Events Calendar

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Adventures in Lifelong Learning: The John L. Heineman Intersession

Tuesdays, January 14, 21 and 28 (makeup date: February 4)

Our latest installment in our Adventures in Lifelong Learning series features The 17th Century: Reformation to Revolution. Please register online or pick up a registration form at either Library. Registration is open to all. On-site registration assistance will be available January 6, 11am-12:30pm at the Main Library, 49 Lexington Street.

Questions: email lifelonglearning@framingham.edu or call FSU at 508-626-4603

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe

Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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.

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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

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 is required.

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McAuliffe Matinee Movie: Downton Abbey: The Motion Picture

The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the king and queen of England soon unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue -- leaving the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

Rated PG.

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Learn to Knit and Crochet

Learn to knit a facecloth and crochet a scrunchie with Svetlana and Mila! All materials provided. Registration required.*

Ages 8-16.

Call 508-532-5636, press 5 or drop by the McAuliffe Children’s Desk to register before the program.

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McAuliffe Book Discussion: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

In this stunning West-African inspired debut novel,  Zélie has one chance to restore the magic to Orisha. With the aid of her brother and a rogue princess, she must outrun and outwit the crown prince who would eradicate magic forever. But her powers and her feelings may be the greatest danger of all.

Led by Danielle Barney. 

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Spark Lab: Bath Bombs

It’s Treat Yo’ Self month in the Spark Lab, so we’re going to make bath bombs! You’ll get to mix your own batch to take home with you, and even learn a little chemistry when I teach you how to mix them so they explode in water.

Grades 6-12

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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.

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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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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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for an exciting book club discussion led by 8th grader Max on Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner on January 12 and on How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell on January 26 with crafts and light refreshments!

Grades 2-4.

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Concert: La Bek Accompanied by Jack Perricone

La Bek is a terrific performer, a singer of songs ranging from the Great American Songbook to deep-down blues to original songs written by her husband, Jack Perricone, as well as their daughter, Sonya Rae Taylor. La Bek (Rebecca Perricone) is also a skilled actress and is a Professor at Berklee College of Music; Jack was Chair of Berklee’s innovative Songwriting Department for 27 years and is the author of two books on songwriting.


La Bek has released four CDs. Her latest is With You, For You. It contains a diverse collection of styles that include a tango-based/Astor Piazzolla-influenced treatment of songs from the Great American Songbook, blues based songs and originals from Sonya Rae Taylor and Jack Perricone.

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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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Kids Sewing

Learn how to hand sew your own colorful bird bookmark with Svetlana. All materials provided. Registration required.*

*Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by the McAuliffe Children’s Desk to register before the program.

Ages 7-16.

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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.

Adventures in Lifelong Learning: The John L. Heineman Intersession thumbnail Photo

Adventures in Lifelong Learning: The John L. Heineman Intersession

Tuesdays, January 14, 21 and 28 (makeup date: February 4)

Our latest installment in our Adventures in Lifelong Learning series features The 17th Century: Reformation to Revolution. Please register online or pick up a registration form at either Library. Registration is open to all. On-site registration assistance will be available January 6, 11am-12:30pm at the Main Library, 49 Lexington Street.

Questions: email lifelonglearning@framingham.edu or call FSU at 508-626-4603

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe

Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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.

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McAuliffe Craft: Winter Windows

Brighten your windows with some translucent paper decorations! Make a star, or a snowflake, or whatever else you’d like, as long as it involves paper and glue.

Grades 6-12

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. 

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Mother Goose on the Loose

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 is 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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Spark Lab: Lego Star Wars Club

Do you love Star Wars? Do you love engineering? Come and help us put together our brand new Lego Droid kit. You will be able to build various droids including R2-D2! Once the droids are built we will be able to use our iPads and go on exciting missions.

Ages 8+

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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 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. For children ages 0-2 with a caregiver.

 

Fridays December 6 and 20
Saturdays December 14 and 28

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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Weekly Storytime

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

Ages 2-4

Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe

Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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.

Mother Goose on the Loose thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose

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 is 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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Brown Bag Learning Series: Health & Wellness Fair

Brown Bag Learning Series: Health & Wellness Mini Fair

Presented by Cynthia Stone and Regis College Nursing Students

Please drop in for a health and wellness mini fair with the Regis College Community Health Nursing students led by Cindy Stone. Learn how a little medical prevention now can help you lead an improved healthier life. The agenda will include numerous strategies to maintain and improve your overall wellness. We will discuss basic lifesaving skills with a demonstration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and choking. Information on stroke prevention with blood pressure screenings available with educational material. Additionally, an opportunity for questions and answers regarding a new medical diagnosis or medication will be provided with other informative health topics.

About Cynthia Stone:

Cindy Stone is an adjunct clinical nursing instructor for Regis College. She educates on the importance of community health nursing and has led multiple health and wellness classes throughout the area. Her passion for educating stemmed from her years as an emergency department nurse at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham and as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for the Department of Public Health. She holds numerous certifications in the field of Nursing and is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association and the International Forensic Nursing Association.

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

Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe

Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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.

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U.S. Citizenship Workshop

Framingham Public Library is hosting monthly information sessions on the first steps to becoming a citizen.

Included:

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

Sessions are held 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on the second Tuesday of every month in the Citizenship Corner, which is located on the third floor of the main branch of the Framingham Public Library.

Session dates:

  • December 10, 2019
  • January 14, 2020
  • February 11, 2020
Mother Goose on the Loose thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose

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 is 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.

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

Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe

Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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.

Mother Goose on the Loose thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose

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 is 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.

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

Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe

Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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.

Mother Goose on the Loose thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose

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 is 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.