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.
Hora do conto em Portugues/Portuguese Storytime
Quarta-feiras de Março, 6:00-6:45pm, J Program Room, Para 3-6 anos.
Wednesdays in March, 6:00-6:45pm, J Program Room, Ages 3-6.
Join us for stories and songs in Portuguese! Whether you’re looking to keep
your child in touch with their cultural heritage or simply to expose
them to different cultures, Portuguese Storytime is for you!
Book Buddy Reading to Dogs
Saturdays March 1 and 29, 2:00-3:00pm, Sundays March 2, 16 and 30, 2:00-3:00pm, and Thursday March 6, 2:00-3:00pm.
Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Therapy Dogs Lilah, Poky, Tessie or Katie Bear listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.
Registration required. Sign up for a 15 minute slot.
Please click here for info
about Book Buddy.
Drop-in Baby Lapsit
Saturdays March 1, 15 and 29,
and Fridays March 7 and 21, 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.
Weekly Play Groups at the Library in
March presented by ECAF
(Sign-up required through ECAF, tel. 508-782-6932).
Bilingual Babies (Spanish/English) Play, Learn and Grow Together
in March, 10:30-11:30, J Program Room, Ages 0-2
Bilingual (Spanish/English) Play, Learn and Grow Together
in March, 1:00-2:00pm, J Program Room, All Ages.
At these groups, you and your child will strengthen your child’s early literacy skills or get your child ready for kindergarten through music, movement, and stories while having fun! We will also support you as your child's first teacher, and supply resources and referrals. Siblings always welcome. It’s never too early or too late
to become a Brain Builder!
Saturday March 22, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 6-12.
Prizes, laughs, and best of all books! Join us for our ever-popular Book Bingo and learn about some of the books available in the library.
FPL Adventure Club
Saturday March 29, 3:00 – 4:00pm, J Program Room, Ages 8-10. Pre-registration required.
& His Knights Workshop: This month’s meeting of the FPLAC focuses on the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table! Along with discussing the exploits of these great heroes of old, we’ll work on designing our very own coat of arms!
4H Cottontails Program
Saturday March 29, 10:00am–12:00noon, Costin Room, All Ages.
Listen to teens in the 4-H Club of Norfolk County
talk about their experiences raising chickens,
rabbits, and other animals. There will be time
to pet the animals (even the chickens!) and talk
with the 4-H club members.
Middle School Geography Bee
Friday April 11, Evening, Main Library.
Save the date!
More information coming soon. Any questions, please contact Judy
Gatlin at email@example.com.
Frozen (2013) 108 min PG – Winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film
Friday April 4, 7:00pm
(enter between 6:30 and 7:15pm on the Lexington Street side)
Saturday April 5, 2:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room
After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Refreshments.
McAuliffe Branch Special Events
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.
Saturday March 22, 10:00am-12:00noon, McAuliffe Library Children's room, all ages.
Welcome Spring with a special craft and browse our wide selection of Spring themed books.
Get in the library habit—drop in every week for some age appropriate stories and the occasional thematic craft time.
Library, 49 Lexington Street
||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
corner of Nicholas and Water Streets
||2 to 4 Year Old Storytime
Drop-In Baby Lapsit Storytime|
0-2 years old with an adult
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, with your best times for getting together.
Need homework help?Monday through Thursday 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Come to the
Framingham Public Library!
- Dedicated computers
- Free tutoring services
- 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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