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

 

 

**Note, we have changed the day of the playgroup from Wednesdays to Fridays**

Playgroup (Ages 0-3)
Friday mornings, January 12-February 16
10:30-11:45 am

The focus of this playgroup is for you to spend one-on-one time with your child(ren) and to have readily accessible advice from an early childhood specialist.  The playgroup is designed to increase one-on-one parent-to-child interaction and to promote literacy and learning activities, including; hands on activities, stories, songs, music and dancing.  There is also a teaching component for parents to better understand how children learn, their physical abilities, relationship/.sense of self, communication and understanding of the world. 

Let's Go Batty @ the Library
Saturday, January 13
2:00 pm

The Organization for Bat Conservation will be at the library with live bats!  Learn the truth about bats and how they live in this exciting and interactive presentation.  Meet bats from across the world and learn why they are so important to ecosystems and you!  You will meet four bats from around the world, including the Stellaluna bat!

  

ADULT PROGRAMS

Biography Book Group
Wednesday, January 10
6:30 pm

This month we will be reading "Emily Post:  Daughter of the Gilded Age Mistress of American Manners," by Laura Claridge.  Laura Claridge presents the first authoritative biography fo the woman who changed the mindset of millions of Americans.  A tireless advocate for middle-class and immigrants Americans, Emily Post became the emblem of a new kind of manners in which etiquette and ethics were forever entwined.  All are welcome.

Coloring, Dot-to-Dot and Hot Toddy
Thursday, January 18
6:30 pm

Adults and teens are welcome to join us for this calming, creativity-boosting activity.  Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help to promote overall wellness.  Coloring and dot-to-dot pages from books designed especially for adults, colored pencils, markers and crayons will be provided.  We will be serving a wintery treat:  a non-alcoholic hot toddy.

Book Group
Thursday, January 25
7:30 pm

Join Adele Robins to discuss "A Gentleman in Moscow," by Amor Towles. " In 1922, Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal.  The count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropole, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin.  Rostov has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.  Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery where he gains a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.  All are welcome. 

 To register for any program please call the Library at 248.851.2254