Events Calendar / Main Library

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PROGRAM IS FULL, WAIT LIST REGISTRATION OPEN - Space Nailed It!

You've seen the TV show, now test your own decorating skills! We'll have a beautifully decorated cupcake, cookie, or other baked good, done up in a themed outer space design, and you'll have to try and recreate it to the best of your ability in a limited amount of time. Not many will be good, but they'll all be entertaining!

COMPETITION SPOTS ARE FULL, BUT THE WAIT LIST IS OPEN. To sign up for the wait list, click on the event listing or poster, and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. 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.

Grades 6-12

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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. 

Third Annual Math Camp, Presented by the Homework Center

FREE OF COST!

Students entering grades 3-8 will:

  • Review math skills
  • Preview math material upcoming in the fall!
  • Solve challenging equations on creative worksheets
  • Play challenging math based board games
  • Navigate scavenger hunts using...math!

2 to 1 student to tutor ratio = Math Mastery + 100% Fun!

Questions? To register email jgatlin@minlib.net.

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SFSP Free Lunch at the Library

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm (Note: On Friday, August 16, lunch will be held in the Costin Room; please enter the Costin Room door, on the Lexington St. side.)

Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Lunch available for individuals 5-18 years old

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All Ages Summer Reading BBQ & Ice Cream With Kristen Graves

Join us for great food and fabulous music!

Renowned folk guitarist, singer, songwriter and humanitarian Kristen Graves will be playing a tribute to Pete Seeger while you munch on hot dogs and ice cream in our outdoor reading garden. Kristen has been mentioned in Rolling Stone and The New York Times. She has shared the stage with Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte, Peter Yarrow and many more. Come join us for the fun!

This event is sponsored by Wegmans, Impact Framingham, and Ben & Jerry's.

Third Annual Math Camp, Presented by the Homework Center

FREE OF COST!

Students entering grades 3-8 will:

  • Review math skills
  • Preview math material upcoming in the fall!
  • Solve challenging equations on creative worksheets
  • Play challenging math based board games
  • Navigate scavenger hunts using...math!

2 to 1 student to tutor ratio = Math Mastery + 100% Fun!

Questions? To register email jgatlin@minlib.net.

Third Annual Math Camp, Presented by the Homework Center

FREE OF COST!

Students entering grades 3-8 will:

  • Review math skills
  • Preview math material upcoming in the fall!
  • Solve challenging equations on creative worksheets
  • Play challenging math based board games
  • Navigate scavenger hunts using...math!

2 to 1 student to tutor ratio = Math Mastery + 100% Fun!

Questions? To register email jgatlin@minlib.net.

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SFSP Free Lunch at the Library

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm (Note: On Friday, August 16, lunch will be held in the Costin Room; please enter the Costin Room door, on the Lexington St. side.)

Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Lunch available for individuals 5-18 years old

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AniManga Club August

AniManga club is for everyone who enjoys all things Anime and Manga. It’s now summer, so I’ll bring a selection of new anime movies to choose from while we’re eating some delicious Japanese snacks.

Grades 6-12

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. 

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Baby Lapsit at the Main Library

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

Children ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Movie Matinee: The Lego Movie 2

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space that are wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild!

 

All ages at parent's discretion
Rated PG

 

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. 

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Wednesday Night Movie: The Front Runner

Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman stars as Senator Gary Hart, who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship.

(2018) 112 min. Rated R for language including some sexual references.

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Baby Lapsit at the Main Library

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

Children ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesdays September 4-October 23, 2019 
10:15-10:45am

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 required.

A Vegetable Showcase: A Seed Lending Library Event

Show off your best vegetables at this celebratory tasting event. Whether you have grown them from seed or purchased a plant, bring some to display and share. Make sure to label your vegetables.

We will review how to save seeds and share best growing tips.  If you have a favorite vegetable based recipe, bring a copy along with you.

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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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Brazilian Festival Kick Off Event

In collaboration with the Brazilian Women’s Group, Marcello Linhos, Nelson Latif and Marcelo Lima will be kicking off the Festival. Their songs evoke the feeling of the caipira - the feeling of the country people of Brazil which is inside each one of us.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Global Volunteers, presented by Lois Levick

Lois Levick became a member of Global Volunteers in 2003. She has participated in seven Global Volunteer programs. Most recently, she volunteered in Ventanilla, Peru at Sagrada Familia, a community of 800 abandoned and abused children and young adults. Program locations include Mississippi, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ireland, Minnesota and Cuba. 

Global Volunteers is a US-based private, nonprofit international development organization that has pioneered short term international service programs (1 to 3 weeks) to enable regular people to help create, nurture and sustain the well-being of children worldwide. 

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Friday Night Movie: Rocketman

A musical fantasy about Elton John’s breakthrough years. Starring Dexter Fletcher as Elton John.

(2019) 2hr. 1min. Rated R for language, some drug use and sexual content.

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Danforth Art School Student Reception

Works in this exhibit were created by students in Grades K-12 in the Summer Arts program. The works selected for this exhibition reflect the breadth of experience over the course of nine weeks and across all age groups.  Our instructors prepare engaging lessons designed to allow each student to express a personal viewpoint demonstrating skills obtained in a variety of techniques and materials. 

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesdays September 4-October 23, 2019 
10:15-10:45am

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 required.

Sci-Fi Book Discussion: The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula LeGuin thumbnail Photo

Sci-Fi Book Discussion: The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula LeGuin

Genly Ai, an ethnologist from the Ekumen, a federation of planets, has embarked on a mission to persuade the leaders on the frigid planet he calls Winter to join the Ekumen. Ai must tread carefully through the shifting political climate and alliances between neighboring states, but finds himself most bewildered by Winter’s inhabitants, who have no gender, except for a brief period each month called kemmer, when a person becomes male or female. What are the implications for society when a person may father a child one month and bear a child another?

Lifelong Learning Lecture: Exploring the Arabian Peninsula: An Educator’s Visit to Oman and Qatar

Framingham resident, Dr. Kerry Dunne of the Weston Public Schools, will discuss how she was able to travel to Qatar and Oman and experience the juxtaposition of a modern, global economy with traditional ways of life in this region of the world. She will show photos of the natural splendor of Oman and the 21st Century skyline of Doha along with short videos of key concepts.

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End of Summer Ice Cream Party

It's our annual End of Summer Ice Cream Party! We'll have lots of ice cream, music, games, and other fun, and we'll draw the grand prize winners for our Summer Reading Program!

Grades 6-12

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesdays September 4-October 23, 2019 
10:15-10:45am

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 required.

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.

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.
We Have Something for Everyone!!
3 rooms + the lobby chock full of books


We have been restocking a great selection of books all summer for our Big September Sale!! We have a vast children’s section, books of all genres, and a selection of foreign books. This month we have an assortment of interesting and diverse books at $2.00 each in our lobby.


Book donations are needed & gratefully accepted during the sale or at the Library during the week.


Because of 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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Monday Matinee: Late Night

A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show. Starring Emma Thompson.

Late Night (2019) 1 hr. 42 min.  Rated R for language and some sexual references.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesdays September 4-October 23, 2019 
10:15-10:45am

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 required.

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11

Best-selling author Mitchell Zuckoff, Pulitzer Prize finalist as member of the Boston Globe Spotlight Team, and who covered 9/11 for The Boston Globe, will describe the inside story of how he wrote the first comprehensive narrative nonfiction account of the worst terrorist attacks in American history.