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.
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 November 8 and 22, and Fridays November 14 and 28,10:30-11:00am, J Program Room, Ages 0-2 with caregiver.
Saturdays December 6 and 20, and Fridays December 12 and 26, 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.
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 November 9 and 23, 2:00-3:00pm, and Wednesday November 12 from 7:00-8:00pm. Registration required. Call or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.
Sundays December 7 and 21 and Saturdays December 13 and 27, 2:00-3:00pm, and Wednesdays December 3 and 17 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.
Thanksgiving Open Craft
Saturday November 22, 10:00am-3:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 3 and up.
Drop in and make some abundant decorations for your family’s harvest festival!
Open Lego Build
Friday November 28, 10:00-12:00noon, 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!
Black Friday Flick- Muppets: Most Wanted (Rated PG
some mild action)
Friday November 28, 2:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, All ages at parents’ discretion.
Muppets gang goes on a global tour. But mayhem follows the
Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine-the World's Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog-and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two.
Dads & Donuts with Special Guest, Ellen Hoffman!
Saturday December 6, 10:00am-11:00am, Costin Room, Ages 2-6.
Bond with your dad (and with donuts) while Making Music with Ellen Hoffman and her bag of instruments! Mothers, siblings and other family members welcome! Volunteer readers needed; contact the Children’s Room, 508-532-5570 x4, for details.
Earth to Echo (Rated PG for some action and peril, and mild language).
Saturday December 6, 2:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, All Ages at parents’ discretion.
Three inseparable friends are being forced apart by family moves. But just two days before the big goodbye, the boys receive a strange series of signals on their phones and discover a small alien has become stranded on Earth.
Brincadeira e Contos em Português!
Sábado, 13 de Dezembro, 11h, J Program Room, Idades 3-6.
Venha brincar, cantar, e ouvir contos em Português com Tia Catarina!
Open Lego Build
Saturday December 13, 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 Mighty Makers Mob
Saturday December 27, 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!
Vacation Week Book Bingo
Monday December 29, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 5 and up. Registration required.
Prizes, laughs, and best of all books! Start vacation week off at our ever-popular Book Bingo and pick up some books to take home.
Vacation Week Family Event—Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
Tuesday December 30, 7:00-8:45pm, Costin Room, All ages at parents’ discretion.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Rated G). Come Be Our Guest as we celebrate Disney with a Sing-Along showing of the
Beauty and the Beast movie. Come dressed as your favorite Disney character, enjoy light refreshments and follow along as both Beauty and the Beast lead you in the movie’s musical numbers!
McAuliffe Branch Special Events
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.
Special Drop-in Baby Lapsit Storytime with Playful Tunes!
Tuesday December 2, 10:00-10:30am, McAuliffe Branch Children's Room, Ages 0-2 with an adult.
Playful Tunes brings stories to life with fun and innovative musical activities. Babies can then explore the instrument petting zoo!
Vacation Week Drop-in Craft
Friday January 2, 1:00-3:00pm or Saturday January 3, 10:00am-12:00noon, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, All Ages.
Start the new year off right by joining us to create a winter themed craft and browse through our wide selection of books for all ages.
Get in the library habit—drop in every week for some age appropriate stories and the occasional thematic craft time.
Library, 49 Lexington Street
||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
corner of Nicholas and Water Streets
||2 to 4 Year Old Storytime
Drop-In Baby Lapsit Storytime|
0-2 years old with an adult
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, with your best times for getting together.
Need homework help?Monday through Thursday 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Come to the
Framingham Public Library!
- Dedicated computers
- Free tutoring services
- 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
The Homework Center is funded by a grant from the
Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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