Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Franklin Public Library: Newsletter - July 2020

July Newsletter for the Franklin Public Library
Interlibrary Loan has returned! Now holds can be placed on items throughout the Minuteman Network.
In observance of Independence Day, Curbside Pickup will not be available on Saturday, July 4th.
Even though we are closed to the public, the Library still has so much to offer! Here are updates and information regarding the Library's services during this closure:
  • The Franklin Library is open for Curbside Delivery! Make your request online in our catalog. Wait until you receive an email, text or call that your holds are ready. You may also check your Minuteman account online.  If the items are checked out to you, they are ready for pickup. Pick up is at the School Street entrance Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the event of rain, please call the Circulation Desk at 508-520-4941.
  • Our digital library is still open! Explore our collection of audiobooks, ebooks, and more at https://minuteman.overdrive.com/ . On your phone or tablet, download the Libby and Minuteman Library Network apps!
  • Try out Kanopy, hoopla, Creativebug, Universal Class and PressReader on the Featured Databases page (exclusively available to Franklin residents).
  • Learn something new, read newspapers from across the globe, or pick up a new skill using the links on our Databases & Research Resources page.
  • Don't have a Library card? Apply for one online here https://library.minlib.net/selfreg ! This will give you access to all of our online resources and apps.
  • Tune in to our Facebook page for streaming storytimes, book discussions, and other live programs. https://www.facebook.com/FranklinPublicLibrary/
  • For email Reference service, or help with your library account, send questions to frkill@minlib.net . Inquiries will be answered within 24 hours.
  • No donations are being accepted at this time. Please do not place them in the return bins or outside the building.
We are living in a time in history that will be remembered and discussed for generations. The Library would like to collect images of Franklin's experiences, ranging from the good to the challenging. Please share with us images of your experience during the Covid-19 pandemic and staying at home. Add your images to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #FranklinStaysHome. We will get through this together!
Fun free apps for book fans:  Litsy is Instagram for bibliophiles. Post photos of your favorite books, write a review, share a quote, and create a "stack" of TBRs.  Catch up on your classics with Serial Reader!  This app breaks up classic novels into short, 20 minute or less, reads.  If you allow notifications, it will alert you when it's time to read the next chapter.
Would you like a virtual escape to a world class art museum?  Check out Google Arts & Culture.  Walk the halls of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence or the London's Victoria & Albert Museum with just the click of your mouse. You can also search by artist or art movement.

Summer Reading at the Franklin Public Library!
Summer Reading Sign-ups are Live on the Franklin Public Library Website! Visit our Summer Reading Portal and sign up each of your children on a convenient google form right on our website! 
The Portal will also contain:
  • Links to the school summer reading instructions
  • FAQs
  • A google form to help us track your reading! 
  • Special videos from our summer performers!
  • Downloadable activities!
  • Summer Reading Bags will be available for curbside pickup at 10AM beginning on June 1st! Call the Children's Room when you arrive at the library, and we will help make sure you're signed up/check you off our list, and bring your summer reading bags out to you! Inside the summer reading bags you'll find everything you need to have an awesome summer with the library, including:
  • Your reading logs and stickers (and instructions) to track your reading progress!
  • A jam packed virtual event calendar to hang on the fridge!
  • Special activity packets that correspond with each themed week of the summer! 
  • Fun surprises!
The Summer Reading Theme this year is: Imagine Your Story, with a fun focus on fantasy and fairytales, and we've got a great calendar of virtual events that correspond with our weekly themes, from Knight Training Camp to Mythology Week, Dragon Week, Wizard Week and more! We can't wait to make this an epic summer! 

Imagine Your Summer! A Virtual Creators Club on Facebook!
Do you like to draw? Write? Code? Cook? Knit? Make collages? We want to celebrate making in all its forms this summer! Join our Facebook Group, called Imagine Your Summer! (available on the library Facebook Page in the groups tab!) We will be posting fun themed prompts throughout each week to help inspire your creativity, but we are also REALLY excited to have a space for you to share any creative projects you're working on or have made! This group is meant to serve creators of all ages, kids and grown-ups alike! Let's make this a super fun summer! If you can imagine it, we want to see it!

Kids and Families

Weekly Facebook Live Events!
Wake Up Wiggles! Mondays 9:15AM
Tummy Time for Babies! Thursdays @9:30AM **on the Tummy Time Attendees Facebook Group** 
Bookworm Bounce! Thursdays @4:00PM

Special Events for Families!
Pumpernickel Puppets! Wednesday, July 1st on Facebook!
Join us for a fun puppet show, including a cast of colorful puppet characters, live voices and sound effects! 
Dragons Love Tacos Virtual Party! Friday July 3rd on Facebook!
Join us on Facebook for a reading of the popular children's book Dragons Love Tacos and the sequel, Dragons Love Tacos 2!  We'll celebrate with crafts, activities, and of course, our famous "walking taco" recipe!!
Rockabye Beats with Marcos and Shon! Wednesday July 8th on Facebook!
Join Marcos and Shon for hands on learning through music, dancing, Spanish, and fun! No matter your age, this original music program is enjoyable for the whole family!
Jungle Jim Manning! Monday July 13th on Facebook!
Jungle Jim brings his fabulous engaging entertainment style virtually!  Join us for what is sure to be an awesome time!
Pixie Party Virtual Visit! Saturday July 18th on Facebook!
Enjoy a special virtual visit from a very famous fairy friend!
Spot the King with Mr. Vinny! Saturday July 18th, 10:30-11:30AM! (A Social-Distancing Seek and Find in Downtown Franklin!)
Where in Franklin is Mr. Vinny and his Giant Puppet? Join the fun for a Social Distancing Seek and Find! Follow the clues posted in the Facebook event and try to spot Mr. Vinny from your vehicle! 
Mermaid Splash Virtual Visit! Friday July 24th on Facebook!
Travel with us "Under the Sea" for a special, virtual visit with our favorite mermaid!
Ed the Wizard Harry Potter Celebration! Monday July 27th on Facebook!
Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday this Summer!  Experience the World of Wizards with Transfiguration Class, Occlumency, Potions Class, etc! 
Harry Potter Virtual Party! July 31st- August 1st on Facebook!
Celebrate our favorite wizard's birthday virtually with the library! Dress up as your favorite character, post pictures on our event page, and enjoy downloadable crafts and activities at home!
Zoom Events for Families!
Happy Feet! *SOME* Fridays @10:30AM (7/17, 7/31, 8/14)
            Email Miss Bree at bcomeau@minlib.net to register for Happy Feet
Tummy Time for Babies! Tuesdays @9:30AM
          email Miss Caleigh at ckeating@minlib.net to register for Tummy Time!
Zoom Cool Cruisers! (Music and movement!) Tuesdays @4:00PM
          email Miss Caleigh at ckeating@minlib.net to register for Cool Cruisers!
Zoomtastic Book Club for Kids! Alternating Wednesdays @1:00PM **ideal for grades 3-5!**    
email Miss Caleigh at ckeating@minlib.net to register for Zoomtastic Book Club
Kids Cooking Class! Wed July 22 @1:00PM
          email Miss Caleigh at ckeating@minlib.net to register for Kids Cooking Classes! **adult supervision required!**


Peace of Mind Meditation Series, Tuesdays, July 7, 14 & 21, 11:00 a.m.
Join Soni Sayana, a seasoned meditation practitioner, as she leads us through a series of Meditation Sessions. Please ensure you can attend all three sessions as they build on each other. For adults ages 18 years and older. To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMudO-opjoqG9A9gVS05WmJLdqz0TBv8F_7 .
  •  Inner Peace, July 7
We are living in challenging times that can create increased levels of stress, anxiety and worry. Meditation is a tool that can be used to manage these conditions and allow you to experience inner peace. The Raja Yoga knowledge, shared through this mediation practice, allows us to understand our thinking patterns and use techniques to shift away from deep rooted negative thinking to positive thinking.
  • Inner Power, July 14th
The current times require us to navigate new ways of living our new normal. By understanding our 8 inner powers, we can learn to emerge these powers to increase inner capacity, strengthen resilience and flex with the changing times.
  • Karma Philosophy, July 21st
The Raja Yoga karma philosophy explores a different perspective on why our lives go a certain way and how our destiny gets created. This deeper understanding of karma will provide an explanation to the current world condition, as well as future consequences that will impact our lives, those around us, as well as nature.

He Said, He Said, Thursday, July 9, 7:00 p.m.
Local story-tellers Judah Leblang and Randy Ross riff on life at a certain age from gay and straight perspectives. Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Once Upon An Organized House, July 16, 7:00 p.m.
Professional Organizer Jenna Elliott will share tips on how to make the most of time spent at home. This fun and informative Zoom seminar will provide attendees simple things they can do to conquer clutter, tackle the paper, and make easy changes to their space. An inspiring organizing workshop all from the comfort of home!  To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpdu2grzwvGtRvnQ91WEIXginaIURdUzrN .

Beginners Chess for All Ages, Friday, July 17, 7:00 p.m.
This class teaches you the fundamentals of chess as a strategy game that is the most popular game in the world. In one hour you will learn the basics of playing chess including:
  • Setting up the chess men
  • Using the pawns
  • Chess pieces and how they move to win
  • Special moves
  • Ten tips for playing a better game
  • How to win a game of chess in 4 moves
To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsdO2oqDIjH92FBvyGkJC2H2-_xEXy8In4

Dive Into Summer With A New Attitude, Tuesday, July 21, 7:00 p.m.
How we live - and, most importantly, enjoy - our life depends upon how we view the events we experience and the relationships we develop.  Some people cower under an umbrella of pessimism while others choose to dance openly in the sunshine of optimism. Unfortunately, the current pandemic has given rise to more umbrella openings than joyful dancing.
But that can change. Behavioral scientists have proven we have the cognitive ability to transform our thoughts, beliefs and behaviors.  Since the summer is traditionally a period of renewal and resolution, there is no better time to commit to living optimistically than right now, as summer unfolds in previously unforeseen ways as we live through these challenging, and often chaotic, times.
This webinar opens the window on optimistic thinking for those who have yet to experience the joy of a life lived positively and encourages those who are already actively attempting to "stamp out" negativity to continue their quest. The topics covered include affirmative thinking, gratitude, forgiveness, prioritizing happiness, sharing, present-moment living, and positive learning. Led by Constance Hallinan Lagan.
To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIod-CgqzwpE9BOykiFnSxHxHxu9aworT3j

Michael Nix New Classic Banjo Concert, Friday, July 24, 7:00 p.m.
Banjo innovator, Michael Nix performs on the self-designed Banjar; a modern seven nylon string banjo which combines elements of the five-string banjo and guitar.  His compositions and arrangements, richly infused with folk, jazz and world music traditions, establish a unique 21st century classical banjo style. 
Michael Nix has performed throughout the United States and Asia; has recorded for the PBS series "American Experience", several independent documentaries, and numerous CD projects. His works are performed internationally. To register for this concert and Q&A session, please email Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at kshipala@minlib.net .
You can view the concert on YouTube: https://youtu.be/aBOxpm3pqHs
You can visit Michael Nix's website at: https://www.michaelnixmusic.com/

Franklin Public Library Book Club, Tuesday, July 28, 7:00 p.m.
The book for discussion is Nothing To See Here, by Kevin Wilson.              
"Lillian and Madison were unlikely, yet inseparable friends at their boarding school. Then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal, and they have barely spoken since. Years later, Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help. Madison's twin stepkids are moving in, and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there's a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it's the truth. Thinking of the life that has consistently disappointed her, Lillian figures she has nothing to lose. Over the course of one demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other while also staying out of the way of Madison's uptight husband. Surprised by her intense feelings of protectiveness she feels for them, Lillian ultimately begins to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her. Could this be the start of the amazing life she'd always hoped for?"-- Provided by publisher.
A limited number of copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. For more information, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at kshipala@minlib.net . To register, please visit
 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpduigqzMvG91VEPtAJanIvuQ7j1jIHeCW .

Franklin Public Library: Newsletter - July 2020
Franklin Public Library: Newsletter - July 2020

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