Franklin Public Library

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Upcoming Events

Summary of Current Events

To register for any program please call the Library at (248) 851-2254 or click on the links (see each program).

Registration required for all children's programs except story times.


Play Group
Friday, October 4 - November 8
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 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. Call (248) 851-2254  or click HERE to register.

Franklinstein Frenzy
Saturday, October 26

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 and treats will be available while supplies last.


Book Group
Thursday, October 24
7:30 PM

Join us as Adele Robins discuss the hugely popular book "Where the Crawdads Sign," by Delia Owens.  For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens."  All are welcome.

Instant Pot Cooking - Get Ready to Host Thanksgiving (Part one)
Wednesday, October 30
7:00 PM

This Instant Pot cooking demonstration will be the first of two special programs designed to help you prepare for Thanksgiving. 

Local culinary instructor Mary Spencer from Taste A Cook's Place, will share with you fabulous Instant Pot cooking ideas for this special holiday dinner.  Mary will give tips and detailed techniques to make your holiday dinner run more smoothly.  Samples will be available of her recipes.  

PLEASE REGISTER HERE - limited space.

Biography Book Group
Wednesday, November 6
6:30 pm

This month's selection is "Wally Funk's Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer," by Sue Nelson.  Wally Funk was among the first group of American pilots to complete NASA's Women in Space program.  Just before the final phase of training the program was abruptly cancelled.  Politics and prejudice meant that none of the women in the program ever went to space.  The author travels with Funk, now nearing 80, as she races to make it into space.  This book is a unique, intimate and entertaining portrait of a true aviation trailblazer.  All are welcome. 

Flower Table Centerpiece - Get Ready to Host Thanksgiving (Part two)
Wednesday, November 13
7:00 PM

This is our second program designed to help you prepare for Thanksgiving.

Christel, our florist from France, is back to show you how to create an easy and elegant seasonal centerpiece to add style to your Thanksgiving table.  All materials will be provided.  Registration will open on October 21 for Franklin residents; on October 30 for all others.