Adult Programs

August 2021

Genealogy Club

2021 Book Club Selections


Take and Make Craft for Adults: Applique and Embroidery

Applique Kits

In a collaboration with the Franklin Mill Store, the Franklin Public Library is now offering Take-And-Make craft kits for adults! This month, explore the art of applique and embroidery! Kits are available to the first 35 Franklin residents to sign up. To register, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at 508-520-4941, or email . Kits will be available  for pickup at the Circulation Desk starting August 2nd.

Woolfelt Applique Hand Sewing Kits
Everything you need to complete this delicately embroidered appliqué felt Folk Garden decoration is in the box including the hoop. This felt appliqué kit is all about layering colours, shapes and intricate embroi-dery patterns using coloured thread to form a sweet framed picture.This kit is suitable for beginners and more advanced crafters looking to develop their sew-ing skills as it includes a lot of accessible embroidery stitches and layering. Follow the suggested patterns or use your own ideas. This design could also be used as appliqué motif on a cushion or bag and is very on trend.The kit includes high quality wool mix felt as well as 8 carefully chosen assorted DMC threads, a needle and of course a 10 cm hoop. The hoop is both a very use-ful support while working on your project and also a pretty frame for it. Full scale templates and instructions are very clear and we give you a stitch guide for extra support. The wool-mix felt is extremely soft, lovely to use and its distinctive shades will bring all your projects to life delightfully.
Pick up some scissors and get started!


Yoga with Bethany, Tuesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 6:30 p.m.

Yoga with Bethany

Join Yoga Instructor Bethany Amatucci for a series of free yoga classes in the Friends of the Franklin Library Community Room. Participants are required to bring their own yoga mats. Blocks, a pillow, and a blanket are optional. No registration is required! For more information, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala .

8/3 Yoga for Self Love -  A heart-centered Vinyasa flow with the focus on love, self-compassion, and acceptance. All levels welcome. 

8/10 Yoga for Confidence - A vinyasa flow to boost your awareness and self esteem as you move through empowering postures. All levels welcome.

8/17 Yoga for Grounding - Gentle vinyasa flow with breath work to focus on calming, feeling centered, and creating inner peace. All levels welcome.

8/24 Yoga for Balance - Vinyasa flow to enjoy emotional and physical stability as you use your breath to find balance in your body and mind. All levels welcome.

8/31 Yoga for Quieting the Mind - A gentle, calming flow to melt your stress away, and help you find gratitude in the present moment. All levels welcome.

9/7 Yoga for Feeling Energized - This vinyasa flow will boost your mood, increase your stamina, and wake up your body and mind. All levels welcome.


Spark Joy, Franklin!
Live Q&A, Wednesday, August 18, 7:00 p.m.

Spark Joy, Franklin!

Certified Silver level Konmari Consultant Shannon Honeycutt will be bringing the life-changing magic of tidying to you through her Spark Joy Program. Find out what it means to lead a life that Sparks Joy. You will learn the KonMari philosophy and guiding principles needed to tidy once and for all and leave you feeling motivated to Spark Joy in your home, office, and life! Be sure to have a standard t-shirt and a pair of pants ready for the folding activity as you will be learning the famous KonMari Vertical folding technique.

The pre-recorded program will be available to view at Tuesday, August 17, 7:00 a.m. through Thursday, August 19, 7:00 a.m. The live question and answer session is Wednesday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.

Shannon Huneycutt is the founder of Spark Joy Charlotte and trained by tidying expert Marie Kondo. Marie is the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and the creator of the KonMari MethodTM, which is a style of tidying focusing on decluttering and organizing your space by keeping only those items you love.


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

Sue Monk Kidd Invention of Wings

The book for discussion is The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd.

The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined-- Provided by publisher.

To reserve a copy of the book or for more information, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at . Book Club meetings are now taking place in-person at the Library.


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

Knitting Group

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