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Franklin Public Library August 2019 News & Events

Franklin Public Library August 2019 News & Events

August 2019 News & Events
Library Hours
The Library's summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday hours will resume after Labor Day.

Author Talk & Book Signing with Debi Graham-Leard, Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 PM
Ever Wonder How a Mystery is Written?
Join New England author Debi Graham-Leard to hear about her writing journey as she wrote her debut mystery 'The Uninvited Guest'. Hear the tale starting with the initial idea through research, from writers groups to publication, plus amusing anecdotes along the way. She'll include the challenges of creating the 2nd story in the Gwen Andrews series, 'Where There's Smoke, There's Trouble'. Her 45-minute talk will end with a question and answer period plus a short reading. Autographed copies of both books will be available.

Documentary Film Series, Tuesdays, August 13, 20, 27, 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of documentary films right in Franklin! Refreshments will be served. All of these films (and more!) can also be enjoyed on either or the Kanopy app with your library card!
August 13. Meru, 2015, English. Three renowned climbers navigate nature's harshest elements and their own complicated inner demons to ascend Mount Meru, the most technically complicated and dangerous peak in the Himalayas.
August 20. Plastic Planet, 2010, English & German. We live in the Age of Plastic. It's cheap, it's practical, and it's everywhere - from the highest mountains to the hottest deserts, from the North Pole to the South Pole. It's even part of us - inside our blood. Should we be worried?
August 27. I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America, 2016. English. An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism.

Wednesdays, August 14 & 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Zentangle 101, Wednesday, August 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. We call these patterns, tangles. You create tangles with combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves and orbs. These simple shapes are the "Elemental Strokes" in all Zentangle art. These patterns are drawn on small pieces of paper called "tiles." We call them tiles because you can assemble them into mosaics.
Zentangle art is non-representational and unplanned so you can focus on each stroke and not worry about the result. You don't need to know what a tangle is going to look like to draw it. You just need to know the steps. The result is a delightful surprise.
Zentangle 102, Wednesday, August 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
In Zentangle 102 we will continue to create beautiful images building on what we have learned in our previous Zentangle class. As we learn new tangles, we will put them together in creative ways to either create our own mosaic consisting of multiple tiles put together to make a whole or work on a larger surface. We will also discuss enjoyable ways to continue practicing our Zentangle journey on our own.

Canning, Freezing, & Dehydrating with Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens,Thursday, August 15, 6:30 p.m.
Got way too much production from your garden this year?  No problem!  We'll show you the easiest and best ways to preserve it!

Franklin Public Library Book Club, August 27, 7:00 p.m.
The book for discussion is An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones. A limited number of copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at .

Friends of the Franklin Library Meeting, First Monday of the Month, August 5, 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! For more information, please contact the Friends at .

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, August 16, 1:00-5:00 p.m.  Saturday, August 17, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.
All books are just one dollar!
Bag Sale - $5 A Bag—Saturday, August 17, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Come fill a brown bag with all the books you can!

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

Family Yoga! Fridays, August 2nd and 16th, 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!

Baby Sensory! Saturday, August 3rd, 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!)

ImagArena! Monday, August 5th, 1:00 p.m.
Engage in energetic building challenges featuring over a dozen building materials! At the end of the workshop, your creations are posted online to share with family and friends!

Spa Science! Tuesday, August 6th, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Family Chess and More! Wednesday, August 7th, 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!

Happy Feet! Fridays, August 9th and 23rd, 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!

Greg and Axel Magic Show! Saturday, August 10th, 10:30 a.m.
The Greg & Axel show is a totally unique entertainment experience that provides magic, comedy, audience participation and one hilarious dog. You will fall in love with Axel as he helps Greg the Magician amaze the audience…he might even cause a little bit of trouble!

Journey to the Moon Puppet Show! Wednesday, August 14th, 10:30 a.m.
Join Astronaut Alta as she blasts off to adventure! Caravan's fact-filled outer space fantasy includes rocket travel, lunar exploration, and even…extra-terrestrial contact! "Journey to the Moon!" is an engaging tale with original (dance-able!) music, loads of interaction, and some of the wildest puppets!

BYO(Baby)! Saturday, August 17th, 10:30 a.m.
Calling all dads! Bring your kiddo along for a fun, casual Saturday morning of playing, exploring, and meeting other dads!

Water Science! Tuesday, August 20th, 1:00 p.m.

Activated Story Theatre! Wednesday, August 21st, 10:30 a.m.
See two folktales acted out on stage with sets, costumes, props, music, and masks! You and your friends are invited to the free show in celebration of the summer!

Sing With Your Baby! Saturday, August 24th, 10:30 a.m.
Join the wonderful Julie Stepanek for a morning of music and engagement with your little one!

Summer Wrap Up Party! Saturday, August 24th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Teen Programs

Teen Board Game Cafe! Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Welcome to the Teen Board Game Café! Open to teens in grades 6-12. Come alone or bring your friends. Play a new game or an old-time favorite. Bring our own games or play one of ours. The options are endless! Light refreshments, befitting a true café, will be served.

Amazing Race: Library Edition! Saturday, August 3rd 1:00 p.m.
A worldly event for teens! Work in teams to navigate Detours and Road Blocks as you "travel" around the world. The goal? Be the first team to successfully complete all the challenges!

Page-Screen Showdown! Tuesday, August 6th, 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 themes snacks, crafts, and trivia!

Blanket Fort Night! Wednesday, August 7th, 7:00 p.m.
Teens ages 12-18! Join us for an evening of fort making and snacks! Space is limited: email ckeating to reserve your spot today!

So, You Want to be a Dungeon Master? Monday, August 12th, 4:00 p.m.
An intro workshop to being a Dungeon Master for Dungeons and Dragons. Meet fellow D&D enthusiasts, learn new tips and tricks for your campaign, deep dive into the rules, and explore the resources around you!

Code It Wrap Party! Tuesday, August 13th, 4:00 p.m.
As we bring summer to a close let's party over all the code we know! Work on a project, grab a snack, and Let's figure out what we want to do next!

Teen Advisory Board! Wednesday, August 14th, 6:30 p.m.
Join us 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!

Silent Library Challenge! Saturday, August 17th, 1:00 p.m.
Calling all teens! Can you stay silent while completing challenges geared towards getting you to make noise? The name of this game is Silent Library, and in order to win, you must work together without making a sound!

Writer's Block Wrap Party! Monday, August 19th, 4:00 p.m.
Calling all writers! We did story prompts, shared tips & techniques, and got published. Let's Celebrate our successes over snacks and story games!

Teen Summer Wrap-Up Chipotle Party! Wednesday, August 21st, 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate the end of summer reading with Chipotle and raffle prizes! Teens who have completed summer reading are welcome to join us for a celebration of all the books you've read this summer!

Avengers Nerf Battle! Wednesday, August 21st, 8:00 p.m.
Franklin Public Library August 2019 News & Events
Franklin Public Library August 2019 News & Events

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