Events Calendar / June 17, 2021

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Puzzle Swap

Request a puzzle to pick up at McAuliffe through and then take it home! Choose how many pieces you'd prefer the puzzle to contain and bring home some fun.

Beginning in September this program will be back to our in-person once a month Community Puzzle Swap!

***We are currently NOT accepting puzzle donations at this time. We will let you know when we start taking donations again!***

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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 by 9am on the day of class.

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

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Morning Book Group: The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman

Since the day Filomena Fontana cast a curse upon her sister more than two hundred years ago, not one second-born Fontana daughter has found lasting love. Some, like second-born Emilia, the happily-single baker at her grandfather’s Brooklyn deli, claim it’s an odd coincidence. Others, like her sexy, desperate-for-love cousin Lucy, insist it’s a true hex. But both are bewildered when their great-aunt calls with an astounding proposition: If they accompany her to her homeland of Italy, Aunt Poppy vows she’ll meet the love of her life on the steps of the Ravello Cathedral on her eightieth birthday, and break the Fontana Second-Daughter Curse once and for all.

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

Register for the Zoom Link at: 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.

A Town Divided: Framingham, Slavery, and the Civil War: A Juneteenth Event thumbnail Photo

A Town Divided: Framingham, Slavery, and the Civil War: A Juneteenth Event

Presented by Mary McNeil, Scholar-in-Residence, Framingham History Center

Despite the fact that slavery had been effectively abolished in Massachusetts since the 1780s, Framingham, like many other New England towns and cities, maintained a complicated relationship to slavery and abolition throughout the 19th century. For this year’s celebration of Juneteenth, join us for a discussion about Framingham’s historical ties to enslavement, including in the state of Texas, where Juneteenth originated. Along the way, learn about related objects in the History Center’s archives.

Please register HERE by 5pm on June 17.

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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 to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.