Grafton Public Library

Events

Jan
1
Wed
Library CLOSED in observance of New Year’s Day
Jan 1 @ 12:00 am – Jan 1 @ 11:59 pm

fireworks_colorfulDid you know… the Grafton Public Library has a 24/7 digital branch to meet your informational and recreational needs!

While the Library is closed for the holidays, why not try an online resource?

eBooks for your Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Smartphone, Tablet…

C/W MARS offers Overdrive eBooks and eAudio for adult, teens and children, for free! The Grafton Library contributes extra copies and requested materials for Grafton residents – email your eBook and eAudio requests for purchase consideration.

Massachusetts residents can expand their digital book access with a free Boston Public Library eCard (you get database access, too!).

Need help getting eBooks and eAudio onto your deviceA? Want to borrow an eReader and try before you buy? Visit our eBook page for information, training schedule, or to set up a one-0n-one appointment with a staff member.

Streaming Independent Film, On Demand

The library’s Indieflix subscription bring award-winning independent short films, features and documentaries right to your laptop, tablet or smartphone! Ever wondered about those Oscar winning shorts? check out Indieflix – just set up a free account and verify with your library card for 24/7 access. Please note that Indieflix may contain unrated films and is not recommended for children under 18; parental discretion is advised.

Learn a New Language

Mango Languages offers multimedia instruction in Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more, plus English as a Second Language instruction. Set up a free account, and you can bookmark your lessons and pick up where you left off!

Novelist: Suggestions for What to Read Next

Hold list for the new Dan Brown book too long? Ripped through all of the Harry Potter series? What do you turn to when no librarian is available? Check out Novelist, which finds authors, titles and series similar to books you love. It’s linked to the Library catalog so you can search and place a hold right away.

 

Jan
4
Sat
Meditation, A New Year’s Resolution Worth Keeping @ Grafton Public Library
Jan 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Grafton Public Library will be hosting a meditation program.

In this busy, fast-paced world, peace seems like an elusive commodity. Dr. Allan Hughes will offer a simple, effective meditation technique that can help you find inner peace. Begin your New Year with meditation. Dr. Hughes has been practicing meditation for over 30 years. He has been offering workshops and lectures on mediation, personal transformation and spirituality. He has been inspiring audiences on how to practice and learn this very simple technique which can impact your life in many positive ways.

In this workshop you will have the chance to practice the art of meditation which can positively affect your life. Through first hand demonstrations of this simple yet highly effective method you will discover the key to deeper concentration. Join Dr. Hughes for this inspirational meditation workshop and start the New Year on the right track!

For more information, or to sign up, please contact the Grafton Public Library, at graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com or 508-839-4649.

Teen Game Day: Dicecapades
Jan 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Dicecapades!

Find who can stack six dice on top of each other within thirty seconds and be the first person to roll a triple. Can you name as many state capitals as your roll? Know what arachibutyrophobia is? Dicecapades is not just the luck of the dice it is the smartness of the roller. Complete with 133 dice, exercise both sides of your brain with this super fun game. With a mixture of dice games, physical challenges, artistic creations, and trivia questions that are sure to test your noodle, you will see why Dicecapades is a crazy fun game.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up in the library or by emailing the Teen Librarian.

 

Jan
7
Tue
Teen Game Day: Disney Cranium
Jan 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Disney Cranium

Celebrate everything Disney… CREATE works of art like Cinderella’s glass slipper! PERFORM hilarious feats like finding something that Ariel would use to comb her hair! DISCOVER fun facts like ‘What does Hakuna Matata mean?’ DRAW Pinocchio with your eyes closed! SCULPT Phineas! ACT out Captain Jack Sparrow! Bring your friends for more fun!

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up in the library or by emailing the Teen Librarian.

Jan
8
Wed
Senior Book Group @ Grafton Senior Center
Jan 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

peacelikeariverThe Grafton Senior Book Group meets to discuss Peace Like a River by Leif Enger. Eleven-year-old Reuben shares the story of how his father, trying to raise his sons alone in 1960s Minnesota, takes their family on a quest to find Reuben’s older brother, who has been charged with murder.

For ages 55+

Facilitator varies.

Jan
10
Fri
Books and Building Storytime @ Grafton Public Library, Children's Room
Jan 10 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am

tyco blocks - photo by Beth GallawayWe’re breaking out the blocks for a fun Friday morning. We’ll share a story or two about building, and then grab some bricks to build our own creations. This is a drop in event; registration is not required.

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.

Jan
15
Wed
PAWsing to READ ~ Winter Session @ Grafton Municipal Center, Room 33
Jan 15 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
PAWSing to READ ~ Winter Session @ Grafton Municipal Center, Room 33
Jan 15 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Adult Board Game Night: Ticket To Ride: India @ Grafton Public Library, Main Reading Room
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

tickettorideindiaCome learn this exciting train game where the player who comes a Grand Tour first is the winner! The year is 1911, and the world is changing fast in the British Raj. Will you complete your Grand Tour in time, or lose to more cunning – or simply better connected – opponents?

Get a head start by reviewing the rules, and come prepared to show off your knowledge of geography, and strategy skills!

Ticket to Ride: Europe and Ticket to Ride: North America will be offered as well!

RSVP to graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com, or 508-839-4649 x1105.