Adult Programs

May 2021

Genealogy Club

 

2021 Book Club Selections

 

 

Kitchen Table Art Workshop: Mandala Painting

May 2, 2021 at 4 PM

With The Creativity Curator, Jacqueline Volpe

***THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN FILLED! MORE ART CLASSES WILL BE ADDED THIS SPRING***

Mandala painting

Mandala paintings are colorful geometric patterns with roots in ancient cultures. We will explore the practice of making mandala paintings as a form of intuitive meditation that can restore our body, mind, and heart. Presented on Zoom by Jacqueline Volpe, The Creativity Curator at jbvdesignstudio. Sign up by April 16, 2021. Kits will be provided for the first 12 Franklin residents. Pick up is at the Library from April 24 to May 1. To register, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at 508-520-4941, or email kshipala@minlib.net . For a supply list and pre-workshop instructions visit Jacqueline at www.thecreativitycurator.com.

Mandala paintings are colorful geometric patterns with roots in ancient cultures. We will explore the practice of making mandala paintings as a form of intuitive meditation that can restore our body, mind, and heart. Presented on Zoom by Jacqueline Volpe, The Creativity Curator at jbvdesignstudio. Sign up by April 16, 2021. Kits will be provided for the first 12 Franklin residents. Pick up is at the Library from April 24 to May 1. To register, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at 508-520-4941, or email kshipala@minlib.net . For a supply list and pre-workshop instructions visit Jacqueline at www.thecreativitycurator.com. Funded by a grant from the Franklin Cultural Commission!

 

Keeping the Memories, Not the Stuff with Professional Organizer Janine Cavanaugh, Tuesday, May 4, 7:00 p.m.

Keeping the Memories Not the Stuff

It’s easy to get attached to our possessions. We tend to form sentimental bonds to the things we purchase for ourselves, the gifts we receive, and the items we inherit from others. As the stuff we own multiplies, we may start to feel overwhelmed by the quantity and clutter. This workshop presents ideas on how to let go of all that is no longer relevant or important. Come learn how to keep the memories but get rid of the stuff.

To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtfuGtrjotG9wOhW-2RmjF1Ta0Yw-... .

 

 

Growing a Summer Salad with Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens, Wednesday, May 5, 7:00 p.m.

Growing a Summer Salad

Is there anything more refreshing in the summer than a homegrown salad?  We'll give you the basics on lettuce, tomato, and cucumber growing.

To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvfu6tpzsiHdZ2t27OrqM9cnnzShs... .

 

 

 

The Rise of Dolley Madison, Tuesday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.

Dolley Madison

Why First Lady Dolley Madison spells her name with an “e” is up to speculation. However, Mrs. Madison’s legacy goes far beyond the unconventional spelling of her name. Join us for a virtual performance to learn about the twists and turns of Mrs. Madison’s storied life as well as her largely unknown contributions to the evolution of our country.

You will learn about this “fashionista’  First Lady’s  life as a Quaker child, the tragedies and serendipities she faced in Philadelphia, her unlikely marriage to James Madison, determining role in her husband’s presidential-election victory 1809, transformation of the barren White House into a national treasure, strategies that united a fractured, contentious Congress and personal regrets as a mother.

Janet Parnes, founder of Historical Portrayals by Lady J, Millis will portray Mrs. Madison.

To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvcemhrzkjG9BPCjuFRpMMAy0GlhE... .

 

 

 

Kitchen Table Art Workshops: Small Books, Sunday, May 23, 4:00 p.m.

small book

We will explore different techniques for cutting and folding small books. The techniques covered can be further developed to create personal handmade notebooks and keepsakes. Presented on Zoom by Jacqueline Volpe, The Creativity Curator at jbvdesignstudio. Sign up by May 7, 2021.

Kits will be provided for the first 12 Franklin residents. Pick up is at the Library during the week before the workshop. Any additional supplies generally will be common household items or art supplies that can be found at home, local stores, or online. The workshop is for adult and young adult artists, non-artists, and emerging creatives from all fields. No prior art experience is necessary; experienced artists may self-select how they would like to proceed after my initial demonstration.

To register, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at 508-520-4941, or email kshipala@minlib.net . For a list of additional supplies and instructions for the workshop visit Jacqueline at www.thecreativitycurator.com.

 

Take and Make Craft: Cross Stitch

cross stitch kit

In a collaboration with the Franklin Mill Store, the Franklin Public Library is now offering Take-And-Make craft kits for adults! In May, explore the art of cross stitch! Kits are available to the first 50 Franklin residents to register, and will be placed in Curbside Pickup starting May 1st. To register, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at 508-520-4941, or email kshipala@minlib.net .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franklin Public Library Book Club, Tuesday, May 25, 7:00 p.m.

The Round House

The book for discussion is The Round House, by Louise Erdrich.

When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.

To reserve a copy of the book or for more information, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at kshipala@minlib.net . To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsf-yrrDIuGNZUG2MU5BiraLtGa3d... .