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  Main Library Special Events

Weekly Storytimes
Thursdays, 10:15-10:45am, J Program Room, Ages 2-5.
Get in the library habit-drop in every week for some age appropriate stories and some school readiness activities.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit
Fridays July 8 and 22 and Saturdays, July 16 and 30, 10:30-11:00am,
J Program Room, ages 0-3 with caregiver.
Fridays August 5 and 19 and Saturdays, August 13 and 27, 10:30-11:00am,
J Program Room, 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, J Program Room, Ages 0-3.

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
Saturdays July 16 and 23, 3-4:00pm and Tuesdays July 12 and 26, 5:30-6:30pm, Main Library, all ages. Registration required. Call 508-532-5570x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.
Saturday August 20, 2:00-3:00pm and Tuesdays August 2 and 9, 6:00-7:00pm, J Program Room, all ages. Registration required. Call 508-532-5570 x4 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, Montana and Eloise listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Rolie Polie Guacamole
Wednesday July 27, 3:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, Grades K+.

Join us for a concert with a technically savvy and imaginative sound that speaks to children and reminds their parents of “the golden age of 1990s music.” Hear original tunes and classic covers with vibrant harmonies, deft instrumental layers, and lyrics humming with relevance and humor.

Toddler Yoga Class (ages 2-5) (NEW EVENT!)
Thursday July 28, 10:00-10:45am, Costin Room

Join Certified Yoga Instructor Elizabeth Heller as she brings her passion for kids’ yoga to the Library. Elizabeth uses her unique style of teaching to create an exciting learning adventure for toddlers.

Evening Book Bingo
Thursday July 28, 7:00-8:00pm, J Craft Room, Main Library, Grades K+.

Prizes, laughs, and best of all — books! Join us for our ever-popular Book Bingo, and pick up some books to add to your reading hours for the summer program.

Pumpernickel Puppets presents St. George and the Dragon
Wednesday August 3, 3:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, Grades K+.

With a cast of colorful puppet characters, audience participation, live voices and sound effects and a fast paced script that will entertain and stimulate children's imagination and creativity, this will be a fun show! A demonstration period follows every performance giving the audience some insight into what happens behind the scenes.

Toddlerpalooza
Saturday August 6, 10:00am-12:00noon, Costin Room, Ages 0-3 with caregiver.

Join us as we let the toddlers go wild amongst a whole host of sensory experiences and a lot of zany activities.

Ice Cream Social and Movie Matinee
Wednesday August 10, 2:00-4:30pm, Costin Room, All Ages at parents’ discretion.

Join us as we celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Adventure with a serving of ice cream and fudge sauce, and a showing of Kung Fu Panda 3 (Rated PG, martial arts action and some mild rude humor)!  Po and his long-lost panda father travel to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China, Po must do the impossible--train a village full of fun-loving, clumsy pandas to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu warriors!

Book Bingo
Thursday August 18, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Main Library, Grades K+.

Prizes, laughs, and best of all — books! Join us for our ever-popular Book Bingo, and pick up some books to add to your reading hours for the summer program.

Family Movie Night
Monday August 22, 7:00-8:45pm, Costin Room, All Ages at parents’ discretion.
Zootopia (Rated PG, for some thematic elements, rude humor, and action).  

Zootopia is a melting pot where animals from every environment live together. Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals, has to prove herself just as capable. She jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde.




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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.

Star Wars Story Time and Craft
Wednesday July 27, 7:00-8:00pm, McAuliffe Branch Community Room, Ages 4 and up. Registration Required.

Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character and join us for Star Wars stories; then you’ll make your own lightsaber! Legos and refreshments to follow.

American Girl Book Chat
Thursday July 28, 2:00-3:00pm, Mc
Auliffe Branch Craft Room, ages 8 +, Registration required.
You’re invited to share comments on the American Girl stories of your choice and make a craft. Refreshments served.

Duct Tape Craft
Thursday August 11, 2:00-3:00pm, McAuliffe Branch Craft Room, Ages 7+.

Get creative with our colorful selection of duct tape and browse our seasonal display of books.

Family Movie Night
Monday August 15, 6:30-8:30pm, McAuliffe Branch Community Room, All Ages at parents’ discretion.

Kung Fu Panda 3 (Rated PG, martial arts action and some mild rude humor)!  Po and his long-lost panda father travel to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China, Po must do the impossible--train a village full of fun-loving, clumsy pandas to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu warriors!

Museum of Science: Rockets, There and Back Again
Wednesday August 17, 2:00-3:00pm or 3:00-4:00pm, McAuliffe Branch Community Room, Grades K+. Registration Required.

In this workshop, audiences create an air rocket that launches across the room, and engineer a way for a payload to return safely to Earth. This hands-on workshop explores the science behind rockets and space exploration. Use your imagination to plan, build, and test your own design.

American Girl Book Chat
Wednesday August 24, 2:00-3:00pm, Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, ages 8+, Registration required.

You’re invited to share comments on the American Girl stories of your choice and make a craft. Refreshments served.

Book Bingo
Thursday August 25, 2:00-3:00pm, McAuliffe Branch Craft Room, Grades K+.

Prizes, laughs, and best of all — books! Join us for our ever-popular Book Bingo, and pick up some books to add to your reading hours for the summer program.

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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

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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