Events Calendar / March 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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Main Library Adult Book Club

This month we will be reading ‘’The Lost Apothecary’’ by Sarah Penner. The meeting will be on Zoom and run about an hour; Ilene Silver will lead the discussion. Please register at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events.

Betsy DeGrush will lead the discussion of ‘’The Color of Water” by James McBride on Tuesday, April 5th.

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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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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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Wildlife in Winter

Did you ever wonder how our local wildlife are adapted to survive a New England winter? Join Dan Stimson, Sudbury Valley Trustees' (SVT) Assistant Director of Stewardship to learn about our local conservation areas and the wildlife that live there. Discover what animals you are likely to see along the trails during winter. Dan Stimson has been with the Stewardship Department at SVT since 2002. Dan manages trails, access, and infrastructure for SVT's reservations and conservation restrictions, working with volunteers to maintain more than 65 miles of trails. Dan also manages GIS for our organization, preparing maps for properties and projects while working with other staff and partners to incorporate GIS in their work. Dan has a bachelor's degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation and Management from the University of Massachusetts.

Register by 5pm on Tuesday, March 1st at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events to receive a Zoom invite.

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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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Brown Bag Learning Series: Downtown Framingham, Inc, with Anthony Lucivero [POSTPONED]

[POSTPONED]

Click here https://framinghamlibrary.org/calendar/event/brown-bag-learning-series-textiles-tortillas-contemporary-mayan-women-in-gu for new event.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the business world, and small businesses in particular, in ways we have never seen before. From closures, to sick employees, supply chain shortages, and everything in between, small businesses have been struggling to keep up. Join us for a discussion on the ways in which COVID has impacted local Framingham businesses, and the innovative ways in which they have adapted to these changing times.

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

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Friday Night Film: Ghostbusters: Afterlife (PG-13)

Movie description: When a single mother and her two children move to a new town, they soon discover they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

In-Person. No registration is required but space is limited; first come, first served.

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Dads, Donuts, and Discoveries

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. FREE! 

See the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham WEBSITE for more information and their winter schedule of events, or contact Jane DeHaven at jdehaven@framingham.k12.ma.us or 508-782-6932.

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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 March 6th from 2-3pm we’ll discuss Holes by Louis Sachar.
Sunday March 20th from 12-1pm we’ll discuss The Witches by Roald Dahl.
Sunday March 27th from 2-3pm we’ll discuss Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein.

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Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt

March 7-17. Begin this St. Patrick’s theme scavenger hunt at the Children’s Desk and see if you can solve all the riddles. A Book prize will be waiting for those who solve it! Grades K+.

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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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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.

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014) 1 hr. 33min. Not rated. thumbnail Photo

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014) 1 hr. 33min. Not rated.

WATCH THE FILM:

  • Tuesday March 8,  2pm | McAuliffe Branch, Community Room or
  • Friday March 11, 6:30pm | Main Library, Costin Room or
  • Anytime on Kanopy (with library card)


JOIN THE DISCUSSION: Monday March 28, 7pm | Zoom | Register for the link at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events.
A provocative and rousing account of the birth of the modern women’s liberation movement in the late 1960s through to its contemporary manifestations. Directed by Mary Dore. Watch the film, then join our distinguished panel for a discussion.

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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: A League of Their Own (1992)

As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest. Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan on their way to fame.

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 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.
 

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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Open Lego

Drop in and make something amazing with our LEGOS. Leave your name and we’ll display your creation for a month.

Ages 5+

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Baby Lapsit

Sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets! Children ages 0-2 and their caregivers.
For Zoom link, email Mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Textiles & Tortillas: Contemporary Mayan Women in Guatemala

Presented by Devik Wyman.

Register for the Zoom session at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on March 11.

The lives of many rural Guatemalan women still center around weaving intricate textiles, growing corn, and preparing tortillas for their families. Devik Wyman shares photos of artisans, markets, a co-op empowering local women among others to offer a window into this intriguing country.

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014) 1 hr. 33min. Not rated. thumbnail Photo

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014) 1 hr. 33min. Not rated.

WATCH THE FILM:

  • Tuesday March 8,  2pm | McAuliffe Branch, Community Room or
  • Friday March 11, 6:30pm | Main Library, Costin Room or
  • Anytime on Kanopy (with library card)


JOIN THE DISCUSSION: Monday March 28, 7pm | Zoom | Register for the link at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events.
A provocative and rousing account of the birth of the modern women’s liberation movement in the late 1960s through to its contemporary manifestations. Directed by Mary Dore. Watch the film, then join our distinguished panel for a discussion.

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Spring Storytimes at McAuliffe

Saturdays March 12 and 19, April 9 and 16, May 7, June 11

Join us outdoors at McAuliffe for these special spring theme stories. Weather dependent and would be moved indoors. Ages 3+

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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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Evening Storytime

Join us at McAuliffe for an evening storytime reading early chapter books. In-person only.  Ages 8+.

Mondays March 14, April 11, May 9.

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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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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: In the Heights

A film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life. In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan.

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 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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Framingham Public Library Minecraft Server!

The time of the Framingham Minecraft server is here! If you meet the following criteria, you qualify to join in on the fun!

  • In 4th-12th grades
  • Am a Framingham resident
  • Have permission from Parent/Guardian
  • Have a valid Framingham Library Card (it MUST have a Framingham address)
  • Have their own PC/Mac Minecraft account to play from home (guest accounts will be provided to play in the library during certain times) 
    • Both Bedrock and Java accounts are able to access the server!

To join the server, please fill out the registration form linked below and either bring it back in to the library, or email it back to the teen librarian at jgarrigan@minlib.net

https://bit.ly/Minecraft-Registration

Once you fill out and return the registration form and we verify your library card, we'll grant your Minecraft Username access to the server and email you directions on how to log in. This may take a few days, so be patient with us.

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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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: Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini

Chiaverini presents a stunning account of the friendship that blossomed between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Keckley, a former slave who gained her professional reputation in Washington, D.C. by outfitting the city’s elite. Keckley made history by sewing for First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln within the White House, a trusted witness to many private moments between the President and his wife, two of the most compelling figures in American history. 

Hybrid: In-Person/Zoom. Register at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. The April 21st title is The World Without Us by Alan Weisman.

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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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Baby Lapsit

Sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets! Children ages 0-2 and their caregivers.
For Zoom link, email Mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com.

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Spring Storytimes at McAuliffe

Saturdays March 12 and 19, April 9 and 16, May 7, June 11

Join us outdoors at McAuliffe for these special spring theme stories. Weather dependent and would be moved indoors. Ages 3+

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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 March 6th from 2-3pm we’ll discuss Holes by Louis Sachar.
Sunday March 20th from 12-1pm we’ll discuss The Witches by Roald Dahl.
Sunday March 27th from 2-3pm we’ll discuss Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein.

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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

Minecraft Hangout thumbnail Photo

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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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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Learn Arduino

Learn how to use Arduino to do lots of different projects in the next installment of our ongoing series. If you can, please bring your own laptop.

SPACE IS LIMITED, AND REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - Please click the link below to register.

https://bit.ly/Arduino-3-23

Program is for those in Grades 5-12

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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

Job Search Assistance thumbnail Photo

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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Baby Lapsit

Sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets! Children ages 0-2 and their caregivers.
For Zoom link, email Mcauliffechildrensroom@gmail.com.

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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.
Book: “The Gifts of Imperfection”, by Brene Brown.

April’s book: "Never split the difference”, by Christopher Voss.

No registration required. In person event.

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Spider-Man Mania

Join other Spider-Man fans and talk about why Spidey's powers, villains, and costumes make him one of the world's most popular superheroes! Thwipp!

Grades 2-5

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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 March 6th from 2-3pm we’ll discuss Holes by Louis Sachar.
Sunday March 20th from 12-1pm we’ll discuss The Witches by Roald Dahl.
Sunday March 27th from 2-3pm we’ll discuss Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein.

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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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Monday Matinee: “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Movie description: Atticus Finch, a widowed lawyer in Depression-era Alabama, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. In-Person. No registration is required but space is limited; first come, first served.

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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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She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014) 1 hr. 33min. Not rated.

WATCH THE FILM:

  • Tuesday March 8,  2pm | McAuliffe Branch, Community Room or
  • Friday March 11, 6:30pm | Main Library, Costin Room or
  • Anytime on Kanopy (with library card)


JOIN THE DISCUSSION: Monday March 28, 7pm | Zoom | Register for the link at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events.
A provocative and rousing account of the birth of the modern women’s liberation movement in the late 1960s through to its contemporary manifestations. Directed by Mary Dore. Watch the film, then join our distinguished panel for a discussion.

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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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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: The Pandemic Stress Hack That Just Might Keep You Going

After two years of unpredictable, ongoing, and intense stress related to COVID-19, and for the majority of adults in the United States lifetimes full of it before the pandemic, it is doubtful that our baseline state is as relaxed as it should be. The perpetual ringing of the stress alarm may have resulted in a sensitized stress response system; our own grasp on stress may have shifted. What felt tolerable before may completely set us off now. How could we fix it? Could we activate our stress response to allow it to deactivate and return to baseline? What if we introduce manageable challenges in order to complete them? Before joining the discussion, read the article https://forge.medium.com/the-pandemic-stress-hack-that-just-might-keep-you-going-27f21b2330ca.
Register: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events.

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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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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: “Walking: Keeping Company with Literature’s Most Obsessive Pedestrians”

Writing and walking have always shared an association. Wordsworth clocked over 175,000 miles of walking with his sister and his friend Coleridge, climbing in the Alps, as well as in more pastoral Grasmere. This lecture will follow a number of authors and their fictional characters on their excursions. Wordsworth on his rambles, many of which resulted in poems, most famously, his surprise encounter with a whole line of daffodils which he later recalled in the inward eye of solitude; Dickens, who thought nothing of tramping 30 miles into the country, even after long night walks in London, making metaphoric use of the activity in several of his novels. Finally, the lecture will examine other literary walkers, real ones like Thoreau and Virginia Woolf, and in several novels, exploring the relationship between walking and literary composition.

Register: http://bit.ly/FPL-Lifelong-Learning-Lectures.

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Framingham Public Library Minecraft Server!

The time of the Framingham Minecraft server is here! If you meet the following criteria, you qualify to join in on the fun!

  • In 4th-12th grades
  • Am a Framingham resident
  • Have permission from Parent/Guardian
  • Have a valid Framingham Library Card (it MUST have a Framingham address)
  • Have their own PC/Mac Minecraft account to play from home (guest accounts will be provided to play in the library during certain times) 
    • Both Bedrock and Java accounts are able to access the server!

To join the server, please fill out the registration form linked below and either bring it back in to the library, or email it back to the teen librarian at jgarrigan@minlib.net

https://bit.ly/Minecraft-Registration

Once you fill out and return the registration form and we verify your library card, we'll grant your Minecraft Username access to the server and email you directions on how to log in. This may take a few days, so be patient with us.

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.