July 2019 at the Franklin Public Library

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July, 2019
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Programs for Children and Teens (No registration required unless noted)
Move Along. 10:30 a.m. For ages 0 – 5 years
Toddler Playgroup. 11 a.m.
Picnic Storytime. 1 p.m.

Cool Cruisers: a Playgroup for crawlers and early walkers! 9:30 a.m.

Crafternoon! 4 - 6 p.m.
Each week will feature a different drop-in craft!

Baby Tummy Time! 9:30 a.m. (For pre-walkers ages 0-18 months)
Please bring a small blanket or towel for your baby’s comfort!
StoryXplorers. 10:30 a.m. For ages 3 and up.
Thursday Movie Night! 5 p.m.
Join us in your jammies for popcorn and a movie!

Special Programs
Baby Sensory! Saturday, July 6th, 10:30 a.m.
Animal Affair! Monday, July 1st, 10 a.m. Traveling Petting Zoo
Slime Science! Tuesday, July 2nd, 1 p.m.
Fourth of July Scavenger Hunt! Tuesday, July 2nd - Saturday, July 6th
Family Chess and More! Wednesdays, July 3rd, 17th, and 31st, 10:30 a.m.
Family Yoga! Fridays, July 5th, 19th, and 26th, 9:30 a.m.
Super Science Experiment-za! Friday, July 5th, 1 p.m.
Jungle Jim Manning! Monday, July 8th, 1 p.m. Space-themed balloon magic show
A Royal Reception! Wednesday, July 10th, 10:30 a.m. Princess Beauty and Sleeping Beauty tell their stories, sing their songs and meet each child for a hug and a photo opportunity! Princess attire is welcome!
Happy Feet! Friday, July 12th, 10:30 a.m.
Introductory class into creative movement using very basic ballet moves.
Farmer’s Market Fun! Fridays, July 12th and 26th, 1 p.m.
Enjoy special themed events each week, from storytimes, to scavenger hunts, to craft events and beyond!
Dragons Love Tacos Party! Saturday, July 13th, 1 p.m.
Join us for a reading of the popular children’s book Dragons Love Tacos and the sequel, Dragons Love Tacos 2! Then we’ll celebrate with crafts, activities, and of course, tacos!
Light Science! Tuesday, July 16th, 1 p.m.
Ever wonder how shadows and color work? Find out by making tools to manipulate light and record your observations.
Frisbee Fun with Todd Brodeur! Friday, July 19th, 1 p.m.
Mobile Mini Golf! Saturday, July 20th, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bring your friends and family and we’ll provide the rest! Join us as we transform the library into a Mini Golf course that’s fun for all ages! Children under the age of 10 MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Mr. Vinny Shadow Puppets! Tuesday, July 23rd, 12:30 p.m.
Davis Bates Show! Wednesday, July 24th, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a morning of songs and stories with Davis Bates! Hear how stars came to be in the sky, how foam came to be in the ocean, and be prepared to sing, move, and clap your hands!
BYO(Baby)! Saturday, July 27th, 10:30 a.m.
Calling all Dads! Bring you kiddo along for a fun, casual Saturday morning of playing, exploring, and meeting other dads!
Harry Potter Party! Wednesday, July 31st, 1 p.m.
Teen Programs
So, You Want to be a Dungeon Master? Monday, July 1st, 4 p.m.
All those interested in learning the ins and outs of being a DM for Dungeons and Dragons join us for a collaborative workshop at the library!
Code It! Tuesdays, July 2nd and 16th, 4 p.m.
To sign up contact [email protected].
Stranger Things Celebration! Wednesday, July 3rd, 6 p.m.
Writer’s Block! Mondays, July 8th and 22nd, 4 p.m.
Join us for short story prompts, tips & techniques, monthly chances for publication, and a place to share your passion!
Page-Screen Showdown: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Tuesday, July 9th, 1 p.m.
Help decide once and for all if the book or the movie was better!
Teen Advisory Board! Wednesday, July 10th, 6:30 p.m.
Teen Board Game Café! Thursdays, July 11th, 18th, and 25th, 3:30 p.m.
Play a new game or an old-time favorite! Bring your own games or play one of ours! Light refreshments.
Disney Trivia! Saturday, July 13th, 3 p.m.
Page-Screen Showdown: Dumplin’. Tuesday, July 30th, 1 p.m.
Help decide once and for all if the book or the movie was better!
Summer Writing Contest Deadline! Wednesday, July 31st
The Teen Advisory Board is sponsoring a writing contest! Submit your own original writing and vote on a winner! Submissions can be in any format: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc. Min. page length: 1 page; Max. page length: 10 pages. Winners will be announced at our Summer Wrap-Up Party on August 21st. Submit your entry to [email protected] with the subject line “Teen Summer Writing”.
Foreign Film Series, Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16 & 30, 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of world cinema right in Franklin! Refreshments will be served.
July 2, Bicycle Thieves, 1948, Italy. Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award-winning BICYCLE THIEVES, directed by Vittorio De Sica, defined an era in cinema.
July 9, Rashoman, 1950, Japan. This riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made.
July 16, The 400 Blows, 1959, France. Re-creates the trials of director Francois Truffaut’s own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. The film marked Truffaut’s passage from leading critic to trailblazing auteur of the French New Wave.
July 30, A Man Called Ove, 2015, Sweden. Ove, an ill tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. Based on the bestselling novel.
Franklin Public Library Book Club, July 30, 7 p.m.
The Flight Attendant, by Chris Bohjalian.
Friends of the Franklin Library Meeting, First Monday of the Month, July 1, 7 p.m.
Knitting Group, Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Franklin Library Book Sale
Friday, July 19, 1-5 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 9 a.m. to 12 Noon. Books $1
Bag Sale - $5 A Bag—Saturday, July 20, from 1-4 p.m.