Events Calendar

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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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Vacation Week Keva Plank Build

Explore your artistic nature, problem solve and engage in play with the deceptively simple KEVA planks. Come amaze us with your creations!

Grades K+

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Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main

If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

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

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Journal Writers Group: SPECIAL 12 WEEK SESSION: The Artist’s Way

Join us for an amazing twelve weeks as we discuss Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. This international bestseller has inspired millions to overcome the limiting beliefs and fears that inhibit the creative process. In it, Julia Cameron takes readers on an amazing twelve week journey to discover the inextricable link between their spiritual and creative selves.


This groundbreaking program includes:
• An Introduction to two of Cameron’s most vital tools for creative recovery – “The Morning Pages and The Artist Date”
• Hundreds of highly effective exercises and activities
• Guidance on starting a “Creative Cluster” of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavors
 

Program runs every Tuesday from January 8 - March 26.

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Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Workshop

If you are thinking of applying for U.S. citizenship, attend one of our monthly information sessions. Topics include:

  • Review of eligibility to apply for citizenship
  • Documents needed to complete the N-400 application
  • Meaning of terms/words used in the N-400 application
  • How to file your application

Drop-in, no registration required.

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No Short Climb: ‘Race Workers’ and America’s Defense Technology

Framingham State University Professor Robert Johnson, Jr. will screen his documentary film “No Short Climb,” and will discuss the contributions made to science and technology by African-Americans prior to and during WWII. This documentary brings to light this previously unknown story and the important role of these African-American scientists and technicians in the technological success of WWII.

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Poetry Workshop

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed should bring copies.

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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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Mother Goose on the Loose Returns!

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.

Wednesdays, January 9- February 27.

Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver. Pre-registration IS Required.

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February Break Teen Movie at the Main Library - Venom

It’s February Break week, so let’s watch some movies! On Tuesday the 19th, we’ll watch Mission: Impossible - Fallout at the McAuliffe Branch, and then on Wednesday the 20th, we’ll watch Venom at the Main Library. Join us for either or both!

Grades 6-12

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McAuliffe Book Discussion: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, by Phaedra Patrick

Arthur Pepper is merely existing one year after the death of his wife – dutifully rising at the same hour, wearing the same clothes, and watering his plant. He remains in this emotional stasis until the discovery of a gold charm bracelet that belonged to his wife, which launches him on a mission to uncover the secret life his wife led prior to their marriage.


Led by Marcy Maiorana

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Weekly Story Time

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

Ages 3-5

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Duct Tape Wallets

Who doesn’t want a wallet covered in rubber duckies or galaxies? Join us to make your own, or anything else you can think of using duct tape.

Grades 6-12

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Vacation Week Makers Workshop: Paper Flowers

Escape from the winter doldrums with a fun and colorful flower making craft! There will be three paper flower tutorials but you are welcome to come up with your own, unique, flowers.

Ages 5+.

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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

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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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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

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Vacation Week Movie at McAuliffe: Snowtime!

To amuse themselves during the winter break, the kids in a small village decide to have a massive snowball fight. The winning side gets to occupy an elaborate snow fort, but a more serious conflict arises. Can they work things out and become friends again?

 

(2015) 82 minutes, Rated PG for mild thematic elements and rude humor.

 

All ages at parents discretion. Please bring your own snacks.

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Vacation Week Secrets of the Super Heroes

Question: What’s the difference between Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, and Captain Marvel? And where does Captain Marvel Jr. fit in?  Find out this and much more by attending this super event hosted by Marvel freelancer and Framingham Public Library employee Dana Perkins! SHAZAM!

Ages 6-106!

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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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Drop-in 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. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver. 

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Vacation Week Open LEGO

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!

Grades K+

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Sunday Concert Series: Matt Graybil and Rhiannon Banerdt

Graybil has performed as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician throughout North America and Europe. Banerdt is the assistant concertmaster with the Cape Symphony, on the violin faculty at Bloomingdale School of Music and a violinist for the Ulysses String Quartet in New York City. Together, they represent a small but mighty group of emerging musicians who are eager to keep classical music relevant — particularly to young ears. “Music represents who someone is, and that’s sort of the central question for a young person exploring different aspects of their identity,” Banerdt says. “Music is about personal expression, and that’s something we all share.” They will be performing works by Chopin, de Falla, Saint Saens and Prokofiev.

Doors open at 2:30pm.

Refreshments.

The series is sponsored in part by Roche Brothers Supermarkets, Brookdale Cushing Park, Metro Credit Union, St. Mary’s Credit Union and Friends of the Framingham Library.

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Red Carpet and Oscars Watch Party

Drop by and watch the Oscars with us!

View the red carpet arrivals, then settle in to watch the awards. Feel free to bring on the glamour (or not)—feather boas will be available. And snacks will be provided, courtesy of Wegman’s and Trader Joe’s!

Red Carpet coverage starts 6:30pm; Oscars broadcast begins at 8:00pm.

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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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Films Around the World: Close-Up (Namaye-e Nazdik)

Discussion Leader: Dr. Arthur Nolletti, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Framingham State University

A fascinating investigation into the nature of identity, this film combines real documentary footage and fictional reenactments to tell the story of a young man who impersonates his idol, Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf.

(1990) 1 hr. 38 min.

Persian with English subtitles.

Note location change: Due to updates to the Costin Room, this event will take place at the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library.

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Back to Basics: User’s Manual for the U.S. Six Part Series with Paul Fideler

Are you thinking that America’s political discourses have become too shallow, too partisan, too angry? If so, perhaps it’s time that you step back and reacquaint yourself with the user’s manual for the U.S.—its founding documents, the philosophies and practicality they embodied and the compelling humans who authored them. The convener for this effort will be Paul Fideler, Professor Emeritus of History & Humanities at Lesley University.

Please contact Paul for more information and to register for this course at pfideler@lesley.edu.

Class size is limited and registration is required.

Mondays October 29, November 26, December 17, January 14, February 25 and March 11, 7-8:30pm

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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.

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main thumbnail Photo

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main

If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

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

Journal Writers Group: SPECIAL 12 WEEK SESSION: The Artist’s Way thumbnail Photo

Journal Writers Group: SPECIAL 12 WEEK SESSION: The Artist’s Way

Join us for an amazing twelve weeks as we discuss Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. This international bestseller has inspired millions to overcome the limiting beliefs and fears that inhibit the creative process. In it, Julia Cameron takes readers on an amazing twelve week journey to discover the inextricable link between their spiritual and creative selves.


This groundbreaking program includes:
• An Introduction to two of Cameron’s most vital tools for creative recovery – “The Morning Pages and The Artist Date”
• Hundreds of highly effective exercises and activities
• Guidance on starting a “Creative Cluster” of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavors
 

Program runs every Tuesday from January 8 - March 26.

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Poetry Workshop

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed should bring copies.

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. 

Mother Goose on the Loose Returns! thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose Returns!

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.

Wednesdays, January 9- February 27.

Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver. Pre-registration IS Required.

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Kevin Harris Project

New York-based jazz pianist Kevin Harris presents a timely performance. It’s easy for many to ignore racism, classism, sexism, and the likes when it takes place in much poorer neighborhoods, countries, and continents, outside of our comfort zones. These compositions are not about blame or taking sides…just the courageous ability to say and do what is right. Kevin will be joined by Zach Lober on Acoustic Bass and Tyson Jackson on drums.

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Weekly Story Time

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

Ages 3-5

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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

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Bookmarkers

Enjoy reading by meeting with friends to choose, read, and discuss books together. You’ll increase your comprehension, discuss what you know, and turn reading into a social activity that encourages more reading.

Open to children grades 3-5.

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Lifelong Learning Lectures: Black Writers and Boston Publishing – At the Turn of the 20th Century

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Lucas Dietrich, Visiting Lecturer, Framingham State University


African American literature was just beginning to attract national attention. Black writers published their work for a predominantly white audience. This talk explores two important authors, W.E.B. DuBois and Charles W. Chesnutt, who were both published by Boston’s Houghton Mifflin & Co.

Please note location change: This event will take place at the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room.

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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. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

Brown Bag Learning Series:  Understanding the Opioid Epidemic (at McAuliffe Branch Library)

Over the past decade, opioid misuse has risen to an epidemic level in the United States. Opioid overdose is now the leading cause of death for those under 50, surpassing motor vehicle accidents and firearms.  Massachusetts has been hit particularly hard, and no community has been immune to the devastating consequences of this public health crisis. This foundational workshop will provide an overview of the opioid epidemic.  Attendees will gain an understanding of the disease of addiction, how opioids work, the local impact, and learn about the important role that individuals have in helping to reduce the risk of substance misuse in their community.
 

Presented by Kelly E. Joseph:

Kelly Joseph, MS currently works as a Program Coordinator for the Framingham Health Department where she manages the MetroWest cluster of the Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC) – a Department of Public Health funded grant serving the communities of Framingham, Ashland, Hudson and Natick. In this role, Kelly leads a coalition and oversees the implementation of regional programs and initiatives aimed at preventing opioid misuse and fatalities.

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Dads, Donuts and Discoveries

Bond with your dad (and with donuts) through stories and songs and while discovering new friends and activities. This month we’ll tinker and enjoy another visit from Outdoor Rx. Mothers, siblings and other family members welcome!

All ages.

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Open Play

Drop in and make something creative with Keva Planks, Legos, Magnatiles, and more!

All Ages.

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Weekly Storytime

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

Ages 2-4

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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.

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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Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main

If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

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

Journal Writers Group: SPECIAL 12 WEEK SESSION: The Artist’s Way thumbnail Photo

Journal Writers Group: SPECIAL 12 WEEK SESSION: The Artist’s Way

Join us for an amazing twelve weeks as we discuss Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. This international bestseller has inspired millions to overcome the limiting beliefs and fears that inhibit the creative process. In it, Julia Cameron takes readers on an amazing twelve week journey to discover the inextricable link between their spiritual and creative selves.


This groundbreaking program includes:
• An Introduction to two of Cameron’s most vital tools for creative recovery – “The Morning Pages and The Artist Date”
• Hundreds of highly effective exercises and activities
• Guidance on starting a “Creative Cluster” of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavors
 

Program runs every Tuesday from January 8 - March 26.

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Stories for Scooters

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

Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver.

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Weekly Storycraft

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

Ages 3-5.

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Keva Plank Build

Explore your artistic nature, problem solve and engage in play with the deceptively simple KEVA planks. Come amaze us with your creations!

Grades K+

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

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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. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Ireland to America with Rodger Tincknell

An upbeat, participatory program that includes mostly traditional and contemporary Irish and Irish American songs performed on multiple instruments! Audience participation may include singing, moving, dancing and spoon playing.

All Ages.

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

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

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

All ages

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Weekly Storytime

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

Ages 2-4

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Back to Basics: User’s Manual for the U.S. Six Part Series with Paul Fideler

Are you thinking that America’s political discourses have become too shallow, too partisan, too angry? If so, perhaps it’s time that you step back and reacquaint yourself with the user’s manual for the U.S.—its founding documents, the philosophies and practicality they embodied and the compelling humans who authored them. The convener for this effort will be Paul Fideler, Professor Emeritus of History & Humanities at Lesley University.

Please contact Paul for more information and to register for this course at pfideler@lesley.edu.

Class size is limited and registration is required.

Mondays October 29, November 26, December 17, January 14, February 25 and March 11, 7-8:30pm

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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.

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.

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main thumbnail Photo

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main

If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

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

Journal Writers Group: SPECIAL 12 WEEK SESSION: The Artist’s Way thumbnail Photo

Journal Writers Group: SPECIAL 12 WEEK SESSION: The Artist’s Way

Join us for an amazing twelve weeks as we discuss Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. This international bestseller has inspired millions to overcome the limiting beliefs and fears that inhibit the creative process. In it, Julia Cameron takes readers on an amazing twelve week journey to discover the inextricable link between their spiritual and creative selves.


This groundbreaking program includes:
• An Introduction to two of Cameron’s most vital tools for creative recovery – “The Morning Pages and The Artist Date”
• Hundreds of highly effective exercises and activities
• Guidance on starting a “Creative Cluster” of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavors
 

Program runs every Tuesday from January 8 - March 26.

Stories for Scooters thumbnail Photo

Stories for Scooters

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

Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver.

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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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Weekly Storycraft

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

Ages 3-5.

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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

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. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs thumbnail Photo

Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.
Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy.

All ages.

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Open Lego

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!

Grades K+.            

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Movie Matinee: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

All Ages at parents discretion. Bring your own snacks.

(2018) 1 hour 52 minutes. rated PG for some action and rude humor

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Weekly Storytime

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

Ages 2-4

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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.

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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Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main

If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

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

Journal Writers Group: SPECIAL 12 WEEK SESSION: The Artist’s Way thumbnail Photo

Journal Writers Group: SPECIAL 12 WEEK SESSION: The Artist’s Way

Join us for an amazing twelve weeks as we discuss Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. This international bestseller has inspired millions to overcome the limiting beliefs and fears that inhibit the creative process. In it, Julia Cameron takes readers on an amazing twelve week journey to discover the inextricable link between their spiritual and creative selves.


This groundbreaking program includes:
• An Introduction to two of Cameron’s most vital tools for creative recovery – “The Morning Pages and The Artist Date”
• Hundreds of highly effective exercises and activities
• Guidance on starting a “Creative Cluster” of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavors
 

Program runs every Tuesday from January 8 - March 26.

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Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Workshop

If you are thinking of applying for U.S. citizenship, attend one of our monthly information sessions. Topics include:

  • Review of eligibility to apply for citizenship
  • Documents needed to complete the N-400 application
  • Meaning of terms/words used in the N-400 application
  • How to file your application

Drop-in, no registration required.

Stories for Scooters thumbnail Photo

Stories for Scooters

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

Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver.

Weekly Storycraft thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storycraft

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

Ages 3-5.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

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. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Makers Workshop: Rain Globes

Come celebrate the start of spring by creating a Rain Globe! We will be making snow globes but instead of snow scenes we will fill our globes with the colors of spring

Ages 5+.

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Weekly Storytime

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

Ages 2-4

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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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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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Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main

If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

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

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Journal Writers Group: SPECIAL 12 WEEK SESSION: The Artist’s Way

Join us for an amazing twelve weeks as we discuss Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. This international bestseller has inspired millions to overcome the limiting beliefs and fears that inhibit the creative process. In it, Julia Cameron takes readers on an amazing twelve week journey to discover the inextricable link between their spiritual and creative selves.


This groundbreaking program includes:
• An Introduction to two of Cameron’s most vital tools for creative recovery – “The Morning Pages and The Artist Date”
• Hundreds of highly effective exercises and activities
• Guidance on starting a “Creative Cluster” of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavors
 

Program runs every Tuesday from January 8 - March 26.

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Stories for Scooters

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

Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver.

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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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Weekly Storycraft

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

Ages 3-5.

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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

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Bookmarkers

Enjoy reading by meeting with friends to choose, read, and discuss books together. You’ll increase your comprehension, discuss what you know, and turn reading into a social activity that encourages more reading.

Grades 3-5.

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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. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.
Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy.

All ages.

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

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

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

All ages