Events Calendar / McAuliffe Branch

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Open Building Play

Get creative with our Keva Planks (ages 4 & up), and Magnatiles and Duplos for younger kids.

All ages.

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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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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.

 

Mass Cultural Council logoThis program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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NaNoWriMo Write-in

We provide quiet space and a snack; you bring your novel and creativity. Share ideas and encouragement or just work quietly in the company of others.

Ballroom Blast: Learn to Dance

Join us for beginning ballroom fun! We’ll start with performances by competitive dancers, followed by lessons in ballroom basics from Ilta Dance Studios of Framingham. Stay and practice your moves! Already experienced? Come cut a rug!

No partners needed. Ballroom Blast is generously supported by a Framingham Cultural Council grant.

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Baby Lapsit 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.

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Animation Workshop With Empow Studios

Learn to create your own mini movies in this hands on computer and webcam workshop. Use materials like paper and clay to create characters, backgrounds and props which will then become animated through the power of technology.

 

Registration Required.

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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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Baby Lapsit 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.

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McAuliffe Library Movie Battle Royale: Valerian vs. War for the Planet of the Apes

Two movies enter, only one gets watched! Everyone who shows up gets to vote, and snacks will be had regardless of what gets chosen. We'll be doing this on Thursday, December 7th in the J Program Room at the Main Library (downstairs) at 2 PM, and on Tuesday, December 12th in the Community Room at the McAuliffe Library, so if the movie you want to watch doesn't get chosen the first time, you have another chance a few days later!

The choices are:

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. From the director of the Taken series, The Fifth Element, and Lucy.

War for the Planet of the Apes
Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Three Mediums Demonstration & Workshop

This is a two part series with Nan Hass Feldman.

December 12 – Mixed Medium Art Demonstration Nan will show how to work with the Caran D’ache Crayons, oil pastels, and watercolor resist.
December 19 – Mixed Medium Workshop Participants will use materials provided to create a mixed-media work of their own.
Nan Hass Feldman has been painting for more than 40 years. In that time she has had 49 solo exhibitions and has been included in over 50 group shows, and 28 museum exhibitions. She recently appeared on Boston Public Radio with Margery Eagan and Jim Braude.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Class size is limited. You MUST attend both sessions.
Please email asadkin@minlib.net or call 508-532-6347 and leave your name and contact info.

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Veterans Coffee Hour

All Vets are welcome to join us for free coffee and other refreshments at this monthly event.

PBS’s POV Movie Series: Web Junkie

Web Junkie follows the treatment of three Chinese teenagers, obsessive gamers whose preference is for the virtual world over the real one. Israeli filmmakers Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia gained extraordinary access to a three-month military-style rehab program.

(2015) 74 min.

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Baby Lapsit 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.

Three Mediums Demonstration & Workshop

This is a two part series with Nan Hass Feldman.

December 12 – Mixed Medium Art Demonstration Nan will show how to work with the Caran D’ache Crayons, oil pastels, and watercolor resist.
December 19 – Mixed Medium Workshop Participants will use materials provided to create a mixed-media work of their own.
Nan Hass Feldman has been painting for more than 40 years. In that time she has had 49 solo exhibitions and has been included in over 50 group shows, and 28 museum exhibitions. She recently appeared on Boston Public Radio with Margery Eagan and Jim Braude.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Class size is limited. You MUST attend both sessions.
Please email asadkin@minlib.net or call 508-532-6347 and leave your name and contact info.

McAuliffe Branch Book Group: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a boardwalk freak show that thrills the masses. Photographer Eddie Cohen is a Russian immigrant who has abandoned from his father’s Lower East Side Orthodox community. When he photographs of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire he becomes embroiled in the suspicious mystery behind a young woman’s disappearance. Set against the backdrop of the Coney Island heyday and a volatile New York City, Coralie’s and Eddie’s lives intersect in this spellbinding story of love and loss.

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Baby Lapsit 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.

Vacation Week Book Chat

Join us to talk about your favorite books or new books you received during the holiday season. Everyone gather around for the sharing and enjoy some morning refreshments!

Grades 2-5. Registration required.