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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.

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! 

Bubbleology with Keith Michael Johnson
Wednesday July 6, 3:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, Grades K+.
Join us as Keith Michael Johnson entertains with science-minded soap bubble antics, secret formulas, and a passionate belief that the more we know about how bubbles work — the more interesting our lives will be.

Tumblebus
Saturday July 9, 10:00-10:30am, 10:30-11:00am or 11:00-11:30am, Main Library Parking Lot, Ages 2-6, Registration requested.

Experience a new level of fun and education with the Tumblebus gym on wheels! Cheerfully decorated, the Tumblebus provides a unique and fun way for children to receive the physical fitness that is so important to their development.

Jungle Encounters with Small Cats: Wildcats 101
Wednesday July 13, 3:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, Ages 6+

Learn about wild cats with a focus on small wild cats — how they survive in the wild, what they eat, what eats them, and the conservation efforts helping to ensure their survival. Meet a few amazing animal ambassadors and learn how you can help their wild cousins, too.

Friday Flick- Sky High
Friday July 15, 2:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, All Ages at parents’ discretion.
Sky High (Rated PG for action violence and some mild language).
 
When you're the son of the world's most legendary superheroes, there's only one school for you — Sky High, an elite high school that molds today's power-gifted students into tomorrow's superheroes. But what if you have no superpowers?!

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.

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.

Lego Contest
Monday July 18, 7:00pm-8:30pm, J Craft Room, Main Library, Grades K+, Registration required.

Come test your Lego skills against other builders.  Everyone gets a weighed bag of Legos to use, supplied by the library, the same theme to build around, and the same amount of time to create the best construction of the night! Prizes!

The “Real Deal” Joel Davis
Wednesday July 20, 3:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, Grades K+.

Meet New England Hall of Fame wrestler Joel “Real Deal” Davis as he talks about “Staying Fit and Living Your Dream.”

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.

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.


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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.

Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs
Tuesday June 28, 5:30-6:30pm: 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, Montana, and Eloise listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

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.

Three Apples School and Noah’s Art
Thursday July 7, 2:00-3:30pm, McAuliffe Branch Craft Room, Ages 3 and up, Registration required.

Join the Three Apples School and Noah’s Art in creating a variety of space related crafts to make and take home.

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, McAuliffe 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.

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.





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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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