Events Calendar / January 2019

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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

Twenty fun-filled minutes of tiny tales and tunes in interactive fashion for little library-goers and their adults, with playtime afterward!  

Ages 0-3.

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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

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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Brown Bag Learning Series: Rocket-Fueled Metabolism

Presented by: Chris Hauck

Sick and tired of starving yourself to get to the ideal weight, only to gain it all back again? Tired of “doing everything right” and still not getting the results you want? 80% of all diets fail because effective weight loss is so much more than just cutting calories and watching what you eat. During this 45 minute workshop you will find out how “they” get you to buy “health food” that is not all that healthy. Find out little known secrets to understanding food labels. Learn about the myth of willpower, and why you can’t count only on self-control to make a lifestyle change. Understand how the foods you eat shift your hormones and force you to eat more and deposit more fat! Learn how a good night’s sleep and a good exercise program can reboot hormonal shifts that promote weight gain. Your health history doesn’t have to be your destiny!


About Chris Hauck:
Dr. Christopher A. Hauck is the owner of Chiropractic Solutions. He has a passion for providing his patients and their families with healthy lifestyle strategies based on the most current research. Dr. Hauck has over eight years’ experience working as a personal trainer and has worked for the U.S. Army as an exercise physiology researcher.

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Dads, Donuts, and Discoveries

Bond with your dad (and with donuts) through stories and songs while discovering new friends and activities. Mothers, siblings, and other family members are welcome.

All ages are welcome!

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AniManga Club

AniManga club is for everyone who enjoys all things Anime and Manga. We’ll be watching an assortment of your favorite anime TV shows, and eating some delicious Japanese snacks.

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Movie Matinee: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

The Teen Titans set out for Hollywood stardom and are sidetracked by a villain intent on world domination.

All ages at parents’ discretion.

(2018) 84 min., rated PG for action and rude humor.

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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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Sunday Concert Series: Calyx Piano Trio

The Calyx Piano Trio will be performing the music of Beethoven, Beach and Tailleferre. Formed in 2001, their name comes from the botanical term meaning the sepals of a flower, often in multiples of three, that encase a flower bud. Catherine French, violin, Jennifer Lucht, cello, and Nina Ferrigno, piano, the group’s bright and accomplished musicians, have earned Calyx the reputation of defying stereotypes with a repertoire that combines classical masterworks with original pieces by living composers.

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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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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 (except the second Tuesday of the month) 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.

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Main Library Book Group: The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe

Join us for a discussion of this celebrated novel from the award-winning author of Soldier Girls and Just Like Us. The Newcomers is an “extraordinary” (The Denver Post) account of refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school and their compassionate teacher and “a reminder that in an era of nativism, some Americans are still breaking down walls and nurturing the seeds of the great American experiment” (The New York Times Book Review).

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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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Mother Goose on the Loose Returns!

Mother Goose on the Loose is an eight-week, thirty-minute program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers.

Wednesdays, January 9- February 27.

Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver. Pre-registration IS Required.

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eBooks and More

You’ve heard you can download eBooks from the Library website, but did you know you can also download movies, music, magazines? Or that you can read Consumer Reports or the New York Times from home? Please join us for an overview of what digital resources are available to you and how you can access them.

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Sci-Fi Book Group: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

Kivrin time travels to the Middle Ages during the onslaught of the Black Death, but becomes stranded there due to a strange link between past and present. As her colleagues scramble to rescue her, she becomes a symbol of hope to the people of that 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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Healthy Living Series: Author Talk with Dr. Roger Landry, Author of Live Long, Die Short

Dr. Roger Landry will be giving a talk followed by a book signing. His book Live Long Die Short is the basis for our Healthy Living Series 6 part series Live Long, Die Short. Dr. Landry is a preventive medicine physician who specializes in building environments that empower older adults to maximize their unique potential.

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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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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.

 

Una velada musical presentando canciones folclóricas, himnos, góspel, show tunes y más. Lea la letra de las canciones en pantalla grande. Acompañados en vivo por la banda Folk Stew.

Diversión para todas las edades, habrá refrigerio.


Sing-along mensal com músicas folclóricas, rodas, hinos, gospel, canções de peças musicais, e mais. Acompanhe as letras das músicas no telão. Músicas serão acompanhadas pela banda Folk Stew ao vivo.

Para todas idades! Refrescos serão providenciados.

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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.

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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Community Puzzle Swap

What to do with jigsaw puzzles you’ve completed? Swap them! Bring your puzzles to exchange with others. No puzzle to swap? Come anyway; we always have extras for you to try. Primarily 500+ pieces, but all ages and levels welcome.

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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 (except the second Tuesday of the month) at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

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

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.

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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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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. 

Mother Goose on the Loose Returns! thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose Returns!

Mother Goose on the Loose is an eight-week, thirty-minute program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers.

Wednesdays, January 9- February 27.

Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver. Pre-registration IS Required.

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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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McAuliffe Book Group: The Circle by Dave Eggers

This novel depicts the life of a young worker at a fictional San Francisco-based technology company in the near future, as she faces doubts about her vocation, due to the company's seemingly well-intentioned innovations revealing a more sinister underlying agenda. Eggers is the celebrated author of A Hologram for the King and other bestselling books. Led by Brigitte Griffin

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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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Artist Reception: A Return to Nature, Crystal Sereno

Crystal Sereno has been in the healthcare field for 25 years and graduated from nursing school in 2000. The physical, psychological and emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis and treatment about 5 years ago had her seeking a path to peace and tranquility. The photos of nature she started taking helped her find solace and she shares them with others in the hope that they, too, can find peace from the beauty of nature.

The exhibit runs from January 16-31.

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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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Friends Book Sale

9:30am-3:00pm: Open to Friends Members

10:00am-3:00pm: Open to the Public

  • Most Books $1.00 or less, Children’s .50 or less, single DVDs $2.00.
  • 3 Rooms + the Lobby chock full of books.
  • This month we have a special selection of paperback books at $2.00 each in the lobby.
  • We are also featuring CD’s at 2 for $1.00 for singles and $2.00 for multi CD sets.
  • We have books of all genres, a huge children’s section, and a selection of foreign books & movies.

Thanks to your support of the Friends, we are able to provide free movies, concerts, programs, museum passes, audio books, CDs, Children’s Room apps, and more!

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Makers’ Workshop with local author Brett Fleishman

Come learn about puns and how Brett employs them as 'surprise endings' in his poetry.  You’ll learn about homonyms and puns, see them used in Brett’s poetry and then create your own punny poems!

Ages 8-12.

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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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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 (except the second Tuesday of the month) at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

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

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.

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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. 

Mother Goose on the Loose Returns! thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose Returns!

Mother Goose on the Loose is an eight-week, thirty-minute program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers.

Wednesdays, January 9- February 27.

Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver. Pre-registration IS Required.

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McAuliffe Matinee: Finding Your Feet

When 'Lady' Sandra Abbott  discovers that her husband of 40 years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, bohemian sister Bif. The two could not be more different, but different is just what Sandra needs at the moment. Reluctantly letting Bif drag her along to a community dance class, she starts finding her feet and romance as she meets her sister's colorful friends. A light British comedy.

(2018) 1 hr. 51 min. 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.

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Doggo Donations

The Framingham Public Library loves animals, and we love giving back to the community. We’ll be hosting two programs, one at each FPL location, where Framingham teens can make homemade dog and cat toys to be donated to Buddy Dog Humane Society in Sudbury.

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Friday Night Flicks: First Man

First Man looks at the life of astronaut, Neil Armstrong and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon. Stars Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Jason Clarke.

(2018) 2hr. 22 min. Rated PG-13.

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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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Open LEGO

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

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.

 

Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytimes at McAuliffe

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

Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.

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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Monday Matinee: The Old Man & the Gun

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Starring Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek and Casey Affleck.

(2018) 1 hr. 33 min. Rated PG-13.

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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 (except the second Tuesday of the month) at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.

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

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.

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. 

Mother Goose on the Loose Returns! thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose Returns!

Mother Goose on the Loose is an eight-week, thirty-minute program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers.

Wednesdays, January 9- February 27.

Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver. Pre-registration IS Required.

Origami Club thumbnail Photo

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+.

Doggo Donations thumbnail Photo

Doggo Donations

The Framingham Public Library loves animals, and we love giving back to the community. We’ll be hosting two programs, one at each FPL location, where Framingham teens can make homemade dog and cat toys to be donated to Buddy Dog Humane Society in Sudbury.

Grades 6-12