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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Parenting Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Youth Program Room

Parenting Book Club—No advice, just sharing stories, problems, and laughter – Parents will come together to discuss issues they come across in parenting, what the experts say and what actually works in real life, and what might actually be making their children (of any age) listen to common sense (what the parent says).

This month, we are discussing Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of 21st Century Parenthood by Drew Magary, where the author reveals how American mothers and fathers cope with being in over their heads (watching helplessly as a child defiantly pees in a hotel pool) and how stepping back can sometimes make all the difference (talking a toddler down from the third story of a netted-in playhouse).

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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CoffeeCake & Crime

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Youth Program Room
Adults are invited for coffeecake and a mystery book discussion. This month's selection is Darktown by Thomas Mullen.

This police procedural set in 1948 Atlanta explores a murder, corrupt police, & strained race relations; it feels ripped from today's headlines. Responding to orders from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers.

Copies of the featured book are available one month prior to the discussion date. 
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Learn to Love Your Sewing Machine

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Learning Lab
Is your sewing machine feeling neglected? Whether you've had a machine for years or have a new machine that is still in its box, have fun finding out what your machine can do. No previous sewing experience required. 

Bring your own sewing machine and machine manual. If you don't own a machine, the library has 4 machines available. Fabric and thread will be provided. 

PLEASE NOTE:
1. Frankfort Library card holders have priority registration. Non-FPLD patrons may register one week prior to each session.
2. A non-refundable $5 supply is required and payable online at time of registration or at the Circulation Desk. All fees must be paid prior to program start time.

Big thanks to the Friends of the Frankfort Public Library District for sponsoring our sewing machines!
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Nonfiction at Night

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Join us on Monday evenings to discuss a broad selection of nonfiction. This month's selection is Walking the Americas by Levison Wood.   

Starting in the Yucatán, Wood sets out on an epic walking voyage, moving through Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama, travelling in the opposite direction along vital migrant routes. He journeys from sleepy barrios to glamorous cities to Mayan ruins lying unexcavated in the wilderness.

Copies of this month’s selection will be available at the library. 

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Cut & Sew

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Learning Lab
Sign up to use one of our sewing machines or our Silhouette Cameo cutter. Make your own projects: sew hems, pillows, skirts & more, or use the cutter to make cards, stickers, decals, or other paper crafts. Staff will provide assistance with using the machines and the Silhouette software. 

Cut & Sew is open to patrons age 13+.
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Top Shelf Tuesdays

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
Top Shelf Tuesdays -- Books.Banter.Booze. -- Adults 21+ will discuss a variety of books, from the latest fiction and mystery, controversial nonfiction, and popular young adult, and more. 

This month we will discuss We Are Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True by Gabrielle Union. Union is a movie and television star and activist. This collection of essays is both heartbreaking and laugh out loud funny. She writes on power, gender, race, fame, beauty and being a woman. This book appeals to readers of Amy Poehler's Yes Please, Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl, and Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist. 

Copies of the book will be made available to check out at the library one month prior to the meeting date. Call 815-534-6173 for more information, or to register. 

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Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A
The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging.

Topics covered in this program:

• How to tell the difference between Alzheimer’s and typical aging
• Steps to take if you recognize a warning sign in yourself or someone you know
• Why early detection is crucial

REGISTRATION: Register by calling 815-744-0804 or online at alz.org/illinois.
Presented by the Alzheimer's Association, Illinois Chapter
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Excel 2013 Pivot Tables & More

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

A pivot table is a tool that allows you to reorganize and summarize large amounts of data to obtain a desired report. Take a look at pivot tables and other Excel tips & tricks in this hands-on class.

Registrants should be familiar with fundamentals of Excel.

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

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Learning About the Opioid Epidemic

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room B
According to the Frankfort Fire Department, there were 31 overdoses of opioids in Frankfort alone last year. Most of the overdoses come from people ages 15-34. What puts you at risk? What can you do to take care of yourself and your community? 

LTM, a group named after a young man who overdosed and died at the age of 24, will be coming in to speak to teens and their parents about the dangers of opioids, what risk factors are, misconceptions about drug addiction, and what to do if you, your friend, or your child are addicted. 
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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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Self-Portrait Collage Workshop

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A

Create your own self-portrait in the form of a collage in this 2.5 hour sessionLocal artist Mary Ann Grajek will teach you how to artfully apply a variety of media to depict how you want to be seen. Please bring a photo of yourself, ideally a head shot or a profile picture no larger than 8" x 8". It's optional to bring any additional clippings or small objects meaningful to you. All other supplies will be provided. No experience necessary!


Please Note:

  1. A non-refundable $5 art supplies fee is required to complete registration and secure your seat.

  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!


About the Artist

Mary Ann Grajek has always had a passion for art and illustration, and in the past decade has developed into a full time multimedia artist creating unique works of art. Some of her specialties include pet portraits, re-purposing (e.g. wedding gowns, plastic bag upcycling), wine-glass painting and party activities. Mary Ann teaches classes for children and adults at various venues in the Chicagoland area. She shows her work locally and constantly strives to master her craft.


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Beginning Genealogy for Everyone

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A

This 90-minute crash course is suitable for anyone interested in their family history. If you're a beginner you'll have a better sense of what to do next in your research. If you're an experienced genealogist you might be surprised to discover how much of the accredited methodology you only "sort of knew".


Guest speaker, Marsha Peterson-Maass, will explain methods via PowerPoint presentation from her textbooks, Fundamentals of Genealogy®: Basics for Everyone and Fundamentals of Genealogy®: The Most Helpful Tools You've Never Used. Books will be available for optional purchase after the lecture.


About the Presenter

Along with being a national-level speaker on many genealogy topics for nearly two decades, Marsha Peterson-Maas currently teaches genealogy classes at the Newberry Library-Chicago. She is also author of the Fundamentals of Genealogy® textbook series, Board member of the Chicago Genealogical Society, and leader of Purple Hearts Reunited's Valor Research Team that received the Illinois State Genealogical Society's '2017 Community Service Award' for helping to reunite lost purple heart medals with the veterans and/or their families. Marsha has also been nominated for AARP’s Purpose Prize.
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Make or Break Monday: Poetry Portrait (Gr. 6-12, young adults)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Learning Lab
Come learn with us and use a vector graphics program to modify a picture and collage poetry into your own image. Submit your image for the library's Self Portrait Project!
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Microsoft Word 2013 Basics

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Learning Lab
Learn how to create and edit documents with Word 2013. Learn to navigate, format text, and insert pictures.

Prerequisite: Participants must know how to navigate the keyboard and use a 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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Frankfort Chamber of Commerce

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
FrankfortChamber.com
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
Meeting Room A/B
This FREE monthly Frankfort Chamber of Commerce event is open to the public.  We will begin with networking until 8:00 am at which time we will have a short educational presentation presented by our Chamber Staff.  They will speak with us about the benefits of membership.  After that we will welcome new members and then all members will be invited to share their 30 second business commercial.
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