Grafton Public Library

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April 2018 Vacation Week Programs

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Stop-in the Library for one or more of our April School Vacation Week programs!

Tuesday, April 17  6:30 pm

Movie Night: Leap! (PG)

The Children’s Room will be closed  at 6:00 pm for set up and for the duration of the movie. Drop-in program.

 

Wednesday, April 18  2:00-3:00 pm

Tween Program: Slime Time!

Join some of Grafton’s Slime Experts to make different types of slime! For tweens in grades 3-5. Please REGISTER for this program.

 

Thursday, April 19  10:00 am – 1:00 pm

LEGO Open Play

We provide the bricks, you bring your imagination!  All ages, drop-in program.

 

Friday, April 20  11:00 am – 4:00 pm (or while supplies last)

Tinker Bags

We’re clearing out our craft closet! What can you build with your bag of materials? Create in the Library or at home. All ages, drop-in.

 

Saturday, April 21  1:00-3:00 pm

Teen Crafternoon: Scratch Art

Come create a beautiful piece of art. And if your hand gets sore, we’ll also have our sticker painting books available.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided. Please REGISTER for this program.

 

 

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Spring Egg Hunt!

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Spring Egg Hunt tickets are SOLD OUT! But please join us for a special Spring-themed storytime and some simple crafts inside the library.

Storytimes will be in the Children’s Room and schedule is as follows:

10:15-10:35 am

10:40-11:00 am

11:05-11:25 am

11:30-11:50 am

11:55am-12:15 pm

The Children’s Room will be closed from 12:30-1:00 pm for clean up. A selection of children’s materials can be found in the Main Reading Room.

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Meet Lindsey Morand, great-niece of E.B. White

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As part of the Friends of the Library’s Community Read events, we invite you to visit with Lindsey Morand, great-niece of E.B. White, on March 31 at 2:00 pm. E.B. White is author of the children’s classic Charlotte’s Web among other beloved children’s titles.

Lindsey promised that she would never let her great-uncle be forgotten!! For over 40 years, she has enjoyed sharing her precious E.B. White photographs, letters, autographed first edition books and other heirlooms. Her presentation contains unique and interesting memorabilia for all ages. Children and adults are always familiar with E.B. White’s children’s books however they are not always knowledgeable about the author.

Her presentation is highlighted with the White family typewriter (c. 1900) and a 1911 Webster’s dictionary signed “Elwyn B. White” when he was eleven years old, signed 1st edition book The Lady is Cold published in 1929 and 17 other E.B. White books! Her most cherished item is an autographed book of Charlotte’s Web presented to her in 1952.  During the presentation, she will also be willing to answer questions about her famous uncle.  Stop by before the presentation to see the artifacts on display.

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Little Hats, Big Hearts

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February is the month of love. It’s also American Heart Month, and therefore no better time to spread awareness about how to have heart-healthy families and to educate the public about congenital heart defects, which affect approximately 40,000 babies per year.

The American Heart Association (AHA) and Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) also want to raise awareness about congenital heart defects, which are the most common form of birth defect. Of the 40,000 babies born with heart defects each year, one in four will be critical enough to require surgery or procedures such as cardiac catheterization (often multiple times) during their first year of life.

Volunteers from around the country are joining the AHA, in connection with CHF, to celebrate American Heart Month by knitting red hats for babies born in February at participating hospitals. Supporters are knitting red hats to be given out to thousands of babies during American Heart Month in order to empower their parents to live heart healthy lives and help their children to do the same.

The Grafton Library’s Knitting Group donated over 2 dozen red hats which will be distributed to participating hospitals. Thank you to all the knitters for their generous hearts and the beautiful hats!

 

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December School Vacation Week

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Stop by the library during school vacation week. There’s always something going on. No registration required

Tuesday, December 26th

Movie Night: Despicable Me 3  Movie@ 6:30pm Rated PG

 

 

Wednesday, December 27th

Drop-in and Build @ 10:0am-1:00pm

Keva. Dominoes. Squiggies. What can you create with our building materials?

 

 

Thursday December 28th  

Lego Free Play for PreK-grade 5 @ 10:0am-1:00pm

 

 

Friday December 29th

New Years at Noon  11:30am-12:30pm  We’ll have music, bubbles, and a special countdown for our littlest patrons at noon.  All ages are welcome. Sparkles and glitter are encouraged.

 

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Spooooky Stories…Boo!

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Join us for an all-ages Halloween storytime. It will be a ghastly good time!  Costumes are encouraged!

Tuesday, October 31  10:15-10:45 am.  Drop-in, registration is not required.

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Vote For Your Favorite Grafton Common Scarecrow!

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Thanks to all who participated on Saturday 9/23!

Post a photo of your favorite scarecrow and share on social media, using the tag #GraftonMAScarecrow

Vote for a favorite scarecrow online. The winner will be announced on Friday, October 13th!

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