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Grafton Ukulele Musicians – join us for the next session March 8!

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Grafton Ukulele Musicians logoWelcome 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 Thursday March 8, 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:

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Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Danny Boy
Hey Good Lookin’ (Hank Williams)
Love Me Do (Beatles)
King of the Road (Roger Miller)
Polly Wolly Doodle
Save the Last Dance For Me (Ben E. King)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Israel Kamakawiwoʻole version, handout)
This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)
We Shall Overcome (Ziphilia Horton)
What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor
You Are My Sunshine

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

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Column Restoration Underway October 23- 28

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Please note: the Main entrance (front door) of the Library may be unavailable periodically this week (October 23-28) as work is done to restore the columns.

Sorry for any inconvenience (and dust)!

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Library CLOSED for Columbus Day

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The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED Monday, October 9th in observance of Columbus Day. No items are due.

Museum Passes for Monday, October 9th may be picked up Saturday, October 7th until 5pm. The Library will re-open at 10am on Tuesday, October 10th at 10am.

Please visit our 24/7 digital library branch.

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Delayed Opening Friday, September 15

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The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED from 10 am-1 pm Friday, September 15th for Staff Development. The Library will be open from 1-5 pm.
Museum Passes for Friday, September 15th may be picked up on Thursday, September 14th from 10am-9pm.
Please visit our 24/7 digital library branch.
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Take our Summer Program 2017 Survey and win!

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Thanks for participating in our Summer Library Program!

Now you can help us make next year even better!  Whether you participated in our Summer Program or not, take a survey to help us better serve you! There’s a survey for every age group. Participants in the kids and adult surveys will be entered to win a $25 gift card card. Teens will be entered to win a $25 movie gift card. Surveys will be available until September 30th.

Take our Children’s Survey (For grade 5 and under, parents can take for children)

Take our Teen Survey (For grades 6-12)

Take our Adult Survey (For adults 18 and over)

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Please note: C/WMars Catalog maintenance scheduled 8/19 & 8/20

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The C/WMars catalog will be down between  11 PM Saturday night (August 19) and will plan on being down until 4 PM on Sunday (August 20) while they upgrade the database server.

C/WMars will be replacing their old database server with a brand new, faster server. They will also be upgrading the Postgres database software underpinning the Evergreen ILS. These significant improvements will boost  performance across the board.

The catalog will be completely unavailable during the upgrade.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Library to CLOSE July 3rd & 4th in Observation of Independence Day

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The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED Monday, July 3 & Tuesday July 4 in observation of the Independence Day holiday. No items are due on July 3 or 4. Museum Passes for July 3 & 4 may be picked up Friday, June 30 & Saturday July 1.

The Library will reopen at 10:00 AM on Wednesday July 5

Please visit our digital branch online to read a newspaper, check out an eBook, learn a new language, and more!

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April Vacation Week Programs for KIDS!

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Check out the programs for Kids!

DROP-IN Lego Free Play
Tuesday, April 18 10:00am-12:00pm
Come on in and build! Grades PreK-5

Movie Night: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13)
Tuesday, April 18 6:30pm
This movie is rated PG-13 and may not be appropriate for very young children. The Children’s Room will close at 6:00 pm for this program.

Tween Crafternoon: Garden Crafts
Wednesday, April 19 1:00pm-2:30pm
Grades 3-5 Celebrate Spring with some seasonal crafts. Please register at

LEGO Build: Sea Turtle (session 1)
Wednesday, April 19 6:00pm-6:45pm
Grades 3+ (No exceptions). Join for a special Earth Day theme Build! Registration begins April 12th. Please register at

DROP-IN Paper Airplanes
Thursday, April 20 10:00am-12:00pm
Fold ‘em and then…drum roll please…Fly ‘em! Grades PreK-5

LEGO Build: Sea Turtle (session 2)
Thursday, April 20 3:00pm-3:45pm
Grades 3+ (No exceptions). Join for a special Earth Day themed LEGO Build! Registration begins April 12th. Please register at

DROP-IN Domino Challenge
Friday, April 21 10:00am-12:00pm
Grades PreK-5.  Line them up and knock them down!

Family Yoga
Friday, April 21 1:00pm-2:00pm
Bend and stretch and …breath! GradesPreK-5 Program will be held at the Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road. Registration opens on April 1st. Please register at


Please note our unattended child policy which applies to all programs: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building,13+ may be unattended.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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