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Storytime at the Grafton Historical Society

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Join us Wednesday, February 27  1:15-1:45 pm for a special storytime at the Grafton Historical Society’s beautiful new South Grafton location.

This Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3-5. Join Ms. Sarah and share stories, songs, and movement activities.
Please register for this event.

Registration will open two weeks before the event. Register ONLINE or by calling 508-839-4649.

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Tired of Winter? Try G.U.M and learn to play the Ukulele

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Welcome to Grafton Ukulele Musicians (GUM), a partnership between Apple Tree Arts and Grafton Public Library.

We meet the second Thursday of every month. All levels are welcome and there is no fee. GUM meets on the third floor of Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common. This month we meet Thursday, February 14 from 6:30-8:00 pm.

Bring your ukulele and your singing voice to participate in this jam session lead by Miss Jan Barlow from Apple Tree Arts. Participants suggest the music and come together to play once a month. The Library provides copies of The Daily Ukulele on loan for use in the session.

Don’t have a ukulele? You can borrow a ukulele, as well! Brush up on your strumming skills or learn new chords with the Ukulele Course online at ArtistWorks, for free! A library card is required to access.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jan Barlow at missjanbarlow@gmail.com.

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Confetti Soapmaking Workshop!

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Wednesday, February 20th – there are ten – 20 minute sessions to choose from!

Come and create a one of a kind confetti soap! Each participant will make their own soapy creation using glycerin based soap. And you’ll be able to take your soap with you at the end of the program and begin using it the next day.

This free program is open to adults, teens (grades 6-12) and kids (grades K-5). Children under the age of 10 must have a parent or guardian to lend a helping hand since the soap can get hot.

Each session is limited to 6 participants. Each participant must register separately. Parents/guardians are welcome to create their own soap while assisting a younger participant but they must also register for a slot.

This program will be held at the Grafton Municipal Center, Room D, which is located on the second floor. In order to keep the day running smoothly please arrive 5-10 minutes early so that each session can start promptly.

Only one soap/slot/sign up per person. Duplicate registrations will be deleted.

Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM  Please go to the library Events Calendar and scroll down to February 20 to select your time and register.

Location: Grafton Memorial Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, ROOM D

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Tween & Teen Crafternoon: Origami Wishing Stars

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Saturday, January 26

Join us for a crafternoon of star making. You’ll learn how to fold these mini origami stars and take them home in your own wishing jar. Your wishing jar will make a great decoration piece but can also use the stars to make earrings, garland, mobiles and more. All supplies will be provided.

TWEENS in grades 3-5 will meet from 1-2 pm. Sign up is required and opens January 12th. Sign up ONLINE or call 508-839-4649.

TEENS in grades 6-12 will meet from 2:30-3:30 pm. Sign up is required and open January 12. Sign up ONLINE or call 508-839-4649.

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Registration is Open for Saturday STEAM Ahead for Grades 3-5!

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Children in grades 3-5 can join Ms. Cyndi and Ms. Sandhya Saturday, January 19 from 12:00-1:00pm for a seasonal science activity that is hands-on fun! Registration is required. Please register ONLINE or call 508-839-4649.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS: CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?
Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that all program attendees must also comply with the Library’s Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library’s Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14.

All Library policies are posted online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies.

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Holiday Break Activities for Kids

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Join us for one or more of these programs during school vacation week!

Kids Tinker Bags  Wednesday, December 26  12pm – 9pm

Swing by the library and grab a Tinker Bag!  Filled with miscellaneous odds & ends, there is no limit to what you can create with these grab bags. Work at the library or take one home. Don’t forget to bring your imagination!

 

Family Movie Night: The Incredibles 2  Thursday, December 27  6:30-8:30 pm

Join us for our Family Movie Night!

In INCREDIBLES 2, Helen is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet, Dash and baby Jack-Jack — whose superpowers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone by their side. That’s what makes this family so INCREDIBLE. Rated PG.

 

LEGO Free Play  Friday, December 28  10am – 2pm

All ages are welcome to stop in the Library and build with our large supply of Lego bricks! We will also have the Duplo bricks available for our younger builders. What can you build today?

 

New Year’s Eve at Noon Party   Monday, December 31  11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Can’t stay awake long enough to watch the ball drop? Ring in 2019 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.

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BookWorm BookClubs for Kids in February!

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The BookWorm Book Clubs will be meeting again in February. The 3 book clubs, organized by grade, meet once per month to talk about the book of the month. Patrons can sign up on a monthly basis and do not have to commit to ongoing monthly meetings. Copies of the monthly book will be available to check out from the library.

Join Ms. Sandhya and Ms. Kristin at one of the following groups:

KINDERGARTEN friends will meet Monday, February 4 at 6:00 pm to read and discuss John, Paul, George & Ben by Lane Smith and Presidents Day by Ann Rockwell.

FIRST & SECOND GRADE friends will meet on Monday, February 11 at 6:00 pm to discuss The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig and Enemy Pie by Derek Munson

THIRD, FOURTH & FIFTH GRADE friends will meet Monday, February 25 at 6:00 pm to discuss Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Dahl

Registration is required. Please register online www.graftonlibrary.org/events or call the Library at 508-839-4649 x1103 (#3 on our phone menu when you call!)

Please note that program attendees must comply with the Library’s Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library.

The Children’s Room will be closed to regular business on these days from 6:00-6:45 pm to provide this program.

 

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Pajama Storytime March 7

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Join us for a special, seasonal, all-ages storytime. Listen to some sleepy stories before you head to bed. Pajamas, blankets and stuffed friends are encouraged!  Thursday, March 7 6:15 pm. Drop-in program, registration is not required.

 

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