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Mystery Film: House of Games (1987) 102 min R
Wednesday, October 29, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

A psychiatrist attempts to help a compulsive gambler, and is led by a grafter into the shadowy world of scams and con men. “…(the film) will keep you on your toes and guessing from beginning to end.” (Movie Metropolis.) Starring Lindsay Crouse and Joe Mantegna. Refreshments.
Mystery Month
Lifelong Learning Lecture Series- What to Listen for in Opera
Thursday, October 30, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Guest Speaker: Dr. Charles R. Beck, Professor Emeritus, Framingham State University. A lecture interspersed with selected songs from several DVD versions of Leoncavallo's Pagliacci. Dr. Beck will highlight some vocal and dramatic techniques used in the opera.

This 10-lecture series is a collaboration of Framingham State University and Framingham Public Library. All lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm in the Framingham Public Library, Costin Room. Refreshments.
Lifelong Learning
Sunday Concert Series featuring Trio Cleonice
Sunday November 2, 3:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Trio Cleonice features violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck, cellist Gwen Krosnick and pianist Emely Phelps. The trio will perform the works of Richard Wernick and Bedrich Smetana. Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Framingham Library, the Metro Credit Union and Morton J. Shuman, attorney at law. Refreshments.
The series is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Framingham Library, the Metro Credit Union and Morton J. Shuman, attorney at law.
Main Library Book Club: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
Tuesday, November 4, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room

The group will discuss The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud. Messud delivers an emotionally intense novel that explores the thrill, as well as the cost, of embracing an authentic life. Nora Eldridge has a safe life as an elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has long ago given up her dreams of being a successful artist, mother and lover until the cosmopolitan Shahid family enters her life. Nancy Coville Wallace will lead the discussion.    
 
Poetry Workshop
Tuesdays November 4, 18, 25, 7:00pm
Nov. 4 class will meet in the Main Library Program Room (lower floor)
Nov. 11, 18 and 25 classes meet in the 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. Generally, each session will begin 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. 
 
Lifelong Learning Lecture Series- How Rock ‘n Roll Transformed Gender in America
Thursday, November 6, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Guest Speaker: Tim Riley, Assistant Professor, Emerson College and NPR critic. Most histories tell rock’s story through its racial, class or generational conflicts. Focusing on its gender themes opens up entirely new ideas and ways of hearing this familiar music.

This 10-lecture series is a collaboration of Framingham State University and Framingham Public Library. All lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm in the Framingham Public Library, Costin Room. Refreshments.
Lifelong Learning
Lifelong Learning Lecture Series- David I. Walsh, America First and the opposition to FDR’s Foreign Policy
Thursday, November 13, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jon Huibregste, Professor of History, Framingham State University. A discussion of the role of David I. Walsh (the first Irish Catholic governor of Massachusetts), the America First Committee, and how they shaped the future political landscape during Roosevelt’s presidency.

Refreshments by TJ's!

This 10-lecture series is a collaboration of Framingham State University and Framingham Public Library. All lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm in the Framingham Public Library, Costin Room. Refreshments.
Lifelong Learning
Friends of the Library BOOK SALE
Saturday, November 15
9:30am-10:00am: FRIENDS MEMBERS ONLY
10:00am-3pm: Open to the public
Main Library

For the second (and final) month the Friends are offering our Book Bags at the discounted price of $4. A nice gift idea for the holidays would be a Friends bag filled with all kinds of goodies. Great news: the library has graciously provided our Book Store with some new and expanded shelving which allows more books to be displayed. Don’t forget that the Book Store is a terrific way to find a nearly new book in good condition for yourself or to give as a gift to a lucky friend.
Book Sale November
You Must Read This!
Saturday November 15, 10:00am
Main Library, Trustees Room

Looking for a good book? Join other readers in this informal book chat. Participants have the opportunity to share with the group a book or two they have enjoyed. Everyone leaves with a list of recommended titles. Refreshments. 
Poetry Workshop
Tuesdays November 18, 25, 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. Generally, each session will begin 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.  
 
Circumstances Surrounding the Loss of the USS Quincy
Wednesday November 19, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Guest Speaker: Mr. Bob Begin, Historical Researcher
This is the story of the USS Quincy, an American heavy cruiser built in, and named after, the city of Quincy. Once World War II hostilities commenced in 1941, the Quincy was assigned to the Atlantic until mid 1942 when she joined the Pacific fleet for the invasion of Guadalcanal. On the night of August 9th, she was engaged in a fierce night battle with a Japanese surface force. Quincy suffered severe damage and sank along with three other Allied cruisers, in a devastating blow to the US navy. This is the story of the courageous men who did their very best, despite finding themselves in a desperate situation.
Refreshments by TJs!
 
McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion: Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz
Thursday, November 20, 10:00am
McAuliffe Branch

As an adult, Tony Horwitz acted on his childhood passion for the Civil War by joining with a band of dedicated reenactors to visit the original battle sites. An eccentric band, they obsessively ate, slept and tramped through the South in their solemn search for authenticity, which Horwitz captures with dead-on observations and outrageous humor. Led by Evelyn Berezin.  
 
Lifelong Learning Lecture Series- Suburban Modern: Conformity and Individuality in 1950’s Furnishings: Modernist furnishings and home decoration
Thursday, November 20, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Guest Speaker: Dr. Kristina Wilson, Associate Professor of Art History, Clark University. Dr. Wilson has written extensively about Modern Design. She teaches classes in Design in the 20th Century: Arts and Crafts to Ikea.

This 10-lecture series is a collaboration of Framingham State University and Framingham Public Library. All lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm in the Framingham Public Library, Costin Room. Refreshments. 
Lifelong Learning
Matinee: Belle (2013) 104 min PG
Monday November 24, 2:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode and Emily Watson. The New Yorker calls it “charming and stirring.” Refreshments. 
 
Poetry Workshop
Tuesday November 25, 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. Generally, each session will begin 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.   
 
Friday Night Film: Jersey Boys (2014) 134 min R (for language throughout)
Friday November 28, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Based on the Tony Award-winning musical, the film chronicles the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey, who came together to form the iconic ’60s rock group The Four Seasons. Starring John Lloyd Young and Christopher Walken. Refreshments. Enter on the Lexington Street side from 6:30-7:15pm. 
 
Intro to Zinio – Download Digital Magazines
Saturday November 29, 10:00am
Main Library, Costin Room

Attend this hands-on workshop to learn how to use Zinio on a computer or on a handheld device. Zinio offers unlimited access to 50 popular magazines which can be viewed on most Internetenabled devices, including computers or tablets. If you own a tablet please bring it with you, make sure it is charged, and bring your Apple ID password (if it is an Apple device).

Want to try it out now? Click here! Zinio help is also available on a drop-in basis on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9pm and by appointment. For more information, please call the Reference Desk at 508-532-5570 x4361. 
 
Main Library Book Club: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Tuesday, December 2, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room

The group will discuss My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor. Linda Colby will lead the discussion.
 
Lifelong Learning Lecture Series- Islam in America: A Sociocultural Profile of the Muslim Community in Massachusetts
Thursday, December 4, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Guest Speaker: Dr. Yaser Najjar, Dean of Graduate Studies, Framingham State University.

This 10-lecture series is a collaboration of Framingham State University and Framingham Public Library. All lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm in the Framingham Public Library, Costin Room. Refreshments.  
Lifelong Learning
Sunday Concert Series featuring Pianist Igor Lovchinsky
Sunday December 14, 3:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

The series is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Framingham Library, the Metro Credit Union and Morton J. Shuman, attorney at law. Refreshments. 
Friends of the Library BOOK SALE
Saturday, December 20
9:30am-10:00am: FRIENDS MEMBERS ONLY
10:00am-3pm: Open to the public
Main Library

Third Saturday of each month, September - June.  
Book Sale
Sunday Concert Series featuring Rivers String Quartet
Sunday January 11, 3:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

The series is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Framingham Library, the Metro Credit Union and Morton J. Shuman, attorney at law. Refreshments. 
Friends of the Library BOOK SALE
Saturday, January 17
9:30am-10:00am: FRIENDS MEMBERS ONLY
10:00am-3pm: Open to the public
Main Library

Third Saturday of each month, September - June.   
Book Sale

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


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Community Events (not sponsored by the library)

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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!

Please contact Lois Levick at 508-532-5570 x4353 or at llevick@minlib.net or visit www.ncscweb.org/programs/soar55. SOAR 55 is a program of Newton Community Service Center and the Corporation for National & Community Service RSVP Program.

Main Library Exhibits
Main Library November Exhibits
Art Gallery- Framingham High School
Display Case- The Dennison Manufacturing Co., 1844-1990

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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
to learn more.

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