Events Calendar / April 2017

Book Buddy Reading to Dogs

All Ages. Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 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 Dog, Chewy, listens as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

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

Dads & Donuts with Special Activities

All ages.
This month bond with your dad (and with donuts) through stories, songs and fun moving and grooving, including an obstacle course, dancing and a parachute! Mothers, siblings and other family members welcome! Volunteer readers and donut donators needed; contact the Children’s Room, 508-532-5570 x4, for details.

Movie Matinee: Moana (PG)

All ages at parents’ discretion.
Moana (Rated PG for peril, some scary images and brief thematic elements). Moana is a daughter of her tribe’s chief, coming from a long line of navigators. She sets off for a fabled island with her hero, the demigod Maui. Along the way, they battle the treacherous ocean and all which it hides.

Friends of the Framingham Library Special Book Sale

Come to the library for a special Sunday book sale!  Have sports events, work, or other obligations kept you away from the Saturday sales?  Then this special Sunday sale is perfect for you.  The book sale room and lobby will be open for business (no Bag Room on this day) with all the usual bargain-priced books, DVDs, music CDs, and more.

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.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit Storytime at McAuliffe

Ages 0-2 with an adult.
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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Drop-in Resume Help

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

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Teen Tuesdays: DIY Tile Coasters

Everyone needs coasters to set their cups on, and now you can make your own! We’ll be using old books, comics, maps, and more to create unique ways to keep your coffee table safe. Feel free to bring your own paper materials/decorations/print-outs to add to your collage.

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Fountain Street Studios Art Reception

Fountain Street Studios began in 1996 and is now a thriving artists’ community located in the historic Bancroft Building in South Framingham with over 70 working artists. A multitude of visual styles and media exist within the group of member artists whose innate goal is to make art that inspires, excites, breaks boundaries and fosters creativity in all. Refreshments .

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.

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Main Library Book Club

Euphoria by Lily King
Inspired by an event in the life of Margaret Mead, Euphoria, by award-winning author Lily King is a powerful and captivating story about three young anthropologists in 1930s New Guinea and the explosive intertwining of their lives, all set against a fascinating backdrop of cultures very different from our own. Led by Liz Fideler.

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Poetry Workshop

Led by Bernard Horn, 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. Bernard Horn, whose poetry collection, Our Daily Words, won the Old Seventy Creek Poetry Prize, is professor emeritus at Framingham State University.

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

Stories for Scooters

Ages 0-3.
Twenty fun-filled minutes of tiny tales and tunes in interactive fashion for little library-goers and their adults, with playtime afterward!  

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!

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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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Asian Americans, Education and Crime

GUEST SPEAKERS: Dr. Daisy Ball, Assistant Professor, FSU and Dr. Ke Li, Assistant Professor, FSU
Asian Americans are typically cast as the “model minority.” This characterization overshadows their criminal justice involvement. Dr. Ball and Dr. Li will discuss Asian Americans as victims of crime and perpetrators of crime.

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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Brown Bag Learning Series: Container Gardening

Presented by Jenna Porter of Rivers Edge

Join Jenna Porter of River’s Edge and learn how to plan, prepare, plant and maintain beautiful containers of flowers, herbs and vegetables. Learn about soil, watering, fertilizing and of course plant selection. Jenna also lets you know her best picks for containers and talks about her favorite veggie, herb and tomato varieties and uses!

About Jenna Porter:
Jenna Porter is the owner and operator of River’s Edge Garden Center. River’s Edge has been the local “go to” garden center for over 50 years. They take great pride in their products and provide personalized customer service. Products are primarily grown by River’s Edge or bought from local quality growers that they have worked with for years. River’s Edge invites you to come visit their garden center to see the vast array of items they carry, whether you are looking for flowers, herbs, vegetables, garden ornaments, statuary or gifts – you will find it here!

*Brown Bag Learning Series (Brown Bag Brain Boost)*
Join us from 12-1:00pm one Friday a month for an informal lunch time program featuring speakers from local businesses and organizations. A wide range of topics will be discussed that are educational and entertaining. The Brown Bag Learning Series is free to the public. Guests are welcome to bring their lunch; refreshments will be provided.

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April Friday Night Film: Manchester by the Sea (2016) 135 min R

After the death of his older brother, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that he’s been made guardian to his nephew, Patrick. Lee leaves his job and reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife and the community where he was born and raised. Refreshments.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Please use the Lexington Street entrance.

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Art Lovers Book Club

The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

Join us to discuss this page turning novel named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times and other newspapers.

Nora Eldridge once dreamed of being an artist, a wife, and a mother. Instead she has ended up a single, middle-aged elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Nora befriends the family of one of her students, Reza Shahid. His mother is Sirena, an Italian artist who invites Nora to share her studio space and return to her work as an artist, and his father is a professor in Boston. When Reza is attacked by school bullies, Nora is drawn deep into their family dynamics and discovers a ferocity in herself that she did not know was there.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.
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.

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.

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Sunday Concert Series: J. Michael Leonard and Valerie Becker

One of the world’s foremost concert saxophonists, J. Michael Leonard has appeared with orchestras around the world. Valerie Becker has been a soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra, and rehearsal pianist for the Boston Symphony. Refreshments. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.

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.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit Storytime at McAuliffe

Ages 0-2 with an adult.
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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Drop-in Resume Help

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

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Teen Tech Time: Electronic Music Production (ALL SPOTS FILLED)

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!

All of the music you hear today on the radio or in the movies need electronic components. Whether or not you’ve played an instrument before, this class will introduce you to becoming the audio engineer. Lead by an expert teacher, students will work with a digital audio workstation using loops, samples, virtual instruments, and MIDI controllers, as their compositions start to come to life. After students lay down their individual tracks, they’ll learn about mixing techniques including equalizers, panning, and filters, to augment their sounds and finalize their tunes.

Space is limited, and currently the program is full. If you'd like to be placed on the waitlist, please contact our teen librarian John Garrigan at jgarrigan@minlib.net, and he will get back to you if a spot opens up.

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

Stories for Scooters

Ages 0-3.
Twenty fun-filled minutes of tiny tales and tunes in interactive fashion for little library-goers and their adults, with playtime afterward!  

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Low Impact Exercise Class

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. This is a group, low impact exercise class and will include exercises for joint mobility and range of motion, muscle strengthening and stretching.
The class will also include a brief guided relaxation/meditation for stress reduction and pain management. Learn specific exercises for low back, hip and knee, hands and feet (including ankle and wrist joint mobility), upper back, neck and shoulders. No registration is required.

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LVM Literacy Unlimited Orientation Session

LVM Literacy Unlimited is the adult tutoring program of FPL. Interested in helping a newcomer learn English? Come to our orientation session to find out more.

The next 6-week tutor training begins April 19, 6-9:00pm (J Program Room).

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Sci-Fi Book Club: Too Like the Lightning

Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer
In the year 2454, people live in an uneasy utopian world. The paths of a convict whose punishment is to become the servant of anyone he encounters, and a spiritual adviser converge when they stumble across an unusual boy who could tip the balance of this hard earned utopian society.

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Films Around the World: Our Little Sister (2015)

Our Little Sister (Unimachi Diary)- Kore-eda Hirokazu, Japan 2015
Discussion Leader: Dr. Arthur Nolletti, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Framingham State University

This beautifully observed family drama focuses on three sisters who impetuously invite the half-sister they have just met to live with them. 127 min. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Part of the Films Around the World Series.

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!

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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.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.
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.

CANCELLED - Book Buddy Reading to Dogs

CANCELLED – Book Buddies for April 15 has been cancelled. Please check next month’s newsletter for more dates!

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Book Sale!

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

The Friends are pleased to announce an extra sale to be held Sunday April 2 from 1-4:00pm at the Main Library. There will be no bag room for this sale but the book room and lobby will have regular offerings. Another extra sale is planned for July.

On April 28 and 29 the Friends will host a Silhouettes Fundraiser at the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library. Create a precious memory of your child with this unique portrait. For details, please see our flyer or contact Marsha Farmelant at mfarmelant@aol.com.

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.

KEVA Plank Building

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

Drop-in Baby Lapsit Storytime at McAuliffe

Ages 0-2 with an adult.
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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Drop-in Resume Help

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

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Teen Tuesdays: DIY Tile Coasters

Everyone needs coasters to set their cups on, and now you can make your own! We’ll be using old books, comics, maps, and more to create unique ways to keep your coffee table safe. Feel free to bring your own paper materials/decorations/print-outs to add to your collage.

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Let’s Talk Trash

A member of the Framingham DPW will be on hand to talk about recycling and waste and how individuals can make a difference with the choices they make for how to dispose of their trash. Bring your questions, but not your trash, with you to this environmentally conscious program.

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Poetry Workshop

Led by Bernard Horn, 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. Bernard Horn, whose poetry collection, Our Daily Words, won the Old Seventy Creek Poetry Prize, is professor emeritus at Framingham State University.

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

Stories for Scooters

Ages 0-3.
Twenty fun-filled minutes of tiny tales and tunes in interactive fashion for little library-goers and their adults, with playtime afterward!  

Vacation Week Super-Cold Science with the Museum of Science

Grades K+

Amazing things happen when matter changes temperature. With the help of a Museum

educator and an intensely cold liquid, participants experience the remarkable changes in size, form, and behavior that occur when a variety of objects and substances are super-cooled. Funded by the Museum of Science's Boston Marathon Team.

Vacation Week Kids Yoga Adventure

Ages 5 and up.

Relax and join us for a kid friendly yoga adventure with our certified yoga teacher Sonia.

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Low Impact Exercise Class

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. This is a group, low impact exercise class and will include exercises for joint mobility and range of motion, muscle strengthening and stretching.
The class will also include a brief guided relaxation/meditation for stress reduction and pain management. Learn specific exercises for low back, hip and knee, hands and feet (including ankle and wrist joint mobility), upper back, neck and shoulders. No registration is required.

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McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion: The Lightkeepers

The Lightkeepers by Abby Geni
Miranda is a writer who travels to the exotic and dangerous Farallon Islands for a residency documenting fish, sharks and birds that sometimes attack. But, the wildlife aren’t the only dangers. Called an “old-fashioned thriller,” by the New York Times Book Review, this is a tense, fast-paced, atmospheric mystery.

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!

Vacation Week Book Bingo

Grades K+

Prizes, laughs, and best of all — books! Join us for our ever-popular Book Bingo.

Vacation Week 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: The Music Lesson, lithograph by Thomas Hart Benton; 88 Instruments, book by Chris Barton.

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Concert Pianist, Shuann Chai

Come celebrate our 10th Anniversary Concert with us!
10 years ago this month we held our first piano concert at the Library with our new piano. Shuann Chai performed that concert, and has returned for the Anniversary. Shuann Chai has been critically acclaimed for interpretations on both modern and historical pianos. She has performed throughout Europe and maintains an active profile in Asia as well as in her native USA. Her first solo CD, featuring Beethoven Sonatas on the fortepiano, was released in 2012 to critical acclaim. Refreshments provided by Trader Joe's.

Stories for Scooters

Ages 0-3.

Twenty fun-filled minutes of tiny tales and tunes in interactive fashion for little library-goers and their adults, with playtime afterward!

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!

Drop-in Baby Lapsit

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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. 

Vacation Week Movie Matinee: Moana

All ages at parents’ discretion. Families welcome to bring their own snacks.

Moana (Rated PG for peril, some scary images, and brief thematic elements)

Moana is a daughter of the chief of her tribe, coming from a long line of navigators. She sets off for a fabled island with her hero, the demigod Maui. Along the way, they battle the treacherous ocean and all which it hides.

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.

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.

Vacation Week Earth Day Open Craft

All ages.

Drop in for some earth friendly crafts, and pick up some books about Earth Day while you are here!

Drop-in Baby Lapsit

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.
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.

Vacation Week Earth Day Open Craft

All Ages.

Drop in and make some wild and weird creations with our recyclable materials and a little of your creativity.

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.

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April Matinee Film: 20th Century Women (2016) 118 min R

During the summer of 1979, a Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord (Annette Bening) decides the best way she can parent her teenage son is to enlist her young tenants – a quirky punk photographer, a mellow handyman and her son’s shrewd best friend – to serve as role models in a changing world. Refreshments.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit Storytime at McAuliffe

Ages 0-2 with an adult.
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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Drop-in Resume Help

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

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.

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Framingham State University Chorus

The Framingham State University Chorus includes students and alumni from the University as well as area community members. The choir will be presenting a concert entitled “Anniversaries” featuring the repertoire from its past ten years under the direction of Dr. Paul Cienniwa. With well known classics along with contemporary and popular music, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Refreshments.

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

Stories for Scooters

Ages 0-3.
Twenty fun-filled minutes of tiny tales and tunes in interactive fashion for little library-goers and their adults, with playtime afterward!  

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Low Impact Exercise Class

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. This is a group, low impact exercise class and will include exercises for joint mobility and range of motion, muscle strengthening and stretching.
The class will also include a brief guided relaxation/meditation for stress reduction and pain management. Learn specific exercises for low back, hip and knee, hands and feet (including ankle and wrist joint mobility), upper back, neck and shoulders. No registration is required.

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!

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.

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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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A Journey Through Six Poetic Masterpieces From Blake’s The Tyger to Yeats’ Rough Beast

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, FSU
These six poems consider universal human problems and questions using the medium of poetic language, the most concentrated and intense form of communication ever known.

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.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.
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.

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Silhouette Portraits

A Fundraising Event to benefit the Friends of the Framingham Library

Hand-cut artist Jean Comerford, these lovely portraits make wonderful gifts and precious mementos. All work is done free-hand and wiggly little ones are welcome!

By appointment only: Please contact Marsha Farmelant at (508) 875-1918 or mfarmelant@aol.com

Pricing: Silhouette…$35                 Duplicate of original silhouette…$15
               5x7 Frame…$35                8x10 Frame…$45
     For one silhouette                       For 2-3 silhouettes
 

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

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Mindfulness Book Group

10% Happier by Dan Harris
Please join us for a Mindfulness Book Group, which will meet monthly starting this month. After a book discussion, a short meditation will follow. Together, we will find the best way to incorporate meditation into, and perhaps beyond, the book group.

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Silhouette Portraits

A Fundraising Event to benefit the Friends of the Framingham Library

Hand-cut artist Jean Comerford, these lovely portraits make wonderful gifts and precious mementos. All work is done free-hand and wiggly little ones are welcome!

By appointment only: Please contact Marsha Farmelant at (508) 875-1918 or mfarmelant@aol.com

Pricing: Silhouette…$35                 Duplicate of original silhouette…$15
               5x7 Frame…$35                8x10 Frame…$45
     For one silhouette                       For 2-3 silhouettes
 

Open Lego

Grades K+.

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!

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.