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A Way to Help – Boston Children’s Blood Mobile

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Stop by the Library and hop on the Boston Children’s Hospital Bloodmobile. A short 30-minute whole blood donation can help as many as 4 children.
To donate you must be in good health and weigh at least 110 lbs. In MA, 16 year olds may donate blood but are required to have a consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to donating. Print a copy of this form if you need it. If you are 17 and older, you just need to bring a form of photo ID with you.
How to Prepare to Donate Blood:
Make sure you are well hydrated at the time of your donation. Try and limit the amount of caffeinated beverages you consume prior to giving blood.
Do not donate on an empty stomach. Each a good meal at least three hours prior to giving blood.
Get a good nights rest prior to coming in to donate.
If in the past your hemoglobin has been low, you can raise it by eating iron rich food. For a list of food rich in iron click here.
Remember to bring a photo ID with you when you come to donate.
For further eligibility requirements click here .
Walk-ins are welcome, appointments are preferred. Sign up here for your appointment now.
Attendees of this program will earn 3 tickets for our end of summer raffle.

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Jerome Wheelock Birthday Party!

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Jerome Wheelock, born on June 20, 1834, donated money to the town of Grafton to build a public library. Celebrate his 183rd birthday with us with games and cake on the Common! Join us for a free party with field day games, raffles, face painting, snow cones, and a bounce house! Bring a picnic lunch or plan to purchase food from our vendors; birthday cake and lemonade will be provided!Come join in the fun at the free 90th anniversary celebration of the Grafton Public Library filled with family friendly activities like field day games, musical performances with Mr. Kim and Miss Jan from Apple Tree Arts, delicious refreshments and raffle prizes on June 24, 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Grafton Common.

The event is hosted by the Grafton Public Library, Friends of the Library and the Trustees at the Grafton Common to commemorate the 1927 opening of the library and the birthday of Jerome Wheelock, the Grafton resident who provided the funding for the library. The public is welcomed.

During the event, Mr. Wheelock will stroll through the Common and talk a bit about his steam valve inventions and vision for the Library. In 1902, he bequeathed $100,000 for the town to build a library. Oscar Thayer, a well-known architect designed the colonial Georgian style building that was completed in 1927. Mr. Wheelock’s only request in return for his generous donation was to have a statue of him placed on the Common. Party goers may visit this heroic statue at the far end of the Common.

Rain Date: June 25th from 11:00 – 3:00 PM. Attendees of this program will earn 3 tickets for our end of summer raffle.
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Planting Day!!

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With a little of this…

 

it can look like this!!

Come join us Saturday, June 10 from 10 am – 1 pm
to plant our garden beds and clean up our grounds for the summer season!
Adopt-A-Bed opportunities also available for families, scout troops and businesses!
Please call 508-839-4649 or email info@graftonlibrary.org
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LEGO Brick Builders

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Wednesday, June 7  3:30-5:00

For master builders grades 1-6.

Registration is required for this program, please register online or call 508-839-4649 to sign-up.

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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Free Comic Book Day!

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Drop-in Saturday, May 6 and grab a free comic of your choice – titles for every age/aesthetic. While supplies last!

 

Like FREE comics and graphic novels? Don’t forget to log into ComicsPlus Library Edition

Comics Plus: Library Edition brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library patrons on any Web-connected device.

  • View titles through your Web browser on any computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection.
  • Check out and read titles through iOS and Android Mobile Apps.
  • Browse by genre, publisher, and comic — then instantly check out your favorites.
  • Access comics whenever you want them — no holds or waiting.

 

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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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