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  Main Library Special Events

Weekly Storytimes
Thursdays (except June 9) 10:15-10:45am, Ages 2-5.
May 26 - Pop-up Library, 25 Clinton St.
June 2 - Pop-up Library, 25 Clinton St.
June 9 - Cancelled
June 16, 23, and 30 - Main Library

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.
Saturday June 18 and Friday June 24, Main Library, 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 (except June 8), 10:15-10:45am, Ages 0-3.
June 1: Pop-up Library, St. Stephen's School, 25 Clinton Street
June 8: Cancelled
June 15, 22, and 29: Main Library

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

Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs
Saturday June 18, 3-4:00pm and Tuesdays June 14 and 28, 5:30-6:30pm, Main Library

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.

Summer Reading Kickoff: Circus Minimus
Saturday June 18, 3:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, Main Library, Ages 5+

Join us as we kick off our summer reading adventure “On your mark, get set, READ!” with Kevin O’Keefe and his amazing circus in a suitcase, Circus Minimus!

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    Christa McAuliffe Branch Special Events

Weekly Storytimes
Mondays 10:00-10:20am, 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 foun
dations 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+.
Saturday June 4, 3-4:00pm and Sunday June 12, 2-3:00pm: Christa McAuliffe Branch, Craft Room.

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
Saturday June 4, 10:00-11:00am, Christa McAuliffe Branch Community Room, Ages 0-6.

Come join us for the usual stories, activities and, of course, donuts. There’s time for informal guy talk while donuts are consumed. Mothers and siblings welcome.

Movie Matinee: The Good Dinosaur (PG)
Saturday June 4, 2:00-4:00pm, Christa McAuliffe Branch Library Meeting Room, All Ages at Parents’ Discretion.

The Good Dinosaur (Rated PG for peril, action, and thematic elements)
In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

Drop In Craft
Saturday June 25th, 10:00am-12:00noon, Christa McAuliffe Branch Library Craft Room, All ages.

Join us in our new craft space to create a fun, summer-themed craft.

American Girl Book Chat
Wednesday June 29, 2:00-3:00pm, McAuliffe Branch Library Craft Room, Ages 8 +, Registration required.

Join the Framingham Public Library for our first American Girl book chat offered in partnership with American Girl! After chatting about books, we’ll have refreshments and a craft. Stop by the Library ahead of time to choose one of the new books donated by American Girl to bring to the chat.


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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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