Events Calendar / June 2022

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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

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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Brown Bag Learning Series: Dog Training 101!

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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Baby Lapsit at Main

Fridays June 10, 24 and Saturdays June 4, 18

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Ages 0-2.

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McAuliffe Branch Solar Panel Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Please join the City of Framingham and the Framingham Public Library in the official celebration of the Solar Panels at the McAuliffe Branch Library. Witness the Ribbon Cutting, learn all our solar panels, and solar energy in general during the Solar Energy 101 program, enjoy Kids Crafts and Legos, and partake in light refreshments. Presented by Solect and Enel X. and sponsored by The City of Framingham, The Framingham Public Library, and The Framingham Sustainability Committee.

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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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Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome. Outdoors unless bad weather, then canceled.

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Bench Dedication

Join us for a reception in gratitude for former director Mark Contois’s leadership at Framingham Public Library as we unveil a bench in his honor.

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Arduino for Adults

In this introduction to electronics and Arduino we will learn how to use these micro-controllers and build simple projects using Arduino and LEDs. Supplies are limited. Register: https://tinyurl.com/JuneAdultArduino. Please bring a laptop. No Chromebooks.

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Birds, Bees, & Butterflies in the Garden

Learn more about attracting pollinators to your garden. Designed and managed with nature in mind, our backyards and gardens can provide excellent wildlife habitat. Using a stunning collection of photographs, Laura from Sudbury Valley Trustees will introduce you to some of the many winged creatures that will benefit from nature-based gardening and provide some tips for increasing your wildlife sightings.

REGISTER: https://bit.ly/3KPA2K6

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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: Queen of Katwe (2016 ‧ Drama/Sport ‧ 2h 4m)

Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende's guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.

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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

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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Baby Lapsit at Main

Fridays June 10, 24 and Saturdays June 4, 18

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Ages 0-2.

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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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What’s on Your TBR Pile?: KJ Charles

TBR is "to be read" and with a little help from our favorite authors, we can refine or (goodness!) add to our piles. In June we’ll hear from author KJ Charles. Wonder what she's read and loved lately? Join us! 

Register: https://bit.ly/TBR-Charles

07/13: Suleikha Snyder.

In partnership with Ashland Public Library.

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Book Buddies: Reading to Dogs

Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy.  All ages.

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Film Noir Club: Chinatown

Join us for Film Noir Club! This month we will be watching Chinatown. Movie description: When Los Angeles private eye J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband's activities, he believes it's a routine infidelity case. Jake's investigation soon becomes anything but routine when he meets the real Mrs. Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) and realizes he was hired by an imposter. Mr. Mulwray's sudden death sets Gittes on a tangled trail of corruption, deceit and sinister family secrets as Evelyn's father (John Huston) becomes a suspect in the case.

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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

Mondays June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25, August 8 and 22.

Join us at McAuliffe for an evening storytime. In-person only.

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Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome. Outdoors unless bad weather, then canceled.

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Getting Prepped for College

Even though the school year is ending soon, the Homework Center encourages families to use summer vacation to make plans and take action to prep for education after high school. We are offering a one-night workshop, “Getting Prepped for College” for parents (with or without students) and students on June 14th at 6:30 in the Costin Room at the Main Library. 

Parents have a pivotal role in assisting their children in this confusing college process. Students can get overwhelmed just thinking about choices, forms, and rumors from other kids. We invite you to bring your questions and hopes to this casual meeting and listen to Linda Parker, our volunteer specializing in college planning. She will address specific college steps and general strategies that parents or students can do this summer to make progress and strategize for the best outcome.

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Adult Book Club

Book: “Good Riddance” by Elinor Lipman. Registration required: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. 09/06: “The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles.

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McAuliffe Evening Book Club: Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily R. Austin

Gilda, a twenty-something lesbian, cannot stop ruminating about death. Desperate for relief from her panicky mind and alienated from her repressive family, she responds to a flyer for free therapy at a local Catholic church, and finds herself being greeted by Father Jeff, who assumes she’s there for a job interview. Too embarrassed to correct him, Gilda is abruptly hired to replace the recently deceased receptionist Grace.

In between trying to memorize the lines to Catholic mass, hiding the fact that she has a new girlfriend, and erecting a dirty dish tower in her crumbling apartment, Gilda strikes up an email correspondence with Grace’s old friend. She can’t bear to ignore the kindly old woman, who has been trying to reach her friend through the church inbox, but she also can’t bring herself to break the bad news. Desperate, she begins impersonating Grace via email. But when the police discover suspicious circumstances surrounding Grace’s death, Gilda may have to finally reveal the truth of her mortifying existence. Led by Sarah Binney. 

07/12: Under the whispering Door

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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: Westside Story (2021 PG-13 ‧ Musical/Romance ‧ 2h 36m)

Love at first sight strikes when young Tony spots Maria at a high school dance in 1957 New York City. Their burgeoning romance helps to fuel the fire between the warring Jets and Sharks -- two rival gangs vying for control of the streets.

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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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Health Insurance and Access to Healthcare for Immigrant Communities

With Alexandra Warren, Equal Justice Works Fellow with Health Law Advocates.

This training will provide an overview of the various public health benefits that immigrants in Massachusetts are eligible to enroll in based on their immigration status, as well as more information about what insurance coverage they are eligible for, how to enroll, and other healthcare rights.

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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 Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.

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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Intro to Arduino

If you missed one of our previous Intro courses, here’s your chance to join in! Learn the basics of Arduino, and how you can use these microcontrollers in all sorts of projects.

Registration required: Please click the link below to fill out the registration form.

https://bit.ly/Arduino-June

Grades 5-12

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Watergate

Fifty years ago this June, five men working indirectly for the Committee to Re-elect President Richard Nixon burglarized the Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate Office Complex. They were caught and eventually connected to the White House. The resulting scandal, cover up, and dramatic fight by the President to keep tape recordings of Oval Office conversations unheard gripped the country, until he was forced to resign in August 1974. Now, political journalist Garrett M. Graff has written a riveting account of the entire scandal. With access to new documents and the perspective of a half century, Graff’s account is the fullest yet of the Watergate era. Dr. Huibregtse will discuss the book and the impact that Watergate has had on the US over the last half century.

Jon Huibregtse earned his BA in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and worked as a newspaper reporter for two years before returning to UWEC to complete an MA in History. He earned his Ph.D. in American history from the University of Akron. He has been teaching at Framingham State since 1997 where he teaches American and East Asian history classes. His publications include a book entitled, American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal several articles and many book reviews.  He is currently working on a biography of Massachusetts Senator David Walsh.

 In 2020, Jon was awarded the University’s Distinguished Faculty Award for Service for his more than 2 decades of service to the University including 8 years as Chair of the History Department and 3 years as Director of the Center for Learning, Teaching, Scholarship and Services, known on campus as CELTSS.

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

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Finals Week Food - Smoothies!

It’s finals week, and we’ve got cooking equipment, so we’re going to make food! Stop by after school to make your own smoothies to feed your brain for studying and celebrate the end of the school year. We’ll provide everything you need!

Registration recommended: Click the link below to sign up for a reminder email.

https://bit.ly/finals-week-food

Grades 6-12

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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 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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Baby Lapsit at Main

Fridays June 10, 24 and Saturdays June 4, 18

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Ages 0-2.

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Anime Club (June)

Take a break from studying to watch some great anime and enjoy some tasty Japanese snacks.

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Book Buddies: Reading to Dogs

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

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. All ages.

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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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Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome. Outdoors unless bad weather, then canceled.

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Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Join Julie McMurray and Miriam Lansky from the Alzheimer’s Association as they discuss how lifestyle choices impact the aging process. Learn about important research into nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. Use hands-on tools to develop a plan for healthy aging.

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Finals Week Food - Grilled Cheese!

It’s finals week, and we’ve got cooking equipment, so we’re going to make food! Stop by after school to make your own grilled cheese to feed your brain for studying and celebrate the end of the school year. We’ll provide everything you need!

Registration recommended: Click the link below to sign up for a reminder email.

https://bit.ly/finals-week-food

Grades 6-12

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Downtown U: Small Business Workshops

Featuring Mark Hardie, Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center at FSU.

Bring your ideas to start or expand your business!

  • Start-up strategies
  • Growth strategies
  • Business plan steps
  • What it will take

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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Finals Week Food - Waffles!

It’s finals week, and we’ve got cooking equipment, so we’re going to make food! Stop by after school to make your own waffles to feed your brain for studying and celebrate the end of the school year. We’ll provide everything you need!

Registration recommended: Click the link below to sign up for a reminder email.

https://bit.ly/finals-week-food

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 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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Health Insurance and Access to Healthcare for Immigrant Communities: Training for Allies

This training will provide an overview of public immigration categories and the public health insurance benefits that immigrants in certain categories are able to enroll in. The training will provide information on health insurance eligibility, how to enroll in health insurance, and how to advocate for immigrant community members’ various healthcare rights. 

 

Register: 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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The Art of the Scandal With Jane Oneail of Culturally Curious

This program explores some of the most brazen criminal acts in the art world and features works by artists including da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rembrandt. Learn more about works that were targeted and how they were recovered and restored for our enjoyment today.

Jane Oneail is the founder of Culturally Curious, an arts education consulting firm specializing in art appreciation programs. She curates and delivers programs throughout New England and beyond. She holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from Harvard University. Born and raised in NH, she has worked at some of the state's most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator. Jane has also taught at the college level for more than a decade, most recently at Southern New Hampshire University. For more information visit iamculturallycurious.com.
Register: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

 

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Sustainable Gardening With Blackstone Valley Gardening

Become a more efficient gardener by learning how to elongate your growing season and maximize your output, all while preserving resources. 

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Baby Lapsit at Main

Fridays June 10, 24 and Saturdays June 4, 18

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at Baby Lapsit. Ages 0-2.

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Personal Growth Book Club **CANCELLED**

We are sorry but the Personal Growth Book Club for June has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Book: “Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less” by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang.
 

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The Bob Dodd Sunday Concert Series at Framingham Public Library

Free program! Donations are voluntary. All donations will go to the Sunflower of Peace. Sunflower of Peace is a non-profit organization committed to helping Ukrainians affected by the Russian military invasion.

Works by

  • Mykola Lysenko
  • Myroslav Skoryk
  • Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
  • Robert Schumann / Franz Liszt
  • Sergei Rachmaninov
  •  

Performed by Rivers School Conservatory Faculty and Friends

  • Mark Anderson, bass-baritone; 
  • Deborah Yardley Beers, piano; 
  • Ariel Burke, flute;
  • Soomie Lee, piano; 
  • Olga Kradenova, violin; 
  • Catherine O’Kelly, guitar;
  • Ana Popa, piano; 
  • Zoya Shereshkova, cello; 
  • Jenae Starikov, violin;
  • Konstantin Starikov, reader

 

For more information about Sunflower of Peace or to donate online, scan the QR code below or visit www.sunflowerofpeace.com.

Join us in-person at the Main Library, Costin Room or watch live on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/framinghampubliclibrary. No YouTube account required!

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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

Mondays June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25, August 8 and 22.

Join us at McAuliffe for an evening storytime. In-person only.

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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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Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome. Outdoors unless bad weather, then canceled.

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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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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

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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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.