Come discuss Rob Hogg’s book “A Call to Climate Action – America’s New National Purpose,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 12, at the Franklin Avenue Library.
Hogg is a state senator from Cedar Rapids. In his book, he argues that climate change is the defining historical challenge for our country in the 21st century — both because of the need to slash greenhouse gas emissions, but also to deal with increasing numbers of climate-related disasters like extreme storms, floods, drought, wildfires and ecological disruptions.
Pizza and Pages: Teen Book Discussion
Monday, Oct 28., 4 p.m.
Come and enjoy pizza as we discuss “The Adoration of Jenna Fox” by Mary Pearson. The book can be picked up at the information desk.
Saturday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.
Stop by the library to sign up for a 10-minute slot to read a favorite story to therapy dog, Scout. Sharing stories with Scout is a fantastic way to practice reading skills and make a furry friend at the same time.
Afternoon Book Discussion
Monday, Nov 4, 1 p.m.
We will discuss “Nella Last’s War: The Second World War Diaries of Housewife, 49” by Nella Last, Richard Broad and Suzie Fleming. Copies of the book are available at the information desk.
Monday, Nov. 4, 4 p.m.
Join the Franklin Library Volunteens. Come and volunteer your time to help out with various library projects. Please stop by the library for an application form and have it signed by a parent or guardian prior to your first meeting.
Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. Sneak Preview
Saturday, Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m.
See a sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. Come and enjoy the performance and sign up to win free tickets to the play!
Evening Book Discussion
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Join us in a discussion of “The Homecoming of Samuel Lake” by Jenny Wingfield. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk. West Conference Room.
Franklin Avenue Library
5000 Franklin Ave.
Mon. – Tues.: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.