Events Calendar / May 2022

Bookworm Book Club with Max! [MAY 15 DATE POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE. DATE TBA SHORTLY.] thumbnail Photo

Bookworm Book Club with Max! [MAY 15 DATE POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE. DATE TBA SHORTLY.]

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

Sunday May 1 will discuss The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies.

Sunday May 8 will discuss The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau.

Sunday May 15 will discuss Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Florence & Richard Atwater. [POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE. DATE TBA SHORTLY.]

Sunday May 22 will discuss The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

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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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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.

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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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Art Across Asia: Masterpieces of the Asian Art Museum

What constitutes a “masterpiece?” Why are some objects considered masterworks while others are relegated to lesser positions? Join Linda Shei Lei to explore some answers as illustrated by a few of the very best treasures of the Asian Art Museum. These are masterworks from the vast and varied regions we collectively call Asia, which stretches from the Mediterranean to the Pacific. Fabulous statues, ancient bronzes, mystic jade, delicate ceramics, and evocative paintings – let them engulf you in their amazing beauty and workmanship.

Linda Shen Lei is an educator with more than four decades of teaching experience in Mandarin and Chinese culture. Following her retirement, Linda joined the docent program at the Asian Art Museum, which has furthered her lifelong interest in Asian art while providing opportunities to continue teaching and sharing her love of Chinese calligraphy, painting, dancing, and storytelling with children and adults alike. Linda was elected Chair of the Docent Board in 2020 and worked closely with staff to adapt to a fully online learning environment. She has been leading virtual tours for schools and museum audiences while ensuring that all docents continue to develop their knowledge and skills in support of the museum’s commitment to education and social justice. Linda oversees the Community Speakers Program and School Programs in addition to serving on the museum's Exhibition & Publication and Education Committees. Previously, she was Co-Chair of the Docent Training Program and President of the Society for Asian Art.

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

In partnership with the Cary Memorial Library.

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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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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series

Watergate: 50 Years Later with Dr. Dan Breen, Senior Lecturer in Legal Studies, Brandeis University.

This Thursday evening series is a partnership between Framingham State University (FSU) and Framingham Public Library. If you have not registered for these online lectures before, please REGISTER. Sponsored by The Joseph L. and Ray L. Freund Foundation, courtesy of Elizabeth F. Fideler.

Register here: https://framinghamlibrary.org/news-events/adventures-in-lifelong-learning/adventures-in-lifelong-learning.

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POSTPONED: Brown Bag Learning Series: Dog Training 101!

This event is postponed.

With Adam Skandarani, CCUI. Join Adam for part two of a three-part Brown Bag series for tips on proper pet care and effective dog training. No registration required.

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Friday Night Film: In the Heights (2021, PG-13, 2hrs 23mins)

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. No registration required. First come, first served.

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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+

Bookworm Book Club with Max! [MAY 15 DATE POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE. DATE TBA SHORTLY.] thumbnail Photo

Bookworm Book Club with Max! [MAY 15 DATE POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE. DATE TBA SHORTLY.]

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

Sunday May 1 will discuss The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies.

Sunday May 8 will discuss The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau.

Sunday May 15 will discuss Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Florence & Richard Atwater. [POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE. DATE TBA SHORTLY.]

Sunday May 22 will discuss The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

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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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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.

McAuliffe Evening Book Club: Mexican Gothic by by Silvia Moreno-Garcia thumbnail Photo

McAuliffe Evening Book Club: Mexican Gothic by by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she…

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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: Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Lifelong friends Barb and Star embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time ever. 2021, PG-13, run time 1hr 47min…

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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

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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Arduino Level 2

For everyone who has already attended one of our Intro to Arduino courses, here’s the next step! If you can, please bring your own laptop.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Everyone who has completed our Intro to Arduino course will be emailed the registration form.

Grades 5-12

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Mental Health Awareness Month: In Our Own Voice

In Our Own Voice is a powerful presentation that aims to change attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes about people living with mental health conditions. Two trained presenters with lived experience of a mental health condition talk openly about their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health, and challenge misconceptions.
Register: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events.

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Mad Hatter Tea Party—All Ages

By order of her Royal Highness, the Queen of Hearts, you are hereby summoned to attend a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Enjoy an afternoon of wonders wild and new whether you’re not yet a year-old or…

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Film Noir Club: L.A. Confidential

This month we will be watching L.A. Confidential! Movie description: Three policemen, each with his own motives and obsessions, tackle the corruption surrounding an unsolved murder at a downtown Los Angeles coffee shop in the early 1950s.

Bookworm Book Club with Max! [MAY 15 DATE POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE. DATE TBA SHORTLY.] thumbnail Photo

Bookworm Book Club with Max! [MAY 15 DATE POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE. DATE TBA SHORTLY.]

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

Sunday May 1 will discuss The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies.

Sunday May 8 will discuss The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau.

Sunday May 15 will discuss Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Florence & Richard Atwater. [POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE. DATE TBA SHORTLY.]

Sunday May 22 will discuss The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

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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.

Yarn Social Hour thumbnail Photo

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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Celebrate AAPI Month: Inside the Squid Featuring Professor Kyung Hyun Kim

Anyone who has visited Korea in recent years has likely noticed that comedy variety shows are quite popular there. These Korean productions feature a pack of male performers standing around before a camera in a public space before dispersing to change into track suit uniforms and play silly playground games such as hide-and-seek, capture-the-flag, jump rope, rock-paper-scissors, wordplay, and pass-the-cellphone. Recently arrived on Netflix is Squid Game, a horror drama version of these Korean comedy shows. The nine-episode Korean drama-thriller strips away the veneer of comedy where grown-ups play children’s games. By instead fictively enrolling desperate men and women who are drowning from personal debts into literally deadly competitions derived from the same childhood games, Squid Game propels the Korean game show format into the dystopian world of neoliberal capitalism that it seeks to critique. This talk will discuss a range of topics from the success of Squid Game to Korea’s emergence as a global pop juggernaut.  

Kyung Hyun Kim is author of Hegemonic Mimicry: Korean Popular Culture of the 21st Century published by Duke University Press.

Register: 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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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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Companion Planting & Design

​Location, location, location.....  Some plants just naturally grow better next to others, and well, some don't.  Here's where you can learn what keeps the peace in your garden.

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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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What’s on Your TBR Pile?: Mateo Askaripour

Hear from debut author Mateo Askaripour, who’s novel Black Buck is a NY Times best seller and was longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Wonder what he’s read and loved lately? Join us! 

Register: http://bit.ly/TBR-Askaripour

06/11: KJ Charles.

In partnership with Ashland Public Library.

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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 Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. It’s a decision that will alter her destiny…and it…

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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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Friends of the Library Book Sale

Join the Friends of the Framingham Library for their monthly book sale! Great deals on books, DVDs, and more!

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Anime Club

Anime Club is for everyone who loves all things anime and manga. Join us to watch a mix of the newest shows, and old favorites!

Grades 6-12

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Bookworm Book Club with Max! [MAY 15 DATE POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE. DATE TBA SHORTLY.]

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

Sunday May 1 will discuss The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies.

Sunday May 8 will discuss The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau.

Sunday May 15 will discuss Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Florence & Richard Atwater. [POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE. DATE TBA SHORTLY.]

Sunday May 22 will discuss The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

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Bob Dodd Sunday Concert

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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Monday Matinee: Sense and Sensibility (1995, PG, 2hr 16min)

Movie description: Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the title opposites. No registration required. 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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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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McAuliffe Matinee: RV

2006 PG Comedy/Family ‧ 1h 40m

The Munros are a typically American dysfunctional family, complete with rebellious, uncommunicative offspring and baffled parents. Patriarch Bob (Robin Williams) would like to remedy the situation before his son and daughter instant-message their parents out of their lives. Bob rents a motor home to take the clan on vacation but soon finds that camping and togetherness can be hazardous to one's health.

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Mug Cakes (Main Library)

Make a delicious mug cake that will be ready in minutes! And don’t worry, we’ll make sure to have a good assortment of toppings for you.

Registration Recommended: We'll have some extra supplies for drop ins, but if you want to ensure that you'll get a tasty cake all to yourself, click the link below to register.

https://bit.ly/fpl-mug-cakes

Grades 6-12

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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.

Yarn Social Hour thumbnail Photo

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

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.

Mug Cakes (McAuliffe Branch) thumbnail Photo

Mug Cakes (McAuliffe Branch)

Make a delicious mug cake that will be ready in minutes! And don’t worry, we’ll make sure to have a good assortment of toppings for you.

Registration Recommended: We'll have some extra supplies for drop ins, but if you want to ensure that you'll get a tasty cake all to yourself, click the link below to register.

https://bit.ly/fpl-mug-cakes

Grades 6-12

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Author Talk: Erica Ferencik

Local author Erica Ferencik discusses the origin story of her stunning new novel, “Girl In Ice” and her experiences exploring the desolate iceberg-packed fjords of Greenland for inspiration! Erica will also share a presentation called JOURNEY TO GREENLAND, showcasing her month-long research trip to this land of almost incomprehensible size and scale. A ring of ominous black mountains jut out of the sea, surrounding a seven-hundred-thousand square mile ice sheet, two miles deep at its thickest, frozen for over three million years. Fin whales and narwhals navigate narrow blue fjords; arctic fox, polar bear and caribou roam the barren hills. This is a place of phenomenal beauty, isolation, wildness and mystery. Erica says: “I knew it was my only chance to experience this jaw-dropping world of ice, and that if I didn’t say yes to all of it—the beauty and the danger—I could never write the kind of story I was determined to create.” In the novel, Val, an American linguist, is tasked to journey to a remote climate research center off the coast of Greenland where a girl has thawed from the ice - alive - speaking a language no one understands. Award-winning novelist Erica Ferencik has received glowing critical praise for her literary thrillers featuring women who face extreme physical challenges in nature, even as they grapple with internal struggles.

Join in person, or watch on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/framinghampubliclibrary.

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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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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.