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July 2021 at Franklin Public Library


The Franklin Public Library will be closed Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day.
Book Sale
Franklin Library Book Sale
Friday, July 16, 1-5 p.m.  Saturday, July 17, 9 a.m.-noon. Books $1
Bag Sale - $5 A Bag—Saturday, July 17, from 1-4 p.m. Fill a brown bag.
New Free Online Resource for Franklin Residents
The Franklin Public Library is now offering O’Reilly for Public Libraries. O’Reilly for Public Libraries includes more than 43,000 books and 30,000 hours of video in areas such as information technology and software; business; digital media; professional and personal development; and desktop and web applications. To access, please visit the Free Online Databases page on the Library’s website https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/pages/free-online-databases .
PLEASE NOTE: Weekly and Special events are currently scheduled to be in-person, outdoor programs at the library unless otherwise noted!
Programs for Children and Teens
Animal Guess Who! Monday-Friday
Join us all summer long for a fun guessing game of name that animal! Clues will be posted daily, correct guesses entered into raffle.
Move Along! Mondays @ 10:30 a.m.
Dungeons & Dragons! Mondays @ 3:30 p.m. on Discord/Roll20
Kids ages 7-15! Join us each week for virtual D&D on Roll20.net! Email [email protected] to get involved!
Toe-Tapping Tuesdays! Tuesdays @ 4 p.m.

Tummy Time! Thursdays @ 9:15 a.m. *starting July 1st*
Bookworm Bounce! Thursdays @ 4 p.m.
Happy Feet! *SOME* Fridays @ 10:30 a.m.
Summer Secret Coders *SOME* Fridays @11 a.m.
Make projects, cool crafts, and play games based on The Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang
Farmers Market Fun! Fridays @ 3:30 p.m.
Special Events for Kids & Families in July!
DIY Pet Toys! Thursday, July 1st @ 1 p.m.
Toe Jam Puppet Band! Friday July 2nd @ 1 p.m.
July StoryWalk at DelCarte Park!, Starting Saturday, July 3rd, by the Franklin Recreation Department and the Franklin Public Library
Take & Make: Terracotta Wind Chimes! Starting Monday, July 5th, pick up kits. SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED!
Habitat Helpers! STEAM Challenge! Wednesday, July 7th @ 10:30 a.m., grades K+
FPL Host The Tech Tigers Python Challenge! Saturday, July 10th @ 1 p.m.
Ideal for kids Grade 4 & up. Contact Mitzi at [email protected]
Henry the Juggler! Wednesday, July 14th @ 10:30 a.m.
Kids Paint Party! Thursday, July 15th @ 4:30 p.m.
Presented by instructor Denise Palmieri, fun step-by-step paint party painting a turtle. Email Bree at [email protected] to register, supplies will be provided. Kindergarten+
Road Trip to Riverdale Friday July 16th @ 1 p.m.
Nancy Silberkleit, co-CEO of Archie Comics, is back to give inside scoop on being a Comic book publisher!
Mr. Vinny’s Bubbles! Saturday, July 17th @ 10:30 a.m.
Dino Adventures! Wednesday, July 21st @ 1:30 p.m.
Dino Seek-N-Find! Saturday, July 24th @ 10 a.m.
Make with Miss Mitzi: Paper Clay Pencil Tops! Saturday, July 24th @ 1 p.m.
To register email Mitzi at [email protected]
Jungle Jim! Wednesday, July 28th @ 1 p.m.
Ed Popielarczyk Magic Show! Saturday, July 31st @ 10:30 a.m.
Weekly / monthly Events for Teens
Dungeons & Dragons! Mondays @ 3:30 p.m. on Discord/Roll20
Kids ages 7-15! Join us each week for virtual D&D on Roll20.net!
Teen Al Fresco Book Bites! Wednesdays @ 4:30 p.m.
Bring food and blanket for picnic outside the library and chat on what we’re all reading.
Teen Advisory Board! 2nd Wednesday of the Month @ 6:30 p.m.

VolunTeens! 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month @6:30 p.m.
Contact Bree at [email protected]
Special Events for Teens in July!
Teen Book Swap Brunch! Friday, July 2nd @ 11 a.m.
Swap books, *Please bring your own brunch food (Per COVID guidelines)
Take & Make: Rock Photo Holders!
Starting Monday, July 5th pick up kits. SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED!
FPL Host The Tech Tigers Python Challenge! Saturday, July 10th @ 1 p.m.
Join the Tech Tigers First LEGO League Team for a fun introduction to Python! Ideal for kids Grade 4 & up. Email Mitzi at [email protected]
Take & Make: Color-Me Mugs!
Starting Monday, July 19th, pick up kits. SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED!
Teen Regency Garden Party! Wednesday, July 21st @ 5:30 p.m.
Make with Miss Mitzi: Paper Clay Pencil Tops! Saturday, July 24th @ 1 p.m.
Email Mitzi at [email protected]
Events for Adults
Take and Make Craft for Adults: Miniature House
Partnership with the Franklin Mill Store and the Franklin Public Library. Kits for first 20 Franklin residents to sign up. Contact Kim Shapala (508) 520-4941, or [email protected] . Kits will be available for pickup at the Circulation Desk starting July 1st.
“Dyeing to Wear It” Scarf Dyeing, Monday, July 19, 5-8 p.m.
Limit 15 Franklin residents. Contact [email protected] or (508) 520-4941 to register. Funded by the Franklin Cultural Council. For more information, please visit https://www.dyermakerstudio.com/ .
Franklin Public Library Book Club, Tuesday, July 27, 7 p.m.
The book for discussion is A Family of Strangers, by Emilie Richards. To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsf-yrrDIuGNZUG2MU5BiraLtGa3dGaFib .
Knitting Group, Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12p.m.