Events Calendar / Main Library

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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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The Homework Center Math Camp

Come to this three day (August 22-24) math camp at the Library and gear up for a successful school year in math! Students will learn to solve grade level math equations in a variety of fun and different ways! For more information and to register, please contact Judy Gatlin at jgatlin@minlib.netundefined.

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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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Films Plus Lunch for Kids

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, August 2 through August 25

The Framingham Public Library will be offering films and lunch three days a week this summer to children under the age of 18. Drop by, eat, watch some movie shorts, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here. August 2 will feature Bill Nye, the Science Guy (no movie will accompany lunch on August 4); August 7, 9, and 11 will feature Scooby Doo; August 14, 16 and 18 will feature Spongebob Squarepants; and August 21, 23 and 25 will feature Tom and Jerry.

Ages 18 and under.

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Summer Concert Series: The Love Dogs

Celebrate the finale for the Adult Summer Reading Program with The Love Dogs! The Love Dogs wow audiences and critics alike with their combination of great musicianship and pure fun, combining elements of jump blues, New Orleans R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll into their own powerhouse sound.

The grand prizes of an $80 gift card to Barnes & Noble or a Kindle Paperwhite donated by the Friends of the Framingham Library will be drawn at the concert. Enjoy ice cream donated by Ben & Jerry’s Natick Ice Cream Scoop Shop.

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The Homework Center Math Camp

Come to this three day (August 22-24) math camp at the Library and gear up for a successful school year in math! Students will learn to solve grade level math equations in a variety of fun and different ways! For more information and to register, please contact Judy Gatlin at jgatlin@minlib.netundefined.

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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.

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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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Pajama Storytime

Come read books with us, sing songs and do a craft. All in our PJs!

Recommended for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome.

Films Plus Lunch for Kids thumbnail Photo

Films Plus Lunch for Kids

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, August 2 through August 25

The Framingham Public Library will be offering films and lunch three days a week this summer to children under the age of 18. Drop by, eat, watch some movie shorts, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here. August 2 will feature Bill Nye, the Science Guy (no movie will accompany lunch on August 4); August 7, 9, and 11 will feature Scooby Doo; August 14, 16 and 18 will feature Spongebob Squarepants; and August 21, 23 and 25 will feature Tom and Jerry.

Ages 18 and under.

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

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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.

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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 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.

Book Buddy Reading to Dogs thumbnail Photo

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.

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

Stories for Scooters thumbnail Photo

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.

Weekly Story Times thumbnail Photo

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.

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.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit thumbnail Photo

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.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Framingham Downtown Renaissance: Spurring Growth in our Urban Core

Presented by Courtney Thraen

Framingham Downtown Renaissance seeks to catalyze growth in our walkable, urban core by implementing policies and plans that usher in a new era of community and economic development underscored by a high-quality environment. Join Courtney as she discusses the mission of the Framingham Downtown Renaissance, its current projects and future plans.  Courtney will also discuss funding initiatives for features that will create wonderful vibrancy along the streetscape.

About Courtney Thraen:
Courtney is the Executive Director of the Framingham Downtown Renaissance.  She received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and earned her Masters of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts while at Massachusetts Maritime Academy and her Master of City Planning at Boston University.

Stories for Scooters thumbnail Photo

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.

Weekly Story Times thumbnail Photo

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.

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.

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.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit thumbnail Photo

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.

Book Buddy Reading to Dogs thumbnail Photo

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 thumbnail Photo

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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Sci-Fi Book Group and Movie: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, with Blade Runner

This month, we’re combining the sci-fi book discussion with a movie viewing! In celebration of the October release of the sequel to Blade Runner, we’ll discuss Philip K. Dick’s classic novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, followed by a screening of Blade Runner, based on the book. Popcorn and beverages included.

Weekly Story Times thumbnail Photo

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.

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.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit thumbnail Photo

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.

Friends Book Sale

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

After a summer of donations, the September sale is chock full of new material!  Members of the Friends may enter at 9:30 for a first look at all this new stock.  If you’re not yet a member, you may join by clicking here or by picking up a form at either library.

*Make sure you join soon.  Signing up between May 1 and September 30, 2017, makes you eligible to be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa Gift Card, generously donated by TD Bank!

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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 new school assignments.

Grades K+.

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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.

Weekly Story Times thumbnail Photo

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.

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.

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.

Art Unveiling and Workshop with the Artist, Sara Zieve Miller

Join us as we unveil our new sculptural subject headings and meet the artist who made them.  Sara will then lead a workshop explaining how to make shapes and paints more interesting by adding textures.

Grades K+. Registration required for workshop.

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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.

KEVA Plank Building

Explore your artistic nature, problem solve and engage in play with the deceptively simple KEVA planks. Come amaze us with your creations!

 All ages.

Book Buddy Reading to Dogs thumbnail Photo

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 thumbnail Photo

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.

Weekly Story Times thumbnail Photo

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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Early Release Open Lego

Drop in and make something creative with our supplied LEGOs. Look through our LEGO idea books to make something super exciting or design your own structure! Leave your name with the creation, and we’ll display it on top of our shelves for a month!

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.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit thumbnail Photo

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.