Events Calendar

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Drop-in Knitting

Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library!  Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started.  We look forward to seeing you every Wednesday from 10-11 and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

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McAuliffe Book Group: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A worldwide bestseller story about a boy’s magical journey through the shadows and secrets of postwar Barcelona in search of a mysterious author whose book has proved as dangerous to own as it is impossible to forget. An uncannily absorbing historical mystery, a heart-piercing romance and a moving homage to the mystical power of books.

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Weekly StoryTimes at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

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NEW! – Feldenkrais® with Mara Yale

Improve your balance and flexibility, and reduce pain through Feldenkrais® lessons. These lessons revisit the way that you learned to move as a young child through gentle movements and guided awareness that help awaken your brain to new possibilities.

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Teen Summer: K-Cup Bath Bombs

It’s DIY bath bomb time! Make your mix, pick your color and scent, and mold it in a re-used K-Cup pod. After it hardens overnight, cut it out of the K-Cup, and you’re good to go.

Registration isn't required, but please do by clicking on the event title and filling out the form at the bottom of the page. In addition, please put the grade the attendee is going into in the fall in the "message" box.

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Veterans Coffee Hour

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

This is a monthly event.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at Main Library

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time!  Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Framingham Community Song Circle

Everyone can sing! Come share your traditional folk songs. Grab your guitar, ukulele, drum or tambourine, and bring the family—this program is for all ages! Refreshments will be provided.

Todos Cantan! Ven y comparte tus canciones tradicionales. Trae tu guitarra,  ukulele, tambor o pandereta. Este programa es para todas las edades! Habrá refrigerio!

Todos nós podemos cantar! Vamos compartilhar nossas canções folclóricas. Peguem seu violão, cavaquinho, tambor e pandeiro e traga sua família. Este evento é para todas as idades.  Refrescos serão servidos!
 

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Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

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

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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Teen Summer: Nerf Carnival

Everyone loves Nerf guns, and everyone loves to hate impossible, yet addictive, carnival games. We’re combining them! We’ll have target shooting, Nerf ski-ball, and lots more. Compete to be the champion (and to maybe even to win a prize).

Registration isn't required, but please do by clicking on the event title and filling out the form at the bottom of the page. In addition, please put the grade the attendee is going into in the fall in the "message" box.

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Journal Writers Group

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

Drop-in, no registration required.

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

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Libraries Rock! Movie: School of Rock

Libraries Rock! is the Summer Reading theme this year, so what better movie is there to show than School of Rock? Grab your instruments, make sure you're not late to band practice, and enjoy this modern comedy classic.

School of Rock (2003) Rated PG-13.

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Weekly StoryTimes at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

NEW! – Feldenkrais® with Mara Yale thumbnail Photo

NEW! – Feldenkrais® with Mara Yale

Improve your balance and flexibility, and reduce pain through Feldenkrais® lessons. These lessons revisit the way that you learned to move as a young child through gentle movements and guided awareness that help awaken your brain to new possibilities.

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Outdoor Summer Jazz Series: David Fuller Trio

In collaboration with Amazing Things Arts Center, four local Jazz bands will perform on Thursday evenings at our Christa McAuliffe Branch. Swing by to enjoy an outdoor evening of jazz. Don’t forget your chair or blanket!

Coming in August:
August 9 – David Eure Band
August 23 – Michelle Hirsch Band

In case of rain, performances will be in the Community Room. Sponsored in part by Middlesex Savings Bank and Friends of the Framingham Library.

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

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FriendsFest: Outdoor Summer Fun for All Ages

Come celebrate summer with the Friends of the Framingham Public Library! Browse the book sale and stock up on lots of great summer reading. Stop by our BBQ. Join in some fun children’s activities. Visit our Technology Petting Zoo where
you can ask questions and try out some of the latest tech items we have available for check out in our Library of Things.


Proceeds benefit the Friends who support the Library.

Rain or Shine

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at Main Library

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time!  Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

Framingham Community Song Circle thumbnail Photo

Framingham Community Song Circle

Everyone can sing! Come share your traditional folk songs. Grab your guitar, ukulele, drum or tambourine, and bring the family—this program is for all ages! Refreshments will be provided.

Todos Cantan! Ven y comparte tus canciones tradicionales. Trae tu guitarra,  ukulele, tambor o pandereta. Este programa es para todas las edades! Habrá refrigerio!
Sábados 9 de junio, 03:00pm – Biblioteca principal, Costin Room

Todos nós podemos cantar! Vamos compartilhar nossas canções folclóricas. Peguem seu violão, cavaquinho, tambor e pandeiro e traga sua família. Este evento é para todas as idades.  Refrescos serão servidos!
Sábados 9 de junho, 03:00pm – sala Costin da Biblioteca principal

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Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

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

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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Summer Music Series: Swearingen and Kelli

Swearingen and Kelli recreate the music, memories and magic of the most famous folk-rock duo of our time, Simon and Garfunkel. AJ Swearingen has been performing this music for twenty years with mastery of Paul Simon’s intricate guitar playing. His deep baritone blends perfectly against Kelli’s angelic
vocals delivering a true tribute to the sound of the 1960s Greenwich Village, NY coffeehouse performances.

Weekly StoryTimes at Main Library thumbnail Photo

Weekly StoryTimes at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

NEW! – Feldenkrais® with Mara Yale thumbnail Photo

NEW! – Feldenkrais® with Mara Yale

Improve your balance and flexibility, and reduce pain through Feldenkrais® lessons. These lessons revisit the way that you learned to move as a young child through gentle movements and guided awareness that help awaken your brain to new possibilities.

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Teen Summer: Book Planters

Let’s repurpose old hardcover books into new planters for a cactus or succulent. You’ll get to cut out a chunk of the book, which we’ll fill with potting soil, moss, and a small plant of your very own.

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Adult Coloring Night

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

Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Rethinking Consumerism: Strategies for Living with Less

Join us for a fun and informative talk about ways to simplify our life and choose sustainably for our health and our environment and create very little waste while doing it. Claudia and Brigitte will show you ways to shop wisely, ethically and locally. Remember that every day you have choices, every day you vote with your wallet. When you buy a product, you are supporting the companies that manufacture that product and also their policies. Come learn the changes we have made in our own households and how they have shaped our lives to get inspiration.

About Brigitte Griffin and Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson:

Brigitte is an environmental activist who volunteers with various local organizations like Transition Framingham. Brigitte studied Civil Engineering in Germany and has lived more than 10 years in Framingham. In her free time she helps install and maintain edible gardens. She currently works at the McAuliffe Library.

Claudia is a visual artist and the writer of The Happy Bee, a blog about sustainable living, a great resource for people in the Metrowest communities. Claudia holds a degree in Communications from Universidad de Lima. She is originally from Peru and has been a resident of Framingham for many years.

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Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

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

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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Teen Summer: Poi Spinning

Have you ever seen someone spinning balls of fire or light around themselves? Then you’ve seen a version of Poi spinning. At our workshop, you’ll get to make your own Poi equipment, and learn how to spin it!

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Weekly StoryTimes at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit at Main Library thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Baby Lapsit at Main Library

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time!  Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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STEM with Sarah

Help celebrate Libraries Rock! Come and build a musical instrument from recycled materials that you can take home!

No registration required. This event is for children ages K+.

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Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

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

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

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Open Lego at Main Library

Drop in and make something creative with our supplied LEGOs. Look through our LEGO idea books to make something super exciting or design your own structure! Leave your name with the creation, and we’ll display it on top of our shelves for a month! LEGO makers can participate in our LEGO contest! Enter your creation for a chance to win a prize!

For Grades K+. No registration required.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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Ukulele Day at McAuliffe

Join us for a super fun musical sing along song day at the library with Ukuleles!

Registration required. Please sign up by calling 508-532-5570 x5!


Libraries Rock! is sponsored by the Framingham Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Weekly StoryTimes at Main Library thumbnail Photo

Weekly StoryTimes at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

NEW! – Feldenkrais® with Mara Yale thumbnail Photo

NEW! – Feldenkrais® with Mara Yale

Improve your balance and flexibility, and reduce pain through Feldenkrais® lessons. These lessons revisit the way that you learned to move as a young child through gentle movements and guided awareness that help awaken your brain to new possibilities.

Adult Coloring Night thumbnail Photo

Adult Coloring Night

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

Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.

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Summer Music Series: Sasha Papernik

Sasha Papernik is a Russian-American classical pianist, singer, and composer who draws on her dueling heritage and wide range of talents to present concerts spanning the genre and continental divide. Lauded for her “lightly transparent performances of Chopin and Scriabin,” The Washington Post calls her “uncommonly attractive and entertaining…managing a comfortable balance of the formal and the casual.”

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Framingham Community Song Circle

Everyone can sing! Come share your traditional folk songs. Grab your guitar, ukulele, drum or tambourine, and bring the family—this program is for all ages! Refreshments will be provided.

Todos Cantan! Ven y comparte tus canciones tradicionales. Trae tu guitarra,  ukulele, tambor o pandereta. Este programa es para todas las edades! Habrá refrigerio!

Todos nós podemos cantar! Vamos compartilhar nossas canções folclóricas. Peguem seu violão, cavaquinho, tambor e pandeiro e traga sua família. Este evento é para todas as idades.  Refrescos serão servidos!
 

Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

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

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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Weekly StoryTimes at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

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AniManga Club

AniManga club is for everyone who enjoys all things Anime and Manga.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit at Main Library thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Baby Lapsit at Main Library

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time!  Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

Framingham Community Song Circle thumbnail Photo

Framingham Community Song Circle

Everyone can sing! Come share your traditional folk songs. Grab your guitar, ukulele, drum or tambourine, and bring the family—this program is for all ages! Refreshments will be provided.

Todos Cantan! Ven y comparte tus canciones tradicionales. Trae tu guitarra,  ukulele, tambor o pandereta. Este programa es para todas las edades! Habrá refrigerio!
Sábados 9 de junio, 03:00pm – Biblioteca principal, Costin Room

Todos nós podemos cantar! Vamos compartilhar nossas canções folclóricas. Peguem seu violão, cavaquinho, tambor e pandeiro e traga sua família. Este evento é para todas as idades.  Refrescos serão servidos!
Sábados 9 de junho, 03:00pm – sala Costin da Biblioteca principal

Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

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

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

Weekly StoryTimes at Main Library thumbnail Photo

Weekly StoryTimes at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.