Events Calendar / Main Library

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Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

PROGRAM FULL, WAIT LIST OPEN - Make It! Henna Tattooing thumbnail Photo

PROGRAM FULL, WAIT LIST OPEN - Make It! Henna Tattooing

Diwali is coming up on October 27th, so let’s celebrate a little early with Manisha Trivedi from Henna Cafe! She’ll be going over the history, culture, and science of henna tattooing, along with the fundamentals of Indian, African, and Moroccan designs, with plenty of time for participants to practice and draw on their own mehndi! 

PROGRAM FULL, WAIT LIST OPEN. If you would like to get on the wait list, click on the event listing 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.

"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.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

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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

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.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

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.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

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Baby Lapsit

Saturday October 19
Fridays October 11 and 25

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. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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.

Survive the Zombie Apocalypse! - REGISTRATION REQUIRED thumbnail Photo

Survive the Zombie Apocalypse! - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

It’s back!! Can you survive the annual zombie invasion of Framingham? It’s up to all of you to find the tools to defeat them and survive. 

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS REQUIRED. If you would like to register, click the link above 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

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

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. 

Halloween Open Craft thumbnail Photo

Halloween Open Craft

All Ages.

Drop-in and make some scary decorations to complete your Halloween haunted house. Instructions and materials provided; you bring the clever hands!

“Beyond Playing” Portuguese Storytime thumbnail Photo

“Beyond Playing” Portuguese Storytime

Ages 2-5.

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

Es un programa artísticamente diseñado y conducido por la importancia del juego en el desarrollo infantile.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

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Book Buddy Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dog Lilah listens as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Registration required.

Call 508-532-5570 x4

or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

 

All ages. 

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Poetry Workshop thumbnail Photo

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.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

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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Barrett Family Wellness Center Play & Learn Event

Ages 2-5.

Participate with your preschooler in fun and engaging sensory stations known to stimulate both language and play. Chat with pediatric speech and occupational therapists to gain insight into your child’s development and learn what upcoming developmental milestones to expect.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

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.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

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: Making Progress Together

Presented by Courtney Thraen

Learn about Downtown Framingham, Inc.'s overall strategy and specific tactics to fulfill the four tenets of the Main Street America model, including economic vitality, urban design and placemaking, organizational partnerships, and area promotion. Discover the program's benchmark progress toward over-arching measurable goals along with 2020 projects and policy objectives. Come ready to ask questions, and learn how to participate as a volunteer.

About Courtney Thraen:

Courtney is an Executive Director of Downtown Framingham, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to building business, community, and culture.  A U.S. Navy Veteran, she has professional experience in higher education at Boston University and in federal government with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Courtney holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and a Masters Degree in City Planning from Boston University.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Dads, Donuts and Discoveries thumbnail Photo

Dads, Donuts and Discoveries

Bond with your dad (and with donuts) through stories and songs while discovering new friends and activities. Mothers, siblings and other family members welcome!

 

All ages

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Movie Matinee: Aladdin

Movie Matinee
All ages at parents’ discretion.

Aladdin is about a kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

(2019, running time: 128 minutes, rated PG for some action and peril). 

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Mother Goose on the Loose thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose

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 or stop in the 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+.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

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Open LEGO

Drop in and make something creative with our supplied LEGOs. Look through our LEGO idea books to make something super exciting or design your own structure! Leave your name with the creation, and we’ll display it on top of our shelves for a month!

​Grades K+

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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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.

Lifelong Learning Lecture: SGT Pepper At 50: How the Beatles Transformed Pop thumbnail Photo

Lifelong Learning Lecture: SGT Pepper At 50: How the Beatles Transformed Pop

Presented by Tim Riley, Associate Professor, Emerson College, NPR, and New York Times Music Critic

This talk will focus on the intricacies of the iconic 1967 rock album SGT Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band which legitimized the Beatles and rock music itself. How does its message still inform rock mythology?

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Baby Lapsit thumbnail Photo

Baby Lapsit

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.

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.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Mother Goose on the Loose thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose

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 or stop in the register.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

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.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

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.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Baby Lapsit thumbnail Photo

Baby Lapsit

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.

Storywalk continues till November 15 thumbnail Photo

Storywalk continues till November 15

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Mother Goose on the Loose thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose

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 or stop in the register.

Origami Club thumbnail Photo

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+.

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.

Baby Lapsit thumbnail Photo

Baby Lapsit

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.

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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Thanksgiving Open Craft

Drop in and make some decorations for your holiday house. Instructions and materials provided; you bring the clever hands!

All Ages.

“Beyond Playing” Portuguese Storytime thumbnail Photo

“Beyond Playing” Portuguese Storytime

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.

Mother Goose on the Loose thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose

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 or stop in the register.

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.

Black Friday Family Flick: Toy Story 4 thumbnail Photo

Black Friday Family Flick: Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4: When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

All ages at parents’ discretion

 (2019, running time: 100 minutes, rated G).

Baby Lapsit thumbnail Photo

Baby Lapsit

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.