Events Calendar

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy.

Saturdays September 7, 21 and 28, 10:00-11:00am,
Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All ages.

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Friends’ Monthly Book Sale

9:30am-3:00pm: Open to Friends Members
10:00am-3:00pm: Open to the Public

Most Books $1.00 or less, Children’s $.50 or less, single DVDs $2.00.
We Have Something for Everyone!!
3 rooms + the lobby chock full of books


We have been restocking a great selection of books all summer for our Big September Sale!! We have a vast children’s section, books of all genres, and a selection of foreign books. This month we have an assortment of interesting and diverse books at $2.00 each in our lobby.


Book donations are needed & gratefully accepted during the sale or at the Library during the week.


Because of your continued support of the Friends, we are able to provide free movies, concerts, programs, museum passes, audio books, CDs, Children’s Room apps, and many other services to patrons and the Framingham community.

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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

Children ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Spark Lab Makerspace: Opening Celebration and Open House

Join us as we open our all-ages makerspace, Spark Lab, where you can imagine, design, create projects, collaborate, and develop new skills! You’ll be able to check out the wide range of materials we have, including a 3D printer, large format printer, cutting edge design software, sewing machines, art supplies, engravers, video and photography materials, circuitry and electronics, and much more.

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Weekly Storytime

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

Ages 2-4

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Monday Matinee: Late Night

A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show. Starring Emma Thompson.

Late Night (2019) 1 hr. 42 min.  Rated R for language and some sexual references.

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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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Drop-in Resume Help

Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies.

No session on Tuesday, September 10.

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Make It! - Halloween Masks

Unleash the creatures of the night with Eric Bornstein from Behind the Mask Studio! He’ll be teaching attendees how to use simple materials and found objects to make their own terrifying Halloween masks. This is the fourth of our Make It! program series focusing on art and creativity. 

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS REQUIRED. If you would like to register, click on the event listing 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.

"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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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 September 4-October 23, 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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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

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

Preschool ages.

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Lifelong Learning Lecture: Insights into the SOURCE of Journalism in Framingham, with Susan Petroni

GUEST SPEAKER: Susan Petroni, Framingham Source Founder, Publisher and Editor

Communities need local journalism just as much as the nation needs journalists. Founder, publisher, and editor of the SOURCE news site (www.FraminghamSource.com) Susan Petroni will talk about the role of local community journalism, and how she reports the news in Framingham. She will also offer tips on how to get news coverage for your business, organization, event, etc.

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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

Children ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

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

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. 

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy.

Saturdays September 7, 21 and 28, 10:00-11:00am,
Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All ages.

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AniManga Club September

AniManga club is for everyone who enjoys all things Anime and Manga. We’ll have anime, tasty Japanese snacks, and fun!

Grades 6-12

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Book Buddy Reading to Dogs

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

All ages.
Registration required.
Call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

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Weekly Storytime

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

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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Drop-in Resume Help

Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies.

No session on Tuesday, September 10.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesdays September 4-October 23, 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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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

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

Preschool ages.

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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.

Lifelong Learning Lecture: Race & Revolution with Dr. Maria Bollettino

Presented by Dr. Maria Bollettino, Associate Professor, History, Framingham State University

Enslaved people represented 20% of the population of British North America. The American Revolution established a new nation based on the principle that “all men are created equal,” yet slavery remained in place. This talk will explore the role of enslaved and free blacks in the American Revolutionary War and the legacies of the Revolution for race and slavery.

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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

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

Preschool ages.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Understanding Social Security: Your Questions Answered

Presented by Vance Williams, ChFC® and CLU®

Social Security will likely be the foundation of your retirement income.  Before you retire, it's important to understand your options and the impact your decisions have on your retirement. This workshop will help guide you in this process.

About Vance Williams:
Vance earned a bachelor's degree in business administration at Adelphi University. He is a ChFC® and CLU® professional. As an Edward Jones financial advisor, he believes it’s important to invest time to understand what you’re working toward before you invest your money, whether you're planning for retirement, saving for college for children or grandchildren, or just trying to protect the financial future of the ones you care for the most. Outside of the office, Vance enjoys spending time with family traveling, teaching his kids how to swim, playing squash and volunteering with the Framingham Rotary.

Sunday Concert Series: Igor Lovchinsky

A Russian/American pianist and physicist, Igor Lovchinsky has performed at some of the major concert halls in the United States, and internationally.


The series is sponsored in part by Middlesex Savings Bank, Metro Credit Union, Brookdale Cushing Park, Law Office of Framingham Attorney Jeffrey M. Steinberg, St. Mary’s Credit Union, Roche Brothers, and the Friends of the Framingham Library.

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Weekly Storytime

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

Ages 2-4

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Main Library Movie Matinee: Boy Erased

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents. Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Starring Lucas Hedges and Nicole Kidman.

(2018) 115 min. Rated R for sexual content, some language and brief drug use.

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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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Drop-in Resume Help

Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies.

No session on Tuesday, September 10.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesdays September 4-October 23, 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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Sci-Fi Book Group: Terminal Alliance, by Jim C. Hines

A plague has killed most of humankind and turned the survivors into feral monsters – all except Lt. Marion "Mops" Adamopoulos and her Hygiene and Sanitation Team. In this humorous military sci-fi tale, the future of humanity depends on a group of janitors, who must commandeer a damaged spaceship and work with an alien species called the Krakau to thwart the villains who are trying to undo the cure for the plague.

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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

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

Preschool ages.

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Veterans Coffee Hour

All Vets are welcome to join us for free coffee and light refreshments at this monthly event.

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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

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

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. 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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Drop-in Resume Help

Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies.

No session on Tuesday, September 10.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesdays September 4-October 23, 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.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

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

Preschool ages.

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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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Lifelong Learning Lecture: The President and the Press: From Teddy Roosevelt to Donald Trump

Presented by Dr. David Smailes, Associate Professor, Political Science, Framingham State University

Presidents have always had a complicated relationship with the press. We will explore that relationship, beginning with Theodore Roosevelt’s skillful use of the press and ending with current debates surrounding the fairness of political coverage and whether truly “objective” political reporting can take place.

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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; there are always extras for you to take. All ages and levels welcome.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

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

Preschool ages.

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Friends Monthly Book Sale

9:30-10:00am: Friends Members 
10:00am-3:00pm: Open to the public

Most Books $1.00 or less; Children’s .50 or less; single DVD’s $2.00.

We have something for everyone!! 3 Rooms + the lobby chock full of books

Check out the vast children’s section, discover the foreign books collection, and peruse the many books in all genres.  The lobby features an assortment of high-quality books at $2.00 each.

Thanks to your support of the Friends, we can provide free movies, concerts, programs, museum passes, audio books, CDs, Children’s Room apps, and many other services to patrons and the Framingham community.

Weekly Storytime thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytime

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

Ages 2-4

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.

Drop-in Resume Help thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Resume Help

Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies.

No session on Tuesday, September 10.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesdays September 4-October 23, 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.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

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

Preschool ages.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

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

Preschool ages.

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Friday Night Flicks: Yesterday

A struggling singer-songwriter whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, suffers a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, He wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed... and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.

(2019) Rated PG-13, 112 min.

Fall Fest at McAuliffe

Join us for a fun fall day of crafts, baby animal petting zoo with Animal Craze: Traveling Petting Zoo and Farm Animals, a Screaming Contest, and more! Fun for all ages and the whole family! Light refreshments provided.

Animal Craze: Traveling Petting Zoo and Farm Animals: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Back Patio

 

Children’s Mask Craft: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Craft Room. Decorate your own eye mask!

 

Screaming Contest: 12:00 pm, Outside in Front of Library. We'll be judging the loudest, scariest, funniest, and quietest screams!

In case of rain, Animal Craze will be inside the Community Room.

 

Weekly Storytime thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytime

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

Ages 2-4

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.

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Drop-in Resume Help

Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies.

No session on Tuesday, September 10.

Knitting with Round Needles

Interested in knitting on round needles but are a bit intimidated? Now is your chance! In this workshop you will learn to use round needles to make a basic hat. Supplies provided. Must be able to knit and purl. 

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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

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

Preschool ages.