Events Calendar / Main Library

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Drop-in Resume Help

Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies.

Please note: Drop-in Resume Help will not be available Wednesday, January 31.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Join us for the return of the popular children's program Mother Goose on the Loose! For ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver. Please pre-register at the Children's Department desk!

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Vacation Week StoryWalk

Meet us in the Children's Room for a new librarian-led StoryWalk around the Library featuring a little known piece of African American History. We'll finish up with an airplane related activity in the Craft Room! Can't make it on this day? The StoryWalk will be up until March 17th!

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Video Game Hangout

Video games are back! And due to popular demand, we’ll be hosting a video game hangout at the library every month from now on. Face off against your friends in games of your choosing.

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Georgia O’Keefe: Art, Image and Style

Framingham Public Library and Framingham State University Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: SPRING 2018

Georgia O’Keefe: Art, Image and Style with Dr. Erika Schneider, PhD, Associate Professor, FSU. The Peabody Essex Museum exhibition explores the Art, Image and Personal Style of one of America’s most iconic artists. Dr. Schneider will share her impressions of this very special exhibit.

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Weekly Storytimes

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.

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Vacation Week Story and Craft: The Skin on My Chin

Join us and children's book author Michelle Chalmers reads from her rhyming picture book, The Skin on My Chin, which explores diversity, ancestry, and consversation about skin. Children will learn about the sun and the diverse beauty of humaity, followed by a craft!

 

No regiustration required. For ages 5 and up. 

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MINDFULNESS BOOK GROUP: How to Train a Wild Elephant: and Other Adventures in Mindfulness

How to Train a Wild Elephant: and Other Adventures in Mindfulness, by Jan Chozen Bays, MD

How restful it is to find a book that guides our untamed minds through waking up to our daily lives.  In a series of 53 exercises, you will discover tips, discoveries, and deeper lessons. Join us and share what you have observed and learned about your present moments.  Meditation will follow the book discussion.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at Main Library

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time!  Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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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!

For Grades K+. No registration required.

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Book Buddy Main Library

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to one of our furry friends! Book Buddy Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs Lilah, Montana, and Eloise listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

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AniManga Club

Framingham Library is now hosting an AniManga club for everyone who enjoys all things Anime and Manga.

We had a lot of fun competing in AniManga trivia last month, so this month let's just relax with some snacks and watch some anime of your choice!

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Book Buddy Main Library

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to one of our furry friends! Book Buddy Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs Lilah, Montana, and Eloise listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

Seed Packaging Party

Still seeds to package! Please join us for this final meeting to prepare for the opening of the seed catalog March 3rd.

 

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As One Opera Selections and Discussion

As part of a course overseen by Dr. Judith Bose and in collaboration with the Boston Opera Collaborative, students of the school will present excerpts from the opera, a story surrounding Hannah and the many facets of her own transgender experience.

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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. Each session begins with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed should provide copies to distribute. Alan’s new collection, Immortality, was awarded the Massachusetts Book Award for Poetry in 2016.

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Drop-in Resume Help

Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies.

Please note: Drop-in Resume Help will not be available Wednesday, January 31.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Join us for the return of the popular children's program Mother Goose on the Loose! For ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver. Please pre-register at the Children's Department desk!

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Origami Workshop Series

In the first workshop, participants will learn a few simple techniques that will enable them to fold the classic origami crane and create a string of colorful cranes to take home. In following meetings we will be folding a variety of animals and geometric shapes. Led by Lucas Gustafson, a middle schooler who started folding at the age of 6 and is a longtime member of the origami club at MIT.

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Celebrate ‘88 Film Series: Hairspray

Framingham Public Library is proud to announce our new 30th Anniversary Celebration film series with many movies of 1988! Re-watch an old favorite, re-live your childhood, or catch something great for the first time.

Celebrate '88 continues in February with the original John Waters classic, Hairspray!

February-May Schedule:
February 28 – Hairspray (PG)
March 28 – Beetlejuice (PG)
April 25 - Bull Durham (R)
May 38 - The Naked Gun (PG-13)

All ages event (some movies rated R).

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Weekly Storytimes

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Kill Your Lawn

Presented by Mark Richardson of The New England Wild Flower Society

According to NASA, more surface area in the United States is covered by lawn than by any other single irrigated crop. Lawns are resource-heavy, requiring irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticides to thrive in our climate. Learn why you should “kill your lawn” and how to replace it with beautiful and environmentally friendly native plantings.


About Mark Richardson:
Mark oversees the Society’s botanic garden, Garden in the Woods, and its native plant nursery operation, Nasami Farm. He studied ornamental horticulture at University of Rhode Island while helping to run a mid-sized ornamental plant nursery before finding his true passion in public horticulture. He led undergraduate programs at Longwood Gardens, where he overhauled the curriculum of the Professional Gardener Program, and oversaw adult education at Brookside Gardens. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Delaware’s Longwood Graduate Program.
 

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Weekly Storytimes

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.

Weekly Storytimes thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytimes

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.

Weekly Storytimes thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytimes

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.

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Mindfulness Book Group: The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere

Pico Iyer is an author and world traveler. He has learned that traveling within and paying attention to the stillness around you is invaluable in this modern world that spins with distractions.  It is time to step back and notice all that surrounds you in quiet contemplation. Isn't that where you would like to be for some part of each day?  Come join our book discussion, followed by a short meditation.
 

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Weekly Storytimes

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.