Programs

Tuesday With Friends
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Join us on Tuesday afternoons to discuss an eclectic selection of fiction, biography, mystery and nonfiction. This month's selection is March: Book One by John Lewis. This Graphic Novel is Congressman John Lewis' first hand account of his personal struggle for civil and human rights. Copies of this month's selection will be available at the library. This month's book discussion will take place at the Frankfort Public Library, Meeting Room A. Call 815-534-6173 for more information, or to register.

Design a 3D Snowflake Ornament
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Design a 3D snowflake in Tinkercad. We will take you through the step-by-step process of creating a snowflake using Tinkercad. Tinkercad is a simple, online 3D design tool used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids.

Be brave. Try something new. This class is open to adults and teens. Please sign up for a free Tinkercad account at www.tinkercad.com before this class.

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.

We will print one snowflake ornament on our 3D printer for each participant in the weeks after the class.

Open Learning Lab Orientation
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 6:00 PM

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+. 

CoffeeCake & Crime
Friday, December 01, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Adults are invited for coffeecake and a mystery book discussion. This month's title is Time of death : a Stillwater General mystery by Lucy Kerr. "An accomplished debut that combines mystery, medicine, family angst, and a touch of romance."

--Kirkus Reviews

Copies of the featured book are available one month prior to the discussion date. Register online or call 815-534-6173.

Genealogy Open Lab
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 6:00 PM
SEARCH: Genealogy Open 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.

Beginner Improv Class for Adults
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Have fun and play some basic improv games in a relaxed environment. Bring your sense of humor. Improv can help you develop communication skills. There are no mistakes in improvisation.  Be brave. Try something new. 

This class will be taught by Tom Malinowski , company member of Barrel of Monkeys since 2000. 

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that will be easy to move around in.

For ages 18+. Registration required. Register online or call 815-534-6173.

Author Mary Kubica: Every Last Lie
Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Bestselling author, Mary Kubica, returns to Frankfort!  Join us this evening as we celebrate her new book, Every Last Lie.

 

Clara Solberg's world shatters when her husband and their four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed. The crash is ruled an accident.until the coming days, when Maisie starts having night terrors that make Clara question what really happened on that fateful afternoon. Tormented by grief and her obsession that Nick's death was far more than just an accident, Clara is plunged into a desperate hunt for the truth. Who would have wanted Nick dead? And, more important, why?

 

 

Please RSVP to reserve your seat - call us at 815-534-6173 or register online.

 

Every Last Lie will be available for purchase from the Friends of the Frankfort Public Library District. Payments of cash or check are accepted. All proceeds from book sales support the Library's services and programming. 

 

Ms. Kubica is happy to autograph her books and take pictures with her fans.

 

Doors open at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Learning Lab Time
Friday, December 08, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Reserve time to use the equipment we have in the learning lab. Staff will be on hand to help. Equipment/Software includes:
  • Makerbot Replicator (3D Printer)
  • Carvey (CNC Mill)
  • Electronic Cutting Machine (Silhouette Cameo 3)
  • Sewing Machines
  • Garageband
  • iMovie
  • Photoshop Elements
 The Learning Lab equipment is only available to FPLD Cardholders age 13+. 

Frankfort Plays: LWE Madrigals (All ages)
Saturday, December 09, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Join the Lincoln-Way East Madrigals for a quick show of their wonderful talents.  Stay to chat with the performers or enjoy refreshments with the Friends of the Frankfort Public Library District.  


Doors open at 10:00 a.m.  Space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

Nonfiction at Night
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Join us on Monday evenings to discuss a broad selection of nonfiction. This month's selection is The Boy Who Runs: the Odyssey of Julius Achon by John Brant. Achon, the director of the Achon Uganda Children's Fund, was captured at 12 and turned into a boy soldier; then miraculously found a career as one of the world's foremost middle-distance runners.  

Copies of this month's selection will be available at the library. Call 815-534-6173 for more information, or to register.

Top Shelf Tuesdays
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM
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's selection is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Intended for young adult audiences, this book appeals to mature audiences as well. When Starr witness her friend shot by police it ignites a Black Lives Matter controversy. Copies of the book will be made available to check out at the library one month prior to the meeting date. 

Please note: This month we will meet in the Learning Lab in the West End of the Library. Register online or call 815-534-6173.

Holiday Karaoke
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Winter is coming and the holidays are upon us. Why not mark the occasion by joining others for the joy of song? Singing releases endorphins, the brain's "feel good" chemicals which is something all of us could use especially this time of the year. Bring your family, friends, neighbors or perhaps just yourself to participate in this fun holiday group karaoke! You will be singing with others so there is no pressure. You can also come just to have a listen.

Song list might include: Auld Lang Syne, Baby It's Cold Outside, Blue Christmas, Chanukkah Song,Deck the Halls, Deck the Rooftop, Feliz Navidad, Here We Come A Caroling, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, Last Christmas, Let It Snow, Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Sleigh Ride, Winter Wonderland

Yoga for Holiday Stress with Gina Slager
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Beat the Holiday Stress with yoga, breath, meditation and deep relaxation.  Come away feeling renewed and present so you can enjoy the holidays. Master Hatha Yoga instructor, Gina Slager, will be your guide. Please bring a yoga mat or towel to participate in this dynamic experience. Spa water will be available. Open to all levels. No experience necessary.


This program will fill quickly! Be sure to RSVP online or call 815-534-6173. Walk-ins are welcome but priority will be given to those that RSVP.


Gina is a certified yoga teacher, self-empowerment coach, singer and songwriter. She completed her yoga teacher training at the Temple of Kriya Yoga (Chicago). Since then, Gina's participated in numerous yoga workshops, performed numerous kirtans at many venues, and has been teaching yoga for two decades.


Make a Custom Reflective Iron-on Decal
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Make a gift that combines safety and fun. Stay visible while you are out at night. Perfect for athletes, kids, walkers, skiers, and even pets.


In this class you will:
1. Design your decal on our computers.
2. Use the library Silhouette Cameo cutter to produce your decal on reflective iron-on vinyl.  
3. Go home with a decal you can easily apply at home with an iron. 

Your decal will adhere permanently to most materials. 

Registration required. Register online or call 815-534-6173.

Big thanks to the Friends of the Frankfort Public Library District for sponsoring our brand new Silhouette Cameo. 

Lulu's Locker Rescue Adopt-a-Pet
Monday, December 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Join us for our Adult Winter Read Kick-off Event with Frankfort-based Lulu's Locker Rescue. Lulu's Locker Rescue will be here with a handful of adoptable animals. Stop by to find out more about their organization, volunteering, adopting, or fostering a dog or cat. 


Learn more about Lulu's Locker Rescue at http://luluslockerrescue.org/


Tuesday With Friends
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Join us on Tuesday afternoons to discuss an eclectic selection of fiction, biography, mystery and nonfiction. 


This month we will discuss A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy. We follow Chicky as she takes over Stone House, a remote Irish mansion on the coast, and turns it into a delightful resort. Copies of this month's selection will be available at the library. 

This month's book discussion will take place at the Frankfort Public Library, Meeting Room A. Register online or call 815-534-6173.

Windows 10 Basics
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Want to learn more about Windows 10? Come to this class to learn what's new, what's the same, and what you can do to make your experience more comfortable. Laptops will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

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

Learning Lab Time
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Reserve time to use the equipment we have in the learning lab. Staff will be on hand to help. Equipment/Software includes:
  • Makerbot Replicator (3D Printer)
  • Carvey (CNC Mill)
  • Electronic Cutting Machine (Silhouette Cameo 3)
  • Sewing Machines
  • Garageband
  • iMovie
  • Photoshop Elements
 The Learning Lab equipment is only available to FPLD Cardholders age 13+. 

Frankfort Creates: Writing Lab with Ms. Sarah (gr. 6-12, college)
Friday, December 29, 2017 at 3:30 PM
Former writing tutor, English major and your one and only teen librarian, Ms. Sarah, will be available on a first-come, first serve basis to read your essay, short story, or other writing and give feedback to students.  

CoffeeCake & Crime
Friday, January 05, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Adults are invited for coffeecake and a mystery book discussion. This month's selection is Seduced by Randy Wayne White. A fishing guide and part-time investigator, Hannah Smith is a tall, strong Florida woman descended from many generations of the same. No one is better equipped to traverse the swamps and murky backcountry of Florida than Hannah. Five hundred years ago, Spanish conquistadors planted the first orange seeds in Florida, but now the whole industry is in trouble. 


Copies of the featured book are available one month prior to the discussion date.

Frankfort Innovates: Making Movies with iMovie (teens & family)
Friday, January 05, 2018 at 3:30 PM
Learn the basics of iMovie on the library's Learning Lab Mac.  If you have a Macbook with iMovie, please bring your Mac with you to use along with the class. 

Mouse Practice
Monday, January 08, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Have trouble using a computer mouse? Get some pointers and practice in a safe space.  


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

Top Shelf Tuesdays
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 at 7:00 PM
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 The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick. Arthur Pepper leads a quiet, ordered life until he finds a charm bracelet that belonged to his late wife. On a quest to find out more about the story of each charm, he begins a journey leading to unexpected personal growth. 

Copies of the book will be made available to check out at the library one month prior to the meeting date. Register online or call 815-534-6173.

Hartland Blood Drive
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Frankfort Thinks: The Financial Aid Process (High school+)
Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:00 PM
ISACorps members are experts at simplifying the world of financial aid.  This presentation covers college costs, types of financial aid, how to apply for financial aid (including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA), financial aid award packages, and other important information.  


Interactive activities included!  Bingo!

Frankfort Thinks: All About Scholarships (High School+)
Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:15 PM
This presentation is designed to introduce students to the process of applying for scholarships.  The basics of a scholarship application are included, along with tips on how to submit a successful application.  It is designed to flexibly integrate high school resources while informing students of reputable sources of information.


Includes interactive activities!  Scholarship Bingo and Two Scholarships and a Lie.

Learning Lab Time
Friday, January 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Reserve time to use the equipment we have in the learning lab. Staff will be on hand to help. Equipment/Software includes:

  • Makerbot Replicator (3D Printer)
  • Carvey (CNC Mill)
  • Electronic Cutting Machine (Silhouette Cameo 3)
  • Sewing Machines
  • Garageband
  • iMovie
  • Photoshop Elements
 The Learning Lab equipment is only available to FPLD Cardholders age 13+. 

Preschool Information Fair
Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Do you need to find a preschool program for your child, but aren't sure where to start?  Join us at our second annual Preschool Information Fair to meet with representatives from area preschools and discover what they have to offer.


A list of participating schools will be available after January 2, 2018.

Design Your Own Stamps
Monday, January 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Learn how to design your own stamp on a computer. Use our new Carvey (CNC Mill) to carve your design into MDF backed linoleum.


PLEASE NOTE: Frankfort Library card holders have priority registration. Non-FPLD patrons may register one week prior to the session.

Tuesday With Friends
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Join us on Tuesday afternoons to discuss an eclectic selection of fiction, biography, mystery and nonfiction. 


This month's selection is The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. Anne and Marco are invited to a dinner party next door and decide to leave baby Cora at home, checking on her every half hour until they check and she is missing from her crib. Twisted and shocking, this story unfolds as the detective uncovers the truths and deceptions. 

Copies of this month's selection will be available at the library. This month's book discussion will take place at the Frankfort Public Library, Meeting Room A. Register online or call 815-534-6173.

Healthy Talk: Tips for Effective Conversations with your Healthcare Professional
Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Physicians only spend an average of 13-24 minutes consulting with each patient, so every minute counts! Learn the importance of having a clear and straightforward conversation with your health professional, and how to do so. A representative from the Multicultural Educational Foundation will discuss how to prepare for appointments, communicate your needs, ask questions, and become an informed patient.


Please register online or call 815-534-6173.