Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ancestry Library

Exciting news! We have added Ancestry Library to our database collection at Framingham Public Library!

There are lots of family records to browse and share. Download forms to make your very own family tree, review census and voter lists, and search and save records such as marriage certificates, ship passenger lists, and immigrant naturalization documents.

Ancestry Library is available at both the Main Library and the McAuliffe Branch (it is in-library use only.) Stop by today to get started!

FYI: In addition to Ancestry, we also have another genealogy database. This database is called Heritage Quest and is accessible from home (unlike Ancestry.) For more information, see our blog post about it!

Questions? Call Reference at 508-532-5570 x4361 or e-mail us.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


We have an exciting new database for Framingham patrons called Credo!

With Credo you can do so many things.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

2014 National Book Awards

The National Book Foundation presented the winners of the National Book Award for 2014 on November 19. The mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Awards is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America.

Here is the list of Nominees and Winners:

Phil Klay, Redeployment Fiction Klay 

Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman Fiction Alameddine
Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See FictionDoerr
Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven  FictionMandel
Marilynne Robinson, Lila Fiction Robinson
Molly Antopol, The UnAmericans Fiction Antopol
John Darnielle, Wolf in White Van Fiction Darnielle
Elizabeth McCracken, Thunderstruck & Other Stories Fiction McCracken
Richard Powers, Orfeo Fiction Powers
Jane Smiley, Some Luck Fiction Smiley

Evan Osnos, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China  951.06 Osnos 

Roz Chast, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?  306.874
Anand Gopal, No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes 958.1074
John Lahr, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh B Williams
Edward O. Wilson, The Meaning of Human Existence 128 Wilson
John Demos, The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic 973.5
Nigel Hamilton, The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941 - 1942 940.54

Walter Isaacson, The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution 004.092
Ronald C. Rosbottom, When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 944.361
Matthew Stewart, Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic 322.1

Louise Glück, Faithful and Virtuous Night 811Glück

Fanny Howe, Second Childhood 811 Howe
Maureen N. McLane, This Blue 811 McLane
Fred Moten, The Feel Trio 820 
Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American 814 Rankine
Linda Bierds, Roget's Illusion 811 Bierds
Brian Blanchfield, A Several World  
Edward Hirsch, Gabriel: A Poem 811 Hirsch
Spencer Reece, The Road to Emmaus
Mark Strand, Collected Poems 

Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming Y811 Woodson

Eliot Schrefer, Threatened  Y Fiction Schrefer
Steve Sheinkin, The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights  Y940.545Sheinkin
John Corey Whaley, Noggin Y Fiction Whaley
Deborah Wiles, Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two
Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory Y Fiction Anderson
Gail Giles, Girls Like Us Y Fiction Giles
Carl Hiaasen, Skink—No Surrender Y Fiction Hiaasen 
 Kate Milford, Greenglass House J Fiction Milford
Andrew Smith, 100 Sideways Miles