Events Calendar / July 2021

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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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Brown Bag Learning Series: What is Expressive Arts Therapy?

Brown Bag Learning Series: What is Expressive Arts Therapy?

Presented by: Cécile Rêve, LMHC-EXT

Join Cécile for an introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy. She will help you understand what this type of therapy entails, who it might be helpful for and how this multi-approach to counseling works.  Learn about some of the benefits to one’s well-being and mental health in relation to equity in counseling.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions to deepen your understanding on the topic.

 

About Cécile Rêve:

Cécile Rêve is the Founder, Co-owner and CEO at ARTrelief™, an expressive arts therapy and community center. She is the Clinical Director of Counseling Services, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Educator, a Certified Expressive Arts Therapist, a Certified Action Theater™ Teacher, and an Early Childhood Specialist. Cécile has experience working with a wide range of expressive arts therapeutic modalities, including images, visual art, voice, music (piano, guitar, percussion), movement, metaphors, stories, Action Theater™, sensory experience, narrative and writing.

To register and receive a Zoom link, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on July 2.

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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

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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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program. 

Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm and/or Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm.

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

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Yoga y meditación con Nissa (en español)

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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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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Butterflies, Dragonflies and Damselflies of Metrowest

Presented by Joy Marzolf, The Joys of Nature

Celebrate summer reading and learn about common butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies of Metrowest. Join Joy Marzolf from The Joys of Nature as she explores the differences between these amazing flyers and discover how their presence in our neighborhoods can benefit all of us!

To register and receive a Zoom link, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-butterflies-dragonflies

About Joy Marzolf

Joy is the owner of The Joys of Nature. Most recently, she was a Naturalist and Educator at Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary for over 13 years. There she taught numerous programs for a wide range of ages on topics including butterflies and dragonflies, reptiles and amphibians, mammals, animal tracking and photography. In addition to a BA in Biology, she has taught a variety of animal-related education programs for over 20 years. She enjoys collaborating with non-profit organizations to offer science talks that feature field research. 

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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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“Romance Writing and Animal Magnetism” with NYT Bestselling Author Christine Feehan

Romance Writing & Animal Magnetism with NYT Bestselling Author Christine Feehan
Friday July 9 at 7pm ET/4pm PT via Zoom

Join bestselling author Christine Feehan as she shares her writing inspirations, her creative process, and how she incorporates human and animal traits into her paranormal romance characters.

Register at bit.ly/FPL-Christine-Feehan by 5pm ET/2pmPT on July 9.

For copies of her most recent book, Murder at Sunrise Lake, click HERE.

To purchase a signed copy of Christine’s new novel, Murder at Sunrise Lake, contact the Framingham Barnes & Noble, (508) 628-5567,  between July 5–12 and receive 20% off your purchase and free shipping!

This program is part of our Tails & Tales Summer Reading program. Visit framinghamlibrary.org/sr to learn more about the program and to see upcoming events for all ages.

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Rockabye Beats (on Zoom)

This 40 minute interactive music program includes singing, dancing, Spanish, instrument show and tell and a healthy dose of silliness. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Visit our website, email Mcauliffechildrensroom@minlib.net or call 508-532-5570 x4 to register

All ages. 

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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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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm and/or Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm. This is not a learn to knit or crochet program. 

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

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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: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, two rookie cops in the NYPD, live next door to each other outside the city. What happens behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne—sets the stage for the explosive events to come. Ask Again, Yes is a deeply affecting exploration of the lifelong friendship and love that blossoms between Francis and Lena’s daughter, Kate, and Brian and Anne’s son, Peter. Luminous, heartbreaking, and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes reveals the way childhood memories change when viewed from the distance of adulthood—villains lose their menace and those who appeared innocent seem less so. Kate and Peter’s love story, while tested by echoes from the past, is marked by tenderness, generosity, and grace.

Led by Brigitte Griffin. The title for our August 10 discussion is Homegoing: A Novel, by Yaa Gyasi

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, ebook or audiobook on Overdrive, 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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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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Financial Freedom: Building Wealth to Live the Life You Love

Presented by Bradley Baskir, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

The next generation may be taking a different path through life than previous generations with differing perspectives on finances than their parents. However, the fundamentals of mapping out a financial future are the same as always—planning, budgeting, saving, investing, and building good credit. This seminar focuses on the key steps to take toward achieving financial freedom.

ABOUT BRADLEY BASKIR
Bradley Baskir is a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley in Boston. He helps clients build a sustainable financial plan to achieve their financial and life goals. He studied finance and marketing at the Olin Business School at Washington University. Bradley enjoys giving back to his community by delivering free webinars focused on Financial Wellness and Literacy.

*This program is intended for people in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s.
Register at bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on July 14 to receive 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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Wild About Turtles

Come learn more about Fred and her kind through storytelling, singing and live box turtles. Educational & great fun! At the end of the presentation, there will be a turtle art extension: using clay or playdough and small pebbles, sequins, buttons or beans create your own turtle!! Limited packets of supplies are available if you need them. Let us know when you register if and where you would like to pick them up. Fred advises: Turtles and presentation show up better on computers/laptops rather than devices/phones. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Ages 3+

On Zoom — Please email Mcauliffechildrensroom@minlib.net or call 508-532-5570 x4 to register.

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program. 

Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm and/or Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm.

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

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Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

We will discuss the following stories: “Story of Your Life,” "Tower of Babylon,” “Evolution of Human Science,” and for extra credit, “Hell Is the Absence of God.” The title for our August 11 discussion is Fugitive Telemetry, by Martha Wells.

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

Led by Lucy Loveridge, Library Liaison. Please email lloveridge@minlib.net to receive the Zoom invitation.

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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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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/OutdoorStorytimeJuly 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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Book Art Hedgehogs

Join us on Zoom to create a hedgehog out of recycled books by folding the pages and decorating it! All ages, though under age 7 may require adult assistance. All materials (except glue) are provided in a kit available for curbside pickup. Supplies are limited. Sign-ups begin on June 28, pick-ups begin July 6. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/BookArtHedgehogs
 

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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 BBQ Bites, Simple, Nutritious, Delicious

Presented by Heidi McIndoo, M.S., R.D.

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 summer fun. 

To register and receive an invitation to the Zoom session, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on July 16.

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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FPL Live Movie Premiere: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Celebrate our return to normal hours and the start of in-person programs by joining us for an outdoor movie night! Strut your stuff on our red carpet, pose for a picture in front of our FPL marquee, and watch Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark together in the Costin Room.

Space is limited and registration is required. Register at http://bit.ly/FPL-Indiana-Jones.
 

Rated PG.

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Friends of the Library Bag Room Sale

Your Choice ... Your Selections

One Bag of Books = $10

Half Bag = $5

Friends may enter the sale at 9:30 am.

Thank you for wearing a mask while in the library.

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm and/or Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm. This is not a learn to knit or crochet program. 

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

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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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Take & Make Kit: 3D Animal Environment Canvas

Create your own animal environment using canvas, paint, and plastic animal toys! All materials are provided in a kit available for pickup. Ages 5-12. Supplies are limited. Sign-ups begin on July 12, pick-ups begin July 19. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/3DAnimalEnvironments.This program is paid for by the Framingham Cultural Council and through the Mass Cultural Council.

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3rd Tuesday Book Group: Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger by Ken Perenyi

Ten years ago, an FBI investigation in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would have been front-page news in New York and London. After a trail of fake paintings of astonishing quality led federal agents to art dealers, renowned experts, and the major auction houses, the investigation inexplicably ended, despite an abundance of evidence collected. The case was closed and the FBI file was marked “exempt from public disclosure.” Now that the statute of limitations on these crimes has expired and the case appears hermetically sealed shut by the FBI, this book, Caveat Emptor, is Ken Perenyi’s confession. It is the story, in detail, of how he pulled it all off.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. The title for our August 19, 11am discussion, is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

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

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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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program. 

Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm and/or Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm.

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

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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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Morning Book Group: Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger by Ken Perenyi

Ten years ago, an FBI investigation in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would have been front-page news in New York and London. After a trail of fake paintings of astonishing quality led federal agents to art dealers, renowned experts, and the major auction houses, the investigation inexplicably ended, despite an abundance of evidence collected. The case was closed and the FBI file was marked “exempt from public disclosure.” Now that the statute of limitations on these crimes has expired and the case appears hermetically sealed shut by the FBI, this book, Caveat Emptor, is Ken Perenyi’s confession. It is the story, in detail, of how he pulled it all off.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. The title for our August 19, 11am discussion, is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

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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Curious Creatures

Join us for an exciting live animal program with Curious Creatures! These amazing animal educators have a selection of mammals, bugs, and reptiles for this hands-on and educational program. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/CuriousCreatures to reserve your spot to attend this program. Registration begins July 6. This program is paid for by the Framingham Cultural Council and through the Mass Cultural Council.
 

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The Raptor Trust: Appreciating Vultures

Learn about the two vulture species that call the northeast home, the important roles they play in our local ecosystems, and threats vultures face locally and globally. This program includes original footage of vultures, including Winston (a black vulture) and Virgil (a turkey vulture), who reside at The Raptor Trust as ambassador birds.

Attendance is limited—first come, first served. Register HERE by 7pm on July 22.

This program is part of our Tails & Tales Summer Reading program. Visit the Summer Reading page to learn more about our Summer Reading program and to see upcoming events for all ages.

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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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Framingham Sounds World Music Concert Series featuring Victoria Zamora

Join Victoria Zamora and her brother Jesus Zamora as they perform traditional flamenco-style guitar with songs and music in Spanish from all over Latin America.

Victoria started performing when she was 7 years old and has performed all over the world—from England, Africa, and Japan to here in Framingham!

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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Serie de Conciertos de Música Mundial de Framingham Presentando a Victoria Zamora

Ven y escucha a Victoria Zamora y su hermano Jesús Zamora mientras tocan la guitarra tradicional estilo flamenco con canciones y música en español de toda América Latina.

Victoria comenzó a actuar cuando tenía 7 años y ha actuado en todo el mundo, ¡desde Inglaterra, África y Japón hasta aquí en Framingham!

Todos los conciertos de verano se llevan a cabo en el patio de aprendizaje de la biblioteca pública de Framingham en 49 Lexington Street. El espacio es limitado. No es necesario registrarse. ¡Asientos disponibles por orden de llegada! Los asistentes deben seguir las pautas de seguridad y salud para el distanciamiento social.

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Traveling Lantern Theater Company Presents: The Tale of the Rainbow Lizard

Pablo Del Peacock (the famous portrait artist) is trying to paint a picture of beautiful Monique Gecko, but every morning she arrives a different color and he has to begin all over again. He and his friend Fatima Flamingo (taking a break from her Flamenco lessons) search for answers. When they solve the mystery and Pablo learns about Monique’s diverse heritage, he decides to paint his new masterpiece using all the colors of the rainbow. 

Watch the recorded performance here: https://tinyurl.com/TaleOfRainbowLizard 
 

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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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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm and/or Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm. This is not a learn to knit or crochet program. 

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

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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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Traveling Lantern Theater Company Presents: The Tale of the Rainbow Lizard

Pablo Del Peacock (the famous portrait artist) is trying to paint a picture of beautiful Monique Gecko, but every morning she arrives a different color and he has to begin all over again. He and his friend Fatima Flamingo (taking a break from her Flamenco lessons) search for answers. When they solve the mystery and Pablo learns about Monique’s diverse heritage, he decides to paint his new masterpiece using all the colors of the rainbow. 

Watch the recorded performance here: https://tinyurl.com/TaleOfRainbowLizard 
 

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Tea & Talk Tuesdays: Ted Talk: What Frogs in Hot Water Can Teach Us About Thinking Again

Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and an author.  In this Ted Talk, he discusses the importance of learning to rethink.  By sharing his own life experiences, he illustrates how tunnel vision around goals, habits and identities can lead to a path that is too narrow.  Adam shares counterintuitive insights based on his research to teach people how to broaden their focus and be receptive to opportunities for rethinking.  Let's consider how we react to changes and crises in our lives and whether the lessons Adam teaches us can help us avoid being a frog in hot water.

Before you join us for the discussion, view the Ted Talk at https://www.ted.com/talks/adam_grant_what_frogs_in_hot_water_can_teach_us_about_thinking_again. Please register at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on July 27 to receive an invitation and link to the Zoom session.

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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

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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Magician Ed Popielarczyk

Come enjoy this entertaining show with Ed Popielarczyk, professional magician and balloon sculptor! Outdoors will feature a bubble machine!

Social distancing and/or masking of everyone over 5 required; will move to the Costin Room if weather is inclement.

Ages 3+

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Traveling Lantern Theater Company Presents: The Tale of the Rainbow Lizard

Pablo Del Peacock (the famous portrait artist) is trying to paint a picture of beautiful Monique Gecko, but every morning she arrives a different color and he has to begin all over again. He and his friend Fatima Flamingo (taking a break from her Flamenco lessons) search for answers. When they solve the mystery and Pablo learns about Monique’s diverse heritage, he decides to paint his new masterpiece using all the colors of the rainbow. 

Watch the recorded performance here: https://tinyurl.com/TaleOfRainbowLizard 
 

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program. 

Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm and/or Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm.

Show up in-person on any of the program days at the McAuliffe Branch Library, or register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

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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.

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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Virtual Fortnite Tournament (w/ One Up Games)

One Up Games is helping us run a virtual Fortnite tournament! With prizes! That you can enter and play from the comfort of your own living room!

We'll be playing in a private match and livestreaming the whole thing on the One Up Games Twitch channel, so even when you get eliminated you won't be bored until the next match starts. We'll also have a Discord server to chat in.

Registration required. CLICK HERE to sign up!

Grades 6-12

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Traveling Lantern Theater Company Presents: The Tale of the Rainbow Lizard

Pablo Del Peacock (the famous portrait artist) is trying to paint a picture of beautiful Monique Gecko, but every morning she arrives a different color and he has to begin all over again. He and his friend Fatima Flamingo (taking a break from her Flamenco lessons) search for answers. When they solve the mystery and Pablo learns about Monique’s diverse heritage, he decides to paint his new masterpiece using all the colors of the rainbow. 

Watch the recorded performance here: https://tinyurl.com/TaleOfRainbowLizard 
 

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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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Traveling Lantern Theater Company Presents: The Tale of the Rainbow Lizard

Pablo Del Peacock (the famous portrait artist) is trying to paint a picture of beautiful Monique Gecko, but every morning she arrives a different color and he has to begin all over again. He and his friend Fatima Flamingo (taking a break from her Flamenco lessons) search for answers. When they solve the mystery and Pablo learns about Monique’s diverse heritage, he decides to paint his new masterpiece using all the colors of the rainbow. 

Watch the recorded performance here: https://tinyurl.com/TaleOfRainbowLizard 
 

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DIY Neon Signs (Take & Make kit)

Anything we have left over from our two Neon Sign crafts on July 14th (McAuliffe Branch) and July 16th (Main Library), we'll package up into a take & make kit for those who couldn't make it.

ALL KITS RESERVED

Grades 6-12

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Rockabye Beats

This 40 minute interactive music program includes singing, dancing, Spanish, instrument  show and tell and a healthy dose of silliness. 
All ages.

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David Eure & Alexei Tsiganov Duo

Join us for an outdoor and in-person summer jazz concert at the McAuliffe Branch Library!

David Eure virtually transforms the violin into a human voice, embodying a soulful sound with precision, clarity and finesse. He effortlessly bridges classical and jazz styles with elegant aplomb.

Alexei Tsiganov has toured the world from Portugal to Boston, recording and playing at venues such as the American Museum of Natural History.

No registration required.

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Traveling Lantern Theater Company Presents: The Tale of the Rainbow Lizard

Pablo Del Peacock (the famous portrait artist) is trying to paint a picture of beautiful Monique Gecko, but every morning she arrives a different color and he has to begin all over again. He and his friend Fatima Flamingo (taking a break from her Flamenco lessons) search for answers. When they solve the mystery and Pablo learns about Monique’s diverse heritage, he decides to paint his new masterpiece using all the colors of the rainbow. 

Watch the recorded performance here: https://tinyurl.com/TaleOfRainbowLizard