Library News

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Framingham Public Library Foundation News

Soon we will install a second round of engraved bricks at the McAuliffe Branch Library. This will bring the total number of bricks to nearly 900! The FPLF continues to seek funds to match the $91,000 grant awarded to the FPL for improvements to the Costin Room’s audio and video systems. These improvements will bring Library programs to audiences at home, as well as in the Library. The FPLF appreciates the community’s generous support of both Libraries.

http://www.framlibfoundation.org/

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LVM Literacy Unlimited

LVM Literacy Unlimited is the adult tutoring program of FPL. Interested in helping a newcomer learn English? Come to an orientation session to find out more, April 12, 6-7:30pm (J Program Room).

The next 6-week tutor training begins April 19, 6-9:00pm (J Program Room).

May Raffle Baskets are coming! Starting May 1, purchase a ticket to have the opportunity to win a May Basket. All proceeds benefit Literacy Unlimited. Call 508-834-0425 or email fplmail4@minlib.net.

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Silhouette Portraits

Christa McAuliffe Branch Library
746 Water Street, Framingham

Friday April 28, 12noon-5:00pm & Saturday April 29, 10:00am-5:00pm

A Fundraising Event to benefit the Friends of the Framingham Library

Hand-cut artist Jean Comerford, these lovely portraits make wonderful gifts and precious mementos. All work is done free-hand and wiggly little ones are welcome!

By appointment only: Please contact Marsha Farmelant at (508) 875-1918 or mfarmelant@aol.com

Pricing: Silhouette…$35                 Duplicate of original silhouette…$15
               5x7 Frame…$35                8x10 Frame…$45
     For one silhouette                       For 2-3 silhouettes

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Early Learning Zone: Grand Opening!

Early Learning Zone Grand Opening!

Friday March 10
11:30-12:30pm
Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington St.

Come celebrate with us as we introduce young children and families to our new space with a story and “Play, Learn and Grow Together” activity hour. There will be special guest visitors and refreshments. All ages.

The Framingham Public Library and the Early Childhood Alliance joined together for a unique collaboration that will benefit all families with young children in Framingham. The partnership is excited to announce the grand opening of this new parent-child early learning zone. Our celebration will include a recognition of the Sudbury Foundation’s valuable contribution to this space. It is the Foundation’s strong belief that this collaborative project highlights the importance of early education in the most natural and accessible of locations in the community – our local Library!

The ECAAF fulfills its mission by ensuring access to:

  • early learning experience for children prenatal to age eight
  • school readiness activities
  • early childhood resources and information
  • family support and education
  • professional development for early childhood educators
  • community advocacy of early childhood issues
  • transition supports from home to school, early intervention, preschool, kindergarten, special education, and out-of-school time

Sponsored by the Early Childhood Alliance of Ashland/Framingham, a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant, funded by the Massachusetts Department of Education and Care, administrated by the Framingham Public Schools and kindly supported by the Framingham Public Library.

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Become a Tutor!

LVM Literacy Unlimited, the library-based tutoring program, needs tutors to help teach English to adult Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). You don’t need teaching experience or knowledge of a foreign language to be a volunteer. You do need some training!

Come to our information session on Tuesday March 7, 10-11:30am, followed by our six-week class on Tuesdays, March 14 to April 18, 10:00am-1:00pm.

For more information, go to the website: http://framinghamlibrary.org/literacy/ our-program/become-a-tutor/.

We are opening our waiting list to new students during the week of March 20. Please see registration times listed on the bulletin board across from the elevator, or check in the Literacy office.

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Framingham Public Schools Art Show

A Visual Public Art Show featuring artwork from the Framingham Public Schools grades K-12 will be on display at the library from March 6 – March 31. Come meet the artists at a reception on Wednesday, March 8 from 5:30-7:00. Refreshments will be served.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Framingham Public Library has launched an early literacy initiative called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. The program helps kids build their early literacy skills and fosters a love of reading. Upon sign up, children will receive a free book bag, log sheet, and other goodies. Please visit us at the Main Library or McAuliffe Branch to ask questions or to sign up!