Events Calendar / Adults

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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 (except the second Tuesday of the month) 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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Summer Music Series: Southern Rail Bluegrass Band

Southern Rail's performances are high-energy exuberant fun, with riveting harmonies, irrepressible humor and sparkling banjo, mandolin, and guitar solo work. Over the years, Southern Rail's recordings have graced Bluegrass Unlimited's Top Thirty Singles Chart for a combined total of 32 months, climbing to #11. Southern Rail has been selected by the New England Foundation for the Arts to be included in their prestigious Touring Roster and two band members have just been inducted into the RIBA Bluegrass Hall of Fame!

Sponsored in part by Impact Framingham.

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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. 

Meets every Wednesday and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

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Joe Raia Band

Future concerts:

August 8 - James Merenda Trio
August 22 - Diana Mascari Quartet

Outdoor Summer Jazz Shows are in collaboration with Amazing Things Art Center and sponsored in part by the Framingham Cultural Council.

Outdoors rain or shine.

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FriendsFest

Come celebrate summer with the Friends of the Framingham Library!

Browse the book sale and stock up on lots of great summer reading.
• Stop by our BBQ for a $2.00 lunch!
• Join in some fun children’s activities and outdoor games.
• Go on board the new Framingham Public Library Bookmobile.
• Visit our Library of Things table where you can check out all the great things we have to borrow.
• Stop by our Spark Lab table and discover what our new makerspace will have to offer.

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. 

Meets every Wednesday and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

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Monday Matinee: Gloria Bell

Gloria is a free-spirited divorcée who works in an office during the day and spends her nights on the dance floor at clubs around Los Angeles. She finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance where both joys and complications ensue. Starring Julianne Moore.

(2018) 1hr.42min. Rated R for sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use. 

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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 (except the second Tuesday of the month) at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

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

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. 

Meets every Wednesday and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

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McAuliffe Matinee: The Kid

In this thrilling Western, young Rio goes on the run across the American Southwest, desperate to save his sister from his villainous uncle. He encounters Sheriff Pat Garrett, on the hunt for the infamous Billy the Kid, and finds himself increasingly entwined in the lives of these two legendary figures. Ultimately Rio is forced to choose which type of man he is going to become, the outlaw or the man of valor, in a final act to save his family. Starring Jake Schur, Ethan Hawke, and Dane DeHaan.

(2019) 1 hr. 40 min. Rated R for violence and language.

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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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Brown Bag Learning Series: Beekeeping 101

Kelly Cashman is passionate about saving the bees. She became interested in bees after visiting a friend's rooftop hive in Brooklyn. Beekeeping is a hobby that requires concentration, passion, education, and a hearty supply of calamine lotion. Kelly will explain the societal makeup of the hive and the problems honeybees are currently facing. Learn what to do if you find a honeybee swarm and some natural sting remedies. She will also teach you the quick and dirty way to harvest honey. Join us for a fun, informative talk! You will have the opportunity to sample honey from her 2018 harvest.

About Kelly Cashman:

Kelly started Stay Golden Honey and Hive in Worcester, MA the spring of 2015. She began keeping bees to manage stress and help the declining honeybee population. She believes in using education to de-stigmatize our stinging friends. Kelly only harvests honey if there is an excess, assuring the bees have enough honey to make it through our tough New England winters.

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Art in Bloom with Kira Seamon

Artist Kira Seamon will return for two weeks in August to display her photographs of exotic Peru and to host our first ever Art in Bloom event. Art in Bloom is about creating floral arrangements that interpret art. Registrants will have the opportunity to create arrangements from donated flowers under Kira’s guidance. The arrangements will then be on display throughout the Library. A generous grant from the Framingham Cultural Council to Kira will cover the cost of the flowers. 

Registration is required; participants are encouraged to sign up now to reserve a spot. Please email asadkin@minlib.net or call 508-532-5570, ext. 4347.

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 (except the second Tuesday of the month) at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

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

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 (except the second Tuesday of the month) at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

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

Adult Coloring Night thumbnail Photo

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.

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 (except the second Tuesday of the month) at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

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

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 (except the second Tuesday of the month) at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

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