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The Good Good Spa Night

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Monday, April 23  7:30-8:45 pm

If you enjoyed Pig Spa with Christopher Hogwood (from The Friends of the Library Community Read title, The Good Good Pig, by Sy Montgomery) than you’ll love The Good Good Spa Night.  Make a sugar scrub and bath tea for a spa night at home.  You are welcome to paint your finger nails as well, in the company of other Pig Spa enthusiasts.

Please REGISTER online for this program or call the Library at 508-839-4649 xt 1102

Location: Main Reading Room of the Grafton Public Library.

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Library Offers Passport Acceptance Service by Appointment

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Passport application acceptance is now available the Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common, Grafton MA by appointment only during the hours of 11am-8pm Mon-Thu and 11am-4pm on Saturday. In addition to regular passport fees, an additional $35 is charged for new passports and benefits the Grafton Public Library.

Passport applicants are advised to complete the application at home or online at the Library, print it, and bring the completed forms, along with all required documentation and a 2”x2” color photo. An important note; applicants must not sign the forms until witnessed in front of the clerk/agent.

A list of all required documentation for a passport is available on the U.S. Department of State website at travel.state.gov. Additional documents may be required and can be found on the website. Photos must meet specific requirements, which are listed on the state travel website.

To make an appointment, please call the Library at 508-839-4649 and press 1 for the Main Desk.

The State Department recommends Passport applications be submitted 6-8 weeks before the date of travel.

Passports may be renewable by mail; Passport Acceptance is also available at the South Grafton Post Office.

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Grafton Public Library Paint Night

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Relax, order a drink, and join the Friends of the Grafton Public Library at Pub 122 on Monday, April 9 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM for this fun evening out to benefit your local library.

This lovely Hummingbird Silhouette canvas will have you thinking of warmer days and the sweet charm of the flora and fauna of Summer. Step by step instructions will be given and all materials needed to complete the project are included in the cost.

A portion of the ticket price will go directly to the Friends of the Grafton Public Library to help supply and support library needs and events. This event is $35/pp. Pre-registration is required, and registration ends April 5.

Register here (scroll to bottom of the page): https://bookeo.com/artmark_studio?devent=41552NL37N9162275962F1_2018-04-09_3NdrxStfsW

You can also register in person at ArtMark Studio, 198 Worcester Street, North Grafton.

Visit the Friends’ Facebook Event page for more info.

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Meet Libby, the One-Tap Reading App for eBooks from your Library!

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Image may contain: one or more people, people sitting, phone and textBring your favorite device – phone, tablet, laptop or eReader – and we’ll introduce you to Libby, a free app for getting free digital books!
Registration is required and opens 2 weeks in advance at https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=GRAFTON

Get a head start — and come with questions! — by checking out this overview at http://blogs.overdrive.com/featured-post-library-blog/2017/06/21/meet-libby/

 

Join us on the following dates for live help! 

  • Mon 3/26 @11am
  • Wed 4/4 @7pm
  • Tue 4/10 @11am
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Spring Egg Hunt!

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Spring Egg Hunt tickets are SOLD OUT! But please join us for a special Spring-themed storytime and some simple crafts inside the library.

Storytimes will be in the Children’s Room and schedule is as follows:

10:15-10:35 am

10:40-11:00 am

11:05-11:25 am

11:30-11:50 am

11:55am-12:15 pm

The Children’s Room will be closed from 12:30-1:00 pm for clean up. A selection of children’s materials can be found in the Main Reading Room.

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Meet Lindsey Morand, great-niece of E.B. White

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As part of the Friends of the Library’s Community Read events, we invite you to visit with Lindsey Morand, great-niece of E.B. White, on March 31 at 2:00 pm. E.B. White is author of the children’s classic Charlotte’s Web among other beloved children’s titles.

Lindsey promised that she would never let her great-uncle be forgotten!! For over 40 years, she has enjoyed sharing her precious E.B. White photographs, letters, autographed first edition books and other heirlooms. Her presentation contains unique and interesting memorabilia for all ages. Children and adults are always familiar with E.B. White’s children’s books however they are not always knowledgeable about the author.

Her presentation is highlighted with the White family typewriter (c. 1900) and a 1911 Webster’s dictionary signed “Elwyn B. White” when he was eleven years old, signed 1st edition book The Lady is Cold published in 1929 and 17 other E.B. White books! Her most cherished item is an autographed book of Charlotte’s Web presented to her in 1952.  During the presentation, she will also be willing to answer questions about her famous uncle.  Stop by before the presentation to see the artifacts on display.

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Spring into eBooks

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Friday, March 23  1:00-2:00 pm

Bring your favorite device – phone, tablet, laptop or eReader – and we’ll introduce you to Libby, a free app for getting free digital books!

Space is limited, RSVP is required. Please register online.

This program will also be offered on Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 pm and Tuesday, April 10 at 11:00 am

Get a head start — and come with questions! — by checking out this overview at http://blogs.overdrive.com/featured-post-library-blog/2017/06/21/meet-libby/

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Grafton Writer’s Group

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Do you like to write? Do you want to get some practice in writing and possibly share with other writers? If so, please consider joining fellow writers at the Grafton Library. We gather to learn and to share on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 3:00 to 4:30pm.

The group is open to writers age 16 and up, and is held in the Main Reading Room of the Library, facilitated by Tasha and Stephen Halpert.

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Grafton Ukulele Musicians (G.U.M.) Thursday, May 10

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Bring your ukulele and your singing voice to participate in this jam session lead by Eric Geurin from the Grafton Public Library! Miss Jan from Apple Tree Arts will be back next month. Participants suggest the music and come together to play once a month. The Library provides copies of The Daily Ukulele on loan for use in the session. All levels are welcome and there is no fee. GUM meets on the third floor of Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common.

Don’t have a ukulele? You can borrow a ukulele, as well!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jan Barlow at missjanbarlow@gmail.com

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