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Summer Concert Series: Notorious
Thursday July 9, 7:00pm
Main Library

The duo features Eden MacAdam Somer on fiddle and vocals, and Larry Unger on guitar and banjo. Lauded as “sparkling” and “exhilarating”, the musicians present a thrilling musical experience featuring traditional American, Celtic, Eastern-European tunes and songs, swing, blues and classical music. Refreshments.
Friendly’s “FUNraiser” to Support the Framingham Public Library!
Thursday, July 9
Just in time for summer, Friendly’s Ice Cream at 27 Temple Street in Framingham will donate 20% of all checks to the Library, as long as you present a voucher dated for the Thursday that you visit. The fundraiser will take place on the following Thursdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20 and 27. Vouchers are good on both dine-in and takeout orders. You will be able to print the correct voucher out each week from our website (click here for the July 9 fundraiser voucher), or pick one up at either library location. Enjoy summer food and ice cream, and help the Library at the same time. Thanks for supporting your community library!
Friendly's FUNraiser
Brown Bag Learning Series: Stand and Stretch Yoga, Presented by Amy Moses
Friday July 10, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Amy teaches yoga at Mystic Fitness Yoga Studio. She is a resident of Framingham who brings her passion for yoga to every class she teaches. Amy is enthusiastic about making yoga joyful for all of her students, while emphasizing yoga’s extraordinary health and wellness benefits. She has been a devoted yoga practitioner for over 10 years, and is presently completing her 200-hour yoga certification.
About Mystic Fitness Yoga Studio: Mystic Fitness Yoga Studio of Framingham is a great place to create your dreams and meet your goals. Experience the healing power of Hot Yoga or rise to the challenge of Power Yoga; try out everything in between, from Hatha Yoga to flowing Vinyasa. Our studio has it all. At Mystic Fitness, live the benefits of all styles of yoga for your own journey.

*Part of Brown Bag Learning Series (Brown Bag Brain Boost)*
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; refreshments will be provided.  
Summer Film Series- It Happened One Night (1934) 105 min
Wednesday July 15, 7:00pm
Main Library Costin Room

Frank Capra's seminal screwball comedy, which won all five major Academy Awards in 1934, is still as breezy and beguiling today. A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who's actually a reporter looking for a story.

*Summer Film Series: Journey with us this summer, as we hit the open road for a series of travel-based films. (All films take place on Wednesday evenings in the Main Library Costin Room). Ice cream generously provided by Friendly’s Ice Cream on Temple Street!*
McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
Thursday, July 16, 2015 10am-11:00am
McAuliffe Branch

Nine-year-old Rose Edelstein’s unique talent makes her exquisitely aware of the feelings of others and, as she grows up, vulnerable to carrying the emotional weight of her family. How she navigates her life with this gift – both a blessing and a burden – is told in this slightly surreal, utterly convincing novel.
 
Friendly’s “FUNraiser” to Support the Framingham Public Library!
Thursday, July 16
Just in time for summer, Friendly’s Ice Cream at 27 Temple Street in Framingham will donate 20% of all checks to the Library, as long as you present a voucher dated for the Thursday that you visit. The fundraiser will take place on the following Thursdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20 and 27. Vouchers are good on both dine-in and takeout orders. You will be able to print the correct voucher out each week from our website (click here for the July 16 fundraiser voucher), or pick one up at either library location. Enjoy summer food and ice cream, and help the Library at the same time. Thanks for supporting your community library!
Friendly's FUNraiser
Summer Concert Series: Railroad House Band
Thursday July 23, 7:00pm
Main Library

Railroad House is a six-piece band featuring lush 2, 3, and 4 part vocal harmony as they perform a diverse blend of Americana music, from straight-ahead Bluegrass to Western Swing, and beyond.
This concert is sponsored in part by the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Refreshments.

Friendly’s “FUNraiser” to Support the Framingham Public Library!
Thursday, July 23
Just in time for summer, Friendly’s Ice Cream at 27 Temple Street in Framingham will donate 20% of all checks to the Library, as long as you present a voucher dated for the Thursday that you visit. The fundraiser will take place on the following Thursdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20 and 27. Vouchers are good on both dine-in and takeout orders. You will be able to print the correct voucher out each week from our website (click here for the July 23 fundraiser voucher), or pick one up at either library location. Enjoy summer food and ice cream, and help the Library at the same time. Thanks for supporting your community library!
Friendly's FUNraiser
Summer Film Series- Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
Wednesday July 29, 7:00pm
Main Library Costin Room 

In Preston Sturges' classic comedy of Depression-era America, filmmaker John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea), is fed up with directing profitable comedies and consumed with the desire to make a serious social statement in his upcoming film. Sullivan decides to hit the road, disguised as a tramp, and touch base with the "real" people of America. En route, he meets a down-and-out failed actress (Veronica Lake), and returns to Hollywood full of bleeding-heart fervor.

*Summer Film Series: Journey with us this summer, as we hit the open road for a series of travel-based films. (All films take place on Wednesday evenings in the Main Library Costin Room). Ice cream generously provided by Friendly’s Ice Cream on Temple Street!*
Friendly’s “FUNraiser” to Support the Framingham Public Library!
Thursday, July 30
Just in time for summer, Friendly’s Ice Cream at 27 Temple Street in Framingham will donate 20% of all checks to the Library, as long as you present a voucher dated for the Thursday that you visit. The fundraiser will take place on the following Thursdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20 and 27. Vouchers are good on both dine-in and takeout orders. You will be able to print the correct voucher out each week from our website (click here for the July 30 fundraiser voucher), or pick one up at either library location. Enjoy summer food and ice cream, and help the Library at the same time. Thanks for supporting your community library!
Friendly's FUNraiser
Summer Film Series- Two for the Road (1967) 111 min
Wednesday August 5, 7:00pm
Main Library Costin Room
Joanna (Audrey Hepburn) is a musician who first meets Mark (Albert Finney), a struggling architect, on the road in Europe. The film follows their life together –through courtship and marriage, life challenges and parenthood – all on the road in a variety of cars, through a score of time-shifting vignettes.

*Summer Film Series: Journey with us this summer, as we hit the open road for a series of travel-based films. (All films take place on Wednesday evenings in the Main Library Costin Room). Ice cream generously provided by Friendly’s Ice Cream on Temple Street!*
Friendly’s “FUNraiser” to Support the Framingham Public Library!
Thursday, August 6
Just in time for summer, Friendly’s Ice Cream at 27 Temple Street in Framingham will donate 20% of all checks to the Library, as long as you present a voucher dated for the Thursday that you visit. The fundraiser will take place on the following Thursdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20 and 27. Vouchers are good on both dine-in and takeout orders. You will be able to print the correct voucher out each week from our website (click here for the August 6 fundraiser voucher), or pick one up at either library location. Enjoy summer food and ice cream, and help the Library at the same time. Thanks for supporting your community library!
Friendly's FUNraiser
Summer Concert Series: Wolverine Jazz Quintet
Thursday August 13, 7:00pm
Main Library
The Wolverine Jazz Quintet performs a selection of tunes made famous by jazz artists of the 1920s and ‘30s – Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong and King Oliver with a few surprises along the way.
This concert is sponsored in part by the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Friendly’s “FUNraiser” to Support the Framingham Public Library!
Thursday, August 13
Just in time for summer, Friendly’s Ice Cream at 27 Temple Street in Framingham will donate 20% of all checks to the Library, as long as you present a voucher dated for the Thursday that you visit. The fundraiser will take place on the following Thursdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20 and 27. Vouchers are good on both dine-in and takeout orders. You will be able to print the correct voucher out each week from our website (click here for the August 13 fundraiser voucher), or pick one up at either library location. Enjoy summer food and ice cream, and help the Library at the same time. Thanks for supporting your community library!
Friendly's FUNraiser
Summer Film Series- Lost in America (1985) 91 min
Wednesday August 19, 7:00pm
Main Library Costin Room
Bored with their cushy suburban existence, yuppie David (Albert Brooks) talks his wife Linda (Julie Hagerty) into selling everything they own and hitting the road to “see America.” As a starting-over gesture David and Linda are romantically remarried in Las Vegas – which, ironically, proves to be the beginning of the end of their idyll.

*Summer Film Series: Journey with us this summer, as we hit the open road for a series of travel-based films. (All films take place on Wednesday evenings in the Main Library Costin Room). Ice cream generously provided by Friendly’s Ice Cream on Temple Street!*
Summer Concert Series: The Love Dogs
Thursday August 20, 7:00pm
Main Library
The Love Dogs wow audiences and critics alike with their combination of great musicianship and pure fun. “The Dogs” combine elements of jump blues, New Orleans R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll into their own powerhouse sound.

This concert is a celebration of the finale for the Adult Summer Reading Program. The grand prize drawing for Adult Summer Reading will be before the concert. After the concert, enjoy ice cream donated by Ben & Jerry’s Natick Ice Cream Parlor.
Friendly’s “FUNraiser” to Support the Framingham Public Library!
Thursday, August 20
Just in time for summer, Friendly’s Ice Cream at 27 Temple Street in Framingham will donate 20% of all checks to the Library, as long as you present a voucher dated for the Thursday that you visit. The fundraiser will take place on the following Thursdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20 and 27. Vouchers are good on both dine-in and takeout orders. You will be able to print the correct voucher out each week from our website (click here for the August 20 fundraiser voucher), or pick one up at either library location. Enjoy summer food and ice cream, and help the Library at the same time. Thanks for supporting your community library!
Friendly's FUNraiser
Friendly’s “FUNraiser” to Support the Framingham Public Library!
Thursday, August 27
Just in time for summer, Friendly’s Ice Cream at 27 Temple Street in Framingham will donate 20% of all checks to the Library, as long as you present a voucher dated for the Thursday that you visit. The fundraiser will take place on the following Thursdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20 and 27. Vouchers are good on both dine-in and takeout orders. You will be able to print the correct voucher out each week from our website (click here for the August 27 fundraiser voucher), or pick one up at either library location. Enjoy summer food and ice cream, and help the Library at the same time. Thanks for supporting your community library!
Friendly's FUNraiser


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


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Adult Summer Reading – Escape the Ordinary
Escape the Ordinary and participate in our Adult Summer Reading program. Sign-up 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. The more you read, the greater your chance to win a prize! Drawings will be semi-weekly for prizes such as gift cards generously donated by Fresh City, Sunshine Farm, Sur La Table for a cooking class, and other local merchants to be announced. The grand prize is a $80 gift card to Barnes & Noble kindly donated by the Friends of the Framingham Library. The grand prize drawing will be Thursday, August 20 at 7pm before the Adult Summer Reading concert by The Love Dogs. After the concert enjoy ice cream donated by Ben & Jerry's Natick Ice Cream Parlor. For more information: Call 508-532-5570 x4351 www.framinghamlibrary.org/adultsummerreading.htm.


Friendly's FUNraiserFriendly’s “FUNraiser” to Support the Framingham Public Library!
Just in time for summer, Friendly’s Ice Cream at 27 Temple Street in Framingham will donate 20% of all checks to the Library, as long as you present a voucher dated for the Thursday that you visit. The fundraiser will take place on the following Thursdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20 and 27. Vouchers are good on both dine-in and takeout orders. You will be able to print the correct voucher out each week from our website (see below), or pick one up at either library location. Enjoy summer food and ice cream, and help the Library at the same time. Thanks for supporting your community library!
Print Vouchers:
July 9  |  July 16  |  July 23  |  July 30
Aug. 6  |  Aug. 13  |  Aug. 20  |  Aug. 27

Graphic Novels for Adults!
We are excited to announce the creation of a new Adult Graphic Novel collection! Titles include award-winning classics such as Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series, in-demand books like The Walking Dead, titles based on superheroes like The Avengers and Batman, and literary graphic novels such as The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage and The Sculptor. Consider trying one of these titles if you are looking for a new type of reading experience. This new collection will be on display near the new books at the Main Library. We also have graphic novel collections for children and teens located in separate sections.

We are always interested in ways to build and diversify our collections. Please let us know if there is something you would like to see added! Ask for a suggestion form at the library or fill one out online at www.mln.lib.ma.us/catalog/suggest.htm.


McAuliffe Branch Library Project

The new McAuliffe Branch Library is coming soon! Drive by the new location in Nobscot, across from Hemenway School, and see the progress we are making! You can still become a part of this important community resource by buying a brick, deadline August 15, purchasing a naming opportunity, or making any size donation to the Framingham Public Library Foundation at either Library, or online at the Foundation’s website. For more information, please go to framlibfoundation.org or call Ruth Winett, President and FPL Trustee, at 508-877-1938.

FRIENDS OF THE FRAMINGHAM LIBRARY
NO BOOK SALE JULY/AUGUST

For the second year, the Friends join the Library at a table at the Farmers’ Market on the Common on Thursdays in July and August. We will have books for sale and information about the Friends and how we support the library.
EXCITING NEWS: anyone who becomes a member of the Friends (new member or renewal) by September 30, 2015, will be eligible for a drawing for a $100 Visa gift certificate. This includes those who have signed up since May. The drawing will be held prior to the October book sale.
There are no sales in July and August, but the Friends Book Store is always open during regular library hours.


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.


Buy a Brick!
Help pave the way to a new McAuliffe Branch Library by having a brick engraved with your special message. Brick sales will end August 1, 2015!


McAuliffe Branch Naming Opportunities
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/


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.

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.

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 will reopen in September 2015!
Free tutoring, homework and school project help available to all Framingham elementary, middle and high school students.

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)
Donations to the food pantries dip in the summertime, so help to re-stock the shelves at Hope International Food Pantry, 214 Concord Street in downtown Framingham. You can show your support for the Pantry by writing a check or by donating any IN DATE non-perishable nutritional food item to our ongoing food drive. THANK YOU for helping to stamp out hunger in our community!

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!

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.

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Volunteer Opportunities

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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