Events Calendar / Adults

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

Please note: The final class date has been changed from March 11 to March 25.

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 25, 7-8:30pm

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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 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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Journal Writers Group: SPECIAL 12 WEEK SESSION: The Artist’s Way

Join us for an amazing twelve weeks as we discuss Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. This international bestseller has inspired millions to overcome the limiting beliefs and fears that inhibit the creative process. In it, Julia Cameron takes readers on an amazing twelve week journey to discover the inextricable link between their spiritual and creative selves.


This groundbreaking program includes:
• An Introduction to two of Cameron’s most vital tools for creative recovery – “The Morning Pages and The Artist Date”
• Hundreds of highly effective exercises and activities
• Guidance on starting a “Creative Cluster” of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavors
 

Program runs every Tuesday from January 8 - March 26.

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Poetry Workshop

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

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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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.  We look forward to seeing you every Wednesday from 10-11 and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

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Women in World Jazz

Featuring women composers, Women In World Jazz bring together women of different nationalities with extensive experience in performance and education. All members of the group are accomplished musicians playing a variety of music ranging from Jazz to World/Ethnic. The group highlights music from the US, Cuba, Brazil, Cape Verde, Japan, and the Middle East.

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Lifelong Learning Lecture: A Poet in Our Midst: The Work of Alan Feldman

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, Framingham State University


Winner of several prizes in poetry, Alan has been writing for more than 40 years chronicling subjects like traveling on land and sea, home, workplaces, parents and children, marriage, friendship and love. This lecture will cover selections from The Happy Genius through his most recent work, The Golden Coin.

Please Note: This lecture will be at the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library.

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Sunday Concert Series: Formosa Duo: Sam Ou and Chi Chen Wu

Sam Ou and Chi- Chen Wu will perform on piano and cello:

  • John Kramer: Sonata for Cello & Piano
  • Gabriel Fauré: Romance in A Major, Op. 69
  • Claude Debussy: Rêverie
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Song Without Words in D Major, Op. 109 (posthumous)
  • Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Cello & Piano

The series is sponsored in part by Roche Brothers Supermarkets, Brookdale Cushing Park, Metro Credit Union, St. Mary’s Credit Union and Friends of the Framingham Library.

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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 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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Main Library Book Group: Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon

One night in 1917 Beatrice Haven sneaks out of her uncle’s house on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, leaves her newborn baby at the foot of a pear tree, and watches as another woman claims the infant as her own. When she returns to her uncle’s house ten years later, seeking a refuge from her unhappy life, she is inadvertently reunited with the woman who has been raising her abandoned child, Lucy Pear—a bright, bold girl with secrets of her own. This novel questions class, freedom, and the meaning of family.

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Poetry Workshop

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

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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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: Total Life Energy

Life energy is the key to vibrant health, optimal weight, and longevity. Discover how fad diets, improper exercise, and modern lifestyles can cause further damage to the body’s energy system. Learn how to determine your life energy needs from your body’s indicators of weakness and strength. Develop a personal path to diet, exercise, and daily activities in a way that preserves and optimizes your vital energy.


Presented by Julia H. Sun
Julia is a passionate researcher and health consultant who has experience in both Eastern and Western systems of medicine and holistic self-care. Her research has enabled her to radically improve her health. She shares her research through health consultations, books, training, energy healing, and public speaking.

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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 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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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Democracies Never Die, They Just Fade Away

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. John Ambacher, Professor Emeritus, Framingham State University


More than any other political system, democracy has an inherent ability to engineer its own demise. Democracy depends upon ordinary citizen capacities and motivations to absorb democratic values and to tolerate those with diverse social, cultural, ethnic and ideological backgrounds. These are precisely the values that have been under relentless attack in America over the past several decades. What went wrong and how do we fix it?

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Friday Night Flicks: Green Book

Academy Award Winner for Best Picture of 2018, Green Book is a film is inspired by the true story of a tour in 1962 of the Deep South by Jamaican–American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley and Italian-American bouncer Tony Vallelonga who served as Shirley's driver and bodyguard. Stars Mahershala Ali, Viggo Mortensen, and Linda Cardellini.

(2018) Rated PG-13, 2hr.10min.

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Meditation for Body, Mind, and Spirit

Meditation is an invaluable tool helping people reduce stress, gain a deeper sense of fulfillment in life as well as foster greater physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Dr. Hughes will offer a practical technique of meditation, with first hand demonstrations of this simple yet highly effective method.


 

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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 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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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.

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Poetry Workshop

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

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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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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Friends’ Monthly Book Sale

9:30am-3:00pm Open to Friends Members

10:00am-3:00pm Open to the Public

Most Books $1.00 or less, Children’s .50 or less, single DVDs $2.00.

3 Rooms + the Lobby chock full of books.

This month we have an assortment of interesting and diverse books at $2.00 each in our lobby.

We have books of all genres, a huge children’s section, and a selection of foreign books.

Thanks to your support of the Friends, we are able to provide free movies, concerts, programs, museum passes, audio books, CDs, Children’s Room apps, and more!

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Brazilian Movie Night: Que horas ela volta? (The Second Mother)

Bem-vindo! Join us for our first Brazilian Movie Night. There will be refreshments, opening remarks, movie screening and discussion. Speakers: Everton Vargas da Costa Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Framingham State University and Margareth Shepard, City Counselor, City of Framingham.

Rated R, 1hr.52min.

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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 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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McAuliffe Matinee: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Lee Israel made her living profiling notable celebrities. When her style falls out of favor and she can’t get work, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir of a bestselling celebrity biographer, starring Best Actress nominee Melissa McCarthy.

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Sci-Fi Book Group: A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

By the 26th century, nuclear war has devastated planet Earth, and whatever scientific knowledge remains lies in the hands of the monks of the mysterious Albertian Order of Leibowitz. Chronicling the rise from intellectual wasteland to the reclaiming of science and technology to space colonization in the year 3781, this sci-fi classic and winner of the 1961 Hugo Award projects past cycles of history onto a future landscape.

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Container Gardening

Join Jenna Porter of River's Edge and learn how to plan, prepare, plant and maintain beautiful containers of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Learn about soil, watering, fertilizing and of course plant selection. Jenna also lets you know her best picks for containers and talks about her favorite veggie, herb and tomato varieties and uses!

Image courtesy of RitaE from Pixabay
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Sunday Concert Series: Zefira Trio

Ashima Scripp, Eleanor Perrone and Olga will perform the music of Schumann: Canonic Etudes for Piano Trio; Granados: Intermezzo, arranged for Piano Trio; and Schubert: Piano Trio in E flat, D. 929 on bell, cello, piano and violin.

The series is sponsored in part by Roche Brothers Supermarkets, Brookdale Cushing Park, Metro Credit Union, St. Mary’s Credit Union and Friends of the Framingham Library.

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Monday Matinee: On the Basis of Sex

The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

 Rated PG-13, 2hrs.

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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 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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Poetry Workshop

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

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.