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Friday Fun with Mr. Kim! Friday, May 20 at 10:30 am

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There are still 15 slots open for the Friday Fun with Mr. Kim program this coming Friday, May 20th at 10:30 am! Please call 508-839-4649 ext 1103 to register. Friday Fun with Mr. Kim is a music and puppetry program for preschool children ages 2 and up (siblings welcome).
Check out Mr. Kim’s Popcorn Song video on his website!!

The Children’s Room is CLOSED to the public during this program.

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LEGO STEM Program this Friday May 6 at 3:30 pm

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LEGO STEM Program this Friday May 6 at 3:30 Ages 5-9

Come on in Friday, May 6 at 3:30 pm after school for a LEGO STEM Program hosted by Grafton High School student Jenna Lee. We will push up our sleeves and get busy building STEM related Legos such as simple machines.

Ages 5-9. Snacks will be provided or feel free to bring your own.

Please register for this program by calling 508-839-4649 or sign up online.

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Saturday April 30: Community Clean Up Day! 9am-12pm

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Rake, weed and pick up trash and branches on the Library grounds. This event is community wide and part of Keep Massachusetts Beautiful: Grafton Community Clean Up Day.

Grafton Clean-up Day
Saturday, April 30, 2016
9:00 am –noon
An Earth-friendly Event for the Entire Family!

Your Grafton Clean-up Day “to-do” list:
1.Pick up your bags and gloves. (At the Municipal center all week, or at the Common on 4/30/16 at 9:00 a.m.). You can also pre-register a team by calling Dawn Geoffroy at 617-513-9035 or email dawn.geoffroy@gmail.com
2.Meet up with your team to clean up or beautify your selected area.
3.Once your clean-up is complete, call 508-839-8525 (the Highway Dept.) and let them know where your bags are. They will collect the bags for proper disposal on Monday.
4.Return to the Common for your free lunch, sponsored by Pepperoni Express and others!

Celebrate Grafton Clean-up Day on the Common!
Join us on the Common for refreshments and fun activities
Receive a free tree sapling to celebrate Arbor Day, sponsored by the Grafton Highway Department
Give yourself credit for getting involved in your community and thank you for your efforts to make Grafton beautiful!

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April School Vacation Week Programs

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Stop by the Grafton Public Library during April school vacation week for one of our programs!
Check the Events Calendar for more information or to sign up for a program.

LEGO Fun – Tuesday, April 19 & Thursday, April 21 10 am-12 pm All ages. Drop-in and make your own creation! The only limit is your imagination!

Movie Night: Goosebumps (2015 rated PG) – Tuesday, April 19 6:30 pm Join us for a movie night in the Children’s Room! The Children’s Room will be closed to regular circulation from 6-9 pm for this program.

Drumming with Craig Harris – Wednesday, April 20 1:00 pm All ages. Join performer Craig Harris in this hands-on drumming workshop. Registration is required, please call 508-839-4649 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com to sign-up. This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Board of Library Commissioners. The Children’s Room will be closed to regular circulation from 12:30-3:30 pm so we can provide this program.

Tween Crafternoon: Stop-Motion Animation – Thursday, April 21 3:00-4:30 pm Ages 8-12
Bring your iPod, phone or tablet (or use one of ours) and join us as we try out some of the best new apps for creating stop-motion animation. We’ll use Legos, mini-figures, and even create our own characters out of clay. Registration is required, please call 508-839-4649 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com to sign up.

Teen Program: The Scorch Trials Movie Night – Thursday, April 21 6:30 pm Rated PG-13. Based upon the novel “The Scorch Trials” of the Maze Runner series by James Dashner. Please register for this program by calling 508-839-4649 or email acusher@cwmars.org

Biomes Traveling Tide Pools – Friday, April 22 Drop-in from 1:00-3:00 pm All ages.
Please note location: South Grafton Elementary School
Biomes Traveling Tide Pool is a hands-on experience featuring animals like starfish, sea urchins, whelks, spider crabs, oysters, as well as hermit and horseshoe crabs. We will also set up a small fish tank containing other animals like seahorses, pipefish, and brittle stars. Participants can visit the bins at their own pace and our staff will educate them about the animals and answer questions. Biomes Traveling Tide Pools are brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Board of Library Commissioners.

Teen Program: Nerdfighters – Saturday, April 23 1:00-3:00 pm Play Super Smash Bros on our WiiU or bring your favorite nerdy items to play. This free program is for teens in grades 6-12.

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“Once Upon a Story” at Willard House & Clock Museum

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“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!
Wednesday, April 6 at 1:30 pm
Registration is required. Please call Willard House to register 508-839-3500

Location: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard Street, North Grafton

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Saturday Storytime

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Drop in and join us for an all-ages seasonal storytime April 2 at 10:15 am with music, bubbles and fun!

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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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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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