Events Calendar / October 2021

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Brown Bag Learning Series: A Tour of Fashion History

Take a virtual walk through time to see how people have expressed themselves through the cultural language of fashion—from the earliest known “fashion magazines” to the dawn of haute couture. Learn fun facts such as why the bustle, popular in the late 1800s, was thought of as liberating and the way in which designers have collaborated with artists and muses. You’ll learn what fashion can reveal about the times and the fascinating stories of the people living through them.

Register for the Zoom session at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on October 1.

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club led by 9th grader Max! Grades 3-6. Email us to receive an invite to join on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com. Find these books in person at the McAuliffe Branch, or check on Overdrive/Libby, Hoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog.
Sunday, October 3 will discuss Fourth Grade Rats by Jerry Spinelli.
Sunday, October 24 will discuss Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire by Sundee Frazier.

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs RETURNS IN PERSON

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

Registration required. Call 508.532.5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All ages.

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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 2-5, 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! 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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Monday Matinee: Roman Holiday

Our Monday Matinees are back! Join us for the Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck classic Roman Holiday as we say goodbye to the last of the warm weather and head into Fall!

In-person only, registration required at https://bit.ly/FPL-Roman-Holiday.

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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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Main Library Book Group: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

England, 1580: The Black Death creeps across the land, an ever-present threat, infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young alike. The end of days is near, but life always goes on. A young Latin tutor—penniless and bullied by a violent father—falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman. Agnes is a wild creature who walks her family’s land with a falcon on her glove and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer, understanding plants and potions better than she does people. Once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon, she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is just taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever.

Ruth Winett will lead the discussion. Please register at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on October 5 for the Zoom link.

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Stretch and Relax

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

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

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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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FRT: Nic Stone Author Talk: Dear Martin

Author of this year’s FRT choice, NYT bestselling Dear Martin, Nic Stone will be visiting Framingham virtually to discuss her book and its themes. Nic will be also visiting both Framingham State University and the Framingham Public Schools to talk to the students, so catch her adult/all ages, community-wide discussion through the Framingham Public Library!

Registration: https://bit.ly/Nic-Stone-Author-Talk.

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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 2-5, all welcome.

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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Great Leaders, Great Legends II

Guest Speaker: Rabbi Rifat Sonsino, PhD, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Beth Shalom, Needham

Abraham, David and Jesus are considered towering figures in the ancient world, and lots of legends were attributed to them. This session will attempt to distinguish between fact and fiction.

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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No School 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. Weather permitting, may move in to the Costin Room if there is rain.

Ages 8+

Pre-registration required at McauliffeChildrensRoom@gmail.com.

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Boston Marathon: Go Anatoly!

Team Framingham runner Anatoly Prekrasnyy is running for the Friends of the Framingham Library! Support Anatoly and the Friends at bit.ly/Friends-Marathon-Fundraiser. GO the distance! Be a part of the Library’s “Go Anatoly!” team. You can:

  • Make a donation to support the Library.
  • Cheer him on Monday, October 11 at the Boston Marathon 2021!
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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: Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

What was it like? Living in that house. Maggie Holt is used to such questions. Twenty-five years ago, she and her parents, Ewan and Jess, moved into Baneberry Hall, a rambling Victorian estate in the Vermont woods. They spent three weeks there before fleeing in the dead of night, an ordeal Ewan later recounted in a nonfiction book called House of Horrors. Today, Maggie is a restorer of old homes and too young to remember any of the events mentioned in her father’s book. But she also doesn’t believe a word of it. When Maggie inherits Baneberry Hall after her father’s death, she returns to renovate the place to prepare it for sale. But her homecoming is anything but warm. As Maggie experiences strange occurrences straight out of her father’s book, she starts to believe that what he wrote was more fact than fiction.

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 Dawn Dellasanta. November 9th's title is Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley.

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Financial Literacy Series: Raising Money Savvy Kids

Parents want to prepare their children for a lifetime of success, but money is a complex topic that can bring up a range of complicated feelings. This seminar explores strategies that parents can leverage to help their children establish a healthy relationship with money and make smart, informed decisions about their financial futures.

Register at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on October 13 to receive the Zoom link.

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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

This month we will be reading Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (available on library shelves and in Overdrive/Libby). Please email Lucy Loveridge, Library Liaison, at lloveridge@minlib.net for the zoom invite or register 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 2-5, all welcome.

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LLL Series: Early Industrial Manchester and Charles Dicken’s Hard Times: The Real and Imagined City

Guest Speaker: Dr. Paul Fideler, Professor Emeritus of History and Humanities, Lesley University

Dickens’s novel forces us to face the ongoing dilemmas of modernism: the collisions between technological advances, such as steam power, machinery, and factory labor, and the inequality of outcomes, resistance, competing thought systems and faiths, government intervention, and the search for ‘’community’’ and the essentials needed for human well-being.

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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Friends of the Framingham Library Monthly Book Sale

Join the Friends of the Framingham Library for their monthly book sale! Great deals on books, DVDs, and more! Come Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10am-3pm to the Main Library at 49 Lexington Street, Framingham. Book sales are on the third Saturday of each month, except July and August.

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Fall Leaf Bowl

The leaves are changing colors outside so let's bring some of those beautiful colors indoors! Join us as we make a brightly colored fall leaf bowl. We will use a paper mache technique on fallen leaves to make a small bowl that can be used to hold jewelry, figurines, knick-knacks, etc. The bowls will need to dry overnight so you can pick them up later at the library or carefully bring them home to dry. 

Ages 6+

Limited room occupancy.

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Fancy Nancy Take and Make

We are having a special Fancy Nancy Take and Make to go along with our Robin Preiss Glasser Virtual Event on October 26th. Create a popsicle stick doll as fancy as Nancy herself!

Kit sign-ups begin on October 18.
Kit pick-ups begin October 22.

Take and Make kit supplies are limited.

To register for a kit visit:
https://tinyurl.com/FPLglasserKit

To register for the event please visit:
https://tinyurl.com/RobinPreissGlasserEvent

#FPLreads #CityofFramingham #FraminghamMA #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 2-5, 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! 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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Advanced Genealogy

Uncover your family records and history through this advanced-level genealogy program. We will cover adoption, a brief summary of interpreting DNA test results, and local Framingham genealogy with guest speaker Ruthann Tomassini from the Framingham History Center. Register at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 5pm on October 18 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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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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Toothy Pumpkins (Main Library)

Spooky Season is now well underway, so you need your very own Toothy Pumpkin Buddy to watch scary movies with. Any leftover supplies after the in-person programs will be offered as Take & Make kits.

Registration required. Click the link to sign up now!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZjCoDOOFsCZNino4e0y28zgzZyIVY5PiS3jf2X2_ZQIAtfw/viewform

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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Fancy Nancy Take and Make

We are having a special Fancy Nancy Take and Make to go along with our Robin Preiss Glasser Virtual Event on October 26th. Create a popsicle stick doll as fancy as Nancy herself!

Kit sign-ups begin on October 18.
Kit pick-ups begin October 22.

Take and Make kit supplies are limited.

To register for a kit visit:
https://tinyurl.com/FPLglasserKit

To register for the event please visit:
https://tinyurl.com/RobinPreissGlasserEvent

#FPLreads #CityofFramingham #FraminghamMA #FraminghamPublicLibrary
 

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Morning Book Group: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, the lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

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 John Garrigan. November 18th's is Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

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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 2-5, all welcome.

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Early Release Day Toothy Pumpkins (McAuliffe Branch)

Spooky Season is now well underway, so you need your very own Toothy Pumpkin Buddy to watch scary movies with. Any leftover supplies after the in-person programs will be offered as Take & Make kits.

Registration required. Click the link to sign up now!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZjCoDOOFsCZNino4e0y28zgzZyIVY5PiS3jf2X2_ZQIAtfw/viewform

Grades 6-12

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LLL Series: What Is It About Time and Human Nature in the Time of Covid?

Guest Speaker: Dr. Larry McKenna, Assistant Professor, Co-Founder of Center for Climate Change Education, FSU

As Covid ebbs, we wonder which changes we’ve made to our lives will stand the test of time. One of them is our relationship with time. But what is time? Dr. McKenna will discuss the nature of time, including a brief history of its measurement and how the most precise clocks would lose only a fraction of a second over a 13 billion year lifetime of the universe.

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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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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Fancy Nancy Take and Make

We are having a special Fancy Nancy Take and Make to go along with our Robin Preiss Glasser Virtual Event on October 26th. Create a popsicle stick doll as fancy as Nancy herself!

Kit sign-ups begin on October 18.
Kit pick-ups begin October 22.

Take and Make kit supplies are limited.

To register for a kit visit:
https://tinyurl.com/FPLglasserKit

To register for the event please visit:
https://tinyurl.com/RobinPreissGlasserEvent

#FPLreads #CityofFramingham #FraminghamMA #FraminghamPublicLibrary
 

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club led by 9th grader Max! Grades 3-6. Email us to receive an invite to join on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com. Find these books in person at the McAuliffe Branch, or check on Overdrive/Libby, Hoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog.
Sunday, October 3 will discuss Fourth Grade Rats by Jerry Spinelli.
Sunday, October 24 will discuss Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire by Sundee Frazier.

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs RETURNS IN PERSON

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

Registration required. Call 508.532.5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All ages.

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Sunday Classical Concert: Constantine Finehouse

Pianist Constantine Finehouse performs compositions by Robert Schumann, Beethoven and Chopin. Join us in-person or watch live on YouTube.

Space is limited, and registration is required at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. No registration required to attend online via YouTube.

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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 2-5, 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.

No registration required. For updated mask requirements, please check our website.

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Fancy Nancy Take and Make

We are having a special Fancy Nancy Take and Make to go along with our Robin Preiss Glasser Virtual Event on October 26th. Create a popsicle stick doll as fancy as Nancy herself!

Kit sign-ups begin on October 18.
Kit pick-ups begin October 22.

Take and Make kit supplies are limited.

To register for a kit visit:
https://tinyurl.com/FPLglasserKit

To register for the event please visit:
https://tinyurl.com/RobinPreissGlasserEvent

#FPLreads #CityofFramingham #FraminghamMA #FraminghamPublicLibrary
 

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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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An Afternoon with Robin Preiss Glasser


Please join us for An Afternoon with Robin Preiss Glasser. Robin Preiss Glasser is the illustrator of th Fancy Nancy books and is about to release a new book called "Grand Jeté and Me."

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library, in partnership with the Framingham Public Library and the Southborough Library.

To register for the event please visit: https://tinyurl.com/RobinPreissGlasserEvent

All ages.


#FPLreads #CityofFramingham #FraminghamMA #FraminghamPublicLibrary
 

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Tea & Talk Tuesdays: Medium.com: Don’t Be Optimistic. Be Hopeful.

It’s difficult to look at the many problems that plague society and be optimistic about our future. But it’s a lot easier to be hopeful. What’s the difference between optimism and hope? The difference is subtle but powerful. Join us for a conversation about the distinctions between optimism and hope, and how we can continue to believe we will shape our world for the better.

Before you join us, please read the article at http://bit.ly/Tea-Talk-October-2021. Please register at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on October 26 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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Movie Matinee: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

Two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life. Based on R.L. Stine's Goosebump series. 2018, Running time: 90 minutes, Rated PG. All ages @ parental discretion.

No registration required. 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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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 Halloween Storytime with Mr. Dana and Miss Jill

Join Mr. Dana and Miss Jill for a special Halloween storytime with a craft to-go after in this in-person program! Costumes welcome but not required! Craft available for pickup after storytime ends. 

This program is weather permitting, and may be moved inside the library. No Zoom link provided this day. Ages 3-5. No registration required. For updated mask requirements, please check our website.

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Early Release Day Halloween Slime

Just in time for your cauldron, make some Halloween themed slime on this Early Release Day for Middle and Elementary students.

Grades 4-8. No registration required. For updated mask requirements, please check our website.

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LLL Series: A Highway Runs Through It: American Cities and Modernization Before 1956

Guest Speaker: Dr. Amy Finstein, Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, College of the Holy Cross

In the early 20th century, the design of highways in downtowns captivated the imaginations of city leaders, architects, and engineers. Learn about the evolution of these landscapes from Dr. Finstein, who will present a lecture stemming from her new book, Modern Mobility Aloft: Elevated Highways, Architecture, and Urban Change in Pre-Interstate America.

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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Toothy Pumpkins (Take & Make)

Spooky Season is now well underway, so you need your very own Toothy Pumpkin Buddy to watch scary movies with. Any leftover supplies after the in-person programs will be offered as Take & Make kits.

ALL KITS RESERVED

Grades 6-12

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Friday Night Film: A Quiet Place Part II (PG-13)

Our Friday Night Films are back! Join us for the scary A Quiet Place Part II, newly released on DVD. From IMDB: “Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.” 

This is an in-person only event. Space is limited, and registration is required at https://bit.ly/FPL-Quiet-Place-2.

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Open Lego

Drop in and play with our buckets of LEGOs. Leave your name, and we will display your amazing creation for a month. There is a limit on room occupancy so you may have to wait a few minutes before you can drop in. Don't worry, we have many books to browse while you wait.

Ages 5+