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  Main Library Special Events

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.

Stories and Songs
Wednesdays 1:15-2:00pm, J Program Room, Ages 2 -5.
Drop in for age appropriate stories, songs, and musical activities.  

Drop-in Baby Lapsit
Saturdays January 3, 17* and 31, and Fridays January 9 and 23, 10:30-11:00am, J Program Room, Ages 0-2 with caregiver.
Fridays February 6** and 20, and Saturdays February 14 and 28, 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.
*On January 17 guest presenter, Jane DeHaven of ECAF, the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham, also will talk about getting to know your baby through lapsit activities.
**February 6, Jane DeHaven from ECAF will join us for Baby Talk after the Baby Lapsit.

Play, Learn and Grow Together with Special Topics (Sign-up required through ECAF, tel. 508-782-6932)
Tuesdays in January, 1:00-2:00, J Program Room, All Ages.

At these groups, you and your child will strengthen your child’s early literacy skills through music, movement, and stories while having fun! We will also support you as your child's first teacher, and supply resources and referrals on special topics like finance, preliteracy, and preschool science. Siblings always welcome. It’s never too early or too late to become a Brain Builder!

Play, Learn and Grow Together with Hot Topics (Sign-up required through ECAF, tel. 508-782-6932)
Tuesdays in February, 1:00-2:00, No group during school vacation week, J Program Room, all ages.
At these groups, you and your child will strengthen your child’s early literacy skills through music, movement, and stories while having fun! We will also support you as your child's first teacher--this month through "Read & Rise,” a series of mini-family workshops to encourage reading with your child. Child Activity provided! Siblings always welcome. It’s never too early or too late to become a Brain Builder!

Book Buddies Reading to Dogs
Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Therapy Dogs Lilah, Tessie, Willis, or Montana listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.
Sundays January 4 and 18 and Saturdays January 10, 17 and 24, 2:00-3:00pm, and Wednesdays January 14 and 28 from 7:00-8:00pm. J Program Room, All Ages. Registration required. Call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.
Sundays February 1 and 15, and Saturdays February 14, 21 and 28, 2:00-3:00pm, and Wednesdays February 11 and 25 from 7:00-8:00pm. J Program Room, all ages. Registration required. Call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.
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Open Lego Build
Saturday January 24, 2:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 5 and up.

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!  

Book Bingo
Friday January 30, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 5 and up.

Prizes, laughs, and best of all books! Join us at our ever-popular Book Bingo and pick up some books to take home.  

Mighty Makers Mob
Saturday January 31, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 8 and up. Registration required.

Join the Mighty Maker’s Mob for fun, creative projects that encourage innovation and ingenuity! Come for an exciting new project every month!  

Early Release Book Bingo
Thursday February 5, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, ages 5 and up. Registration required.

Prizes, laughs, and best of all books! Join us at our ever-popular Book Bingo and pick up some books to take home.  

Dads & Donuts with 1, 2, 3 Spanish Together
Saturday February 7, 10:00am-11:00am, Costin Room, ages 2-6.

Bond with your dad (and with donuts) while learning a little Spanish in a whole new way through culturally-rich music, movement and stories! Part of Passport to Parenting. Mothers, siblings and other family members welcome! Volunteer readers needed; contact the Children’s Room, 508-532-5570 x4, for details.

Valentine’s Day Open Craft
Saturday February 7, 10:00am-3:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 3 and up.

Drop by and make something heart-felt or, at least, heart-shaped for someone who makes you feel special. Materials and ideas provided; you bring the creative love.  

Vacation Week Open Lego Build
Tuesday February 17, 2:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, ages 5 and up.

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!

Vacation Week Movie Matinee: The Boxtrolls (Rated PG)
Thursday February 19, 2:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, all ages at parents’ discretion.
When Cheeseborough’s villainous Archibald Snatcher comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs, an orphaned human boy raised by the quirky creatures underground, decides to venture above ground where he meets and teams up with a feisty girl named Winnie. Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs' adopted family. 

Vacation Week Mighty Makers Mob
Friday February 20, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, ages 8 and up. Registration required.

Join the Mighty Maker’s Mob for fun, creative projects that encourage innovation and ingenuity! Come for an exciting new project every month!  

Brincadeira e Contos em Português!
Sábado, 28 de Febreiro, 11h, J Program Room, idades 3-6.

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

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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.   

Vacation Week Drop-in Craft
Friday February 20, 1:00-3:00pm or Saturday February 21, 10:00am-12:00noon, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, all ages.
Join us for a fun craft and browse through our many book collections.  

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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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