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What’s Happening this Week – July 16-21!

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Check out our Events Calendar for all the programs that are happening this week and in the weeks to come. Some programs require registration and some are drop-in. Registration opens 2 weeks prior to the program. Please register online or call 508-839-4649 to sign up.

You can also download the Full Summer Reading Calendar that lists all summer programs, summer PRIZES info, and Read to Bead info.

Mon, July 16

10:15-11:15am Silly Science at Unibank 89 Worcester St., N. Grafton
1-2pm STEM Kids at Unibank 89 Worcester St., N. Grafton
3-4pm Kids and Parents Soapmaking Workshop Municipal Center
5-6pm Teen Soapmaking Workshop Municipal Center
6:30-8:30pm Family Movie Night Coco (PG)
7-8pm Adult Soapmaking Workshop Municipal Center

Tue, July 17
9:30-10am Summer Stories
1-1:30pm Tween LEGO Build Hedgehog Municipal Center
1:30-2:30pm Daytimers Book Group A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander
2-2:30pm Teen LEGO Build Hedgehog Municipal Center
3-3:30pm Adult LEGO Build Hedgehog Municipal Center
7:30-8:30pm GPL Mystery Book Group Swing by Rupert Holmes

Wed, July 18
10:15-11:15am Once Upon a Storytime Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.
1-3pm Teen Crafternoon Perler Beads Municipal Center

Thu, July 19
1-2pm Storyteller Diane Edgecomb Presents Rock Solid! This program is sponsored in part by the Grafton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
3:30-5pm LEGO Brick Builders
6:30-8:30pm Teen Movie Night Coco (PG)

Fri, July 20
11-11:45am Summer Songs in the Park Fisher/Ferry Street Park 115 Ferry St.
1-3pm Tween Crafternoon Perler Beads Municipal Center
3:30-4:30pm Color Me Calm
5-9pm Teen Program: Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, July 21
1-2pm Teen Program: College Readiness Workshop
2-4pm Saturday Afternoon Knitters
4-7pm Fun in the Sun Nelson Park, 6 Prentice Street, N. Grafton

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Fun in the Sun – Sat. July 21st @ Nelson Park

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Inflatable waterslides, carnival games, prize tent, free cotton candy and popcorn, pie-eating contests, potato sack races, Ice Cream Truck and Dogfather Food Truck ($), a visit from Trax the Worcester Railers Hc mascot, music with Jan from Apple Tree Arts, Henna Tattoos with Grafton Public Library and a chance to visit booths from local organizations including the Girl Scouts, MOMS Club of Sutton/Oxford/ Millbury/Grafton, and more. See you there!

 

EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/547867795577535/

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LEGO Brick Builders meets weekly in July/Aug!

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Calling all Master Builders ages 6-12! Join us for an afternoon of building with LEGO and friends on Thursdays in July and August from 3:30-5:00pm!

Try out our challenge build or create your own!

 

Dates:

  • Thu July 5 3:30-5pm
  • Thu July 12 3:30-5pm
  • Thu July 19 3:30-5pm
  • Thu July 26 3:30-5pm
  • Thu Aug 2 3:30-5pm
  • Thu Aug 9 3:30-5pm
  • Thu Aug 16 3:30-5pm
  • Thu Aug 23 3:30-5pm
  • Thu Aug 30 3:30-5pm

Please register ONLINE or call 508-839-4649.

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Summer LEGO Builds Registration is Open June 1st – June 11th

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Summer is coming and that means the Grafton Public Library is gearing up for the Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock!” Due to the popularity of the Library’s LEGO Build programs, we are doing a special online registration for our summer series to ensure more patrons have the opportunity to participate. The registration link opens June 1st and closes June 11th. Please fill out the online form and we will do our best to match you with one of your top choices.

There will be FIVE mini LEGO builds. There will be THREE programs for each build: one for tweens, one for teens, and one for adults. Preference will be given to Grafton residents. Please sign-up for the appropriate age program on the Events Calendar under the Summer Lego Build Registration heading.

Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

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After School Science Program begins Tuesday, May 15

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Looking for a fun, short-term after school program? Students in grades 3-5 are invited to join After School Science led by NHS (National Honor Society) volunteer Cali Cardenas.  The 4 week program will be held on Tuesdays, May 15th 22nd, 29th and June 5th from 3:30-4:30 pm at the Grafton Library. Participants are expected to attend all 4 weeks of the program. Experiments will include growing plants, making quicksand, potato batteries, and volcanoes!

Registration is required. Please register online www.graftonlibrary.org/events or call 508-839-4649.

Cali is a junior at Grafton High School and hopes to share her love of science! For more information please contact Cali Cardenas at cardenasc2019@s.grafton.k12.ma.us or 508-714-8414.

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Friday Fun with Mr. Kim! May 11 at 10:15am

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Friday Fun with Mr. Kim is a music and movement program for preschoolers ages 2 +. Mr. Kim appears courtesy of Apple Tree Arts.

Registration is required for all persons attending. Please register all attendees, including adults and siblings.

Check out Mr. Kim’s Popcorn Song video!

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

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS: CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library’s Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library’s Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14.

All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies

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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 p (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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Starling Early Education Wearable Book Packs Available for Check-out

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Research shows that the more verbal engagement you give your child, the more likely they are to reach their full potential.

The Starling Early-Education Wearable tells you if you’re engaging enough by counting the words that you speak.

• The Starling clips to your child’s shirt or pants
• Without recording, the Starling counts all the words your child hears
• The Starling app gives you real-time feedback on your child’s verbal engagements
 Get daily engagement tips from child development experts to keep you talking

Give Starling a try with one of our Starling Book Packs available for check-out for 3 weeks with 1 renewal for an additional 3 weeks!

For more information on Starling, please visit their WEBSITE.

 

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