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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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New Databases for Kids, Teens and Adults!

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The Grafton Public Library is pleased to announce the availability of 3 new online databases to Library cardholders and visitors. To access click on the “Research” tab.

BookFlix for grades K-3 is a collection of digitized picture books paired with information books. Themes include animals, ABCs & 123s, Family and Community, and more! Watch the animated version, listen to the audio track only, or read on your own.

ScienceFlix for grades 4-9 is a collection of digital information articles, videos, tools and resources including science news, Information about careers in science, and science experiments! Topics include astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, technology and more.

BookFlix and ScienceFlix require a Library Card—the smartest card in your wallet!—for access outside of the Library building.

Consumer Reports Online is a database of expert ratings, reviews and buying advice on thousands of products. Review categories include Cars, Electronics, Home & Garden, Babies & Kids and more. Consumer Reports Online is now available for in-house use only at the Library, and current and back issues of our print subscription are now available for checkout. To access Consumer Reports online, see a staff member to log on.

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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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Ted Reinstein, journalist (“Chronicle”) and author, to visit Grafton Public Library

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Tuesday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Ted Reinstein is a longtime, award-winning reporter for “Chronicle,” Boston’s celebrated—and the nation’s longest-running—nightly TV newsmagazine which airs on Boston’s ABC affiliate, WCVB-TV.

In 2013, Globe Pequot Press published his first book, A New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories. The book is a collection of Reinstein’s most memorable and favorite stories drawn from over fifteen years of reporting from every corner of New England. Just prior to its release, National Geographic Traveler selected it as one of “The Best Travel Books of Spring.”

His talk itself runs approx. 50-minutes and covers, as Ted puts it, “the best of the best—my all-time most favorite people and places in New England.” The talk is highlighted with photos, many the work of some of the region’s most talented and successful photographers, and all featured in the book. Following the talk, Reinstein will take questions from the audience. At the conclusion of the Q&A session, his book will be available for purchase, and he is happy to personally sign copies.

Join us for this special evening!

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