Events Calendar / September 2019

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Baby Lapsit

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. 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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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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Main Library Book Group: The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora, an outcast even among her fellow Africans. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape, but matters do not go as planned...

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for fiction in 2016.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesdays September 4-October 23, 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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A Vegetable Showcase: A Seed Lending Library Event

Show off your best vegetables at this celebratory tasting event. Whether you have grown them from seed or purchased a plant, bring some to display and share. Make sure to label your vegetables.

We will review how to save seeds and share best growing tips.  If you have a favorite vegetable based recipe, bring a copy along with you.

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Special Play Space Activities

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

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

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

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

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

Preschool ages.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Global Volunteers, presented by Lois Levick

Lois Levick became a member of Global Volunteers in 2003. She has participated in seven Global Volunteer programs. Most recently, she volunteered in Ventanilla, Peru at Sagrada Familia, a community of 800 abandoned and abused children and young adults. Program locations include Mississippi, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ireland, Minnesota and Cuba. 

Global Volunteers is a US-based private, nonprofit international development organization that has pioneered short term international service programs (1 to 3 weeks) to enable regular people to help create, nurture and sustain the well-being of children worldwide. 

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Friday Night Movie: Rocketman

A musical fantasy about Elton John’s breakthrough years. Starring Taryn Egerton as Elton John.

(2019) 2hr. 1min. Rated R for language, some drug use and sexual content.

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

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

Saturdays September 7, 21 and 28, 10:00-11:00am,
Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All 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

Children ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Weekly Storytime

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories and school readiness activities.

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.

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Danforth Art School Student Reception

Works in this exhibit were created by students in Grades K-12 in the Summer Arts program. The works selected for this exhibition reflect the breadth of experience over the course of nine weeks and across all age groups.  Our instructors prepare engaging lessons designed to allow each student to express a personal viewpoint demonstrating skills obtained in a variety of techniques and materials. 

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Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesdays September 4-October 23, 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+

Sci-Fi Book Discussion: The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula LeGuin thumbnail Photo

Sci-Fi Book Discussion: The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula LeGuin

Genly Ai, an ethnologist from the Ekumen, a federation of planets, has embarked on a mission to persuade the leaders on the frigid planet he calls Winter to join the Ekumen. Ai must tread carefully through the shifting political climate and alliances between neighboring states, but finds himself most bewildered by Winter’s inhabitants, who have no gender, except for a brief period each month called kemmer, when a person becomes male or female. What are the implications for society when a person may father a child one month and bear a child another?

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Special Play Space Activities

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

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

Preschool ages.

Lifelong Learning Lecture: Exploring the Arabian Peninsula: An Educator’s Visit to Oman and Qatar

Framingham resident, Dr. Kerry Dunne of the Weston Public Schools, will discuss how she was able to travel to Qatar and Oman and experience the juxtaposition of a modern, global economy with traditional ways of life in this region of the world. She will show photos of the natural splendor of Oman and the 21st Century skyline of Doha along with short videos of key concepts.

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Veterans Coffee Hour

All Vets are welcome to join us for free coffee and light refreshments at this monthly event.

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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

Children ages 0-2 with caregiver.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

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

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

Preschool ages.

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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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End of Summer Ice Cream Party

It's our annual End of Summer Ice Cream Party! We'll have lots of ice cream, music, games, and other fun, and we'll draw the grand prize winners for our Summer Reading Program!

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 Dog Lilah will 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.

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Weekly Storytime

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories and school readiness activities.

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.

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American Girl Doll Tea Party

Bring your American Girl Doll or other doll with you, make crafts for your doll, and meet other American Girl Doll enthusiasts!

Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by the McAuliffe Branch Children’s Desk to register before the program. 
Ages 5-12 with an adult

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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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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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Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesdays September 4-October 23, 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.

McAuliffe Matinee: Three Identical Strangers

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.


(2018) 96 mins. Rated PG-13.

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McAuliffe Book Discussion: Belgravia, by Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes created Downton Abbey and now his novel Belgravia is in the process of being filmed for a mini-series set to come out some time next year. The story begins in 1815 Belgravia, London. On the eve of the Battle of Waterloo, events occur at the famous ball given by the Duchess of Richmond that will follow the characters with their secrets to unfold twenty-five years later. 

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Special Play Space Activities

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Saturdays September 7, 21 and 28, 10:00-11:00am,
Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All ages.

Friends’ Monthly Book Sale

9:30am-3:00pm: Open to Friends Members
10:00am-3:00pm: Open to the Public

Most Books $1.00 or less, Children’s $.50 or less, single DVDs $2.00.
We Have Something for Everyone!!
3 rooms + the lobby chock full of books


We have been restocking a great selection of books all summer for our Big September Sale!! We have a vast children’s section, books of all genres, and a selection of foreign books. This month we have an assortment of interesting and diverse books at $2.00 each in our lobby.


Book donations are needed & gratefully accepted during the sale or at the Library during the week.


Because of your continued support of the Friends, we are able to provide free movies, concerts, programs, museum passes, audio books, CDs, Children’s Room apps, and many other services to patrons and the Framingham community.

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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

Children ages 0-2 with caregiver.

Weekly Storytime thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytime

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories and school readiness activities.

Ages 2-4

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Monday Matinee: Late Night

A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show. Starring Emma Thompson.

Late Night (2019) 1 hr. 42 min.  Rated R for language and some sexual references.

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.

Drop-in Resume Help thumbnail Photo

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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Mother Goose on the Loose

Wednesdays September 4-October 23, 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+

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

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

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

Preschool ages.

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11

Best-selling author Mitchell Zuckoff, Pulitzer Prize finalist as member of the Boston Globe Spotlight Team, and who covered 9/11 for The Boston Globe, will describe the inside story of how he wrote the first comprehensive narrative nonfiction account of the worst terrorist attacks in American history.

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

Children ages 0-2 with caregiver.

Special Play Space Activities thumbnail Photo

Special Play Space Activities

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

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

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.

Saturdays September 7, 21 and 28, 10:00-11:00am,
Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All 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. Certified Reading/Therapy Dog Lilah will 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.

Weekly Storytime thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytime

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories and school readiness activities.

Ages 2-4