Events Calendar / Lectures

LLL Series: From Poppies to Waterlilies, Claude Monet at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston thumbnail Photo

LLL Series: From Poppies to Waterlilies, Claude Monet at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Erika Schneider, Professor of Art History, Framingham State University

The MFA will bring together major works in the Boston collection for this exhibition which celebrates the museum’s 150th anniversary and its outstanding collection of works by Monet. Join Professor Schneider for a discussion of Monet’s early realism work, his avant-garde impressionist paintings and later abstracted Giverny pieces alongside the academic painters and his impressionist colleagues.

Please email framinghamlibraryevents@gmail.com to join our Winter-Spring 2021 mailing list and receive Zoom links to lectures. All requests must be received by 5:00 pm on the day of the lecture. NOTE: If you registered for the Fall 2020 series, you do not need to re-register.

Brown Bag Learning Series: Dog Training 101 thumbnail Photo

Brown Bag Learning Series: Dog Training 101

Presented by: Ameera Skandarani, CCUI
Did you welcome a new puppy, rescue, or adult dog into your family? Join Ameera for some tips on proper care and effective dog training. Learn about topics like training your dog to obey simple commands, housebreaking, reactivity, the Control Unleashed program, and sports training likeagility, obedience, and nosework. Ameera will also talk about how to handle bad behavior, transitioning your pet when the time comes for you to return to work, and what to look for in a dog walker.

ABOUT AMEERA SKANDARANI, CCUI (THEY/THEM):
Ameera is a Certified Control Unleashed Instructor with six years of professional experience. They are a positive reinforcement based trainer and have trained for several businesses in Massachusetts and have recently started their own business, Flash of Brilliance Pet Training. They actively train and compete in dog sports, including agility, obedience, and nosework. They specialize in reactivity and cooperative care. Ameera knows first hand how frustrating it is to bring home a dog with a certain set of expectations and have that dog not meet those expectations.

To register to receive an invitation to the Zoom session, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on March 5.
 

Changing Climate Series: Building Community Resilience for Emergency Weather Preparedness thumbnail Photo

Changing Climate Series: Building Community Resilience for Emergency Weather Preparedness

Presented by Rev. Vernon K. Walker

Join Rev. Walker for a talk about building community resilience to strengthen the capacity to respond to climate emergencies. He will discuss the impacts of climate change on all and in particular, those who are disproportionately affected. Rev. Walker will share some of the ways to prepare for extreme weather as a community.

Rev. Vernon K. Walker is the Program Manager of Communities Respond to Extreme Weather (C.R.E.W.).

To register, go to bit.ly/FPL-Events. Register by 9am on March 8 for the Zoom link.

LLLS: Charitable Ladies: Women’s Benevolent Work and Women’s “Sphere” in Nineteenth-Century America thumbnail Photo

LLLS: Charitable Ladies: Women’s Benevolent Work and Women’s “Sphere” in Nineteenth-Century America

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Sarah Adelman, Associate Professor, History, Framingham State University

This talk explores how the charitable and reform activities women undertook in nineteenth-century American cities simultaneously were seen as marks of the “true woman” and yet also allowed them to push the boundaries of gender norms that designated the home as women’s “sphere.”

Please email framinghamlibraryevents@gmail.com to join our Winter-Spring 2021 mailing list and receive Zoom links to lectures. All requests must be received by 5:00 pm on the day of the lecture. NOTE: If you registered for the Fall 2020 series, you do not need to re-register.

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: The New Vice Presidency: From Dick Cheney to Kamala Harris thumbnail Photo

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: The New Vice Presidency: From Dick Cheney to Kamala Harris

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. David Smailes, Associate Professor, Political Science, and Program Coordinator, Master of Public Administration, Framingham State University

Many young people are encouraged to grow up to become president of the United States, but how many of us are have dreamed of becoming vice president? While the vice presidency has often been dismissed as inconsequential, recent vice presidents have exercised important influence over the administrations they served. This presentation will discuss the changing role of the vice president in American politics, the influence recent vice presidents have enjoyed and the likely role Vice President Harris will play in the Biden administration.

Please email framinghamlibraryevents@gmail.com to join our Winter-Spring 2021 mailing list and receive Zoom links to lectures. All requests must be received by 5:00 pm on the day of the lecture. NOTE: If you registered for the Fall 2020 series, you do not need to re-register.

Changing Climate Series: Climate Change in Metrowest and Beyond thumbnail Photo

Changing Climate Series: Climate Change in Metrowest and Beyond

Presented by Joy Marzolf, Owner of The Joys of Nature

Massachusetts has changed much in the last 400 years: from forest to farm to town and now in many places, suburbs. Now, more recently, we are seeing rapid changes going on around us. From weather extremes like warmer winters and colder, wetter springs to spells of drought and extensive heat, torrential downpours and tornado warnings. How are these and other changes affecting our area wildlife and us? Find out more and discuss what each of us can do to make a difference.

To register, go to bit.ly/FPL-Events. Register by 9am on March 22 for the Zoom link.

Women’s History Month: Modern Heroines thumbnail Photo

Women’s History Month: Modern Heroines

Join mystery authors and “sisters in crime,” Tilia Klebenov Jacobs and Lisa Lieberman as they spotlight recent heroines in crime fiction through images and book excerpts from mysteries featuring women.

Register at bit.ly/FPL-Events before 5pm on March 24.

About Tilia Klebenov Jacobs
Tilia Klebenov Jacobs is the bestselling author of two crime novels, one middle-grade fantasy book, and numerous short stories. HarperCollins describes her as one of “crime fiction’s top authors.”

About Lisa Lieberman
Lisa Lieberman is president of the New England chapter of Sisters in Crime. She writes the Cara Walden series of historical mysteries based on old movies and featuring blacklisted Hollywood people on the lam in dangerous international locales.

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: The Victorians and India: From Company Raj to Crown Raj thumbnail Photo

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: The Victorians and India: From Company Raj to Crown Raj

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Paul Fideler, Professor Emeritus of History and Humanities, Lesley University

By the early nineteenth century, the English East India Company (1600–) had tamed the lingering Mughal-Indian Empire and was shaping an abusive Anglo-Indian military and commercial regime, the Company Raj. Following the devastating Sepoy Mutiny/Indian Uprisings of 1857 the Victorian British presence in India became an explicitly colonial one. Victoria was named Empress of India in 1876, and the Indian National Congress formed in 1885.

Please email framinghamlibraryevents@gmail.com to join our Winter-Spring 2021 mailing list and receive Zoom links to lectures. All requests must be received by 5:00 pm on the day of the lecture. NOTE: If you registered for the Fall 2020 series, you do not need to re-register.