Sunday, March 10, 2013

March Programs at the Franklin Public Library

March Programs for Youth and Adults at the
Franklin Public Library

Something for every age group throughout the week. 

Wee Read for 3, 4, & 5-year-olds at 10:30 A.M
This thirty minute storytime is for independent 3, 4, & 5-year-olds who are invited to attend "on their own." It features stories, songs, fingerplays, and other interactive activities to encourage reading and promote literacy. No registration is required.

Krafty Mondays for ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 at 3:30 P.M
Come to the library and see what original masterpieces you can make. A short story and different craft will be offered each week during this thirty minute program. No registration is required. Weekly programs below:

"Get Framed!"
Monday, March 4th, 2013
You'll be the center of attention in the picture frame you make.

"St. Patrick's Day"
Monday, March 11th, 2013
St. Patrick's Day is the 17th…Celebrate the day with a leprechaun hat and shamrock glasses.

"Spring's coming! Let's go fly – An airplane!" 
Monday, March 18th, 2013
We'll be making wood and paper airplanes. Will yours fly the farthest?

Monday, March 25th, 2013
No batteries needed to make your magical kaleidoscope with spectacular patterns.

Mother Goose on the Loose for birth to age 2 at 10:30 A.M
Each thirty minute session uses nursery rhymes, songs, puppets, and more to promote the learning process of babies and toddlers. This program is designed for children up to two-years-old along with their caregiver. No registration is required.

Terrific Twos at 10:30 A.M.
Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and activities for children who are two-years-old. No registration is required.

March 6th, 2013
Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) at 6:30 P.M.
Calling all teens: this is your chance to tell us what to do! On the first Wednesday of the month, come help us plan teen programs, choose materials, and promote the library…we will provide the snacks. Membership looks great on job and college applications. Open to all!

Story and Craft for ages 4 and 5 at 10:30 A.M.
Stories, activities, and a craft for children ages 4 and 5 who are able to attend "on their own." This program lasts around 45 minutes. No registration is required.

Fun Club for ages 6 to 12, Every Thursday at 3:30 P.M.
This program is designed for tweens ages 6 to 12 years old and will feature different games, contests, and crafts each week. Come join us for some fun! No registration is required. Weekly programs below:

"Green Slime Time"
Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Celebrate Albert Einstein's birthday with us by making green slime and having some fun with science.

"St. Patrick's Day"
Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Happy St. Patrick's Day! We will have a craft, a game, and a little Irish music to get us in the holiday spirit!

"Grass Hair Planters"
Thursday, March 21st, 2013
Welcome the first day of Spring by making your own funny Grass Hair Planters. Design your own and watch the grass hair grow when you bring it home.

"Game Night"
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Just drop in and play a variety of board games or bring your own to challenge others!

FRANKLIN MA – March 26, 2013

U.S. Department of Commerce
                                    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                                    National Weather Service Forecast Office
                                    445 Myles Standish Blvd.
                                    Taunton MA    02780

The National Weather Service (NWS) will be conducting a severe weather spotter training session, part of its SKYWARN program, in Franklin MA

The class will be on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 between 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. It will be held at the Franklin Public Library, at 118 Main Street.

The session is open to the public at no charge. Emergency managers, police, fire, and other first responders are especially encouraged to attend. Everyone age 16 and older who stays to complete the training will be able to become trained NWS weather spotters.

The training session includes a two-hour thirty-minute computer-based presentation, which discusses the development of thunderstorms, the criteria for "severe" thunderstorms, as well as the cloud features associated with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Additional information will be presented about winter storms and proper snow measurement. The session will also present the procedure for reporting weather information to the National Weather Service.

It is not necessary to pre-register for this training, but anyone attending should bring a pen or pencil. If you have any questions about SKYWARN or the training sessions, please contact Bill Babcock, SKYWARN Program Leader at NWS Taunton MA, or Glenn Field, NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist, at 508-823-1900 during normal business hours.

March 27th, 2013
Craft Circle - Last Wednesday of every month at 3:30 PM
Come join the new "Craft Circle" beginning Wednesday, February 27th at 3:30 PM.  Bring your knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery, or other projects to work on and meet others with similar interests.  A great way to share ideas and get help as you work on a project.  This group is open to all ages and will meet the last Wednesday of every month.

Four Books One Community; One Red Sox Nation
Read one, read all.
  • Fenway 1912 by Glen Stout
  • Summer of '49 by David Halberstam
  • Teammates by David Halberstam
  • Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Save a date. Monday, April 8th @ 6:30PM.  Book discussion with Glen Stout, award winning author of Fenway 1912.

Strategic Planning Initiative Survey
Please help us plan for the future by participating in a survey. The survey is available on the Library's homepage and in the Library. Thank you.

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