Events Calendar / March 16, 2017

McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion: I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Led by: Dawn Dellasanta

I Capture the Castle tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Here she strives, over six turbulent months, to hone her writing skills. She fills three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries. Her journals candidly chronicle the great changes that take place within the castle's walls, and her own first descent into love. By the time she pens her final entry, she has "captured the castle"-- and the heart of the reader-- in one of literature's most enchanting entertainments.

Weekly Story Times

Ages 3-5.
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!

Early Release LEGO Building

Grades K+.
You bring the LEGO building skills and we’ll supply the LEGO’s! Create your favorite structures or work on new ideas with our LEGO idea books. Leave your name with your structure and we’ll display it on top of our shelves for the month of March!

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Early Release Teen Movie: Doctor Strange

It's an early release day in Framingham, so join us at either library (Main or McAuliffe Branch) to watch the recently released Doctor Strange, and have some tasty snacks.

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Early Release Teen Movie: Doctor Strange

It's an early release day in Framingham, so join us at either library (Main or McAuliffe Branch) to watch the recently released Doctor Strange, and have some tasty snacks.

On the Go Storytime Workshops with the Danforth Art Museum

Ages 4+.
Join Museum staff as they look at an art reproduction from their permanent collection, read a thematically related book and finish with a simple art-making activity. This month: South End Facade, oil on board by Lawrence Kupferman; Last Stop on Market Street, book by Matt de la Peña.

Book Buddy Reading to Dogs

All ages. Registration required. Call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.
Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs, Lilah, Montana, Eloise and Friday, listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

The Homework Center presents Future Leaders!

What does it mean to be a Leader? What are Leadership skills? Join us for the “Future Leaders Program” to find out!

Through research and discussion on pertinent topics, fourth and fifth grade students will share their thoughts, listen to their peers and develop appreciation for varied viewpoints. They will also hone their ability to express themselves respectfully in a group setting.

Facilitated by Ms. Meena Bharath of Red Crocus Learning Center. For questions and to sign up, contact jgatlin@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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What Makes a Masterpiece?

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Lindsay Alberts, Visiting Assistant Professor, FSU
How do we define a masterpiece of art? Using paintings from the collection at the MFA, Dr. Alberts will explore the question of how we define a masterpiece of art.

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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Weekly Storytimes

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.