Grafton Public Library

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Celebrating THE Most Important Card You Can Own!

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Instagram Share: Get a library card and check out something incredible! September is library card sign-up month.

The Incredibles are working hard to remind families, students and people of all ages that signing up for a library card is a great step toward a truly super lifestyle: libraries offer fun and informative resources to help you pursue your passions and succeed in school.

If you can’t find your card, stop in for a free replacement! Add your library card to your phone so you never leave home without it!

Your Grafton Library card gives you access (to name a few!) to museum passes, online tutoring daily from 3–9 p.m. via Tutor.com; home-bound delivery service; streaming music and movies via our Hoopla database; online art and music instruction via ArtistWorks; eBooks (including eAudio) via OverDrive, Hoopla, BookFlix and ComicsPlus; online access to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette; and access to 52.5 million items statewide via the Commonwealth Catalog

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National Voter Registration Day September 25, 2018

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REMINDER: National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday September 25, 2018! The Town Clerk’s office is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm daily with extended hours until 7pm on Tuesdays. Register in person, register online or pick up a Voter Registration form (at the Library or Clerk’s office) and mail in (postmark by September 22). If you aren’t registered, you cannot vote!

 

For more about voting in MA, visit https://www.nonprofitvote.org/states/massachusetts/ or http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleifv/howreg.htm

 

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Board Game Night for Adults Debuts Fri Oct 2

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Adults age 18+ are invited to our first Game Night. BYOG (Bring Your Own Games) or try one of ours!

This session’s featured game is Tsuro; drop in at 6:30 and gather at 7pm for a demo of Tsuro. Time to browse the Library’s game collection and play your own games will be provided.

Create your own journey with Tsuro, the Game of the Path. Place a tile and slide your stone along the path created, but take care. Other player’s paths can lead you in the wrong direction – or off the board entirely. Find your way wisely to succeed. Stay the path – your journey begins here!

Discover more at https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16992/tsuro.

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Down Under Bookstore Basket & Bundle Summer Sale

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book bundlesIt’s not too late for summer reading shopping or too early to start your holiday shopping! The Friends of the Grafton Public Library announce a special summer sale on themed bundles and baskets of books and other items. The bundles of books/items are priced at $3, $5 and $10 and the baskets are priced $15-$35. The baskets and bundles will be on display on the Main floor, in the Children’s Room and Down Under Bookstore. The bundles and baskets have some great items, for example:

 

  • Entire Seinfeld collection with several books on the show
  • Entire Harry Potter series with the newest book and the other off shot books as well as some of the films, other material including DVD game
  • Cats and Dogs both have a basket of their own
  • Simpson and Family Guy baskets
  • Great travel and adventure baskets

With each bundle or basket purchased, a free bookmark or Perler Bead creation will be given out. The sale will run through the end of August.

*Please note that all items have been donated. Most have been gently used and therefore reflect such use.

Also the Friends announce the following changes in pricing of materials for sale:

  • ALL DVDs to $1 (TV show seasons were $2). Kids TV shows remain $ .50.
  • Hardcover books that are library withdraws are now $ .50 (most of the large print are from libraries).
  • Now ALL Saturdays for remainder of the summer will be buy 1 get 1 free, that includes all materials (including DVDs and CDs and video games)

The Down Under Bookstore is located on the bottom floor of the Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common, and is open during Library hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am –9 pm, Friday & Saturday 10 am -5 pm.

All proceeds from the Down Under Bookstore go toward supporting the Library’s programming which includes museum passes, the summer program, exhibits, speakers, workshops, and concerts. Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Library Down Under Bookstore and the Grafton Public Library.

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Seeking Volunteer to help English Language Learner

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We are looking for a volunteer to help an English Language Learner improve their speaking skills. If you are patient, a good listener, and have clear diction, you could have a tremendously positive impact on someone’s life! If interested, please call Susan Leto at 508-839-4649 x 8, or send an email to letos@graftonlibrary.org.

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Print or Email Receipt?

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Do you want to be able to remember the due dates of your checked out material, but have trouble keeping track of your receipts? Patrons can now opt for email receipts. Next time you use the library, ask any staff member, and we can change the setting on your account. Happy reading!

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“Own the Room” Workshops for Teens & Adults

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Learn Stage Presence & Mic Techniques in this “Own the Room” Workshop on Monday, August 6th.

Knowing how to walk on and off stage, stand, introduce yourself and bow are essential to a professional performance. This workshop is fun, safe and easy. Come with the ability to introduce yourself. Leave with the simple, practical skills to blow the room away the next time you present yourself in front of ANY audience from 1-1,000. This is not a singing or speech workshop, rather a singer, performer, or speaker’s bag of tricks for poise, presence and power. Gain confidence and poise in front of a group. Please register for this workshop. Location is the Grafton Municipal Center, Room D.

The Teen workshop meets from 3:30-5:00 pm. TEEN Registration

The Adult workshop meets from 6:00-7:30 pm. ADULT Registration

 

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Mass Audubon’s Birds of Prey

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Tuesday, July 31 at 6:00 pm

Find out why hawks, owls, eagles, and falcons are considered birds of prey and discover their diversity while meeting live birds of prey native to Massachusetts. We’ll share some tips to help you see these birds more often where you live. There are many more out there than you might think!

LOCATION: Municipal Center Gym, 30 Providence Road

This free program is for all ages – children, teens and adults.

 

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Teen NERF Games!!! -Rescheduled

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Due to the weather forecast, NERF Games has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 4th from 2-3pm

 on Grafton Common.

Get moving with NERF Games! We will play organized games (on the Grafton Common) like capture the flag, defend the castle, and the all-time-favorite, Zombies! NERF Blasters and goggles will be provided.

Please register ONLINE.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12.

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