Events Calendar / November 2018

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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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KEVA Plank Building

Explore your artistic nature, problem solve and engage in play with the deceptively simple KEVA planks. Come amaze us with your creations!

For grades K+.

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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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Bookmarkers: with Haley Hein

January 3: Grades K-2; January 17: 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!

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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Jacob Lawrence in Context

Presenter: Dr. Erika Schneider, Associate Professor, FSU.

Dr. Schneider will discuss Lawrence’s career, focusing on the 22 silk screen prints, The Legend of John Brown, made in 1977 and based on his 1941 gouache paintings. Wellesley College’s Davis Museum is hosting an exhibit from September 21 to December 16.

The Lifelong Learing Series is a partnership between Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library.

 

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Silhouette Portraits: A Fundraising Event to Benefit the Friends of the Framingham Library

Hand-cut by artist Marcella Comerford-Foley of Portraits in Silhouette, these lovely portraits make wonderful gifts and precious mementos. All work is done free-hand and wiggly little ones are welcome!

By appointment only. Please contact Marsha Farmelant at (508) 875-1918 or mfarmelant@aol.com. Space is limited and filling up fast!

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Planning and Community Development Updates

Presented by Arthur Robert, Director of Community and Economic Development

Art will speak about the status of current and ongoing initiatives in planning and economic development for the City of Framingham.  His discussion will include the status of downtown projects underway; zoning; district plans; transportation, including bicycle and pedestrian improvements; open space planning; and a number of special projects.  Art will also talk about the efforts to comply with the new City charter call for the creation of a new Planning and Community Development department that merges three current departments into one. 

About Arthur Robert:

Art is Framingham's Director of Community and Economic Development.  In this role, he leads a team preparing the state’s 14th largest community – and newest city - for the future, through a wide range of planning, community and economic development initiatives.  Over the past 17 years, Art has served five Massachusetts governors in a range of state-level economic development marketing, policy, business development, and program roles.  He holds degrees from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University and the University of New Hampshire.  Art retired from the Massachusetts Army National Guard in 2006, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

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Friday Night Flicks: The Big Parade

Silent film with piano accompaniment by Richard Hughes.

The Big Parade is an early film to have neither glorified the war nor ignored its human costs. It heavily influenced a great many subsequent war films, especially All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). In 1992, The Big Parade was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Note: There will be a 10 minute intermission.

The Big Parade, 1925 (2hr. 31min.)

In collaboration with the Framingham Historical Society.

Silhouette Portraits: A Fundraising Event to Benefit the Friends of the Framingham Library thumbnail Photo

Silhouette Portraits: A Fundraising Event to Benefit the Friends of the Framingham Library

Hand-cut by artist Marcella Comerford-Foley of Portraits in Silhouette, these lovely portraits make wonderful gifts and precious mementos. All work is done free-hand and wiggly little ones are welcome!

By appointment only. Please contact Marsha Farmelant at (508) 875-1918 or mfarmelant@aol.com. Space is limited and filling up fast!

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Movie Matinee: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Matinee – Saturday November 3, 2-4pm

No School Morning Matinee – Tuesday November 6, 11am-1pm

It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters enjoy the cruise until Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monster kind.

All ages at parents’ discretion.

(2018) 97 min. Rated PG for some action and rude humor.

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Sunday Concert Series: Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band

This internationally-acclaimed band brings passion, virtuosity, and contagious energy to every performance. The Wheels improvise with the intimacy of chamber music and the intensity of a rowdy dance band. Their engaging contemporary interpretation of Jewish music is irresistible to audiences ranging from elementary school students to the judges at the International Jewish Music Festival. Previously an instrumental band, they’ve now added vocals!

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

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new 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 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All ages.

 

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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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Movie Matinee: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Matinee – Saturday November 3, 2-4pm

No School Morning Matinee – Tuesday November 6, 11am-1pm

It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters enjoy the cruise until Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monster kind.

All ages at parents’ discretion.

(2018) 97 min. Rated PG for some action and rude humor.

No School Open Play

Drop in and make something creative with Keva Planks, Legos, Magnatiles, and more!

All ages.

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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: Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Join us for a discussion of Little Fires Everywhere, the celebrated novel from Celeste Ng, bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You. This riveting novel traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives and the lives of the folks of the placid, progressive Cleveland suburb Shaker Heights.

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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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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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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!

Weekly Storytime at Main Library thumbnail Photo

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

January 3: Grades K-2; January 17: 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!

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Drop In Baby Lapsit at Main Library

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

For ages 0-2 with caregiver! No registration required.

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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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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs @ McAuliffe

Improve your reading skills by reading aloud to your Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs listen as children read.

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

All ages.

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AniManga Club November

AniManga club is for everyone who enjoys all things Anime and Manga. We’ve got a whole bunch of shows to choose from, and we’ll have some delicious Japanese snacks to eat while we watch.

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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.

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

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.

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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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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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Origami Club

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

Ages 7+.

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Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail

Dan Brielmann’s video journal will guide us along the Bay Circuit Trail, a 200 mile natural wonder that arcs around the City of Boston from Newburyport to Kingston. Dan’s documentary news style inspires us to meet the people who are caring for the earth. He will talk about the more than 25 years he was involved with this project and how it became a reality.

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Sci-Fi Book Group: The Stars Are Legion

Described as “one of the most unusual and powerfully disturbing space operas [of 2017],” this novel follows a pair of sisters who must wrest control of their war-torn legion of worlds—and may have to destroy everything they know in order to survive.

Led by Marcy Maiorana.

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McAuliffe Book Group: To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

In the winter of 1885, decorated war hero Colonel Allen Forrester leads an exploratory expedition up the Wolverine River in the vast, untamed Alaska Territory. Forrester records his extraordinary experiences in a journal that he hopes to share with his newly pregnant wife—if he survives. Vancouver’s social restrictions test the Colonel’s wife, Sophie. The recent discovery of photography keeps her busy, waiting for her husband to return.

Led by Paula Marsh.

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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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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs @ McAuliffe

Improve your reading skills by reading aloud to your Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs listen as children read.

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

All ages.

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Friends 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 + the lobby chock full of books!

 

 

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Drop In Baby Lapsit at Main Library

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

For ages 0-2 with caregiver! No registration required.

Makers’ Pop-Up Workshop

Get in the habit of making! This month get ready for Thanksgiving! Join us for an afternoon of edible crafting and weaving a cornucopia to put them in!

Grades K+

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new 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 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All ages.

 

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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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Films Around the World: A Man Escaped (Un Condemné Ā Mort S’est Ēchappé)

Discussion Leader: Dr. Arthur Nolletti, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Framingham State University

Much more than a factual account of a French Resistance leader’s escape from prison, Bresson’s celebrated film is a work of intense spirituality that exemplifies his trademark style and superb use of non-professional actors. In French with English subtitles.

(1956) 101min. Directed by Robert Bresson

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Mini Pumpkin Decorating

Halloween has passed, but fall is still around, and Thanksgiving is this week, so let’s decorate mini pumpkins. We’ll have paint, glue, glitter, googly eyes, and more for your to make your very own pumpkin friend.

So that we know how many pumpkins we'll need, please register by clicking on the event link (or poster) and filling out the form at the bottom of the page. Please put the grade you're in, as well as the names/grades of anyone attending with you in the "Message" box.

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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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The Brazilian Project

Greater Boston area musicians Marlene Del Rosario, Richard Viard, and Friends perform intimate classic bossa novas and Brazilian-influenced tunes. Refreshments.

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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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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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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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Drop In Baby Lapsit at Main Library

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

For ages 0-2 with caregiver! No registration required.

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No School Movie Matinee: Christopher Robin

Now a working family man, Christopher Robin encounters his childhood friend, Winnie-the-Pooh, and his other stuffed animal friends, who help him to rediscover the joys of life.

(2018) 104 minutes, rated PG for some action.

All ages at parents’ discretion.

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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. 

Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs @ McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs @ McAuliffe

Improve your reading skills by reading aloud to your Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs listen as children read.

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

All ages.

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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.

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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Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main

If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

Please check in at the Reference Desk on the 3rd floor.

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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.

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. 

Meets every Wednesday and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

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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Origami Club

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

Ages 7+.

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Wednesday Night Movie: Crazy Rich Asians

The only thing crazier than love is family. This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.

(2018) 2 hr. Rated PG-13

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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.