Events Calendar / June 2020

Adventures in Lifelong Learning:  Going to War: The President as “Commander-in-Chief” thumbnail Photo

Adventures in Lifelong Learning:  Going to War: The President as “Commander-in-Chief”

Course 104: Going to War: The President as “Commander-in-Chief”
Dr. David Smailes, Tuesdays May 26 – June 16 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

The constitutional power to determine how and when to go to war is one of the most important parts of our founding document, and yet no power has undergone more changes throughout American history.
In this course, we will examine what the Founders intended in this crucial area, how the role of Congress and the President have changed over the years, and the ways presidents since 9/11 have increased their power as “Commander-in-Chief”.

Registration required. Please visit the Adventures webpage.

That’s eEntertainment! Discover the World of Digital Books, Movies, Music and More! (via Zoom) thumbnail Photo

That’s eEntertainment! Discover the World of Digital Books, Movies, Music and More! (via Zoom)

Session One, Thursday June 4, 10am-11am: Using Libby and Overdrive for digital books and audiobooks

Session Two, Thursday, June 11, 10am-11am: hoopla for digital music and movies, Kanopy for indie and foreign movies off the beaten path, Mango for online language learning, accessing digital magazines and digital newspapers such as The New York Times.

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. Join local librarians Marcy and Chris for one session or both sessions.

To register, email FPLJuneWebinar@gmail.com your name and which session(s) you would like to attend, and we will send you the Zoom invitation.

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Online Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

This 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. Poets may discuss their work. If you are new to the group and would like to participate, please email FPLpoetryworkshop@gmail.com

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June Game Time

We've got some new games for June's Game Time! We'll try out Wilds.io, where you have to build your own fort while trying to destroy everyone else's, and Powerline.io, a Snake-like game where you have to eat as many dots as possible to rule the map. And if we manage to get bored of those, we still have Werewolf, Codenames, 1v1.lol, Agar.io, Gartic.io, SmashKarts, and more!

To join in on the fun, just fill out the registration form at the bottom of the event page (just click on the poster). While doing so, please put the grade you're in in the "Message" section. I'll send everyone who registers a Zoom link. On Zoom we can chat about the games, and I'll send out the codes to the private rooms.

6-12TH GRADERS ONLY PLEASE

Virtual Bookworm Book Club with Max! thumbnail Photo

Virtual Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club with Max! Sundays at 2:00 pm. Email us to receive an invite to watch on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com.

Sunday, June 7 will discuss A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket.

Sunday, June 14 will discuss Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko.

Sunday, June 21 will discuss How to be a Pirate by Cressida Cowell.

Adventures in Lifelong Learning:  Going to War: The President as “Commander-in-Chief” thumbnail Photo

Adventures in Lifelong Learning:  Going to War: The President as “Commander-in-Chief”

Course 104: Going to War: The President as “Commander-in-Chief”
Dr. David Smailes, Tuesdays May 26 – June 16 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

The constitutional power to determine how and when to go to war is one of the most important parts of our founding document, and yet no power has undergone more changes throughout American history.
In this course, we will examine what the Founders intended in this crucial area, how the role of Congress and the President have changed over the years, and the ways presidents since 9/11 have increased their power as “Commander-in-Chief”.

Registration required. Please visit the Adventures webpage.

Book Discussion: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson thumbnail Photo

Book Discussion: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

Cussy May Carter is a traveling Librarian. She is part of the Pack Horse Literacy Project, a WPA project, to deliver books and other reading materials to Appalachia. Cussy is also one of the blue-skinned people of Kentucky and she encounters prejudice and suspicion as she brings her love of reading to the people of rural America.

Led by Linda Goldberg. Please email lgoldberg@minlib.net for the Zoom link to join.
Find both the ebook and audiobook on hoopla. (No wait list!)

Sci-Fi Book Discussion: Altered Carbon, Richard K. Morgan thumbnail Photo

Sci-Fi Book Discussion: Altered Carbon, Richard K. Morgan

In a society in which death has been rendered practically obsolete, suicide and murder take on different significances. After a particularly brutal offing, former UN envoy Takeshi Kovacs finds himself "resleeved" -- that is, his consciousness has been put in a new body--and hired as a private investigator by Laurens Bancroft, one of twenty-fifth-century society's old rich in Bay City (formerly San Francisco). Bancroft claims he was murdered, but the police say it was a suicide. (Excerpted from a Booklist review)

Please contact Marcy Maiorana, mmaiorana@minlib.net to receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting.

That’s eEntertainment! Discover the World of Digital Books, Movies, Music and More! (via Zoom) thumbnail Photo

That’s eEntertainment! Discover the World of Digital Books, Movies, Music and More! (via Zoom)

Session One, Thursday June 4, 10am-11am: Using Libby and Overdrive for digital books and audiobooks

Session Two, Thursday, June 11, 10am-11am: hoopla for digital music and movies, Kanopy for indie and foreign movies off the beaten path, Mango for online language learning, accessing digital magazines and digital newspapers such as The New York Times.

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. Join local librarians Marcy and Chris for one session or both sessions.

To register, email FPLJuneWebinar@gmail.com your name and which session(s) you would like to attend, and we will send you the Zoom invitation.

Online Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman thumbnail Photo

Online Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

This 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. Poets may discuss their work. If you are new to the group and would like to participate, please email FPLpoetryworkshop@gmail.com

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June Virtual AniManga Club

Everyone's stuck at home right now, but that doesn't mean we can't still watch anime together!

This Friday at 1PM, click right here to start watching. It will open up a private screening room in a program called Kosmi.io. If you create a Kosmi.io account, please use your real name as your username so we know who we're talking to. However, everything is browser based and you don't need to create an account or download anything to watch. Regardless, you will be able to watch along and chat with everyone in the room. 

If you RSVP, I'll make sure to send you a reminder the morning of so you'll have the direct link at the ready!

NOTE: Even though you're at home and we're not in the library, the same rules apply. That means no cursing, no bullying, etc. In the words of the immortal Bill & Ted, "Be excellent to each other!"

Virtual Bookworm Book Club with Max! thumbnail Photo

Virtual Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club with Max! Sundays at 2:00 pm. Email us to receive an invite to watch on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com.

Sunday, June 7 will discuss A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket.

Sunday, June 14 will discuss Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko.

Sunday, June 21 will discuss How to be a Pirate by Cressida Cowell.

Adventures in Lifelong Learning:  Going to War: The President as “Commander-in-Chief” thumbnail Photo

Adventures in Lifelong Learning:  Going to War: The President as “Commander-in-Chief”

Course 104: Going to War: The President as “Commander-in-Chief”
Dr. David Smailes, Tuesdays May 26 – June 16 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

The constitutional power to determine how and when to go to war is one of the most important parts of our founding document, and yet no power has undergone more changes throughout American history.
In this course, we will examine what the Founders intended in this crucial area, how the role of Congress and the President have changed over the years, and the ways presidents since 9/11 have increased their power as “Commander-in-Chief”.

Registration required. Please visit the Adventures webpage.

Book Discussion: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle thumbnail Photo

Book Discussion: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

The Rules of Blackheath: Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m. There are eight days, and eight witnesses for you to inhabit. We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer. Understood? Then let's begin...  At a gala party thrown by her parents, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed--again. She's been murdered hundreds of times, and each day, Aiden Bishop is too late to save her. Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden's only escape is to solve Evelyn Hardcastle's murder and conquer the shadows of an enemy he struggles to even comprehend--but nothing and no one are quite what they seem. Deeply atmospheric and ingeniously plotted, The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a highly original debut.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. Find this ebook or audiobook on Overdrive or hoopla! Please email framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com for the program link to join.

Virtual Bookworm Book Club with Max! thumbnail Photo

Virtual Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club with Max! Sundays at 2:00 pm. Email us to receive an invite to watch on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com.

Sunday, June 7 will discuss A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket.

Sunday, June 14 will discuss Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko.

Sunday, June 21 will discuss How to be a Pirate by Cressida Cowell.

Main Library Book Group: Anything Is Possible, Elizabeth Strout thumbnail Photo

Main Library Book Group: Anything Is Possible, Elizabeth Strout

This collection of short stories by the author of Olive Kittredge, Olive, Again and My Name Is Lucy Barton, explores the whole range of human emotions through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others. Please email framinghamlibrarybookgroups2@gmail.com for the link to join.

eBook and Audiobook available on Overdrive/Libby.

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Senior Conversation Hour

Join Marcy and Helen for a casual discussion about topics of interest and connect with fellow seniors. This month, we chat about a book or movie you would recommend to someone. We are holding two sessions to accommodate those with and without internet access:

Wednesday, June 24, 1pm (video session, for participants with Internet access). To register, email your name and phone number to fplseniorhour@gmail.com. We will reply to confirm your attendance and provide you with instructions for linking to the session.

Thursday, June 25, 11am (audio only, for participants without Internet access). To register, call the Library main number, 508-532-5570, and enter the extension 4362 at any time during the greeting. Leave a message with your name and phone number. We will call you back to confirm your attendance and provide you with the number to call on the day of the event.
 

Each session is limited to 10 participants.

Senior Conversation Hour thumbnail Photo

Senior Conversation Hour

Join Marcy and Helen for a casual discussion about topics of interest and connect with fellow seniors. This month, we chat about a book or movie you would recommend to someone. We are holding two sessions to accommodate those with and without internet access:

Wednesday, June 24, 1pm (video session, for participants with Internet access). To register, email your name and phone number to fplseniorhour@gmail.com. We will reply to confirm your attendance and provide you with instructions for linking to the session.

Thursday, June 25, 11am (audio only, for participants without Internet access). To register, call the Library main number, 508-532-5570, and enter the extension 4362 at any time during the greeting. Leave a message with your name and phone number. We will call you back to confirm your attendance and provide you with the number to call on the day of the event.
 

Each session is limited to 10 participants.

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Inner Peace Through Meditation

How can we find peace within ourselves through meditation? Join Nirav Sheth as he explores the aspect of going within rather than without! He will discuss the blocking out of stressful triggers, finding peace by living in the current moment. All of this is possible by incorporating a simple time tested meditation technique. There will be a short meditation sitting.

About Nirav Sheth:
Most recently Nirav Sheth served as General Manager and Senior Marketing Director at Smiths Medical. Prior to that he has over 20 years of experience at Medtronic. Nirav has a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Nirav has been conducting meditation classes at Smiths Medical, Medtronic and other venues in the Minnesota area for over 8 years. He has been practicing meditation for over a decade.

Please email framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com by 4:00 pm on June 25 to participate.