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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club with Max! Sundays at 2:00 pm for Grades 3-6. Email us to receive an invite to join on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com.
Sunday, April 11 will discuss Charlie Small: The Puppet Master by Charlie Small.
Sunday, April 25 will discuss Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.

These books are available on Overdrive/LibbyHoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog.

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March Hare and Mad Hatter Storytime

Join Miss Jill and Mr. Dana for a special tea party themed storytime with a snack, craft, and a paper tea cup you can put your favorite beverage of choice in! In honor of the Mad Hatter, make sure to wear a hat, silly or fun, or any kind!

Registration required; kit available for pickup at the Main and McAuliffe branches. Sign-ups begin on April 5 and pick-ups begin on April 12. (Ages 3+) Please register: https://tinyurl.com/TeaPartyStorytime

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Tone and Stretch

A variety of functional fitness exercises to tone core, upper and lower body muscles followed by stretches. This is a low impact class designed to be adaptable to participants’ different levels.

If you have NEVER attended this class, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/FPL-Exercise-Classes. If you HAVE attended any of our online exercise classes in the past, we already have your information, and you do not need to register again. 

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The Ultimate Presentation for Red Sox Nation, presented by Marty Gitlin

Take a fun and enlightening journey through Boston Red Sox history, featuring videos and photographs of the greatest and most fascinating players, teams, events and moments in franchise history.

Presented by Marty Gitlin, veteran sports writer, pop culture historian and author of The Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book.

Register at bit.ly/FPL-Events by 5pm on April 12.

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Book Discussion: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

This is the epic story of Frankie Presto—the greatest guitar player who ever lived—and the six lives he changed with his six magical blue strings. Frankie, was abandoned as an infant, and raised by a music teacher in a small Spanish town, until war rips his life apart. At nine years old, he is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. His amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, with his stunning playing and singing talent affecting numerous stars until, as if predestined, he becomes a pop star himself. But Frankie Presto’s gift is also his burden, as he realizes the power of the strings his teacher gave him, and how, through his music, he can actually affect people’s lives.

Led by Brigitte Griffin.

Available to borrow by eBook on Overdrive or as an eBook on Hoopla. 

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

The title for our May 11 discussion is The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende.

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Author Talk: Finding Easy Walks with Marjorie Turner Hollman

Marjorie Turner Hollman, author of Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are and More Easy Walks in Massachusetts (featuring Framingham!) will offer suggestions of places to go nearby, as well as strategies for finding easy walks, avoiding crowds, and dressing for comfort in the outdoors.

Register at bit.ly/FPL-Events by 5pm on April 13.

This program is a collaboration between Framingham Public Library and Morse Institute Library, Natick.

Check out or place a hold on a copy of Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are, from the Library HERE.
Check out or place a hold on a copy of More Easy Walks in Massachusetts, from the Library HERE.
We are also excited to announce a partnership with Barnes & Noble for our author talks! If you would like to purchase a signed copy of the book Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are, please call the Framingham Barnes & Noble at (508) 628-5567 between April 6-16th and receive 20% off your purchase, and free shipping to your doorstep!

Online Poetry Workshop with Bernard Horn

Led by Bernard Horn, Professor, Framingham State University

This 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. Poets may discuss their work. If you are new to the group and would like to participate, please email FPLpoetryworkshop@gmail.com

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Changing Climate Series: Grow a Bean Plant Take & Make Kit

Starting on Tuesday, April 13, request a Grow a Bean Plant Take & Make Kit. Supplies are limited. Instructions are available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Courtesy of the Seed Lending Library.

To request a kit, click HERE. Pick up your reserved kit beginning Tuesday, April 20.

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Mother Goose on the Loose (Pre-registration Required)

Wednesdays April 14-June 9, 10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning March 29 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick up and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.

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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register. 

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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Budgeting for Emergencies

Presented by Sue Katz

Learning to save for life’s unexpected emergencies can help you avoid a financial disaster. Join Sue for some tips and tricks to help make it easier to budget for emergencies.

Register at bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on April 14.

About Sue Katz
Sue Katz has been working for American Consumer Credit Counseling since 2009. She is a Certified Personal Financial Counselor / Educator and a Military Housing Specialist with over 40 years’ of experience in personal, corporate, and small business finance. She is an outreach coordinator and educator whose main focus is reaching out to the military and to the community at large.

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Stretch and Relax

Join this class to maintain body flexibility, improve balance and reduce stress.

If you have NEVER attended this class, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/FPL-Exercise-Classes. If you HAVE attended any of our online exercise classes in the past, we already have your information, and you do not need to register again. 

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Sci-Fi Book Group: Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald

Those families known as the Five Dragons were among the first humans to leave Earth to exploit the resources of the moon; while they have carved out their own specializations, their competition reflects the rough frontier spirit that still epitomizes lunar society. The Cortas made their fortune but even within the family there is a constant jockeying for power. The Corta matriarch is dying, and conflicts with their rivals, the Mackenzies, threaten to boil over into war.

Available in print HERE, and available as an audiobook on hoopla. Please email Lucy Loveridge, Library Liaison, at lloveridge@minlib.net for the zoom invite. 

On May 12, we will be reading Borne by Jeff VanderMeer (available on library shelves and Overdrive/Libby).
 

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Job Search Assistance

Looking for a job? Need to create or update a resume?
Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies.
Thursdays,  9am-1:30pm, via Zoom*

Please email elawrence@minlib.net for your appointment.
*If you need access to a computer, please email us at fplmail6@minlib.net or call the Main Library at 508-532-5570, and speak with one of the staff.

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Release, Relax, and Reinvigorate with Meditation

Join Leslie Gabriele of With Love and Gratitude on the third Thursday of each month for a half hour of guided meditation and other opportunities for carefree relaxation. Leslie will teach valuable techniques to help you learn to release, relax, and reinvigorate your mind.  With Love and Gratitude is a nonprofit organization dedicated to service and education.

To register and receive an invitation to the Zoom session, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on April 15.

About Leslie Gabriele:

Leslie founded With Love and Gratitude in 2001. Leslie is a clairaudient, clairsentient, clairempath "energetic catalyst” who is trained in multiple healing modalities.  Leslie’s work is guided in the moment, done without attachment.  Visit her website at https://www.withloveandgratitude.com.

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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: The Middle East of Today: Geopolitical Analysis

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Yaser Najjar, Dean of Graduate Studies, Framingham State University

The lecture will review and analyze the political events since the year 2011 which became known as the Arab Spring. Special focus will be on the outcomes of these events and the roles of international involvement including the U.S. that have been shaping the new Middle East geopolitical mosaic.

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.

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Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Among Us (April)

Among Us has a new map that we clearly need to explore! Let’s hunt down imposters and attempt to survive together.

Click here to register. I'll send out a reminder email with the Zoom link a few days before the program.

Grades 6-12

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March Hare and Mad Hatter Storytime

Join Miss Jill and Mr. Dana for a special tea party themed storytime with a snack, craft, and a paper tea cup you can put your favorite beverage of choice in! In honor of the Mad Hatter, make sure to wear a hat, silly or fun, or any kind!

Registration required; kit available for pickup at the Main and McAuliffe branches. Sign-ups begin on April 5 and pick-ups begin on April 12. (Ages 3+) Please register: https://tinyurl.com/TeaPartyStorytime

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Book Discussion: Norwegian By Night by Derek Miller

Evening Discussion: Tuesday, April 20, 7:00-8:00pm

Morning Discussion: Thursday, April 22, 11:00am-12:00pm

Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has moved to Oslo, with his grand-daughter and her Norwegian husband. When Sheldon witnesses the murder of a woman in his apartment complex, he rescues her six-year-old son and decides to run. Pursued by both the Balkan gang responsible for the murder, and the Norwegian police, he has to rely on training from over half a century before to try and keep the boy safe.

Join us for either our morning or evening discussion or both! Led by Jillian Holmberg.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Available to borrow by eBook on Overdrive, or request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog or being held at McAuliffe.

Online Poetry Workshop with Bernard Horn

Led by Bernard Horn, Professor, Framingham State University

This 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. Poets may discuss their work. If you are new to the group and would like to participate, please email FPLpoetryworkshop@gmail.com

Changing Climate Series: Grow a Bean Plant Take & Make Kit thumbnail Photo

Changing Climate Series: Grow a Bean Plant Take & Make Kit

Starting on Tuesday, April 13, request a Grow a Bean Plant Take & Make Kit. Supplies are limited. Instructions are available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Courtesy of the Seed Lending Library.

To request a kit, click HERE. Pick up your reserved kit beginning Tuesday, April 20.

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Mother Goose on the Loose (Pre-registration Required)

Wednesdays April 14-June 9, 10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning March 29 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick up and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.

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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register. 

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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Stretch and Relax

Join this class to maintain body flexibility, improve balance and reduce stress.

If you have NEVER attended this class, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/FPL-Exercise-Classes. If you HAVE attended any of our online exercise classes in the past, we already have your information, and you do not need to register again. 

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Changing Climate Series: Resilience and the Healing Power of Nature

Presented by Deb Markowitz, Director of the Massachusetts Chapter of The Nature Conservancy

Deb will share the many ways that nature can help us address the climate crisis and can contribute to healthy and safe communities. She will tell us about some of the ways that TNC has been leading in this effort and how you can get involved.

To register, go to bit.ly/FPL-Events. Register by 9am on April 21 for the Zoom link.

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Job Search Assistance

Looking for a job? Need to create or update a resume?
Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies.
Thursdays,  9am-1:30pm, via Zoom*

Please email elawrence@minlib.net for your appointment.
*If you need access to a computer, please email us at fplmail6@minlib.net or call the Main Library at 508-532-5570, and speak with one of the staff.

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Spring has Sprung Lego Zoom Challenge

Join Dana, your children's librarian, as he poses some live Lego challenges with a natural theme in honor of spring and Earth Day! Participants will use their Lego blocks to design some creations such as flowers, green transportation or their favorite animals to show off their Lego building imagination and skill! Register at Mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com specifying “Lego challenge” to receive the Zoom link. 
 

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Book Discussion: Norwegian By Night by Derek Miller

Evening Discussion: Tuesday, April 20, 7:00-8:00pm

Morning Discussion: Thursday, April 22, 11:00am-12:00pm

Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has moved to Oslo, with his granddaughter and her Norwegian husband. When Sheldon witnesses the murder of a woman in his apartment complex, he rescues her six-year-old son and decides to run. Pursued by both the Balkan gang responsible for the murder, and the Norwegian police, he has to rely on training from over half a century before to try and keep the boy safe.

Join us for either our morning or evening discussion or both! Led by Jillian Holmberg.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Available to borrow by eBook on Overdrive, or request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog or being held at McAuliffe. May 18th's title will be The Binding by Bridget Collins.

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Earth Day: Grow Your Meal Plan

Presented by Safiyat Hamiss of Tasty Harvests

Let’s get started planning your garden with the ingredients you love eating by creating a meal plan and kitchen garden planner with your favorite recipes. We will discuss and visualize your garden setup, planning, Framingham growing seasons, plant size, and tending and harvesting your garden.

Register at bit.ly/FPL-Events before 5pm on April 22.

Safiyat is the founder and owner of Tasty Harvests, a kitchen garden consulting business serving Framingham and the MetroWest area. As a certified Gardenary Consultant by Gardenary (a garden coach society), she is on a mission to empower people in the community to become confident gardeners.

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Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club with Max! Sundays at 2:00 pm for Grades 3-6. Email us to receive an invite to join on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com.
Sunday, April 11 will discuss Charlie Small: The Puppet Master by Charlie Small.
Sunday, April 25 will discuss Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.

These books are available on Overdrive/LibbyHoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog.

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Caterpillar Storytime and Take & Make Craft

Storytime is Wednesday May 12, 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Sign-ups begin on April 26, pick-ups begin May 5.
Join Miss Jillian from the McAuliffe Branch and Miss Jennette from Let's Go to Kindergarten for this special Take and Make Craft and Storytime! Together we'll make a fun caterpillar craft after storytime on Zoom. Ages 3-6. All materials (except glue and markers) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup. Supplies are limited.  Please register at: LINK WILL BE UPDATED APRIL 26. For more information on the Early Childhood Alliance in Framingham please visit: https://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/Domain/72

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Tone and Stretch

A variety of functional fitness exercises to tone core, upper and lower body muscles followed by stretches. This is a low impact class designed to be adaptable to participants’ different levels.

If you have NEVER attended this class, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/FPL-Exercise-Classes. If you HAVE attended any of our online exercise classes in the past, we already have your information, and you do not need to register again. 

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Tea and Talk Tuesdays: TED Talk: How Bees Can Keep the Peace Between Humans and Elephants

Dr. Lucy King, zoologist and the head of the human-elephant coexistence program called Save the Elephants, focuses on human-elephant conflict. In particular, she studies how climate change leads to increasing habitat loss, forcing pachyderms and humans to compete for space and resources. How do you keep a group of elephants from invading rural farms and devastating crops? Listen to the TED Talk and discover how Dr. King's research led to an amazing solution. Is there a natural way to alleviate habitat loss and the competition for space and resources in our own backyards?

Before you join us for the discussion, we invite you to watch the Ted Talk HERE.

To register and receive an invitation to the Zoom session, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on April 27.

Online Poetry Workshop with Bernard Horn

Led by Bernard Horn, Professor, Framingham State University

This 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. Poets may discuss their work. If you are new to the group and would like to participate, please email FPLpoetryworkshop@gmail.com

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Mother Goose on the Loose (Pre-registration Required)

Wednesdays April 14-June 9, 10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning March 29 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick up and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.

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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register. 

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

Stretch and Relax thumbnail Photo

Stretch and Relax

Join this class to maintain body flexibility, improve balance and reduce stress.

If you have NEVER attended this class, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/FPL-Exercise-Classes. If you HAVE attended any of our online exercise classes in the past, we already have your information, and you do not need to register again. 

Job Search Assistance thumbnail Photo

Job Search Assistance

Looking for a job? Need to create or update a resume?
Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies.
Thursdays,  9am-1:30pm, via Zoom*

Please email elawrence@minlib.net for your appointment.
*If you need access to a computer, please email us at fplmail6@minlib.net or call the Main Library at 508-532-5570, and speak with one of the staff.

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Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Kids Yoga with Nissa Diantina

Monday, May 3, 2021 / 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday, May 20, 2021 / 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Nissa Diantina from Backyard Yoga for these bilingual English and Spanish kids' yoga classes that are fun and interactive, and include stretching, breathing, and learning the basics of yoga for kids!  Ages 8+ 

Please register for the Zoom link at: https://tinyurl.com/KidsYogaWithNissa. You can find more about Backyard Yoga on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nisyoga.
 

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Mother Goose on the Loose (Pre-registration Required)

Wednesdays April 14-June 9, 10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning March 29 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick up and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.

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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register. 

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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Caterpillar Storytime and Take & Make Craft

Storytime is Wednesday May 12, 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Sign-ups begin on April 26, pick-ups begin May 5.
Join Miss Jillian from the McAuliffe Branch and Miss Jennette from Let's Go to Kindergarten for this special Take and Make Craft and Storytime! Together we'll make a fun caterpillar craft after storytime on Zoom. Ages 3-6. All materials (except glue and markers) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup. Supplies are limited.  Please register at: LINK WILL BE UPDATED APRIL 26. For more information on the Early Childhood Alliance in Framingham please visit: https://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/Domain/72

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Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club led by 9th grader Max! Grades 3-6. Email us to receive an invite to join on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com. These books are available on Overdrive/LibbyHoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog.
Sunday, May 9 will discuss The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo.
Sunday, May 23 will discuss Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne.

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Book Discussion: “The Japanese Lover” by Isabel Allende

A magical and sweeping love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during World War II. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, Alma Belasco’s parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family’s Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom.

Available to borrow by eBook and audiobook on Overdrive, request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog or one being held at McAuliffe. Led by Brigitte Griffin.  Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. The title for our June 8 discussion is TBD

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Mother Goose on the Loose (Pre-registration Required)

Wednesdays April 14-June 9, 10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning March 29 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick up and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.

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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register. 

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Book Discussion: “The Binding” by Bridget Collins

It's a world in which people visit book binders to rid themselves of painful or treacherous memories. Once their stories have been told and are bound between the pages of a book, the slate is wiped clean and their memories lose the power to hurt or haunt them. Emmett Farmer is sent to the workshop of one such binder to live and work as her apprentice. He is forbidden to enter the locked room where books are stored, so he spends many months marbling end pages, tooling leather book covers, and gilding edges.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Available to borrow by eBook on Overdrive, ebook or audiobook on Hoopla, request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, or one being held at McAuliffe. The title for our June 15 discussion is TBD.

Mother Goose on the Loose (Pre-registration Required) thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose (Pre-registration Required)

Wednesdays April 14-June 9, 10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning March 29 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick up and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.

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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register. 

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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Book Discussion: “The Binding” by Bridget Collins

​It's a world in which people visit book binders to rid themselves of painful or treacherous memories. Once their stories have been told and are bound between the pages of a book, the slate is wiped clean and their memories lose the power to hurt or haunt them. Emmett Farmer is sent to the workshop of one such binder to live and work as her apprentice. He is forbidden to enter the locked room where books are stored, so he spends many months marbling end pages, tooling leather book covers, and gilding edges.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Available to borrow by eBook on Overdrive, ebook or audiobook on Hoopla, request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, or one being held at McAuliffe.

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Caterpillar Storytime and Take & Make Craft

Storytime is Wednesday May 12, 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Sign-ups begin on April 26, pick-ups begin May 5.
Join Miss Jillian from the McAuliffe Branch and Miss Jennette from Let's Go to Kindergarten for this special Take and Make Craft and Storytime! Together we'll make a fun caterpillar craft after storytime on Zoom. Ages 3-6. All materials (except glue and markers) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup. Supplies are limited.  Please register at: LINK WILL BE UPDATED APRIL 26. For more information on the Early Childhood Alliance in Framingham please visit: https://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/Domain/72

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Kids Yoga with Nissa Diantina

Monday, May 3, 2021 / 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday, May 20, 2021 / 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Nissa Diantina from Backyard Yoga for these bilingual English and Spanish kids' yoga classes that are fun and interactive, and include stretching, breathing, and learning the basics of yoga for kids!  Ages 8+

Please register for the Zoom link at: https://tinyurl.com/KidsYogaWithNissa. You can find more about Backyard Yoga on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nisyoga.

Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy thumbnail Photo

Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club led by 9th grader Max! Grades 3-6. Email us to receive an invite to join on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com. These books are available on Overdrive/LibbyHoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog.
Sunday, May 9 will discuss The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo.
Sunday, May 23 will discuss Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne.

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Mother Goose on the Loose (Pre-registration Required)

Wednesdays April 14-June 9, 10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning March 29 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick up and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.

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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register. 

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy thumbnail Photo

Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.