Grafton Public Library

Events

Jan
26
Mon
“Reads well with others” Book Group
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We will be reading and talking about The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood.
Grieving over the sudden loss of her only child, Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle in Providence, Rhode Island, whose members not only teach her a variety of knitting techniques but also valuable lessons about friendship, love, and redemption.
The group is open to adults. Stop by the Library to sign up and pick up a copy of the book.

Feb
4
Wed
Senior Book Group @ Grafton Senior Center
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For ages 55+

Faciliator varies.

Feb
9
Mon
“Not Just for Young Adults” Book Group
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We will be reading and talking about This Wicked Game by Michelle Zink:

Seventeen year-old Claire Kincaid, a descendant of Marie Leveau, is forced to embrace her voodoo heritage when mysterious strangers threaten to use an age-old curse to destroy her family and the boy she loves.

This group is open to adults. Stop by the Library to sign up and pick up a copy of the book.

Feb
11
Wed
Exploring Business Ownership: The SBA Advantage @ Grafton Public Library
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

startup (1)This workshop will help you gain a better understanding about how to start a business and the various SBA programs and services that are available to prospective entrepreneurs or current business owners who need assistance in starting or expanding a business.

General information will be provided on the following programs and services:
•FREE Mentoring & Counseling: SCORE, Massachusetts Small Business Development Centers, Center for Women & Enterprise
•SBA Guaranty Loan Programs: 7(a), Micro Loans, Express Loans & 504
•Government Contracting Opportunities: 8(a) Business Development, HUBZones (Historically Underutilized Business Zones), and Small Disadvantaged Business.
•Disaster Assistance

Guest speakers will be Norman Eng from the Small Business Administration and Ili Spahiu, Small Business Development and Loan Manager at RCAP Solutions.

To RSVP please contact Norman Eng at 617-565-8510 or Norman.Eng@sba.gov or stop by the library.

Feb
17
Tue
Daytimers GPL Book Group @ Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Feb 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Ages 18 & up.

Feb
18
Wed
Grafton Writers Group
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Poets, essayists, blogs, diarists, memoir ghostwriters, short or long fiction… it’s all good! Join us to workshop your writing, try some unblockers, celebrate our publishing successes and share resources! Adults 18+. This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 7-8:45 pm.

Facilitator Beth Gallaway is the author of Game On! Gaming at the Library (Neal Schuman, 2009) and a creative writing major

Feb
25
Wed
Gardening is Murder: an evening with author Neal Sanders @ Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Neal-SandersGrafton Public Library and Grafton Garden Club present an author visit with mystery writer Neal Sanders. His presentation, titled Gardening Is Murder provides a “husband’s point of view” of gardening and is filled with humor and insight from someone who gardens less from an abiding love of horticulture than for the love of a spouse. Good horticultural advice is dispensed, bad advice is debunked. Participants will leave with a better appreciation of what is going on in the mind of their helpmates. The talk is adapted from Neal’s widely read blog, The Principal Undergardener.

The author will sell books, with 10% of the proceeds split between the Grafton Garden Club and Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

In his talk, Neal will divulge why it is impossible to do just one thing in the garden, why so much gardening information on the Internet is awful, why you should never compute the value of your labor in gardening, evidence that the wildlife in your garden have never seen a Disney film, and why it requires digging three holes to plant something.

Bio: Neal Sanders is the author of eight mysteries, several of which use garden club settings, and the voice behind The Principal Undergardener blog, which addresses gardening as a non-gardener who loves gardens. Adaptations of these essays can be found monthly in the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Leaflet magazine. Neal served as Chairman of Blooms! at the Boston Flower & Garden Show, where he ran Mass Hort’s activities, including the building of a major landscape exhibit that is the subject of his talk titled Flower Show Confidential.

RSVP to graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com or call 508-839-4649 x1102.

SNOW DATE: Thu Feb 26 at 7pm.

Place a hold on one of Neal’s books!

 

Mar
4
Wed
Senior Book Group @ Grafton Senior Center
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For ages 55+

Faciliator varies.

Mar
17
Tue
Daytimers GPL Book Group @ Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library
Mar 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Ages 18 & up.

Mar
18
Wed
Grafton Writers Group
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Poets, essayists, blogs, diarists, memoir ghostwriters, short or long fiction… it’s all good! Join us to workshop your writing, try some unblockers, celebrate our publishing successes and share resources! Adults 18+. This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 7-8:45 pm.

Facilitator Beth Gallaway is the author of Game On! Gaming at the Library (Neal Schuman, 2009) and a creative writing major