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News & Views of Phillips Since 1976
Monday July 22nd 2024

Franklin Library News

By ARI BAUM-HOMMES
All information listed here is accurate as of June 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

Hennepin County Libraries are closed on Thursday, July 4.

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH
Free Hot Lunch for youth 18 and under
Thursdays, 1:20-1:40 PM

MPS Culinary & Wellness will provide no-cost meals to students 18 and under from their Street Eats food truck. Meals and snacks must be eaten on site.

Recycled Book Art for youth grades K-6
Wednesday, July 17, 3-5 PM

Drop in to create art using damaged books heading to the recycling bin. Materials provided. Collaborator: Ready Go Art: Art Book Circle. Sponsor: MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).

STEAM Activities for Youth
Wednesdays, 1-2:30 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.

Video Games & VR for Youth
Wednesdays, 3-4 PM

Come hang out for an afternoon of Nintendo Switch and Virtual Reality! Take turns using VR and playing a variety of Nintendo Switch games, including MarioKart, Overcooked, Boomerang Fu, Smash Bros and more.

PROGRAMS FOR EVERYONE
Coffee & Conversation
Second Wednesday of the month, 12:30-2 PM

Join Franklin Library staff for free coffee & conversations with neighbors. Next happening on July 10.

Goats at the Library
Wednesday, July 31, 2-5 PM

Come play and learn with a whole crew of friendly, sociable goats from Goat Shine Animal Therapy. Sponsor: MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).

Technology Hour
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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