All Ages

Insect Zoo

Jun 17
Monday 2:30 pm
The Iowa State university's Insect Zoo is bringing some of their Creepiest Bugs t the library! They will be sharing information about lots of different insects. Drop in between 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM to see creepy, crawly, LIVE insects up close.

The Hanson Family Jugglers

The multi-talented Hanson Family will be here to present a program that will entertain audiences of all ages. There will be juggling, uni-cycling, and unbelievable balancing stunts, plus a chance to try some juggling of your own after the show. The Hanson Family has been performing together for four years and have done hundreds of shows across the Midwest.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Library.

AViD Presents: Susan Orlean at the DSM Book Festival

Mar 30
Saturday 4:00 pm
To kick off the 2019 season, AViD presents Susan Orlean at the DSM Book Festival. She is the author of the critically acclaimed 2018 best-seller, 'The Library Book,' a love letter to libraries that doubles as a true crime exploration of the massive unsolved 1986 fire that damaged the Los Angeles Public Library. Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine Book Club selected the book as its first 2019 read. Orlean’s 1998 nonfiction classic, 'The Orchid Thief,' was adapted into the Academy Award-winning feature film, 'Adaptation,' starring Meryl Streep as the author.

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