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LEGO Free Play

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All ages! Drop in and build with the bricks!! Saturday November 28th  10 am-2 pm

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Noise Alert through November in the Children’s Room

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The Staff Kitchen in the Grafton Public Library is undergoing some much needed renovations with great thanks to the Friends of the Library. Please note that while these renovations are taking place through mid-November, a good deal of noise from saws, drills and hammers carries into the Children’s Room. We would like to alert our youngest patrons of these loud noises so as not to alarm them during their visit. A selection of Children’s items will be available to check out from the upstairs Main Reading room and staff can bring up any specific item requests for patrons who wish to avoid the noise. Thank you for your patience while the renovations take place.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: OLD SCHOOL Book Sale!

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Author Jeff Kinney is back with another story about our favorite character Greg Heffley!

Summary: Life was better in the old days. Or was it? That’s the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn’t cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going “old school” just too hard for a kid like Greg?

Buy your copy for $10 at the Grafton Public Library while supplies last. Get a great book and support your Library!

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Writing Workshop for Kids ages 9-12 with Author Jen Malone

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Author Jen Malone will lead a writing workshop for kids ages 9-12 on Wednesday, November 4 from 3:30-5 p.m. In this workshop, participants will create a character from scratch. Breaking into groups, participants will dress her, create a collection for her, or decorate her room while others draw maps of her town or an agreed upon setting for our story. Once we know who she is and where she lives, we’ll work together to start her on an adventure. Then, participants will each write a finish to her story and complete our session with a read-aloud of our character’s many alternative endings!

Jen Malone writes books for tweens and teens. Her middle grade titles include At Your Service, the You’re Invited series (co-written with Gail Nall), and next year’s The Sleepover, all with Simon & Schuster/Aladdin. Her Young Adult titles (with HarperCollins/HarperTeen) include Map to the Stars and the forthcoming Wanderlost with HarperCollins. You can learn more about her and her titles at

Please sign up in the Library, call 508-839-4649 or email

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Library CLOSED Friday October 23 for Repairs and Professional Development

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The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED for the day Friday, October 23. We will be closed to enable Service Pro to take down scaffolding, clean up, hang curtains, reset shelving and reshelve items from the collection as a result of the repair done to the Main Reading Room.  Staff will be offsite for a Professional Development workshop.

All due dates for material will be adjusted. The Library will reopen at 10AM on Saturday, October 24.

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

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Ukulele Class in October with Jan Barlow of Apple Tree arts

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The Grafton Public Library is offering a 4 week class session titled “Getting to Know Your Ukulele.” This class will be taught by Jan Barlow of Apple Tree Arts and is for beginners ages 9 and up (that includes teens and adults too!). The classes will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday in October beginning October 6th and will meet at the Congregational Church of Grafton, 30 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA. This free class is limited to 8 participants. Participants need to bring a ukulele to the class. The Library has 4 ukuleles available to check out for the course of the session and the instructor also has 1 ukulele for loan. Please stop by the Library or call 508-839-4649 to register for this program and reserve a ukulele.

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Friday Fun with Mr. Kim Returns!

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Mr. Kim is coming back to the Grafton Public Library for more Friday Fun on October 9th! Friday Fun with Mr. Kim is a monthly music and movement program for preschoolers ages 2 and up. Mr. Kim Webster, a faculty member of the Grafton based non-profit music organization Apple Tree Arts, weaves music and puppetry to entertain and educate young musical minds. The program will take place on the second Friday of each month, October through May. Registration opens one week prior to the program (the first Friday of each month) and anyone on the wait list will automatically be placed in the next months’ session. For questions or to register, please call the Library at 508-839-4649.

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Friends Announce “Why Do We Need A Library?” Essay Contest

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The Friends of the Grafton Public Library invite you to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) to share your thoughts about libraries. In 500 words or less, tell us why we need a library. The contest runs September 8-30.

Essays and poems will be judged on originality and persuasiveness by a panel of community leaders and Friends of the Grafton Public Library members. Prize winners and runner ups will be awarded in each of three age categories: Elementary School (children in grades 1-6); Middle & High School (grades 7-12), and Adult (age 18 and over).

One winner will be selected from each age group to receive a $25 gift card of choice and the opportunity to read their poem or essay for GCTV. Each category will also have a runner-up who will receive a $10 Down Under gift card. Prizes are generously donated by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library. Winning entries will be posted on the Library’s website ( after October 4, 2015.

2015 Friends of the Grafton Public Library Essay Contest Entry Form-Cover Sheets are available for pick up at the Library.

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Programs Relocated to Municipal Center

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As you may have noticed there is construction going on in the library. While our walls get repaired from ice damaged that happened over the winter some of our programs are moving offsite to allow the repair work to get done.

The following programs will be held on the 2nd floor (either room E-2 or 33) of the Municipal Center (30 Providence Road):

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


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

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Slogan Text   UnmaskSlogan  Escape the Ordinary_J copy

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!

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


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

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

2015 calendar 11 X 17-master

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2015 Adult SRP 15June02

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

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