Friday, July 31, 2020

Franklin Public Library: August 2020 Newsletter

Franklin Public Library August 2020 Newsletter

Curbside Pickup Update
We're making changes to our curbside pickup so that you can pick up your items comfortably in all kinds of weather! Starting today at 10AM, curbside pickup will be in the vestibule of our new entrance at the top of the ramp! You'll be able to grab your items from this spot going forward! As a reminder, pickup is from 10AM-4:30PM!

Adult Programs
Franklin Public Library Book Club, Tuesday, August 25, 7:00 p.m.
The book for discussion is The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates.            
"Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage--and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child--but he is also gifted with a mysterious power. Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn't understand, a blue light that lifts him up and lands him a mile away. This strange brush with death forces a new urgency on Hiram's private rebellion. Spurred on by his improvised plantation family, Thena, his chosen mother, a woman of few words and many secrets, and Sophia, a young woman fighting her own war even as she and Hiram fall in love, he becomes determined to escape the only home he's ever known. 
So begins an unexpected journey into the covert war on slavery that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia's proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he's enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, all Hiram wants is to return to the Walker Plantation to free the family he left behind--but to do so, he must first master his magical gift and reconstruct the story of his greatest loss. 
This is a bracingly original vision of the world of slavery, written with the narrative force of a great adventure. Driven by the author's bold imagination and striking ability to bring readers deep into the interior lives of his brilliantly rendered characters, The Water Dancer is the story of America's oldest struggle--the struggle to tell the truth--from one of our most exciting thinkers and beautiful writers"-- Provided by publisher.
A limited number of copies of the book will be available for checkout. For more information, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at . To register, please visit .

Weekly Facebook Live Events for Kids!
Wake Up Wiggles! Mondays 9:15AM
Tummy Time for Babies! Tuesdays @9:30AM
          email Miss Caleigh at to register for Tummy Time!
Zoom Cool Cruisers! (Music and movement!) Tuesdays @4:00PM
          email Miss Caleigh at to register for Cool Cruisers!
Tummy Time for Babies! Thursdays @9:30AM
          email Miss Caleigh at to register for Tummy Time!
Bookworm Bounce! Thursdays @4:00PM

Happy Feet! Friday, August 14 @10:30AM
REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Please email Miss Bree at for information.

Ideal for children ages 2-4

Let's play some music and get those feet moving! Join us for an introductory class into creative movement using very basic ballet moves. From stretching our arms and legs, to skipping, pointing our toes, twirling in place and gentle jumps, we will have fun learning to move to the music while building coordination and confidence.

Toe Jam Puppet Band Virtual Visit!, August 8

Activated Story Theatre Virtual Visit!, August 12

Princess Picnic Virtual Visit, Saturday, August 15, 10:30 a.m.

Zoomtastic Book Club for Kids! Wednesday, August 12 @1:00PM **ideal for grades 3-5!** 
Kids in grades 3-5! Join us for a special zoom book club! We'll be reading a book together, and will meet for 4 lunchtime discussion sessions as we work our way through the book!
Register your child be emailing Miss Caleigh at

Kids Cooking Classes! Wednesdays, August 5 & August 19 @1:00PM
          email Miss Caleigh at to register for Kids Cooking Classes! **adult supervision required!**

Summer Wrap-Up Virtual Family Dance Party! Friday, August 21 @5:00PM
         email Miss Caleigh at to register for the Dance Party!

Hodgepodge Hide & Seek! Saturday, August 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where in Franklin is Mr. Vinny and his Giant Puppet? Join the fun for the last Social Distancing Seek and Find of the summer!
Follow the clues posted in the Facebook event and try to spot Mr. Vinny from your vehicle!
Franklin Public Library: August 2020 Newsletter
Franklin Public Library: August 2020 Newsletter

No comments:

Post a Comment