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Getting to Know Your Ukulele 4-Class Session

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Join Jan Barlow of Apple Tree Arts in this introductory class. Class is limited to 8 participants. Ukuleles will be available for the first 5 registrants to borrow. Participants must commit to attending all 4 classes (that includes teens and adults!) on March 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 6:30-8:00 pm. Participation is limited to ages 13 and up. Registration is required, please call 508-839-4649. Classes will be held at Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common, 3rd floor classroom.

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Library to CLOSE for President’s Day

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The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED Monday, February 20, 2017 in observation of President’s Day. No items are due on this date. The Library will reopen at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Please visit our digital branch online to read a newspaper, check out an eBook, learn a new language, and more!

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Sat Feb 4 is Take Your Child to the Library Day!

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Saturday, February 4th
We will be celebrating Take Your Child to the Library Day with all things Star Wars!

Star Wars Symposium, 11:00am-1:00pm
Join us for an all-ages celebration of all thing Star Wars. Come dressed as your favorite character! Join us for Star Wars trivia games and more!
Registration required.
*Please note: program will be held at the Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

Millennium Falcon Lego Build, 2:00pm-2:45pm
Build Han and Chewie’s classic ship with legos. This is a complicated build, appropriate for older children and adults.
Grades 3+. Registration required.
*Please note: program will be held at the Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

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Build your own Terrarium Workshop

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The Friends of the Grafton Public Library are hosting a  “Build your own Terrarium Workshop”on Friday, Jan. 27 (snow date Feb. 3).  Two sessions will be held:

1 pm and 7 pm at Art Mark Studios. 198 Worcester St., North Grafton. Get ideas and tips from your instructor: seasoned florist and plantswoman Denise Worden of SweetBriar Perennials. Choose your planter, then choose from a variety of succulents, mosses, stones and decorations to personalize your creation. Each one will be unique!
Supplies will be included but if you have a special container or trinket you would like to use or share bring it along.

All proceeds will benefit the Grafton Public Library. Spaces are limited- only 20 per session. For ages 10 & up. Cost is $40 per person.  Registration is required. Register by Jan. 25, 2017.

To REGISTER and pay online with Paypal, click on the Friends’ Terrarium Page.

 

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Grafton Garden Club’s ‘Flora in Winter’ Presentation

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The Grafton Garden Club has participated in Flora in Winter at the Worcester Art Museum for several years. Helen Blazis will present  a powerpoint show highlighting how the club’s committee members arrive at an interpretation of a work of art.  This year, the GGC will  create a floral arrangement which interprets the work of Ed Emberley, illustrator of children’s books. Currently, there is an exhibit of  Emberley”s art work at the Art Museum.

Flora in Winter, and the Grafton Garden Club’s arrangement, will be at the Worcester Art Museum January 26-29, 2017.

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Library Expansion Community Forum Monday, December 19 at 7 pm

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The public is invited to attend Community Forum Three, hosted by DRA Architects, on Mon Dec 19 at 7 pm at the Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, Conference Room A.  Please bring your questions, concerns, and ideas and come share your thoughts on the project.

phone: 508-839-4649 x1105
email: info@graftonlibrary.org
evite: evite.me/HsmjJmWNnt
The first Community Forum for public input on the project took place on Thursday October 20 at 6pm at the Grafton Public Library. An archive of the meeting can be viewed on GCTV On Demand at  http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T02135&video=292760.
The second Community Forum for public input on the project took place on Wednesday November 16 at 7 pm at the South Grafton Community House. An archive of the meeting can be viewed on GCTV On Demand at http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T02135&video=295800

Can’t make it? Online public comment is welcome at: grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee/pages/library-expansion-renovation-project

The Town has hired DRA Architects to develop plans for a 21,000-25,000 square foot facility, which would nearly triple our current 7,200 sq. foot space for a projected population of 22,122 residents in 2035. More details: graftonlibrary.org/thetimeisnow
Facility size is dictated by:
  • shelving to meet a basic library standard of 4.8 materials per capita.
  • seating to meet a basic library standard of 4.5-7 seats per 1,000 residents.
For more information on the MA Public Library Construction program, please visit 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.

The Library Planning and Building Committee meets December 5 at 7pm at the Municipal Center. Meetings are open to the public.

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RESCHEDULED – LEGO Death Star Ornament

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This is the rescheduled event that was supposed to be held on Saturday, December 17th. If you were originally signed up for that event we have reserved your spot.

LEGO Death Star Ornament – Celebrate the release of the newest Star Wars movie by making a LEGO Death Star Ornament. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required and space is limited. Each participant should fill out a form. You may only sign up for one session of the Death Star Ornament.

This free program is for everyone grade 3 to adult.

Session 1  1:00-1:45 pm – Event is full but you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list.   Register online

Session 2  3:00-3:45 pm – Event is full but you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list.  Register online

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Knit One, Give One – Providing Warmth for the Winter

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30 beautifully knit items were donated to the Grafton Food Bank this December from the Library’s Knitting Group for distribution to Grafton families.  The Library Knitting Group meets the first Saturday of the month. Upcoming dates in 2017 are 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1. Whether you are an experienced knitter or just want to learn – join us at the library for an afternoon of knitting.  Sign up in the library or by emailing graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com

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Journalist & Author Ted Reinstein coming to Grafton

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The Grafton Public Library is pleased to announce Author Ted Reinstein will be at the South Grafton Community House, 25 Main Street, South Grafton on Tuesday, December 6 from 7-8 pm to discuss his latest book, Wicked Pissed: New England’s Most Famous Feuds.
Ted Reinstein is best known in New England as a journalist and reporter for Chronicle, Boston’s celebrated (and America’s longest-running, locally-produced) TV news-magazine.

He will have copies of his new book for sale for $20. He will also have copies of his first book, New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories, also available.

The Friends of the Grafton Public Library are hosting this event. Suggested donation: $7; Members of the Friends of the Library – $5
Please register for this program ONLINE, by calling the Library at 508-839-4649, or by emailing fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org

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