Events Calendar / May 16, 2022

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

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Minecraft Hangout

Once you’ve signed up for the server, you’ll be able to use it whenever you want. But if you want to build when you know there will be other people on too, join us every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 PM. We can chat, work on group builds, and/or explore the map together.

If you don't yet have access to the server, visit www.framinghamlibrary.org/minecraft for more details and the application form.

Must Be Accepted on Minecraft Server to Participate

Grades 4-12

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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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. 

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Celebrate AAPI Month: Inside the Squid Featuring Professor Kyung Hyun Kim

Anyone who has visited Korea in recent years has likely noticed that comedy variety shows are quite popular there. These Korean productions feature a pack of male performers standing around before a camera in a public space before dispersing to change into track suit uniforms and play silly playground games such as hide-and-seek, capture-the-flag, jump rope, rock-paper-scissors, wordplay, and pass-the-cellphone. Recently arrived on Netflix is Squid Game, a horror drama version of these Korean comedy shows. The nine-episode Korean drama-thriller strips away the veneer of comedy where grown-ups play children’s games. By instead fictively enrolling desperate men and women who are drowning from personal debts into literally deadly competitions derived from the same childhood games, Squid Game propels the Korean game show format into the dystopian world of neoliberal capitalism that it seeks to critique. This talk will discuss a range of topics from the success of Squid Game to Korea’s emergence as a global pop juggernaut.  

Kyung Hyun Kim is author of Hegemonic Mimicry: Korean Popular Culture of the 21st Century published by Duke University Press.

Register: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events.

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Framingham Public Library Minecraft Server!

The time of the Framingham Minecraft server is here! If you meet the following criteria, you qualify to join in on the fun!

  • In 4th-12th grades
  • Am a Framingham resident
  • Have permission from Parent/Guardian
  • Have a valid Framingham Library Card (it MUST have a Framingham address)
  • Have their own PC/Mac Minecraft account to play from home (guest accounts will be provided to play in the library during certain times) 
    • Both Bedrock and Java accounts are able to access the server!

To join the server, please fill out the registration form linked below and either bring it back in to the library, or email it back to the teen librarian at jgarrigan@minlib.net

https://bit.ly/Minecraft-Registration

Once you fill out and return the registration form and we verify your library card, we'll grant your Minecraft Username access to the server and email you directions on how to log in. This may take a few days, so be patient with us.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.