GRAFTON-MIDVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY || SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2023 || REGISTER ONLINE AT GMPLIBRARY.ORG 3 Fundamentals of Photography Mondays, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 6 PM Join Amy Monday evenings in September for three separate classes focusing on different aspects of photography. Each will provide you with an assortment of tools for this engaging and rewarding hobby. Students do not need to attend each class, but are welcome to do so. Inspired Readers Wednesdays, 9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13, 12 PM Join a facilitator for a lively discussion of a different inspiring book each month. Feel free to bring your lunch. September Song of My Heart by Kim Vogel Sawyer Pop-Up Makerspace Wednesday, September 13, 2 PM Pop-Up Makerspace Holiday Edition Wednesday, December 6, 10 AM Come and play with our new gadgets! Drop in for a hands-on lesson with some of our new items and then you'll have an opportunity to make your own. This program is for adults ages 18+ please. TechBytes: VHS to DVD Conversion Thursday, September 14, 5:30 PM Transfer your home videos from VHS to DVD using the Library's VHS to DVD conversion machine. Learn the basics of how to use the equipment and the check out procedures for this device. TechBytes: Ins and Outs of Using eBooks and More! Fridays, 9/15, 10/27, 11/17, 12/8, 11 AM Get the latest eBooks and more for FREE using the Library's Libby app. Understand the basics of how to download digital books, audiobooks, and magazines using Libby on your tablet or phone. TechBytes: Finding Great Reads Using Novelist Monday, September 18, 5:30 PM Wednesday, November 15, 2 PM Learn to find your next favorite book with Novelist by using the database to search for authors, titles, and suggestions based on books you love. Level Up Gaming & Anime Thursdays, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 12/21, 5:45 PM Each month we will host a unique event designed around games, anime, trivia, roleplaying or puzzles for an evening of fun and socializing. Each event is followed by a laid-back gathering where you can watch anime, play video games, and make new friends. Pizza and refreshments served. For patrons ages 18+ please. Sunflower Coffee Filter Wreaths Tuesday, September 26, 6 PM Friday, September 29, 10 AM Join us to make a vibrant sunflower coffee filter wreath. We will use dyed coffee filters and felt to create our own sunflowers for this 14-inch wreath. All supplies provided. Please register for only one of the sessions. Book It! Monthly Book Discussion Wednesdays, 9/27, 10/25, 11/15, 12/20, 10 AM Thursdays, 9/28, 10/26, 11/16, 12/21, 6:30 PM Join us every month for a lively discussion of a chosen book. September Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield BYOB Board Game Night Friday, September 29, 6 PM Friday, November 10, 6 PM Why host your own game night when you can have one at the Library? You bring whatever drink fuels your competitive spirit, and we'll bring some tasty snacks and a wide array of board games. Invite your friends or make new ones there! Ages 21+ please. Join Amy to learn the basics of editing photos in Adobe Photoshop including how to adjust lighting, remove blemishes, and make photos shine on social media, a website, or a print! October Written on the Wind by Judith Pella TechBytes: Finding Military Records Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 PM Locate military records for genealogy research using the Library's Fold3 database. Learn the basics to navigate this specialized resource that will help you find stories, photos, and personal documents. October Trailed: One Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders by Kathryn Miles TechBytes: Discover Local Grafton History in Biblioboard Monday, November 6, 1 PM Look back into Grafton's history through photographs, news clippings, and audio interviews using the Biblioboard platform. November The Christmas Light by Donna VanLiere Cork Christmas Trees Thursday, November 9, 6 PM Friday, November 10, 10 AM Join us to make festive cork Christmas trees to spruce up your décor or for a gift. Each participant will make two trees. Please register for only one session. November This is Your Life Harriet Chance by Jonathan Evison BYOW Glitter Train Friday, November 17, 7 PM It’s the most wonderful time of the year: wine and glitter time! Bring your friends, some snacks, and the beverage of your choice to North Park Community Room in Grafton for some fun holiday painting. Ages 21 and up. TechBytes: Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center Monday, December 11, 6 PM Discover your next hobby or craft using the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center resource. Delve into the basics of how to search and use the database. December Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Callahan December World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil TECHBYTES Need TRAINing? Library Adult Services Staff will guide you while learning and using these resources. Registration is not required. Walk-ins welcome. Fundamentals of Photoshop Mondays, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 6 PM YOUR TICKET TO CREATIVITY Full steam ahead to great reading. Books available one month in advance while supplies last. LEARNING WITH AMY ADULT BOOK CLUBS "Choo Choose" from any of these fun games and craft programs to keep you chugging along. Ask us for more details.