Weekly Drop-in Programs (no registration required, unless noted)

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These programs will resume after Labor Day.

Music in Motion for Toddlers – Wednesdays at 10am

30 minutes of music, dancing, pony riding, & parachute fun

Thursday Story Hour – Thursdays at 10am

Story time and craft for 2-5 year olds.

Crochet & Knitters’ Club

WEDNESDAYS at 1:00pm – Want to learn or like to knit with someone?  Stick with us.  We’ll get you hooked!  Help is always available.

Friends of the JCC Library Monthly Meeting

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th at 7:00pm – Love your library, become a friend!  New members or helpers always welcome.

Library Closing Early!

Thursday, September 20 – The Library will be closing at 5PM  so the staff and Friends of the JCC Library can host the free program, Connecticut Authors Trail Finale held at the Cabaret Theatre in Mohegan Sun.

Connecticut Authors Trail Finale!!!

Thursday, 7:00pm  September 20th – Held at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theater.  Join JCC Friends of the Library as we host the 10th  anniversary of the Connecticut Authors Trail with guest speaker Amy Bloom! Amy is a New York Times bestselling author and this year her book  is entitled White Houses.  

The CT Authors Trail is free and open to the public. Come celebrate 10 years of this fantastic program that originated right here in Franklin! Doors open at 6:15 pm.

LunchBites Special- Back to School Story Hour!!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th at 12:30pm –  Start the new school year off with this “back-to-school” themed-story hour.  Perfect for those who are just starting school for the first time. Bring a picnic lunch and tell us about your day!

Quilts of Valor –

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th at 8am-4pm-  Selected Veterans will be honored with a quilt made especially for them. Join us for breakfast (8-9am, $5 donation) and ceremony at 9:30am. Drop in any time that day to meet the people that create the beautiful quilts.

All Things Culinary (formerly the Cookbook Club)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th at 1pm – Special meeting at Arrowhead Acres on Pond Road to discuss The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman. We will create our own box and discuss ideas for the next meeting.  New members welcome.

ONE BOOK, ONE REGION Book Discussion “EXIT WEST” by Mohsin Hamid

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th at 11am –  This year is Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. The goals of One Book, One Region are to bring people together to discuss ideas, to broaden the appreciation of reading and to break down barriers among people. (more…)

FREE Informational Dyslexia, ADD/HD Seminar


Pre-Registration is required.  To register, or for more information, call  Gaynelle Crofts at  860-884-9586, visit  phoenixdyslexia.com. Program to be held in the Community Hall.

Chihuly Water Bottle Art Sculpture

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th at 4pm –Create a hanging sculpture using water bottles in American sculptor Dale Chihuly’s style!