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Young Scientists Virtual STEM Class

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Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week virtual series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments.

Dates for these virtual classes are  Monday May 3rd, Monday May 10th, Monday May 17th, and Monday May 24th.

All classes begin at 11:00am.

A separate registration is required for each date.
Register online for one class or all of them!

This is an interactive class using Zoom and parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child. A list of materials for families to prepare for each class will be provided weekly.

Registration will begin two weeks prior to each event. By registering for this event, you are registering for this one event, not the entire six-week program. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list. Attendees on the waiting list will be added to our next session.  A minimum of eight families are required in order for the class to be held. If we do not receive the minimum number of registrants, this event may be canceled. A valid email address is required to register for all Grafton Public Library programs. A Zoom link will be sent to each registrant no later than twenty-four hours before the event is scheduled. If you are unable to attend, please call the Grafton Public Library at 508-839-4649.

Siblings are welcome. Only one registration is required per family.

The “Young Scientists” series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), which is a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant funded by the Department of Early Education and Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.

Location: Zoom

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Friday Fun Days-May

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Check in with the Grafton Public Library for a special event or activity on every Friday! One kit per child please, while supplies last. Kits will be available  during the curbside pick-up hours of 10am-4pm.

Friday May 7th:

Friday, May 14th:

Friday, May 21st

Friday, May 28th

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BookWorms Book Clubs: May Picks!

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On Monday, May 3rd at 4:15pm, join Ms. Kristin for a virtual book discussion of Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty  for kids in first and second grade. Copies of the book will be available for pick up at the Library. The book is also available on Hoopla. The book is also available on Libby.

Registration is required.

Description: Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.

 

On Monday, May 17th at 7pm, join Ms. Kristin for a virtual book discussion of Amulet Book 1 The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi for kids in third, fourth, and fifth grade. Copies will be available for pickup at the Library. The eBook is also available.

Registration is required.

 

Description: Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a talking fox, a giant robot—-and two ordinary children on a mission.

After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids’ mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals.

Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. Together with Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Em finally has the chance to save someone she loves.

 

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May Activity Packets Now Available Mon-Fri

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In addition to our weekly Friday Fun activities, stop by the GPL’s  temporary location at 53 North Main Street, North Grafton to pick up a packet filled with new, seasonal activities for May.  One packet per child please, while supplies last. Packets will be available on Monday-Friday only, during the curbside pick-up hours of 10am-4pm.

 

Can’t make it to the Library? Print a kit from home!

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Talewise Presents Earth Day Program 4/22

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Talewise flyer: metal robotPlease join the Grafton Public Library on Thursday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m. for a virtual presentation of Earth Day: Revenge of the Toxic Robot presented by Talewise (formerly ScienceTellers). This program is for families with school-age children. No pre-registration is required. For more information and the direct link on the day of the event please visit the Library’s event calendar online at www.graftonlibrary.org/events.

In Earth Day: Revenge of the Toxic Robot, when the town’s park is suddenly gated and locked, a group of friends decides to investigate. Their adventure leads them deep into the woods, where they are chased away by a strange robot powered by toxic sludge! Can the robot’s toxic power be repurposed for good? Join the gang on their quest to clean up the act of a despicable polluter and save their park from being destroyed. Along the way, you will learn all about reducing waste and recycling, reusing everyday products around you, and how pollution affects the environment. You can make a difference in protecting our planet!

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Spring Storytimes

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It’s time for all new storytimes!

Available to watch 24/7 on our Youtube Channel. 

 

 

Preschool Storytime is a virtual storytime program for children ages 3-5.  Join Ms.Sarah to share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

This storytime session contains all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Preschool Storytime (at home) – Birds

Preschool Storytime (at home) – Caterpillars

Preschool Storytime (at home) – Spring Storms

 

Toddler Time is a program for children who are walking-age 3 years. Join Ms. Sarah to share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays.

This storytime session contains all new video programs. Watch them all now:

Toddler Time (at home) –  Love You Head to Toe

Toddler Time (at home) –Five Busy Beavers

Toddler Time (at home) – Time for Kenny

 

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Library Lovers Month

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Here in Massachusetts, we LOVE our Libraries. Massachusetts Libraries play a vital role in ensuring all residents have equal access to information. Libraries are meeting places, community centers, and resources for everyone. During our busy everyday lives, we don’t always get a chance to let our libraries know how much we care about them. And we rarely take the time to share that with our state legislators.

What do you love about the Grafton Public Library ? What critical service does it provide to you or your family? Let us know by uploading a photo or video valentine and we’ll share it with the library community and with the state and local officials.

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February Vacation Craft Kits

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February 13th- 17th

Banish boredom by picking up one of our February Vacation Craft Kits-chock full of activities sure to keep the kids busy over break. They will be available at the Library’s temporary location during the curbside pick-up hours of 10am-4pm. First come, first serve. While supplies last.

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