Events Calendar / Adults

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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 first and last Saturday of the month.   For questions please contact: Mary Murphy at Main Library or email mamurphy@minlib.net

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Low Impact Exercise Class

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. This is a group, low impact exercise class and will include exercises for joint mobility and range of motion, muscle strengthening and stretching.
The class will also include a brief guided relaxation/meditation for stress reduction and pain management. Learn specific exercises for low back, hip and knee, hands and feet (including ankle and wrist joint mobility), upper back, neck and shoulders. No registration is required.

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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.

DROP-IN KNITTING! thumbnail Photo

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 first and last Saturday of the month.   For questions please contact: Mary Murphy at Main Library or email mamurphy@minlib.net

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Know Your Rights: Immigration Issues and Workshop

Immigration Issues and Workshop: The Framingham Immigrant Experience

What can I do if ICE comes to my neighborhood?
What can I do to help the immigrant community?

Join us for a discussion of the impact of the recent immigration orders.
Find out accurate information about legal rights in many situations. We
will be joined by Diego Low, Coordinator of the Metrowest Workers
Center and Evan Benz, immigration attorney at Metrowest Legal Services.
Refreshments and Coffee.

Translation (Spanish and Portuguese) will be available.

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Drop-in Resume Help

Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies.

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Poetry Workshop

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 most recently awarded the Massachusetts Book Award for Poetry in 2016.

DROP-IN KNITTING! thumbnail Photo

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 first and last Saturday of the month.   For questions please contact: Mary Murphy at Main Library or email mamurphy@minlib.net

Low Impact Exercise Class thumbnail Photo

Low Impact Exercise Class

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. This is a group, low impact exercise class and will include exercises for joint mobility and range of motion, muscle strengthening and stretching.
The class will also include a brief guided relaxation/meditation for stress reduction and pain management. Learn specific exercises for low back, hip and knee, hands and feet (including ankle and wrist joint mobility), upper back, neck and shoulders. No registration is required.

Adult Coloring Night! thumbnail Photo

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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Frida Kahlo and Her Circle

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Erika Schneider, Associate Professor, FSU
In connection to the MFA acquisition of Kahlo’s painting and installation, Dr. Schneider will discuss the art and cult of the artist.

This free lecture series is a partnership of Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library (FPL). The series is sponsored in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council. Refreshments.

DROP-IN KNITTING! thumbnail Photo

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 first and last Saturday of the month.   For questions please contact: Mary Murphy at Main Library or email mamurphy@minlib.net

Friends of the Framingham Library Special Book Sale

Come to the library for a special Sunday book sale!  Have sports events, work, or other obligations kept you away from the Saturday sales?  Then this special Sunday sale is perfect for you.  The book sale room and lobby will be open for business (no Bag Room on this day) with all the usual bargain-priced books, DVDs, music CDs, and more.

DROP-IN KNITTING! thumbnail Photo

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 first and last Saturday of the month.   For questions please contact: Mary Murphy at Main Library or email mamurphy@minlib.net

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Asian Americans, Education and Crime

GUEST SPEAKERS: Dr. Daisy Ball, Assistant Professor, FSU and Dr. Ke Li, Assistant Professor, FSU
Asian Americans are typically cast as the “model minority.” This characterization overshadows their criminal justice involvement. Dr. Ball and Dr. Li will discuss Asian Americans as victims of crime and perpetrators of crime.

This free lecture series is a partnership of Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library (FPL). The series is sponsored in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council. Refreshments.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Container Gardening

Presented by Jenna Porter of Rivers Edge

Join Jenna Porter of River’s Edge and learn how to plan, prepare, plant and maintain beautiful containers of flowers, herbs and vegetables. Learn about soil, watering, fertilizing and of course plant selection. Jenna also lets you know her best picks for containers and talks about her favorite veggie, herb and tomato varieties and uses!

About Jenna Porter:
Jenna Porter is the owner and operator of River’s Edge Garden Center. River’s Edge has been the local “go to” garden center for over 50 years. They take great pride in their products and provide personalized customer service. Products are primarily grown by River’s Edge or bought from local quality growers that they have worked with for years. River’s Edge invites you to come visit their garden center to see the vast array of items they carry, whether you are looking for flowers, herbs, vegetables, garden ornaments, statuary or gifts – you will find it here!

*Brown Bag Learning Series (Brown Bag Brain Boost)*
Join us from 12-1:00pm one Friday a month for an informal lunch time program featuring speakers from local businesses and organizations. A wide range of topics will be discussed that are educational and entertaining. The Brown Bag Learning Series is free to the public. Guests are welcome to bring their lunch; refreshments will be provided.

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April Friday Night Film: Manchester by the Sea (2016) 135 min R

After the death of his older brother, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that he’s been made guardian to his nephew, Patrick. Lee leaves his job and reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife and the community where he was born and raised. Refreshments.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Please use the Lexington Street entrance.

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Sunday Concert Series: J. Michael Leonard and Valerie Becker

Concerts take place in the Main Library, Costin Room at 3:00pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. Refreshments.

The series is sponsored in part by the The Saul B. and Naomi R. Cohen Foundation, Cumberland Farms, Roche Bros., Metro Credit Union, Hammond Residential Real Estate, Morton Shuman Law Offices and Friends of the Framingham Library.

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Low Impact Exercise Class

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. This is a group, low impact exercise class and will include exercises for joint mobility and range of motion, muscle strengthening and stretching.
The class will also include a brief guided relaxation/meditation for stress reduction and pain management. Learn specific exercises for low back, hip and knee, hands and feet (including ankle and wrist joint mobility), upper back, neck and shoulders. No registration is required.

DROP-IN KNITTING! thumbnail Photo

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 first and last Saturday of the month.   For questions please contact: Mary Murphy at Main Library or email mamurphy@minlib.net

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Films Around the World: Our Little Sister (2015)

Our Little Sister (Unimachi Diary)- Kore-eda Hirokazu, Japan 2015
Discussion Leader: Dr. Arthur Nolletti, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Framingham State University

This beautifully observed family drama focuses on three sisters who impetuously invite the half-sister they have just met to live with them. 127 min. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Part of the Films Around the World Series.

Book Sale!

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

The Friends are pleased to announce an extra sale to be held Sunday April 2 from 1-4:00pm at the Main Library. There will be no bag room for this sale but the book room and lobby will have regular offerings. Another extra sale is planned for July.

On April 28 and 29 the Friends will host a Silhouettes Fundraiser at the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library. Create a precious memory of your child with this unique portrait. For details, please see our flyer or Marsha Farmelant at mfarmelant@aol.com.

Low Impact Exercise Class thumbnail Photo

Low Impact Exercise Class

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. This is a group, low impact exercise class and will include exercises for joint mobility and range of motion, muscle strengthening and stretching.
The class will also include a brief guided relaxation/meditation for stress reduction and pain management. Learn specific exercises for low back, hip and knee, hands and feet (including ankle and wrist joint mobility), upper back, neck and shoulders. No registration is required.

DROP-IN KNITTING! thumbnail Photo

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 first and last Saturday of the month.   For questions please contact: Mary Murphy at Main Library or email mamurphy@minlib.net

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April Matinee Film: 20th Century Women (2016) 118 min R

During the summer of 1979, a Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord (Annette Bening) decides the best way she can parent her teenage son is to enlist her young tenants – a quirky punk photographer, a mellow handyman and her son’s shrewd best friend – to serve as role models in a changing world. Refreshments.

Low Impact Exercise Class thumbnail Photo

Low Impact Exercise Class

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. This is a group, low impact exercise class and will include exercises for joint mobility and range of motion, muscle strengthening and stretching.
The class will also include a brief guided relaxation/meditation for stress reduction and pain management. Learn specific exercises for low back, hip and knee, hands and feet (including ankle and wrist joint mobility), upper back, neck and shoulders. No registration is required.

DROP-IN KNITTING! thumbnail Photo

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 first and last Saturday of the month.   For questions please contact: Mary Murphy at Main Library or email mamurphy@minlib.net

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A Journey Through Six Poetic Masterpieces From Blake’s The Tyger to Yeats’ Rough Beast

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, FSU
These six poems consider universal human problems and questions using the medium of poetic language, the most concentrated and intense form of communication ever known.

This free lecture series is a partnership of Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library (FPL). The series is sponsored in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council. Refreshments.

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Silhouette Portraits

A Fundraising Event to benefit the Friends of the Framingham Library

Hand-cut artist Jean Comerford, these lovely portraits make wonderful gifts and precious mementos. All work is done free-hand and wiggly little ones are welcome!

By appointment only: Please contact Marsha Farmelant at (508) 875-1918 or mfarmelant@aol.com

Pricing: Silhouette…$35                 Duplicate of original silhouette…$15
               5x7 Frame…$35                8x10 Frame…$45
     For one silhouette                       For 2-3 silhouettes
 

DROP-IN KNITTING! thumbnail Photo

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 first and last Saturday of the month.   For questions please contact: Mary Murphy at Main Library or email mamurphy@minlib.net

Silhouette Portraits thumbnail Photo

Silhouette Portraits

A Fundraising Event to benefit the Friends of the Framingham Library

Hand-cut artist Jean Comerford, these lovely portraits make wonderful gifts and precious mementos. All work is done free-hand and wiggly little ones are welcome!

By appointment only: Please contact Marsha Farmelant at (508) 875-1918 or mfarmelant@aol.com

Pricing: Silhouette…$35                 Duplicate of original silhouette…$15
               5x7 Frame…$35                8x10 Frame…$45
     For one silhouette                       For 2-3 silhouettes