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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 May 1, 15 and 29, and Saturday May 9, 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 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 May 3 and 17, 2:00-3:00pm, and Saturdays May 2 and 16, 2:00-3:00pm, and Wednesdays May 6 and 20, 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.
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Early Release Mighty Makers Mob
Thursday May 7, 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 learn an exciting new process every month!  

Documentary Film: Babies (2010) 79 min PG (for cultural and maternal nudity)
Thursday, May 7, 7:00pm, Costin Room, Parents

Mothers & More Moderators: Kim Comatas, Co-President of Framingham Townwide PTO and Elizabeth Roy, Library Trustee
Mothers & More and Framingham Public Library are proud to co-sponsor this program, geared to parents. Filmmaker Thomas Balmes offers an adorable glimpse of babyhood in this documentary, through observing the first two years of the life of four babies and their families from around the world. Balmes reveals just how much we have in common despite our cultural differences. Mothers & More is sponsoring a diaper drive (this evening ONLY) to benefit Cradles to Crayons. Please consider donating a box of diapers. Light refreshments provided.

Guys Read! With Mark Peter Hughes, author of Lemonade Mouth
Friday, May 8, 4-7:00pm, Main Library, Grades 6-8

Are you a middle school guy who doesn’t like to read? Or you like to read but can’t find books that interest you? Come to our first ever Guys Read event and hear from guys who like to read, including Mark Peter Hughes, author of Lemonade Mouth, which was made into a Disney movie! We’ll have a Mind and Muscle contest, pizza, prizes, a showing of the Lemonade Mouth movie, lots of books, and a raffle drawing for a GoPro camera! Copies of Lemonade Mouth are available for checkout at both Libraries in advance of the event.

Mothers’ Day Open Craft
Saturday May 9, 10:00-3:00pm, J Craft Room, ages 5 and up.

Drop in and make something clever and heartfelt to show your mom how much she means to you. Ideas and materials supplied; you bring the feeling!

Open Lego Build
Saturday May 16, 10:00am-12:00noon, 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!  

Early Release Book Bingo
Thursday May 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, 30 de Maio, 11h, J Program Room, idades 3-6.

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

Touch and Learn Animal Program presented by the 4-H Cottontail Club
Saturday May 30, 3:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, all ages.

Come learn about a variety of animals and have the opportunity to pet them.  

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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.   

Vacation Week American Girl Tea Party
Wednesday April 22, 2-2:45pm, Children’s Room, ages 6 and up. Registration required.

Dress up your doll and yourself and join us at our American Girl Tea Party! There will be games, a craft and lemonade with treats.  

Drop In Craft
Saturday May 16, 10:00am-12noon, McAuliffe Branch Children's Room, all ages.

Drop in to make a springtime craft 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. 

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

Monday through Thursday 3:00pm to 5:0
0pm
- 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 jgatlin@minlib.net
The Homework Center is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

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