Events Calendar

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Drop-in Knitting

Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library!  Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started.  We look forward to seeing you every Wednesday from 10-11 and the second and fourth Saturday of the month.   For questions please contact: Mary Murphy at Main Library or email mamurphy@minlib.net

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.

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

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Low Impact Exercise Class

Low Impact Exercise Class Is Back! Come and learn exercises to maintain healthy joints, increase strength and flexibility and improve overall stamina based on the Arthritis Foundation’s land exercise program. The six week class will also include a brief guided relaxation/meditation for stress reduction and pain management. The class will be taught by Laila Vehvilainen, a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer who has been teaching exercise for over 12 years. No registration required. Please note new location.

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Photographs of the Lodz Ghetto

Guest speaker Leslie Starobin, Framingham State University Professor, will be talking about the current MFA exhibit on the Lodz Ghetto.

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.

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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.

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Dream of Being an Actor? Here’s Your Chance…. Improv Class with Judith Kalaora

Judith Kalaora, founder and artistic director of History at Play will be teaching a series of four Improv Classes at the Library. This is a great opportunity to learn from someone who has performed on stage as Lucy Stone, Eleanor Roosevelt, Hedy Lamarr and Christa McAuliffe. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Sign-ups are limited to 20. Please register by calling 508-532-6347 or sending an email to: asadkin@minlib.net before May 1 to reserve a seat.

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

School’s Out Friday Flicks: Wild Life

A group of quirky animals lives on a tropical isle that is pure wild animal paradise. Then Robinson Crusoe, a marooned human, arrives in the midst of a furious storm, and their lives are changed forever by this bewildering new 'creature.'

All ages at parents discretion. Rated PG for mild action/peril and some rude humor.

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.

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

Open Play

Drop-in, self-directed building fun with Keva Planks, Magnatiles, and Legos.

All ages.

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.

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

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Low Impact Exercise Class

Low Impact Exercise Class Is Back! Come and learn exercises to maintain healthy joints, increase strength and flexibility and improve overall stamina based on the Arthritis Foundation’s land exercise program. The six week class will also include a brief guided relaxation/meditation for stress reduction and pain management. The class will be taught by Laila Vehvilainen, a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer who has been teaching exercise for over 12 years. No registration required. Please note new location.

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.

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McAuliffe@Night: Outdoor Summer Jazz Performances and Jams

In collaboration with Amazing Things Arts Center, four local jazz bands will perform on Thursday evenings at our Christa McAuliffe Branch Library.

July 6: Joe Raia

July 20: Jon Dreyer and James Merenda

August 3: Michelle Hirsch

August 17: Kaoruko Pilkington

If time permits, join in and jam after the performance!

More information to follow.

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.

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Password Protection and Security

Presented by Howard Cornett.

Passwords are a part of our everyday lives and yet most of us don't protect our information as well as we should.  Join Howard Cornett as he addresses the need we all have to manage multiple passwords in a secure way.  Howard will explain what password managers are, how they work, and give references to a few.  Your privacy is important but you don't need to be tech savvy to protect your information.


 

Toddler Palooza

Join us as we let the toddlers go wild amongst a whole host of sensory experiences and a lot of zany activities!

Ages 0-3 with caregiver.

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

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 and Montana, 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.

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.

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

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Low Impact Exercise Class

Low Impact Exercise Class Is Back! Come and learn exercises to maintain healthy joints, increase strength and flexibility and improve overall stamina based on the Arthritis Foundation’s land exercise program. The six week class will also include a brief guided relaxation/meditation for stress reduction and pain management. The class will be taught by Laila Vehvilainen, a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer who has been teaching exercise for over 12 years. No registration required. Please note new location.

Summer Reading Magic Show with Steve Rudolph

Steve begins with a stack of children's books on his table and then uses a unique blend of magic, story-telling and comedy to make each book come alive. There are lots of laughs, audience participation and surprises.

Grades K+.

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.

Museum of Science: Blizzards!

Outwit the elements with this hands-on workshop. Two exciting activities to plan, build, and test your designs.

Grades K+, Registration required.

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

Friday Flicks: Storks

Storks  Storks now deliver packages for a global internet store but Junior, top delivery stork, accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine producing an unauthorized baby girl! In order to keep his promotion, Junior must deliver the baby before his boss finds out it exists.

Rated PG for mild action and some thematic elements. All ages at parents’ discretion.

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Friends of the Framingham Library Special Book Sale

9:30-10:00am: FRIENDS MEMBERS ONLY
10:00am-3:00pm: Open to the public

Good News!  The Friends are hosting an additional book sale this summer.  There is no Bag Room this month but the book sale room and lobby will be stocked with plenty of materials.

Please note that the new membership year begins on July 1, 2017.  You may join by clicking here or by picking up a form at either library.

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.

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Star Wars Day

The Framingham Public library welcomes Peter Struzziero and his famous Star Wars Symposium to the Costin Room at the Main Library for an all ages day of fun!

Join us for trivia, Star Wars history, a traveling museum, and much more! Attend all day if you can, or drop in for whatever you want!

Costumes are encouraged, but certainly not required.

Schedule
12-2 PM: Star Wars Symposium (w/ museum!)
2-3 PM: Snack break!
3-5 PM: Screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13)

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 and Montana, 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.

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

Lego Contest

Come test your Lego skills against other builders.  Everyone gets a weighed bag of Legos to use, supplied by the library, the same theme to build around, and the same amount of time to create the best construction of the night! Prizes!

Grades K+, registration required.

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.

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

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Low Impact Exercise Class

Low Impact Exercise Class Is Back! Come and learn exercises to maintain healthy joints, increase strength and flexibility and improve overall stamina based on the Arthritis Foundation’s land exercise program. The six week class will also include a brief guided relaxation/meditation for stress reduction and pain management. The class will be taught by Laila Vehvilainen, a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer who has been teaching exercise for over 12 years. No registration required. Please note new location.

Dino-Adventures

Come see and touch fossils, dinosaur skulls, velociraptor claws, and dinosaur skin. Also see related live animals such as monitor lizards, alligators, scorpions, birds, and snapping turtles.

Grades K+.

Birds, Bees & Butterflies in the Garden

Learn more about
attracting pollinators to
your garden. Designed
and managed with nature in mind, our
backyards and gardens can provide
excellent wildlife habitat. Co-sponsored
by SVT and Stearns Farm CSA.

The Seed Lending Library still has plenty
of seeds that can be planted midsummer.
Seeds can also be picked up at the Library
Table at the Farmer’s Market during July
and August
.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats: A Novel by Jan-Philipp Sendker

Julia Win is looking for her father, who mysteriously disappeared four years ago. She finds
a clue in an old love letter and journeys to Burma where she slowly uncovers secrets about
his past. She comes to understand his depth of hardship, resilience and the power of love.

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.

McAuliffe@Night: Outdoor Summer Jazz Performances and Jams thumbnail Photo

McAuliffe@Night: Outdoor Summer Jazz Performances and Jams

In collaboration with Amazing Things Arts Center, four local jazz bands will perform on Thursday evenings at our Christa McAuliffe Branch Library.

July 6: Joe Raia

July 20: Jon Dreyer and James Merenda

August 3: Michelle Hirsch

August 17: Kaoruko Pilkington

If time permits, join in and jam after the performance!

More information to follow.

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.

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

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 and Montana, 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.

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.

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

Mike Bent’s Wacky Science

Get ready for an award-winning show that teaches that science can be exciting and fun! Participate in high energy, hands-on activities, while discovering that simple household items can be used to perform exciting science experiments. Loads of surprises, comedy and music combine in this perfect science show.

Grades K+.

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.

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Live animal presentation with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Learn about their natural habitats and meet them up close.

Grades K+, Registration required.

Book Bingo

Prizes, laughs, and best of all — books! Join us for our ever-popular Book Bingo, and pick up some books to add to your reading hours for the summer program.

Grades K+.

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

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.

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.