Events Calendar / January 2020

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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 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. 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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Brown Bag Learning Series: Exercise Strategies for Busy People

Presented by Dr. Chris Hauck

Can’t seem to find time to exercise and stay healthy? Don’t want to find the time to exercise because you don’t enjoy it? Join us as we discuss simple exercise strategies for busy people that really work! You don’t have to work hard... just smart. Did you know that after age 30, you’ll start to lose muscle tissue? Learn exercise and nutritional strategies to boost your human growth hormone naturally and help you keep your muscle.

ABOUT CHRISTOPHER HAUCK:
Dr. Christopher A. Hauck is the owner of Chiropractic Solutions. Dr. Hauck has a passion for providing his patients and their families with healthy lifestyle strategies based on the most current research. His office, Chiropractic Solutions has been the winner of the Reader’s Choice Award for #1 Chiropractic Office in Metrowest for the past ten years in a row. In addition to his background in Chiropractic, Dr. Hauck has over eight years’ experience working as a personal trainer and has worked for the U.S. Army as an exercise physiology researcher.

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Friday Night Movie: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie.

Enter on the Lexington Street side from 6:30-7:15pm.

(2019) 2h 41min. Rated R.

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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

All ages.

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

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

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AniManga Club

AniManga club is for everyone who enjoys all things Anime and Manga.

Grades 6-12

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Movie Matinee: Abominable

Three teenagers must help a Yeti return to his family while avoiding a wealthy man and a zoologist who want it for their own needs.

 All ages at parents’ discretion.

2019
Running time: 97 minutes
Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor
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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 listens as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

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

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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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Introduction to Machine Sewing

For adults. Teens welcome space permitting.

Always wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine? Now’s your chance! Join us for an introduction to the machine, threading and creating an even seam. Then we’ll construct a basic tote bag out of donated fabrics or your own materials (ask for a materials list at registration). You’ll have the chance to add options to your bag that expand your machine sewing skills.

Preregistration required as machines are limited. Call 508-532-5570, press 4.

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Main Library Book Group: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Join us in reading this mesmerizing new novel from the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient. Warlight tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement.

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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.

*This program is full*
 

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Sci-Fi Book Discussion: Machines Like Me, by Ian McEwan

In this alt history set in the 1980s, Charlie makes a meager living by trading stocks from home, and dreams of love with his beautiful neighbor, Miranda. When he comes into a small inheritance, he squanders all of it on the newest android model, aptly named Adam. Just as Charlie embarks on a romantic relationship with Miranda, his relationship with Adam grows increasingly complex, as do the dynamics between Miranda and Adam, leading to an interesting love triangle. McEwan raises provocative questions about the blurry line between human and machine sentience.

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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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Veterans Coffee Hour

All Vets are welcome to join us for free coffee and light refreshments at this monthly event. This month Library Director Mark Contois will provide an update on the library.

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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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Drop-in Knitting

Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library!  Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started. 

Meets every Wednesday and the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

All ages.

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

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

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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. For children ages 0-2 with a caregiver.

 

Fridays December 6 and 20
Saturdays December 14 and 28

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Artist Reception: Chinese Ink Brush Painting

During the month of January, Chinese ink brush paintings will be on display, in celebration of the Chinese New Year, which falls this year on Saturday, January 25.  The works -- paintings as well as Chinese calligraphy -- displayed are by Chinese and Western artists. Please join us at the reception for artists, their guests and the general public. Enjoy food from both communities!

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for an exciting book club discussion led by 8th grader Max on Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner on January 12 and on How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell on January 26 with crafts and light refreshments!

Grades 2-4.

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Sunday Concert Series: Liana Paniyeva

Pianist Liana Paniyeva will perform Chopin’s Sonata No. 3 and Bach-Busoni’s Chaconne.

The Sunday Concert 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, and Friends of the Framingham Library.
 

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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: Judy

Legendary performer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. Starring Renée Zellweger.

(2019) 1h 58min. PG-13.

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Adventures in Lifelong Learning: The John L. Heineman Intersession

Tuesdays, January 14, 21 and 28 (makeup date: February 4)

Our latest installment in our Adventures in Lifelong Learning series features The 17th Century: Reformation to Revolution. Please register online or pick up a registration form at either Library. Registration is open to all. On-site registration assistance will be available January 6, 11am-12:30pm at the Main Library, 49 Lexington Street.

Questions: email lifelonglearning@framingham.edu or call FSU at 508-626-4603

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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.

Introduction to Machine Sewing thumbnail Photo

Introduction to Machine Sewing

For adults. Teens welcome space permitting.

Always wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine? Now’s your chance! Join us for an introduction to the machine, threading and creating an even seam. Then we’ll construct a basic tote bag out of donated fabrics or your own materials (ask for a materials list at registration). You’ll have the chance to add options to your bag that expand your machine sewing skills.

Preregistration required as machines are limited. Call 508-532-5570, press 4.

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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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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.

*This program is full*
 

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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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Book Art: Hedgehogs

Create a hedgehog out of recycled books by folding the pages and decorating it. No experience necessary. This program is for ALL ages! Children under 8 must have an adult attend with them.

All ages.

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Video Game Hangout (Main Library)

Video games and snacks! And this month, we’re playing double the games since we’ll have events at both libraries.

Grades 6-12

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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 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. For children ages 0-2 with a caregiver.

 

Fridays December 6 and 20
Saturdays December 14 and 28

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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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

All ages.

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

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

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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 Big Rooms + the lobby chock full of books.

Resolve to learn something new and exciting this year from our collection of Great Courses DVD’s including Art, Music, Literature and Human Development at great prices. Check out our large selection of Baby Einstein DVD’s at a fraction of the original price. Also in our lobby an assortment books on our First Ladies. Plus much much more!!

Learn more about the Friends here.

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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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Adventures in Lifelong Learning: The John L. Heineman Intersession

Tuesdays, January 14, 21 and 28 (makeup date: February 4)

Our latest installment in our Adventures in Lifelong Learning series features The 17th Century: Reformation to Revolution. Please register online or pick up a registration form at either Library. Registration is open to all. On-site registration assistance will be available January 6, 11am-12:30pm at the Main Library, 49 Lexington Street.

Questions: email lifelonglearning@framingham.edu or call FSU at 508-626-4603

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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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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.

*This program is full*
 

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McAuliffe Matinee Movie: Downton Abbey: The Motion Picture

The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the king and queen of England soon unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue -- leaving the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

Rated PG.

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Learn to Knit and Crochet

Learn to knit a facecloth and crochet a scrunchie with Svetlana and Mila! All materials provided. Registration required.*

Ages 8-16.

Call 508-532-5636, press 5 or drop by the McAuliffe Children’s Desk to register before the program.

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McAuliffe Book Discussion: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

In this stunning West-African inspired debut novel,  Zélie has one chance to restore the magic to Orisha. With the aid of her brother and a rogue princess, she must outrun and outwit the crown prince who would eradicate magic forever. But her powers and her feelings may be the greatest danger of all.

Led by Danielle Barney. 

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Spark Lab: Bath Bombs

It’s Treat Yo’ Self month in the Spark Lab, so we’re going to make bath bombs! You’ll get to mix your own batch to take home with you, and even learn a little chemistry when I teach you how to mix them so they explode in water.

Grades 6-12

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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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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for an exciting book club discussion led by 8th grader Max on Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner on January 12 and on How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell on January 26 with crafts and light refreshments!

Grades 2-4.

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Concert: La Bek Accompanied by Jack Perricone - CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS

La Bek is a terrific performer, a singer of songs ranging from the Great American Songbook to deep-down blues to original songs written by her husband, Jack Perricone, as well as their daughter, Sonya Rae Taylor. La Bek (Rebecca Perricone) is also a skilled actress and is a Professor at Berklee College of Music; Jack was Chair of Berklee’s innovative Songwriting Department for 27 years and is the author of two books on songwriting.


La Bek has released four CDs. Her latest is With You, For You. It contains a diverse collection of styles that include a tango-based/Astor Piazzolla-influenced treatment of songs from the Great American Songbook, blues based songs and originals from Sonya Rae Taylor and Jack Perricone.

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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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Kids Sewing

Learn how to hand sew your own colorful bird bookmark with Svetlana. All materials provided. Registration required.*

*Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by the McAuliffe Children’s Desk to register before the program.

Ages 7-16.

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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.

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Adventures in Lifelong Learning: The John L. Heineman Intersession

Tuesdays, January 14, 21 and 28 (makeup date: February 4)

Our latest installment in our Adventures in Lifelong Learning series features The 17th Century: Reformation to Revolution. Please register online or pick up a registration form at either Library. Registration is open to all. On-site registration assistance will be available January 6, 11am-12:30pm at the Main Library, 49 Lexington Street.

Questions: email lifelonglearning@framingham.edu or call FSU at 508-626-4603

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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: Winter Windows

Brighten your windows with some translucent paper decorations! Make a star, or a snowflake, or whatever else you’d like, as long as it involves paper and glue.

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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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.

*This program is full*
 

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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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Spark Lab: Lego Star Wars Club

Do you love Star Wars? Do you love engineering? Come and help us put together our brand new Lego Droid kit. You will be able to build various droids including R2-D2! Once the droids are built we will be able to use our iPads and go on exciting missions.

Ages 8+

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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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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. For children ages 0-2 with a caregiver.

 

Fridays December 6 and 20
Saturdays December 14 and 28

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.