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April Children's

Weekly Storytimes: Get in the library habit—drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, some school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.
- Ages 2–3½: Wednesdays 10:15–10:45am - OR - Thursdays 10:15–10:45am.
- Ages 3½–5: Wednesdays 1:15–2:00pm.

Hora do conto em Portugues/Portuguese Storytime - Hora Novo/New Time!
Quinta-feiras de Abril, 1:15-2:00pm, J Program Room, Para 3-6 anos. Thursdays in April, 1:15-2:00pm, J Program Room, Ages 3-6.

Quinta-feiras de Maio, 1:15-2:00pm, J Program Room, Para 3-6 anos. Thursdays in May, 1:15-2:00pm, J Program Room, Ages 3-6.

Join us for stories and songs in Portuguese! Whether you’re looking to keep your child in touch with their cultural heritage or simply to expose them to different cultures, Portuguese Storytime is for you!

Book Buddy Reading to Dogs
Thursdays April 3, 10 & 17; Saturdays April 12 & 26; Sundays April 13 & 27; and Tuesday April 22, from 2:00 to 3:00pm.

Saturdays May 3, 17 and 31, 2:00-3:00pm, Sunday May 11, 2:00-3:00pm, and Thursday May 1, 15, and 22, 2:00-3:00pm.

Book Buddy

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Therapy Dogs Lilah, Poky, Tessie or Katie Bear listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.
Registration required. Sign up for a 15 minute slot.
Please click here for info about Book Buddy.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit
Fridays April 4 and 18, and Saturdays April 12 and 26, 10:30-11:00am, J Program Room, Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

Fridays May 2, 16 and 30, and Saturday May 10, 10:30-11:00am, J Program Room, Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

Come sing and play and with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time! Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success.

Weekly Play Groups at the Library presented by ECAF (Sign-up required through ECAF, tel. 508-782-6932).

Bilingual Babies (Spanish/English) Play, Learn and Grow Together
Mondays, 10:30-11:00, J Program Room, Ages 0-2

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Play, Learn and Grow Together
Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00pm, J Program Room, All Ages.


At these groups, you and your child will strengthen your child’s early literacy skills or get your child ready for kindergarten through music, movement, and stories while having fun! We will also support you as your child's first teacher, and supply resources and referrals. Siblings always welcome. It’s never too early or too late to become a Brain Builder!

Vacation Week/National Library Week EventsNational Library Week

Book Bingo
Thursday April 17, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 6-12.

Prizes, laughs, and best of all books! Join us for our ever-popular Book Bingo and learn about some of the books available in the library.  

Animal Invaders XL from the Museum Animal Invadersof Science
Wednesday April 23, 2:00-3:00pm, Costin Room, Ages 5 and up.

At times animals occupy the same spaces that we do, whether we want them to or not! To be green, we must learn to coexist with the animals that share our planet or even our homes! In this program we discuss the ecological benefits and potential risks associated with living with animals and meet some live examples.

Ed MorganSpecial Storytime with Ed Morgan, The Music Man
Thursday April 24, 10:15-11:00am, Costin Room, Ages 1 and up.

Ed Morgan, better known as “The Music Man,” delights kids and grown-ups alike with his interactive blend of original and traditional children’s songs. Come join the singing and dancing!  

A Fascinating Rhythm with Cornell “Sugarfoot” Coley
Friday April 25, 11:00am–12:00noon, Costin Room, All Ages. Sugarfoot

Join Cornell as he explores rhythmic instruments from the body to musical bows, bells, and larger drums. Audience members are asked to play parts and, before you know it, there’s a jam session going on!  

FPL Adventure Club
Saturday April 26, 3:00 – 4:00pm, J Program Room, Ages 8-10. Pre-registration required.

Creative Writing Workshop I: This month’s meeting of the Adventure Club focuses on creative writing! Members will learn about several different styles of poetry (acrostic, haiku, etc.), as well as work on some fun writing exercises!  

Mighty Makers Mob
Thursday May 1, 3:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, Ages 8 and up.

This month, the Mob will try stop-action filmmaking with the IPads. Next month’s project will be announced on the blog: http://mightymakersmob.wordpress.com

Dads and Donuts
Saturday May 3, 10:00am-11:00am, Costin Room, Ages 2-6.

Join us for songs, storytelling, and snacks! Mothers and siblings welcome. In collaboration with ECAF.

Movie Matinee—Muppet Movie (the original!), Rated G
Saturday May 3, 2:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, All Ages at parents discretion.

Kermit and Fozzie travel to Hollywood to hit it big as stars. They're joined on the way by Miss Piggy and numerous other familiar faces.

Mother’s Day Open Craft
Saturday May 10, 10:00am-3:00pm, All Ages, J Craft Room.

Drop in and make a heartfelt, creative gift for your mom. Materials and ideas supplied; you bring the personal touch.  

Open Lego Build
Thursday May 15, 3:00-5:00pm, Ages 5 and up, J Craft Room.

Drop in and make something creative with our supplied LEGOS. Plus, look through our new LEGO idea books to make something super exciting! Leave your name with the creation and we’ll display it on top of our shelves for a month!

Brincadeira e Contos em Português!
Sábado, 17 de Maio, 11h, J Program Room, Idades 3-6.

Venha brincar, cantar, e ouvir contos em Português com Tia Catarina!

Book Bingo
Thursday May 22, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 6-12.

Prizes, laughs, and best of all books! Join us for our ever-popular Book Bingo and learn about some of the books available in the library.

FPL Adventure Club
Saturday May 31, 3:00 – 4:00pm, J Program Room, Ages 8-10. Pre-registration required.

Comic Strip Workshop: Come join us as we learn how to create our very own comic strips! Together we'll come up with some brand new characters and go over all of the steps it takes to make a comic strip work: panels, drawing, dialogue, etc. From humor to action/adventure, the FPLAC is the place to be!  

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    McAuliffe Branch Special Events

Weekly Storytimes
Mondays 10:00-10:20am, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, Ages 2-4, Drop-in  

Drop-in Baby Lapsit Storytime
Tuesdays 10:00am, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, Ages 0-2 with an adult.

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.  

Drop-In Craft
Saturday April 19, 10:00am-12:00noon, McAuliffe Library Children's Room, All Ages.

Think Spring and browse our wide selection of books….for all ages.

Special Baby Lapsit Storytime with Playful Tunes
Tuesday May 6 10:00am, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, Ages 0-2 with an adult.

Our usual Baby Lapsit with a lot more music and musical instruments thanks to Playful Tunes!

Mother’s Day Drop-In Craft
Saturday May 10, 10:00am-12:00noon, McAuliffe Library Children's Room, All Ages.

Think loving thoughts, make something for your mom, and browse our wide selection of books….for all ages.  

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    Preschool Storyhours

Get in the library habit—drop in every week for some age appropriate stories and the occasional thematic craft time.

Main Library, 49 Lexington Street
508-532-5570 x4336

2 to 3 1/2 Year Old Storytimes
J Program Room

Wednesdays 10:15-10:45am or Thursdays 10:15-10:45am
3 1/2 to 5 Year Old Storytimes
J Program Room

Wednesdays 1:15-2:00pm

McAuliffe Branch, corner of Nicholas and Water Streets
508-532-5636

2 to 4 Year Old Storytime
Mondays 10:00-10:20am
Drop-In Baby Lapsit Storytime
0-2 years old with an adult
Tuesdays 10:00am 
Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time! Parents can network while babies pick up phonemic awareness, one of the foundations for successfully learning to read. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

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Framingham FAB (Family Advisory Board)
The Library is interested in starting a Family Advisory Board to help us plan and schedule programming and services through the Children’s Department that will be entertaining, educational and/or useful to, as well as popular with, library members of all ages. We may discuss a different topic every month such as using social media in programs, getting ready for Kindergarten, brain building in preschoolers and elementary students, what you are looking for in school vacation week programs, programs in other languages, etc. We’d like to make Framingham FAB. Please contact Lucy Loveridge, lloveridge@minlib.net, with your best times for getting together. 

Need homework help?
Come to the Homework Center at the Framingham Public Library!

Monday through Thursday 3:00pm to 5:0
0pm
- Dedicated computers
- Free tutoring servicesIMLS
- Research resources
- Homework supplies

We provide free tutoring and homework help for all Framingham middle and high school students! Our tutors are matched with individual students for ongoing academic support.

Come for help with homework assignments, school reports and projects (individual and group.) We have computers, a color printer and any supplies that you need to achieve academic success (including snacks!)

No appointment needed, Just drop by the Young Adult Center!
Questions? Contact Judy Gatlin at jgatlin@minlib.net
The Homework Center is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

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