Events Calendar

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Resume Help & Job Searching Strategies

Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies with professional career coach Ed Lawrence.

Appointments are free and available every Thursday from 9am-1:30pm online via Zoom. Please email elawrence@minlib.net to schedule your appointment.

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Thursday Storytime at Main

Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian. Ages 2-5

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Beginner Reader Book Club

Join us for a Beginner Reader level book with a fun game or craft inspired by the story! Grades K-2

January 5: Pete the Cat: Making New Friends by: James Dean

February 2: What About Worms!? by: Ryan T. Higgins

March 2: Frog and Toad are Friends by: Arnold Lobel

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Baby Lapsit at Main

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Lunchtime Learning Series: Districts, Streets, & Luminaries: An Early History of Framingham Schools

Experience a brief history of Framingham Public Schools from 1700 to 1929 with Framingham History Center Director of Programs & Education Laura Rankin. Discover how the inspiration for school names evolved from districts, neighborhoods, and street names to prominent local and national public figures.

Join us in person or stream on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/FraminghamPublicLibrary.

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Friday Night Film: Where the Crawdads Sing

Join us for Where the Crawdads Sing (PG-13, 2022, 2h 5m) at the Main Library, Costin Room.

From imdb.com: "A woman who raised herself in the marshes of the Deep South becomes a suspect in the murder of a man with whom she was once involved."

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Community Open Play

Come enjoy open play time with our puppets, toys, and more. Pretend play fun! Ages 3-7

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Film Noir Club: The Woman in the Window

Join us for Film Noir Club: The Woman in the Window (NR, 1944 1h 39m), starring Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett!

“When a conservative middle aged professor engages in a relationship with a femme fatale, he's plunged into a nightmarish world of blackmail and murder.”

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

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Tube Trains

Use recycled materials to create your own train while learning about the African American advocates, innovators, and visionaries in the surface transportation industry. Ages 3+

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Sustainability Series: Show Me the Money…for Electric Vehicles

Interested in electric vehicles? Are you a two car family looking to replace one soon? Find out what type of electric or hybrid electric vehicle might be right for you and where to charge up here in Framingham. Hear about those tax credits and incentives. Learn about a way to calculate costs to see if you can afford an EV today.  

Sponsored by the Framingham Sustainability Committee and the Framingham Public Library.

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Adult Drop-In Holiday Crafts

Join us for some crafty fun just in time for Valentine’s Day! Create a one-of-a-kind card or assemble a charming pendant and coordinating gift box—or both! No experience or artistic talent required. All materials provided while supplies last.

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Vintage Valentines

Did you know the woman credited with popularizing Valentine Cards was from Worcester? Make your own vintage Valentine Cards inspired by Esther Howland’s lacy, fanciful designs to give out to friends and family.

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Advanced Poetry Workshop

This class welcomes serious poets with experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry. Poets may discuss their work.

If you are new to the group and would like to participate, register at bit.ly/fpl-poetry by noon on the day of the workshop.

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Bilingual Spanish Storytimes (Main)

2nd Wednesday of the Month 10-10:30am

Join us at the library with our special guest, Maria, while she reads fun picture books in both Spanish and English! Readers of all language levels welcome! Ages 2+

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Main Library Yarn Club

Join us for knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

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McAuliffe Matinee: If Beale Street Could Talk

Join us for our Wednesday matinee If Beale Street Could Talk (Rated R, 2018, 1h 59m), based on the James Baldwin novel and featuring an Oscar-winning performance by Regina King.

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Minecraft Hangout

Once you’ve signed up for the server, you’ll be able to use it whenever you want. But if you want to build when you know there will be other people on too, join us every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 PM. We can chat, work on group builds, and/or explore the map together.

If you don't yet have access to the server, visit www.framinghamlibrary.org/minecraft for more details and the application form.

Must Be Accepted on Minecraft Server to Participate

Grades 4-12

 

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.

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

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Resume Help & Job Searching Strategies

Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies with professional career coach Ed Lawrence.

Appointments are free and available every Thursday from 9am-1:30pm online via Zoom. Please email elawrence@minlib.net to schedule your appointment.

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Thursday Storytime at Main

Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian. Ages 2-5

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Video Game Hangout

Play video games and eat snacks!

If you'd like to be added to our monthly reminder email list for our Video Game Hangouts, just fill out the form at this link: https://bit.ly/VGH-Reminder

If you've already filled this out in the past, there's no need to do so again.

Grades 6-12

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Craft with History: Calligraphy

Let’s get crafty! Join the Framingham History Center (FHC) for a program series titled “Craft with History.” Throughout the year, an object or topic with craft-related history will be pulled from the FHC collection to be featured alongside a craft workshop. These 60-minute workshops will be led by a local crafter, and did we mention there will be wine? Bring a friend for a fun night out at the museum!

Features historic signatures and handwritten letters, craft is introduction to calligraphy.

Must be 21+. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited.

Tickets: $20/FHC member, $25/non-member.

https://framinghamhistory.org/events/craft-with-history-series/
 

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Lifelong Learning: Exploring Humane Standards in Animal Agriculture through Documentary Film

Dr. Audrey Kali talks about the making of her documentary film, Farm and Red Moon. The film follows Dr. Kali as she visits farms and slaughterhouses and meets with experts to reveal the ambiguous moral underbelly of humane animal slaughter. 

What starts out as a concern for animals becomes a story about people. What she once saw as senseless acts of violence, she understands as a complicated agricultural system, pursued by decent people fully cognizant of the contradictions and complexity of their actions.

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Baby Lapsit at Main

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Quilt Crafts

Join us in making non-traditional quilt crafts out of different materials. Ages 6+

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Bookmobile at Eastleigh Farmer’s Market

Visit the Framingham Library Bookmobile at Eastleigh Farmer's Market on February 12 from 12-3pm for their Share the Love, Valentine's Market!

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Winter Cookie Reading Club

THU. DEC. 1-SAT. FEB. 25  | MAIN & MCAULIFFE CHILDREN’S ROOM

For every book you read, fill out a “cookie” and fill up the glasses of milk in the Children’s Rooms! Sign up anytime during Dec-Feb. February 25th we’ll have a cookies and hot cocoa party with prizes and more to wrap up our winter reading program! Ages 0-12

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

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Drop-in Adult Coloring

Join us the second Monday night of each month for adult coloring night! We provide the supplies, or feel free to bring your own and join others in our Spark Lab.

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McAuliffe Matinee: The Notebook

Join us for a Tuesday matinee of The Notebook (PG-13, 2004, 2h 1m), starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.

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Heart Art Mandalas

Create a mandala design of your own with local artist Samela St. Pierre. This meditative practice can help bring you to a peaceful and calm state. 

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Advanced Poetry Workshop

This class welcomes serious poets with experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry. Poets may discuss their work.

If you are new to the group and would like to participate, register at bit.ly/fpl-poetry by noon on the day of the workshop.

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Main Library Yarn Club

Join us for knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

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Minecraft Hangout

Once you’ve signed up for the server, you’ll be able to use it whenever you want. But if you want to build when you know there will be other people on too, join us every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 PM. We can chat, work on group builds, and/or explore the map together.

If you don't yet have access to the server, visit www.framinghamlibrary.org/minecraft for more details and the application form.

Must Be Accepted on Minecraft Server to Participate

Grades 4-12

 

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.

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Monthly Practice Interview Group

Want to improve your job interview skills? Join career coach Ed Lawrence for this free monthly practice session. No registration required!

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

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Resume Help & Job Searching Strategies

Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies with professional career coach Ed Lawrence.

Appointments are free and available every Thursday from 9am-1:30pm online via Zoom. Please email elawrence@minlib.net to schedule your appointment.

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Thursday Storytime at Main

Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian. Ages 2-5

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Release, Relax & Reinvigorate: Meditation with Leslie

It’s back! Join Leslie Gabriele of With Love and Gratitude on the third Thursday of each month for a half hour of guided meditation and other opportunities for carefree relaxation.

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Lifelong Learning: A Divided Nation? What Abraham Lincoln Can Teach Us About Political Divisions

American society has faced many moments of political and social division, and our present politics seems especially divided—so much so that some even use the phrase “a second civil war” to characterize the depth of our disagreements. 

Join us as we examine how one American political thinker, Abraham Lincoln, wrestled with the political divisions of his time, and what we can learn from his experience about resolving these divisions in our time.

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Veterans At Ease Coffee Hour

Join us and your local, fellow veterans on the 3rd Friday of each month for free coffee and light refreshments.

This program is a collaboration between the Framingham Public Library and the City of Framingham Veterans Services.

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Baby Lapsit at Main

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Let’s Move with Eve: Yoga+ Dance, Songs & More

Join us as you and your child experience movement in a whole new way! Bring a mat or blanket and water.
Monday 1/23, 2/27, 3/27 11:00 – 12:00
Tuesday 1/31 10:00-11:00
Friday 2/17, 3/17 12:00- 1:00

This event is funded through the generosity of the Framingham Cultural Council in partnership with the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham, the Framingham Public Library, and Pelham Lifelong Learning Center.

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Neurodiverse Storytime

Storytime for a neurodiverse audience. Parent or supporting adult should accompany each child. Registration required walk-ins welcome as space allows. Call 508-532-5636 X 4 or drop by to sign up. Ages 3-8

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover (McAuliffe Branch)

TUE. FEB. 21 All Day - Drop Off  |  WED, FEB 22 All Day - Pickup

Drop off your stuffed animal for their own overnight adventure in the library! Bring in your stuffed animal before7pm February 21st and pickup the next day or at the stuffed animal storytime at 11:00am! Ages 5-10

Registration is required and space is limited. Please call 508-532-5636 x 4 to reserve a space.

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Movable Mummies @ McAuliffe Branch

Horror authors are visiting the nearby town of Ashland on the 25th (more info here: https://framinghamlibrary.org/calendar/event/mini-horror-book-festival-the-ashland-library), so we’re teaming up with them to celebrate the spooky this winter!

Join us to make your own posable mummy figure while we watch a classic Mummy movie on the big screen!

Grades 6-12

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Shuttle Loom Weaving Workshop

Learn to use a shuttle loom and weave a 6 inch wall hanging using yarn and other decorative items. Supplies and space limited. For adults. Registration required at bit.ly/FPL-ShuttleLoom.

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Advanced Poetry Workshop

This class welcomes serious poets with experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry. Poets may discuss their work.

If you are new to the group and would like to participate, register at bit.ly/fpl-poetry by noon on the day of the workshop.

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover (Main Library)

TUE. FEB. 21 All Day - Drop Off  |  WED, FEB 22 All Day - Pickup

Drop off your stuffed animal for their own overnight adventure in the library! Bring in your stuffed animal before 7pm February 21st and pickup the next day or at the stuffed animal storytime at 5:30pm! Grades K-5

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Main Library Yarn Club

Join us for knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

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Minecraft Hangout

Once you’ve signed up for the server, you’ll be able to use it whenever you want. But if you want to build when you know there will be other people on too, join us every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 PM. We can chat, work on group builds, and/or explore the map together.

If you don't yet have access to the server, visit www.framinghamlibrary.org/minecraft for more details and the application form.

Must Be Accepted on Minecraft Server to Participate

Grades 4-12

 

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.

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

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Resume Help & Job Searching Strategies

Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies with professional career coach Ed Lawrence.

Appointments are free and available every Thursday from 9am-1:30pm online via Zoom. Please email elawrence@minlib.net to schedule your appointment.

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Thursday Storytime at Main

Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian. Ages 2-5

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Alma Thomas Collages

Celebrate Black artist Alma Thomas by making a colorful collage inspired by her paintings.

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Special Effects Makeup @ Ashland Public Library

Horror authors are visiting the nearby town of Ashland on the 25th (more info here: https://framinghamlibrary.org/calendar/event/mini-horror-book-festival-the-ashland-library), so we’re teaming up with them to celebrate the spooky this winter!

Decimated Designs is a professional special effects makeup and prop studio located in New Britain Connecticut, creating practical visual effects for horror movies as well as giving educational workshops. In this workshop, they will be walking us through special effects basics, answering questions and doing demonstrations.  This class is for anyone who wants to work on makeup for cosplay, next year's Halloween costume, or to just get a basic crash-course on sfx makeup.

All levels of experience are welcome and participation is encouraged!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spooky-special-effects-makeup-class-tickets-511069551787

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library

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Lifelong Learning: Can the food industry be part of the solution to challenges in food systems?

Our food systems have many immediate challenges, including sustainable production, food insecurity, food wastage, and healthy diets. The food industry is often a key part of these systems. 

Finding a reasonable solution to these challenges may hinge on or be hindered by food manufacturers. This lecture examines the role of the food industry in addressing these challenges—whether it makes a case for or against the food industry is to be determined.

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Baby Lapsit at Main

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Mini Horror Book Festival @ The Ashland Library!

We're so excited to welcome horror authors Gretchen Felker-Martin, Christopher Golden, Eric LaRocca, Errick Nunnally, and Paul Tremblay to Ashland for our very first Mini-Fest! If you've read their books, you already know they are spooky, thought provoking, and scare-your-pants off fun. The day will include a panel discussion (which will be hybrid so you can come in person or watch online!), small group conversations, and a book sale/signing. So, grab your horror lovin' friends (because it's no fun to be so scared on your own smile, and come on down to the Ashland library!

Books for the book sale will be provided by Aesop's Fable. You can PREORDER books by any of our authors and Aesop's will bring your books to the Fest - easy peasy and no worries that they'll sell out! - https://aesopsfable.com/pages/horror-festival

If you would like to view the panel discussion from home, please register for the zoom link here - https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KzEPCA6LR6GG6B5cwCm1oQ

If you are coming in person, feel free to walk in but we're also requesting registration so we know how many chairs to have out (and you'll receive reminders). Please REGISTER HERE if joining us IN-PERSON - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mini-horror-book-festival-the-ashland-library-registration-471750226627

Ashland Public Library is partnering with the Framingham Public Library for this event! 
 

Click event link for more info, including schedule of events, and author bios

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

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Let’s Move with Eve: Yoga+ Dance, Songs & More

Join us as you and your child experience movement in a whole new way! Bring a mat or blanket and water.
Monday 1/23, 2/27, 3/27 11:00 – 12:00
Tuesday 1/31 10:00-11:00
Friday 2/17, 3/17 12:00- 1:00

This event is funded through the generosity of the Framingham Cultural Council in partnership with the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham, the Framingham Public Library, and Pelham Lifelong Learning Center.

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Monday Matinee: Matrix Resurrections

Come to our Monday Matinee for Matrix Resurrections (R, 2021, 2h 28m), starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss.
 

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Board Game Night

Inconceivable, a Princess Bride Board Game Night! Together, we will race through the Cliffs of Insanity and navigate the Fire Swamp, for Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while. Promises of Fencing, Fighting, Torture, Revenge, Monsters, Giants, Chases, Escapes, True Love, and Miracles!

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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.

No registration required. For updated mask requirements, please check our website.

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Advanced Poetry Workshop

This class welcomes serious poets with experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry. Poets may discuss their work.

If you are new to the group and would like to participate, register at bit.ly/fpl-poetry by noon on the day of the workshop.

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Main Library Yarn Club

Join us for knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

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Minecraft Hangout

Once you’ve signed up for the server, you’ll be able to use it whenever you want. But if you want to build when you know there will be other people on too, join us every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 PM. We can chat, work on group builds, and/or explore the map together.

If you don't yet have access to the server, visit www.framinghamlibrary.org/minecraft for more details and the application form.

Must Be Accepted on Minecraft Server to Participate

Grades 4-12

 

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.

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

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Resume Help & Job Searching Strategies

Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies with professional career coach Ed Lawrence.

Appointments are free and available every Thursday from 9am-1:30pm online via Zoom. Please email elawrence@minlib.net to schedule your appointment.

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Thursday Storytime at Main

Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian. Ages 2-5

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Beginner Reader Book Club

Join us for a Beginner Reader level book with a fun game or craft inspired by the story! Grades K-2

January 5: Pete the Cat: Making New Friends by: James Dean

February 2: What About Worms!? by: Ryan T. Higgins

March 2: Frog and Toad are Friends by: Arnold Lobel

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Baby Lapsit at Main

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

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Advanced Poetry Workshop

This class welcomes serious poets with experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry. Poets may discuss their work.

If you are new to the group and would like to participate, register at bit.ly/fpl-poetry by noon on the day of the workshop.

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Main Library Yarn Club

Join us for knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

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Minecraft Hangout

Once you’ve signed up for the server, you’ll be able to use it whenever you want. But if you want to build when you know there will be other people on too, join us every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 PM. We can chat, work on group builds, and/or explore the map together.

If you don't yet have access to the server, visit www.framinghamlibrary.org/minecraft for more details and the application form.

Must Be Accepted on Minecraft Server to Participate

Grades 4-12

 

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.

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

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Resume Help & Job Searching Strategies

Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies with professional career coach Ed Lawrence.

Appointments are free and available every Thursday from 9am-1:30pm online via Zoom. Please email elawrence@minlib.net to schedule your appointment.

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Thursday Storytime at Main

Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian. Ages 2-5

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Baby Lapsit at Main

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Neurodiverse Storytime

This story time is particularly designed for neurodiverse children — children who are on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing challenges, ADHD, or have difficulty sitting through our other storytimes. A parent or supporting adult should accompany the child. Registration is required and limited to create a smaller more accessible group. Please call 508-532-5636 x4 or stop by to register with a Children’s librarian.

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

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Drop-in Adult Coloring

Join us the second Monday night of each month for adult coloring night! We provide the supplies, or feel free to bring your own and join others in our Spark Lab.

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Advanced Poetry Workshop

This class welcomes serious poets with experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry. Poets may discuss their work.

If you are new to the group and would like to participate, register at bit.ly/fpl-poetry by noon on the day of the workshop.

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Main Library Yarn Club

Join us for knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

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Minecraft Hangout

Once you’ve signed up for the server, you’ll be able to use it whenever you want. But if you want to build when you know there will be other people on too, join us every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 PM. We can chat, work on group builds, and/or explore the map together.

If you don't yet have access to the server, visit www.framinghamlibrary.org/minecraft for more details and the application form.

Must Be Accepted on Minecraft Server to Participate

Grades 4-12

 

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.

Yarn Social Hour thumbnail Photo

Yarn Social Hour

Join us for knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

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Resume Help & Job Searching Strategies

Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies with professional career coach Ed Lawrence.

Appointments are free and available every Thursday from 9am-1:30pm online via Zoom. Please email elawrence@minlib.net to schedule your appointment.

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Thursday Storytime at Main

Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian. Ages 2-5

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Release, Relax & Reinvigorate: Meditation with Leslie

It’s back! Join Leslie Gabriele of With Love and Gratitude on the third Thursday of each month for a half hour of guided meditation and other opportunities for carefree relaxation.

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Veterans At Ease Coffee Hour

Join us and your local, fellow veterans on the 3rd Friday of each month for free coffee and light refreshments.

This program is a collaboration between the Framingham Public Library and the City of Framingham Veterans Services.

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Baby Lapsit at Main

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Let’s Move with Eve: Yoga+ Dance, Songs & More

Join us as you and your child experience movement in a whole new way! Bring a mat or blanket and water.
Monday 1/23, 2/27, 3/27 11:00 – 12:00
Tuesday 1/31 10:00-11:00
Friday 2/17, 3/17 12:00- 1:00

This event is funded through the generosity of the Framingham Cultural Council in partnership with the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham, the Framingham Public Library, and Pelham Lifelong Learning Center.

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

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Advanced Poetry Workshop

This class welcomes serious poets with experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry. Poets may discuss their work.

If you are new to the group and would like to participate, register at bit.ly/fpl-poetry by noon on the day of the workshop.

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Main Library Yarn Club

Join us for knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

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Minecraft Hangout

Once you’ve signed up for the server, you’ll be able to use it whenever you want. But if you want to build when you know there will be other people on too, join us every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 PM. We can chat, work on group builds, and/or explore the map together.

If you don't yet have access to the server, visit www.framinghamlibrary.org/minecraft for more details and the application form.

Must Be Accepted on Minecraft Server to Participate

Grades 4-12

 

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.

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

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Resume Help & Job Searching Strategies

Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies with professional career coach Ed Lawrence.

Appointments are free and available every Thursday from 9am-1:30pm online via Zoom. Please email elawrence@minlib.net to schedule your appointment.

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Thursday Storytime at Main

Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian. Ages 2-5

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Lifelong Learning: Reimagine Learning for Tech-Involved Children

How are children using technology at home and at school? This talk focuses on the ways children use technology and how that can meaningfully impact their learning in and out of school. 

Let’s discuss the ways caregivers and educators can leverage what children bring into the classroom for a more just and equitable learning environment.

Baby Lapsit at Main thumbnail Photo

Baby Lapsit at Main

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

Monday Storytime at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

Let’s Move with Eve: Yoga+ Dance, Songs & More thumbnail Photo

Let’s Move with Eve: Yoga+ Dance, Songs & More

Join us as you and your child experience movement in a whole new way! Bring a mat or blanket and water.
Monday 1/23, 2/27, 3/27 11:00 – 12:00
Tuesday 1/31 10:00-11:00
Friday 2/17, 3/17 12:00- 1:00

This event is funded through the generosity of the Framingham Cultural Council in partnership with the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham, the Framingham Public Library, and Pelham Lifelong Learning Center.

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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.

No registration required. For updated mask requirements, please check our website.

Advanced Poetry Workshop thumbnail Photo

Advanced Poetry Workshop

This class welcomes serious poets with experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry. Poets may discuss their work.

If you are new to the group and would like to participate, register at bit.ly/fpl-poetry by noon on the day of the workshop.

Main Library Yarn Club thumbnail Photo

Main Library Yarn Club

Join us for knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

Minecraft Hangout thumbnail Photo

Minecraft Hangout

Once you’ve signed up for the server, you’ll be able to use it whenever you want. But if you want to build when you know there will be other people on too, join us every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 PM. We can chat, work on group builds, and/or explore the map together.

If you don't yet have access to the server, visit www.framinghamlibrary.org/minecraft for more details and the application form.

Must Be Accepted on Minecraft Server to Participate

Grades 4-12

 

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.

Yarn Social Hour thumbnail Photo

Yarn Social Hour

Join us for knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

Resume Help & Job Searching Strategies thumbnail Photo

Resume Help & Job Searching Strategies

Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies with professional career coach Ed Lawrence.

Appointments are free and available every Thursday from 9am-1:30pm online via Zoom. Please email elawrence@minlib.net to schedule your appointment.

Thursday Storytime at Main thumbnail Photo

Thursday Storytime at Main

Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian. Ages 2-5

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Lifelong Learning: Dickens and Van Gogh: A Study in Influence

Van Gogh’s favorite English writer was Charles Dickens. To no other author does he refer as often in his letters. During his life, Van Gogh read nearly all of Dickens’s books, most of them several times. 

Toward the end of his life, in 1889, he told his brother: “I have a few volumes of Dickens, including Edwin Drood…Good God. What an artist! There’s no one like him.” Discussing Little Dorrit, he said its preface explained his own artistic problems, for Dickens expresses “what goes on in the mind of a painter while working on a composition.” 

This illustrated lecture shows the many ways in which the writer was an important source of inspiration for Van Gogh.

Baby Lapsit at Main thumbnail Photo

Baby Lapsit at Main

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.