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.
- Ages 3½–5: Wednesdays 1:15–2:00pm.
Hora do conto em Portugues/Portuguese Storytime
Quarta-feiras de dezembro, 6:00-6:45pm, J Program Room, Para 3-6 anos.
Wednesdays in December, 6:00-6:45pm, J Program Room, Ages 3-6.
Join us for stories and songs in Portuguese! Whether you’re looking to keep
your child in touch with their cultural heritage or simply to expose
them to different cultures, Portuguese Storytime is for you!
Book Buddy Reading to Dogs
Saturdays December 7 and 21, 2:00-3:00pm, Sundays 2:00-3:00pm, and Early Release Thursday December 5 from 4:00-5:00pm and Friday December 27 from 2:00-3:00pm.
Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Therapy Dogs Lilah, Poky, Tessie or Katie Bear listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.
Registration required. Sign up for a 15 minute slot.
Please click here for info
about Book Buddy.
Drop-in Baby Lapsit
with special guest on November 23**
Saturdays December 7 and 21, and Fridays December 13, and 27, 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.
**Learn to communicate with baby sign language in our special “Baby Kneads” lapsit on November 23.**
Afternoon Play, Learn and Grow Together
Tuesdays November 12-December 17, 1:00-2:00pm, J Program Room, All Ages. Sign-up required through ECAF, tel. 508-782-6932.
Come join us for songs, stories, and more. At this learning zone, you and your child will explore a new activity and topic each week that gets your child ready for kindergarten and supports you as your child's first teacher. Never too early or too late to become a Brain Builder! Presented by ECAF and Circle of Friends.
FPL Adventure Club
Saturday December 21, 3:00 – 4:00pm, J Program Room, Ages 8-10. Pre-registration required.
Super Hero Workshop 1: Girl and Boy Avengers, come join in the fun as we take part in our annual assembling of cardboard replicas of Captain America’s shield! Bring along a piece of flat cardboard (preferably round), along with a picture of Cap, and come prepared to discuss why the Star-Spangled Avenger is one of the greatest comic book heroes of all time!—or not!
Winter Break Open Craft
Thursday December 26, 2:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 3 and up.
Prevent cabin fever--drop in and make some winter themed crafts.
Accoustic Brazil with Sulinha Boucher
Saturday December 28, 2:00-3:00pm, Costin Room, All Ages.
Experience the beautiful sounds of Brazil with Brazilian guitarist and singer Sulihna Boucher! Sulinha and her musicians will explore Samba, Bossa Nova, Choro, and Baião. You'll learn about the instruments of Brazil and have a chance to play them as part of a Carnaval rhythm section called Samba Batucada!
American Girl Doll New Years Eve Tea Party
Tuesday December 31, 2:00-4:00pm, J Program Room
Join us in welcoming Kirsten, our American Girl Doll, to the library! Bring your doll (doesn’t have to be an American Girl doll), have some treats, make a craft, and meet our newest addition, Kirsten! Our American Girl Doll (donated by Adelaide Schwarz, clothes by Betty Hunt) will be available for kids to borrow and bring home in the new year!
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.
Winter Drop In Craft
Saturday December 14, 10:00am-12:00noon, McAuliffe Library Children's Room, All Ages.
Join us to create your own winter craft and browse our wide selection of winter themed books.
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, email@example.com, with your best times for getting together.
Are you in middle school?
Need homework help?Monday through Thursday 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Come to the
Middle School Homework Center
Framingham Public Library!
- Dedicated computers
- Free tutoring services
- Research resources
- Homework supplies
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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