Events Calendar / Adults

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Drop-in Resume Help

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

Note: Drop-in Resume Help will not be available Tuesday, June 13.

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

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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

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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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Lifelong Learning Lectures: Aaron Copland’s Film Music in the 1930s/40s

This talk will look at Copland’s film scores from Hollywood’s Golden Age and his influence on the Hollywood soundtrack.

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.

Presenter: Dr. Paula Musegades, Florence Levy Kay Fellow, Brandeis University

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Improving Your Memory with Judy Sabol

Learn how to increase knowledge and understanding of normal changes in memory as we age and to provide strategies for improved remembering.  Come prepared to discuss concerns and have fun learning new techniques.

About Judy Sabol
Judy has been the Memory Care Director at the Heritage in Framingham since 1998. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and is proficient in the field of dementia and Alzheimer’s Care since 1982. She is a Co-Chair of the MetroWest Alzheimer’s Partnership since 1998 and a Member of the Alzheimer's Association Advisory Board.  Judy also conducts a Support Group for Caregivers of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Friday Night Film: La La Land

A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Refreshments.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Please use the Lexington Street entrance.

(2016) 2 hrs, 8 min. PG-13.

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Artist’s Reception: Framingham Artists’ Guild

The Framingham Artists’ Guild is presenting a members’ art exhibit from June 3-June 30 in the Library Gallery. Beautiful and unusual subjects interpreted in paint, fabric, and photography will be on display. A qualified judge will choose his/her winners. Do you agree? Which will be your favorites? Please join us to meet artists and enjoy some refreshments during our opening reception.

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Drop-in Resume Help

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

Note: Drop-in Resume Help will not be available Tuesday, June 13.

Main Library Book Club: The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes

Two young women, separated by a century, are united in their determination to fight for the thing they love most. The novel entwines the stories of Sofie, living in her German occupied French village in 1916, and Liv struggling with the loss of her husband in modern day London. At the center of their stories is a painting entitled The Girl You Left Behind. An enchanting novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You. Led by Ronda Andrews.

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.

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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

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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.

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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

Mindfulness Book Club: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation by Sharon Salzburg

Please join us for a discussion of Real Happiness: the Power of Meditation. A short meditation will follow the book discussion. Together, we will find the best way to incorporate it into, and perhaps beyond, the book group. We hope to bring more peace and awareness into your days.

You can request the book here or here or pick up a copy on display at the Main Library. eBook and downloadable audiobook versions of Real Happiness are available through Hoopla. They may be used on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. And as with all titles in Hoopla they are always available, so there is no waiting! If you have any questions about using Hoopla we have drop in help at the Main Library on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6-9pm and by appointment by calling 508-532-5570 x4361.

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Sunday Concert Series: Roman Rudnytsky

International concert pianist Roman Rudnytsky will be performing pieces from Haydn, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Debussy, Albeniz and Liszt. CDs will be available for purchase. 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.

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.

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

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.

Music with Del Case

Del Case presents the World of African-American Music: An historical survey of a wide variety of musical genres. Refreshments.

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Sci-Fi Book Group: The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu

As a witness to atrocities committed during the Cultural Revolution in China, Ye Wenjie is deeply dismayed by the cruelty of humanity. While working for the military, she covertly sends a coded message into space, asking for help. An alien civilization called Trisolaris from the Alpha Centauri system intercepts the message and over the next few decades, makes contact with Earth inhabitants by engaging them in an unusual video game. Ultimately, Earth splits into two factions: those who see the Trisolarans as an invasive threat, and those who welcome their arrival. Cixin Liu, a multiple award winning science fiction writer in China, has written "a masterpiece with the scope of Dune and the rousing action of Independence Day." (publisher notes)
 

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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.

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

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.

Friends Book Sale

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

The Friends’ annual membership drive will officially start July 1 for the 2017-2018 season. The bonus is that anyone who becomes a member in June 2017 will be allowed into the sale at the earlier time of 9:30am through June 2018.

Our corporate membership is growing monthly. Please patronize the companies that are helping support the work we do. The list of members may be found on the Friends’ website.

We are pleased to announce an extra sale to be held Saturday July 15 from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Main Library. There will be no bag room. Friends’ members will be admitted at 9:30am.

Monday Matinee: The King and I

A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam’s children. Starring Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr and Rita Moreno. Refreshments.
This series is sponsored in part by Trader Joe’s and Friends of the Framingham Library.

(1956) 2 hr. 13 min.

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Drop-in Resume Help

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

Note: Drop-in Resume Help will not be available Tuesday, June 13.

LVM Literacy Unlimited Celebration

We are celebrating another wonderful year with a barbecue! Tutors and students, please join us! We will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks—you bring the side dishes (salads, vegetables, desserts, chips).

*If it rains, we will use the Costin Room.

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.

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

Tradition, Tradition: Preserving Family Recipes and Documents

Family recipes fill us with nostalgia and draw us closer, but what if they are hard to read, or even unwritten? Or, cherished letters and albums are falling apart? Valerie J. Frey, archivist and author of Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions, will explore various aspects of preserving your family’s heirloom recipes and important documents. Learn how to address these challenges and see what might be hiding between the lines. Refreshments.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Drop-in Resume Help thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Resume Help

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

Note: Drop-in Resume Help will not be available Tuesday, June 13.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.