Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Franklin Public Library News & Events for Adults during April 2024 (audio)

Events for Adults

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 Library Community Room on Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Tax Preparation Help with VITA Site Open Saturdays 10 AM - 4PM
Taxes are due by April 15th! The last day the site will be open is April 13th!
The site is open! Walk-in clients are welcome!
The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals. VITA sites offer free tax help to people who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns, including:

  • People who generally make $64,000 or less
  • Persons with disabilities; and
  • Limited English-speaking taxpayers.

Table Top, Tuesday, April 2nd & 16th @ 6:00 PM
Registration Required. No Experience Necessary.
It's time to dust off your dice, grab a source book and role play your way through hijinks and horrors! Table Top is a Monthly game of Tabletop Role Playing Games for Adults!
Email mgousie@minlib.net to sign up or get more info!

Friends of Franklin Library Meeting, Wednesday, April 3rd @ 7:00 PM
Love the Library? Then how about joining the Friends! Attend the next Friends of Franklin Library meeting! Contact the FOFL at: fofl02038@gmail.com | Follow the Friends on Twitter: @FriendsFranklin

Rough Sleepers Community Discussion April 4th @6:30pm & April 27th @2:00pm
Join us for a discussion of Tracy Kidder's Rough Sleepers, open to the whole community!
We are having two discussion group sessions to allow everyone to participate! Please come to one or both!

"The powerful story of an inspiring doctor who made a difference, by helping to create a program to care for Boston’s homeless community—by the Pulitzer Prize–winning, New York Times bestselling author of Mountains Beyond Mountains"-New York Times

Bird Painting for Adults Saturday, April 6th @ 1:00 PM
Grown-ups! Are you feeling creative? Join Miss Lily and create your very own step-by-step painting of a beautiful bluebird! All materials will be provided, and REGISTRATION is required!

The Weekend Watercolor Sunday, April 7th & 21st @ 2:00 PM
Registration Required. Registration Required.
Project Details: Butterflies and Bugs &
 Carousel Horses
Relax with a Sunday watercolor class for adults 18 and over.

April Fool’s Concert Saturday April 13th @3:00pm
No Registration Required!
Fool around with Peter and Sue in a concert designed to make you laugh! Enjoy Nonsense Diddy's & Comedy Classics by artists such as Woody Guthrie, Tom Lehrer, and Allen Sherman.
Best for Adults and Teens. All ages welcome.

Chess Group, Sundays, April 14th & 28th @ 2:00 PM
Chess - The Game of Kings has resumed play! All ages and ability levels are welcomed.  If you would like to learn how to play chess, you are welcome as well! Learn an opening, develop strategic & tactic abilities, improve endgame skills. Sets will be available. No registration is required, and there is no fee.

How to Steal a Masterpiece Thursday April 18th @6:30pm
Hybrid program in person and over Zoom
Explore the underworld of stolen art, examining the little known stories from some of history’s greatest art heists! Art Historian Mallory Mortillaro leads us through the most significant art thefts in the last century and a half! Let’s question and discuss how the legitimate art market has managed to pique the interest of so many criminals!

Genealogy Club Thursday April 25th @ 6:30 PM
Open to all, no registration required!
Massachusetts Land Records with Seema Kenney
Massachusetts Land Records are a FREE resource and date back to 1731! Learn how to effectively search for and print documents from MassLandRecords.com.

Tricky Trivia Thursday, April 25th @ 6:30 PM
No Registration Required!
Are you ready to prove your trivia knowledge is more than trivial? Do you have the facts to fight for the title of Franklin’s Trivia Master? Join us for snacks and a Family Trivia Challenge at the Library! Play as a team or go solo for ultimate bragging rights!

Family Game Night, Tuesday, April 30th @ 6:00 PM
No Registration Required.
Try a new game! Introduce your favorite! Most importantly... Play games!
This a monthly group dedicated to the great board games out there and a space to find some new people to play with! All ages welcome!

**From the Friends of the Franklin Library**

Be sure to thank our AWESOME Franklin Public Library team! Did you know that National Library Workers’ Day is celebrated on Tuesday, April 9, 2024? This is an opportunity to show love to those who keep our libraries running while we get lost in the wonderful books, programs, and opportunities they offer every day. Be sure to take a moment to thank your favorite librarians when you are next at our library, and especially so if you happen to be there on “their” day, April 9th! And from the Friends to the entire Franklin Public Library staff, THANK YOU for all you do!

Board Members Needed! Friends of the Franklin Library is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the Franklin Public Library. We have several Board Members stepping down in June and would like to invite interested community members to become Friends and to join our Board of Directors. Please join us on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00pm in the Friends of the Franklin Library Community Room to learn more about becoming a Board Member. If you cannot make this meeting, please email fofl02038@gmail.com for more information.

Listen to Mitzi and I cover all the highlights for April 2024. The recording runs about 32 minutes, so let’s listen in. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1160-franklin-public-library-april-2024-event-highlights-03-18-24
Franklin Public Library News & Events for Adults during April 2024 (audio)
Franklin Public Library News & Events for Adults during April 2024 (audio)

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