Events Calendar

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Book Buddy Reading to Dogs at McAuliffe

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to our Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dog, Chewie, listens as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All ages.

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Friends Book Sale

9:30-10:00am: Friends Members Only
10:00am-3:00pm: Open to the public


BONUS SALE: Sunday October 22, 1-4:00pm
Just before the start of the October sale we will draw the name of the winner of the $100 VISA gift card. All members as of September 30, 2017 are automatically entered in the drawing and do not need to be present to win.


To our crafters: while they last—we are offering knitting needles (all styles), crochet and Tunisian hooks, wool tapestry yarn, embroidery thread and numerous notions, as well as featuring craft books.


Thank you to the corporate sponsors that have renewed their membership: Bernardi Auto Group, ERA Key Realty Services, Kathy Foran Realty, Kelly’s Roast Beef and Marian High School. Welcome to our newest sponsors, Allegra Print & Imaging and Framed in Time.

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Book Bingo

Prizes, laughs, and best of all — books! Join us for our ever-popular Book Bingo, and pick up some fun books to supplement your school assignments.

Grades K+.

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Zombies vs. Vampires

It seems as if Zombies invade Framingham every October around Halloween, and every October Framingham teens fight back. This year however, we’ve heard rumors that Vampires are on their way too! Will they join forces? Or will they fight each other before they attempt to conquer the town? Hint: The program title might give it away!

To register, click on the event title and fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

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Book Buddy Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs, Eloise, Montana, and Lilah listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

All ages. Registration required. Call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit Storytime at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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Book Buddy Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs, Eloise, Montana, and Lilah listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

All ages. Registration required. Call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

Teen Tech Time: Stop Motion Animation

Teen Tech Time is a new program that will run during the spring and fall of 2017. The Framingham Public Library will be teaming up with Empow Studios to provide a series of STEAM programs focusing on programming, tech design, animation, robotics and more!

With movies like Frozen, Inside Out, and Zootopia, animations have never been more popular. This class takes one form of animation, Stop-Motion Animation, and teaches kids how to create their own animated mini-movies through storyboarding, filming, and post-production. Materials like clay and paper are used to create characters, backgrounds, and props. Teens work in pairs and depict their stories to show setting, rising action, conflict, and resolution. Once characters and backgrounds are made, students use computers, webcams and animation software to bring their stories to life! Movies are available to take home to share with family & friends.

Space is limited, so sign up by clicking on the event title and filling out the form at the bottom of the page, or by emailing our teen librarian John Garrigan at jgarrigan@minlib.net.

SPOTS ARE CURRENTLY FULL. FILL OUT REGISTRATION FORM TO GO ON WAITLIST.

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Discover Journal Writing

Discover personal growth and enrichment through journal writing. We will be writing, learning new tips and techniques and possibly sharing our stories. Registration required at the McAuliffe circulation desk, or by calling 508-532-5636 x4374.

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Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. Each session begins with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed need to provide copies to distribute during the session. Alan’s new collection, Immortality, was awarded the Massachusetts Book Award for Poetry in 2016.

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Stories for Scooters

Twenty fun-filled minutes of tiny tales and tunes in interactive fashion for little library-goers and their adults, with playtime afterward!  

Ages 0-3.

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Weekly Story Times

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft. And on the first Thursday of the month, meet some of our community police officers as they help out with Story Time!

Ages 3-5.

Maker’s Workshop

Join us for an afternoon of making downstairs in the craft room! Makers will be challenged to think like engineers and create something new from ordinary objects! Online registration is suggested.

Grades K+.

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool ages.

The Play Space is funded in part by a LSTA grant awarded from the MBLC.

Brazil’s Dom Pedro II, Greatest Ruler of the 19th Century?

Guest Speaker: Dr. Dan Breen, Lecturer, Brandeis University

During his 58 years of power, Dom Pedro II was idolized in the United States for his passionate support for science and the arts and his opposition to slavery. He deserves to be ranked along with Abraham Lincoln as one of the Western Hemisphere’s most consequential political leaders of the19th Century.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time!  Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool ages.

The Play Space is funded in part by a LSTA grant awarded from the MBLC.

Halloween Open Crafts

Drop in and make some scary decorations to complete your Halloween haunted house. Instructions and materials provided; you bring the clever hands!

All ages.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time!  Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

Open Building Play

Get creative with our Keva Planks for ages 4 and up. We also have Magnatiles and Duplos for the younger crowd.

All ages.

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Book Buddy Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs, Eloise, Montana, and Lilah listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

All ages. Registration required. Call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit Storytime at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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Special Halloween Event: Outdoor Movie: Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Special Halloween Event!

Join us for our first ever outdoor movie! It may be getting a little chillier, but that’s perfect for a spooky classic. We’ll have hot cocoa and candy for some Halloween treats before the movie. Bring your own lawn chair and/or blankets to get nice and cozy!

All ages event at parents’ discretion.

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Discover Journal Writing

Discover personal growth and enrichment through journal writing. We will be writing, learning new tips and techniques and possibly sharing our stories. Registration required at the McAuliffe circulation desk, or by calling 508-532-5636 x4374.

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Adult Coloring Night

Join us for an evening of coloring, calming tea, and music. Coloring is relaxing and therapeutic! We will provide colored pencils and coloring pages. You are welcome to bring your own materials. No registration is required.

Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.

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Discover Journal Writing

Discover personal growth and enrichment through journal writing. We will be writing, learning new tips and techniques and possibly sharing our stories. Registration required at the McAuliffe circulation desk, or by calling 508-532-5636 x4374.

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Sci-Fi Book Group & Movie: Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro

This masterpiece of speculative fiction by Kazuo Ishiguro, winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature, describes the everyday experiences of a trio of "special students" sequestered from the world at a private school in the English countryside. But behind this bucolic paradise lurks the dark mission of the school and the fate that awaits its students, slowly revealed as the students mature to adulthood. Discussion from 6-7pm, movie at 7. Popcorn included!

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Discover Journal Writing

Discover personal growth and enrichment through journal writing. We will be writing, learning new tips and techniques and possibly sharing our stories. Registration required at the McAuliffe circulation desk, or by calling 508-532-5636 x4374.

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Adult Coloring Night

Join us for an evening of coloring, calming tea, and music. Coloring is relaxing and therapeutic! We will provide colored pencils and coloring pages. You are welcome to bring your own materials. No registration is required.

Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.

Discover Journal Writing thumbnail Photo

Discover Journal Writing

Discover personal growth and enrichment through journal writing. We will be writing, learning new tips and techniques and possibly sharing our stories. Registration required at the McAuliffe circulation desk, or by calling 508-532-5636 x4374.

Teen Tech Time - Lego Robotics

Teen Tech Time is a new program that will run during the spring and fall of 2017. The Framingham Public Library will be teaming up with Empow Studios to provide a series of STEAM programs focusing on programming, tech design, animation, robotics and more!

Gear up for a class that combines engineering and programming using EV3, the newest generation of LEGO® MINDSTORMS. Our instructors teach the connection between code and physical action while kids work in pairs to create robots that walk, drive, and play music. Sensors help the robot make autonomous decisions, and kids learn to code using movement, loops, switches, and more.

Space is limited, so sign up by clicking on the event title and filling out the form at the bottom of the page. Please put the grade of the person attending in the message box.