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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 bookLocal Author Stephen Halpert will talk about the writing process, answer questions and read from 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.

His new book will be available for purchase at the close of the event.

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

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