Events Calendar

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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.  We look forward to seeing you every Wednesday from 10-11 and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

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Book Buddy: Read to Dogs at McAuliffe

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to our Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dog, Chewie and our newest pal Rocky, listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All ages.

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Drop-In Baby Lapsit at the Main Library

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

No registration required. For children ages 0-2 years old.

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American Girl Fun at McAuliffe Library

Come in and join us for an afternoon of fun with American Girl Dolls! Share your favorite stories, play with our dolls and accessories, and make a craft!

Registration is required. Please register by call the McAullife Children's Room at 508-532-5636 x5, or drop in and sign up today!

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Book Buddy: Read to Dogs at Main Library

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to one of our furry friends! Book Buddy Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs Lilah, Montana, and Eloise listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Registration required. Call 508-532-5570, press 4, or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

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Sunday Concert Series: Roman Rudnytsky

Pianist Roman Rudnytsky will perform music by Bach, Schumann and de Falla.

The series is sponsored in part by Metro Credit Union, Roche Brothers Markets, Brookdale Senior Living Solutions and Friends of the Framingham Library.

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Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

Get in the library habit! Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian!

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. 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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Journal Writers Group

Drop In or join the group as we discuss and discover the many ways to journal for personal growth and enrichment. We meet every Tuesday from 7-8pm.

Drop-in, no registration required.

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Hearing Bernstein: Discovering the Special Sound of West Side Story

Art Finstein will be discussing some of the musical craft of West Side Story to illustrate Bernstein’s compositional genius, and he will talk about what makes the show exceptional after 60 years.

Art Finstein holds two degrees in Music from Brandeis University and is a retired Massachusetts Music Educator. He’s music-directed almost 200 productions.

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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.  We look forward to seeing you every Wednesday from 10-11 and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

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Stories for Scooters at Main Library

Join us every Wednesday for stories, songs, and puppets at our weekly storytime! Parents and child can both enjoy a variety of picture books, classic nursery rhymes and meeting new people!

For Ages 0-3 years old. No registration required.

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Origami Workshop Series

Join us for another exciting workshop series with Origami expert Lucas Gustafson! Lucas is a middle schooler who started folding at the age of 6 and is a longtime member of the Origami Club at MIT. With his help, participants will learn how to fold animals and geometric shapes!

For ages 7+.

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Wednesday Night Movie: Ocean’s 8

Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala. All star cast includes: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway.

(2018) 130min. PG-13
 

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Weekly Story Time at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

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Drop-In Baby Lapsit at the Main Library

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

No registration required. For children ages 0-2 years old.

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An Evening with Psychic Medium Diane Lewis: A Benefit for the Friends of the Framingham Library

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Participate in a unique and spiritual evening to benefit the Friends of the Framingham Library!

Get your tickets now to see Psychic Medium Diane Lewis—considered one of the best in her field. “An extremely gifted psychic medium, Diane’s true talent lies in her ability to help people.”

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. All sales are final. Please call 508-875-1918 or email Marsha Farmelant at mfarmelant@aol.com to purchase tickets.

Visit this link for more information on Diane.

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PBS’s POV Movie Series: Shalom Italia

Three Italian Jewish brothers set off on a journey through Tuscany, in search of a cave where they hid as children to escape the Nazis. Their quest, full of humor, food and Tuscan landscapes, straddles the boundary between history and myth—a profound, funny, and endearing exploration.

 Doors open at 6:30pm.

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Book Buddy: Read to Dogs at McAuliffe

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to our Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dog, Chewie and our newest pal Rocky, listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All ages.

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FSU Cooks at the Framingham Public Library

Join the inaugural "FSU Cooks: Learn.Cook.Eat" event. Framingham State University Alum Sangeeta Pradhan, RD will present the latest research connecting a healthy diet and cognitive function. Learn about specific foods to help improve memory and encourage brain health as you age. Then register for a FSU Cooks’ Culinary Nutrition Workshop, to learn how to prepare these ‘brainy’ foods.

In collaboration with Framingham State University.

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AniManga Club

AniManga club is for everyone who enjoys all things Anime and Manga. Summer’s over, so this month we’ll be back to watching an assortment of your favorite anime TV shows, and eating some delicious Japanese snacks.

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Book Bingo at McAuliffe

Prizes, laughs, and best of all — books! Join us to win some bookish treats, and pick up some fun books to alternate with your school assignments!

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Book Buddy: Read to Dogs at Main Library

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to one of our furry friends! Book Buddy Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs Lilah, Montana, and Eloise listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Registration required. Call 508-532-5570, press 4, or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

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Framingham Community Song Circle

Everyone can sing!

Learn a song, teach a song, sing along! Come share your traditional folk songs.

Play an instrument? Join the Song Circle band! Email Amy at akaufman@minlib.net for more information.

This program is for all ages, so bring the kids! Refreshments.

Wednesday evening, Sept 12 at 7PM – McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room

Saturday afternoon, Sept 29 at 3:00 – Main Library, Costin Room

 

Todos pueden cantar!

Aprende una canción, comparte una canción, canta con nosotros!  Ven y enséñanos tus canciones folclóricas. 

Tocas un instrumento? Únete al Song Circle Band! Envía un correo a Amy a akaufman@minlib.net para más información.

Este es un programa para todas las edades, trae a los niños.  Habrá refrigerio!

Miércoles 12 de septiembre.  7:00 pm – McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room.

Sábado 29 de septiembre 3:00 pm Main Library, Costin Room.

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Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

Get in the library habit! Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian!

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. 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.

Book Buddy Read to Dogs: October Dates!

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs Eloise, Montana, and Lilah listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Reading will take place in the J Program Room. All ages are welcome! Registration is required.Please call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

Poetry Workshop

Tuesdays October 2 and 30, led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University
Tuesdays October 9 and 16, led by Bernard Horn

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed should bring copies.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Join us for the return of our popular early literacy children's program Mother Goose on the Loose! This eight week program will begin on October 3rd and run until November 28th, 2018. Mother Goose on the Loose is targeted for children ages 0-3 years old and accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is required as space is limited. Please pre-register at the Children's Department desk or call 508-532-5570 X4 to reserve your child's spot today!

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Weekly Story Time at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

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Adult Coloring Night

Join us for an evening of coloring, calming tea, and music. Coloring is relaxing and therapeutic! We will provide colored pencils and coloring pages. 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: Introduction to Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Presented by: Dr Hua Hai

Join Dr Hai for an introduction to Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient and unique medical system of diagnosis, treatment and preventative health care. It has been practiced in China for over 3,000 years, and was introduced to the United States in 1972.  Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin. Dr. Hua Hai has been involved in acupuncture and herbal treatments since 1973 and brings four decades of expertise to her practice.  Come learn all about this ancient medical practice.

About Dr. Hua Hai

Dr. Hai has had 18 years of extensive training in both Chinese and Western medicine in China, Canada and the United States. She has earned two doctoral degrees (MD and PhD), and two Masters' degrees (Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, and Master of Science).  Dr. Hai has also taught medical students in China and Canada, conducted herbal clinical pharmacology and cancer research at Harvard and other top medical schools and pharmaceutical companies for over 15 years. She has published in many medical and scientific journals.

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Dads, Donuts, and Discoveries

Bond with your dad (and with donuts) through stories and songs and while discovering new friends and activities. This month we are joined by Outdoors RX, an offshoot of the Appalachian Mountain Club, encouraging families to fill a perscription for health by getting outdoors! Mothers, diblings, and other family memebers are welcome!

All ages are welcome!

Book Buddy Read to Dogs @ McAuliffe Branch

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Our thearpy dogs Chewie and Rocco are looking for new friends to read to them!

Sign up today to reserve a 15 mintue slot by calling 508-532-5636 X5!

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Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

Get in the library habit! Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian!

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. 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.

Poetry Workshop

Tuesdays October 2 and 30, led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University
Tuesdays October 9 and 16, led by Bernard Horn

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed should bring copies.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Join us for the return of our popular early literacy children's program Mother Goose on the Loose! This eight week program will begin on October 3rd and run until November 28th, 2018. Mother Goose on the Loose is targeted for children ages 0-3 years old and accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is required as space is limited. Please pre-register at the Children's Department desk or call 508-532-5570 X4 to reserve your child's spot today!

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Sci-Fi Book Group and Movie: Planet of the Apes, by Pierre Boulle

Book discussion: 6-7pm

Movie: 7-9pm

A couple vacationing in space encounters a drifting bottle containing a startling account: Three astronauts land on an Earth like planet, where evolution is inverted; apes are the superior species, reigning as masters over a brutish and mute human race. Described by the author as a "social fantasy," this is the classic story that inspired the chilling movie starring Charlton Heston.

Pizza and beverages provided.

(1968) 112 min. Rated G.

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Weekly Story Time at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

Bookmarkers with Haley Hein

Enjoy reading by meeting with friends to choose, read, and discuss books together. You’ll increase your comprehension, discuss what you know, and turn reading into a social activity that encourages more reading! Come discuss the first book chosen by the group.

October 11: grades K-2

October 25: grades 3-5.

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: The Essential Guide to Streaming

Guest Speaker: Annabel Dodd, Lecturer, Northeastern University.


The author of The Essential Guide to Telecommunications, 6th Edition, will provide insights on streaming, enabling technologies and the impact on the industry. Streaming has had an enormous impact on the film industry and users’ viewing habits.

Drop In Baby Lapsit at Main Library

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. 

For ages 0-2 with caregiver! No registration required.

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Healthy Living Series: Better Balance Workshop with Laila Vehvilainen

Session 1: Balance Deconstructed
What is balance and why is it important to maintain? Learn about the importance of balance and then participate in some group balance exercises.
Session 2: Balance Progressions
Talk on maintaining balance with everyday activities and the importance of posture, followed by group balance exercises.

Book Buddy Read to Dogs: October Dates!

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs Eloise, Montana, and Lilah listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Reading will take place in the J Program Room. All ages are welcome! Registration is required.Please call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

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Sunday Concert Series: Atlas Piano Trio

Hailed as “powerful and riveting,” Atlas Piano Trio will perform music by Schubert and Debussy. Their highly praised and unique interpretations are influenced by the historical approach and deep emotional content. Pianist Cihan Yucel, violinist Gary Cappozziello, and cellist Ignacy Gaydamovich, come from different sides of the Atlantic ocean to create unforgettable performances.


The series is sponsored in part by Metro Credit Union, Roche Brothers Markets, Brookdale Senior Living Solutions and Friends of the Framingham Library.

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Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

Get in the library habit! Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian!

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

Community Puzzle Swap

What to do with jigsaw puzzles you’ve completed? Swap them! Bring your puzzles to exchange with others. No puzzle to swap? Come anyway; we always have extras for
you to try. Primarily 500+ pieces, but all ages and levels welcome.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. 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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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.

Poetry Workshop

Tuesdays October 2 and 30, led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University
Tuesdays October 9 and 16, led by Bernard Horn

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed should bring copies.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Join us for the return of our popular early literacy children's program Mother Goose on the Loose! This eight week program will begin on October 3rd and run until November 28th, 2018. Mother Goose on the Loose is targeted for children ages 0-3 years old and accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is required as space is limited. Please pre-register at the Children's Department desk or call 508-532-5570 X4 to reserve your child's spot today!

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The Benefits of Trees: To Our Planet and Ourselves

Guest speaker: Christa Collins, SVT Director of Land Protection

This talk, inspired by Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees, will delve into the many reasons trees—in both urban, suburban and wilderness settings—are important for the well-being of our planet and our species. We’ll also explore some of the fascinating strategies healthy trees and forests use to survive and thrive.

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McAuliffe Book Group: In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Join us to discuss this debut thriller by the author of The Woman in Cabin 10. Reclusive crime writer Nora Shaw is invited to a bachelorette party for a former friend she hasn’t seen in over ten years. Over the weekend, events take a sinister turn and she wakes up in the hospital 48 hours later wondering not, “What happened?,” but “What have I done?”

Led by Kim Jung.

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Weekly Story Time at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

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Early Release Lego Building at McAuliffe

Drop in and make something creative with LEGOS. Creations will be displayed.

Open to all ages!

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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Adult Coloring Night

Join us for an evening of coloring, calming tea, and music. Coloring is relaxing and therapeutic! We will provide colored pencils and coloring pages. You are welcome to bring your own materials. No registration is required.

Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Massachusetts Leaders in the Woman Suffrage Movement

Guest Speaker: Barbara Berenson, Sr. Attorney at the MA Supreme Judicial Court

Berensen is the author of Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement; Revolutionary Reformers and will be focusing her spotlight on Bay State women who catalyzed the effort to gain women’s right to vote on a local and national level.

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Veterans Coffee Hour

All Vets are welcome to join us for free coffee and light refreshments.

This is a monthly event.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

9:30am-3pm: Open to Friends Members
10am-3pm: Open to the Public


Most Books $1.00 or less, Children’s $.50 or less, single DVDs $3.00. 3 Rooms and the lobby chock full of books This month’s special will be popular authors—Buy One book for $1.00 Get One Free in the BOGO bookcase. Also a special selection of books will be featured at $2.00 each in the lobby. We have a huge children’s section, books of all genres, and foreign books and movies.


Many thanks to our renewing corporate members: Bella Costa Ristorante, Boston Breast Diagnostic Center, Dunkin’ Donuts, Market Basket, ERA Key Realty Services, Optical View, Roche Bros., and Royal Cleaners & Tailors. And welcome to our new businesses: Black and Buono P.C., Richard P. Goodkin, Esq., & TrUe Salon and Color Cafe.

Drop In Baby Lapsit at Main Library

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. 

For ages 0-2 with caregiver! No registration required.

Book Buddy Read to Dogs: October Dates!

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs Eloise, Montana, and Lilah listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Reading will take place in the J Program Room. All ages are welcome! Registration is required.Please call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

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Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

Get in the library habit! Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian!

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. 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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Mother Goose on the Loose

Join us for the return of our popular early literacy children's program Mother Goose on the Loose! This eight week program will begin on October 3rd and run until November 28th, 2018. Mother Goose on the Loose is targeted for children ages 0-3 years old and accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is required as space is limited. Please pre-register at the Children's Department desk or call 508-532-5570 X4 to reserve your child's spot today!

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Weekly Story Time at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

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Early Release StoryWalk with Craft!

Meet us in the Children’s Room for a librarian-led StoryWalk of The Saved Seed by Brenda Moore with pumpkin decorating afterward! Can’t make it on this day? The StoryWalk will be up in Nobscot Park for self-tours until November 25! Co-sponsored by the Framingham Garden Club.

Early Release KEVA Plank Building

Explore your artistic nature, problem solve and engage in play with the deceptively simple KEVA planks. Come amaze us with your creations!

For grades K+.

Bookmarkers with Haley Hein

Enjoy reading by meeting with friends to choose, read, and discuss books together. You’ll increase your comprehension, discuss what you know, and turn reading into a social activity that encourages more reading! Come discuss the first book chosen by the group.

October 11: grades K-2

October 25: grades 3-5.

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Leo and Sonya Tolstoy and the Mystery of Marriage

Guest Speaker: Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, FSU


Lasting 48 years, the marriage of this famous novelist and his remarkable wife is documented in their diaries and notebooks. While their union is a story of a great love affair, it was rocked by extremes of happiness and pain and ended tragically in Tolstoy’s death, separated from his wife, in the train station at Yasnaya Polyana.

Drop In Baby Lapsit at Main Library

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. 

For ages 0-2 with caregiver! No registration required.

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Healthy Living Series: Better Balance Workshop with Laila Vehvilainen

Session 1: Balance Deconstructed
What is balance and why is it important to maintain? Learn about the importance of balance and then participate in some group balance exercises.
Session 2: Balance Progressions
Talk on maintaining balance with everyday activities and the importance of posture, followed by group balance exercises.

Book Buddy Read to Dogs @ McAuliffe Branch

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Our thearpy dogs Chewie and Rocco are looking for new friends to read to them!

Sign up today to reserve a 15 mintue slot by calling 508-532-5636 X5!

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Mindfulness Book Group: The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down…

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: Guidance on the Path to Mindfulness from a Spiritual Leader, by Haemin Sunim

Haemin Sunim is a Korean Buddhist monk educated in the United States. His philosophy of mindfulness and calm in our divisive world, and his gentle language, are soothing reminders to slow down.and be present. Join us for a book discussion followed by a short meditation.

Led by Harriet Weiner.
 

Book Buddy Read to Dogs: October Dates!

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs Eloise, Montana, and Lilah listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Reading will take place in the J Program Room. All ages are welcome! Registration is required.Please call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

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Makers’ Pop-Up Workshop

Get in the habit of making! This month get ready for Halloween! Join us for an afternoon of designing imaginative masks for your costume!

For grade K+. No registration required.

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Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

Get in the library habit! Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian!

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

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Monday Matinee: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Five years after the events of Mamma Mia, Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past. Stars Lily James, Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep.


(2018) 114 min. Rated PG-13

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Special Halloween Storytime and Craft

Wear your favorite costume as you listen to (slightly) spooky stories and make a craft! Registration for this event is required. Please sign up by calling 508-532-5636 X5.

Back to Basics: User’s Manual for the U.S. Six Part Series with Paul Fideler

Are you thinking that America’s political discourses have become too shallow, too partisan, too angry? If so, perhaps it’s time that you step back and reacquaint yourself with the user’s manual for the U.S.—its founding documents, the philosophies and practicality they embodied and the compelling humans who authored them. The convener for this effort will be Paul Fideler, Professor Emeritus of History & Humanities at Lesley University.

Please contact Paul for more information and to register for this course at pfideler@lesley.edu.

Class size is limited and registration is required.

Mondays October 29, November 26, December 17, January 14, February 25 and March 11, 7-8:30pm

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. 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.

Poetry Workshop

Tuesdays October 2 and 30, led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University
Tuesdays October 9 and 16, led by Bernard Horn

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed should bring copies.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Join us for the return of our popular early literacy children's program Mother Goose on the Loose! This eight week program will begin on October 3rd and run until November 28th, 2018. Mother Goose on the Loose is targeted for children ages 0-3 years old and accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is required as space is limited. Please pre-register at the Children's Department desk or call 508-532-5570 X4 to reserve your child's spot today!

Fright Night Outdoor Movie: House on Haunted Hill

It’s our second annual Halloween outdoor movie! The weather may be getting a little chillier, but that’s perfect for a spooky classic. We’ll have hot cocoa, cider, candy, and other treats for a taste of fall before the movie. Make sure to bring your own lawn chair and/or blankets to get nice and cozy!

All Ages Halloween event!

House on Haunted Hill (1999) 93min. Rated R.