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


reading hen

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.



Upcoming Programs


Crochet & Knitters’ Club – Wednesdays at 1:00pm
Saturday, February 3rd through February 28th (during library hours) – Library Olympics
 Wednesday, February 28th at 9:30am – Breakfast Bookclub: Hillybilly Elegy (by J.D.Vance)
Wednesday, February 28th AND Thursday, March 1st at 10:00am – Music with Mr. Jim (same program both days)
Thursday, March 8th at 1:00pm – Cookbook Club: Cereal Recipes
Thursday, March 15th at 10:00am – SPECIAL STORYHOUR: Bill Martin’s Jr.’s Birthday
Tuesday, March 20th at 10:00am – Gnome Teacup Gardens (held at Franklin Senior Center)
Friday, March 23rd – Sunday, March 25th – Friends of the JCC Library Used Book
Wednesday, March 28th at 9:30am – Breakfast Bookclub: Stranger in the Woods (by Michael Finkel)
Thursday, March 29th at 4:00pm – Neon Egg Decorating
Please note:  During inclement weather, the library follows the Franklin Elementary School  for all closings and delays.
 For a printer-friendly version of February, click here.  For March, click here.

Music with Mr. Jim (2 performances!)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28th and THURSDAY, MARCH 1st at 10:00am – Join us for this special sing-along, musical program for children and their caregivers.  Our regular Music in Motion and Story Hour programs will resume on 3/7 & 3/8.  (Same performance both days)

Cookbook Club: Cereal Recipes

THURSDAY, MARCH 8th at 1:00pm – From cornflakes, and bran flakes, to rice crispies, and Cap’n Crunch; this month we’re cooking sweet and savory dishes with cereal.  Join us for a recipe chat and swap.  Samples of a favorite recipe welcome!

Novel Tea Book Club: Fall of Marigolds

THURSDAY, MARCH 8th at 6:00pm – Join us for a casual conversation and a cup of tea while we discuss “Fall of Marigolds” by Susan Meissner.  Join us for a casual conversation and a cup of tea.  Then, if interested, stay for our monthly Friends of the Library meeting at 7pm.  Limited copies of this month’s book now available at the library for checkout.

SPECIAL STORYHOUR: Bill Martin Jr’s Birthday

THURSDAY, MARCH 15th at 10:00am – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see? I see a special story time at the li-brar-y.  Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, drop-in ’cause they’ll be room and a fun time it will be!  Recommended for ages 2-5 and their caregivers.

Gnome Teacup Gardens (held at Franklin Senior Center)

TUESDAY, MARCH 20th at 10:00am – Gnome-body knows how much fun this can be?  Create a miniature garden to welcome spring into your home until the weather catches up.  Registration required for this program for adults by 3/17 so supplies can be gathered. 

Friends of the JCC Library Used Book Sale


2018 Book Sale Details (click here)

Breakfast Bookclub: Stranger in the Woods

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28th at 9:30am – This month we’ll be discussing “Stranger in the Woods” by Michael Finkel.  Join us for a morning bite and an enjoyable discussion.  Copies of the book are now available to checkout.

Neon Egg Decorating

THURSDAY, MARCH 29th at 4:00pm – If you’re looking to “wow” your guests at Easter, this is egg-actly the program for you!  Bring a dozen hard-boiled eggs to decorate and leave the mess to us.  We’ll have some pinterest-worthy options to try!  Registration required by 3/27 so supplies can be gathered. 

Library Olympics

 FEBRUARY 3rd through the 28th during library hours  – While you’re here for Quilts of Valor, drop into the library for some Olympic size fun!  This month-long even will test your speed reading, book finding, alphabetizing, and other library skills.  The competition is fierce! Who will win the GOLD?

Cookbook Club: Blind Date

FEBRUARY 8th at 1:00pm – Take your taste buds on a blind date!  This month we’ll provide the ingredients and you get to take a blindfolded guess. Have a recipe with a secret ingredient?  Feel free to bring in a sample to see if the group can make a perfect match!  All are welcome!