Events Calendar / May 2021

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Dads, Donuts, and Discoveries

A time for dads to enjoy special time with their children. Of course the whole family is welcome to join us for a story, music, movement, and more.

For an invite to join fill out this form.

If you would like to read a favorite story or lead an activity, email: Jdehaven@framingham.k12.ma.us.
We love when parents take the lead!

#CityOfFramingham #FraminghamPublicLibrary #FPLReads

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Kids Yoga with Nissa Diantina

Monday, May 3, 2021 / 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday, May 20, 2021 / 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Nissa Diantina from Backyard Yoga for these bilingual English and Spanish kids' yoga classes that are fun and interactive, and include stretching, breathing, and learning the basics of yoga for kids!  Ages 4+ 

Please register for the Zoom link at: https://tinyurl.com/KidsYogaWithNissa. You can find more about Backyard Yoga on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nisyoga.
 

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Kids Yoga with Nissa Diantina

Monday, May 3, 2021 / 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday, May 20, 2021 / 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Nissa Diantina from Backyard Yoga for these bilingual English and Spanish kids' yoga classes that are fun and interactive, and include stretching, breathing, and learning the basics of yoga for kids!  Ages 4+ 

Please register for the Zoom link at: https://tinyurl.com/KidsYogaWithNissa. You can find more about Backyard Yoga on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nisyoga.
 

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Tone and Stretch

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.

If you have NEVER attended this class, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/FPL-Exercise-Classes. If you HAVE attended any of our online exercise classes in the past, we already have your information, and you do not need to register again. 

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Author Talk: Melissa Bernstein, LifeLines

For this Mental Health Awareness Month, Melissa (from the successful brand Melissa & Doug Toys) will share excerpts from her book LifeLines and discuss her lifelong struggle with anxiety and depression. 

Check out or place a hold on a copy of the book from the library HERE

We are also excited to announce a partnership with Barnes & Noble for our author talks! If you would like to purchase a signed copy of the book discussed by our author, please call the Framingham Barnes & Noble between April 30 - May 6 and receive 20% off your purchase of LifeLines and free shipping to your doorstep.

Register at bit.ly/FPL-Events by 5pm on May 3.

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Main Library Book Group: Doctor Thorne, by Anthony Trollope

Doctor Thorne is a tale of love, envy, violence, greed, and vanity...but mainly love. Doctor Thorne lives with his beautiful niece, Mary, who has every virtue save money for a dowry. Only Doctor Thorne knows the truth of Mary's mysterious origins and can resolve the many problems facing his ward.

Please register at bit.ly/FPL-Events by noon on May 4.

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Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

This class welcomes serious poets 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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Online Baby Lapsit with Karen

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 (Pre-registration Required)

Wednesdays April 14-June 9, 10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning March 29 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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Caterpillar Storytime and Take & Make Craft

Storytime is Wednesday May 12, 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Sign-ups begin on April 26, pick-ups begin May 5.
Join Miss Jillian from the McAuliffe Branch and Miss Jennette from Let's Go to Kindergarten for this special Take and Make Craft and Storytime! Together we'll make a fun caterpillar craft after storytime on Zoom. Ages 3-6. All materials (except glue and markers) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup. Supplies are limited.  Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/CaterpillarStorytime. For more information on the Early Childhood Alliance in Framingham please visit: https://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/Domain/72

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Stretch and Relax

Join this class to maintain body flexibility, improve balance and reduce stress.

If you have NEVER attended this class, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/FPL-Exercise-Classes. If you HAVE attended any of our online exercise classes in the past, we already have your information, and you do not need to register again. 

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Yoga y Meditación con Nissa (en español)

Únase a la biblioteca pública de Framingham y a Nissa Diantina durante una hora de yoga y meditación. Los asistentes aprenderán a calentar y estirar el cuerpo de una forma divertida y funcional. Nissa lo guiará a través de las técnicas de respiración y cómo aplicarlas en la práctica y en la vida cotidiana. Aprenderá asanas (posturas) básicas de yoga, flujo básico de vinyasa y meditación.

Para registrarse y recibir un enlace de zoom visite bit.ly/FPL-yoga-y-meditacion. Esta clase es en español.

ACERCA DE NISSA DIANTINA:
Nissa tiene experiencia en teatro y enseña idiomas. Le encanta desafiar su movimiento con ‘vinyasa flow’, ‘hot vinyasa’, movimiento animal y danza tribal. Como profesora de yoga certificada de 200 horas, espera ofrecer un compromiso divertido, funcional y completo de cuerpo y mente a todos los yoguis y yoguinis que encuentren interés en explorar estos conceptos.

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Author Talk: Across the Tracks:Remembering Greenwood, Black Wall Street, and the Tulsa Race Massacre

Author Alverne Ball and illustrator Stacey Robinson discuss their new graphic novel, the story of the rise, destruction, and rebirth of "Black Wall Street" in Greenwood, Oklahoma. 

About the Author and Illustrator

Graphic artist and illustrator Stacey Robinson is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As one half of the collaborative team “Black Kirby” with artist John Jennings, Stacey creates graphic novels, gallery exhibitions, lectures, and workshops that use world-building strategies to imagine new worlds inspired by Design, Hip-Hop, the Arts and Sciences, and diasporic African belief systems.


Alverne Ball received his B.A. and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia College, Chicago. His stories have been everywhere from a hit South African TV series, "Uzalo," to comics, graphic novels, and storylines for companies as Di Bona Ventura Productions, Paramount Pictures, McGraw-Hill, Lions Forge comics, and more.


Check out or place a hold on a copy of the book from the library HERE

We are also excited to announce a partnership with Barnes & Noble for our author talks! If you would like to purchase a signed copy of the book discussed by our author, please call the Framingham Barnes & Noble store between May 3-8 and receive 20% off your purchase of Across the Tracks and free shipping to your doorstep.

Register at bit.ly/FPL-Events by 5pm on May 5.

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Lifelong Learning Lecture: Nazca Lines-Decolonizing Interpretation of Very Large Geoglyphs in Peru

Presented by Dr. Yumi Park Huntington, Associate Professor of Art History, Framingham State University

The Nazca Lines, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994, are a group of large geoglyphs engraved on the ground between 500 BCE and 500 CE. They were rediscovered in the early twentieth century. Many approaches to understanding these Nazca Lines have been developed from relatively Eurocentric perspectives. Today, art historians seek to decolonize the study of ancient American arts. This lecture provides an overview of the most current research on the Lines and gives an appreciation for Nazca culture, ritual ceremony, and material creations.

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.

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Online Baby Lapsit with 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: Heart of Glass: How Melting Became My Passion

Presented by Liliana Glenn

We think of glass as hard, brittle, and static. In flame, glass becomes liquid, dynamic, and interactive. Natick artist Liliana Glenn continually finds herself drawn to flameworking—the process of melting glass rods in a torch flame—and deeper into the intricate relationship between molten glass and gravity. Her passion, curiosity and perseverance have kept her on a lifelong journey of self-discovery and artistic expression in glass. Join us as Liliana demonstrates glass as a process and as a product, in beads, vessels, jewelry, and mixed-media sculpture.

About Liliana Glenn:

A designer, maker, and teacher, Liliana Glenn developed a passion for glass more than 20 years ago. “Glass is a wonderful prism [through which to see] the natural beauty that surrounds me,” says Liliana, “I’m drawn to color and its inevitable encounter with light.” She creates and teaches glass in her Natick studio.

To register and receive an invitation to the Zoom session, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on May 7.

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

ALL AGES!!!

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.

#CityOfFramingham #FraminghamPublicLibrary #FPLReads



 

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club led by 9th grader Max! Grades 3-6. Email us to receive an invite to join on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com. These books are available on Overdrive/LibbyHoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog.
Sunday, May 9 will discuss The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo.
Sunday, May 23 will discuss Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne.

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Puzzle Swap

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.

Beginning in September this program will be back to our in-person once a month Community Puzzle Swap!

***We are currently NOT accepting puzzle donations at this time. We will let you know when we start taking donations again!***

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Bouquet of Daffodils Take & Make Craft

Celebrate May flowers by creating a bouquet of daffodils out of a cardboard egg carton.
Materials (except scissors and paint) provided in a kit available for curbside pickup.
YouTube video instructions will be posted.

Supplies are limited.

Sign-ups begin May 10, pick-ups begin May 17. 

Please register HERE

#CityOfFramingham #FraminghamPublicLibrary #FPLReads
 

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Monday Storytime with Miss Jillian (Bilingual Storytime)

Join Miss Jillian to welcome our special guests at our weekly storytime to introduce new or familiar languages to you and your children! Our special readers will read picture books in German, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Russian; along with English picture books at each storytime. If you are already registered for our weekly Monday storytime, then you are all set! If you would like to join our email list to receive the Zoom link, please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com. Ages 2-6.

Mondays, May 10 (Spanish) and 24 (Spanish)
Mondays, June 7 (Portuguese) and 21 (German)
Mondays, July 12 (Mandarin) and 26 (Russian)

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Tone and Stretch

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.

If you have NEVER attended this class, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/FPL-Exercise-Classes. If you HAVE attended any of our online exercise classes in the past, we already have your information, and you do not need to register again. 

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2nd Tuesday Adult Book Club: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

A magical and sweeping love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during World War II. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, Alma Belasco’s parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family’s Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom.

Led by Brigitte Griffin. The title for our June 8 discussion is Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi.

Available as an eBookdigital audiobook, in print via the catalog, or call the McAuliffe Branch at 508-532-5636 to set aside a copy. 

Register for the Zoom Link HERE


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Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

This class welcomes serious poets 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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Online Baby Lapsit with Karen

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 (Pre-registration Required)

Wednesdays April 14-June 9, 10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning March 29 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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Caterpillar Storytime and Take & Make Craft

Storytime is Wednesday May 12, 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Sign-ups begin on April 26, pick-ups begin May 5.
Join Miss Jillian from the McAuliffe Branch and Miss Jennette from Let's Go to Kindergarten for this special Take and Make Craft and Storytime! Together we'll make a fun caterpillar craft after storytime on Zoom. Ages 3-6. All materials (except glue and markers) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup. Supplies are limited.  Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/CaterpillarStorytime. For more information on the Early Childhood Alliance in Framingham please visit: https://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/Domain/72

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Financial Literacy Series: Debt Management and Credit Counseling

Presented by Sue Katz, American Consumer Credit Counseling

Most people carry some debt, such as a credit card balance, a car loan, or a home mortgage, but relying on credit cards to help you pay off your debt can snowball. Join Sue to learn how to manage your debt by understanding how credit works. She’ll also talk about the importance of understanding your credit score and history.

About Sue Katz:

Sue Katz has been working for American Consumer Credit Counseling since 2009. She is a Certified Personal Financial Counselor / Educator and a Military Housing Specialist with over 40 years’ of experience in personal, corporate, and small business finance. She is an outreach coordinator and educator whose main focus is reaching out to the military and to the community at large.

The Financial Literacy Series is brought to you by the Framingham Public Library in collaboration with Sue Katz of American Consumer Credit Counseling, and Bradley Baskir of Morgan Stanley. We hope that these programs help Framingham residents develop the financial literacy to make informed decisions.

Register at bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on May 12 for the Zoom link.

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Stretch and Relax

Join this class to maintain body flexibility, improve balance and reduce stress.

If you have NEVER attended this class, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/FPL-Exercise-Classes. If you HAVE attended any of our online exercise classes in the past, we already have your information, and you do not need to register again. 

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Science Fiction Book Club: Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer

In a ruined, nameless city of the future, Rachel makes her living as a scavenger. She finds a creature she names Borne, probably made by the Company, who wants to know if it is a person. But nothing is quite the way it seems: not the past, not the present, not the future. What Rachel finds hidden deep within the Company will change everything and everyone. There, lost and forgotten things have lingered and grown. What they have grown into is mighty indeed. 

Please email Lucy Loveridge, Library Liaison, at lloveridge@minlib.net for the Zoom invitation. 

In June we will be reading Axiom’s End: A Novel by Lindsay Ellis.

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Online Baby Lapsit with 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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Sunday Classical Concert: Li-Mei Liang and Joey Gotoff

Violinist Li-Mei Liang and cellist Joey Gotoff will perform works by Bach, Glière, Haydn, Cirri, and Halvorsen.

Watch on Facebook Live or YouTube Live.

No registration required.

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

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Bouquet of Daffodils Take & Make Craft

Celebrate May flowers by creating a bouquet of daffodils out of a cardboard egg carton.
Materials (except scissors and paint) provided in a kit available for curbside pickup.
YouTube video instructions will be posted.

Supplies are limited.

Sign-ups begin May 10, pick-ups begin May 17. 

Please register HERE

#CityOfFramingham #FraminghamPublicLibrary #FPLReads
 

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Tone and Stretch

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.

If you have NEVER attended this class, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/FPL-Exercise-Classes. If you HAVE attended any of our online exercise classes in the past, we already have your information, and you do not need to register again. 

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Book Discussion: “The Binding” by Bridget Collins

​It's a world in which people visit book binders to rid themselves of painful or treacherous memories. Once their stories have been told and are bound between the pages of a book, the slate is wiped clean and their memories lose the power to hurt or haunt them. Emmett Farmer is sent to the workshop of one such binder to live and work as her apprentice. He is forbidden to enter the locked room where books are stored, so he spends many months marbling end pages, tooling leather book covers, and gilding edges.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. June 15th and 17th title is "The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany" by Lori Nelson Spielman.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Borrow the eBook on Overdrive/Libby, ebook or audiobook on Hoopla, request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, or request one of the copies held at McAuliffe.

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Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

This class welcomes serious poets 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.

Online Baby Lapsit with Karen thumbnail Photo

Online Baby Lapsit with Karen

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 (Pre-registration Required)

Wednesdays April 14-June 9, 10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning March 29 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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Stretch and Relax

Join this class to maintain body flexibility, improve balance and reduce stress.

If you have NEVER attended this class, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/FPL-Exercise-Classes. If you HAVE attended any of our online exercise classes in the past, we already have your information, and you do not need to register again. 

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Book Discussion: “The Binding” by Bridget Collins

​It's a world in which people visit book binders to rid themselves of painful or treacherous memories. Once their stories have been told and are bound between the pages of a book, the slate is wiped clean and their memories lose the power to hurt or haunt them. Emmett Farmer is sent to the workshop of one such binder to live and work as her apprentice. He is forbidden to enter the locked room where books are stored, so he spends many months marbling end pages, tooling leather book covers, and gilding edges.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. June 15th and 17th title is "The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany" by Lori Nelson Spielman.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Borrow the eBook on Overdrive/Libby, ebook or audiobook on Hoopla, request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, or request one of the copies held at McAuliffe.

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Release, Relax, and Reinvigorate with Meditation

Join Leslie Gabriele of With Love and Gratitude on the third Thursday of each month for a half hour of guided meditation and other opportunities for carefree relaxation. Leslie will teach valuable techniques to help you learn to release, relax, and reinvigorate your mind.  With Love and Gratitude is a nonprofit organization dedicated to service and education.

To register and receive an invitation to the Zoom session, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on the day of class.

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.  Visit her website at https://www.withloveandgratitude.com.

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Kids Yoga with Nissa Diantina

Monday, May 3, 2021 / 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday, May 20, 2021 / 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Nissa Diantina from Backyard Yoga for these bilingual English and Spanish kids' yoga classes that are fun and interactive, and include stretching, breathing, and learning the basics of yoga for kids!  Ages 8+

Please register for the Zoom link at: https://tinyurl.com/KidsYogaWithNissa. You can find more about Backyard Yoga on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nisyoga.

Online Baby Lapsit with Lucy thumbnail Photo

Online Baby Lapsit with 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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Cooking For All: Mason Jar Meals: Creating Simple On-the-Go Lunches

Presented by Heidi McIndoo

Whether you love to cook or need new ideas, join registered dietitian Heidi McIndoo for some cooking tips. She’ll demonstrate how to prepare simple, nutritious, and delicious recipes that will satisfy everyone’s cravings. Learn how to eat well and still have time for summertime fun.

Register for the Zoom link at bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on May 21.

About Heidi McIndoo:

Heidi Reichenberger McIndoo, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. is a nutrition consultant, spokesperson, author and freelance writer with 25 years of experience as a registered dietitian. She loves helping people realize that eating nutritiously doesn’t have to mean sacrificing flavor and pleasure.

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Among Us (May)

With school ending soon, and summer fast approaching, this may be the last Among Us program we do like this, so let’s find as many imposters as we can before the end!

Click here to register. I'll send out a reminder email with the Zoom link a few days before the program.

Grades 6-12

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club led by 9th grader Max! Grades 3-6. Email us to receive an invite to join on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com. These books are available on Overdrive/LibbyHoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog.
Sunday, May 9 will discuss The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo.
Sunday, May 23 will discuss Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne.

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Puzzle Swap

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.

Beginning in September this program will be back to our in-person once a month Community Puzzle Swap!

***We are currently NOT accepting puzzle donations at this time. We will let you know when we start taking donations again!***

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Monday Storytime with Miss Jillian (Bilingual Storytime)

Join Miss Jillian to welcome our special guests at our weekly storytime to introduce new or familiar languages to you and your children! Our special readers will read picture books in German, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Russian; along with English picture books at each storytime. If you are already registered for our weekly Monday storytime, then you are all set! If you would like to join our email list to receive the Zoom link, please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com. Ages 2-6.

Mondays, May 10 (Spanish) and 24 (Spanish)
Mondays, June 7 (Portuguese) and 21 (German)
Mondays, July 12 (Mandarin) and 26 (Russian)

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Tone and Stretch

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.

If you have NEVER attended this class, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/FPL-Exercise-Classes. If you HAVE attended any of our online exercise classes in the past, we already have your information, and you do not need to register again. 

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Tea and Talk Tuesdays: How Electroshock Therapy Changed Me

In acknowledgment of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, we have selected a TED Talk on the topic of depression, delivered with great eloquence and candor by the renowned surgeon and author Sherwin Nuland. Nuland discusses the development of electroshock therapy as a cure for severe, life-threatening depression -- including his own. It's a moving and heartfelt talk about relief, redemption and second chances.

Before you join us for the discussion, we invite you to watch the Ted Talk HERE.

To register and receive an invitation to the Zoom session, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on May 25.

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Poetry Workshop with Alan Feldman

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

This class welcomes serious poets 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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Online Baby Lapsit with Karen

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 (Pre-registration Required)

Wednesdays April 14-June 9, 10:15-10:45am

Contact JRosenberg@minlib.net beginning March 29 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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Stretch and Relax

Join this class to maintain body flexibility, improve balance and reduce stress.

If you have NEVER attended this class, please register at this link: http://bit.ly/FPL-Exercise-Classes. If you HAVE attended any of our online exercise classes in the past, we already have your information, and you do not need to register again. 

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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event: Joseon Dynasty Art and Social Structure in BTS

BTS (aka Bangtan Sonyeondan) is an internationally beloved seven-member South Korean boy band. Dr. Yumi Park Huntington will introduce BTS, examine aspects of their cultural impact, and analyze in particular Suga’s “Daechwita” for its representation of the Joseon dynasty (1392–1897) to  the world. She will be juxtaposing scenes from the music video for “Daechwita” with paintings from the Joseon dynasty and exploring how various aspects of history and culture are represented in different media.

Register at bit.ly/FPL-Events by 5pm on May 27 to join.

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Online Baby Lapsit with 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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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

ALL AGES!!!

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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