Events Calendar / Adults

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

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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. 

Yarn Social Hour thumbnail Photo

Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

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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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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Immigration Then and Now

Guest Speaker: Dr. Patricia Sanchez-Connally, Associate Professor of Sociology, FSU

What is the role of race in determining the meaning of citizenship? What are major factors that have shaped the new immigration landscape in the US? This lecture will explore these questions and will cover essential topics that provide a historical context to current debates regarding immigration from Latin America during the 20th century.

This free Thursday 7pm lecture series via Zoom is a partnership between Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library. If you have not registered before, go to bit.ly/FPL-Lifelong-Learning-Lectures to join our mailing list and to receive Zoom links for each lecture.

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FRT: Movie Showing: “I Am Not Your Negro”

This 2016 BAFTA award-winning documentary is based on American novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and activist James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript “Remember This House”. It discusses Baldwin’s activism, his observations of American history, and his memories of civil rights leaders. 

In-person registration required (space is limited): https://bit.ly/FRT-I-Am-Not-Your-Negro

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Sunday Classical Concert

Our classical concerts are back with Constantine Finehouse on piano and Daniel Kurganov on violin.

The Kurganov-Finehouse duo had their Merkin Hall Debut in 2021, and have several upcoming album releases. Under the Orchid Classics label, the duo have recorded works by Olivier Messiaen, Lera Auerbach, Richard Beaudoin, and John Cage. Also slated for release is their recording of the complete Brahms Violin Sonatas, pairing a 17th-c Guarneri violin with an original 19th-c piano.

In-Person Registration required (space is limited): http://bit.ly/FPL-Events
No registration required to attend online via YouTube: www.youtube.com/framinghampubliclibrary

Tone and Stretch thumbnail Photo

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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Community Puzzle Swap!

What to do with jigsaw puzzles you’ve completed? Swap them! Bring your puzzles to exchange with others. No puzzle to swap? Come anyway; there are always extras for you to take. All ages and levels welcome.

FRT: “Dear Framingham:” A Community Conversation Led by Dr. Barros, Lisa MacDonald, and Chief Baker

"Dear Framingham" is an event that will provide the community an opportunity to engage in conversations about Nic Stone's book Dear Martin and the themes that came out of the summer read. Come ready to discuss topics such as community relations, social identity, sense of belonging, police relations, and more. The community will have the option of having these conversations in small groups of mixed identities as well as affinity groups. The choice is yours. Let's gather and discuss our letter of hope to our community in Framingham, Dear Framingham.

Registration is required: https://bit.ly/Dear-Framingham 

Yarn Social Hour thumbnail Photo

Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

Danforth Art Reception

Children in grades K-5 were inspired by a weekly question designed to promote curiosity and critical thinking. The Danforth featured nine different questions such as How was that made? and What time is it?

Curiosity is the first element necessary to think like an artist. When we wonder about the world around us, we are always learning, always exploring, always discovering. Artists spend a lot of time looking closely, wondering why, and using creative expression to explore pathways to understanding.

Children in grades 6-8 enjoyed classes designed around specific artistic materials and methods, developing skills and concepts. Class topics included: Comics, Cartoons, & Manga, Prints & Collage, Sculpture Explored, Painting & Drawing and new this year, Fashion Design.

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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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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Alfred Lord Tennyson: Victorian Poet Laureate

Guest Speaker: Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, FSU

Alfred Lord Tennyson was Queen Victoria’s favorite poet and had a wider readership than any other poet of his time. This lecture will present his life in the context of his age as well as several select poems that illustrate the strangeness, strength, individuality, and timelessness of his extraordinary talent.

This free Thursday 7pm lecture series via Zoom is a partnership between Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library. If you have not registered before, go to bit.ly/FPL-Lifelong-Learning-Lectures to join our mailing list and to receive Zoom links for each lecture.

Yarn Social Hour thumbnail Photo

Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

Yarn Social Hour thumbnail Photo

Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

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FRT: Nic Stone Author Talk: Dear Martin

Author of this year’s FRT choice, NYT bestselling Dear Martin, Nic Stone will be visiting Framingham virtually to discuss her book and its themes. Nic will be also visiting both Framingham State University and the Framingham Public Schools to talk to the students, so catch her adult/all ages, community-wide discussion through the Framingham Public Library!

Registration: https://bit.ly/Nic-Stone-Author-Talk.

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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Great Leaders, Great Legends II

Guest Speaker: Rabbi Rifat Sonsino, PhD, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Beth Shalom, Needham

Abraham, David and Jesus are considered towering figures in the ancient world, and lots of legends were attributed to them. This session will attempt to distinguish between fact and fiction.

This free Thursday 7pm lecture series via Zoom is a partnership between Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library. If you have not registered before, go to bit.ly/FPL-Lifelong-Learning-Lectures to join our mailing list and to receive Zoom links for each lecture.

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Boston Marathon: Go Anatoly!

Team Framingham runner Anatoly Prekrasnyy is running for the Friends of the Framingham Library! Support Anatoly and the Friends at bit.ly/Friends-Marathon-Fundraiser. GO the distance! Be a part of the Library’s “Go Anatoly!” team. You can:

  • Make a donation to support the Library.
  • Cheer him on Monday, October 11 at the Boston Marathon 2021!
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2nd Tuesday Adult Book Club: Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

What was it like? Living in that house. Maggie Holt is used to such questions. Twenty-five years ago, she and her parents, Ewan and Jess, moved into Baneberry Hall, a rambling Victorian estate in the Vermont woods. They spent three weeks there before fleeing in the dead of night, an ordeal Ewan later recounted in a nonfiction book called House of Horrors. Today, Maggie is a restorer of old homes and too young to remember any of the events mentioned in her father’s book. But she also doesn’t believe a word of it. When Maggie inherits Baneberry Hall after her father’s death, she returns to renovate the place to prepare it for sale. But her homecoming is anything but warm. As Maggie experiences strange occurrences straight out of her father’s book, she starts to believe that what he wrote was more fact than fiction.

No registration needed to attend in person. 

To attend online and receive the Zoom link, register at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Request a print copy through the Minuteman Catalog, ebook or audiobook on Overdrive/Libby, or request one of the copies held at McAuliffe. 

Led by Dawn Dellasanta. November's title is TBD.

Yarn Social Hour thumbnail Photo

Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

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McAuliffe Craft Ladies - Fall Craft

The McAuliffe Craft Ladies are back with an adult craft night! Create your own rustic fall pumpkin decorative box. Use it to hold your keys, candy, dog biscuits or fake votive candle.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please fill out the registration form at this link: LINK WILL BE LIVE ON SEPTEMBER 27.

Yarn Social Hour thumbnail Photo

Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

Yarn Social Hour thumbnail Photo

Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

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Morning Book Group: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, the lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

No registration needed to attend in person. 

To attend online and receive the Zoom link, register at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Request a print copy through the Minuteman Catalog, ebook or audiobook on Overdrive/Libby, or request one of the copies held at McAuliffe. 

Led by John Garrigan. November's title is TBD.

LLL Series: What Is It About Time and Human Nature in the Time of Covid? thumbnail Photo

LLL Series: What Is It About Time and Human Nature in the Time of Covid?

Guest Speaker: Dr. Larry McKenna, Assistant Professor, Co-Founder of Center for Climate Change Education, FSU

As Covid ebbs, we wonder which changes we’ve made to our lives will stand the test of time. One of them is our relationship with time. But what is time? Dr. McKenna will discuss the nature of time, including a brief history of its measurement and how the most precise clocks would lose only a fraction of a second over a 13 billion year lifetime of the universe.

This free Thursday 7pm lecture series via Zoom is a partnership between Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library. If you have not registered before, go to bit.ly/FPL-Lifelong-Learning-Lectures to join our mailing list and to receive Zoom links for each lecture.

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Yoga y Meditación con Nissa

Únase a la biblioteca pública de Framingham y a Nissa Diantina durante una hora de yoga y meditación. Los asistentes aprenderán a calentar y estirar el cuerpo de una forma divertida y funcional. Nissa lo guiará a través de las técnicas de respiración y cómo aplicarlas en la práctica y en la vida cotidiana. Aprenderá asanas (posturas) básicas de yoga, flujo básico de vinyasa y meditación.
Nissa Diantina tiene experiencia en teatro y enseña idiomas. Le encanta desafiar su movimiento con ‘vinyasa flow’, ‘hot vinyasa’, movimiento animal y danza tribal. Como profesora de yoga certificada de 200 horas, espera ofrecer un compromiso divertido, funcional y completo de cuerpo y mente a todos los yoguis y yoguinis que encuentren interés en explorar estos conceptos.
Para registrarse y recibir un enlace de zoom visite bit.ly/FPL-yoga-y-meditacion. Esta clase es en español.  

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Community Puzzle Swap!

What to do with jigsaw puzzles you’ve completed? Swap them! Bring your puzzles to exchange with others. No puzzle to swap? Come anyway; there are always extras for you to take. All ages and levels welcome.

Yarn Social Hour thumbnail Photo

Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

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LLL Series: A Highway Runs Through It: American Cities and Modernization Before 1956

Guest Speaker: Dr. Amy Finstein, Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, College of the Holy Cross

In the early 20th century, the design of highways in downtowns captivated the imaginations of city leaders, architects, and engineers. Learn about the evolution of these landscapes from Dr. Finstein, who will present a lecture stemming from her new book, Modern Mobility Aloft: Elevated Highways, Architecture, and Urban Change in Pre-Interstate America.

This free Thursday 7pm lecture series via Zoom is a partnership between Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library. If you have not registered before, go to bit.ly/FPL-Lifelong-Learning-Lectures to join our mailing list and to receive Zoom links for each lecture.