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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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Once Upon a Story at Willard House Wed May 9 at 1:30pm

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Join us Wednesday, May 9at 1:30 pm for a special storytime and fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House Clock Museum!  Ages 3 & up, siblings welcome.

Please REGISTER for this program.

Location: Willard House and Clock Museum, 11 Willard St, Grafton

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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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Community Read 2018

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Community Read 2018!

Pick up a copy of one of the Community Read books and check out the upcoming Community Read Events!

 

Adult title:

The Good Good Pig: the extraordinary life of Christopher Hogwood by Sy Montgomery.

An ardent nature lover describes her unique friendship with a pig named Christopher Hogwood, a once sickly piglet who helped her develop a new relationship with neighbors in her small-town community.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

 

 

 

Young Adult title:

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams

Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer’s Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

 

 

 

Children’s Titles:

Little Pink Pup by Johanna Kerby

Pink, a piglet who is the runt of the litter, is adopted by Tink, a dachshund who is nursing a litter of her own, and Pink is raised in the house along with the puppies.

 

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Hogwood Steps Out : a good, good pig story by Howard Mansfield ; illustrated by Barry Moser

Hogwood the pig escapes from his pen and enjoys a spring day exploring neighborhood gardens.

Copies are available to check out from the Library.

 

 

Community Read Book Discussion:

March 19  7:00-9:00 pm

The Good Good Pig: the extraordinary life of Christopher Hogwood by Sy Montgomery

The Community Read discussion of the book will be held at the South Grafton Community House located at 25 Main Street, South Grafton on Monday, March 19th. Join us for refreshments at 7:00 pm and the book discussion will begin at 7:30 pm. Please REGISTER for this program. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Can’t make it to the March 19 discussion? Join us for one of these alternate discussion times of The Good, Good Times:

Daytimer’s Book Group  Tuesday, March 20  1:30 pm

Reads Well with Others Book Group  Monday, March 26  7:30 pm

Inspirational Book Group  Tuesday, March 27  7:30 pm

 

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Meet E.B. White’s Great-Niece – Lindsey Morand  Saturday, March 31  2:00-3:00 pm

As part of the Friends of the Library’s Community Reads events, and in honor of  Charlotte’s Web being one of the youth titles selected to go with the adult Community Read title (The Good Good Pig, by Sy Montgomery) we invite you to visit with Lindsey Morand, great-niece of E.B. White.

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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Drop in for Open Play time!

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While the formal story times are on a brief hiatus, please join us for one of our age appropriate Open Play Times!

Open Play is an unstructured time for children to socialize with their peers and keep up with their normal storytime routine.  This will not be a formal storytime, but there will be familiar elements like bubbles and music in addition to age-specific toys. This program is drop-in. If Grafton Public Schools are delayed or closed, this program will be cancelled. The Children’s Room is closed to the public for the duration of the Open Play program.

To keep our groups consistent, we ask that you limit your attendance to the appropriate age group:

  • PRESCHOOL– ages 3.5-5

Tuesdays @ 10:00am-11:00am

February 6th, February 27th, and March 6th.

 

  • TODDLERS -Ages Walking-3.5

Wednesdays @ 10:00am-11:00am

February 7th, February 28th, and March 7th.

 

  • BABIES– Ages Newborn-Walking

Thursdays @ 10:00am-11:00am

February 1st, February 8th, March 1st, and March 8th.

 

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Saturday STEAM Ahead

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Saturday, January 20  11:00 am-12:00 pm

Kids in grades 3-5 can join us for a seasonal activity that is hands on fun. This month we are making homemade bouncy balls! What ingredient do you think makes them bounce? Come find out!

Space is limited. Registration is required and opens on January 7th.  Register online or call 508-839-4649.

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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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