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News & Views of Phillips Since 1976
Monday May 27th 2024

Library News: June ’23

By LAURA HULSCHER


All information listed here is accurate as of May 15, 2023. For the most recent information, check out the library website at www.hclib.org.

FRANKLIN LIBRARY HOURS
Monday 9 AM to 5 PM

Tuesday 12 PM to 8 PM

Wednesday 12 PM to 8 PM

Thursday 12 PM to 8 PM

Friday 9 AM to 5 PM

Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM

Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM

MOVIE MATINEE
Watch popular films biweekly with your Franklin Library friends and neighbors!

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (PG-13)
Franklin Library
Thursday, June 1 at 1 to 3:30 PM

Creed (PG-13)
Franklin Library
Thursday, June 15 at 1 to 3:30 PM

TECHNOLOGY HOUR
One-on-one help with computers, smartphones, tablets, and e-readers. Library staff are available to assist you on your own devices and library computers.

Franklin Library
Sundays and Tuesdays at 1 to 2 PM

URBAN 4-H
A youth leadership club that’s driven by curiosity. For adolescents.
Franklin Library
Tuesdays at 4-5:30 PM

YARD GAMES & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Come enjoy the summer outside on Franklin’s lawn. Youth are invited to explore the outdoors surrounding the library with nature backpacks and identification guides, and to play a variety of yard games, including bean bag toss, badminton, soccer, and more!
Franklin Library
Mondays and Fridays starting June 23 at 1:30 to 3 PM

COFFEE & CONVERSATION
Join us for Coffee & Conversations.
Franklin Library
Second Friday of the month 10 AM to 12 Noon

WAY TO GROW
Way to Grow connects parents of kids ages 0-8 to a culture-to-culture family educator to help with resources and provide support and education.
Franklin Library
Tuesdays at 3 to 5 PM

STEAM WORKSHOP
The Franklin Library’s Teen Tech Squad leads education and entertainment for kids 8-plus on topics in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Franklin Library
Wednesdays at 5-6 PM

EMERGE
A Workforce Coach from EMERGE will be available to work with people aged 16-21.
Franklin Library
Tuesdays at 4 to 5:30 PM

ANIME CLUB
Anime Club for adolescents.
Franklin Library
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8 PM

HOMEWORK HELP
Both Franklin and Hosmer Libraries offer free one-on-one tutoring for K-12 students.
Franklin: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30-7:30 PM, Saturdays at 1-5 PM
Hosmer: Mondays and Wednesdays at 4-7:30, Saturdays at 1-4 PM

SMALL BUSINESS INFORMATION
The City of Minneapolis Small Business Team is holding public office hours at Franklin Library. This is a great opportunity for people with questions about starting, maintaining, or expanding their businesses. Please feel free to drop in – no appointment needed.
Franklin Library
Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 12 to 2 PM

VETERAN RESOURCES
Senior Outreach Coordinator of MACV (Ending Veteran Homelessness), will be available to talk to veterans and connect to resources.
Franklin Library
Thursdays at 12 to 1 PM

RESOURCES AND SUPPORT
The Bridge for Youth visits Franklin Library the fourth Wednesday of each month, 2 to 5 PM. They connect people with resources and provide hygiene items and other supplies. Look for them in their outreach van on the corner of 14th and Franklin Avenues.
Franklin Library
Fourth Thursday of the month at 2 – 5 PM

FREE FOOD
Franklin and Hosmer Libraries are collaborating with Every Meal to distribute free meal bags. Bags are free for anyone to take, while supplies last.

READING SUGGESTIONS
Looking for a good book to read? You could ask a librarian. At hclib.org, towards the bottom of the page, you’ll find the link, Ask us for reading suggestions. This leads to a form you fill out about what kind of books you like, and what kind you don’t like. Fill in the form and you will get an email with reading recommendations. If you don’t want to fill out a form, you can always ask librarians for recommendations in person, over the phone, or via chat.

AT HOME SERVICE
At Home service is provided free of charge to Hennepin County residents who can’t get to a library due to illness, disability, or visual impairment. To apply for At Home service, submit an online application or apply by phone at 612-543-8850.

ASK THE LIBRARY
Have a reference or library account question? You can chat, email, text, or call the library. Chat or email at www.hclib.org/contact, text to 612-400-7722, or call 612-543-KNOW (5669) to reach library staff by phone.
Español/Spanish: Llame o envíe un texto al 651-503-8013 para recibir ayuda en español.
Hmoob/Hmong: Hu losis text rau lub tsev nyeem ntawv ntawm 612-385-0886 txais kev pab hais lus Hmoob.
Soomaali/Somali: Caawimaad Soomaali ah, soo wac ama qoraal (text) usoo dir maktabada 612-235-1339.

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