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Spring Egg Hunt!

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Spring Egg Hunt tickets are SOLD OUT! But please join us for a special Spring-themed storytime and some simple crafts inside the library.

Storytimes will be in the Children’s Room and schedule is as follows:

10:15-10:35 am

10:40-11:00 am

11:05-11:25 am

11:30-11:50 am

11:55am-12:15 pm

The Children’s Room will be closed from 12:30-1:00 pm for clean up. A selection of children’s materials can be found in the Main Reading Room.

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Meet Lindsey Morand, great-niece of E.B. White

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As part of the Friends of the Library’s Community Read events, we invite you to visit with Lindsey Morand, great-niece of E.B. White, on March 31 at 2:00 pm. E.B. White is author of the children’s classic Charlotte’s Web among other beloved children’s titles.

Lindsey promised that she would never let her great-uncle be forgotten!! For over 40 years, she has enjoyed sharing her precious E.B. White photographs, letters, autographed first edition books and other heirlooms. Her presentation contains unique and interesting memorabilia for all ages. Children and adults are always familiar with E.B. White’s children’s books however they are not always knowledgeable about the author.

Her presentation is highlighted with the White family typewriter (c. 1900) and a 1911 Webster’s dictionary signed “Elwyn B. White” when he was eleven years old, signed 1st edition book The Lady is Cold published in 1929 and 17 other E.B. White books! Her most cherished item is an autographed book of Charlotte’s Web presented to her in 1952.  During the presentation, she will also be willing to answer questions about her famous uncle.  Stop by before the presentation to see the artifacts on display.

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Teen Crafternoon: Plush Pillows

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Saturday, March 24 1:00 pm

Come and create your own pillow or fluffy friend. Designs are limited and will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Please register online for this program.

 

      

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Spring into eBooks

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Friday, March 23  1:00-2:00 pm

Bring your favorite device – phone, tablet, laptop or eReader – and we’ll introduce you to Libby, a free app for getting free digital books!

Space is limited, RSVP is required. Please register online.

This program will also be offered on Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 pm and Tuesday, April 10 at 11:00 am

Get a head start — and come with questions! — by checking out this overview at http://blogs.overdrive.com/featured-post-library-blog/2017/06/21/meet-libby/

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Grafton Writer’s Group

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Do you like to write? Do you want to get some practice in writing and possibly share with other writers? If so, please consider joining fellow writers at the Grafton Library. We gather to learn and to share on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 3:00 to 4:30pm.

The 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.

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Grafton Ukulele Musicians (G.U.M.) Thursday, May 10

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Bring your ukulele and your singing voice to participate in this jam session lead by Eric Geurin from the Grafton Public Library! Miss Jan from Apple Tree Arts will be back next month. Participants suggest the music and come together to play once a month. The Library provides copies of The Daily Ukulele on loan for use in the session. All levels are welcome and there is no fee. GUM meets on the third floor of Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common.

Don’t have a ukulele? You can borrow a ukulele, as well!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jan Barlow at missjanbarlow@gmail.com

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Community Read 2018

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Community Read 2018!

Pick up a copy of one of the Community Read books and check out the upcoming Community Read Events!

 

Adult title:

The Good Good Pig: the extraordinary life of Christopher Hogwood by Sy Montgomery.

An ardent nature lover describes her unique friendship with a pig named Christopher Hogwood, a once sickly piglet who helped her develop a new relationship with neighbors in her small-town community.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

 

 

 

Young Adult title:

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams

Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer’s Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.

Copies are available to check out at the Library.

 

 

 

Children’s Titles:

Little Pink Pup by Johanna Kerby

Pink, a piglet who is the runt of the litter, is adopted by Tink, a dachshund who is nursing a litter of her own, and Pink is raised in the house along with the puppies.

 

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Hogwood Steps Out : a good, good pig story by Howard Mansfield ; illustrated by Barry Moser

Hogwood the pig escapes from his pen and enjoys a spring day exploring neighborhood gardens.

Copies are available to check out from the Library.

 

 

Community Read Book Discussion:

March 19  7:00-9:00 pm

The Good Good Pig: the extraordinary life of Christopher Hogwood by Sy Montgomery

The Community Read discussion of the book will be held at the South Grafton Community House located at 25 Main Street, South Grafton on Monday, March 19th. Join us for refreshments at 7:00 pm and the book discussion will begin at 7:30 pm. Please REGISTER for this program. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Can’t make it to the March 19 discussion? Join us for one of these alternate discussion times of The Good, Good Times:

Daytimer’s Book Group  Tuesday, March 20  1:30 pm

Reads Well with Others Book Group  Monday, March 26  7:30 pm

Inspirational Book Group  Tuesday, March 27  7:30 pm

 

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Meet E.B. White’s Great-Niece – Lindsey Morand  Saturday, March 31  2:00-3:00 pm

As part of the Friends of the Library’s Community Reads events, and in honor of  Charlotte’s Web being one of the youth titles selected to go with the adult Community Read title (The Good Good Pig, by Sy Montgomery) we invite you to visit with Lindsey Morand, great-niece of E.B. White.

Lindsey promised that she would never let her great-uncle be forgotten!! For over 40 years, she has enjoyed sharing her precious E.B. White photographs, letters, autographed first edition books and other heirlooms. Her presentation contains unique and interesting memorabilia for all ages. Children and adults are always familiar with E.B. White’s children’s books, however they are not always knowledgeable about the author.
Her presentation is highlighted with the White family typewriter (c. 1900) and a 1911 Webster’s dictionary signed “Elwyn B. White” when he was eleven years old, signed 1st edition book The Lady is Cold published in 1929 and 17 other E.B. White books! Her most cherished item is an autographed book of  Charlotte’s Web presented to her in 1952.  During the presentation, she will also be willing to answer questions about her famous uncle.  Stop by before the presentation to see the artifacts on display.

 

 

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LEGO Brick Builders

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Calling all Master Builders ages 6-12.
Bricks are provided, just bring your imagination!

Thursday, April 5  3:30-5:00 pm

Please register online for this program.

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Upcoming Books to Movies of 2018

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As the Oscars approach, many of us have movies on the brain!  We look ahead to some of the great books becoming movies in 2018. There is nothing quite like seeing one of your favorite books come to life on the big screen!

 

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Release date: February 23, 2018

 

Every Day by David Levithan

Release date: February 23, 2018

 

The War with Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith

Release date: February 23, 2018

 

Redsparrow : a novel by Jason Matthews

Release date: March 2, 2018

 

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Release date: March 9, 2018

 

Love, Simon based on Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda by Becky Albertalli

Release date: March 16, 2018

 

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Release date: March 30, 2018

 

Where’d you go, Bernadette : a novel by Maria Semple

Release date: May 11, 2018

 

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Release date: August 17, 2018

 

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Release date: September 14, 2018

 

Boy Erased : a memoir by Garrard Conley

Release date: September 28, 2018

 

First Man based on First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen

Release date: October 12, 2018

 

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Release date: October 19, 2018

 

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

Release date: October 19, 2018

 

Mary, Queen of Scots based on Queen of Scots by John Guy

Release date: November 2, 2018

 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Release date: November 9, 2018

 

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

Release date: November 16, 2018

 

Mary Poppins Returns based on Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers

Release date: December 25, 2018

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