Events Calendar / November 2023

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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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Fall Film Series: Nolletti On Hitchcock - Strangers on a Train

Join us for this revisit of celebrated director Alfred Hitchcock in these four films! The program includes an introduction to the film, the screening, and a 30-minute post screening discussion led by Dr. Arthur Nolletti, Jr., Professor Emeritus of English and Film Studies at FSU.

11/01: Strangers on a Train (1951, 103m)

A disturbed young man (Robert Walker) proposes a scheme to a famous tennis player (Farley Granger) in which each man is to murder a person they loathe.

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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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Resume Help & Job Searching Strategies

Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies with professional career coach Ed Lawrence.

Appointments are free and available every Thursday from 9am-1:30pm online via Zoom. Please email elawrence@minlib.net to schedule your appointment.

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Lifelong Learning Lecture: The World’s Greatest Diarists

Presented by Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, FSU

The Diary has become an established literary genre, but it began spontaneously, used by everyday people, against the passing of life. Sometimes diaries were written in response to major events. Travel journals were often used later as the basis of a book.

This lecture looks at diaries of various sorts, providing a look into the everyday lives of men and women over the centuries.

Come in person to the Framingham Public Library or stream live on YouTube at youtube.com/FraminghamPublicLibrary.

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Lunchtime Learning Series: Massachusetts in World War II with Jim Parr

Join Jim as he shares stories from his upcoming book World War 2 in Massachusetts! Hear how people on the homefront adapted and contributed to the war effort, including scrap drives, bond drives, rationing, volunteering, manufacturing, and more. This talk focuses on Framingham, Natick, and other Metrowest towns and includes the Musterfield and Cushing Hospital.

Attend in person or stream live at youtube.com/FraminghamPublicLibrary

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Friday Night Film: The Fabelmans (PG-13, 2h 31m)

Young Sammy Fabelman aspires to become a filmmaker but soon discovers a family secret that threatens to splinter the Fabelmans beyond repair. To cope, Sammy explores how film can help him see the truth.

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Baby Fitness

Join Jessica from Emotions in Motion for a workout with you and your baby! Best suited for pre-walkers and all fitness levels are encouraged. Please bring a mat. Ages 0-3.

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Horror Mini-Fest: Women in Horror Comics

We're back with another Horror Mini-Fest! This time, we're meeting here at the Framingham Public Library to celebrate Women in Horror Comics! We are thrilled to welcome authors/illustrators Alex de Campi, Erica Henderson and Marjorie Liu for this day of fun and conversation.

The day will include a panel discussion (which will be streamed and recorded, so if you can't make it in person, you can watch from home!), a smaller group conversation, and a book sale/signing. It's also a book birthday to celebrate Alex and Erica's recent release of Parasocial, as well as the release of Marjorie's The Night Eaters: Her Little Reapers. So, so, so exciting!

Books for the book sale will be provided by Aesop's Fable.

Walk-ins are welcome but we're also requesting registration so we know how many chairs to have out (and you'll receive reminders).

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/women-in-horror-comics

We are pleased to be partnering with the Ashland Public Library for this event!

Schedule of events (subject to change):

12:00-1:00pm - Panel with all authors

1:00-1:30pm - Dedicated book sale/signing

1:30-2:30 - Discussion and Q&A with the authors

2:30-3:00pm - Dedicated book sale/signing

 

About our authors:

Alex de Campi has a magpie heart, which is a polite way of saying she could never pick a lane and stay in it. She writes graphic novels (the Eisner-nominated noir Bad Girls; the critically acclaimed pulp horror Dracula, Motherf**ker!, so many more), prose novels (medieval thriller The Scottish Boy; paranormal thriller Heartbreak Incorporated), film and TV (Blade Runner: Black Lotus), and sometimes poetry. Recently she and director Duncan Jones collaborated on the sci-fi thriller Madi: Once Upon A Time in the Future, and she and writer-editor Khai Krumbhaar produced True War Stories, an anthology of soldiers’ deployment tales. She once snuck across the Russian border, and later she explored the mountains of North Vietnam in a jeep armed only with a cassette tape of Boney M’s greatest hits. She had also sailed across the South China Sea a few times. She has lived in Hong Kong, London, Manila, briefly in Mexico, and one or two more places in between, but at present she resides in Manhattan with her daughter, a pair of elderly pit bulls, and a cat.

Erica Henderson is a multiple Eisner winning comic artist known for her original graphic novel at Image, DRACULA, MOTHERF**KER (co-created with Alex De Campi) and her miniseries with Image/Skybound, ASSASSIN NATION (co-created with Kyle Starks). She’s also known for rebooting The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Jughead series. Henderson has not lived in New York for a decade but still has very strong opinions on bagels.

Marjorie Liu is an American New York Times best-selling author and comic book writer. She is acclaimed for her horror fantasy comic Monstress, and her paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels including The Hunter Kiss and Tiger Eye series. Her work for Marvel Comics includes NYX, X-23, Dark Wolverine, and Astonishing X-Men. In 2015 Image Comics debuted her creator-owned series Monstress, for which she was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best New Series. In 2017 she won a Hugo Award for the first Monstress trade paperback collection. In July 2018 she became the first woman in the 30-year history of the Eisner Awards to win the Eisner Award for Best Writer for her work on Monstress.

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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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Maker Mondays: Sticker Making

Maker Mondays is a new weekly drop in program in our SparkLab (maker space). Come once to test out that month’s activity, or come every week to work on a big project!

This month we’re making stickers using different tools the makerspace has to offer!

Grades 6-12

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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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Girls Who Code (6th-12th grade club)

Girls Who Code Clubs are spaces where girls, non-binary teens, and any other 6-12th graders who support the Girls Who Code mission, can join our community of supportive peers and use Computer Science to change the world. When you join a Club, you will learn by reading excerpts from our books Learn to Code and Change the World and The Friendship Code, practice new skills by completing fun and simple online coding tutorials, and build community through interactive activities with the rest of your Club. Our 6-12th Grade Clubs encourage you to impact your community in a positive way through code. In order to build the skills you need to make an impact, you will learn how to code from our fun online tutorials and activities that will help you build animations, games, apps, and other things that you dream up! We have tutorials in Scratch, Python, Swift, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Technology will be provided.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
There are two ways you can register. Teen must be registered prior to the first session, October 23, 2023. The program is cumulative so registrants are expected to attend all sessions. 

  1. Register from home. Go to: hq.girlswhocode.com & click “sign up” to set up an account. Select “United States”' from the dropdown and enter your child’s birth date. Then agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Enter your email address to receive an email with parent/guardian information about HQ. Enter your child’s full name and create a unique username and a password. You will be redirected to Join Your Program and enter your child’s Club Code. 6th-12th Grade club code: MA51696.
  2. Stop into the Children's room at the Main Library & fill out a registration form.

 

Grades 6-12

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The Arthur Nolletti, Jr. Film Series presents She Said

She Said captures the thrill of investigative reporting as two New York Times journalists, Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, tirelessly seek witnesses to go on the record detailing Harvey Weinstein’s abuse. Their courageous reporting helped ignite the #MeToo movement.

With Special Guest Megan Twohey via Zoom in a post-screening Q&A led by Liz Banks.

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Native American Totem Poles

Totem poles are a significant part of Pacific Northwest Native American cultures, each telling unique stories and reflecting the heritage of specific tribes. Join us in exploring this fascinating tradition and create your own totem pole based on YOUR family! Ages 6+

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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, register at bit.ly/fpl-poetry by noon on the day of the workshop.

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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.

Fall Film Series: Nolletti On Hitchcock - The Man Who Knew Too Much thumbnail Photo

Fall Film Series: Nolletti On Hitchcock - The Man Who Knew Too Much

Join us for this revisit of celebrated director Alfred Hitchcock in these four films! The program includes an introduction to the film, the screening, and a 30-minute post screening discussion led by Dr. Arthur Nolletti, Jr., Professor Emeritus of English and Film Studies at FSU.

11/08: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956, 120m)

Dr. Ben McKenna (James Stewart) is on vacation with his wife (Doris Day) and son in Morocco when a chance encounter with a stranger sets their trip, and their lives, on a drastically different course. Featuring the hit song “Que Sera Sera.”

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Native American Totem Poles

Totem poles are a significant part of Pacific Northwest Native American cultures, each telling unique stories and reflecting the heritage of specific tribes. Join us in exploring this fascinating tradition and create your own totem pole based on YOUR family! Ages 6+

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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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Resume Help & Job Searching Strategies

Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies with professional career coach Ed Lawrence.

Appointments are free and available every Thursday from 9am-1:30pm online via Zoom. Please email elawrence@minlib.net to schedule your appointment.

Lifelong Learning Lecture: “Textiles as Storytellers: from the Bayeux Tapestry to Bisa Butler” thumbnail Photo

Lifelong Learning Lecture: “Textiles as Storytellers: from the Bayeux Tapestry to Bisa Butler”

Presented by Professor Pam Sebor-Cable, Associate Professor, Fashion Design and Retailing Department, FSU

History is often told through the art of quilts and tapestries. Textiles as Storytellers explores how we learn about historic events, social conditions, and the politics of a time through the creative stitchery of textile artists. Through this medium, artists are often able to elicit a deeper meaning than words alone. Discover a variety of works in cloth that tell us stories of monumental events as well as everyday life.

Come in person to the Framingham Public Library or stream live on YouTube at youtube.com/FraminghamPublicLibrary.

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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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Maker Mondays: Sticker Making

Maker Mondays is a new weekly drop in program in our SparkLab (maker space). Come once to test out that month’s activity, or come every week to work on a big project!

This month we’re making stickers using different tools the makerspace has to offer!

Grades 6-12

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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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Girls Who Code (3rd-5th grade club)

Girls Who Code Clubs are spaces where girls can join our community of supportive peers and use Computer Science to change the world. When you join a Club, you will learn by reading excerpts from our books Learn to Code and Change the World and The Friendship Code, practice new skills by completing fun and simple online coding tutorials, and build community through interactive activities with the rest of your Club. Our 3-5th Grade Clubs help build the foundational skills and understanding of computer science concepts and sisterhood through a reading discussion and coding activities. In order to build the skills you need to make an impact, you will learn how to code from our fun online tutorials and activities that will help you build fun projects to share with friends and family. Technology will be provided.

 

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
There are two ways you can register. Child must be registered prior to the first session, October 16, 2023. The program is cumulative so registrants are expected to attend all sessions. 

  • Register from home. Go to: hq.girlswhocode.com & click “sign up” to set up an account. Select “United States”' from the dropdown and enter your child’s birth date. Then agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Enter your email address to receive an email with parent/guardian information about HQ. Enter your child’s full name and create a unique username and a password. You will be redirected to Join Your Program and enter your child’s Club Code. 3rd-5th Grade club code: MA51695.

  • Stop into the Children's room at the Main Library & fill out a registration form.

McAuliffe Evening Book Club: Smahtguy: The Life and Times of Barney Frank thumbnail Photo

McAuliffe Evening Book Club: Smahtguy: The Life and Times of Barney Frank

In The Life and Times of Barney Frank, one of America’s first out members of Congress and a gay and civil rights crusader for an era is confirmed as a hero of our age. But more than a biography of an indispensable LGBTQ pioneer, this funny, beautifully rendered, warts-and-all graphic account reveals the down-and-dirty inner workings of Boston and DC politics.

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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, register at bit.ly/fpl-poetry by noon on the day of the workshop.

Main Library Yarn Club thumbnail Photo

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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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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Wampum Beading

Wampum is a traditional shell bead of the Eastern Woodlands tribes of Native Americans.

Join us in exploring this fascinating tradition and create your own jewelry out of wampum shells and learn about the significance of beading in Native American tribes. Ages 6+

Our Commitment to Cultural Respect: At Framingham Public Library, we believe in honoring and respecting all cultures. This event aims to educate participants about the cultural significance of wampum beads while promoting understanding and appreciation for the Native American tribes that craft them. Our activity is designed to inspire creativity while fostering cultural sensitivity and respect.

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Resume Help & Job Searching Strategies

Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies with professional career coach Ed Lawrence.

Appointments are free and available every Thursday from 9am-1:30pm online via Zoom. Please email elawrence@minlib.net to schedule your appointment.

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McAuliffe Morning Book Club: Good Omens

According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter - the world's only totally reliable guide to the future - the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea...People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it’s only natural to be skeptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. This time though, the armies of Good and Evil really do appear to be massing. The four Bikers of the Apocalypse are hitting the road. But both the angels and demons – well, one fast-living demon and a somewhat fussy angel – would quite like the Rapture not to happen.

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Lifelong Learning Lecture: Collective Journeys: Framingham’s Global Migration Story Past and Present

Presented by Anna Tucker, Executive Director, Framingham History Center

Framingham has a long history of welcoming immigrants and refugees with open arms with stories dating back to the Salem Witch Trials of the 1690s.

Join the Framingham History Center for an exploration of how Framingham has earned the reputation of being a welcoming city and get a behind-the-scenes look at the FHC’s upcoming exhibition, “Collective Journeys: Framingham’s Global Migration Story, 1960 - Present,” and the key turning points in the immigration and refugee history of the city.

Come in person to the Framingham Public Library or stream live on YouTube at youtube.com/FraminghamPublicLibrary.

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Graphic Novel Author Talk: Jannie Ho

Do you love reading graphic novels? Learn the creative process in creating one! From brainstorming story ideas to designing compelling characters, we will learn how a manuscript goes from the initial sketches to final art. We will explore comics vocabulary such as panels and word balloons as we work on our very own 4-panel comic! Ages 5+


BIO
Jannie Ho (pronounced Jane-nee) loves making books for kids and has illustrated over 75 books. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Philadelphia, Jannie is the illustrator of the early reader graphic novel FRY GUYS with NY Times bestselling author Eric Geron. She is also the author/illustrator of HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR, a Festive Counting Story, BEAR AND CHICKEN, and THE LOST MITTEN. Jannie is the creator of the comic SUPER CHICKEN AND SHELLY, which is a regular feature in Highlights for Children's High Five Magazine. She lives in Framingham with her family.

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Book Buddies: Reading to Dogs (Arden)

​Improve your reading skills by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Registration required. Call or drop by to sign up for a time slot. 

Registro requerido! Ligue para 508-532-5636 x4 para se registrar. Melhore suas habilidades de leitura de maneira divertida, lendo em voz alta. Todas as idades.

¡Se requiere registrarse! Llame al 508-532-5636 x4 para registrarse. Mejore sus habilidades de lectura de forma divertida leyendo en voz alta. Todas las edades.

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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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Maker Mondays: Sticker Making

Maker Mondays is a new weekly drop in program in our SparkLab (maker space). Come once to test out that month’s activity, or come every week to work on a big project!

This month we’re making stickers using different tools the makerspace has to offer!

Grades 6-12

Tone and Stretch thumbnail Photo

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. 

Book Buddies: Reading to Dogs (Duncan) thumbnail Photo

Book Buddies: Reading to Dogs (Duncan)

​Improve your reading skills by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Registration required. Call or drop by to sign up for a time slot. 

Registro requerido! Ligue para 508-532-5636 x4 para se registrar. Melhore suas habilidades de leitura de maneira divertida, lendo em voz alta. Todas as idades.

¡Se requiere registrarse! Llame al 508-532-5636 x4 para registrarse. Mejore sus habilidades de lectura de forma divertida leyendo en voz alta. Todas las edades.

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Girls Who Code (6th-12th grade club)

Girls Who Code Clubs are spaces where girls, non-binary teens, and any other 6-12th graders who support the Girls Who Code mission, can join our community of supportive peers and use Computer Science to change the world. When you join a Club, you will learn by reading excerpts from our books Learn to Code and Change the World and The Friendship Code, practice new skills by completing fun and simple online coding tutorials, and build community through interactive activities with the rest of your Club. Our 6-12th Grade Clubs encourage you to impact your community in a positive way through code. In order to build the skills you need to make an impact, you will learn how to code from our fun online tutorials and activities that will help you build animations, games, apps, and other things that you dream up! We have tutorials in Scratch, Python, Swift, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Technology will be provided.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
There are two ways you can register. Teen must be registered prior to the first session, October 23, 2023. The program is cumulative so registrants are expected to attend all sessions. 

  1. Register from home. Go to: hq.girlswhocode.com & click “sign up” to set up an account. Select “United States”' from the dropdown and enter your child’s birth date. Then agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Enter your email address to receive an email with parent/guardian information about HQ. Enter your child’s full name and create a unique username and a password. You will be redirected to Join Your Program and enter your child’s Club Code. 6th-12th Grade club code: MA51696.
  2. Stop into the Children's room at the Main Library & fill out a registration form.

 

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, register at bit.ly/fpl-poetry by noon on the day of the workshop.

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Resume Help & Job Search Strategies

Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies with professional career coach Ed Lawrence.

Appointments are free and available every Thursday from 9am-1:30pm online via Zoom. Please email elawrence@minlib.net to schedule your appointment.

Main Library Yarn Club thumbnail Photo

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.

Stretch and Relax thumbnail Photo

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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Anime Club

Join us to watch your favorite anime and eat some tasty Japanese snacks!

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

Grades 6-12

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

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

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

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Monday Matinee: The Little Mermaid (2023, PG, 2h 15m)

Halle Bailey stars as Ariel, a young mermaid who desperately wants to see the world above the ocean. However, her father, King Triton (Javier Bardem), refuses to let her. A pact with the sea witch, Ursula (Melissa McCarthy), will give her all that she desires, but at a price.

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Virtual Reality Tour: Traveling While Black

Experience this cinematic VR journey that immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans, confronting the way we understand and talk about race in America. This documentary is rated Teen and contains language that is historically difficult. Please call the McAuliffe Branch at 508-532-5636 or https://tinyurl.com/sign-up-online to reserve your 45 minute time block.

Maker Mondays: Sticker Making thumbnail Photo

Maker Mondays: Sticker Making

Maker Mondays is a new weekly drop in program in our SparkLab (maker space). Come once to test out that month’s activity, or come every week to work on a big project!

This month we’re making stickers using different tools the makerspace has to offer!

Grades 6-12

Tone and Stretch thumbnail Photo

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. 

Girls Who Code (3rd-5th grade club) thumbnail Photo

Girls Who Code (3rd-5th grade club)

Girls Who Code Clubs are spaces where girls can join our community of supportive peers and use Computer Science to change the world. When you join a Club, you will learn by reading excerpts from our books Learn to Code and Change the World and The Friendship Code, practice new skills by completing fun and simple online coding tutorials, and build community through interactive activities with the rest of your Club. Our 3-5th Grade Clubs help build the foundational skills and understanding of computer science concepts and sisterhood through a reading discussion and coding activities. In order to build the skills you need to make an impact, you will learn how to code from our fun online tutorials and activities that will help you build fun projects to share with friends and family. Technology will be provided.

 

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
There are two ways you can register. Child must be registered prior to the first session, October 16, 2023. The program is cumulative so registrants are expected to attend all sessions. 

  • Register from home. Go to: hq.girlswhocode.com & click “sign up” to set up an account. Select “United States”' from the dropdown and enter your child’s birth date. Then agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Enter your email address to receive an email with parent/guardian information about HQ. Enter your child’s full name and create a unique username and a password. You will be redirected to Join Your Program and enter your child’s Club Code. 3rd-5th Grade club code: MA51695.

  • Stop into the Children's room at the Main Library & fill out a registration form.

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Puzzle Swap: McAuliffe Branch

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.

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Board Game Night: Azul

Join us at McAuliffe for a night of beautiful patterns and completing sets. Play as tile artists battling to design the most embellished and complete palace walls in Azul. Points are won for complete sets and lost for extra supplies wasted - choose your tiles carefully! Game play takes ~30-45 minutes.
 

Virtual Reality Tour: Traveling While Black thumbnail Photo

Virtual Reality Tour: Traveling While Black

Experience this cinematic VR journey that immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans, confronting the way we understand and talk about race in America. This documentary is rated Teen and contains language that is historically difficult. Please call the McAuliffe Branch at 508-532-5636 or https://tinyurl.com/sign-up-online to reserve your 45 minute time block.

Advanced Poetry Workshop thumbnail Photo

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, register at bit.ly/fpl-poetry by noon on the day of the workshop.

Main Library Yarn Club thumbnail Photo

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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Virtual Reality Tour: Traveling While Black

Experience this cinematic VR journey that immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans, confronting the way we understand and talk about race in America. This documentary is rated Teen and contains language that is historically difficult. Please call the McAuliffe Branch at 508-532-5636 or https://tinyurl.com/sign-up-online to reserve your 45 minute time block.

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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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Resume Help & Job Searching Strategies

Make an appointment for remote, one-on-one Resume Help and Job Searching Strategies with professional career coach Ed Lawrence.

Appointments are free and available every Thursday from 9am-1:30pm online via Zoom. Please email elawrence@minlib.net to schedule your appointment.

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Lifelong Learning Lecture: The “New” American Presidency: the Unitary Executive

Presented by Dr. David Smailes, Associate Professor of Political Science at FSU

The nature of the American presidency has changed with American politics since the writing of the Constitution, but the most recent change has been an effort to concentrate even more power in the hands of the Chief Executive.  Join us as we discuss the nature of this change, how it compares to earlier understandings of presidential power and how some of the candidates running for the presidency in 2024 plan to expand that power even further.

Come in person to the Framingham Public Library or stream live on YouTube at youtube.com/FraminghamPublicLibrary.