Comics Creators

Love Raina Telgemeier, superheroes, manga, graphic novels, and cartoons? Ready to let your artist flag fly? Then come to Comics Creators! We'll provide the paper and pens, you provide the creativity! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old. For grades 4-12

VolunTeens

Are you looking for a great place to volunteer? Become a volunteen and help out with library projects and programs. Teens ages twelve to eighteen can pick up a teen volunteer application at the Franklin Library. Applications must be turned in and approved before attending this program.

Becoming American, A Documentary Film and Discussion Series

"Becoming American, A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience" is a six-week program featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history. Kevin Gannon, Ph.D., a Professor of History at Grand View University, will serve as the series' scholar/moderator. No registration is required.

Forest Avenue Library Book Discussion: Britt-Marie Was Here

Feb 18
Monday 7:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of Britt-Marie Was Here by Frederik Backman: 

Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She begins her day at 6 a.m., because only lunatics wake up later than that. And she is not passive-aggressive. Not in the least. It's just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. She is not one to judge others—no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be.

But hidden inside the socially awkward, fussy busybody is a woman who has more imagination,bigger dreams, and a warmer heart that anyone around her realizes.

Ask at the information desk for a copy of the book.

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Mother Goose on the Loose

“Mother Goose on the Loose”, is a 30-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds. The class helps to strengthen babies' and toddler's foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story, and movement. Following the program we will have open play available.

Conversations & Coffee

Feb 19
Tuesday 12:30 pm
Do you want to practice your English skills? Looking to meet new people in your community? Join community members and English language learners alike at Forest Avenue Library and enjoy light refreshments and sparkling conversation! Activities are provided to prompt and encourage conversation. This program is open to all English speaking skill levels. For additional information please contact Dana Smith at desmith@dmpl.org.

North Side Book Discussion

Feb 19
Tuesday 2:00 pm

We will be discussing Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah.

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

Copies of the book may be picked up at the library.

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Digital Literacy Class

Feb 19
Tuesday 2:00 pm
Taught by the Evelyn K. Davis Center, these classes are to help increase your competency for computer use.
The basic classes cover basic computer use, internet usage, cyber security, online job applications, and other topics as needed.
The advanced classes cover advanced computer use, cloud saving, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, along with topics involving the deep web and social media.
Basic classes: Every Tuesday January 8-February 5
Advanced classes: Every Tuesday February 12-March 12