Grafton Public Library

Resources for Socially Distanced

Check out the full list of online resources and databases offered by the Grafton Public Library. Items marked with a * may require a Grafton Public Library card to access.

Local Resources

COVID-19

Town of Grafton COVID-19 Resources & Info

Grafton Public Schools COVID-19 Info

State of MA COVID-19 Resources & Info

FOOD

Restaurants open for takeout/delivery
(compiled by Jenn Lord Paluzzi, GraftonCommon)

Grafton Food Bank
Open newly designated hours

Meals on Wheels
Making deliveries to local seniors

Quarantine Food Calculator
Enter the number of men, women and children in your family and it will calculate how much food you need for 2 weeks. Includes shopping tips and a meal plan.

FINANCIAL

211 COVID-19 OR call 211 for information on how to get help in your area

Find Your Local United Way

COVID-19 Relief Fund for Military Veterans

Coronavirus Tax Relief – Federal

Coronavirus Tax Relief – MA

Disaster Loan Assistance (SBA)

Federal Student Aid: Loans and Forbearance during Coronavirus

Financial Relief for Artists

Find Your Local Food Bank

Find Childcare and Childcare Assistance

Find Unemployment Benefits

MA Financial Resources for COVID-19

Stimulus Payment Calculator

Where to Find Financial Relief During Coronavirus COVID-19

What do I do if I lose my job-based health insurance?

How can I apply for food stamps?

How do I apply for Medicaid and CHIP?

HEALTH

Grafton Board of Health

Greater Grafton Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Social Distancing Calculator
Designed to help you to understand how your actions affect the spread of the virus within your community. Includes a Toilet Paper Calculator!

Work/Working From Home: the “new normal”

Ask the Career Advisor series with Ken Mattsson
Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Harvard Business Review: A Guide for Working from Home (Parents)

Harvard Business Review: How Dual-Career Couples Can Work through the Coronavirus Crisis

Harvard Business Review: A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers

The Verge Guide to Working at Home

ZDNet Remote Working 101: Professional’s Guide to Tools of the Trade

Self-Care

Calm: Take a Deep Breath
(meditations and more, including Sleep Stories for kids)

Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety
Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty (for parents and caregivers)

Coloring Sheets from 113 Museums

Free Meditation and Relaxation Resources

Free/Reduced Cost Online Therapy
With licensed, insured therapists.

In the Room: Online Meetings for Those in Recovery
(for parents and caregivers)

Marathon AA meeting via ZOOM, 24/7
ZOOM 144108372
PASSWORD 750583

Self-Care Bingo

YMCA360 
Online exercise, fitness, wellbeing, and youth sports classes.

Keeping Busy During Social Distancing

*Ancestry.com
Library card login required.

*HeritageQuest
Genealogical and historical records and sources, look up your family history

By The People!
Library of Congress’s crowdsourcing project: transcribe primary source documents.

Dance Like a Rockette
Weekly lessons, Thursdays @ 12noon EST, via Instagram

Julia Child’s French Chef
Learn to cook!

Nikon Photography course
10 lessons via streaming video: photography fundamentals, photographing children and pets, storyteling via video and more.

MA Audubon April Almanac
Things to look for on solo walks outdoors

Project Checklist

The Arts

*ArtistWorks
Music lessons for guitar, cello, flute, piano, violin, ukulele, voice and more

MOVIES

HBO
Select shows and films, free–no subscription required.

Open Culture Free Movies online
Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries and other films.

OPERA

The Met: (Opera) Live in HD

Paris Opera
March 30 – April 5: Swan Lake (2019)
April 6 – 12: The Barber of Seville (2014)
April 13 – 19: Tribute to Jerome Robbins (2018)
April 20 – 26: The Tales of Hoffmann (2016)
April 27 – May 3: Carmen (2017)

MUSIC
Paris Opera
March 17 – May 3: Cycle of Tchaikovsky’s six symphonies played by the Orchestra of the Paris National Opera, conducted by Philippe Jordan

Live Virtual Concerts

THEATRE
Actor’s Fund: Broadway stars sing, daily at 2pm EST

Broadway Shows & Musicals to watch from home

Filmed on Stage: PBS presents Broadway

Globe-TV
Shakespeare’s plays from the Globe Theatre, London

The Show Must Go On
Andrew Llyod Webber Musicals

Lifelong Learning

*Pronunciator
Personalized language learning via website or app – over 100 languages available

Class Central & Ivy League MOOCs

Free Online Courses

The Great Courses
Audio lectures from experts in their field – 30 day free trial.

Parenting

At-Home Challenge Bingo Sheet for kids

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Resources for parents, children and lawyers around COVID-19 and divorce/custody.

Child Mind Institute
Resources for parenting during crisis.

Coronavirus Explainer

Mass.gov 
Open letter regarding co-parenting during COVID-19 from Chief Justice John D. Casey.

National Association of School Psychologists
Helping kids cope with changes resulting from COVID-19.

NPR: What Kids Want to Know About COVID-19
Talking points and free comic.

Reading

*Overdrive
Digital eBook, eAudio, eMagazines

450 Free manga releases to read online

BookBub
free and discounted ebooks

Virtual / Online Tours

BOSTON
Aerial View of the vacant city

MUSEUMS

The Cowboy Museum (via Twitter)

Orchard House: Louisa May Alcott’s home, Concord MA

National Gallery of Victoria (Australia): Collecting Comme
Japanese designer fashion exhibit

National Gallery of Victoria (Australia:) Marking Time
Indigenous art exhibit

National Gallery of Victoria: Petrina Hicks
Photography exhibit

Virtual Tours of Famous Castles

Winchester Mystery House, CA

British Museum Virtual Tour

The Louvre Virtual Field Trip

Interactive Frida Kahlo Exhibition from Google

BOTANICAL GARDENS

Chicago Botanic Garden

Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Gardens virtual tour

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

Monet’s Garden virtual tour

Waddeson, A Rothschild House and Garden

Nothing is Certain but Death and Taxes

MA Income Tax
Filing deadline extended to July 15, 2020

Federal Income Tax
Filing deadline extended to July 15, 2020

MA MOLST & CC/DNR Forms
The MOLST and CC/DNR forms are statewide standardized forms issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Patients and their health care providers can use these to document the results of discussions they have had about appropriate life-sustaining treatment.

TIME Magazine: Why You Need to Create a When I Die File before It’s Too Late
It may sound morbid, but creating a findable file, binder, cloud-based drive, or even shoebox where you store estate documents and meaningful personal effects will save your loved ones incalculable time, money, and sufferin

Last Will and Testament
Free sample at LegalZoom.

Last Will and Testament
Free sample and instructions at eforms.