Events Calendar / August 2021

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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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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/OutdoorStorytimeAugust 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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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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Online Baby Lapsit

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!

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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Yoga y Meditación con Nissa

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.

Nissa Diantina 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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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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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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Family Trivia with the Trivia Brothers

The Trivia Brothers bring Challenge! Interactive trivia to Framingham families. Hosted with big personality and no boring questions.

Ages 5+.

SIGN UP HERE.

Enjoying an episode of “Challenge! Trivia” is easy. Here’s what you need to know: First and foremost, you will need TWO DEVICES in order to enjoy the optimal experience - a computer (to join the Zoom meeting) and a smart phone or tablet (to play the game). Teams can be comprised of individual or multiple players. Recommended team size is 3-6 players. If members of a team are in separate locations, we suggest arranging a conference call during the game. IMPORTANT! Each team will use ONLY ONE smart phone or tablet to enter the game and submit the answers. Use the Zoom link provided by your event host to connect. Your link will be available the day of your episode. We strongly suggest using a computer to enter the meeting and view the episode. 

(“Virtual doors” to the waiting room will open 10 minutes prior to the start of the game and the game will begin PROMPTLY at the advertised start time.)

Although it’s not mandatory, the Trivia Brothers suggest joining the meeting with video on so they can interact with you! Then, once the episode officially starts, the Trivia Brothers will tell you how to register (using your smart phone or tablet) so you can play! Don’t worry, there is no special app to play, simply a website that will be ANNOUNCED ONCE YOU ARE IN THE EVENT. AGAIN, it’s ONE phone/tablet per team during gameplay.

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Solar S’mores (Take & Make kit)

There are few things more "Summer" than s'mores, and now you don't even need a fire to make them! This kit will have everything you need to make your own s'more with just the sun to help you.

ALL KITS RESERVED

Grades 6-12

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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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Thursday Storytime at Main Library

In-person AND Zoom hybrid!

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft (craft will only be in-person), and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

In-person attendance doesn't require registration. Please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invite to join on Zoom.

Ages 3-5, all welcome.

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REGISTRATION IS FULL: Pop Up Art: Dolphin Canvas Painting

REGISTRATION IS FULL: Join Pop Up Art School live on Zoom to paint an underwater dolphin which you'll paint with acrylic paints on a pre-drawn canvas panel. Kit is included with all the supplies you need and are limited. Ages 8-12. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/DolphinCanvasPainting and schedule a time to pick up your kit before the program date. Sign ups begin July 19. We will email you when your kit is ready for pickup. This program is paid for by the Framingham Cultural Council and through the Mass Cultural Council.

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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: Ignite My Life and Set Me Free

Presented by Marcy Venezia M.B.A., R.N., P.M.P

Fear of others and the risk of Covid 19 has kept us in isolation.  Although vaccines have changed that, the new normal is different. So what makes sense and what decisions will you make as you shape your future? Join Marcy to learn about the Happiness Advantage, ecosystem diversity, and SocioSomatic Dynamics.

About Marcy Venezia

Marcy Venezia is the founder of GleeWorks Holistic Coaching.  She combines a strong business background with a deep knowledge of mindsets, and mind, body and spirit interactions.   She has a B.A. in sociology/counseling from Skidmore College, a B.S. in Nursing from Boston University and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University.   

To register and receive an invitation to the Zoom session, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am, August 6.

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Friends Fest: Outdoor Summer Fun for All Ages

  • Come celebrate summer with the Friends of the Framingham Library!
  • Browse the book sale and stock up on lots of great summer reading.
  • Join in some fun children’s activities and outdoor games.
  • Visit the Framingham Public Library Bookmobile.
  • Visit our Library of Things table where you can check out all the great things we have to borrow.
  • Stop by our Spark Lab table and discover some of the things our Makerspace offers.
  • For updated mask requirements, please check our website.

 

Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Framingham Library.

This event will be held rain or shine.

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

In-person AND Zoom hybrid!

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft (craft will only be in-person), and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

In-person attendance doesn't require registration. Please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invite to join on Zoom.

Ages 3-5, all welcome.

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Wolf Park: Meet the Ambassadors

Presented by Christopher Lile, Wolf Park

Experience Wolf Park’s ambassadors up close and personal. You will “go into” our wolf and fox enclosures with our keepers and meet our bison through-the-fence. Learn about our ambassadors’ individual personalities, how we care for our animals, and how to be wildlife advocates for their wild counterparts.

About Christopher Lile: Christopher is a Program Coordinator at Wolf Park. He received his B.S. in Biology and Psychology from Gardner-Webb University and is currently enrolled in Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) for his Masters in Philanthropic Studies. He is a ZAA associate member, an AAZK affiliate member, and an IZE member. He is also an independent contractor for Defenders of Wildlife as a red wolf advocate.

Register at bit.ly/FPL-Wolf-Park by 9am on August 9.

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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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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Lego Challenge

Join us in the Learning Yard at the Main Library for a LEGO Challenge. There will be prizes!
Ages 5-12

"For updated mask requirements, please check our website." 

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Online Baby Lapsit

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!

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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2nd Tuesday Adult Book Club: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle's dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast's booming slave trade, and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery. One thread of Homegoing follows Effia's descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, as the Fante and Asante nations wrestle with the slave trade and British colonization. The other thread follows Esi and her children into America. Homegoing makes history visceral, and captures, with singular and stunning immediacy, how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation.

No registration needed to attend in person.

To attend online and receive the Zoom link, register at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Request a print copy through the Minuteman Catalog, ebook or audiobook on Overdrive/Libby, or request one of the copies held at McAuliffe. 

Led by Brigitte Griffin. September's title is Dear Martin, by Nic Stone.

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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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Financial Literacy Series: 529 College Planning

Thinking about saving for your child's college tuition can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. This seminar will help you understand the challenges that students have today and in the future when it comes to paying for college, as well as rethinking several misperceptions that many people have about college planning.

About Bradley Baskir

Bradley Baskir is a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley in Boston. He works with clients to help 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 in St. Louis. Bradley enjoys giving back to his community by delivering free webinars focused on Financial Wellness and Literacy. To register and receive an invitation to the Zoom session, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am, August 11.

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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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ToBe Fit, The Juggling Nutrition Magician Show

This live-streamed interactive performance features the power of live theater, amazing feats of juggling, music, magic, and audience participation to turn kids on to healthy eating and active living. This fun-filled show helps kids take charge of growing up healthy, happy, and fit and is a great way to trigger school-wide excitement for healthy habits…all in a spirit of fun and celebration

When you sign up you will also receive a follow-up activity kit with downloadable activities to keep on learning!

To register fill out this form: https://tinyurl.com/ToBeFitFPL

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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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Science Fiction Book Club: Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells, #6 in the Murderbot Diaries

This month we will be reading Fugitive Telemetry, by Martha Wells.

Available on library shelves, or in Overdrive; place your hold now.

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

In September we will read The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson (available on library shelves, and in Overdrive/Libby).

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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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Thursday Storytime at Main Library

In-person AND Zoom hybrid!

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft (craft will only be in-person), and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

In-person attendance doesn't require registration. Please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invite to join on Zoom.

Ages 3-5, all welcome.

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REGISTRATION FULL: Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

REGISTRATION FULL: What better way to enjoy your summer than using science to mix your own sidewalk chalk! All materials are provided at this in-person program outdoors at McAuliffe. Please register per family at https://tinyurl.com/HomemadeSidewalkChalk to book your own craft table to participate. Registration begins July 26. This program is weather permitting, and if cancelled, all materials will be provided in a kit for pickup. All ages (families encouraged!) This program is paid for by the Framingham Cultural Council and through the Mass Cultural Council.

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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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Learn to Make No Churn Ice Cream and Hot Fudge (w/ Food Explorers)

Join us and Food Explorers to make No Churn Ice-Cream and Hot Fudge Sauce! You don’t need an ice-cream maker for this recipe, which comes together in a flash. You’ll need the following ingredients: 2 cans sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream (2 cups), chocolate chips, butter and optional vanilla.  You will also need an electric hand-held or stand mixer.

Registration required. CLICK HERE to sign up!

Grades 6-12

​Author Fair update

Author Fair update: today’s outdoor author fair between Framingham, Ashland, and Hopkinson Public Libraries has been postponed due to the hot weather. We look forward to featuring some wonderful local authors on our rain date of Sept 19th. More information coming soon!

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Bird House Construction

Build your own wooden birdhouse then paint it for the birds to enjoy! All materials are provided in a kit available for pickup. Ages 5-12. Supplies are limited. Sign-ups begin on August 2, pick-ups begin August 9. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/DIYBirdHouseThis program is paid for by the Framingham Cultural Council and through the Mass Cultural Council.

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

In-person AND Zoom hybrid!

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft (craft will only be in-person), and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

In-person attendance doesn't require registration. Please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invite to join on Zoom.

Ages 3-5, all welcome.

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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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Online Baby Lapsit

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!

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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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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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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Flying High Dogs

Mike and his Border collies are coming to show  us their entertaining Frisbee tricks. Jumping,running and flipping—how do they do that?

All Ages.
Rain date: Friday, Aug 20.  

Parking is available in the skate park parking lot, at the bocce court, and at the Loring Arena. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. Please keep a social distance between families. Bring your library card (and mask) and check out the Bookmobile. For updated mask requirements, please check our website.

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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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Solar S’mores (Take & Make kit)

There are few things more "Summer" than s'mores, and now you don't even need a fire to make them! This kit will have everything you need to make your own s'more with just the sun to help you.

ALL KITS RESERVED

Grades 6-12

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Fish In A Bag Slime (Take & Make kit)

Anything we have left over from our two in-person Fish in a Bag Slime crafts on August 4th (Main Library) and August 6th (McAuliffe Branch), we'll package up into a take & make kit for those who couldn't make it.

Supplies are limited. Click here to register.

Grades 6-12

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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: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect?

For in-person, just show up to the McAuliffe Branch Library or to 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. Led by Jillian Holmberg. September's title is Dear Martin by Nic Stone.

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Thursday Storytime at Main Library

In-person AND Zoom hybrid!

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft (craft will only be in-person), and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

In-person attendance doesn't require registration. Please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invite to join on Zoom.

Ages 3-5, all welcome.

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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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Fitness Friday with Laila (in-person and virtual)

Join fitness instructor Laila Vehvilainen for a special pop-up fitness class in the Main Library Costin Room!

Space is limited; reservations are required. Register at bit.ly/FPL-Fitness-Friday to reserve your place.

Can’t join us in person? Work out with us live on YouTube–no registration required! Go to youtube.com/framinghampubliclibrary to join from home.

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

In-person AND Zoom hybrid!

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft (craft will only be in-person), and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

In-person attendance doesn't require registration. Please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invite to join on Zoom.

Ages 3-5, all welcome.

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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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Expanded Genealogy

Uncover your family records and history through this next level genealogy program. We will cover immigration and citizenship, finding certificates in other countries, a special focus on women in history through Women’s Genealogy, and more.

Register at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 5pm on August 23 for the Zoom link.

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Online Baby Lapsit

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!

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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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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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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Thursday Storytime at Main Library

In-person AND Zoom hybrid!

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft (craft will only be in-person), and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

In-person attendance doesn't require registration. Please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invite to join on Zoom.

Ages 3-5, all welcome.

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Cooking for All: Easy Stovetop Meals for Hot Nights

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.

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. To register and receive an invitation to the Zoom session, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on August 27.

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

In-person AND Zoom hybrid!

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft (craft will only be in-person), and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

In-person attendance doesn't require registration. Please email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to receive an invite to join on Zoom.

Ages 3-5, all welcome.

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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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Online Baby Lapsit

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!

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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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.