See below for what can can look forward to at FPL this month.
FPL By the Numbers
First of all, this edition of Look Here First comes with a special insert, called FPL By the Numbers. This infographic shows what we have been up to so far in 2015. We've had over 700,000+ "Points of Service," including:
Over 300,000 items were borrowed from our shelves
400+ Programs were enjoyed by 11,811 people
1,200 new library cards were issued
The Homework Center tutored 960 students, and 1,188 students participated in Literacy Unlimited programs
1,220 Museum Passes were borrowed
83% of total Circulation was print; Digital Borrowing continues to rise with 19,055 Downloads
Brown Bag Learning Series
Join us from 12-1:00pm one Friday a month for an informal lunch time program featuring speakers from local businesses and organizations. A wide range of topics will be discussed that are educational and entertaining. The Brown Bag Learning Series is free to the public. Guests are welcome to bring their lunch; refreshments will be provided. This month, get tips about nutrition and health:
Eat This Not That – Proper Nutrition for a Healthy Life
Friday, August 7, 12:00-1:00pm, Main Library, Costin Room
Presented by MaryEllen Giombetti
Have you been on a million diets? Are you looking to lose weight or maybe just develop healthier eating habits? Learn how the right foods can actually HELP to fuel your body properly and transform it in a positive way. Walk away with a clear idea on how to eat right for your life. Gain helpful tips on food planning, metabolism boosters, portion control, hydration, “superfoods” and their benefits.
About MaryEllen Giombetti: MaryEllen is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness and Nutrition Specialist with over 15 years of experience in the health industry. She is the owner of EMPOWER Fitness in Framingham and a regular instructor for the Keefe Tech at Night’s continuing adult education program. MaryEllen has been training and coaching individuals since 2007. She holds a B.A. from Syracuse University.
Friendly’s “FUNraiser” to Support the Framingham Public Library!
Love ice-cream? Stop by Friendly's on Temple Street every Thursday in July and August and 20% of your check will be donated to FPL!
Just in time for summer, Friendly’s Ice Cream at 27 Temple Street in Framingham will donate 20% of all checks to the Library, as long as you present a voucher dated for the Thursday that you visit. The fundraiser will take place on the following Thursdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20 and 27. Vouchers are good on both dine-in and takeout orders. You will be able to print the correct voucher out each week from our website (see below), or pick one up at either library location. Enjoy summer food and ice cream, and help the Library at the same time. Thanks for supporting your community library!
July 23 | July 30
Aug. 6 | Aug. 13 | Aug. 20 | Aug. 27
Overdrive Media Station
Come play with our new toy! And don't forget about Device Advice, running every Mon. and Wed. from 6-9pm.
We are excited to have the OverDrive Media Station on loan from Minuteman Library Network, at the Main Library near the Circulation desk. The Station is a discovery tool that you can use to browse, sample, and borrow our digital collection of eBooks, audiobooks and video from an interactive touchscreen monitor.
In addition, digital titles are available anytime, by visiting http://digital.minlib.net. Or browse the Library’s website to borrow titles, including music and magazines, using a valid Library card, and enjoy on all major computers and devices. For more ways to borrow for your device, go to www.framinghamlibrary.org/digital.
Questions about our digital collection? Call 508-532-5570 x4361, or stop in for Device Advice at the Main Library on Monday or Wednesday nights between 6-9:00pm or by appointment.
And last but not least, enjoy a special activity for the kids!
Stuffed Animal Overnight and Storytime
Thursday, August 13, 7:00-7:30pm
Costin Room, Main Library, Ages 3+.
Refreshments provided by Take the Cake of Ashland.
Do you have a book-loving, adventurous stuffed animal who would like to sleep over at the library? If so, we invite you to join us for some stories before leaving your adventure-seeking companion behind for an exciting night at the library. Stuffed animals must be picked up Friday morning, August 14 any time after 9am. Pictures of the event will be live tweeted and posted on Facebook Thursday night.
There's lots more happening this month! See more events and activities in our August Newsletter or on our website!
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