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


Play Group (Birth through 3 years of age)
Friday September 28 to November 2
10:30 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 on-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.

Saturday, October 27
12 - 2 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.  Follow our reading trail on the Village Green.  Read a book with your family as you head to the hill for the Pumpkin Roll at 2 pm.

Build Your Own Gingerbread House
Saturday, December 1
2:00 pm

We will supply the gingerbread houses and everything you need to decorate them.  All you need to do is bring your creativity and imagination!


Please register for all adult programs by calling 248.851.2254.

Alcohol Ink Card Making
Tuesday, October 23
7:00 pm

Try alcohol inks and blend your way to some unusual effects.  Meike, a self-taught, talented and passionate German artist living in the area, with four years of painting experience in abstract art will teach you how to make beautiful cards.  Registration is required.  Space is limited

Book Group
Thursday, October 25
7:30 pm

Join Adele Robins and a group of enthusiastic readers as we discuss Laurie Frankel's newest book This is How it Always is.  "This is the story of Claude.  Claude is five years old, the youngest of five boys.  He loves peanut butter sandwiches and wearing dresses.  He dreams of becoming a princess one day.  Rosie and Penn, Claude's parents, what Claude to be whoever he wants to be so the whole family keeps Claude's secret until one day it explodes."  All are welcome to the discussion.

Fortify Your Immune System
Wednesday, November 6
7:00 pm

A strong and responsive immune system is key to combatting all types of disease brought on by environmental pollution and undigested toxins.  This empowering workshop will focus on all the things we can do to fortify our immune system before the winter and reclaim our health.  Kathryn Trestain is an award winning journalist and global educator for Young Living Essential oils.  She is passionate about helping people take charge of their own wellness. 

Biography Book Group
Wednesday, November 14
6:30 pm

This month's selection is "Shakespeare's Restless World:  A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects,"  by Neil MacGregor.  In this brilliant work of historical reconstruction, Neil MacGregor and his team at the British Museum, working with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC bring us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare's universe.  This illustrated book invites you tor travel back in history to a time when humankind leapt into the modern age.  All are welcome.