Events Calendar / McAuliffe Branch

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Fall Fest at McAuliffe

Join us for a fun fall day of crafts, baby animal petting zoo with Animal Craze: Traveling Petting Zoo and Farm Animals, a Screaming Contest, and more! Fun for all ages and the whole family! Light refreshments provided.

Animal Craze: Traveling Petting Zoo and Farm Animals: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Back Patio

 

Children’s Mask Craft: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Craft Room. Decorate your own eye mask!

 

Screaming Contest: 12:00 pm, Outside in Front of Library. We'll be judging the loudest, scariest, funniest, and quietest screams!

In case of rain, Animal Craze will be inside the Community Room.

 

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Weekly Storytime

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories and school readiness activities.

Ages 2-4

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe

Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

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Knitting with Round Needles

Interested in knitting on round needles but are a bit intimidated? Now is your chance! In this workshop you will learn to use round needles to make a basic hat. Supplies provided. Must be able to knit and purl. 

Friends of the Framingham Library Make & Take Sign Fundraiser thumbnail Photo

Friends of the Framingham Library Make & Take Sign Fundraiser

Join us for a fun evening with friends at a unique DIY Fun-Raiser! Guests make 4x24 hand painted wooden signs with their choice of a pre-designed saying/quote!

NO drawing, writing or stencils involved, perfect for those that feel they aren't crafty as well as anyone who wants to be creative!

Choose from over 200 pre-designed quotes & sayings. There is something for everyone—funny, romantic, holidays, motivational, sports, grandkids, and pets. Leave with them dry and ready to gift or hang! Quick, Easy, and FUN!

Unlike that stack of embarrassing paintings hidden in the closet or under the bed, you and your friends will be proud to display (or gift) these unique signs created to match your personal taste and decor, all while helping The Friends of the Framingham Library.

Create 1 sign for $30 or 2 signs for $55
Check some holiday gifts off your List!
Light refreshments will be served

Space is limited.
To reserve your spot contact: Marsha Farmelant
mfarmelant@aol.com
508-875-1918

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Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy.
Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All ages

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Weekly Storytime thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytime

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories and school readiness activities.

Ages 2-4

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe

Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

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Book Art: Hedgehogs

Create a hedgehog out of recycled books by folding the pages and decorating it. No experience necessary. Children under 8 must have an adult with them.

 All ages.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs thumbnail Photo

Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy.
Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All ages

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe

Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Lifelong Learning Lecture: In the Beginning: The Art of Openers in the Novels of Charles Dickens thumbnail Photo

Lifelong Learning Lecture: In the Beginning: The Art of Openers in the Novels of Charles Dickens

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

Creating a good opening scene is an important launching operation on the part of a novelist. Dickens was a master at it, and this talk will look at how he created unforgettable ‘‘openers’’ in several of his 15 novels. We’ll look at his most famous–and best–in Bleak House as well as openers in Dombey and Son, Great Expectations and Edwin Drood.

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

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs thumbnail Photo

Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy.
Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All ages

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Weekly Storytime thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytime

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories and school readiness activities.

Ages 2-4

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe

Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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Movie Matinee: Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4: When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

 (2019, running time: 100 minutes, rated G).
All ages at parents discretion.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Weekly Storytime thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytime

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories and school readiness activities.

Ages 2-4

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe

Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!