Events Calendar / McAuliffe Branch

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McAuliffe Book Group: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A worldwide bestseller story about a boy’s magical journey through the shadows and secrets of postwar Barcelona in search of a mysterious author whose book has proved as dangerous to own as it is impossible to forget. An uncannily absorbing historical mystery, a heart-piercing romance and a moving homage to the mystical power of books.

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Teen Summer: K-Cup Bath Bombs

It’s DIY bath bomb time! Make your mix, pick your color and scent, and mold it in a re-used K-Cup pod. After it hardens overnight, cut it out of the K-Cup, and you’re good to go.

Registration isn't required, but please do by clicking on the event title and filling out the form at the bottom of the page. In addition, please put the grade the attendee is going into in the fall in the "message" box.

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Veterans Coffee Hour

All Vets are welcome to join us for free coffee and light refreshments.

This is a monthly event.

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Framingham Community Song Circle

Everyone can sing! Come share your traditional folk songs. Grab your guitar, ukulele, drum or tambourine, and bring the family—this program is for all ages! Refreshments will be provided.

Todos Cantan! Ven y comparte tus canciones tradicionales. Trae tu guitarra,  ukulele, tambor o pandereta. Este programa es para todas las edades! Habrá refrigerio!

Todos nós podemos cantar! Vamos compartilhar nossas canções folclóricas. Peguem seu violão, cavaquinho, tambor e pandeiro e traga sua família. Este evento é para todas as idades.  Refrescos serão servidos!
 

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Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

Get in the library habit! Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian!

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. 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.

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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Journal Writers Group

Drop In or join the group as we discuss and discover the many ways to journal for personal growth and enrichment. We meet every Tuesday from 7-8pm.

Drop-in, no registration required.

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Outdoor Summer Jazz Series: David Fuller Trio

In collaboration with Amazing Things Arts Center, four local Jazz bands will perform on Thursday evenings at our Christa McAuliffe Branch. Swing by to enjoy an outdoor evening of jazz. Don’t forget your chair or blanket!

Coming in August:
August 9 – David Eure Band
August 23 – Michelle Hirsch Band

In case of rain, performances will be in the Community Room. Sponsored in part by Middlesex Savings Bank and Friends of the Framingham Library.

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FriendsFest: Outdoor Summer Fun for All Ages

Come celebrate summer with the Friends of the Framingham Public Library! Browse the book sale and stock up on lots of great summer reading. Stop by our BBQ. Join in some fun children’s activities. Visit our Technology Petting Zoo where
you can ask questions and try out some of the latest tech items we have available for check out in our Library of Things.


Proceeds benefit the Friends who support the Library.

Rain or Shine

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Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

Get in the library habit! Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian!

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. 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.

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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Teen Summer: Book Planters

Let’s repurpose old hardcover books into new planters for a cactus or succulent. You’ll get to cut out a chunk of the book, which we’ll fill with potting soil, moss, and a small plant of your very own.

Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

Get in the library habit! Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian!

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. 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.

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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Teen Summer: Poi Spinning

Have you ever seen someone spinning balls of fire or light around themselves? Then you’ve seen a version of Poi spinning. At our workshop, you’ll get to make your own Poi equipment, and learn how to spin it!

Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

Get in the library habit! Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian!

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. 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.

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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Ukulele Day at McAuliffe

Join us for a super fun musical sing along song day at the library with Ukuleles!

Registration required. Please sign up by calling 508-532-5570 x5!


Libraries Rock! is sponsored by the Framingham Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
 

Framingham Community Song Circle thumbnail Photo

Framingham Community Song Circle

Everyone can sing! Come share your traditional folk songs. Grab your guitar, ukulele, drum or tambourine, and bring the family—this program is for all ages! Refreshments will be provided.

Todos Cantan! Ven y comparte tus canciones tradicionales. Trae tu guitarra,  ukulele, tambor o pandereta. Este programa es para todas las edades! Habrá refrigerio!

Todos nós podemos cantar! Vamos compartilhar nossas canções folclóricas. Peguem seu violão, cavaquinho, tambor e pandeiro e traga sua família. Este evento é para todas as idades.  Refrescos serão servidos!
 

Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

Get in the library habit! Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian!

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. 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.

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

Get in the library habit! Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian!

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. 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.

Ages 0-2 with an adult.