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July 2019 Franklin Public Library Newsletter

July 2019 Franklin Public Library Newsletter

Minuteman Library Crawl 2019
Thursday August 1, 2019
10am – 5pm (except where noted)

A "crawl," or tour, is a fun way to visit multiple Libraries in your area. Travel from Library to Library; meet the friendly staff and learn more about what the libraries around have to offer!
We have many different Libraries on the crawl. The challenge is to visit as many as you can and take a picture of yourself with a designated item in each library – it's a 21st century scavenger hunt! Post your pics and tag the libraries #mlncrawl2019 – we love our social media :)

Each library will have handouts and giveaways – show your pictures to a librarian (or if you don't have a camera, just tell a librarian you're on the crawl, we're pretty trusting J) and receive a PRIZE!

All are welcome to participate – children, families, adults, everyone! Start where you want, end where you want – it's a self-guided crawl! For more information, please visit .

Time to Get Out and Explore!
Summer is the perfect time to get out and explore! The Library has a wide array of passes to local museums, zoos, and local attractions! With your library card, you can have access to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, New England Aquarium (now available year round!), Mystic Seaport, Plimoth Plantation and more!  Visit to reserve a pass for your next adventure!

Perfect Travel Companions
When you are vacationing this summer, the Library's apps make it easy to bring the Library with you! Download the Libby app to read ebooks and listen to audiobooks at the beach! Hoopla is an app that gives instant access to ebooks and audiobooks, as well as streaming music, movies and television shows. Try Kanopy to enjoy classic and foreign films, documentaries, and more! Explore even more apps and databases on our website. All you need is your library card!

July Library Hours
The Franklin Public Library will be closed Thursday, July 4th for Independence Day. The Library's summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday hours will resume in September.

Programs for Children and Teens

Move Along. 10:30 a.m.  For ages 0 – 5 years
This thirty minute program features music, movement, stories, instruments, and other interactive activities to encourage social skills and promote early literacy! Parents and caregivers are welcome and encouraged to participate. No registration is required.

Toddler Playgroup. 11:00 a.m.
Take a break and enjoy some playtime at this informal morning playgroup. The library will provide toys, music, and books for children who are accompanied by an adult. Connect with other parents and let little ones interact with one another. No registration is required.

Picnic Storytime. 1:00 p.m.
Join us on Monday afternoons for a special picnic storytime in our lovely outdoor space near the Children's Room! You bring a picnic lunch and blankets, we'll supply the stories and fun! In the event of rain, we'll have our picnic storytime inside!

Cool Cruisers: a Playgroup for crawlers and early walkers! 9:30 a.m.
Babies who have graduated from tummy time and are scooting all over the place are welcome to this playgroup just for them! We recognize that fun age of exploring is very different from their first few months, so join us for a special playgroup just for this exciting time!

Crafternoon! 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Starting June 26th, drop in every Wednesday between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m. to enjoy a craft. Each week will feature a different craft!

Baby Tummy Time! 9:30 a.m. (For pre-walkers ages 0-18 months)
Babies and caregivers: join us each Thursday morning for Tummy Time! Nurture your baby's development with gentle music, movement, and sensory play at the library! Please bring a small blanket or towel for your baby's comfort!

StoryXplorers. 10:30 a.m. For ages 3 and up.
Join us for 30 minutes of themed stories, songs, and movement followed by 30 minutes of craft and sensory play. For children ages 3 and up that can attend on their own. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to watch from the adjoining room.

Thursday Movie Night! 5:00 p.m.
Join us in your jammies for popcorn and a movie!

Special Programs
Baby Sensory! Saturday, July 6th, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a 45 minute baby sensory program! Watch your little one interact and engage with a variety of sensory items! Sensory play is a fantastic way to help babies explore their worlds, stimulate the senses, and create little inquisitive explorers! Babies under 2 are welcome and encouraged! (Got older siblings? They can bring along a stuffed toy or baby and play along!)

Animal Affair! Monday, July 1st, 10:00 a.m.
Make some new furry or feathered friends when the Animal Affair Traveling Petting Zoo visits the Franklin Public Library! Everyone is welcome to pet, brush, feed, hold, and play with the animals! Participants are taught the proper way to hold and handle the animals. Animal Affair will be bringing ducks, chickens, goats, pigs, and rabbits!

Slime Science! Tuesday, July 2nd, 1:00 p.m.
Something gooey and gross! Something sparkly that shines! What slime will you make? More importantly why does slime work at all?! Find out during our Summer Science Series Slime Science session!

Fourth of July Scavenger Hunt! Tuesday, July 2nd - Saturday, July 6th
Find the letters hidden throughout the Children's and Teen Room to spell the mystery word!

Family Chess and More! Wednesdays, July 3rd, 17th, and 31st, 10:30 a.m.
Step away from the screens and in from the heat. With a wide array of games, from Chess and Checkers to Candy Land and Beat the Parents, it's sure to be fun for everyone!

Family Yoga! Fridays, July 5th, 19th, and 26th, 9:30 a.m.
Put on some comfy clothes, grab the whole family and your yoga mats and join us in the program room for our Family Yoga Adventure! We'll follow along with a fabulous story, doing different moves to keep the story going!

Super Science Experiment-za! Friday, July 5th, 1:00 p.m.
Alright Jr. Scientists it's time for SCIENCE! Experiment stations are ready to go! Record your observations as we get analytical!

Jungle Jim Manning! Monday, July 8th, 1:00 p.m.
Jungle Jim's Space-themed balloon magic show features rocket propulsion science, celebrates the moon landing, Star Wars Jedi Training, and a 6-foot galaxy explosion!

A Royal Reception! Wednesday, July 10th, 10:30 a.m.
Join us in welcoming Princess Beauty and Sleeping Beauty as they tell their stories, sing their songs and meet each child for a hug and a photo opportunity! Princess attire is welcome!

Happy Feet! Friday, July 12th, 10:30 a.m.
Let's play some music and get those little toes moving! Join us for an introductory class into creative movement using very basic ballet moves. We will have fun learning to move to the music while building coordination and confidence. Laughter and giggles are definitely expected!

Farmer's Market Fun! Fridays, July 12th and 26th, 1:00 p.m.
Join the Franklin Public Library in a special collaboration with the Franklin Farmer's market! Enjoy special themed events each week, from storytimes, to scavenger hunts, to craft events and beyond!

Dragons Love Tacos Party! Saturday, July 13th, 1:00 p.m.
Join us for a reading of the popular children's book Dragons Love Tacos and the sequel, Dragons Love Tacos 2! Then we'll celebrate with crafts, activities, and of course, tacos!

Light Science! Tuesday, July 16th, 1:00 p.m.
Ever wonder how shadows and color work? Find out by making tools to manipulate light and record your observations.

Frisbee Fun with Todd Brodeur! Friday, July 19th, 1:00 p.m.
Two-time Freestyle Frisbee Champion, Todd Brodeur, educates, entertains and motivates his audience with captivating Frisbee shows and interactive playshops. He promotes staying active throughout your life by playing disc sports. He focuses on healthy lifestyles, creativity, flexibility and balance, all aimed at improving self-esteem and confidence! Bring the whole family for this interactive Frisbee demonstration and tutorial!

Mobile Mini Golf! Saturday, July 20th, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family and we'll provide the rest! Join us as we transform the library into a Mini Golf course that's fun for all ages! Children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Mr. Vinny Shadow Puppets! Tuesday, July 23rd, 12:30 p.m.
Mr. Vinny from the Toe Jam Puppet Band presents a dynamic and hilarious family show! Mr. Vinny specializes in storytelling with unique puppets! Get ready for lot of jokes, audience participation, and a few fun surprises!

Davis Bates Show! Wednesday, July 24th, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a morning of songs and stories with Davis Bates! Hear how stars came to be in the sky, how foam came to be in the ocean, and be prepared to sing, move, and clap your hands!

BYO(Baby)! Saturday, July 27th, 10:30 a.m.
Calling all Dads! Bring you kiddo along for a fun, casual Saturday morning of playing, exploring, and meeting other dads!

Harry Potter Party! Wednesday, July 31st, 1:00 p.m.
Come celebrate our favorite wizard's birthday at the library! Dress up as your favorite character, get sorted into a Hogwarts House, and enjoy games, crafts, wizarding snacks, and a costume parade!

Teen Programs
So, You Want to be a Dungeon Master? Monday, July 1st, 4:00 p.m.
Attention! All those interested in learning the ins and outs of being a DM for Dungeons and Dragons join us for a collaborative workshop at the library!

Code It! Tuesdays, July 2nd and 16th, 4:00 p.m.
An introductory hour of coding and creativity! To sign up contact

Stranger Things Celebration! Wednesday, July 3rd, 6:00 p.m.
Journey with us to the Upside Down as we gear up for the premiere of Season 3!

Writer's Block! Mondays, July 8th and 22nd, 4:00 p.m.
Join us for short story prompts, tips & techniques, monthly chances for publication, and a place to share your passion!

Page-Screen Showdown: To All the Boys I've Loved Before. Tuesday, July 9th, 1:00 p.m.
Help decide once and for all if the book or the movie was better! Join us for screenings of YA book adaptations, complete with themed snacks, crafts, and trivia!

Teen Advisory Board! Wednesday, July 10th, 6:30 p.m.
Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month for Teen Advisory Board! The Teen Advisory Board is a GREAT opportunity to get involved here at the library! You'll help plan events and programs, create displays and decorate the teen space, and help drive decisions around the kinds of materials we bring to the YA collection, from books and beyond, all while eating snacks and getting volunteer hours! It's a win-win-win!

Teen Board Game Café! Thursdays, July 11th, 18th, and 25th, 3:30 p.m.
Play a new game or an old-time favorite! Bring your own games or play one of ours! Light refreshments will be served.

Disney Trivia! Saturday, July 13th, 3:00 p.m.
You're never too old for a little Disney Magic! Put your knowledge to the test. In the end, only one will wear the ears!

Mobile Mini Golf! Saturday, July 20th, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family and we'll provide the rest! Join us as we transform the library into a Mini Golf course that's fun for all ages! Children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Page-Screen Showdown: Dumplin'. Tuesday, July 30th, 1:00 p.m.
Help decide once and for all if the book or the movie was better! Join us for screenings of YA book adaptations, complete with themed snacks, crafts, and trivia!

Summer Writing Contest Deadline! Wednesday, July 31st
The Teen Advisory Board is sponsoring a writing contest! Submit your own original writing and vote on a winner! Submissions can be in any format: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc. Min. page length: 1 page; Max. page length: 10 pages. Winners will be announced at our Summer Wrap-Up Party on August 21st. Submit your entry to with the subject line "Teen Summer Writing".

Foreign Film Series, Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16 & 30, 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of world cinema right in Franklin! Refreshments will be served.
July 2, Bicycle Thieves, 1948, Italy. Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award-winning BICYCLE THIEVES, directed by Vittorio De Sica, defined an era in cinema. In poverty-stricken postwar Rome, a man is on his first day of a new job that offers hope of salvation for his desperate family when his bicycle, which he needs for work, is stolen.

July 9, Rashoman, 1950, Japan. This riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man's murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema to the Western world.

July 16, The 400 Blows, 1959, France. Re-creates the trials of director Francois Truffaut's own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. The film marked Truffaut's passage from leading critic to trailblazing auteur of the French New Wave.

July 30, A Man Called Ove, 2015, Sweden. Ove, an ill tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. Based on the bestselling novel.

Franklin Public Library Book Club, July 30, 7:00 p.m.
The book for discussion is The Flight Attendant, by Chris Bohjalian. A limited number of copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Refreshments will be served.

Friends of the Franklin Library Meeting, 
First Monday of the Month, July 1, 7:00 p.m.
Curious about how you can help the Library? Join our group of Friends who are dedicated to making the Franklin Public library an even better place!

Knitting Group, Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Love to knit or crochet? Join our group of local fiber artists who will be meeting in the Friends of the Franklin Community Room on Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Franklin Library Book Sale
Friday, July 19, 1:00-5:00 p.m.  Saturday, July 20, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.
All books are just one dollar!
Bag Sale - $5 A Bag—Saturday, July 20, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Come fill a brown bag with all the books you can!
Franklin Library Book Sale
Franklin Library Book Sale

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