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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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Next Step Living Presents Home Energy Solutions

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Lowering utility bills, increasing the comfort of your home, and being more energy efficient–it’s a package deal. Next Step Living is coming to the Grafton Public Library this season to connect you with energy saving measures for your home, including your no cost Mass Save home energy assessment. Claim your incentives and rebates at our resource table!

Next Step Living will be at the Library on:

Wednesday March 23, 2016 @  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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32 pairs of Pajamas!! were donated during our Pajama Drive!

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The Grafton Public Library has partnered with the Boston Bruins and Cradles to Crayons to provide new pajamas for local children in need across the Commonwealth. We are pleased to announce we have collected 32 pairs of pajamas!!  Thank you for your generous donations!!
Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school and at play. Donations are processed and packaged by volunteers, and distributed to disadvantaged children across the state through a collaborative network of social service agencies and school partners.

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Library Focus Group: Expansion Project

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The Library is in the position of being able to apply for the MA Board of Library Commissioner’s MA Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP) grant. This award covers up to 50% of construction costs. With the application due in January 2017, now is the time to hire an OPM, draft a building program and needs assessment, and go out to bid for an architect for the planning and design process.

To prepare for the grant application, the Library is hosting a number of focus groups to seek input on the needs of the community in regards to an expanded Library facility. These meetings are open to the public, and we really want your feedback on what elements an expanded library should include. Need some ideas? Check out photos of well-designed libraries and previously funded projects at https://www.pinterest.com/mblclibraries/massachusetts-library-construction/.

A one-hour Focus Group Session will be offered on Saturday February 13 at 10:00 am. Refreshments will be provided. You can also take the Library Satisfaction Survey online at http://mblc.countingopinions.com/s/10259

Thank you for sharing your input!

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