Advanced Social Security Planning

Sep 26
Wednesday 11:30 am
As you approach retirement, the financial choices you make will have an impact on the rest of your life. Ryan Biniak, a financial strategist and educator, will help patrons understand delayed retirement credits and strategies that can help you get in position to retire with peace of mind. He’ll explain how cost-of-living adjustments impact benefits and discuss what age is the best time to access Social Security.

This workshop is provided free of charge through the Foundation for Financial Education 501(c)3 (F3E). No registration is required.

Lunch Hour Yoga at the Library

Sep 25
Tuesday 12:15 pm
Join us for a 45 minute yoga session with instructor Shelby Kruse. This class is designed for all levels, whether you have been doing yoga for years, or just want to see if it is right for you. Bring your mat and meet us in the library's west wing on the 2nd floor.

Registration and submission of a liability waiver are required for participation in this event. The waiver can be filled out here:

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70th Anniversary

Seventy years ago, December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document promising all people freedom of speech, of worship, from want, and from fear. Debra L. DeLaet, Professor of Political Science, Drake University will give an overview of the Declaration, its influence on international human rights law, and ways everyday citizens can advance the cause of these rights.

Franklin Evening Book Discussion

Jan 8
Tuesday 6:30 pm

We will discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman:

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes... The only way to survive is to open your heart. - From the Publisher.

Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk while supplies last.

cover of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Find

Franklin Afternoon Book Discussion

Jan 7
Monday 1:00 pm

We will discuss The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson:

With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of Gods in Alabama pens a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality---the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are.

Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk while supplies last.

almost sisters book cover



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