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Framingham Public Libraries to Reopen April 5th, 2021

March 27, 2021 (1:53 am EST)
Filed under: Around Town by News Staff
[photo] Framingham Main Library
Framingham Main Library, Pearl St. entrance.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Public Library has announced it's buildings will reopen to the public April 5, 2021 for "limited browsing and computer use".

Curbside pickups and returns will continue and the majority of public activities and events usually held at the library will continue to be held online (mostly via ZOOM).

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

February 1, 2015 (12:30 pm EST)
Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff

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

April 9, 2014 (9:24 pm EST)
Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff

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

October 24, 2013 (1:44 am EST)
Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff

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

November 17, 2012 (2:54 pm EST)
Filed under: Around Town by News Staff

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]

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