Events Calendar / May 2019

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 2019
10:15-10:45am

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.

Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver.

Pre-registration required.

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Weekly Storycraft

Get in the library habit-drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, shool readiness activities, and thematic craft.

Ages 3-5

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Early Release 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

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm and
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

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 ages.

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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

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm and 
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

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 ages.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Home Buying 101

Presented by Konstantina Choros

Confused by the home buying process?  Listen in as Konstantina walks you through all the steps involved in buying a home from finding a good mortgage broker, to the closing table, to things you should do once you are a home owner! She will be happy to answer any questions you have on this multi stepped process. All attendees will receive a Home Buying Guide to refer to at the end of the presentation. Join Konstantina as she delves into the highs and lows of home buying. 

Konstantina is a licensed Realtor. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Massachusetts, Realtors Association of Central Massachusetts. She used to be a small business owner before becoming a Realtor. She has a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and  M.A. from New York University.

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Dads & Donuts

Bond with your dad (and with donuts) through stories, songs and fun. Mothers, siblings, and other family members welcome!

Volunteer readers and donut donators needed;
contact the Children’s Room, 508-532-5570 x4, for details.

​All ages

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Movie Matinee: Kid Who Would Be King

An unexceptional English boy pulls Excalibur from a rock and is informed by Merlin that he is destined to lead the charge against evil medieval enchantress Morgana le Fay’s attempt to conquer the world.

(2019, running time: 120 minutes, Rated PG)

All ages at parents’ discretion.

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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.

Saturday May 11, 3:00-4:00pm, 
Sundays May 5 and 19, 2:00-3:00pm

All ages. 

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

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Weekly Storytimes

Ages 2-4

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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. 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.

Mother Goose on the Loose thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 2019
10:15-10:45am

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.

Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver.

Pre-registration required.

Weekly Storycraft thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storycraft

Get in the library habit-drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, shool readiness activities, and thematic craft.

Ages 3-5

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm and
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

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 ages.

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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

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm and 
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

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 ages.

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy.

All ages.

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

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Mothers’ Day Open Craft

Drop in and make a heartfelt handicraft for your mom to celebrate her on her day! We supply materials and ideas; you supply the clever hands and the loving hearts.

All Ages.

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Storycraft with Mary Beth Numbers

Would you like to hear a tale from Africa?  Come hear about how the first human in Uganda outsmarted a wizard when he listened to the important advice of a friend.  We’ll end with a craft that matches the book. The author is a second grade teacher from Holliston School District who travels to Uganda each year!

Ages 6+

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Mother’s Day Drop In Craft

Drop in and make a heartfelt handicraft for your mom to celebrate her on her day! We supply materials and ideas; you supply the clever hands and the loving hearts.

All ages

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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.

Saturday May 11, 3:00-4:00pm,
Sundays May 5 and 19, 2:00-3:00pm

All ages.

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

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Weekly Storytimes

Ages 2-4

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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. 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.

Mother Goose on the Loose thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 2019
10:15-10:45am

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.

Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver.

Pre-registration required.

Weekly Storycraft thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storycraft

Get in the library habit-drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, shool readiness activities, and thematic craft.

Ages 3-5

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Early Release Open Play

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

All ages

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Makers’ Workshop: Upcycled Bird Feeders

Did you know that birds are very important to our local ecosystem? Besides being beautiful and singing us awake each morning, birds are powerful pollinators! This month we will be making bird feeders out of recycled materials to feed our feathery friends.

Ages 5+

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Special Play Space Activities

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm and
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

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 ages.

Adult Coloring Night thumbnail Photo

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.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm and 
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

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 ages.

Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs thumbnail Photo

Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy.

All ages.

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

Baby Lapsit thumbnail Photo

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.

Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs thumbnail Photo

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.

Saturday May 11, 3:00-4:00pm, 
Sundays May 5 and 19, 2:00-3:00pm

All ages. 

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

Weekly Storytimes thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytimes

Ages 2-4

Baby Lapsit thumbnail Photo

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. 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

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main thumbnail Photo

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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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.

Mother Goose on the Loose thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 2019
10:15-10:45am

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.

Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver.

Pre-registration 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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Weekly Storycraft

Get in the library habit-drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, shool readiness activities, and thematic craft.

Ages 3-5

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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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Special Play Space Activities

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm and
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

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 ages.

Baby Lapsit thumbnail Photo

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

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm and 
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

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 ages.

Baby Lapsit thumbnail Photo

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. 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

Social Services Assistance from SMOC @ FPL Main thumbnail Photo

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.

Mother Goose on the Loose thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 2019
10:15-10:45am

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.

Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver.

Pre-registration required.

Weekly Storycraft thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storycraft

Get in the library habit-drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, shool readiness activities, and thematic craft.

Ages 3-5

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm and
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

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 ages.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm and 
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

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 ages.