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Teen Crafternoon: Dragon Eggs

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Saturday, February 23  1:00-3:00 pm

Do you wish you could take Hagrid’s Care of Magical Creatures class? Do you think fantasy books are the best? Do you wish you had an unusual pet? How about a dragon? For this Crafternoon session we will create our very own dragon eggs.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All craft supplies will be provided. Dragon food will not.

Sign up is required and starts February 9. Register online through the Events Calendar 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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Adult & Teen Program: Planning & Bullet Journal Basics

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Is one of your resolutions to be more organized in 2019? Using a planner, organizer or bullet journal might be the solution for you! We’ll talk about the differences between using a Happy Planner or Erin Condren Life Planner or bullet journal. Then we’ll share some tips and tricks with you. Do you already use a planner? Come and share your own tips and tricks.
This free program is for adults and teens (grades 6-12). Sign up is required. A minimum of 5 participants are needed to run this event.

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Great time to try out Hoopla!

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Hoopla is a platform for downloading ebooks, e-audiobooks, comics, movies, tv shows and music with your Grafton Library Card. If you haven’t tried it yet, register today at
Hoopladigital.com

Now is a great time to try Hoopla while we have increased the borrow limit from 8 to 12 items!

We are thankful for our patrons and have increased the borrow limit on hoopla to 12 from November 23 through the end of the year as a gift to help with your Holiday viewings!

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DIY Steampunk Accessories – Teens & Adults

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Tuesday, October 23  7:30 pm

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Teens & Adults! Come learn how to make Steampunk clothing accessories…a mix of a Victorian past and a sci-fi future combine!

Please REGISTER for this program.

Then you’ll be ready to attend the Grafton Historical Society’s “Steampunk and Victorian Era Presentation and Costume Party on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 6pm-9pm. Check the Grafton Historical Society Facebook event for more info.

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Dinovember Teen & Tween Lego Build

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Celebrate Dinovember with a special Lego Dino Build on Wednesday, November 7th!

This program will be held at the Grafton Municipal Center, second floor, Room D

Due to the popularity of the Library’s LEGO Build programs, we are doing a special registration to ensure more patrons have the opportunity to participate.
Please complete the form for each teen or tween you would like to sign up.
TEEN REGISTRATION (grades 6-12)
TWEEN REGISTRATION (grades 3-5)
Completing this registration does not guarantee you a spot. Registration will remain open until November 2nd. Registrants will be notified on November 3rd.

 

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“Own the Room” Workshops for Teens & Adults

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Learn Stage Presence & Mic Techniques in this “Own the Room” Workshop on Monday, August 6th.

Knowing how to walk on and off stage, stand, introduce yourself and bow are essential to a professional performance. This workshop is fun, safe and easy. Come with the ability to introduce yourself. Leave with the simple, practical skills to blow the room away the next time you present yourself in front of ANY audience from 1-1,000. This is not a singing or speech workshop, rather a singer, performer, or speaker’s bag of tricks for poise, presence and power. Gain confidence and poise in front of a group. Please register for this workshop. Location is the Grafton Municipal Center, Room D.

The Teen workshop meets from 3:30-5:00 pm. TEEN Registration

The Adult workshop meets from 6:00-7:30 pm. ADULT Registration

 

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Mass Audubon’s Birds of Prey

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Tuesday, July 31 at 6:00 pm

Find out why hawks, owls, eagles, and falcons are considered birds of prey and discover their diversity while meeting live birds of prey native to Massachusetts. We’ll share some tips to help you see these birds more often where you live. There are many more out there than you might think!

LOCATION: Municipal Center Gym, 30 Providence Road

This free program is for all ages – children, teens and adults.

 

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