The Grafton Public Library invites residents to participate in the Harry Potter Themed Winter Reading Program. In case you missed your acceptance letter via Owl Post: YOU have been accepted to participate in the Reading is Magic Winter Reading Program. Please find a list of all necessary books and equipment online at http://graftonlibrary.org/wrp. The Winter Reading Term runs from December 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.
Stop by the Grafton Public Library at 53 N. Main Street, North Grafton MA to pick up your Hogwarts letter and a lanyard in your house colors (while supplies last). You may choose your favorite house or visit the Sorting Hat (https://my.wizardingworld.com/passport – you may need to set up a free account) to determine your House placement.
Participants may earn up to 10 badges by completing tasks and reading challenges. Tasks can be completed by attending Library programs or by reading and/or listening to books. Once a task or reading challenge has been completed, return to the Library with your Hogwarts letter to receive your badge, and then complete another task.
Complete information on individual challenges, programs and workshops is available online at http://graftonlibrary.org/wrp and on the Library Event Calendar: http://www.graftonlibrary.org/events. Information, dates and times are subject to change. Workshop registration begins two weeks prior to each event. If your plans change, we ask you to kindly call the Library at 508-839-4649 x1103 to cancel, so that we may open your reserved spot to the next person on the waiting list.
Tasks and Reading Challenges include books and activities for coursework in Divination, Care of Magical Creatures, Herbology, and Potions, as well as Flying Lessons and orientation to the Hall of Portraits, the Hogwarts Library, Ollivanders, and Golden Snitch. Unfortunately, we were unable to find a Defense Against the Dark Arts Teacher, we just can’t seem to retain one…
The Annual House Cup competition takes place in the form of a Penny Fundraiser. Donate to your favorite Hogwart’s house (and deduct points from your competitors by putting donations in THEIR jars). All proceeds raised will be donated to the Grafton Public Library Capital Campaign.
We await your reply by Owl – or visiting the Library in person. Details, Allison Cusher or Sarah Banister, 508-839-4649 or email@example.com.
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.
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, June 11 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: Leap Year Edition AND 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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.
Join us Thursday, January 10th at 6:15 pm for a special, seasonal, all-ages storytime. Listen to some sleepy stories before you head to bed. Pajamas, blankets and stuffed friends are encouraged!
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.
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.
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, April 4 at 6:15 pm. Drop-in program, registration is not required.