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

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
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 Sunday, October 1st - Tuesday, October 31st. Entry forms are available here or at the Youth Services Desk.

The grand prize winners will be announced on Friday, November 17, 2017.
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PreK Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Calling all preschoolers!  Bring your favorite adult to the library to enjoy stories, songs, and a fun craft!

Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.
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Windows 10 Intermediate

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Windows 10 Intermediate
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Learning Lab
Are you familiar with Windows 10 but you want to dig deeper? Learn some tricks for productivity and discover basic troubleshooting techniques.  

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of Windows 10. Proficiency with keyboard and mouse.

Registration is required. Please register online or call 815-534-6173. PLEASE NOTE: Frankfort Library card holders have priority registration. Non-FPLD patrons may register one week prior to each session.
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Wee Ones (6-23 months)

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Little ones aged 6 months - 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 Frankfort library card.
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Toddler Time (2 years)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Children aged 2 years and their adult caregivers are invited to share stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft!

Walk-In Registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid FPLD library card.
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PowerPoint Basics (2013)

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
PowerPoint 2013
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Learning Lab

Come to this class to learn the basics of creating Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 slideshows. Slideshows can include animation, narration, images, videos and much more. Registrations required. 

Please note: Priority registration given to FPLD cardholders; non-FPLD cardholders may register one week prior to the session.


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Frankfort Thinks: Study Room Space (gr. 6-12)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room B
The large meeting room will be opened for teens and adults with teens to use as a group study space, after school.  Space available on a first come, first serve basis.  

No food allowed in the room.  Talking is allowed but please be mindful of your neighbors.  
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Dreamtime: Australian Dot Paintings with Christine Thornton

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Australian Dot Painting
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Learn about the Australian Aboriginal tradition of telling creation stories through symbolic paintings, called "dreaming." Then use collage and tempera paint to create your own "Dreamtime" art. All supplies provided. Beginners welcome.

PLEASE NOTE: A non-refundable $5 art supplies fee is required and payable at the Adult Services Desk prior to the program. Cash Only.

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

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Children aged 2 years and their adult caregivers are invited to share stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft!

Walk-In Registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid FPLD library card.
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Wee Ones (6-23 months)

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Little ones aged 6 months - 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 Frankfort library card.
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PreK Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Calling all preschoolers!  Bring your favorite adult to the library to enjoy stories, songs, and a fun craft!

Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.
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Open Learning Lab Orientation

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Open Learning Lab
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Learning Lab
Get orientation to new technology you case use at the library. Things you can do: 
  • Design 3D print files
  • Convert VHS to DVD 
  • Convert Vinyl to CD or MP3
  • Edit photos
  • Record and edit Audio
  • Record and edit Video
Patrons that attend this orientation can schedule time to use our equipment at a later date. 
 The Learning Lab equipment is only available to FPLD Cardholders age 13+. 
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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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Sensory Play Date (Ages 1-3)

10:30 AM - 11:15 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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Frankfort Creates: How to Draw Mexican Sugar Skulls (gr. 6-12)

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Join us for this fun multicultural program.  We'll learn about the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos and some of the cheerfully creepy artwork that comes with it. Then we'll make our own drawings inspired by colorful sugar skull candies. 

$5 non-refundable fee to attend this workshop.  Please see the Youth Services desk to pay in advance of the workshop.
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Trick or Treat @ FPLD!

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Calling all superheroes, pirates, and princesses!  Put on your most spook-tacular costume and come to the library to trick-or-treat.
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Spooky Little Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A/B
Grab your favorite adult and join us for stories and songs about pumpkins, ghosts, and trick-or-treats!  Halloween costumes are welcome.

Walk-in registration.
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Illinois Cemetery Safari

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Cemeteries. Headstones. Grave Sites. Enjoy an evening of photos and stories of famous (and not so famous) people and animals of our past. You’ll hear about Chester Gould, Burl Ives, Floyd Broughton, Emil Verban, and David Strother. Don’t know these peoples’ claim to fame?  Join us & find out. Register online or call 815-534-6173.

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CoffeeCake & Crime

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Adults are invited for coffeecake and a mystery book discussion. This month's selection is The Branson Beauty by Claire Booth. Copies of the featured book are available one month prior to the discussion date.
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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Ages 5+)

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
For ages 5 and up.

Sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a certified therapy dog! All dogs are certified through Therapy Dogs International, and can't wait to share a story with you.


This is designed to be a one-on-one session between the child and the therapy dog. There will be time at the end of the session for parents and siblings to meet with the dog and his/her handler. Thank you for your cooperation.

Note: Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled start time, and make sure you have your book picked out before your session begins. You can either bring your own, or grab something from our collection. We are in a library after all!

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Ages 5+)

9:50 AM - 10:05 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
For ages 5 and up.

Sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a certified therapy dog! All dogs are certified through Therapy Dogs International, and can't wait to share a story with you.


This is designed to be a one-on-one session between the child and the therapy dog. There will be time at the end of the session for parents and siblings to meet with the dog and his/her handler. Thank you for your cooperation.

Note: Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled start time, and make sure you have your book picked out before your session begins. You can either bring your own, or grab something from our collection. We are in a library after all!

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Ages 5+)

10:10 AM - 10:25 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
For ages 5 and up.

Sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a certified therapy dog! All dogs are certified through Therapy Dogs International, and can't wait to share a story with you.


This is designed to be a one-on-one session between the child and the therapy dog. There will be time at the end of the session for parents and siblings to meet with the dog and his/her handler. Thank you for your cooperation.

Note: Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled start time, and make sure you have your book picked out before your session begins. You can either bring your own, or grab something from our collection. We are in a library after all!

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Ages 5+)

10:40 AM - 10:55 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
For ages 5 and up.

Sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a certified therapy dog! All dogs are certified through Therapy Dogs International, and can't wait to share a story with you.


This is designed to be a one-on-one session between the child and the therapy dog. There will be time at the end of the session for parents and siblings to meet with the dog and his/her handler. Thank you for your cooperation.

Note: Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled start time, and make sure you have your book picked out before your session begins. You can either bring your own, or grab something from our collection. We are in a library after all!

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Ages 5+)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
For ages 5 and up.

Sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a certified therapy dog! All dogs are certified through Therapy Dogs International, and can't wait to share a story with you.


This is designed to be a one-on-one session between the child and the therapy dog. There will be time at the end of the session for parents and siblings to meet with the dog and his/her handler. Thank you for your cooperation.

Note: Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled start time, and make sure you have your book picked out before your session begins. You can either bring your own, or grab something from our collection. We are in a library after all!

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Tail Waggin' Tutors (Ages 5+)

11:20 AM - 11:35 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
For ages 5 and up.

Sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a certified therapy dog! All dogs are certified through Therapy Dogs International, and can't wait to share a story with you.


This is designed to be a one-on-one session between the child and the therapy dog. There will be time at the end of the session for parents and siblings to meet with the dog and his/her handler. Thank you for your cooperation.

Note: Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled start time, and make sure you have your book picked out before your session begins. You can either bring your own, or grab something from our collection. We are in a library after all!

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