Events Calendar / McAuliffe Branch

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club with Max! Sundays at 2:00 pm for Grades 3-6. Email us to receive an invite to join on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com.
Sunday, April 11 will discuss Charlie Small: The Puppet Master by Charlie Small.
Sunday, April 25 will discuss Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.

These books are available on Overdrive/LibbyHoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog.

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Puzzle Swap

Request a puzzle to pick up at McAuliffe through http://bit.ly/Puzzle_Swap_Request and then take it home! Choose how many pieces you'd prefer the puzzle to contain and bring home some fun.

***We are currently NOT accepting puzzle donations at this time. We will let you know when we start taking donations again!***

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March Hare and Mad Hatter Storytime

Join Miss Jill and Mr. Dana for a special tea party themed storytime with a snack, craft, and a paper tea cup you can put your favorite beverage of choice in! In honor of the Mad Hatter, make sure to wear a hat, silly or fun, or any kind!

Registration required; kit available for pickup at the Main and McAuliffe branches. Sign-ups begin on April 5 and pick-ups begin on April 12. (Ages 3+) Please register: https://tinyurl.com/TeaPartyStorytime

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Family Take & Bake Kit: Breadsticks

Gather the family around and make some delicious breadsticks together! Kit includes all dry ingredients you need. Please note: wet ingredients, cooking utensils, and oven not included! 

Supplies are limited. Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on April 12 and pick-ups begin April 26. Please register at: LINK WILL BE UPDATED APRIL 12.

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Take and Make Kit: Letter Writing

It's National Card and Letter Writing Month! This kit will include basic supplies for you to write, decorate, and mail your letter! Send a friend or loved one some surprise mail, or even write to an author you like!

All materials are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup. Supplies are limited. Sign-ups begin on April 12 and pick-ups begin on April 20. All ages. Please register at: LINK WILL BE UPDATED APRIL 12.

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Book Discussion: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

This is the epic story of Frankie Presto—the greatest guitar player who ever lived—and the six lives he changed with his six magical blue strings. Frankie, was abandoned as an infant, and raised by a music teacher in a small Spanish town, until war rips his life apart. At nine years old, he is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. His amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, with his stunning playing and singing talent affecting numerous stars until, as if predestined, he becomes a pop star himself. But Frankie Presto’s gift is also his burden, as he realizes the power of the strings his teacher gave him, and how, through his music, he can actually affect people’s lives.

Led by Brigitte Griffin.

Available to borrow by eBook on Overdrive or as an eBook on Hoopla. 

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

The title for our May 11 discussion is The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende.

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Among Us (April)

Among Us has a new map that we clearly need to explore! Let’s hunt down imposters and attempt to survive together.

Click here to register. I'll send out a reminder email with the Zoom link a few days before the program.

Grades 6-12

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Tween Take & Make Kit: Pokemon™ Rocks!

Who's that Pokemon™?? It's an Oddish! Create your own Oddish painted rock. This kit also comes with a surprise Pokemon™ bonus craft! All materials except for glue and/or tape are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup.

Supplies are limited. This craft is inspired by Kids Craft Room. Sign-ups begin on April 19 and pick-ups begin on April 26. Please register at: LINK WILL BE UPDATED APRIL 19.

March Hare and Mad Hatter Storytime thumbnail Photo

March Hare and Mad Hatter Storytime

Join Miss Jill and Mr. Dana for a special tea party themed storytime with a snack, craft, and a paper tea cup you can put your favorite beverage of choice in! In honor of the Mad Hatter, make sure to wear a hat, silly or fun, or any kind!

Registration required; kit available for pickup at the Main and McAuliffe branches. Sign-ups begin on April 5 and pick-ups begin on April 12. (Ages 3+) Please register: https://tinyurl.com/TeaPartyStorytime

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Book Discussion: Norwegian By Night by Derek Miller

Evening Discussion: Tuesday, April 20, 7:00-8:00pm

Morning Discussion: Thursday, April 22, 11:00am-12:00pm

Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has moved to Oslo, with his grand-daughter and her Norwegian husband. When Sheldon witnesses the murder of a woman in his apartment complex, he rescues her six-year-old son and decides to run. Pursued by both the Balkan gang responsible for the murder, and the Norwegian police, he has to rely on training from over half a century before to try and keep the boy safe.

Join us for either our morning or evening discussion or both! Led by Jillian Holmberg.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Available to borrow by eBook on Overdrive, or request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog or being held at McAuliffe.

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Take and Make Kit: Letter Writing

It's National Card and Letter Writing Month! This kit will include basic supplies for you to write, decorate, and mail your letter! Send a friend or loved one some surprise mail, or even write to an author you like!

All materials are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup. Supplies are limited. Sign-ups begin on April 12 and pick-ups begin on April 20. All ages. Please register at: LINK WILL BE UPDATED APRIL 12.

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Book Discussion: Norwegian By Night by Derek Miller

Evening Discussion: Tuesday, April 20, 7:00-8:00pm

Morning Discussion: Thursday, April 22, 11:00am-12:00pm

Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has moved to Oslo, with his granddaughter and her Norwegian husband. When Sheldon witnesses the murder of a woman in his apartment complex, he rescues her six-year-old son and decides to run. Pursued by both the Balkan gang responsible for the murder, and the Norwegian police, he has to rely on training from over half a century before to try and keep the boy safe.

Join us for either our morning or evening discussion or both! Led by Jillian Holmberg.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Available to borrow by eBook on Overdrive, or request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog or being held at McAuliffe. May 18th's title will be The Binding by Bridget Collins.

Tween Take & Make Kit: Pokemon™ Rocks! thumbnail Photo

Tween Take & Make Kit: Pokemon™ Rocks!

Who's that Pokemon™?? It's an Oddish! Create your own Oddish painted rock. This kit also comes with a surprise Pokemon™ bonus craft! All materials except for glue and/or tape are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup.

Supplies are limited. This craft is inspired by Kids Craft Room. Sign-ups begin on April 19 and pick-ups begin on April 26. Please register at: LINK WILL BE UPDATED APRIL 19.

Bookworm Book Club with Max! thumbnail Photo

Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club with Max! Sundays at 2:00 pm for Grades 3-6. Email us to receive an invite to join on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com.
Sunday, April 11 will discuss Charlie Small: The Puppet Master by Charlie Small.
Sunday, April 25 will discuss Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.

These books are available on Overdrive/LibbyHoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog.

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Puzzle Swap

Request a puzzle to pick up at McAuliffe through http://bit.ly/Puzzle_Swap_Request and then take it home! Choose how many pieces you'd prefer the puzzle to contain and bring home some fun.

***We are currently NOT accepting puzzle donations at this time. We will let you know when we start taking donations again!***

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Caterpillar Storytime and Take & Make Craft

Storytime is Wednesday May 12, 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Sign-ups begin on April 26, pick-ups begin May 5.
Join Miss Jillian from the McAuliffe Branch and Miss Jennette from Let's Go to Kindergarten for this special Take and Make Craft and Storytime! Together we'll make a fun caterpillar craft after storytime on Zoom. Ages 3-6. All materials (except glue and markers) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup. Supplies are limited.  Please register at: LINK WILL BE UPDATED APRIL 26. For more information on the Early Childhood Alliance in Framingham please visit: https://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/Domain/72

Family Take & Bake Kit: Breadsticks thumbnail Photo

Family Take & Bake Kit: Breadsticks

Gather the family around and make some delicious breadsticks together! Kit includes all dry ingredients you need. Please note: wet ingredients, cooking utensils, and oven not included! 

Supplies are limited. Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on April 12 and pick-ups begin April 26. Please register at: LINK WILL BE UPDATED APRIL 12.

Tween Take & Make Kit: Pokemon™ Rocks! thumbnail Photo

Tween Take & Make Kit: Pokemon™ Rocks!

Who's that Pokemon™?? It's an Oddish! Create your own Oddish painted rock. This kit also comes with a surprise Pokemon™ bonus craft! All materials except for glue and/or tape are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup.

Supplies are limited. This craft is inspired by Kids Craft Room. Sign-ups begin on April 19 and pick-ups begin on April 26. Please register at: LINK WILL BE UPDATED APRIL 19.

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Surprise Take & Make Kits

Stop by the McAuliffe Branch and grab a surprise children's take and Make craft kit on the curbside tables or in the children's room! We will have bags labeled with how many kits are included in each bag. Supplies are limited. Pickups start Monday, May 3rd and will continue all month long until supplies run out. Ages 4+

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Kids Yoga with Nissa Diantina

Monday, May 3, 2021 / 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday, May 20, 2021 / 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Nissa Diantina from Backyard Yoga for these bilingual English and Spanish kids' yoga classes that are fun and interactive, and include stretching, breathing, and learning the basics of yoga for kids!  Ages 8+ 

Please register for the Zoom link at: https://tinyurl.com/KidsYogaWithNissa. You can find more about Backyard Yoga on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nisyoga.
 

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Caterpillar Storytime and Take & Make Craft

Storytime is Wednesday May 12, 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Sign-ups begin on April 26, pick-ups begin May 5.
Join Miss Jillian from the McAuliffe Branch and Miss Jennette from Let's Go to Kindergarten for this special Take and Make Craft and Storytime! Together we'll make a fun caterpillar craft after storytime on Zoom. Ages 3-6. All materials (except glue and markers) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup. Supplies are limited.  Please register at: LINK WILL BE UPDATED APRIL 26. For more information on the Early Childhood Alliance in Framingham please visit: https://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/Domain/72

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club led by 9th grader Max! Grades 3-6. Email us to receive an invite to join on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com. These books are available on Overdrive/LibbyHoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog.
Sunday, May 9 will discuss The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo.
Sunday, May 23 will discuss Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne.

Puzzle Swap thumbnail Photo

Puzzle Swap

Request a puzzle to pick up at McAuliffe through http://bit.ly/Puzzle_Swap_Request and then take it home! Choose how many pieces you'd prefer the puzzle to contain and bring home some fun.

***We are currently NOT accepting puzzle donations at this time. We will let you know when we start taking donations again!***

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Book Discussion: “The Japanese Lover” by Isabel Allende

A magical and sweeping love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during World War II. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, Alma Belasco’s parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family’s Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom.

Available to borrow by eBook and audiobook on Overdrive, request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog or one being held at McAuliffe. Led by Brigitte Griffin.  Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. The title for our June 8 discussion is TBD

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Surprise Take & Make Kits

Stop by the McAuliffe Branch and grab a surprise children's take and Make craft kit on the curbside tables or in the children's room! We will have bags labeled with how many kits are included in each bag. Supplies are limited. Pickups start Monday, May 3rd and will continue all month long until supplies run out. Ages 4+

Surprise Take & Make Kits thumbnail Photo

Surprise Take & Make Kits

Stop by the McAuliffe Branch and grab a surprise children's take and Make craft kit on the curbside tables or in the children's room! We will have bags labeled with how many kits are included in each bag. Supplies are limited. Pickups start Monday, May 3rd and will continue all month long until supplies run out. Ages 4+

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Book Discussion: “The Binding” by Bridget Collins

It's a world in which people visit book binders to rid themselves of painful or treacherous memories. Once their stories have been told and are bound between the pages of a book, the slate is wiped clean and their memories lose the power to hurt or haunt them. Emmett Farmer is sent to the workshop of one such binder to live and work as her apprentice. He is forbidden to enter the locked room where books are stored, so he spends many months marbling end pages, tooling leather book covers, and gilding edges.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Available to borrow by eBook on Overdrive, ebook or audiobook on Hoopla, request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, or one being held at McAuliffe. The title for our June 15 discussion is TBD.

Book Discussion: “The Binding” by Bridget Collins thumbnail Photo

Book Discussion: “The Binding” by Bridget Collins

​It's a world in which people visit book binders to rid themselves of painful or treacherous memories. Once their stories have been told and are bound between the pages of a book, the slate is wiped clean and their memories lose the power to hurt or haunt them. Emmett Farmer is sent to the workshop of one such binder to live and work as her apprentice. He is forbidden to enter the locked room where books are stored, so he spends many months marbling end pages, tooling leather book covers, and gilding edges.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Available to borrow by eBook on Overdrive, ebook or audiobook on Hoopla, request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, or one being held at McAuliffe.

Caterpillar Storytime and Take & Make Craft thumbnail Photo

Caterpillar Storytime and Take & Make Craft

Storytime is Wednesday May 12, 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Sign-ups begin on April 26, pick-ups begin May 5.
Join Miss Jillian from the McAuliffe Branch and Miss Jennette from Let's Go to Kindergarten for this special Take and Make Craft and Storytime! Together we'll make a fun caterpillar craft after storytime on Zoom. Ages 3-6. All materials (except glue and markers) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup. Supplies are limited.  Please register at: LINK WILL BE UPDATED APRIL 26. For more information on the Early Childhood Alliance in Framingham please visit: https://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/Domain/72

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Kids Yoga with Nissa Diantina

Monday, May 3, 2021 / 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday, May 20, 2021 / 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Nissa Diantina from Backyard Yoga for these bilingual English and Spanish kids' yoga classes that are fun and interactive, and include stretching, breathing, and learning the basics of yoga for kids!  Ages 8+

Please register for the Zoom link at: https://tinyurl.com/KidsYogaWithNissa. You can find more about Backyard Yoga on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nisyoga.

Bookworm Book Club with Max! thumbnail Photo

Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club led by 9th grader Max! Grades 3-6. Email us to receive an invite to join on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com. These books are available on Overdrive/LibbyHoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog.
Sunday, May 9 will discuss The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo.
Sunday, May 23 will discuss Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne.

Puzzle Swap thumbnail Photo

Puzzle Swap

Request a puzzle to pick up at McAuliffe through http://bit.ly/Puzzle_Swap_Request and then take it home! Choose how many pieces you'd prefer the puzzle to contain and bring home some fun.

***We are currently NOT accepting puzzle donations at this time. We will let you know when we start taking donations again!***