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

By ERIN THOMASSON 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. Teen Programs 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 Saturday, March 6, 3-4:30 pm Discuss manga and share artwork. Something different every time! Adult Programs Open Crafting Monday, March 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. Fasal furan oo ku Saabsan Barashada Teknoolojiga Maktabadda/Library Technology Open Lab Wednesdays, Mar. 6 & 13, 10:30am-12pm Registration Required. Kaalay oo baro Teknoolojiga maktabadda. Shaqaalaha waxey ku bilaabi doonaan Open lab-ka 20-daqiiqo oo horudhac ku saabsan teknoolojiga maktabadda. Mowduucyada laga hadli doono waxaa ka mid ah: sidaad u isticmaali laheyd kombiyuutarada maktabada, Internet-ka iyo Email-lada, asturnaanta, printer-rada iyo Scanner, iyo sidaad buugaagta uga raadsan laheyd bogga maktabada iyo kheyraadka laga helaba. Markuu mowduuca horidhaciisa lasiiyo, ka qeyb galayaasha waxey [...]

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

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

Harvey WinjeAnyone 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. By ERIN THOMASSON 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 [...]

What”'s Up at the Franklin Community Library | December 2018

By ERIN THOMASSON 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. Joke Telling with the Mobile Comedy Suitcasee Wednesday, Jan. 9, 4:30-6:30 pm Learn the art of writing and telling a great joke from a professional comedy writer and theater artist. And if you”'re brave enough, perform your favorite joke on their portable stage! Funded by Minnesota”'s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  Teen Programs Urban 4-H Club Tuesdays Dec. 11 & 18, 5-7pm We do everything from urban gardening to digital photo/video to theater. Partner: U of MN. 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, 3-4:30 pm Discuss manga and share artwork. Something different every time! Act Out for Teens: Intro to Physical Comedy Wednesday, Jan. 30, 4:30-6 pm Registration Required. Grades 9-12. Are you ready to get serious about being funny? Led by an experienced Guthrie teaching artist, you will set off on an adventure to explore theater techniques for a wide variety of physical comedy. Let your humor run wild in a safe and creative environment. No experience necessary! Collaborator: Guthrie Theater. Funded by Minnesota”'s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Adult Programs Fasal furan oo ku Saabsan Barashada [...]

What”'s Up at the Franklin Community Library | November 2018

What”'s Up at the Franklin Community Library | November 2018

By ERIN THOMASSON 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. Teen Programs Urban 4-H Club Tuesdays, 5-7pm We do everything from urban gardening to digital photo/video to theater. Partner: U of MN. 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, 3-4:30 pm Discuss manga and share artwork. Something different every time! Franklin Learning Center: 612-543-6934 flc@hclib.org 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 flc@hclib.org.

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

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

All Ages MNSpin Live Spotlight: Larry McDonough Quartet Tues. Oct. 2, 10-11 am Last Dec. HN Library launched MnSpin, an online music platform featuring a curated selection of music by local Minnesota artists. Hear one of those artists, the Larry McDonough Quartet, as they share their unique brand of jazz. With: Friends of Library. Funded: MN Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. Family Storytime Fridays, 10:30-11 am All ages & their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write & play together. (more…)

What’s up at the Franklin Community Library ”“ September 2018

What’s up at the Franklin Community Library ”“ September 2018

BY ERIN THOMASSON All Ages Henna Workshop Sunday, Sept. 30, 1-3 pm Discover the history and science of henna through paste-making and cone-rolling demonstrations led by artist Amy Leinen. Then, using tips and tricks, apply henna yourself. Materials provided. Funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Teen Programs Flash Fiction for Teens Thursday, Sept. 20, 5-6:30 pm Grades 8-12. Registration Required. Short short stories, often limited to a single page, have become very popular and are a great way to hone your skills for setting a scene, describing a character and hooking readers. Collaborator: The Loft Literary Center. Funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Adult Programs Financial Literacy for the Rest of Us: You Are Not a Loan Friday, Sept. 14, 3-4:30 pm Workshop 1 with Cassie Thornton and Max Haiven in a series building community and hope through a discussion of debt, wealth and value. Over the past 50 years, more people have come to rely on debt just to cover basic expenses. Who benefits from this system, and who pays? Look at the larger picture of our financial system through interactive lecture, group problem solving, games and films and see how we can work together to overcome the isolating and depressing power of debt. Collaborator: ReImagining Value Action Lab (RiVAL). (more…)

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

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

BY ERIN THOMASSON All Ages Live Show: Marvels of Motion Phantastic Physics Wed. 8/15, 3:30-4:15 pm Create lightning indoors! See electricity at work as we float pie tins & make a pickle light bulb! Discover the power of a Tesla coil as it ignites a cannon. Then, we send 200,000 volts of electricity through one lucky volunteer for a truly hair-raising experience! Sponsors: Friends of the Hennepin County Library, MELSA. Collaborator: Mad Science MN. Read Aloud Book Club Mon. 8/20, 2-3 pm Registration required. Entering grades 3-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book! No pre-reading required. This month”'s book: True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. Franklin on the Green Tuesdays, 2-4 pm Badminton, soccer, Frisbee, & games outside; weather permitting. Science Wednesdays Wednesdays, 2-4 pm Join us for a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) activity each week! Puzzlemania! Thursdays, 2-4 pm Educational, fun puzzles & games! (more…)

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

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

By Erin Thomasson ALL AGES 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! Puzzlemania! 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. (more…)

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

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

BY ERIN THOMASSON ALL AGES Puzzlemania! Thursdays, 2-4pm Educational, fun puzzles & games! Game On! Thursdays, 5-7pm Card games, board games, xBox, & VR ”“ play or learn a new one. Family Storytime Fridays, 10:30-11am All ages & caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write & play sharing books, stories, rhymes, music & movement. (more…)

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

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

By ERIN THOMASSON K-12 Homework Help T, W, TH, 3:30-7:30pm Free in-person tutoring. www.hclib.org/homework. Sponsor: Friends HN Cty Library. Teen Programs Urban 4-H Club Tuesdays, 5-7pm Urban gardening, digital photo/video, & theater. Partner: U of MN. (more…)

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