Programs

Tuesday With Friends
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Join us on Tuesday afternoons to discuss an eclectic selection of fiction, biography, mystery and nonfiction. Copies of this month's selection will be available at the library. This month we will discuss Second Life by S. J. Watson. Call 815-534-6173 for more information, or to register.

PowerPoint Basics (2013)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Come to this class to learn the basics of creating Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 slideshows. Slideshows can include animation, narration, images, videos and much more. Registration required. 

Please note: Priority registration given to FPLD cardholders; non-FPLD cardholders may register one week prior to the session.


Medicare Part D
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Diane Adduci will present a 60-minute educational program about Medicare Part D - The Medicare Prescription Drug Program.  She will provide an overview of Medicare Part D and will include information about eligibility, enrollment, and the benefits of Medicare Part D.  Topics will also include the four stages of coverage, Part D formulary guidelines, and tips on how to choose a plan. Diane Adduci is a community educator and licensed insurance representative. Register online or call 815-534-6173.

Open Learning Lab Orientation
Thursday, September 21, 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+. 

Paint to Rhythm with Christine Thornton
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Join us for this fun, relaxing art program and get into the creative groove of abstract painting. Christine will teach techniques for painting to the rhythm of music using watercolor pencils. No art experience required! You'll leave with a small finished painting. All supplies provided.


PLEASE NOTE: A non-refundable $5 art supplies fee is required and payable at the Adult Services Desk prior to the program. Cash Only.

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

The Lincoln Highway in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa
Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Join David Clark for a power point presentation followed by a Q&A. 

In 1915, the Lincoln Highway became the first named auto trail to be marked from coast-to-coast. It was the start of the automobile era as Americans began their love affair with the horseless carriage. As early motorists roamed the country, they found mainly dirt roads in terrible condition. 

This program begins with an overview of the history of the Lincoln Highway, part of a grass-roots effort called the Good Roads Movement that sought to champion improvements. The ultimate goal was to enact a system of government involvement in building hard surfaces on the public highways of the country. The success of this movement led to the creation of the U.S. and state highway systems. The Lincoln Highway story includes such luminaries as Dwight Eisenhower and Emily Post, who wrote a series of articles during her trip across the country through 13 states. 

Today's Lincoln Highway traveler is taken back in time. In Indiana from Fort Wayne to Dyer; in Illinois from Chicago Heights to Fulton through Dixon and DeKalb; and in Iowa from Clinton to Council Bluffs, we end the program with a virtual tour full of nostalgia and history. Specific history pertinent to Frankfort will be included in presentation.

Kindness Rock Painting
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Adults age 21+ can join the Kindness Rocks Project. We will provide materials to paint rocks for the #TheKindnessProject or you can bring in your own. Some light refreshments will be served.

What is the Kindness Project? 
  1. Inspire others through randomly placed rocks along the way. 
  2. Recruit every person who stumbles upon it to join in the pursuit of inspiring others through random acts of kindness. 
Please check out the Kindness Rocks Project here.

Excel 2013 Basics
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM

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.

Book Club Booktalks
Monday, October 02, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Local book clubs are invited for an evening of ?book talking and refreshments! Discover new books for your book club discussions. 


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

Genealogy Open Lab
Tuesday, October 03, 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. An informal setting intended for community members to help each other.

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

CoffeeCake & Crime
Friday, October 06, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Adults are invited for coffeecake and a mystery book discussion. This month's selection is Watching Edie by Camilla Way. Copies of the featured book are available one month prior to the discussion date.

Suminagashi Paper Marbling Workshop
Sunday, October 08, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Join artist Pam Martinez for a 2 hour introduction to Suminagashi paper marbling. Suminagashi is the ancient Japanese practice of creating interesting ink patterns on the surface of water for paper decoration. After sharing a brief history of the art form, Pam will conduct a demonstration. You will then create your own unique marbled paper, leaving with at least 10 beautiful Suminagashi images! No experience necessary.


PLEASE NOTE: A non-refundable $10 art supplies fee is required and payable at the Adult Services Desk prior to the program. Cash Only.  


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

Nonfiction at Night
Monday, October 09, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Join us on Monday evenings to discuss a broad selection of nonfiction. This month's selection is Messy : the Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives by Tim Harford, a provocative big idea book about the genuine benefits of being messy: at home, at work, in the classroom, and beyond.

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, October 10, 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 we will discuss The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. 


Set on an exclusive cruise ship, this thriller/whodunnit follows Lo Blacklock as she tries to figure out who is the woman in cabin 10 and what happened to her. Also, what happens to Lo as she continues to dig for information?

Copies of the book will be made available to check out at the library one month prior to the meeting date. 

3D Printed Sculptures
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Make your own sculpture out of digital clay. No technical skills required.  

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.

Participants are entitled to print one object on our 3D printer, free of charge.

Open Learning Lab Orientation
Friday, October 13, 2017 at 2:00 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+. 

Wineglass Painting
Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Create a unique gift or keep it for yourself! Create and take home an original hand painted wine glass. Adults 21+ may participate. Registration is required. Register online or call 815-534-6173.

Tuesday With Friends
Tuesday, October 17, 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 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. 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.

Introduction to Google Docs
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Not sure what a Google Docs is? Want to learn more? Learn how to create and share content in Google Drive, a free cloud storage service that allows you to access your content easily on any device. Google Documents (similar to Microsoft Word) will be covered in detail; other Google Drive features will be introduced. A Gmail account is required for this course. Call 815-534-6173 for help creating a Gmail account or with any other questions. Registration required. 




The Vietnam War presented by Jim Gibbons
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM
The Vietnam War is seen as one of the most controversial wars fought in American history. Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss America's involvement in the conflict and its effect on American lives, viewpoints, and the counterculture movement. 


Register online at frankfortlibrary.org or call 815-534-6173.

Excel 2013 Basics
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM

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.

Windows 10 Intermediate
Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Are you familiar with Windows 10 but you want to dig deeper? Learn some tricks for productivity and discover basic troubleshooting techniques.  


Prerequisites: Basic understanding of Windows 10. Proficiency with keyboard and 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.

PowerPoint Basics (2013)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Come to this class to learn the basics of creating Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 slideshows. Slideshows can include animation, narration, images, videos and much more. Registrations required. 

Please note: Priority registration given to FPLD cardholders; non-FPLD cardholders may register one week prior to the session.


Dreamtime: Australian Dot Paintings with Christine Thornton
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Learn about the Australian Aboriginal tradition of telling creation stories through symbolic paintings, called "dreaming." Then use collage and tempera paint to create your own "Dreamtime" art. All supplies provided. Beginners welcome.


PLEASE NOTE: A non-refundable $5 art supplies fee is required and payable at the Adult Services Desk prior to the program. Cash Only.

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

Open Learning Lab Orientation
Thursday, October 26, 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+. 

Illinois Cemetery Safari
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Cemeteries. Headstones. Grave Sites. Enjoy an evening of photos and stories of famous (and not so famous) people and animals of our past. You'll hear about Chester Gould, Burl Ives, Floyd Broughton, Emil Verban, and David Strother. Don't know these peoples' claim to fame?  Join us & find out. Register online or call 815-534-6173.

CoffeeCake & Crime
Friday, November 03, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Adults are invited for coffeecake and a mystery book discussion. This month's selection is The Branson Beauty by Claire Booth. Copies of the featured book are available one month prior to the discussion date.

Human Library
Sunday, November 05, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Meet your Neighbors at our Human Library! A Human Library is an event that aims to create dialogue and understanding between people. 'Books' are volunteers from all walks of life who have experienced discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, class, gender identity, sex, age, disability, and other aspects of their life. Participants can 'read' our books, meaning you have a one-on-one conversation with the volunteer and share in a dialogue about that individual's experience. The Human Library provides the opportunity for people to share and understand the experiences of others in our community. 


Advance registration is not required to participate, but will help us better accommodate all attendees at this event. Register online or call 815-534-6173.

Microsoft Word 2013 Basics
Monday, November 06, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Learn how to create and edit a document with Word 2013.  We will look at basic formatting tools like how to bold text and change the page alignment.


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.

Genealogy Open Lab
Tuesday, November 07, 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. An informal setting intended for community members to help each other.

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

Dish to Pass BookGroup - Slow Cooking!
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 at 7:00 PM
An event for those who like to cook, more importantly for those who like to eat.  Books are available one month before the event. Choose 1 book & make 1 dish from it to share


Please bring your dish in a container that you will take home with you & bring serving utensils. Also, please bring a copy of your recipe, including any alterations you have made

Non-FPLD patrons may register one week prior to event.

Pick one or make your own favorite recipe: 
  • Skinny Taste Fast and Slow by Gina Homolka
  • Southern Slow Cooker Bible by Tammy Algood
  • Vegan Slow Cooking For Two by Kathy Hester
  • Slow Cooker Revolution Vol. 2

Open Learning Lab Orientation
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 2:00 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+. 

Nonfiction at Night
Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Join us on Monday evenings to discuss a broad selection of nonfiction. This month's selection is Empire of Deception : the Incredible Story of a Master Swindler who Seduced a City and Captivated a Nation by Dean Jobb. Setting: 1920s Chicago. Characters: Lawyers, Financiers, Swindlers & Fugitives. 

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, November 14, 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 we will discuss The Wonder by Emma Donoghue. This is a psychological thriller about young Anna O'Donnell in Ireland who has supposedly been living without food due to divine intervention. Lib Wright, a Nightingale nurse, is sent out to keep watch over Anna as her life seems to fade away. From the same author of Room, a huge bestseller and blockbuster movie. Copies of the book will be made available to check out at the library one month prior to the meeting date. 

Excel 2013 Intermediate
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM

This class will cover: intermediate level functions, applying limits to cells, importing data into Excel and making charts or graphs. Prerequisite: attendees must know how to create a worksheet, insert rows & columns, format cells, create basic formulas, and copy & paste.

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

Intro to Wordpress
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Learn how to make your own website on Wordpress.com for free. Learn about other free and paid options. Discover resources to help you keep learning.  No coding experience is required.  


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 the class.