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The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway
Wednesday October 1, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Guest Speaker: Doug Most, Author and Boston Globe editor
This is a story of great drama and American ingenuity and innovation. Books available for purchase by The New England Mobile Book Fair. Refreshments. 
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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series- A Healthy Community: A Transcendental Perspective
Thursday, October 2, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Guest Speaker: Jeffrey S. Cramer, Curator of Collections, Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods. Examines the principles of Transcendentalism and how they apply today toward healthy communities.

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
Meet well-known Boston mystery writers Ray Daniel and Steve Ulfelder for a book talk and signing!
Monday October 6, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Ray Daniel writes first-person, wisecracking, Boston-based crime fiction about Tucker, a hacker whose inquiring nose, smart mouth, and inability to use a gun get him into, but rarely out of, trouble. Terminated (August, 2014) is the first book of The Tucker Mysteries.
Steve Ulfelder is the author of four mystery novels featuring unlikely hero Conway Sax: Wolverine Bros. Freight & Storage (May, 2014), Shotgun Lullaby, The Whole Lie, and Purgatory Chasm (nominated for both the Edgar and Anthony Awards).
The New England Mobile Book Fair will be on hand to sell copies of their books. Refreshments. 
Mystery Month
Main Library Book Club: The Abundance by Amit Majmudar
Tuesday, October 7, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room

Mala and Ronak are reluctantly pulled back into the world of their Indian immigrant parents when their mother is taken ill. “A moving story of motherhood across cultural divides...” —Publishers Weekly. Led by Library Trustee Ruth Winett.
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An Opera Goer’s Guide to Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro
Wednesday October 8, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Guest Speaker: Phillip Radoff, opera instructor at the Brandeis Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (BOLLI)
In anticipation of the Metropolitan Opera’s live high-definition broadcast of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, presented live ONLY at local theatres, Mr. Radoff will present an hour-long preview of the opera. Refreshments. 
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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series- D-Day June 6th, 1944
Thursday, October 9, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Guest Speaker: Dr. Gary Hylander, Visiting Professor, Framingham State University. This year marks the 70th anniversary of Operation Overlord.

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
Friday Night Film: Chef (2014) 114 min R (for language, including suggestive references)
Friday October 10, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in order to reclaim his creative promise. Movie Talk calls it a “mouth-watering treat.” Starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson. Refreshments. Enter on the Lexington Street side between 6:30-7:15pm. 
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Poetry Workshop
Tuesdays, October 14, 21 & 28, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience. Poets who wish to have their work discussed need to provide copies. Alan Feldman is a professor emeritus at Framingham State University, a published poet, and for 22 years taught the advanced creative writing course at the Harvard’s Radcliffe Seminars. 
 
McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion: Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala
Thursday October 16, 10:00am
McAuliffe Branch

Sonali Deraniyagala was the only surviving member of her family after a tsunami struck Sri Lanka in December 2004. She began writing as a way to ease herself out of trauma. Her memoir begins as an analysis of loss and grief, and ends as a story of one family’s life and love. Copies in all formats available at the McAuliffe Branch. 
 
Lifelong Learning Lecture Series- Poets: The Unacknowledged Legislators of the World
Thursday, October 16, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Guest Speaker: Dr. Helen Heinemen, President Emerita, Framingham State University. An analysis of In Defense of Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley, in which he argues the poet is both legislator and prophet.

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, October 18
9:30am-10:00am: FRIENDS MEMBERS ONLY
10:00am-3pm: Open to the public
Main Library

During October and November, the Friends Book Bags will sell for the reduced price of $4.00! Buy a bag to give as a gift filled with books from the sale.

This year’s teal membership cards can be picked up at the Book Sale. If you are a member of the Friends, it will be mailed to you. Volunteers will sign up new members on Saturday the 18th. We want to count you as a friend!
BookSale
Poetry Workshop
Tuesdays October 21 & 28, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience. Poets who wish to have their work discussed need to provide copies. Alan Feldman is a professor emeritus at Framingham State University, a published poet, and for 22 years taught the advanced creative writing course at the Harvard’s Radcliffe Seminars.  
 
Mystery Film: Laura (1944) 88 min
Wednesday October 22, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

This film is adapted from Vera Caspary’s suspense novel. As the film opens, it is established that Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney) has been murdered, and tough New York detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) is assigned to investigate the case. Time calls it “a highly polished and debonair whodunit.” Refreshments.
Mystery Month
Lifelong Learning Lecture Series- The Nuremberg War Crimes Trials
Thursday, October 23, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Guest Speaker: Dr. John Heineman, Professor Emeritus, Boston College. A history of the trials, and an evaluation of their failure to become a model to hold future “war criminals” accountable.

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 Matthew Graybil and Violinist Rhiannon Banerdt
Sunday October 26, 3:00pm

Main Library, Costin Room
The duo of Graybil and Banerdt perform the works of Franck, Kreisler and Prokofiev. 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
 
Playaway Day
Tuesday October 28, 12:00-3:00pm
Main Library

Help us celebrate the re-launch of our Playaway collection! We have brand new titles for adults, teens, and children. A Playaway representative will be on hand to provide tutorials and giveaways. Playaways are palm-sized MP3 players loaded with a single audiobook title. Playaways can be listened to through earbuds, speakers, and auxiliary car adapters. Playaways provide the accessibility and portability to listen to your favorite audiobook wherever you are. 
 
Poetry Workshop
Tuesday October 28, 7:00pm
Main Library, Trustees Room

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience. Poets who wish to have their work discussed need to provide copies. Alan Feldman is a professor emeritus at Framingham State University, a published poet, and for 22 years taught the advanced creative writing course at the Harvard’s Radcliffe Seminars.   
 
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
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. Nancy Coville Wallace will lead the discussion.    
 
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.  

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

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

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


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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 Downloads page for more information.

No card yet? No problem! Register online for immediate access to these resources, plus Consumer Reports, Morningstar, Learning Express, ReferenceUSA, and a host of research resources, then pick up your card later. So easy! 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
An anonymous donor has agreed to match all new pledges and cash contributions made to the Framingham Public Library Foundation, up to a total of $20,000. This offer applies to cash donations made between August 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, or whenever the goal is met. That means the foundation will receive a total of $40,000!

There are also numerous naming opportunities available for areas and furnishings at the new Branch. Learn more or donate online at http://www.framlibfoundation.org/donate-now/.
The identity of the donor will be revealed once the fundraising goal has been met.

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.

New McAuliffe Branch Library- Buy a Brick!
Help pave the way to a new McAuliffe Branch Library by having a brick engraved with your special message.

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 September Exhibits
Art Gallery-September 1-14: Elizabeth Kohler
               September 15-30: Louis A. Takacs, Jr.
Display Case- Friends of the Framingham Library

Main Library October Exhibits
Art Gallery- Danforth Museum School
Display Case- Homework Center

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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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