Children




Book Discussion Groups

We will be discussing Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
Wednesday, July 17 at 11 am at the Senior Center
Thursday, July 18 at 6 pm at the Library

There will not be book groups in August.
 
One great title– two chances to discuss it each month! Book club books will be available at the desk of the Library after the previous book group. Books for the Senior Center discussion are also available at the Senior Center.   Book groups will not meet in August.

Writing Group
Thursdays, July 11, and August 8 at 6 pm
Join local author Lisa Shea for our writing group. Come bounce your ideas off of other authors and get creative and constructive feedback.
 
 
Don’t Buy, DIY
Registration required for each date 
Wizard’s Wax: Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 pm-Click here to register
Organize Me: Tuesday, August 20 at 6:30 pm-Click here to register
Not everything is a budget buy, so to save a little cash, let’s DIY! In each of these sessions we will be making fiscally responsible alternatives to products you already buy. These programs are for adults and teens ages 13 and up.
These programs are funded by a grant from The Osterman Family Foundation
 
Tea Cup Gardens
Friday, July 12 at 10:30 am- click here to register
Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 pm-click here to register
Registration Required
We’ll be creating tiny gardens that fit in a tea cup! This program is for adults and teens ages 13 and up. Check the kids program page for Make it Together Tea Cup Fairy Gardens.
 
Babysitter Job Fair  
Saturday, July 13 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Looking for a babysitter? Come meet local babysitters in a friendly, familiar environment. Can’t make the fair? We’ll have a list of all the babysitters and their contact information and credentials available after the fair.

Veganism and Your Family
Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 pm
Registration is appreciated but not required-click here to register
This evening we will host Colin McCullough and his sons Carrick and Gareth for a conversation about being a vegan family.  
This program is sponsored by a grant from UniBank

Summery Paper Crafts
Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 pm at UniBank Sutton North
Registration is required- click here to register
You are invited to join in some creative paper play with professional paper artist Lisa Siciliano (www.sparkreations.com).  This workshop will celebrate the colorful flowers that burst open all around us during summertime!  This program is for adults and teens ages 13 and up.
This program is sponsored by a grant from UniBank

Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle
Thursday, August 1 at 6:30 pm
Registration is appreciated but not required-click here to register
Come learn about the world’s most famous literary detective. This program looks at the life and times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and tells the story of his creation of the great Sherlock Holmes. It will also highlight the history of this fascinating character, looking at how over the past 130 years different writers, actors and directors have imagined the great detective.
This program is sponsored by a grant from UniBank
 
Women’s Self Defense Class
Saturday, August 10 at 11 am 
Registration required- click here to register
Have you started going out alone more? Are you going away to college for the first time? Moving out on your own? Join us as Defense-Wise of South Grafton give us a crash course in learning some practical self-defense techniques and awareness tips to keep you safe! This program is for adults and teens ages 13 and up, check the teen page for one specifically for teens.
This program is funded by a grant from The Osterman Family Foundation.
 
The Art of Stress Relief: Gratitude Journal
Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30 pm 
Registration required, click here to register
Combine art with Reiki Principles and QiGong exercises to relieve stress. Both Reiki and QiGong are mind, body, and spirit healing modalities. With gentle movement and
breathing, you’ll melt stress away, and increase your energy. Make sure your doctor has cleared you to exercise.
Keeping a gratitude journal can make you more aware of yourself and encourage you to remember the people, events, and things that make you smile.  We will explore different style journals to get started and will make a hand-made journal. No art experience required. Wear comfortable clothing. CJ Kennedy is an artist and Reiki Master and has been studying QiGong for several years.  This program is for adults and teens ages 13 and up.
This program is sponsored by a grant from UniBank
 
Back to School Bracelets
Tuesday, August 13 at 11 am- click here to register
Thursday, August 15 at 6:30 pm- click here to register
The first day of school, whether it’s the first time or the tenth, can be stressful for both kids and caregivers. Join us to make matching bracelets that you and your child can wear on that big day. This program is for adults and teens ages 13 and up.