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Library to Host “Getting to Know Your Ukulele” class with Apple Tree Arts

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The Library is offering a 4-week class session titled “Getting to Know Your Ukulele.” This class will be taught by Jan Barlow of Apple Tree Arts and is for beginners ages 13 and up – teens and adults. The classes will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday May 10, 17, 24 and 31, and will meet at One Grafton Common, Grafton, MA. This free class is limited to 12 participants. Participants need to bring a ukulele to the class. The Library has 4 ukuleles available to check out for the course of the session and the instructor also has 1 ukulele for loan. Please stop by the Library or call 508-839-4649 to register for this program and reserve a ukulele.

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Apple Tree Arts presents an Early Childhood Education Seminar

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The Grafton Public Library is pleased to offer an Early Childhood Education seminar on the benefits of music and movement on Tuesday, April 12th at 6:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church, 30 Grafton Common. Led by Jan Barlow of Apple Tree Arts, attendees of this seminar will participate in developmentally appropriate music activities that help children develop an array of skills including spatial awareness, body part identification, crossing the mid line, listening and learning how to follow directions. These activities also support the development of language, pre-reading skills, pre-math skills, cultural literacy and expression. Attendees will receive songs and exercise activities that help children develop these skills. Best of all, children will experience joy while singing songs and moving their bodies when parents and caregivers learn how to incorporate music and movement into the children’s daily activities.
This seminar is free to the public and is ideal for parents and caregivers of children birth through age 5. Please register for this seminar by calling the Library at 508-839-4649 or sign-up through our online registration.

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Saturday Afternoon Knitting Group to Meet Saturday July 9 @2pm

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Whether you are an experienced knitter or just want to learn – join us at the Grafton Public Library for a monthly Saturday afternoon of knitting from 2-4 pm. Mark your calendars for the next meeting date Saturday August 6. Experienced knitters are encouraged to bring their current projects. This program is for all ages and those who prefer to crochet are also welcome!
Have extra needles or yarn? Donate to our Give and Take Box to clear out your stash or find a special yarn. People looking to try knitting or a new type of yarn are welcome to take supplies. Sign up in the Library or by emailing graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

Summer Special! Attendees will earn 3 tickets for our end of summer raffle.

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Grafton Writers Group to Meet Wednesday June 15 @ 6:30pm

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Poets, essayists, blogs, diarists, memoir ghostwriters, short or long fiction… it’s all good! Join us at the Grafton Public Library every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:30 pm to workshop your writing, try some un-blockers, celebrate our publishing successes and share resources! Next meeting:  June 15. Adults 18+.

Bring your writer’s block exercises; tools and resources that help hone your craft; or poetry, essays, and short fiction to discuss.
Facilitators Stephen and Tasha Halpert are local, published authors who also teach, lecture and counsel. For questions or to sign-up, please call the Library 508-839-4649 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com

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Spring Egg Hunt Tickets are SOLD OUT!

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Spring Egg Hunt on Grafton Common Saturday, March 26 at 10 am OR 11:30 am

Although Egg Hunt tickets are SOLD OUT, you can still drop in from 10-12:30 and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and participate in spring stories & crafts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library. Proceeds benefit the Grafton Public Library.

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Wizard of Oz themed Sing-a-long with Apple Tree Arts

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Lisa Scarlett of Apple Tree Arts will lead a Wizard of Oz themed sing-a-long  enhanced by teens dressed up in costume. Costumes encouraged, bring your singing voices!

Saturday, March 12 at 2 pm

Location: Congregational Church, 30 Grafton Common

This program is presented as part of the 2016 Community Read of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, sponsored by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library. Attendees are eligible to enter a drawing for a copy of the Annotated Wizard of Oz (2000), winner to be drawn at the Community Read Lecture on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 pm at the South Grafton Community Center.

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Movie Night: Wizard of Oz

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Join us Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm for an all-ages screening of this classic film!

The Children’s Room will be closed to regular circulation from 6-9 pm for this program.

A selection of children’s items are available for check out in the Main Reading Room.

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Friday Night Event: Dark Side of the Rainbow March 4 at 7pm

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Join us for a special screening of the classic film, The Wizard of Oz (1939) starring Judy Garland, rated G. We will play the subtitled movie in synchronicity with Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album. Popcorn will be provided. Costumes are encouraged.

Please note that the Library will be CLOSED during this after-hours event for adults. 

This screening is presented as part of the 2016 Community Read of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, sponsored by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library. Attendees are eligible to enter a drawing for a copy of The Annotated Wizard of Oz (2000), winner to be drawn at the Community Read Lecture on Tuesday, March 15 at the South Grafton Community Center.

 

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Dr. Seuss Once Upon a Storytime

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Celebrate National “Read Across America Day” with this special Dr. Seuss storytime at the Willard House & Clock Museum on Wednesday, March 2 at 1:30 pm

“Once Upon a Story” is a program for children ages 3 and up. Join us for stories and fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House & Clock Museum! Siblings welcome!
Location: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard Street, North Grafton
* Registration is required – please call Willard House to sign up 508-839-3500

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Community Read: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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emerald cityStop by the Library to pick up a copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in print or audio, to get help downloading a free copy of the eBook, or to check out our March book display of fractured fairy tales. For more information, or to RSVP for any event, contact the Grafton Public Library at graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com or call 508-839-4649.
Events are at the Grafton Public Library unless otherwise noted.

BOOK DRAWING

Win a 100th anniversary edition of The Annotated Wizard of Oz ($40 value!)
Pick up a ticket at any event at the Library before March 14; a winner will be drawn March 15.

EVENTS

MARCH 1-15
ALL DAY YELLOW BRICK SEARCH & FIND children
Search the Yellow Brick tube in the Children’s Room for Oz objects.

Tuesday, March 1
ALL DAY Ozlandish costume day all ages
Visit the Library in costume to help kick off our community read of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Thursday, March 3
10:00AM Over the Rainbow Storytime children

7:00pm Coloring Program: The Wizard of Oz Coloring Pages adult
Color pages from the Wizard of Oz coloring book.

Friday, March 4
1:00pm Coloring Program: The Wizard of Oz Coloring Pages adult (repeat session)
Color pages from the Wizard of Oz coloring book.

7:00pm The Dark Side of the Rainbow ages 14 & up
Come see The Wizard of Oz (1939) paired with the album The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) by Pink Floyd.

Tuesday, March 8
6:30pm Movie: The Wizard of Oz (1939) all ages

Saturday, March 12
2:00pm Singalong: Wizard of Oz all ages
Themed sing-a-long presented by Apple Tree Arts
Congregational Church, 30 Grafton Common

Monday, March 14
7:30pm Not Just for Young Adults Book Group: Spelled 

Tuesday, March 15
7:00pm Community Read Book Discussion: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Led by Dr. Helen Whall, Professor of English Literature, Holy Cross
South Grafton Community House, 25-27 Main Street

Monday, March 28
7:30pm Reads Well With Others Book Group: Wicked: The Life And Times of the Wicked Witch of The West

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