Wednesday, February 25, 2015

World Book Online

Love World Book Encyclopedias?

Did you know that you can access even more features with the online version?

Click here, or on the World Book link on our Database page, to use the library's subscription from home!

You will find sections for Kids, Timelines, eBooks, the Info Finder, and a portal entirely in Spanish.


Kids have their very own portal on World Book, which they can access on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. 

They can explore maps, play games, read about important people, lookup science projects, compare animals, and browse pictures and videos.


Older students might be interested in World Book's Timeline feature.

When preparing for a history test, print out a timeline to help keep facts straight so that you will be able to ace your exam.

Scroll in for a compact view, or scroll out to see hundreds of years all at once. You can also change the setting to see the timelines in a list view.

And, the timelines are customizable because you can even add your own events.


World Book online has a great number of eBooks available. 

No downloading required- just click for full-text and beautiful color photographs. Grade-level suggestions are included.

Info Finder

For more homework help, try World Book's Info Finder.

You will find lots of information including Biographies, links to online World newspapers, Science Projects, and more. Citations are automatically included for all sources.

You can save your work for later, print it out, or e-mail it to yourself.

World Book in Spanish

The online version of World Book also has a Spanish portal. Read about animals, art, science, history, people, and more. There are also links to magazine articles. Everything in this portal is Spanish-language.

If you have questions about World Book, ask us at the Reference Desk, call us at 508-532-5570 ext. 4361, or e-mail us. And if you'd like to use the print version, stop by the Children's Room to use the new 2015 edition (library-use-only.)


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Citizenship Day in Framingham

Help spread the word!

Project Citizenship, U.S. Congresswoman Katherine Clark, and the Mass. Office for Refugees & Immigrants is presenting a free citizenship workshop on Saturday, March 14 from 10am-2pm at Framingham Town Hall.

Get help with your citizenship application from trained volunteers and lawyers!

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Be a legal permanent resident for 5 years or 3 years if married to a U.S. citizen
  • Read, write, and speak basic English

What to bring to the workshop:
  • Green Card
  • All Passports
  • Social security number
  • List of employment for the past 5 years
  • List of your addresses for the past 5 years
  • $680.00 money order payable to Department of Homeland Security or proof of receiving means-tested benefits or of low-income

To register or for more info:

Call 617-694-5949 or visit

English flyer:
Portuguese flyer:
Spanish flyer:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Books Coming Soon

These books may not be coming out until Spring, but did you know you can put a hold on them already??

To reserve a book in the Minuteman Library Network catalog, just click on the title!

And don't forget to bookmark our Reader Services webpage so you can view updates to the list.

New Books

May 2015
Atkins, Ace. Robert B. Parker's Kickback
Atkinson, Kate. God in ruins
Brown, Dale. Iron wolf
Brown, Rita Mae. Tail Gait : A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
Child, Lincoln. Forgotten room
Crais, Robert. Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel
Cussler, Clive. Piranha
Deaver, Jeffery. Solitude Creek
DeMille, Nelson. Quiet End
De Rosnay, Tatiana. A Paris Affair
Kellerman, Jonathan. Murderer's daughter: a novel
Levitt, Steven D. and Dubner, Stephen J. Hurray for High Gas Prices
McCullough, David. Wright brothers
Patterson, James. 14th Deadly Sin
Sandford, John. Gathering Prey
Smiley, Jane. Early warning
Thayer, Nancy. Guest cottage
April 2015
Baldacci, David. Memory Man
Berg, Elizabeth. Dream lover: a novel
Iles, Greg. Bone Tree
Johansen, Iris. Your Next Breath
Leon, Donna. Falling in love
Macomber, Debbie. Last One Home
Morrison, Toni. God help the child
Nesbo, Jo. Blood on snow
Quick, Amanda. Garden of lies
Scottoline, Lisa. Every fifteen minutes
Woods, Stuart. Hot pursuit
March 2015
Berry, Steve. The Patriot Threat
Box, C. J. Endangered
Coben, Harlan. Stranger
Cook, Robin. Host
Cussler, Clive. Assassin
Evanovich, Janet. Wicked charms 
Fielding, Joy. Someone Is watching
Jance, Judith A. Cold betrayal
Larson, Erik. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Lehane, Dennis. World gone by
Patterson, James. NYPD Red 3
Steel, Danielle. Prodigal son
Winspear, Jacqueline. Dangerous Place : a Maisie Dobbs novel
February 2015
Adler-Olsen, Jussi. Alphabet house : a novel
Berenson, Alex. Twelve Days
Connolly, John & Jennifer Ridyard. Empire: Book 2, The Chronicles of the Invaders. 
Freveletti, Jamie. Robert Ludlum's™ The Geneva Strategy 
Gardner, Lisa. Crash & Burn
Hornby, Nick. Funny girl
Kellerman, Jonathan. Motive: An Alex Delaware Novel
Lippman, Laura. Hush: A Tess Monaghan Novel
Robb, J.D. Obsession in Death 
Tyler, Anne. A Spool of Blue Thread

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Library Apps and Mobile Sites

Lots of Apps and Mobile-Friendly sites to use from FPL! Read books, learn a language, listen to music, and more!

Mobile Catalog Site
-Search the catalog
-Log in to your account
-Renew items
-Place holds
-Find library contact information

Overdrive App: Ebooks
Search for “Overdrive” in your App or Play Store
Have your library card number ready.

Available on: iOS, Android, Chromebook, Mac OS, Windows, and Windows Phone

Hoopla App: Movies, Music, Audiobooks, and TV
Search for “Hoopla” in your App or Play Store
Have your library card number ready.

Available on: most iOS and Android devices

Zinio App: Magazines
First set up your Zinio account online with your library card number, then search for “Zinio” in your App or Play Store

Available on: iOS, Android, Windows 8, Mac, PC, Kindle Fire/HD/HDX

Mango App: Learn a Language

First set up your Mango account online with your library card number, then search for “Mango Languages” in your App or Play Store

AccessMyLibrary: Gale Reference Databases
To use the App for the first time, you must be within 10 miles of the library. Once you are in the App, enter the password, Patriot. Now you will be able to use the App remotely.

Encyclopedia Britannica Mobile Edition
Type into your web browser on your mobile device.

World Cat Mobile
Type into your web browser on your mobile device.

For Help:
- View our Digital page
- Email Us
- Call Us at (508) 532-5570, Ext. 4361
- Come to Device Advice
- Book a one-on-one appointment with a Reference Librarian

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Free Tax Help at SMOC

Once again, SMOC is offering free tax assistance to people who meets income guidelines.

The following documents are required:
·        Photo ID
·        Social Security cards (all household members)
·        Proof of health insurance
·        2013 tax return
·        All W-2’s and all 1099’s (social security, unemployment, interest, dividends, lottery, self-employment, pensions, retirement, scholarships)
·        Tax related papers (401K, IRA, tuition, student loans, child care)
·        Bank info for direct deposit of refund
·        If homeowner: RE taxes, mortgage, med expenses, charities…
·        If over 65, and not in subsidized housing please bring water bill and real estate taxes

 CALL for an appointment at 508 620 2677

$32, 065

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tax Time!

Message to our patrons about Tax Forms
As per the following correspondence which Framingham Public Library received from the IRS, we regret that we will not have available most of the tax forms we have been able to provide in the past.
IRS Filing Season Update
While we had committed to waiting until next year to making changes to the Tax Forms Program, the situation has changed.  As you may be aware, IRS appropriations were significantly cut in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill recently passed by Congress.  Unfortunately this puts us in a position where we have very few options.  We want to honor our commitment to you by providing some key products, but we cannot deliver nearly what we have in the past.
 For this filing season, we will offer the following products:
    Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ

No additional products will be available through the Tax Form Program. 
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer Instructions for Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ.
The decision to reduce the number of tax products available to our TFOP partners was not made lightly.  We realize this decision is not ideal and we understand it may impact you and your customers.
 Thank you for your support, IRS TFOP Administrator
Need Products to Complete Your 2014 Tax Return?
Forms and Publications by U.S.Mail - Go to:
 You can order many of the tax forms and publications you need to complete your 2014 tax return through this web page. We will process and ship your order by U.S. mail when the products become available. Most products should be available by the end of January, 2015. 
How to Order
 You may order up to 10 different products and you will receive two copies of each ordered form and one copy of each ordered publication. Instructions for completing the tax forms you order will automatically be included.
 (If you need more than the quantity allowed, please call 1-800-829-3676 to place your order.)
 To place an order, enter the product number or a keyword in the search box. For example, if you need Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses, you could search for 2441, child, dependent, etc. Your search will produce a list of products matching the search criteria. Check the box next to the product, and follow the instructions to finish your order or select more products.
 Please allow 7 to 15 days for us to process and ship your order. If a product is not available when you place your order, we will send it as soon as it becomes available. Please do not place another order.
 If you don't want to wait you can download and print forms from the following site:

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Health and Wellness Resource Center Database

Get healthy this ‪New Year‬ by browsing through our Health and Wellness Resource Center database!

24/7 access with your library card!

What can you do on Health & Wellness Resource Center?

  •  Read up on diseases and conditions
  •  Find information about drugs and symptoms
  •  Look up medical terms in the Merriam-Webster Medical Desk Dictionary, or treatment centers in the health directories
  •  Explore a list of trusted health websites
  •  Take your own personalized health assessments


Not only do we have many other Health eResources, eBooks, and online Magazines, but we also have brand new print books available for check-out at the library. Stop in today to see what's new!