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Doors Closed but Still Active in September

We’re making changes to our curbside pickup so that you can pick up your items comfortably in all kinds of weather! Curbside pickup is now in the vestibule of our new entrance at the top of the ramp! You’ll be able to grab your items from this spot going forward! As a reminder, pickup is from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Franklin Public Library will not be resuming Sunday hours in September.

In observance of Labor Day, Curbside Pickup will not be available Monday, September 7th.

No donations are being accepted at this time. Please do not place them in the return bins or outside the building.

We are living in a time in history that will be remembered and discussed for generations. The Library would like to collect images of Franklin’s experiences, ranging from the good to the challenging. Please share with us images of your experience during the Covid-19 pandemic and staying at home. Add your images to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #FranklinStaysHome. We will get through this together!

Programs for Children and Teens

Weekly Facebook Live Events for Kids!

Wake Up Wiggles! Mondays 9:15 a.m.

Tummy Time for Babies! Tuesdays @9:30 a.m.: email Miss Caleigh at [email protected] to register for Tummy Time!

Zoom Cool Cruisers! (Music and movement!) Tuesdays @4 p.m.: email Miss Caleigh at [email protected] to register for Cool Cruisers!

Tummy Time for Babies! Thursdays @9:30 a.m.: email Miss Caleigh at [email protected] to register for Tummy Time!

Bookworm Bounce! Thursdays @4 p.m.


Kitchen Table Art Workshop: Gel Printing

Sunday, September 27, 3 p.m.

Gel plate printing is a simple and spontaneous way to produce your own original prints! Each time we want to “pull a print” we will ink-up a gel plate (provided) and mark a design in textures and patterns. The workshop is an intro to printing art papers for collage, wrapping paper, mono prints for an accordion book and more. The process and projects are limitless.

Kitchen Table Art Workshops (KTAW) are on-line open studios intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in the safety of our homes while being socially and artistically connected. We will take turns sharing our creations as we work together in an on-line meeting. 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!

Each workshop experience is unique. For each workshop a special kit of materials and tools to create during the workshop is supplied. Artists are welcome to add their own tools and materials and will sometimes be asked to supply items commonly found around their home. The workshops are for adult and young adult artists, non-artists, and emerging creatives from all fields. No prior art experience is necessary, but experienced artists may self-select how they would like to proceed after I have presented my methods.

The number of kits for each workshop are limited to the first 15 confirmed registrants. Additional participants may make up their own kit with a provided supply list and participate in the on-line meeting. Zoom will be the platform used for the meetings.

Registration is required. You can register at the library’s adult programs page or visit .

Once registered you will receive a confirmation email followed shortly by another email with either instructions about picking up your kit OR  you will receive a supply list to put together your own kit. All registrants will receive the link to connect to the (Zoom) workshop.

Kits will be available for pick up 1-2 weeks before the workshop. The kits for the Franklin Public Library sponsored workshops will be available to pick-up curbside at the library. 

Email questions to Jacqueline Volpe at [email protected] Please register early if you would like to receive one of the pre-made kits since quantities are limited, likewise, register early so you have time to collect items on the supply list to make your own DIY kit.

Franklin Public Library Book Club, Tuesday, September 22, 7 p.m.

The book for discussion is The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett

 At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. Cyril’s son Danny and his older sister Maeve are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The twowealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another.

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