GRAFTON-MIDVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY || SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2023 || REGISTER ONLINE AT GMPLIBRARY.ORG 7 TEENS Homework Club Thursdays, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 3 PM Preschool Story Times Mondays, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11 10 AM Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun! This story time is for children ages 3 - 5. Homeschool Series Mondays, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1 PM This academic program is specifically geared toward homeschool families. Activities will range from STEM experiments to book discussions to writing prompts and games. More detailed descriptions of each individual program to follow. Read to a Dragon Mondays, 9/11, 10/9, 11/13, 12/11, 4 PM Time won't be "dragon" when you're spending it with Mango! Baby Story Times Thursdays, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 10 AM Join us for this short and lively story time for babies birth to 18 months and their caregivers. Baby Story Time is a great way to introduce baby to the world of stories using songs, rhymes, and lap bounces. Toddler Story Times Thursdays, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 11 AM Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun! This story time is for ages 19 - 35 months. Build with Lego Saturdays, 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 12/2, 12/16, 10 AM Come in and follow a prompt for your design. We will display your creation in the Youth Services Department for your family and friends to see! Tummy Time Art - Halloween Friday, October 13, 10 AM Make Halloween art with your baby! We'll try to stay clean, but please dress for a mess. For ages birth to 18 months. Halloween Story Time Tuesday, October 24, 6 PM Join us for a spooktacular story time! We'll read some Halloween stories, sing and dance, and finish with a craft. Come dressed in your Halloween costume if you wish. Holiday Story Time Saturday, December 9, 10 AM Tummy Time Art - Holiday Friday, December 15, 10 AM Make holiday art with your baby! We'll try to stay clean, but please dress for a mess. For ages birth to 18 months. Anime & Manga Society Thursdays, 9/14, 11/9, 3:30 PM Join the Anime and Manga Society to watch and discuss Anime, draw Manga, and have a few Japanese-style snack and drinks. Pickle Tasting Tuesday, November 14, 4 PM To celebrate National Pickle Day, we are going to do a pickle tasting! Bread & Butter, Classic Dill, and so many flavors to try together! Dill of the Day Tuesday, November 14, 5 PM It's National Pickle Day, which is kind of a big DILL! During this hour program, we will create two different pickle recipes that are guaranteed to knock your socks off! Break a Record Thursday, November 16, 4 PM Can you correctly alphabetize 10 random books? What about eating jello with chopsticks? Compete in these challenges to see who has what it takes to break a record. Teen Advisory Group Thursdays, 9/28, 11/30, 3:30 PM Tuesday, 10/31, 3:30 PM In need of community service hours or volunteer hours? Join our Teen Advisory Group! Snack provided. Collaborative Canvas Thursday, December 14, 4 PM Come one, come all and collaborate! You will receive a canvas upon entry but don't get too attached because everyone will get a chance to add their own personal touch to the creation! Tween Video Games Tuesdays, 9/19, 10/17, 12/19, 4 PM Come hang out with us and play one of these great systems: PS3 or PS4, Nintendo Switch or Wii, XBox 360 or One. Enjoy light refreshments. Video Game Day Thursdays, 9/21, 10/19, 3:30 PM Come hang out with us and play one of these great systems: PS3 or PS4, Nintendo Switch or Wii, XBox 360 or One. Enjoy light refreshments. Jeo-PARODY - For both Teens & Tweens Monday, September 18, 4 PM Whether you're a whiz with video games or with ancient mythology, there is a category that will appeal to you. Compete to see who is the ultimate Jeo-PARODY champion! Zombie Barbies Thursday, October 12, 4 PM Things will go bump in the night with your fabulously frightening Zombie Barbies! The Third Annual Harry Potter Cooking Challenge Monday, October 23, 6 PM Year three is upon us! In our annual Harry Potter Cooking Challenge, five teams of three compete in Harry Potter themed appetizer, entree, and dessert challenges. But beware: Each round comes with a mystery basket ingredient that you must transfigure into your dish! STORY TIMES Registration is not required. Dungeons & Dragons in the Library Saturdays, 9/30, 10/21, 11/11, 12/2, 2 PM We're playing D&D. Beginners welcome! Teen programs are for children in grades 7 - 12. Registration is required unless noted. FAMILY PROGRAM Whether it's a tricky math question, a challenging assignment, or a concept that needs clarification, students in grades 4 - 8 can stop in for a bit of help from our education specialist. Tween programs are for children in grades 4 - 6. TWEENS CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS Glove Creatures Friday, November 3, 4 PM Let's make some cute or scary mitten monsters! No sewing experience is needed. Ages 8 - 11 only. Sock Monsters Friday, December 8, 4 PM Let's make a cute Stegosaurus sock monster! We'll be using simple sewing techniques you can learn as we work. Ages 12 - 17. Join us for a Winter Holiday themed story time! We'll read stories about the season, sing and dance, and do a special craft. DIY Holiday Craft Tuesday, November 7, 3:30 PM Finding the perfect present for someone this holiday season can be tricky especially if you are on a budget. But never fear! With a few simple materials, you can transform everyday items into meaningful holiday gifts. Programs require registration unless otherwise noted. Registration begins August 16. Call, click, or visit to register. TEENS & ADULTS More Tales From Beyond with Jim Kleefeld Friday, October 27, 5 PM Jim Kleefeld brings a collection of artifacts collected over the years and presents stories and tales of mayhem, mental powers and the macabre. This program features a working replica of Thomas Edison's Spirit Telegraph, the keys and patient registry to the Colney Hatch Mental Asylum, Salem Witch Trials, and the Cleveland Torso Murders! Crystal Clear Monday, November 6, 6 PM Of quartz, you'll learn all about crystals with Becky Chapin from Black River Crystals!