Grafton Public Library

Library Updates

Adult & Teen Program: Planning & Bullet Journal Basics

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Is one of your resolutions to be more organized in 2019? Using a planner, organizer or bullet journal might be the solution for you! We’ll talk about the differences between using a Happy Planner or Erin Condren Life Planner or bullet journal. Then we’ll share some tips and tricks with you. Do you already use a planner? Come and share your own tips and tricks.
This free program is for adults and teens (grades 6-12). Sign up is required. A minimum of 5 participants are needed to run this event.

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Great time to try out Hoopla!

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Hoopla is a platform for downloading ebooks, e-audiobooks, comics, movies, tv shows and music with your Grafton Library Card. If you haven’t tried it yet, register today at
Hoopladigital.com

Now is a great time to try Hoopla while we have increased the borrow limit from 8 to 12 items!

We are thankful for our patrons and have increased the borrow limit on hoopla to 12 from November 23 through the end of the year as a gift to help with your Holiday viewings!

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DIY Steampunk Accessories – Teens & Adults

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Tuesday, October 23  7:30 pm

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Teens & Adults! Come learn how to make Steampunk clothing accessories…a mix of a Victorian past and a sci-fi future combine!

Please REGISTER for this program.

Then you’ll be ready to attend the Grafton Historical Society’s “Steampunk and Victorian Era Presentation and Costume Party on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 6pm-9pm. Check the Grafton Historical Society Facebook event for more info.

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Dinovember Teen & Tween Lego Build

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Celebrate Dinovember with a special Lego Dino Build on Wednesday, November 7th!

This program will be held at the Grafton Municipal Center, second floor, Room D

Due to the popularity of the Library’s LEGO Build programs, we are doing a special registration to ensure more patrons have the opportunity to participate.
Please complete the form for each teen or tween you would like to sign up.
TEEN REGISTRATION (grades 6-12)
TWEEN REGISTRATION (grades 3-5)
Completing this registration does not guarantee you a spot. Registration will remain open until November 2nd. Registrants will be notified on November 3rd.

 

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“Own the Room” Workshops for Teens & Adults

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Learn Stage Presence & Mic Techniques in this “Own the Room” Workshop on Monday, August 6th.

Knowing how to walk on and off stage, stand, introduce yourself and bow are essential to a professional performance. This workshop is fun, safe and easy. Come with the ability to introduce yourself. Leave with the simple, practical skills to blow the room away the next time you present yourself in front of ANY audience from 1-1,000. This is not a singing or speech workshop, rather a singer, performer, or speaker’s bag of tricks for poise, presence and power. Gain confidence and poise in front of a group. Please register for this workshop. Location is the Grafton Municipal Center, Room D.

The Teen workshop meets from 3:30-5:00 pm. TEEN Registration

The Adult workshop meets from 6:00-7:30 pm. ADULT Registration

 

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Mass Audubon’s Birds of Prey

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Tuesday, July 31 at 6:00 pm

Find out why hawks, owls, eagles, and falcons are considered birds of prey and discover their diversity while meeting live birds of prey native to Massachusetts. We’ll share some tips to help you see these birds more often where you live. There are many more out there than you might think!

LOCATION: Municipal Center Gym, 30 Providence Road

This free program is for all ages – children, teens and adults.

 

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Teen NERF Games!!! -Rescheduled

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Due to the weather forecast, NERF Games has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 4th from 2-3pm

 on Grafton Common.

Get moving with NERF Games! We will play organized games (on the Grafton Common) like capture the flag, defend the castle, and the all-time-favorite, Zombies! NERF Blasters and goggles will be provided.

Please register ONLINE.

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

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College Readiness Workshop

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Saturday, July 21  1:00-2:00 pm

Worcester State Professor, Dr. Pam Hollander, who has been teaching college students for over 20 years, will share tips about how to get “college ready.”  This interactive workshop is open to any high school student, but is particularly relevant for those who plan to attend college soon.

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

 

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What’s Happening Week of July 30 – August 4

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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 30

10:15-11:15am Silly Science at Unibank 89 Worcester St., N. Grafton
1-2pm STEM Kids at Unibank 89 Worcester St., N. Grafton
6:30-8:30pm Family Movie Night Paddington 2 (PG)
7:30-8:30 pm Reads Well with Others Book Group The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

Tue, July 31
9:30-10am Summer Stories
1-1:30pm Tween LEGO Build Raccoon Municipal Center
2-2:30pm Teen LEGO Build Raccoon Municipal Center
3-3:30pm Adult LEGO Build Raccoon Municipal Center

6-7 pm Mass Audubon’s Birds of Prey with live birds Municipal Center Gym
7:30-8:30pm Inspirational Book Group The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

Wed, August 1
10:15-11:15am Once Upon a Storytime Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St.
1-3pm Teen Crafternoon: Make your Own Stampers Municipal Center

Thu, August 2
10:15-11:15 am Toto the Tornado Kitten
1:30-2:30 pm Tween Marimo Moss Balls Municipal Center

3-4 pm Teen Marimo Moss Balls Municipal Center

3:30-5pm LEGO Brick Builders
6:30-8:30pm Teen Movie Night Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13)

Fri, August 3
11-11:45am Summer Songs in the Park Perry Hill Park, 3 Perry St., No. Grafton
1-3pm Tween Crafternoon STEM Beginnings Municipal Center
3:30-4:30pm Color Me Calm

Sat, August 4
11 am-1pm All Ages LEGO Free Play

2-3 pm Teen Nerf Games, Grafton Common

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Save a Life This Summer: Donate to Boston Children’s Hospital Bloodmobile

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Stop by the Library on Saturday, July 14 between 10 am-4 pm and hop on the Boston Children’s Hospital Bloodmobile. A short 30-minute whole blood donation can help as many as 4 children.

To donate you must be in good health and weigh at least 110 lbs. In MA, 16 year old may donate blood but are required to have a consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to donating. Print a copy of this form if you need it. If you are 17 and older, you just need to bring a form of photo ID with you.

How to Prepare to Donate Blood:

  • Make sure you are well hydrated at the time of your donation. Try and limit the amount of caffeinated beverages you consume prior to giving blood.
  • Do not donate on an empty stomach. Eat a good meal at least three hours prior to giving blood.
  • Get a good nights rest prior to coming in to donate.
  • If in the past your hemoglobin has been low, you can raise it by eating iron rich food.
  • Remember to bring a photo ID with you when you come to donate.

For further eligibility requirements click here.

Walkins are welcome, appointments are preferred. Schedule an appointment now!

CONTACT:  Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian    cushera@graftonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Grafton Public Library
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