Events Calendar / April 2022

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Dog Training 101!

Did you welcome a puppy, rescue, or adult dog? Join Adam for part one of a three part Brown Bag series for tips on proper pet care and effective dog training. Learn about topics like training your dog in simple commands, housebreaking, reactivity, the Control Unleashed program, and sports training like agility, obedience, and nosework. Adam will also talk about how to handle bad behavior, transitioning your pet when the time comes to return to the office, and what to look for in a dog walker.

ABOUT ADAM, CCUI (THEY/THEM):

Adam is a Certified Control Unleashed Instructor with six years of professional experience. They are a positive reinforcement based trainer, have trained for several businesses in Massachusetts, and have recently started their own business, Flash of Brilliance Pet Training. They actively train and compete in dog sports, including agility, obedience, and nosework, and specialize in reactivity and cooperative care. 

In person event, no registration required.

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Friday Night Film: Respect (PG-13)

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 is required but space is limited; first come, first served. 

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for a great book discussion and some light refreshments led by 10th grader Max! 

Sunday April 3 will discuss Holes (Louis Sachar)

Sunday April 24 will discuss Wonder (R.J. Palacio)

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

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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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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 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

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

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Ocean Oil Spill Science

Learn the effects of oil spills and nature while experimenting with different oils, cleaners, and nature in this hands on Activity. Ages 6-12.

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Downtown U: Career Building Workshops

Identify your goals and get the tools for:

  • Job seeking
  • Job transitions
  • Standing out
  • LinkedIn profile
  • A career plan

In person event, no registration required.

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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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New to Medicare? Featuring Ronald Floridia from AmeriLife of the Northeast, LLC

You are finally able to enjoy the Medicare benefits you earned with a lifetime of hard work. Join us for an important presentation where we will help you make sense of your options. You may have the opportunity to choose or change your Medicare health plan if you are approaching age 65, have just moved into the area, receive Medicaid assistance or if you are losing your employer health coverage. We will discuss:

  • Rising health care costs: health care costs continue to climb. Is there a way to help plan for and mitigate these costs?
  • Medicare: what is and is not covered by traditional Medicare
  • Prescription drug costs: are prescriptions covered? When do you need a Medicare Advantage plan or Part D coverage?
  • Medicare supplement insurance: simple answers to common questions about supplemental insurance and Medigap policies
  • Long term care: what to do if you or your spouse needs some type of long term care assistance.

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

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Sunday Classical Concert

Arneis Quartet.

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

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

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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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“Decoding the Mysteries of Cats” with Stephen the Cat Behaviorist

Stephen Quandt, Feline Behaviorist, will explain cat behavior from the perspective of the evolutionary and adaptive forces that shape their lives. There will be a presentation followed by time for your questions!

Register for Zoom Link: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

This presentation pulls together and interrelates:

  • Cats’ relationship to hunting and resting through the cycle of predation that can lead to “drive-by” ankle biting, play aggression, early morning wake up, and food aggression, as some examples.
  • Their sense of identity in being a predator or being prey on the confidence scale that can lead to similar behaviors but can also result in fearful cats, victimized cats (cat on cat aggression), fear aggression, and redirected aggression.
  • Their relationship with us as influenced by the mother/kitten relationship that they experienced with their mother cat and that connects them to us through food needs, attention seeking, and their status with their most favored and/or least favored people
  • And the relationship between hunger, appetite, metabolism, and exercise to all of the above!

About Stephen: 

Most recently Stephen Quandt worked as the Feline Behavior Coordinator at one of the largest animal shelters in the USA, the Animal Care Centers of NYC, where no animal is euthanized for space. Prior, he spent 8 years with the APSCA in feline behavior and the Field Investigation and Response Team, and he’s been working with cats since 2002. Offline he’s given 100's of behavior consults to members of the public who've had a cat behavior problem. His goal is to use compassion to help people and their cats. He’s Fear Free certified (see fearfreepets.com). Stephen is also currently a behavior consultant with many different veterinary and rescue organizations from New York to Memphis.

In partnership with Ashland Public Library and Cary Memorial Library.

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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: The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

Set in 18th century Europe, born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish: to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope of ever becoming an acclaimed composer. As Nannerl's hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true—but his help may cost her everything.

Register here: 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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McAuliffe Matinee: 2040 (Rated G)

Concerned about his young daughter's future, filmmaker Damon Gameau travels the world in search of new approaches and solutions to climate change. He meets with innovators and changemakers in many fields to draw on their expertise.

Please join us for this in-person event. No registration is required but space is limited; first come, first served.

Rated G; Runtime 92 minutes

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Tiny Clover Terrariums (Main Library)

Grow a tiny, self-sustaining clover patch in a jar! We’ll meet in person once at each library, and then offer any remaining supplies up as Take & Make kits.

Registration isn't required, but if you'd like a reminder email, please put your information in the box below. This will not sign you up for a Take & Make kit, that registration from will go up after the in person programs have finished.

Grades 6-12

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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 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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Tales of An Unnatural Rebellion

“By the rude bridge that arched the flood/Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled/Here once the embattled farmers stood/And fired the shot heard round the world.” Join us for a lively retelling of the timeline of April 19th, 1775 from the perspective of a Red Coat – and some of his artifacts. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

 

Can't make it in person? Register http://bit.ly/FPL-Events for the Zoom link.

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New to Medicare? Featuring Ronald Floridia from AmeriLife of the Northeast, LLC

You are finally able to enjoy the Medicare benefits you earned with a lifetime of hard work. Join us for an important presentation where we will help you make sense of your options. You may have the opportunity to choose or change your Medicare health plan if you are approaching age 65, have just moved into the area, receive Medicaid assistance or if you are losing your employer health coverage. We will discuss:

  • Rising health care costs: health care costs continue to climb. Is there a way to help plan for and mitigate these costs?
  • Medicare: what is and is not covered by traditional Medicare
  • Prescription drug costs: are prescriptions covered? When do you need a Medicare Advantage plan or Part D coverage?
  • Medicare supplement insurance: simple answers to common questions about supplemental insurance and Medigap policies
  • Long term care: what to do if you or your spouse needs some type of long term care assistance.

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

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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

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

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Tiny Clover Terrariums (McAuliffe Branch)

Grow a tiny, self-sustaining clover patch in a jar! We’ll meet in person once at each library, and then offer any remaining supplies up as Take & Make kits.

Registration isn't required, but if you'd like a reminder email, please put your information in the box below. This will not sign you up for a Take & Make kit, that registration from will go up after the in person programs have finished.

Grades 6-12

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Composting 101

This workshop covers the importance and benefits of composting including the entire process from setting up a compost pile to ongoing proper maintenance, and finally the many ways of using finished compost. The presentation will go over different kinds of backyard compost techniques including how to create compost that you can use in your garden. Finally demystify what can actually go into the compost bin, how much, and what to avoid at all costs. This will be a fun and informative talk about ways to simplify composting at home or with curbside pickup. No hungry critters allowed! Can't make it inperson? Register for the Zoom link here: http://bit.ly/FPL-Eventsdocs.google.com/forms/d/13Axd5ZsoyHI1BonvZTJH4-3ZC7GQhv60thC34UOAAxA/edit

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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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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, April 16, 2022, 10am-3pm to the Main Library at 49 Lexington Street, Framingham. Book sales are typically on the third Saturday of each month, except July and August.

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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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Solar Art Printing

Create a sun print using solarized paper and a variety of objects of different shapes and sizes.  Ages 7+.

Supplies limited. Registration required. Call McAuliffe Branch at 508-532-5636 x 4314 or register in person.

This program is held outside and weather dependent.  Rain or cloudy weather backup date is April 30th.

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for a great book discussion and some light refreshments led by 10th grader Max! 

Sunday April 3 will discuss Holes (Louis Sachar)

Sunday April 24 will discuss Wonder (R.J. Palacio)

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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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Abilities Dance Boston: The Field of Dance from the Past to the Present

Join Ellice Patterson of Abilities Dance Boston for a conversation about the field of dance from the past to the present.  Ellice will share stories about identity, accessibility, inclusion and the barriers that exist in the journey to discover one's dreams to express themselves through dance. She'll talk about the impacts of intersectionality and how to find authentic community, encouragement and the sustenance to keep moving, while being labeled and categorized in so many ways.

Ellice Patterson is the founder/ executive and artistic director of Abilities Dance, a Boston-based dance company that welcomes artists across the nation with and without disabilities. She is also the executive director of BalletRox, providing dance education to Boston youth facing the most systemic inequities at our after-school location and across many public schools, private schools, and more in Boston. Outside of self-produced Abilities Dance's shows, her choreography has appeared in the MFA, Links Hall in Chicago, Gibney Dance in NYC, The Series: Vol IV at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre in NYC, and more. She has given lectures and workshops at schools, universities, and organizations across the country, including keynote speaker at Berklee's 2020 ABLE Conference, keynote speaker at Trauma Center's Trauma Sensitive Yoga Conference, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Fidelity Investments, Boston University, and more. She has informally and formally worked with organizations to improve their intersectional access approaches such as Record Co., Community Music Center of Boston, and more. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from Wellesley College and her Masters of Science in Management Studies from Boston University Questrom School of Business.     

Noah Stang-Osborne (they/he) will moderate the conversation. Noah is a speaker, activist, member of LexPride’s Board of Directors, and art therapy student at Lesley University. 

This program is presented by Cary Library in partnership with LexPride, The Ashland Public Library, Framingham Public Library, and Bacon Free Library. This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.

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

In partnership with the Cary Memorial Library.

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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: Soul

Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls develop and gain passions before being transported to a newborn child.

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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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McAuliffe Morning Book Club: The World Without Us by Alan Weisman

Weisman offers an utterly original approach to questions of humanity's impact on the planet: he asks us to envision our Earth, without us. Drawing on the expertise of engineers, atmospheric scientists, art conservators, zoologists, oil refiners, marine biologists, astrophysicists, religious leaders from rabbis to the Dalai Lama, and paleontologists—who describe a prehuman world inhabited by megafauna like giant sloths that stood taller than mammoths—Weisman illustrates what the planet might be like today, if not for us.

Hybrid: In-Person/Zoom. Register at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events 

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Thursday Storytime at Main

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

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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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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.

THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. CHECK BACK IN THE FUTURE, AS WE'LL DEFINITELY BE OFFERING IT AGAIN!

Program is for those in Grades 5-12

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Downtown U: Career Building Workshops

Identify your goals and get the tools for:

  • Job seeking
  • Job transitions
  • Standing out
  • LinkedIn profile
  • A career plan

In person event, no registration required.

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Planting Craft

Stop in and plant some surprise seeds to take home with you! Create your own garden plant name stakes out of popsicle sticks. Supplies limited. Registration required. Call McAuliffe Branch at 508-532-5636 x 4314 or register in person. All Ages.

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Anime Club: The Return!

At long last, Anime Club has returned! Join us to watch the latest and greatest, and chat about all things manga and anime.

Grades 6-12

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

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Monday Matinee: “On the Basis of Sex” (PG-13)

No registration required! Movie description: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. 

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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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What’s on Your TBR Pile?: Joseph Finder

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.Joseph Finder is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen previous suspense novels, including JUDGMENT, THE SWITCH, THE FIXER and SUSPICION. He introduced “private spy” Nick Heller in VANISHED, an instant bestseller, and the continuing series includes BURIED SECRETS, GUILTY MINDS and HOUSE ON FIRE.

Joe’s novels HIGH CRIMES and PARANOIA have been adapted as major motion pictures. GUILTY MINDS and COMPANY MAN won the Barry Award for Best Thriller. An international bestseller, KILLER INSTINCT won the International Thriller Writers’ Thriller Award for Best Novel. BURIED SECRETS won the Strand Critics Award for Best Novel.

A founding member of the International Thriller Writers, Joe is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He is a graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Russian Research Center, and lives in Boston.

Register: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events.

05/18: Mateo Askaripour.

In partnership with Ashland Public Library.

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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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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 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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Thursday Storytime at Main

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

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Recycling 101

Ever wonder why we recycle? With spring cleanups well underway, now  is the perfect time to learn the hows and whys of recycling in Framingham. Come learn from Framingham's resident expert: Stephen J Sarnosky, City Recycling Coordinator. Topics include: what materials can be recycled, how to recycle, and what happens to some of our commonly recycled materials. There will be plenty of time for Q and A, so make sure to bring your (recyclable) pens and papers. 

Can't make it in person? Register here for the Zoom link: 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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Personal Growth Book Club & Workshop

The Personal Growth Book Club & Workshops is an open and comfortable space for us to share our thoughts, experiences, and opinions; a space to think globally -- act locally. We're looking forward to connecting with you and changing the world by changing ourselves first.

Book: "Never split the difference”, by Christopher Voss.

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Alondra Bobadilla, Boston’s Youth Poet Laureate

We are so thrilled to welcome Alondra Bobadilla, the first Boston Youth Poet Laureate, for a hybrid event with our partners at the Ashland Public Library! We hope you will join us either online or in person at APL for an interactive and fun, hands-on poetry based program in which we celebrate the beauty and power of this art form.

We are so fortunate to be collaborating with Ashland High School students who love poetry and who have shared their ideas to make this a great event! We're glad to make this a hybrid program so you can join us in person or online from wherever you are. And, we're always excited to partner with our neighbors at the Framingham Public Library to bring our communities amazing programming! 

About Alondra: 

In January 2020, Alondra Bobadilla was named Boston's first-ever Youth Poet Laureate. Born and raised in Boston, MA, Alondra found and nurtured her love for writing since she learned her first letters. Alondra uses her writing to highlight social issues that impact her and her community. Through her own work, she demonstrates how creative expression can be a powerful tool for youth to examine feelings around issues, find their voice, and speak up about the changes they want to see for their future. Alondra Bobadilla is the author of a poetry book entitled “With Clipped Wings” which was published June of 2021. Alondra's book will be available for purchase and signing if you can join us in-person. 

If you are joining us in person, just show up! No registration necessary.
Register: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events .

In partnership with Ashland Public Library.