Events Calendar / September 10, 2021

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Calligraphy: Where the Art of Beautiful Writing is Today

Presented by Diane McDougall-Desautelle

Some might say that calligraphy is a dying art. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is a large and thriving community of calligraphers and lettering artists here in New England and across the country. Join Diane for an overview of the different families of calligraphy, including different types of pen nibs, tips for getting started, online resources, and places to find supplies. She will demonstrate pointed pen and broad edge pen “hands” as well as hand-lettered alphabets using pencils and marker tips.

About Diane McDougall-Desautelle:
Diane McDougall-Desautelle discovered calligraphy at the age of twelve. She graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tufts University where she continued studies and earned her Master of Arts in Teaching in 1993. Diane is the owner of ThistleWork Design Calligraphy Studio in Framingham.

Register for the Zoom session at by 9am on September 10.

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Clay Dinosaurs (McAuliffe Branch)


Craft your own dinosaur buddy with polymer clay (the kind that you bake in the microwave to harden) that you can turn into a keychain, earrings, charm, etc!

We'll make them in person at both library, and any leftover supplies will be offered as a Take & Make kit afterwards. 

Registration required. CLICK HERE to sign up now!

Grades 6-12

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Eggcellent Chickens

Eggs, feathers, personality--there is so much to love about chickens! Come learn about chick development and what makes chickens so cool from Vermont-based livestock and flower farmer Alexandra Dick. Alexandra will talk about different chicken breeds, how to care for chickens, and about why she loves raising chickens so much! This program will also be live streamed and recorded for future viewing. The event will be moved inside, with limited capacity, if there is rain. Call for more info if weather is unsettled on the day of the program.

All ages.

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FRT: Movie Showing: “The Hate U Give” (rated PG-13)

Starr Carter’s friend is killed by a police officer, and the incident becomes a national news story. She is a witness in the trial, and the movie explores her increasing activism and her relationship with her Black and White friends and family. 

In-Person Registration required (space is limited):