Events Calendar / Adults
This is the story of Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement. Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama.
With filmmaker Craig Dudnick.
Celebrate the return of vinyl by bringing your favorite album from ANY decade, ANY genre! Step up to the mic and tell us a brief story about why this album is important to you, and our DJ will spin a track. Wear one of your old concert t-shirts and enter our t-shirt contest. Munch on Cheez Whiz on a Ritz and other retro snacks. Featuring DJ Jesse Kaminsky.
Framingham Public Library and Framingham State University Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: SPRING 2018
Georgia O’Keefe: Art, Image and Style with Dr. Erika Schneider, PhD, Associate Professor, FSU. The Peabody Essex Museum exhibition explores the Art, Image and Personal Style of one of America’s most iconic artists. Dr. Schneider will share her impressions of this very special exhibit.
How to Train a Wild Elephant: and Other Adventures in Mindfulness, by Jan Chozen Bays, MD
How restful it is to find a book that guides our untamed minds through waking up to our daily lives. In a series of 53 exercises, you will discover tips, discoveries, and deeper lessons. Join us and share what you have observed and learned about your present moments. Meditation will follow the book discussion.
As part of a course overseen by Dr. Judith Bose and in collaboration with the Boston Opera Collaborative, students of the school will present excerpts from the opera, a story surrounding Hannah and the many facets of her own transgender experience.
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. Each session begins with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed should provide copies to distribute. Alan’s new collection, Immortality, was awarded the Massachusetts Book Award for Poetry in 2016.
Framingham Public Library is proud to announce our new 30th Anniversary Celebration film series with many movies of 1988! Re-watch an old favorite, re-live your childhood, or catch something great for the first time.
Celebrate '88 continues in February with the original John Waters classic, Hairspray!
February 28 – Hairspray (PG)
March 28 – Beetlejuice (PG)
April 25 - Bull Durham (R)
May 38 - The Naked Gun (PG-13)
All ages event (some movies rated R).
Dr. Brown will speak about Crispus Attucks, the first man to die in the Revolutionary War. Attucks was a Black Framingham native whose early life was as an enslaved person. Following his talk, Framingham resident David Fuller will speak about the accomplishments of his grandparents, Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller and Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller.
Presented by Mark Richardson of The New England Wild Flower Society
According to NASA, more surface area in the United States is covered by lawn than by any other single irrigated crop. Lawns are resource-heavy, requiring irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticides to thrive in our climate. Learn why you should “kill your lawn” and how to replace it with beautiful and environmentally friendly native plantings.
About Mark Richardson:
Mark oversees the Society’s botanic garden, Garden in the Woods, and its native plant nursery operation, Nasami Farm. He studied ornamental horticulture at University of Rhode Island while helping to run a mid-sized ornamental plant nursery before finding his true passion in public horticulture. He led undergraduate programs at Longwood Gardens, where he overhauled the curriculum of the Professional Gardener Program, and oversaw adult education at Brookside Gardens. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Delaware’s Longwood Graduate Program.
Pico Iyer is an author and world traveler. He has learned that traveling within and paying attention to the stillness around you is invaluable in this modern world that spins with distractions. It is time to step back and notice all that surrounds you in quiet contemplation. Isn't that where you would like to be for some part of each day? Come join our book discussion, followed by a short meditation.