Events Calendar / McAuliffe Branch

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Kids Yoga with Nissa Diantina (Bilingual English & Spanish)

Thursday, June 3, 2021 / 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 / 4:00 - 4:30 pm HYBRID (Online via zoom AND In-person at McAuliffe)
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! Please register for the Zoom link at: https://tinyurl.com/JuneKidsYoga. You can find more about Backyard Yoga on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/nisyoga.

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Online Baby Lapsit with Karen

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 (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

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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Goldfish Swim School Presents: W.A.T.E.R. Safety

Join the Goldfish Swim School as their team of water safety and early childhood experts teach families about water safety and drowning prevention, based on the principles taught by the Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation. This fun and interactive program introduces kids to the concept of water safety and helping them learn safety methods to avoid potential dangers in and around the water, educates children about the importance of water safety and ways to handle water crisis situations, and provides materials and information to your students and you in an effort to prevent water-related accidents! 

Please register for the program at: https://tinyurl.com/GoldfishWaterSafety and to schedule a time to pick up your take-home goody bag that includes a free Family Swim pass, a safety-related coloring sheet, temporary tattoos, and information for their parents about what they learned during the program to help reinforce the skills at home.  

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Relaxation Kit

The most intense school year of your lives (at least I sincerely hope so) is finally ending, so you all clearly need to take a breather. We’re only doing one Take & Make kit this month so we can make it a good one. This kit will have everything you need to finally relax a bit. Build your own Zen Garden, have a nice mug of tea, make a simple craft, have a snack, and look forward to a few fun surprises as well!

ALL KITS RESERVED

Grades 6-12

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Family Take & Bake Kit: Funfetti Whoopie Pies

The perfect and fun cookie that kids and adults will both enjoy to start your summer off right! Kit includes only the dry ingredients you need. Please note: frosting, wet ingredients, cooking utensils, and oven not included! Recipe brought to you by Certified Pastry Aficionado. Supplies are limited.

Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on June 21 and pick-ups begin June 28. Please register at  https://tinyurl.com/TakeBakeFunfettiWhoopiePies
 

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Outdoor Storytime with Miss Jill and Mr Dana

Join Miss Jill and Mr. Dana for a special surprise themed storytime with a craft to-go after in this IN PERSON program! Registration required; kit available for pickup after storytime ends.  Ages 2-6.

Please register per family at https://tinyurl.com/JuneFrogStorytime in order to participate. This program is weather permitting, and if cancelled we will send out a Zoom link to have it virtually. Masks are required to attend this program.

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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!***

Online Baby Lapsit with Karen thumbnail Photo

Online Baby Lapsit with Karen

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 (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

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

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

Online Baby Lapsit with Joanne thumbnail Photo

Online Baby Lapsit with Joanne

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 (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

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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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!***

Monday Storytime with Miss Jillian (Bilingual Storytime) thumbnail Photo

Monday Storytime with Miss Jillian (Bilingual Storytime)

Join Miss Jillian to welcome our special guests at our weekly storytime to introduce new or familiar languages to you and your children! Our special readers will read picture books in German, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Russian; along with English picture books at each storytime. If you are already registered for our weekly Monday storytime, then you are all set! If you would like to join our email list to receive the Zoom link, please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com. Ages 2-6.

Mondays, May 10 (Spanish) and 24 (Spanish)
Mondays, June 7 (Portuguese) and 21 (German)
Mondays, July 12 (Mandarin) and 26 (Russian)

Online Baby Lapsit with Joanne thumbnail Photo

Online Baby Lapsit with Joanne

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 (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

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

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

2nd Tuesday Book Group: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane thumbnail Photo

2nd Tuesday Book Group: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, two rookie cops in the NYPD, live next door to each other outside the city. What happens behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne—sets the stage for the explosive events to come. Ask Again, Yes is a deeply affecting exploration of the lifelong friendship and love that blossoms between Francis and Lena’s daughter, Kate, and Brian and Anne’s son, Peter. Luminous, heartbreaking, and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes reveals the way childhood memories change when viewed from the distance of adulthood—villains lose their menace and those who appeared innocent seem less so. Kate and Peter’s love story, while tested by echoes from the past, is marked by tenderness, generosity, and grace.

Led by Brigitte Griffin. August's title is TBD.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, ebook or audiobook on Overdrive, or request one of the copies held at McAuliffe.

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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!***

Outdoor Storytime with Miss Jill and Mr Dana thumbnail Photo

Outdoor Storytime with Miss Jill and Mr Dana

Join Miss Jill and Mr. Dana for a special surprise themed storytime with a craft to-go after in this in-person program! Registration required; kit available for pickup after storytime ends. Ages 2-6.

Please register per family at https://tinyurl.com/OutdoorStorytimeJuly in order to participate. This program is weather permitting, and if cancelled we will send out a Zoom link to have it virtually. Masks are required to attend this program.

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Book Art Hedgehogs

Join us on Zoom to create a hedgehog out of recycled books by folding the pages and decorating it! All ages, though under age 7 may require adult assistance. All materials (except glue) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup. Supplies are limited. Sign-ups begin on June 28, pick-ups begin July 6. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/BookArtHedgehogs
 

Take & Make Kit: 3D Animal Environment Canvas thumbnail Photo

Take & Make Kit: 3D Animal Environment Canvas

Create your own animal environment using canvas, paint, and plastic animal toys! All materials are provided in a kit available for pickup. Ages 5-12. Supplies are limited. Sign-ups begin on July 12, pick-ups begin July 19. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/3DAnimalEnvironments.This program is paid for by the Framingham Cultural Council and through the Mass Cultural Council.

Online Baby Lapsit with Joanne thumbnail Photo

Online Baby Lapsit with Joanne

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 (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

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

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

3rd Tuesday Book Group: Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger by Ken Perenyi thumbnail Photo

3rd Tuesday Book Group: Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger by Ken Perenyi

Ten years ago, an FBI investigation in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would have been front-page news in New York and London. After a trail of fake paintings of astonishing quality led federal agents to art dealers, renowned experts, and the major auction houses, the investigation inexplicably ended, despite an abundance of evidence collected. The case was closed and the FBI file was marked “exempt from public disclosure.” Now that the statute of limitations on these crimes has expired and the case appears hermetically sealed shut by the FBI, this book, Caveat Emptor, is Ken Perenyi’s confession. It is the story, in detail, of how he pulled it all off.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. August's title is TBD.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Borrow the eBook or audiobook on Overdrive/Libby, or request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, or request one of the copies held at McAuliffe.

Morning Book Group: Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger by Ken Perenyi thumbnail Photo

Morning Book Group: Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger by Ken Perenyi

Ten years ago, an FBI investigation in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would have been front-page news in New York and London. After a trail of fake paintings of astonishing quality led federal agents to art dealers, renowned experts, and the major auction houses, the investigation inexplicably ended, despite an abundance of evidence collected. The case was closed and the FBI file was marked “exempt from public disclosure.” Now that the statute of limitations on these crimes has expired and the case appears hermetically sealed shut by the FBI, this book, Caveat Emptor, is Ken Perenyi’s confession. It is the story, in detail, of how he pulled it all off.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. August's title is TBD.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Borrow the eBook or audiobook on Overdrive/Libby, or request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, or request one of the copies held at McAuliffe.

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Curious Creatures

Join us for an exciting live animal program with Curious Creatures! These amazing animal educators have a selection of mammals, bugs, and reptiles for this hands-on and educational program. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/CuriousCreatures to reserve your spot to attend this program. Registration begins July 6. This program is paid for by the Framingham Cultural Council and through the Mass Cultural Council.
 

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Traveling Lantern Theater Company Presents:The Tale of the Rainbow Lizard

Pablo Del Peacock (the famous portrait artist) is trying to paint a picture of beautiful Monique Gecko, but every morning she arrives a different color and he has to begin all over again. He and his friend Fatima Flamingo (taking a break from her Flamenco lessons) search for answers. When they solve the mystery and Pablo learns about Monique’s diverse heritage, he decides to paint his new masterpiece using all the colors of the rainbow. Watch the recorded performance here: https://tinyurl.com/TaleOfRainbowLizard Link will be live on Thursday, July 29th.
 

Monday Storytime with Miss Jillian (Bilingual Storytime) thumbnail Photo

Monday Storytime with Miss Jillian (Bilingual Storytime)

Join Miss Jillian to welcome our special guests at our weekly storytime to introduce new or familiar languages to you and your children! Our special readers will read picture books in German, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Russian; along with English picture books at each storytime. If you are already registered for our weekly Monday storytime, then you are all set! If you would like to join our email list to receive the Zoom link, please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com. Ages 2-6.

Mondays, May 10 (Spanish) and 24 (Spanish)
Mondays, June 7 (Portuguese) and 21 (German)
Mondays, July 12 (Mandarin) and 26 (Russian)

Online Baby Lapsit with Joanne thumbnail Photo

Online Baby Lapsit with Joanne

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 (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

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

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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!***