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Sunday May 19th 2024

November Programs at the Franklin Library

By Erin Thomasson

Children”'s Programs

Waxbarasho iyo Ciyaar Caruureed Af-Soomaali ah/Somali Play and Learn
Fri. Nov. 5 & 19, 10:30 a.m. ”“ 12:30 p.m.
reschool-grade 2. Dhammaan caruurta ka yar da”' dugsi. Ka soo qaybgal sheekooyin caruur, heeso iyo hawlo waxbarasho. Join us for stories, songs and activities!

Thanks for Thanksgiving
Friday, Nov. 12, 4”“5 p.m.
Grade 2 and up. Share stories and activities in celebration of this fun holiday.

Sheeko Caruur Af-Soomaali ah/World Language Storytime: Somali
Tues. thru Nov. 30, 6”“7 p.m.
Registration required. Register online or call 952.847.2925.
Is-qoristu waa shardi. La wadaag bugagga, sheekoyinka, jaan-gooyada maansada iyo muusikada Soomaalida. Fund. Age 2 and up. Experience the world in other languages.
Preschool Storytime

Wed thru Nov. 17, 10:30”“11 a.m. For children ages 4 to 6. Help your preschooler get ready to read. Enjoy stories together and build language skills.

Kids Book Club
Fri. Nov. 19, 4”“5 p.m.
rades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book! No pre-reading required. We will share a story and discuss.

Teen Programs

Game On! Gaming Tuesdays
Tue. thru Nov. 30, 4”“5:30 p.m.
Grade 6 and up. Play PS2 or Wii games at the library! Grab a friend, bring your favorite board or card game, or play ours!

Group Games
Tue. thru Nov. 30, 5:30”“6:30 p.m. Grade 6 and up. No consoles needed! Learn social games designed for large groups of all ages: Charades, Wink, Mafia, Whiz Bam, Thumper, Taboo and others. Sure to make you laugh!

Teen Center Writing Workshop
Tue. thru Nov. 30, 6:30”“8 p.m.

Grade 6 and up. On paper or online, words are our most valuable tool for self expression. You will have the opportunity to complete and share a planned writing activity or bring your own writing to work on. Then you will explore possibilities for publication.

Design Club
Wed. thru Nov. 24, 4”“5 p.m.
Grade 6 and up. Get creative! Design and take home T-shirts, posters, jewelry, magnets and other creations. Check out the posters at Franklin Library to see what project is coming up!

Game On! Gaming Wednesdays
Wed. thru Nov. 24, 5”“6 p.m.
Grade 6 and up. Play PS2 or Wii games at the library! Grab a friend, bring your favorite board or card game, or play ours!

Teen Tech Club
Thur. thru Nov. 18, 4”“5:30 p.m. Grade 6 and up. Learn and explore amazing animation software called Scratch, experiment with digital cameras, use online photo editing programs, and practice your computer skills while you”'re at it!

Teens Talk
Thur. thru Nov. 18, 5:30”“6:30 p.m. Grade 6 and up. Take time to enjoy old friends and make new ones at the Teen Center with something simple: talking. Discuss any topic or current event, play word games or simply answer “Would you rather”¦?” questions.

Game On! Gaming Thursdays
Thur. thru Nov. 18, 6:30”“8 p.m. For teens in grade 6 and up. Play PS2 or Wii games at the library! Grab a friend, bring your favorite board or card game, or play ours!

Down Time
Sat. thru Nov. 27, 2”“6 p.m.
Grade 6 and up. Looking for a quiet and comfortable space? Take advantage of “down time” at Franklin Teen Center! Work on the topic of the week or use our computers, board games and other self-directed activities.Adult Programs

Seniors Play Reading Group
Fri. Nov. 12, 10:30 a.m.”“12:30 p.m. Join us for a stimulating morning of reading and discussion of some of the great plays of our heritage.
Nonfiction Book Discussions for Elder Learners
Fri. Nov. 12, 1”“3 p.m. Join us for a stimulating discussion of nonfiction books. For additional information, call the library, 952-847-2925.

Memoir Writing Group
Thu. Nov. 18, 1”“2:30 p.m.
Would you like to create a record of your personal history? Bring what you have written and are willing to read to the group ”“ for helpful comments and suggestions.

Phillips Technology Center:
Register online for these classes and more at or call 952-847-2925

Microsoft Excel: Basics
Thur. Nov. 4, 6”“8 p.m.
Learn the basics of working with an Excel spreadsheet: navigation, entering data and using formulas.

Computer Basics Workshop
Thur. Nov. 4, noon”“2 p.m. & Friday, Nov. 5, 1”“3 p.m.

Learn and bring questions about basic mouse and keyboarding skills, creating an e-mail account, using the Internet and scanning (where available).

E-mail: Intermediate
Fri. Nov. 12, 10 a.m.”“noon p.m.
Learn how to use folders, view and attach files to an e-mail and set up an e-mail address book using a Yahoo! account.

Senior Surf Day
Wed. Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m.”“12:30 p.m. Learn computer basics, how to navigate and search the Internet and how to access websites of interest to seniors. Get hands-on computer experience with help from representatives of the Senior LinkAge Line®.
Franklin Learning Center:

The Franklin Learning Center offers free, one-to-one tutoring for adults who are learning English and math, preparing for the GED and citizenship exams, and gaining life skills. Community volunteers needed! No experience necessary; we provide training and materials. Contact us at 952-847-2934.

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