Monday, October 2, 2023

Franklin Library News & Events scheduled for October 2023

Library Hours
The Library's 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. The Library will be open on Sunday, October 8th but will be closed Monday, October 9th for Columbus / Indigenous People's Day

Library News – Book clubs through Libby and Hoopla!
Both Libby and Hoopla sponsor seasonal book clubs!  During Libby's Big Library Read, both the ebook and audiobook are always available, so no need to place a hold.  In addition, the Digital Public Library of America, with help from the Palace Project is offering The Banned Book Club. The Banned Book Club makes e-book versions of banned books available to readers in locations across the United States where title have been banned. The e-books will be available to readers for free via the Palace e-reader app. Find links to all of these book clubs here:

Featured Database
Access free Massachusetts RMV car, motorcycle, and commercial driver's license practice tests and handbooks. Includes the Massachusetts Driver's Handbook (in English & Spanish). is available to Franklin residents only through our alphabetical list of free online databases:

Museum Passes
Reserve discount passes for our area's most popular museums, aquariums, and more! Passes are available to be reserved up to thirty days in advance.

New Materials
Check out the latest additions to the library's collection!

Book Sale
Franklin Library Book Sale

Friday, October 20th, 1:00-5:00 p.m.  Saturday, October 21st, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
All books are just one dollar!

Franklin Library Bag Sale - $5 A Bag—Saturday, October 21st, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Come fill a brown bag with all the books you can!

Franklin Library ESL & Adult Literacy Program
Volunteer tutors needed! To volunteer please be at least 18 years old, have a High School diploma, & speak English clearly.  No prior teaching experience needed!  Volunteer tutors and students do not need to be Franklin residents. If interested, please fill out the registration form on the library's website.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
In our second year of providing free tax preparation assistance through the VITA IRS program the Franklin Public Library is looking for volunteers! While tax season starts in February; planning, training, and scheduling can begin today! To sign up or to find more information please email Site Coordinator Mitzi Gousie at!

Massachusetts Center for the Book 2023 Reading Challenge
October: A Best Seller from the year you turned 18
Do you have a cozy reading corner you've been wanting to spend more time in? Do you have a group of friends who like to select books together? Maybe a little constraint helps you choose what to read next. If you are looking for a fun, unique reading challenge to take on in 2023, Massachusetts Center for the Book has you covered. Check it out today!

From Friends of the Franklin Library
The Friends were delighted to support the recent author night featuring award-winning author, Emily Franklin. Ms. Franklin's novel, The Lioness of Boston, tells the deeply evocative story of the life of Isabella Stewart Gardner, a daring visionary who created an inimitable legacy in American art and transformed the city of Boston itself. There was a great turnout for this event, with the option for the audience to participate either in person or online. Ms. Franklin, participating online, read aloud from her novel, spoke about her inspiration and research for this novel, and was available to answer everyone's questions. If you are looking for your next new read, the Friends highly recommend The Lioness of Boston. And if you want to combine your reading with a fun field trip, sign up for one of the Library's discounted passes to the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum in Boston.

For the complete newsletter for October 2023 follow this link ->

Franklin Library News & Events scheduled for October 2023
Franklin Library News & Events scheduled for October 2023

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