March Franklin Public Library Highlights
Franklin Public Library
ESL & Adult Literacy Program
The Franklin Public Library is starting an English as a Second Language and Adult Literacy Program to serve Franklin and surrounding communities. Volunteers and students do not need to be Franklin residents. If interested, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at [email protected], or fill out the registration form on the library’s website .
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
SITE IS OPEN - By Appointment Only! Register for an appointment at www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library on the Library Calendar of Events! The Franklin Public Library VITA site is by appointment only and is certified for Basic returns. This program provides free tax help to people who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns, including:
• People who generally make $60,000 or less
• Persons with disabilities; and
• Limited English-speaking taxpayers
Special Events for Kids & Families
Kids Take & Makes: Rainbow Twirler!
Starting Wednesday, March 1st stop by the library to pick up your very own Rainbow Twirler kit! First come, first serve!
Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt! March 13-March 17
Can you find the mischievous leprechaun hiding in the library? Drop in at any point during the week of St. Patrick’s Day and follow the clues to win your share of the treasure!
Girl Power Engineering Night! Wednesday March 22 @ 5:30 p.m.
Join Girl Scout troop #62394 and learn about women engineers! Then join in on the marshmallow toothpick tower contest!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day! Friday March 24 @ 2:30 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of caterpillar craziness! We’ll have games, crafts, and more!
Tape Town! Saturday March 25 @10:30 a.m.
Families! Join us as we turn our big program room into an indoor summer oasis! Grab a cold drink and hit the play sand, enjoy beach balls, sandcastles, snacks, and groovy tunes!
Special Events for Teens
Teen Take & Makes: Lots O’ Luck Plaque!
Starting Wednesday, March 1st stop by the library to pick up your very own Lots O’ Luck kit. Kits will be distributed on a first come first serve basis!
Navigating College Admissions in 2023! Wednesday March 15 @7 p.m.
A virtual seminar for all high school students and their parents. Join Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, from Stand Out For College, LLC. as they help you understand how the lingering effects from the pandemic have changed the college admissions landscape. For the zoom link, email Bree at [email protected]
Popcorn and a Play! Wednesday Mar 22 @6:30 p.m.
Teens! Join us for an evening of snacks and acting!
Events for Adults
Mid-Week Reset Wednesday March 1st 7 p.m. No registration required.
Join us for a mid-week breather at our guided meditation. This event is open to all levels and no prior experience is required.
Historical Sites of Massachusetts Series March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 12:00 PM Virtual Events
Brought to you with Tewksbury Public Library Enjoy a Luncheon Talk on Multiple topics from our National Parks Service! Presentations are:
March 1: ‘Olmsted’s Life & Legacy’ by Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
March 8: ‘Past & Present Here Unite’ by Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site
March 15: ‘Explore The Black Heritage Trail’ by Boston African American National Historic Site
March 22: ‘Stories from The Whaling Port’ by New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
March 29: ‘From Beals St. To The White House’ by John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Sit
YA Book Adult Club (for adults!) Tuesday, March 7th 7 p.m.
No registration required.
March Book: Improbable Magic for Cynical Witches by Kate Scelsa
Peonies: Love of My Life March 7th 7 p.m.
No registration required.
Go back in time to the origin of peonies and learn a bit about their history. The “how to” part of this presentation will teach you to select, install, care for, and divide these beautiful and much-loved plants. Lead by Christine Paxhia; Milton Garden Club Member, Master Gardener, and Garden Club of America Photography Judge.
Irish in America Concert March 11th 3 p.m.
A musical journey celebrating the ‘Irish in America ‘, for all ages! Irish immigrants captured the heart of the nation with their mix of Irish jigs, ballads, folk songs, storytelling, and humor.
An America Divided March 14 7 p.m. Virtual Event
Join Emma Green in this exploration of the ways that Americans are divided - politically, religiously, economically, communities, and even families. What has caused these ruptures and what are some ways for us to come back together?
Cassatt & Company: The Women Impressionists March 20 3 p.m. Virtual Event
You’ve heard of Monet, Renoir, and Degas. Leading men of the Impressionism movement, but what about the women? Join us online for a journey of discovery with Jane Oneail through the works of Marie Bracquemond, Berthe Morisot, and more!
Board Game Group, Tuesday, March 21st 6:30 p.m.
All ages welcome! No registration required!
Sustainable Edible Landscaping March 25 11 a.m.
Join Naturalist and Landscaper John Root to learn about the variety of beautiful and edible plants that are hardy for our region of the world. Begin your more sustainable, eco-friendly yard adventure here! Want to listen in? Join over zoom on the Calendar of Events at www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library
Community Conversations! Thursday March 30 @6 p.m.
Folks of all ages are welcome! This month’s topic: Food Insecurity!
Genealogy Club, Thursday, March 30, 6:30 p.m.
DNA & Endogamy: Making sense when your matches don’t make sense, with Dr. Adina Newman. First floor meeting room, near School St. entrance.
Chess Group, Sundays, 2-4:30 p.m.
All ages and ability levels are welcomed.
Franklin Library Book Sale
Friday, March 17, 1-5 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 9 a.m. – noon
Bag Sale - $5 A Bag—Saturday, March 18, from 1-4 p.m.