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New! “Inspirational” Book Club

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The Grafton Public Library is hosting a new “Inspirational” Book Club, which will meet on Tuesday, June 30th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. These are books meant to inspire and enlighten, to motivate and learn from in a spirit of fun and sharing. It is not necessary to read the entire book, if time does not permit. You may select a favorite chapter or passage to share, or of course discuss why you liked or did not like the book.

From approximately 8:10 to 8:15 PM there will be an optional Mini-Meditation time led by Heidi Fowler, Reference Librarian . . . a great way to relax and refresh the mind after a long day!
The first book selection is: Happier at Home: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Cram My Day with What I Love, Hold More Tightly, Embrace Here, and Remember Now
by Gretchen Rubin

Sign up and pick up a copy of the book in the Main Reading Room or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com

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Grafton Writer’s Group

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Poets, essayists, blogs, diarists, memoir ghostwriters, short or long fiction… it’s all good! Join us to workshop your writing, try some un-blockers, celebrate our publishing successes and share resources! Adults 18+. This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 7-8:45 pm.

Bring your writer’s block exercises; tools and resources that help hone your craft; or poetry, essays, and short fiction to discuss.

Facilitator Beth Gallaway is the author of Game On! Gaming at the Library (Neal Schuman, 2009) and a creative writing major

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Summer Reading 2015…This summer we will be celebrating HEROES of all shapes and sizes!

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Vote for your favorite superhero every week in our Superhero Showdown

This summer we will be celebrating HEROES of all shapes and sizes!
Birth – Grade 5: Every Hero Has A Story
Grade 6-12: Unmask!
Adults: Escape the Ordinary

REGISTER & Be a Super Reader!
Kids, teens and adults can now register for Summer Reading!
SUMMER READING REGISTRATION  (Readsinma.org/Grafton)

Beginning July 1st, you can log your reading hours and write book reviews.

EARN TICKETS TO WIN PRIZES!  It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
1 Ticket every day you visit the library from July 1-August 15
2 Tickets for every short book review you submit online starting July 1st
3 Tickets for attending a program during summer reading

SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration! Saturday, July 11th with a Superhero Carnival on the Grafton Common!

CALENDAR OF PROGRAMS
For a full overview of the Program Calenders, click on the following links:

CHILDREN”S CALENDAR
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TEEN CALENDAR
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ADULT CALENDAR
2015 Adult SRP 15June02

Also check the Library’s website Event Calendar for program dates and times.

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“Love Your Library” Bookmark Contest Winners Announced!

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The Friends of the Grafton Public Library are pleased to announce the winners of the “Love Your Library” Bookmark Contest. One winner from each age group was chosen: Grades K-3, Grades 4-6, and Grades 7-12.

Ella from Grade 1 created a cat inspired “Reading is Prrrfect” design.
Sophia from Grade 6 created a rainbow and open book design.
Lydia from Grade 7 created a The Fault in Our Stars (a John Green novel) reading inspired design.

Congrats to our winners who will receive a set of laminated bookmarks, an art book, and an art book donated to the library in their name.

Stop by the Grafton Public Library to see all the winning designs and pick up a bookmark!

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Poetry Reading with Local Author Marsha Kunin

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Local author, Marsha Kunin will be sharing and reading her poetry at the Grafton Public Library, on Monday, May 18th at 2 p.m.
Marsha is the author of two collected works of poetry: Out of Its Cage, published in 2012,Levellers Press, and Ho Toy, Good Fortune published in 2013,Office the Common Books.
Copies of her books will be available for purchase. For more information please contact Heidi Fowler, Reference Librarian, at 508-839-4649 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com

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Library to Close for Memorial Day Weekend

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The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED in observation of Memorial Day from Saturday May 23-Monday May 25, 2015. No items are due on closed dates. The Library will reopen at 10AM on Tuesday, May 26.

Museum passes for Saturday or Monday may be picked up in advance Thu (10-9) or Fri (10-5).

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

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Nail Art

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Supplies will be provided for creating your own nail art designs.

Kids’ session is 3-4:30 p.m. Ages 8-12
Teens’ session is 5-6:30 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12
Adults’ session is 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 18+
Please sign up in the library or by email acusher@cwmars.org.

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Library to Close for Patriot’s Day

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The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED in observation of Patriot’s Day on Monday April 20, 2015. No items are due that day. The Library will reopen at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 21.

Museum passes for Monday may be picked up Thu (10-9) or Fri (10-5) or Sat (10-5).

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

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