Grafton Public Library

Events

Jan
13
Mon
Decorate a Rubber Duck @ Grafton Public Library, Children's Room
Jan 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

rubber duckieDecorate your own rubber Duck! We’ll use permanent markers to leave a lasting impression, so this activity is best for kids ages 7 and up. Younger children are welcome with a parent’s assistance.

Feb
19
Wed
Wii Wednesday in the Children’s Room @ Grafton Public Library, Children's Room
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

wiiTake a brain break and grab a controller — the Wii is out for fun! Stop in between 12-4 to take a spin at Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. Thirty minutes maximum play per person.

Mar
5
Wed
Once Upon a Time Storytime at Willard House & Clock Museum @ WIllard House and Clock Museum
Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Mar
6
Thu
Early Childhood Education Seminar for Parents on Benefits of Music and Movement @ Grafton Public Library, Children's Room
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm

Seminar attendees will participate in developmentally appropriate music activities that help children develop an array of skills including spatial awareness, body part identification, crossing the mid line, listening and learning how to follow directions. These activities also support the development of language, pre-reading skills, pre-math skills, cultural literacy and expression.  Attendees will receive songs and exercise activities that help children develop these skills.

Best of all, children will experience joy while singing songs and moving their bodies when parents and care givers learn how to incorporate music and movement into the children’s daily activities.

The Library will offer activities for preschool age children during this event.
Please register for this seminar by calling the Library 508-839-4649 xt 4or by emailing graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

Objectives for participants:

  • Increase knowledge of why music, movement and music education is essential to children’s development
  • Increase knowledge of  how music is a powerful  tool for brain development, creative thinking and communication
  • Increase knowledge of ways to incorporate music  into your  families’ daily living and your  comfort level with achieving this

 

Biography of Jan Barlow

 The session is presented by Jan Barlow, education director of Apple Tree Arts, a nonprofit community music and theatre arts school based in Grafton.  Jan has trained extensively in the MusikGarten curriculum and is Level 2 certified by the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association.  She is an alumna in Vocal Performance from Berklee College of Music and has a degree in Business Management from Dean College.

Jan oversees Apple Tree Arts’ early childhood music program.  She has a passion for educating young children and their families during the informative early childhood years. She shares this passion through her music training programs for preschool teachers and day care providers and through the classes she teaches for children from birth through age nine.

Apr
2
Wed
Once Upon a Time Storytime at Willard House & Clock Museum @ WIllard House and Clock Museum
Apr 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Apr
19
Sat
Springtime Egg Hunt @ Grafton Common
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Sponsored by the Friends of the Grafton Library.

Select a start time (10:00 or 10:30 am), purchase a $3 ticket, and find up to 6 candy-filled eggs to take home and enjoy. The finder of the Golden Egg (2 at each hunt) wins a special prize.

Everyone may turn in their tickets to enter the door prize drawing.

Then, visit the Library for spring stories and a craft!

The Easter Bunny will be available for a photo!

This activity is suitable for walkers-age 10.

Proceeds benefit the Grafton Public Library.

snow date: MONDAY, April 21 at 10/10:30 am.

Too old to join the fun? Why not help run the program? Families with children ages 10-18 are invited to help set out eggs at 9 am on Saturday, staff the event, and coordinate the Easter Bunny’s arrival. Please contact Beth Gallaway, Library Director, to volunteer.

Apr
22
Tue
Kids’ Night at the Movies @ Children's Room, Grafton Public Library
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 8:30 pm

snowflake

Nostalgic for Winter? Come and watch our “cool” movie. “Let it go” and sing-along!

May
7
Wed
Once Upon a Time Storytime at Willard House & Clock Museum @ WIllard House and Clock Museum
May 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
May
10
Sat
Mother’s Day Craft @ Grafton Public Library
May 10 all-day