Events Calendar / Main Library

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Friends’ Monthly Book Sale

9:30am-3:00pm Open to Friends Members

10:00am-3:00pm Open to the Public

Most Books $1.00 or less, Children’s .50 or less, single DVDs $2.00.

3 Rooms + the Lobby chock full of books.

This month we have an assortment of interesting and diverse books at $2.00 each in our lobby.

We have books of all genres, a huge children’s section, and a selection of foreign books.

Thanks to your support of the Friends, we are able to provide free movies, concerts, programs, museum passes, audio books, CDs, Children’s Room apps, and more!

Brazilian Movie Night: Que horas ela volta? (The Second Mother) thumbnail Photo

Brazilian Movie Night: Que horas ela volta? (The Second Mother)

Bem-vindo! Join us for our first Brazilian Movie Night. There will be refreshments, opening remarks, movie screening and discussion. Speakers: Everton Vargas da Costa Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Framingham State University and Margareth Shepard, City Counselor, City of Framingham.

Rated R, 1hr.52min.

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main thumbnail Photo

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main

If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

Please check in at the Reference Desk on the 3rd floor.

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Drop-in Knitting

Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library!  Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started. 

Meets every Wednesday and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

Sci-Fi Book Group: A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller, Jr. thumbnail Photo

Sci-Fi Book Group: A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

By the 26th century, nuclear war has devastated planet Earth, and whatever scientific knowledge remains lies in the hands of the monks of the mysterious Albertian Order of Leibowitz. Chronicling the rise from intellectual wasteland to the reclaiming of science and technology to space colonization in the year 3781, this sci-fi classic and winner of the 1961 Hugo Award projects past cycles of history onto a future landscape.

Early Release Teen Movie: Into the Spider-Verse (Main Library) thumbnail Photo

Early Release Teen Movie: Into the Spider-Verse (Main Library)

It’s a half day from school, so you know that means it’s movie time! This month we’re gonna watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse because why not? Everyone loves it, and if you haven’t seen it yet, watching it on the big screen with snacks is the best way to do so.

Grades 6-12

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Can a New Breed of Media Moguls Save Newspapers? thumbnail Photo

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Can a New Breed of Media Moguls Save Newspapers?

GUEST SPEAKER: Dan Kennedy, Associate Professor, Northeastern University


Journalism professor and Beat the Press panelist Dan Kennedy will take a look at how wealthy newspaper owners like Jeff Bezos of The Washington Post and John Henry of The Boston Globe are trying to breathe new life into a dying industry.

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Container Gardening

Join Jenna Porter of River's Edge and learn how to plan, prepare, plant and maintain beautiful containers of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Learn about soil, watering, fertilizing and of course plant selection. Jenna also lets you know her best picks for containers and talks about her favorite veggie, herb and tomato varieties and uses!

Image courtesy of RitaE from Pixabay
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Personal Essays that Get Published

Join your fellow local writers for a collegial and useful half-day retreat to work on personal essays you’d like to get published. Bring your own essays under 800 words and copies or create some of your own during the “get-to-the-heart-of-the-story” writing sessions. Topics covered include: Mining Your Life for Stories; Finding the Universal Truth; Pitching to Editors; Developing a Healthy Relationship with Rejection.
Bring a beverage, notebook and pens. We will take two short breaks.

Pre-registration required. Seats limited to 20. Please sign up by emailing Giulietta at giuliettan@gmail.com or calling 508-380-8799. Photos will be taken for grant and future grant requirements.

This grant-funded writing workshop will be led by local writer Giulietta “Julie” Nardone. Her essays have been published in Psychology Today, Spirituality & Health Magazine, Boston Globe Magazine, Chicken Soup for The Soul, Christian Science Monitor and broadcast on NPR.

Drop-in Knitting thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Knitting

Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library!  Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started. 

Meets every Wednesday and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

Sunday Concert Series: Zefira Trio thumbnail Photo

Sunday Concert Series: Zefira Trio

Ashima Scripp, Eleanor Perrone and Olga will perform the music of Schumann: Canonic Etudes for Piano Trio; Granados: Intermezzo, arranged for Piano Trio; and Schubert: Piano Trio in E flat, D. 929 on bell, cello, piano and violin.

The series is sponsored in part by Roche Brothers Supermarkets, Brookdale Cushing Park, Metro Credit Union, St. Mary’s Credit Union and Friends of the Framingham Library.

Monday Matinee: On the Basis of Sex thumbnail Photo

Monday Matinee: On the Basis of Sex

The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

 Rated PG-13, 2hrs.

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main thumbnail Photo

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main

If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

Please check in at the Reference Desk on the 3rd floor.

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Make It! - Soap Making

Gariné Arakelian from DuckieSoaps will be teaching Framingham teens how to design and make their own soap. Each participant will make their own soapy creations using white and clear glycerin soap, and a variety of templates to create the shapes. This is the second of our Make It! program series focusing on art and creativity.

Space is limited, and registration is required. Please click on the event listing, and fill out the form at the bottom of the page to sign up. When doing so, please put the grade of the person/people attending in the "Message" box, as well as the names of any additional registrants.

"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."

Grades 6-12

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Poetry Workshop

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed should bring copies.

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Adult Coloring Night

Join us for an evening of coloring, calming tea, and music. Whether you love to color for fun or enjoy filling in all the details, coloring is relaxing and therapeutic! We will provide colored pencils and coloring pages for all levels. You are welcome to bring your own materials. No registration is required.

Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Home Buying 101

Presented by Konstantina Choros

Confused by the home buying process?  Listen in as Konstantina walks you through all the steps involved in buying a home from finding a good mortgage broker, to the closing table, to things you should do once you are a home owner! She will be happy to answer any questions you have on this multi stepped process. All attendees will receive a Home Buying Guide to refer to at the end of the presentation. Join Konstantina as she delves into the highs and lows of home buying. 

Konstantina is a licensed Realtor. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Massachusetts, Realtors Association of Central Massachusetts. She used to be a small business owner before becoming a Realtor. She has a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and  M.A. from New York University.

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main thumbnail Photo

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main

If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

Please check in at the Reference Desk on the 3rd floor.

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main thumbnail Photo

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main

If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

Please check in at the Reference Desk on the 3rd floor.

Adult Coloring Night thumbnail Photo

Adult Coloring Night

Join us for an evening of coloring, calming tea, and music. Whether you love to color for fun or enjoy filling in all the details, coloring is relaxing and therapeutic! We will provide colored pencils and coloring pages for all levels. You are welcome to bring your own materials. No registration is required.

Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main thumbnail Photo

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main

If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

Please check in at the Reference Desk on the 3rd floor.

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Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Workshop

If you are thinking of applying for U.S. citizenship, attend one of our monthly information sessions. Topics include:

  • Review of eligibility to apply for citizenship
  • Documents needed to complete the N-400 application
  • Meaning of terms/words used in the N-400 application
  • How to file your application

Drop-in, no registration required.

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main thumbnail Photo

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main

If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

Please check in at the Reference Desk on the 3rd floor.