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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, July 12

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Bring your ukulele and your singing voice to participate in this jam session lead by Miss Jan from Apple Tree Arts. 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 missjanbarlow@gmail.com

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Community Read 2018

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Community Read 2018!

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

 

Adult title:

The Good Good Pig: the extraordinary life of Christopher Hogwood by Sy Montgomery.

An ardent nature lover describes her unique friendship with a pig named Christopher Hogwood, a once sickly piglet who helped her develop a new relationship with neighbors in her small-town community.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

 

 

 

Young Adult title:

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams

Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer’s Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

 

 

 

Children’s Titles:

Little Pink Pup by Johanna Kerby

Pink, a piglet who is the runt of the litter, is adopted by Tink, a dachshund who is nursing a litter of her own, and Pink is raised in the house along with the puppies.

 

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Hogwood Steps Out : a good, good pig story by Howard Mansfield ; illustrated by Barry Moser

Hogwood the pig escapes from his pen and enjoys a spring day exploring neighborhood gardens.

Copies are available to check out from the Library.

 

 

Community Read Book Discussion:

March 19  7:00-9:00 pm

The Good Good Pig: the extraordinary life of Christopher Hogwood by Sy Montgomery

The Community Read discussion of the book will be held at the South Grafton Community House located at 25 Main Street, South Grafton on Monday, March 19th. Join us for refreshments at 7:00 pm and the book discussion will begin at 7:30 pm. Please REGISTER for this program. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Can’t make it to the March 19 discussion? Join us for one of these alternate discussion times of The Good, Good Times:

Daytimer’s Book Group  Tuesday, March 20  1:30 pm

Reads Well with Others Book Group  Monday, March 26  7:30 pm

Inspirational Book Group  Tuesday, March 27  7:30 pm

 

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Meet E.B. White’s Great-Niece – Lindsey Morand  Saturday, March 31  2:00-3:00 pm

As part of the Friends of the Library’s Community Reads events, and in honor of  Charlotte’s Web being one of the youth titles selected to go with the adult Community Read title (The Good Good Pig, by Sy Montgomery) we invite you to visit with Lindsey Morand, great-niece of E.B. White.

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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Program: Victorian Huswifery with the Alcotts

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Join the Grafton Historical Society and the Grafton Library on Thursday, February 8th  7:00 pm at the Grafton Community Barn, 37 Wheeler Road, North Grafton. Susan Bailey will share her presentation “Victorian Huswifery with the Alcotts”. Susan is an Alcott aficionado who explores the back-breaking work of the typical Victorian housewife through the experiences of Lousia May Alcott and her family.

A $5.00 donation is requested.  The program will be held at the Grafton Community Barn, 37 Wheeler Road, North Grafton, MA.

This joint program will convince you of something you may already know: “Housekeeping ain’t no joke…”

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Little Hats, Big Hearts

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February is the month of love. It’s also American Heart Month, and therefore no better time to spread awareness about how to have heart-healthy families and to educate the public about congenital heart defects, which affect approximately 40,000 babies per year.

The American Heart Association (AHA) and Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) also want to raise awareness about congenital heart defects, which are the most common form of birth defect. Of the 40,000 babies born with heart defects each year, one in four will be critical enough to require surgery or procedures such as cardiac catheterization (often multiple times) during their first year of life.

Volunteers from around the country are joining the AHA, in connection with CHF, to celebrate American Heart Month by knitting red hats for babies born in February at participating hospitals. Supporters are knitting red hats to be given out to thousands of babies during American Heart Month in order to empower their parents to live heart healthy lives and help their children to do the same.

The Grafton Library’s Knitting Group donated over 2 dozen red hats which will be distributed to participating hospitals. Thank you to all the knitters for their generous hearts and the beautiful hats!

 

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