Events Calendar / March 2018

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Weekly StoryTimes at Main Library

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.

For Ages 3-5.

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StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight

Drop by the Main Library and take a self-guided walk through the historical story, The Hallelujah Flight! The StoryWalk will be up until March 17th.

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Perler Bead Creations (at the Main Library)

If you’ve never used Perler Beads before, you’re in for a treat. You line them up on a tray to make a cool, pixelated shape, and then iron them down so they merge together. You can turn what you’ve made into a magnet or keychain, or just keep it as a decorative figurine.

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Adult Coloring Night

Join us for an evening of coloring, calming tea, and music. Coloring is relaxing and therapeutic! We will provide colored pencils and coloring pages. You are welcome to bring your own materials. No registration is required.

Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at Main Library

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time!  Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight

Drop by the Main Library and take a self-guided walk through the historical story, The Hallelujah Flight! The StoryWalk will be up until March 17th.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Kill Your Lawn

Presented by Mark Richardson of The New England Wild Flower Society

According to NASA, more surface area in the United States is covered by lawn than by any other single irrigated crop. Lawns are resource-heavy, requiring irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticides to thrive in our climate. Learn why you should “kill your lawn” and how to replace it with beautiful and environmentally friendly native plantings.


About Mark Richardson:
Mark oversees the Society’s botanic garden, Garden in the Woods, and its native plant nursery operation, Nasami Farm. He studied ornamental horticulture at University of Rhode Island while helping to run a mid-sized ornamental plant nursery before finding his true passion in public horticulture. He led undergraduate programs at Longwood Gardens, where he overhauled the curriculum of the Professional Gardener Program, and oversaw adult education at Brookside Gardens. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Delaware’s Longwood Graduate Program.
 

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StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight

Drop by the Main Library and take a self-guided walk through the historical story, The Hallelujah Flight! The StoryWalk will be up until March 17th.

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight thumbnail Photo

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight

Drop by the Main Library and take a self-guided walk through the historical story, The Hallelujah Flight! The StoryWalk will be up until March 17th.

Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

Get in the library habit! Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian!

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight thumbnail Photo

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight

Drop by the Main Library and take a self-guided walk through the historical story, The Hallelujah Flight! The StoryWalk will be up until March 17th.

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Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. 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.

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight thumbnail Photo

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight

Drop by the Main Library and take a self-guided walk through the historical story, The Hallelujah Flight! The StoryWalk will be up until March 17th.

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Journal Writers Group

Drop In or join the group as we discuss and discover the many ways to journal for personal growth and enrichment. We meet every Tuesday from 7-8pm.

Drop-in, no registration required.

Main Library Book Club: Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape… thumbnail Photo

Main Library Book Club: Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape…

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard

This epic adventure story of bravery, savagery, and chance encounters includes a cast of historical characters and reveals how the lessons Churchill took from the Boer War would profoundly affect twentieth century history. Bob Dodd will lead the discussion.

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Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman

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. Each session begins with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed need to provide copies to distribute during the session. Alan’s new collection, Immortality, was awarded the Massachusetts Book Award for Poetry in 2016.

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Drop-in Knitting

Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library!  Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started.  We look forward to seeing you every Wednesday from 10-11 and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight thumbnail Photo

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight

Drop by the Main Library and take a self-guided walk through the historical story, The Hallelujah Flight! The StoryWalk will be up until March 17th.

Weekly StoryTimes at Main Library thumbnail Photo

Weekly StoryTimes at Main Library

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.

For Ages 3-5.

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight thumbnail Photo

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight

Drop by the Main Library and take a self-guided walk through the historical story, The Hallelujah Flight! The StoryWalk will be up until March 17th.

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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Before JFK: Anti-Catholicism and American Politics

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sarah Mulhall Adelman, PhD, Associate Professor, Framingham State University

This talk explores the historical roots of American fears that Catholicism and Catholic officeholders were a threat to American democracy, and why John F. Kennedy famously reassured the American public that he would not be beholden to priests or the Pope if elected President.

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StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight

Drop by the Main Library and take a self-guided walk through the historical story, The Hallelujah Flight! The StoryWalk will be up until March 17th.

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Friday Night Film: Darkest Hour

The British war drama stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, and is a fictionalized account of his early days as Prime Minister. Refreshments.

Enter on the Lexington Street side between 6:30-7:15pm.

Darkest Hour (2017) 125 min.

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Drop-in Knitting

Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library!  Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started.  We look forward to seeing you every Wednesday from 10-11 and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at Main Library

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time!  Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight thumbnail Photo

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight

Drop by the Main Library and take a self-guided walk through the historical story, The Hallelujah Flight! The StoryWalk will be up until March 17th.

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Book Buddy: Read to Dogs at Main Library

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to one of our furry friends! Book Buddy Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs Lilah, Montana, and Eloise listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Registration required. Call 508-532-5570, press 4, or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight thumbnail Photo

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight

Drop by the Main Library and take a self-guided walk through the historical story, The Hallelujah Flight! The StoryWalk will be up until March 17th.

Book Buddy: Read to Dogs at Main Library thumbnail Photo

Book Buddy: Read to Dogs at Main Library

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to one of our furry friends! Book Buddy Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs Lilah, Montana, and Eloise listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Registration required. Call 508-532-5570, press 4, or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

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Sunday Concert Series: Formosa Duo

Cellist Sam Ou and pianist Chi Chen Wu will be playing selections from Beethoven, de Falla and Brahms. Refreshments.

The series is sponsored in part by Roche Brothers, Metro Credit Union, Morton Shuman Law Offices and Friends of the Framingham Library.

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Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

Get in the library habit! Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian!

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight thumbnail Photo

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight

Drop by the Main Library and take a self-guided walk through the historical story, The Hallelujah Flight! The StoryWalk will be up until March 17th.

Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. 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.

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight thumbnail Photo

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight

Drop by the Main Library and take a self-guided walk through the historical story, The Hallelujah Flight! The StoryWalk will be up until March 17th.

Drop-in Knitting thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Knitting

Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library!  Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started.  We look forward to seeing you every Wednesday from 10-11 and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

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Drop-in Resume Help

Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies.

Note: Effective May 8, resume help will move to Tuesdays.

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight thumbnail Photo

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight

Drop by the Main Library and take a self-guided walk through the historical story, The Hallelujah Flight! The StoryWalk will be up until March 17th.

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Origami Workshop Series

We will be folding a variety of animals and geometric shapes. Led by Lucas Gustafson, a middle schooler who started folding at the age of 6 and is a longtime member of the Origami Club at MIT.

For ages 7+.

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Atwater-Donnelly Duo

This award-winning,internationally acclaimed duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly present delightful programs of traditional American and Celtic folk songs and
percussive dance.

Weekly StoryTimes at Main Library thumbnail Photo

Weekly StoryTimes at Main Library

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.

For Ages 3-5.

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight thumbnail Photo

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight

Drop by the Main Library and take a self-guided walk through the historical story, The Hallelujah Flight! The StoryWalk will be up until March 17th.

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Perler Bead Creations (at the McAuliffe Library)

If you’ve never used Perler Beads before, you’re in for a treat. You line them up on a tray to make a cool, pixelated shape, and then iron them down so they merge together. You can turn what you’ve made into a magnet or keychain, or just keep it as a decorative figurine.

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Adult Coloring Night

Join us for an evening of coloring, calming tea, and music. Coloring is relaxing and therapeutic! We will provide colored pencils and coloring pages. You are welcome to bring your own materials. No registration is required.

Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.

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Bookmarkers Book Group!

On Thursday May 10th (grades K-2) and Thursday May 17th (grades 3-5) enjoy reading by meeting with friends to choose, read, and discuss books together. You’ll increase your comprehension, discuss what you know, and turn reading into a social activity that encourages more reading! Interested? Come choose the first book to read and help shape how Bookmarkers will work!

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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Motown: The Early Years

Guest Speaker: Dr. Steve Moysley, PhD, Director of MBA Program, Framingham State University

The formation and rise of the Motown Record Studio under the leadership of Berry Gordy and how the label influenced 1960s popular music culture and changed the face of soul music.

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Special Fundraising Event at Barnes & Noble for the Bookmobile (extended through March 18!)

Great News! Barnes and Noble is leaving the library's wishlist up for purchase through the weekend, March 17-18. So if you missed your chance to shop in the store on Friday, you can still buy a book for the bookmobile on Saturday and Sunday. And if you present the bookfair id# 12321311 or bring a printed copy of the voucher, B&N will continue to contribute a percentage of your purchase to our fundraiser.

In support of the Framingham Public Library Foundation, Barnes & Noble will contribute a portion of your product purchase to help make our Bookmobile a reality. Come to the store on March 16 or make your purchase online from March 16-20 at BN.com/bookfairs.

And while you're at Barnes & Noble, enjoy this special event:
Author to Author Event: March 16, 7:00pm, Barnes & Noble
Come enjoy this discussion with Kate Moore, author of Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women, and author Hank Phillippi Ryan.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at Main Library

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time!  Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight thumbnail Photo

StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight

Drop by the Main Library and take a self-guided walk through the historical story, The Hallelujah Flight! The StoryWalk will be up until March 17th.

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Author to Author Event: Special Event at Barnes & Noble

Come enjoy this discussion with Kate Moore, author of Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women, and author Hank Phillippi Ryan.

Part of an all-day event at Barnes & Noble to help fund the Library Bookmobile. For more information, see our Bookmobile page.

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McAuliffe’s Reel Life: PBS’s POV Movie Series: Cutie and the Boxer

Cutie and the Boxer, by Zachary Heinzerling

An Oscar®-nominated reflection on love, sacrifice and the creative spirit, this candid New York tale explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara and artist Noriko Shinohara.
Winner, Directing Award: U.S. Documentary, 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Doors open at 6:30pm.

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Book Buddy: Read to Dogs at McAuliffe

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to our Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dog, Chewie and our newest pal Rocky, listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All ages.

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Friends of the Library Two Day Book Sale

9:30-10:00am: Friends Members Only
10:00am-3:00pm: Open to the public

Bonus Sale: Sunday March 18, 1-4:00pm


Most books $1.00 or less, children’s .50 or less; single DVDs $3.00; and $7.00 for a “fill a paper grocery bag” with books in our Bag Room.


This month’s feature is music CDs in the Book Room, including Jazz, Classical, Latin, Portuguese, Country, Rock, and Broadway. Buy One for $1.00, Get One Free.


The Friends provide free movies, concerts, museum passes, audio books, CDs, and many other services to patrons and the community. Donations are gratefully accepted and may be brought in the day of the sale or made at the Library during the week.


For a full list of our corporate members , visit the Friends' web page .

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StoryWalk: The Hallelujah Flight

Drop by the Main Library and take a self-guided walk through the historical story, The Hallelujah Flight! The StoryWalk will be up until March 17th.

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Pop-Up Makers’ Workshop

Get in the habit of making! Join us for an afternoon of St. Patrick’s Day S.T.E.M. challenges!

All ages are welcome! No registration required.

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Friends Bonus Book Sale

Most books $1.00 or less, children’s .50 or less; single DVDs $3.00; and $7.00 for a “fill a paper grocery bag” with books in our Bag Room.


This month’s feature is music CDs in the Book Room, including Jazz, Classical, Latin, Portuguese, Country, Rock, and Broadway. Buy One for $1.00, Get One Free.


The Friends provide free movies, concerts, museum passes, audio books, CDs, and many other services to patrons and the community. Donations are gratefully accepted and may be brought in the day of the sale or made at the Library during the week.


For a full list of our corporate members , visit the Friends' web page .

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Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

Get in the library habit! Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian!

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

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Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. 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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Drop-in Knitting

Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library!  Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started.  We look forward to seeing you every Wednesday from 10-11 and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

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Drop-in Resume Help

Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies.

Note: Effective May 8, resume help will move to Tuesdays.

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Community Puzzle Swap

What to do with jigsaw puzzles you’ve completed? Swap them! Bring your puzzles to exchange with others. Primarily 500+ pieces, but all levels are welcome. Bring what you have; reuse, recycle!

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Weekly StoryTimes at Main Library

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.

For Ages 3-5.

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CANCELLED Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Celebrating Jane Austen

This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Cheryl Nixon, PhD, Associate Provost, UMass Boston

Jane Austen died in 1817, leaving behind a legacy of six of the most important and interesting novels in the English language. This talk will focus on the innovative elements of Austen’s writing as she broke new ground for the 19th century novel and how these inventions still resonate today.

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Citizenship Corner Ribbon Cutting

Celebrate with us as we launch our brand new Citizenship Corner! Meet Library staff and hear from newly naturalized U.S. Citizens as we welcome you to explore our new space and learn all about United States Citizenship and the naturalization process.


Made possible by a generous grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Drop-in Knitting thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Knitting

Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library!  Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started.  We look forward to seeing you every Wednesday from 10-11 and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

Book Buddy: Read to Dogs at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Book Buddy: Read to Dogs at McAuliffe

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to our Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dog, Chewie and our newest pal Rocky, listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All ages.

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Mindfulness Book Group: The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere

Pico Iyer is an author and world traveler. He has learned that traveling within and paying attention to the stillness around you is invaluable in this modern world that spins with distractions.  It is time to step back and notice all that surrounds you in quiet contemplation. Isn't that where you would like to be for some part of each day?  Come join our book discussion, followed by a short meditation.
 

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at Main Library

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time!  Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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AniManga Club

AniManga club is for everyone who enjoys all things Anime and Manga.

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Book Buddy: Read to Dogs at Main Library

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to one of our furry friends! Book Buddy Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs Lilah, Montana, and Eloise listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Registration required. Call 508-532-5570, press 4, or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

Open Lego at Main Library

Drop in and make something creative with our supplied LEGOs. Look through our LEGO idea books to make something super exciting or design your own structure! Leave your name with the creation, and we’ll display it on top of our shelves for a month!

For Grades K+. No registration required.

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Book Buddy: Read to Dogs at Main Library

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to one of our furry friends! Book Buddy Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs Lilah, Montana, and Eloise listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Registration required. Call 508-532-5570, press 4, or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

Get in the library habit! Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian!

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. 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.

Journal Writers Group thumbnail Photo

Journal Writers Group

Drop In or join the group as we discuss and discover the many ways to journal for personal growth and enrichment. We meet every Tuesday from 7-8pm.

Drop-in, no registration required.

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Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman

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. Each session begins with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed need to provide copies to distribute during the session. Alan’s new collection, Immortality, was awarded the Massachusetts Book Award for Poetry in 2016.

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Drop-in Knitting

Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library!  Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started.  We look forward to seeing you every Wednesday from 10-11 and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

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Drop-in Resume Help

Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies.

Note: Effective May 8, resume help will move to Tuesdays.

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Origami Workshop Series

We will be folding a variety of animals and geometric shapes. Led by Lucas Gustafson, a middle schooler who started folding at the age of 6 and is a longtime member of the Origami Club at MIT.

For ages 7+.

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Weekly StoryTimes at Main Library

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.

For Ages 3-5.

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Homework Center Event: March Math Madness Night!

With Master of Ceremonies Mr. Mark Morabito!

Sign up to compete and come to cheer for Framingham’s aspiring mathletes! Mr. Morabito, a great math teacher at Framingham High School, will run the show! Teams of middle school students will compete to solve fun and complex math problems.

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Bookmarkers Book Group!

On Thursday May 10th (grades K-2) and Thursday May 17th (grades 3-5) enjoy reading by meeting with friends to choose, read, and discuss books together. You’ll increase your comprehension, discuss what you know, and turn reading into a social activity that encourages more reading! Interested? Come choose the first book to read and help shape how Bookmarkers will work!

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit at Main Library

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time!  Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Book Bingo at McAuliffe

Prizes, laughs, and best of all — books! Join us to win some bookish treats, and pick up some fun books to alternate with your school assignments!

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Video Game Hangout

No school day! Celebrate by playing video games and eating snacks at the library.

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Seed Library Workshop

Join members of the Seed Library for a fun activity of flower pot making! Flower pots will be made from recycled Newspaper!

No registration required. For children grades K+