Events Calendar / November 2021

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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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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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Fall Tree Painting Craft

Join us in the McAuliffe Childrens Room for a drop in craft painting fall trees! Ages 2-5.

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

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Advanced Poetry Workshop

This class welcomes serious poets with experience 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 by noon on the day of the workshop.

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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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Entrepreneur Workshops

Have an idea for a start-up or small business? Already run a business and want to grow it? Come with your ideas and leave with a Business Plan! Led by Mark Hardie. Please register at http://bit.ly/Downtown-U.

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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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Open Fall Coloring

Drop in the McAuliffe Childrens Room to color fall themed pictures and do fun mazes and word activity sheets!  All Ages.

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

Lifelong Learning Lecture: “Walk With Me: The Life and Times of Fannie Lou Hamer.’’ thumbnail Photo

Lifelong Learning Lecture: “Walk With Me: The Life and Times of Fannie Lou Hamer.’’

Fannie Lou Hamer was an extraordinary American activist whose fight for basic human and political rights changed the course of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. An African American sharecropper from Mississippi with a grade school education, she endured physical violence and economic retaliation when she challenged a racist society that denied her the right to vote.

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Zoom Baby Lapsit

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Share some fun time with your little one as you lay the foundations for literacy and later success in school! Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

For Zoom invite, contact Mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Your Book Publishing Journey

Do you have a book you’ve written but not published yet? Or a book idea that you haven’t acted on yet because the publishing process seems too complicated? Learn how you can turn your book idea or completed manuscript into a professionally edited and attractively designed printed book that will fulfill your publishing goal.

Register for the Zoom session at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on November 5.

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Friday Night Film: News of the World (PG-13)

News of the World was our 2018 Framingham Reads Together book—come watch the film with us!

Doors open at 6pm and registration is required for this in-person event: https://bit.ly/FPL-News-Of-The-World.

Tom Hanks stars as Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a retired Civil War veteran who agrees to return an orphaned girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her only remaining family. Together, they travel hundreds of miles over treacherous territory and form an unforgettable bond.

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Dads, Donuts and Discoveries Returns

This group is a great way to connect to other dads and their families. We will sing song, discover new learning activities, and read a story and more. Open to all families. Especially for children ages birth to 6 years old. This event will be held in person in the Learning Yard or Costin Room depending on weather. 

See ECAF website for more information: https://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/Page/2587

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Kid’s Adventure Club

Attention True Believers! Welcome to the all-new Kids' Adventure Club! Here's the place where we can talk about fun-filled and exciting topics such as Mythology, Mysteries, Star Wars, Super Heroes, Comic Books, and more! For our first meeting, we'll read a famous Greek myth, talk about mythology, and work on a cool craft!  

Grades 3 – 5

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Outdoor Storytime with Miss Jill and Mr. Dana (MON. NOV 22 IS MOVED INDOORS)

***MONDAY NOV 22 HAS BEEN MOVED INDOORS TO THE COMMUNITY ROOM***

Mondays, November 8 and 22, 2021 / 10:00-10:30am

Join Miss Jill and Mr. Dana for a special surprise themed storytime with a craft to-go after in this in-person program! Craft available for pickup after storytime ends.

This program is weather permitting, and may be moved inside the library last minute. No Zoom link provided these days. Ages 2-5. No registration required. For updated mask requirements, please check our website.

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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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Author Talk: Before Brooklyn with Ted Reinstein

Join author Ted Reinstein as he discusses his new book Before Brooklyn, which covers the largely overlooked Black baseball players before integration, whose efforts paved the way for Jackie Robinson.

Register at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 5pm on November 8 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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2nd Tuesday Book Group: Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. Daunis dreams of studying medicine, but when her family is struck by tragedy, she puts her future on hold to care for her fragile mother. Everything comes to light when Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into the heart of a criminal investigation. Reluctantly, Daunis agrees to go undercover, but secretly pursues her own investigation, tracking down the criminals with her knowledge of chemistry and traditional medicine. But the deceptions—and deaths—keep piling up and soon the threat strikes too close to home. Now, Daunis must learn what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) and how far she'll go to protect her community, even if it tears apart the only world she’s ever known.

This program is offered both in person and on Zoom at the same time. To attend on Zoom register at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

Led by Jillian Holmberg. December's title is The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd.

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Advanced Poetry Workshop

This class welcomes serious poets with experience 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 by noon on the day of the workshop.

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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

This month we will be reading Polaris by Jack McDevitt (available on library shelves and in Overdrive/Libby). Please email Lucy Loveridge, Library Liaison, at lloveridge@minlib.net for the zoom invite.  

Description:The crew and passengers of the space yacht Polaris mysteriously disappeared after viewing a stellar collision 60 years ago without any signs of foul play left on board. Now, the material remains of the Polaris are finally coming up for auction, and antiquities dealer Alex Benedict and his beautiful colleague, Chase Kolpath, have obtained some choice items for their clients.  When the rest of the remains are blown up before they can be sold, and Alex’s clients are asked by some shady characters about their artifacts, Alex and Chase begin to investigate what really happened on the Polaris and why it’s causing such trouble for them now.

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Zoom Baby Lapsit

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Share some fun time with your little one as you lay the foundations for literacy and later success in school! Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

For Zoom invite, contact Mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com.

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Sand Painting

Sand Painting is a well-known tradition in many cultures, like Navajo and Tibetan, which use many different colors of sand to create beautiful and complex patterns. Join us at the McAuliffe Branch in making your own sand painting. Ages 8-12.

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

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Yoga and Meditation with Nissa/Yoga y meditación con Nissa

Join the Framingham Public Library and Nissa Diantina for an hour of bilingual yoga and meditation. Attendees will learn to warm up and stretch their body in a fun and functional way. Nissa will lead you through breathing techniques and how to apply them in practice and everyday life. You will learn basic Asanas (postures) of yoga, basic vinyasa flow and meditation.

About Nissa Diantina: Nissa comes from a background in theatre and teaches languages.  She loves challenging her movement with vinyasa flow, hot vinyasa, animal movement and tribal dance. As a 200-hour certified yoga teacher, she hopes to offer fun, functional, full body-and-mind engagement to all yoginis and yogis who find interest in exploring these concepts.

Únase a la biblioteca pública de Framingham y a Nissa Diantina durante una hora bilingüe 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.

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Fred Birthday Craft and Singalong

Fred turns 20 years old sometime this month!  Please send/bring her a birthday card (templates available if you need it) for display on our bulletin board and stop by for a turtle craft and some happy birthday singing.

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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, November 14 will discuss I was a Third Grade Spy by Mary Jane Auch.

Sunday, November 28 will discuss Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume.

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

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

All Ages.

Registration required.
Call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot. 

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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: 42 (PG-13)

Chadwick Boseman stars in this biographical film about baseball legend Jackie Robinson. In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era but faced considerable racism in the process.

Space is limited. Registration is required at https://bit.ly/FPL-42-Matinee.

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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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Entrepreneur Workshops

Have an idea for a start-up or small business? Already run a business and want to grow it? Come with your ideas and leave with a Business Plan! Led by Mark Hardie. Please register at http://bit.ly/Downtown-U.

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Advanced Poetry Workshop

This class welcomes serious poets with experience 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 by noon on the day of the workshop.

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Career Building Webinar

Just starting out in your career? Shifting gears? Want to try something new? Join us for these Career Building Webinars to get the tools you need to succeed in today's market. Led by Mark Hardie. Please register at http://bit.ly/Downtown-U.

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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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McAuliffe Matinee: “Here Today” (2021) (PG-13)

Join us at the McAuliffe Matinee as we watch the 2021 film "Here Today." When veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz meets New York street singer Emma Payge, they form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of love and trust.

Starring Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish. Run time is 117 minutes; Rated PG-13.

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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NEA BIG READ: American Sunrise Poetry Discussion

Come discuss An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo, the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States. Register for one or both discussions at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

El proyecto NEA Big Read es una iniciativa del National Endowment for the Arts (el Fondo Nacional para las Artes de Estados Unidos) en cooperación con Arts Midwest.

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Morning Book Group: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save an elderly gentleman who has fallen, the three rescue one another from the lives of isolation that they had been living.

This program is offered both in person and on Zoom at the same time. To attend on Zoom register at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

Led by Julie Morrocco. December's title is The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden.

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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: Moving Beyond the Walls That Separate Us

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Deborah McMakin, Associate Professor of Psychology and Philosophy, FSU and Program Coordinator, Counseling and Psychology


The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program represents a partnership between educational institutions and correctional facilities. Inside-Out brings together students who usually attend classes on the FSU campus with students who are incarcerated to study together over the course of one semester. An Inside-Out instructor and students will speak about the unique pedagogy and group dynamics of the prison classroom, including the challenges, joys, and surprises they encountered teaching in this exceptional setting.

If you have not registered before, go to bit.ly/FPL-Lifelong-Learning-Lectures to join our mailing list and to receive the Zoom link for each lecture.

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Zoom Baby Lapsit

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Share some fun time with your little one as you lay the foundations for literacy and later success in school! Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

For Zoom invite, contact Mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com.

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Reinterpreting the ”Eames Massacre”, a recorded event by Stacen Goldman, FHC Curator

In February of 1676, at the height of King Philip’s War, an altercation occurred on Mount Wayte between the Eames family and nine Nipmuc men. The fight resulted in the death and kidnapping of multiple members of the Eames family, and the destruction of the Eames homestead. The “Eames Massacre,” as it has come to be called, has been interpreted as one of the significant moments in Framingham’s history, and the Eames family has largely been painted as the sole victim. But the lead up to this event was extremely complex and mutually destructive to both sides in the conflict. Framingham History Center Curator Stacen Goldman will reconsider all aspects of the "Eames Massacre" - its context and its reverberations into the present.

Registration required: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events.

This link is live on November 19th, at 7pm. The lecture will be available to watch on your own time until Decemeber 1st.

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Friends of the Framingham Library’s Monthly Book Sale

Join the Friends of the Framingham Library for their monthly book sale! Great deals on books, DVDs, and more! Come Saturday, November 20, 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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Sunday Classical Concert

In-Person registration required at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events (space is limited). No registration required to attend online via YouTube. The series is sponsored in part by Metro Credit Union, Roche Brothers Markets, Brookdale Cushing Park, St. Mary’s Credit Union, and Friends of the Framingham Library and is also made possible by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council.

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Outdoor Storytime with Miss Jill and Mr. Dana (MON. NOV 22 IS MOVED INDOORS)

***MONDAY NOV 22 HAS BEEN MOVED INDOORS TO THE COMMUNITY ROOM***

Mondays, November 8 and 22, 2021 / 10:00-10:30am

Join Miss Jill and Mr. Dana for a special surprise themed storytime with a craft to-go after in this in-person program! Craft available for pickup after storytime ends.

This program is weather permitting, and may be moved inside the library last minute. No Zoom link provided these days. Ages 2-5. No registration required. For updated mask requirements, please check our website.

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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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NEA BIG READ: American Sunrise Poetry Discussion

Come discuss An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo, the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States. Register for one or both discussions at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

El proyecto NEA Big Read es una iniciativa del National Endowment for the Arts (el Fondo Nacional para las Artes de Estados Unidos) en cooperación con Arts Midwest.

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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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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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Advanced Poetry Workshop

This class welcomes serious poets with experience 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 by noon on the day of the workshop.

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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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Zoom Baby Lapsit

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Share some fun time with your little one as you lay the foundations for literacy and later success in school! Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

For Zoom invite, contact Mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com.

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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 until you can drop in, but we have some books to browse in the meantime!

Ages 5+

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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, November 14 will discuss I was a Third Grade Spy by Mary Jane Auch.

Sunday, November 28 will discuss Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume.

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

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

All Ages.

Registration required.
Call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot. 

Monday Storytime at McAuliffe thumbnail Photo

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.

Tone and Stretch thumbnail Photo

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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Tea & Talk: How 4 Chefs Are Preserving History Through Food

These four chefs use cooking to tell stories about culture and history. They make food that nourishes the body as well as the heart and the mind. Sean Sherman is a Native American chef who uses ingredients indigenous to North America to create gourmet meals. Konosuke Yamada is a purveyor of Japanese comfort food. We can eat authentic Chinese food in the United States thanks to Cecilia Chiang. And the late Queen of Creole cuisine, Leah Chase, will forever be remembered for her gumbo and for running a restaurant that served as a meeting place for civil rights leaders.

Before you join us, please watch the video HERE. Please REGISTER by 9am on October 26 to receive an invitation and link to the Zoom session.

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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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Open LEGO and Block Build

Drop in the McAuliffe Craft Room and make something creative with Keva Planks, Legos, MagnaTiles, and more! Ages 5-12.

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

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Entrepreneur Workshops

Have an idea for a start-up or small business? Already run a business and want to grow it? Come with your ideas and leave with a Business Plan! Led by Mark Hardie. Please register at http://bit.ly/Downtown-U.

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Advanced Poetry Workshop

This class welcomes serious poets with experience 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 by noon on the day of the workshop.