Events Calendar / June 2021

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Adult Book Group: The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

An agoraphobic woman, Anna Fox, lives alone, a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine, watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells, the seemingly perfect family, move into the house across the way. When Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble and its shocking secrets are laid bare. In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one--and nothing--is what it seems. Twisty and powerful, The Woman in the Window is a smart, sophisticated novel of psychological suspense that recalls the best of Hitchcock.

Led by Ronda Andrews.

Register at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by noon on June 1.

Available in print, as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby and as an ebook and audiobook on Hoopla.

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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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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.

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.

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

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Job Search Assistance

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, 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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Kids Yoga with Nissa Diantina (Bilingual English & Spanish)

Thursday, June 3, 2021 / 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 / 4:00 - 4:30 pm HYBRID (Online via zoom AND In-person at McAuliffe)
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! Please register for the Zoom link at: https://tinyurl.com/JuneKidsYoga. You can find more about Backyard Yoga on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/nisyoga.

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Bird Science: Owl Ambassadors from Drumlin Farm

Come explore the unique behavioral and physical adaptations that help native owls survive New England’s changing seasons and adapt to the impacts of climate change. All ages welcome!

Register at bit.ly/FPL-Events by 5pm on June 3 to join.

Do you love animals? Our Summer Reading theme this year is “Tails and Tales”, and this program is a preview for all kinds of amazing animal fun at your library throughout the summer! More information coming soon.

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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: Meet the Danforth’s Permanent Collection

Brown Bag Learning Series: Meet the Danforth’s Permanent Collection

Presented by: Mary Erickson, Visitor Services Coordinator, Danforth Museum of Art

This virtual talk will introduce you to the Danforth Art Museum's permanent collection by touring the art that is currently on view in the permanent collection gallery. The works in this gallery represent the Danforth today, an eclectic mix. Each work in a museum’s permanent collection represents a part of its history; we invite you to listen and discover who we are today—a museum committed to work produced in New England, both historical and contemporary.

To register and receive an invitation to the Zoom session, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on June 4.

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Dads, (BYO)Donuts, and Discoveries with special guest Rejane DeMusis

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.

This month includes a visit from the famed Brazilian musician and storyteller, Rejane DeMusis. To learn more about our special guest, visit their Facebook Page.

Sign Up to receive a Zoom link by completing the Registration Form and, if you would like to read a favorite story or lead an activity, email us at jdehaven@framingham.k12.ma.us. We love when parents take the lead!

SIGN UP HERE 

#CityOfFramingham #FraminghamPublicLibrary #FPLReads
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Kids & Family Yoga with Nissa Diantina (Bilingual English & Spanish)

Ages 8+ / IN PERSON Backyard of McAuliffe Branch Library
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! Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/JuneKidsYoga, weather permitting. If you have a yoga mat, feel free to bring it, otherwise mats will not be provided. You can find more about Backyard Yoga on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nisyoga.

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dog Lilah listens as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Register by emailing: 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. Appointments are 10 minutes long.

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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.

***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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2nd Tuesday Book Group: Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi

Kabul, 1978: The daughter of a prominent family, Sitara Zamani lives a privileged life in Afghanistan’s thriving cosmopolitan capital. The 1970s are a time of remarkable promise under the leadership of people like Sardar Daoud, Afghanistan’s progressive president, and Sitara’s beloved father, his right-hand man. But the ten-year-old Sitara’s world is shattered when communists stage a coup, assassinating the president and Sitara’s entire family. Only she survives. Smuggled out of the palace by a guard named Shair, Sitara finds her way to the home of a female American diplomat, who adopts her and raises her in America. In her new country, Sitara takes on a new name—Aryana Shepherd—and throws herself into her studies, eventually becoming a renowned surgeon.
New York, 2008: Thirty years after that fatal night in Kabul, Aryana’s world is rocked again when an elderly patient appears in her examination room—a man she never expected to see again. It is Shair, the soldier who saved her, yet may have murdered her entire family. Seeing him awakens Aryana’s fury and desire for answers—and, perhaps, revenge. 

Led by Brigitte Griffin. July's title is Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. 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.

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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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Personal Finance and Budgeting, Presented by Sue Katz

Whether you are looking to save for life’s simple or not so simple things, Sue has some advice to help you plan your budget.

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

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.

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Stretch and Relax

Stretch and Relax

Wednesdays - June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2021

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm / Online via Zoom

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.

 

#CityOfFramingham #FraminghamPublicLibrary #FPLReads

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Science Fiction Book Club: Axiom’s End by Lindsay Ellis

Available on library shelves and as audio and ebook on Overdrive/Libby and Hoopla.

Please email Lucy Loveridge, Library Liaison, at lloveridge@minlib.net for the zoom invite.

In July we will be reading three short stories from Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang (available on network shelves, in Hoopla, and Overdrive): “Stories of Your Life,” “Tower of Babylon” and one other to be determined. 

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Job Search Assistance

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, 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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“LGBTQ+ Basics and Beyond”, led by OUT MetroWest

Wondering why it seems like so many people are gay these days? Curious about some part of the LGBTQ+ acronym? Wanting to support transgender people but not sure where to start? This presentation will equip participants with up-to-date vocabulary, answers to frequently asked (and frequently awkward!) questions, and basic tools for effective allyship. This is a great session for those learning about LGBTQ+ issues for the first time and for those who already have some knowledge of LGBTQ+ topics.

Register at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 5pm on June 10 to join us.

OUT MetroWest is a Framingham-based nonprofit organization committed to building communities where LGBTQ+ youth thrive.

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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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Relaxation Kit

The most intense school year of your lives (at least I sincerely hope so) is finally ending, so you all clearly need to take a breather. We’re only doing one Take & Make kit this month so we can make it a good one. This kit will have everything you need to finally relax a bit. Build your own Zen Garden, have a nice mug of tea, make a simple craft, have a snack, and look forward to a few fun surprises as well!

ALL KITS RESERVED

Grades 6-12

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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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3rd Tuesday Book Group: The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman

Since the day Filomena Fontana cast a curse upon her sister more than two hundred years ago, not one second-born Fontana daughter has found lasting love. Some, like second-born Emilia, the happily-single baker at her grandfather’s Brooklyn deli, claim it’s an odd coincidence. Others, like her sexy, desperate-for-love cousin Lucy, insist it’s a true hex. But both are bewildered when their great-aunt calls with an astounding proposition: If they accompany her to her homeland of Italy, Aunt Poppy vows she’ll meet the love of her life on the steps of the Ravello Cathedral on her eightieth birthday, and break the Fontana Second-Daughter Curse once and for all.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. July's title is Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger by Ken Perenyi.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Borrow the eBook or audiobook on Overdrive/Libby, or 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.

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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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Stretch and Relax

Stretch and Relax

Wednesdays - June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2021

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm / Online via Zoom

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.

 

#CityOfFramingham #FraminghamPublicLibrary #FPLReads

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Job Search Assistance

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, 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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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.

***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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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.

Morning Book Group: The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman thumbnail Photo

Morning Book Group: The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman

Since the day Filomena Fontana cast a curse upon her sister more than two hundred years ago, not one second-born Fontana daughter has found lasting love. Some, like second-born Emilia, the happily-single baker at her grandfather’s Brooklyn deli, claim it’s an odd coincidence. Others, like her sexy, desperate-for-love cousin Lucy, insist it’s a true hex. But both are bewildered when their great-aunt calls with an astounding proposition: If they accompany her to her homeland of Italy, Aunt Poppy vows she’ll meet the love of her life on the steps of the Ravello Cathedral on her eightieth birthday, and break the Fontana Second-Daughter Curse once and for all.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. July's title is TBD.

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

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A Town Divided: Framingham, Slavery, and the Civil War: A Juneteenth Event

Presented by Mary McNeil, Scholar-in-Residence, Framingham History Center

Despite the fact that slavery had been effectively abolished in Massachusetts since the 1780s, Framingham, like many other New England towns and cities, maintained a complicated relationship to slavery and abolition throughout the 19th century. For this year’s celebration of Juneteenth, join us for a discussion about Framingham’s historical ties to enslavement, including in the state of Texas, where Juneteenth originated. Along the way, learn about related objects in the History Center’s archives.

Please register HERE by 5pm on June 17.

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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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Cooking for All: Summer Smoothies to Refuel and Refresh, with Heidi McIndoo

Presented by Heidi McIndoo

Whether you love to cook or need new ideas, join Heidi for some cooking tips.  She will 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.  

To register and receive an invitation to the Zoom session, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on June 18.

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 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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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dog Lilah listens as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Register by emailing: 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. Appointments are 10 minutes long.

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Family Take & Bake Kit: Funfetti Whoopie Pies

The perfect and fun cookie that kids and adults will both enjoy to start your summer off right! Kit includes only the dry ingredients you need. Please note: frosting, wet ingredients, cooking utensils, and oven not included! Recipe brought to you by Certified Pastry Aficionado. Supplies are limited.

Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on June 21 and pick-ups begin June 28. Please register at  https://tinyurl.com/TakeBakeFunfettiWhoopiePies
 

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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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Genealogy for Beginners

Interested in learning more about your family history, but unsure of where to start? Uncover your family records and history through the Framingham Public Library's online resources with Assistant Supervisor of Children's Services Jillian Holmberg for an introduction to genealogy through the first workshop in our genealogy series. 

Register at bit.ly/FPL-Events by 5pm on June 21.
 

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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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Stretch and Relax

Stretch and Relax

Wednesdays - June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2021

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm / Online via Zoom

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.

 

#CityOfFramingham #FraminghamPublicLibrary #FPLReads

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Kids Yoga with Nissa Diantina (Bilingual English & Spanish)

Thursday, June 3, 2021 / 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 / 4:00 - 4:30 pm HYBRID (Online via zoom AND In-person at McAuliffe)
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! Please register for the Zoom link at: https://tinyurl.com/JuneKidsYoga. You can find more about Backyard Yoga on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/nisyoga.

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Job Search Assistance

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, 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 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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Goldfish Swim School Presents: W.A.T.E.R. Safety

Join the Goldfish Swim School as their team of water safety and early childhood experts teach families about water safety and drowning prevention, based on the principles taught by the Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation. This fun and interactive program introduces kids to the concept of water safety and helping them learn safety methods to avoid potential dangers in and around the water, educates children about the importance of water safety and ways to handle water crisis situations, and provides materials and information to your students and you in an effort to prevent water-related accidents! 

Please register for the program at: https://tinyurl.com/GoldfishWaterSafety and to schedule a time to pick up your take-home goody bag that includes a free Family Swim pass, a safety-related coloring sheet, temporary tattoos, and information for their parents about what they learned during the program to help reinforce the skills at home.  

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Relaxation Kit

The most intense school year of your lives (at least I sincerely hope so) is finally ending, so you all clearly need to take a breather. We’re only doing one Take & Make kit this month so we can make it a good one. This kit will have everything you need to finally relax a bit. Build your own Zen Garden, have a nice mug of tea, make a simple craft, have a snack, and look forward to a few fun surprises as well!

ALL KITS RESERVED

Grades 6-12

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Framingham Sounds World Music Concert Series: Paulo Nunes

Join Brazilian-American musician Paulo Nunes for a live outdoor summer concert at Framingham Public Library. Paulo will play Brazilian Popular Music (MPB) as well as Bossa Nova, Samba, and Brazilian Rock from the 80s.

We are very excited to feature Paulo Nunes! He is Brazilian/American and has been in the USA since September of 1996. He is married and has several wonderful children and two beautiful grandchildren; in fact one of his sons is a great friend and musical partner! He is passionate about art, especially music; it has been an important part of his life since he was 14 years old in Rio de Janeiro. As a guitarist, bass player, singer and songwriter, he played in various bands in his youth, participating in some festivals and even winning some of them! For Paulo, music is a great hobby because it always provides him with unforgettable moments and a lot of pleasure. He likes playing Brazilian Popular Music (MPB), going through a bit of Bossa Nova, Samba and Brazilian Rock from the 80s.

All summer concerts are held in the Framingham Public Library Learning Yard at 49 Lexington Street. Space is limited. No registration required. First come, first served!
Attendees must follow health safety guidelines for social distancing.

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Family Take & Bake Kit: Funfetti Whoopie Pies

The perfect and fun cookie that kids and adults will both enjoy to start your summer off right! Kit includes only the dry ingredients you need. Please note: frosting, wet ingredients, cooking utensils, and oven not included! Recipe brought to you by Certified Pastry Aficionado. Supplies are limited.

Registration required; one kit registration per family. Sign-ups begin on June 21 and pick-ups begin June 28. Please register at  https://tinyurl.com/TakeBakeFunfettiWhoopiePies
 

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Outdoor Storytime with Miss Jill and Mr Dana

Join Miss Jill and Mr. Dana for a special surprise themed storytime with a craft to-go after in this IN PERSON program! Registration required; kit available for pickup after storytime ends.  Ages 2-6.

Please register per family at https://tinyurl.com/JuneFrogStorytime in order to participate. This program is weather permitting, and if cancelled we will send out a Zoom link to have it virtually. Masks are required to attend this program.

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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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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.

***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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Tea & Talk Tuesdays: Ted Talk: This is What LGBTQ Life is Like Around the World

Jenny Chang and Lisa Dazols have lived a relatively fulfilled life as a gay couple in San Francisco. But they often wondered how gay people outside of their bubble lived without basic rights. This curiosity led them on a trip to 15 countries to meet LGBT people who are making incredible contributions around the world. Join us for a discussion about their extraordinary journey and the inspiring people they met along the way.

Before you join us for the discussion, view 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 June 29.

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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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Stretch and Relax

Stretch and Relax

Wednesdays - June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2021

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm / Online via Zoom

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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