Events Calendar / November 2019

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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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Brown Bag Learning Series: Making Progress Together

Presented by Courtney Thraen

Learn about Downtown Framingham, Inc.'s overall strategy and specific tactics to fulfill the four tenets of the Main Street America model, including economic vitality, urban design and placemaking, organizational partnerships, and area promotion. Discover the program's benchmark progress toward over-arching measurable goals along with 2020 projects and policy objectives. Come ready to ask questions, and learn how to participate as a volunteer.

About Courtney Thraen:

Courtney is an Executive Director of Downtown Framingham, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to building business, community, and culture.  A U.S. Navy Veteran, she has professional experience in higher education at Boston University and in federal government with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Courtney holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and a Masters Degree in City Planning from Boston University.

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Friends of the Framingham Library Make & Take Sign Fundraiser

Join us for a fun evening with friends at a unique DIY Fun-Raiser! Guests make 4x24 hand painted wooden signs with their choice of a pre-designed saying/quote!

NO drawing, writing or stencils involved, perfect for those that feel they aren't crafty as well as anyone who wants to be creative!

Choose from over 200 pre-designed quotes & sayings. There is something for everyone—funny, romantic, holidays, motivational, sports, grandkids, and pets. Leave with them dry and ready to gift or hang! Quick, Easy, and FUN!

Unlike that stack of embarrassing paintings hidden in the closet or under the bed, you and your friends will be proud to display (or gift) these unique signs created to match your personal taste and decor, all while helping The Friends of the Framingham Library.

Create 1 sign for $30 or 2 signs for $55
Check some holiday gifts off your List!
Light refreshments will be served

Space is limited.
To reserve your spot contact: Marsha Farmelant, mfarmelant@aol.com, 508-875-1918

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Storywalk (every day through November 15)

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

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Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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Dads, Donuts and Discoveries

Bond with your dad (and with donuts) through stories and songs while discovering new friends and activities. Mothers, siblings and other family members welcome!

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

All ages.

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Movie Matinee: Aladdin

Aladdin is about a kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

All ages at parents’ discretion.

(2019) 128 min., rated PG for some action and peril.

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Storywalk (every day through November 15)

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

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Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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Sunday Concert Series: Ignacy Gaydamovich and Cihan Yücel

The Gaydamovich/Yücel Cello and Piano duo will present a program of Beethoven Cello Sonatas in celebration of the composer's 250th anniversary of birth. The duo prides itself on bringing historically informed practices into their playing and holistic approach to aesthetics.

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Storywalk (every day through November 15)

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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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

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Monday Matinee: Frantz

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German girl grieves the death of her fiancé in France and meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits her fiancé's grave to lay flowers.

French and German with English subtitles.

(2016) 1 hr. 53 min. Rated PG-13 

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Crazy Craft Ladies: Fall Craft

Please join the Crazy Craft Ladies for our first adult craft night! Create your own fabric pumpkin for your home and holiday decor. Space is limited and registration is required.

Please call 508-532-5636 X4 to register.

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Storywalk (every day through November 15)

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe

Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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.

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Book Art: Hedgehogs

Create a hedgehog out of recycled books by folding the pages and decorating it. No experience necessary. Children under 8 must have an adult with them.

 All ages.

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Poetry Workshop

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed should bring copies.

Alan’s collection, Immortality, was awarded the Massachusetts Book Award for Poetry in 2016.

Storywalk (every day through November 15) thumbnail Photo

Storywalk (every day through November 15)

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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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

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 is required; call 508-532-5570, ext. 4336, or stop in to register.

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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+.

Storywalk (every day through November 15) thumbnail Photo

Storywalk (every day through November 15)

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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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

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.

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Lifelong Learning Lecture: SGT Pepper At 50: How the Beatles Transformed Pop

Presented by Tim Riley, Associate Professor, Emerson College, NPR, and New York Times Music Critic

This talk will focus on the intricacies of the iconic 1967 rock album SGT Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band which legitimized the Beatles and rock music itself. How does its message still inform rock mythology?

Storywalk (every day through November 15) thumbnail Photo

Storywalk (every day through November 15)

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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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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Friday Night Flick: Pavarotti

Academy Award winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The Voice...The Man...The Legend. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage.

(2017) Rated PG-13 114 min. 

Storywalk (every day through November 15) thumbnail Photo

Storywalk (every day through November 15)

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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. 

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

All ages.

Storywalk (every day through November 15) thumbnail Photo

Storywalk (every day through November 15)

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe

Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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.

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Poetry Workshop

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed should bring copies.

Alan’s collection, Immortality, was awarded the Massachusetts Book Award for Poetry in 2016.

Storywalk (every day through November 15) thumbnail Photo

Storywalk (every day through November 15)

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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

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 is required; call 508-532-5570, ext. 4336, or stop in to register.

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McAuliffe Matinee Movie: Wild Rose

Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, Rose-Lynn wants to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. But her mother says otherwise. When she takes a cleaning job, Rose-Lynn finds an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house. Oscar buzz about star Jessie Buckley!

(2019) 101 min. Rated R for language throughout, some sexuality and brief drug material

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Sci-Fi Book Group: The Fifth Season, by N.K. Jemisin

In this Hugo Award winning tale, the end of the world starts with a great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon by an oppressed minority called orogenes.  

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Storywalk (every day through November 15)

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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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Lifelong Learning Lecture: In the Beginning: The Art of Openers in the Novels of Charles Dickens

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, Framingham State University

Creating a good opening scene is an important launching operation on the part of a novelist. Dickens was a master at it, and this talk will look at how he created unforgettable ‘‘openers’’ in several of his 15 novels. We’ll look at his most famous–and best–in Bleak House as well as openers in Dombey and Son, Great Expectations and Edwin Drood.

Please Note: This lecture will be at the McAuliffe Branch Library.

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Storywalk (every day through November 15)

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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.

Storywalk (every day through November 15) thumbnail Photo

Storywalk (every day through November 15)

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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

All ages.

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Friends Monthly Book Sale

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.

We have something for everyone!! 3 Rooms + the lobby chock full of books.

This month we are featuring a great selection of beautiful Art Books and Atlases at $2.00 each in our lobby. We also have an assortment of stocking stuffers consisting of toys, games, flash cards and craft kits. It’s never too early to start shopping for the holidays and many of our like-new books and toys make perfect gifts!

Thanks to 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.

Storywalk (every day through November 15) thumbnail Photo

Storywalk (every day through November 15)

Take a self-guided walk around the library to read our fall title, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds! Start at the bottom of the Pearl St. ramp, continue around the building, up the Lexington St. steps, then halfway down the ramp to the stairs to the Reading Garden and the end of the story.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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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

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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; there are always extras for you to take. All ages and levels welcome.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe

Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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.

Poetry Workshop thumbnail Photo

Poetry Workshop

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed should bring copies.

Alan’s collection, Immortality, was awarded the Massachusetts Book Award for Poetry in 2016.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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. 

Mother Goose on the Loose thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose

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 is required; call 508-532-5570, ext. 4336, or stop in to register.

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Spark Lab: Wreck the Tech

Come take apart some old electronics to see what they're made of. Roye Avidor, a local engineer, will help as we identify the parts of retired technology and see just how far our devices have come.

Grades 6-12

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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+.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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McAuliffe Branch Book Discussion: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Join us for a discussion of this richly plotted book by one of Italy’s most celebrated contemporary authors, Elena Ferrante. Taking place in the 1950s in a poor neighborhood outside of Naples, best friends Elena and Lila grow and transform their relationship over the decades during a period of great change for the country. 

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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.

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Lifelong Learning Lecture: The Good News About Climate Change: Lessons from Germany

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sabine von Mering, Director of German and European Studies, Brandeis University

As the fourth largest economy in the world, Germany is currently able to power itself 41% from renewables while having committed to exit nuclear by 2022 and coal by 2038. How did Germany do this? What are the transferable lessons for the U.S.?

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Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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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Thanksgiving Open Craft

Drop in and make some decorations for your holiday house. Instructions and materials provided; you bring the clever hands!

All Ages.

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“Beyond Playing” Portuguese Storytime

Join Alexa Chew as she brings a delightful hour of resourceful, playful interactions and stories in Portuguese to your children.

E um programa artísticamente projetado e impulsionado pela importancia do brindar no desenvolvimento infantil. 

Ages 2-5.

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Movie Matinee: Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4: When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

(2019). 100 minutes, rated G.

All ages at parents discretion.

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Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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The Homework Center Presents: Environmental Awareness Fair at FPL

Guest Speaker: State Representative Maria Robinson
State Representative Maria Robinson will share her work and vision for clean energy. Join us to learn about what we can do to help our environment!

Our first environmental awareness fair will include:

  • Environment Groups from throughout MetroWest
  • Refreshments made from locally sourced food
  • Crafts kids can make from recyclables
  • Computer games that teach about our environment
  • Books on environmental awareness for kids, teens and adults
  • The Seed Lending Library
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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Practice your reading with our furry pals! Registration Required.
Call 508.532.5570 x4
to reserve your 15 minute spot.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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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

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit @ McAuliffe

Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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.

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Poetry Workshop

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed should bring copies.

Alan’s collection, Immortality, was awarded the Massachusetts Book Award for Poetry in 2016.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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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

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 is required; call 508-532-5570, ext. 4336, or stop in to register.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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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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Black Friday Family Flick: Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4: When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

All ages at parents’ discretion

 (2019) 100 min., rated G.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!

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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.

Write to an Author thumbnail Photo

Write to an Author

In honor of National Author’s Day, stop by the library to write a friendly letter to any author you enjoy! Tell them what book they wrote is your favorite, ask them questions, or just draw them a picture. We’ll mail letters at the end of the month to the authors!