Franklin Public Library May 2021 News and Announcements
The Franklin Public Library is looking for your feedback about the services we have provided during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is your opportunity to let us know what you have enjoyed or not enjoyed, and what you would like to stay once life goes back to a "new normal". This survey will be accepting responses until the end of May.
The Franklin Public Library is now open for 30 minute browsing visits! Hours are:
- Monday: 1 - 4 pm
- Tuesday 1 - 4 pm
- Wednesday 1 - 4 pm
- Thursday: 4 - 8 pm (Senior hour 3 - 4 pm)
- Friday 1 - 4 pm
- Saturday 1 - 4pm
Curbside services will continue with pick up hours as follows:
- Monday - Thursday 10am - 8pm
- Friday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
All returns still must be placed in the outside book drop prior to entering the building. Items will continue to be quarantined for three days before they are checked in.
No donations are being accepted at this time. Please do not place them in the return bins, outside or inside the Library.
Health & Safety Practices
All patrons entering the library will be required to do the following:
- Wear face coverings covering their nose and mouth at all times inside the Library
- Use remote services – phone, email, and curbside –if you cannot wear face coverings for medical reasons.
- Sanitize hands upon entering and complete the contact tracing form
- Practice social distancing
- Please remember to maintain a distance of at least six feet away from other patrons and staff
All programming will continue to be either virtual or take-and-make kits.
If you have any questions, please contact the Franklin Public Library at 508-520-4941 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Programs for Children and Teens
Weekly Virtual Events for Kids!
Move Along! Recorded videos drop each Monday on Facebook!
Virtual Dungeons & Dragons! Mondays @3:30PM
Email email@example.com for more details!
Deb's Sing & Swing Virtual Storytime Special! Emails with YouTube video link sent each Wednesday!
Email Miss Bree at firstname.lastname@example.org to register!
Zoom Toe Tapping Tuesdays! (Super Silly Dance Class for Ages 2+!) Tuesdays @4:00PM
Email Miss Bree at email@example.com to register!
Bookworm Bounce! Recorded videos drop each Thursday on Facebook!
Take and Make: Wildflower Seed Bombs!
Starting Saturday, May 1st, stop by the library between 10:00am-4:30pm and call the children's room (508-520-4941 ext. 2) to pick up your very own seed bomb Kit! Kits include supplies and instructions for making your very own wildflower seed bomb! SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED! Seed Bomb Kits will be distributed on a first come first serve basis!
Curious George Scavenger Hunt! Monday, May 3rd - Saturday, May 29th
Can you locate the mischievous winner of our 2021 March Madness Character Challenge hiding in the Children's and Teen Rooms? Drop in to the library at any point during the month of May and follow the clues to win a special prize! TO PLAY VIRTUALLY: Each Monday in the month of May a new clue will be posted to our Facebook & Instagram pages. Comment on the post and tell us where in the Children's and Teen Rooms the clue is leading you to! At the end of the month email Bree at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your prize!
Tech Tigers Zoom Website Challenge! Saturday, May 8th @ 1:00PM
Kids in grades 4 & up! Join the Tech Tigers First Lego League team for a fun intro to making your own Website! Learn the basics and participate in fun challenges! To register and receive the zoom link, email Mitzi at email@example.com!
Storyteller's Guild! Saturday, May 8th @ 4:00PM
A club for writers, makers, and gamers! Each month we meet to grow as story tellers through prompts, discussion and Table top Adventures! To register and receive the zoom link, email Mitzi at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Girls Who Code!
Grades 3-5 - Friday, May 14th & 28th @ 3:00PM
A Coding club for grades 3-5. We are bringing back G.W.C. at the Franklin Public Library! Learn to Code, Join a community, and Share your passions. All kids interested are welcome! Email email@example.com for more details!
Grades 6-12 - Friday, May 14th & 28th @ 3:00PM
A Coding club for grades 6-12. We are bringing back G.W.C. at the Franklin Public Library! Learn to Code, Join a community, and Share your passions. All teens interested are welcome! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
Zoom Cooking Class for families with Miss Sandhya! Saturday May 15th, 1:00PM
Join Miss Sandhya of Sandhya's Kitchen for a special zoom cooking class for kids and their grown-ups! We'll be making pasta primavera with pesto! To register for the class and receive the zoom link, email Bree at email@example.com!
Make with Miss Mitzi Craft Class: Calligraphy! Saturday, May 22nd @ 1:00PM
Join Miss Mitzi for a special zoom crafting class! She will be teaching us how to write in calligraphy! To register for the class and receive the zoom link, email Mitzi at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Teen Take and Make: Infinity Photo Cubes!
Teens! Starting Saturday, May 1st, stop by the library between 10:00am-4:30pm and call the teen desk (508-520 4941 ext. 2) to pick up your very own infinity photo cube kit with (almost) everything you need to make a super cool photo puzzle/Rubik's cube/fidget toy! Email Bree at email@example.com for details!
Keeping the Memories, Not the Stuff with Professional Organizer Janine Cavanaugh, Tuesday, May 4, 7:00 p.m.
It's easy to get attached to our possessions. We tend to form sentimental bonds to the things we purchase for ourselves, the gifts we receive, and the items we inherit from others. As the stuff we own multiplies, we may start to feel overwhelmed by the quantity and clutter. This workshop presents ideas on how to let go of all that is no longer relevant or important. Come learn how to keep the memories but get rid of the stuff.
To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtfuGtrjotG9wOhW-2RmjF1Ta0Yw-... .
Growing a Summer Salad with Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens, Wednesday, May 5, 7:00 p.m.
Is there anything more refreshing in the summer than a homegrown salad? We'll give you the basics on lettuce, tomato, and cucumber growing.
To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvfu6tpzsiHdZ2t27OrqM9cnnzShs... .
The Rise of Dolley Madison, Tuesday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.
Why First Lady Dolley Madison spells her name with an "e" is up to speculation. However, Mrs. Madison's legacy goes far beyond the unconventional spelling of her name. Join us for a virtual performance to learn about the twists and turns of Mrs. Madison's storied life as well as her largely unknown contributions to the evolution of our country.
You will learn about this "fashionista' First Lady's life as a Quaker child, the tragedies and serendipities she faced in Philadelphia, her unlikely marriage to James Madison, determining role in her husband's presidential-election victory 1809, transformation of the barren White House into a national treasure, strategies that united a fractured, contentious Congress and personal regrets as a mother.
Janet Parnes, founder of Historical Portrayals by Lady J, Millis will portray Mrs. Madison.
To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvcemhrzkjG9BPCjuFRpMMAy0GlhE... .
Kitchen Table Art Workshops: Small Books, Sunday, May 23, 4:00 p.m.
We will explore different techniques for cutting and folding small books. The techniques covered can be further developed to create personal handmade notebooks and keepsakes. Presented on Zoom by Jacqueline Volpe, The Creativity Curator at jbvdesignstudio. Sign up by May 7, 2021.
Kits will be provided for the first 12 Franklin residents. Pick up is at the Library during the week before the workshop. Any additional supplies generally will be common household items or art supplies that can be found at home, local stores, or online. The workshop is for adult and young adult artists, non-artists, and emerging creatives from all fields. No prior art experience is necessary; experienced artists may self-select how they would like to proceed after my initial demonstration.
To register, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at 508-520-4941, or email firstname.lastname@example.org . For a list of additional supplies and instructions for the workshop visit Jacqueline at www.thecreativitycurator.com.
Take and Make Craft: Cross Stitch
In a collaboration with the Franklin Mill Store, the Franklin Public Library is now offering Take-And-Make craft kits for adults! In May, explore the art of cross stitch! Kits are available to the first 50 Franklin residents to register, and will be placed in Curbside Pickup starting May 1st. To register, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at 508-520-4941, or email email@example.com .
Franklin Public Library Book Club, Tuesday, May 25, 7:00 p.m.
The book for discussion is The Round House, by Louise Erdrich.
When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.
To reserve a copy of the book or for more information, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at firstname.lastname@example.org . To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsf-yrrDIuGNZUG2MU5BiraLtGa3d... .