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Saturday February 24th 2024

What”'s Up at the Franklin Community Library | February 2019

Harvey Winje
Anyone 18 or under can get a free meal at the Franklin Library on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Snack offered from 4 to 5 p.m. This program is offered through the CACFP Afterschool Meal Program and sponsored by youthprise.


Family Storytime
Fridays, 10:30-11 am
For children of all ages and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.

Chinese New Year
Sunday, Feb. 24, 3-4 pm
Start the Year of the Pig with Hong De Lion Dance Association and Hong De Choy Li Fut by watching a Lion Dance performance, a Traditional Chinese Kungfu demonstration and paper cutting demonstrations. Learn Lion Dance moves, drumming, Kungfu and paper cutting! Feel free to attend in traditional clothing.

Teen Programs
Crafting for Good: Card-Making
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2:30-4:30 pm Brighten a friend”'s day by sending a handmade card! Use local, historical images from Hennepin County Library”'s Digital Collections and other provided embellishments to make your card one-of-a-kind. Materials provided.

Urban 4-H Club
Tuesdays, 5”“7pm
We do everything from urban gardening to digital photo/video to theater. Partner: University of Minnesota.

Teen Tech Workshop
Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm
Get creative and make music, videos, animation and other projects using both high- and low-tech tools, everything from iPads and 3D printers to synthesizers and sewing machines. Led by the library”'s Teen Tech Squad.

Dhalinta Horumar sare rabta / Young Achievers
Wednesdays, 4:30-6pm 
U dabaaldag Dhaqanka Soomalida, sameyso saaxiibo cusub iyo in aad isticmaasho hab nololeed cafimaad leh. Lamaane: WellShare International. Celebrate Somali culture, make new friends and practice healthy lifestyles. Partner: WellShare International.

Teen Anime Club
Saturdays, Feb. 9, 23 3-4:30 pm
Discuss manga and share artwork. Something different every time!

Adult Programs
Open Crafting
Monday, Feb. 4, 1-3pm
Looking for a space to sew, knit or work on other crafts? Bring your current project and materials and join us! Sewing machines, knitting needles and other equipment will be available for your use.

Franklin Technology Hour
Thursdays, 12-1pm
Do you want to explore new technology, practice using a computer program, or learn more about the library”'s electronic resources? Then come to Franklin Technology Hour! Bring your questions or come and explore a spotlighted resource.

Cards and Board Games
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2-4:30pm
Chess, Scrabble®, backgammon, cribbage, Mahjong and more! Come play a variety of games with new or old friends. Games are provided, or bring a favorite from home.

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. We are always looking for community volunteers! No experience necessary; we provide training and materials. Contact us at 952-847-2934 or

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