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Grafton Writers Group

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Thursday, May 18 from 7:00-8:30 pm

Poets, essayists, blogs, diarists, memoir ghostwriters, short or long fiction… it’s all good! Workshop your writing, try some un-blockers, celebrate our publishing successes and share resources!

The Grafton Writers Group is open to adults ages 18 and up and meets on the third Thursday of the month.

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Saturday Afternoon Knitters

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Saturday, May 13  2:00-4:00 pm

Whether you are an experienced knitter or just want to learn – join us at the library for an afternoon of knitting. Experienced knitters are encouraged to bring their current projects.

Have extra needles or yarn? Donate to our Give and Take Box to clear out your stash or find a special yarn. Sign up in the library or by emailing graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com

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Free Comic Book Day!

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Drop-in Saturday, May 6 and grab a free comic of your choice – titles for every age/aesthetic. While supplies last!

 

Like FREE comics and graphic novels? Don’t forget to log into ComicsPlus Library Edition

Comics Plus: Library Edition brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library patrons on any Web-connected device.

  • View titles through your Web browser on any computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection.
  • Check out and read titles through iOS and Android Mobile Apps.
  • Browse by genre, publisher, and comic — then instantly check out your favorites.
  • Access comics whenever you want them — no holds or waiting.

 

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Community Forum to Discuss Library Renovation

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A fourth public meeting with Drummey, Rosane, Anderson, Inc, the selected architect for the preliminary library expansion/renovation design,  has been scheduled for Saturday April 29 at 2:00pm at the Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common, Grafton MA. The public is invited to attend and ask questions and share their thoughts on the project.

Can’t attend? Online public comment is available at www.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee/pages/library-expansion-renovation-project. The Library Planning and Building Committee meets on Monday May 1 at 7pm at the Municipal Center and the public is also welcome to attend those meetings.

Please visit www.graftonlibrary.org/thetimeisnow for additional meetings, surveys and news about the project. Agendas and meeting minutes from Library Planning and Building Committee are posted atwww.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee.

Applying for and receiving the MA Public Library Construction Program Grant would allow the Town of Grafton to renovate and expand the 90-year old library facility on Grafton Common at approximately half the cost, adding much-needed community meeting space, designated areas for quiet study, youth programs and collections, and dedicated work space for staff.

Grant eligibility requires the Town to design and build a library to meet the seating capacity and shelf space to accommodate a still growing collection of physical materials for a population of 22,122 residents in 2035. The building size in the building program is only an estimate, and we are aiming for a 21,000-25,000 square foot facility. At this time, we have no cost estimate.

For more information on the MA Public Library Construction program, please visit https://mblc.state.ma.us/grants/construction/fact/index.php. For all other inquiries, please contact Beth Gallaway, Library Director, at 508-839-4649 x1105 or gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org.

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Sign up for the Library’s eNewsletter and enter to win a GPL Tote Bag!

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Delivered to your inbox up-to-date news on the Library Expansion Project as well as info on upcoming programs/events. You’ll be informed and you won’t miss a thing!

Also, be entered to win 1 of 3 beautiful and handy GPL Tote Bags ($20 value)!

 

Sign up for the newsletter of your choice:

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Purchase Egg Hunt Tickets Now!

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Image result for grafton public library egg huntTickets are now on sale for the Friends Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8 at 11:30 am (10:00 am sold out).

Collect up to 6 candy-filled eggs while hunting for the elusive Golden Egg, get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, and then join us at the Library for Spring stories & crafts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library. Proceeds benefit the Grafton Public Library.

Tickets are $ 4 per child and must be purchased prior to the event. Tickets are first come, first serve.

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Early Childhood Seminar with Apple Tree Arts

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Tuesday, March 28  6:30 – 8:00 pm

The audience for the seminar are parents of young children from birth to age five.  (The seminar is for adults only, children should not accompany parents.)  Apple Tree Arts is  offering professional development hours for the hour and half seminar. The seminar can accommodate up to 20 participants.

We will provide participants with a survey before and after the seminar to have them rate their knowledge of the objectives of the seminar on a scale of one to five. The objectives are:
  • Increase knowledge of  why music, movement and music education is essential to children’s development
  • Increase knowledge of  how music is a powerful  tool for brain development, creative thinking and communication.
  • Increase knowledge of ways to incorporate music  into their families’ daily living and their comfort level with achieving this.

Please REGISTER for this seminar ONLINE or by calling the Library 508-839-4649.

 

THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE MUNICIPAL CENTER, 30 PROVIDENCE ROAD

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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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