Meet the artists who painted during Noche de Fiesta. Bids welcome until October 15 for an auction to benefit the Framingham Public Library Foundation and the artists. Bid online at http://bit.ly/FPL-Fiesta. Refreshments will be served.
Tho’ awful wails of ghosts give fright,
And fearful beasts infest the night,
Don’t be afraid of the storyteller’s power.
Come to the library at the appointed hour
Bring your own S’mores Stick.
October’s guest storyteller is Roxie Zwicker from New England Curiosities!
TBR is “to be read” and with a little help from our favorite authors, we can refine or (goodness!) add to our piles.
Wonder what they’ve read and loved lately? Join Sarah Penner, author of the New York Times best seller The Lost Apothecary, to find out!
Register for the Zoom link at http://bit.ly/TBR-Sarah-Penner.
Join us for an historical look beyond the outward beauty of our New England towns into a chilling past. Hear stories that shocked residents at the time and still capture our imagination today. Co-authors Kevin A. Swope and James L. Parr present stories from their book, Murder and Mayhem in Metrowest Boston.
Got something that needs fixing or mending?
Bring it to the Repair Café!
Our volunteers can help fix many things for FREE including: clothing, lamps, small appliances, computers/other electronics, bikes, batteries, toys, jewelry, and sewing machines. We will also have a station for sharpening knives, scissors and garden tools.
If you know what parts are needed, please get them ahead of time. Let us know if you have any questions :)
Join us for this “Stop the Hate” event where we all come together as a community for food, games, music, and, of course, a movie! Seating provided or BYO comfy chair or blanket.
Guest speaker: Dr. Maria Bollettino, Associate Professor of History, FSU
This talk examines Africans’ experiences of the trans-Atlantic and intra-American slave trades, from their initial capture in Africa to their final sale in the Americas, and how the routes of the trade helped to shape the African diaspora in the Atlantic world.
This talk is a companion to last fall’s lecture on the scope and scale of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, but you don’t need to have attended the first to attend this one.
Come celebrate this wonderful community program and learn about the past 10 years, then look forward to the future to find out what’s in store!
Register for the Zoom link at http://bit.ly/FPL-Events.
If there’s one thing Rebecca loves more than designing cards, it’s teaching and sharing the card making experience with others. Join her in creating a unique harvest-themed card designed for all crafting levels.
Supplies are limited. RSVP at http://bit.ly/FPL-Card-Making.
Come cook with us! We’ll bake our own apple crisps in our library convection ovens, and then shake our way to some fresh vanilla ice cream to put on top. All you need to bring is your elbow grease for shaking!
Supplies and space are limited! Registration required at http://bit.ly/FPL-Apple-Crisp.
Art is ubiquitous in antiquity. It is one of the markers of our emergent humanity. This talk addresses the question, Why make art? A common enough question to which there are a series of common enough responses: to express our inner selves, to brighten up an otherwise dreary existence, or perhaps to represent an idea inexpressible in language. Art undoubtedly does all these things.
But what can ancient art, specifically, tell us? We look at two cases to think through other possible responses, fresco art from Bronze Age Knossos (1500 BCE) and anthropomorphic ceramics from Formative period Northwest Argentina (first millennium CE). What is revealed through the comparison is that artworks, far from simple expressions of belief or identity, were active participants in their respective communities. Though, importantly, who and what those communities consisted of—the targets for the art—were quite different.
The Framingham History Center’s popular Haunted Trolley Tour returns! This Halloween weekend, hop on an old fashioned trolley for a 45 minute ride through Framingham’s spooky past. Accompanied by our talented storytellers and actors, you’ll be transported to 18 mysterious and historic sites that feature witches, pirates, highwaymen – oh my! After the tour, stick around for cider, doughnuts, and some Halloween fun at the Edgell Memorial Library.
This highly anticipated event has limited admission and has sold out in the past! So don’t you dare wait to reserve your ticket(s). Recommended for ages 8 and older.
The first wave of trolleys departs at 5PM and a second wave of trolleys departs at 6PM. Each wave will include 4 trolleys leaving every 15 minutes.
Please note that one trolley will be ADA accessible.
Join us in person at the Main Library or watch on YouTube Live at youtube.com/FraminghamPublicLibrary.
This event is sponsored in part by Metro Credit Union, St. Mary’s Credit Union, Roche Brothers, Friends of the Framingham Library, and Framingham Cultural Council.