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Franklin Public Library: January 2020 News & Events for Adults

Franklin Library January 2020 News & Events

Library Hours

The Franklin Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, January 1 for New Year's Day, and Sunday, January 19, and Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King Day . 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, 1:30-5:00 p.m.

News & Events

Happy ReNew Year!
Your checkouts will now automatically renew! After January 1st, checkouts that are eligible for renewal will renew automatically two days before the item is due.
Items will not renew if there is a hold for another person, the item does not allow for renewals, maximum renewals are used up, or if your library card is blocked.
A "Due Date Reminder" email will tell you if your items renewed. Check your account anytime with the Minuteman Library Network app or at .
Libby Ebook & Audiobook News
Push notifications are now live in Libby! Choose which notifications you'd like to receive from the Libby menu under Manage Notifications, including:
  • When a hold becomes available
  • When a loan is about to expire
  • When a loan has expired
And more!
Coming in early 2020, hold suspension and hold redelivery! Suspending a hold will let you pause your hold without losing your place on the waiting list. Hold redelivery will allow you to suspend a hold after it becomes available. This feature, which will replace auto-checkout, will give you more control over your holds and help keep wait lists moving more efficiently.
Members of the Franklin community are invited to use the two display cases in the Reading Gallery on the second floor of the Library. If you are interested in displaying collections, art, or artifacts in the cases, please review the Town's guidelines and submit an application here .
Programs for Adults
 Author Talk with David Farrow, Sunday, January 5, 3:00 p.m.
David Farrow is the author of "The Neverglades: Volume One," a collection of short stories that has gained a cult following on sites like Reddit and YouTube. He graduated from Trinity College in Hartford with a degree in English and is now an active member of the GrubStreet literary community in Boston, MA. Today he lives in Franklin, where he is hard at work on his next writing project.

Foreign Film Night, Tuesday, January 7, 6:30 p.m.
La Strada (1956). Italian
There has never been a face quite like that of Giulietta Masina. Her husband, the legendary Federico Fellini, directs her as Gelsomina in LA STRADA, the film that launched them both to international stardom.
Gelsomina is sold by her mother into the employ of Zampano (Anthony Quinn), a brutal strongman in a traveling circus. When Zampano encounters an old rival in highwire artist the Fool (Richard Basehart), his fury is provoked to its breaking point. With LA STRADA, Fellini left behind the familiar signposts of Italian neorealism for a poetic fable of love and cruelty, evoking brilliant performances and winning the hearts of audiences and critics worldwide.
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1956.

Get Organized in 2020, Wednesday, January 8, 6:30 p.m.
Jenna Elliott is the founder of The Naked Flower, Professional Organizers.  She has been an organizer and re-designer for 16 years and works with a variety of clients, both in the office and in the home.  Prior to starting The Naked Flower Jenna was a master floral designer and project manager for a fortune 500 company.  This fun and interactive workshop will get you focused on your organizing goals.  She will share tips on new ways to think about your stuff, create better habits to help you tackle the clutter utilizing your calendar and to-do list more effectively, where to start the purging process, and organizational Resources. This program is free and open to the public.

Cookbook Club, Saturday, January 11, 3:00 p.m.
The first selection for our new Cookbook Club is The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, by Ina Garten. Stop by the Circulation Desk on the first floor or contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at 508-520-4941 or to choose a recipe. Bring your prepared dish to the meeting to share and give your thoughts on the recipe. All are welcome to attend

Documentary Film Night, Tuesday, January 14, 6:30 p.m.
Digital Disconnect (2018).
In this era of Facebook privacy breaches, "fake news" and filter bubbles, the essential film DIGITAL DISCONNECT trains its sights on the relationship between the internet and democracy. Tracing the internet's history as a publicly funded government project in the 1960s to its full-scale commercialization today, the film traces how the revolutionary, democratizing potential of the internet has been radically compromised by the growing and unaccountable power of a handful of telecom and tech monopolies.
Based on the acclaimed book by media scholar Robert McChesney, DIGITAL DISCONNECT examines the ongoing attack on net neutrality and the concept of an open internet by telecom monopolies like Comcast and Verizon; explores how internet giants like Facebook and Google have amassed huge profits by surreptitiously collecting our personal data and selling it to advertisers; and shows how these tech and telecom monopolies have routinely colluded with the national security state to advance covert mass surveillance programs.

Online Job Search and Resume Submittal Workshop, Tuesday, January 21, 6:30 p.m.
Senior Employment Specialist Gary Gekow will analyze and discuss numerous online search strategies including job alerts, job boards, job aggregators, and company employment pages. We will then discuss how to best utilize these web sites for submitting one's resume. This program is free and open to the public.

Art in Bloom, Saturday, January 25, 2:00 p.m.
It may be the middle of winter outside, but step into the Franklin Public Library in January for a Spring-time feel during our Art in Bloom event!
Art in Bloom seeks to 'interpret" art with a flower arrangement and the art to be interpreted will be Kira Seamon's popular photography. She took an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime trip to Peru and we will interpret some of these fascinating vibrant photos with flowers. Kira also is known for her kaleidoscopic photography which looks like beautiful abstract art. She rounds off the display with her traditional photography of popular subjects such as landscapes and sunsets.
We are featuring a special hands-on floral arranging workshop on Saturday Jan 25th, where patrons can try their hand at interpreting Kira's art! We will have a veritable buffet of flowers to choose from, impressing everyone with both quantity and quality of blooms. Kira provides the art, scissors, flowers and vases and we will create beautiful arrangements that will be displayed around the library for a week afterwards, allowing many more patrons to enjoy a bit of Springtime!
SPACE IS LIMITED! RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! To register, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at 508-520-4941 or .

Acrylic Pour Workshop, Sunday, January 26, 3:00 p.m.
Look at art differently and learn a meditative fluid painting technique with Artist Jacqueline Volpe! Participants will apply paint, in the style of the abstract expressionists of the New York School, to convey a greater importance on visual sensation rather than the representation of objects and explore, like they did, "going with the flow".
Paint without brushes to create a unique and spontaneous abstract painting! Participants will pour on canvas and various other materials to take home. We will cover various pouring techniques and tips for "after the pour". All materials and equipment will be provided. The workshop is for adult and young adult beginner to advanced artists. This program is limited to fifteen participants. To register, please visit or call Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at 508-520-4941.

Technology Help, Saturday, January 11, 10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.
Staff from Nerds To Go Computer Service will be available to assist patrons with common technology issues such as email access, password reset/recovery, cell phone feature usage, getting onto public Wi-Fi, and accessing information on line. This service is free and is on a first come, first serve basis.

Franklin Public Library Book Club, Tuesday, January 28, 7:00 p.m.
The book for discussion is Becoming, by Michelle Obama. 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 .

Library Tech Time, Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
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.

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. Contact Library Director Felicia Oti or Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala for more information. 

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, January 17, 1:00-5:00 p.m.  Saturday, January 18, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.
All books are just one dollar!
Bag Sale - $5 A Bag—Saturday, January 18, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Come fill a brown bag with all the books you can!

Franklin Public Library: January 2020 News & Events for Adults
Franklin Public Library: January 2020 News & Events for Adults

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