Events Calendar / Main Library

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Sunday Celebrations: Family Trivia

The Trivia Brothers bring their “Challenge! Interactive Trivia” for families to Framingham. Hosted with personality and no boring questions!
All Ages.

Registration is not required but is greatly appreciated!
Call 508-532-5570, ext. 4336, or stop in to register.
Let us know your team name and amount of team members

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Monday Matinee: The Farewell

A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies. 

(2019). 1hr.40min. Rated PG.

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Macbeth: the Scottish Play: A Three-Part Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Helen Heineman

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGES.

Presented by Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, Framingham State University
Tuesdays December 10, 17, 24: 9:30-11:00am – Main Library, Costin Room

Macbeth, Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, one of his most widely read and performed plays, begins in a dark world, on a blasted, windswept heath, empty, uninhabited, inhuman: it’s a world where “men must not walk too late.” Macbeth, its distinguished warrior hero, is quickly transformed into a brutal, murderous villain, consumed with ambition and self-doubt. He is possessed of an imagination unmatched by any of Shakespeare’s other tragic heroes, a man in touch with the world of witches and the night, with a wife equally powerful and chilling. It is the most “modern” of morality plays.

This program will cover the play in three meetings in December. Participants should attend the first meeting having read Act I of Macbeth. Any edition is acceptable, as Acts, Scenes, and Lines are numbered. Participants should bring a copy of the play with them, as that will make it easier to follow the lecture and discussion.

Registration is requested. Please call 508-532-5570 x 4357 by Friday November 29.

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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.

Alan’s collection, Immortality, was awarded the Massachusetts Book Award for Poetry in 2016.

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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. 

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Please note: The current Mother Goose on the Loose session is full.

Mother Goose on the Loose is an eight-week, thirty-minute program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers.

Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver.
Pre-registration is required; call 508-532-5570, ext. 4336, or stop in to register.

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Origami Club

We will be folding a variety of animals and geometric shapes. Led by Lucas Gustafson, a high schooler who started folding at the age of 6 and is a longtime member of the Origami Club at MIT.

Ages 7+

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Maker’s Workshop: Candle Making

The winter chill is settling in so let's warm up with candle making. Craft, scent, and pour your own candle to take home. ​Ages 7+ with adult supervision.

We will be handling hot wax during this craft so children must be accompanied by an adult. 
 

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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Preschool ages.

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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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Baby Lapsit at Main

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit! Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. For children ages 0-2 with a caregiver.

 

Fridays December 6 and 20
Saturdays December 14 and 28

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm 
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Preschool ages.

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Friends Monthly Book Sale

9:30-10:00am: Friends Members 

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

Most Books $1.00 or less; Children’s .50 or less; single DVDs on sale this month, only $1.00.

We have something for everyone!! 3 Rooms + the lobby chock full of books.

Stock up for the winter ahead! We have an assortment of stocking stuffers like toys, games, puzzles, flash cards and craft kits. Many of these like-new items make perfect gifts, so get in some last-minute holiday shopping.

Thanks to your continued support of the Friends, we are able to provide free movies, concerts, programs, museum passes, audio books, CDs, Children’s Room apps, and many other services to patrons and the Framingham community.

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Portuguese Storytime World/ Mundo das Estorinhas em Português

Join Alexa Chew as she brings a delightful hour of resourceful, playful interactions and stories in Portuguese to your children.

E um programa artísticamente projetado e impulsionado pela importancia do brindar no desenvolvimento infantil.

Ages 2-5

Macbeth: the Scottish Play: A Three-Part Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Helen Heineman thumbnail Photo

Macbeth: the Scottish Play: A Three-Part Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Helen Heineman

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGES.

Presented by Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, Framingham State University
Tuesdays December 10, 17, 24: 9:30-11:00am – Main Library, Costin Room

Macbeth, Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, one of his most widely read and performed plays, begins in a dark world, on a blasted, windswept heath, empty, uninhabited, inhuman: it’s a world where “men must not walk too late.” Macbeth, its distinguished warrior hero, is quickly transformed into a brutal, murderous villain, consumed with ambition and self-doubt. He is possessed of an imagination unmatched by any of Shakespeare’s other tragic heroes, a man in touch with the world of witches and the night, with a wife equally powerful and chilling. It is the most “modern” of morality plays.

This program will cover the play in three meetings in December. Participants should attend the first meeting having read Act I of Macbeth. Any edition is acceptable, as Acts, Scenes, and Lines are numbered. Participants should bring a copy of the play with them, as that will make it easier to follow the lecture and discussion.

Registration is requested. Please call 508-532-5570 x 4357 by Friday November 29.

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Building Boom Afternoon

Explore your artistic nature, problem solve and engage in play with the deceptively simple KEVA planks and our new Q-Ba-Maze marble run set. Come amaze us with your creations!

Ages 5+

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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Preschool ages.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm 
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Preschool ages.

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. 

Baby Lapsit at Main thumbnail Photo

Baby Lapsit at Main

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit! Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. For children ages 0-2 with a caregiver.

 

Fridays December 6 and 20
Saturdays December 14 and 28

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Spark Lab for Kids: Binary Code Bracelets

Write your name in binary! Binary is a base 2 number system that is the basis for all binary code, which is used to write data for computer programing. Stop by the library and make a bracelet or keychain with your name or a phrase written in binary.
 

Ages 5+.

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Noon Year’s Eve Celebration

It's time to ring in the New Year! The Library will be celebrating 2020 with an extraordinary balloon drop and cookie decorating. Get a jump on the New Year and count down early with us! Balloon drop will happen promptly at 12 noon.

All Ages.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Preschool ages.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm 
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Preschool ages.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Exercise Strategies for Busy People

Presented by: Dr. Christopher Hauck

Can’t seem to find time to exercise and stay healthy? Don’t want to find the time to exercise because you don’t enjoy it? Join us as we discuss simple exercise strategies for busy people that really work! You don’t have to work hard... just smart. Did you know that after age 30, you’ll start to lose muscle tissue? Learn exercise and nutritional strategies to boost your human growth hormone naturally and help you keep your muscle.

About Christopher Hauck:
Dr. Christopher A. Hauck is the owner of Chiropractic Solutions. Dr. Hauck has a passion for providing his patients and their families with healthy lifestyle strategies based on the most current research. His office, Chiropractic Solutions has been the winner of the Reader’s Choice Award for #1 Chiropractic Office in Metrowest for the past ten years in a row. In addition to his background in Chiropractic, Dr. Hauck has over eight years’ experience working as a personal trainer and has worked for the U.S. Army as an exercise physiology researcher.

 

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Preschool ages.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm 
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Preschool ages.

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U.S. Citizenship Workshop

Framingham Public Library is hosting monthly information sessions on the first steps to becoming a citizen.

Included:

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

Sessions are held 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on the second Tuesday of every month in the Citizenship Corner, which is located on the third floor of the main branch of the Framingham Public Library.

Session dates:

  • December 10, 2019
  • January 14, 2020
  • February 11, 2020
Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Preschool ages.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm 
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Preschool ages.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Preschool ages.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm 
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Preschool ages.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Preschool ages.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. 

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm 
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Preschool ages.