Events Calendar / October 24, 2017

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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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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, Montana, and Lilah 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.

Teen Tech Time: Stop Motion Animation

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!

With movies like Frozen, Inside Out, and Zootopia, animations have never been more popular. This class takes one form of animation, Stop-Motion Animation, and teaches kids how to create their own animated mini-movies through storyboarding, filming, and post-production. Materials like clay and paper are used to create characters, backgrounds, and props. Teens work in pairs and depict their stories to show setting, rising action, conflict, and resolution. Once characters and backgrounds are made, students use computers, webcams and animation software to bring their stories to life! Movies are available to take home to share with family & friends.

Space is limited, so sign up by clicking on the event title and filling out the form at the bottom of the page, or by emailing our teen librarian John Garrigan at jgarrigan@minlib.net.

 

This 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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Discover Journal Writing

Discover personal growth and enrichment through journal writing. We will be writing, learning new tips and techniques and possibly sharing our stories. Registration required at the McAuliffe circulation desk, or by calling 508-532-5636 x4374.

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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. Alan’s new collection, Immortality, was awarded the Massachusetts Book Award for Poetry in 2016.