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Grafton Writer’s Group

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Reasons to join a writer’s group
1.  Accountability – Once a week, every other week or once a month
2.  It keeps you writing
3.  Don’t write in a vacuum
4. Share ideas, get support, and get excited!

Join fellow writers Thursday, January 18 at 3:00 pm. The Grafton Writer’s Group is open to writers age 16 and up, and is held in the Main Reading Room of the Library, facilitated by Tasha and Stephen Halpert.  We gather to learn and to share on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

 

 

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Saturday STEAM Ahead

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Saturday, January 20  11:00 am-12:00 pm

Kids in grades 3-5 can join us for a seasonal activity that is hands on fun. This month we are making homemade bouncy balls! What ingredient do you think makes them bounce? Come find out!

Space is limited. Registration is required and opens on January 7th.  Register online or call 508-839-4649.

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Nerdfighters Meet Again!

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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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Grafton Ukulele Musicians – join us for the next session Feb 8!

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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 January 11, 2018  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:

Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
I Walk the Line (Johnny Cash)
I’ve Just Seen a Face (Beatles)
King of the Road (Roger Miller)
This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)
We Shall Overcome (Ziphilia Horton)

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

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OPM Interview Schedule Announced

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OPM (Owner’s Project Manager) Interviews for the GPL Expansion and Renovation Project will be held Mon & Tue 1/22 & 1/23 at 7 & 8 pm. These are open meetings and the public is welcome to attend.

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Delayed Opening Friday, January 5, 2018

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Due to the snowstorm, the Library will delay opening until 12 noon on Friday January 5. We understand people may not be able to get to us during periods of inclement weather, so no fines will accrue for materials due 1/4-1/6. Please visit our digital branch at www.graftonlibrary.org/digital. Stay safe and warm!

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Library to CLOSE for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED Monday, January 15, 2018 in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No items are due on this date. The Library will reopen at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

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

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December School Vacation Week

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Stop by the library during school vacation week. There’s always something going on. No registration required

Tuesday, December 26th

Movie Night: Despicable Me 3  Movie@ 6:30pm Rated PG

 

 

Wednesday, December 27th

Drop-in and Build @ 10:0am-1:00pm

Keva. Dominoes. Squiggies. What can you create with our building materials?

 

 

Thursday December 28th  

Lego Free Play for PreK-grade 5 @ 10:0am-1:00pm

 

 

Friday December 29th

New Years at Noon  11:30am-12:30pm  We’ll have music, bubbles, and a special countdown for our littlest patrons at noon.  All ages are welcome. Sparkles and glitter are encouraged.

 

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Holiday Closings: December 25 & January 1

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The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED on Monday, December 25th for Christmas and Monday, January 2nd for New Year’s. No items will be due.

Museum Passes for Tuesday, December 26th may be picked up on Saturday, December 24th until 5pm. The Library will re-open at 10am on Tuesday, December 26th at 10am.

Museum Passes for Monday, January 1st or Tuesday, January 2nd may be picked up on Saturday, December 31st until 5pm. The Library will re-open at 10am on Tuesday, January 2nd at 10am.

Please visit our 24/7 digital library branch at graftonlibrary.org/digital.

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