Friday, November 1, 2019

November 2019 Franklin Public Library News & Events for Adults

November 2019 Franklin Public Library 

News and Events for Adults

Proctoring Services
The Franklin Public Library will now be offering proctoring services to its patrons. Proctoring will be free of charge, and by appointment only. See Library Director Felicia Oti or Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala for more information.

Technology Assistance
Need help downloading ebooks to your Kindle? Trouble downloading the Libby or Minuteman apps? Curious about hoopla, Kanopy, or the many databases available to Franklin residents? Stop by or make an appointment during Tech Time now available on Thursdays 2:00-3:00 p.m. Can't make that time? Don't worry, technology assistance is always available at the Reference Desk. Please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala or Reference Librarian Vicki Earls for more information.

New Pass Available
The Library has a new pass available for residents to enjoy! The Winter Skate at Patriot Place pass allows up to two adults and two children free admission to the outdoor professionally-maintained and easily-accessible ice skating rink. Winter Skate is available November through March.

November Hours
The Library will be closed Monday, November 11 for Veteran's Day, and Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving Day. The Library will be closing at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27. The Library's regular 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.

Foreign Film Night, Tuesday, November 5, 6:30 p.m.
Breathless. French (1961)
Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard burst onto the film scene in 1960 with this jazzy, free-form, and sexy homage to the American film genres that inspired him as a writer for Cahiers du cinema. With its lack of polish, surplus of attitude, anything-goes crime narrative, and effervescent young stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, Breathless helped launch the French New Wave and ensured that cinema would never be the same.

Jeff Belanger: Ghosts & Legends, Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.
For over 20 years, Jeff Belanger has been exploring the unexplained. He's one of New England's premiere storytellers who seeks out history, folklore, ghosts, monsters, and legends from all over the world and in your backyard. With all new stories for 2019, "Ghosts and Legends" presents highlights from his own adventures, his research from his books, podcast, and the television programs he's worked on, plus great stories of the unusual and the haunted. Belanger's program will delve into the reasons behind the legends.

Jeff Belanger ( is one of the most visible and prolific researchers of folklore and legends today. He's the award-winning, Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of the New England Legends series on PBS and Amazon Prime, and is the author of over a dozen books on the paranormal (published in six languages). He also hosts the New England Legends weekly podcast. 

Since 1997, the journalist has interviewed thousands of eyewitnesses to paranormal occurrences. He's the ultimate insider and knows how to connect with people from all walks of life when it comes to the unexplained.

His books include the best sellers: The World's Most Haunted Places, Weird Massachusetts, Our Haunted Lives, and Who's Haunting the White House? (for children). He's the founder of, the Web's most popular paranormal destination according to Google, and a noted speaker and media personality. He's spoken at MENSA's national conference and has given a prestigious TEDx talk in New York City.

Belanger has written for newspapers like The Boston Globe and USA Today, and has served as the writer and researcher on numerous television series including Ghost Adventures, Paranormal Challenge, and Aftershocks on the Travel Channel, and Amish Haunting on Destination America. He's been a guest on hundreds of radio and television programs including: The History Channel, The Travel Channel, Biography Channel, Reelz, PBS, NECN, Living TV (UK), Sunrise 7 (Australia), Bell (Canada), The Maury Show, The CBS News Early Show, CBS Sunday Morning, FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS affiliates, National Public Radio, The BBC, Darkness Radio, Australian Radio Network, and Coast to Coast AM.

Interview Preparation Part 3, Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 p.m.
Led by Employment Specialist Gary Gekow, this is an interactive and informal question and answer session where participants role-play typical interview questions and how best to answer them. The seminar also includes ways to avoid job candidates' most common interview mistakes. This program is 
free and open to the public.

Documentary Film Night, Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 p.m.
Higher Education: The New Global Economic War (2016)
There were 13 million university students in 1960. In 2015, their ranks had swollen to nearly 200 million. Universities are operating in the world's most competitive knowledge economy and they are waging a ferocious battle to attract the brightest minds from around the globe.
HIGHER EDUCATION delves into the key, decision-making seats where money and politics intermingle, and reveals the deep cultural divide between a lucrative Anglo-Saxon model of funding and the universal independent European model. We also document the emergence of a new class of over-educated and over-indebted workers.
Who really benefits from this heightened competition? Just how much debt should students take on? What is the real price for our societies? Is higher education set to be a big market?

Self Care Series, Wednesdays, November 13 & 20, 6:30 p.m.
Professional Life Coach Bethany Amatucci will lead a Self Care Series to help you on the journey to living your best life! These classes are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Goal Setting Workshop, Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m.
During this hour long workshop you will understand how to set goals and dream BIG! You will learn healthy habits for staying on track with your goals and ways to become relentlessly focused on achieving your dreams. 
Purpose-Driven Life Workshop, Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.
Here we will discover your unique superpower and work together to uncover your "why". This will get you prepared to finish the year strong and motivated!

Franklin Public Library Book Club, Tuesday, November 26, 7:00 p.m.
The book for discussion is There, There by Tommy Orange. 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 .

Al Testa Renaissance V Brass Quintet Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 1, 2:00 p.m.

Get in the holiday spirit with Al Testa's Renaissance V Brass Quintet! They will play a selection of holiday favorites for all to enjoy. This performance is free and open to the public.

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, December 13, 1:00-5:00 p.m.  Saturday, December 14, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.
All books are just one dollar!
Bag Sale - $5 A Bag—Saturday, December 14, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Come fill a brown bag with all the books you can!

November 2019 Franklin Public Library News & Events for Adults
November 2019 Franklin Public Library News & Events for Adults

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