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The Yankee Express

Community Quilt Art Project on display at Grafton Public Library

Heidi Fowler, dressed for the Grafton Public Library’s annual Community Read Book Discussion.

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” - Pablo Picasso
Many people around the world create art as a means to create pace and happiness and to also deal with stress and trauma. In May of 2021, staff and library patrons expressed their thoughts and emotions in either vertical or horizontal line format on an eight-inch square canvas. Four curated collective art quilts are the results of each beautiful piece.
For a preview, please visit Stop in at the Grafton Public Library at 35 Grafton Common, during operating hours to view the quilts on display–one in the lower level lobby and three on the upper level near the public access computers.
For details, please contact Library Director Beth Schreiber at 508-839-4649 x1836 or by email at [email protected].
During the week of May 8-13, Grafton Public Library circulated 2,300 items, received 469 items in transit and sent 521 items. GPL requested 473 items and filled 414 hold requests; registered 17 patrons for library cards, and added 65 new items.
The most popular book of the week was “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus. The GPL hosted 32 meetings in the conference and tutoring rooms for 134 people including the Grafton Democratic Town Committee, Grafton Soccer Board of Directors, Small Stones planning, Girl Scouts Troop 65197, Girl Scouts’ Grafton Lakes Service Unit as well as private-work, study, home school and tutoring sessions.
Recently the GPL hosted its annual Community Read Book Discussion, with “Love & Saffron” by Kim Ray discussed, according to Heidi Fowler. Ms. Fowler dressed as Immy, from the part of the book where she so bravely travels to surprise Joan with an in-person visit. She wears a “shirtwaist dress” she’d carefully chosen. Casual, but not too casual, with a flared skirt because the popular pencil skirts “do nothing for my stout legs—so that was the look I was going for.”