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No Tech/Low Tech Game Night
Friday January 30, 6-8:30pm, Costin Room

Come in out of the cold, have a cup of hot chocolate and play some board games with us! We’ll have a Wii setup for a touch of technology. Organized by members of the Framingham Library Youth Advisors (FLYAZ) as a family event for all ages!

Contract Bridge Workshop
Saturday January 31, 2-4:00pm, Main Library, Costin Room

Use your wisdom to explore one of the most widely-played card games in the world! Kevin Wang, Marian High School student, will teach you basic knowledge of bridge. Newcomers of all ages are welcome.

Don’t Judge Me by My Cover: Be My BFF Valentine’s Day Contest!
February 2-14, Young Adult section of Framingham Main and McAuliffe Branch Libraries

Find your next BFF (Book Friend Forever)! This Valentine’s Day, take a chance on a book! Although titles will be covered, each book will have a brief description. Pick up your book from February 2-14, along with an entry form for telling us what you thought: BFF or BFFN? Prizes will be awarded for the most creative entries!

Creating Textile with Adinkra Symbols with Imani McFarlane of House of Tafari Collection, Boston
Thursday February 5, 3-4:30pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Celebrate Black History Month by creating a textile with Adinkra symbols from the Ashanti people of Ghana. Learn the historical meaning of the symbols and how to transfer them to textile. Create your own textile strip and add a beautiful unique accent to your jeans, jacket, or pillow. Registration required. Limit 15. Call 508-532-5570 Ext. 4335 or e-mail

Shrinky Dink Craft
Tuesday February 17, 1-4:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Make jewelry, keychains, magnets, and more using Shrinky Dinks! Materials provided. No registration required.


Essay Contest
The Homework Center is sponsoring a Middle School Essay Contest entitled “What I Love About Framingham.” Students have 500 words (double spaced, size 12 font) to tell what makes Framingham a great place to live/grow up. Essays are due by 5:00pm on Monday, February 23 at The Homework Center, Main Library.
Judges will select one winner from each of the four Framingham middle schools. Winning essays will be announced and read by their authors at the Deluxe Depot Diner on Thursday, February 26, 6-8:00pm, and prizes awarded. The Diner will donate a percentage of the proceeds that night to the Framingham Library Foundation. Questions? Contact  

Borrow Movies, Magazines, and Music from the Library!
Visit our new Digital page for details.

Browse our virtual library and databases for all your paper-writing needs.

New Teen Materials!
See what is new on Wowbrary.

The Homework Center is open!
Free tutoring, homework and school project help available to all Framingham elementary, middle and high school students every Monday through Thursday afternoon from 2:30-5:30. Helpful tutors, computers, color printers, resources, school and craft supplies. Stop in and check us out!

The Student Advisory Board represents the middle and high schools in Framingham. Together we plan and facilitate events for the school year. Our next board meeting is Monday, October 6th. Everyone is welcome! We need student representatives from Walsh, Cameron, Fuller and St.Bridget’s Middle Schools. Share your ideas and inspire us! For more information email Judy Gatlin at

Seeking FLYAZ (Framingham Public Library Youth Advisors) volunteers for the 2014 school year:
This is an excellent opportunity to earn community service points, round out your college application, and shape the direction of the Young Adult department of your library! There will be two options:

FLYAZ Teen Tech Team. Are you a passionate gamer? Love technology? Lend your expertise to the library by joining the Teen Tech Team! As a member of the team, you’ll plan gaming events for teens and younger children and advise the Youth Services Librarian on all matters of technology for the teen area in the library. Grades 8-12.

FLYAZ Event Planning Committee. We are looking for creative and enthusiastic teens who work well on a team and enjoy planning events to help the Youth Services Librarian plan exciting events throughout the year. Last year we ran a Halloween Spookfest, a manga event, Minecraft tournament, two teens only open mic nights, a Hunger Games event and Divergent event, and a book ordering group at Framingham High School. You bring the ideas, and the library will provide the resources to make it happen! There will be two separate committees: one for middle school students in grades 7-8, and the other for grades 9-12.

To apply for any of these committees, please contact Marcy Maiorana, Youth Services Librarian, at 508-532-5570, ext. 4335 or email her at

Check out Novel Commentary, our new YA Book Review Blog!
Developed by a high school intern over the summer, it features reviews of books for teens. If you love reading, feel free to comment on current reviews or make a contribution of your own. Link to it at

Shonen Jump online manga magazine is now available at the library!
Thanks to Adam Finke, Grade 8 student at the Christa McAuliffe Charter School, for the following description of Shonen Jump:
Shonen Jump was a weekly manga magazine, but now it’s online only. It has new chapters from all the new manga like One Piece, Yu-Gi-Oh, Bleach, and Naruto. It is very popular here because it is the main source for new manga. Many people in many age groups enjoy it. It is great for manga fans, especially for ones who want more suspense. It’s awesome and definitely worth it.”
Ask Marcy Maiorana at the main library or Kim Jung at the McAuliffe branch for in-library access to Shonen Jump online.

Video games are here!
We have recently added several games for the Wii and xBox 360 to the Young Adult collection! Games may be borrowed for free for one week. We would like to expand our gaming collection, so please consider donating games you don’t play any more to the library.

Visit our new Young Adult Space on Facebook
For tweens and teens in grades 6-12. Here you'll find information about YA events at the library, homework help for middle school students, book recommendations, and more. 

Forgotten Our Stuff?
We have manga, anime, fiction, paperbacks, an online list of new books, databases, Internet access, wireless, audiobooks, videos, and all kinds of nonfiction and reference materials. If you're looking for something fun to do or read, or if you just need to study, we're the place - we've got it all!

Looking for a Good Book?
Check out our Teen Reading page with lists of great books created by librarians and links to author websites.

Do you love Fantasy Books?
Check out the wiki More than Magic Mirrors. Add your own review to books! Each title page has a comments box you can use.



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