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Third Metrowest Youth Poetry Slam
Saturday April 18, 2-4:00pm
Main Library, J Program Room

Budding poets, we want to HEAR you! Step up to the mic and express yourself to an encouraging and enthusiastic crowd. Open mic and slam for ages 19 and under. Hosted by Jonathan Mendoza, Emerson College student and Framingham High School graduate. 

Her Majesty The Red Queen Requests the Honor of Your Presence
Thursday April 23rd, 6:30pm
McAuliffe Branch Library

You are cordially invited to pay homage to the latest awesome YA read, The Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard. Join us for a book talk, Red Queen Crown making, and treats! Win our trivia contest and you will receive your very own copy of the book no one can stop talking about! McAuliffe Branch Library, Thursday April 23rd, 6:30pm. Please call the McAuliffe Branch to register. (508-532-5636)

Dance Dance Revolution Tournament and Board Game Night
Friday April 24, 6-8:30pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Show off your dance moves in the DDR Tournament or relax and play some board games. Organized by members of the Framingham Library Youth Advisors (FLYAZ) as a family event for all ages!

Spring Fashion Show and Afternoon Tea
Saturday, May 2, 2:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Enjoy a lovely afternoon viewing the latest spring fashions, while nibbling on an array of tea sandwiches and delicious desserts with tea and lemonade. After the show feel free to try on and order any clothing you find irresistible; 10% of the proceeds from clothing purchased will be donated to the Framingham Public Library Foundation.
Our models are Framingham School principals, school committee members, Library trustees, and Library Foundation members!
Tickets $25 or $175 for a table of 8 (Tax Deductible) Available at both Library locations.
Proceeds benefit the building of the new McAuliffe Library.
For more information: Contact Judy Gatlin at Sponsored by the Homework Center. 

Guys Read!
Friday, May 8, 4-7:00pm
Main Library

For Grades 6-8, Featuring Mark Peter Hughes, author of Lemonade Mouth.
-Mind and Muscle Contest
-Raffle prizes including the grand prize of a GoPro camera!
-And of courseÖ PIZZA!
To register:, 508-532-5570, ext. 4335


New Booklists!
Looking for something good to read? Check out our brand new Reading Guides!

New Teen Materials!
See what is new on Wowbrary.

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.Bridgetís Middle Schools. Share your ideas and inspire us! For more information email Judy Gatlin at

Seeking FLYAZ (Framingham Public Library Youth Advisors) volunteers for the 2014 school year:
This is an excellent opportunity to earn community service points, round out your college application, and shape the direction of the Young Adult department of your library! There will be two options:

FLYAZ Teen Tech Team. Are you a passionate gamer? Love technology? Lend your expertise to the library by joining the Teen Tech Team! As a member of the team, youíll plan gaming events for teens and younger children and advise the Youth Services Librarian on all matters of technology for the teen area in the library. Grades 8-12.

FLYAZ Event Planning Committee. We are looking for creative and enthusiastic teens who work well on a team and enjoy planning events to help the Youth Services Librarian plan exciting events throughout the year. Last year we ran a Halloween Spookfest, a manga event, Minecraft tournament, two teens only open mic nights, a Hunger Games event and Divergent event, and a book ordering group at Framingham High School. You bring the ideas, and the library will provide the resources to make it happen! There will be two separate committees: one for middle school students in grades 7-8, and the other for grades 9-12.

To apply for any of these committees, please contact Marcy Maiorana, Youth Services Librarian, at 508-532-5570, ext. 4335 or email her at

Shonen Jump online manga magazine is now available at the library!
Thanks to Adam Finke, Grade 8 student at the Christa McAuliffe Charter School, for the following description of Shonen Jump:
ďShonen Jump was a weekly manga magazine, but now itís online only. It has new chapters from all the new manga like One Piece, Yu-Gi-Oh, Bleach, and Naruto. It is very popular here because it is the main source for new manga. Many people in many age groups enjoy it. It is great for manga fans, especially for ones who want more suspense. Itís awesome and definitely worth it.Ē
Ask Marcy Maiorana at the main library or Kim Jung at the McAuliffe branch for in-library access to Shonen Jump online.

Video games are here!
We have recently added several games for the Wii and xBox 360 to the Young Adult collection! Games may be borrowed for free for one week. We would like to expand our gaming collection, so please consider donating games you donít play any more to the library.

Visit our new Young Adult Space on Facebook
For tweens and teens in grades 6-12. Here you'll find information about YA events at the library, homework help for middle school students, book recommendations, and more. 

Forgotten Our Stuff?
We have manga, anime, fiction, paperbacks, an online list of new books, databases, Internet access, wireless, audiobooks, videos, and all kinds of nonfiction and reference materials. If you're looking for something fun to do or read, or if you just need to study, we're the place - we've got it all!

Looking for a Good Book?
Check out our Teen Reading page with lists of great books created by librarians and links to author websites.

Do you love Fantasy Books?
Check out the wiki More than Magic Mirrors. Add your own review to books! Each title page has a comments box you can use.



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