Events Calendar / June 2018

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Fun Ways to Stay Healthy and Active

Presented by Alison Holland, Home Helpers of Metrowest

Join us for a fun and informative talk about ways to stay active and healthy. From volunteering your time, to attending community programs (like this one!), learn how you can boost your physical activity, keep your mind active, and make an impact on your community. A variety of programs will be highlighted, and a detailed resource guide will be provided. 


About Alison Holland:

Since April of 2016, Alison has been the Outreach Director for Home Helpers, a fully licensed, insured and bonded home care agency providing compassionate and reliable care to elders throughout the Boston MetroWest area. Prior to joining Home Helpers, Alison worked in marketing for global software organizations. Alison holds a degree in Psychology from Syracuse University. 

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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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Dads and Donuts

Bond with your dad (and with donuts) through stories, songs and fun. Mothers, siblings and other family members welcome!

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.

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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.

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Healthy Living Series: Chair Yoga

Experience chair yoga and feel better! Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga practiced while sitting in a chair.  No experience necessary.

Instructor Vicki Brunelle has owned her own yoga studio for 18 years and currently teaches at a senior center as well. She has been teaching classes for over 20 years.

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Journal Writers Group: SPECIAL 12 WEEK SESSION: The Artist’s Way

Join us for an amazing twelve weeks as we discuss Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. This international bestseller has inspired millions to overcome the limiting beliefs and fears that inhibit the creative process. In it, Julia Cameron takes readers on an amazing twelve week journey to discover the inextricable link between their spiritual and creative selves.


This groundbreaking program includes:
• An Introduction to two of Cameron’s most vital tools for creative recovery – “The Morning Pages and The Artist Date”
• Hundreds of highly effective exercises and activities
• Guidance on starting a “Creative Cluster” of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavors
 

Program runs every Tuesday from January 8 - March 26.

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Main Library Book Club: Ordinary Grace

Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community. Nancy Coville Wallace will lead the discussion.  

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Stories for Scooters at Main Library

Join us every Wednesday for stories, songs, and puppets at our weekly storytime! Parents and child can both enjoy a variety of picture books, classic nursery rhymes and meeting new people!

Ages 0-3 years old. 

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Origami Workshop Series

Join us for another exciting workshop series with Origami expert Lucas Gustafson! Lucas is a high schooler who started folding at the age of 6 and is a longtime member of the Origami Club at MIT. With his help, participants will learn how to fold animals and geometric shapes!

For ages 7+.

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Weekly Storytime at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

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Bookmarkers with Haley Hein

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!

October 11: grades K-2

October 25: grades 3-5.

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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Celebrating Jane Austen on the 200th Anniversary of Her Death

Rescheduled from March 22. 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.

This free lecture series is a partnership of Framingham State University and Framingham Public Library. The series is sponsored by a grant from The Joseph L. and Ray L. Freund Foundation, courtesy of Elizabeth F. Fideler.

Refreshments provided.
 

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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 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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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! LEGO makers can participate in our LEGO contest! Enter your creation for a chance to win a prize!

For Grades K+. No registration required.

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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 ages and levels welcome. Bring what you have: reuse, recycle!

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Healthy Living Series: Chair Yoga

Experience chair yoga and feel better! Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga practiced while sitting in a chair.  No experience necessary.

Instructor Vicki Brunelle has owned her own yoga studio for 18 years and currently teaches at a senior center as well. She has been teaching classes for over 20 years.

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Journal Writers Group: SPECIAL 12 WEEK SESSION: The Artist’s Way

Join us for an amazing twelve weeks as we discuss Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. This international bestseller has inspired millions to overcome the limiting beliefs and fears that inhibit the creative process. In it, Julia Cameron takes readers on an amazing twelve week journey to discover the inextricable link between their spiritual and creative selves.


This groundbreaking program includes:
• An Introduction to two of Cameron’s most vital tools for creative recovery – “The Morning Pages and The Artist Date”
• Hundreds of highly effective exercises and activities
• Guidance on starting a “Creative Cluster” of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavors
 

Program runs every Tuesday from January 8 - March 26.

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Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Leonard Bernstein with Gil Harel

Presented by Gil Harel, PhD., Brandeis University

Born in 1918 in Lawrence, MA, Leonard Bernstein's name is one that for many listeners conjures up the essence of the 20th century American soundscape. From the operetta "Candide" to the celebrated music of "West Side Story", this program will analyze Bernstein's life and works.

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Stories for Scooters at Main Library

Join us every Wednesday for stories, songs, and puppets at our weekly storytime! Parents and child can both enjoy a variety of picture books, classic nursery rhymes and meeting new people!

Ages 0-3 years old. 

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Summer Music Series: Kristen Graves

Kristen Graves is a singer/songwriter and humanitarian from Fairfield, Connecticut who was recently listed as part of the “new generation of folk music” in the New York Times and had a recent mention in Rolling Stone for her participation in the compilation album, 'Buy This Fracking Album', produced by Movement Music Records.

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Weekly Storytime at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

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Bookmarkers with Haley Hein

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!

October 11: grades K-2

October 25: grades 3-5.

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TEC Talks: How to Market Your Small Business

A beginner's guide to tools and tips on how to market your small business. Learn about programs and apps you can use as well as best practices for creating marketing materials. Topics will include logos, print materials, digital media, social media and more.

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McAuliffe Reel Life Films POV/PBS: The Grown-Ups by Maite Alberdi

In a school for individuals with Down Syndrome, four middle-aged friends yearn for a life of greater autonomy in a society that marginalizes them as disabled. Winner, Best Female-Directed Film at the 2016 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB).

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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Father’s Day Open Craft

Drop in and make a heartfelt handicraft for your dad to celebrate him on his day! We supply materials and ideas; you supply the clever hands and the loving hearts.

All ages.

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Friends Book Sale

9:30am: Open to Friends Members

Bag Room Open this Month

We have something for everyone! Most books $1.00 or less, children’s 50¢ or less, single DVDs $3.00. June is our last sale until September so stock up on all your summer reading.

This month’s special will be Beach Reads—Buy One book for $1.00 Get One Free in the BOGO bookcase in the Book Room.

In our lobby you will find a large selection of Summer Reads from some of your favorite authors both hard cover and trade paperback at $2.00 each.

Because of your continued support of the Friends, we are able to provide free movies, concerts, programs, museum passes, audio books, CDs, Children’s Room apps, and many other services to patrons and the Framingham community.

Donations are gratefully accepted and may be brought in the day of sale or made at the library during the week.

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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 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.

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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Monday Matinee: The Greatest Showman

Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Starring Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams.

 (2017) 1hr. 45 min. Rated PG.

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Healthy Living Series: Chair Yoga

Experience chair yoga and feel better! Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga practiced while sitting in a chair.  No experience necessary.

Instructor Vicki Brunelle has owned her own yoga studio for 18 years and currently teaches at a senior center as well. She has been teaching classes for over 20 years.

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Journal Writers Group: SPECIAL 12 WEEK SESSION: The Artist’s Way

Join us for an amazing twelve weeks as we discuss Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. This international bestseller has inspired millions to overcome the limiting beliefs and fears that inhibit the creative process. In it, Julia Cameron takes readers on an amazing twelve week journey to discover the inextricable link between their spiritual and creative selves.


This groundbreaking program includes:
• An Introduction to two of Cameron’s most vital tools for creative recovery – “The Morning Pages and The Artist Date”
• Hundreds of highly effective exercises and activities
• Guidance on starting a “Creative Cluster” of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavors
 

Program runs every Tuesday from January 8 - March 26.

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Stories for Scooters at Main Library

Join us every Wednesday for stories, songs, and puppets at our weekly storytime! Parents and child can both enjoy a variety of picture books, classic nursery rhymes and meeting new people!

Ages 0-3 years old. 

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How to Speak with Your HealthCare Providers about Cannabis

Presented by Dr. Uma Dhanabalan, Founder & CEO of Global Health and Hygiene Solutions, LLC

Are you using or curious about using cannabis in your wellness, pain or health care management? Scared to discuss the subject with your doctors and other health care providers? Dr. Uma will empower you with strategies and ideas for opening the dialogue about cannabis with your traditional health care providers.

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Weekly Storytime at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

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Framingham Community Song Circle

Everyone can sing! Come share your traditional folk songs. Grab your guitar, ukulele, drum or tambourine, and bring the family—this program is for all ages! Refreshments will be provided.

Todos Cantan! Ven y comparte tus canciones tradicionales. Trae tu guitarra,  ukulele, tambor o pandereta. Este programa es para todas las edades! Habrá refrigerio!

Todos nós podemos cantar! Vamos compartilhar nossas canções folclóricas. Peguem seu violão, cavaquinho, tambor e pandeiro e traga sua família. Este evento é para todas as idades.  Refrescos serão servidos!
 

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Adult Coloring Night

Join us for an evening of coloring, calming tea, and music. Whether you love to color for fun or enjoy filling in all the details, coloring is relaxing and therapeutic! We will provide colored pencils and coloring pages for all levels. 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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Truck Day: Libraries Rock Summer Reading Kickoff!

Explore big trucks from the Framingham DPW, the Fire and Police Departments, and Access Framingham. There will also be an ice cream truck!  And don't forget to register for the Summer Reading Adventure at McAuliffe and the Main Library!

All ages.

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Healthy Living Series: Chair Yoga

Experience chair yoga and feel better! Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga practiced while sitting in a chair.  No experience necessary.

Instructor Vicki Brunelle has owned her own yoga studio for 18 years and currently teaches at a senior center as well. She has been teaching classes for over 20 years.

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Journal Writers Group: SPECIAL 12 WEEK SESSION: The Artist’s Way

Join us for an amazing twelve weeks as we discuss Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. This international bestseller has inspired millions to overcome the limiting beliefs and fears that inhibit the creative process. In it, Julia Cameron takes readers on an amazing twelve week journey to discover the inextricable link between their spiritual and creative selves.


This groundbreaking program includes:
• An Introduction to two of Cameron’s most vital tools for creative recovery – “The Morning Pages and The Artist Date”
• Hundreds of highly effective exercises and activities
• Guidance on starting a “Creative Cluster” of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavors
 

Program runs every Tuesday from January 8 - March 26.

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Stories for Scooters at Main Library

Join us every Wednesday for stories, songs, and puppets at our weekly storytime! Parents and child can both enjoy a variety of picture books, classic nursery rhymes and meeting new people!

Ages 0-3 years old. 

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Weekly Storytime at Main Library

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

For Ages 3-5.

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Magical Mini Garden

Children will create a mini dish garden with soil, plants, and magical decorations. Instructor Betsy Szymczak will offer key planting and gardening tips. Space is limited. Please register by calling 508-532-5570 x5.

This event is sponsored by the Buxton Branch of The American Begonia Society.

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AniManga Club

We started off AniManga Club in January with trivia, and over that last few months we've watched lots of different shows. This month, with the school year in the rear view mirror, we're going to watch the biggest anime movie in the world! Your Name (Kimi no Na wa) dethroned the previous title holder Spirited Away in 2016 when it make over $350 million in theaters around the world. Join us for some tasty Japanese treats, and a great body swapping/sci-fi/fantasy/coming of age story in June!

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Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Kick-Off

Join us as we kick off the 2018 Summer Reading Libraries Rock! program. Patrons can drop in and create a rockin' design or write an inspirational message on a rock to take home! River rocks and paint markers will be supplied.
No registration required.

This event is open to all ages!

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Adult Summer Reading Kick-off

Kick-off the Adult Summer Reading Program with a day chock-full of fun activities!  Bring your family and friends along.

10am-1pm, J Craft Room: Create an inspirational “Libraries Rock!” to take home. River rocks and paint markers supplied, you bring the inspiration and your love of libraries.

1-3pm, Costin Room: Open Mic performances by students of Centre Music House.

10am-4pm:

  • Stamp Scavenger Hunt. Take a stroll around the library and visit each of our specially marked displays. Collect all ten stamps for an extra chance to win a weekly prize or the grand prize.
  • Enter the "Best Book I ever Read" raffle for a chance to win a gift certificate to a Friends book sale.
  • Complete a library inspired word game for an extra chance to win a weekly prize or the grand prize.

The Framingham Public Library is pleased to partner with Centre Music House to build community relationships through our programs.

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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.