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Main Library Book Club: Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
Tuesday, February 3, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room

The group will discuss Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser. Theodore Dreiser’s revolutionary first novel, published in 1900, tells the story of Carrie Meeber, a young girl who decides to leave her country life to move to Chicago. Carrie is without means or position, and ultimately becomes a kept woman. Dreiser was ahead of his time, writing a nonmoralizing account of a late-19th-century American woman who faced very limited options. Robert Dodd will lead the discussion.   
 
I Want You: World War I Posters
Thursday, February 5, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Erika Schneider, Associate Professor of Art History at FSU.
Dr. Schneider will discuss some of the major graphic design artists and images from 1914-1918. 

*LIFELONG LEARNING LECTURE SERIES* This free lecture series is a collaboration of Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library (FPL). All lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Main Library, Costin Room. Refreshments.
FRIDAY NIGHT FILM: Gone Girl (2014) 145 min R (for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language)
Friday February 6, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Based on the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn, the film unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. Nick Dunn’s beautiful wife, Amy, disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary. Under pressure from the police and media, Nick’s portrait of a happy marriage soon begins to fall apart. Refreshments. Enter on the Lexington Street side between 6:30-7:15pm. 
 
SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES: Pianist Constantine Finehouse and Violinist Tudor Dornescu
Sunday February 8, 3:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

The duo will perform works by Brahms and Beethoven. Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Framingham Library, the Metro Credit Union and Morton J. Shuman, attorney at law. Refreshments. 
 
MATINEE FILM: The 100 Foot Journey (2014) 122 min PG (for thematic elements, some violence, language and brief sensuality)
Monday February 9, 2:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

The Kadam family leaves their native India to settle in a quaint village in the south of France. They plan to open an Indian restaurant there, until Madame Mallory, the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, gets wind of it. Refreshments. 
 
Building Your Social Media Circle of Trust
GUEST SPEAKER: Seth Worby, CEO and Founder of Champ Internet Solutions
Wednesday February 11, 7:00pm

Main Library, Costin Room

A program geared to small business: Learn how to develop your brand and establish your circle of trust using social media.

• Develop your brand and establish your circle of trust
• Engage your customers on a more personal level
• Learn how to elevate your social media presence
• Develop relevant, engaging content

Program is free and open to the public.
Registration is recommended; please click here to register.

SETH WORBY has a decade of experience in the SEM and SEO fields, and founded Champ Internet Solutions in March 2009. A pioneering SEO strategist and web marketer, Seth’s breadth of technological and business knowledge helps drives results in terms of SEO, e-commerce, marketing and integrated solutions.
One World, Many Worlds: Searching for Life on Other Planets
Thursday, February 12, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Irene Porro, Director, Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center for Education and Teaching Excellence, FSU.
An exploration of astrobiology, a science devoted to the search for, and study of, the origins, evolution, distribution, and future life of the universe.

*LIFELONG LEARNING LECTURE SERIES* This free lecture series is a collaboration of Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library (FPL). All lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Main Library, Costin Room. Refreshments. 
Benjamin Sears & Bradford Conner present: The World War I Centenary in Song
Wednesday February 18, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Benjamin Sears & Bradford Conner have been called “Boston’s favorite song duo” by the Boston Globe, and “the delightful cabaret team” by the Boston Phoenix. Historians as well as performers, they reconstructed Irving Berlin’s World War I show Yip! Yip! Yaphank! In 2010 the duo produced its only revival since 1919. Refreshments. This concert is provided in partnership with Sage Educational Services. 
 
McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion: Still Life by Louise Penny
Thursday February 19, 10:00am
McAuliffe Branch

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec is called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montréal and yet a world away. Jane Neal has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more but Gamache smells something foul…and is soon certain that Jane died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter. 
 
Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Poets and Lovers
Thursday, February 19, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, FSU
This talk covers the extraordinary courtship and secret marriage of these English poets, and looks at their very different poetic achievements.

*LIFELONG LEARNING LECTURE SERIES* This free lecture series is a collaboration of Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library (FPL). All lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Main Library, Costin Room. Refreshments.  
Friends of the Library BOOK SALE
Saturday, February 21
9:30am-10:00am: FRIENDS MEMBERS ONLY
10:00am-3pm: Open to the public

Main Library
This month’s sale will feature Fundraiser Organization Cookbooks. For example, we are offering the following: The Cookbook Album of Lancaster County, Harkers Island United Methodist Women’s Cookbook, Tea-Time at the Masters, Sea Island Season, Reminiscences and Recipes of New Orleans, Heritage Plantation Fan-Fare and many more. Each book will be 50 cents on the sale day.    
Book Sale
The Fuhrer Must Die
Thursday, February 26, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. John Heineman, Professor Emeritus, Boston College
An analysis of the numerous assassination attempts planned or carried out on Adolf Hitler, with a study of the men and women who participated and an evaluation of why they tragically failed.

*LIFELONG LEARNING LECTURE SERIES* This free lecture series is a collaboration of Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library (FPL). All lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Main Library, Costin Room. Refreshments.   
Who Was the Orphan in the 19th Century?
Thursday, March 5, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Sarah Mulhall Adelman, Assistant Professor of History, FSU
Most children in 19th-century American orphan asylums and many on orphan trains in fact had a living parent and siblings who remained at home. This talk explores how and why some children were separated from their families.

*LIFELONG LEARNING LECTURE SERIES* This free lecture series is a collaboration of Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library (FPL). All lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Main Library, Costin Room. Refreshments.   
Main Library Book Club: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Tuesday, March 10, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room

The group will discuss Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Ruth Winett will lead the discussion.  
 
The Middle East at the Cross Roads
Thursday, March 12, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Amal Hamada, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Cairo Univ. & American Univ. in Cairo, Egypt.
A Fulbright Scholar in residence at FSU. Dr. Hamada will shed light on the aspects of despair and the sources of optimism facing the Middle East that are often ignored.

*LIFELONG LEARNING LECTURE SERIES* This free lecture series is a collaboration of Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library (FPL). All lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Main Library, Costin Room. Refreshments.   
Climate Disruption: A Braided Tale
Thursday, March 19, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Vandana Singh, Associate Professor, Physics and Earth Sciences, FSU
This is the scientific story of climate change, intertwined with an account of the human story, including the speaker’s own journey of learning and transformation.

*LIFELONG LEARNING LECTURE SERIES* This free lecture series is a collaboration of Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library (FPL). All lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Main Library, Costin Room. Refreshments.    
Friends of the Library BOOK SALE
Saturday, March 21
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
You Must Read This!
Saturday March 21, 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. To see what was reviewed at previous meetings, please click here. Refreshments.
What Happens After We Die?
Thursday, March 26, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Rifat Sonsino, Rabbi Emeritus, and Adjunct Professor of Theology, Boston College
Dr. Sonsino will discuss different philosophical scenarios outlined in our Western culture.

*LIFELONG LEARNING LECTURE SERIES* This free lecture series is a collaboration of Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library (FPL). All lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Main Library, Costin Room. Refreshments.     
Framingham State, Higher Education: Rooted in History and Looking to the Future
Thursday, April 2, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

GUEST SPEAKERS: Dr. F. Javier Cevallos, President, FSU and Dr. Kelly Kolodny, Associate Professor of Education, FSU
A look at the past trends in education, with a look at some of the current and future challenges we face both as an institution and as an overall system.

*LIFELONG LEARNING LECTURE SERIES* This free lecture series is a collaboration of Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library (FPL). All lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Main Library, Costin Room. Refreshments.      
Main Library Book Club: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Tuesday, April 7, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room

The group will discuss Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Ruth Winett will lead the discussion.    
 
APPOMATTOX @ 150
Thursday, April 9, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Gary Hylander, Visiting Professor, FSU
April of this year marks the sesquicentennial of General Lee’s surrender to General Grant at Appomattox Court House in southern Virginia.

*LIFELONG LEARNING LECTURE SERIES* This free lecture series is a collaboration of Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library (FPL). All lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Main Library, Costin Room. Refreshments.      
Friends of the Library BOOK SALE
Saturday, April 18
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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News

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.

Essay Contest
The Homework Center is sponsoring a Middle School Essay Contest entitled “What I Love About Framingham.” Students have 500 words (double spaced, size 12 font) to tell what makes Framingham a great place to live/grow up. Essays are due by 5:00pm on Monday, February 23 at The Homework Center, Main Library.
Judges will select one winner from each of the four Framingham middle schools. Winning essays will be announced and read by their authors at the Deluxe Depot Diner on Thursday, February 26, 6-8:00pm, and prizes awarded. The Diner will donate a percentage of the proceeds that night to the Framingham Library Foundation. Questions? Contact Jgatlin@minlib.net.

Boston Bruins 8th Annual Pajama Drive
The Framingham Public Library is partnering with Cradles to Crayons and the Boston Bruins to provide new pajamas for local children in need across the Commonwealth. In return for each pair of pajamas (sizes 4/5T-18/20) donated at the Library, the Friends of the Library will give the donor a free rental movie pass. Pajama donations should be brought to the Main Lobby desk and Children’s desk at the Main Library. Pajamas may also be turned in at the front desk at the McAuliffe Branch. The drive is from February 1-28. For additional information, please call 508-532-5570 ext 4.

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.

A Thank-You from the Christa McAuliffe Charter School
Students from the Christa McAuliffe Charter School made us this lovely poster as a thank-you to the library staff for helping them with their research on CSX railroad and Farm Pond. During their library trip, the students looked through the materials in our Framingham local history collection and even used the microfilm reader. We are very glad that is was such an enjoyable learning experience. Many thanks to Mr. Ward and his class for making us this touching poster!
charter school


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 December Exhibits
Art Gallery- Framingham Artists Guild
Display Case- Veterans’ Display: Christmas Truce of 1914

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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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