Events Calendar / Adults

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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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Goldfish Swim School Presents: W.A.T.E.R. Safety

Join the Goldfish Swim School as their team of water safety and early childhood experts teach families about water safety and drowning prevention, based on the principles taught by the Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation. This fun and interactive program introduces kids to the concept of water safety and helping them learn safety methods to avoid potential dangers in and around the water, educates children about the importance of water safety and ways to handle water crisis situations, and provides materials and information to your students and you in an effort to prevent water-related accidents! 

Please register for the program at: https://tinyurl.com/GoldfishWaterSafety and to schedule a time to pick up your take-home goody bag that includes a free Family Swim pass, a safety-related coloring sheet, temporary tattoos, and information for their parents about what they learned during the program to help reinforce the skills at home.  

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Framingham Sounds World Music Concert Series: Paulo Nunes

Join Brazilian-American musician Paulo Nunes for a live outdoor summer concert at Framingham Public Library. Paulo will play Brazilian Popular Music (MPB) as well as Bossa Nova, Samba, and Brazilian Rock from the 80s.

We are very excited to feature Paulo Nunes! He is Brazilian/American and has been in the USA since September of 1996. He is married and has several wonderful children and two beautiful grandchildren; in fact one of his sons is a great friend and musical partner! He is passionate about art, especially music; it has been an important part of his life since he was 14 years old in Rio de Janeiro. As a guitarist, bass player, singer and songwriter, he played in various bands in his youth, participating in some festivals and even winning some of them! For Paulo, music is a great hobby because it always provides him with unforgettable moments and a lot of pleasure. He likes playing Brazilian Popular Music (MPB), going through a bit of Bossa Nova, Samba and Brazilian Rock from the 80s.

All summer concerts are held in the Framingham Public Library Learning Yard at 49 Lexington Street. Space is limited. No registration required. First come, first served!
Attendees must follow health safety guidelines for social distancing.

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Family Take & Bake Kit: Funfetti Whoopie Pies

The perfect and fun cookie that kids and adults will both enjoy to start your summer off right! Kit includes only the dry ingredients you need. Please note: frosting, wet ingredients, cooking utensils, and oven not included! Recipe brought to you by Certified Pastry Aficionado. Supplies are limited.

Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on June 21 and pick-ups begin June 28. Please register at  https://tinyurl.com/TakeBakeFunfettiWhoopiePies
 

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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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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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Tea & Talk Tuesdays: Ted Talk: This is What LGBTQ Life is Like Around the World

Jenny Chang and Lisa Dazols have lived a relatively fulfilled life as a gay couple in San Francisco. But they often wondered how gay people outside of their bubble lived without basic rights. This curiosity led them on a trip to 15 countries to meet LGBT people who are making incredible contributions around the world. Join us for a discussion about their extraordinary journey and the inspiring people they met along the way.

Before you join us for the discussion, view 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 June 29.

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Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

This class welcomes serious poets 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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Brown Bag Learning Series: What is Expressive Arts Therapy?

Brown Bag Learning Series: What is Expressive Arts Therapy?

Presented by: Cécile Rêve, LMHC-EXT

Join Cécile for an introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy. She will help you understand what this type of therapy entails, who it might be helpful for and how this multi-approach to counseling works.  Learn about some of the benefits to one’s well-being and mental health in relation to equity in counseling.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions to deepen your understanding on the topic.

 

About Cécile Rêve:

Cécile Rêve is the Founder, Co-owner and CEO at ARTrelief™, an expressive arts therapy and community center. She is the Clinical Director of Counseling Services, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Educator, a Certified Expressive Arts Therapist, a Certified Action Theater™ Teacher, and an Early Childhood Specialist. Cécile has experience working with a wide range of expressive arts therapeutic modalities, including images, visual art, voice, music (piano, guitar, percussion), movement, metaphors, stories, Action Theater™, sensory experience, narrative and writing.

To register and receive a Zoom link, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on July 2.

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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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Butterflies, Dragonflies and Damselflies of Metrowest

Presented by Joy Marzolf, The Joys of Nature

Celebrate summer reading and learn about common butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies of Metrowest. Join Joy Marzolf from The Joys of Nature as she explores the differences between these amazing flyers and discover how their presence in our neighborhoods can benefit all of us!

To register and receive a Zoom link, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-butterflies-dragonflies

About Joy Marzolf

Joy is the owner of The Joys of Nature. Most recently, she was a Naturalist and Educator at Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary for over 13 years. There she taught numerous programs for a wide range of ages on topics including butterflies and dragonflies, reptiles and amphibians, mammals, animal tracking and photography. In addition to a BA in Biology, she has taught a variety of animal-related education programs for over 20 years. She enjoys collaborating with non-profit organizations to offer science talks that feature field research. 

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Romance Writing & Animal Magnetism with NYT Bestselling Author Christine Feehan

Join bestselling author Christine Feehan as she shares her writing inspirations, her creative process, and how she incorporates human and animal traits into her paranormal romance characters.

Register at bit.ly/FPL-Christine-Feehan by 5pm EST on July 9.

To purchase a signed copy of Christine’s new novel Murder at Sunrise Lake, contact the Framingham Barnes & Noble between July 5–12 and receive 20% off your purchase and free shipping!

This program is part of our Tails & Tales Summer Reading program. Visit our Summer Reading portal page to learn more about the program and to see upcoming events for all ages.

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2nd Tuesday Book Group: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, two rookie cops in the NYPD, live next door to each other outside the city. What happens behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne—sets the stage for the explosive events to come. Ask Again, Yes is a deeply affecting exploration of the lifelong friendship and love that blossoms between Francis and Lena’s daughter, Kate, and Brian and Anne’s son, Peter. Luminous, heartbreaking, and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes reveals the way childhood memories change when viewed from the distance of adulthood—villains lose their menace and those who appeared innocent seem less so. Kate and Peter’s love story, while tested by echoes from the past, is marked by tenderness, generosity, and grace.

Led by Brigitte Griffin. August's title is TBD.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, ebook or audiobook on Overdrive, or request one of the copies held at McAuliffe.

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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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Financial Freedom: Building Wealth to Live the Life You Love

Presented by Bradley Baskir, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

The next generation may be taking a different path through life than previous generations with differing perspectives on finances than their parents. However, the fundamentals of mapping out a financial future are the same as always—planning, budgeting, saving, investing, and building good credit. This seminar focuses on the key steps to take toward achieving financial freedom.

ABOUT BRADLEY BASKIR
Bradley Baskir is a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley in Boston. He helps clients build a sustainable financial plan to achieve their financial and life goals. He studied finance and marketing at the Olin Business School at Washington University. Bradley enjoys giving back to his community by delivering free webinars focused on Financial Wellness and Literacy.

*This program is intended for people in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s.
Register at bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on July 14 to receive the Zoom link.

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Book Art Hedgehogs

Join us on Zoom to create a hedgehog out of recycled books by folding the pages and decorating it! All ages, though under age 7 may require adult assistance. All materials (except glue) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup. Supplies are limited. Sign-ups begin on June 28, pick-ups begin July 6. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/BookArtHedgehogs
 

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Cooking for all: Summer BBQ Bites, Simple, Nutritious, Delicious

Presented by Heidi McIndoo, M.S., R.D.

Whether you love to cook or need new ideas, join Heidi for some cooking tips.  She will demonstrate how to prepare simple, nutritious and delicious recipes that will satisfy everyone's cravings.  Learn how to eat well and still have time for summer fun. 

To register and receive an invitation to the Zoom session, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on July 16.

About Heidi McIndoo:

Heidi Reichenberger McIndoo, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. is a nutrition consultant, spokesperson, author and freelance writer with 25 years experience as a registered dietitian. She loves helping people realize that eating nutritiously doesn’t have to mean sacrificing flavor and pleasure.


 

3rd Tuesday Book Group: Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger by Ken Perenyi thumbnail Photo

3rd Tuesday Book Group: Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger by Ken Perenyi

Ten years ago, an FBI investigation in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would have been front-page news in New York and London. After a trail of fake paintings of astonishing quality led federal agents to art dealers, renowned experts, and the major auction houses, the investigation inexplicably ended, despite an abundance of evidence collected. The case was closed and the FBI file was marked “exempt from public disclosure.” Now that the statute of limitations on these crimes has expired and the case appears hermetically sealed shut by the FBI, this book, Caveat Emptor, is Ken Perenyi’s confession. It is the story, in detail, of how he pulled it all off.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. August's title is TBD.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Borrow the eBook or audiobook on Overdrive/Libby, or request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, or request one of the copies held at McAuliffe.

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Morning Book Group: Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger by Ken Perenyi

Ten years ago, an FBI investigation in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would have been front-page news in New York and London. After a trail of fake paintings of astonishing quality led federal agents to art dealers, renowned experts, and the major auction houses, the investigation inexplicably ended, despite an abundance of evidence collected. The case was closed and the FBI file was marked “exempt from public disclosure.” Now that the statute of limitations on these crimes has expired and the case appears hermetically sealed shut by the FBI, this book, Caveat Emptor, is Ken Perenyi’s confession. It is the story, in detail, of how he pulled it all off.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. August's title is TBD.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Borrow the eBook or audiobook on Overdrive/Libby, or request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, or request one of the copies held at McAuliffe.

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The Raptor Trust: Appreciating Vultures

Learn about the two vulture species that call the northeast home, the important roles they play in our local ecosystems, and threats vultures face locally and globally. This program includes original footage of vultures, including Winston (a black vulture) and Virgil (a turkey vulture), who reside at The Raptor Trust as ambassador birds.

Attendance is limited—first come, first served. Register HERE by 7pm on July 22.

This program is part of our Tails & Tales Summer Reading program. Visit the Summer Reading page to learn more about our Summer Reading program and to see upcoming events for all ages.

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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!***