Events Calendar / Adults

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

9:30am-3pm: Open to Friends Members
10am-3pm: Open to the Public


Most Books $1.00 or less, Children’s $.50 or less, single DVDs $3.00. 3 Rooms and the lobby chock full of books This month’s special will be popular authors—Buy One book for $1.00 Get One Free in the BOGO bookcase. Also a special selection of books will be featured at $2.00 each in the lobby. We have a huge children’s section, books of all genres, and foreign books and movies.


Many thanks to our renewing corporate members: Bella Costa Ristorante, Boston Breast Diagnostic Center, Dunkin’ Donuts, Market Basket, ERA Key Realty Services, Optical View, Roche Bros., and Royal Cleaners & Tailors. And welcome to our new businesses: Black and Buono P.C., Richard P. Goodkin, Esq., & TrUe Salon and Color Cafe.

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Drop-in Resume Help

Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies.

Please note: There will be no session Tuesday, October 16.

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Journal Writers Group

Drop In or join the group as we discuss and discover the many ways to journal for personal growth and enrichment. We meet every Tuesday from 7-8pm.

Drop-in, no registration required.

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Leo and Sonya Tolstoy and the Mystery of Marriage thumbnail Photo

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Leo and Sonya Tolstoy and the Mystery of Marriage

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


Lasting 48 years, the marriage of this famous novelist and his remarkable wife is documented in their diaries and notebooks. While their union is a story of a great love affair, it was rocked by extremes of happiness and pain and ended tragically in Tolstoy’s death, separated from his wife, in the train station at Yasnaya Polyana.

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Healthy Living Series: Better Balance Workshop with Laila Vehvilainen

Session 1: Balance Deconstructed
What is balance and why is it important to maintain? Learn about the importance of balance and then participate in some group balance exercises.
Session 2: Balance Progressions
Talk on maintaining balance with everyday activities and the importance of posture, followed by group balance exercises.

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Mindfulness Book Group: The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down…

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: Guidance on the Path to Mindfulness from a Spiritual Leader, by Haemin Sunim

Haemin Sunim is a Korean Buddhist monk educated in the United States. His philosophy of mindfulness and calm in our divisive world, and his gentle language, are soothing reminders to slow down.and be present. Join us for a book discussion followed by a short meditation.

Led by Harriet Weiner.
 

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Monday Matinee: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Five years after the events of Mamma Mia, Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past. Stars Lily James, Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep.


(2018) 114 min. Rated PG-13

Back to Basics: User’s Manual for the U.S. Six Part Series with Paul Fideler thumbnail Photo

Back to Basics: User’s Manual for the U.S. Six Part Series with Paul Fideler

Are you thinking that America’s political discourses have become too shallow, too partisan, too angry? If so, perhaps it’s time that you step back and reacquaint yourself with the user’s manual for the U.S.—its founding documents, the philosophies and practicality they embodied and the compelling humans who authored them. The convener for this effort will be Paul Fideler, Professor Emeritus of History & Humanities at Lesley University.

Please contact Paul for more information and to register for this course at pfideler@lesley.edu.

Class size is limited and registration is required.

Mondays October 29, November 26, December 17, January 14, February 25 and March 11, 7-8:30pm

Drop-in Resume Help thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Resume Help

Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies.

Please note: There will be no session Tuesday, October 16.

Journal Writers Group thumbnail Photo

Journal Writers Group

Drop In or join the group as we discuss and discover the many ways to journal for personal growth and enrichment. We meet every Tuesday from 7-8pm.

Drop-in, no registration required.

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Poetry Workshop

Tuesdays October 2 and 30, led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University
Tuesdays October 9 and 16, led by Bernard Horn

This drop-in 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 leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed should bring copies.

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Fright Night Outdoor Movie: House on Haunted Hill

It’s our second annual Halloween outdoor movie! The weather may be getting a little chillier, but that’s perfect for a spooky classic. We’ll have hot cocoa, cider, candy, and other treats for a taste of fall before the movie. Make sure to bring your own lawn chair and/or blankets to get nice and cozy!

All Ages Halloween event!

House on Haunted Hill (1959) 75min

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Adult Coloring Night

Join us for an evening of coloring, calming tea, and music. Coloring is relaxing and therapeutic! We will provide colored pencils and coloring pages. 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: Planning and Community Development Updates

Presented by Arthur Robert, Director of Community and Economic Development

Art will speak about the status of current and ongoing initiatives in planning and economic development for the City of Framingham.  His discussion will include the status of downtown projects underway; zoning; district plans; transportation, including bicycle and pedestrian improvements; open space planning; and a number of special projects.  Art will also talk about the efforts to comply with the new City charter call for the creation of a new Planning and Community Development department that merges three current departments into one. 

About Arthur Robert:

Art is Framingham's Director of Community and Economic Development.  In this role, he leads a team preparing the state’s 14th largest community – and newest city - for the future, through a wide range of planning, community and economic development initiatives.  Over the past 17 years, Art has served five Massachusetts governors in a range of state-level economic development marketing, policy, business development, and program roles.  He holds degrees from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University and the University of New Hampshire.  Art retired from the Massachusetts Army National Guard in 2006, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Journal Writers Group thumbnail Photo

Journal Writers Group

Drop In or join the group as we discuss and discover the many ways to journal for personal growth and enrichment. We meet every Tuesday from 7-8pm.

Drop-in, no registration required.

Journal Writers Group thumbnail Photo

Journal Writers Group

Drop In or join the group as we discuss and discover the many ways to journal for personal growth and enrichment. We meet every Tuesday from 7-8pm.

Drop-in, no registration required.

Adult Coloring Night thumbnail Photo

Adult Coloring Night

Join us for an evening of coloring, calming tea, and music. Coloring is relaxing and therapeutic! We will provide colored pencils and coloring pages. You are welcome to bring your own materials. No registration is required.

Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.

Journal Writers Group thumbnail Photo

Journal Writers Group

Drop In or join the group as we discuss and discover the many ways to journal for personal growth and enrichment. We meet every Tuesday from 7-8pm.

Drop-in, no registration required.

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Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Workshop

If you are thinking of applying for U.S. citizenship, attend one of our monthly information sessions. Topics include:

  • Review of eligibility to apply for citizenship
  • Documents needed to complete the N-400 application
  • Meaning of terms/words used in the N-400 application
  • How to file your application

Drop-in, no registration required.

Back to Basics: User’s Manual for the U.S. Six Part Series with Paul Fideler thumbnail Photo

Back to Basics: User’s Manual for the U.S. Six Part Series with Paul Fideler

Are you thinking that America’s political discourses have become too shallow, too partisan, too angry? If so, perhaps it’s time that you step back and reacquaint yourself with the user’s manual for the U.S.—its founding documents, the philosophies and practicality they embodied and the compelling humans who authored them. The convener for this effort will be Paul Fideler, Professor Emeritus of History & Humanities at Lesley University.

Please contact Paul for more information and to register for this course at pfideler@lesley.edu.

Class size is limited and registration is required.

Mondays October 29, November 26, December 17, January 14, February 25 and March 11, 7-8:30pm

Journal Writers Group thumbnail Photo

Journal Writers Group

Drop In or join the group as we discuss and discover the many ways to journal for personal growth and enrichment. We meet every Tuesday from 7-8pm.

Drop-in, no registration required.