Events Calendar / August 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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Library Crawl 2017!

A “crawl,” or tour, is a fun way to visit multiple libraries in your area. There are twelve different libraries on the Crawl. The challenge is to visit as many as you can and take a picture of yourself with a designated item in each library—it’s a 21st century scavenger hunt! If you get to at least five libraries, you’ll get a prize.
For a list of libraries and more information, click here.

For all ages!

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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.

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The Armenian Genocide and the United States

Guest Speaker: Ray Ajemian

This presentation will cover both the history of the Armenian Genocide and its effects on the world, particularly its influence on the United States as recently as the Obama years.

Ray Ajemian has two degrees in history and is a retired professor from Bridgewater State University. His specialty is Middle Eastern history and he has read extensively on the Armenian Genocide and others of the 20th century.

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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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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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Movie Matinee: Lego Batman

There are big changes brewing in Gotham, and, if he wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others, and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Rated PG; for rude humor and some action.

All ages at parents’ discretion.

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Take a Seat: New Chair Yoga!

Instructor: Vicki Brunelle

Come experience chair yoga and feel better! Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga practiced while sitting in a chair.  No experience necessary.

Vicki Brunelle has owned her own yoga studio for 18 years and currently teaches at a senior center as well. She has been teaching classes for over 20 years.

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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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Book Bingo

Prizes, laughs, and best of all — books! Join us for our ever-popular Book Bingo, and pick up some books to add to your reading hours for the summer program.

Grades K+.

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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.

Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.

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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.

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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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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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Brown Bag Learning Series: Sisters in Crime

The Framingham Public Library is pleased to accept the "We Love Libraries" grant from "Sisters in Crime". Join us as we welcome "Sisters in Crime" authors: Susan Oleksiw, Lisa Lieberman and Carolyn Wilkins for a panel discussion. They will speak briefly about where they get their ideas, how they write their books and then give a short reading. 

About Susan Oleksiw:
Susan is the author of the Mellingham series and the Anita Ray series.  Susan was a co-founder of Level Best Books, which publishes an annual anthology of crime fiction, and a co-founder of  the Larcom Press and the Larcom Review. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Mystery Writers of America.

About Lisa Lieberman:
Lisa is the author of the Cara Walden series of historical mysteries featuring blacklisted Hollywood people in postwar Europe. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America.

About Carolyn Wilkins:
Carolyn is the author of two mysteries, featuring college choir director and amateur sleuth, Bertie Bigelow: "Melody for Murder" and "MOJO for Murder". She is a Professor of Ensembles at Berklee College of Music.

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Ghost and Goblin Yoga!

Join us for Halloween in August! Come in costume if you like and explore Halloween yoga postures, fun yoga games, and creative breath work all designed to give kids an introduction to the benefits and joy of yoga! Taught by Elizabeth Heller, Founder of PranaPlay.

Walkers to age 3. Registration required.

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Playspace Grand Opening!

Celebrate the grand opening of our new Early Literacy Playspace! After the ribbon cutting, kids can engage in by interactive play in the Playspace, which includes a play kitchen and farmer’s market stand, wall mounted activities, light tables, sensory tables and more! For more information, read the official press release.

The Playspace is funded in part by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awarded from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

All ages.

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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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Music’s The Thing Summer Movies Series: Chicago

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago. Starring Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere. Refreshments: Ice cream cups from Stop and Shop.

(2002) 1 hr. 53 min. PG-13

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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.

Sparky’s Puppets

Enter the Construction Zone! Watch the three pigs hard at work on their houses, and see magic wishes build a cottage, a mansion and a castle. Other tales complete the program.

Ages 4+. Registration required.

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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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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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Take a Seat: New Chair Yoga!

Instructor: Vicki Brunelle

Come experience chair yoga and feel better! Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga practiced while sitting in a chair.  No experience necessary.

Vicki Brunelle has owned her own yoga studio for 18 years and currently teaches at a senior center as well. She has been teaching classes for over 20 years.

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Ice Cream Social and Toe Jam Puppet Band

Join us at 2:30 to sample some ice cream and chocolate sauce with a surprise celebrity scooper (or two?). Then at 3:00, we’ll be treated to a unique combination of original songs, masterful shadow puppetry, storytelling and just plain old good fun from the Toe Jam Puppet Band.

Grades K+.

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Summer Concert Series: Todd Brunel

Todd Brunel is an innovative, critically acclaimed clarinetist, saxophonist, composer and producer. He is on the faculty of Wheaton College and can be heard on the soundtrack for the PBS documentary, “Paul Robeson, Here I Stand” and several independent films. Brunel and his groups have played in Brussels, BE, The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Boston Jazz Festival, The International Woodwind Festival, Preservation Jazz Hall and many others throughout the US and abroad. Refreshments provided.

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Sci-Fi Book Group: Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry

In this series opener, Joe Ledger is a hard-boiled detective who has been recruited by the Department of Military Science to combat a terrorist group with an unusual bioweapon—one that turns people into zombies. Patient Zero is a fast paced, action packed technothriller that a fellow author describes as “Night of the Living Dead meets Michael Crichton.”

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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.

Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.

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Artist Reception: Pearl McCarthy

Pearl McCarthy focuses on capturing a likeness of her subjects while conveying a sense of tranquility. She has won dozens of awards for her work, some of which are featured in private collections.

The exhibit runs from August 1 through August 14.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Take a Seat: New Chair Yoga!

Instructor: Vicki Brunelle

Come experience chair yoga and feel better! Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga practiced while sitting in a chair.  No experience necessary.

Vicki Brunelle has owned her own yoga studio for 18 years and currently teaches at a senior center as well. She has been teaching classes for over 20 years.

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FPL and Game Underground Present: Super Smash Bros. Tournament 2017!

Its time to rumble!!! Game Underground and Framingham Public Library will be hosting a Wii U Super Smash Bros. tournament in August. Pick your character, and work your way up the ranks to be the supreme champion. Who knows, there may even be a prize for the contestant who comes out on top.

For those of you who just want to come and watch, or play a more casual match, we'll have several TVs and game systems set up for you to have fun too.

Please register by clicking on the event and filling out the form at the bottom of the page to guarantee a spot in the competition. In the message section, please enter the grade you'll be attending in the fall. There will be maximum of 64 players entered, so get your registration in soon!

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McAuliffe Book Group: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

On a foggy summer night, a private jet headed from Martha’s Vineyard to New York plunges into the ocean leaving only two survivors. With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members, the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens. Amidst an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations, the survivors struggle to cope and the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage.

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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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Movie and Costume Parade: Beauty and the Beast

Come in costume for a story and parade before viewing the newest adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Refreshments provided.

Beauty and the Beast (Rated PG; for some action violence, peril and frightening images).

Ages 4+ at parents’ discretion. 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.

Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.

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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.

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A Tomato Showcase – A Seed Lending Library Event

Show off your best tomatoes at this celebratory tasting event. Whether you have grown them from seed or a purchased plant, bring some to display and share. Make sure to label each variety. We will review how to save tomato seeds and share best growing tips. If you have a favorite tomato based recipe, bring a copy along with you.

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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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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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Friday Flicks: Boss Baby

 A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year-old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. Also a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family.

 Rated PG for some mild rude humor. All ages at parents’ discretion.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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Take a Seat: New Chair Yoga!

Instructor: Vicki Brunelle

Come experience chair yoga and feel better! Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga practiced while sitting in a chair.  No experience necessary.

Vicki Brunelle has owned her own yoga studio for 18 years and currently teaches at a senior center as well. She has been teaching classes for over 20 years.

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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.

Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.

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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.

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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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DIY Mini Golf

Build a better mini golf course. Have you ever played mini golf and thought to yourself, "I could design a better course than this!" Well it's your lucky day. On Friday, August 25th, the McAuliffe Branch Library will be hosing a DIY Mini Golf event where you, yes you, will get to create and play your very own mini golf holes. Use cardboard, tubes, books, and anything else you can find to create loops, ramps, corners, and more! Then, when we're all done creating, we'll take the time to play a round of whatever you come up with.

Registration isn't required, but please do so on the next page so that we have an estimate of how many people will be there.

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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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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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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.

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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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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Take a Seat: New Chair Yoga!

Instructor: Vicki Brunelle

Come experience chair yoga and feel better! Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga practiced while sitting in a chair.  No experience necessary.

Vicki Brunelle has owned her own yoga studio for 18 years and currently teaches at a senior center as well. She has been teaching classes for over 20 years.

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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.

Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.