Stop by the library at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 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.
Teen Book Discussion
Monday, Sept. 29, 4 p.m.
Enjoy some pizza as we talk about the book “Leviathan” by Scott Westerfeld. Teens in grades six through 12 can find copies of the book and sign up for this program at the information desk.
Franklin Afternoon Book Discussion
Monday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m.
We will discuss “The Astronaut Wives Club” by Lily Koppel. Copies of the book are available at the information desk.
Monday, Oct. 6, 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.
Belin Quartet Live Performance
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.
Franklin Avenue Library welcomes the Belin Quartet. The quartet is well known in the greater Des Moines community for its free noon-time concerts during the summer. Members of the quartet include violinists Julie Fox Henson, John Helmich, Tracy Engman Finkelshteyn, violist Sherida Josephson and cellist George Work.
Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library Meeting
Saturday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m.
Join the Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library for their quarterly meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend.
“Star Wars” Reads Day
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2 p.m.
“Star Wars” Reads Day strikes again. Join us as we celebrate reading with activities, games and crafts from 2-3:30 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite “Star Wars” character. Ages 3-12.
Closed for in-service day
Monday, Oct. 13, all day
All branches of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed for a staff in-service day.
Franklin Evening Book Discussion
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m.
We will discuss “The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat” by Edward Kelsey Moore. Copies of the book are available at the information desk.
T.G.I.F.F. Thank Goodness It’s Friday at Franklin Book Sale
Friday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Please join us on these special Fridays for the TGIFF Book Sale. The Franklin meeting room will be filled with great books at great prices.