The Grafton Public Library is pleased to offer an Early Childhood Education seminar on the benefits of music and movement on Tuesday, April 12th at 6:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church, 30 Grafton Common. Led by Jan Barlow of Apple Tree Arts, attendees of this seminar will participate in developmentally appropriate music activities that help children develop an array of skills including spatial awareness, body part identification, crossing the mid line, listening and learning how to follow directions. These activities also support the development of language, pre-reading skills, pre-math skills, cultural literacy and expression. Attendees will receive songs and exercise activities that help children develop these skills. Best of all, children will experience joy while singing songs and moving their bodies when parents and caregivers learn how to incorporate music and movement into the children’s daily activities.
This seminar is free to the public and is ideal for parents and caregivers of children birth through age 5. Please register for this seminar by calling the Library at 508-839-4649 or sign-up through our online registration.
Whether you are an experienced knitter or just want to learn – join us at the Grafton Public Library for a monthly Saturday afternoon of knitting from 2-4 pm. Mark your calendars for the upcoming meeting dates: 5/14, 6/11, 7/9, and 8/6. Experienced knitters are encouraged to bring their current projects. This program is for all ages and those who prefer to crochet are also welcome!
Have extra needles or yarn? Donate to our Give and Take Box to clear out your stash or find a special yarn. People looking to try knitting or a new type of yarn are welcome to take supplies. Sign up in the library or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
“Once Upon a Story” is a program for children ages 3 and up. Join us for stories and fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House & Clock Museum! Siblings welcome!
Wednesday, April 6 at 1:30 pm
Registration is required. Please call Willard House to register 508-839-3500
Location: Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard Street, North Grafton
Drop in and join us for an all-ages seasonal storytime April 2 at 10:15 am with music, bubbles and fun!
Poets, essayists, blogs, diarists, memoir ghostwriters, short or long fiction… it’s all good! Join us at the Grafton Public Library every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:30 pm to workshop your writing, try some un-blockers, celebrate our publishing successes and share resources! Upcoming meeting dates are April 20, May 18 and June 15. Adults 18+.
Bring your writer’s block exercises; tools and resources that help hone your craft; or poetry, essays, and short fiction to discuss.
Facilitators Stephen and Tasha Halpert are local, published authors who also teach, lecture and counsel. For questions or to sign-up, please call the Library 508-839-4649 or email email@example.com
The Grafton Public Library will have a delayed opening at 1 pm on Friday, March 18 for staff training and professional development.
The Library will re-open at 1pm Friday. Passes for Friday may be picked up until 9pm on Thursday or Friday after 1pm.
Please visit our digital branch to read a newspaper, check out an eBook, learn a new language, and more!
Nine out of ten people love chocolate…and the tenth person is lying!
All the questions you’ve ever had, such as where it comes from, how it’s made, why it tastes so good, and what it says about your personality will be answered by Judith Kalaora in “Chocolate 101: A Brief History of Chocolate.”
We will sample some of the best chocolates from the world over!
Co-sponsored by The Grafton Public Library, The Grafton Garden Club & The Grafton Historical Society.
Please call the Historical Society 508-839-0000 to register.
Suggested donation: $7
Location: Community Barn, 37 Wheeler Road North Grafton MA 01536
Spring Egg Hunt on Grafton Common Saturday, March 26 at 10 am OR 11:30 am
Although Egg Hunt tickets are SOLD OUT, you can still drop in from 10-12:30 and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and participate in spring stories & crafts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library. Proceeds benefit the Grafton Public Library.
Lisa Scarlett of Apple Tree Arts will lead a Wizard of Oz themed sing-a-long enhanced by teens dressed up in costume. Costumes encouraged, bring your singing voices!
Saturday, March 12 at 2 pm
Location: Congregational Church, 30 Grafton Common
This program is presented as part of the 2016 Community Read of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, sponsored by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library. Attendees are eligible to enter a drawing for a copy of the Annotated Wizard of Oz (2000), winner to be drawn at the Community Read Lecture on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 pm at the South Grafton Community Center.
Join us Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm for an all-ages screening of this classic film!
The Children’s Room will be closed to regular circulation from 6-9 pm for this program.
A selection of children’s items are available for check out in the Main Reading Room.