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Register to Vote @ your Library!

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nvrdlogoToday is National Voter Registration Day! We are pleased to partner with the Grafton Town Clerk’s office to offer on-site satellite voter registration! Drop by with proof of residency and get registered today! Adults ages 18 & up are eligible to vote.

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

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Dr. David Nowell presents an interactive, high-energy, and practical introduction to ADHD at the Grafton Public Library Monday October 6 from 7-8pm.

Does 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.

Bio: 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,  or call us at 508-839-4649 x1102.

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Win a Comic Book Prize Package!

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Library Card Signupexcelsior! Contest!

 

Share why you value your library card using a Library Card Sign-up Month word balloons (pick up at the Grafton Public Library or download now) or create your own. Creativity is encouraged!

Share on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #LibraryCardSignUp or add to the American Library Association’s My Library Card…” Flickr pool between September 2-23, 2014.

 

 

All participants will be entered in a drawing for a comic book prize package, which will include:

Official rules and details of the promotion are available online at atyourlibrary.org.

Are you one of the 8,000 residents that doesn’t have a Grafton Public Library Card yet? A Library Card is the smartest card in your wallet, and your key to borrowing over 40,000 items from the Grafton Public Library and millions of holdings worldwide.

Your first Library card is FREE, and replacement card fees will be WAIVED during the month of September. Proof of residency is required to get a card.

Adults who sign up for their first library card during the month of September will get a free cup of coffee courtesy of the Friends of the Grafton Library.
Teens who sign up will be entered into a raffle for a $25 movie gift card.
Children ages 0-12 who get their first library card this September will receive an “I Love Reading” lanyard for the card, and we have removed the age requirement for getting a card.

A Grafton Library Card is valued at per $29.60 per person—about the cost of a hardcover book–but the value of the card is approximately $850 if you borrow just one book a week!

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What’s That Noise!?

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Expect a little noise & dust as we get our ductless A/C installed for the comfort of patrons, staff, & materials! Sorry for any discomfort! If we need to close the Children’s Room Friday or Monday for part of the day, we will try to provide as much advance notice as possible, and will make materials for youth available in the Main Reading Room. Thanks for your understanding!

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Green Cleaning Coach & Author Leslie Reichert’s visit postponed

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POSTPONED!  The new date will be announced as soon as it is known.  Thank you for your interest.

This program will be held at the Historical Society Museum Annex at 7:00 p.m. (please enter from the back of the building).

Celebrate science this summer with the “Martha Stewart Of Green Cleaning”, Leslie Reichert on Tuesday, August 12th at 7:00 p.m. She is a cleaning expert that uses her sparkling personality, great sense of humor, and contagious passion to encourage her fans and followers to think differently about their cleaning products.

Leslie Reichert is known as a Green Cleaning Coach and she is changing the world – “one spray bottle at a time”. She is a national lecturer, a frequent home keeping expert on Martha Stewart Living Radio, Kmart’s Cleaning Expert and author of the book: The Joy Of Green Cleaning- a handbook for DIY cleaners. Using a cooking show format, Leslie will demonstrate how to mix up your own cleaners and will give participants samples to take home and try.

This program is sponsored by the Grafton Public Library, Town of Grafton, Friends of the Grafton Public Library, Massachusetts Library System, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.

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Batman Day at the Library, July 26th!

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The Library is celebrating the caped crusader in honor of his 75th anniversary! Stop in for activities, giveaways, and fun for kids, teens, and adults! A few lucky people will win prizes donated by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

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Bring in school supplies and waive bye-bye to late fines!

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Help Grafton Middle School Students get ready for school! The Grafton Food Bank is having a school supply drive from July 27th through August 16th and the Library is one of the selected drop-off locations. Suggested items for donations are: index cards, #2 pencils, highlighters, 2 pocket folders, one subject notebooks, glue sticks, graph paper, and scientific calculators.

When you bring in your donation, the Library will waive any late-fines equal to the amount of the donation. It’s a win-win situation! This does not apply, however, to any fines related to a lost or damaged item.
The Library is also continuing their Food for Fines program through the end of August. Similarly, when you bring in any non-perishable food items for the Grafton Food Bank, the Library will waive any late fines equal to the amount of the food donation.
Thank you so much for supporting Grafton students and the Grafton Food Bank with your donations!

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Missing Email Alerts From Us?

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Our apologies–we have recently learned that the 2-day reminder is broken for some patrons and it’s a known issue that is being worked on. Please contact the Library at graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com or 508-839-4649 X1108 and we will submit a ticket and try to get it resolved. If you are an AOL, Yahoo!, Comcast, Gmail or Verizon user, your provider may be blocking messages originating from cwmars.org because of a spam message that came through last week. Messages were sent through last week, but may be out of date at this point. Please add gfnotices@cwmars.org to your email address book to ensure that you get the 2-day courtesy notice to remind you to return library materials soon, as well as the 14-day overdue notice. Don’t know how to add to your address book? Stop by and we’ll show you! Would a third email to alert you that the item is now overdue be helpful? We don’t want to spam you, but please feel free to share this feedback, and I will bring it back to the network users council for discussion.

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Walkway Repair — Please Use Caution!

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walkway 6-9-2014Our cracked and uneven walkway is being repaired by the Town DPW this week — please be aware that we have more noise than usual, and there may be dust and debris. If the noise is bothersome, please consider using the Library after 4 pm if possible.

The Main entrance is open, but please use caution when traveling past the worksite, and respect the signage, barricades and instructions of the work crew.

Your safety is of the utmost importance! Thanks for your patience.

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Lecture: Edible Perennial Gardening & Landscaping June 2

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John Root, Naturalist and Landscaper, will present “Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping” at the Grafton Public Library on Monday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m. Learn how to establish and maintain a variety of perennials, including trees, shrubs, vines, canes, and herbaceous plants, that yield abundant crops of delicious and nutritious food throughout the growing season with minimal maintenance. Handouts will be available at the end of the program. Mr. Root will also have a selection of plants for sale so you can get started right away. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

For more details or to register for the program, please contact Heidi Fowler, Reference Librarian, at 508-839-4649 or by email at graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com

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