Grafton Public Library

Library Updates

Please note: C/WMars Catalog maintenance scheduled 8/19 & 8/20

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The C/WMars catalog will be down between  11 PM Saturday night (August 19) and will plan on being down until 4 PM on Sunday (August 20) while they upgrade the database server.

C/WMars will be replacing their old database server with a brand new, faster server. They will also be upgrading the Postgres database software underpinning the Evergreen ILS. These significant improvements will boost  performance across the board.

The catalog will be completely unavailable during the upgrade.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Edaville Family Amusement Park Summer Reading Incentive Program

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Did you know…Edaville Family Amusement Park has a Summer Reading incentive program through August 24?!!
Bring in your completed summer reading reports, charts and/or essays & receive one FREE Admission with a full priced adult admission ticket at the gate only. Kindergarten thru 6th grade only.
Stop by the Grafton Library to pick up a reading log and when the kids have finished logging their reading, we will stamp it for you to present to Edaville.

Question? Visit the EDAVILLE Summer Reading Reward website.

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Teen Program: Anime 101

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Anime 101: Isn’t Otaku a kind of sushi? Can you tell a Pokemon from a Digimon? Do you know the difference between a sub and a dub? Do you hear worlds like “Baka” and scramble for a dictionary? Well you aren’t along. This workshop is for you. Japanese Anime is a big part of American pop culture now, and many people are trying to catch up. In Anime 101 we cover the basics of Anime from its birth in Japan to it’s popularity here in America.

Please REGISTER for this program.

Attendees of this program will earn 3 tickets for our end of summer raffle.

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Mr. Kim in Concert

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It wouldn’t be summer without a Mr. Kim Concert on the Grafton Common! Come and listen to one of Grafton’s favorite musicians at this family-friendly concert. We recommend that you bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket, or even a picnic dinner!

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Toto the Tornado Kitten Returns!

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Come and meet the Grafton Public Library’s favorite cat and author: Toto and Jonathan Hall!

In June 2011, Brimfield, MA was hit by a tornado. Author Jonathan will read Toto’s story and then you’ll get a chance to meet the famous cat! Books will be available for purchase and signing from the author.

Attendees of this program will earn 3 tickets for our end of summer raffle.

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Writing Workshop with Author Julie Berry for Tweens & Teens

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Join Julie Berry, author of Splurch Academy, The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, All the Truth That’s In Me and The Passion of Dolssa, for a special creative writing workshop On Monday, July 31 at the Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D.

Where do stories come from? What are the six things all stories need? Julie will help you plan a story from start to finish.

Ms. Berry will have copies of her book available for purchase and signing.

TWEEN session is from 4:00-5:00 pm. TWEEN Registration is required.

TEEN session is from 5:30-6:30 pm. TEEN Registration is required.

Attendees of this program will earn 3 tickets for our end of summer raffle.

 

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Tween & Teen Harry Potter Celebration!

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Celebrate your love of Harry Potter by creating your own potion, playing trivia and more.

Please come knowing which of the four Hogwarts houses you belong in. Not sure? Get sorted now by creating a free Pottermore account.

TWEENS in grades 3-5 will gather from 1:00-2:30 pm. TWEEN Registration is required.

TEENS in grades 6-12 will gather from 3:00-4:30 pm. TEEN Registration is required.

Attendees of this program will earn 3 tickets for our end of summer raffle.

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Fun in the Sun on Saturday July 22!

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

Games!  Music! Food! Henna!

Meet your town’s youth groups & organizations and enjoy a day of activities for all ages!

Stop by this free family event to enjoy games, activities, and music plus visit booths from your local youth groups including girl scouts, boy scouts, football and cheer, lacrosse and more.

Games and activities may include a dunk tank, inflatable obstacle course, pie eating contest, bubble soccer, carnival games and more. Everybody loves henna! Stop by and get a breath-taking temporary henna tattoo from Mandy.

Food will also be available for purchase.

Attendees of this program will earn 3 tickets for our end of summer raffle.

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Diane Edgecomb Presents Stone Soup! And Other Heartwarming Tales

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Thursday, July 20 1:00-2:00 pm

Building Community is more fun than ever when seen through the eyes of stories and songs from cultures around the world. These inclusive tales show us how sweet it is when everyone contributes right down to the tiniest Bee! Diane’s full-out entertainment has audience volunteers taking part: learning a Chinese crane dance in the legend of the Lord of the Cranes, singing in many languages and working together to make a huge pot of Stone Soup in Diane’s unusual re-telling of this classic story.

Please REGISTER each member of your party.

Attendees of this program will earn 3 tickets for our end of summer raffle.

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Grafton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Once Upon a Storytime

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Wednesday, July 26 10:15 – 11:15 am

Join us for a special storytime, fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House Clock Museum!

Ages 3 and up, siblings welcome. Please REGISTER for this program.

Attendees of this program will earn 3 tickets for our end of summer raffle.

 

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