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Grafton Writers Group

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Thursday, May 18 from 7:00-8:30 pm

Poets, essayists, blogs, diarists, memoir ghostwriters, short or long fiction… it’s all good! Workshop your writing, try some un-blockers, celebrate our publishing successes and share resources!

The Grafton Writers Group is open to adults ages 18 and up and meets on the third Thursday of the month.

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Saturday Afternoon Knitters

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Saturday, May 13  2:00-4:00 pm

Whether you are an experienced knitter or just want to learn – join us at the library for an afternoon of knitting. Experienced knitters are encouraged to bring their current projects.

Have extra needles or yarn? Donate to our Give and Take Box to clear out your stash or find a special yarn. Sign up in the library or by emailing graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com

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LEGO Brick Builders

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Wednesday, June 7  3:30-5:00

For master builders grades 1-6.

Registration is required for this program, please register online or call 508-839-4649 to sign-up.

Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building,13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation!

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Free Comic Book Day!

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Drop-in Saturday, May 6 and grab a free comic of your choice – titles for every age/aesthetic. While supplies last!

 

Like FREE comics and graphic novels? Don’t forget to log into ComicsPlus Library Edition

Comics Plus: Library Edition brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library patrons on any Web-connected device.

  • View titles through your Web browser on any computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection.
  • Check out and read titles through iOS and Android Mobile Apps.
  • Browse by genre, publisher, and comic — then instantly check out your favorites.
  • Access comics whenever you want them — no holds or waiting.

 

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Community Forum to Discuss Library Renovation

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A fourth public meeting with Drummey, Rosane, Anderson, Inc, the selected architect for the preliminary library expansion/renovation design,  has been scheduled for Saturday April 29 at 2:00pm at the Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common, Grafton MA. The public is invited to attend and ask questions and share their thoughts on the project.

Can’t attend? Online public comment is available at www.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee/pages/library-expansion-renovation-project. The Library Planning and Building Committee meets on Monday May 1 at 7pm at the Municipal Center and the public is also welcome to attend those meetings.

Please visit www.graftonlibrary.org/thetimeisnow for additional meetings, surveys and news about the project. Agendas and meeting minutes from Library Planning and Building Committee are posted atwww.grafton-ma.gov/library-planning-building-committee.

Applying for and receiving the MA Public Library Construction Program Grant would allow the Town of Grafton to renovate and expand the 90-year old library facility on Grafton Common at approximately half the cost, adding much-needed community meeting space, designated areas for quiet study, youth programs and collections, and dedicated work space for staff.

Grant eligibility requires the Town to design and build a library to meet the seating capacity and shelf space to accommodate a still growing collection of physical materials for a population of 22,122 residents in 2035. The building size in the building program is only an estimate, and we are aiming for a 21,000-25,000 square foot facility. At this time, we have no cost estimate.

For more information on the MA Public Library Construction program, please visit https://mblc.state.ma.us/grants/construction/fact/index.php. For all other inquiries, please contact Beth Gallaway, Library Director, at 508-839-4649 x1105 or gallawayb@graftonlibrary.org.

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April Vacation Week Programs for TEENS!

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Check out the programs for Teens:

Teen Crafternoon: Harry Potter IncrediBuld
Tuesday, April 18  2:00-4:00 pm
Build and paint an amazing piece from Harry Potter! Choose from a Snitch or a Niffler. Kits will be available on a first come, first served basis and we will have 5 of each design available.This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Please register at graftonlibrary.org/events.

 

Lego Build: Sea Turtle (session 1)
Wednesday, April 19  6:00pm-6:45pm         

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Join for a special Earth Day themed LEGO Build! Registration begins April 12th. Please register at graftonlibrary.org/events.

 

Lego Build: Sea Turtle (session 2)
Thursday, April 20 3:00pm-3:45pm         

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Join for a special Earth Day themed LEGO Build! Registration begins April 12th. Please register at graftonlibrary.org/events

 

Teen Movie Night: Fantastic Beasts (PG-13) @
Thursday, April 20 6:30 pm
This free program is for teens in grades 6-12 only. Snacks will be served.

 

Nerdfighters @
Saturday, April 22  1-3 pm

Come and play Super Smash Bros on our WiiU. 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.

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April Vacation Week Programs for KIDS!

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Check out the programs for Kids!

DROP-IN Lego Free Play
Tuesday, April 18 10:00am-12:00pm
Come on in and build! Grades PreK-5

Movie Night: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13)
Tuesday, April 18 6:30pm
This movie is rated PG-13 and may not be appropriate for very young children. The Children’s Room will close at 6:00 pm for this program.

Tween Crafternoon: Garden Crafts
Wednesday, April 19 1:00pm-2:30pm
Grades 3-5 Celebrate Spring with some seasonal crafts. Please register at graftonlibrary.org/events.

LEGO Build: Sea Turtle (session 1)
Wednesday, April 19 6:00pm-6:45pm
Grades 3+ (No exceptions). Join for a special Earth Day theme Build! Registration begins April 12th. Please register at graftonlibrary.org/events.

DROP-IN Paper Airplanes
Thursday, April 20 10:00am-12:00pm
Fold ‘em and then…drum roll please…Fly ‘em! Grades PreK-5

LEGO Build: Sea Turtle (session 2)
Thursday, April 20 3:00pm-3:45pm
Grades 3+ (No exceptions). Join for a special Earth Day themed LEGO Build! Registration begins April 12th. Please register at graftonlibrary.org/events.

DROP-IN Domino Challenge
Friday, April 21 10:00am-12:00pm
Grades PreK-5.  Line them up and knock them down!

Family Yoga
Friday, April 21 1:00pm-2:00pm
Bend and stretch and …breath! GradesPreK-5 Program will be held at the Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road. Registration opens on April 1st. Please register at graftonlibrary.org/events.

 

Please note our unattended child policy which applies to all programs: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building,13+ may be unattended.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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Sign up for the Library’s eNewsletter and enter to win a GPL Tote Bag!

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Delivered to your inbox up-to-date news on the Library Expansion Project as well as info on upcoming programs/events. You’ll be informed and you won’t miss a thing!

Also, be entered to win 1 of 3 beautiful and handy GPL Tote Bags ($20 value)!

 

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Library CLOSED for Patriot’s Day

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The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED in observation of Patriot’s Day on Monday, April 17, 2017. No items are due this day. The Library will reopen at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 18.

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

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