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The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright with Architect Kenneth Best

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Kenneth Best, AIA

Monday, March 20 at 7:00 pm

Join architect Kenneth C. Best (AIA, ALA, CSI) and learn more about famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright as part of our 2017 Community Read.

Ken is an architect at DRA (Drummey Rosane Anderson, Inc).  When he joined the firm, he brought with him expertise in historic preservation, a commitment to sustainable design and a passion for buildings that serve the public.  He believes that his designs should not only meet the needs of the client, but should also enhance the experiences of users and have a positive impact on the community served. Public libraries make up a large percentage of his portfolio but, over his 35 year career, he has handled a variety of building types.

Please REGISTER online for this program, call the Library at 508-8396-4649 or email fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

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Help Deliver Books to our Home-Bound Patrons

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Would you like to do a simple favor for someone in need?
We deliver books to home-bound patrons on a weekly basis. We are looking for a volunteer over age 18 with a valid driver’s license to sign up for one Tuesday afternoon per month. The task is to pick up the stack of books that will have been prepared in advance and deliver them to each of our homebound patrons; currently we have 4, all living in Grafton. The volunteer also picks up the books ready to be returned and brings them back to the library. The whole exercise takes about one hour.
If interested, please call Susan Leto at 508-839-4649 extension 1 or send an email to letos@graftonlibrary.org.

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Friends of the Grafton Public Library Community Read 2017!

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In anticipation of the Summer Reading Program for 2017,” Build a Better World”, the focus of this year’s Community Read is all about buildings, their architecture, and the amazing minds behind their creations, specifically Frank Lloyd Wright.

Pick up a copy of one of the Community Read books and
check out the upcoming Community Read Events!

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Adult Title:
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
Fact and fiction blend in a historical novel that chronicles the relationship between seminal architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting in Oak Park, Illinois, when they were each married to another, to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society.

 

 

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Young Adult Title:
The Wright 3 by Blue Balliette
In the midst of a series of unexplained accidents and mysterious coincidences, sixth-graders Calder, Petra, and Tommy lead their classmates in an attempt to keep Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Robie House from being demolished.

 

 

 

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Children’s Title:
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty;
illustrated by David Roberts
Ever since he was a baby, Iggy Peck has built towers, bridges, and buildings, which comes in handy when his second grade class is stranded on an island during a picnic.

 

 

Programs for Adults & Teens:

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Coloring   March 2  7:00-8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of Frank Lloyd Wright inspired coloring. You’ll be able to choose from postcards, stain glass coloring designs (that will look great in your window) or one of Wright’s iconic buildings. All supplies will be provided.

This program is for adults and teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

 

Make Frank Lloyd Wright style coasters   March 6  7:00-8:00 pm

Exercise your craftiness.  Celebrate the Friends of the Library Community Read selections by making Frank Lloyd Wright style coaters.

This program is for adults. Please register for this program.

 

Community Read Book Discussion: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan  March 14  7:00-9:00 pm

Due to snow storm on Tuesday, the Community Read discussion will be rescheduled.  The new date is TBA.

The Community Read discussion of the book will be held at the South Grafton Community House located at 25 Main Street, South Grafton. At 7pm refreshments will be served and chatting encouraged.  Then at 7:30pm the book discussion will begin. Please register for this program. Copies of the book are available at the library.

 

The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright with Architect Kenneth Best  March 20  7:00-8:00 pm

Join architect Kenneth C. Best (AIA, ALA, CSI) and learn more about famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Please register for this program. Ken is an architect at DRA (Drummey Rosane Anderson, Inc).  When he joined the firm, he brought with him expertise in historic preservation, a commitment to sustainable design and a passion for buildings that serve the public.  He believes that his designs should not only meet the needs of the client, but should also enhance the experiences of users and have a positive impact on the community served. Public libraries make up a large percentage of his portfolio but, over his 35 year career, he has handled a variety of building types.

 

Programs for Children:

LEGO Club: FLW Style  March 8  3:30-5:00 pm

Join for a special Community Reads edition of LEGO Club! Build a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired creation, from a prairie style house to arts and craft style mosaics. For grades 1-6. Please register for this program. Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building,13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation!

 

Community Read Storytime & Craft   March 21  3:30-5:00 pm

Join us as we read our Community Read book-Iggy Peck, Architectand then design and build your own home. All-ages. Please register for this program. The Children’s Room will be available for limited use during this program. Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building,13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation!

 

 

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Getting Started Homeschooling

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Tuesday, March 7 7:00-8:30 pm.

Whether you are actively considering home education or are just curious about how it is done, you are invited to attend Getting Started Homeschooling.

Topics to be covered include an overview of homeschooling, getting started, methods, resources, and homeschooling support. Informational handouts will be available and there will be time for questions and discussion.

The program will be presented by Sophia Sayigh. Sophia is a founder of Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable educational organization that gathers and disseminates information about homeschooling in Massachusetts through education, advocacy, and events.

Admission is free, but preregistration is required.

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Getting to Know Your Ukulele 4-Class Session

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Join Jan Barlow of Apple Tree Arts in this introductory class. Class is limited to 8 participants. Ukuleles will be available for the first 5 registrants to borrow. Participants must commit to attending all 4 classes (that includes teens and adults!) on March 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 6:30-8:00 pm. Participation is limited to ages 13 and up. Registration is required, please call 508-839-4649. Classes will be held at Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common, 3rd floor classroom.

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Library to CLOSE for President’s Day

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The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED Monday, February 20, 2017 in observation of President’s Day. No items are due on this date. The Library will reopen at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Please visit our digital branch online to read a newspaper, check out an eBook, learn a new language, and more!

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Sat Feb 4 is Take Your Child to the Library Day!

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Saturday, February 4th
We will be celebrating Take Your Child to the Library Day with all things Star Wars!

Star Wars Symposium, 11:00am-1:00pm
Join us for an all-ages celebration of all thing Star Wars. Come dressed as your favorite character! Join us for Star Wars trivia games and more!
Registration required.
*Please note: program will be held at the Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

Millennium Falcon Lego Build, 2:00pm-2:45pm
Build Han and Chewie’s classic ship with legos. This is a complicated build, appropriate for older children and adults.
Grades 3+. Registration required.
*Please note: program will be held at the Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

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Build your own Terrarium Workshop

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The Friends of the Grafton Public Library are hosting a  “Build your own Terrarium Workshop”on Friday, Jan. 27 (snow date Feb. 3).  Two sessions will be held:

1 pm and 7 pm at Art Mark Studios. 198 Worcester St., North Grafton. Get ideas and tips from your instructor: seasoned florist and plantswoman Denise Worden of SweetBriar Perennials. Choose your planter, then choose from a variety of succulents, mosses, stones and decorations to personalize your creation. Each one will be unique!
Supplies will be included but if you have a special container or trinket you would like to use or share bring it along.

All proceeds will benefit the Grafton Public Library. Spaces are limited- only 20 per session. For ages 10 & up. Cost is $40 per person.  Registration is required. Register by Jan. 25, 2017.

To REGISTER and pay online with Paypal, click on the Friends’ Terrarium Page.

 

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Grafton Garden Club’s ‘Flora in Winter’ Presentation

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The Grafton Garden Club has participated in Flora in Winter at the Worcester Art Museum for several years. Helen Blazis will present  a powerpoint show highlighting how the club’s committee members arrive at an interpretation of a work of art.  This year, the GGC will  create a floral arrangement which interprets the work of Ed Emberley, illustrator of children’s books. Currently, there is an exhibit of  Emberley”s art work at the Art Museum.

Flora in Winter, and the Grafton Garden Club’s arrangement, will be at the Worcester Art Museum January 26-29, 2017.

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