Franklin Public Library

Upcoming Events

Food for Fines, April 2017

During the month of April bring in one non-perishable food item and receive one dollar off fines owed.  Have more fines?  Bring in more food.  All food items will go to the Gleaner's food bank.  Let's try to fill two boxes this year!


To register for any program please call the Library at 248.851.2254.

Registration required for all children's programs except story times


Star Wars Party
Saturday, May 13
2:00 pm

Join us to celebrate all things Star Wars.  We'll read a Star Wars story, make Star Wars crafts and have a snack.  Costumes are strongly encouraged. 

Exotic Animals Invade the Library
Thursday, June 15
7:00 pm

A Science alive biologist will be here at the library with an array of exotic critters.  You will learn all about the animals and have hands on contact with the live animals.  This is a perfect program for the whole family.




Every Michigan County has a Story!
Thursday, April 27
7:00 pm

Whether you are on a day trip or a vacation, Michigan has much to offer including some hidden secrets in unexpected places.  No matter where you go in Michigan, each of the 83 counties has a story to tell.  Barbara VanderMolen will tell you about places to explore off the beaten path.  She will share stories of history, people, places to visit and things to do.  Copies of her A-Z guide will be available for purchase. 

Preserving Your Family Photos
Tuesday, May 16
7:00 pm

Joel Stone, Senior Curator at the Detroit Historical Society, will show you how to identify, preserve, store, and present your family photographs, albums and paper documents.  Photographs are a cherished part of any family collection.  Joel, with his extensive experience in historic object preservation and conservation, will teach us to car for our family treasurers, insuring their long-term care and stability.

Everyone's Reading 2017
Meet the Author
Monday, May 22, 7pm
The Community House, Birmingham

Tuesday, May 23, 7 pm
Congregation Shaarey Zedek

This year's book that everyone is reading is "Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story," by David Maraniss. Maraniss tells the story of Detroit at it's peak in 1963 before the riots.  Maraniss argues that "the shadows of collapse were evident even then, before the devastating riot."  Read the book then hear the author speak.  A ticket is required to attend either of the author's talks but they are free and available at the Library.

Book Group
Thursday, May 25
7:30 PM

Join Adele Robins as she discusses the book "News of the World," by Paulette Jiles.  In the wake of the Civil War an ex-army officer and widower who has lived through three wars, is asked to deliver a ten year old girl back to her relatives.  The girl's family has been killed and she was captured by the Kiowa when she was a small child.  The Kiowa are the only family the girl has ever known.  This is the story of their journey to reunite the girl with her distant relatives and the child's eventual fate.  All are welcome.

 To register for any program please call the Library at 248.851.2254