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Poetry Workshop Led by Alan Feldman
Tuesday May 26, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. Each session begins with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed need to provide copies to distribute during the session. Alan Feldman is a professor emeritus at Framingham State University, a published poet, and for 22 years, taught the advanced creative writing course at Harvard’s Radcliffe Seminars. 
Cooking Program: Sensational Summer Salads With Ellie Deaner
Wednesday May 27, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Limited to 35 registrants: *CLASS HAS NOW BEEN FILLED.*
Join us to watch Ellie Deaner, well known cooking teacher and cookbook author, prepare some sensational summer salads. These salads can be featured as a main dish or used to enhance your summer meals. Copies of recipes will be provided and you’ll have a chance to win one of Ellie’s cookbooks as a door prize.
 
LIBRARY 24/7
Tuesday June 2, 9:00am-10:00am
Callahan Senior Center, 535 Union Avenue

Did you know you can download books from OverDrive, the Library’s Digital Catalog to your eReader for FREE? To learn how to download, and what devices are compatible, join us on Tuesday June 2, from 9-10:00am at the Callahan Senior Center, 535 Union Avenue.
Presented by the Framingham Public Library Reference Staff. Please sign up at the Callahan Senior Center front desk or call 508-532-5980. Bring your mobile device, Apple password (if you have an Apple device) and your Minuteman Library card number.
Main Library Book Club: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Tuesday, June 2, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room

A.J. Fikry, the owner of Island Books, has lost his zest for life after experiencing the loss of his wife and plummeting book sales. He has largely given up until an unexpected occurrence gives him the chance to create a new life. Zevin crafts a sweet, uplifting homage to bookstores, and captures the joy of connecting people and books. Led by Annabel Dodd.
 
Film Series: Queen Christina (1933) 99 min
Wednesday June 3, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves. Starring Greta Garbo and John Gilbert.  

*Part of the Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman: From Sweden to International Stardom Film Series*
Discussion Leader: Dr. Claudia Springer, Assistant Professor in the English Department, Framingham State University

Garbo and Bergman mesmerized film audiences with their talent and beauty. From humble beginnings in Sweden, each actress used her distinctive style to set a new standard for artistry in film acting. Dr. Springer will introduce each film and lead a discussion following each screening. Refreshments served.

Next film: Notorious (1946) on June 24.
 
Brown Bag Learning Series (Brown Bag Brain Boost): Introduction to Meditative Breathing
Friday June 5, 12:00-1:00pm
Main Library

Presented by Addie Alex, RYT, CSYT, owner of Light of the Heart Yoga
Meditation helps you become more focused, centered in yourself, less fragmented and peaceful. In this experiential presentation you experience a deeper you that is always calm and vibrant. The techniques you will learn are portable.
About Addie Alex: Addie owns and operates Light of the Heart Yoga in Holliston MA. She is a certified Svaroopa® yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Leading Teacher. She has been teaching yoga and meditation in the Metrowest area for over 35 years. She is dedicated to the science and practice of Svaroopa® Yoga & Mediation and enjoys facilitating the inner journey. Her teaching and her life are empowered by her meditation practice.


*Join us from 12-1:00pm one Friday a month for an informal lunch time program featuring speakers from local businesses and organizations. A wide range of topics will be discussed that are educational and entertaining.
The Brown Bag Learning Series is free to the public. Guests are welcome to bring their lunch; coffee will be provided.
Friday Night Film: Selma (2015) 127min PG-13 (for disturbing thematic material, including violence, a suggestive moment, and brief strong language)
Friday June 5, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Selma chronicles the tumultuous period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights, leading an epic march from Selma to Montgomery. Starring David Oyelowo, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Tom Wilkinson. Enter on the Lexington Street side from 6:30-7:15pm. Refreshments.  
 
Sunday Concert Series: Pianist Constantine Finehouse and Violinist Tudor Dornescu
Sunday June 7, 3:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

The talented duo performs the works by Brahms and Beethoven. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Framingham Library, the Metro Credit Union, and Morton J. Shuman, attorney-at-law. Refreshments.
Matinee Film: Still Alice (2015) 99 min PG-13 (for mature thematic material, and brief language including a sexual reference)
Monday June 8, 3:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) is a happily married woman with three grown children. As a renowned linguistics professor, she becomes concerned when she starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, her family bonds are sorely tested. Julianne Moore won an Oscar for her role. Also starring Alec Baldwin. Refreshments.  
 
Giuseppe Verdi and the Golden Age of Italian Opera
Guest Speaker: Dr. Gil Harel, Professor, (CUNY Baruch College) and musicologist

Wednesday June 10, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

A creation of the early baroque period, opera has entertained audiences for more than four centuries. Contributions to the genre have been made by many, including names such as Monteverdi, Handel, Mozart and more. But perhaps no style in the history of opera has been as prosperous as the romantic one, and no composer more successful than Giuseppe Verde. During this session, Dr. Harel examines the great tragedy La Traviata, discussing its superlative musical qualities, its compelling characters, and the man who wove it all together. Refreshments.  
 
Birds of Coastal Southern New England, A Lecture and Photography Presentation by Brooks Mathewson
Thursday June 11, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

For close to a decade, Brooks has been exploring the barrier beaches, rocky shores and salt marshes of coastal southern New England with the goal of studying and capturing inspiring photographs of the diverse bird life found in these habitats. In this talk, Brooks will share his images of the wading birds, shore birds, waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds that utilize these varied habitats. In addition, he discusses the life history of these amazing birds, and shares insights into their ecology. Refreshments.  
 
Brad Ellenberg Quintet in Concert
Wednesday June 17, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

The Brad Ellenberg Quintet is a dynamic, original jazz band featuring Gary Bohan: trumpet/flugelhorn, Mario Cerra: saxophone, Bob Abruzese: bass, Grant Smith: drums and Brad Ellenberg: guitar. The band is committed to creating exciting and meaningful original jazz music with over forty originals in their book. "(The musicians) are great composers, arrangers and players who blend the best in traditional jazz with the kind of innovation that makes listening a real pleasure!" - Jordan Rich: WBZ Radio Boston. Sponsored in part by the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and in part by the Friends of the Framingham Library. Refreshments.  
 
McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Thursday June 18, 10-11:00am
McAuliffe Branch

Fall into the past with Outlander, as our heroine finds herself ripped from 1945 and dropped into the war- torn Scottish Highlands in 1743. This first novel of the New York Times bestselling series begins with the tale of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser. Filled with the political intrigue and espionage of the Jacobite rebellion, scenes of battle as the Highland clans fight to restore Charles Edward Stuart to the throne, vivid details of everyday life, and the romance between Jamie and Claire, this book cannot be pigeonholed into a specific genre. Refreshments. Led by Kim Jung.
 
Friends of the Library BOOK SALE
Saturday, June 20
9:30am-10:00am: FRIENDS MEMBERS ONLY
10:00am-3pm: Open to the public
Main Library

The Friends will host their 3rd Annual Coffee from 9am to 9:30am on June 20th prior to the start of the sale for Friends Members only. Coffee, tea, and all manner of good things to eat will be offered. This event has turned out to be such great fun for all involved—members and volunteers. First time members who sign up now will get an extra month on their first year’s membership and early birds will be eligible to attend the Coffee.
Over the summer, please bring your much needed donations to the Library on Friday mornings. Call the Library for more information regarding donations. There are no sales in July and August, but the Friends Book Store is always open during regular Library hours.
Book sale
Truck Day Summer Reading Kick-off with special guests, Batman and Merida!
Saturday June 20, 10:00am-12noon
McAuliffe Branch Library/Pinefield Shopping Center parking lot, all ages.

Explore big trucks from the DPW, Fire, and Police Departments! Even more trucks from the post office and other community hero groups. An Ice Cream truck, too! Meet special superheroes at the Library that day and sign up for our summer reading program. .... Every Hero Has A Story!  
 
Film Series: Notorious (1946) 101 min
Wednesday June 24, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them? Starring Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant and Claude Rains.

*Part of the Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman: From Sweden to International Stardom Film Series*
Discussion Leader: Dr. Claudia Springer, Assistant Professor in the English Department, Framingham State University

Garbo and Bergman mesmerized film audiences with their talent and beauty. From humble beginnings in Sweden, each actress used her distinctive style to set a new standard for artistry in film acting. Dr. Springer will introduce each film and lead a discussion following each screening. Refreshments served.
 
Enjoy the Food, Support the Library!
Thursday June 25
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant (Speen St. and Rte. 30)

Watch for the flyer, coming soon!
The Framingham Public Library Foundation (FPLF) is sponsoring a fundraiser at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant (Speen St. and Rte. 30). A percentage of the bills for participating customers who bring the flyer to the restaurant will be given to the FPLF.  
 
FPL Super-Con Program: Every Hero Has a Great Story!
Thursday June 25, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Comic mime Robert Rivest is the kickoff act for the FPL Super-Con! He leads family audiences on a fun, upbeat journey of everyday heroes, superheroes and heroes from Greek mythology and popular books. This exciting program is highly participatory. Everyone gets the opportunity to learn mime, act out their favorite hero, and help Robert create a new hero and story on the spot. Join the fun! Open to all ages.  

Adult programs are funded in part by the
Friends of the Framingham Library Association


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Coming soon — Watch for this flyer!
The Framingham Public Library Foundation (FPLF) is sponsoring a fundraiser at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant (Speen St. and Route 30) on June 25. A percentage of the bills for participating customers who bring this flyer to the restaurant will be given to the FPLF. Enjoy the food and help the Library!

Adult Summer Reading – Escape the Ordinary
Escape the Ordinary this summer and join our Adult Summer Reading program! Starting Thursday, June 25 sign-up for Adult Summer Reading at the Circulation desk of the Main Library or the McAuliffe branch and receive a free Summer Reading t-shirt. For each book you read you may enter a raffle ticket to win a grand prize, to be announced. For more information: Call 508-532-5570 x4351 or visit www.framinghamlibrary.org/adultsummerreading.htm.

Deputy Police Chief Steve Trask Reading to Children at the Library
Framingham Deputy Police Chief Steve Trask read a favorite book to children at Framingham Public Library on April 27 as part of Potter Road Elementary School’s new literacy program, “Let’s Read a Story.”
Read the news article here: http://framingham.wickedlocal.com/article/20150417/NEWS/150416488



Celebrate Spring with the May Baskets Raffle!
The May Baskets Raffle benefits LVM Literacy Unlimited, the adult tutoring program in MetroWest. There’s something for everyone – electronics, toys, food, wine, fun, and more! The baskets will be on view in the lobby at Framingham Public Library, at McAuliffe Branch Library, and at Morse Institute Library (Natick).

You may purchase tickets at any venue ($2 for one ticket, $10 for a book of 6 tickets.) Just write your name on the ticket and choose the basket that you would like to win.

The raffle begins May 1st and runs through May 31st. The drawing will be held at noon on June 2nd. *Please click here to see the baskets.*

All proceeds benefit the tutoring program for adults learning to read and learning to speak English, through our basic literacy and ESOL programs.


McAuliffe Branch Building Project
The Framingham Public Library Foundation is actively fundraising for the new McAuliffe Project and long- term for the entire Library System. The Foundation’s Fundraising Committee is looking for volunteers to help us meet our target. For more information please call Ruth Winett, President, Framingham Public Library Foundation at 508-877-1938 or email: rwinett@rcn.com.

MutualOne Bank’s Checking for Charity Program to Benefit Framingham Main Library
MutualOne Bank announced that the Bank’s 2015 Checking for Charity initiative will benefit the Framingham Main Library and Morse Institute Library in Natick. For every new personal or business checking account opened during 2015, the Bank will donate $10 to be shared equally by the two libraries. For locations and more information please visit MutualOne.com.


Homework Center Essay Contest
Please click here to see Framingham Patch photos from the Homework Center's Essay Contest fundraiser, held at the Deluxe Depot Diner on Thursday, March 5. All of the entries for the Homework Center’s Why I Love Framingham Essay Contest will be displayed in the Costin Room for the month of April.

McAuliffe Branch Library Project
Do you know there are still naming opportunities for the new McAuliffe Branch Library Building? For a donation, you can see your name or a loved one’s name permanently displayed on a room, chair, computer, outdoor bench, bike rack or other places.
This is your chance to really be a part of this new building! Go to www.framlibfoundation.org/library-features for more information.


Hundreds Turn Out For Steel Beam Signing Event

Several hundred Framingham residents of all ages and walks of life came to the Hemenway School on January 31 to sign one of the steel beams to be used in the construction of the new McAuliffe branch library across the street.
In addition to their signatures, many contributed words of inspiration and encouragement, literary quotes, as well as cash donations to the Framingham Public Library Foundation, which is raising $600,000 to reduce the town’s cost of the project.
http://www.framlibfoundation.org/2015/02/hundreds-turn-out-for-steel-beam-signing-event/


Adventures in Lifelong Learning Classes
Welcome to new and returning students! Classes, geared to seniors, will start on March 3 and cover history, literature, art history, dance and more. Membership and class registration can be found online at www.framinghamlibrary. org/adventures. Member registration starts on January 27 and non-member registration starts on February 17.

Counting the Donation Boxes

Counting the money donated for the new McAuliffe Branch from the vortexes (clear donation boxes), are sitting left to right, Ruth Winett, Joann Thompson, Nancy Coville Wallace and, standing, Mary Craig and Elizabeth Fideler. The total raised by the Framingham Library Foundation was $10,765.52. The Foundation wants to express its gratitude to all who contributed in this round of donations. The boxes are now back at the Main Library and McAuliffe Branch and there is still time to become part of the future, by helping to build the new McAuliffe Branch Library.

Borrow a Kill A Watt Monitor and Save
You can now borrow a Kill A Watt electricity usage monitor, thanks to a generous donation. The Kill A Watt is a small device that measures how much power a plugged-in appliance or device is using at the moment and how much energy it consumes over time. Learn how you can save energy and money. The Kill A Watt is shelved on the Main Library’s How-To-Express Display. Please call 508-532-5570 x4351 to reserve.


Library Apps – Fun and Free!
Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, music, magazines, videos and TV shows using apps from the Framingham Library.
• Download the Overdrive app to checkout eBooks (including Kindle eBooks), audiobooks and videos.
• Borrow digital magazines instantaneously with the Zinio app.
• Use the Hoopla app to instantly download music, audiobooks, videos and TV.
• Download the Mango app to learn a new language.

Get started at www.framinghamlibrary.org/apps.
Questions? Stop by the Main Library for Device Advice Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00- 9:00pm. Or call 508-532-5570 x4361 to schedule a Device Advice appointment (Or book online.)


Check it out, again!
We are happy to announce that as of January 1st we are able to renew an item a second time if there is no one else waiting for the item. Anything that is renewable can now be renewed twice!

Non-rental dvds can be renewed 2x for a total of 3 weeks
14 Day items can be renewed 2x for a total of 6 weeks
21 Day items can be renewed 2x for a total of 9 weeks

We hope you enjoy having some extra time to read, listen to or watch whatever you find of interest to borrow at the Library!

Streaming Videos in Overdrive
We now offer streaming videos in OverDrive! Titles include feature films, documentaries, exercise videos and movies for children. Streaming videos may be borrowed for 3 days. To start watching go to digital.minlib.net and in the Featured Collections click Streaming Videos.

If you have any questions stop in to Device Advice at the Main Library Reference Desk Mondays or Wednesdays from 6-9pm and by appointment. We can go over streaming videos or how to download eBooks, audiobooks, magazines or music from the Library. Go to www.framinghamlibrary.org/digital to access all our downloadable collections.


McAuliffe Branch Library Groundbreaking
A message from Framingham Public Library Foundation President, Ruth Winett:
I am delighted to report that we recently broke ground for the new Christa McAuliffe Branch Library and began construction! Your past generous donation has helped us reach this milestone.

On a wet and miserably cold October afternoon, over 100 enthusiastic supporters attended the groundbreaking for the new McAuliffe Branch Library.

Photo on the left --Selectmen Cheryl Tully Stoll and Mike Bower; Christa McAuliffe’s nephew, Mark Bristol, her sister Lisa Bristol, her brother, Christopher Corrigan; and town manager Bob Halpin break ground. On the right--a capacity crowd looks on appreciatively.

Since the groundbreaking, the contractors have cleared trees and begun laying the foundation for the new branch library. Construction will take about a year.

Your past contribution has helped us reach this point, but we still have a way to go. Please include the FPLF in your year-end charitable giving plans. And, ask your friends to donate, as well.


Thanks for generously supporting the New McAuliffe Library Project.

Happy Holidays,
Ruth Winett, President
Framingham Public Library Foundation
508-877-1938

PS. Your tax deductible donation will help us reach our fund raising goal before the new McAuliffe is completed.


Ancestry Library
We now have Ancestry Library at FPL! This new database is in-library use only. Stop by the library to get started.

Order all your Amazon items, not just books, through the Library website portal and support your library for free!

The Framingham Public Library Foundation has added a portal to Amazon on the Library website as a fundraiser for the Library. A percentage of each sale will benefit the Library at no additional cost to you. Click here to shop Amazon through the portal. Thank you!


In-Home Program for the Homebound
Do you have a friend or family member who is homebound, and unable to visit the library due to a chronic physical illness or as a result of a temporary hospital stay? If so, the library can register them for the In-Home program, which provides delivery of library materials to their door. All applicants must reside in Framingham. If you are interested or know someone who could benefit from this service, please call Michelle at 508-532-6347 or email MichelleLM@minlib.net.

The Library from Your Living Room: Music, Movies, Mags and More

No time to come to the library? Then bring the library to you! Download books, magazines, music and movies for FREE, 24/7, with new services from the Library. Zinio provides free access to full digital versions of your favorite magazines. hoopla brings you thousands of movie, television, music, and audiobook titles. And, borrow ebooks and audiobooks for your commute with Overdrive. Visit our Digital page for more information.

Need help? Drop by the Main Library on Mondays or Wednesdays, 6-9:00pm, or email the Reference Staff at fplmail6@minlib.net.

Framingham Public Library Foundation
The Framingham Public Library Foundation has met the first part of an anonymous challenge to match all new pledges and cash contributions made to the Framingham Public Library Foundation up to $20,000 between August 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, or whenever the goal is met. After nine weeks, $11,000 was raised and the donor provided the first of two checks. If this challenge is successful, the Foundation will receive a total of $40,000!

This offer includes the purchase of engraved bricks for the new McAuliffe Branch Library walkways (www.brick.fplf.org). There are also numerous naming opportunities available for areas and furnishings at the new Branch, starting at $250. Engraved bricks and naming opportunities offer a way to publicly demonstrate your commitment to and support of the new Branch Library project, as well as provide a lasting legacy for individuals, families, and organizations. Learn more or donate online at www.framlibfoundation.org/donate-now.

Help Us Increase Our Donation to the Library Foundation to $10,000!
As part of an energy efficiency outreach campaign in the summer of 2013, Next Step Living was able to donate $8,200 to FPLF. We now want to help increase that donation to $10,000 to further support the new Christa McAuliffe Branch. To do this, NSL will make a donation to the FPLF for every completed visit taken by Framingham Library patrons.
HOW? If your home is good for solar, sign up for a visit and NSL will donate $50 to FPLF on your behalf when you have completed the no-obligation visit.
WHY? Save money on your utility bills and learn about generous incentives and rebates available to reduce your energy consumption, and help the Library reach its goals and build a green Branch Library.
WHAT? 36 families who complete solar visits will help us reach our goal of a $10,000 donation. Help today by visiting www.goodener.gy/fplf to schedule a visit.


The Homework Center is open!

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.

WOWbrary!! Receive free alerts about our newest items.
We now offer weekly emails with information about the latest books, movies, music, audiobooks and more added to our collection. You can request items directly from the email, so it is a great way to get the latest bestsellers. To sign up to receive these e-mails, click here.

Literacy Unlimited needs tutors to help teach adults to speak English or learn to read and write.
You don’t need teaching experience or knowledge of a foreign language to be a volunteer. We will schedule training for volunteer tutors of both Basic Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). After completion of the training, tutors are carefully matched with a student to begin one-on-one tutoring. Please contact us if you are interested – we will send you updates on the training schedule.

For more information, please call Literacy Unlimited at 508-532-5574, visit our webpage, or send an email to fplmail@minlib.net.

CREATION STATION at Framingham Public Library
The Creation Station offers access to advanced software applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Project, Visio, and Visual Studio. Please see staff at our Reference Department to get started. The Friends of the Framingham Library graciously provided funding for much of the Creation Station.
Available software on the Creation Station:
Adobe Creative Suite 6: Photoshop CS6, Acrobat X Pro, Flash Professional CS6, Illustrator CS6, Dreamweaver CS6, InDesign CS6, Fireworks CS6, Extension Manager CS6, Media Encoder CS6, ExtendedScript Toolkit CS6, Adobe Bridge CS6
Microsoft Office 2010: Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint, Access, InfoPath, OneNote, SharePoint Workspace
More: Visio 2013, Project 2013, Visual Studio 2012, QuickBooks Premier Edition 2012, IrfanView, Windows MovieMaker, VLC, RealPlayer

More eBooks Just For You!
To keep up with the exploding demand for downloadable eBooks, the Framingham Public Library has started a collection of sought-after titles that is available only to Framingham residents. Called OverDrive Advantage, this collection will shorten the time you have to wait for bestselling titles in digital format. Go to http://digital.minlib.net and sign in with your library card number and PIN before you start searching the Overdrive catalog, and look for titles with a bright orange check mark.

Food Drive at the Main Library! (Ongoing)
Help to re-stock the empty shelves of the Hope Worldwide – Framingham Food Pantry this month by either donating a nutritious food item at the Main Library or sending a check to: Hope Worldwide – Framingham Food Pantry, 214 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702. Thank you for your generosity!

Digital Public Library: http://dp.la/
Starting with over two million items, each with its own special story and significance, the Digital Public Library of America will now begin to assemble the riches of our country’s libraries, archives, and museums, and connect them with the public. The Digital Public Library of America—to shape a new, open portal to knowledge and wonder. Sign in and explore this amazing new library online.

Hindi Language Books
Do you know someone who reads Hindi? We now have Hindi language books in our International Collection. Thank you to the Morse Institute Library for their generous loan of this wonderful collection. We also have Hindi language books in our Children’s room. Please ask for details about our Hindi books, or about other languages in our International Collection.

Donate Your No-Longer-Needed Books, Dvds, and CDs To The Library
We welcome your surplus books which are in good condition. Small donations of 1 or 2 bags are gratefully received any day. Larger donations are welcome on Friday mornings or the day of the monthly book sale. You may also call 508-532-5570 x4333 to arrange for drop-offs. Thank you.

The Friends of the Framingham Library
SAVE MONEY - HAVE FUN!! Check out all of our wonderful museum passes, most of which are sponsored by the Friends. Contact the reference desk to make a reservation at 508-532-5570 x4361, or do so online here. ENJOY! The Friends are a 501c(3) nonprofit organization; contributions are tax deductible and eligible for corporate matching gifts. Your membership helps us to provide many services to library patrons including book discussion groups, Adult and Children’s Programs, and Museum Passes. We appreciate your support! Please always keep the Friends in mind when disposing of your books, CDs and DVDs. We need donations. All donations need to be clean and ready to find new homes. Please call the library to arrange a convenient time to drop them off. If you can’t find or don’t see what you want at the sale, please ask one of our volunteers. All programs are free and open to all. Also- Don't forget to check out the Friends' Monthly Book Sales. See you at the Library!

Order ALL your Amazon items, not just books, through the Library website portal and support your library for free!
The Framingham Public Library Foundation has added a portal to Amazon on the Library website as a fundraiser for the Library. A percentage of each sale will benefit the Library at no additional cost to you. Go to www.framinghamlibrary.org and click on the Amazon portal. Thank you!

SOAR 55 – Your Local Resource for Volunteering
At SOAR 55, we place, train, and support volunteers, age 55 and over, who want to use their skills and experience to help local non-profits and public organizations in Newton and MetroWest.

With over 80 nonprofit and public partners, we can provide a professional, personalized and thoughtful search to find the right opportunity that matches your interests, values, and schedule.

Some opportunities include: help an at-risk elementary school child improve their reading or math skills; assist consumers with issues through education and mediation; co-lead health workshops as a certified leader for The Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs; provide guidance and advice to veterans transitioning out of the military who seek second careers in K-12 public education; provide tutoring in math, science, Language Arts, and/or Social Science to homeless youths and adults placed at a local Travelodge Motel who are enrolled in a GED program, and much more!

For information please contact Lois Levick at 508-532-5570 x4353 or at llevick@minlib.net. To learn more go to www.soar55.org and find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/soar55volunteer. SOAR 55 is a Corporation for National & Community Service RSVP Program.

Main Library Exhibits
Main Library March 2015 Exhibits
Art Gallery- Framingham Public Schools
Display Case- Framingham Public Schools

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Library Shelf Reading Volunteer Program
We are accepting volunteer applications for shelf readers.

Library Volunteer Options
     -Shelf reading the library collection. See Volunteer Application Page.

     -Tutor adults in literacy and English as a Second Language
       through the Literacy Unlimited program.

     -Work on the Friends of the Framingham Library’s monthly booksale.

     -Volunteer for the Framingham Public Library Foundation.

Call 508 532-6347 or e-mail michellelm@minlib.net
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