Events Calendar / December 10, 2019

Macbeth: the Scottish Play: A Three-Part Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Helen Heineman thumbnail Photo

Macbeth: the Scottish Play: A Three-Part Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Helen Heineman


Presented by Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, Framingham State University
Tuesdays December 10, 17, 24: 9:30-11:00am – Main Library, Costin Room

Macbeth, Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, one of his most widely read and performed plays, begins in a dark world, on a blasted, windswept heath, empty, uninhabited, inhuman: it’s a world where “men must not walk too late.” Macbeth, its distinguished warrior hero, is quickly transformed into a brutal, murderous villain, consumed with ambition and self-doubt. He is possessed of an imagination unmatched by any of Shakespeare’s other tragic heroes, a man in touch with the world of witches and the night, with a wife equally powerful and chilling. It is the most “modern” of morality plays.

This program will cover the play in three meetings in December. Participants should attend the first meeting having read Act I of Macbeth. Any edition is acceptable, as Acts, Scenes, and Lines are numbered. Participants should bring a copy of the play with them, as that will make it easier to follow the lecture and discussion.

Registration is requested. Please call 508-532-5570 x 4357 by Friday November 29.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe

Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

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McAuliffe Craft: DIY Wrapping Paper

The holidays are coming up quick, so stop by the library to make your very own wrapping paper! Use rubber stamps and different dyes to create your own unique paper to wrap presents in.

Grades 6-12

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U.S. Citizenship Workshop

Framingham Public Library is hosting monthly information sessions on the first steps to becoming a citizen.


  • Review of eligibility to apply for citizenship
  • Documents needed to complete the Application for Naturalization
  • Meaning of terms/words used in the Application for Naturalization
  • How to file your application

Sessions are held 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on the second Tuesday of every month in the Citizenship Corner, which is located on the third floor of the main branch of the Framingham Public Library.

Session dates:

  • December 10, 2019
  • January 14, 2020
  • February 11, 2020
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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.

Alan’s collection, Immortality, was awarded the Massachusetts Book Award for Poetry in 2016.