Events Calendar / July 2017

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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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Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

Open Play

Drop-in, self-directed building fun with Keva Planks, Magnatiles, and Legos.

All ages.

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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.

Free Lunch at FPL! thumbnail Photo

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

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Low Impact Exercise Class

Low Impact Exercise Class Is Back! 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. The six week class will also include a brief guided relaxation/meditation for stress reduction and pain management. The class will be taught by Laila Vehvilainen, a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer who has been teaching exercise for over 12 years. No registration required. Please note new location.

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Artists’ Reception

Works by Gracie Victorica and Susana Gomez will be on display this month at the Main Library. Please join us to meet the artists, view their work, and enjoy some refreshments.

The exhibit will run from July 1-July 15.

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Behind the Scenes at The International Museum of World War II

The International Museum of WWII is home to an unparalleled collection of documents and artifacts that Tom Hanks, Band of Brothers producer and actor, said “is the repository for the actual Holy Grail documents of WWII.” Sue Wilkins, Museum Director of Education, will highlight the collection as well as share personal stories of political and military leaders and those of ordinary civilians.

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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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McAuliffe@Night: Outdoor Summer Jazz Performances and Jams

In collaboration with Amazing Things Arts Center, four local jazz bands will perform on Thursday evenings at our Christa McAuliffe Branch Library.

Upcoming concerts:

August 3: Michelle Hirsch

August 17: Kaoruko Pilkington

If time permits, join in and jam after the performance!

In case of rain, performances will be in the Community Room. Sponsored in part by Middlesex Savings Bank and Friends of the Framingham Library.

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.

Free Lunch at FPL! thumbnail Photo

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Password Protection and Security

Presented by Howard Cornett.

Passwords are a part of our everyday lives and yet most of us don't protect our information as well as we should.  Join Howard Cornett as he addresses the need we all have to manage multiple passwords in a secure way.  Howard will explain what password managers are, how they work, and give references to a few.  Your privacy is important but you don't need to be tech savvy to protect your information.


 

Toddler Palooza

Join us as we let the toddlers go wild amongst a whole host of sensory experiences and a lot of zany activities!

Ages 0-3 with caregiver.

Free Lunch at FPL! thumbnail Photo

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

Music’s The Thing Summer Movie Series Matinee: Top Hat thumbnail Photo

Music’s The Thing Summer Movie Series Matinee: Top Hat

An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model, who mistakes him for his producer. Starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers; music by Irving Berlin. Refreshments.

(1935) 1 hr. 41 min.

This series is sponsored in part by Trader Joe’s and Friends of the Framingham Library.

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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.

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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.

Free Lunch at FPL! thumbnail Photo

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

Low Impact Exercise Class thumbnail Photo

Low Impact Exercise Class

Low Impact Exercise Class Is Back! 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. The six week class will also include a brief guided relaxation/meditation for stress reduction and pain management. The class will be taught by Laila Vehvilainen, a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer who has been teaching exercise for over 12 years. No registration required. Please note new location.

Summer Reading Magic Show with Steve Rudolph

Steve begins with a stack of children's books on his table and then uses a unique blend of magic, story-telling and comedy to make each book come alive. There are lots of laughs, audience participation and surprises.

Grades K+.

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Sci-Fi Book Group: Leviathan Wakes: Book One of The Expanse

The first in the series upon which the acclaimed television series The Expanse is based, Leviathan Wakes takes place in a solar system dominated by Earth and Mars, which rely heavily on materials mined by oppressed colonists on The Belt. The series opens with the commanding officer of an ice cargo ship making a covert and ultimately disastrous decision to respond to a distress call from the Scipio. Meanwhile, on the Belt, gruff and world weary Detective Miller is trying to find the missing daughter of a genetics mogul; the daughter is suspected of sympathizing with the Belt rebels, engaged in a battle for independence from the hegemony of Earth and Mars. This is thrilling, nonstop action, for sci fi readers who enjoy gripping page turners.

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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.

Museum of Science: Blizzards!

Outwit the elements with this hands-on workshop. Two exciting activities to plan, build, and test your designs.

Grades K+, Registration required.

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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.

Silent Book Club

Bring the book of your choice and treat yourself to an hour of uninterrupted reading in the company of fellow book lovers.

Free Lunch at FPL! thumbnail Photo

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

Friday Flicks: Storks

Storks now deliver packages for a global internet store but Junior, top delivery stork, accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine producing an unauthorized baby girl! In order to keep his promotion, Junior must deliver the baby before his boss finds out it exists.

Rated PG for mild action and some thematic elements. All ages at parents’ discretion.

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Friends of the Framingham Library Special Book Sale

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

Good News!  The Friends are hosting an additional book sale this summer.  There is no Bag Room this month but the book sale room and lobby will be stocked with plenty of materials.

Please note that the new membership year begins on July 1, 2017.  You may join by clicking here or by picking up a form at either library.

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.

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Star Wars Day

Framingham Public Library welcomes Peter Struzziero and his famous Star Wars Symposium! He’ll be bringing many different fun programs with him, including Star Wars history, trivia (with prizes!), a traveling museum, and much more! Additionally, we’ll be showing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story after his presentation. We invite everyone in the community to join us for all or part of this fun, afternoon-long event. Costumes encouraged!

Schedule
12-2 PM: Star Wars Symposium/Museum with Peter Struzziero
2-2:45 PM: Snack break!
2:45-5 PM: Screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13)

Free Lunch at FPL! thumbnail Photo

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

Lego Contest

Come test your Lego skills against other builders.  Everyone gets a weighed bag of Legos to use, supplied by the library, the same theme to build around, and the same amount of time to create the best construction of the night! Prizes!

Grades K+, registration required.

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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.

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.

Free Lunch at FPL! thumbnail Photo

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

Low Impact Exercise Class thumbnail Photo

Low Impact Exercise Class

Low Impact Exercise Class Is Back! 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. The six week class will also include a brief guided relaxation/meditation for stress reduction and pain management. The class will be taught by Laila Vehvilainen, a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer who has been teaching exercise for over 12 years. No registration required. Please note new location.

Dino-Adventures

Come see and touch fossils, dinosaur skulls, velociraptor claws, and dinosaur skin. Also see related live animals such as monitor lizards, alligators, scorpions, birds, and snapping turtles.

Grades K+.

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Birds, Bees & Butterflies in the Garden

Guest Speaker: Lisa Vernegaard, Executive Director of Sudbury Valley Trustees

Learn more about attracting pollinators to your garden. Designed and managed with nature in mind, our backyards and gardens can provide excellent wildlife habitat. Co-sponsored by SVT and Stearns Farm CSA.

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.

McAuliffe@Night: Outdoor Summer Jazz Performances and Jams thumbnail Photo

McAuliffe@Night: Outdoor Summer Jazz Performances and Jams

In collaboration with Amazing Things Arts Center, four local jazz bands will perform on Thursday evenings at our Christa McAuliffe Branch Library.

Upcoming concerts:

August 3: Michelle Hirsch

August 17: Kaoruko Pilkington

If time permits, join in and jam after the performance!

In case of rain, performances will be in the Community Room. Sponsored in part by Middlesex Savings Bank and Friends of the Framingham Library.

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.

Free Lunch at FPL! thumbnail Photo

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

Free Lunch at FPL! thumbnail Photo

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit Storytime at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

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.

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.

Silent Book Club

Bring the book of your choice and treat yourself to an hour of uninterrupted reading in the company of fellow book lovers.

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.

Free Lunch at FPL! thumbnail Photo

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

Mike Bent’s Wacky Science

Get ready for an award-winning show that teaches that science can be exciting and fun! Participate in high energy, hands-on activities, while discovering that simple household items can be used to perform exciting science experiments. Loads of surprises, comedy and music combine in this perfect science show.

Grades K+.

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Recycled Art

Are you a crafty person? Do you like taking one thing and cutting it up/drawing on it/putting it back together/mixing it with other things? Than our Summer Recycled Art program is for you!

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.

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Live animal presentation with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Learn about their natural habitats and meet them up close.

Grades K+, Registration required.

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A Special Evening with Pianist Sasha Papernik

Sasha Papernik is a Russian-American classical pianist, singer, and composer. Her repertoire includes Prokofiev, Irving Berlin, Russian folks songs and original compositions. She is currently a featured artist in Lincoln Centers’ Meet The Artist series and Carnegie Hall’s Musical Explorers program. Recent
performances include The Smithsonian, Washington, D.C., The David Rubinstein Atrium, NYC, and The Joint, Las Vegas. Refreshments.

Free Lunch at FPL! thumbnail Photo

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.

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.

Free Lunch at FPL! thumbnail Photo

Free Lunch at FPL!

Despite the old saying, the Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Ages 5-18.