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Every Hero Has a Story!

This year’s summer reading adventure is at our library!! Have you won your end of summer prize or free t-shirt yet? Don’t forget to write your name up on our wall of reading fame—especially if you’ve reached 15, 30 or 50 hours of reading this summer! You still have time to sign up at either branch and get your packet to start! (paid for by the Framingham Cultural Council and Friends of the Framingham Library, Framingham Coalition, DCU Digital Federal Credit Union, and Mutual One Bank as well as our t-shirt sponsors).


Every Hero Has a Story
is sponsored by the Framingham Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

  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.
*Special appearance by Buzz Lightyear on Wednesday July 22 at 10:15 sponsored by U Fund*

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

Mother Goose on the Loose at Drop-in Baby Lapsit
Fridays July 10 and 24 and Saturday July 18,10:30-11:00am, J Program Room, ages 0-3 with caregiver.

In June and on Fridays in July, sample Mother Goose on the Loose, an eight-week, thirty-minute program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. The complete series will start in the fall on a new day and time.    

Drop-in Baby Lapsit
Fridays August 7 and 21 and Saturdays August 1, 15 and 29,10:30-11:00am, J Program Room, ages 0-3 with caregiver.
This month on Fridays, sample “Mother Goose on the Loose,” an eight-week, thirty-minute program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. The complete series will start in the fall on a new day and time. Saturdays experience our Baby Lapsits with words, rhymes, and puppets to help babies pick up phonological awareness--one of six foundations of future reading success while parents network.  

Friday Flick- The Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water
July 31, 2:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, all ages at Parents’ Discretion

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water (Rated PG for mild action and rude humor)
When a pirate steals the secret recipe for the beloved Krabby Patties, SpongeBob and friends come ashore to bring back the missing formula, unleashing their inner superheroes along the way.  

Family Game Night
Monday August 3, 7:00-8:30pm, Costin Room, Main Library, Grades K+, Registration required for a time slot on the Wii.

Join us for a relaxed evening of board and card games plus a chance to try out the Wii on the big screen.  

Hampstead Stage Company: Robin Hood
Wednesday August 5, 3:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, Main Library, Grades K+
Robin Hood is our adaptation of the classic English folktale, chronicling the life and adventures of the infamous outlaw with a heart of gold. The play is an action-packed hour, filled with brave heroics, bumbling villains, and heartwarming moments.  

Dale Freeman
Saturday August 8, 10:00-11:00am, Costin Room, Main Library, Ages 0-8.
This lively show consists of lots of dancing, actions, and singing along to rock and roll, country, blues, some of Dale’s own songs, and a few multi-cultural tunes, all while incorporating different styles of music. Join us for an EXCITING and FUN concert for the kid in all of us.  

Ice Cream Social and Movie
Wednesday August 12, 2:00-4:30pm, Costin Room, Main Library, Grades K+ at parents’ discretion

Join us as we celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Adventure with a serving of ice cream and fudge sauce, and a showing of Big Hero Six (rated PG; for action and peril, some rude humor, and thematic elements)! When a devastating turn of events catapults robotics prodigy, Hiro Hamada, and his friends into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.  

Stuffed Animal Overnight and Storytime
Thursday, August 13, 7:00-7:30pm, Costin Room, Main Library, Ages 3+. Pre-registration requested. Refreshments provided by Take the Cake of Ashland.

Do you have a book-loving, adventurous stuffed animal who would like to sleep over at the library? If so, we invite you to join us for some stories before leaving your adventure-seeking companion behind for an exciting night at the library. Stuffed animals must be picked up Friday morning, August 14 any time after 9am. Pictures of the event will be live tweeted and posted on Facebook Thursday night.  

Book Bingo
Wednesday August 19, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Main Library, Grades K+

Prizes, laughs, and best of all books! Join us for our ever-popular Book Bingo, and pick up some books for reading during your last week of summer vacation.  

Special Friday Flick on Thursday!
Thursday August 20, 2:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, All Ages at Parents’ Discretion
Bears (Rated G)

This movie showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life's most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, the world outside is exciting--but risky--as the cubs' playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches.  

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    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.   

Duct Tape Craft
Thursday August 6, 2:00-3:00pm, McAuliffe Branch Children's Room, Ages 7 and up.
Get creative with our colorful selection of duct tape and browse our seasonal display of books.  

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    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
508-532-5636

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, lloveridge@minlib.net, with your best times for getting together. 

The Homework Center will reopen in September 2015!
Free tutoring, homework and school project help available to all Framingham elementary, middle and high school students every Monday through Thursday afternoon from 2:30-5:30. Helpful tutors, computers, color printers, resources, school and craft supplies. Stop in and check us out!

The Student Advisory Board represents the middle and high schools in Framingham. Together we plan and facilitate events for the school year. Our next board meeting is Monday, October 6th. Everyone is welcome! We need student representatives from Walsh, Cameron, Fuller and St.Bridget’s Middle Schools. Share your ideas and inspire us! For more information email Judy Gatlin at jgatlin@minlib.net.

 

Meet Fred, the Library’s new mascot who resides in the Main Library Children’s Room! Click here to see photos of Fred. Meet our official library mascot Fred! Stop by the Children's Room at the Main Library to say hello!

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