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Tiny Houses: a Very Different Approach to Home Ownership

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The presentation focuses on the basics of planning for and owning a tiny house on wheels; both its challenges and advantages, offering insights unique from the currently popular tiny house themed TV shows. From approximately “how much” to “where to live”, it addresses options for their general design, and heat, hot water and electricity choices, among other components. Living in a tiny house year-round is a topic of rapidly developing debate. Learn why something so “cute” and compact could cause so much discussion!

Speaker, Isa Bauer is the Project Manager and lead designer from Tiny House Northeast, a New England and upper NY State tiny house design-build business. Isa earned a M.A. in Regional Economic and Social Development with a concentration in Sustainable Development, including green building materials and construction methods research. Isa has owned a tiny house since she was 19-years old, as do several of the Tiny House Northeast team.

Please register for this program; call 508-839-4649 x1102 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

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Go Wild @ the Library Animal Adventures show!

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As part of a nationwide program “Take Your Child to the Library Day”, Animal Adventures is coming to the Grafton Public Library on Saturday, February 6 for two shows at 1 pm and again at 2:30 pm. Eight to ten exotic animals will be presented in a one-hour session. Meet the animals, hear interesting stories and information about them and get close. Controlled petting and touching is allowed at the discretion of the Animal Adventures Guide. This program is for all ages and registration is required. Please call the Library 508-839-4649 xt 1103 with questions and to register. Animal Adventures is brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Library and also with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Board of Library Commissioners.

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Friends Announce Paint & Sip Fundraiser

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paint nightJoin the Friends of the Grafton Public Library at the Grafton Inn on Saturday February 6 from 6:30-9pm to paint a Gerber Daisy painting! Just think, in about 2 1/2 hours of step-by-step professional instruction from Brush It Off Paint & Sip Bar, you’ll go home with your very own rendition of this painting. Personalize it by choosing your own colors!

Tickets, available online ONLY, are $40 each, and a portion of your ticket price will be donated back to the Friends to benefit the Grafton Public Library. The more tickets we sell, the bigger the chunk we get from each ticket; if the Friends sell 60 or more tickets, they will get $20, or half the proceeds, from each ticket sold.

Your ticket will include paint and materials, along with professional instruction in painting your own painting. Feel free to have a little more fun and order some drinks at the bar 😉


ADVANCED PURCHASE OF TICKETS IS REQUIRED as they need to prepare enough materials ahead of time. More details are on the Friends Facebook Event Page.

 

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Family Movie Night

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Join us for Family Movie Night! We will be watching Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG). The Children’s Room will be closed from 6-9 pm for this program.

Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.

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LEGO Brick Builders

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Calling all master builders ages 8-12! We will provide one model to replicate, one activity, and free build time. Please register 508-839-4649.

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Preschool Storytime

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Preschool Storytime is a 45 minute program for children ages 3-5. Join us as we share stories, songs, and art exploration activities.

Registration required – please call 508-839-4649.

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Library to Close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday January 18, 2016. No items are due that day. The Library will reopen at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 19.

Museum passes for Monday may be picked up Thu (10-9) or Fri (10-5) or Sat (10-5).

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

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Silly Science Storytime, partners with STEM Beginnings

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The Grafton Public Library is excited to announce Silly Science Storytime will be facilitated by STEM Beginnings during the January/February session (January 4, 11, &25, and February 1 & 8). It’s never too early to spark our little children’s interest in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. With each class, the children will learn STEM concepts through hands-on activities, engaging stories, music and movement, challenges, and even simple experiments ideal for little hands. Each class will be a fun, learning experience for your little ones!

Silly Science Storytime is a 30 minute program for children ages 3.5-5 years and is held at UniBank (89 Worcester St, Grafton, MA) on the specified Mondays at 10:30 am. Registration is required and limited to 12 participants, while 8 slots are reserved for Grafton residents. Registrants must commit to attending all 5 weeks of the session. To register please call the Children’s Room at the Grafton Public Library at 508-839-4649 xt 1103.

STEM Beginnings™ is a company that started in Shrewsbury, MA in late 2013. They offer fun-filled and exciting programs focused on building and sustaining interest in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Their main goal is to introduce STEM-related concepts at an early age through effective instruction and enjoyable activities. They believe that success in STEM education starts at the beginning – young children! For more information visit www.stembeginnings.com

Silly Science Storytime, in collaboration with STEM Beginnings, is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Board of Library Commissioners.

 

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New Year’s Eve at Noon Party!!

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NewYear'sAT NOON

Can’t stay awake long enough to watch the ball drop? Ring in 2016 with your friends at the Library! We’ll have music, bubbles, and a special countdown at noon! For children of all ages and their families.
Thursday, December 31, 2015 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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Minions Day! Movie

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Come watch the movie and party like our little yellow friends! Rated PG.   Tuesday, December 29, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Children’s Room will be CLOSED to regular circulation from 12:30 to 3:30 pm in order to provide this program.

Synopsis: Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

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