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April Vacation Week Programs for TEENS!

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Check out the programs for Teens:

Teen Crafternoon: Harry Potter IncrediBuld
Tuesday, April 18  2:00-4:00 pm
Build and paint an amazing piece from Harry Potter! Choose from a Snitch or a Niffler. Kits will be available on a first come, first served basis and we will have 5 of each design available.This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Please register at graftonlibrary.org/events.

 

Lego Build: Sea Turtle (session 1)
Wednesday, April 19  6:00pm-6:45pm         

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Join for a special Earth Day themed LEGO Build! Registration begins April 12th. Please register at graftonlibrary.org/events.

 

Lego Build: Sea Turtle (session 2)
Thursday, April 20 3:00pm-3:45pm         

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Join for a special Earth Day themed LEGO Build! Registration begins April 12th. Please register at graftonlibrary.org/events

 

Teen Movie Night: Fantastic Beasts (PG-13) @
Thursday, April 20 6:30 pm
This free program is for teens in grades 6-12 only. Snacks will be served.

 

Nerdfighters @
Saturday, April 22  1-3 pm

Come and play Super Smash Bros on our WiiU. Feel free to bring your own nerdy items (like Magic The Gathering cards) or play one of our dozens of board games. This free program is for teens in grades 6-12.

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April Vacation Week Programs for KIDS!

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Check out the programs for Kids!

DROP-IN Lego Free Play
Tuesday, April 18 10:00am-12:00pm
Come on in and build! Grades PreK-5

Movie Night: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13)
Tuesday, April 18 6:30pm
This movie is rated PG-13 and may not be appropriate for very young children. The Children’s Room will close at 6:00 pm for this program.

Tween Crafternoon: Garden Crafts
Wednesday, April 19 1:00pm-2:30pm
Grades 3-5 Celebrate Spring with some seasonal crafts. Please register at graftonlibrary.org/events.

LEGO Build: Sea Turtle (session 1)
Wednesday, April 19 6:00pm-6:45pm
Grades 3+ (No exceptions). Join for a special Earth Day theme Build! Registration begins April 12th. Please register at graftonlibrary.org/events.

DROP-IN Paper Airplanes
Thursday, April 20 10:00am-12:00pm
Fold ‘em and then…drum roll please…Fly ‘em! Grades PreK-5

LEGO Build: Sea Turtle (session 2)
Thursday, April 20 3:00pm-3:45pm
Grades 3+ (No exceptions). Join for a special Earth Day themed LEGO Build! Registration begins April 12th. Please register at graftonlibrary.org/events.

DROP-IN Domino Challenge
Friday, April 21 10:00am-12:00pm
Grades PreK-5.  Line them up and knock them down!

Family Yoga
Friday, April 21 1:00pm-2:00pm
Bend and stretch and …breath! GradesPreK-5 Program will be held at the Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road. Registration opens on April 1st. Please register at graftonlibrary.org/events.

 

Please note our unattended child policy which applies to all programs: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building,13+ may be unattended.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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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)!

 

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Once Upon a Story at Willard House

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Join us for a special storytime and fun activities Wednesday, April 5 at 1:30 pm and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House Clock Museum!

Ages 3 and up, siblings welcome. Please register for this program.

Location: 11 Willard Street, Grafton, MA

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Movie Afternoon: Moana (PG)

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Join us Thursday, April 6 at 1:00 pm for a special afternoon showing of Disney’s Moana.

We will be closing the children’s room at 12:30 to set up for this event, and browsing will be unavailable until 3:30pm.

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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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Honeybee Crafts and Info Session

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Drop in between 1-3 pm and enjoy an afternoon of arts & crafts while learning about the importance of bees in our community. You can even sample some honey!

This free program is for children ages 6-12. This is a Girl Scout run event for completion of a Gold Award Project.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building,13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation!

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Friends of the Grafton Public Library Community Read 2017!

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In anticipation of the Summer Reading Program for 2017,” Build a Better World”, the focus of this year’s Community Read is all about buildings, their architecture, and the amazing minds behind their creations, specifically Frank Lloyd Wright.

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

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Adult Title:
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
Fact and fiction blend in a historical novel that chronicles the relationship between seminal architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting in Oak Park, Illinois, when they were each married to another, to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society.

 

 

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Young Adult Title:
The Wright 3 by Blue Balliette
In the midst of a series of unexplained accidents and mysterious coincidences, sixth-graders Calder, Petra, and Tommy lead their classmates in an attempt to keep Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Robie House from being demolished.

 

 

 

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Children’s Title:
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty;
illustrated by David Roberts
Ever since he was a baby, Iggy Peck has built towers, bridges, and buildings, which comes in handy when his second grade class is stranded on an island during a picnic.

 

 

Programs for Adults & Teens:

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Coloring   March 2  7:00-8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of Frank Lloyd Wright inspired coloring. You’ll be able to choose from postcards, stain glass coloring designs (that will look great in your window) or one of Wright’s iconic buildings. All supplies will be provided.

This program is for adults and teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

 

Make Frank Lloyd Wright style coasters   March 6  7:00-8:00 pm

Exercise your craftiness.  Celebrate the Friends of the Library Community Read selections by making Frank Lloyd Wright style coaters.

This program is for adults. Please register for this program.

 

Community Read Book Discussion: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan  March 14  7:00-9:00 pm

Due to snow storm on Tuesday, the Community Read discussion will be rescheduled.  The new date is TBA.

The Community Read discussion of the book will be held at the South Grafton Community House located at 25 Main Street, South Grafton. At 7pm refreshments will be served and chatting encouraged.  Then at 7:30pm the book discussion will begin. Please register for this program. Copies of the book are available at the library.

 

The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright with Architect Kenneth Best  March 20  7:00-8:00 pm

Join architect Kenneth C. Best (AIA, ALA, CSI) and learn more about famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Please register for this program. 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.

 

Programs for Children:

LEGO Club: FLW Style  March 8  3:30-5:00 pm

Join for a special Community Reads edition of LEGO Club! Build a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired creation, from a prairie style house to arts and craft style mosaics. For grades 1-6. Please register for this program. Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building,13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation!

 

Community Read Storytime & Craft   March 21  3:30-5:00 pm

Join us as we read our Community Read book-Iggy Peck, Architectand then design and build your own home. All-ages. Please register for this program. The Children’s Room will be available for limited use during this program. Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building,13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation!

 

 

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Getting Started Homeschooling

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Tuesday, March 7 7:00-8:30 pm.

Whether you are actively considering home education or are just curious about how it is done, you are invited to attend Getting Started Homeschooling.

Topics to be covered include an overview of homeschooling, getting started, methods, resources, and homeschooling support. Informational handouts will be available and there will be time for questions and discussion.

The program will be presented by Sophia Sayigh. Sophia is a founder of Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable educational organization that gathers and disseminates information about homeschooling in Massachusetts through education, advocacy, and events.

Admission is free, but preregistration is required.

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February Vacation Program Lineup!

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Registration opens Wed Feb 1!

Preview our Build a Better World Summer Reading Program Theme for 2017 with these great activities for school-age children!

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building,13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation!

Mon 2/20
CLOSED for President’s Day

Tue 2/21
10am-1pm: LEGO Free Play, gr. K-5
6:30pm: Movie Screening: The LEGO Movie

Wed 2/22
3-5pm: Coding with Minecraft*  gr. 2-5 RVSP

Thu 2/23
10am-1pm: Drop in LEGO Craft, gr. K-5
2-5 pm: LEGO Tween Craft, gr. 2-5 RVSP
6:30pm Teen Movie Night: Suicide Squad (PG-13) Gr 6+

Fri 2/24
10am-1pm Domino Challenge, gr. K-5
2-3pm Family Yoga* gr. Pre-K-5 RSVP

Sat 2/25
1-3pm Nerdfighters
gaming and more, gr 6+

*off site at Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

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