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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.
- Ages 3½–5: Wednesdays 1:15–2:00pm.

New Sing-Along Stories
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 September 5 and 19, and Saturdays September 13 and 27, 10:30-11:00am, J Program Room, Ages 0-2 with caregiver.
Fridays October 3, 17, and 31, and Saturdays October 11 and 25, 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.

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. Saturday October 11 2:00-3:00pm, Sundays October 12 and 26, 2:00-3:00pm, and Wednesdays October 1, 15, and 29 from 7:00-8:00pm. Registration required. Call or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.
Book Buddies

Book Bingo
Wednesday September 24, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft or Costin Room, Ages 5 and up. Registration required.

Prizes, laughs, and best of all books! Join us for our ever-popular Book Bingo and pick up some books to take home and enjoy over your mini-break.  

Open Lego Build
Thursday September 25, 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!  

Scrabble Club
Friday September 26, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 8 and up. Registration required.

Play the original “Words with Friends!” Join us and enjoy playing Scrabble in person with new friends!

Brincadeira e Contos em Português!
Sábado, 27 de Setembro, 11h, J Program Room, Idades 3-6.

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

Early Release Mighty Makers Mob
Thursday October 2, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 8 and up.
Welcome back to a monthly exploration of creativity! This month we’ll explore the possibilities to be made with the invention kit, MaKey MaKey!  

Dads & Donuts—the Return!
Saturday October 4, 10:00am-11:00am, Costin Room, Ages 2-6.

Bond with your dad (and with donuts) through songs, storytelling, snacks, and activities! Mothers, siblings and other family members welcome!  

Halloween Shorts Movie Matinee
Saturday October 4, 2:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, All Ages at parents’ discretion.

Toy Story of Terror (TV-G) What starts out as an exciting road trip takes an unexpected turn for the worse -- after Mr. Potato Head suddenly disappears, his friends find themselves caught up in a hilarious mystery that must be solved before they suffer the same fate! 22 minutes
Halloween Tree (Unrated) Four children learn the origins of Halloween customs while trying to save the life of their friend. 90 minutes  

Early Release Easy Reading Explorers
Thursday October 9, 3:00-4:00pm, J Program Room, Grades 1-3, Registration required.
Now that you’re comfortable reading, it’s time to find out what you like to read by exploring different types of books. This month, let’s explore scary books to get ready for Halloween. We’ll look at books about monsters and aliens and things that go bump in the night. Snacks provided.  

Early Release Open Lego Build
Thursday October 16, 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!  

Halloween Book Bingo
Saturday October 18, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 5 and up.

Registration required. Prizes, laughs, and best of all books! Join us for our special, spooky Halloween version of our ever-popular Book Bingo and pick up some books to take home.  

Brincadeira e Contos em Português!
Sábado, 18 de Outubro, 11h, J Program Room, Idades 3-6.

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

Early Release Scrabble Club
Thursday October 23, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 8 and up. Registration required.

Play the original “Words with Friends!” Join us and enjoy playing Scrabble in person with new friends!  

Halloween Open Craft
Saturday October 25, 10:00am-3:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 3 and up.

Drop in and make some spooky decorations to help turn your house into a spooktacular haunted mansion for Halloween!  

Early Release American Girl Halloween Party
Thursday October 30, 3:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, Ages 5+ Registration required.

Bring yourself and your American Girl or other doll in costume to our Halloween Party! Games and snacks and a costume parade!  

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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.

Drop-in Craft
Saturday September 20, 10:00am-12:00noon, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, All Ages.

Create an autumn craft and browse our wide selection of fall books!  

Drop-in Craft
Saturday October 25, 10:00am-12:00noon, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, All Ages.

Visit for a seasonal craft and browse our Fall holiday book selection.  

Special Halloween Storytime and Craft
Wednesday October 29, 7:00-7:30pm, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, Ages 3-7. Registration required.

Join us for a fun evening of Halloween stories and a craft. Wear your favorite costume!  

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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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