Events Calendar / May 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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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.

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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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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Sixth Annual Fashion Show and Afternoon Tea

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Sixth Annual Fashion Show and Afternoon Tea

Fashions provided by SKM Jewelers, located on Route 9 in Framingham. Guests will view a variety of Spring fashions. SKM jewelry and accessories will be available for purchase. This is a wonderful Mother’s Day gift for mom, grandma, a sister or friends.

Tickets are $25.00 and are available for purchase Monday April 15, at the Main Library and the Christa McAuliffe Branch. Proceeds will benefit the Homework Center. SKM will also donate 30% of sales from this event!

These events brought to you by the Homework Center, which provides free tutoring for students grades K-12 Monday-Thursday 2:30-5:30pm. For more information, email Judy Gatlin at jgatlin@minlib.net.

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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 (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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Banner Unveiling Open House

Beautiful new banners are being installed in our parking areas at both Libraries. Come have a look!

Part of a photography project to represent and celebrate our wonderful patrons, these banners were made possible by the many community members who offered to take part in the project, and the support of Friends of the Framingham Library. We hope they inspire you to discover all your Library has to offer!

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Main Library Book Group: The Wife by Meg Wolitzer

En route to accompany her husband in accepting yet another prestigious literary prize, Joan has decided to stop playing the role of supportive wife, turning a blind eye to her husband’s transgressions, subjugating her own talents along the way. This is an acerbic and astonishing take on a marriage and the truth that beneath the surface there so often lies a secret.

Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman and Bernard Horn

June 4: Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University, in Trustees Room

June 18: Led by Bernard Horn, in Trustees Room

June 25: Led by Bernard Horn, in Children's Program Room

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. Each session begins with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed need to provide copies to distribute during the session.

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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

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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Sci-Fi Book Group: Semiosis by Sue Burke

A ship of human colonists lands on a planet they name Pax, which is inhabited by familiar-enough plants and animals but no advanced life. The colonists soon discover, though, that in the absence of a dominant species, much life on Pax, which is a billion years older than Earth, has inched its way toward sentience.

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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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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.

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. 

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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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AniManga Club May

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

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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Special Mother’s Day Concert

Jenny Tang is a pianist who has performed solo recitals throughout New England, maintains a private studio in New York City and is a freelance conductor.  Musical selections will include Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, Debussy, Lili Boulanger, Ginastera, Tan Dun.

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Weekly Storytimes

Ages 2-4

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Monday Matinee: The Mule

Directed and starring Clint Eastwood as a 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran turned drug mule for a Mexican cartel.

(2018) 1hr. 56min. Rated R for language and brief sexuality/nudity.

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Vertical Gardening

Local gardeners extraordinaire, Brigitte Griffin and Gesa Lehnert, will present ways to maximize space in your garden.

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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 (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.

Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman and Bernard Horn

June 4: Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University, in Trustees Room

June 18: Led by Bernard Horn, in Trustees Room

June 25: Led by Bernard Horn, in Children's Program Room

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. Each session begins with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed need to provide copies to distribute during the session.

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. 

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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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Doug Rich, Willie Sordillo and Zoë Krohne Trio

Doug, Willie and Zoë bring together extensive individual explorations of musical traditions including folk music, jazz, R&B, gospel and world music.  While each has traversed their own path, their partnership results in something wholly unique as their individual experiences and tastes blend into a new creative expression.  Incorporating original compositions and music from a variety of other sources, their varied musical choices gain coherence through the unifying principle that all of it is meant to lift spirits and touch hearts.  

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McAuliffe Book Group: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. They are total strangers, but they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, they are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.

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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 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.

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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.

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.

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Plan the Future of YOUR Library Forum

Let us know how can we better serve you:

  • In your neighborhood?
  • Within the Library spaces?
  • With the Library collection?
  • With marketing and outreach?


Please attend one (or more) of our Community Forums and help us write our Long Range Plan. Let your voice be heard and help shape the future of the Library!

Saturday May 18, 10am-12pm – McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room
Wednesday May 22, 7-9pm – McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room

Email framinghamlrp@gmail.com to save your space.
RSVP appreciated but not required.

If you can't make it to one of the forums, but would still like to tell us your ideas (or would like a space to expand your thoughts), please take this quick online survey in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

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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 $2.00

3 Rooms + the lobby chock full of books
All hardcover fiction discards are half price this month at 2 for $1.00!! This month we also have an assortment of interesting and diverse books at $2.00 each in our lobby. We have a huge children’s section, books of all genres, 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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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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Tumblebus

Come experience a new level of fun with the Tumblebus, gym on wheels1 The tumblebus provides a fun way for children to receive the physical fitness that is so important to their development!

Ages 2-6

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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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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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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 (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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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.

Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman and Bernard Horn

June 4: Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University, in Trustees Room

June 18: Led by Bernard Horn, in Trustees Room

June 25: Led by Bernard Horn, in Children's Program Room

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. Each session begins with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed need to provide copies to distribute during the session.

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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

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.

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+.

Plan the Future of YOUR Library Forum thumbnail Photo

Plan the Future of YOUR Library Forum

Let us know how can we better serve you:

  • In your neighborhood?
  • Within the Library spaces?
  • With the Library collection?
  • With marketing and outreach?


Please attend one (or more) of our Community Forums and help us write our Long Range Plan. Let your voice be heard and help shape the future of the Library!

Saturday May 18, 10am-12pm – McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room
Wednesday May 22, 7-9pm – McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room

Email framinghamlrp@gmail.com to save your space.
RSVP appreciated but not required.

If you can't make it to one of the forums, but would still like to tell us your ideas (or would like a space to expand your thoughts), please take this quick online survey in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

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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.

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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. 

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

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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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Make It! - Paint Party (PROGRAM FULL, WAIT LIST IS OPEN)

Kyia Watkins from At Peace Arts will bring her traveling Paint Party to Framingham so our teens can create their own masterPEACE! Everyone can paint the featured design chosen by the host or create something completely different. Kyia promises to walk & paint with you from start to finish so you can step back and say, “Wow! I made that!”This is the third of our Make It! program series focusing on art and creativity. 

THE PROGRAM IS FULL, BUT THE WAIT LIST IS OPEN. If you would like to sign up for the wait list, 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.

"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."

Grades 6-12

Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman and Bernard Horn

June 4: Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University, in Trustees Room

June 18: Led by Bernard Horn, in Trustees Room

June 25: Led by Bernard Horn, in Children's Program Room

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. Each session begins with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed need to provide copies to distribute during the session.

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. 

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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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McAuliffe Matinee: Stan and Ollie

In 1953, with their golden era behind them, comedy team Laurel & Hardy set out on a variety hall tour of Britain. The tour becomes a hit, but long-buried ghosts and Oliver’s failing health start to threaten their partnership. Aware that they are approaching their swan song, they rediscover just how much they mean to each other.

(2018) 1 hr. 38 min. Rated PG.

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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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Upcycled Calendar Crafts

We’ve got old calendars and maps galore, and they’re waiting for you to turn them into cool new things! We'll have materials and instructions for making mosaic art, gift bags and bows, envelopes, marble magnets and more.

Grades 6-12

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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.

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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Friday Night Flick: Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody is an enthralling celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of history’s most beloved entertainers. Oscar winner, Rami Malek stars as Freddie Mercury.

(2018) 2hr. 14min. PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive material, drug content and language