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Framingham Public Library (Main Library)
49 Lexington St, Framingham, MA 01702

The Town of Framingham has two libraries, the McAuliffe Branch in Savonville and the Main Library branch in downtownMore Framingham. The library offers more than 500 programs annually and as of June 2008, more than 40,000 residents had a library card.

The Framingham Library System is run by 12 trustees elected for three-year terms. The trustees hold public meetings the second Monday monthly from September through June at 7pm.

Framingham Artists' Guild
140 Pearl St, Framingham, MA 01702
Located inside the Danforth Museum, the Framingham Artists' Guild is a community for practicing artists, art enthusiastsMore and supporters, and youth artists. The Guild has shows at the Framingham Public Library twice a year, sponsors concerts at Centre Common during warm summer months, and hosts art competitions. 
Verizon
873 Concord St, Framingham, MA 01701
This is a central office location for Verizon, containing its administrative, operation and network services functions.More It's located down the street from the Framingham Public Library.
Framingham History Center
16 Vernon St, Framingham, MA 01701

The Framingham Historical Center (formerly the Framingham Historical Society) is a nonprofit organization thatMore preserves the history of Framingham through exhibitions, tours, lectures and events. It maintains three historical buildings: Edgell Memorial Library, Village Hall and the Old Academy.

The Framingham History Center is located inside the Old Academy Building, at 16 Vernon Street. Residents can visit the center to learn about Framingham's past, conduct research and view historical artifacts.

On all three floors of the Old Academy building is the society's permanent exhibition, called "The Framingham Timeline."

The exhibit  highlight the history of Framingham from 1700 to now. Included in the exhibit is a Revolutionary War cannon, a Daniel Chester French bust of the Civil War's General George H. Gordon and a NASA space suit worn by Framingham's Christa McAuliffe.



Town of Framingham Library: McAuliffe Branch
10 Nicholas Rd, Framingham, MA 01701
Presently located in the Saxonville section of Framingham, The McAuliffe Branch library averages aboutMore 12,000 visitors a month. The Library Board of Trustees recently announced its intention to re-locate and expand the McAuliffe Library branch. The library branch is named after teacher/astronuant Christa McAuliffe, who lived in the Saxonville section of Framingham. Opened in 1963, the branch library now houses a collection of about 68,000 books and audiovisual items. Other reasons the trustees are interested in moving the branch is that the collection is crammed into high. Also, there are inaccessible shelves and some aisles are not wide enough for wheelchairs. Restrooms are not handicapped accessible either.
Boys & Girls Club of Metrowest - Pearl Street Clubhouse
154 Pearl St, Framingham, MA 01702
The Pearl Street Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Club of Metrowest provides after-school activities for children ages 6More to 17. It offers a homework club, educational programs, a variety of sports and games, and LEGO and computer clubs. The clubhouse is located on Pearl Street in downtown Framingham, next to the Framingham Public Library.
Framingham History Center: Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak St, Framingham, MA 01701

Built in 1872 to commemorate the service of Civil War soldiers, Edgell Memorial Library was theMore town's first free-standing public library.

In 1963, the Framingham Historical Society and local citizens were able to save the building from demolition. Currently, the library is under the ownership of the Framingham History Center and is used for local exhibitions and programming. It also houses a museum shop and offices.

Edgell Memorial Library is undergoing restoration. The project is scheduled to be complete in April 2011 -- the 150th anniversary of the close of the Civil War.

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