Library and Community News

Covid-19: When Will We Have a Vaccine?

COVID: When will we have a vaccine? poster

Virtual Presentation by Dr. Luk Vandenberghe
Wednesday, August 5, 7pm

Over 14 million people in the world have been infected by Covid-19 and over half a million have already died. The only way we can begin to return to normal life is with a safe and effective vaccine. When will we have one? How will we know it works? How will we deploy one globally? Hear from a researcher who is working 18 hour days to develop a Covid-19 vaccine. Dr. Luk Vandenberghe normally focuses on developing genetic treatments for inherited blindness, but when the pandemic hit, he and his lab pivoted to work on Covid-19. Join us for this inside look at where we are with a vaccine. This is a virtual presentation. Please email for the Zoom link.   

Sponsored by the Waltham Public Library.

Juneteenth in Framingham Event, Friday, June 19, 5-7pm

Image by Wynn Pointaux from Pixabay


Friday, June 19, 5-7pm

Intersection of Routes 126 and 135

The event is being hosted by Massachusetts Standing Up for Racial Justice and co-hosted by First Parish Framingham UU and supported by Black Students Union, Framingham High School.

Speakers include City Councilor Tracey Bryant, Outgoing President of Framingham High Black Student Union Mira Donaldson, several other Framingham High students, Climate Activist Tim Brainerd, Immigration Attorney Antonio Viana and Black Woman Activist Kalee Badle.


Link to Facebook event here.

You can share this RSVP link with those not on Facebook.

Get Tested for COVID-19: June 17th and 18th

The Commonwealth is urging anyone who has attended a large gathering in the past two weeks to get tested for COVID-19. This testing will be provided at no cost to you.

COVID-19 can spread easily and quickly in large groups of people who are in close contact. Some people do not have symptoms but may have the virus and could spread the virus to others. If you participated in a large gathering, you should get tested.

Click this link for more info and where to get tested.


You May Qualify for 100% Off Approved Insulation for Your Home

Join the City of Framingham in its mission to help the community save energy, improve comfort, and reduce energy costs with Mass Save!

For a limited time, you may be eligible for 100% off approved insulation for your home if you schedule a no-cost Virtual Home Energy Assessment by July 31st and complete the work by November 30, 2020. For more information about this opportunity, please click here.

Framingham to Open Additional Facilities Monday, June 15, 2020

The following City facilities will be open to the public next week:

  • Framingham Public Library Accepting Walk-up Contactless Returns, Main Library, 49 Lexington Street, Mon.-Tues., 1-4 p.m. and Wed.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-12 p.m., and McAuliffe Branch Library, 746 Water Street, Mon.-Tues. 9 a.m.-12 p.m., and Wed.-Thurs., 1-4 p.m.
  • City Tennis Courts, open daily until dusk, lighted courts open until 10 p.m. (Courts limited to single matches with family members.)
  • Bowditch Track, 475 Union Avenue, open daily from dawn to 10 p.m. (Users of track expected to abide by proper social distancing. Track to be closed if overcrowding is observed or social distancing ignored.)
  • Bocce Courts, Farm Pond on Dudley Road, open from dawn to dusk.
  • Pratt Street Community Garden, 48 Pratt Street, open from dawn to dusk.
  • Skate Park, Farm Pond Park on Dudley Road, open from dawn to dusk.
  • Parks and Recreation Summer Programs, please visit for updates.

Zoom Community Hour Focused on Shifting the Paradigm, Moving from Marches to Action

City of Framingham LogoZoom Community Hour, Tuesday, June 9, at 5 p.m.

Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer will be joined by Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Chief of the Framingham Police Department Steven Trask, and President of Framingham High School’s Black Student Union Mira Donaldson to discuss how to shift the paradigm and move from marches to action. Attendees will be able to pose questions during the hour via Zoom's Chat function. If people cannot attend and have questions, please email with the subject line: June 9 Community Hour. Go here for information on how to join. A video recording of the Zoom will be available following for those who cannot attend.