Events Calendar / August 2018

Minuteman Library Crawl 2018

A “crawl,” or tour, is a fun way to visit multiple libraries in your area. You can travel from library to library, meet the friendly staff and learn more about what the libraries around have to offer! Visit as many as you can and take a picture of yourself with a designated item in each library—it’s a 21st century scavenger hunt! Then, post your pics and tag the library. If you get to at least 5 libraries, you’ll get a highly coveted prize (one prize per group). Just show your pics to the librarians.


See the Library Crawl web page, which lists participating libraries. Some libraries will have refreshments and all will have information on resources they provide.


All are welcome to participate—children, families, adults, everyone!

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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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Wingmasters

Learn how owls use their sight, hearing, and flight to survive. Be prepared to see live owls at this event.

It's going to be a hoot of a time!

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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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Toto the Tornado Kitten

Join us for a visit from our feline friend Toto! Toto and the author of "TOTO The Tornado Kitten" will read their story together.

It will be the purrr-fect activity for the afternoon! No registration required. All ages are welcome!

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NEW! – Feldenkrais® with Mara Yale

Improve your balance and flexibility, and reduce pain through Feldenkrais® lessons. These lessons revisit the way that you learned to move as a young child through gentle movements and guided awareness that help awaken your brain to new possibilities.

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Duct Tape Craft at McAuliffe

Pick your favorite duct tape patterns and get creative! Make a craft to bring home!

Registration for this event is required. Please sign up by calling 508-532-5570 x5.

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Duct Tape Craft at McAuliffe

Pick your favorite duct tape patterns and get creative! Make a craft to bring home!

Registration for this event is required. Please sign up by calling 508-532-5570 x5.

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Teen Summer: Book Planters

Let’s repurpose old hardcover books into new planters for a cactus or succulent. You’ll get to cut out a chunk of the book, which we’ll fill with potting soil, moss, and a small plant of your very own.

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Squeezebox Stompers

Join the Squeezebox Stompers for Cajun, Zydeco and blues outdoors at McAuliffe. Bring your chairs and get ready to rock!

All ages.

Generously supported by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council.

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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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Pajama Storytime

Come read books with us, sing songs and do a craft. All in our PJs!

Recommended for ages 0-5, but all ages welcome.

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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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Brown Bag Learning Series: Rethinking Consumerism: Strategies for Living with Less

Join us for a fun and informative talk about ways to simplify our life and choose sustainably for our health and our environment and create very little waste while doing it. Claudia and Brigitte will show you ways to shop wisely, ethically and locally. Remember that every day you have choices, every day you vote with your wallet. When you buy a product, you are supporting the companies that manufacture that product and also their policies. Come learn the changes we have made in our own households and how they have shaped our lives to get inspiration.

About Brigitte Griffin and Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson:

Brigitte is an environmental activist who volunteers with various local organizations like Transition Framingham. Brigitte studied Civil Engineering in Germany and has lived more than 10 years in Framingham. In her free time she helps install and maintain edible gardens. She currently works at the McAuliffe Library.

Claudia is a visual artist and the writer of The Happy Bee, a blog about sustainable living, a great resource for people in the Metrowest communities. Claudia holds a degree in Communications from Universidad de Lima. She is originally from Peru and has been a resident of Framingham for many years.

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Thrills and Chills with Hitchcock: Foreign Correspondent

This lesser known Hitchcock thriller takes place on the eve of World War II when a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London. Stars Joel McCrea and Laraine Day. Nominated for 6 Academy Awards.

Foreign Correspondent (1940) 120 min.

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Teen Summer: Poi Spinning

Have you ever seen someone spinning balls of fire or light around themselves? Then you’ve seen a version of Poi spinning. At our workshop, you’ll get to make your own Poi equipment, and learn how to spin it!

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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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Sci-Fi Book Discussion and Movie: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Creepy and foreboding from the first few lines, Annihilation tells the story of a team of four unnamed scientists who embark on an expedition to Area X, from which previous exploratory teams have either never returned or emerged as shells of their former selves. Book discussion 6-7pm, followed by movie 7-9pm.

Annihilation (R) 114 min.

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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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Open LEGO Build at McAuliffe

Drop in and make something creative with LEGOs! Creations will be displayed in the Children's room!

No registration required.

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Outdoor Summer Jazz Series: David Eure Band

The David Eure Quartet is a NEW stellar jazz group that raises the bar for social consciousness and art. They are the Movers and Shakers of Old School with New Attitude. The raw talent from these highly-trained jazz performers is remarkable and inspiring. They will guide you on a musical journey with profound and unapologetic messages that will awaken your soul.

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Artist Reception: Kira Seamon

Innovative photographer Kira Seamon brings her “Stained Glass Sky” kaleidoscope photography exhibit to Framingham August 1-14. A four-time grant recipient from the Dedham Cultural Council, Kira’s work has also been seen in a recent edition of Wellesley Weston Magazine and on the Instagram page of Art New England Magazine! The exhibit showcases Kira’s unique fall foliage kaleidoscopic photography of brilliant New England trees.

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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. 

Meets every Wednesday 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.

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STEM with Sarah

Help celebrate Libraries Rock! Come to explore the science of sound through hands-on experiments! No registration required. This event is for children ages K+.

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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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Mindfulness Book Group: Dinner with Buddha by Roland Merullo

Our road trip with Otto Ringling and the enlightened Volya Rinpoche continues, as we travel across the middle of America and share the conversations, adventures, and struggles of the two friends. Join us in discussing their search for answers to life's mysteries. A short meditation will follow.

 

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Ukulele Day at McAuliffe

Join us for a super fun musical sing along song day at the library with Ukuleles!

Registration required. Please sign up by calling 508-532-5636 x5.

For grades K+.

Libraries Rock! is sponsored by the Framingham Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
 

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Ukulele Day at McAuliffe

Join us for a super fun musical sing along song day at the library with Ukuleles!

Registration required. Please sign up by calling 508-532-5636 x5.

For grades K+.

Libraries Rock! is sponsored by the Framingham Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
 

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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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Didgeridoo Down Under

Drop in and experience an Australian afternoon filled with music, culture, puppetry, and audience participation! Both educational and fun for the whole family!

No registration required.

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McAuliffe Book Group: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom.

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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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NEW! – Feldenkrais® with Mara Yale

Improve your balance and flexibility, and reduce pain through Feldenkrais® lessons. These lessons revisit the way that you learned to move as a young child through gentle movements and guided awareness that help awaken your brain to new possibilities.

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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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Summer Music Series: Sasha Papernik

Sasha Papernik is a Russian-American classical pianist, singer, and composer who draws on her dueling heritage and wide range of talents to present concerts spanning the genre and continental divide. Lauded for her “lightly transparent performances of Chopin and Scriabin,” The Washington Post calls her “uncommonly attractive and entertaining…managing a comfortable balance of the formal and the casual.”

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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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PBS’s POV Movie Series: The Workers Cup

In 2022, Qatar will host the biggest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup. But right now, far from the bright lights, star athletes and adoring fans, the tournament is being built on the backs of 1.6 million African and Asian migrant workers. With unprecedented access, The Workers Cup gives voice
to the men who are laboring to build sport’s grandest stage while competing in a soccer tournament of their own.

Doors open at 6:30pm.

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Toddler Palooza

Join us as we let the toddlers go wild amongst a whole host of sensory experiences and a lot of zany activities!

Ages 0-5 with caregiver.

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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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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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Thrills and Chills with Hitchcock: Rope

Two young men strangle their “inferior” classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the “perfection” of their crime. Stars James Stewart, John Dall and Farley Granger.

Rope (1948) 80min.

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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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AniManga Club

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

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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. 

Meets every Wednesday 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.

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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!
Sábados 9 de junio, 03:00pm – Biblioteca principal, Costin Room

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!
Sábados 9 de junho, 03:00pm – sala Costin da Biblioteca principal

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Edible Forest Gardens and Beyond

Andrew Whittaker of Green Abundance by Design will guide you through the creation of three ecologically designed landscapes which utilize native and edible plants to benefit humans and wildlife alike. This highly visual presentation will provide a framework to utilize Nature’s design for the creation of sustainable landscapes from design to installation.


This program is in collaboration with the Seed Lending Library and Transition Framingham.

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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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Early Release Day Movie: Ice Age

Cool Off With Our Sensational Back-To-School Movie Matinee!

Celebrate your school's early release at our special showing of Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. What better way to deal with the heat than by taking a trip back to the Ice Age?

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Libraries Rock! Movie: Tommy

Face off against the Pinball Wizard in our Libraries Rock! movie. That’s right, we’re watching Tommy, the musical based on the classic 1969 rock opera by The Who!

 (1975) 111 min. Rated PG.

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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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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.