Events Calendar / December 2019

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Book Buddies: Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dog Lilah listens 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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Sunday Concert Series: Zefira Trio

Cellist Ashima Scripp, violinist Olga Patramanska-Bell and pianist Eleanor Perrone perform the works of Mozart, Zemlinsky and Bartok.

The series is sponsored in part by Middlesex Savings Bank, Metro Credit Union, Brookdale Cushing Park, Law Office of Framingham Attorney Jeffrey M. Steinberg, St. Mary’s Credit Union, Roche Bros., and Friends of the Framingham Library

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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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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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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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PROGRAM CANCELLED - Make It! Digital Animation

PROGRAM CANCELLED

In our final Make It! program, attendees will learn how to animate step-by-step, allowing them to explore their creativity while learning about story-telling, time-management, and some principles of animation.

"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency."

Grades 6-12

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Main Library Book Group: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

In Beartown, by Fredrik Backman, a remote, struggling Swedish town whose people are hoping that their junior hockey team might bring them national glory and with it economic revival suffers a terrible incident that changes everything, not only shattering the dream but also tearing the community apart. Join us in discussing this riveting novel by the author of A Man Called Ove.

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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.

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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

Please note: The current Mother Goose on the Loose session is full.

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+

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Early Release Hangout (Main Library)

Since we just watched a movie last week, this time we’ll have games, snacks, and other hangout activities at both libraries.

Grades 6-12

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Early Release: Open LEGO

Drop-in and make something creative with our supplied LEGOs. Look through our LEGO idea books to make something super exciting or design your own structure! Leave your name with the creation, and we’ll display it on top of our shelves for a month.

Grades K+        

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Special Play Space Activities

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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Crazy Craft Ladies Winter Craft

Please join the Crazy Craft Ladies for our next adult craft night! Create your own decoupage Mason jar votive holders. All materials are provided.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 508-532-5636 X4 to register.

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

Guest Speaker Mitchell Zuckoff, Redstone Professor of Narrative Studies, Boston University

Author Mitchell Zuckoff, who covered 9/11 for the Globe, will describe the inside story of how he wrote the first comprehensive, narrative nonfiction account of the worst terrorist attacks in American history. As a member of The Boston Globe Spotlight Team, he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

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Baby Lapsit at Main

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. For children ages 0-2 with a caregiver.

 

Fridays December 6 and 20
Saturdays December 14 and 28

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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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That’s e-Entertainment: Discover the World of Digital Books, Movies, Music and More!

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been postponed to Friday, December 13, 12-1pm, same location.

Presented by Marcy Maiorana, Reference Librarian, Framingham Public Library

Do you want to read eBooks, download digital music or watch a movie online – but without paying fees or signing up for a subscription? Learn how Framingham Public Library and the Minuteman Library Network provide you access to thousands of digital books, audiobooks, movies, magazines, and music titles – all for free and with no late charges ever. We’ll cover Overdrive and Libby for digital books and magazines, Hoopla for digital music and movies, and Kanopy for indie and foreign movies off the beaten path. Bring your tablet, phone, or laptop and your library card to the workshop and we’ll help you get started!

About Marcy Maiorana:
Following her first career as a programmer and technical instructor, Marcy became a librarian in 2004 because she wanted a career that focused on her passion for reading. And then...along came eBooks a few years later, and she was back in the technology! She now spends time drawing on her technical instruction skills to help people access digital books, music, movies, magazines, and more using the library apps Overdrive, Libby, Hoopla, and Kanopy on all kinds of devices. Marcy still indulges in her passion for books - especially sci-fi - either in old-fashioned print format or on her iPad or Nook.

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Friday Night Flicks: Blinded by the Light

In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen. 

(2019) 1hr. 58 min. Rated PG-13.

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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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Macbeth: the Scottish Play: A Three-Part Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Helen Heineman

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGES.

Presented by Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, Framingham State University
Tuesdays December 10, 17, 24: 9:30-11:00am – Main Library, Costin Room

Macbeth, Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, one of his most widely read and performed plays, begins in a dark world, on a blasted, windswept heath, empty, uninhabited, inhuman: it’s a world where “men must not walk too late.” Macbeth, its distinguished warrior hero, is quickly transformed into a brutal, murderous villain, consumed with ambition and self-doubt. He is possessed of an imagination unmatched by any of Shakespeare’s other tragic heroes, a man in touch with the world of witches and the night, with a wife equally powerful and chilling. It is the most “modern” of morality plays.

This program will cover the play in three meetings in December. Participants should attend the first meeting having read Act I of Macbeth. Any edition is acceptable, as Acts, Scenes, and Lines are numbered. Participants should bring a copy of the play with them, as that will make it easier to follow the lecture and discussion.

Registration is requested. Please call 508-532-5570 x 4357 by Friday November 29.

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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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McAuliffe Craft: DIY Wrapping Paper

The holidays are coming up quick, so stop by the library to make your very own wrapping paper! Use rubber stamps and different dyes to create your own unique paper to wrap presents in.

Grades 6-12

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U.S. Citizenship Workshop

Framingham Public Library is hosting monthly information sessions on the first steps to becoming a citizen.

Included:

  • Review of eligibility to apply for citizenship
  • Documents needed to complete the Application for Naturalization
  • Meaning of terms/words used in the Application for Naturalization
  • How to file your application

Sessions are held 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on the second Tuesday of every month in the Citizenship Corner, which is located on the third floor of the main branch of the Framingham Public Library.

Session dates:

  • December 10, 2019
  • January 14, 2020
  • February 11, 2020
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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.

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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

Please note: The current Mother Goose on the Loose session is full.

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: It Happened on 5th Avenue

A homeless man moves into a vacant NYC mansion for the winter, and is soon joined by more guests in the wake of the post-war housing shortage. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners too.

(1947). 113 mins. Not rated.

Make an Ugly Holiday Sweater!

Be ready for those holiday parties with a custom “ugly sweater”. Bring a sweater, sweatshirt or shirt of your choice; we supply the crazy decorations. And snacks!

Adults and kids 11+.

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Sci-Fi Book Discussion: Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand, by Samuel Delany

Rat Korga is a man who submits to voluntary slavery on his homeworld, and the only survivor of a cataclysm that has destroyed his planet. Marq Dyeth, an interstellar diplomat, has been paired with Korga under mysterious circumstances, knowing nothing more than that Korga has been calculated as his “ideal erotic object.” Published in 1984 and considered a sci-fi masterpiece, Stars in My Pocket is prescient in its anticipation of the ways in which technology, globalization, gender, sexuality, and multiculturalism affect 21st century society.

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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.

A Christmas Carol: A Dramatic Reading With Dr. Helen Heineman

This reading has become an annual tradition, so don’t miss the opportunity to see Charles Dickens’ masterpiece come to life! Dickens prepared a special reading version of A Christmas Carol that he used during reading tours in England and America, ending in Boston. Dr. Heineman will perform a dramatized reading of this version, enhanced by a slideshow of over 250 illustrations.

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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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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.

That’s e-Entertainment: Discover the World of Digital Books, Movies, Music and More! thumbnail Photo

That’s e-Entertainment: Discover the World of Digital Books, Movies, Music and More!

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been postponed to Friday, December 13, 12-1pm, same location.

Presented by Marcy Maiorana, Reference Librarian, Framingham Public Library

Do you want to read eBooks, download digital music or watch a movie online – but without paying fees or signing up for a subscription? Learn how Framingham Public Library and the Minuteman Library Network provide you access to thousands of digital books, audiobooks, movies, magazines, and music titles – all for free and with no late charges ever. We’ll cover Overdrive and Libby for digital books and magazines, Hoopla for digital music and movies, and Kanopy for indie and foreign movies off the beaten path. Bring your tablet, phone, or laptop and your library card to the workshop and we’ll help you get started!

About Marcy Maiorana:
Following her first career as a programmer and technical instructor, Marcy became a librarian in 2004 because she wanted a career that focused on her passion for reading. And then...along came eBooks a few years later, and she was back in the technology! She now spends time drawing on her technical instruction skills to help people access digital books, music, movies, magazines, and more using the library apps Overdrive, Libby, Hoopla, and Kanopy on all kinds of devices. Marcy still indulges in her passion for books - especially sci-fi - either in old-fashioned print format or on her iPad or Nook.

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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 Main

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. For children ages 0-2 with a caregiver.

 

Fridays December 6 and 20
Saturdays December 14 and 28

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Pinecone Birdfeeders

Create a birdfeeder out of a pinecone and birdseed for the birds that live near your home! This program is peanut butter free.

Ages 5+

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Sunday Celebrations: Family Trivia

The Trivia Brothers bring their “Challenge! Interactive Trivia” for families to Framingham. Hosted with personality and no boring questions!
All Ages.

Registration is not required but is greatly appreciated!
Call 508-532-5570, ext. 4336, or stop in to register.
Let us know your team name and amount of team members

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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: The Farewell

A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies. 

(2019). 1hr.40min. Rated PG.

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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.

Macbeth: the Scottish Play: A Three-Part Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Helen Heineman thumbnail Photo

Macbeth: the Scottish Play: A Three-Part Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Helen Heineman

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGES.

Presented by Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, Framingham State University
Tuesdays December 10, 17, 24: 9:30-11:00am – Main Library, Costin Room

Macbeth, Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, one of his most widely read and performed plays, begins in a dark world, on a blasted, windswept heath, empty, uninhabited, inhuman: it’s a world where “men must not walk too late.” Macbeth, its distinguished warrior hero, is quickly transformed into a brutal, murderous villain, consumed with ambition and self-doubt. He is possessed of an imagination unmatched by any of Shakespeare’s other tragic heroes, a man in touch with the world of witches and the night, with a wife equally powerful and chilling. It is the most “modern” of morality plays.

This program will cover the play in three meetings in December. Participants should attend the first meeting having read Act I of Macbeth. Any edition is acceptable, as Acts, Scenes, and Lines are numbered. Participants should bring a copy of the play with them, as that will make it easier to follow the lecture and discussion.

Registration is requested. Please call 508-532-5570 x 4357 by Friday November 29.

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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.

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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

Please note: The current Mother Goose on the Loose session is full.

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+

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Maker’s Workshop: Candle Making

The winter chill is settling in so let's warm up with candle making. Craft, scent, and pour your own candle to take home. ​Ages 7+ with adult supervision.

We will be handling hot wax during this craft so children must be accompanied by an adult. 
 

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McAuliffe Book Group: Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

In 1887, the seemingly lifeless body of a young girl is brought to an ancient inn on the river Thames. Hours later, she takes a breath and returns to life.  The mystery of her identity is deepened by her inability to speak, and the appearance of three families trying to claim her. What follows is a suspenseful story of folklore and science, magic and myth. 

Led by Kim Jung. 

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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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Baby Lapsit at Main

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. For children ages 0-2 with a caregiver.

 

Fridays December 6 and 20
Saturdays December 14 and 28

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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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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 DVDs on sale this month, only $1.00.

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

Stock up for the winter ahead! We have an assortment of stocking stuffers like toys, games, puzzles, flash cards and craft kits. Many of these like-new items make perfect gifts, so get in some last-minute holiday shopping.

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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Portuguese Storytime World/ Mundo das Estorinhas em Português

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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Snowflake Craft

Drop-in the Children’s Room to make your own snowflake themed craft!
Ages 5+

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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

Macbeth: the Scottish Play: A Three-Part Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Helen Heineman thumbnail Photo

Macbeth: the Scottish Play: A Three-Part Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Helen Heineman

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGES.

Presented by Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, Framingham State University
Tuesdays December 10, 17, 24: 9:30-11:00am – Main Library, Costin Room

Macbeth, Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, one of his most widely read and performed plays, begins in a dark world, on a blasted, windswept heath, empty, uninhabited, inhuman: it’s a world where “men must not walk too late.” Macbeth, its distinguished warrior hero, is quickly transformed into a brutal, murderous villain, consumed with ambition and self-doubt. He is possessed of an imagination unmatched by any of Shakespeare’s other tragic heroes, a man in touch with the world of witches and the night, with a wife equally powerful and chilling. It is the most “modern” of morality plays.

This program will cover the play in three meetings in December. Participants should attend the first meeting having read Act I of Macbeth. Any edition is acceptable, as Acts, Scenes, and Lines are numbered. Participants should bring a copy of the play with them, as that will make it easier to follow the lecture and discussion.

Registration is requested. Please call 508-532-5570 x 4357 by Friday November 29.

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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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Building Boom Afternoon

Explore your artistic nature, problem solve and engage in play with the deceptively simple KEVA planks and our new Q-Ba-Maze marble run set. Come amaze us with your creations!

Ages 5+

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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.

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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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 Main

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. For children ages 0-2 with a caregiver.

 

Fridays December 6 and 20
Saturdays December 14 and 28

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Movie Matinee: Angry Birds 2

When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, the birds must team up with the pigs to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

All ages.

(2019, running time: 97 minutes, rated PG for rude humor and action). 

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Spark Lab for Kids: Binary Code Bracelets

Write your name in binary! Binary is a base 2 number system that is the basis for all binary code, which is used to write data for computer programing. Stop by the library and make a bracelet or keychain with your name or a phrase written in binary.
 

Ages 5+.

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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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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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Noon Year’s Eve Celebration

It's time to ring in the New Year! The Library will be celebrating 2020 with an extraordinary balloon drop and cookie decorating. Get a jump on the New Year and count down early with us! Balloon drop will happen promptly at 12 noon.

All Ages.