dream journal or it’s your dream to be a writer, this program allows you to customize your own notebook.

All supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own photos.

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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Teen Program: Soul Surfer Movie Night

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This is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton who lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheet determination and unwavering faith. A natural talent who took to the waves at a young age, she was leading an idyllic life on Kauai, participating in national surf competitions with her best friend Alana, when everything changed. This film reveals Bethany’s fight to recover from her ordeal and how she grappled with the question of her future. This movie is rated PG.

Snacks will be served.

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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Teen Program: Dream Interpretation

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A dream is an event that happens when the senses are at rest. We dream 90 minutes every night and a dream can last 10-45 minutes. Join dream interpreter Loralee Dubeau to explore:

– Types of dreams

– Why we dream

– Tips to remember dreams

– Beginner dream interpretation

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

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