Events Calendar / March 2019

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Baby Lapsit

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. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

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Brown Bag Learning Series:  Understanding the Opioid Epidemic (at McAuliffe Branch Library)

Over the past decade, opioid misuse has risen to an epidemic level in the United States. Opioid overdose is now the leading cause of death for those under 50, surpassing motor vehicle accidents and firearms.  Massachusetts has been hit particularly hard, and no community has been immune to the devastating consequences of this public health crisis. This foundational workshop will provide an overview of the opioid epidemic.  Attendees will gain an understanding of the disease of addiction, how opioids work, the local impact, and learn about the important role that individuals have in helping to reduce the risk of substance misuse in their community.
 

Presented by Kelly E. Joseph:

Kelly Joseph, MS currently works as a Program Coordinator for the Framingham Health Department where she manages the MetroWest cluster of the Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC) – a Department of Public Health funded grant serving the communities of Framingham, Ashland, Hudson and Natick. In this role, Kelly leads a coalition and oversees the implementation of regional programs and initiatives aimed at preventing opioid misuse and fatalities.

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Dads, Donuts and Discoveries

Bond with your dad (and with donuts) through stories and songs and while discovering new friends and activities. This month we’ll tinker and enjoy another visit from Outdoor Rx. Mothers, siblings and other family members welcome!

All ages.

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Open Play

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

All Ages.

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Drop-In Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

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. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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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.

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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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Main Library Book Club: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Join us to discuss this celebrated, award-winning novel about a young couple who meet and fall in love as their city disintegrates into violence. This spare, allegorical novel is an intimate, poignant love story that explores the refugee and immigrant experience shared by countless people around the world.

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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 accompanied by a caregiver.

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Weekly Storycraft

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

Ages 3-5.

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Keva Plank Build

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

Grades K+

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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

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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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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

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International Women’s Day Tea

Join us for tea, cookies and conversation in celebration of International Women’s Day. We will be selling slightly used jewelry as a fundraiser for Dignity Matters.


Sponsored in part by Middlesex Savings Bank.

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Wow, She Has a Cool Job!

Come hear about some very cool jobs! Are you interested in animals? Maybe you’d like to be a veterinarian! Do you like eating cake? Maybe you’d like to own a bakery! Soccer coach? Learn about these jobs and more! Check our Instagram and Facebook page in the month of March to see what specific jobs will be coming to visit.

Fridays, March 8, 15, 22, 29.

Ages preschool and up.

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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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Baby Lapsit

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. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Ireland to America with Roger Tincknell

An upbeat, participatory program that includes mostly traditional and contemporary Irish and Irish American songs performed on multiple instruments! Audience participation may include singing, moving, dancing and spoon playing.

All Ages.

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Registration required. Call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

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.

All ages

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Drop-In Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

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. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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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.

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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Entrepreneur Workshop

Do you have a great idea for a small business or startup? Do you own a small business that you’d like to see grow? This workshop is for you! Learn the key steps and activities necessary to bring your dream idea to life with start-up veteran and Framingham State professor Mark Hardie. Please register for this program by emailing lkilburn@minlib.net or call 508-532-5570, x4357.

About Mark Hardie, Workshop Leader:
Mark Hardie is a serial entrepreneur and start-up veteran with a passion for innovation. The FSU Innovation Center’s hybrid model is similar to a startup incubator concept Mark developed and pitched to area venture capital investors. The son of two teachers, he has taught and lectured on technology issues at Harvard, MIT, University of Virginia, and University of Hartford. He is a career-long mentor at the MIT Sloan School and currently a Career Coach at Harvard Business School, working with start-up teams, founders and would-be entrepreneurs.

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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

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 accompanied by a caregiver.

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McAuliffe Matinee: A Star is Born (1976)

Starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. Rock star John Norman Howard’s career is on the decline, thanks to his excessive drinking. He falls in love with talented young singer Esther Hoffman and helps her move into the spotlight. But as Esther’s success grows, his career continues its downward spiral.

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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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Weekly Storycraft

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

Ages 3-5.

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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

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Baby Lapsit

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. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

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Wow, She Has a Cool Job!

Come hear about some very cool jobs! Are you interested in animals? Maybe you’d like to be a veterinarian! Do you like eating cake? Maybe you’d like to own a bakery! Soccer coach? Learn about these jobs and more! Check our Instagram and Facebook page in the month of March to see what specific jobs will be coming to visit.

Fridays, March 8, 15, 22, 29.

Ages preschool and up.

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.
Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy.

All ages.

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Friends’ Monthly 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 an assortment of interesting and diverse books at $2.00 each in our lobby.
  • We are also featuring DVD’s in our lobby 2 for $1.00

We have books of all genres, a huge children’s section, and a selection of foreign books. 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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Movie Matinee: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

All Ages at parents discretion. Bring your own snacks.

(2018) 1 hour 52 minutes. rated PG for some action and rude humor

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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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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.

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Monday Matinee: Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. Nominated for two Oscars.

(2018) 2 hr. 4 min. Rated R.

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Community Puzzle Swap

We're adding board games to our puzzle swap this month! Bring games and 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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Drop-In Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

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. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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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.

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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Starting Seeds Indoors

Join members of the Seed Lending Library for a demonstration and discussion of seed-starting methods, from basic, no frills (i.e. on your window sill) to using grow lights and heating pads. The Seed Lending Library opens on Saturday March 2. Make a plan for the seeds you will start indoors this season.

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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

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 accompanied by a caregiver.

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McAuliffe Book Discussion: Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon

One night in 1917 Beatrice Haven sneaks out of her uncle’s house on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, leaves her newborn baby at the foot of a pear tree, and watches as another woman claims the infant as her own. When she returns to her uncle’s house ten years later, seeking a refuge from her unhappy life, she is inadvertently reunited with the woman who has been raising her abandoned child, Lucy Pear—a bright, bold girl with secrets of her own. This novel questions class, freedom, and the meaning of family.

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Weekly Storycraft

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

Ages 3-5.

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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

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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: The Friendship of Thoreau and Emerson, Jeffrey Cramer

GUEST SPEAKER: Jeffrey S. Cramer, Curator of Collections at Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods


Jeffrey S. Cramer will discuss his new book, Solid Seasons: The Friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Cramer is considered the leading authority on Thoreau’s life and writings.

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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

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Wow, She Has a Cool Job!

Come hear about some very cool jobs! Are you interested in animals? Maybe you’d like to be a veterinarian! Do you like eating cake? Maybe you’d like to own a bakery! Soccer coach? Learn about these jobs and more! Check our Instagram and Facebook page in the month of March to see what specific jobs will be coming to visit.

Fridays, March 8, 15, 22, 29.

Ages preschool and up.

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Friday Night Movie: A Star is Born

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Nominated for 8 Oscars. Starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

(2018). 2hr.16min. Rated R.

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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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Baby Lapsit

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. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Makers Workshop: Rain Globes

Come celebrate the start of spring by creating a Rain Globe! We will be making snow globes but instead of snow scenes we will fill our globes with the colors of spring

Ages 5+.

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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Drop-In Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

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. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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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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Make It! - Sewing 101 EVENT FULL, WAITLIST OPEN

EVENT FULL, BUT WAITLIST IS OPEN

Mandy Roberge will be joining us to teach an intro to sewing. Learn how to thread/operate a sewing machine; how to sew a button, and how to hem clothing! This is the first in our new Make It! program series focusing on art and creativity. Space is limited, and registration is required. Please click on the event listing, and fill out the form at the bottom of the page to sign up. When doing so, please put the grade of the person/people attending in the "Message" box, as well as the names of any additional registrants.

​Grades 6-12

"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency."

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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 thumbnail Photo

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 accompanied by a caregiver.

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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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Bookmarkers

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.

Grades 3-5.

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Women in World Jazz

Featuring women composers, Women In World Jazz bring together women of different nationalities with extensive experience in performance and education. All members of the group are accomplished musicians playing a variety of music ranging from Jazz to World/Ethnic. The group highlights music from the US, Cuba, Brazil, Cape Verde, Japan, and the Middle East.

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Weekly Storycraft

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

Ages 3-5.

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Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

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Lifelong Learning Lecture: A Poet in Our Midst: The Work of Alan Feldman

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, Framingham State University


Winner of several prizes in poetry, Alan has been writing for more than 40 years chronicling subjects like traveling on land and sea, home, workplaces, parents and children, marriage, friendship and love. This lecture will cover selections from The Happy Genius through his most recent work, The Golden Coin.

Please Note: This lecture will be at the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library.

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Baby Lapsit

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. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.

Preschool aged children.

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Wow, She Has a Cool Job!

Come hear about some very cool jobs! Are you interested in animals? Maybe you’d like to be a veterinarian! Do you like eating cake? Maybe you’d like to own a bakery! Soccer coach? Learn about these jobs and more! Check our Instagram and Facebook page in the month of March to see what specific jobs will be coming to visit.

Fridays, March 8, 15, 22, 29.

Ages preschool and up.

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.
Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy.

All ages.

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AniManga Club March

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.

​Grades 6-12

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Registration required. Call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

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.

All ages

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Sunday Concert Series: Formosa Duo: Sam Ou and Chi Chen Wu

Sam Ou and Chi- Chen Wu will perform on piano and cello:

  • John Kramer: Sonata for Cello & Piano
  • Gabriel Fauré: Romance in A Major, Op. 69
  • Claude Debussy: Rêverie
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Song Without Words in D Major, Op. 109 (posthumous)
  • Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Cello & Piano

The series is sponsored in part by Roche Brothers Supermarkets, Brookdale Cushing Park, Metro Credit Union, St. Mary’s Credit Union and Friends of the Framingham Library.