Franklin Public Library

Upcoming Events

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

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

Registration required for all children's programs except story times

 

LEGO Display and Build
Saturday, October 14
12 - 3pm

GLUG (Adult fans of LEGO group) will be at the library with a spooky Halloween display complete with a haunted train for your viewing pleasure.  There will be build it yourself play tables so you can build your own LEGO creation to be displayed at the Library, and small LEGO sets, geared for ages 5-10 years of age, will be available for sale.  No registration required.

Franklinstein Frenzy
Saturday, October 21
12-2:00 pm

Stop in the library after the parade for trick or treating and when you are finished collecting your treats throughout the Village, come back to the library for a craft.  Crafts will be available from 12-2 pm.  Done with your crafts?  Follow our reading trail across the Village Green and read a book with your family as you head to the hill for the Pumpkin Roll.

 

American Girl Holiday Party
Saturday, December 9
2:00 pm

It's that time of year again for our annual American Girl party.  This year we are going to have a Holiday party.  Bring your American Girl doll (or any doll or stuffed animal) and we will make some Holiday crafts to take home.  Snacks will be provided. 

  

ADULT PROGRAMS

LEGO Display and Build
Saturday, October 14
12 - 3pm

GLUG (Adult fans of LEGO group) will be at the library with a spooky Halloween display complete with a haunted train for your viewing pleasure.  There will be build it yourself play tables so you can build your own LEGO creation to be displayed at the Library, and small LEGO sets, geared for ages 5-10 years of age, will be available for sale.  No registration required.

Werner Klemm, Pearl Harbor Survivor (A Larry Martin's WWII "In Their Own Words" Presentation)
Tuesday, October 24
6:30 pm

Larry Martin's interest in WWII history and his passion for gathering the stories of the men and women of the war has sparked the creation of the "In Their Own Words" project.  For this program Larry will recount Navy veteran Werner Klemm's story of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.  Come and listen to all Klemm experienced and say on that fateful day.  All are welcome.

Book Group
Thursday, October 26
7:30 pm

Join Adele Robins as we discuss Jodi Picoult's latest novel, "Small Great Things."   "The novel is based on the true story of a labor and delivery nurse who was prohibited from caring for a newborn because the father requested that no African-American nurses tend to his baby. In the fictional version, Ruth, the nurse in question, finds herself on trial for events related to the same request made by a white supremacist father. Using the narratives of Ruth, the baby’s father, and the female public defender who takes Ruth’s case, Picoult examines multiple facets of racism."   All are welcome.

Biography Book Group
Wednesday, November 8
6:00 pm

This month the group will be reading "Eighty Days:  Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World," by Matthew Goodman.  On November 14, 1889, female reporter for the "World" newspaper left Ney Youk by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world.  Elizabeth Bisland, journalist for "Cosmopolitan" magazine also left the same day heading in the opposite direction hoping to break the same record.  This is their story.

Cyber Security Awareness (Protect Yourself Online!)
Thursday, November 16
7:00 pm

Partnering with Franklin Mobile Watch, this program will teach us how to keep our online lives safe and secure, especially during the upcoming shopping season.  Franklin-Bingham Farms Police Department Detective Mike Bastianelli and Oakland County Sherrif's Office Detective John Elges will talk you through how to secure your home networks and devices and how to use the Internet more safely, securely and responsibly.  All are Welcome.

 To register for any program please call the Library at 248.851.2254