Programs/Classes

Wee Ones (6-23 months)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Little ones aged 6 months - 23 months and their adult caregivers are invited to share simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and time for play!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

Toddler Time (2 years)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Children aged 2 years and their adult caregivers are invited to share stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft!


Walk-In Registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid FPLD library card.

Friends of the Library Governing Board
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Monthly meeting of the Governing Board of the Friends of the Frankfort Public Library.

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.

Frankfort Thinks: Study Room Space (gr. 6-12)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM
The large meeting room will be opened for teens and adults with teens to use as a group study space, after school.  Space available on a first come, first serve basis.  


No food allowed in the room.  Talking is allowed but please be mindful of your neighbors.  

Toddler Time (2 years)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Children aged 2 years and their adult caregivers are invited to share stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft!


Walk-In Registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid FPLD library card.

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.


The Library Goes To the Moon! (Ages 4+)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM
How do you burp in space? Art Maurer, Director of the Herbert Trackman Planetarium, tells us all about our closest neighbor in the solar system, the moon! Weather permitting, we'll even get a chance to see our night sky up close and personal through a high-powered telescope.

Adults and children must register for this program.


Non-FPLD card holders may register starting on September 13, 2017 by calling 815-534-6178.

Library Board of Trustees Strategic Planning Committee
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Wee Ones (6-23 months)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Little ones aged 6 months - 23 months and their adult caregivers are invited to share simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and time for play!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to patrons with a valid Frankfort library card.

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.

PreK Story Time (Age 3-5)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Calling all preschoolers!  Bring your favorite adult to the library to enjoy stories, songs, and a fun craft!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

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.

Fall Drop-In Crafts (All Ages)
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Autumn is here!  Celebrate the beginning of Fall and drop in to make some awesome crafts!

Back to Homeschool Afternoon
Monday, September 25, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Are you looking for ideas, resources, suggestions, fellow homeschoolers, or an afternoon adventure? Please join us and get acquainted, ask questions, and share great ideas. Children will get to try out some of our STEAM kits.

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.

Frankfort Thinks: Study Room Space (gr. 6-12)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM
The large meeting room will be opened for teens and adults with teens to use as a group study space, after school.  Space available on a first come, first serve basis.  


No food allowed in the room.  Talking is allowed but please be mindful of your neighbors.  

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.

The Squad (Grades 3-5)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 4:30 PM
It's the first meeting of the school year! Join the Squad. The only group in the library that decides what everyone else in your school will be dying to read next. You make the rules. You make it cool. #squadgoals, library style.

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.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Sensory Play Date (Ages 1-3)
Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Children aged 1-3 and their adult caregivers are invited to join us for fun activities designed for young children with special needs or sensory integration challenges.

Frankfort Thinks: Practice ACT (gr. 9-12)
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Bring your #2 pencils and come take a practice ACT administered by Huntington Learning Center.  Take the test in the comfort of your local library and get the results within the week.  Please provide an e-mail address when you register as the results will be e-mailed to you.  

PreK Story Time
Monday, October 02, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Calling all preschoolers!  Bring your favorite adult to the library to enjoy stories, songs, and a fun craft!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

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.

Wee Ones (6-23 months)
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Little ones aged 6 months - 23 months and their adult caregivers are invited to share simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and time for play!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

Toddler Time (2 years)
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Children aged 2 years and their adult caregivers are invited to share stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft!


Walk-In Registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid FPLD library card.

Frankfort Thinks: Study Room Space (gr. 6-12)
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 at 3:00 PM
The large meeting room will be opened for teens and adults with teens to use as a group study space, after school.  Space available on a first come, first serve basis.  


No food allowed in the room.  Talking is allowed but please be mindful of your neighbors.  

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.

Toddler Time (2 years)
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Children aged 2 years and their adult caregivers are invited to share stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft!


Walk-In Registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid FPLD library card.

Wee Ones (6-23 months)
Thursday, October 05, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Little ones aged 6 months - 23 months and their adult caregivers are invited to share simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and time for play!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

PreK Story Time
Thursday, October 05, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Calling all preschoolers!  Bring your favorite adult to the library to enjoy stories, songs, and a fun craft!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

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.

Frankfort Grows: Teen Advisory Board (Gr. 6-12)
Saturday, October 07, 2017 at 2:30 PM
Need volunteer hours for school, church, scouts, or just need something to do? Join the TAB and earn volunteer hours just for helping us out. Make a difference in your library! Get your voice heard. 


Please visit our web-site to apply for the gruop: http://www.frankfortlibrary.org/teens/events-clubs/teen-advisory-board/. You may also call the library at 815-469-2423 ext. 132 if you have any questions.

Please provide an e-mail address on your application as the group communicates through email!

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.

PreK Story Time
Monday, October 09, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Calling all preschoolers!  Bring your favorite adult to the library to enjoy stories, songs, and a fun craft!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

STEAM Lab: Spooky Science (Ages 3+)
Monday, October 09, 2017 at 1:30 PM
STEAM Lab is back!  Drop by to explore art and science projects with a spooky twist, including slime, bubbling potions, and more!

Incredible Bats
Monday, October 09, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Some people might find them scary, but bats are truly amazing creatures!  Join us for a closer look at these flying mammals and meet an African Straw-Colored Fruit Bat, and an Egyptian Fruit Bat.

Live animals will be present.  Parents and adult caregivers are asked to accompany and supervise their children during the program.

Adults and Children must register.
Non-FPLD card holders may register starting on October 2, 2017 by calling the Youth Services desk at 815-534-6178.

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.

Wee Ones (6-23 months)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Little ones aged 6 months - 23 months and their adult caregivers are invited to share simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and time for play!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

Toddler Time (2 years)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Children aged 2 years and their adult caregivers are invited to share stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft!


Walk-In Registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid FPLD library card.

Frankfort Thinks: Study Room Space (gr. 6-12)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 3:00 PM
The large meeting room will be opened for teens and adults with teens to use as a group study space, after school.  Space available on a first come, first serve basis.  


No food allowed in the room.  Talking is allowed but please be mindful of your neighbors.  

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. 

Toddler Time (2 years)
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Children aged 2 years and their adult caregivers are invited to share stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft!


Walk-In Registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid FPLD library card.

Wee Ones (6-23 months)
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Little ones aged 6 months - 23 months and their adult caregivers are invited to share simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and time for play!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

PreK Story Time
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Calling all preschoolers!  Bring your favorite adult to the library to enjoy stories, songs, and a fun craft!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

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+. 

FLU Shots from Riverside Health
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 9:15 AM
FLU shots administered by Riverside Health. 


Receive a flu shot for $25.00 cash or utilize your insurance coverage by calling 815-478-4975. You must register with Riverside Health to utilize insurance coverage.

Call 815-478-4975 with questions.

Sensory Story Time (Ages 3-8)
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Please join us with a parent or caregiver at this story time designed especially for children with special needs or sensory integration challenges. We will provide a variety of therapeutic sensory activities along with music and movement and of course some great books.

PreK Story Time
Monday, October 16, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Calling all preschoolers!  Bring your favorite adult to the library to enjoy stories, songs, and a fun craft!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

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.

Wee Ones (6-23 months)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Little ones aged 6 months - 23 months and their adult caregivers are invited to share simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and time for play!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

Toddler Time (2 years)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Children aged 2 years and their adult caregivers are invited to share stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft!


Walk-In Registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid FPLD library card.

Friends of the Library Governing Board
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Monthly meeting of the Governing Board of the Friends of the Frankfort Public Library.

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. 




Frankfort Thinks: Study Room Space (gr. 6-12)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 3:00 PM
The large meeting room will be opened for teens and adults with teens to use as a group study space, after school.  Space available on a first come, first serve basis.  


No food allowed in the room.  Talking is allowed but please be mindful of your neighbors.  

Toddler Time (2 years)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Children aged 2 years and their adult caregivers are invited to share stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft!


Walk-In Registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid FPLD library card.

Pajama Story Time (Ages 3-8)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite adult and a cuddly stuffed animal, and join us for stories, songs, a snack, and a fun craft!


Non-FPLD card holders may register starting on Wednesday September 6, 2017 by calling 815-534-6178. 

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.

Wee Ones (6-23 months)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Little ones aged 6 months - 23 months and their adult caregivers are invited to share simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and time for play!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

PreK Story Time
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Calling all preschoolers!  Bring your favorite adult to the library to enjoy stories, songs, and a fun craft!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

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.