5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Monday, August 10

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1 A heat advisory has been issued through 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11.

The City of Framingham’s beaches closed for the season yesterday, Sunday August 9.

A resident has started a petition to open the beaches through Labor Day, especially with schools not resuming until Sept. 16. She has almost 200 signatures in less than 24 hours.

2. The main Framingham Library, which has been closed since March, will re-open today for computer use appointments only. Click here for more details.

3. City of Framingham meetings (all meetings will be held remotely unless noted):

  • Framingham Housing Authority at 2 p.m.
  • Framingham Library Trustees at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham School Building Committee at 7 p.m.

According to the Mayor’s public schedule, Mayor Yvonne Spicer has no public events today.

4. The Framingham Public Library presents – Literature, the Business of a Woman’s Life, with Dr. Helen Heineman at 7 p.m. via ZOOM. “In 1836, when Charlotte Brontë sent Robert Southey, the Poet Laureate some of her poems, requesting his opinion, he replied: “Literature cannot be the business of a woman’s life…The more she is engaged in her proper duties, the less leisure will she have for it,” strictly counseling her to give it up. Some years earlier, Jane Austen published her works anonymously. Charlotte, ignoring the Laureate’s advice, published with a pseudonym. In her fifties, Frances Trollope added ‘Mrs’ to her name, perhaps to make herself more respectable. Later, Mary Anne Evans hid under the masculine name George Eliot. This talk will review the difficulties presented to the woman writer in the great age of the novel, and analyze their lives and works achieved within this context.”

Please email framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com to receive an invitation and link to the Zoom session.

5. Framingham Public Library presents Fantastic Creations Take & Make Craft: Terrariums. Register to reserve your Take & Make kit. Register online to reserve your take & make kit, and create your very own fantasy wonderland inside a fishbowl. This Take & Make craft will be available to pick up from August 3-14. For grades 6-12

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