Events Calendar / McAuliffe Branch

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for 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.

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Community Open Play

Come enjoy open play time with our puppets, toys, and more. Pretend play fun! Ages 3-7

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for 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.

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Winter Cookie Reading Club

THU. DEC. 1-SAT. FEB. 25  | MAIN & MCAULIFFE CHILDREN’S ROOM

For every book you read, fill out a “cookie” and fill up the glasses of milk in the Children’s Rooms! Sign up anytime during Dec-Feb. February 25th we’ll have a cookies and hot cocoa party with prizes and more to wrap up our winter reading program! Ages 0-12

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for 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.

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Neurodiverse Storytime

Storytime for a neurodiverse audience. Parent or supporting adult should accompany each child. Registration required walk-ins welcome as space allows. Call 508-532-5636 X 4 or drop by to sign up. Ages 3-8

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover (McAuliffe Branch)

TUE. FEB. 21 All Day - Drop Off  |  WED, FEB 22 All Day - Pickup

Drop off your stuffed animal for their own overnight adventure in the library! Bring in your stuffed animal before7pm February 21st and pickup the next day or at the stuffed animal storytime at 11:00am! Ages 5-10

Registration is required and space is limited. Please call 508-532-5636 x 4 to reserve a space.

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Movable Mummies @ McAuliffe Branch

Horror authors are visiting the nearby town of Ashland on the 25th (more info here: https://framinghamlibrary.org/calendar/event/mini-horror-book-festival-the-ashland-library), so we’re teaming up with them to celebrate the spooky this winter!

Join us to make your own posable mummy figure while we watch a classic Mummy movie on the big screen!

Grades 6-12

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for 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.

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Mini Horror Book Festival @ The Ashland Library!

We're so excited to welcome horror authors Gretchen Felker-Martin, Christopher Golden, Eric LaRocca, Errick Nunnally, and Paul Tremblay to Ashland for our very first Mini-Fest! If you've read their books, you already know they are spooky, thought provoking, and scare-your-pants off fun. The day will include a panel discussion (which will be hybrid so you can come in person or watch online!), small group conversations, and a book sale/signing. So, grab your horror lovin' friends (because it's no fun to be so scared on your own smile, and come on down to the Ashland library!

Books for the book sale will be provided by Aesop's Fable. You can PREORDER books by any of our authors and Aesop's will bring your books to the Fest - easy peasy and no worries that they'll sell out! - https://aesopsfable.com/pages/horror-festival

If you would like to view the panel discussion from home, please register for the zoom link here - https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KzEPCA6LR6GG6B5cwCm1oQ

If you are coming in person, feel free to walk in but we're also requesting registration so we know how many chairs to have out (and you'll receive reminders). Please REGISTER HERE if joining us IN-PERSON - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mini-horror-book-festival-the-ashland-library-registration-471750226627

Ashland Public Library is partnering with the Framingham Public Library for this event! 
 

Click event link for more info, including schedule of events, and author bios

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

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Board Game Night

Inconceivable, a Princess Bride Board Game Night! Together, we will race through the Cliffs of Insanity and navigate the Fire Swamp, for Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while. Promises of Fencing, Fighting, Torture, Revenge, Monsters, Giants, Chases, Escapes, True Love, and Miracles!

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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.