Events Calendar / August 2019

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Minuteman Library Crawl 2019

A “crawl,” or tour, is a fun way to visit multiple Libraries in your area. Travel from Library to Library; meet the friendly staff and learn more about what the libraries around have to offer!

We have many different Libraries on the crawl. The challenge is to visit as many as you can and take a picture of yourself with a designated item in each library – it’s a 21st century scavenger hunt! Post your pics and tag the libraries #mlncrawl2019.

Each library will have handouts and giveaways – show your pictures to a librarian (or if you don’t have a camera, just tell a librarian you’re on the crawl, we’re pretty trusting) and receive a PRIZE! All are welcome to participate – children, families, adults, everyone! Start where you want, end where you want – it’s a self-guided crawl.

Click here for a listing of all participating libraries and addresses.

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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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Baby Lapsit at the Main Library

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

Children ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Beekeeping 101

Kelly Cashman is passionate about saving the bees. She became interested in bees after visiting a friend's rooftop hive in Brooklyn. Beekeeping is a hobby that requires concentration, passion, education, and a hearty supply of calamine lotion. Kelly will explain the societal makeup of the hive and the problems honeybees are currently facing. Learn what to do if you find a honeybee swarm and some natural sting remedies. She will also teach you the quick and dirty way to harvest honey. Join us for a fun, informative talk! You will have the opportunity to sample honey from her 2018 harvest.

About Kelly Cashman:

Kelly started Stay Golden Honey and Hive in Worcester, MA the spring of 2015. She began keeping bees to manage stress and help the declining honeybee population. She believes in using education to de-stigmatize our stinging friends. Kelly only harvests honey if there is an excess, assuring the bees have enough honey to make it through our tough New England winters.

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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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Toddlerpalooza

Let the toddlers go wild amongst a whole host of sensory experiences and a lot of zany activities!

Ages 0-5 with 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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Stargazing Drop-in with Bob!

Join us outside for a look at the night sky—the moon, Jupiter and maybe a peek at Saturn! Bob Phinney of New England Sci-Tech will be on hand with telescopes to help us navigate the “universe of stories” in the summer sky.

Ages 4 to adult.

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Open Lego Challenge

Come test your lego skills against other builders with solo and group challenges. This event will count as a Spark Lab event on your Summer Reading Bingo card!

Grades K+

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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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Art in Bloom with Kira Seamon

Artist Kira Seamon will return for two weeks in August to display her photographs of exotic Peru and to host our first ever Art in Bloom event. Art in Bloom is about creating floral arrangements that interpret art. Registrants will have the opportunity to create arrangements from donated flowers under Kira’s guidance. The arrangements will then be on display throughout the Library. A generous grant from the Framingham Cultural Council to Kira will cover the cost of the flowers. 

Registration is required; participants are encouraged to sign up now to reserve a spot. Please email asadkin@minlib.net or call 508-532-5570, ext. 4347.

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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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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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Jungle Jim Jedi Academy

Jungle Jim’s Space-themed balloon magic show features rocket propulsion science, celebrates the moon landing, Star Wars Jedi Training and a 6-foot galaxy explosion!

Grades K+

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Beethoven: Despair and Transcendence with Gil Harel

The year 2020 will mark an important milestone in the history of western civilization: 250 years since the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven. As listeners around the world reflect on his works, Professor Gil Harel will anticipate this “Beethoven Jubilee” with a deep dive into his life and oeuvre. Pieces to be discussed will include solo piano as well as symphonic repertoire.

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Summer Movie: Wonder Park

Thursday August 8, 1:00-2:30pm
McAuliffe Branch Community Room.
All Ages at parents discretion.

Bring your own snacks.

Wonder Park
June is a girl with a big imagination who makes an incredible discovery-the amusement park of her dreams has come to life. Filled with the worlds wildest rides operated by fun-loving animals, the excitement never ends.

(2019, running time: 85 minutes, rated PG for some action and mild thematic events). 

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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 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 at the Main Library

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

Children ages 0-2 with 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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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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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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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: Maria By Callas

This film tells the life story of the legendary opera singer from her own perspective. Featuring performances, interviews, and personal documents, the film reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become one of the greatest opera singers of all time.

(2018) 1 hr. 53 min. Rated PG.

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Movie Matinee: Spider-Man Into the Spider-verse

Miles Morales becomes the masked superhero of his reality and crosses paths with his counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat to all reality. (2018)

 

All Ages at Parents’ Discretion

 

Running time: 1 hour 57 minutes
Rated PG for frenetic sequences of animated action violence, thematic elements, and mild language

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McAuliffe Book Discussion: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Told in Dinah’s voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood—the world of the red tent. Starting with the story of her mothers who bestow gifts that sustain her through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land, Dinah’s story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate connection with the past.

Led by Dawn Dellasanta.

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Universe of Squishies!

Since the Summer Reading theme is A Universe of Stories, we’re going to make a Universe of Squishies for our August craft! Cut out your own squishy friend from memory foam, and paint it however you’d like.

Registration isn’t required, but we’d love it if you would so we know how much material we’ll need. Click on the event listing or poster and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. 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

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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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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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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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Monday Matinee: Vice

The story about a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly becoming the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President and how he reshaped the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. Starring Christian Bale as Dick Cheney and Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney.

(2018) 2 hr. 12 min. Rated R for language and some violent images.

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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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PROGRAM IS FULL, WAIT LIST REGISTRATION OPEN - Space Nailed It!

You've seen the TV show, now test your own decorating skills! We'll have a beautifully decorated cupcake, cookie, or other baked good, done up in a themed outer space design, and you'll have to try and recreate it to the best of your ability in a limited amount of time. Not many will be good, but they'll all be entertaining!

COMPETITION SPOTS ARE FULL, BUT THE WAIT LIST IS OPEN. To sign up for the wait list, click on the event listing or poster, and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. 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

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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. 

Third Annual Math Camp, Presented by the Homework Center

FREE OF COST!

Students entering grades 3-8 will:

  • Review math skills
  • Preview math material upcoming in the fall!
  • Solve challenging equations on creative worksheets
  • Play challenging math based board games
  • Navigate scavenger hunts using...math!

2 to 1 student to tutor ratio = Math Mastery + 100% Fun!

Questions? To register email jgatlin@minlib.net.

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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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All Ages Summer Reading BBQ & Ice Cream With Kristen Graves (RAIN OR SHINE!)

RAIN OR SHINE!

Join us for great food and fabulous music!

Renowned folk guitarist, singer, songwriter and humanitarian Kristen Graves will be playing a tribute to Pete Seeger while you munch on hot dogs and ice cream in our outdoor reading garden. Kristen has been mentioned in Rolling Stone and The New York Times. She has shared the stage with Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte, Peter Yarrow and many more. Come join us for the fun!

This event is sponsored by Wegmans, Impact Framingham, and Ben & Jerry's.

Third Annual Math Camp, Presented by the Homework Center

FREE OF COST!

Students entering grades 3-8 will:

  • Review math skills
  • Preview math material upcoming in the fall!
  • Solve challenging equations on creative worksheets
  • Play challenging math based board games
  • Navigate scavenger hunts using...math!

2 to 1 student to tutor ratio = Math Mastery + 100% Fun!

Questions? To register email jgatlin@minlib.net.

Third Annual Math Camp, Presented by the Homework Center

FREE OF COST!

Students entering grades 3-8 will:

  • Review math skills
  • Preview math material upcoming in the fall!
  • Solve challenging equations on creative worksheets
  • Play challenging math based board games
  • Navigate scavenger hunts using...math!

2 to 1 student to tutor ratio = Math Mastery + 100% Fun!

Questions? To register email jgatlin@minlib.net.

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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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AniManga Club August

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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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 at the Main Library

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

Children ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Movie Matinee: The Lego Movie 2

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space that are wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild!

 

All ages at parent's discretion
Rated PG

 

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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.

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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Wednesday Night Movie: The Front Runner

Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman stars as Senator Gary Hart, who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship.

(2018) 112 min. Rated R for language including some sexual references.

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Baby Lapsit at the Main Library

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

Children ages 0-2 with caregiver.