Events Calendar / Adults

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Virtual Book Discussion: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered is the story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum, as they navigate the challenges of surviving a world in the throes of major cultural shifts. In this mesmerizing story told in alternating chapters, Willa and Thatcher come to realize that though the future is uncertain, even unnerving, shelter can be found in the bonds of kindred—whether family or friends—and in the strength of the human spirit.  

Led by Jillian Holmberg. Please email framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com for the link to join. Available to borrow by eBook or audiobook on Overdrive, by eBook or audiobook on Hoopla, or request a copy being held at McAuliffe.

For the February 16 book discussion, choose your own modern retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. We will discuss all our versions read and compare it to the original work.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Evolution of Activism: A Discussion Led by Rick Utaegbulam

Join us for a discussion about how Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s influences today’s activism here in Framingham and across the US.
Before you join us for the discussion, we invite you to watch the film, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: A Historical Perspective – An Authorized Biography of a Civil Rights Hero.

Available as digital video in Kanopy with your library card.

Rick Utaegbulam is a youth leader at the Greater Framingham Community Church, and participant in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Conference at Framingham State University. He has led community discussions on race and racism.

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Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies: One-on-One Sessions

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 January 7, 14, 21, and 28, appointments available 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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Release, Relax, and Reinvigorate

Start your week off right with a half hour of guided meditation and other opportunities for care free relaxation techniques!

Join us the third Thursday of each month as Leslie teaches us valuable techniques to relax and reinvigorate before the stresses of the week take hold. With Love and Gratitude is a nonprofit organization dedicated to service and education (www.withloveandgratitude.com).

Email framinghamlibraryevents@gmail.com for an invitation and link to the Zoom session.

About Leslie Gabriele:

Leslie founded With Love and Gratitude in 2001. Leslie is a clairaudient, clairsentient, clairempath "energetic catalyst” who is trained in multiple healing modalities.  Leslie’s work is guided in the moment, done without attachment.

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Online Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at 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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Puzzle Swap is back!

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. Just like with our in-person Puzzle Swap, you can choose to return it to the Branch when you are finished, or bring back a completely different puzzle (or any extra puzzles you wish to join the swap!).

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Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies

Gather the family around and make some delicious sugar cookies together! Kit includes all dry ingredients you need, plus a heart shaped cookie cutter...just in time for Valentine's Day! Please note: wet ingredients, cookie sheet, and oven not included! Supplies are limited. Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on January 25, 2021, pick-ups begin February 1, 2021. Please register at: LINK WILL BE POSTED JANUARY 25, 2021.

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Tone and Stretch with Laila Vehvilainen

JANUARY TONE AND STRETCH CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE WATCH FOR UPDATES ABOUT CLASSES IN FEBRUARY.

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.

Email framinghamlibraryexercise@gmail.com by noon on the day of the class for the link to join.

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Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies

Gather the family around and make some delicious sugar cookies together! Kit includes all dry ingredients you need, plus a heart shaped cookie cutter...just in time for Valentine's Day! Please note: wet ingredients, cookie sheet, and oven not included! Supplies are limited. Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on January 25, 2021, pick-ups begin February 1, 2021. Please register at: LINK WILL BE POSTED JANUARY 25, 2021.

Tea and Talk Tuesdays: TED Talk: The Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise, by Wendy Suzuki thumbnail Photo

Tea and Talk Tuesdays: TED Talk: The Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise, by Wendy Suzuki

We all know that exercise is good for our bodies and January is the most popular time to start thinking about it. But did you know that exercise can not only have immediate long-lasting effects to your brain but it can also have longer lasting effects that can protect your brain from different conditions like depression, Alzheimer's disease and dementia?

Listen to Wendy Suzuki's Ted Talk HERE and then join us for a discussion.  We'll talk about our own experiences with exercise and how it may have transformed our bodies or changed our brains for the better.

Email us at framinghamlibraryevents@gmail.com to receive an invitation and link to the Zoom session.

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Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies

Gather the family around and make some delicious sugar cookies together! Kit includes all dry ingredients you need, plus a heart shaped cookie cutter...just in time for Valentine's Day! Please note: wet ingredients, cookie sheet, and oven not included! Supplies are limited. Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on January 25, 2021, pick-ups begin February 1, 2021. Please register at: LINK WILL BE POSTED JANUARY 25, 2021.

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies thumbnail Photo

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies

Gather the family around and make some delicious sugar cookies together! Kit includes all dry ingredients you need, plus a heart shaped cookie cutter...just in time for Valentine's Day! Please note: wet ingredients, cookie sheet, and oven not included! Supplies are limited. Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on January 25, 2021, pick-ups begin February 1, 2021. Please register at: LINK WILL BE POSTED JANUARY 25, 2021.

Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies: One-on-One Sessions thumbnail Photo

Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies: One-on-One Sessions

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 January 7, 14, 21, and 28, appointments available 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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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Dickens and His Fictions of Childhood

Presented by Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, Framingham State University

Dickens was the first to give children central roles in his novels, with characters like Oliver Twist, Little Nell, Tiny Tim, Paul Dombey and a host of others. Perhaps his own hard experiences in boyhood, sent to work at twelve in a dismal blacking factory, gave him this subject. This lecture will examine several of his children and will also look at Dickens himself, father of ten children, at once loving, demanding, and distant. Importing the child into a central place in the novel, he made a difference in the way our culture thinks about children.

Please email framinghamlibraryevents@gmail.com to join our Winter-Spring 2021 mailing list and receive Zoom links to lectures. All requests must be received by 5:00 pm on the day of the lecture. NOTE: If you registered for the Fall 2020 series, you do not need to re-register.

This free Thursday 7:00 pm lecture series via Zoom is a partnership between Framingham State University and Framingham Public Library. 

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies thumbnail Photo

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies

Gather the family around and make some delicious sugar cookies together! Kit includes all dry ingredients you need, plus a heart shaped cookie cutter...just in time for Valentine's Day! Please note: wet ingredients, cookie sheet, and oven not included! Supplies are limited. Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on January 25, 2021, pick-ups begin February 1, 2021. Please register at: LINK WILL BE POSTED JANUARY 25, 2021.

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies thumbnail Photo

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies

Gather the family around and make some delicious sugar cookies together! Kit includes all dry ingredients you need, plus a heart shaped cookie cutter...just in time for Valentine's Day! Please note: wet ingredients, cookie sheet, and oven not included! Supplies are limited. Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on January 25, 2021, pick-ups begin February 1, 2021. Please register at: LINK WILL BE POSTED JANUARY 25, 2021.

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies thumbnail Photo

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies

Gather the family around and make some delicious sugar cookies together! Kit includes all dry ingredients you need, plus a heart shaped cookie cutter...just in time for Valentine's Day! Please note: wet ingredients, cookie sheet, and oven not included! Supplies are limited. Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on January 25, 2021, pick-ups begin February 1, 2021. Please register at: LINK WILL BE POSTED JANUARY 25, 2021.

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Book Buddies: Reading to Dogs

Online via Zoom
All ages welcome!

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.
Register at 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 is back!

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. Just like with our in-person Puzzle Swap, you can choose to return it to the Branch when you are finished, or bring back a completely different puzzle (or any extra puzzles you wish to join the swap!).

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies thumbnail Photo

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies

Gather the family around and make some delicious sugar cookies together! Kit includes all dry ingredients you need, plus a heart shaped cookie cutter...just in time for Valentine's Day! Please note: wet ingredients, cookie sheet, and oven not included! Supplies are limited. Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on January 25, 2021, pick-ups begin February 1, 2021. Please register at: LINK WILL BE POSTED JANUARY 25, 2021.

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Virtual Book Discussion: The Woman who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone

Virtual Book Discussion: The Woman who Smashed Codes: a True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies by Jason Fagone
Tuesday February 9, 7:00-8:00pm
Available in our catalog in print or audiobook or as an ebook on Overdrive/Libby and Hoopla.
The story of Elizabeth Smith, one of the founders of modern code breaking, reads like an espionage thriller. From World War I to the Cold War, her role in intercepting and decoding messages, to catching gangsters and smugglers and exposing a Nazi spy ring, is riveting. She and her husband, William Friedman, were important parts of American national security history.

Led by Linda Goldberg. Please email lgoldberg@minlib.net for the Zoom link to join.

The title for our March discussion is The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict.

Puzzle Swap is back! thumbnail Photo

Puzzle Swap is back!

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. Just like with our in-person Puzzle Swap, you can choose to return it to the Branch when you are finished, or bring back a completely different puzzle (or any extra puzzles you wish to join the swap!).

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Book Discussion: Choose Any Modern Retelling of “Romeo & Juliet”

This February, join us for an unconventional Book Group discussion! Choose any modern retelling of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" and we'll be discussing what books were chosen.

Please email us for the Zoom link to join at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com. Led by Jillian Holmberg. 

March's title will be annouced January 19, 2021.