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Middle & High School Essay Contest: "What I Love about Framingham"

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 12:30 pm on February 1, 2015
2015 Framingham Essay Contest

Entries due by Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 5:00pm.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Calling all middle and high school students! Tell us what you love about our town by writing a 500 word essay.

Include three or more features of Framingham that you love. Possible topics; your school, Framingham Public Library, Framingham sports, our history, multicultural community, or something you love about the town.

All essays will be awarded a thank you gift. One winning essay from each middle & high school will be chosen and read by the author at the Deluxe Depot Diner, Thursday February 26th, 2015 at 6:00pm.

20% of proceeds to be donated to the Framingham Public Library Foundation.

Essays due by Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 5:00pm. Please pass in to the Homework Center at the Framingham Public Library. For more information, contact Judy Gatlin at


World YoYo Champion to Perform at Library April 27th

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 9:24 pm on April 9, 2014
John Higby, World Yo-Yo Champion

John Higby, World Yo-Yo Champion

Framingham, MA - World YoYo Champion John Higby will presenting his YoYo Show at the Framingham Public Library on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 starting at 1:30pm.

When John was 10 years old, his Grandfather gave him a yo-yo he found in the attic, showed John a few tricks -- and the rest was history!

John now holds 4 Guinness World Records and is a World YoYo Champion!  He regularly per performs at "Busker Festivals" in the U.S.A., Canada, Japan and other countries, has been seen on the David Letterman show, performed many times for U.S. troops stationed in Europe and the Mid-East -- he even ran a National Yo-Yo contest in Malaysia.  John now performs with his wife Rebecca who at metin 2000 at a Yo-Yo event in his home town,  Denver, Colorado.

Skilled precision, deft timing, swingin’ music and humor make the YoYo Guy a favorite for people of all ages as he performs old favorite yo-yo tricks and amazing new ones.

Show will be held in the Costin Room of the Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington Street,  Framingham, MA. There is no charge for admission. Refreshments will be served.

For more info about John, Rebecca and the YoYo Show, visit:


Silent Movies Pianist Won't Be Quiet at Library

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 1:44 am on October 24, 2013
Charlie Chaplin, ''The Kid'' (1921)

Silent era film classic, ''The Kid'' (1921), will be featured at Framingham Library's Friday Night Films, November 8th, 2013.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - In the USA in 1920's, on any given Friday night there's a good chance you would have gone out to see a silent movie.

But, the theater would be anything but silent. A pianist played "mood music" along with the films.

On Friday, November 8th, 2013, slip into the past at the Framingham Main Library.

The library's Friday Night Film will be a Silent Movie Show featuring Richard Hughes, Silent Movies Pianist who will set the mood as black & white films flicker on the screen.

Richard Hughes, Silent Movies Pianist

Richard Hughes, Silent Movies Pianist

Hughes, who began classical piano training at age 7, spent over a decade researching and scoring "mood music" pieces to recreate the original period sound of the 1920's "silent movie" houses.

He writes on his website, "Every time I screen another old silent film and prepare a musical score for it, I feel like a geologist who has just discovered a rare find hidden deep in ancient layers of rock. Many of these films are gems and my mission is to reacquaint, introduce, educate, and entertain audiences of all ages to the silent ...[read more]

Library Foundation's Fermentable Fundraiser

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 2:54 pm on November 17, 2012
Jack's Abby Brewing (2012) Jack, Eric and Sam Hendler

Brothers Jack, Eric and Sam Hendler of Jack's Abby Brewing to host Framingham (Library) Fermentable Fundraiser December 1st, 2012.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Award-winning Framingham craft brewery Jack's Abby Brewing is teaming up with the Framingham Public Library Foundation for a fermentable fundraiser.

On Saturday, December 1st, 2012 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, the brewery, located at 81 Morton Street, will host a guided tasting of its beers and a private tour of the facility.

The event is to help the Foundation raise money to offset the cost of building a new McAuliffe Branch Library and create an endowment fund for other library projects.

The evening will feature talks about beer styles and the brewing process by head brewer and co-owner Jack Hendler along with local newspaper writer Norman Miller who is ...[read more]

Meet Author Dennis Lehane at Framingham Public Library

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 9:37 pm on August 31, 2012
Dennis Lehane, Author, Screenwriter

Dennis Lehane - Author, Screenwriter, (Photo by Diana Lucas Leavengood)

FRAMINGHAM, MA- You've read the books and seen the movies -- "Mystic River", "Gone, Baby, Gone", "Shutter Island", and "The Given Day" -- one of his most recent books which has been hailed as a classic Great American Novel.

Now you can meet famed author and Boston-area native Dennis Lehane, in Framingham.

On Saturday, October 6th, 2012, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., the Framingham Public Library Foundation presents "An Evening With Dennis Lehane".

A coffee and dessert reception will be followed by a talk and a book signing by Mr. Lehane, a passionate supporter of public libraries.

The New England Mobile Book Fair will be on site selling Mr. Lehane's books, and all attendees will be entered in a drawing for a signed copy of his novel Moonlight Mile.

Admission to this fund raising event for the Framingham Public Library Foundation is $30 per ticket.

Tickets go on sale beginning September 4th, 2012 at ...[read more]

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