Events Calendar / September 2021

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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 HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All 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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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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26th Brazilian Independence Day Festival/26º Festival da Independência do Brasil

Join us for a joyful celebration of Independence Day and Brazilian culture here in Framingham! The event will be introduced by Ambassador Benedicto Fonseca Filho, the Consul General of Brasil in Boston and will feature traditional forró music by the band Trio Let’s Vamos.

No registration required. Stop by the Main Library in person or view the livestream on youtube.com/FraminghamPublicLibrary.

Participe conosco de uma celebração alegre do Dia da Independência e da cultura brasileira aqui em Framingham! O evento será aberto pelo embaixador Benedicto Fonseca Filho, Cônsul Geral do Brasil em Boston, seguido de show de forró com a banda “Trio Let’s Vamos”. 

Venha à Biblioteca Central (evento ao ar livre) ou assista on line  www.youtube.com/framinghampubliclibrary  

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26º Festival da Independência do Brasil

Participe conosco de uma celebração alegre do Dia da Independência e da cultura brasileira aqui em Framingham! O evento será aberto pelo embaixador Benedicto Fonseca Filho, 

Cônsul Geral do Brasil em Boston, seguido de show de forró com a banda “Trio Let’s Vamos”. 

Venha à Biblioteca Central (evento ao ar livre) ou assista on line  www.youtube.com/framinghampubliclibrary  

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Financial Literacy Series: Identity Theft

Presented by Sue Katz, American Consumer Credit Counseling

There are many steps you can take to protect your privacy and to reduce the risk of identity theft. Sue will talk about ways to identify scams and the actions you can take to minimize the damage if your identity is stolen.

Register at bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on September 8 to receive 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

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 HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All 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: The Space Between Worlds, by Micaiah Johnson

Multiverse travel is finally possible, but there's just one catch: no one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive. Cara's parallel selves happen to be exceptionally good at dying and she's reaping the benefits. She's got a new job collecting off-world data, a path to citizenship, and a near-perfect Wiley City accent but when Cara is plunged into a new world with an old secret, she discovers something that endangers not just her world, but the entire multiverse.

Please email Lucy Loveridge, Library Liaison, at lloveridge@minlib.net for the zoom invite or register at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events.

In October we will read Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (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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FRT: Stamped: Presentation and Discussion

Presented by Joe Corazzini and Taylor Collins

Joe Corazzini and Taylor Collins share with us a presentation and a discussion of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s bestselling Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

In-person registration required (space is limited): https://bit.ly/FRT-Stamped

No registration required to view the talk online via YouTube: www.youtube.com/framinghampubliclibrary

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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)!

This program is every other Friday and Saturday from September to June. September 10, 18, 24, October 2, 8, 16, 22, 30. 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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Calligraphy: Where the Art of Beautiful Writing is Today

Presented by Diane McDougall-Desautelle

Some might say that calligraphy is a dying art. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is a large and thriving community of calligraphers and lettering artists here in New England and across the country. Join Diane for an overview of the different families of calligraphy, including different types of pen nibs, tips for getting started, online resources, and places to find supplies. She will demonstrate pointed pen and broad edge pen “hands” as well as hand-lettered alphabets using pencils and marker tips.

About Diane McDougall-Desautelle:
Diane McDougall-Desautelle discovered calligraphy at the age of twelve. She graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tufts University where she continued studies and earned her Master of Arts in Teaching in 1993. Diane is the owner of ThistleWork Design Calligraphy Studio in Framingham.

Register for the Zoom session at bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on September 10.

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Clay Dinosaurs (McAuliffe Branch)

IN PERSON! OUTDOORS!

Craft your own dinosaur buddy with polymer clay (the kind that you bake in the microwave to harden) that you can turn into a keychain, earrings, charm, etc!

We'll make them in person at both library, and any leftover supplies will be offered as a Take & Make kit afterwards. 

Registration required. CLICK HERE to sign up now!

Grades 6-12

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Eggcellent Chickens

Eggs, feathers, personality--there is so much to love about chickens! Come learn about chick development and what makes chickens so cool from Vermont-based livestock and flower farmer Alexandra Dick. Alexandra will talk about different chicken breeds, how to care for chickens, and about why she loves raising chickens so much! This program will also be live streamed and recorded for future viewing. The event will be moved inside, with limited capacity, if there is rain. Call for more info if weather is unsettled on the day of the program.

All ages.

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FRT: Movie Showing: “The Hate U Give” (rated PG-13)

Starr Carter’s friend is killed by a police officer, and the incident becomes a national news story. She is a witness in the trial, and the movie explores her increasing activism and her relationship with her Black and White friends and family. 

In-Person Registration required (space is limited): https://bit.ly/FRT-The-Hate-U-Give  

FRT: Training Active Bystanders

Training Active Bystanders (TAB) teaches taking responsible action to help people in need. TAB gives bystanders the competencies they need when they witness something they feel is unfair, or wrong, or troubling. Space is limited, registration is required.

Registration: https://bit.ly/FPL-Training-Active-Bystanders 

A collaboration with Open Spirit Center and Jewish Family Service of Metrowest.

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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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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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FRT: Dear Martin: Anansi Writes to Dr. King, featuring Rev. Dr. Lloyd

Join us for a session of storytelling and a sharing of experiences inspired by Dear Martin and the African fables of Anansi. Rev. Dr. Lloyd will share themes from stories that encourage communication with each other and friendships with people who are different from yourself. For children in grades 1, 2, 3 and their parents. 

Join us in person or watch live at: 

Registration required to join us in person (space is limited): https://bit.ly/FRT-Anansi-Writes-Dr-King 

No registration required to attend online via YouTube. Watch live at www.youtube.com/framinghampubliclibrary

For parents and children in grades 1,2, and 3.

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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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FRT: 2nd Tuesday Adult Book Club: Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out. Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it's Justyce who is under attack.

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 Jillian Holmberg. October's title is Home Before Dark by Riley Sagan.

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Main Library Book Group: Deacon King Kong, by James McBride

In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .38 from his pocket, and, in front of everybody, shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range. The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences that spring from it lie at the heart of Deacon King Kong, James McBride's funny, moving novel and his first since his National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird.

Betsy DeGrush will lead the discussion.

To receive the Zoom link, register at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on September 14.

October 5 book is Hamnet, by Maggie O’Farrell

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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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Clay Dinosaurs (Main Library)

IN PERSON! OUTDOORS!

Craft your own dinosaur buddy with polymer clay (the kind that you bake in the microwave to harden) that you can turn into a keychain, earrings, charm, etc!

We'll make them in person at both library, and any leftover supplies will be offered as a Take & Make kit afterwards. 

Registration required. CLICK HERE to sign up now!

Grades 6-12

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All 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: Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out. Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it's Justyce who is under attack.

No registration needed to attend in person. This is a part of our 2021 Framingham Reads Together programs.

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 Jillian Holmberg. October's title is The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

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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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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.

About Leslie Gabriele

Leslie founded With Love and Gratitude in 2001. Leslie is a clairaudient, clairsentient, clairempath “energetic catalyst” trained in multiple healing modalities. Leslie’s work is guided in the moment, done without attachment. Visit her at www.withloveandgratitude.com.

Register at bit.ly/FPL-Events for the Zoom link.

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FRT: “Alice’s Ordinary People”: A Presentation and Discussion with Filmmaker Craig Dudnick

Join filmmaker Craig Dudnick to hear him discuss meeting Alice Tregay and her extraordinary life of witnessing inspiring activism from “ordinary people”. Before the discussion, be sure to watch “Alice's Ordinary People: The Chicago Freedom Movement” on Kanopy: https://framinghamlibrary.kanopy.com/video/alices-ordinary-people

Registration: https://bit.ly/FRT-Alices-Ordinary-People.

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Clay Dinosaurs (Take & Make Kit)

Craft your own dinosaur buddy with polymer clay (the kind that you bake in the microwave to harden) that you can turn into a keychain, earrings, charm, etc!

We'll make them in person at both library, and any leftover supplies will be offered as a Take & Make kit afterwards. 

Registration required, CLICK HERE to sign up today.

Grades 6-12

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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)!

This program is every other Friday and Saturday from September to June. September 10, 18, 24, October 2, 8, 16, 22, 30. 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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Kids Yoga with Nissa Diantina

Join Nissa Diantina from Backyard Yoga for this live, in-person bilingual English and Spanish kids' yoga class that is fun and interactive, and includes stretching, breathing, and learning the basics of yoga for kids!  Bring your own mat or blanket to soften the ground in the Learning Yard.

Pre-registration required.
Email mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com to register.
 Ages 8+

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Rescheduled: Framingham Sounds World Music Concert Series featuring Why Try?

Rescheduled from August! Join us for our last summer concert with local alternative rock band Why Try? All summer concerts are live and in-person in the Framingham Public Library Learning Yard at 49 Lexington Street. Space is limited. No registration required. First come, first served!

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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! Kit available for pickup after storytime ends. Ages 2-6.

This program is weather permitting, and if cancelled we will be inside the library. No Zoom link will be sent out for storytime this day. For updated mask requirements, please check our website.

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All 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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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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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.

Yarn Social Hour thumbnail Photo

Yarn Social Hour

Join us for a HYBRID in-person or through Zoom knitting, crochet, and yarn crafting social hour! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All 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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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Immigration Then and Now

Guest Speaker: Dr. Patricia Sanchez-Connally, Associate Professor of Sociology, FSU

What is the role of race in determining the meaning of citizenship? What are major factors that have shaped the new immigration landscape in the US? This lecture will explore these questions and will cover essential topics that provide a historical context to current debates regarding immigration from Latin America during the 20th century.

This free Thursday 7pm lecture series via Zoom is a partnership between Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library. If you have not registered before, go to bit.ly/FPL-Lifelong-Learning-Lectures to join our mailing list and to receive Zoom links for each lecture.

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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)!

This program is every other Friday and Saturday from September to June. September 10, 18, 24, October 2, 8, 16, 22, 30. 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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FRT: Movie Showing: “I Am Not Your Negro”

This 2016 BAFTA award-winning documentary is based on American novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and activist James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript “Remember This House”. It discusses Baldwin’s activism, his observations of American history, and his memories of civil rights leaders. 

In-person registration required (space is limited): https://bit.ly/FRT-I-Am-Not-Your-Negro

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Mario Kart from Home!

It's been too long since we've had a video game day at the library, and this isn't quite the same, but it'll be fun to give it a shot! Try and beat the teen librarian at his favorite video game from the comfort of your homes. After you sign up, you'll get a reminder email a few days before the event with instruction on how to join in

NOTE: You'll need your own Nintendo Switch, copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Nintendo Switch Online subscription to join.

Registration required: CLICK HERE to sign up now.

Grades 6-12

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Sunday Classical Concert

Our classical concerts are back with Constantine Finehouse on piano and Daniel Kurganov on violin.

The Kurganov-Finehouse duo had their Merkin Hall Debut in 2021, and have several upcoming album releases. Under the Orchid Classics label, the duo have recorded works by Olivier Messiaen, Lera Auerbach, Richard Beaudoin, and John Cage. Also slated for release is their recording of the complete Brahms Violin Sonatas, pairing a 17th-c Guarneri violin with an original 19th-c piano.

In-Person Registration required (space is limited): http://bit.ly/FPL-Events
No registration required to attend online via YouTube: www.youtube.com/framinghampubliclibrary

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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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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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Community Puzzle Swap!

What to do with jigsaw puzzles you’ve completed? Swap them! Bring your puzzles to exchange with others. No puzzle to swap? Come anyway; there are always extras for you to take. All ages and levels welcome.

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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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Tea & Talk Tuesdays: TED Talk: 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation

To receive the Zoom link, register at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on September 28.

Before the discussion, we invite you to watch the TED Talk at http://bit.ly/Tea-Talk-September-2021.

TED Talk: 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation
When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations—and that most of us don’t converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations.

FRT: “Dear Framingham:” A Community Conversation Led by Dr. Barros, Lisa MacDonald, and Chief Baker

"Dear Framingham" is an event that will provide the community an opportunity to engage in conversations about Nic Stone's book Dear Martin and the themes that came out of the summer read. Come ready to discuss topics such as community relations, social identity, sense of belonging, police relations, and more. The community will have the option of having these conversations in small groups of mixed identities as well as affinity groups. The choice is yours. Let's gather and discuss our letter of hope to our community in Framingham, Dear Framingham.

Registration is required: https://bit.ly/Dear-Framingham 

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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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Movie Matinee: Scoob! (2020)

With hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever -- a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this global dog-pocalypse, the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone could have imagined.

2020, Running time: 94 minutes rated PG. All ages @ parental discretion.

For updated mask requirements, please check our website. 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! This is not a learn to knit or crochet program, but in person we can offer pointers and tips.

1st and 3rd Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm

All 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

Danforth Art Reception

Children in grades K-5 were inspired by a weekly question designed to promote curiosity and critical thinking. The Danforth featured nine different questions such as How was that made? and What time is it?

Curiosity is the first element necessary to think like an artist. When we wonder about the world around us, we are always learning, always exploring, always discovering. Artists spend a lot of time looking closely, wondering why, and using creative expression to explore pathways to understanding.

Children in grades 6-8 enjoyed classes designed around specific artistic materials and methods, developing skills and concepts. Class topics included: Comics, Cartoons, & Manga, Prints & Collage, Sculpture Explored, Painting & Drawing and new this year, Fashion Design.

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Clay Dinosaurs (Take & Make Kit)

Craft your own dinosaur buddy with polymer clay (the kind that you bake in the microwave to harden) that you can turn into a keychain, earrings, charm, etc!

We'll make them in person at both library, and any leftover supplies will be offered as a Take & Make kit afterwards. 

Registration required, CLICK HERE to sign up today.

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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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Alfred Lord Tennyson: Victorian Poet Laureate

Guest Speaker: Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, FSU

Alfred Lord Tennyson was Queen Victoria’s favorite poet and had a wider readership than any other poet of his time. This lecture will present his life in the context of his age as well as several select poems that illustrate the strangeness, strength, individuality, and timelessness of his extraordinary talent.

This free Thursday 7pm lecture series via Zoom is a partnership between Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library. If you have not registered before, go to bit.ly/FPL-Lifelong-Learning-Lectures to join our mailing list and to receive Zoom links for each lecture.