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Teen Program: Robots on the Run workshop

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The Rhode Island Computer Museum is coming on Wednesday, June 29 at 1:00 pm to present Robots on the Run. This workshop for teens aims to explain basic circuits and instructions on how to build a simple robot. You will learn programmable electronics and receive instructions for making lights blink, motors run, sounds and a lot more.  We’ll take time to learn about interactive software titled “Arduino” and you can create your own sample “Robot”.

Please register for this program.

If you are a gadget geek, science nerd, budding engineer or other electronics-obsessed loved one, come build a robot with us. Bring your broken electronics and we’ll take them apart with you to learn about circuits.

The presentation is part of ongoing traveling exhibits by the Rhode Island Computer Museum. This Workshop is partially supported by IEEE-USA K-12STEM Literacy Committee’s outreach program.

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Reserve your summer reading books now!

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North Street and Millbury Street Elementary Schools

Suggested titles, not required.

Students entering 2nd Grade

Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park

Cam Jansen series by David Adler

Ready Freddy series by Abby Klein

Geronimo Stilton series by Geronimo Stilton

Horrible Harry series by Suzy Kline

Flat Stanley series by Jeff Brown

Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant

Mr. Putter and Tabby series by Cynthia Rylant

Franklin series by Paulette Bourgeois

Students entering 3rd Grade

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

Owen and Mzee: The True Story about a Remarkable Friendship by Craig Hatkoff

A-Z Mysteries series by Ron Roy

Clementine series by Sara Pennypacker

39 Clues series by Various Authors

The Spiderwick Chronicles series by Tony DiTerlizzi

Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne

Poetry Books

Students entering 4th Grade

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Amber Brown Goes Fourth by Paula Danziger

Awfully Short for Fourth Grade by Elvira Woodruff

Ivy and Bean series by Annie Barrows

Fudge series by Judy Blume

Time Warp Trio series by Sarah Varon

Meg MackIntosh by Lucinda Landon

Rose by Nikki Giovanni

Students entering 5th Grade

Just Kidding by Trudy Ludwig

The Friendship by Mildred Taylor

Dear America series by Various Authors

The Sister Grimm series by Michael Buckley

Charlie Bone series by Jenny Nimmo

The Magic Thief series by Sarah Prineas

The 20th Century Children’s Poetry Treasury by Jack Prelutsky

The Blue Fairy Book series by Andrew Lang

Shimmer and Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life by Jim Arnosky

Students entering 6th Grade

Rules by Cynthia Lord

The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

Tangerine by Edward Bloor

Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer

So B. It by Sarah Weeks

The Brooklyn Nine: A Novel in Nine Innings by Alan M. Gratz

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

Heat by Mike Lupica

Egypt Game by Zipha Keatley Snyder

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Chaldenko

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini by Sid Fleischman

Middle School: The Real Deal by Juliana Farrell and Beth Mayall

The Tarantula Scientist by Sy Montgomery

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch

Suggested Authors: Jerry Spinelli, Jack Gantos, Anthony Horowitz, Andrew Clements, Nancy Farmer, Sharon Creech, Walter Dean Myers, Avi, C.S. Lewis, Paul Zindel, Jane Yolen

Online Learning – Elementary Schools

Wonderopolis – check out the Wonder of the Day!

Raz-Kids – use your school login to keep on readin’!

Kids InfoBits – requires Library card to login

Research in Context (formally InfoTrac Jr. Edition) – requires Library card to login

Encyclopedia Britannica – requires Library card to login

Pronunciator (upgrade from Mango Languages for foreign language learning!) – requires Library card to login

Bookflix – requires Library card to login

Educational Television – use your Library card to borrow these great programs on dvd

National Geographic

Animal Planet

History Channel

Visit a Museum today! – reserve a Museum Pass with your Library card

 

Grafton Middle School

One Book, One School – Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac

Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac

Grafton High School

Select one of the following:

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick

Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Truck: A Love Story by Michael Perry

Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Senior Year: A Father, A Son, and High School Baseball by Dan Shaughnessy

Jupiter’s Travels: Four Years Around the World on a Triumph by Ted Simon

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr

Nefertiti: A Novel by Michelle Moran

Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Once a Runner: A Novel by John L. Parker Jr.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls

Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders by L. David Marquet

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Paper Towns by John Green

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

Behold a Pale Horse: Exposing the New World by Milton William Cooper

Fevre Dream by George R. R. Martin

This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman

It Was Me All Along: A Memoir by Andie Mitchell

Broken Road: Turning My Mess Into a Message by Tony Collins with Bethany Bradsher (on order)

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope by Tom Brokaw

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Martian by Andy Weir

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen

Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living by Jason Gay

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

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ON YOUR MARK, GET SET… READ! Summer Library Adventure Begins June 20

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ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…READ! Summer Reading 2016 at the Grafton Public Library!

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW is on our Summer Reading 2016 Full Calendar! Download for info on programs, prizes, earning tickets, Food for Fines!

The 2016 Summer Reading Program hosted by the Grafton Public Library has an EXERCISE theme this year! All ages are encouraged to participate.

Registration begins June 1. Register by picking up a Summer Reading tote bag – it’s that easy!! The tote will be filled with a calendar of events, bookmarks, current list of museum passes, and in the children’s bags an IOU for a Davis Farmland pass.

After registering, you can earn raffle tickets for amazing cool prizes! Winners will be chosen in three age groups: adult, teen and kids. Winning is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Earn 1 raffle ticket for each day you visit the Library
  2. Earn 2 raffle tickets for each food item you donate to the Grafton Food Bank (Max of 20 tickets/10 items per person)
  3. Earn 3 raffle tickets for each Library program you attend

Prizes: Oh boy, the PRIZES!!! Grand Prize – Winner’s Choice from one of the following prizes:

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Check out ALL of the prizes on the GPL Summer 2016 Full Calendar of Events!!

Food for Fines: Donate to the Grafton Food Bank instead of paying your overdue fines this summer! The Library will accept non-perishable, unexpired food, toiletries and school supplies from June 20 – August 31 in lieu of fines. Food for Fines may not be used to pay for lost or missing materials, printing or faxing fees, or replacement library cards.

Grafton Public Library supports Grafton Public Schools – stop in for your summer reading titles!

Sponsors:  The 2016 MA Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Grafton Public Library, the Friends of the Grafton Public Library, the Town of Grafton, the Grafton Recreation Department, Trek Stop, Apple Tree Arts, Willard House & Clock Museum, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

 

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Teen Movie Night: 5th Wave

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Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. Rated PG-13.

Popcorn and snacks will be served.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12.  Please register for this program.

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Free Comic Book Day! Saturday, May 7

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Drop in Saturday, May 7 to choose a comic from our free selection (while supplies last)!

As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops, or in this case, the Grafton Public Library.

Preview the selection here. (Not all titles may be available.)

Love comics and graphic novels? Read even more titles online for free with your Library card at ComicsPlus!

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Library to Host “Getting to Know Your Ukulele” class with Apple Tree Arts

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The 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 13 and up – teens and adults. The classes will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday May 10, 17, 24 and 31, and will meet at One Grafton Common, Grafton, MA. This free class is limited to 12 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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Teen Art: Emoji Magnets

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Create your own or turn your favorite emojis into a magnet for your locker.

Saturday, April 9 from 1-3 pm.  This program is free for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

Please register for this program online or call 508-839-4649.

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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, acusher@cwmars.org

 

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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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