Join Natalie Steenson from the Iowa Youth Chorus’ Beginnings Early Childhood Music Program at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, get ready for movement, singing, dancing and instrument playing with your child and learn how music benefits the young child. There will be a drawing for a free door prize. Please preregister for this program.
Franklin Afternoon Book Discussion
Monday, Sept. 8, 1 p.m.
We will discuss “Longbourn” by Jo Baker. Copies of the book are available at the information desk.
Monday, Sept. 8, 4 p.m.
Teens in sixth through 12th grade can come and volunteer their 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.
America’s Music 2
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m.
Music styles that originated in the United States during the 20th century are the subject of America’s Music 2, a series of programs running on four consecutive Tuesdays beginning Sept. 9. The Broadway, Latin, blues and rock genres will be spotlighted. Selected film clips receive expert analysis from Drake musicology professor Dr. Eric Saylor, followed by a lively audience discussion. Registration for the series is required and limited to 100 people. Preregistration opened Aug. 1.
Franklin Evening Book Discussion
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m.
We will discuss “The Pieces We Keep” by Kristina McMorris. Copies of the book are available at the information desk, Conference Room East.
Free Advice for Your Device
Saturday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m.
Get the lowdown on your library’s downloadables. Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) to one of our classes and get some advice and help installing the library’s apps for e-books, downloadable audiobooks and e-magazines. Classes and apps are all free. Your gadget must have basic setup done (out of the box, set up, passwords entered, charged and know the basics) as a prerequisite to this class. You will need your library card and PIN, and you may need the password for the app store on your device. Pre-register.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 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.
Artsy Kids – Tie Dyeing Fun
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 4 p.m.
Kids in grades three-eight can start off the school year by experimenting with tie dyeing. We will provide the supplies; you just need to show up ready to get messy. Please preregister for this program.