Programs/Classes

Lion's Club Vision Screening
Monday, January 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Representatives from the Lion's Club of Frankfort will be on site to administer free vision screening to children aged 6 months and older.


No registration is required.  Parent/guardians will need to sign a consent form prior to the screening.  

For more information, please contact the Lion's Club of Frankfort at frankfortlions@gmail.com or 815-683-8283.


PreK Story Time (Ages 3-5)
Monday, January 22, 2018 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.

Wee Ones (6-23 months)
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 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, January 23, 2018 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.

Toddler Time (2 years)
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 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 Grows: Teen Advisory Board (Gr. 6-12)
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 3:30 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!

Wee Ones (6-23 months)
Thursday, January 25, 2018 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 (Ages 3-5)
Thursday, January 25, 2018 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.

Learning Lab Time
Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:00 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+. 

Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Sensory Play Date (Ages 1-3)
Friday, January 26, 2018 at 10:00 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 Creates: Writing Lab with Ms. Sarah (gr. 6-12, college)
Friday, January 26, 2018 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, your short story, or other writing and give feedback to students.  

Art Market - Friends of the Library
Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Winter Art Market organized by the Friends of the Frankfort Public Library District

Winter Drop-In Crafts
Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Come out of the cold and flex your creative muscle with some wintry art projects!  Drop-in any time between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.


Warm Winter Wishes for Veterans
Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Drop into the Youth Program Room between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to make a card that shares some warm wishes for our hospitalized veterans.  Put a smile on their faces with your creative art and kind words.

PreK Story Time (Ages 3-5)
Monday, January 29, 2018 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.

Warm Winter Wishes for Veterans
Monday, January 29, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Drop into the Youth Program Room between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to make a card that shares some warm wishes for our hospitalized veterans.  Put a smile on their faces with your creative art and kind words.

Wee Ones (6-23 months)
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 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, January 30, 2018 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.

Warm Winter Wishes for Veterans
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Drop into the Youth Program Room between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to make a card that shares some warm wishes for our hospitalized veterans.  Put a smile on their faces with your creative art and kind words.

Toddler Time (2 years)
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 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.

Warm Winter Wishes for Veterans
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Drop into the Youth Program Room between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to make a card that shares some warm wishes for our hospitalized veterans.  Put a smile on their faces with your creative art and kind words.

Wee Ones (6-23 months)
Thursday, February 01, 2018 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 (Ages 3-5)
Thursday, February 01, 2018 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.

Warm Winter Wishes for Veterans
Thursday, February 01, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Drop into the Youth Program Room between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to make a card that shares some warm wishes for our hospitalized veterans.  Put a smile on their faces with your creative art and kind words.

CoffeeCake & Crime
Friday, February 02, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Adults are invited for coffeecake and a mystery book discussion. This month's selection is Fatal Pursuit by Martin Walker. A pair of murders, a romance and rivals in pursuit of a long-lost vintage car of unfathomable value--Bruno, chief of police, is busy in another mystery set in the beautiful Dordogne. 


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

Warm Winter Wishes for Veterans
Friday, February 02, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Drop into the Youth Program Room between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to make a card that shares some warm wishes for our hospitalized veterans.  Put a smile on their faces with your creative art and kind words.

Frankfort Grows: Teen Advisory Board (Gr. 6-12)
Saturday, February 03, 2018 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!

Frankfort Plays: It's a Teen Book Club (Gr. 6-12)
Saturday, February 03, 2018 at 3:45 PM
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) members discuss their monthly reads, be it something awesome or something lame.  Hang out with your TAB family and talk about what you've been reading and what you should NOT be reading.  


We will pick a monthly book to read as a group, but please be ready to share other reads as well!  This month's selection is Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt.  Jack tells the gripping story of Joseph, who joins Jack's family as a foster child.  Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen.  When Joseph begins to believe he'll have a future, demons from his past confront him and force a tragic sacrifice.  With authentic characters, spare prose, and a serious tone, this book is emotionally tense and leaves you with a haunting ending.  Copies of the book will be made available for check out at the library one month prior to the meeting date.  

Computer Basics
Monday, February 05, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Need help using computers, but your kids go too fast? Come to this class to learn.  No question is too basic! 


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

The Squad
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at 4:30 PM
And, we're back! It's 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.

Valentine Card Painting Workshop with Christine Thornton
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Come join us and "Create a Quote of Art". Choose from many designs and quotes to create your own Valentine card in this fun art class. Draw with pencil, outline with permanent marker, then paint with watercolor pencils under Christine's guidance. Each final painting can be glued onto paper and turned into a card. (Makes 1-3 cards total.)


PLEASE NOTE: A non-refundable $5 art supplies fee is required and payable online at time of registration or at the Circulation Desk. All fees must be paid prior to program start time.


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

STEAM Homeschool CSI Lab (Ages 5-12)
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Public Libraries in the South Suburbs of Chicago have teamed up for a second year to offer monthly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) programs for homeschooled children ages 5-12.


This month, join the CSI (Crime Scene Investigator) team, investigate the crime scene, and solve the mystery by practicing forensic science skills.

Other STEAM events:

November 13, 2017  Compass Painting at Flossmoor Public Library
December 7, 2017 Ancient Civilizations at Grande Prairie Public Library
January 23, 2018 Design, Build, Play at Matteson Area Public Library
March 19, 2018 Magnetic Slime at Richton Park Public Library
April 12, 2018 Water Science at Crete Public Library
May 15, 2018 Amazing Human You at Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library

Camp Out at the Library (All Ages)
Thursday, February 08, 2018 at 5:30 PM
We're beating the winter blues with a camp out in the library! Bring your tent (kid-sized only, please) or come ready to construct one. We'll read stories, sing songs around a campfire and play games. Be sure to bring a pillow and comfy blanket for lights out and family reading time, too.

Non-FPLD card holders may register starting on Thursday, February 1 by calling 815-534-6178.

Machine Carve a Bottle Opener
Thursday, February 08, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Learn how to design a personalized bottle opener. Carve it out of aluminum and walnut using our CNC Mill.

PLEASE NOTE: A non-refundable $5 art supplies fee is required and payable online at time of registration or at the Circulation Desk. All fees must be paid prior to program start time.

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

Big thanks to the Friends of the Frankfort Public Library District for sponsoring our new CNC Mill.

Learning Lab Time
Friday, February 09, 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+. 

Sensory Story Time (Ages 3-8)
Saturday, February 10, 2018 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.

Frankfort Creates: Sew a Lavender Eye Pillow (teens & family)
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2:30 PM
DIY a lavender eye pillow!  It may not take the full hour, but it will take a full amount of fun.  


This event is for teens & their family members.  

Preschool Story Time (3-5 year olds)
Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Nonfiction at Night
Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Join us on Monday evenings to discuss a broad selection of nonfiction. This month's selection is Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. 

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, February 13, 2018 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, February 13, 2018 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.

Top Shelf Tuesdays
Tuesday, February 13, 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 I Almost Forgot About you by Terry McMillan. "Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life--great friends, family, and successful career--aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, quitting her job as an optometrist, and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love." (Random House) 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.

Toddler Time (2 years)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 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, February 15, 2018 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.

Preschool Story Time (3-5 year olds)
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Samsung Basics
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Have a Samsung Phone or Tablet? Feel a little lost? We're here to help! Learn how to navigate your device, change its settings to suit you, and explore its new features. Bring your device to class. Get comfortable using it.

Library Closed for Presidents' Day
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 12:00 AM