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Brown Bag Learning Series: Fake News Is Not the Problem

Fake news isn’t really the problem. Join Brandy for a discussion about the various factors that contribute to the spread of disinformation online. She will address the psychological and technological factors that cause people to consume only certain sources of information. Brandy will talk about how to combat these factors to develop healthier, more sophisticated information seeking and consumption behaviors.


About Brandy Horne:
Brandy Horne is an Associate Professor and Instruction/Reference Librarian at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

Please email brownbagprogram49@gmail.com by 9am on August 7 to receive an invitation to the Zoom session.

Literature, the Business of a Woman’s Life, with Dr. Helen Heineman thumbnail Photo

Literature, the Business of a Woman’s Life, with Dr. Helen Heineman

In 1836, when Charlotte Brontë sent Robert Southey, the Poet Laureate some of her poems, requesting his opinion, he replied: “Literature cannot be the business of a woman’s life...The more she is engaged in her proper duties, the less leisure will she have for it,” strictly counseling her to give it up. Some years earlier, Jane Austen published her works anonymously. Charlotte, ignoring the Laureate’s advice, published with a pseudonym. In her fifties, Frances Trollope added ‘Mrs’ to her name, perhaps to make herself more respectable. Later, Mary Anne Evans hid under the masculine name George Eliot. This talk will review the difficulties presented to the woman writer in the great age of the novel, and analyze their lives and works achieved within this context.

Please email framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com to receive an invitation and link to the Zoom session.
 

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Book Discussion: The Yellow House by Sarah Broom

Sarah, the youngest of 12 children, grew up in a family with deep ties to New Orleans. The stories that she tells about her family history and connections, race, class, inequality and the impact of Hurricane Katrina show a part of history that is both fascinating and thought provoking. 2019 National Book Award Winner.

Led by Linda Goldberg. Please email lgoldberg@minlib.net for the Zoom link to join.

eBook available on Hoopla–no wait list!

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Learn to Play the Guitar!

Wednesdays July 15 - August 19

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the guitar?  It's time to check-off your bucket list!  This summer, we have partnered with Centre Music House to offer beginner guitar lessons.  All you have to do is grab a guitar and join us.  Each week, we will post a lesson to the Library's YouTube channel.  You can practice as many times as you would like and email us with any questions.  Our instructor will respond to them via a live Q & A session. At the end of the summer, we will get together for a fun Zoom session where everyone will have a chance to play. 

Please email hlui@minlib.net to register and receive weekly lesson plans. For more information, click here.

For teens and adults.

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Lion Heart Puppet Company presents: Jack Tuesday

Little Bo Peep lost her sheep and doesn’t know where to find them! But Jack Tuesday’s the guy who can figure out why someone would try to hide them. The puppets go on a chase through the city to the homes of three piggies and other popular fairy tales. Jack will track down the thief who has stolen the sheep and make sure that the thief lands in jail.

Paid for by FCC

This  event will be premiering on our Facebook Page and will be available to view, after it's premiere, for 24 hours.
https://www.facebook.com/framinghamlibrary

Ages 3+

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Sci-Fi Book Discussion: On Basilisk Station by David Weber

Honor Harrington is sent in disgrace to the forlorn outpost of Basilisk Station, where military authorities hope she will be forgotten. Instead, with her woefully under-armed vessel, the Fearless, she executes
incredible flying maneuvers in an attempt to stop foreign takeover of a major space station. (from School Library Journal review).

Please email mmaiorana@minlib.net for the Zoom invitation.

Note: The Kindle eBook is currently free on Amazon.com.

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Tone and Stretch with Laila Vehvilainen

Mondays August 3, 17 and 24, 4:30-5:15pm

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.

Email framinghamlibraryexercise@gmail.com by noon on the day of the class for the link to join either or both classes.

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Lego Zoom Challenge

Join your children's librarians as they pose some live Lego challenges. We will be able to talk, create, inspire and share our creations with one another! We can't wait to see your creations.

Starting August 3rd you will be able to pickup bags of Legos, all the same weight, for this event at either library. Once the event is over, the Legos are yours to keep creating with!

Call the library to arrange pickup of your official bag of Legos for the challenge. Email McAuliffeChildrensRoom@gmail.com for an invite to the Zoom event.

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Book Discussion: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

The Mothers meets An American Marriage in this dazzling debut novel about mothers and daughters, identity and family, and how the relationships that sustain you can also be the ones that consume you. The Butler family has had their share of trials, but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives. Althea, the eldest sister and substitute matriarch, is a force to be reckoned with and her younger sisters have alternately appreciated and chafed at her strong will. They are as stunned as the rest of the small community when she and her husband Proctor are arrested, and in a heartbeat the family goes from one of the most respected in town to utter disgrace. As Althea awaits her fate, Lillian and Viola must come together in the house they grew up in to care for their sister’s teenage daughters. What unfolds is a stunning portrait of the heart and core of an American family in a story that is as page-turning as it is important. 

Led by Jillian Holmberg. Find the eBook and digital audiobook on Overdrive/Libby or request it through the library.

Please email framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com for the link to join.  

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Learn to Play the Guitar!

Wednesdays July 15 - August 19

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the guitar?  It's time to check-off your bucket list!  This summer, we have partnered with Centre Music House to offer beginner guitar lessons.  All you have to do is grab a guitar and join us.  Each week, we will post a lesson to the Library's YouTube channel.  You can practice as many times as you would like and email us with any questions.  Our instructor will respond to them via a live Q & A session. At the end of the summer, we will get together for a fun Zoom session where everyone will have a chance to play. 

Please email hlui@minlib.net to register and receive weekly lesson plans. For more information, click here.

For teens and adults.

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Tonks Concert

Tune in to see Tonks, of Tonks and the Aurors, play a live show for us! Tonks and the Aurors is a wizard rock band, performing music about Harry Potter. They have traveled all over North America and Europe singing about their favorite wizard. Tonks' discography now includes more fantastical tunes drawing inspiration from YA classics like The Hunger Games and the Percy Jackson series.

Mark your calendar for this fun performance and check back for information on how the show will be streamed.

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Relax and Reinvigorate with Meditation

Start your week off right with a half hour of guided meditation and other opportunities for care free relaxation techniques!

Join us the third Thursday of each month as Leslie teaches us valuable techniques to relax and reinvigorate before the stresses of the week take hold.

About Leslie Gabriele:

In 2001, Leslie founded With Love and Gratitude, a nonprofit organization dedicated to service and education. 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.

Email framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com for an invitation and link to the Zoom session.

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We Did it for You! The Suffrage Story and Voting Today

This engaging play tells of the struggles and triumphs women have undergone to get their basic rights in America told by the women who were there. Created in honor of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution 100 years ago this August, this excerpt of the full show focuses on voting rights for women and minorities, and offers ways you can take action to ensure we get out the vote in 2020!

Paul Williams, the Oscar-winning songwriter said, “Playwright Thea Iberall offers a multi-century parade of feminine genius and courage, and does it with humor and fun. Your daughters must see this but, the men in your family will enjoy it too.”

Please register here to receive the Zoom invitation and link.

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August Virtual Anime Club

Just like we’ve been doing since March. Click here to access the private virtual screening room. We can chat while we watch anything available on Crunchyroll!

If you register by filling out the form on the event page, we'll send you a reminder the day before the program!

Grades 6-12

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Tone and Stretch with Laila Vehvilainen

Mondays August 3, 17 and 24, 4:30-5:15pm

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.

Email framinghamlibraryexercise@gmail.com by noon on the day of the class for the link to join either or both classes.

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Coffee Talk Tuesday

Pour yourself a cup of coffee and join Marcy and Helen for a fun and lively discussion.  This month, you will select a personal item to share with the group and talk about why it is meaningful to you. Whether you enjoy contributing to the conversation or prefer to listen, we hope you will enjoy connecting with others. 

Email us at fplcoffeetalk@gmail.com to receive an invitation and link to the Zoom session.

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Weekly Zoom Storytimes with Jillian and Dana

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories, perhaps catch a glimpse of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten or since Kindergarten list. Keep
your library habit going even during shelter in place! Email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation.

Ages 2-6, all welcome.

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Weekly Zoom Storytimes with Jillian and Dana

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories, perhaps catch a glimpse of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten or since Kindergarten list. Keep
your library habit going even during shelter in place! Email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation.

Ages 2-6, all welcome.

Weekly Zoom Storytimes with Jillian and Dana thumbnail Photo

Weekly Zoom Storytimes with Jillian and Dana

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories, perhaps catch a glimpse of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten or since Kindergarten list. Keep
your library habit going even during shelter in place! Email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation.

Ages 2-6, all welcome.

Weekly Zoom Storytimes with Jillian and Dana thumbnail Photo

Weekly Zoom Storytimes with Jillian and Dana

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories, perhaps catch a glimpse of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten or since Kindergarten list. Keep
your library habit going even during shelter in place! Email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation.

Ages 2-6, all welcome.

Weekly Zoom Storytimes with Jillian and Dana thumbnail Photo

Weekly Zoom Storytimes with Jillian and Dana

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories, perhaps catch a glimpse of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten or since Kindergarten list. Keep
your library habit going even during shelter in place! Email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation.

Ages 2-6, all welcome.

Weekly Zoom Storytimes with Jillian and Dana thumbnail Photo

Weekly Zoom Storytimes with Jillian and Dana

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories, perhaps catch a glimpse of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten or since Kindergarten list. Keep
your library habit going even during shelter in place! Email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation.

Ages 2-6, all welcome.

Weekly Zoom Storytimes with Jillian and Dana thumbnail Photo

Weekly Zoom Storytimes with Jillian and Dana

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories, perhaps catch a glimpse of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten or since Kindergarten list. Keep
your library habit going even during shelter in place! Email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation.

Ages 2-6, all welcome.

Weekly Zoom Storytimes with Jillian and Dana thumbnail Photo

Weekly Zoom Storytimes with Jillian and Dana

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories, perhaps catch a glimpse of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten or since Kindergarten list. Keep
your library habit going even during shelter in place! Email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation.

Ages 2-6, all welcome.