All Ages

CANCELLED -- Free Advice for Your Device

Mar 18
Saturday 10:00 am
Get the lowdown on your library's downloadables. Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet, or e-reader) to one of our classes and get some advice and help installing the library's apps for e-books, downloadable audiobooks, and e-magazines. Classes and apps are all free. Your gadget must have basic setup done (out of the box, set up, passwords entered, charged, and know the basics) as a prerequisite to this class. You will need your library card and PIN, and you may need the password for your App Store on your device.

Honeybee Basics

Apr 1
Saturday 2:00 pm
Carly Raye Vannoy, the 2017 Iowa Honey Queen, will discuss all aspects of beekeeping, from creating a hive to harvesting honey. Carly started beekeeping two years ago through the Iowa Honey Producers Association's Youth Scholarship Program and currently manages three hives of her own.

University of Iowa Chamber Music

May 16
Tuesday 12:00 pm
The University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program marks their fifth year of the Summer Chamber Music Tour across Iowa, a collaborative effort between the University of Iowa String Chamber Music program and Arts Share. UISQRP is pleased to present two string ensembles: Con Fantasia String Quartet and Chi Fa String Trio. This program is free and open to the public. Join us in the Music Wing on the second floor of the Central Library for an hour of music.

World of Wildlife with the Blank Park Zoo

Jun 24
Saturday 10:30 am
Join a Blank Park Zoo educator and four animals from the zoo’s education department to talk about ways in which we can make the world a better place for all creatures. Small changes in the way we live can make a world of difference for our animal friends in the wild. This fun and interactive program will show you just how easy it can be! Sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Library.

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