Franklin Public Library

Upcoming Events


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

Registration required for all children's programs except story times


Playgroup (Ages 0-3)
April 20- May 11
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.   

Hands on Science
Saturday, April 28
2:00 pm

Join us at the Library as we do some science experiments and create a simple robotic hand and other science related crafts for you to take home.  Registration required for this program.  Registration required.

Build Your Own Fairy Garden
Saturday, May 19
2:00 pm

Who doesn't want fairies to visit their yard.  We will have all the supplies you will need to create your own fairy garden to attract fairies to your yard.  You just need to bring your imagination. Registration required.

Exotic Animals @ Your Library
Thursday, June 21
7:00 pm

Registration for this program begins on June 4 for Franklin residents.  Non-resident registration opens up Monday June 11.

Join us for our annual visit from Science Alive.  Every year she brings a selection of exotic animals.  You will learn all about the animals and have an opportunity for hands-on contact with live animals.  This program is perfect for the whole family.  Registration required.



Please register for all adult programs by calling 248.851.2254.

Money Smart Week Programs

Protecting Your Assets, Income and Family
Tuesday, April 24
7:00 pm

Your overall financial wellness and the financial well being of your family isn't just about how much money you have.  This presentation will raise your awareness on 25 key financial vitals to help you better protect your assets, your intentions (advance directives), your income and your family.  All are welcome

Money Mindfulness:  How to Manage Stress Related to Money Matters
Thursday, April 26
7:00 pm

In conjunction with Money Smart Week, you will learn mindfulness techniques with the Health and Wellness Team of MSU Extension, that can help reduce emotional stress related to money or any other life concerns.  Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment while calmly acknowledging and accepting ones feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations. All are welcome

Biography Book Group
Wednesday, May 9
6:30 pm

This month the group will read "The Perfect Scent:  A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York,"  by Chandler Burr.  No journalist has ever been allowed into the secretive, highly pressured process of originating a perfume.  Chandler Burr, the "New York Times" perfume critic, spent a year behind the scenes observing the creation of two major fragrances.  Burr writes an informative and mesmerizing portrait of some of the extraordinary personalities who envision, create and launch the perfumes that drive their billion-dollar industry.  All are welcome. 

Book Group
Thursday, May 24
7:30 pm

Join Adele Robins for a lively discussion of the book Packinko, by Min Jin Lee.  "The story follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all.  Deserted by her lover Sunja is save by a young minister who marries her and brings her to Japan.  So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history."  All are Welcome.

Discover Your Parks:  Huron-Clinton Metroparks, Trails & Activities
Tuesday, May 15
7:00 pm

After a long hibernation the time has come to wander outdoors.  The Huron-Clinton Metroparks consist of 13 beautiful parks around the Huron and Clinton rivers in Southeast Michigan - your neighborhood!  Learn what they can offer- much more than you might imagine - and go breathless!  All are welcome.