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 January 11 to February 15
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.

Make Your Own Slime
Saturday, January 19
2:00 pm

Join us for some messy, gooey and stretchy fun!  We will supply all the ingredients to make slime as well as some add-ins.  Each person will go home with their individually crafted bag of slime.

American Girl Valentine's Party
Saturday, February 9
2:00 pm
(sign up for Franklin residents only until Feb1.  Open to everyone after Feb1)

We will celebrate Valentine's Day with our American Girl dolls.  Bring your Bitty Baby, American Girl doll, stuffed animal or any doll to the Library for some holiday fun.  We will be doing crafts, having a snack and everyone will have an opportunity to show their doll off to the group. 


Please register for all adult programs by calling 248.851.2254.

Book Group
Thursday, January 24
7:30 pm

This month's selection chosen by Adele Robins is "Educated:  A Memoir," by Tara Westover. " Raised in the Idaho mountains by survivalist parents who eschewed schooling and doctors, Westover hungered so powerfully for education that she taught herself, getting into Brigham Young University and eventually Cambridge University for a PhD."  All are welcome to the discussion.

Discover Marimba Music
Tuesday, January 22
7:00 pm

If you haven't heard of the marimba it's time to discover this wonderful and unusual musical instrument originating from southern Africa and Central America.  Percussionist Paul Demick will share his musical journey, playing beautiful music from the greatest classical composers as well as telling interesting facts about each of them and their compositions.  You will learn the origins of the instrument, its history and the captivating music that resonates from its wood bars.