Events Calendar / February 2022

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Zoom Baby Lapsit with Hilary

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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McAuliffe Matinee: Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars (2009)

January 28, 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, traumatizing the nation and taking the lives of the seven-member NASA crew. Among them was Christa McAuliffe, the first Teacher in Space. Reach for the Stars is her story. Most remember the event as a great loss, but in fact McAuliffe's life and death have inspired millions around the world. In-person. No registration required. Directed by Mary Jo Godges and Renee Sotile. Not Rated; Run time 75 minutes.

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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 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.

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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.
 

Please email elawrence@minlib.net for your appointment.
 

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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: A Bright Future Ahead!

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Jessica Roscio, Director and Curator, Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University.

The Danforth Museum at Framingham State University has been called a gem of a museum. Come hear what makes the Danforth’s galleries and collections so special. Join Museum Director and Curator Jessica Roscio for a talk about the treasures of the collection, including our rotating exhibitions of contemporary and regional artists as well as our commitment to serving the FSU, Framingham, and Greater Boston Community.

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 lectures.

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Open Lego & Block Build

Drop in and make something creative with Keva Planks, Legos, MagnaTiles, and more! No registration required. Ages 5+

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Dads, Donuts, and Discoveries

Dads, Donuts, and Discoveries returns this month! 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 is FREE!

See ECAF website for more information: https://buff.ly/3Gnb9TG

#FPLreads #CityofFramingham #FraminghamMA #FraminghamPublicLibrary

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club led by 10th grader Max! Grades 3-6. Find these books in person at the McAuliffe Branch, or check on Overdrive/Libby, Hoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog. In-person. No registration required.

Sunday, February 6 we’ll discuss The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne.

Sunday, February 13 we’ll discuss Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne.

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Sunday Concert: Eliko Akahori & Michal Shein

Join us for this classical concert with pianist Eliko Akahori and cellist Michal Shein. No registration required to attend in person or to watch on YouTube. In-person space is limited—first come, first served.

Watch live on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/framinghampubliclibrary.

Registration or event questions? Email us at framinghamlibraryevents@gmail.com or call us at 508.532.5570.

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.

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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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Minecraft Hangout

Once you’ve signed up for the server, you’ll be able to use it whenever you want. But if you want to build when you know there will be other people on too, join us every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 PM. We can chat, work on group builds, and/or explore the map together.

If you don't yet have access to the server, visit www.framinghamlibrary.org/minecraft for more details and the application form.

Must Be Accepted on Minecraft Server to Participate

Grades 4-12

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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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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Club de Lectores

Libro: “Cuentos completos” por Jorge Luis Borges. Se requiere registración: https://bit.ly/FPL-club-de-lectores. Discusión del libro 03/07: “Cuentos completos” por Jorge Luis Borges (continuación).

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Zoom Baby Lapsit with Hilary

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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McAuliffe Evening Book Club: Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation but a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. The owners of the vacation house arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service—it’s hard to know what to believe. Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple—and vice versa? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families?

Hybrid: In-Person/Zoom. Register at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. March 8th’s title is TBD. Led by Brigitte Griffin.

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Small Business Workshop

Framingham Public Library invites the community to participate in this exciting partnership with Framingham State University! Work with Mark Hardie, Director of Framingham State University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center and a leader in his field. 

Register: 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 Workshops

Framingham Public Library invites the community to participate in this exciting partnership with Framingham State University! Work with Mark Hardie, Director of Framingham State University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center and a leader in his field. 

Register: http://bit.ly/Downtown-U.

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McAuliffe Matinee: Anastasia (1956)

Could an amnesiac refugee named Anna Anderson truly be the Grand Duchess Anastasia, purported sole survivor of the execution of Czar Nicholas II and his family during the Bolshevik Revolution of 1918?  

Starring Ingrid Bergman and Yul Brynner. Not-Rated; Run time 105 minutes. In-person. No registration required.

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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 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.

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Science Fiction Book Club

Register: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. From Goodreads: “From award-winning author Sarah Pinsker comes a novel about one family and the technology that divides them.” Next month we’ll be reading “The Galaxy, and the Ground Within” by Becky Chambers!

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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.
 

Please email elawrence@minlib.net for your appointment.
 

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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: Humor in Contemporary American Poetry

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Rachel Trousdale, Associate Professor of English, Framingham State University.

How can laughter bring us together, keep us apart, and change our understanding of the world? Join Dr. Trousdale for this lecture that looks at the ways contemporary poets, including Cathy Park Hong and Jamaal May, use humor to challenge us to rethink our definitions of art, selfhood, and community. If you have not registered before, go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Lifelong-Learning-Lectures to join our mailing list and to receive the Zoom link for lectures.

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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 and their caregivers.
For Zoom invite, contact: Mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com.


#FPLreads #CityofFramingham #FraminghamMA #FraminghamPublicLibrary
 

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Brown Bag Learning Series: FPL’S Library of Things

As patron needs have become more diverse and ever-expanding, libraries have responded by broadening their collections beyond the typical books and DVDs, and the Framingham Public Library is no exception. And so, the Library of Things was born! Join FPL’s new Head of Research and Information Services, Alison Beattie, as she takes you through some of the highlights of this unique and ever-expanding collection.

Register: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events.

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Valentines’ Day Drop-In Craft

Were the first Victorian Valentine's Day cards in America produced in Central Massachusetts? There are rumors that they were! Drop in, continue the tradition, and make your own Victorian style Valentine's Day card for your loved ones.
#FPLreads #FraminghamMA #FraminghamPublicLibrary #CityofFramingham

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club led by 10th grader Max! Grades 3-6. Find these books in person at the McAuliffe Branch, or check on Overdrive/Libby, Hoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog. In-person. No registration required.

Sunday, February 6 we’ll discuss The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne.

Sunday, February 13 we’ll discuss Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne.

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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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Minecraft Hangout

Once you’ve signed up for the server, you’ll be able to use it whenever you want. But if you want to build when you know there will be other people on too, join us every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 PM. We can chat, work on group builds, and/or explore the map together.

If you don't yet have access to the server, visit www.framinghamlibrary.org/minecraft for more details and the application form.

Must Be Accepted on Minecraft Server to Participate

Grades 4-12

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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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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Zoom Baby Lapsit with Hilary

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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Toys, Trinkets, and Treasures: The Story of the Nesting Doll

For over a century, the matryoshka doll has captured the interest and delight of adults and children alike. Recognized all over the world as the quintessential Russian souvenir, the dolls provide a fascinating glimpse into the many facets of Russian culture. This program, led by Laura Garrity-Arquitt from the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA, explores the evolution of the doll, with an emphasis on the folktale and storytelling dolls.

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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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Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose is an eight-week, 30-minute program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register. 

Registration opens on February 1, 2022. To pre-register, contact JRosenberg@minlib.net

Jennifer will then contact you to schedule your supply pick-up, and get the zoom story invites. Spaces are limited. Pre-registration required.

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McAuliffe Matinee: Respect (2021)

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career from a child singing in her father's church's choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice.

Rated PG-13; Run time 145 minutes. No registration required.

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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 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.

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Zero Carbon, Zero Bills with author David Green

Local author David Green will be joining us (virtually) to talk about how he brought both his house and pool to a zero carbon footprint, saving thousands of dollars a year. Each attendee will receive a digital copy of Mr. Green’s book, “Zero Carbon Home”. Register: https://bit.ly/FPL-David-Green

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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.
 

Please email elawrence@minlib.net for your appointment.
 

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McAuliffe Morning Book Club: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets? A dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived.

Hybrid: In-Person/Zoom. Register at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Led by Kim Jung. March 17th’s title is TBD.

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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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Release, Relax, & Reinvigorate

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

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

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Black History Month: Celebrate Creators!

Freelance writer and cookbook author Margo Gabriel and poet Sarah Nwafor will share some of their projects and creative experiences!
Register: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events.


About Margo: Margo Gabriel is a freelance writer, cookbook author and editor from Boston, MA. She is the author of The Expat Kitchen cookbook. She is based in Lisbon, Portugal. She has been featured in New York Times, HuffPost, and Salon. Her words have been published in Boston Art Review, Cuisine Noir, Edible Boston, Fodor’s Travel, and Solstice Literary Magazine. Her website: https://margoscreativelife.com/ Her cookbook website: http://www.theexpatkitchen.com/ .

About Sarah: Sarah Nnenna Loveth Nwafor (They/Them)  is a queer Igbo-American Poet, Educator, and Facilitator. They believe that storytelling is magick, and they speak to practice traditions of Igbo orature. When they witness, their forebears are pleased. Sarah has been writing for a minute and is learning something new about their voice each year, but something they’re proud to share is that they have a chapbook published with Game Over Books! When Sarah's not writing, they’re probably sitting under a tree, reading about Love, dancing with friends or cooking a bomb-ass meal like the true Taurus they are. They can be found on twitter (@nwafor_sarah) or on their website: sarahnwafor.com
 

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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 and their caregivers.
For Zoom invite, contact: Mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com.


#FPLreads #CityofFramingham #FraminghamMA #FraminghamPublicLibrary
 

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Tweens: Snow Sand

Stop by for a STEAM based activity making some taste safe “snow sand” (kinetic sand) and create some indoor snow scenes and more! Materials used contain potato starch, coconut oil, and flour; anyone with related allergies should be aware. Grades 3-8.

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Minecraft Hangout

Once you’ve signed up for the server, you’ll be able to use it whenever you want. But if you want to build when you know there will be other people on too, join us every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 PM. We can chat, work on group builds, and/or explore the map together.

If you don't yet have access to the server, visit www.framinghamlibrary.org/minecraft for more details and the application form.

Must Be Accepted on Minecraft Server to Participate

Grades 4-12

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Zoom Baby Lapsit with Hilary

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: Libraries Around the World

In this video, we circumnavigate the globe in search of some of the most unusual and awe-inspiring libraries collecting more than just books. We begin in Alaska at a particularly *macabre* library checking out preserved and taxidermied animals, head on over to China to kick back in a surreal, infinite reading room, and get a whiff of history at the library of smells. Before you join us, please watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeLoyrDqL_A, and register at  http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on February 21st to receive a Zoom invitation.

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Small Business Workshop

Framingham Public Library invites the community to participate in this exciting partnership with Framingham State University! Work with Mark Hardie, Director of Framingham State University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center and a leader in his field. 

Register: http://bit.ly/Downtown-U.

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What’s on Your T.B.R. Pile? With Author Maurene Goo

We're thrilled with this monthly series - What's On Your TBR Pile? - with some of our favorite authors! TBR is "to be read" and we all have stacks we know we can't read in our lifetime. But, with a little help from our favorite authors, we can refine or (goodness!) add to our piles. Today we hear from YA author Maurene Goo (whose love of K-Drama is well known!). Wonder what she's read and loved lately? Join us!


Register online. https://bit.ly/TBR-MGoo.
In partnership with the Ashland Public Library.

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Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller: Artist and Activist

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller: Artist and Activist

In-person, no registration required & on YouTube

Join guest lecturer Anita Danker, Ed.D. as she discusses the life and works of the great Meta Warrick Fuller (1877-1968). A groundbreaking and world-renowned sculptor ”anticipating themes” of the Harlem Renaissance movement, Fuller was also a suffragist, civil rights activist, and poet.

 

If you can’t join us in-person, watch live on YouTube at www.youtube.com/framinghampubliclibrary.

Thank you to the Danforth Museum for the use of this photo. Visit the Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller Exhibit at the Danforth to view ephemera, process pieces, studies, and other objects of art

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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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Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose is an eight-week, 30-minute program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. A bag of supplies including books, shakers, and more is required to participate; remember to schedule a pickup time when you register. 

Registration opens on February 1, 2022. To pre-register, contact JRosenberg@minlib.net

Jennifer will then contact you to schedule your supply pick-up, and get the zoom story invites. Spaces are limited. Pre-registration required.

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DIY Bird Feeder (Ages 3-7)

Wednesday February 23, 11:00am-12:00pm, McAuliffe Branch Craft Room, Ages 3-7

Wednesday February 23, 2:00-3:00pm, McAuliffe Branch Craft Room, Ages 8+

Drop in and make your own bird feeder to put out this winter! Join us in the morning for a younger themed version, and the afternoon for the older kids. This craft does not contain peanut butter.

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Mars Rover: Crop Curiosity [CANCELED]

[CANCELED] Bring your imagination on a journey to Mars! Together we will learn why food cannot be grown directly in the Martian landscape and what we would need to grow food on Mars. We will play a card game and see who can be the first team to grow food in space! Ages 8+

Contact jrosenberg@minlib.net beginning February 1 to register.

Registration required. Only 12 spaces available.

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DIY Bird Feeder (Ages 8+)

Wednesday February 23, 11:00am-12:00pm, McAuliffe Branch Craft Room, Ages 3-7

Wednesday February 23, 2:00-3:00pm, McAuliffe Branch Craft Room, Ages 8+

Drop in and make your own bird feeder to put out this winter! Join us in the morning for a younger themed version, and the afternoon for the older kids. This craft does not contain peanut butter.

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Yarn Social Hour

Join us for 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.

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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.
 

Please email elawrence@minlib.net for your appointment.
 

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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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Career Building Workshops

Framingham Public Library invites the community to participate in this exciting partnership with Framingham State University! Work with Mark Hardie, Director of Framingham State University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center and a leader in his field. 

Register: http://bit.ly/Downtown-U.

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Foil Moon Craft

Some important “Hidden Figures” who helped us get to the moon were African American women. Drop in and paint the moon using tinfoil. Ages 6+

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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Moments that Matter in the Leaning and Development of Children

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Kelly Ann Kolodny, Professor of Education and Program Chair for Child and Family Studies, Framingham State University.

Dr. Kolodny discusses her recent book, which explores pre-school to 12th grade teachers and administrators insights about moments that matter in the learning and development of children. Dr Kolodny examines the diverse conceptions of moments that matter, the timing of them and how they may unfold between young people and their educators.

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

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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 and their caregivers.
For Zoom invite, contact: Mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com.


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Anti-Racist Movie Night: Marshall (PG-13)

In-Person, advanced registration required.

  • Admission @ 6:00pm
  • Showtime @ 6:15pm
  • Discussion @ 8:15 - 9:00pm

Masks are required at all times inside the Library. Due to COVID restrictions, only liquid beverages will be served.  To register, email Rick Utaegbulam at wriz879@hotmail.com. Space is limited. Please RSVP by February 21.

In partnership with Community Vibes Framingham.

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Winter Storytime

Come spend a fun hour with Mr. Dana as he reads several classic winter-themed stories by Jan Brett, followed by a fun craft based on one of her favorite tales! Trolls and hedgehogs welcome. Ages 3-7.

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Personal Growth Book Club & Workshop

The Personal Growth Book Club & Workshops is a comfortable and respectful space to share our thoughts, experiences, and opinions. Let's change the world together by changing ourselves first. 

Readings:
February 26th - Ask and It Is Given, by Esther and Jerry Hicks
March 26th - The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brene Brown 

In person event.

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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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Minecraft Hangout

Once you’ve signed up for the server, you’ll be able to use it whenever you want. But if you want to build when you know there will be other people on too, join us every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 PM. We can chat, work on group builds, and/or explore the map together.

If you don't yet have access to the server, visit www.framinghamlibrary.org/minecraft for more details and the application form.

Must Be Accepted on Minecraft Server to Participate

Grades 4-12

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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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.