Events Calendar / December 2022

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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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Winter Cookie Reading Club

THU. DEC. 1-SAT. FEB. 25  | MAIN & MCAULIFFE CHILDREN’S ROOM

For every book you read, fill out a “cookie” and fill up the glasses of milk in the Children’s Rooms! Sign up anytime during Dec-Feb. February 25th we’ll have a cookies and hot cocoa party with prizes and more to wrap up our winter reading program! Ages 0-12

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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Border Crossings: The Early Work of Irish Playwright Brian Friel

When Brian Friel died in October 2015, the New York Times eulogized him as “the Irish Chekhov,” noting his “distinctive blend of melancholy and humor.” The Guardian called him “the father of modern Irish drama.” Friel has long been acclaimed as Ireland’s leading contemporary playwright, having scripted 24 plays for Broadway and West End theatres, many of which depict pivotal moments in Irish history or Northern Irish political unrest. This talk focuses on Friel’s early work—his beginnings—in which lay the seeds of his prodigious career. 

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Baby Lapsit at Main

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

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Brown Bag Learning Series: Sweet Treats with Dulce D Leche

Take a break from the Holiday frenzy and escape to the delicious world of local restaurant Dulce D Leche Gelato Cafe. Co-Owner, Chief Recipe Designer and Chocolatier, Jules Remenar shares his passion for and journey towards learning the art and science of creating sweet confections. And we won’t just hear about it.  We’ll get to taste some of Jules’ creations, too!

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Baby Sensory Crafts: Snow Sand

Sensory activities for infants need to be fun, safe, and simple, so join us for this program in helping your baby explore. Drop-in to make some taste safe snow sand dough and build sandcastle like structures!  Ages 0-4.

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Book Buddies

Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 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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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join for a great book discussion and some light refreshments led by 11th grader Max!  Grades 3-6

Stop by the Children's Room to pick up a copy of "Magic Thief" by Sarah Prineas to read ahead.

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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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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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Adult Beginner Sewing Workshop

Learn to use a sewing machine while making a tote bag!  Bring your own quilting weight cottons or come at least 30 minutes early to pick from our supply. Supplies and space limited. 

Registration required at bit.ly/FPL-Adult-Sewing.

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Club de Lectores: Violeta por Isabel Allende

Libro: "Violeta" por Isabel Allende, 169-336
Se requiere registración: https://bit.ly/FPL-club-de-lectores

01/09: "El amor en los tiempos del cólera" por Gabriel García Márquez, pgs 1-174

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Weekly McAuliffe Baby Lapsit

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

Astronaut Grove (Community Room in inclement weather)

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Shuttle Loom Weaving Workshop

Learn to use a shuttle loom and weave a 6" wall hanging using yarn and other decorative items. Supplies and space limited. For adults.

Registration required at tinyurl.com/FPLshuttleLoom.

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Main Library Yarn Club

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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Beaded Snowflakes

Make a beaded snowflake ornament to hang on a tree, in a window, or as a gift tag! Great for fine motor development.

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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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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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A Christmas Carol: A Dramatic Reading with Helen Heineman

This reading is an annual tradition! Don’t miss the opportunity to see Charles Dickens’ masterpiece come to life! Dickens prepared a special version of “A Christmas Carol” that he used during reading tours in England and the United States, ending in Boston. Dr. Heineman will perform a dramatized reading of this version, enhanced by a slideshow of over 205 illustrations. 

Register for the Zoom link at 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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Victorian Yuletide Cards

The Holiday cards we know and love today did not start out as friendly, festive, and jolly. Victorians shared the holiday spirit with images of singing beetles, dead birds, and dancing frogs. All ages, join us to create your very own Victorian Yuletide card to hang in your living room or send out to friends and family. 

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Mocktails!

Join us to learn how to mix some of your favorite nonalcoholic drinks! Space and supplies are limited. 

Space and supplies are limited. Register at bit.ly/FPL-Mocktails.

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Baby Lapsit at Main

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

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Neurodiverse Storytime

This story time is particularly designed for neurodiverse children — children who are on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing challenges, ADHD, or have difficulty sitting through our other storytimes. A parent or supporting adult should accompany the child. Registration is required and limited to create a smaller more accessible group. Please call 508-532-5636 x4 or stop by to register with a Children’s librarian.

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Baby Sensory Crafts: DIY Sensory Boards

Drop-in to make your baby their very own Sensory Board! We’ll have the supplies, you bring your sensory expert: your baby! A perfect holiday gift or snow-in activity to have on hand. 

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Film Noir Club: Double Indemnity

Join us for our next Film Noir Club featuring the classic Double Indemnity, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Tom Powers, and Jean Heather.

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join for a great book discussion and some light refreshments led by 11th grader Max!  Grades 3-6

Stop by the Children's Room to pick up a copy of "Crenshaw" by Katherine Applegate to read ahead.

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Bob Dodd Sunday Concert Series: Roman Rudnytsky

Join us for our Bob Dodd Sunday Concert featuring pianist Roman Rudnytsky! Stop by in person or stream live on our Youtube channel at youtube.com/framinghampubliclibrary to watch virtually!

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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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Fairytale Engineering

 Every fairytale has a problem, join us to help solve the problems using fun and strange materials! Ages 8+

Join us September 12 Jack & the Beanstalk, October 17 for Rapunzel, November 14 for Three Billy Goats Bluff, and December 12 for Three Little Pigs.

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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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Sustainability Series: Go Solar at Home

Interested in the new tax credits for solar installations? Confused about all your options? Join us to find out whether buying or leasing solar will be the best option for you and how to evaluate different bids.

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Weekly McAuliffe Baby Lapsit

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

Astronaut Grove (Community Room in inclement weather)

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Bilingual Spanish Storytimes (Main)

2nd Wednesday of the Month 10-10:30am

Join us at the library with our special guest, Maria, while she reads fun picture books in both Spanish and English! Readers of all language levels welcome! Ages 2+

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Main Library Yarn Club

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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McAuliffe Matinee: When Harry Met Sally R 1989 ‧ Romance/Comedy ‧

In 1977, college graduates Harry Burns and Sally Albright share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether men and women can ever truly be strictly platonic friends. Ten years later, Harry and Sally meet again at a bookstore, and in the company of their respective best friends, Jess and Marie, attempt to stay friends without sex becoming an issue between them.

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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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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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Snap It!: Next-Level Smartphone Photos

Join Joni and Fred from the Gateway Camera Club as they share how to take your smartphone pictures to the next level with the features on your phone and a few free apps! Some focus is on iPhones, but all smartphones are welcome! 

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Musicals at McAuliffe: It’s a Wonderful Life (PG, 1946, 2h 10m)

George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence - who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years.

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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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Baby Lapsit at Main

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

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join for a great book discussion and some light refreshments led by 11th grader Max!  Grades 3-6

Stop by the Children's Room to pick up a copy of "From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E.L. Konigsburg to read ahead.

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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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Weekly McAuliffe Baby Lapsit

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

Astronaut Grove (Community Room in inclement weather)

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Main Library Yarn Club

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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McAuliffe Matinee: Little Women (PG, 1994, 1h 55m)

In this 1994 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic, the March sisters confront growing pains, financial shortages, family tragedies and romantic rivalries in mid-19th-century Massachusetts. Jo (Winona Ryder) struggles for independence and sometimes clashes with her beloved mother and her sisters Meg, Amy and Beth. She also contends with their cranky Aunt March, their impulsive neighbor Laurie (Christian Bale) and kindly linguistics professor Friedrich Bhaer (Gabriel Byrne).

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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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Early Childhood Alliance: PJ Family Story Time

“PJ Family Story Time” December 21st, 6:00pm with Jane on ZOOM. Registration required; sign up here! 

“La Hora de Cuentos con la Familia en Pijamas” el 21 de Deciembre, 6:00pm con Jane en ZOOM

“Hora de Contar história em família de pijama" Dezembro 21st, 6:00pm com a Jane 

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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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Book Bingo

Celebrate the 1st day of winter and win books! Ages 6-12

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McAuliffe Craft Ladies: Sock Snowmen

Please join the McAuliffe Craft Ladies for an Adult craft night and make your own no-sew sock snowman. Perfect for winter decor or a whimsical gift!

REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/FPL-Sock  
Space and supplies are limited.

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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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Winter Cookie Reading Club

THU. DEC. 1-SAT. FEB. 25  | MAIN & MCAULIFFE CHILDREN’S ROOM

For every book you read, fill out a “cookie” and fill up the glasses of milk in the Children’s Rooms! Sign up anytime during Dec-Feb. February 25th we’ll have a cookies and hot cocoa party with prizes and more to wrap up our winter reading program! Ages 0-12

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Video Game Hangout December

Play video games and eat snacks!

If you'd like to be added to our monthly reminder email list for our Video Game Hangouts, just fill out the form at this link: https://bit.ly/VGH-Reminder

If you've already filled this out in the past, there's no need to do so again.

Grades 6-12

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Baby Lapsit at Main

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

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Weekly McAuliffe Baby Lapsit

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

Astronaut Grove (Community Room in inclement weather)

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Lego League

Make a LEGO creation based on each month’s theme. December’s theme is Winter!

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Main Library Yarn Club

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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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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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.

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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Board Game Night at McAuliffe

Escape the frosty weather and come join us for a night of board game fun! This month we’re featuring the classic investigation game, Clue, so grab your deerstalker hats and magnifying glasses … the game is afoot!

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Baby Lapsit at Main

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

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome.

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Open Lego Build

Make something creative with our supplied LEGOs and blocks! Leave your name with the creations and we'll display it! Ages 5+