Grafton Public Library

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New Library Pass – Old Sturbridge Village!

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Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. OSV, a museum and learning resource of New England life, invites each visitor to find meaning, pleasure, relevance, and inspiration through the exploration of history.

REGULAR ADMISSION: Adults $28.00, Seniors (55 +) $26.00, Youths (3-17) $14.00, 2 and under Free.

LIBRARY PASS: 50% discount over daytime admission only for up to four visitors. Cannot be used for any evening or special programs.

Reserve this pass ONLINE with your Library Card.

HOURS:

May 2 – October 31
Open Daily 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

November 1-27
Open Wednesday -Sunday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Please Note: CLOSED during daytime hours: December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23 Christmas by Candlelight 3:00 pm- 9:00pm Fri/Sat/Sun

CLOSED December 24, 25

IF YOUR PLANS CHANGE AND YOU ARE UNABLE TO KEEP YOUR RESERVATION, PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY AT 508-839-4649 X1101 TO CANCEL, SO WE CAN MAKE THE PASS AVAILABLE TO SOMEONE ELSE.

1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd. Sturbridge, MA 01566 1-800-733-1830 osv.org

For more information about Old Sturbridge Village please visit the OSV WEBSITE.

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“Once Upon a Storytime”: now register online!

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“Once Upon a Storytime” is a program at the Willard House & Clock Museum for children ages 3-5. Join us for stories and fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the museum! Siblings welcome! Please register for one or both upcoming dates:
Register HERE for August 17 at 10:30 am

Location: 11 Willard St, North Grafton, MA 01536

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Hoopla!

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Like NetFlix for libraries, Hoopla allows you to stream movies, albums and audiobooks (8/month) for free after you create an account and link your Grafton Public Library card! Set up your account at https://www.hoopladigital.com/home.

 

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Tutor.com Now Available

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tutor.com logoIn response to multiple requests for tutoring help in a variety of subjects, the Grafton Public Library is pleased to offer access to Tutor.com, an online tutoring service for students of all ages. Any community member with a Grafton Public Library card can access the new online services from the library or right from home on any computer or mobile device connect to the Internet. The K-12 Student Center, College Center and Adult Career Center from Tutor.com includes live, one-to-one tutoring, a real-time writing center and 24/7 access to worksheets, videos and tutorials in just about any subject. The live, online tutoring and resume writing service is available daily from 2pm to 9pm. The service is completely free for our community. To access the service please visit the library’s website at www.tutor.com/grafton.

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Nature Print Workshop for Tweens

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Artist Theresa Monteith will teach you how to carve a relief plate, add texture, apply inks, and print. Each participant will make several relief prints in black and white and colored inks printed on colored paper before they will be mounted to white paper.

For ages 10-14. Please register for this program.

Location: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road

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Fun in the Sun Party!!

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Join the Grafton Public Library and the Grafton Recreation Dept for a town wide summer celebration!

Games! Pie Eating Contest, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Dunk Tank & more!

Music! Live music from local groups!

Food! BBQ ($), Cotton Candy & other treats! Mrs. Cones from Grafton Country Store’s Cones on the Common, will be handed out discounted ice cream coupons from 12-1pm.

Mark your calendars! Next Saturday, July 23 is Fun in the Sun; an all new free fun event put on by the Grafton Recreation Department and the Grafton Public Library. Located at Nelson Park from 11am-2pm, there will be a water slide, inflatable obstacle course, a moon bounce with a snow cone table, and carnival games from Crystal Entertainment Services Inc. There will also be pie-eating contests and relay races in which you can win tickets and along with the tickets you can win from the carnival games you can turn them in for prizes at the prize tent. The Big Splash will also be there; dare your friends to sit under the bucket of water and for a donation to the Friends of the Grafton Public Library, you can try to throw a ball to spill the bucket and get them soaked!

Local groups will also be there providing information and hosting activities such as the Boy Scouts with relay races, the Girl Scouts with a pinwheel-making table, youth football and lacrosse with ball throwing stations and possibly the Farmers Market with seed planting and more.

Location: Nelson Park, 6 Prentice Street, North Grafton

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Teen Game Days! Game of Phones & Big Picture Apples to Apples

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game of phones logoWed Aug 17: Game of Phones

3:00-4:30pm

You’ve spent hours together: late night sitcom binges, getting lost on road trips, looking through your old photos… Your phone is practically your best friend. Now you can invite your phone to the library for some fun. Get to know your friends and their BFFs (i.e. their phones) with Game of Phones, the card game that puts your internetin’ skills and jam packed photoroll to good use. It’s like a scavenger hunt on your phone! Each round you and your pals take turns judging each other on your googling abilities, photo snapping prowess, social clout and much more. While you and your smartphone win the “Find your best #selfie” round with that pic you took while SCUBA diving last summer, your buddy across the table picked up the card for “Create an emoji masterpiece.” Your relationship with your phone will finally be rewarded when you win Game of Phones.

Don’t forget to bring your phone!

 

big picture apples to applesWed Aug 24: Big Picture Apples to Apples

3:00-4:30pm

Big Picture Apples to Apples will prove that a picture is worth a 1000 words and a million laughs. It’s still as easy as comparing “apples to apples” – players just select the picture card from their hand that they think is most like a green card played by the judge. The player whose card is picked by the judge wins an Apple Chip. First player to collect five chips wins the game.

 

 

 

 

Please register for Game of Phones and/or Big Picture Apples to Apples. These free programs are for teens in grades 6-12 and is limited to 12 participants. Each participant will earn 3 tickets for our end of summer prizes. Additionally, one lucky winner will go home with a free book.

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Once Upon a Storytime @ Willard House & Clock Museum

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“Once Upon a Story” is a program for children ages 3 and up. Join us Wednesday July 20 at 10:30 am for stories and fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House & Clock Museum! Siblings welcome!

Attendees will earn 3 tickets to our end of summer raffle.

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Teen Program: Robots on the Run workshop

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The Rhode Island Computer Museum is coming on Wednesday, June 29 at 1:00 pm to present Robots on the Run. This workshop for teens aims to explain basic circuits and instructions on how to build a simple robot. You will learn programmable electronics and receive instructions for making lights blink, motors run, sounds and a lot more.  We’ll take time to learn about interactive software titled “Arduino” and you can create your own sample “Robot”.

Please register for this program.

If you are a gadget geek, science nerd, budding engineer or other electronics-obsessed loved one, come build a robot with us. Bring your broken electronics and we’ll take them apart with you to learn about circuits.

The presentation is part of ongoing traveling exhibits by the Rhode Island Computer Museum. This Workshop is partially supported by IEEE-USA K-12STEM Literacy Committee’s outreach program.

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Yes, it’s August! Get your summer reading books!

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North Street and Millbury Street Elementary Schools

Suggested titles, not required.

Students entering 2nd Grade

Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park

Cam Jansen series by David Adler

Ready Freddy series by Abby Klein

Geronimo Stilton series by Geronimo Stilton

Horrible Harry series by Suzy Kline

Flat Stanley series by Jeff Brown

Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant

Mr. Putter and Tabby series by Cynthia Rylant

Franklin series by Paulette Bourgeois

Students entering 3rd Grade

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

Owen and Mzee: The True Story about a Remarkable Friendship by Craig Hatkoff

A-Z Mysteries series by Ron Roy

Clementine series by Sara Pennypacker

39 Clues series by Various Authors

The Spiderwick Chronicles series by Tony DiTerlizzi

Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne

Poetry Books

Students entering 4th Grade

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Amber Brown Goes Fourth by Paula Danziger

Awfully Short for Fourth Grade by Elvira Woodruff

Ivy and Bean series by Annie Barrows

Fudge series by Judy Blume

Time Warp Trio series by Sarah Varon

Meg MackIntosh by Lucinda Landon

Rose by Nikki Giovanni

Students entering 5th Grade

Just Kidding by Trudy Ludwig

The Friendship by Mildred Taylor

Dear America series by Various Authors

The Sister Grimm series by Michael Buckley

Charlie Bone series by Jenny Nimmo

The Magic Thief series by Sarah Prineas

The 20th Century Children’s Poetry Treasury by Jack Prelutsky

The Blue Fairy Book series by Andrew Lang

Shimmer and Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life by Jim Arnosky

Students entering 6th Grade

Rules by Cynthia Lord

The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

Tangerine by Edward Bloor

Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer

So B. It by Sarah Weeks

The Brooklyn Nine: A Novel in Nine Innings by Alan M. Gratz

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

Heat by Mike Lupica

Egypt Game by Zipha Keatley Snyder

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Chaldenko

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini by Sid Fleischman

Middle School: The Real Deal by Juliana Farrell and Beth Mayall

The Tarantula Scientist by Sy Montgomery

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch

Suggested Authors: Jerry Spinelli, Jack Gantos, Anthony Horowitz, Andrew Clements, Nancy Farmer, Sharon Creech, Walter Dean Myers, Avi, C.S. Lewis, Paul Zindel, Jane Yolen

Online Learning – Elementary Schools

Wonderopolis – check out the Wonder of the Day!

Raz-Kids – use your school login to keep on readin’!

Kids InfoBits – requires Library card to login

Research in Context (formally InfoTrac Jr. Edition) – requires Library card to login

Encyclopedia Britannica – requires Library card to login

Pronunciator (upgrade from Mango Languages for foreign language learning!) – requires Library card to login

Bookflix – requires Library card to login

Educational Television – use your Library card to borrow these great programs on dvd

National Geographic

Animal Planet

History Channel

Visit a Museum today! – reserve a Museum Pass with your Library card

 

Grafton Middle School

One Book, One School – Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac

Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac

Grafton High School

Select one of the following:

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick

Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Truck: A Love Story by Michael Perry

Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Senior Year: A Father, A Son, and High School Baseball by Dan Shaughnessy

Jupiter’s Travels: Four Years Around the World on a Triumph by Ted Simon

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr

Nefertiti: A Novel by Michelle Moran

Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Once a Runner: A Novel by John L. Parker Jr.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls

Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders by L. David Marquet

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Paper Towns by John Green

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

Behold a Pale Horse: Exposing the New World by Milton William Cooper

Fevre Dream by George R. R. Martin

This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman

It Was Me All Along: A Memoir by Andie Mitchell

Broken Road: Turning My Mess Into a Message by Tony Collins with Bethany Bradsher (on order)

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope by Tom Brokaw

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Martian by Andy Weir

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen

Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living by Jason Gay

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

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