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  Main Library Special Events

Weekly Storytimes: Get in the library habit—drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, some school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.
- Ages 2–3½: Wednesdays 10:15–10:45am - OR - Thursdays 10:15–10:45am.

Stories and Songs
Wednesdays 1:15-2:00pm, J Program Room, Ages 2 -5.
Drop in for age appropriate stories, songs, and musical activities.  

Drop-in Baby Lapsit
Fridays March 6 and 20, and Saturdays March 14 and 28, 10:30-11:00am, J Program Room, ages 0-2 with caregiver.
Come sing and play and 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.

Play, Learn and Grow Together with Hot Topics (Sign-up required through ECAF, tel. 508-782-6932)
Tuesdays in March 1:00-2:00, J Program Room, all ages.

At these groups, you and your child will strengthen your child’s early literacy skills through music, movement, and stories while having fun! Child Activity provided! Siblings always welcome. It’s never too early or too late to become a Brain Builder!

Book Buddies Reading to Dogs
Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Therapy Dogs Lilah, Tessie, Willis, or Montana listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.
Sundays March 1 and 15, and Saturdays March 7, 21 and 28, 2:00-3:00pm, and Wednesdays March 11 and 25 from 7:00-8:00pm. J Program Room, all ages. Registration required. Call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.
Book Buddies


Dads & Donuts
Saturday March 7, 10:00am-11:00am, Costin Room, ages 2-6.

Bond with your dad (and with donuts). Mothers, siblings and other family members welcome! Volunteer readers needed; contact the Children’s Room, 508-532-5570 x4, for details.  

Movie Matinee: The Book of Life (Rated PG; for mild action, rude humor, some thematic elements and brief scary images).
Saturday March 7, 2:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, all ages at parents’ discretion.
Manolo, a young man, is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears.  

Passport to Parenting Workshop Series
Tuesday March 17, 1:00-2:00pm, J Program Room, all ages.

Arranged by ECAF, the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham, this new monthly workshop series will take you on an exploration of child behaviors. Activities will be provided for children in the Craft Room while parents are exploring topics.
This Month: Developmental Milestones in Young Children. Presented by RCS as a special Hot Topic! Come with your questions and concerns!  

Open Lego Build
Saturday March 14, 2:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, ages 5 and up.

Drop in and make something creative with our supplied LEGOs. Plus, look through our new LEGO idea books to make something super exciting! Leave your name with the creation and we’ll display it on top of our shelves for a month!  

Special Storytime with Christine Boudreau and her service dog
Saturday March 21, 1:00-2:00pm, J Program Room

Join us for a storytime on service dogs plus time for a meet and greet with and questions and answers about Christine’s dog. Arranged by ECAF.  

Book Bingo
Saturday March 21, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 5 and up.

Prizes, laughs, and best of all books! Join us at our ever-popular Book Bingo and pick up some books to take home.  

Brincadeira e Contos em Português!
Sábado, 28 de Março, 11h, J Program Room, idades 3-6.

Venha brincar, cantar, e ouvir contos em Português com Tia Catarina!  

Mighty Makers Mob
Saturday March 28, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, ages 8 and up. Registration required.

Join the Mighty Maker’s Mob for fun, creative projects that encourage innovation and ingenuity! Come for an exciting new project every month!  


    McAuliffe Branch Special Events

Weekly Storytimes
Mondays 10:00-10:20am, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, Ages 2-4, Drop-in  

Drop-in Baby Lapsit Storytime
Tuesdays 10:00am, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, 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.   

Drop-in Craft
Saturday March 21, 10:00am-12noon, McAuliffe Branch Children's Room, all ages.

Join us to make a fun craft while selecting books from our vast collection for all ages.  


    Preschool Storyhours

Get in the library habit—drop in every week for some age appropriate stories and the occasional thematic craft time.

Main Library, 49 Lexington Street
508-532-5570 x4336

2 to 3 1/2 Year Old Storytimes
J Program Room

Wednesdays 10:15-10:45am or Thursdays 10:15-10:45am
3 1/2 to 5 Year Old Storytimes
J Program Room

Wednesdays 1:15-2:00pm

McAuliffe Branch, corner of Nicholas and Water Streets

2 to 4 Year Old Storytime
Mondays 10:00-10:20am
Drop-In Baby Lapsit Storytime
0-2 years old with an adult
Tuesdays 10:00am 
Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time! Parents can network while babies pick up phonemic awareness, one of the foundations for successfully learning to read. 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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Framingham FAB (Family Advisory Board)
The Library is interested in starting a Family Advisory Board to help us plan and schedule programming and services through the Children’s Department that will be entertaining, educational and/or useful to, as well as popular with, library members of all ages. We may discuss a different topic every month such as using social media in programs, getting ready for Kindergarten, brain building in preschoolers and elementary students, what you are looking for in school vacation week programs, programs in other languages, etc. We’d like to make Framingham FAB. Please contact Lucy Loveridge,, with your best times for getting together. 

Need homework help?
Come to the Homework Center at the Framingham Public Library!

Monday through Thursday 3:00pm to 5:0
- Dedicated computers
- Free tutoring servicesIMLS
- Research resources
- Homework supplies

We provide free tutoring and homework help for all Framingham middle and high school students! Our tutors are matched with individual students for ongoing academic support.

Come for help with homework assignments, school reports and projects (individual and group.) We have computers, a color printer and any supplies that you need to achieve academic success (including snacks!)

No appointment needed, Just drop by the Young Adult Center!
Questions? Contact Judy Gatlin at
The Homework Center is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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