Events Calendar / McAuliffe Branch

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Bookworm Book Club with Max! [Moved to ZOOM]

Join us for Bookworm Book Club led by 10th grader Max! Grades 3-6. Find these books in person at the McAuliffe Branch, or check on Overdrive/Libby, Hoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog. In-person. No registration required.

Sunday, January 9 will discuss Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin. THIS PROGRAM DATE IS ON ZOOM ONLY. For an invite email framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com.

Sunday, January 23 will discuss Boxcar Children: Snowbound Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner. THIS PROGRAM DATE IS ON ZOOM ONLY. For an invite email framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com.

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LEGO Space Build [CANCELED]

 [CANCELED] Whether you’re a toddler or teen, drop in and make something out of this world with Legos! We’ll display your space themed builds throughout the library during the week. Grades K-12. In-person. No registration required.

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Community Puzzle Swap!

What to do with jigsaw puzzles you’ve completed? Swap them! Bring your puzzles to exchange with others. No puzzle to swap? Come anyway; there are always extras for you to take. All ages and levels welcome.

No registration required. For updated mask requirements, please check our website.

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Zoom Baby Lapsit with Hilary

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

McAuliffe Matinee: Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars (2009) [RESCHEDULED TO 2/2] thumbnail Photo

McAuliffe Matinee: Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars (2009) [RESCHEDULED TO 2/2]

[RESCHEDULED TO 2/2]

January 28, 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, traumatizing the nation and taking the lives of the seven-member NASA crew. Among them was Christa McAuliffe, the first Teacher in Space. Reach for the Stars is her story. Most remember the event as a great loss, but in fact McAuliffe's life and death have inspired millions around the world. In-person. No registration required. Not Rated; Run time 75 minutes.

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Yarn Social Hour [Zoom Only]

Join us for a Zoom only knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Thhe January 12th and 19th dates will be zoom only. Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

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Introduction to Citizen Science

Framingham Public Library received a grant from Arizona State University to fund the creation of Citizen Science kits that will be available for check out! Join this session to learn what Citizen Science is all about, and to get a peak at the kits we’ll be rolling out over the first half of 2022.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Click the link below to register. You'll be emailed the Zoom link to participate a few days before the event.

https://bit.ly/Intro-to-Citizen-Science

All Ages

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Winter Trivia & Guessing Jar

All January long starting January 3rd // Both library locations // Grades Prek-5.

Answer our winter trivia questions that change every 2 weeks and make your best guess in our guessing jar! Winners will be called January 31st and receive a book prize. In-person. No registration required.

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Virtual Reality Tour: Anne Frank House [NOW TAKING WAIT LIST]

[NOW TAKING WAIT LIST]

Join us on International Holocaust Remembrance Day by signing up for a time block to experience a Virtual Reality Tour of the Anne Frank House using Oculus Rift. Please call the McAuliffe Branch at 508-532-5636 x3 to reserve your 45 minute time block or if you have any questions about the program or VR experience.

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From Mission Control to the Moon

Do you have the skills necessary to work on a Mission Control team to launch, fly, and land a spacecraft on the surface of the Moon? By the end of this program, you will! Complete physical challenges with fellow Mission Controllers to develop your communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. Put your skills to the test during a mission simulation to establish a habitat for astronauts to live and work on the Moon. A successful and safe mission depends on your ability to utilize your skills to generate solutions to complex programs. This program is partnered with the Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning at Framingham State.

Registration required at: https://tinyurl.com/McAuliffeEarthAndSpace. Grades 4-7.

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Framingham Public Library Minecraft Server!

The time of the Framingham Minecraft server is here! If you meet the following criteria, you qualify to join in on the fun!

  • In 4th-12th grades
  • Am a Framingham resident
  • Have permission from Parent/Guardian
  • Have a valid Framingham Library Card (it MUST have a Framingham address)
  • Have their own PC/Mac Minecraft account to play from home (guest accounts will be provided to play in the library) 
    • Only Java accounts will work at this time. If this changes, and Bedrock players are able to join, we'll update everyone ASAP

To join the server, please fill out the registration form linked below and either bring it back in to the library, or email it back to the teen librarian at jgarrigan@minlib.net

https://bit.ly/Minecraft-Registration

Once you fill out and return the registration form and we verify your library card, we'll grant your Minecraft Username access to the server and email you directions on how to log in. This may take a few days, so be patient with us.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Zoom Baby Lapsit with Hilary

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

McAuliffe Matinee: Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars (2009) thumbnail Photo

McAuliffe Matinee: Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars (2009)

January 28, 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, traumatizing the nation and taking the lives of the seven-member NASA crew. Among them was Christa McAuliffe, the first Teacher in Space. Reach for the Stars is her story. Most remember the event as a great loss, but in fact McAuliffe's life and death have inspired millions around the world. In-person. No registration required. Not Rated; Run time 75 minutes.

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club led by 10th grader Max! Grades 3-6. Find these books in person at the McAuliffe Branch, or check on Overdrive/Libby, Hoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog. In-person. No registration required.

Sunday, February 6 we’ll discuss The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne.

Sunday, February 13 we’ll discuss Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne.

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

In-person AND Zoom hybrid!

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft (craft will only be in-person), and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

In-person attendance doesn't require registration. Please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invite to join on Zoom.

Ages 2-5, all welcome.

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

Zoom Baby Lapsit with Hilary thumbnail Photo

Zoom Baby Lapsit with Hilary

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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McAuliffe Evening Book Club: Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation but a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. The owners of the vacation house arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service—it’s hard to know what to believe. Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple—and vice versa? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families?

Hybrid: In-Person/Zoom. Register at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. March 8th’s title is TBD. Led by Brigitte Griffin.

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

Bookworm Book Club with Max! thumbnail Photo

Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club led by 10th grader Max! Grades 3-6. Find these books in person at the McAuliffe Branch, or check on Overdrive/Libby, Hoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog. In-person. No registration required.

Sunday, February 6 we’ll discuss The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne.

Sunday, February 13 we’ll discuss Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne.

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

In-person AND Zoom hybrid!

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft (craft will only be in-person), and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

In-person attendance doesn't require registration. Please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invite to join on Zoom.

Ages 2-5, all welcome.

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Zoom Baby Lapsit with Hilary

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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McAuliffe Matinee: Respect (2021)

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career from a child singing in her father's church's choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice.

Rated PG-13; Run time 145 minutes. No registration required.

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

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McAuliffe Morning Book Club: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets? A dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived.

Hybrid: In-Person/Zoom. Register at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Led by Kim Jung. March 17th’s title is TBD.

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Tweens: Snow Sand

Stop by for a STEAM based activity making some taste safe “snow sand” (kinetic sand) and create some indoor snow scenes and more! Materials used contain potato starch, coconut oil, and flour; anyone with related allergies should be aware. Grades 3-8.

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Zoom Baby Lapsit with Hilary

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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DIY Bird Feeder (Ages 3-7)

Wednesday February 23, 11:00am-12:00pm, McAuliffe Branch Craft Room, Ages 3-7

Wednesday February 23, 2:00-3:00pm, McAuliffe Branch Craft Room, Ages 8+

Drop in and make your own bird feeder to put out this winter! Join us in the morning for a younger themed version, and the afternoon for the older kids. This craft does not contain peanut butter.

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DIY Bird Feeder (Ages 8+)

Wednesday February 23, 11:00am-12:00pm, McAuliffe Branch Craft Room, Ages 3-7

Wednesday February 23, 2:00-3:00pm, McAuliffe Branch Craft Room, Ages 8+

Drop in and make your own bird feeder to put out this winter! Join us in the morning for a younger themed version, and the afternoon for the older kids. This craft does not contain peanut butter.

Yarn Social Hour thumbnail Photo

Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

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Foil Moon Craft

Some important “Hidden Figures” who helped us get to the moon were African American women. Drop in and paint the moon using tinfoil. Ages 6+

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

In-person AND Zoom hybrid!

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft (craft will only be in-person), and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

In-person attendance doesn't require registration. Please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invite to join on Zoom.

Ages 2-5, all welcome.

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Community Puzzle Swap!

What to do with jigsaw puzzles you’ve completed? Swap them! Bring your puzzles to exchange with others. No puzzle to swap? Come anyway; there are always extras for you to take. All ages and levels welcome.

No registration required. For updated mask requirements, please check our website.