Events Calendar

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Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

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 (except the second Tuesday of the month) 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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Summer Music Series: Southern Rail Bluegrass Band

Southern Rail's performances are high-energy exuberant fun, with riveting harmonies, irrepressible humor and sparkling banjo, mandolin, and guitar solo work. Over the years, Southern Rail's recordings have graced Bluegrass Unlimited's Top Thirty Singles Chart for a combined total of 32 months, climbing to #11. Southern Rail has been selected by the New England Foundation for the Arts to be included in their prestigious Touring Roster and two band members have just been inducted into the RIBA Bluegrass Hall of Fame!

Sponsored in part by Impact Framingham.

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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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Stories for Scooters

Twenty fun-filled minutes of tiny tales and tunes in interactive fashion for little library-goers and their adults, with playtime afterward!

 

 Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver.

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SFSP Free Lunch at the Library

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm

Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Lunch available for individuals 5-18 years old

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Bubbleology

Keith Michael Johnson enchants audiences of all ages with the art and science of soap bubbles. Keith reveals the science behind the magic, while building magnificent sculptures out of bubbles.
Grades K+

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Joe Raia Band

Future concerts:

August 8 - James Merenda Trio
August 22 - Diana Mascari Quartet

Outdoor Summer Jazz Shows are in collaboration with Amazing Things Art Center and sponsored in part by the Framingham Cultural Council.

Outdoors rain or shine.

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SFSP Free Lunch at the Library

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm

Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Lunch available for individuals 5-18 years old

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FriendsFest

Come celebrate summer with the Friends of the Framingham Library!

Browse the book sale and stock up on lots of great summer reading.
• Stop by our BBQ for a $2.00 lunch!
• Join in some fun children’s activities and outdoor games.
• Go on board the new Framingham Public Library Bookmobile.
• Visit our Library of Things table where you can check out all the great things we have to borrow.
• Stop by our Spark Lab table and discover what our new makerspace will have to offer.

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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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Baby Lapsit at the 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

Children ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Weekly Storytimes

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

Ages 2-4

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SFSP Free Lunch at the Library

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm

Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Lunch available for individuals 5-18 years old

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Monday Matinee: Gloria Bell

Gloria is a free-spirited divorcée who works in an office during the day and spends her nights on the dance floor at clubs around Los Angeles. She finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance where both joys and complications ensue. Starring Julianne Moore.

(2018) 1hr.42min. Rated R for sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use. 

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Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

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 (except the second Tuesday of the month) 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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AniManga Club Craft: Kawaii Pillows

Kawaii means “cute” in Japanese. This summer we’re extending our usual AniManga Club to include a craft where you’ll get to hand sew your own adorable buddy! Don't normally come to AniManga Club? Doesn't matter, come craft with us! Will your new kawaii friend be a happy cloud? Maybe a friendly slice of pizza, or an adorable panda? The choice is yours.

Registration isn’t required, but we’d love it if you would so we know how much material we’ll need. Click on the event listing or poster and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. 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.

Grades 6-12

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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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Stories for Scooters

Twenty fun-filled minutes of tiny tales and tunes in interactive fashion for little library-goers and their adults, with playtime afterward!

 

 Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver.

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SFSP Free Lunch at the Library

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm

Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Lunch available for individuals 5-18 years old

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New England Aquarium Traveling Tidepools

Learn about and investigate touch tanks that represent New England’s three coastal habitats. Compare and contrast the habitats as well as observing the types of animals that are found in each one. Live marine animals! 

Grades K+.

There will be three different slots available for this program:
1:00-1:45pm 
2:00-2:45pm
3:00-3:45pm

Registration is required for this event.
Stop in to the Library or call us at 508-532-5570 x4336 to register.

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McAuliffe Matinee: The Kid

In this thrilling Western, young Rio goes on the run across the American Southwest, desperate to save his sister from his villainous uncle. He encounters Sheriff Pat Garrett, on the hunt for the infamous Billy the Kid, and finds himself increasingly entwined in the lives of these two legendary figures. Ultimately Rio is forced to choose which type of man he is going to become, the outlaw or the man of valor, in a final act to save his family. Starring Jake Schur, Ethan Hawke, and Dane DeHaan.

(2019) 1 hr. 40 min. Rated R for violence and language.

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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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Baby Lapsit at the 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

Children ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Beekeeping 101

Kelly Cashman is passionate about saving the bees. She became interested in bees after visiting a friend's rooftop hive in Brooklyn. Beekeeping is a hobby that requires concentration, passion, education, and a hearty supply of calamine lotion. Kelly will explain the societal makeup of the hive and the problems honeybees are currently facing. Learn what to do if you find a honeybee swarm and some natural sting remedies. She will also teach you the quick and dirty way to harvest honey. Join us for a fun, informative talk! You will have the opportunity to sample honey from her 2018 harvest.

About Kelly Cashman:

Kelly started Stay Golden Honey and Hive in Worcester, MA the spring of 2015. She began keeping bees to manage stress and help the declining honeybee population. She believes in using education to de-stigmatize our stinging friends. Kelly only harvests honey if there is an excess, assuring the bees have enough honey to make it through our tough New England winters.

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SFSP Free Lunch at the Library

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm

Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Lunch available for individuals 5-18 years old

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Toddlerpalooza

Let the toddlers go wild amongst a whole host of sensory experiences and a lot of zany activities!

Ages 0-5 with caregiver.

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SFSP Free Lunch at the Library

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm

Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Lunch available for individuals 5-18 years old

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Open Lego Challenge

Come test your lego skills against other builders with solo and group challenges. This event will count as a Spark Lab event on your Summer Reading Bingo card!

Grades K+

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Art in Bloom with Kira Seamon

Artist Kira Seamon will return for two weeks in August to display her photographs of exotic Peru and to host our first ever Art in Bloom event. Art in Bloom is about creating floral arrangements that interpret art. Registrants will have the opportunity to create arrangements from donated flowers under Kira’s guidance. The arrangements will then be on display throughout the Library. A generous grant from the Framingham Cultural Council to Kira will cover the cost of the flowers. 

Registration is required; participants are encouraged to sign up now to reserve a spot. Please email asadkin@minlib.net or call 508-532-5570, ext. 4347.

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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 (except the second Tuesday of the month) 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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SFSP Free Lunch at the Library

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm

Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Lunch available for individuals 5-18 years old

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Jungle Jim Jedi Academy

Jungle Jim’s Space-themed balloon magic show features rocket propulsion science, celebrates the moon landing, Star Wars Jedi Training and a 6-foot galaxy explosion!

Grades K+

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SFSP Free Lunch at the Library

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm

Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Lunch available for individuals 5-18 years old

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Baby Lapsit at the 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

Children ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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SFSP Free Lunch at the Library

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm

Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Lunch available for individuals 5-18 years old

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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 (except the second Tuesday of the month) 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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SFSP Free Lunch at the Library

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm

Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Lunch available for individuals 5-18 years old

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Movie Matinee: Spider-Man Into the Spider-verse

Miles Morales becomes the masked superhero of his reality and crosses paths with his counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat to all reality. (2018)

 

All Ages at Parents’ Discretion

 

Running time: 1 hour 57 minutes
Rated PG for frenetic sequences of animated action violence, thematic elements, and mild language

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Universe of Squishies!

Since the Summer Reading theme is A Universe of Stories, we’re going to make a Universe of Squishies for our August craft! Cut out your own squishy friend from memory foam, and paint it however you’d like.

Registration isn’t required, but we’d love it if you would so we know how much material we’ll need. Click on the event listing or poster and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. 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.

Grades 6-12

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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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Baby Lapsit at the 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

Children ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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SFSP Free Lunch at the Library

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm

Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Lunch available for individuals 5-18 years old

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SFSP Free Lunch at the Library

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm

Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Lunch available for individuals 5-18 years old

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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 (except the second Tuesday of the month) 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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Space Nailed It! - LIMITED SPACE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED

You've seen the TV show, now test your own decorating skills! We'll have a beautifully decorated cupcake, cookie, or other baked good, done up in a themed outer space design, and you'll have to try and recreate it to the best of your ability in a limited amount of time. Not many will be good, but they'll all be entertaining!

SPACES ARE LIMITED, so registration is required. To do so, click on the event listing or poster, and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. 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.

Grades 6-12

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SFSP Free Lunch at the Library

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm

Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Lunch available for individuals 5-18 years old

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All Ages Summer Reading BBQ & Ice Cream With Kristen Graves

Join us for great food and fabulous music!

Renowned folk guitarist, singer, songwriter and humanitarian Kristen Graves will be playing a tribute to Pete Seeger while you munch on hot dogs and ice cream in our outdoor reading garden. Kristen has been mentioned in Rolling Stone and The New York Times. She has shared the stage with Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte, Peter Yarrow and many more. Come join us for the fun!

This event is sponsored by Wegmans, Impact Framingham, and Ben & Jerry's.

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SFSP Free Lunch at the Library

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm

Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Lunch available for individuals 5-18 years old

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AniManga Club August

AniManga club is for everyone who enjoys all things Anime and Manga. It’s now summer, so I’ll bring a selection of new anime movies to choose from while we’re eating some delicious Japanese snacks.

Grades 6-12

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Baby Lapsit at the 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

Children ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Movie Matinee: The Lego Movie 2

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space that are wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild!

 

All ages at parent's discretion
Rated PG

 

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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 (except the second Tuesday of the month) at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

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

Baby Lapsit at the Main Library thumbnail Photo

Baby Lapsit at the 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

Children ages 0-2 with caregiver.