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Movie Screening: Peaceable Kingdom
Friday May 22, 6-8:15pm
Main Library, Costin Room, Recommended for ages 13+ due to some graphic content.

Do you care about animals? Do you want to know where your food comes from? Peaceable Kingdom follows the transformation of farmers as they reexamine their relationship to animals, discovering what the factory farming industry and its many supporters wonít tell their consumers. Afterwards there will be a talk by Maple Farm Sanctuary in Mendon, MA, featured in the film! Delicious vegan food donated by Green Leaf in Framingham. Organized by Cassandra Turner-Goldsmith, member of FLYAZ (Framingham Public Library Youth Advisors).

Writing Workshop with Mark Peter Hughes, Author of Lemonade Mouth
Thursday, June 4, 2-3pm, Main Library (Early Release Day for Framingham Middle Schools)

If you like writing stories, come to a writing workshop led by Mark Peter Hughes, author of Lemonade Mouth (on which the Disney movie is based), I Am the Wallpaper and A Crack in the Sky. After talking a little bit about his books and his path to becoming an author, Mark will help you write your own stories using a few easy exercises.

3D Printing 101
Thursday, June 4, 6-8pm, Main Library

Learn how to create objects using a 3D printer! Presented by Einsteinís Workshop. Maximum 12 participants; please register by contacting Marcy Maiorana at or 508-532-5570, ext. 4361.

Teen Spirit Coffeehouse Open Mic Night
Friday, June 12, 6-8:30pm, Main Library

Do you sing or play an instrument? Aspire to be a comedian or storyteller? Whether youíre a seasoned performer or have only dreamed about performing in front of people, express your talents in a no pressure, supportive environment for teens only! Snacks and beverages provided.

Comic Drawing for Teens
Saturday, June 27th, 2:15-4:15pm, Main Library

Dean Calusdian, author and illustrator of the graphic novel The Stocking Dead, will lead a workshop on the basics of creating your own comic strip! Topics to be covered include: aspects of storytelling; sketching with pencils; inking blue lines; lettering and word balloons; coloring on the computer and Wacom tablet; and publishing comics. All drawing materials provided.



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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