Grafton Public Library

Library Updates

Geeky Ornament Build for Tweens, Teens & Adults

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Join us Saturday, December 16 as we make two geeky ornaments in time for the holidays: a mini arcade machine and a Mario Question Box (with a little surprise inside!).

Please REGISTER for this program. Registration opens Saturday, December 2 at 10 am.

Tween build (grades 3-5) is at 1:00 pm

Teen build (grades 6-12) is at 2:00 pm

Adult build is at 3:00 pm

  • Please register one participant at a time. You must register every person participating. Unregistered people will not be able to participate.
  • Please adhere to age recommendations when registering.   If your child is not an appropriate age, they will be removed from the program.
  • Due to the complicated instructions required for this program, if an attendee is more than 5 minutes late, they will not be able to participate.
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New! GUM Ukulele Club with Apple Tree Arts

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Welcome 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 December 14 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 this month:

Buffalo Gals…………………………………………… p. 40

Folsom Prison Blues…………………………………….83

Groovy Kind Of Love……………………………………96

Simple Gifts……………………………………….……….211

I Walk The Line………………………………….……….138

You Are My Sunshine………………………….……..279

This Land Is Your Land……………………………….234

Blowin’ In The Wind……………………………..………36

Side By Side………………………………………….…….210

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

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Tutor.com Adds Audio to Free Tutoring Service

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Access Tutor.com/grafton for FREE daily from 3-9pm!

Hear ye! Hear ye! Because we hear our students, Tutor.com is adding audio! It is no secret that some learn by doing, some learn by reading, some learn by watching and some learn by listening. Tutor.com’s goal is to provide instructional services and support in a personalized manner that best fit the needs of each individual learner. To better help us achieve this goal, we are excited to announce that an audio option to connect will be available for every Tutor.com session for all grade levels and subjects beginning on Monday, November 20, 2017. Offering an audio option allows us to

  • improve the experience for those with visual impairments,
  • meet the needs of auditory learners,
  • more effectively assist younger students or non-typers,
  • and use classroom time more efficiently.

Watch a short demonstration video about how to connect with audio.

Download an information sheet about this and other new features recently released.

 

Access Tutor.com/grafton for FREE daily from 3-9pm!

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Teen Program: Christmas Coloring

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Saturday. December 2   1-3pm

Get into the holiday spirit and relax a little. You’ll have the afternoon to color an assortment of Christmas cards, postcards, gift tags and ornaments.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided. RSVP required!

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Library Closings for Thanksgiving Holiday

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The Grafton Public Library will be closing at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observation of the 2017 Thanksgiving Holiday. No items are due the days we are closed. The Library will reopen at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 25.

Museum passes may be picked up in advance on  Tuesday, Nov. 21 (10 am – 9 pm) or Wednesday, Nov. 22 (10 am-5 pm).

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

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Food for Fines for the Holidays

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The Library will be collecting food for fines from Nov 1 through the end of the year, with all donated food going to the Grafton Food Bank.

Please donate unopened, unexpired, non-perishable items valued at your fine amount. Items that are open, leaking, damaged or expired cannot be accepted.

We are unable to accept food for library fees for lost materials.

Donations may be brought to the Children’s Room or Main Reading Room.

THANKSGIVING ITEMS must be dropped off by November 10.

CHRISTMAS ITEMS must be dropped off by December 15.

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Pricing Changes for Down Under Book Store

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Thank you to Aaron Swartz and his team of volunteer Friends, who have been working hard to keep the Down Under Book Store vibrant and appealing! The Friends of the Grafton Public Library operate the Down Under Bookstore in the lower level of the Main Library. The Down Under Book Store is open the same hours as the Library. You will find a large, wide selection of books, both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. We also carry CDs, DVDs, Blue Rays, and Audio Books. Prices vary as follows:

Children
$.25: All Books

Young Adults*
$.50: All Books

Adults
$1.00: Hardcover Books
$.50: Paperback Books

CDs
$.50

DVDs/Blu Ray
$.50: Children TV Shows
$1.00: All Movies
$2: Adult TV Shows (Full Season)

Video Games & Audio Books
$1.00

The proceeds from the Down Under Book Store help support the Library’s Museum Pass program and many other Library activities offered to the community. Donations are most welcome. Please only donate gently used books, CDs, DVDs, Blu Rays, or Audio Books. Please do not leave magazines, old textbooks or computer books (5+ years), VCR tapes or any variety of cassette tape. A general rule of thumb is: do you think someone else might buy the item donated.

Donations may be left in the plastic bins in the aisle beside the Down Under Book Store (please follow the signs). Please do not put donations in the book drops. If you have large amounts that you wish to donate, please feel free to contact the Friends. Leave a message with a librarian and we will be in touch.

Donations from the Friends to local causes are happily considered on a case-by-case basis. Please apply in writing to the Friends of the Library, PO Box 387 Grafton, MA 01519.

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Teen Program: Nerdfighters

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Saturday, November 4  1:00-3:00 pm

Come and play Super Smash Bros on our WiiU. We’ll also have our new Nintendo Switch out for you to try. Feel free to bring your own nerdy items (like Magic The Gathering cards) or play one of our dozens of board games.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is not required.

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Spooooky Stories…Boo!

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Join us for an all-ages Halloween storytime. It will be a ghastly good time!  Costumes are encouraged!

Tuesday, October 31  10:15-10:45 am.  Drop-in, registration is not required.

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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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