05 / 27 / 2021
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June Happenings at Franklin Public Library
  

June 2021 Library News & Events

 

Library News

The Franklin Public Library will be returning to regular hours as of June 1st. The thirty minute time restriction for visits will be removed. Hours will be Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Study rooms, the Friends of the Franklin Library Room, and restrooms will become available. The Meeting Room will continue to be unavailable at this time. Curbside Pickup will be phased out as the Library reverts back to using the shelves near the Circulation Desk for reserved materials. Items on the hold shelves will not be checked out, so please check them out using the self-check stations or through the Minuteman Library app.

Book Sale

Starting June 4th, the Franklin Public Library will be having an outdoor Book Sale on the brick patio Fridays 1:00-4:00 p.m. All books are one dollar each. There is no bag sale at this time. The Book Sale is weather permitting.

 

Programs for Children and Teens

Summer Reading at the Franklin Public Library!

Summer Reading Sign-ups go Live on the Franklin Public Library Website beginning Monday, June 1st! Visit our Summer Reading Portal and sign up each of your children using our convenient google form! 

The Portal will also contain:

• Our complete summer schedule

• Links to the school summer reading lists

• FAQs

• A google form to help us track your reading! 

• Downloadable activities!

• And more!

Summer Reading Bags will be available for curbside pickup at 10AM beginning on June 1st! Call the Children’s Room when you arrive at the library, and we will help make sure you’re signed up/check you off our list, and bring your summer reading bags out to you! Inside the summer reading bags you’ll find everything you need to have an awesome summer with the library, including:

• Reading logs and stickers (and instructions) to track your reading progress!

• A jam packed event calendar to hang on the fridge!

• Special activity packets that correspond with each themed week of the summer! 

• Fun surprises!

The Summer Reading Theme this year is: Tails and Tales, with a fun focus on Animals and Habitats, and we’ve got a great calendar of events that correspond with weekly themes, from Woodland story-walk romps and Savannah STEAM challenges, to Desert Animals and Under the sea ‘Seek-N-Finds’! We can’t wait to make this an epic summer! 

 

Imagine Your Summer! A Virtual Creators Club is back on Facebook!

Do you like to draw? Write? Code? Cook? Knit? Make collages? We want to celebrate making in all its forms this summer! Join our Facebook Group, called Imagine Your Summer! (Available on the library Facebook Page in the groups tab!) We will be posting fun themed prompts each week to help inspire your creativity, but we are also REALLY excited to have a space for you to share any creative projects you're working on or have made! This group is meant to serve creators of all ages, kids and grown-ups alike! Let's make this a super fun summer! If you can imagine it, we want to see it!

 

Weekly Events for Families!

 

PLEASE NOTE: Weekly and Special events are currently scheduled to be in-person, outdoor programs at the library unless otherwise noted!

Animal Guess Who! Monday-Friday

Join us all summer long for a fun guessing game of name that animal! Clues will be posted daily Monday-Friday, and at the end of each week all the correct guesses will be entered into a raffle! 

Move Along! Mondays @ 10:30AM

This thirty minute program features music, movement, stories, and other interactive activities to encourage social skills and promote early literacy!

Dungeons & Dragons! Mondays @ 3:30PM on Discord/Roll20

Kids ages 7-15! Join us each week for virtual D&D on Roll20.net! Then join a community of gamers for fun on FPL's own Discord Server! "Chairs" are open for New Players and Dungeon Masters are always in demand! Email mgousie@minlib.net to get involved!

Toe-Tapping Tuesdays! Tuesdays @ 4:00PM

Let’s play some music and get those little toes moving! We will have fun learning to move to the music while building coordination and confidence.

Bookworm Bounce! Thursdays @ 4:00PM

Join us for an afternoon story time full of music, movement, stories, and other interactive activities to encourage social skills and promote early literacy!

Happy Feet! *SOME* Fridays @ 10:30AM

Let’s play some music and get those little toes moving! We will have fun learning to move to the music while building coordination and confidence.

Summer Secret Coders *SOME* Fridays @11:00AM

Make projects, cool crafts, and play games based on The Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang

Farmers Market Fun! Fridays @ 3:30PM *starting June 18th*

Join us in a special collaboration with the Franklin Farmer's market! Enjoy special themed events each week, from story times, to scavenger hunts, to craft projects and beyond!

 

Special Events for Kids & Families in June!

 

June StoryWalk at DelCarte Park!

Starting Saturday, June 5th, the Franklin Recreation Department and the Franklin Public Library are teaming up again for a summer series of StoryWalks on the trail! The StoryWalk will be up until July, so you have plenty of time to enjoy the story, while social distancing!

Take & Make - Binoculars!

Starting Monday, June 7th stop by the library between 10:00am-8:00pm and call the children's room (508-520-4941 ext. 2) to pick up your very own binocular kit! Kits include supplies and instructions for making your very own binoculars! SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED! Kits will be distributed on a first come first serve basis!

Hodge Podge Hide & Seek! Friday, June 11th @ 4:00PM

Where on the Town Common is Mr. Vinny and his Giant Puppet Hodge Podge! Try to find them as we celebrate the kickoff of our Summer Reading Scavenger hunt, “Build Your Own Zoo”!

Habitat Helpers STEAM Challenge! Saturday, June 12th @ 10:30AM

A Woodland themed STEAM activity to learn about this special habitat and the animals that live there! Ideal for grades K+.

Kids Paint Party! Wednesday, June 16th @ 4:30PM

Email Bree at bcomeau@minlib.net to register for this totally awesome paint night, where you’ll get to paint your very own turtle! All supplies will be provided and the class will be outdoors!

Make With Ms. Mitzi - Soap! Saturday, June 19th @ 1:00PM (Zoom)

Calling all Makers! Miss Mitzi is on a mission to make a new crazy craft project every month! This month’s craft is Soap making. To sign up and get your kit from the library contact mgousie@minlib.net

Habitat Helpers STEAM Challenge! Saturday, June 26th @ 10:30AM

A Savannah themed STEAM activity to learn about this special habitat and the animals that live there! Ideal for grades K+.

Mixed-Up Dog Drawing Class on Zoom! Wednesday, June 30th @ 1:00PM

Join the Pup up Art School for a lesson on how to draw at least four breeds of dogs. Then, cut the pictures in half to mix and match for maximum doggy cuteness!! All you need is a stack of paper in front of you and something you like to draw with!

 

Weekly / monthly Events for Teens

 

PLEASE NOTE: Weekly and Special events are currently scheduled to be in-person, outdoor programs at the library unless otherwise noted!

Dungeons & Dragons! Mondays @ 3:30PM on Discord/Roll20

Kids ages 7-15! Join us each week for virtual D&D on Roll20.net! Then join a community of gamers for fun on FPL's own Discord Server! "Chairs" are open for New Players and Dungeon Masters are always in demand! Email mgousie@minlib.net to get involved!

Teen Al Fresco Book Bites! Wednesdays @ 4:30PM *starting June 30th*

Teens! Bring along a picnic meal and a blanket, and join us outside on the grass outside the library for a casual chat about what we're all reading!

Summer Secret Coders *SOME* Fridays @11:00 AM

As Senior Agents, make projects, cool crafts, and play games based on The Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang. For more information email mgousie@minlib.net

 

Special Events for Teens in June!

 

Teen Take & Make!

Teens! Starting Monday, June 7th stop by the library between 10:00am-8:00pm and call the Teen Desk (508-520-4941 ext. 2) to pick up your very own Break-In Box! Solve the puzzles to crack the code and "break-in" to your box of goodies! SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED! Break-In Boxes will be distributed on a first come first serve basis!

Evening in Riverdale June 8th @ 6:30 PM

Nancy Silberkleit, co-CEO of Archie Comics, shares some of the secret sauce on how the Riverdale Series has evolved from Archie Comics and why it has much of the same DNA. She will share some of the methodology of making a comic book and insight into being a publisher of Comics, and how she uses comics to further her passions! She may even give a peek into a new character she developed that attends Riverdale High with Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead. For your invite RSVP with Mrs. Mitzi mgousie@minlib.net!

Make With Ms. Mitzi! Saturday, June 19th @ 1:00PM

Join Miss Mitzi for a special zoom crafting class! She will be teaching us how to make soap! To register for the class email Mitzi at mgousie@minlib.net!

Teen Take & Make!

Teens! Starting Monday, June 21st stop by the library between 10:00am-8:00pm and call the Teen Desk (508-520-4941 ext. 2) to pick up your very own Stained Glass Lantern Kit! Kits include supplies and instructions for making your very own lantern! The perfect craft to help brighten all your days! SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED! Stained Glass Lantern kits will be distributed on a first come first serve basis!

Teen Paint Night! Wednesday, June 23rd @4:00PM

Email Bree at bcomeau@minlib.net to register for this super cool savannah week themed paint night! Supplies will be provided and the class will be outdoors!

Teen Advisory Board: Wednesday, June 23rd @ 6:30PM

Join us each month for Teen Advisory Board! The Teen Advisory Board is a GREAT opportunity to get involved here at the library! You'll help plan events and programs, create displays and decorate the teen space, and help drive decisions around the kinds of materials we bring to the YA collection, from books and beyond, all while eating snacks and getting volunteer hours! It's a win-win-win!

 

**For volunteer opportunities, email Bree at bcomeau@minlib.net to get more info and get involved!**

 

Events for Adults

 

Sustainable Gardening with Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens, Wednesday, June 2, 7:00 p.m.

Become a more efficient gardener by learning how to elongate your growing season and maximize your output, all while preserving resources.

To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsdOGvqz8iHtSYfAVYLDX8dsRzo-l... .

 

 

Kitchen Table Art Workshops: Altered Book Box, Sunday, June 6, 4:00 p.m.

Beautifying Old Discarded Books - Altered Book Box, Registration deadline June 2.

We will hollow out a no longer used book so it is now a useful and fun box to hold your secrets and more! We will also explore ways to repurpose the remaining book sheets as art objects.  

Presented on Zoom by Jacqueline Volpe, The Creativity Curator at jbvdesignstudio. You must sign up to be emailed the Zoom link. Kits providing materials and tools to be used in the workshop will be provided for the first 12 Franklin residents. 

Shortly before the workshop, instructions to pick up your kit at the library and the zoom link will be emailed to you. Anyone who registers but does not receive a kit will be emailed a supply list to gather materials for the project and the zoom link. 

To register please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at 508-520-4941, or email her at kshipala@minlib.net . For more information, visit Jacqueline at www.thecreativitycurator.com and email questions to her at Jacqueline@thecreativitycurator.com.

 

Kitchen Table Art Workshops: Suminagashi, Sunday, June 27, 4:00 p.m.

The Art of Suminagashi – Japanese Marbling, Registration deadline June 11.

The art of Japanese marbling known as “floating or spilled ink” is a calm and focused meditative activity. Japanese marbling was practiced by Shinto priests as early as the 12th century. We will marble on paper. You are welcome to gather other objects to marble. 

Presented on Zoom by Jacqueline Volpe, The Creativity Curator at jbvdesignstudio. You must sign up to be emailed the Zoom link. Kits providing materials and tools to be used in the workshop will be provided for the first 12 Franklin residents. 

Shortly before the workshop, instructions to pick up your kit at the library and the zoom link will be emailed to you. Anyone who registers but does not receive a kit will be emailed a supply list to gather materials for the project and the zoom link. 

To register please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at 508-520-4941, or email her at kshipala@minlib.net . For more information, visit Jacqueline at www.thecreativitycurator.com and email questions to her at Jacqueline@thecreativitycurator.com

Kitchen Table Art Workshops (KTAW) are online open studios intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in the safety of our homes while being socially and artistically connected online. We will take turns sharing our creations as we work together. Participants are asked to help create an atmosphere where we all feel open to exchange conversation and inspire each other’s individual freedom of expression. So - let’s say yes to our creativity by coming together online to make art! Sponsored by the Franklin Cultural Commission.

 

Take and Make Craft for Adults: 3D Papercraft

In a collaboration with the Franklin Mill Store, the Franklin Public Library is now offering Take-And-Make craft kits for adults! This month, welcome to the world of 3D papercraft! Each kit comes with pre-cut and pre-folded designs printed on sturdy paperstock. These 3D creations offer a thoughtful and gratifying activity for families or a group of friends. The end result is a space transforming decorative artwork. Kits come with all supplies needed.     Kits are available to the first 50 Franklin residents to register, and will be placed in Curbside Pickup starting June 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, June 22, 7:00 p.m.

The book for discussion is The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, by Robert Dugoni.

Born with ocular albinism, small-town eye doctor Sam Hill must finally face a past tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown, and the life he'd always known--a journey that makes him realize what truly matters.

To reserve a copy of the book or for more information, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at kshipala@minlib.net 

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