Events Calendar

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Among Us (April)

Among Us has a new map that we clearly need to explore! Let’s hunt down imposters and attempt to survive together.

Click here to register. I'll send out a reminder email with the Zoom link a few days before the program.

Grades 6-12

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dog Lilah listens as children read aloud from a book of their choice. All ages welcome!
To register, email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com; leave your email, your child’s name, and your preferred time for the appointment. You will receive the Zoom link and the time of your appointment in a response email.
 

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Tween Take & Make Kit: Pokemon™ Rocks!

Who's that Pokemon™?? It's an Oddish! Create your own Oddish painted rock. This kit also comes with a surprise Pokemon™ bonus craft! All materials except for glue and/or tape are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup.

Supplies are limited. This craft is inspired by Kids Craft Room. Sign-ups begin on April 19 and pick-ups begin on April 26. Please register at: LINK WILL BE UPDATED APRIL 19.

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March Hare and Mad Hatter Storytime

Join Miss Jill and Mr. Dana for a special tea party themed storytime with a snack, craft, and a paper tea cup you can put your favorite beverage of choice in! In honor of the Mad Hatter, make sure to wear a hat, silly or fun, or any kind!

Registration required; kit available for pickup at the Main and McAuliffe branches. Sign-ups begin on April 5 and pick-ups begin on April 12. (Ages 3+) Please register: https://tinyurl.com/TeaPartyStorytime

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Book Discussion: Norwegian By Night by Derek Miller

Evening Discussion: Tuesday, April 20, 7:00-8:00pm

Morning Discussion: Thursday, April 22, 11:00am-12:00pm

Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has moved to Oslo, with his grand-daughter and her Norwegian husband. When Sheldon witnesses the murder of a woman in his apartment complex, he rescues her six-year-old son and decides to run. Pursued by both the Balkan gang responsible for the murder, and the Norwegian police, he has to rely on training from over half a century before to try and keep the boy safe.

Join us for either our morning or evening discussion or both! Led by Jillian Holmberg.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Available to borrow by eBook on Overdrive, or request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog or being held at McAuliffe.

Online Poetry Workshop with Bernard Horn

Led by Bernard Horn, Professor, Framingham State University

This 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. Poets may discuss their work. If you are new to the group and would like to participate, please email FPLpoetryworkshop@gmail.com

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Take and Make Kit: Letter Writing

It's National Card and Letter Writing Month! This kit will include basic supplies for you to write, decorate, and mail your letter! Send a friend or loved one some surprise mail, or even write to an author you like!

All materials are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup. Supplies are limited. Sign-ups begin on April 12 and pick-ups begin on April 20. All ages. Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/TakeAndMakeLetterWriting

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Changing Climate Series: Grow a Bean Plant Take & Make Kit

Starting on Tuesday, April 13, request a Grow a Bean Plant Take & Make Kit. Supplies are limited. Instructions are available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Courtesy of the Seed Lending Library.

To request a kit, click HERE. Pick up your reserved kit beginning Tuesday, April 20.

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Mother Goose on the Loose (Pre-registration Required)

Wednesdays April 14-June 9, 10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning March 29 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick up and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.

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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register. 

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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Stretch and Relax

Join this class to maintain body flexibility, improve balance and reduce stress.

If you have NEVER attended this class, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/FPL-Exercise-Classes. If you HAVE attended any of our online exercise classes in the past, we already have your information, and you do not need to register again. 

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Changing Climate Series: Resilience and the Healing Power of Nature

Presented by Deb Markowitz, Director of the Massachusetts Chapter of The Nature Conservancy

Deb will share the many ways that nature can help us address the climate crisis and can contribute to healthy and safe communities. She will tell us about some of the ways that TNC has been leading in this effort and how you can get involved.

To register, go to bit.ly/FPL-Events. Register by 9am on April 21 for the Zoom link.

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Family Take & Bake Kit: Breadsticks

Gather the family around and make some delicious breadsticks together! Kit includes all dry ingredients you need. Please note: wet ingredients, cooking utensils, and oven not included! 

Supplies are limited. Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on April 12 and pick-ups begin April 26. Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/TakeAndBakeBreadsticks

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Job Search Assistance

Looking for a job? Need to create or update a resume?
Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies.
Thursdays,  9am-1:30pm, via Zoom*

Please email elawrence@minlib.net for your appointment.
*If you need access to a computer, please email us at fplmail6@minlib.net or call the Main Library at 508-532-5570, and speak with one of the staff.

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Book Discussion: Norwegian By Night by Derek Miller

Evening Discussion: Tuesday, April 20, 7:00-8:00pm

Morning Discussion: Thursday, April 22, 11:00am-12:00pm

Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has moved to Oslo, with his granddaughter and her Norwegian husband. When Sheldon witnesses the murder of a woman in his apartment complex, he rescues her six-year-old son and decides to run. Pursued by both the Balkan gang responsible for the murder, and the Norwegian police, he has to rely on training from over half a century before to try and keep the boy safe.

Join us for either our morning or evening discussion or both! Led by Jillian Holmberg.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Available to borrow by eBook on Overdrive, or request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog or being held at McAuliffe. May 18th's title will be The Binding by Bridget Collins.

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Spring has Sprung Lego Zoom Challenge

Join Dana, your children's librarian, as he poses some live Lego challenges with a natural theme in honor of spring and Earth Day! Participants will use their Lego blocks to design some creations such as flowers, green transportation or their favorite animals to show off their Lego building imagination and skill! Register at Mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com specifying “Lego challenge” to receive the Zoom link. 
 

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Earth Day: Grow Your Meal Plan

Presented by Safiyat Hamiss of Tasty Harvests

Let’s get started planning your garden with the ingredients you love eating by creating a meal plan and kitchen garden planner with your favorite recipes. We will discuss and visualize your garden setup, planning, Framingham growing seasons, plant size, and tending and harvesting your garden.

Register at bit.ly/FPL-Events before 5pm on April 22.

Safiyat is the founder and owner of Tasty Harvests, a kitchen garden consulting business serving Framingham and the MetroWest area. As a certified Gardenary Consultant by Gardenary (a garden coach society), she is on a mission to empower people in the community to become confident gardeners.

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Tween Take & Make Kit: Pokemon™ Rocks!

Who's that Pokemon™?? It's an Oddish! Create your own Oddish painted rock. This kit also comes with a surprise Pokemon™ bonus craft! All materials except for glue and/or tape are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup.

Supplies are limited. This craft is inspired by Kids Craft Room. Sign-ups begin on April 19 and pick-ups begin on April 26. Please register at: LINK WILL BE UPDATED APRIL 19.

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Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club with Max! Sundays at 2:00 pm for Grades 3-6. Email us to receive an invite to join on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com.
Sunday, April 11 will discuss Charlie Small: The Puppet Master by Charlie Small.
Sunday, April 25 will discuss Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.

These books are available on Overdrive/LibbyHoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog.

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dog Lilah listens as children read aloud from a book of their choice. All ages welcome!
To register, email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com; leave your email, your child’s name, and your preferred time for the appointment. You will receive the Zoom link and the time of your appointment in a response email.
 

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Puzzle Swap

Request a puzzle to pick up at McAuliffe through http://bit.ly/Puzzle_Swap_Request and then take it home! Choose how many pieces you'd prefer the puzzle to contain and bring home some fun.

***We are currently NOT accepting puzzle donations at this time. We will let you know when we start taking donations again!***

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Caterpillar Storytime and Take & Make Craft

Storytime is Wednesday May 12, 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Sign-ups begin on April 26, pick-ups begin May 5.
Join Miss Jillian from the McAuliffe Branch and Miss Jennette from Let's Go to Kindergarten for this special Take and Make Craft and Storytime! Together we'll make a fun caterpillar craft after storytime on Zoom. Ages 3-6. All materials (except glue and markers) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup. Supplies are limited.  Please register at: LINK WILL BE UPDATED APRIL 26. For more information on the Early Childhood Alliance in Framingham please visit: https://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/Domain/72

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Tone and Stretch

A variety of functional fitness exercises to tone core, upper and lower body muscles followed by stretches. This is a low impact class designed to be adaptable to participants’ different levels.

If you have NEVER attended this class, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/FPL-Exercise-Classes. If you HAVE attended any of our online exercise classes in the past, we already have your information, and you do not need to register again. 

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Family Take & Bake Kit: Breadsticks

Gather the family around and make some delicious breadsticks together! Kit includes all dry ingredients you need. Please note: wet ingredients, cooking utensils, and oven not included! 

Supplies are limited. Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on April 12 and pick-ups begin April 26. Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/TakeAndBakeBreadsticks

Tween Take & Make Kit: Pokemon™ Rocks! thumbnail Photo

Tween Take & Make Kit: Pokemon™ Rocks!

Who's that Pokemon™?? It's an Oddish! Create your own Oddish painted rock. This kit also comes with a surprise Pokemon™ bonus craft! All materials except for glue and/or tape are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup.

Supplies are limited. This craft is inspired by Kids Craft Room. Sign-ups begin on April 19 and pick-ups begin on April 26. Please register at: LINK WILL BE UPDATED APRIL 19.

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Tea and Talk Tuesdays: TED Talk: How Bees Can Keep the Peace Between Humans and Elephants

Dr. Lucy King, zoologist and the head of the human-elephant coexistence program called Save the Elephants, focuses on human-elephant conflict. In particular, she studies how climate change leads to increasing habitat loss, forcing pachyderms and humans to compete for space and resources. How do you keep a group of elephants from invading rural farms and devastating crops? Listen to the TED Talk and discover how Dr. King's research led to an amazing solution. Is there a natural way to alleviate habitat loss and the competition for space and resources in our own backyards?

Before you join us for the discussion, we invite you to watch the Ted Talk HERE.

To register and receive an invitation to the Zoom session, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on April 27.

Online Poetry Workshop with Bernard Horn

Led by Bernard Horn, Professor, Framingham State University

This 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. Poets may discuss their work. If you are new to the group and would like to participate, please email FPLpoetryworkshop@gmail.com

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Mother Goose on the Loose (Pre-registration Required)

Wednesdays April 14-June 9, 10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning March 29 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick up and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.

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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register. 

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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Stretch and Relax

Join this class to maintain body flexibility, improve balance and reduce stress.

If you have NEVER attended this class, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/FPL-Exercise-Classes. If you HAVE attended any of our online exercise classes in the past, we already have your information, and you do not need to register again. 

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Job Search Assistance

Looking for a job? Need to create or update a resume?
Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies.
Thursdays,  9am-1:30pm, via Zoom*

Please email elawrence@minlib.net for your appointment.
*If you need access to a computer, please email us at fplmail6@minlib.net or call the Main Library at 508-532-5570, and speak with one of the staff.

Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy thumbnail Photo

Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Kids Yoga with Nissa Diantina

Monday, May 3, 2021 / 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday, May 20, 2021 / 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Nissa Diantina from Backyard Yoga for these bilingual English and Spanish kids' yoga classes that are fun and interactive, and include stretching, breathing, and learning the basics of yoga for kids!  Ages 4+ 

Please register for the Zoom link at: https://tinyurl.com/KidsYogaWithNissa. You can find more about Backyard Yoga on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nisyoga.
 

Author talk: Melissa Bernstein, LifeLines

For this Mental Health Awareness Month, Melissa (from the successful brand Melissa & Doug Toys) will share excerpts from her book LifeLines and discuss her lifelong struggle with anxiety and depression. 

Check out or place a hold on a copy of the book from the library HERE

We are also excited to announce a partnership with Barnes & Noble for our author talks! If you would like to purchase a signed copy of the book discussed by our author, please call the Framingham Barnes & Noble between April 30 - May 6 and receive 20% off your purchase of LifeLines and free shipping to your doorstep.

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Main Library Book Group: Doctor Thorne, by Anthony Trollope

Doctor Thorne is a tale of love, envy, violence, greed, and vanity...but mainly love. Doctor Thorne lives with his beautiful niece, Mary, who has every virtue save money for a dowry. Only Doctor Thorne knows the truth of Mary's mysterious origins and can resolve the many problems facing his ward.

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Mother Goose on the Loose (Pre-registration Required)

Wednesdays April 14-June 9, 10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning March 29 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick up and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.

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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register. 

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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Caterpillar Storytime and Take & Make Craft

Storytime is Wednesday May 12, 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Sign-ups begin on April 26, pick-ups begin May 5.
Join Miss Jillian from the McAuliffe Branch and Miss Jennette from Let's Go to Kindergarten for this special Take and Make Craft and Storytime! Together we'll make a fun caterpillar craft after storytime on Zoom. Ages 3-6. All materials (except glue and markers) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup. Supplies are limited.  Please register at: LINK WILL BE UPDATED APRIL 26. For more information on the Early Childhood Alliance in Framingham please visit: https://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/Domain/72

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Author Talk: Across the Tracks:Remembering Greenwood, Black Wall Street, and the Tulsa Race Massacre

Author Alverne Ball and illustrator Stacey Robinson discuss their new graphic novel, the story of the rise, destruction, and rebirth of "Black Wall Street" in Greenwood, Oklahoma. 

About the Author and Illustrator

Graphic artist and illustrator Stacey Robinson is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As one half of the collaborative team “Black Kirby” with artist John Jennings, Stacey creates graphic novels, gallery exhibitions, lectures, and workshops that use world-building strategies to imagine new worlds inspired by Design, Hip-Hop, the Arts and Sciences, and diasporic African belief systems.


Alverne Ball received his B.A. and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia College, Chicago. His stories have been everywhere from a hit South African TV series, "Uzalo," to comics, graphic novels, and storylines for companies as Di Bona Ventura Productions, Paramount Pictures, McGraw-Hill, Lions Forge comics, and more.


Check out or place a hold on a copy of the book from the library HERE

We are also excited to announce a partnership with Barnes & Noble for our author talks! If you would like to purchase a signed copy of the book discussed by our author, please call the Framingham Barnes & Noble store between May 3-8 and receive 20% off your purchase of Across the Tracks and free shipping to your doorstep.

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Lifelong Learning Lecture: Nazca Lines-Decolonizing Interpretation of Very Large Geoglyphs in Peru

Presented by Dr. Yumi Park Huntington, Associate Professor of Art History, Framingham State University

The Nazca Lines, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994, are a group of large geoglyphs engraved on the ground between 500 BCE and 500 CE. They were rediscovered in the early twentieth century. Many approaches to understanding these Nazca Lines have been developed from relatively Eurocentric perspectives. Today, art historians seek to decolonize the study of ancient American arts. This lecture
provides an overview of the most current research on the Lines and gives an appreciation for Nazca culture, ritual ceremony, and material creations.

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Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club led by 9th grader Max! Grades 3-6. Email us to receive an invite to join on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com. These books are available on Overdrive/LibbyHoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog.
Sunday, May 9 will discuss The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo.
Sunday, May 23 will discuss Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne.

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Puzzle Swap

Request a puzzle to pick up at McAuliffe through http://bit.ly/Puzzle_Swap_Request and then take it home! Choose how many pieces you'd prefer the puzzle to contain and bring home some fun.

***We are currently NOT accepting puzzle donations at this time. We will let you know when we start taking donations again!***

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Bilingual Storytime

Join Miss Jillian to welcome our special guests at our weekly storytime to introduce new or familiar languages to you and your children! Our special readers will read picture books in German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and Russian; along with English picture books at each storytime. If you are already registered for our weekly Monday storytime, then you are all set! If you would like to join our email list to receive the Zoom link, please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com. Ages 2-6.

Mondays, May 10 (Spanish) and 24 (Spanish)
Mondays, June 7 (Portugues) and 21 (German)
Mondays, July 12 (Chinese) and 26 (Russian)

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2nd Tuesday Adult Book Club: The Japanese Lover, Isabel Allende

A magical and sweeping love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during World War II. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, Alma Belasco’s parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family’s Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom.

Led by Brigitte Griffin.

Available as an eBookdigital audiobook, in print via the catalog, or call the McAuliffe Branch at 508-532-5636 to set aside a copy. 

Register for the Zoom Link HERE

The title for our June 8 discussion is TBD.
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Book Discussion: “The Japanese Lover” by Isabel Allende

A magical and sweeping love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during World War II. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, Alma Belasco’s parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family’s Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom.

Available to borrow by eBook and audiobook on Overdrive, request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog or one being held at McAuliffe. Led by Brigitte Griffin.  Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. The title for our June 8 discussion is TBD

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Mother Goose on the Loose (Pre-registration Required)

Wednesdays April 14-June 9, 10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning March 29 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick up and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.

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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register. 

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Book Discussion: “The Binding” by Bridget Collins

It's a world in which people visit book binders to rid themselves of painful or treacherous memories. Once their stories have been told and are bound between the pages of a book, the slate is wiped clean and their memories lose the power to hurt or haunt them. Emmett Farmer is sent to the workshop of one such binder to live and work as her apprentice. He is forbidden to enter the locked room where books are stored, so he spends many months marbling end pages, tooling leather book covers, and gilding edges.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Available to borrow by eBook on Overdrive, ebook or audiobook on Hoopla, request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, or one being held at McAuliffe. The title for our June 15 discussion is TBD.

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Mother Goose on the Loose (Pre-registration Required)

Wednesdays April 14-June 9, 10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning March 29 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick up and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.

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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register. 

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

Book Discussion: “The Binding” by Bridget Collins thumbnail Photo

Book Discussion: “The Binding” by Bridget Collins

​It's a world in which people visit book binders to rid themselves of painful or treacherous memories. Once their stories have been told and are bound between the pages of a book, the slate is wiped clean and their memories lose the power to hurt or haunt them. Emmett Farmer is sent to the workshop of one such binder to live and work as her apprentice. He is forbidden to enter the locked room where books are stored, so he spends many months marbling end pages, tooling leather book covers, and gilding edges.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Available to borrow by eBook on Overdrive, ebook or audiobook on Hoopla, request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, or one being held at McAuliffe.

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Caterpillar Storytime and Take & Make Craft

Storytime is Wednesday May 12, 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Sign-ups begin on April 26, pick-ups begin May 5.
Join Miss Jillian from the McAuliffe Branch and Miss Jennette from Let's Go to Kindergarten for this special Take and Make Craft and Storytime! Together we'll make a fun caterpillar craft after storytime on Zoom. Ages 3-6. All materials (except glue and markers) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup. Supplies are limited.  Please register at: LINK WILL BE UPDATED APRIL 26. For more information on the Early Childhood Alliance in Framingham please visit: https://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/Domain/72

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Kids Yoga with Nissa Diantina

Monday, May 3, 2021 / 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday, May 20, 2021 / 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Nissa Diantina from Backyard Yoga for these bilingual English and Spanish kids' yoga classes that are fun and interactive, and include stretching, breathing, and learning the basics of yoga for kids!  Ages 8+

Please register for the Zoom link at: https://tinyurl.com/KidsYogaWithNissa. You can find more about Backyard Yoga on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nisyoga.

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Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club led by 9th grader Max! Grades 3-6. Email us to receive an invite to join on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com. These books are available on Overdrive/LibbyHoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog.
Sunday, May 9 will discuss The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo.
Sunday, May 23 will discuss Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne.

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Puzzle Swap

Request a puzzle to pick up at McAuliffe through http://bit.ly/Puzzle_Swap_Request and then take it home! Choose how many pieces you'd prefer the puzzle to contain and bring home some fun.

***We are currently NOT accepting puzzle donations at this time. We will let you know when we start taking donations again!***

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Bilingual Storytime

Join Miss Jillian to welcome our special guests at our weekly storytime to introduce new or familiar languages to you and your children! Our special readers will read picture books in German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and Russian; along with English picture books at each storytime. If you are already registered for our weekly Monday storytime, then you are all set! If you would like to join our email list to receive the Zoom link, please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com. Ages 2-6.

Mondays, May 10 (Spanish) and 24 (Spanish)
Mondays, June 7 (Portugues) and 21 (German)
Mondays, July 12 (Chinese) and 26 (Russian)

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Mother Goose on the Loose (Pre-registration Required)

Wednesdays April 14-June 9, 10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning March 29 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick up and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.

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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register. 

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy thumbnail Photo

Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.