News and Upcoming Events

Announcing the 2020 Essay Contest


Homework Center staff selling FPL cookbook

The Homework Center selling The Framingham Public Library Cookbook at the 12th Annual Framingham High Holiday Marketplace, Saturday, December 7.

Photo courtesy of Susan Petroni, Framingham Patch


Food for Thought cookbookThe Framingham Public Library Cookbook, “Food for Thought,” is done to perfection!

Library staff, patrons, families and friends have teamed up to compile their tastiest tried-and-true recipes. “Food for Thought” contains 150 recipes, everything you need to succeed in the kitchen! From appetizers to desserts, each recipe includes the contributor’s name.

This priceless selection of scrumptious offerings is available for only $10.00, and can be purchased at the Main Library and the McAuliffe Branch. Proceeds will be used to fund our Library’s next community project. “Food for Thought” would be a lovely holiday gift for family and friends. The cookbooks are in limited supply, so purchase yours before we run out.

Announcing the 2020 Essay Contest

Start the new year with perfect vision!


It’s all about your vision for the future of Framingham. In 500 words or less, tell us three ideas you would like to see implemented in Framingham. Tell us why these ideas are important to you and why they would be important for our City.


One winning middle and high school essay author will be awarded a $100.00 cash prize. Essays are due on January 31, 5pm.
Please submit essays to

Environmental Awareness Fair with Guest Speaker State Representative Maria Robinson

Sunday November 24, 1-3pm, Main Library
Our first environmental awareness fair will include:

  • State Representative Maria Robinson will share her work and vision for clean energy. Join us to learn about what we can do to help our environment!
  • Environment groups from throughout MetroWest
  • Refreshments made from locally sourced food
  • Crafts kids can make from recyclables
  • Computer games that teach about our environment
  • Books on environmental awareness for kids, teens and adults
  • The Seed Lending Library


More About the Homework Center

Homework Center Turns Eight

The Homework Center Program is excited to kick-off our 8th year on Monday September 9! The Homework Center at the Main Library will continue to provide free homework and school project help Monday-Thursday 2:30-5:30pm. Volunteer tutors are retired professionals, parents and National Honor Society students who are proficient in all academic subjects. Students are encouraged to make appointments in advance. The Homework Center also functions as a drop in center. Stop in any time for help!


Tutors are also available evenings and weekends by appointment only. The Homework Center offers computers, a color printer and a variety of school and craft supplies for projects. There are after school snacks, too—everything your student needs to succeed!

The Homework Center is run with the help of a student advisory board made up of middle and high school representatives. The student advisory board meets on a monthly basis to plan and run academic enrichment programming for the community such as spelling and geography bees, essay contests, fundraising fashion shows, holiday handcrafting workshops, after hours scavenger hunts, Robotics Day, Coding Club and leadership groups.

To make an appointment for tutoring, to apply to be a tutor, or for more information on the student advisory board please contact Judy Gatlin at


Sneak Peak: Academic year 2019-2020

The Homework Center Student Advisory Board plans fun academic programs throughout the school year. Watch for the library newsletter and save the dates for: The Coding Club, Annual Robotics Day, Annual March Madness: Logic Competition, Annual Essay Contest, Fundraising Fashion Show and Spelling Bee.

Questions? For information about serving on the board or to schedule tutoring for this coming fall, contact Homework Center Coordinator, Judy Gatlin,