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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.

Sing-Along Stories
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 December 6 and 20, and Fridays December 12 and 26, 10:30-11:00am, J Program Room, Ages 0-2 with caregiver.
Saturdays January 3, 17* and 31, and Fridays January 9 and 23, 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.

Play, Learn and Grow Together with Special Topics (Sign-up required through ECAF, tel. 508-782-6932)
Tuesdays 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!  

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 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.
Sundays January 4 and 18 and Saturdays January 10 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.
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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!  

Dads & Donuts
Saturday January 3, 10:00am-11:00am, Costin Room, Ages 2-6.
Bond with your dad (and with donuts)! Mothers, siblings and other family members welcome! Volunteer readers needed; contact the Children’s Room, 508-532-5570 x4, for details.  

Movie Matinee- How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG)
Saturday January 3, 2:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, All Ages at parents’ discretion.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Rated PG for adventure action and some mild rude humor). Hiccup and Toothless journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories. When they discover a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.  

Passport to Parenting Workshop Series
Saturday January 10, 1:00-2:00pm, J Program Room, Pre-registration preferred.
Arranged by ECAF, the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham, this new monthly workshop series will take you on an exploration of child behaviors. Activities will be provided for children in the Craft Room while parents are exploring topics.
This Month: Promoting Positive Behaviors. Travel the world of ideas out there on handling challenging behaviors, and discover children's strengths along the way. Learn a new language for understanding the route to promoting positive behavior and what roadblocks may be found along the way. You will be sure to take home souvenirs! Led by Rhonda Stollerman, M.Ed., with 30+ years working with children and families.  

Brincadeira e Contos em Português!
Sábado, 17 de Janeiro, 11h, J Program Room, Idades 3-6.
Venha brincar, cantar, e ouvir contos em Português com Tia Catarina!

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!  

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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 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.  

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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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