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Give FPLD Goosebumps: Scary Story Writing Contest (Gr. K-5)

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Submit a story...if you dare! Celebrate Halloween by participating in FPLD's scary story writing contest. Stories can be submitted from Monday, October 1st - Wednesday, October 31st. Entry forms are available here or at the Youth Services Desk.

The grand prize winners will be announced on Friday, November 16, 2018.
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Sensory Play Date (Ages 1-3)

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room B
Children aged 1-3 and their adult caregivers are invited to join us for fun activities designed for young children with special needs or sensory integration challenges.
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Mythical Madness (Gr. 3-6)

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Join us for trivia, games, and more celebrating the new release in the mythology series by Rick Riordan, It's Greek, Egyptian, Norse, and Mayan madness here at the library.

Non-FPLD card holders may register starting 9/14/18 by calling 815-534-6178.
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Build & Carve

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Learning Lab
Sign up to use our 3D Printer or CNC Mill. Possible projects include making your own models, game pieces, replacement parts, stamps, and engravings. Staff will provide assistance with using machines and software. 

Registration required. Register online or call 815-534-6173. 

Build & Carve is open to patrons age 13+
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Homeschool Welcome (Family)

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Come to the library for the afternoon to check out our resources, connect with other homeschooling parents, and share your best ideas.  There will be an activity for your children and of course some great books to check out.
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The Squad (Gr. 3-5)

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Youth Program Room
Join the Squad. The only group in the library that decides what everyone else in your school will be dying to read next. You make the rules. You make it cool. #squadgoals, library style.
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Illustrated Memoir Book Chat

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Is a picture worth a thousand words? Evocative, emotional, poignant -- these are just a few words that may describe a person’s tale when told with images. Join us to talk about the powerful genre that is Illustrated Memoir and some of the notable stories told. 

Copies of the following six titles will be available for check out at the library one month prior to the meeting date. Please choose one book and bring it with you to the book chat:

  1. The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
  2. Can We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
  3. Fatherland: A Family History by Nina Bunjevac
  4. A Kiss Before You Go by Danny Gregory
  5. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
  6. Stitches by David Small
Please Note: Frankfort Library card holders have priority registration. Non-FPLD patrons may register one week prior to the session.
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Superhero Family Night (Ages 3+)

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Calling all Superheroes!  Come to the library for a fun night of superhero stories, crafts and a snack.  Create your own superhero identity and have fun with other superhero friends!

Non-FPLD card holders may register starting 9/19/2018 by calling 815-534-6178.
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Dance Party (Ages 2-5)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Put on your dancing shoes and join us for a fun hour of active moving to some fun children's music.  Moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers get ready to move with your children!
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Frankfort Plays: It's a Teen Book Club (Gr. 6-12)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Youth Program Room
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) members discuss their monthly reads, be it something awesome or something lame.  This month's selections are... 


Join us for a discussion of these classic fantasy novels.  We will spend 30 minutes talking about book 1 and 30 minutes talking about book 2.  
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Excel 2013 Basics

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Learning Lab

Excel is a great program to help you organize numbers and information. This class will help you find the important parts of the software, show you how to make simple formulas, and illustrate how it can help you in your life and work.

PLEASE NOTE: FPLD cardholders have priority registration. Non-FPLD patrons can register one week prior to the class.

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Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A

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LGBT+ Book Club

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A

LGBT+ Book Club—Are you part of the community? Questioning? Has someone you love come out of the closet? Do you just want to learn what all the letters mean? Ages 16+ coming together to read fiction and nonfiction books about the history of the LGBT+ community, what it means to be LGBT+ today, and how to support the people we love.

 This month, we are discussing Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA by Roberta Kaplan, which explains the first civil rights victory towards same-sex marriage in a beautiful love story of Edie and Thea and their 42 year long engagement.

 Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk one month before the meeting date. Register online or call 815-534-6173.

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PreK Story Time (Ages 3-5)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Children aged 3-6 years are invited to bring their favorite adult to the library to enjoy stories, songs, and an awesome craft!

Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to patrons with a valid FPLD library card.
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Booktalks for Adults

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A/B
Are you a bibliophile? Do you like knowing what's new and popular in the world of books? Come to our booktalk event and learn about recent and upcoming titles that are sure to be must-read. Many of the selections are also well-suited for book club discussions. Come by yourself or bring your book club buddies, and discover new books!

Register online or call 815-534-6173.
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Wee Ones (6-23 months)

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Little ones aged 6-23 months and their adult caregivers are invited to share simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and time for play!

Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid FPLD library card.
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Toddler Time (Age 2)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Two-year-olds and their adult caregivers are invited for a fun morning of stories, songs, and a simple craft!

Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to patrons with a valid FPLD library card.
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Genealogy Open Lab

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Learning Lab
This is an *open lab* for those who wish to dedicate time to family heritage research. Frankfort librarian, Jill Ganeshan, will be on-hand to make users aware of resources and to help with specific questions. Participants are also welcome to share any knowledge that benefits others with their family research.

Please Note: Frankfort Library card holders have priority registration. Non-FPLD patrons may register one week prior to each session.
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Ageless Grace: Timeless Fitness for the Body & Brain

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room B
Learn anti-aging techniques such as joint mobility and spinal flexibility that focus on the healthy longevity of the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. All of the exercises are designed to be practiced in a chair and they consist of movements that are natural – there’s no need to learn any special choreography. All ages and abilities are welcome!

Register online or call 815-534-6173.
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Toddler Time (Age 2)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Two-year-olds and their adult caregivers are invited for a fun morning of stories, songs, and a simple craft!

Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to patrons with a valid FPLD library card.
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Self-Portrait on Your Smartphone

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Learning Lab

Come to this class to create your own *digital* self-portrait on your smartphone or tablet! Gain experience with adding text, color, filters, stickers, blending & collaging digital images. Please bring your smartphone or tablet with lots of pictures taken by you and your Google Play or Apple password should you wish to add free or paid photo-editing APPS to your device. No experience necessary.


Please Note:

  1. There is no fee for the class but participants have the option to purchase photo-editing APPs on their devices, some as little as $3.99.

  2. Frankfort Library card holders have priority registration. Non-FPLD patrons may register one week prior to the session.

  3. Completed works may be eligible for exhibit for the the library's November Self-Portrait project!

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Wee Ones (6-23 months)

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Little ones aged 6-23 months and their adult caregivers are invited to share simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and time for play!

Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid FPLD library card.
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PreK Story Time (Ages 3-5)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Children aged 3-6 years are invited to bring their favorite adult to the library to enjoy stories, songs, and an awesome craft!

Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to patrons with a valid FPLD library card.
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Frankfort Grows: Teen Advisory Board (Gr. 6-12)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Youth Program Room
Need volunteer hours for school, church, scouts, or just need something to do? Join the TAB and earn volunteer hours just for helping us out. Make a difference in your library! Get your voice heard. 

Please visit our web-site to apply for the gruop: http://www.frankfortlibrary.org/teens/events-clubs/teen-advisory-board/. You may also call the library at 815-469-2423 ext. 132 if you have any questions.

Please provide an e-mail address on your application as the group communicates through email!
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Excel 2013 Home Budgeting

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Learning Lab

Learn how Excel can help you create and maintain home budgets.

PLEASE NOTE: FPLD cardholders have priority registration. Non-FPLD patrons can register one week prior to the class.

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