FRANKLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Franklin Public Library will likely be closed Monday, Oct. 11 for Columbus Day. The library’s common hours are Monday by way of Thursday, 9 a.m. to eight p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to five p.m., and Sunday 1:30-5 p.m.
E book Sale
A guide sale is deliberate on Friday, Oct. 22, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. All books are$1. A $5 A Bag sale will likely be held Saturday, Oct. 23, from 1-4 p.m. Fill a brown bag with all of the books you’ll be able to.
The Mates of the Franklin Library Room, the Assembly Room, the Research Room and Convention Room at the moment are in a position to be reserved by the general public. Go to https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/pages/reserve-room to examine for availability and examine the City of Franklin’s Municipal Facility Use coverage. Room utilization is restricted to 2 hours per day. For extra data, contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at [email protected] .
Weekly Occasions for Households
MOVE ALONG! Mondays at 10:30 a.m. This 30-minute program options music, motion, tales, and different interactive actions to encourage social expertise and promote early literacy!
IDEA CLUB! Mondays at 4 p.m. Be a part of us for a weekly storytime celebration of all of the methods we’re completely different and great! We’ll learn, sing, play and study our various world and discuss how we are able to make it kinder and extra inclusive!
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS CLUB FOR KIDS. Mondays, 4-6 p.m. (7+). Youngsters are invited to hitch us for a weekly Dungeons and Dragons Membership. The library will provide cube, rule books, and clean character sheets! (Dungeon Masters have to be ages 10 and up) Electronic mail [email protected] to enroll!
ANIMATION NATION ANIME CLUB. Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m. (7+) Your weekly dose of anime goodness at The Franklin Public Library! Come watch the most recent releases and fashionable anime reveals, supreme for ages 7+
COOL CRUISERS. Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Infants who’ve graduated from tummy time and are scooting in all places are welcome to this playgroup only for them.
GET READY FOR KINDERGARTEN. Tuesdays at10:30 a.m. (3–5). This 45-minute program that includes tales, songs, actions, and crafts will assist put together your youngsters for preschool and kindergarten. Dad and mom and caregivers can attend with their baby if they need. No registration required.
TOE-TAPPING TUESDAYS. Tuesdays at 4:p.m. Play some music and get these little toes shifting. We could have enjoyable studying to maneuver to the music whereas constructing coordination and confidence.
GIRLS WHO CODE. Tuesdays, grade 3-5 at 4 p.m. This membership is a good introduction to coding languages and ideas whereas constructing the neighborhood and group work expertise wanted to excel! Whether or not you wish to strive one thing new, construct on expertise, make pals, or assist another person develop.
TERRIFIC TODDLERS. Wednesdays at10:30 a.m. (18 mos–3yrs). Get pleasure from half-hour of interactive tales, songs, and actions for households and youngsters from start to age 3. No registration required.
CHESS CLUB FOR KIDS. Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. (8-13). A enjoyable and academic program for teenagers? What extra may you ask for? Whether or not you might be new to the sport or are a extra seasoned participant, we invite all children ages 8-13 to hitch us.
TUMMY T IME. Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Infants and caregivers: be part of us every Thursday morning for Tummy Time! Nurture your child’s growth with mild music, motion, and sensory play on the library. Convey a small blanket or towel on your child’s consolation.
STORY AND CRAFT. Thursdays at10:30 a.m. (3+) Be a part of us for half-hour of themed tales, songs, and motion adopted by half-hour of craft and sensory play. For youngsters ages 3 and up that may attend on their very own. Dad and mom and caregivers are inspired to look at from the adjoining room.
BOOKWORM BOUNCE. Thursdays at 4 p.m. Be a part of us for a day story time filled with music, motion, tales, and different interactive actions to encourage social expertise and promote early literacy.
DOGGIE TALES. First Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. (1st grade +) Enhance your studying expertise and make a brand new buddy by studying aloud to a skilled remedy canine. Convey your favourite guide or pick one in all ours to learn. Registration is required; spots are restricted. Electronic mail [email protected] to enroll!
BABY-WEARING DANCE PARTY. Alternating Fridays at 9 a.m. on Oct. 8 and 22. Strap your toddler in and be part of us for music and motion collectively! Bond together with your child in a enjoyable, lively approach for this half-hour program!
HAPPY FEET. Alternating Fridays at10:30 a.m. (3-5) Oct. 15 and 29. Let’s play some music and get these little toes shifting. Be a part of us for an introductory class into artistic motion utilizing very fundamental ballet strikes. We could have enjoyable studying to maneuver to the music whereas constructing coordination and confidence.
MOVING MACHINES. Alternating Fridays at10:30 a.m. (0-5) (Oct. 8 & 22). This 30-minute program options music, motion, tales, and different interactive actions with a mechanical theme! Dad and mom and caregivers are welcome and inspired to take part. No registration required.
BOOK BUDDIES SCAVENGER HUNT. Oct. 15-17. A few of the baddest baddies have escaped their books. Assist us search the kids’s and teenage rooms to get all of the baddies again the place they belong.
BABY SENSORY. Third Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. (Oct. 16). Be a part of us for a 45- minute child sensory program. Watch your toddler work together and interact with quite a lot of sensory objects! Sensory play is a unbelievable approach to assist infants discover their worlds, stimulate the senses, and create little inquisitive explorers! Infants below 2 are welcome and inspired! (Acquired older siblings? They will convey alongside a stuffed toy or child and play alongside).
APRENDE SPANISH STORYTIME. Saturday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. Be a part of our pals from Aprende Spanish Immersion for a particular bilingual storytime for teenagers.
ELIJAH T. GRASSHOPPER AND FRIENDS. Saturday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. Be a part of Elijah T. Grasshopper, Emma “Go-Go Inexperienced” Bean, their puppet buddies and particular visitor: the Orange Farmer for some super-duper interactive children’ music and a hopping good time.
TRUNK OR TREAT Within the library parking zone – Saturday, ,Oct. 30 at 10:30 a.m. Costume up and be part of us within the library parking zone for a secure, little-kid pleasant afternoon of trick-or-treating within the daylight! The parking zone will likely be filled with adorned trunks and actions. Rain date is Oct. 31.
STORY TELLERS GUILD. As soon as a month, 2-3 p.m. 7+) (Oct 30) *Particular October time* A membership for writers. Every month we meet to develop as story tellers by way of prompts, dialogue, and sharing our creativity. Supreme for grades 3+
AFTER HOURS AMONG US. Saturday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. Be a part of One Up Video games for a enjoyable and spooktacular night of Amongst Us. At this Halloween-themed occasion, gamers will have the ability to use their detective expertise as they struggle to determine who the imposter is. They are going to participate in emergency conferences and focus on who’s “Sus” and collectively attempt to vote the imposter off the ship! There will likely be a number of rounds and some extent scoring system for survivors and imposters. Register on the Web site Calendar or by emailing [email protected]!
Weekly / month-to-month Occasions for Teenagers
ANIMATION NATION ANIME CLUB. Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m. (7+) Your weekly dose of anime goodness at The Franklin Public Library. Come watch the most recent releases and fashionable anime reveals. Supreme for ages 7+!
TEEN BOOK BITES. Weekly on Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Convey alongside a snack and be part of us within the teen room every Wednesday for an off-the-cuff chat about what we’re all studying.
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD. Second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The Teen Advisory Board is a good alternative to get entangled on the library. Assist plan occasions and packages, create shows and beautify the teenager area, and assist drive choices across the sorts of supplies we convey to the YA assortment, from books and past, all whereas consuming snacks and getting volunteer hours.
VOLUNTEENS. Second and fourth Thursday of the month, 6-7 p.m. (Sixth-Twelfth grade). An elite volunteering program for devoted library volunteers, this program is designed to facilitate distinctive volunteer alternatives for dedicated teenagers to work on particular library initiatives. You’ll be taught all about occasion planning and execution, hone your artistic and artful expertise, and construct your resume. For extra data, contact Bree at [email protected]
BOOKTOK YA E book Membership! Third Wednesday of the month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Grades 8-12). Be a part of us every month for snacks and refreshments as we focus on a special YA guide every month, beneficial by TikTok guide lovers. Since we will likely be discussing YA titles, this group is beneficial for college kids in grades 8 and up, nonetheless anybody age 12 and up is welcome at their very own (and their dad and mom’) discretion.
Resistance: A WWII E book Membership for Teenagers, third Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m. Whether or not it is your first time studying these titles, or they’re previous favorites, be part of us every month as we focus on a special WWII-based guide. Snacks and refreshments will likely be supplied. October’s learn: “Code Title Verity” by Elizabeth Wein.
GAMER’S HAVEN. As soon as a month! 4-5 p.m. Month-to-month assembly of the native gaming collective to make pals, discuss video games, and most significantly play video games.
STORY TELLERS GUILD. As soon as a month, 2-3 p.m. (7+) (Oct. 30) *Particular October time* – A membership for writers. Every month we meet to develop as story tellers by way of prompts, dialogue, and sharing our creativity! Supreme for grades 3+
Particular Occasions for Teenagers
STAND OUT FOR COLLEGE VIRTUAL SEMINAR. Wednesday, Oct 20 at 7 p.m. on Zoom
Calling All Excessive Faculty college students and their dad and mom: Be a part of us as we welcome Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, from Stand Out For School, LLC. as they provide help to perceive how COVID-19 has modified the faculty admissions panorama and the way it will have an effect on juniors, sophomores and freshmen. You’ll find out how admissions officers are dealing with the present state of affairs and the way college students can place themselves to develop a compelling narrative to extend their probabilities for school admission. To register for this occasion e-mail Bree at [email protected]
TEEN BAD HORROR MOVIE NIGHT. Friday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. Be a part of us for an evening of chills, thrills, and laughs as we get pleasure from horror motion pictures so unhealthy it’s scary. Costumes inspired, popcorn and sweet supplied. Need to assist choose the film? Search for the ballot on the Teen Scape on the web site.
AFTER HOURS AMONG US. Saturday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. Be a part of One Up Video games for a enjoyable and spooktacular night of Amongst Us on the library. At this Halloween themed occasion, gamers will have the ability to use their detective expertise as they struggle to determine who the imposter is. They are going to participate in emergency conferences and focus on who’s “Sus” and collectively attempt to vote the imposter off the ship! There will likely be a number of rounds and some extent scoring system for survivors and imposters. Register on the web site calendar or by emailing [email protected]!
Occasions for Adults
DOLLEY MADISON AND THE WAR OF 1812. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. The boys thought she was embroidering, however Mrs. Madison was listening, capturing each phrase she heard as her president husband and his advisers mentioned war-related methods, penalties and predictions. Marvel on the miscalculations, missteps and heroics associated to this conflict resembling generals with out army expertise, botched battles and Washington Metropolis in flames. However the truthful and patriotic Mrs. Madison additionally addresses Commodore Oliver Perry’s high-seas heroism, the battle that spawned the nationwide anthem and the way in which a wood battleship got here to be nicknamed Previous Ironsides. Being antagonistic to historic fiction, Mrs. Madison will lead her viewers on a journey filled with traditionally correct drama, intrigue, and true, however unbelievable, tales that characterize the second time our tiny nation stood as much as stare down the British empire. Janet Parnes, founding father of Historic Portrayals by Woman J, will painting Mrs. Madison. This program is free and open to the general public.
PAINT PARTY FOR ADULTS. Saturday, Oct. 16, 30 p.m. Native artist Denise Palmieri will lead the category to color a enjoyable, fall themed murals. The category is restricted to twenty adults. To register, go to http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=FRANKLIN&curName=2021/10/16_Paint_Party_for_Adults or name Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at 508-520-4941.
STEFANO: THE TRUE STORY OF SHAKESPEARE’S SHIPWRECK. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. American public media collection Hit and Run Historical past presents their adventure-travel documentary on Mayflower pilgrim Stephen Hopkins, Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck.
The one-hour movie follows the story of the one Mayflower passenger who had been to North America beforehand. A decade earlier, Hopkins had been aboard a Jamestown-bound ship that wrecked on Bermuda, inspiring Shakespeare’s ultimate play, The Tempest.
Shot on location, the intrepid Hit and Run Historical past crew retraces Hopkins’ life crisscrossing the Atlantic simply as England made its first steps as a colonial energy. Hampshire, Bermuda, Jamestown, Plymouth and London, Hopkins’ got here to know Native Individuals in New World and Previous. Pocahontas, Squanto and Massasoit – expertise that might serve him and the Separatists aboard the Mayflower in establishing their fledgling settlement in New England.
Two-time Emmy-nominated producer and host Andrew Giles Buckley, a Hopkins descendant, grew up listening to tales that New Plymouth’s iconoclast tavern keeper could have the mannequin of The Tempest’s drunken and mutinous Stephano. Of their Gumshoe Historian model, Buckley and crew of Hit and Run Historical past hunt down the fact of a person who was in every single place on the founding of America.
The movie was first broadcast on Rhode Island PBS in 2020 and has a screenings schedule beginning February on the Pilgrim Corridor Museum, Cape Cod Museum of Pure Historical past, Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, and at present a dozen different areas in Massachusetts. Following the published in New England, it will likely be out there to run on different public media stations throughout the nation.
The screening of the movie will characteristic an introduction by producer Andrew Buckley, adopted by a query and reply session. This program is free and open to the general public.
This program is supported partly by a grant from the Franklin Cultural Council, an area company which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state company.
FRANKLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK CLUB. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. The guide for dialogue is Interview with the Vampire, by Anne Rice. For extra data, contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at [email protected] . E book Membership conferences at the moment are happening in-person on the Library.
GENEALOGY CLUB. Thursday, Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m. The Family tree Membership of the Franklin Public Library is a month-to-month program for family tree lovers, newbie and skilled alike. Every month knowledgeable speaker will current the group with a lecture on all kinds of household historical past and family tree subjects. This program is free and open to all who’re . Conferences are scheduled for the final Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. There are not any conferences scheduled in November, December, July or August.
KNITTING GROUP. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Like to knit or crochet? Be a part of our group of native fiber artists who will likely be assembly within the Mates of the Franklin Library Neighborhood Room on Fridays.
BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY
For updates to library packages and providers, see the library web site, www.bellinghamlibrary.org – click on on the crimson alert banner on the highest of the web page for particulars.
Hours:Monday & Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to eight p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 9:30 a.m. to three p.m.
The library is closed on Monday, Oct. 11 for the Columbus Day Vacation
October Particular Applications
SATURDAY, OCT. 9 at 2:30 p.m. – Fall Harvest Music with Elijah T. Grasshopper & Pal. Have a good time Harvest season with a enjoyable musical efficiency by Elijah T. Grasshopper & Mates. Elijah T. Grasshopper & Mates are a youngsters’s music group that includes Emma “Go-Go Inexperienced” Bean and their puppet buddies, Willa the Worm and Weatherbee Frog. This Fall they create their Harvest themed child’s present to the world with particular visitor, the Orange Farmer and her interactive dance music, Somethin’ Bout a Pumpkin. With a goal age vary of two–8-year-olds, the group is worked up to convey their music to native communities. Be a part of Elijah & Mates for some super-duper interactive children’ music and a hopping good time. Study extra about them at www.ElijahTGrasshopper.com This present is sponsored by a grant from the Bellingham Cultural Council. Registration is requested. Location TBD.
SATURDAY, OCT. 16 at 10 a.m. – Big Sweet Land: Halloween Version. For all ages. Get a leap in your Halloween sweet with this enjoyable and family-friendly outside model of Sweet Land. We could have individuals dressed like Sweet Land characters (with maybe a shock or two) handing out sweet all alongside the board as you attempt to make your approach by way of! Play by your self or play with pals and/or household. Halloween costumes are inspired however under no circumstances mandatory. Dangerous climate date will likely be Saturday, October 23 on the identical time. Location will likely be exterior the library. Registration most well-liked however not mandatory.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 18 at 6:30 p.m. Saving for Retirement- PlanWell Monetary Workshop. PlanWell is a collection of 4 monetary workshops. You possibly can attend all or any of them! Registration is most well-liked however not mandatory. SaveWell focuses on step one of planning for a profitable retirement – saving. Some subjects lined will likely be understanding the affect of planning and figuring out your retirement objectives, deciphering the distinction between mandatory and discretionary bills, utilizing varied tax delicate account varieties to maximise the chance of reaching retirement objectives, and extra. Remaining Workshops: InvestWell – Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m.; GrowWell – November 8 at 6:30 p.m.; ProtectWell – Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. The PlanWell collection is introduced by Kristen Heller and Sheri Delisle, Monetary Advisors from Baystate Monetary.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 at 4:30 p.m. Caterpillar’s Seek for the Excellent Halloween Costume. Native writer Phyllis Calvey will likely be right here to learn her youngsters’s guide, Caterpillar’s Seek for the Excellent Halloween Costume. Halloween crafts will accompany studying, and youngsters are inspired to put on their Halloween costumes! Please join. Please observe: Following the lead of the Bellingham Public Faculties, masks are required in any respect indoor youngsters’s occasions for everybody ages 3 & up, no matter vaccination standing.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 25 at 6:30 p.m. Investments – PlanWell Monetary Workshop. PlanWell is a four-part collection of economic workshops. Investments is the second within the collection, however you’ll be able to attend all or any of them! Within the Investments workshop you’ll learn to put your financial savings to work in pursuit of your retirement objectives. Matters lined embrace understanding levels of threat tolerance, managing volatility, diversification inside a portfolio, and studying to make use of the passing of time to benefit from investments. Presenters are Kristen Heller and Sheri Delisle, Monetary Advisors from Baystate Monetary. Remaining periods within the PlanWell collection are: Session #3 Rising your retirement revenue – November 8 at 6:30 pm; Session #4 Defending your belongings for the longer term – November 15 at 6:30 pm. Registration most well-liked however not mandatory.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 at 4:!5 p.m. Halloween Story Time & Costume Parade. For any age. Take heed to a Halloween story and do some Halloween actions. After which we are going to parade across the library. Make sure that to put on your costumes! Please observe: Following the lead of the Bellingham Public Faculties, masks are required in any respect indoor youngsters’s occasions for everybody ages 3 & up, no matter vaccination standing