Events Calendar / Adults

Literature, the Business of a Woman’s Life, with Dr. Helen Heineman thumbnail Photo

Literature, the Business of a Woman’s Life, with Dr. Helen Heineman

In 1836, when Charlotte Brontë sent Robert Southey, the Poet Laureate some of her poems, requesting his opinion, he replied: “Literature cannot be the business of a woman’s life...The more she is engaged in her proper duties, the less leisure will she have for it,” strictly counseling her to give it up. Some years earlier, Jane Austen published her works anonymously. Charlotte, ignoring the Laureate’s advice, published with a pseudonym. In her fifties, Frances Trollope added ‘Mrs’ to her name, perhaps to make herself more respectable. Later, Mary Anne Evans hid under the masculine name George Eliot. This talk will review the difficulties presented to the woman writer in the great age of the novel, and analyze their lives and works achieved within this context.

Please email framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com to receive an invitation and link to the Zoom session.
 

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Learn to Play the Guitar!

Wednesdays July 15 - August 19

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the guitar?  It's time to check-off your bucket list!  This summer, we have partnered with Centre Music House to offer beginner guitar lessons.  All you have to do is grab a guitar and join us.  Each week, we will post a lesson to the Library's YouTube channel.  You can practice as many times as you would like and email us with any questions.  Our instructor will respond to them via a live Q & A session. At the end of the summer, we will get together for a fun Zoom session where everyone will have a chance to play. 

Please email hlui@minlib.net to register and receive weekly lesson plans. For more information, click here.

For teens and adults.

Sci-Fi Book Discussion: On Basilisk Station by David Weber thumbnail Photo

Sci-Fi Book Discussion: On Basilisk Station by David Weber

Honor Harrington is sent in disgrace to the forlorn outpost of Basilisk Station, where military authorities hope she will be forgotten. Instead, with her woefully under-armed vessel, the Fearless, she executes
incredible flying maneuvers in an attempt to stop foreign takeover of a major space station. (from School Library Journal review).

Please email mmaiorana@minlib.net for the Zoom invitation.

Note: The Kindle eBook is currently free on Amazon.com.

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Book Discussion: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

The Mothers meets An American Marriage in this dazzling debut novel about mothers and daughters, identity and family, and how the relationships that sustain you can also be the ones that consume you. The Butler family has had their share of trials, but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives. Althea, the eldest sister and substitute matriarch, is a force to be reckoned with and her younger sisters have alternately appreciated and chafed at her strong will. They are as stunned as the rest of the small community when she and her husband Proctor are arrested, and in a heartbeat the family goes from one of the most respected in town to utter disgrace. As Althea awaits her fate, Lillian and Viola must come together in the house they grew up in to care for their sister’s teenage daughters. What unfolds is a stunning portrait of the heart and core of an American family in a story that is as page-turning as it is important. 

Led by Jillian Holmberg. Find the eBook and digital audiobook on Overdrive/Libby or request it through the library.

Please email framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com for the link to join.  

Learn to Play the Guitar! thumbnail Photo

Learn to Play the Guitar!

Wednesdays July 15 - August 19

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the guitar?  It's time to check-off your bucket list!  This summer, we have partnered with Centre Music House to offer beginner guitar lessons.  All you have to do is grab a guitar and join us.  Each week, we will post a lesson to the Library's YouTube channel.  You can practice as many times as you would like and email us with any questions.  Our instructor will respond to them via a live Q & A session. At the end of the summer, we will get together for a fun Zoom session where everyone will have a chance to play. 

Please email hlui@minlib.net to register and receive weekly lesson plans. For more information, click here.

For teens and adults.

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Tonks Concert

Tune in to see Tonks, of Tonks and the Aurors, play a live show for us! Tonks and the Aurors is a wizard rock band, performing music about Harry Potter. They have traveled all over North America and Europe singing about their favorite wizard. Tonks' discography now includes more fantastical tunes drawing inspiration from YA classics like The Hunger Games and the Percy Jackson series.

Mark your calendar for this fun performance and check back for information on how the show will be streamed.

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Relax and Reinvigorate with Meditation

Start your week off right with a half hour of guided meditation and other opportunities for care free relaxation techniques!

Join us the third Thursday of each month as Leslie teaches us valuable techniques to relax and reinvigorate before the stresses of the week take hold.

About Leslie Gabriele:

In 2001, Leslie founded With Love and Gratitude, a nonprofit organization dedicated to service and education. Leslie is a clairaudient, clairsentient, clairempath "energetic catalyst” who is trained in multiple healing modalities. Leslie’s work is guided in the moment, done without attachment.

Email framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com for an invitation and link to the Zoom session.

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Coffee Talk Tuesday

Pour yourself a cup of coffee and join Marcy and Helen for a fun and lively discussion.  This month, you will select a personal item to share with the group and talk about why it is meaningful to you. Whether you enjoy contributing to the conversation or prefer to listen, we hope you will enjoy connecting with others. 

Email us at fplcoffeetalk@gmail.com to receive an invitation and link to the Zoom session.