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Upcoming 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.


Llama Llama Party
Saturday, September 28
2:00 PM

Join us as we explore the world of the delightful little Llama Llama from Anna Dewdney's books.  We'll read some of our favorites, do some llama crafts and have a snack.  This program is geared for preschoolers and early elementary aged children.

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.


Biography Book Group
Wednesday, September 11
6:30 PM

This month's selection is "Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women," by Marianne Monson.  This book outlines the stories of twelve women from all parts of the globe and various walks of life, who heeded the call to settle the North American west.  These women were inspired to "live boldly and bravely and to fill their own lives with vision, faith and fortitude.  To live with grit."  All are welcome.

Molly & Scot's Travelogue to Peru
Tuesday, September 24
7:00 PM,

Molly Gale, daughter of librarian Rebecca Gale,  and her friend Scot travelled throughout Peru this past July.  They will share faces, places and travel ideas through photographs and their personal experiences.  Call (248) 851-2254  or click HERE to register.

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.  Registration will start on September 23 for Franklin residents; on October 2nd for all others.

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 7 for Franklin residents; on October 16 for all others.