Events Calendar

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Weekly Storytimes

Ages 2-4

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Baby Lapsit

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Ages 0-2 with an adult

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Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main

If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

Please check in at the Reference Desk on the 3rd floor.

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Journal Writer’s Group

Join us as we work through To Our Children’s Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come by Bob Green and D.G. Fulford. Weekly discussion and exercises will help you capture and share your personal and family history.
Please bring a fresh notebook.

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Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Workshop

If you are thinking of applying for U.S. citizenship, attend one of our monthly information sessions. Topics include:

  • Review of eligibility to apply for citizenship
  • Documents needed to complete the N-400 application
  • Meaning of terms/words used in the N-400 application
  • How to file your application

Drop-in, no registration required.

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Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. Each session begins with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed need to provide copies to distribute during the session.

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Drop-in Knitting

Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library!  Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started. 

Meets every Wednesday and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 2019
10:15-10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is an eight-week, thirty-minute program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers.

Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver.

Pre-registration required.

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Origami Club

We will be folding a variety of animals and geometric shapes. Led by Lucas Gustafson, a high schooler who started folding at the age of 6 and is a longtime member of the Origami Club at MIT.

Ages 7+.

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Plan the Future of YOUR Library Forum

Let us know how can we better serve you:

  • In your neighborhood?
  • Within the Library spaces?
  • With the Library collection?
  • With marketing and outreach?


Please attend one (or more) of our Community Forums and help us write our Long Range Plan. Let your voice be heard and help shape the future of the Library!

Saturday May 18, 10am-12pm – McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room
Wednesday May 22, 7-9pm – McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room

Email framinghamlrp@gmail.com to save your space.
RSVP appreciated but not required.

If you can't make it to one of the forums, but would still like to tell us your ideas (or would like a space to expand your thoughts), please take this quick online survey in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

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Weekly Storycraft

Get in the library habit-drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, shool readiness activities, and thematic craft.

Ages 3-5

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Early Release Open LEGO

Drop in and make something creative with our supplied LEGOs. Look through our LEGO idea books to make something super exciting or design your own structure! Leave your name with the creation, and we’ll display it on top of our shelves for a month!

Grades K+                            

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Special Play Space Activities

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm and
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool ages.

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Baby Lapsit

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit!  Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm and 
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool ages.

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Drop-in Knitting

Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library!  Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started. 

Meets every Wednesday and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

Baby Lapsit thumbnail Photo

Baby Lapsit

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Ages 0-2 with an adult

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main thumbnail Photo

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main

If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

Please check in at the Reference Desk on the 3rd floor.

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Make It! - Paint Party

Kyia Watkins from At Peace Arts will bring her traveling Paint Party to Framingham so our teens can create their own masterPEACE! Everyone can paint the featured design chosen by the host or create something completely different. Kyia promises to walk & paint with you from start to finish so you can step back and say, “Wow! I made that!”This is the third of our Make It! program series focusing on art and creativity. 

Space is limited, and registration is required. Please click on the event listing, and fill out the form at the bottom of the page to sign up. When doing so, please put the grade of the person/people attending in the "Message" box, as well as the names of any additional registrants.

"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency."

Grades 6-12

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Journal Writer’s Group

Join us as we work through To Our Children’s Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come by Bob Green and D.G. Fulford. Weekly discussion and exercises will help you capture and share your personal and family history.
Please bring a fresh notebook.

Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman thumbnail Photo

Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. Each session begins with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed need to provide copies to distribute during the session.

Drop-in Knitting thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Knitting

Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library!  Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started. 

Meets every Wednesday and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

Mother Goose on the Loose thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 2019
10:15-10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is an eight-week, thirty-minute program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers.

Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver.

Pre-registration required.

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McAuliffe Matinee: Stan and Ollie

In 1953, with their golden era behind them, comedy team Laurel & Hardy set out on a variety hall tour of Britain. The tour becomes a hit, but long-buried ghosts and Oliver’s failing health start to threaten their partnership. Aware that they are approaching their swan song, they rediscover just how much they mean to each other.

(2018) 1 hr. 38 min. Rated PG.

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Weekly Storycraft

Get in the library habit-drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, shool readiness activities, and thematic craft.

Ages 3-5

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Upcycled Calendar Crafts

We’ve got old calendars and maps galore, and they’re waiting for you to turn them into cool new things! We'll have materials and instructions for making mosaic art, gift bags and bows, envelopes, marble magnets and more.

Grades 6-12

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Special Play Space Activities

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm and
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool ages.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm and 
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool ages.

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Friday Night Flick: Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody is an enthralling celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of history’s most beloved entertainers. Oscar winner, Rami Malek stars as Freddie Mercury.

(2018) 2hr.14min. PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive material, drug content and language

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main thumbnail Photo

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main

If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

Please check in at the Reference Desk on the 3rd floor.

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Adult Coloring Night

Join us for an evening of coloring, calming tea, and music. Whether you love to color for fun or enjoy filling in all the details, coloring is relaxing and therapeutic! We will provide colored pencils and coloring pages for all levels. You are welcome to bring your own materials. No registration is required.

Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: The Fascinating Hobby of Amateur Radio

Presented by John Iwuc and the Framingham Amateur Radio Association

Amateur radio operators talk to other “hams” locally and around the world using just radios, no phone or internet required! We will talk about what got us interested in this fascinating hobby, and how to get your entry level license. FARA is one of the oldest amateur radio clubs in the US. Hams help out with public events like the Boston Marathon, pass short messages around the country when needed in emergencies, and give current weather reports to the NWS. When cell phones and the internet go down, Ham radio can be set up quickly and stays up! Come learn about amateur radio and then join us for our Field Day on Saturday June 22 from 2 pm to 6 pm at the McAuliffe Branch. All are welcome.

ABOUT JOHN IWUC:
John, President of FARA, obtained the initial amateur radio license in 2011 after hearing local weather reports about tornados while listening to a scanner. These reports were made by amateur radio operators participating in the National Weather Systems’ Skywarn program. He subsequently obtained two advanced licenses allowing more use of the frequencies to talk around the world.

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Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main

If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

Please check in at the Reference Desk on the 3rd floor.

Adult Coloring Night thumbnail Photo

Adult Coloring Night

Join us for an evening of coloring, calming tea, and music. Whether you love to color for fun or enjoy filling in all the details, coloring is relaxing and therapeutic! We will provide colored pencils and coloring pages for all levels. You are welcome to bring your own materials. No registration is required.

Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main thumbnail Photo

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main

If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

Please check in at the Reference Desk on the 3rd floor.

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Framingham Community Song Circle

Join us as we “Kick-off” the Adult Summer Reading program and celebrate the moon landing! Fifty years ago this summer, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first earthlings to walk on the moon, and we will celebrate this anniversary with a Moon Songs Sing-Along. Watch the words on the big screen! Accompanied by live
band Folk Stew. Fun for all ages.

Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of Wegmans.