Events Calendar / September 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.

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool ages.

The Play Space is funded in part by a LSTA grant awarded from the MBLC.

Brown Bag Learning Series: Framingham Downtown Renaissance: Spurring Growth in our Urban Core thumbnail Photo

Brown Bag Learning Series: Framingham Downtown Renaissance: Spurring Growth in our Urban Core

Presented by Courtney Thraen

Framingham Downtown Renaissance seeks to catalyze growth in our walkable, urban core by implementing policies and plans that usher in a new era of community and economic development underscored by a high-quality environment. Join Courtney as she discusses the mission of the Framingham Downtown Renaissance, its current projects and future plans.  Courtney will also discuss funding initiatives for features that will create wonderful vibrancy along the streetscape.

About Courtney Thraen:
Courtney is the Executive Director of the Framingham Downtown Renaissance.  She received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and earned her Masters of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts while at Massachusetts Maritime Academy and her Master of City Planning at Boston University.

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.

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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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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.

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool ages.

The Play Space is funded in part by a LSTA grant awarded from the MBLC.

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool ages.

The Play Space is funded in part by a LSTA grant awarded from the MBLC.

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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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.

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.

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.

Sci-Fi Book Group and Movie: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, with Blade Runner thumbnail Photo

Sci-Fi Book Group and Movie: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, with Blade Runner

This month, we’re combining the sci-fi book discussion with a movie viewing! In celebration of the October release of the sequel to Blade Runner, we’ll discuss Philip K. Dick’s classic novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, followed by a screening of Blade Runner, based on the book. Popcorn and beverages included.

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.

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool ages.

The Play Space is funded in part by a LSTA grant awarded from the MBLC.

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.

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool ages.

The Play Space is funded in part by a LSTA grant awarded from the MBLC.

Friends Book Sale

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

After a summer of donations, the September sale is chock full of new material!  Members of the Friends may enter at 9:30 for a first look at all this new stock.  If you’re not yet a member, you may join by clicking here or by picking up a form at either library.

*Make sure you join soon.  Signing up between May 1 and September 30, 2017, makes you eligible to be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa Gift Card, generously donated by TD Bank!

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Book Discussion: The Lemonade War

Join us for a discussion of The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies, a Massachusetts Children’s Book Award winner. With realistic characters about to start a new school year, the book promises to make this a lively book discussion that all readers will enjoy.  Call 508-532-5636 or stop in to request a copy of the book. Refreshments provided.

Grades 3-5, Registration required.

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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 fun books to supplement your new school assignments.

Grades K+.

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.

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.

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.

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool ages.

The Play Space is funded in part by a LSTA grant awarded from the MBLC.

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool ages.

The Play Space is funded in part by a LSTA grant awarded from the MBLC.

Art Unveiling and Workshop with the Artist, Sara Zieve Miller

Join us as we unveil our new sculptural subject headings and meet the artist who made them.  Sara will then lead a workshop explaining how to make shapes and paints more interesting by adding textures.

Grades K+. Registration required for workshop.

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.

KEVA Plank Building

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

 All ages.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Early Release Open Lego

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!

Grades K+.

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool ages.

The Play Space is funded in part by a LSTA grant awarded from the MBLC.

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.

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool ages.

The Play Space is funded in part by a LSTA grant awarded from the MBLC.