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November Highlights at Franklin Public Library

Franklin Public Library

Library Hours

The Franklin Public Library will be closed Thursday, November 11 for Veterans Day. The Library will be closing at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, and closed on Thursday, November 25 for Thanksgiving. The Library will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the day after Thanksgiving. The Library’s regular hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1:30-5 p.m.

Book Sale

Franklin Library Book Sale 

Friday, November 19, 1:00-5:00 p.m.  Saturday, November 20, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.

All books are just one dollar!

Bag Sale - $5 A Bag—Saturday, November 20, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. 

Come fill a brown bag with all the books you can!

Featured Database

MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind, with access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries. Unlike other genealogy databases the library subscribes to, this one can be accessed from home! To explore My Heritage Library Edition, please visit the Free Online Databases page of the library’s website.

Big Library Read!

November 1-15, 2021

Franklin Public Library Joins the Largest Global Digital Book Club in Offering New York Times Bestseller Page-turning thriller Five Total Strangers ebook and audiobook available November 1st for reading and discussion with global audience.

From November 1-15, booklovers can join over a hundred thousand others around the world in borrowing and reading Natalie D. Richards’s suspense thriller, Five Total Strangers, from their public library. Franklin Public library card holders can borrow the ebook and audiobook for free without waiting by downloading the Libby app or Readers can then discuss online at

Big Library Read is available in over 21,000 libraries and thousands of schools around the world, including approximately 90 percent of public libraries in North America. The program is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for popular ebooks, audiobooks and magazines.

Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world with an ebook through public libraries. Five Total Strangers is the 26th selection of this program which began in 2013 and takes place three times per year. Readers can join an online discussion about the book at 

Homework Help Program Starts Monday, November 1st

The Franklin Public Library will start its free Homework Help program for grades 1-8 Monday, November 1st. The program will take place Monday through Thursday, 3-5 p.m. Students will be assisted by either retired teachers or high school students. For more information, please contact Library Director Felicia Oti at [email protected] or (508) 520-4941.

Special Events for Kids & Families

Miss Bree’s Bookopoly! November 1 – December 31

Roll the dice, move your piece on our giant board, and have fun with a variety of challenges and chances to win prizes!

Kids Take & Make: Dream Catchers!

Starting November 1st, stop by the library to pick up your own Dream Catcher kit in celebration of American Indian Heritage Month! SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED!

Diwali Celebration! Saturday November 13th, 1-3 p.m.

Diwali celebration for the whole family, including crafts, music, color, and some fun surprises!

Homeschool Hangout! 3rd Thursday of the Month (November 18), 2:30 p.m.

Homeschool families: Join us on the third Thursday of each month for special library-centric programs!

Kids Paint Party! Friday November 20th, 1 p.m.

Denise Palmieri runs this step-by-step paint party specifically for kids! All materials provided! Space is limited. Register at library website to reserve spot. Ages 5-11

Where’s Waldo Scavenger Hunt! November 26-28

Find the 3 Waldos hidden around the children’s and teen rooms in the library, tell a staff member where you saw them, and win a prize!

Santa StoryWalk! Saturday November 27th, 10:30 a.m.

The Franklin Recreation Department and the Franklin Public Library are teaming up again for a cozy winter walk with our favorite Man in Red! Bundle up and meet us at DelCarte Park for a special story walk, followed by cookies and cocoa!

Make with Miss Mitzi, Saturday November 27th @ 1 p.m.

All ages welcome! Email [email protected] or register on the calendar to sign up!

D&D with Dean! Saturday November 13th, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Teens! Sharpen your DM skills, make that new monster, be a better player! Join the Dean College Collaborative Writer’s League for a special D&D workshop!

Teensgiving! Wednesday, November 24th, 11 a.m.

Teen potluck celebration of Thanksgiving! Bring along your favorite snack!

Events for Adults

Padula’s Jazz Etc., Sunday, November 7, 3 p.m.

Franklin’s own Padula’s Jazz Etc. will perform a jazz, Motown, blues and pop. Free and open to the public.

Franklin Public Library Book Club, Tuesday, November 23, 7 p.m.

The book for discussion is A Good Neighborhood, by Therese Anne Fowler.

For more information, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at [email protected]

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