Events Calendar / Adults

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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. 

McAuliffe Matinee: Finding Your Feet thumbnail Photo

McAuliffe Matinee: Finding Your Feet

When 'Lady' Sandra Abbott  discovers that her husband of 40 years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, bohemian sister Bif. The two could not be more different, but different is just what Sandra needs at the moment. Reluctantly letting Bif drag her along to a community dance class, she starts finding her feet and romance as she meets her sister's colorful friends. A light British comedy.

(2018) 1 hr. 51 min. Rated PG-13.

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Friday Night Flicks: First Man

First Man looks at the life of astronaut, Neil Armstrong and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon. Stars Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Jason Clarke.

(2018) 2hr. 22 min. Rated PG-13.

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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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Monday Matinee: The Old Man & the Gun

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Starring Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek and Casey Affleck.

(2018) 1 hr. 33 min. Rated PG-13.

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

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.

Poetry Workshop thumbnail Photo

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.

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

Brown Bag Learning Series:  Be Heart Healthy: Prevention Strategies thumbnail Photo

Brown Bag Learning Series:  Be Heart Healthy: Prevention Strategies

February is Heart Health month. Join Kitty Mahoney for an informative presentation on how to arm yourself against cardiovascular disease and keep your heart healthy. Learn about screening options and prevention strategies!  Drop by for the presentation, gather some literature, and get your blood pressure checked by Ana Gordon, RN. Now is the best time to be heart healthy!

Presented by Kitty Mahoney, RN, BSN, MS:

Kitty Mahoney is the Chief Public Health Nurse for the City of Framingham. Kitty is the Medical Reserve Corps coordinator for Framingham and serves as Executive Director for the Region 4A MRC Advisory Board and represents Local Public Health on the Regional Emergency Planning Committee. She was awarded Public Health Fellow through the Local Public Health Institute / Boston University School of Public Health.

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

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.

From Slavery to Freedom: A Slave Narrative of Aunt Sally Williams as recorded by Edna Dean Proctor thumbnail Photo

From Slavery to Freedom: A Slave Narrative of Aunt Sally Williams as recorded by Edna Dean Proctor

Edna Dean Proctor, born in Henniker, NH and buried in Framingham, spent many years in Brooklyn, NY at the home of Henry Bowen, publisher of The Independent. When Aunt Sally showed up at the offices of the paper in January 1857, Edna was asked to record her story of slavery to freedom. Storyteller Libby Franck will portray abolitionist Edna Dean Proctor and Adrienne Williams will sing songs of the period in a tale that is as compelling today as it was in antebellum days. This program is offered in collaboration with the Framingham History Center.

Refreshments will be provided.

Celebrating The Fandom Life: Featuring Documentary Filmmaker Hansi Oppenheimer thumbnail Photo

Celebrating The Fandom Life: Featuring Documentary Filmmaker Hansi Oppenheimer

Hansi Oppenheimer, director of the documentary film "Squee! Pop Culture and the Fangirl Gaze" will be screening her film as well as shorts from other women directors that examine what it means to be part of the Fandom Life. Artist Kat Ell and costume player Chana Odom will be joining us for a discussion following the films. Costumes encouraged!

Refreshments served.

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Films Around the World: Aftermath

Called “the most controversial Polish film ever,” this stunning thriller focuses on two brothers who uncover a dark secret about their family’s history and their country’s past.

(2013) 1 hr. 50 min.
Polish with English subtitles.

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

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.

Mindfulness Book Group: An Appeal to the World:The Way to Peace in a Time of Division thumbnail Photo

Mindfulness Book Group: An Appeal to the World:The Way to Peace in a Time of Division

An Appeal to the World:The Way to Peace in a Time of Division, His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Frank Alt

In An Appeal to the World, the Dalai Lama inspires us and reminds us of our common humanity. He urges us to transcend our religious leanings and proposes secular ethics as the pathway to changing the world. Are we truly one in our pursuit of joy, in our wish to live in a more peaceful world? Reading this book will make you thankful for the Dalai Lama's loving voice in these times of divisiveness. Join our book discussion followed by a short meditation.

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

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.

Films Around the World: Close-Up (Namaye-e Nazdik) thumbnail Photo

Films Around the World: Close-Up (Namaye-e Nazdik)

A fascinating investigation into the nature of identity, this film combines real documentary footage and fictional reenactments to tell the story of a young man who impersonates his idol, Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf.

(1990) 1 hr. 38 min.

Persian with English subtitles.

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: SPECIAL 12 WEEK SESSION: The Artist’s Way thumbnail Photo

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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Kevin Harris Project

The Kevin Harris Project presents “Embers."

New York-based jazz pianist Kevin Harris will join us for a unique and timely performance that highlights social justice.

Lifelong Learning Lectures: Black Writers and Boston Publishing – At the Turn of the 20th Century

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Lucas Dietrich, Visiting Lecturer, Framingham State University


African American literature was just beginning to attract national attention. Black writers published their work for a predominantly white audience. This talk explores two important authors, W.E.B. DuBois and Charles W. Chesnutt, who were both published by Boston’s Houghton Mifflin & Co.