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Grafton Writer’s Group

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Reasons to join a writer’s group
1.  Accountability – Once a week, every other week or once a month
2.  It keeps you writing
3.  Don’t write in a vacuum
4. Share ideas, get support, and get excited!

Join fellow writers Thursday, January 18 at 3:00 pm. The Grafton Writer’s Group is open to writers age 16 and up, and is held in the Main Reading Room of the Library, facilitated by Tasha and Stephen Halpert.  We gather to learn and to share on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

 

 

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Nerdfighters Meet Again!

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Come and play Super Smash Bros on our WiiU. We’ll also have our new Nintendo Switch out for you to try. 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. Sign up is not required.

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Geeky LEGO Ornament Build for Tweens, Teens & Adults

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Join us Saturday, December 16 as we make two geeky ornaments in time for the holidays: a mini arcade machine and a Mario Question Box (with a little surprise inside!).

Please REGISTER for this program. Registration opens Saturday, December 2 at 10 am.

Tween build (grades 3-5) is at 1:00 pm

Teen build (grades 6-12) is at 2:00 pm

Adult build is at 3:00 pm

  • Please register one participant at a time. You must register every person participating. Unregistered people will not be able to participate.
  • Please adhere to age recommendations when registering.   If your child is not an appropriate age, they will be removed from the program.
  • Due to the complicated instructions required for this program, if an attendee is more than 5 minutes late, they will not be able to participate.
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Grafton Ukulele Musicians – join us for the next session Feb 8!

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Welcome to Grafton Ukulele Musicians (GUM), a partnership between Apple Tree Arts and Grafton Public Library.  We meet the second Thursday of every month and our next meeting is January 11, 2018  from 6:30-8:00 pm. All levels are welcome and there is no fee. GUM. meets on the third floor of Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common.

Bring your ukulele and your singing voice to participate in this jam session lead by Miss Jan Barlow from Apple Tree Arts. Participants suggest the music and also continue to practice songs learned in previous sessions . We are using the Daily Ukulele — Grafton Library has copies to check out and brings some extras to the group.

Don’t have a ukulele? You can borrow a ukulele, as well!

Brush up on your strumming skills or learn new chords with the Ukulele Course online at ArtistWorks, for free! A library card is required to access.

Here are some of the songs GUM worked on last month and will do again:

Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
I Walk the Line (Johnny Cash)
I’ve Just Seen a Face (Beatles)
King of the Road (Roger Miller)
This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)
We Shall Overcome (Ziphilia Horton)

If you have any questions feel free to email facilitator Jan Barlow.

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Tutor.com Adds Audio to Free Tutoring Service

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Access Tutor.com/grafton for FREE daily from 3-9pm!

Hear ye! Hear ye! Because we hear our students, Tutor.com is adding audio! It is no secret that some learn by doing, some learn by reading, some learn by watching and some learn by listening. Tutor.com’s goal is to provide instructional services and support in a personalized manner that best fit the needs of each individual learner. To better help us achieve this goal, we are excited to announce that an audio option to connect will be available for every Tutor.com session for all grade levels and subjects beginning on Monday, November 20, 2017. Offering an audio option allows us to

  • improve the experience for those with visual impairments,
  • meet the needs of auditory learners,
  • more effectively assist younger students or non-typers,
  • and use classroom time more efficiently.

Watch a short demonstration video about how to connect with audio.

Download an information sheet about this and other new features recently released.

 

Access Tutor.com/grafton for FREE daily from 3-9pm!

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Teen Program: Christmas Coloring, 12/2

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Saturday. December 2   1-3pm

Get into the holiday spirit and relax a little. You’ll have the afternoon to color an assortment of Christmas cards, postcards, gift tags and ornaments.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided. RSVP required!

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Teen Program: Nerdfighters

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Saturday, November 4  1:00-3:00 pm

Come and play Super Smash Bros on our WiiU. We’ll also have our new Nintendo Switch out for you to try. 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. Sign up is not required.

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Teen Crafternoon: 3-D Pens

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Saturday, October 21  2:00-2:45 pm

Come and experiment with our new 3-D pens. For this program we are limiting to one color – but we have lots of colors to choose from! What will you create?

Please REGISTER online.  This free program is for teens in grades 6-12.

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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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