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Thursday June 20th 2024

What’s Up at the Franklin Community Library – July 2018

By Erin Thomasson


Franklin on the Green
Tuesdays, 2-4 pm
Badminton, soccer, Frisbee, & games outside; weather permitting.

Science Wednesdays
2-4 pm
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) activity each week!

Thursdays, 2-4 pm
Educational, fun puzzles & games!

Game On!
Thursdays, 5-7 pm
Card games, board games, xBox, & VR ”“ play or learn a new one.

Family Storytime
Fridays, 10:30-11 am
All ages & caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write & play sharing books, stories, rhymes, music & movement.

Energy Release Games
Saturday, July 14, 2-3 pm
Registration required. Try 10-15 different games that will make you move! Sponsors: Friends of the Hennepin County Library, MELSA. Collaborator: Pros of the Rope.

Read Aloud Book Club
Monday, July 16, 2-3 pm
Entering grades 3-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book! No pre-reading required. We will share a book & discuss. Half-Minute Horrors edited by Susan Rich.

La Luchadora Screen Printing
Tuesday, July 24, 2-5 pm
Stop by to learn how screen printing works with artist and justice fighter La Profesora Luchadora at a paleta-inspired cart. The artist will help you print your own copy of a poster that you can use to share how the library inspires you! Funded by Minnesota”'s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Somali Kebed Weaving
Saturday, July 28, 2-3:30 pm
Registration required. Entering grades 3-6. Gathering time 2-2:30. Instruction begins at 3. Using no loom or frame, Somali nomads weave mats by hand to cover their houses. Learn how to weave with just your hands from expert instructors. Materials provided. Sponsor: Friends of the Hennepin County Library. Collaborator: The Somali Museum of Minnesota.

Raptor Center Meet and Greet
Tuesday, July 31, 3:30-4:30 pm
Meet three raptors (including a bald eagle!) with Raptor Education Specialists. Experience hands-on learning with items such as feathers, wings, skulls and feet. Time for Q&A and close-up photo. Sponsors: Friends of the Hennepin County Library, MELSA (Metropolitan Library Services Agency). Collaborator: University of Minnesota”'s Gabbert Raptor Center.


Urban 4-H Club
Tuesdays, 5-7 pm
Urban gardening to digital photo/video to theater. Partner: University of Minnesota.

Teen Tech Workshop
Wednesdays, 4:30-6 pm
Make music, videos, animation & more using hi- & lo-tech tools. Led by Library”'s Teen Tech Squad.

Teen Anime Club
Fridays, 3-4:30 pm
Discuss manga & share artwork. Something different every time!

Design a Skateboard
Tuesday, July 17, 2-4 pm
Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center (505 15th Ave S). Registration required. Using permanent markers & templates, create art on a skateboard deck. Materials provided, including a skateboard deck. Collaborator: Rivard Art. Funded by Minnesota”'s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Race on the Brain: What Implicit Bias Gets Wrong About the Struggle for Racial Justice CLE Class
Friday, July 13, 12:15-1:15 pm
This program takes place at Hennepin County Government Center, Jury Assembly Room C-2490. This CLE (Continuing Legal Education) series is geared towards topics that judges in the Fourth Judicial District indicated would be particularly helpful for law clerks. However, CLEs are open to anyone. Each CLE will be one credit. For more information, contact Becky Breyen at 612-348-7960 or Presented by Johnathan Kahn, J.D., Ph.D.

Franklin Learning Center:
612-543-6934 or
Free, one-to-one tutoring for adults learning English & math, preparing for the GED & citizenship exams, & gaining life skills. Community volunteers welcome! We provide training & materials.

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