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Teen Program: Cookie Decorating – YUM!

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Celebrate the holidays by decorating cookies!

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

Space is limited! Sign up in the library or by emailing the teen librarian.

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Upcoming Movie Nights for Teens

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Teens get Movie Nights just for them –
We will be showing Mockingjay Part 1 (PG 13) Thursday November 19 at 6:30 pm.
Mockingjay Part 2 will be in theaters on Friday, November 20th. If you missed the first part, need a refresher, or just love the movie, come and see Part 1 at the library.
Popcorn and drinks will be served.


Then join us for Jurassic World (PG 13) Tuesday November 24 at 6:30 pm

Popcorn and drinks will be served.

These free Movie Nights are for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up in the library or by emailing the teen librarian,


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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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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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Teen Comic Con Event

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Meet teens from all over the Blackstone Valley! This event is for fans of Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Anime! The event will include:
• Dress in your favorite COSPLAY costume for the costume contest
• Comic Artist Eric Fulford from Providence will be giving a comic artist workshop
• Friendly Neighborhood Comics will have comic books and graphic novels for purchase, as well as free giveaways.
There will be pizza, snacks, prizes, and a comic craft contest, and photo booth.
This event is for students ages 13-18 and is closed to the public.
To register for this event, please contact Allison Cusher at the Grafton Public Library by calling 508-839-4649 or emailing

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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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Magic the Gathering Tournament…

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Join us for a Magic The Gathering tournament!

Not sure how to play? Join us at 4pm to learn how to play. You can bring your own deck or use the library’s.

The tournament will begin at 5pm. It will be a standard tournament, so bring your standard decks. (Or you can use the library’s deck if it’s your first time.)

Tournament prizes are Dragons of Tarkir booster packs: 3 for 1st place, 2 for 2nd place, and 1 for 3rd place.

Pizza and snacks will be served. This free program is for teens in grades 6-12.

Sign up in the library or by emailing the teen librarian.

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Nerdfighters…meet again Saturday, June 20th 1 p.m.

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Join us for another Nerdfighters afternoon! We’ll have our Wii U set up to play Super Smash Bros. Feel free to bring in things for a nerdy show-and-tell and share what you’re passionate about!

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up in the library or by emailing the teen librarian.

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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

SR Program Flyer15

2015 Adult SRP 15June02

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

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Nerdfighters in the News

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Our Nerdfighters are in the news! Check out the article in the April 3rd issue of the Community Advocate.

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us at our next session on Saturday, April 25th from 1-3pm. DFTBA! (Don’t forget to be awesome!)

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