Events Calendar / October 2018

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Book Buddy Read to Dogs: October Dates!

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs Eloise, Montana, and Lilah listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.
- Tuesday October 2, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Saturdays October 13 & 27, 2018, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
- Sundays October 14 & 28, 2018 - 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Reading will take place in the Children's Program Room. All ages are welcome! Registration is required.Please call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

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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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Poetry Workshop

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. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed should bring copies.

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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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Mother Goose on the Loose

Join us for the return of our popular early literacy children's program Mother Goose on the Loose! This eight week program will begin on October 3rd and run until November 28th, 2018. Mother Goose on the Loose is targeted for children ages 0-3 years old and accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is required as space is limited. Please pre-register at the Children's Department desk or call 508-532-5570 X4 to reserve your child's spot today!

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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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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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Brown Bag Learning Series: Introduction to Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Presented by: Dr. Hua Hai

Join Dr. Hai for an introduction to Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient and unique medical system of diagnosis, treatment and preventative health care. It has been practiced in China for over 3,000 years, and was introduced to the United States in 1972.  Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin. Dr. Hua Hai has been involved in acupuncture and herbal treatments since 1973 and brings four decades of expertise to her practice.  Come learn all about this ancient medical practice.

About Dr. Hua Hai

Dr. Hai has had 18 years of extensive training in both Chinese and Western medicine in China, Canada and the United States. She has earned two doctoral degrees (MD and PhD), and two Masters' degrees (Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, and Master of Science).  Dr. Hai has also taught medical students in China and Canada, conducted herbal clinical pharmacology and cancer research at Harvard and other top medical schools and pharmaceutical companies for over 15 years. She has published in many medical and scientific journals.

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Book Buddy Read to Dogs @ McAuliffe Branch

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Our therapy dogs Chewie and Rocco are looking for new friends to read to them!

Sign up today to reserve a 15 mintue slot by calling 508-532-5636 X5!

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Movie Matinee at the Main Library

Show Dogs (Rated PG for suggestive and rude humor, language and some action.) Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover at a prestigious dog show with his human partner, Frank, to find a stolen baby panda.

All ages are welcome at parents' discretion.

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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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Poetry Workshop

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. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed should bring copies.

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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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Mother Goose on the Loose

Join us for the return of our popular early literacy children's program Mother Goose on the Loose! This eight week program will begin on October 3rd and run until November 28th, 2018. Mother Goose on the Loose is targeted for children ages 0-3 years old and accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is required as space is limited. Please pre-register at the Children's Department desk or call 508-532-5570 X4 to reserve your child's spot today!

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Sci-Fi Book Group and Movie: Planet of the Apes, by Pierre Boulle

Book discussion: 6-7pm

Movie: 7-9pm

A couple vacationing in space encounters a drifting bottle containing a startling account: Three astronauts land on an Earth like planet, where evolution is inverted; apes are the superior species, reigning as masters over a brutish and mute human race. Described by the author as a "social fantasy," this is the classic story that inspired the chilling movie starring Charlton Heston.

Pizza and beverages provided.

(1968) 112 min. Rated G.

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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: The Essential Guide to Streaming

Guest Speaker: Annabel Dodd, Lecturer, Northeastern University.


The author of The Essential Guide to Telecommunications, 6th Edition, will provide insights on streaming, enabling technologies and the impact on the industry. Streaming has had an enormous impact on the film industry and users’ viewing habits.

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Healthy Living Series: Better Balance Workshop with Laila Vehvilainen

Session 1: Balance Deconstructed
What is balance and why is it important to maintain? Learn about the importance of balance and then participate in some group balance exercises.
Session 2: Balance Progressions
Talk on maintaining balance with everyday activities and the importance of posture, followed by group balance exercises.

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Friday Night Movie: Leave No Trace

Will and his teenage daughter, Tom, have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland.

Lexington Street doors open at 6:30pm.

(2018) 109min. Rated PG.

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AniManga Club October

AniManga club is for everyone who enjoys all things Anime and Manga. And since it's October, we'll be watching a selection of the creepiest anime I can find (while eating some delicious Japanese snacks of course).

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Book Buddy Read to Dogs: October Dates!

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs Eloise, Montana, and Lilah listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.
- Tuesday October 2, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Saturdays October 13 & 27, 2018, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
- Sundays October 14 & 28, 2018 - 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Reading will take place in the Children's Program Room. All ages are welcome! Registration is required.Please call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

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Framingham Community Song Circle

Monthly sing-along featuring folk songs, rounds, hymns, gospel, show tunes and more. Watch the words on the big screen! Accompanied by live band Folk Stew.

Fun for all ages, and refreshments provided.

Book Buddy Read to Dogs: October Dates! thumbnail Photo

Book Buddy Read to Dogs: October Dates!

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs Eloise, Montana, and Lilah listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.
- Tuesday October 2, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Saturdays October 13 & 27, 2018, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
- Sundays October 14 & 28, 2018 - 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Reading will take place in the Children's Program Room. All ages are welcome! Registration is required.Please call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

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Sunday Concert Series: Atlas Piano Trio

Hailed as “powerful and riveting,” Atlas Piano Trio will perform music by Schubert and Debussy. Their highly praised and unique interpretations are influenced by the historical approach and deep emotional content. Pianist Cihan Yucel, violinist Gary Cappozziello, and cellist Ignacy Gaydamovich, come from different sides of the Atlantic ocean to create unforgettable performances.


The series is sponsored in part by Metro Credit Union, Roche Brothers Markets, Brookdale Senior Living Solutions and Friends of the Framingham Library.

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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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Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Workshop

If you are thinking of applying for U.S. citizenship, attend one of our monthly information sessions. Topics include:

  • Review of eligibility to apply for citizenship
  • Documents needed to complete the N-400 application
  • Meaning of terms/words used in the N-400 application
  • How to file your application

Drop-in, no registration required.

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Poetry Workshop

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. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed should bring copies.

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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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Mother Goose on the Loose

Join us for the return of our popular early literacy children's program Mother Goose on the Loose! This eight week program will begin on October 3rd and run until November 28th, 2018. Mother Goose on the Loose is targeted for children ages 0-3 years old and accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is required as space is limited. Please pre-register at the Children's Department desk or call 508-532-5570 X4 to reserve your child's spot today!

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The Benefits of Trees: To Our Planet and Ourselves

Guest speaker: Christa Collins, SVT Director of Land Protection

This talk, inspired by Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees, will delve into the many reasons trees—in both urban, suburban and wilderness settings—are important for the well-being of our planet and our species. We’ll also explore some of the fascinating strategies healthy trees and forests use to survive and thrive.

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McAuliffe Book Group: In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Join us to discuss this debut thriller by the author of The Woman in Cabin 10. Reclusive crime writer Nora Shaw is invited to a bachelorette party for a former friend she hasn’t seen in over ten years. Over the weekend, events take a sinister turn and she wakes up in the hospital 48 hours later wondering not, “What happened?,” but “What have I done?”

Led by Kim Jung.

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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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Let’s Make Slime!

It’s a half day for middle school, and Halloween is coming up, so let’s make some neon colored slime! As an experiment, we’ll also make Oobleck, a liquid you can punch and walk on.

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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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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Massachusetts Leaders in the Woman Suffrage Movement

Guest Speaker: Barbara Berenson, Sr. Attorney at the MA Supreme Judicial Court

Berensen is the author of Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement; Revolutionary Reformers and will be focusing her spotlight on Bay State women who catalyzed the effort to gain women’s right to vote on a local and national level.

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Book Buddy Read to Dogs @ McAuliffe Branch

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Our therapy dogs Chewie and Rocco are looking for new friends to read to them!

Sign up today to reserve a 15 mintue slot by calling 508-532-5636 X5!

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

9:30am-3pm: Open to Friends Members
10am-3pm: Open to the Public


Most Books $1.00 or less, Children’s $.50 or less, single DVDs $3.00. 3 Rooms and the lobby chock full of books This month’s special will be popular authors—Buy One book for $1.00 Get One Free in the BOGO bookcase. Also a special selection of books will be featured at $2.00 each in the lobby. We have a huge children’s section, books of all genres, and foreign books and movies.


Many thanks to our renewing corporate members: Bella Costa Ristorante, Boston Breast Diagnostic Center, Dunkin’ Donuts, Market Basket, ERA Key Realty Services, Optical View, Roche Bros., and Royal Cleaners & Tailors. And welcome to our new businesses: Black and Buono P.C., Richard P. Goodkin, Esq., & TrUe Salon and Color Cafe.

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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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Mother Goose on the Loose

Join us for the return of our popular early literacy children's program Mother Goose on the Loose! This eight week program will begin on October 3rd and run until November 28th, 2018. Mother Goose on the Loose is targeted for children ages 0-3 years old and accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is required as space is limited. Please pre-register at the Children's Department desk or call 508-532-5570 X4 to reserve your child's spot today!

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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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Early Release StoryWalk with Craft!

Meet us in the Children’s Room for a librarian-led StoryWalk of The Saved Seed by Brenda Moore with pumpkin decorating afterward! Can’t make it on this day? The StoryWalk will be up in Nobscot Park for self-tours until November 25! Co-sponsored by the Framingham Garden Club.

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Early Release Open Lego

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!

Grades K+.

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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: Leo and Sonya Tolstoy and the Mystery of Marriage

Guest Speaker: Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, FSU


Lasting 48 years, the marriage of this famous novelist and his remarkable wife is documented in their diaries and notebooks. While their union is a story of a great love affair, it was rocked by extremes of happiness and pain and ended tragically in Tolstoy’s death, separated from his wife, in the train station at Yasnaya Polyana.

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Healthy Living Series: Better Balance Workshop with Laila Vehvilainen

Session 1: Balance Deconstructed
What is balance and why is it important to maintain? Learn about the importance of balance and then participate in some group balance exercises.
Session 2: Balance Progressions
Talk on maintaining balance with everyday activities and the importance of posture, followed by group balance exercises.

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Book Buddy Read to Dogs @ McAuliffe Branch

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Our therapy dogs Chewie and Rocco are looking for new friends to read to them!

Sign up today to reserve a 15 mintue slot by calling 508-532-5636 X5!

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Mindfulness Book Group: The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down…

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: Guidance on the Path to Mindfulness from a Spiritual Leader, by Haemin Sunim

Haemin Sunim is a Korean Buddhist monk educated in the United States. His philosophy of mindfulness and calm in our divisive world, and his gentle language, are soothing reminders to slow down.and be present. Join us for a book discussion followed by a short meditation.

Led by Harriet Weiner.
 

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Book Buddy Read to Dogs: October Dates!

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs Eloise, Montana, and Lilah listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.
- Tuesday October 2, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Saturdays October 13 & 27, 2018, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
- Sundays October 14 & 28, 2018 - 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Reading will take place in the Children's Program Room. All ages are welcome! Registration is required.Please call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

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Makers’ Pop-Up Workshop

Get in the habit of making! This month get ready for Halloween! Join us for an afternoon of designing imaginative masks for your costume!

For grade K+. No registration required.

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Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?! - After Hours Program

Zombies are once again attacking Framingham, and it’s up to all of you to find the tools to defeat them and survive. There will be food, zombie target shooting, and the main event survival scavenger hunt.

Registration isn't required, but please fill out the form on the next page so we can have an attendance estimate. Put the grade you're in, as well as the names/grades of anyone coming with you in the "Message" box. 

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Book Buddy Read to Dogs: October Dates!

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs Eloise, Montana, and Lilah listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.
- Tuesday October 2, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Saturdays October 13 & 27, 2018, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
- Sundays October 14 & 28, 2018 - 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Reading will take place in the Children's Program Room. All ages are welcome! Registration is required.Please call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

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Monday Matinee: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Five years after the events of Mamma Mia, Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past. Stars Lily James, Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep.


(2018) 114 min. Rated PG-13

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Special Halloween Storytime and Craft

Wear your favorite costume as you listen to (slightly) spooky stories and make a craft! Registration for this event is required. Please sign up by calling 508-532-5636 X5.

Back to Basics: User’s Manual for the U.S. Six Part Series with Paul Fideler

Please note: The final class date has been changed from March 11 to March 25.

Are you thinking that America’s political discourses have become too shallow, too partisan, too angry? If so, perhaps it’s time that you step back and reacquaint yourself with the user’s manual for the U.S.—its founding documents, the philosophies and practicality they embodied and the compelling humans who authored them. The convener for this effort will be Paul Fideler, Professor Emeritus of History & Humanities at Lesley University.

Please contact Paul for more information and to register for this course at pfideler@lesley.edu.

Class size is limited and registration is required.

Mondays October 29, November 26, December 17, January 14, February 25 and March 25, 7-8:30pm

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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.

Poetry Workshop thumbnail Photo

Poetry Workshop

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. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed should bring copies.

Stories for Scooters at Main Library thumbnail Photo

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. 

Mother Goose on the Loose thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose

Join us for the return of our popular early literacy children's program Mother Goose on the Loose! This eight week program will begin on October 3rd and run until November 28th, 2018. Mother Goose on the Loose is targeted for children ages 0-3 years old and accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is required as space is limited. Please pre-register at the Children's Department desk or call 508-532-5570 X4 to reserve your child's spot today!

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Fright Night Outdoor Movie: House on Haunted Hill

It’s our second annual Halloween outdoor movie! The weather may be getting a little chillier, but that’s perfect for a spooky classic. We’ll have hot cocoa, cider, candy, and other treats for a taste of fall before the movie. Make sure to bring your own lawn chair and/or blankets to get nice and cozy!

All Ages Halloween event!

House on Haunted Hill (1959) 75min