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October at the Franklin Public Library

Franklin Public Library

The Library will be closed October 9th for Columbus / Indigenous People’s Day

Special Events for Kids

Kids Take & Makes: Paper Plate Jack-O-Lanterns! Available Monday, October 2nd

Kids Paint Party! Saturday October 7th @ 1 p.m.

For kids ages 5-11! Join local instructor Denise Palmieri for this step-by-step paint party specifically for kids! All materials provided. REGISTRATION REQUIRED!! The same painting will be taught in November.

Book Baddies Scavenger Hunt! Friday, October 20th– Sunday, October 22nd  

Rainforest Reptiles presents: Creepy Crawlers! Saturday October 14th @ 10:30 a.m.

Trunk or Treat! Saturday October 28th, 10:30 AM - 12:30 p.m.

Special Events for Teens 

Teen Paint Party! Wednesday, October 4th @ 6 p.m. (12+)

Join local instructor Denise Palmieri for this step-by-step paint party for teens! All materials provided.! REGISTRATION REQUIRED!! For Teens Ages 12+

Teen Pumpkin Painting! Wednesday October 11th @ 5:30 p.m.

ALARM Scratch Hack-A-Thon! Saturday October 21st @ 11:30 AM - 4:30 p.m.

Registration Required. 3rd-8th graders to be part of a day-long Hackathon! Participants will create games or animations in Scratch 3.0. Bring your own laptop/Chromebook or use one of the Library’s. Register on the Library web page!

Musical Bingo: Disney Edition! Wednesday, October 25th @ 6:30 p.m.

After Hours Scary Bad Horror Movie Night, Saturday October 28th @ 4:45 p.m.

No Registration Required.

Special Events for Adults

Adult Take & Makes: Pressed Flower Candles! Available Monday, October 2nd 


The Weekend Watercolor, Sunday October 1st & 15th @ 2 p.m.

Registration Required. New Program. Relax with a Sunday watercolor class for adults 18 and over. Register on the Library Calendar!

Bridge of Flowers: A Unique Garden, Tuesday October 3rd @ 7 p.m.

No Registration Required

Explore Shelburne Falls’ Bridge of Flowers with nature photographer Kirsten Torkelson, registered as a Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts speaker since 2017.

Wildlife Photography Showcase, Thursday October 12th @ 6 p.m.

Come see the pictures from the Wildlife Photography Workshop! 

Q&A with Mystery Writer Andrea Penrose, Thursday October 12th @ 7 p.m.

(Virtual) We are so excited to be in conversation with Andrea Penrose! Her newest book, “Murder at Merton Library” is right up our alley. RSVP on the Library Calendar!

Ghosts and Legends with Jeff Belanger, Monday October 23rd @ 7 p.m.

Special Events for All Ages

Community Conversations, Thursday October 5th @ 6:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to join us each month as we unpack, discuss, and engage with topics relevant both within our community and beyond. Come with an open mind, leave with plenty of food for thought!

Our Topic for Discussion: Book Banning