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*Framingham Reads Together, April-May 2016*

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  Main Library Special Events

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 and some school readiness activities.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit
Fridays May 13, and 27, Pop-Up Library, and Saturday May 21, McAuliffe Branch Community Room, 10:30-11:00am, 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. Ages 0-3 with caregiver.

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!  

Lita Judge: Flight School
Exhibition runs from March 6 to May 15 - Danforth Art, Children's Gallery
Features original artwork by Lita Judge, the author/ illustrator of the children's book, Flight School.

 

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    McAuliffe Branch Special Events

Weekly Storytimes
Mondays 10:00-10:20am, NEW Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Craft Room, Ages 2-4, Drop-in  

Drop-in Baby Lapsit Storytime
Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am, Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community 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.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit
Fridays May 13, and 27, Pop-Up Library, and Saturday May 21, McAuliffe Branch Community Room, 10:30-11:00am, 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. Ages 0-3 with caregiver. On May 7, be sure to attend the crossover event with Dads and Donuts for a fun time with Playful Tunes!

Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs
Sundays, May 1, 2:00-3:00pm, Saturday May 7, 3:00-4:00pm, Saturday May 14 at 11:00am-11:30am and Tuesdays May 17 and 31 at 5:30-6:30pm, Christa McAuliffe Branch Craft Room, Ages 4+.
Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x4314 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.
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.

Dads and Donuts/ Baby Lapsit Crossover Event with Special Guest: Playful Tunes
Saturday May 7, 10:00-11:00am, McAuliffe Branch Community Room, Ages 0-6.
Come join us for the usual stories, activities and, of course, donuts but also for the musical interactions with Playful Tunes. There’s time for informal guy talk while donuts are consumed. Mothers and siblings welcome.

Film: Fly Away Home (1996) 107 min PG (opening accident scene, mild language)
Saturday May 7, 2:00pm-4:00pm - Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room

A 13-year old girl and her estranged father learn what family is all about when they adopt an orphaned flock of geese and teach them how to fly.  

Natick Labs Presents Food in Outer Space
Wednesday May 11, 7:00pm - Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room
Guest Speakers: Michelle J. Richardson and Dan Nattress, Senior Food Technologists at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center

The challenges of providing astronauts with food that is safe, nutritious, and tasty for the duration of their round-trip missions.

Smithsonian Observatory's Chandra X-ray Center Telescope (Grades 6+)
Thursday May 12, 7:00 pm - Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room
Guest Speaker: Dr. Harvey Tananbaum, Astrophysicist and Chandra Director
Chandra X-ray Center's telescope - its development and major discoveries.

Chinese Fun Time
Saturday May 14, 11:00am-12:00noon, McAuliffe Branch Community Room, Ages 5+.
Join us for our series of monthly explorations of Chinese culture led by Manman, a visiting teacher from China. This month: Chinese Songs and Games.
Come and have fun learning songs and playing games from China!

Dedication Day Crafts Table
Sunday May 15, 1-3:30pm, Christa McAuliffe Branch Library. All ages.

Stop by the craft table during our Christa McAuliffe Branch Library Dedication Day
Celebration to make a space or science themed craft. (See page one for more details.)

Early Release Open Keva Planks Build
Thursday May 19, 2:00-4:00pm, McAuliffe Branch Library Craft Room, All ages

Drop in and make some Keva plank constructions with our newly donated bags of Kevaplanks.

Robots on the Run (Grades 6 - 8)
Thursday May 19, 3:00pm to 5:00pm - Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room
Guest Instructor: Dan Berman, Rhode Island Computer Museum

This fun program invites gadget geeks, science nerds, and budding engineers to build a robot! Bring broken electronics, take them apart, and learn about circuits.
Registration required: MMaiorana@minlib.net

Walkalong Gliders (All ages)
Saturday May 21, 2:00pm to 3:00pm - Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room
Guest Speaker/Instructor: Phil Rossoni, commercial glider pilot and author

Become an accomplished glider aviator in this makeand- fly workshop.

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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, 746 Water Street
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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