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Kids Yoga with Nissa Diantina (Bilingual English & Spanish)

Thursday, June 3, 2021 / 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 / 4:00 - 4:30 pm HYBRID (Online via zoom AND In-person at McAuliffe)
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! Please register for the Zoom link at: https://tinyurl.com/JuneKidsYoga. You can find more about Backyard Yoga on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/nisyoga.

Online Baby Lapsit with Karen thumbnail Photo

Online Baby Lapsit with Karen

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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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.

Online Baby Lapsit with Lucy thumbnail Photo

Online Baby Lapsit with 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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Goldfish Swim School Presents: W.A.T.E.R. Safety

Join the Goldfish Swim School as their team of water safety and early childhood experts teach families about water safety and drowning prevention, based on the principles taught by the Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation. This fun and interactive program introduces kids to the concept of water safety and helping them learn safety methods to avoid potential dangers in and around the water, educates children about the importance of water safety and ways to handle water crisis situations, and provides materials and information to your students and you in an effort to prevent water-related accidents! 

Please register for the program at: https://tinyurl.com/GoldfishWaterSafety and to schedule a time to pick up your take-home goody bag that includes a free Family Swim pass, a safety-related coloring sheet, temporary tattoos, and information for their parents about what they learned during the program to help reinforce the skills at home.  

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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. 

Tea & Talk Tuesdays: Ted Talk: This is What LGBTQ Life is Like Around the World thumbnail Photo

Tea & Talk Tuesdays: Ted Talk: This is What LGBTQ Life is Like Around the World

Jenny Chang and Lisa Dazols have lived a relatively fulfilled life as a gay couple in San Francisco. But they often wondered how gay people outside of their bubble lived without basic rights. This curiosity led them on a trip to 15 countries to meet LGBT people who are making incredible contributions around the world. Join us for a discussion about their extraordinary journey and the inspiring people they met along the way.

Before you join us for the discussion, view 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 June 29.

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Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

This class welcomes serious poets 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.

Online Baby Lapsit with Karen thumbnail Photo

Online Baby Lapsit with Karen

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.

Online Baby Lapsit with Lucy thumbnail Photo

Online Baby Lapsit with 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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Brown Bag Learning Series: What is Expressive Arts Therapy?

Brown Bag Learning Series: What is Expressive Arts Therapy?

Presented by: Cécile Rêve, LMHC-EXT

Join Cécile for an introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy. She will help you understand what this type of therapy entails, who it might be helpful for and how this multi-approach to counseling works.  Learn about some of the benefits to one’s well-being and mental health in relation to equity in counseling.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions to deepen your understanding on the topic.

 

About Cécile Rêve:

Cécile Rêve is the Founder, Co-owner and CEO at ARTrelief™, an expressive arts therapy and community center. She is the Clinical Director of Counseling Services, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Educator, a Certified Expressive Arts Therapist, a Certified Action Theater™ Teacher, and an Early Childhood Specialist. Cécile has experience working with a wide range of expressive arts therapeutic modalities, including images, visual art, voice, music (piano, guitar, percussion), movement, metaphors, stories, Action Theater™, sensory experience, narrative and writing.

To register and receive a Zoom link, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on July 2.

Online Baby Lapsit with Joanne thumbnail Photo

Online Baby Lapsit with Joanne

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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Butterflies, Dragonflies and Damselflies of Metrowest

Presented by Joy Marzolf, The Joys of Nature

Celebrate summer reading and learn about common butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies of Metrowest. Join Joy Marzolf from The Joys of Nature as she explores the differences between these amazing flyers and discover how their presence in our neighborhoods can benefit all of us!

To register and receive a Zoom link, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-butterflies-dragonflies

About Joy Marzolf

Joy is the owner of The Joys of Nature. Most recently, she was a Naturalist and Educator at Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary for over 13 years. There she taught numerous programs for a wide range of ages on topics including butterflies and dragonflies, reptiles and amphibians, mammals, animal tracking and photography. In addition to a BA in Biology, she has taught a variety of animal-related education programs for over 20 years. She enjoys collaborating with non-profit organizations to offer science talks that feature field research. 

Online Baby Lapsit with Lucy thumbnail Photo

Online Baby Lapsit with 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.

Romance Writing & Animal Magnetism with NYT Bestselling Author Christine Feehan thumbnail Photo

Romance Writing & Animal Magnetism with NYT Bestselling Author Christine Feehan

Join bestselling author Christine Feehan as she shares her writing inspirations, her creative process, and how she incorporates human and animal traits into her paranormal romance characters.

Register at bit.ly/FPL-Christine-Feehan by 5pm EST on July 9.

To purchase a signed copy of Christine’s new novel Murder at Sunrise Lake, contact the Framingham Barnes & Noble between July 5–12 and receive 20% off your purchase and free shipping!

This program is part of our Tails & Tales Summer Reading program. Visit our Summer Reading portal page to learn more about the program and to see upcoming events for all ages.

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Rockabye Beats (on Zoom)

This 40 minute interactive music program includes singing, dancing, Spanish, instrument show and tell and a healthy dose of silliness.
Email McAuliffeChildrensRoom@gmail.com to register or call 508-532-5570.

All ages. 

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Monday Storytime with Miss Jillian (Bilingual Storytime)

Join Miss Jillian to welcome our special guests at our weekly storytime to introduce new or familiar languages to you and your children! Our special readers will read picture books in German, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Russian; along with English picture books at each storytime. If you are already registered for our weekly Monday storytime, then you are all set! If you would like to join our email list to receive the Zoom link, please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com. Ages 2-6.

Mondays, May 10 (Spanish) and 24 (Spanish)
Mondays, June 7 (Portuguese) and 21 (German)
Mondays, July 12 (Mandarin) and 26 (Russian)

Online Baby Lapsit with Joanne thumbnail Photo

Online Baby Lapsit with Joanne

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.

2nd Tuesday Book Group: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane thumbnail Photo

2nd Tuesday Book Group: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, two rookie cops in the NYPD, live next door to each other outside the city. What happens behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne—sets the stage for the explosive events to come. Ask Again, Yes is a deeply affecting exploration of the lifelong friendship and love that blossoms between Francis and Lena’s daughter, Kate, and Brian and Anne’s son, Peter. Luminous, heartbreaking, and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes reveals the way childhood memories change when viewed from the distance of adulthood—villains lose their menace and those who appeared innocent seem less so. Kate and Peter’s love story, while tested by echoes from the past, is marked by tenderness, generosity, and grace.

Led by Brigitte Griffin. August's title is TBD.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, ebook or audiobook on Overdrive, or request one of the copies held at McAuliffe.

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Financial Freedom: Building Wealth to Live the Life You Love

Presented by Bradley Baskir, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

The next generation may be taking a different path through life than previous generations with differing perspectives on finances than their parents. However, the fundamentals of mapping out a financial future are the same as always—planning, budgeting, saving, investing, and building good credit. This seminar focuses on the key steps to take toward achieving financial freedom.

ABOUT BRADLEY BASKIR
Bradley Baskir is a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley in Boston. He helps clients build a sustainable financial plan to achieve their financial and life goals. He studied finance and marketing at the Olin Business School at Washington University. Bradley enjoys giving back to his community by delivering free webinars focused on Financial Wellness and Literacy.

*This program is intended for people in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s.
Register at bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on July 14 to receive the Zoom link.

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Book Art Hedgehogs

Join us on Zoom to create a hedgehog out of recycled books by folding the pages and decorating it! All ages, though under age 7 may require adult assistance. All materials (except glue) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup. Supplies are limited. Sign-ups begin on June 28, pick-ups begin July 6. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/BookArtHedgehogs
 

Online Baby Lapsit with Lucy thumbnail Photo

Online Baby Lapsit with 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.

Cooking for all: Summer BBQ Bites, Simple, Nutritious, Delicious thumbnail Photo

Cooking for all: Summer BBQ Bites, Simple, Nutritious, Delicious

Presented by Heidi McIndoo, M.S., R.D.

Whether you love to cook or need new ideas, join Heidi for some cooking tips.  She will demonstrate how to prepare simple, nutritious and delicious recipes that will satisfy everyone's cravings.  Learn how to eat well and still have time for summer fun. 

To register and receive an invitation to the Zoom session, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on July 16.

About Heidi McIndoo:

Heidi Reichenberger McIndoo, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. is a nutrition consultant, spokesperson, author and freelance writer with 25 years experience as a registered dietitian. She loves helping people realize that eating nutritiously doesn’t have to mean sacrificing flavor and pleasure.


 

Online Baby Lapsit with Joanne thumbnail Photo

Online Baby Lapsit with Joanne

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.

3rd Tuesday Book Group: Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger by Ken Perenyi thumbnail Photo

3rd Tuesday Book Group: Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger by Ken Perenyi

Ten years ago, an FBI investigation in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would have been front-page news in New York and London. After a trail of fake paintings of astonishing quality led federal agents to art dealers, renowned experts, and the major auction houses, the investigation inexplicably ended, despite an abundance of evidence collected. The case was closed and the FBI file was marked “exempt from public disclosure.” Now that the statute of limitations on these crimes has expired and the case appears hermetically sealed shut by the FBI, this book, Caveat Emptor, is Ken Perenyi’s confession. It is the story, in detail, of how he pulled it all off.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. August's title is TBD.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Borrow the eBook or audiobook on Overdrive/Libby, or request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, or request one of the copies held at McAuliffe.

Morning Book Group: Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger by Ken Perenyi thumbnail Photo

Morning Book Group: Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger by Ken Perenyi

Ten years ago, an FBI investigation in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would have been front-page news in New York and London. After a trail of fake paintings of astonishing quality led federal agents to art dealers, renowned experts, and the major auction houses, the investigation inexplicably ended, despite an abundance of evidence collected. The case was closed and the FBI file was marked “exempt from public disclosure.” Now that the statute of limitations on these crimes has expired and the case appears hermetically sealed shut by the FBI, this book, Caveat Emptor, is Ken Perenyi’s confession. It is the story, in detail, of how he pulled it all off.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. August's title is TBD.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Borrow the eBook or audiobook on Overdrive/Libby, or request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, or request one of the copies held at McAuliffe.

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The Raptor Trust: Appreciating Vultures

Learn about the two vulture species that call the northeast home, the important roles they play in our local ecosystems, and threats vultures face locally and globally. This program includes original footage of vultures, including Winston (a black vulture) and Virgil (a turkey vulture), who reside at The Raptor Trust as ambassador birds.

Attendance is limited—first come, first served. Register HERE by 7pm on July 22.

This program is part of our Tails & Tales Summer Reading program. Visit the Summer Reading page to learn more about our Summer Reading program and to see upcoming events for all ages.

Online Baby Lapsit with Lucy thumbnail Photo

Online Baby Lapsit with 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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Traveling Lantern Theater Company Presents:The Tale of the Rainbow Lizard

Pablo Del Peacock (the famous portrait artist) is trying to paint a picture of beautiful Monique Gecko, but every morning she arrives a different color and he has to begin all over again. He and his friend Fatima Flamingo (taking a break from her Flamenco lessons) search for answers. When they solve the mystery and Pablo learns about Monique’s diverse heritage, he decides to paint his new masterpiece using all the colors of the rainbow. Watch the recorded performance here: https://tinyurl.com/TaleOfRainbowLizard Link will be live on Thursday, July 29th.
 

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Monday Storytime with Miss Jillian (Bilingual Storytime)

Join Miss Jillian to welcome our special guests at our weekly storytime to introduce new or familiar languages to you and your children! Our special readers will read picture books in German, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Russian; along with English picture books at each storytime. If you are already registered for our weekly Monday storytime, then you are all set! If you would like to join our email list to receive the Zoom link, please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com. Ages 2-6.

Mondays, May 10 (Spanish) and 24 (Spanish)
Mondays, June 7 (Portuguese) and 21 (German)
Mondays, July 12 (Mandarin) and 26 (Russian)

Online Baby Lapsit with Joanne thumbnail Photo

Online Baby Lapsit with Joanne

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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Virtual Fortnite Tournament (w/ One Up Games)

One Up Games is helping us run a virtual Fortnite tournament! With prizes! That you can enter and play from the comfort of your own living room!

We'll be playing in a private match and livestreaming the whole thing on the One Up Games Twitch channel, so even when you get eliminated you won't be bored until the next match starts. We'll also have a Discord server to chat in.

Registration required. CLICK HERE to sign up!

Grades 6-12

Online Baby Lapsit with Lucy thumbnail Photo

Online Baby Lapsit with 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.