June @ the Franklin Park Library

| May 21, 2013

CharlesOliver  Become a Reading Icon!

 The Library’s Digital Media Lab was used to create

more than a dozen posters like this one.   Get your own READ poster and tell the world about your favorite book during the kick-off event for this year’s summer reading program on Saturday,  June 1st.

This year’s Summer Reading Program’s theme is  ‘Have Book Will Travel” and the eight week competition will focus on getting everyone travelling by book.   You can travel to Africa,  Europe, the past, or as in Charles’ choice Enders Game, to the future.



Friends of the Franklin Park Library                                          Saturday,  June 1 at I pm

Attend our monthly Friends meeting and celebrate the beginning of this Year’s Summer Reading Program : Have Book will Travel.


Around the World in 60 Minutes                                            Tuesday, June 4 at 7 pm

Hear singer Heather Braoudakis perform some of the best loved songs about cities all around the world.  Braoudakis is a member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, and is currently performing throughout the Chicago area singing opera, classical music, musical theater, and pop music.  Come welcome her to Franklin Park.


Friendship Quilt Club                                                       Wednesdays,  June 5 & 19  at 10 am

Come share quilting tips and projects with other quilters!  Beginners are always welcome.


Knit & Crochet Group                                                                   Saturday, May 11 at 1 pm

Join us on the second Saturday of each month to learn tips for knitting and crocheting or to share projects you’re working on.


Friday  Family Flicks                                                                                   Fridays at 1pm


June 14                                  Come see Peter Jackson’s latest re-creation of Middle Earth.

June 28th       We will be showing Tim Burton’s homage to Boris Karloff’’s Frankenstein.


Book Clubs!                                                                                                     Monthly, Join us!

The Book Club has been split up into two groups, representing Fiction and Non-Fiction books. The Non-Fiction Book Club will meet in June.


       Non-Fiction Book Club                                                   Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 pm

         The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua


Pinterest Craft-a-Thon                                                           Sunday, June 23 at 3:30 pm

Join us to make craft projects found on Pinterest! Limit 15 attendees


For Teens

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party                                                Saturday, June 1 at 1 pm

This year’s theme is “Have Book, Will Travel.” Try out our new online component, where you can earn digital badges for completing various challenges. Read books for a chance to win awesome prizes, including an iPad Mini! And don’t miss a special performance from the Barefoot Hawaiians!

Teen Movie Night                                                           Thursday, June 6 at 6 pm

Can zombies fall in love? Find out when we watch this Jonathan Levine directed recent release.


Pinterest Craft-a-Thon                                                  Sunday, June 23 at 2:00 pm

Join us to make craft projects found on Pinterest! Limit 15 attendees to each session.


 TAB – Teen Advisory Board Meeting                    Monday, June 24 at 4 pm

The upcoming Cosplay Contest is on the agenda.


Cosplay Contest                                                       Saturday, June 29 at1 pm

Show off your cosplay! Impress our judges with your best costumes for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. Registration is required.           




Join Abe’s Double Deuces.  Challenge!  Vote for your choice among the Abraham Lincoln Award nominees for 2014.   We are challenging teens to read all 22 nominees! Teens who complete the challenge will receive a special prize and membership in the elite group, Abe’s Double Deuces.


Tween Scene


Craft Program                                                           Tuesdays, June 11, 18, and 25 at 1pm                                                                                                                                      

                                                 For Families


Storytime Dance Party                                           Wednesday, June 5 at 2pm and 7pm. Do you have a favorite dance move? Do you love jumping, moving, and grooving? Then this storytime session is just for you! Come dance with all your library friends at this special storytime. And don’t forget your dancing shoes! Ages 1 – 8 years.


Lapsit Storytime                                                   Fridays, June 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 11am.

Let’s sing, dance, and read together in this storytime designed for the library’s youngest patrons, babies, and toddlers. Ages 0 months – 3 years.


Family Game Day                                                            Fridays, June 7 and 21 at 1pm. Want to show off your “Just Dance” moves? Are you a “Mario Kart” expert? Is the dog your favorite piece in “Monopoly?” Whatever skills you have, we want you to play with us! We will have a variety of board and Wii games ready to be played. All ages.


Storytime                                                Wednesdays, June 12, 19, and 26 at 2pm and 7pm

                                                            AND Thursdays, June 13, 20, and 27 at 2pm and 7pm. Let’s sing, dance, and read together in this interactive and engaging summer storytime session! Parents are invited to attend this program with their child to help them learn the important skills required to get them ready to read. Ages 2 – 4 years.


Little Travelers                                   Wednesdays, June 12, 19, and 26 at 2pm and 7pm. Pack up and fly away with us as we “travel” to different countries and cultures in this interactive program for elementary age children. Ages 5 – 8 years.


Little Explorers                                            Thursdays, June 13, 20, and 27 at 2pm and 7pm. Are you curious? Do you love tackling new challenges? Come explore the books in the library with us. Be prepared to get hands-on each week with a different section of the Dewey Decimal System. From cooking to science projects, crafting to writing, this program has it all! Ages 5 – 8 years.


Family Movie Time                                             Fridays, June 14 and 28 at 1pm

Come enjoy snacks and a family-friendly movie with us. For all ages.




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