Franklin Public Library

Upcoming Events

Our Summer Reading program is completely sponsored by the Friends of Franklin Public Library.


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

Registration required for all children's programs except story times


Family Story Times
Tuesday evenings beginning June 13 running through August
7:00 pm

This program is for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary aged children.  Every week we will read books and do a related craft.  There will be plenty of one on one time with the librarian to  pick out just the right book. 

Summer Reading Wrap-up Party
Tuesday, August 8
7:00 pm

All summer reading participants are invited to a rollicking evening of Rock and Roll!  This is a perfect family event to get everyone moving.  Let's dance, clap, twist and rock in this live, fun, interactive energizing show.

Play Group (ages 0-3)
Wednesday mornings
10:30 - 11:45 am
September 12 - October 25

The focus of the 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, relationships/sense of self, communication and understanding of the world.  Registration required. 

Curious George Party
Saturday, September 23
2:00 pm

We will be celebrating fall and back to school by hosting a party in honor of Curious George.  We'll have a cake in honor of George and the Man in the Yellow Hat, read about George and do some crafts.  We'll wrap up the day with a visit from Curious George!



Biography Book Group
Wednesday, September 13
6:30 pm

This month's selection is" Hildegard of Bingen: The Woman of her Age," by Fiona Maddocks.  Best known as a composer, the 12th century German abbess Hildegard of Bingen ,was also a religious leader, poet, naturalist and writer.  Despite her cloistered life, she had strong views on love, sex and marriage.  In this classic biography, first published in 2001, Fiona Maddocks draws on Hildegard's prolific writings to paint a portrait of her extraordinary life against the turbulent medieval background of crusade, schism, scientific discovery and cultural revolution.  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.


 To register for any program please call the Library at 248.851.2254