Events Calendar / June 2019

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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AniManga Club June

AniManga club is for everyone who enjoys all things Anime and Manga. It’s now summer, so I’ll bring a selection of new anime movies to choose from while we’re eating some delicious Japanese snacks.

Grades 6-12

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Movie Matinee: How to Train Your Dragon 3

How to Train Your Dragon 3
As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless' discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup's reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind.

2019
Running time: 104 minutes,
Rated PG for adventure action and some mild rude humor
All ages at parents’ discretion.

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A Very Hungry Caterpillar Spectacular

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of a most beloved book, A Very Hungry Caterpillar! The New Hampshire Caterpillar Lab will be here to help us celebrate and teach us why that caterpillar was so hungry!

All Ages.

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Drop-in Resume Help

Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies.

No session on Tuesday, September 10.

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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 Writer’s Group

Join us as we work through To Our Children’s Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come by Bob Green and D.G. Fulford. Weekly discussion and exercises will help you capture and share your personal and family history.
Please bring a fresh notebook.

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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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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Special Play Space Activities

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

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. 

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
Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space.

Preschool ages.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: The Fascinating Hobby of Amateur Radio

Presented by John Iwuc and the Framingham Amateur Radio Association

Amateur radio operators talk to other “hams” locally and around the world using just radios, no phone or internet required! We will talk about what got us interested in this fascinating hobby, and how to get your entry level license. FARA is one of the oldest amateur radio clubs in the US. Hams help out with public events like the Boston Marathon, pass short messages around the country when needed in emergencies, and give current weather reports to the NWS. When cell phones and the internet go down, Ham radio can be set up quickly and stays up! Come learn about amateur radio and then join us for our Field Day on Saturday June 22 from 2 pm to 6 pm at the McAuliffe Branch. All are welcome.

ABOUT JOHN IWUC:
John, President of FARA, obtained the initial amateur radio license in 2011 after hearing local weather reports about tornados while listening to a scanner. These reports were made by amateur radio operators participating in the National Weather Systems’ Skywarn program. He subsequently obtained two advanced licenses allowing more use of the frequencies to talk 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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Drop-in Resume Help

Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies.

No session on Tuesday, September 10.

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Journal Writer’s Group

Join us as we work through To Our Children’s Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come by Bob Green and D.G. Fulford. Weekly discussion and exercises will help you capture and share your personal and family history.
Please bring a fresh notebook.

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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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June Sci-Fi Book Group: All Systems Red, by Martha Wells

A soap-opera-loving android in the midst of an existential crisis assists the humans it serves in the investigation of several murders on another planet. All Systems Red relates an often humorous space adventure with noir ambience, while posing questions about the ramifications of machine sentience. Winner of the 2018 Hugo, Nebula, and Alex Awards.

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Painted Rocks

Just a few more days left of school, so we’re celebrating with a fun craft! Paint your own pet rock if you’d like. Or perhaps you’d prefer a space rock with glow in the dark paint to go with our summer reading theme, or something to add to the Kindness Rock Project. The choice is yours.

Grades 6-12

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Special Play Space Activities

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

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. 

Preschool ages.

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Special Play Space Activities

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

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space.

Preschool ages.

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Saturday June 15 and 22,
10:00-11:00am 

 

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

 

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

All ages.

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Fathers’ Day Open Craft

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

All Ages.

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Friends Book Sale

LAST SALE UNTIL SEPTEMBER

Get all your Summer Reading!

9:30-10:00am: Friends’ Members

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

  • Most Books $1.00 or less; Children’s .50 or less; single DVD’s $2.00.
  • 3 Rooms + the lobby chock full of books
  • Music CDs will be 2 for $1.00 this month
  • This month we 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.

Mark your calendar for our summer Friends’ Fest @ McAuliffe on July 27th. Fun for all!

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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Father’s Day Drop In Craft

Drop in and create a craft just in time for Fathers’ Day.

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.

All ages.

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

Amateur Radio Kids Day

Learn radio science basics by hands on operation of shortwave radios. Connect via shortwave radio with young people across the United States!

Sponsored by The Framingham Public Library Homework Center.

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Monday Matinee: Arctic

A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of making it out alive. Directed by Joe Penna and starring Mads Mikkelson.

(2019) 98 min. PG-13 for language and some bloody images.

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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. All ages and levels welcome.

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Drop-in Resume Help

Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies.

No session on Tuesday, September 10.

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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 Writer’s Group

Join us as we work through To Our Children’s Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come by Bob Green and D.G. Fulford. Weekly discussion and exercises will help you capture and share your personal and family history.
Please bring a fresh notebook.

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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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.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

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

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. 

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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Summer Music Series: Choro das 3

Choro das 3 is a family based band composed of three sisters: Corina (flutes), Lia (7 string acoustic guitar) and Elisa (mandolin, clarinet, banjo and piano) and their father Eduardo (pandeiro). The band plays Brazilian instrumental music, and their main style is Choro music, an instrumental music genre that emerged in Brazil in the 19th century. They have performed in concerts and workshops all over Brazil, USA, Mexico and France.

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Lego Building/ Open Play

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

All Ages.

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Special Play Space Activities

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

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space.

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. 

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Saturday June 15 and 22,
10:00-11:00am 

 

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

 

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

All ages.

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School’s Out 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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SFSP Free Lunch at the Library

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm (Note: On Friday, August 16, lunch will be held in the Costin Room; please enter the Costin Room door, on the Lexington St. side.)

Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Lunch available for individuals 5-18 years old

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Drop-in Resume Help

Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies.

No session on Tuesday, September 10.

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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 Writer’s Group thumbnail Photo

Journal Writer’s Group

Join us as we work through To Our Children’s Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come by Bob Green and D.G. Fulford. Weekly discussion and exercises will help you capture and share your personal and family history.
Please bring a fresh notebook.

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. 

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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SFSP Free Lunch at the Library

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm (Note: On Friday, August 16, lunch will be held in the Costin Room; please enter the Costin Room door, on the Lexington St. side.)

Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Lunch available for individuals 5-18 years old

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McAuliffe Matinee: Shoplifters

After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu's wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them. In Japanese with English subtitles.

(2018) Rated R for some sexual content and nudity.

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School’s Out Makers’ Workshop: Wind Chimes

This month we will be blending nature and music! We will be making wind chimes out of fallen branches, beads, and jingle bells.

​Ages 5+.

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Special Play Space Activities

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

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. 

Preschool ages.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

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

Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space.

Preschool ages.

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SFSP Free Lunch at the Library

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm (Note: On Friday, August 16, lunch will be held in the Costin Room; please enter the Costin Room door, on the Lexington St. side.)

Framingham Public Library will be offering free lunch three days a week this summer to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Drop by, eat, and pick up some summer reading while you’re here.

Lunch available for individuals 5-18 years old

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Friday Night Flick: The Mustang

The story of a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs.Matthias Schoenaerts and Bruce Dern star in this moving tale of human redemption.

(2019) 96 min. R for language, some violence and drug content.

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Adult Summer Reading Kickoff

9-11am: Enjoy music from your favorite sci-fi movie soundtracks played on our state-of-the-art sound system while you try coloring and savor some light refreshments courtesy of Wegmans. Grab your kick-off packet and play “A Universe of Stories" Scavenger Hunt and Space Word Search to earn additional raffle entries. Recommend a book you enjoyed for a chance to win a $5 gift certificate to a Friends book sale.

3-4pm: Join the fun as our Song Circle performs tunes to celebrate the anniversary of the moon landing. Fun for all ages. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of Wegmans.

For more information and to register online, visit the Adult Summer Reading webpage.

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“A Universe of Stories” Kids Summer Reading Kickoff

Join us to sign up for our summer reading program and get your summer reading T-Shirt! Besides Planetarium Shows in the Community Room, JoJo the Magician will be in the building, and Teddy’s Big Bubble Show and the library’s new Bookmobile will be outside!

10:00-10:30--Planetarium Show, registration required

10:30-11:00--JoJo the Magician

11:00-11:30--Planetarium Show, registration required

11:30-12:00 –Teddy’s Big Bubble Show

Remember at either library you can start registering and picking up your free T-shirt for “A Universe of Stories,” the 2019 Summer Reading Adventure any time after June 29th’s Kickoff at the McAuliffe Branch Library (see below).  Also get the schedule of free library events occurring in July and August and information on how to win prizes throughout the summer! 

Grades PreK-5,
Pre-registration required for Planetarium Shows only.

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Framingham Community Song Circle

Join us as we “Kick-off” the Adult Summer Reading program and celebrate the moon landing! Fifty years ago this summer, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first earthlings to walk on the moon, and we will celebrate this anniversary with a Moon Songs Sing-Along. Watch the words on the big screen! Accompanied by live
band Folk Stew. Fun for all ages.

Enjoy light refreshments courtesy of Wegmans.