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Weekly Story Time at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

A Christmas Carol: A Dramatic Reading With Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, FSU thumbnail Photo

A Christmas Carol: A Dramatic Reading With Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, FSU

This reading has become an annual tradition, so don’t miss the opportunity to see Charles Dickens’ masterpiece come to life! Dickens prepared a special reading version of A Christmas Carol that he used during reading tours in England and America, ending in Boston. Dr. Heineman will perform a dramatized reading of this version, enhanced by a slideshow of over 250 illustrations.

Refreshments.

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Friends Book Sale

9:30am-3pm: Open to Friends Members
10am-3pm: Open to the Public

  • Most Books $1.00 or less, Children’s $.50 or less
  • 3 Rooms + the Lobby chock full of books
  • Check out the Stocking Stuffer Pop-Up with puzzles, games, & toys.
  • Holiday music CDs are just $1.00.
  • BOGO: Buy One holiday book for $1.00, Get One free.
  • DVDs just $1.00 in the lobby, $2.00 in the book room.


*Shop the sale, support the Library!*

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Drop In Baby Lapsit at 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. 

For ages 0-2 with caregiver! No registration required.

December 7 and December 15: SPECIAL EXERCISE EDITION! Get a fun 45-minute workout while wearing your baby on your front or back! Bring a mat; resistance bands provided.

Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills by reading aloud to your Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs listen as children read.

Registration required. Call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All ages.

 

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Back to Basics: User’s Manual for the U.S. Six Part Series with Paul Fideler

Are you thinking that America’s political discourses have become too shallow, too partisan, too angry? If so, perhaps it’s time that you step back and reacquaint yourself with the user’s manual for the U.S.—its founding documents, the philosophies and practicality they embodied and the compelling humans who authored them. The convener for this effort will be Paul Fideler, Professor Emeritus of History & Humanities at Lesley University.

Please contact Paul for more information and to register for this course at pfideler@lesley.edu.

Class size is limited and registration is required.

Mondays October 29, November 26, December 17, January 14, February 25 and March 11, 7-8:30pm

Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills by reading aloud to your Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs listen as children read.

Registration required. Call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All ages.

 

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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.

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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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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.  We look forward to seeing you every Wednesday from 10-11 and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

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Stories for Scooters at Main Library

Join us every Wednesday for stories, songs, and puppets at our weekly storytime! Parents and child can both enjoy a variety of picture books, classic nursery rhymes and meeting new people!

Ages 0-3 years old. 

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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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Bookmarkers: with Haley Hein

December 5: Grades K-2; December 19: Grades 3-5

Enjoy reading by meeting with friends to choose, read, and discuss books together. You’ll increase your comprehension, discuss what you know, and turn reading into a social activity that encourages more reading!

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Weekly Story Time at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

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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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Drop In Baby Lapsit at 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. 

For ages 0-2 with caregiver! No registration required.

December 7 and December 15: SPECIAL EXERCISE EDITION! Get a fun 45-minute workout while wearing your baby on your front or back! Bring a mat; resistance bands provided.

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.  We look forward to seeing you every Wednesday from 10-11 and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

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.  We look forward to seeing you every Wednesday from 10-11 and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

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Stories for Scooters at Main Library

Join us every Wednesday for stories, songs, and puppets at our weekly storytime! Parents and child can both enjoy a variety of picture books, classic nursery rhymes and meeting new people!

Ages 0-3 years old. 

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Open LEGO

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

Grades K+

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Weekly Story Time at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

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Whale Alert! Reading by local author Angela Kakabeeke

Join us and learn about the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale and what people can do to save them. There will be educational hands-on activities for children and adults. Sponsored by W2O (Women Working for Oceans) in partnership with NEAQ. Children attending will receive a copy of Whale Alert! courtesy of W2O.

Grades K+.

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TECtalks: Google Basics: Finding What You Want…Faster

Do you have trouble finding information online? Learn about how modern search engines like Google and Bing work, explore some of their more helpful features, and get some advice on how to tell good search results from bad. Bring your device if you’d like to follow along!

Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills by reading aloud to your Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs listen as children read.

Registration required. Call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All ages.

 

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Noon Year’s Eve Celebration

It’s time to ring in the new year! The Library will be celebrating 2019 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.

Sponsored in part by Wegmans.

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Stories for Scooters at Main Library

Join us every Wednesday for stories, songs, and puppets at our weekly storytime! Parents and child can both enjoy a variety of picture books, classic nursery rhymes and meeting new people!

Ages 0-3 years old. 

Weekly Story Time at Main Library thumbnail Photo

Weekly Story Time at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

Brown Bag Learning Series: Rocket-Fueled Metabolism

Presented by: Chris Hauck

Sick and tired of starving yourself to get to the ideal weight, only to gain it all back again? Tired of “doing everything right” and still not getting the results you want? 80% of all diets fail because effective weight loss is so much more than just cutting calories and watching what you eat. During this 45 minute workshop you will find out how “they” get you to buy “health food” that is not all that healthy. Find out little known secrets to understanding food labels. Learn about the myth of willpower, and why you can’t count only on self-control to make a lifestyle change. Understand how the foods you eat shift your hormones and force you to eat more and deposit more fat! Learn how a good night’s sleep and a good exercise program can reboot hormonal shifts that promote weight gain. Your health history doesn’t have to be your destiny!


About Chris Hauck:
Dr. Christopher A. Hauck is the owner of Chiropractic Solutions. He has a passion for providing his patients and their families with healthy lifestyle strategies based on the most current research. 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.

Stories for Scooters at Main Library thumbnail Photo

Stories for Scooters at Main Library

Join us every Wednesday for stories, songs, and puppets at our weekly storytime! Parents and child can both enjoy a variety of picture books, classic nursery rhymes and meeting new people!

Ages 0-3 years old. 

Weekly Story Time at Main Library thumbnail Photo

Weekly Story Time at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

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Framingham Community Song Circle

Learn a song, teach a song, sing along! Come share your traditional folk songs. Play an instrument? Join the Song Circle Band! Email Amy at akaufman@minlib.net for more information. This program is for all ages, so bring the kids!
Refreshments.

Note: The January 12 session will be held at the Main Library in the Costin Room.

Back to Basics: User’s Manual for the U.S. Six Part Series with Paul Fideler thumbnail Photo

Back to Basics: User’s Manual for the U.S. Six Part Series with Paul Fideler

Are you thinking that America’s political discourses have become too shallow, too partisan, too angry? If so, perhaps it’s time that you step back and reacquaint yourself with the user’s manual for the U.S.—its founding documents, the philosophies and practicality they embodied and the compelling humans who authored them. The convener for this effort will be Paul Fideler, Professor Emeritus of History & Humanities at Lesley University.

Please contact Paul for more information and to register for this course at pfideler@lesley.edu.

Class size is limited and registration is required.

Mondays October 29, November 26, December 17, January 14, February 25 and March 11, 7-8:30pm

Stories for Scooters at Main Library thumbnail Photo

Stories for Scooters at Main Library

Join us every Wednesday for stories, songs, and puppets at our weekly storytime! Parents and child can both enjoy a variety of picture books, classic nursery rhymes and meeting new people!

Ages 0-3 years old. 

Weekly Story Time at Main Library thumbnail Photo

Weekly Story Time at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

Stories for Scooters at Main Library thumbnail Photo

Stories for Scooters at Main Library

Join us every Wednesday for stories, songs, and puppets at our weekly storytime! Parents and child can both enjoy a variety of picture books, classic nursery rhymes and meeting new people!

Ages 0-3 years old. 

Weekly Story Time at Main Library thumbnail Photo

Weekly Story Time at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

Stories for Scooters at Main Library thumbnail Photo

Stories for Scooters at Main Library

Join us every Wednesday for stories, songs, and puppets at our weekly storytime! Parents and child can both enjoy a variety of picture books, classic nursery rhymes and meeting new people!

Ages 0-3 years old. 

Weekly Story Time at Main Library thumbnail Photo

Weekly Story Time at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.