Events Calendar / January 2021

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Book Buddies: Reading to Dogs

Online via Zoom
All ages welcome!

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.
Register at Mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com; leave your email, your child’s name, and your preferred time for the appointment. 
You will receive the Zoom link and the time of your appointment in a response email.

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Puzzle Swap is back!

Request a puzzle to pick up at McAuliffe through http://bit.ly/Puzzle_Swap_Request and then take it home! Choose how many pieces you'd prefer the puzzle to contain and bring home some fun. Just like with our in-person Puzzle Swap, you can choose to return it to the Branch when you are finished, or bring back a completely different puzzle (or any extra puzzles you wish to join the swap!).

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Tone and Stretch with Laila Vehvilainen

JANUARY TONE AND STRETCH CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE WATCH FOR UPDATES ABOUT CLASSES IN FEBRUARY.

A variety of functional fitness exercises to tone core, upper and lower body muscles followed by stretches. This is a low impact class designed to be adaptable to participants’ different levels.

Email framinghamlibraryexercise@gmail.com by noon on the day of the class for the link to join.

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DIY Bath Bomb Take & Make Kit

Everyone went through a lot in 2020 and it’s not quite over yet, so make your own bath bomb and relax for a bit.

CLICK HERE to register and reserve your kit! Someone from the library will contact you once the kits are ready to pick up.

Grades 6-12

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ALL KITS RESERVED: Take & Make Craft: “Snow” Sand

ALL KITS ARE CURRENTLY RESERVED. IF WE HAVE EXTRAS, THE REGISTRATION FORM WILL OPEN UP AGAIN.

Make some taste safe "snow sand" (aka: moon dough) and create some indoor snow scenes and more! This kit contains potato starch, coconut oil, and flour; anyone with related allergies should not request this kit. All materials (except mixing tools) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup starting January 12. Supplies are limited. This STEM inspired kit is thanks to STEAM Powered Family. (Ages 6-12) Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/SnowSandKit

We'd love to see and share your creations! Feel free to send us photos of your kids building the kit or after for us to share on our social media through mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com.

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Main Library Book Group: A Bookshop in Berlin, by Francoise Frenkel

The rediscovered memoir of one woman’s harrowing escape from the Nazis.
‘’We can only remain grateful to the constellation of luck and chance that allowed, first, Frankel’s survival, and now, the recovery of her exceptional book.’’ – The Wall Street Journal.

Please email framinghamlibrarybookgroups2@gmail.com by noon on January 5 for the Zoom link to join.

The title for our February 2 discussion is The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich.

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ALL KITS RESERVED: Take & Make Craft: “Snow” Sand

ALL KITS ARE CURRENTLY RESERVED. IF WE HAVE EXTRAS, THE REGISTRATION FORM WILL OPEN UP AGAIN.

Make some taste safe "snow sand" (aka: moon dough) and create some indoor snow scenes and more! This kit contains potato starch, coconut oil, and flour; anyone with related allergies should not request this kit. All materials (except mixing tools) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup starting January 12. Supplies are limited. This STEM inspired kit is thanks to STEAM Powered Family. (Ages 6-12) Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/SnowSandKit

We'd love to see and share your creations! Feel free to send us photos of your kids building the kit or after for us to share on our social media through mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com.

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ALL KITS RESERVED: Take & Make Craft: “Snow” Sand

ALL KITS ARE CURRENTLY RESERVED. IF WE HAVE EXTRAS, THE REGISTRATION FORM WILL OPEN UP AGAIN.

Make some taste safe "snow sand" (aka: moon dough) and create some indoor snow scenes and more! This kit contains potato starch, coconut oil, and flour; anyone with related allergies should not request this kit. All materials (except mixing tools) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup starting January 12. Supplies are limited. This STEM inspired kit is thanks to STEAM Powered Family. (Ages 6-12) Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/SnowSandKit

We'd love to see and share your creations! Feel free to send us photos of your kids building the kit or after for us to share on our social media through mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com.

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Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies: One-on-One Sessions

Looking for a job? Need to create or update a resume?
Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies.
Thursdays January 7, 14, 21, and 28, appointments available 9am-1:30pm, via Zoom.*

Please email elawrence@minlib.net for your appointment.

*If you need access to a computer, please email us at fplmail6@minlib.net or call the Main Library at 508-532-5570, and speak with one of the staff.
 

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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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ALL KITS RESERVED: Take & Make Craft: “Snow” Sand

ALL KITS ARE CURRENTLY RESERVED. IF WE HAVE EXTRAS, THE REGISTRATION FORM WILL OPEN UP AGAIN.

Make some taste safe "snow sand" (aka: moon dough) and create some indoor snow scenes and more! This kit contains potato starch, coconut oil, and flour; anyone with related allergies should not request this kit. All materials (except mixing tools) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup starting January 12. Supplies are limited. This STEM inspired kit is thanks to STEAM Powered Family. (Ages 6-12) Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/SnowSandKit

We'd love to see and share your creations! Feel free to send us photos of your kids building the kit or after for us to share on our social media through mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com.

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Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Brown Bag Learning Series:  Healthy Food and Lifestyle Choices to Boost Your Immune System

Presented by: Donna Kramer Merritt and Diana Pruzinsky Abata

Please email brownbagprogram49@gmail.com by 9am on January 8 to receive an invitation to the Zoom session.  

Start 2021 on a path to wellness. Join Donna and Diana for an informative talk about healthy food and lifestyle choices to boost your immune system. In this workshop you will learn:

  • How stress and food choices impact your immune system 
  • Simple breathing and focusing techniques to reduce stress 
  • What foods to avoid and where they might be hidden in your diet 
  • How to choose foods that support your body's health and wellness 
  • Supplements to support your immune system


About Donna Kramer Merritt, LMT, RYT 200:
Donna is a massage therapist, yoga teacher and the owner of The Gentle Place Wellness Center in Framingham. Her passion is to create a safe haven for people to discover their own capacity for wellness by enhancing their body/mind connection through massage, yoga and breathwork.

About Diana Pruzinsky Abata, CHC:
Diana is a certified health coach who left a stress-filled corporate career after discovering how to use food, supplements and lifestyle changes to improve her health and to live a more energetic life. She offers a unique and refreshing approach to helping her clients find their way to feeling, functioning and looking better.  Diana follows the philosophy of Functional Medicine, and the interconnectedness of everything in our bodies to help us all feel our best.

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ALL KITS RESERVED: Take & Make Craft: “Snow” Sand

ALL KITS ARE CURRENTLY RESERVED. IF WE HAVE EXTRAS, THE REGISTRATION FORM WILL OPEN UP AGAIN.

Make some taste safe "snow sand" (aka: moon dough) and create some indoor snow scenes and more! This kit contains potato starch, coconut oil, and flour; anyone with related allergies should not request this kit. All materials (except mixing tools) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup starting January 12. Supplies are limited. This STEM inspired kit is thanks to STEAM Powered Family. (Ages 6-12) Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/SnowSandKit

We'd love to see and share your creations! Feel free to send us photos of your kids building the kit or after for us to share on our social media through mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com.

ALL KITS RESERVED: Take & Make Craft: “Snow” Sand thumbnail Photo

ALL KITS RESERVED: Take & Make Craft: “Snow” Sand

ALL KITS ARE CURRENTLY RESERVED. IF WE HAVE EXTRAS, THE REGISTRATION FORM WILL OPEN UP AGAIN.

Make some taste safe "snow sand" (aka: moon dough) and create some indoor snow scenes and more! This kit contains potato starch, coconut oil, and flour; anyone with related allergies should not request this kit. All materials (except mixing tools) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup starting January 12. Supplies are limited. This STEM inspired kit is thanks to STEAM Powered Family. (Ages 6-12) Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/SnowSandKit

We'd love to see and share your creations! Feel free to send us photos of your kids building the kit or after for us to share on our social media through mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com.

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Mother Goose on the Loose REGISTRATION

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACES ARE LIMITED.
REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2021

Zoom Mother Goose on the Loose with Jennifer
Wednesdays January 27- March 17
10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning January 11 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick-up, and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.


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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register.

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

ALL KITS RESERVED: Take & Make Craft: “Snow” Sand thumbnail Photo

ALL KITS RESERVED: Take & Make Craft: “Snow” Sand

ALL KITS ARE CURRENTLY RESERVED. IF WE HAVE EXTRAS, THE REGISTRATION FORM WILL OPEN UP AGAIN.

Make some taste safe "snow sand" (aka: moon dough) and create some indoor snow scenes and more! This kit contains potato starch, coconut oil, and flour; anyone with related allergies should not request this kit. All materials (except mixing tools) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup starting January 12. Supplies are limited. This STEM inspired kit is thanks to STEAM Powered Family. (Ages 6-12) Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/SnowSandKit

We'd love to see and share your creations! Feel free to send us photos of your kids building the kit or after for us to share on our social media through mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com.

DIY Bath Bomb Take & Make Kit thumbnail Photo

DIY Bath Bomb Take & Make Kit

Everyone went through a lot in 2020 and it’s not quite over yet, so make your own bath bomb and relax for a bit.

CLICK HERE to register and reserve your kit! Someone from the library will contact you once the kits are ready to pick up.

Grades 6-12

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Mother Goose on the Loose REGISTRATION

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACES ARE LIMITED.
REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2021

Zoom Mother Goose on the Loose with Jennifer
Wednesdays January 27- March 17
10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning January 11 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick-up, and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.


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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register.

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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ALL KITS RESERVED: Take & Make Craft: “Snow” Sand

ALL KITS ARE CURRENTLY RESERVED. IF WE HAVE EXTRAS, THE REGISTRATION FORM WILL OPEN UP AGAIN.

Make some taste safe "snow sand" (aka: moon dough) and create some indoor snow scenes and more! This kit contains potato starch, coconut oil, and flour; anyone with related allergies should not request this kit. All materials (except mixing tools) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup starting January 12. Supplies are limited. This STEM inspired kit is thanks to STEAM Powered Family. (Ages 6-12) Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/SnowSandKit

We'd love to see and share your creations! Feel free to send us photos of your kids building the kit or after for us to share on our social media through mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com.

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Main Library Book Group: A Bookshop in Berlin, by Francoise Frenkel

The rediscovered memoir of one woman’s harrowing escape from the Nazis.
‘’We can only remain grateful to the constellation of luck and chance that allowed, first, Frankel’s survival, and now, the recovery of her exceptional book.’’ – The Wall Street Journal.

Please email framinghamlibrarybookgroups2@gmail.com by noon on January 5 for the Zoom link to join.

The title for our February 2 discussion is The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich.

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Virtual Book Discussion: Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas was born in the Philippines and sent to the United States when he was 12 to live with his mother’s parents. When he applied for a driver’s license at age 16, he learned that he was undocumented. Dear America is his story—but also the story of many others—who are caught in a system without a clear path to citizenship. This is a moving story about courage and determination and uncertainty in growing up undocumented. 

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

Available in our catalog, and as an eBook on Overdrive/Libby and Hoopla.

The title for our February 9 discussion is The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone.

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Mother Goose on the Loose REGISTRATION

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACES ARE LIMITED.
REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2021

Zoom Mother Goose on the Loose with Jennifer
Wednesdays January 27- March 17
10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning January 11 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick-up, and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.


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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register.

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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Sci-Fi Book Discussion: A Door into Ocean by Joan Slonczewski

A ground-breaking work both of feminist SF and of world-building hard SF that is about the Sharers of Shora, a nation of women on a distant moon in the far future who are pacifists, highly advanced in biological sciences, and who reproduce by parthenogenesis—there are no males in their society.
Conflicts erupt when a neighboring civilization decides to develop their ocean world, and sends in an army. Led by Lucy Loveridge.

Please email lloveridge@minlib.net to receive the Zoom invitation.

The title for our February 10 discussion is Mars by Ben Bova.

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Mother Goose on the Loose REGISTRATION

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACES ARE LIMITED.
REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2021

Zoom Mother Goose on the Loose with Jennifer
Wednesdays January 27- March 17
10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning January 11 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick-up, and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.


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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register.

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies: One-on-One Sessions

Looking for a job? Need to create or update a resume?
Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies.
Thursdays January 7, 14, 21, and 28, appointments available 9am-1:30pm, via Zoom.*

Please email elawrence@minlib.net for your appointment.

*If you need access to a computer, please email us at fplmail6@minlib.net or call the Main Library at 508-532-5570, and speak with one of the staff.
 

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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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Mother Goose on the Loose REGISTRATION

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACES ARE LIMITED.
REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2021

Zoom Mother Goose on the Loose with Jennifer
Wednesdays January 27- March 17
10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning January 11 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick-up, and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.


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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register.

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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AstroNights LIVE: A Framingham State University Community Event

Framingham State University logo

AstroNights LIVE is a live, family-friendly exploration of your night sky that you can join from the comfort of your home. View live on YouTube or join the Zoom Webinar for extra interactive features! Our educators leave audiences with simple advice for observing your real night sky when the program is over. Click HERE for more information.

 Ages 7+

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Mother Goose on the Loose REGISTRATION

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACES ARE LIMITED.
REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2021

Zoom Mother Goose on the Loose with Jennifer
Wednesdays January 27- March 17
10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning January 11 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick-up, and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.


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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register.

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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Mother Goose on the Loose REGISTRATION

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACES ARE LIMITED.
REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2021

Zoom Mother Goose on the Loose with Jennifer
Wednesdays January 27- March 17
10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning January 11 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick-up, and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.


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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register.

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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Book Buddies: Reading to Dogs

Online via Zoom
All ages welcome!

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.
Register at Mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com; leave your email, your child’s name, and your preferred time for the appointment. 
You will receive the Zoom link and the time of your appointment in a response email.

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Mother Goose on the Loose REGISTRATION

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACES ARE LIMITED.
REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2021

Zoom Mother Goose on the Loose with Jennifer
Wednesdays January 27- March 17
10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning January 11 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick-up, and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.


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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register.

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

DIY Bath Bomb Take & Make Kit thumbnail Photo

DIY Bath Bomb Take & Make Kit

Everyone went through a lot in 2020 and it’s not quite over yet, so make your own bath bomb and relax for a bit.

CLICK HERE to register and reserve your kit! Someone from the library will contact you once the kits are ready to pick up.

Grades 6-12

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Mother Goose on the Loose REGISTRATION

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACES ARE LIMITED.
REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2021

Zoom Mother Goose on the Loose with Jennifer
Wednesdays January 27- March 17
10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning January 11 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick-up, and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.


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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register.

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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Virtual Book Discussion: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered is the story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum, as they navigate the challenges of surviving a world in the throes of major cultural shifts. In this mesmerizing story told in alternating chapters, Willa and Thatcher come to realize that though the future is uncertain, even unnerving, shelter can be found in the bonds of kindred—whether family or friends—and in the strength of the human spirit.  

Led by Jillian Holmberg. Please email framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com for the link to join. Available to borrow by eBook or audiobook on Overdrive, by eBook or audiobook on Hoopla, or request a copy being held at McAuliffe.

For the February 16 book discussion, choose your own modern retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. We will discuss all our versions read and compare it to the original work.

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Mother Goose on the Loose REGISTRATION

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACES ARE LIMITED.
REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2021

Zoom Mother Goose on the Loose with Jennifer
Wednesdays January 27- March 17
10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning January 11 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick-up, and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.


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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register.

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Evolution of Activism: A Discussion Led by Rick Utaegbulam

Join us for a discussion about how Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s influences today’s activism here in Framingham and across the US.
Before you join us for the discussion, we invite you to watch the film, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: A Historical Perspective – An Authorized Biography of a Civil Rights Hero.

Available as digital video in Kanopy with your library card.

Rick Utaegbulam is a youth leader at the Greater Framingham Community Church, and participant in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Conference at Framingham State University. He has led community discussions on race and racism.

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Mother Goose on the Loose REGISTRATION

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACES ARE LIMITED.
REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2021

Zoom Mother Goose on the Loose with Jennifer
Wednesdays January 27- March 17
10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning January 11 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick-up, and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.


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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register.

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies: One-on-One Sessions

Looking for a job? Need to create or update a resume?
Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies.
Thursdays January 7, 14, 21, and 28, appointments available 9am-1:30pm, via Zoom.*

Please email elawrence@minlib.net for your appointment.

*If you need access to a computer, please email us at fplmail6@minlib.net or call the Main Library at 508-532-5570, and speak with one of the staff.
 

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Release, Relax, and Reinvigorate

Start your week off right with a half hour of guided meditation and other opportunities for care free relaxation techniques!

Join us the third Thursday of each month as Leslie teaches us valuable techniques to relax and reinvigorate before the stresses of the week take hold. With Love and Gratitude is a nonprofit organization dedicated to service and education (www.withloveandgratitude.com).

Email framinghamlibraryevents@gmail.com for an invitation and link to the Zoom session.

About Leslie Gabriele:

Leslie founded With Love and Gratitude in 2001. Leslie is a clairaudient, clairsentient, clairempath "energetic catalyst” who is trained in multiple healing modalities.  Leslie’s work is guided in the moment, done without attachment.

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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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Mother Goose on the Loose REGISTRATION

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACES ARE LIMITED.
REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2021

Zoom Mother Goose on the Loose with Jennifer
Wednesdays January 27- March 17
10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning January 11 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick-up, and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.


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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register.

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Mother Goose on the Loose REGISTRATION

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACES ARE LIMITED.
REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2021

Zoom Mother Goose on the Loose with Jennifer
Wednesdays January 27- March 17
10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning January 11 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick-up, and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.


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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register.

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

Mother Goose on the Loose REGISTRATION thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose REGISTRATION

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACES ARE LIMITED.
REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2021

Zoom Mother Goose on the Loose with Jennifer
Wednesdays January 27- March 17
10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning January 11 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick-up, and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.


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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register.

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

Mother Goose on the Loose REGISTRATION thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose REGISTRATION

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACES ARE LIMITED.
REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2021

Zoom Mother Goose on the Loose with Jennifer
Wednesdays January 27- March 17
10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning January 11 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick-up, and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.


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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register.

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

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Puzzle Swap is back!

Request a puzzle to pick up at McAuliffe through http://bit.ly/Puzzle_Swap_Request and then take it home! Choose how many pieces you'd prefer the puzzle to contain and bring home some fun. Just like with our in-person Puzzle Swap, you can choose to return it to the Branch when you are finished, or bring back a completely different puzzle (or any extra puzzles you wish to join the swap!).

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Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies

Gather the family around and make some delicious sugar cookies together! Kit includes all dry ingredients you need, plus a heart shaped cookie cutter...just in time for Valentine's Day! Please note: wet ingredients, cookie sheet, and oven not included! Supplies are limited. Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on January 25, 2021, pick-ups begin February 1, 2021. Please register at: LINK WILL BE POSTED JANUARY 25, 2021.

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Tone and Stretch with Laila Vehvilainen

JANUARY TONE AND STRETCH CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE WATCH FOR UPDATES ABOUT CLASSES IN FEBRUARY.

A variety of functional fitness exercises to tone core, upper and lower body muscles followed by stretches. This is a low impact class designed to be adaptable to participants’ different levels.

Email framinghamlibraryexercise@gmail.com by noon on the day of the class for the link to join.

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DIY Bath Bomb Take & Make Kit

Everyone went through a lot in 2020 and it’s not quite over yet, so make your own bath bomb and relax for a bit.

CLICK HERE to register and reserve your kit! Someone from the library will contact you once the kits are ready to pick up.

Grades 6-12

Mother Goose on the Loose REGISTRATION thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose REGISTRATION

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPACES ARE LIMITED.
REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2021

Zoom Mother Goose on the Loose with Jennifer
Wednesdays January 27- March 17
10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning January 11 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick-up, and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.


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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register.

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies thumbnail Photo

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies

Gather the family around and make some delicious sugar cookies together! Kit includes all dry ingredients you need, plus a heart shaped cookie cutter...just in time for Valentine's Day! Please note: wet ingredients, cookie sheet, and oven not included! Supplies are limited. Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on January 25, 2021, pick-ups begin February 1, 2021. Please register at: LINK WILL BE POSTED JANUARY 25, 2021.

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Tea and Talk Tuesdays: TED Talk: The Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise, by Wendy Suzuki

We all know that exercise is good for our bodies and January is the most popular time to start thinking about it. But did you know that exercise can not only have immediate long-lasting effects to your brain but it can also have longer lasting effects that can protect your brain from different conditions like depression, Alzheimer's disease and dementia?

Listen to Wendy Suzuki's Ted Talk HERE and then join us for a discussion.  We'll talk about our own experiences with exercise and how it may have transformed our bodies or changed our brains for the better.

Email us at framinghamlibraryevents@gmail.com to receive an invitation and link to the Zoom session.

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies thumbnail Photo

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies

Gather the family around and make some delicious sugar cookies together! Kit includes all dry ingredients you need, plus a heart shaped cookie cutter...just in time for Valentine's Day! Please note: wet ingredients, cookie sheet, and oven not included! Supplies are limited. Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on January 25, 2021, pick-ups begin February 1, 2021. Please register at: LINK WILL BE POSTED JANUARY 25, 2021.

Mother Goose on the Loose thumbnail Photo

Mother Goose on the Loose

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

Zoom Mother Goose on the Loose with Jennifer
Wednesdays January 27- March 17 
10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning January 11 to pre-register, schedule your supply pick-up, and get the zoom invites. Spaces are limited.


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. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register. 

Ages 0-3 with caregiver

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies thumbnail Photo

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies

Gather the family around and make some delicious sugar cookies together! Kit includes all dry ingredients you need, plus a heart shaped cookie cutter...just in time for Valentine's Day! Please note: wet ingredients, cookie sheet, and oven not included! Supplies are limited. Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on January 25, 2021, pick-ups begin February 1, 2021. Please register at: LINK WILL BE POSTED JANUARY 25, 2021.

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Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies: One-on-One Sessions

Looking for a job? Need to create or update a resume?
Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies.
Thursdays January 7, 14, 21, and 28, appointments available 9am-1:30pm, via Zoom.*

Please email elawrence@minlib.net for your appointment.

*If you need access to a computer, please email us at fplmail6@minlib.net or call the Main Library at 508-532-5570, and speak with one of the staff.
 

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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Dickens and His Fictions of Childhood

Presented by Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, Framingham State University

Dickens was the first to give children central roles in his novels, with characters like Oliver Twist, Little Nell, Tiny Tim, Paul Dombey and a host of others. Perhaps his own hard experiences in boyhood, sent to work at twelve in a dismal blacking factory, gave him this subject. This lecture will examine several of his children and will also look at Dickens himself, father of ten children, at once loving, demanding, and distant. Importing the child into a central place in the novel, he made a difference in the way our culture thinks about children.

Please email framinghamlibraryevents@gmail.com to join our Winter-Spring 2021 mailing list and receive Zoom links to lectures. All requests must be received by 5:00 pm on the day of the lecture. NOTE: If you registered for the Fall 2020 series, you do not need to re-register.

This free Thursday 7:00 pm lecture series via Zoom is a partnership between Framingham State University and Framingham Public Library. 

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies thumbnail Photo

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies

Gather the family around and make some delicious sugar cookies together! Kit includes all dry ingredients you need, plus a heart shaped cookie cutter...just in time for Valentine's Day! Please note: wet ingredients, cookie sheet, and oven not included! Supplies are limited. Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on January 25, 2021, pick-ups begin February 1, 2021. Please register at: LINK WILL BE POSTED JANUARY 25, 2021.

Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy thumbnail Photo

Weekly Zoom Baby Lapsits with Joanne and Lucy

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Break up your shelter in place time or take a break from your work from home time with some fun time with your little one, catch a glimpse
of your friends on the gallery screen, and keep adding to your child’s 1000 books before Kindergarten (retroactive sign up when we reopen)!

Email us at mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join us on Zoom.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

DIY Bath Bomb Take & Make Kit thumbnail Photo

DIY Bath Bomb Take & Make Kit

Everyone went through a lot in 2020 and it’s not quite over yet, so make your own bath bomb and relax for a bit.

CLICK HERE to register and reserve your kit! Someone from the library will contact you once the kits are ready to pick up.

Grades 6-12

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies thumbnail Photo

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies

Gather the family around and make some delicious sugar cookies together! Kit includes all dry ingredients you need, plus a heart shaped cookie cutter...just in time for Valentine's Day! Please note: wet ingredients, cookie sheet, and oven not included! Supplies are limited. Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on January 25, 2021, pick-ups begin February 1, 2021. Please register at: LINK WILL BE POSTED JANUARY 25, 2021.

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies thumbnail Photo

Family Take & Bake Kit: Heart Sugar Cookies

Gather the family around and make some delicious sugar cookies together! Kit includes all dry ingredients you need, plus a heart shaped cookie cutter...just in time for Valentine's Day! Please note: wet ingredients, cookie sheet, and oven not included! Supplies are limited. Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on January 25, 2021, pick-ups begin February 1, 2021. Please register at: LINK WILL BE POSTED JANUARY 25, 2021.

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Book Buddies: Reading to Dogs

Online via Zoom
All ages welcome!

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.
Register at Mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com; leave your email, your child’s name, and your preferred time for the appointment. 
You will receive the Zoom link and the time of your appointment in a response email.