Franklin Public Library - March 2020 News & Events

Library Hours

The Library’s regular hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:30-5:00 p.m.

Drop-In ESL Conversation Class, Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Join us every Tuesday night for a drop-in conversation class for all levels of English language learners. This class will focus on helping students become more comfortable using English in everyday life. We call it a class, but it’s really more of a group. Proctored by a certified ESL instructor, we will spend each session discussing a different topic--or wherever the conversation takes us! Resources will be provided by the Franklin Public Library so all you need to bring is a willingness to participate and learn. This program is free and open to all who wish to join.

Friends of the Franklin Library Meeting, Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Franklin Library are looking for new members! We meet monthly in the Friends of the Franklin Library Community Room at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month. For more information, please contact the Friends at [email protected] . Follow us on Twitter @FriendsFranklin !

Cookbook Club, Saturday, March 7, 3:00 p.m.

The cookbook selection for March is The Little Women cookbook : tempting recipes from the March sisters and their friends and family, by Winifred Moranville. From the publisher, “Experience the exciting and heartwarming world of the March sisters and Little Women right in your own kitchen. Here at last is the first cookbook to celebrate the scrumptious and comforting foods that play a prominent role in Louisa May Alcott's classic novel Little Women”. A copy of the book will be available to view at the Circulation Desk. Sign up for a recipe, and bring your creation to the meeting to share! For more information, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at [email protected] or 508-520-4941.

Celebrating Ireland In Story and Song, Sunday, March 8, 3:00 p.m.Celebrating Ireland

Enjoy Celtic music with ‘Celebrating Ireland in Story & Song’. Come join us for an afternoon celebrating the music, hilarity and dance of Ireland. Phil Edmonds (originally from County Clare), is an (alleged) leprechaun who plays the tin whistle and button accordion with great warmth and spirit. Kevin Fallon (by way of county Roscommon and Mayo) is a soulful guitarist, fiddler and singer. Mary King (Up Donegal & Cavan) joins in with the fiddle, Celtic Harp and voice. She also teaches a beginning Irish step 1/2 hour before the program. Get your green on, warm up your voices and sit back and enjoy the 20th anniversary of the program. This program is free and open to the public.

 

Padula’s Jazz Etc, Sunday, March 15, 3:00 p.m.Padula's Jazz Etc

Padula’s Jazz Etc. will perform at the Franklin Public Library on Sunday, March 15  at 3:00 p.m. Featuring Brenda Padula, Frank Padula, and their sons, the group plays a range of music including jazz, Motown, blues and pop. This performance is free and open to the public.

 

Paint Your Own Palm Tree Sunset, Saturday, March 28, 1:00 p.m.

Feel the summer breeze in the air when you paint your own Palm Tree Sunset!  Paint along with artist Denise Palmieri, and create your own tropical paradise! This free class is for adults, and is limited to twenty participants. Please register with Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at [email protected] or by calling 508-520-4941.

Changing Careers: Reinventing Oneself in Today’s Job Market, Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 p.m.

Transitioning into a new profession can be a challenging and daunting undertaking. We will discuss and explore various strategies to help make the transition from one industry to another a smooth one.  This is a group discussion where everyone's experiences and opinions are welcomed. This program is free and open to the public.

Technology Help with Nerds to Go, Saturday, March 14, 10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

Staff from Nerds To Go Computer Service will be available to assist patrons with common technology issues such as email access, password reset/recovery, cell phone feature usage, getting onto public Wi-Fi, and accessing information on line. This service is free and is on a first come, first serve basis.

Franklin Public Library Book Club, Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 p.m.

The book for discussion is Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout. Olive Kitteridge has returned, as indomitable as ever, this time as a person getting older, navigating her next decade as she comes to terms with the changes--sometimes welcome, sometimes not--in her own life. Here is Olive, strangely content in her second marriage, still in an evolving relationship with her son and his family, encountering a cast of memorable characters in the seaside town of Crosby, Maine. Whether it's a young girl coming to terms with the loss of her father, a young woman about to give birth at a baby shower, or a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, the irascible Olive improbably touches the lives of others.

A limited number of copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at [email protected] .

Genealogy Club, Thursday, March 26, 6:30 p.m.

Advanced French-Canadian research with Sandra Goodwin.

Library Tech Time, Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Need help downloading ebooks to your Kindle? Trouble downloading the Libby or Minuteman apps? Curious about hoopla, Kanopy, or the many databases available to Franklin residents? Stop by or make an appointment during Tech Time now available on Thursdays 2:00-3:00 p.m. Can’t make that time? Don’t worry, technology assistance is always available at the Reference Desk. Please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala or Reference Librarian Vicki Earls for more information.

Proctoring Services

The Franklin Public Library will now be offering proctoring services to its patrons. Proctoring will be free of charge, and by appointment only. Contact Library Director Felicia Oti or Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala for more information. 

Knitting Group, Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Love to knit or crochet? Join our group of local fiber artists who will be meeting in the Friends of the Franklin Community Room on Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Franklin Library Book Sale
Friday, March 20, 1:00-5:00 p.m.  Saturday, March 21, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.
All books are just one dollar!
Bag Sale - $5 A Bag—Saturday, March 21, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Come fill a brown bag with all the books you can!

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