Library and Community News

FSU Arts & Ideas: Good Trouble

The 2021–2022 Framingham State University Arts & Ideas series is now available on the FSU Arts & Ideas website.


FSU has an extremely diverse program of events centered on the theme of Good Trouble as described by congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. The goal is to create dialogue across campus and to learn together how to speak up and speak out, do the right thing, and cause necessary trouble.


For any questions regarding these amazing, exciting, and illuminating events, contact or

Explore the Art of the Common

Artists at work, guided tours, children's activities and more!

Saturday, October 2 @ 1 - 4PM (rain date 10/3)

Framingham Centre Common


The Framingham History Center (FHC) is very excited to present this FREE community event featuring art-in-the-making on the Framingham Centre Common and its environs. The inspiration for this event comes from the watercolor "View of the Centre Common of Framingham," painted by Captain Daniel Bell in 1808. View this painting as part of the FHC's "Framingham's Top 10" exhibit, and then tour the Common to see how today’s artists interpret the same space 213 years later.


Ten local artists will set up their easels on and around the Common to paint as Captain Bell did - en plein air. Watch the artists at work and take in the history of this iconic New England setting either on a self-guided or docent-led tour. The docent tours will begin every half hour from 2:00– 3:30 p.m. Also enjoy fun for the whole family with a special scavenger hunt that includes making art!

Artists’ paintings will be available for purchase at an online auction to benefit the Framingham History Center. This limited time auction will run from October 5-9. More details to follow at


Hosted by Framingham History Center together with the Danforth and Framingham Centre Common Cultural District

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Framingham-Natick Toastmasters Spring Open House

Framingham-Natick Toastmasters invites you to our Spring Open House!

Wednesday, March 10
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The online meeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. The Zoom will be open at 6:45 p.m. so you can check your audio and other computer settings while you chat with Club members who are early birds like yourself!

If you want to improve your skills in these sample areas: 

  • Online Networking (for both business and other)
  • Leadership
  • Communications
  • Speaking in Public
  • Presentation Skills
  • Interview Skills
  • Personal Growth
  • Career Development
  • Speaking Confidently
  • First Impressions

Register HERE for this free meeting, or copy and paste this link into your browser:

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Technology Services by Appointment at FPL Main

Hours (Main Library only, 49 Lexington Street; stay tuned for news about appointments at the McAuliffe Branch Library)

  • Monday & Tuesday: 9am-12pm
  • Wednesday: 1-4pm
  • Thursday: 1-7pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 9am-12pm

How to Book an Appointment

Appointments are for one 45 minute session, once a day. To book your session, click here or call us at 508-532-5570, press 2.

Due to the brevity of the sessions, we ask that you consider utilizing computer access at this time for priority needs, such as: job search, filing for unemployment benefits, maintaining email contact with friends and family, business needs, etc.

Other Services

  • Free printing in black and white or color from a website, email, or document. You may also print from a flash drive.
  • Free scanning. Scan to email, a USB drive, a printer, or Google Drive.
  • Free copying in black and white or color.

What to Do When You Arrive

Please come to the Pearl Street side of the library, and park in the designated spots on the right, just past the Pearl Street entrance. (This is the old Boys and Girls Club building.) There will be signs directing you there. You will be admitted through the Pearl Street entrance two minutes before your appointment time. Please observe the safety precautions in the upcoming section.

Safety Measures and Precautions

Safety for our patrons, staff and the community is our first priority. Library staff observe all safety precautions and computers are cleaned after each use. Staff will be able to help you from a safe distance using remote control software from the Reference Station. Please observe the following safety precautions:

  • If you are feeling ill, including a fever or cough, do not keep your appointment.
  • Masks are required at all times. If you do not have one, we will provide one for you.   
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet must be maintained at all times.
  • Please make use of our hand sanitizing stations.

Thank you for your understanding and patience!