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Weekly Storytimes
Thursdays 10:15-10:45am, Ages 2-5.
New Location: POP-UP LIBRARY, St. Stephen’s School, 25 Clinton Street

Get in the library habit—drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, some school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.
 

Drop-in Baby Lapsit
Fridays February 5 and 19, 10:30-11:00am
Location: Pop-up Library, St. Stephen’s School, 25 Clinton St.
Saturdays February 13 and 27, 10:30-11:00am
Location: Boys & Girls Club, 154 Pearl St.
Ages 0-3 with caregiver.

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.

Book Buddy Reading to Dogs
Sundays October 4 and 18, 2:00-3:00pm, and Saturdays October 17 and 31, 2:00-3:00pm, J Program Room, all ages. Registration required. Call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.
Sundays November 1, 22 and 29, and Saturday November 14 2:00-3:00pm, J Program Room, all ages. Registration required. Call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

CANCELLED UNTIL WE RE-OPEN

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs Lilah and Montana listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Stories for Scooters
Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45am, Ages 0-3.
NEW LOCATION: POP-UP LIBRARY, St. Stephen’s School, 25 Clinton Street

Twenty fun-filled minutes of tiny tales and tunes in interactive fashion for little library-goers and their adults, with playtime afterward!  

Chinese Fun Time: Chinese Spring Festival and Chopsticks!
Saturday February 13, 11:00am- 12:00noon, ages 5+.
Location: Boys & Girls Club, 154 Pearl Street.

Join us for our series of monthly explorations of Chinese culture led by Manman, a visiting teacher from China. This month: Chinese Spring Festival and Chopsticks! Come and learn what people do during the most important festival—Spring Festival in China! You can enjoy some authentic Chinese activities like making a red pocket, Chinese lucky words and paper cutting. We’ll also discuss the importance of chopsticks to the Chinese, learn to hold them, and have a little contest to see who’s the best at it. 

Vacation Week Open Lego Build
Tuesday Febuary 16, 2-4:00pm, all ages.

Location: Pop-up Library, St. Stephen’s School, 25 Clinton Street.
Drop in and have some fun with our small, colorful, creative bin of Legos. 

Vacation Week Movie Matinee: Shaun the Sheep Movie (Rated PG for rude humor) 
Thursday February 18, 2-3:30pm, all ages at parents’ discretion.
Location: Pop-up Library, St. Stephen’s School, 25 Clinton Street.

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up leads them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. 

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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 10:00-10:30am, 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.   

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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 5 Year Old Storytime
J Program Room

Wednesdays 1:15-1:45pm, or Thursdays 10:15-10:45am

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. 

The Homework Center reopens September 14, 2015!
The Homework Center offers free tutoring and homework help program for all Framingham students K-12, and will open for the 2015-2016 academic year on Monday, September 14th.

We are excited to continue (for our 5th year) to offer free academic support to all students in Framingham. We have 26 tutors (+ an additional 4 new tutors) who are proficient in all subjects taught in the Framingham schools (including the newly offered mandarin classes at FHS)!

The Homework Center is open Monday through Thursday afternoons from 2:30-5:30 with additional evening and weekend tutoring available by appointment. To schedule an appointment or for more information contact Judy Gatlin, jgatlin@minlib.net

Meet Fred, the Library’s new mascot who resides in the Main Library Children’s Room! Click here to see photos of Fred. Meet our official library mascot Fred! Stop by the Children's Room at the Main Library to say hello!

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