Grafton Public Library

Events

Jul
10
Thu
Author Visit: Lauren Scheuer, Once Upon a Flock @ Grafton Public Library
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

author Lauren Scheuer with her chicken, LucyThe Grafton Public Library is pleased to host a visit with author, illustrator and blogger Lauren Scheuer in the Library’s Main Reading Room at 35 Grafton Common on Thursday July 10  at 7:00 p.m. Lauren will tell spellbinding tales of her soulful flock of chickens and describe her journey from blog to published book. She will read from her work and take questions about the writing process. Book sales and signing will follow.

Lauren is the author of Once Upon a Flock: Life with my soulful chickens (Atria Books, 2013), which chronicles her journey of raising chickens in charming anecdotes and illustrations. It’s a tale with drama, humor and heart, and if you are an animal lover, a backyard homesteader, or simply curious about these social birds, you’ll love with session with Lauren! To request a copy of the book in advance, please call the Library at 508-839-4649 x1101.

This program is appropriate for families. No registration is required. The session is part of Amazing Animals week as part of the Grafton Public Library’s science-themed summer reading program for kids, teens and adults, sponsored by the Grafton Public Library, Friends of the Grafton Public Library, Massachusetts Library System, MA Board of Library Commissioners and Boston Bruins. Registration in the summer reading program continues through August 1.

For more details or to register for the program, please contact Beth Gallaway, Library Director, at 508-839-4649 x1105 or by email at graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com

Jul
15
Tue
An Evening with nature photographer Peter Christoph @ Grafton Public Library
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

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This one-night event for birders, bird photographers and nature lovers will provide participants with photographic techniques for capturing birds.  The program will be illustrated by Peter Christoph’s masterful photography and seasoned with lively anecdotes, this narrated slideshow will bring you both instruction and inspiration.

Peter will have available the companion book Birds, which he published to accompany his presentation.   There will be a book signing immediately after his talk.

-“Fantastic, a delightful evening of wonderful photography of New England birds.” -June Reams, program attendee.

 

Peter Christoph is one of New England’s best known wildlife photographers, having presented for Mass Audubon, the national wildlife refuge system, and numerous libraries, camera clubs and schools. His passion for capturing birds in their natural habitat, his technical excellence, and his environmental responsibility are revealed in his compelling images. He is set apart as one of the very few photographers willing to share both his photographic knowledge and his favorite locations with other photographers. His images have appeared in many books and magazines and he has authored two bird books, which are available at Mass Audubon’s Wachusett Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary and online at www.peterchristoph.com

Sep
17
Wed
Meet Local Author Stephen Halpert @ Grafton Public Library
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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This event has been moved to Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

 

Local Author Stephen Halpert will talk about the writing process, answer questions and read from his new book Abracadabra Moonshine: and Other Stories.

Ever since he was a boy Stephen has been fascinated by art, giving himself an informal art education by wandering through museums in his native Providence, Boston, and New York. His influences include DADA Photo Montage, Man Ray, Kurt Schwitters, the collage boxes of Joseph Cornell and Betye Saar and Robert Rauschenberg’s inventive assemblage.

A professional writer and editor since graduating Emerson College in 1964, he discovered that collage work helped him to relax and avoid writers’ block. He has published a number of books, articles and columns on American literary, photographic and social history; and rock music and pop culture. Today he writes a weekly humor column, American Scene published on line and in The Grafton News.

His new book will be available for purchase at the close of the event.

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

Oct
1
Wed
Meet Local Author Stephen Halpert @ Grafton Public Library
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stephen Halpert bookLocal Author Stephen Halpert will talk about the writing process, answer questions and read from his new book Abracadabra Moonshine: and Other Stories.

Ever since he was a boy Stephen has been fascinated by art, giving himself an informal art education by wandering through museums in his native Providence, Boston, and New York. His influences include DADA Photo Montage, Man Ray, Kurt Schwitters, the collage boxes of Joseph Cornell and Betye Saar and Robert Rauschenberg’s inventive assemblage.

A professional writer and editor since graduating Emerson College in 1964, he discovered that collage work helped him to relax and avoid writers’ block. He has published a number of books, articles and columns on American literary, photographic and social history; and rock music and pop culture. Today he writes a weekly humor column, American Scene published on line and in The Grafton News.

His new book will be available for purchase at the close of the event.

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

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!