Events Calendar / July 2020

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Activism Rocks

Teens are taking charge during these trying times, with many of the Black Lives Matter protests and rallies being planned by kids still in high school (including here in Framingham!). If you’d like to make your voice heard around town, register online to reserve your Take & Make craft kit. Like the Kindness rock project, paint your message on a rock and leave it around town for someone to find.

Reserve your Take & Make craft kit by clicking here and filling out the registration form.

This Take & Make craft will be available to reserve for all of July.

Grades 6-12

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Brown Bag Learning Series: The Value of Old and Rare Books

Presented by: Kenneth Gloss

Join Ken for a discussion about the value of old and rare books.  He will talk about and show some of his favorite finds and describe some of the joys of the "hunt," as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. Ken, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshop (www.brattlebookshop.com), which goes back to circa 1825.

There will be a Q&A session before the conclusion of his talk. Following the talk and question-and-answer session, Ken will give free, verbal appraisals of all books for attendees.

About Kenneth Gloss:

Kenneth Gloss is the proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section. He succeeded his late father, George Gloss, a well-known figure both in Boston and national antiquarian circles, and became the sole proprietor in 1985.  The Brattle Book Shop is the recipient of several “Best of Boston” awards in the categories of Best Book Shop or Best Antiquarian Book Shop.

Please email brownbagprogram49@gmail.com by 9am on July 3 to receive an invitation to the Zoom session.  

Activism Rocks thumbnail Photo

Activism Rocks

Teens are taking charge during these trying times, with many of the Black Lives Matter protests and rallies being planned by kids still in high school (including here in Framingham!). If you’d like to make your voice heard around town, register online to reserve your Take & Make craft kit. Like the Kindness rock project, paint your message on a rock and leave it around town for someone to find.

Reserve your Take & Make craft kit by clicking here and filling out the registration form.

This Take & Make craft will be available to reserve for all of July.

Grades 6-12

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Sci-Fi Book Discussion: Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler

The time is 2025. The place is California, where small walled communities must protect themselves from hordes of desperate scavengers and roaming bands of people addicted to a drug that activates an orgasmic desire to burn, rape, and murder. When one small community is overrun, Lauren Olamina, an 18 year old Black woman with the hereditary train of "hyperempathy"--which causes her to feel others' pain as her own--sets off on foot along the dangerous coastal highways, moving north into the unknown. 

Available as an eBook on hoopla.

Email mmaiorana@minlib.net to receive the Zoom invitation.

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¡Olé! Flamenco with Eve Costarelli

Don't forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program starting July 1st!

Children and caregivers will have a body stretching, hand clapping, foot stomping good time. In this upbeat program that is infused with the music, dance, and a brief history of flamenco, participants will absorb the dramatic postures and colorful flavor of flamenco while exploring yoga poses, dancing with fans, mindfulness, and participating in the reading of the picture book, Lola’s Fandango by Anne Witte. This program is led by Eve Costarelli, an arts educator, dancer and dedicated yogi, who is passionate about bringing the joy of movement to all-bodies.

Ages 5+. Registration required by email, Mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com. Program is paid for by the FCC and through the Mass Cultural Council.

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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, July 12 will discuss Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Part 1 of the Wayside School series) by Louis Sacher.

Sunday, July 21 will discuss Dragons and Marshmallows (Part 1 of the Zoey and Sassafras series) by Asia Citro.

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FREE Summer Lunch Program

Wednesday June 24 -Friday August 21
Lunch pickup available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
From 12- 1 pm 

Lunches available for children 5-18 years of age

Lunches can be picked up at the bus shelter on Lexington street next to the Main Library. Please park in the lexington st lot and walk over to pick up a lunch bag.

USDA Summer Food Service Program

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Activism Rocks

Teens are taking charge during these trying times, with many of the Black Lives Matter protests and rallies being planned by kids still in high school (including here in Framingham!). If you’d like to make your voice heard around town, register online to reserve your Take & Make craft kit. Like the Kindness rock project, paint your message on a rock and leave it around town for someone to find.

Reserve your Take & Make craft kit by clicking here and filling out the registration form.

This Take & Make craft will be available to reserve for all of July.

Grades 6-12

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Spark Lab At Home: Stop Motion Animation

Register to reserve your Stop Motion Animation kit! Learn how to make your own animated movies using toys, clay, legos, and more. (You will need to supply your own phone or tablet to do this). Once everyone has made videos, we’ll gather them together and present them as the first Framingham Teen Film Festival on our website, and in person once we’re able to.

This Take & Make activity will be available to pick up from July 13-31.

Grades 6-12

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FraminghamISH

Sign up with a team, or go solo, and join our week long scavenger hunt! Do as many challenges as you can and tag us with #FraminghamISH.
Finish at least 10 challenges to be posted on our social media as a winner! Finish 20 or all 30 challenges and become a champion!

REGISTER HERE

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Virtual Book Discussion: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Katsumi Hosokawa, a Japanese businessman, is invited to a birthday party in his honor at the home of the Vice-President of a South American country. Mr Hosokawa and the group of international guests are enchanted by the highlight of the evening, a performance by a famous opera star, Roxanne Coss. Members of a terrorist organization break into the house and take the group hostage. Relationships change and develop as the hostage situation continues.

Led by Linda Goldberg. Please email lgoldberg@minlib.net for the Zoom link to join.

Find the ebook on hoopla. Always available, no waiting!

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Learn to Play the Guitar!

Wednesdays July 15 - August 19

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the guitar?  It's time to check-off your bucket list!  This summer, we have partnered with Centre Music House to offer beginner guitar lessons.  All you have to do is grab a guitar and join us.  Each week, we will post a lesson to the Library's YouTube channel.  You can practice as many times as you would like and email us with any questions.  Our instructor will respond to them via a live Q & A session. At the end of the summer, we will get together for a fun Zoom session where everyone will have a chance to play. 

Please email hlui@minlib.net to register and receive weekly lesson plans. For more information, click here.

For teens and adults.

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FREE Summer Lunch Program

Wednesday June 24 -Friday August 21
Lunch pickup available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
From 12- 1 pm 

Lunches available for children 5-18 years of age

Lunches can be picked up at the bus shelter on Lexington street next to the Main Library. Please park in the lexington st lot and walk over to pick up a lunch bag.

USDA Summer Food Service Program

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Pop Up Art: Create a Flying Dragon!

Don't forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program starting July 1st!

Learn the mythology and make a flying Dragon. Step-by-step, you will create a mythical addition to hang in your room. The class will start with a slideshow about dragons. Program is paid for by the FCC and through the Mass Cultural Council.

Ages 8-12. Class size is limited. Registration required by email, Mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com.

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FREE Summer Lunch Program

Wednesday June 24 -Friday August 21
Lunch pickup available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
From 12- 1 pm 

Lunches available for children 5-18 years of age

Lunches can be picked up at the bus shelter on Lexington street next to the Main Library. Please park in the lexington st lot and walk over to pick up a lunch bag.

USDA Summer Food Service Program

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July Virtual Anime Club

Just like we’ve been doing since March. Click here to access the private virtual screening room. We can chat while we watch anything available on Crunchyroll!

If you register by filling out the form on the event page, we'll send you a reminder the day before the program!

Grades 6-12

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FREE Summer Lunch Program

Wednesday June 24 -Friday August 21
Lunch pickup available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
From 12- 1 pm 

Lunches available for children 5-18 years of age

Lunches can be picked up at the bus shelter on Lexington street next to the Main Library. Please park in the lexington st lot and walk over to pick up a lunch bag.

USDA Summer Food Service Program

Activism Rocks thumbnail Photo

Activism Rocks

Teens are taking charge during these trying times, with many of the Black Lives Matter protests and rallies being planned by kids still in high school (including here in Framingham!). If you’d like to make your voice heard around town, register online to reserve your Take & Make craft kit. Like the Kindness rock project, paint your message on a rock and leave it around town for someone to find.

Reserve your Take & Make craft kit by clicking here and filling out the registration form.

This Take & Make craft will be available to reserve for all of July.

Grades 6-12

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Spark Lab At Home: Stop Motion Animation

Register to reserve your Stop Motion Animation kit! Learn how to make your own animated movies using toys, clay, legos, and more. (You will need to supply your own phone or tablet to do this). Once everyone has made videos, we’ll gather them together and present them as the first Framingham Teen Film Festival on our website, and in person once we’re able to.

This Take & Make activity will be available to pick up from July 13-31.

Grades 6-12

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Book Discussion: The Radium Girls

The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger. The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive - until they begin to fall mysteriously ill. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. 
Led by Jillian Holmberg. Find the eBook and digital audiobook on Overdrive/Libby or the eBook and digital audiobook on hoopla. Please email framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com for the program link to join.

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Learn to Play the Guitar!

Wednesdays July 15 - August 19

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the guitar?  It's time to check-off your bucket list!  This summer, we have partnered with Centre Music House to offer beginner guitar lessons.  All you have to do is grab a guitar and join us.  Each week, we will post a lesson to the Library's YouTube channel.  You can practice as many times as you would like and email us with any questions.  Our instructor will respond to them via a live Q & A session. At the end of the summer, we will get together for a fun Zoom session where everyone will have a chance to play. 

Please email hlui@minlib.net to register and receive weekly lesson plans. For more information, click here.

For teens and adults.

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FREE Summer Lunch Program

Wednesday June 24 -Friday August 21
Lunch pickup available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
From 12- 1 pm 

Lunches available for children 5-18 years of age

Lunches can be picked up at the bus shelter on Lexington street next to the Main Library. Please park in the lexington st lot and walk over to pick up a lunch bag.

USDA Summer Food Service Program

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Wingmasters: Falconry and the Medieval World

While this presentation centers around live birds used in falconry, it is not a flight demonstration but a history-rich look at an ancient sport. Focusing on the medieval period, it explains the characteristics of the birds of prey used, how the spot reflected the lifestyle of the time, and the historical reasons behind falconry's rise and fall.

This event was paid for by FCC

Ages 5+

 

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The Power of Meditation

Take control of your life! Meditation is a simple way to deal with daily stress. By incorporating meditation into your busy schedule, you can achieve a sense of calm that will enable you to stay focused. It will connect you with the source of peace and joy already within you. Join Arlene Samsel for this engaging workshop.

Please email framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com to receive an invitation and link to the Zoom session.

About Arlene Samsel:

Arlene Samsel is uniquely qualified and experienced in meditation, public speaking, and the performing arts. She has been meditating for 25 years and has given many meditation workshops and retreats which have enabled her to speak firsthand about the crucial role of meditation in enhancing the daily lives of busy people. Arlene lives with her husband and three children.

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Pop Up Art School: Miniature Breakfast (CLASS FULL, WAITLIST ONLY!)

Register online to get the Zoom code and to reserve your supply kit for this instructional take & make program. An artist from Pop Up Art School will teach you how to sculpt your very own miniature breakfast! If you are signing up multiple people, please fill out the registration form multiple times.

CLASS IS FULL, REGISTERING WILL PUT YOU ON WAITLIST AND DOESN’T GUARANTEE A SPOT

Grades 6-12

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FREE Summer Lunch Program

Wednesday June 24 -Friday August 21
Lunch pickup available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
From 12- 1 pm 

Lunches available for children 5-18 years of age

Lunches can be picked up at the bus shelter on Lexington street next to the Main Library. Please park in the lexington st lot and walk over to pick up a lunch bag.

USDA Summer Food Service Program

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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, July 12 will discuss Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Part 1 of the Wayside School series) by Louis Sacher.

Sunday, July 21 will discuss Dragons and Marshmallows (Part 1 of the Zoey and Sassafras series) by Asia Citro.

FREE Summer Lunch Program thumbnail Photo

FREE Summer Lunch Program

Wednesday June 24 -Friday August 21
Lunch pickup available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
From 12- 1 pm 

Lunches available for children 5-18 years of age

Lunches can be picked up at the bus shelter on Lexington street next to the Main Library. Please park in the lexington st lot and walk over to pick up a lunch bag.

USDA Summer Food Service Program

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Activism Rocks

Teens are taking charge during these trying times, with many of the Black Lives Matter protests and rallies being planned by kids still in high school (including here in Framingham!). If you’d like to make your voice heard around town, register online to reserve your Take & Make craft kit. Like the Kindness rock project, paint your message on a rock and leave it around town for someone to find.

Reserve your Take & Make craft kit by clicking here and filling out the registration form.

This Take & Make craft will be available to reserve for all of July.

Grades 6-12

Spark Lab At Home: Stop Motion Animation thumbnail Photo

Spark Lab At Home: Stop Motion Animation

Register to reserve your Stop Motion Animation kit! Learn how to make your own animated movies using toys, clay, legos, and more. (You will need to supply your own phone or tablet to do this). Once everyone has made videos, we’ll gather them together and present them as the first Framingham Teen Film Festival on our website, and in person once we’re able to.

This Take & Make activity will be available to pick up from July 13-31.

Grades 6-12

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Coffee Talk Tuesdays

Pour yourself a cup of coffee and join Marcy and Helen for a fun and lively discussion. This month, we have selected a TED Talk for you to view. You will then have an opportunity to share your thoughts on the topic featured. Whether you enjoy contributing to the conversation or prefer to listen, we hope you will enjoy connecting with others. The TED Talk will be “Do Schools Kill Creativity,” presented by Sir Ken Robinson. Please click here to view the talk. 

Email us at fplcoffeetalk@gmail.com to RSVP and we'll send you an invitation with a link to the Zoom session.

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Take and Make Kit: S.T.E.M. Mechanical Bird Building

Engineer a KiwiCo. model mechanical bird and experiment with gear-driven wings! All materials are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup starting July 20. Join us on Zoom July 28 from 11:00am-12:00pm to build together!

AGES 9-14. Please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to register for the program and schedule a time to pick up your kit. Kits are available for curbside pick-up at both library locations.

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Learn to Play the Guitar!

Wednesdays July 15 - August 19

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the guitar?  It's time to check-off your bucket list!  This summer, we have partnered with Centre Music House to offer beginner guitar lessons.  All you have to do is grab a guitar and join us.  Each week, we will post a lesson to the Library's YouTube channel.  You can practice as many times as you would like and email us with any questions.  Our instructor will respond to them via a live Q & A session. At the end of the summer, we will get together for a fun Zoom session where everyone will have a chance to play. 

Please email hlui@minlib.net to register and receive weekly lesson plans. For more information, click here.

For teens and adults.

FREE Summer Lunch Program thumbnail Photo

FREE Summer Lunch Program

Wednesday June 24 -Friday August 21
Lunch pickup available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
From 12- 1 pm 

Lunches available for children 5-18 years of age

Lunches can be picked up at the bus shelter on Lexington street next to the Main Library. Please park in the lexington st lot and walk over to pick up a lunch bag.

USDA Summer Food Service Program

Activism Rocks thumbnail Photo

Activism Rocks

Teens are taking charge during these trying times, with many of the Black Lives Matter protests and rallies being planned by kids still in high school (including here in Framingham!). If you’d like to make your voice heard around town, register online to reserve your Take & Make craft kit. Like the Kindness rock project, paint your message on a rock and leave it around town for someone to find.

Reserve your Take & Make craft kit by clicking here and filling out the registration form.

This Take & Make craft will be available to reserve for all of July.

Grades 6-12

Spark Lab At Home: Stop Motion Animation thumbnail Photo

Spark Lab At Home: Stop Motion Animation

Register to reserve your Stop Motion Animation kit! Learn how to make your own animated movies using toys, clay, legos, and more. (You will need to supply your own phone or tablet to do this). Once everyone has made videos, we’ll gather them together and present them as the first Framingham Teen Film Festival on our website, and in person once we’re able to.

This Take & Make activity will be available to pick up from July 13-31.

Grades 6-12