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News & Views of Phillips Since 1976
Monday May 20th 2024

Franklin Library May 24

By ARI BAUM-HOMMES
All information listed here is accurate as of April 12th, 2024. 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

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH AND FAMILIES:

Homework Help
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-7:30 PM
Saturdays, 1-5 PM
Find homework resources for K-12 students online and at all our libraries: history, language arts, math, science and more.

STEAM Workshops for Youth
Wednesdays, 5-6 PM
Drop in for fun and creative STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) experiments and projects! Materials provided. Led by Franklin Library’s Teen Tech Squad.

Young Achievers
Thursdays, 4-6 PM
Open to all teens who want to learn about various arts and media (including video projects, skits, and poems)! Young Achievers supports members to be a positive voice for their generation and community.


PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS:

Bike Fix-It Clinic with BikeMN
Thursday, May 2, 12:30-2 PM (rain date: Thursday, May 16, 12:30-2 PM)
Local riders, bring your bike to Franklin where Bike MN technicians will provide basic mechanical support for the community. Free bike safety giveaways while supplies last.

Coffee & Conversation
Second Wednesday of the month, 12:30-2 PM
Join Franklin Library staff for free coffee & conversations with neighbors.

Deconstructing Colonialism in Your Writing
Thursday, May 9, 3-4:30 PM
Look beyond Westernized ideals, rules, and literary canon in fiction and nonfiction to create writing that reflects and celebrates our unique voices, histories, and lineages. By framing writing as an act of resistance, explore different approaches to storytelling that reorient Western expectations of craft through narrative, characterization, symbolism, and voice. Register online. Collaborator: The Loft Literary Center. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Technology Hour
Mondays, 1-3 PM
Tuesdays and Sundays, 1-2 PM
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.

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.

Ari is a librarian at the Franklin Library.

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