Franklin Square Public Library

A community center for information, learning, inspiration, and enjoyment for all.


By participating in programs sponsored by the Franklin Square Public Library you agree to our policies regarding expected behavior and  the use of your image.  

To read our full policies including Virtual Program Disclaimer and Photo Opt-Out please click here: Library Policies

Saturday February 24, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Online Zumba

Jumpstart your Saturday's with a blood pumping workout. Join Kristen from the comfort of your own home during this 45 minute workout.

Zumba blends fitness with dance while listening to all different kinds of music.

The last 15 minutes of class incorporates adding optional 1-2  pound weights. Made for ALL fitness levels and abilities! 

LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Jumpstart your Saturday's with a blood pumping workout. Join Kristen from the comfort of your own home during this 45 minute workout.

Zumba blends fitness with dance while listening to all different kinds of music.

The last 15 minutes of class incorporates adding optional 1-2  pound weights. Made for ALL fitness levels and abilities! 

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Chess for Teens

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join Instructor Gary to learn or sharpen their chess-playing skills. Sign up with a friend!

LOCATION: J Craft Room
The registration period has ended.

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join Instructor Gary to learn or sharpen their chess-playing skills. Sign up with a friend!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

The registration period has ended.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Crochet for Teens

For teens in grades 6-12.  Please bring a 5.5” hook to the first day of classYarn will be provided. Taught by Emma S.

This class is meant to progress from January through March.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.

For teens in grades 6-12.  Please bring a 5.5” hook to the first day of classYarn will be provided. Taught by Emma S.

This class is meant to progress from January through March.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

The registration period has ended.

Monday February 26, 2024
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AARP TAX HELP

AARP TAX HELP 

10-2PM EVERY MONDAY 

FEBRUARY 5TH UNTIL APRIL 8TH

REGISTRATION IS ONGOING

LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area

AARP TAX HELP 

10-2PM EVERY MONDAY 

FEBRUARY 5TH UNTIL APRIL 8TH

REGISTRATION IS ONGOING

LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
IN PERSON - STORY TIME, AGES 3-4

Ages 3-4

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for little ones with Shannon!
Register for one class to be registered for the whole Winter session.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.

Ages 3-4

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for little ones with Shannon!
Register for one class to be registered for the whole Winter session.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

The registration period has ended.

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Canasta Group
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IN PERSON - READ TO DOGS: LEXI!
LOCATION: J Craft Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Howie's Heart: Letters of Love
LOCATION: J Craft Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
JSS Dance
LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Winter Wonderland Door Sign Craft

Share the message of winter delight!

Nothing brings that cozy winter feeling like being greeted at the door with cheer in the form of a Winter Door sign. Welcome the winter with this snowy scene that is a unique alternative to a traditional wreath. 

Keep it up for the entire winter season!

LOCATION: Meeting Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Share the message of winter delight!

Nothing brings that cozy winter feeling like being greeted at the door with cheer in the form of a Winter Door sign. Welcome the winter with this snowy scene that is a unique alternative to a traditional wreath. 

Keep it up for the entire winter season!

LOCATION: Meeting Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Tuesday February 27, 2024
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
IN PERSON - STORY TIME, AGES 4-5

Ages 4-5

Stories and fun with Shannon!
Register for one class to be registered for the whole winter session.

LOCATION: J Craft Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Ages 4-5

Stories and fun with Shannon!
Register for one class to be registered for the whole winter session.

LOCATION: J Craft Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Chess

Join Gary and learn how to play chess!

LOCATION: J Craft Room
The registration period has ended.

Join Gary and learn how to play chess!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

The registration period has ended.

Wednesday February 28, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
IN PERSON - STORY TIME, AGES 18-24 MONTHS

Ages 18-24 months

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for our littlest friends with Letty!
Register for one class to be registered for the whole winter session.

LOCATION: J Craft Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Ages 18-24 months

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for our littlest friends with Letty!
Register for one class to be registered for the whole winter session.

LOCATION: J Craft Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
IN PERSON - PLAY TIME (STORY TIME CONTINUED)

Ages 18-24 months

After story time, we'll head across the hall for open play!

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Ages 18-24 months

After story time, we'll head across the hall for open play!

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Community Legal Help Project

Appointments preferred: Walk-Ins welcome. To Make an appointment call (516) 281-7422

Do you need help with a legal problem? Meet with lawyers for free legal information and referrals for

Nassau County residents. Help topics include: custody, domestic violence, landlord/tenant issues,

Elder law, bankruptcy, foreclosure, immigration, disability, and more. Services provided by: Nassau Suffolk

Law Services, Volunteer Attorneys & the Nassau County bar Association.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Appointments preferred: Walk-Ins welcome. To Make an appointment call (516) 281-7422

Do you need help with a legal problem? Meet with lawyers for free legal information and referrals for

Nassau County residents. Help topics include: custody, domestic violence, landlord/tenant issues,

Elder law, bankruptcy, foreclosure, immigration, disability, and more. Services provided by: Nassau Suffolk

Law Services, Volunteer Attorneys & the Nassau County bar Association.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
IN PERSON - CODING FOR KIDS

Grades K-5

Kids in this two-session coding program will learn the basics of the Scratch
programming language and will work towards animating their very own
digital animal creature! No prior coding experience is necessary to get started.

LOCATION: J Craft Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Grades K-5

Kids in this two-session coding program will learn the basics of the Scratch
programming language and will work towards animating their very own
digital animal creature! No prior coding experience is necessary to get started.

LOCATION: J Craft Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In Person- Franklin Square Historical Society
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online-Tame Your Inner Critic & Begin Listening to your True Self

You are enough!

Explore how to avoid self-sabotage and go beyond self-doubt to feel good about yourself.

Move forward with what you want to be and do in your life. This online program is run by Life Coaches

Patricia Scully & Linda Mazza.

LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

You are enough!

Explore how to avoid self-sabotage and go beyond self-doubt to feel good about yourself.

Move forward with what you want to be and do in your life. This online program is run by Life Coaches

Patricia Scully & Linda Mazza.

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Anime Art Class

Local artist Jasmeen will be here to teach the basics of drawing anime characters.

 
 
LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Local artist Jasmeen will be here to teach the basics of drawing anime characters.

 
 
LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Thursday February 29, 2024
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Empire Safety Defensive Driving

Defensive Driving Class

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
IN PERSON - STORY TIME, AGE 2

Age 2

Stories, songs, and fingerplays with Letty!
Register for one class to be registered for the whole winter session.

LOCATION: J Craft Room
The registration period has ended.

Age 2

Stories, songs, and fingerplays with Letty!
Register for one class to be registered for the whole winter session.

LOCATION: J Craft Room

The registration period has ended.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
IN PERSON - CHECK...CHECKMATE...IT'S CHESS CLUB!

Ages 6-12

Children will learn how to play chess or improve their skills
with the help of instructor Gary. Chess club offers children
friendly competition which is fun, while also challenging their minds

LOCATION: Meeting Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Ages 6-12

Children will learn how to play chess or improve their skills
with the help of instructor Gary. Chess club offers children
friendly competition which is fun, while also challenging their minds

LOCATION: Meeting Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
IN PERSON - LEAP DAY WITH (SPECKLED) LEAP FROGS!

Grades 1-6

Learn about our amphibian friends and their abilities to camouflage,
then paint some watercolor speckled frogs using a cool salt technique.

LOCATION: J Craft Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Grades 1-6

Learn about our amphibian friends and their abilities to camouflage,
then paint some watercolor speckled frogs using a cool salt technique.

LOCATION: J Craft Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening Book Cafe

Join Deb for a discussion on "The Social Graces" by Renee Rosen

A tale spanning three decades and based on true events imagines the bitter rivalry between Gilded Age hostess Caroline Astor and family newcomer Alva Vanderbilt against a backdrop of the latterâs rejection by the society that both would control. 

Refreshments will be served.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 24 spaces available.

Join Deb for a discussion on "The Social Graces" by Renee Rosen

A tale spanning three decades and based on true events imagines the bitter rivalry between Gilded Age hostess Caroline Astor and family newcomer Alva Vanderbilt against a backdrop of the latterâs rejection by the society that both would control. 

Refreshments will be served.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 24 spaces available.

Friday March 1, 2024
 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
In Person: Dasies Troop 1011
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Saturday March 2, 2024
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Origami Easter Baskets for Community Service

Teens will create origami baskets for donation to a local organization.  Earn 1 hour of community service for participating in this program. Class hosted by artist Lorraine C.   

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

Teens will create origami baskets for donation to a local organization.  Earn 1 hour of community service for participating in this program. Class hosted by artist Lorraine C.   

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Chess for Teens

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join Instructor Gary to learn or sharpen their chess-playing skills. Sign up with a friend!

No class March 16th.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join Instructor Gary to learn or sharpen their chess-playing skills. Sign up with a friend!

No class March 16th.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Crochet for Teens

For teens in grades 6-12.  Please bring a 5.5” hook to the first day of classYarn will be provided. Taught by Emma S.

This class is meant to progress from January through March.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.

For teens in grades 6-12.  Please bring a 5.5” hook to the first day of classYarn will be provided. Taught by Emma S.

This class is meant to progress from January through March.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

The registration period has ended.

Monday March 4, 2024
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IN PERSON - WHO WOULD WIN MARCH MADNESS!

Grades K-6

It's a Who Would Win-style tournament just in time for March Madness!
You'll pick your first matchup (at random!), decide the winner, then compete against
the other winners in a weeks-long bracket-style voting extravaganza. It's madness!

LOCATION: Pick Up

Grades K-6

It's a Who Would Win-style tournament just in time for March Madness!
You'll pick your first matchup (at random!), decide the winner, then compete against
the other winners in a weeks-long bracket-style voting extravaganza. It's madness!

LOCATION: Pick Up

 
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AARP TAX HELP

AARP TAX HELP 2024 DETAILS TO COME

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dance, Balance, & Stretch

Join us for our newest exercise program- Dance, Balance, & Stretch! Designed for all levels.

Instructor Lauren brings this energizing, no partner class that promises to be fun & get you fit, flexible, and steadier on your feet.

Learn dance steps to Latin, swing, folk, line dance and more to exotic rhythms, and then cool down with balance exercises & relaxing stretches

Bring a water bottle, wear clothes to move in and low tread sneakers.(Chairs will be provided).

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Join us for our newest exercise program- Dance, Balance, & Stretch! Designed for all levels.

Instructor Lauren brings this energizing, no partner class that promises to be fun & get you fit, flexible, and steadier on your feet.

Learn dance steps to Latin, swing, folk, line dance and more to exotic rhythms, and then cool down with balance exercises & relaxing stretches

Bring a water bottle, wear clothes to move in and low tread sneakers.(Chairs will be provided).

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Canasta Group
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday March 5, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia

Learn what to watch for in yourself & others.

Learn the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer's, 

common warning signs, importance of early detection, next

steps for the diagnostic process, & resources that are available to you.

LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area
There are many spaces available.

Learn what to watch for in yourself & others.

Learn the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer's, 

common warning signs, importance of early detection, next

steps for the diagnostic process, & resources that are available to you.

LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area

There are many spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Morning Book Discussion

Join Janet as she moderates a book discussion on Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson.

A novel of family, love and class follows three women in one wealthy Brooklyn clan.

Darley, the eldest daughter in the well-connected old money Stockton family, followed her heart, trading her job and her inheritance for motherhood but giving up far too much in the process; Sasha, a middle-class New England girl, has married into the Brooklyn Heights family, and finds herself cast as the arriviste outsider; and Georgiana, the baby of the family, has fallen in love with someone she can't have, and must decide what kind of person she wants to be.

Refreshments will be served. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

Join Janet as she moderates a book discussion on Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson.

A novel of family, love and class follows three women in one wealthy Brooklyn clan.

Darley, the eldest daughter in the well-connected old money Stockton family, followed her heart, trading her job and her inheritance for motherhood but giving up far too much in the process; Sasha, a middle-class New England girl, has married into the Brooklyn Heights family, and finds herself cast as the arriviste outsider; and Georgiana, the baby of the family, has fallen in love with someone she can't have, and must decide what kind of person she wants to be.

Refreshments will be served. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
IN PERSON - STORY TIME, AGES 4-5

Ages 4-5

Stories and fun with Shannon!
Register for one class to be registered for the whole winter session.

LOCATION: J Craft Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Ages 4-5

Stories and fun with Shannon!
Register for one class to be registered for the whole winter session.

LOCATION: J Craft Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sons and Daughters of Italy
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Chess

Join Gary and learn how to play chess!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

Join Gary and learn how to play chess!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

Wednesday March 6, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
IN PERSON - STORY TIME, AGES 18-24 MONTHS

Ages 18-24 months

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for our littlest friends with Letty!
Register for one class to be registered for the whole winter session.

LOCATION: J Craft Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Ages 18-24 months

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for our littlest friends with Letty!
Register for one class to be registered for the whole winter session.

LOCATION: J Craft Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
IN PERSON - PLAY TIME (STORY TIME CONTINUED)

Ages 18-24 months

After story time, we'll head across the hall for open play!

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Ages 18-24 months

After story time, we'll head across the hall for open play!

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
IN PERSON - WE'RE ON A ROLL: DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS AT THE LIBRARY!

Grades 4-6

DM Adam is back to help you learn this popular tabletop role-playing adventure game.
Fight monsters, befriend animals, and trek along with your cohorts to fantastical lands
with just some imagination and the roll of the dice!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

Grades 4-6

DM Adam is back to help you learn this popular tabletop role-playing adventure game.
Fight monsters, befriend animals, and trek along with your cohorts to fantastical lands
with just some imagination and the roll of the dice!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Taylor Swift Bingo

Swifty fans are cordially invited to play Taylor Swift inspired bingo,  listen to music, eat snacks and win Squishmallow prizes.

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Swifty fans are cordially invited to play Taylor Swift inspired bingo,  listen to music, eat snacks and win Squishmallow prizes.

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room


Thursday March 7, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
IN PERSON - STORY TIME, AGE 2

Age 2

Stories, songs, and fingerplays with Letty!
Register for one class to be registered for the whole winter session.

LOCATION: J Craft Room
The registration period has ended.

Age 2

Stories, songs, and fingerplays with Letty!
Register for one class to be registered for the whole winter session.

LOCATION: J Craft Room

The registration period has ended.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
IN PERSON - PLAY TIME (STORY TIME CONTINUED)

Age 2

After story time, we'll head across the hall for open play!

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Age 2

After story time, we'll head across the hall for open play!

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
IN PERSON - KIDS YOGA GRADES K-3

Grades K-3

Kids Yoga supports the growth of children and meets them where they are with no pressure or expectation.
The class incorporates playful, non-competitive creative ways for children to exercise, and connect to their heart
and best self while giving permission to un-plug and have fun in this fast paced, tech-heavy world.
Move through age appropriate yoga skills, tools, postures, breath, games, books and meditation with Ms. Shari!

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Grades K-3

Kids Yoga supports the growth of children and meets them where they are with no pressure or expectation.
The class incorporates playful, non-competitive creative ways for children to exercise, and connect to their heart
and best self while giving permission to un-plug and have fun in this fast paced, tech-heavy world.
Move through age appropriate yoga skills, tools, postures, breath, games, books and meditation with Ms. Shari!

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online-The Career of Johnny Mathis

His musical career started in the mid-50s, and he is the third best-selling artist of the 20th century.

He also sold over 360 million records worldwide and is still performing to this day.

This hour-long presentation by Richard Knox, will give fans an opportunity to revel in the ballads that were his rise to fame.

LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

His musical career started in the mid-50s, and he is the third best-selling artist of the 20th century.

He also sold over 360 million records worldwide and is still performing to this day.

This hour-long presentation by Richard Knox, will give fans an opportunity to revel in the ballads that were his rise to fame.

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Friday March 8, 2024
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PICK UP - JUST 2 FUN

Ages 2-3

Simple, seasonal crafts which are
perfect to do at home with your little ones.

LOCATION: Pick Up

Ages 2-3

Simple, seasonal crafts which are
perfect to do at home with your little ones.

LOCATION: Pick Up

Saturday March 9, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Online Zumba

Jumpstart your Saturday's with a blood pumping workout. Join Kristen from the comfort of your own home during this 45 minute workout.

Zumba blends fitness with dance while listening to all different kinds of music.

The last 15 minutes of class incorporates adding optional 1-2  pound weights. Made for ALL fitness levels and abilities! 

LOCATION: Online

Jumpstart your Saturday's with a blood pumping workout. Join Kristen from the comfort of your own home during this 45 minute workout.

Zumba blends fitness with dance while listening to all different kinds of music.

The last 15 minutes of class incorporates adding optional 1-2  pound weights. Made for ALL fitness levels and abilities! 

LOCATION: Online

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
IN PERSON - TODDLER AND ME YOGA, AGES 2-5

Ages 2-5

This bright, fun, and interactive Little Kids Yoga adventure incorporates postures, songs, music, movement, breath exercises,
meditation, puppets, and play into every class. Learn techniques to strengthen little bodies, calm minds, increase focus,
improve social skills, and build confidence while bonding with your child on a new level of play.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Ages 2-5

This bright, fun, and interactive Little Kids Yoga adventure incorporates postures, songs, music, movement, breath exercises,
meditation, puppets, and play into every class. Learn techniques to strengthen little bodies, calm minds, increase focus,
improve social skills, and build confidence while bonding with your child on a new level of play.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Chess for Teens

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join Instructor Gary to learn or sharpen their chess-playing skills. Sign up with a friend!

No class March 16th.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join Instructor Gary to learn or sharpen their chess-playing skills. Sign up with a friend!

No class March 16th.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Crochet for Teens

For teens in grades 6-12.  Please bring a 5.5” hook to the first day of classYarn will be provided. Taught by Emma S.

This class is meant to progress from January through March.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.

For teens in grades 6-12.  Please bring a 5.5” hook to the first day of classYarn will be provided. Taught by Emma S.

This class is meant to progress from January through March.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

The registration period has ended.

Monday March 11, 2024
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AARP TAX HELP

AARP TAX HELP 2024 DETAILS TO COME

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dance, Balance, & Stretch

Join us for our newest exercise program- Dance, Balance, & Stretch! Designed for all levels.

Instructor Lauren brings this energizing, no partner class that promises to be fun & get you fit, flexible, and steadier on your feet.

Learn dance steps to Latin, swing, folk, line dance and more to exotic rhythms, and then cool down with balance exercises & relaxing stretches

Bring a water bottle, wear clothes to move in and low tread sneakers.(Chairs will be provided).

LOCATION: Meeting Room

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Join us for our newest exercise program- Dance, Balance, & Stretch! Designed for all levels.

Instructor Lauren brings this energizing, no partner class that promises to be fun & get you fit, flexible, and steadier on your feet.

Learn dance steps to Latin, swing, folk, line dance and more to exotic rhythms, and then cool down with balance exercises & relaxing stretches

Bring a water bottle, wear clothes to move in and low tread sneakers.(Chairs will be provided).

LOCATION: Meeting Room

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Canasta Group
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday March 12, 2024
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Chess

Join Gary and learn how to play chess!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

Join Gary and learn how to play chess!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

Wednesday March 13, 2024
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
IN PERSON - ROLL THROUGH FOR DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS!

Grades 4-6

DM Adam is back to help you learn this popular tabletop role-playing adventure game.
Fight monsters, befriend animals, and trek along with your cohorts to fantastical lands
with just some imagination and the roll of the dice!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

Grades 4-6

DM Adam is back to help you learn this popular tabletop role-playing adventure game.
Fight monsters, befriend animals, and trek along with your cohorts to fantastical lands
with just some imagination and the roll of the dice!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Your Life Your Legacy-Funeral Planning

Planning your final arrangements in advance is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give your family.

When you plan ahead, you can design every detail of your own final tribute and provide your loved ones with true peace of mind.

Join us to learn about the many benefits and the simple steps you can take in making your final arrangements in advance.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 10:00 AM     

Planning your final arrangements in advance is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give your family.

When you plan ahead, you can design every detail of your own final tribute and provide your loved ones with true peace of mind.

Join us to learn about the many benefits and the simple steps you can take in making your final arrangements in advance.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 10:00 AM     

Thursday March 14, 2024
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
IN PERSON - IT'S PI(E) DAY!

Grades 3-6

Is your favorite pie apple? Chocolate mousse? Or maybe you prefer π!
Come learn all about this special number and celebrate with some
dessert and a pi(e)-themed craft.
 

LOCATION: J Craft Room

Grades 3-6

Is your favorite pie apple? Chocolate mousse? Or maybe you prefer π!
Come learn all about this special number and celebrate with some
dessert and a pi(e)-themed craft.
 

LOCATION: J Craft Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Shamrock Shakes for Teens

Celebrate St. Patrick's (a little early) with Instructor Melinda as she demonstrates how to blend basic ingredients that magically transform into a shamrock shake. Make it your own with treats from out toppings bar. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Celebrate St. Patrick's (a little early) with Instructor Melinda as she demonstrates how to blend basic ingredients that magically transform into a shamrock shake. Make it your own with treats from out toppings bar. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Franklin Square Chamber of Commerce
LOCATION: J Craft Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
An Old Fashion Irish Sing Along

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an old fashioned Irish Sing-Along. Kevin Westley will sing, and play songs and videos by Irish entertainers including Judy Garland, Bing Crosby,

Count John McCormack, Mary O'Dowd, Andy Cooney and many more.

Lyrics will be provided so everyone can sing along to songs such as When Irish Eyes are Smiling, My Wild Irish rose, and Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Rah.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 25 spaces available.

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an old fashioned Irish Sing-Along. Kevin Westley will sing, and play songs and videos by Irish entertainers including Judy Garland, Bing Crosby,

Count John McCormack, Mary O'Dowd, Andy Cooney and many more.

Lyrics will be provided so everyone can sing along to songs such as When Irish Eyes are Smiling, My Wild Irish rose, and Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Rah.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 25 spaces available.

Friday March 15, 2024
 
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PICK UP - THE BLUE BAG OF FUN

Ages 3-5

Take home a bag full of fun crafts
to do with your preschooler!

LOCATION: Pick Up

Ages 3-5

Take home a bag full of fun crafts
to do with your preschooler!

LOCATION: Pick Up

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
In Person: Dasies Troop 1011
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Saturday March 16, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Online Zumba

Jumpstart your Saturday's with a blood pumping workout. Join Kristen from the comfort of your own home during this 45 minute workout.

Zumba blends fitness with dance while listening to all different kinds of music.

The last 15 minutes of class incorporates adding optional 1-2  pound weights. Made for ALL fitness levels and abilities! 

LOCATION: Online

Jumpstart your Saturday's with a blood pumping workout. Join Kristen from the comfort of your own home during this 45 minute workout.

Zumba blends fitness with dance while listening to all different kinds of music.

The last 15 minutes of class incorporates adding optional 1-2  pound weights. Made for ALL fitness levels and abilities! 

LOCATION: Online

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dungeons & Dragons for Teens

Adventurers needed! Fight monsters and collect treasure in a fun fantasy world filled with danger and magic. Franklin Square hosts Dungeons & Dragons 5e with the Quest Masters Guild. Space is limited so please sign up in advance!

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Adventurers needed! Fight monsters and collect treasure in a fun fantasy world filled with danger and magic. Franklin Square hosts Dungeons & Dragons 5e with the Quest Masters Guild. Space is limited so please sign up in advance!

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Art From the Heart - Community Service

Join us for a canvas paint class for a cause!  Led by Nanci Catalanatto, The Travelling SmART Teacher, participants will create uplifting canvas paintings for others.

For participants ages 10 and up.

Please use the following link to register:

https://forms.gle/Viasjxn2mmp84CV78

(Maximum of twelve participants.)

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: J Craft Room

Join us for a canvas paint class for a cause!  Led by Nanci Catalanatto, The Travelling SmART Teacher, participants will create uplifting canvas paintings for others.

For participants ages 10 and up.

Please use the following link to register:

https://forms.gle/Viasjxn2mmp84CV78

(Maximum of twelve participants.)

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: J Craft Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3D Printing Party

Join us as we unveil our new 3D printers! Thanks to Assemblyman Ed Ra, the Library has purchased two Prusa 3D printers for our patrons to use! Stop by and see them in action and view some exciting designs. Learn about 3D printing and how you can build your own really neat designs!  We will also have other amazing activities such as crafts, games, button making and so much more! Refreshments will be served. 

LOCATION: Other

Join us as we unveil our new 3D printers! Thanks to Assemblyman Ed Ra, the Library has purchased two Prusa 3D printers for our patrons to use! Stop by and see them in action and view some exciting designs. Learn about 3D printing and how you can build your own really neat designs!  We will also have other amazing activities such as crafts, games, button making and so much more! Refreshments will be served. 

LOCATION: Other

Monday March 18, 2024
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AARP TAX HELP

AARP TAX HELP 2024 DETAILS TO COME

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dance, Balance, & Stretch

Join us for our newest exercise program- Dance, Balance, & Stretch! Designed for all levels.

Instructor Lauren brings this energizing, no partner class that promises to be fun & get you fit, flexible, and steadier on your feet.

Learn dance steps to Latin, swing, folk, line dance and more to exotic rhythms, and then cool down with balance exercises & relaxing stretches

Bring a water bottle, wear clothes to move in and low tread sneakers.(Chairs will be provided).

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Join us for our newest exercise program- Dance, Balance, & Stretch! Designed for all levels.

Instructor Lauren brings this energizing, no partner class that promises to be fun & get you fit, flexible, and steadier on your feet.

Learn dance steps to Latin, swing, folk, line dance and more to exotic rhythms, and then cool down with balance exercises & relaxing stretches

Bring a water bottle, wear clothes to move in and low tread sneakers.(Chairs will be provided).

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Canasta Group
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
IN PERSON - READY TO DOGS: LEXI!
LOCATION: J Craft Room
 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mandala Mindfulness for Teens

Let's get together to brighten a senior citizen's living space.  Teens will gather to relax, practice mindfulness, and create colorful mandala window clings that will be donated to the Plattduetsche Adult Home in Franklin Square.  

Teens will earn community service for attending this event.

Hosted together with Howie's Heart. 

Please use the following link to register online.

https://forms.gle/Ctf3VryRDiXvHUfz6

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Let's get together to brighten a senior citizen's living space.  Teens will gather to relax, practice mindfulness, and create colorful mandala window clings that will be donated to the Plattduetsche Adult Home in Franklin Square.  

Teens will earn community service for attending this event.

Hosted together with Howie's Heart. 

Please use the following link to register online.

https://forms.gle/Ctf3VryRDiXvHUfz6

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gs Troop 1268
LOCATION: J Craft Room
Tuesday March 19, 2024
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Chess

Join Gary and learn how to play chess!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

Join Gary and learn how to play chess!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening Book Cafe

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

A scientist from Australia and a Nigerian-American art historian become connected by their shared interest in a 19th century race horse, one studying its remains, the other uncovering the history of the Black horsemen who were critical to its success. 

Love Historical Fiction? Join Eleanor for a quarterly Hi-Fi book discussion.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

A scientist from Australia and a Nigerian-American art historian become connected by their shared interest in a 19th century race horse, one studying its remains, the other uncovering the history of the Black horsemen who were critical to its success. 

Love Historical Fiction? Join Eleanor for a quarterly Hi-Fi book discussion.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday March 20, 2024
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Melinda Makes: Papier-mache Egg Craft

Spring has sprung!

Join us as we take a Papier-mache egg and transform it into a work of art with paper napkins and Mod Podge. 

This is part of the Melinda Makes Craft Series.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 10:00 AM     

Spring has sprung!

Join us as we take a Papier-mache egg and transform it into a work of art with paper napkins and Mod Podge. 

This is part of the Melinda Makes Craft Series.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 10:00 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Game Night
LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area
 
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
IN PERSON - ROLL THROUGH FOR DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS!

Grades 4-6

DM Adam is back to help you learn this popular tabletop role-playing adventure game.
Fight monsters, befriend animals, and trek along with your cohorts to fantastical lands
with just some imagination and the roll of the dice!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

Grades 4-6

DM Adam is back to help you learn this popular tabletop role-playing adventure game.
Fight monsters, befriend animals, and trek along with your cohorts to fantastical lands
with just some imagination and the roll of the dice!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking with Christina - For Teens

Let's celebrate National Ravioli Day! In this hands on cooking class, we will learn how to make homemade ravioli with a variety of sauces.  Come enjoy this delicious dish! 

For teens in grades 6-12.

Registration limited to Franklin Square teen residents.  

LOCATION: Meeting Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Let's celebrate National Ravioli Day! In this hands on cooking class, we will learn how to make homemade ravioli with a variety of sauces.  Come enjoy this delicious dish! 

For teens in grades 6-12.

Registration limited to Franklin Square teen residents.  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Thursday March 21, 2024
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friends of the Franklin Square Public Library Meeting

Want to join?

The Friends of the Library are always happy to accept new members, especially those with school-age children so as to better represent all segments of the Franklin Square community. Meetings are normally held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 10 AM. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Library please call us at 516-488-3444.

Fill out your Friends Application today!

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Want to join?

The Friends of the Library are always happy to accept new members, especially those with school-age children so as to better represent all segments of the Franklin Square community. Meetings are normally held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 10 AM. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Library please call us at 516-488-3444.

Fill out your Friends Application today!

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monthly Movie - A Haunting in Venice

“A Haunting in Venice” is set in eerie, post-World War II Venice on All Hallows’ Eve and is a terrifying mystery featuring the return of the celebrated sleuth, Hercule Poirot. Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world’s most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets.

“A Haunting in Venice” is set in eerie, post-World War II Venice on All Hallows’ Eve and is a terrifying mystery featuring the return of the celebrated sleuth, Hercule Poirot. Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world’s most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets.

 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
IN PERSON - KIDS YOGA GRADES K-3

Grades K-3

Kids Yoga supports the growth of children and meets them where they are with no pressure or expectation.
The class incorporates playful, non-competitive creative ways for children to exercise, and connect to their heart
and best self while giving permission to un-plug and have fun in this fast paced, tech-heavy world.
Move through age appropriate yoga skills, tools, postures, breath, games, books and meditation with Ms. Shari!

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Grades K-3

Kids Yoga supports the growth of children and meets them where they are with no pressure or expectation.
The class incorporates playful, non-competitive creative ways for children to exercise, and connect to their heart
and best self while giving permission to un-plug and have fun in this fast paced, tech-heavy world.
Move through age appropriate yoga skills, tools, postures, breath, games, books and meditation with Ms. Shari!

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Paint Night-Solar Eclipse Painting

The 2024 Annular Solar Eclipse is just weeks away!

Commemorate the occasion by creating a celestial work of art with acrylic paint and canvas.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 6 spaces available.

The 2024 Annular Solar Eclipse is just weeks away!

Commemorate the occasion by creating a celestial work of art with acrylic paint and canvas.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 6 spaces available.

Saturday March 23, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Online Zumba

Jumpstart your Saturday's with a blood pumping workout. Join Kristen from the comfort of your own home during this 45 minute workout.

Zumba blends fitness with dance while listening to all different kinds of music.

The last 15 minutes of class incorporates adding optional 1-2  pound weights. Made for ALL fitness levels and abilities! 

LOCATION: Online

Jumpstart your Saturday's with a blood pumping workout. Join Kristen from the comfort of your own home during this 45 minute workout.

Zumba blends fitness with dance while listening to all different kinds of music.

The last 15 minutes of class incorporates adding optional 1-2  pound weights. Made for ALL fitness levels and abilities! 

LOCATION: Online

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
IN PERSON - SATURDAY STORY CRAFT

AGES 2-5

All the fun of Story Time...plus a craft...on a relaxing Saturday morning!

LOCATION: Meeting Room

AGES 2-5

All the fun of Story Time...plus a craft...on a relaxing Saturday morning!

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Chess for Teens

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join Instructor Gary to learn or sharpen their chess-playing skills. Sign up with a friend!

No class March 16th.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join Instructor Gary to learn or sharpen their chess-playing skills. Sign up with a friend!

No class March 16th.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
IN PERSON - WALLOPING WEATHER WITH MAD SCIENCE

Grades K-5

Happy World Meteorological Day! Stop by the library
to learn how we predict the weather, and try your
hand at creating your own weather forecast.

LOCATION: J Craft Room

Grades K-5

Happy World Meteorological Day! Stop by the library
to learn how we predict the weather, and try your
hand at creating your own weather forecast.

LOCATION: J Craft Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Crochet for Teens

For teens in grades 6-12.  Please bring a 5.5” hook to the first day of classYarn will be provided. Taught by Emma S.

This class is meant to progress from January through March.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.

For teens in grades 6-12.  Please bring a 5.5” hook to the first day of classYarn will be provided. Taught by Emma S.

This class is meant to progress from January through March.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

The registration period has ended.

Monday March 25, 2024
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AARP TAX HELP

AARP TAX HELP 

10-2PM EVERY MONDAY 

FEBRUARY 5TH UNTIL APRIL 8TH

REGISTRATION IS ONGOING

LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area

AARP TAX HELP 

10-2PM EVERY MONDAY 

FEBRUARY 5TH UNTIL APRIL 8TH

REGISTRATION IS ONGOING

LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Canasta Group
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
In Person-Board of Trustees Meeting

The Board of Trustees invites all community members to open Board Meetings.  Meetings are currently being held in person if safety allows or virtually if allowed by NYS Law.  No registration is needed. The agenda for the meeting (and virtutal link if necessary) is posted prior to the meeting on our website:  https://www.franklinsquarepl.org/about-us/board-of-trustees/ 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

The Board of Trustees invites all community members to open Board Meetings.  Meetings are currently being held in person if safety allows or virtually if allowed by NYS Law.  No registration is needed. The agenda for the meeting (and virtutal link if necessary) is posted prior to the meeting on our website:  https://www.franklinsquarepl.org/about-us/board-of-trustees/ 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday March 26, 2024
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Chess

Join Gary and learn how to play chess!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

Join Gary and learn how to play chess!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Homeownership for the first timer

Is this a good time to purchase a home?  What types of loans are available?  How will market fluctuations affect the process? 

Learn about the dos and don'ts of buying a home, how the loan process works, and  how to achieve the American dream of homeownership.

Presented by AnnaMaria Bonavita & Associates of US Mortgage Corp.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 10:00 AM     

Is this a good time to purchase a home?  What types of loans are available?  How will market fluctuations affect the process? 

Learn about the dos and don'ts of buying a home, how the loan process works, and  how to achieve the American dream of homeownership.

Presented by AnnaMaria Bonavita & Associates of US Mortgage Corp.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesday March 27, 2024
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Community Legal Help Project

Appointments preferred: Walk-Ins welcome. To make an appointment call (516) 281-7422

Do you need help with a legal problem? Meet with lawyers for free legal information and referrals for Nassau County residents. Help topics include: custody, domestic violence, landlord/tenant issues,

Elder law, bankruptcy, foreclosure, immigration, disability, and more. Services provided by: Nassau Suffolk

Law Services, Volunteer Attorneys & the Nassau County bar Association.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Appointments preferred: Walk-Ins welcome. To make an appointment call (516) 281-7422

Do you need help with a legal problem? Meet with lawyers for free legal information and referrals for Nassau County residents. Help topics include: custody, domestic violence, landlord/tenant issues,

Elder law, bankruptcy, foreclosure, immigration, disability, and more. Services provided by: Nassau Suffolk

Law Services, Volunteer Attorneys & the Nassau County bar Association.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
IN PERSON - ROLL THROUGH FOR DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS!

Grades 4-6

DM Adam is back to help you learn this popular tabletop role-playing adventure game.
Fight monsters, befriend animals, and trek along with your cohorts to fantastical lands
with just some imagination and the roll of the dice!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

Grades 4-6

DM Adam is back to help you learn this popular tabletop role-playing adventure game.
Fight monsters, befriend animals, and trek along with your cohorts to fantastical lands
with just some imagination and the roll of the dice!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Franklin Square Civic Association
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Freida McFadden Author Deep Dive

Freida McFadden is one of the top authors lately. We will look into her background, her style of writing, the role of social media on her popularity, and a chance for her fans (Freida Readahs) to share their experiences and reactions of her works.

LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area

Freida McFadden is one of the top authors lately. We will look into her background, her style of writing, the role of social media on her popularity, and a chance for her fans (Freida Readahs) to share their experiences and reactions of her works.

LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area

Thursday March 28, 2024
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Empire Safety Defensive Driving

Defensive Driving Class

Saturday March 30, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Online Zumba

Jumpstart your Saturday's with a blood pumping workout. Join Kristen from the comfort of your own home during this 45 minute workout.

Zumba blends fitness with dance while listening to all different kinds of music.

The last 15 minutes of class incorporates adding optional 1-2  pound weights. Made for ALL fitness levels and abilities! 

LOCATION: Online

Jumpstart your Saturday's with a blood pumping workout. Join Kristen from the comfort of your own home during this 45 minute workout.

Zumba blends fitness with dance while listening to all different kinds of music.

The last 15 minutes of class incorporates adding optional 1-2  pound weights. Made for ALL fitness levels and abilities! 

LOCATION: Online

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Chess for Teens

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join Instructor Gary to learn or sharpen their chess-playing skills. Sign up with a friend!

No class March 16th.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join Instructor Gary to learn or sharpen their chess-playing skills. Sign up with a friend!

No class March 16th.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday April 1, 2024
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AARP TAX HELP

AARP TAX HELP 

10-2PM EVERY MONDAY 

FEBRUARY 5TH UNTIL APRIL 8TH

REGISTRATION IS ONGOING

LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area

AARP TAX HELP 

10-2PM EVERY MONDAY 

FEBRUARY 5TH UNTIL APRIL 8TH

REGISTRATION IS ONGOING

LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area

Tuesday April 2, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
AM Book Discussion with Janet

Join Janet as she moderates a book discussion on: Symphony of Secrets, by Brendan Slocumb.

A gripping page-turner about a professor who uncovers a shocking secret about the most famous American composer of all time-that his music was stolen from a young Black composer named Josephine Reed.

Determined to uncover the truth and right history's wrongs, Bern Hendricks will stop at nothing to finally give Josephine the recognition she deserves.

Refreshments will be served.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Join Janet as she moderates a book discussion on: Symphony of Secrets, by Brendan Slocumb.

A gripping page-turner about a professor who uncovers a shocking secret about the most famous American composer of all time-that his music was stolen from a young Black composer named Josephine Reed.

Determined to uncover the truth and right history's wrongs, Bern Hendricks will stop at nothing to finally give Josephine the recognition she deserves.

Refreshments will be served.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Chess

Join Gary and learn how to play chess!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

Join Gary and learn how to play chess!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

Wednesday April 3, 2024
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11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friends of the Library Bus Trip: Jersey Boys

Save the Date!

The Friends of the Franklin Square Public Library are sponsoring a trip to the John Engeman Theater in Northport to see “Jersey Boys” on Wednesday, April 3 for the matinee performance.
Tickets will be $135 per person, which includes the transportation with a deluxe coach bus. Bus will depart from the library at 11:30 a.m. and return approximately by 5:30 p.m.

Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Tickets are going fast! Last day to buy tickets is March 30!

CONTACT: James Pagano  jpagano@franklinsquarepl.org
LOCATION: Other

Save the Date!

The Friends of the Franklin Square Public Library are sponsoring a trip to the John Engeman Theater in Northport to see “Jersey Boys” on Wednesday, April 3 for the matinee performance.
Tickets will be $135 per person, which includes the transportation with a deluxe coach bus. Bus will depart from the library at 11:30 a.m. and return approximately by 5:30 p.m.

Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Tickets are going fast! Last day to buy tickets is March 30!

CONTACT:
  James Pagano
  
   jpagano@franklinsquarepl.org

LOCATION: Other

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Civil Air Patrol Eclipse Lecture

2nd Lt Samson Libus, a Franklin Square resident, will give a lecture on the experiments that the Civil Air 

Patrol under the U.S. Air Force will be conducting at the Library during the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

2nd Lt Samson Libus, a Franklin Square resident, will give a lecture on the experiments that the Civil Air 

Patrol under the U.S. Air Force will be conducting at the Library during the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday April 4, 2024
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
IN PERSON - CHECK...CHECKMATE...IT'S SPRING CHESS CLUB!

Grades K-6

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Reiki

Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, and reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch.

This ancient practice complements traditional medicine by promoting relaxation, stress reduction, and symptom relief

to improve overall health and well-being. This series of classes is led by Kathleen.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, and reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch.

This ancient practice complements traditional medicine by promoting relaxation, stress reduction, and symptom relief

to improve overall health and well-being. This series of classes is led by Kathleen.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Friday April 5, 2024
 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
IN PERSON - BLOOMING BABIES!

Birth - 17mths

A Time for Kids is here to introduce our youngest patrons
to all the fun of the library! Class focuses on early language
development, early literacy, socialization, and an all-around good time.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Birth - 17mths

A Time for Kids is here to introduce our youngest patrons
to all the fun of the library! Class focuses on early language
development, early literacy, socialization, and an all-around good time.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
IN PERSON - 5 LITTLE DUCKS

 

18 months - 4 years

Let's get whacky and quack-y and have some
school readiness fun with A Time for Kids!

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 

18 months - 4 years

Let's get whacky and quack-y and have some
school readiness fun with A Time for Kids!

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Saturday April 6, 2024
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Chess for Teens
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 10:00 AM     
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 10:00 AM     

Monday April 8, 2024
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AARP TAX HELP

AARP TAX HELP 

10-2PM EVERY MONDAY 

FEBRUARY 5TH UNTIL APRIL 8TH

REGISTRATION IS ONGOING

LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area

AARP TAX HELP 

10-2PM EVERY MONDAY 

FEBRUARY 5TH UNTIL APRIL 8TH

REGISTRATION IS ONGOING

LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area

 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Solar Eclipse Event

Viewing Event

LOCATION: Parking Lot
 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Solar Eclipse Painting for Teens

 

Teens will enjoy painting a solar eclipse scene to commemorate this year's eclipse. Hosted by Lorraine C. 

LOCATION: J Craft Room

 

Teens will enjoy painting a solar eclipse scene to commemorate this year's eclipse. Hosted by Lorraine C. 

LOCATION: J Craft Room

 
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Coffee with the Superintendent and Library Director

The public is invited to join Superintendent Bloom and Library Director Aviva Kane for a cup of coffee and learn more

about everything that's happening within the Library and School District. Participants are encouraged to ask

questions and share their feedback.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

The public is invited to join Superintendent Bloom and Library Director Aviva Kane for a cup of coffee and learn more

about everything that's happening within the Library and School District. Participants are encouraged to ask

questions and share their feedback.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday April 9, 2024
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
In Person-Learn to Play Back Gammon

Backgammon anyone? Jay Palatnik will hold a 2-hour class that will teach you all you need to know about

this fun and exciting game that dates back over 5,000 years to the regions of Mesopotamia and Persia.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Backgammon anyone? Jay Palatnik will hold a 2-hour class that will teach you all you need to know about

this fun and exciting game that dates back over 5,000 years to the regions of Mesopotamia and Persia.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Chess

Join Gary and learn how to play chess!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

Join Gary and learn how to play chess!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cray Clay Art - Ceramic Flower Pot - For Teens

Teens in grades 6-12 will be making a ceramic flower pot with Rachele L. from Cray Clay Art. 

This is a two part workshop. Teens must be able to attend both sessions in order to participate.

Week 1 (April 9th): 7PM-8:30PM 

Week 2 (April 16th): 7PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 10:00 AM     

Teens in grades 6-12 will be making a ceramic flower pot with Rachele L. from Cray Clay Art. 

This is a two part workshop. Teens must be able to attend both sessions in order to participate.

Week 1 (April 9th): 7PM-8:30PM 

Week 2 (April 16th): 7PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 10:00 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gs Troop 1268
LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area
Wednesday April 10, 2024
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9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Safe Sitter® Essentials Class for Teens - Community Service

Registration and payment is through Eventbrite. Please copy and paste the link below into your browser:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cohen-childrens-medical-centers-safe-sitter-essentials-class-registration-806867621777

Cost: $16.74

Cohen Children's Medical Center is a proud Safe Sitter® site. Safe Sitter® Essentials prepares young teens to be safe in unsupervised settings, whether home alone, sibling sitting or babysitting.

The following areas will be addressed:

  • Safety skills
  • Child care skills
  • First aid & rescue skills
  • Life & business skills

Each student must bring a doll or teddy bear to practice diapering on (we will provide all other materials)

We invite all parents to join us at the end of the class for a graduation ceremony (approximately 2:15 PM)

There will be a 30 minute lunch as well as two breaks, so please pack food and snacks accordingly

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in middle school or high school for the 2023-2024 school year
  • Must attend the full 5 1/2 hour program in order to receive a certificate of completion

Any questions, please email: CCMCCommunityOutreach@northwell.edu

Community Service hours will be awarded upon completion of this program.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Registration and payment is through Eventbrite. Please copy and paste the link below into your browser:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cohen-childrens-medical-centers-safe-sitter-essentials-class-registration-806867621777

Cost: $16.74

Cohen Children's Medical Center is a proud Safe Sitter® site. Safe Sitter® Essentials prepares young teens to be safe in unsupervised settings, whether home alone, sibling sitting or babysitting.

The following areas will be addressed:

  • Safety skills
  • Child care skills
  • First aid & rescue skills
  • Life & business skills

Each student must bring a doll or teddy bear to practice diapering on (we will provide all other materials)

We invite all parents to join us at the end of the class for a graduation ceremony (approximately 2:15 PM)

There will be a 30 minute lunch as well as two breaks, so please pack food and snacks accordingly

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in middle school or high school for the 2023-2024 school year
  • Must attend the full 5 1/2 hour program in order to receive a certificate of completion

Any questions, please email: CCMCCommunityOutreach@northwell.edu

Community Service hours will be awarded upon completion of this program.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Series- Part 1

Effective Communication Strategies:

This program provides practical information and resources to help dementia care partners learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people suffering from dementia.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Effective Communication Strategies:

This program provides practical information and resources to help dementia care partners learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people suffering from dementia.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday April 11, 2024
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
IN PERSON - CHECK...CHECKMATE...IT'S SPRING CHESS CLUB!

Grades K-6

LOCATION: J Craft Room
 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
IN PERSON - KIDS YOGA, GR. K-4

Grades Kindergarten-4th

Kids Yoga supports the growth of children and meets them where they are with no pressure or expectation.
The class incorporates playful, non-competitive creative ways for children to exercise, and connect to their heart
and best self while giving permission to un-plug and have fun in this fast paced, tech-heavy world.
Move through age appropriate yoga skills, tools, postures, breath, games, books and meditation with Ms. Shari!

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Grades Kindergarten-4th

Kids Yoga supports the growth of children and meets them where they are with no pressure or expectation.
The class incorporates playful, non-competitive creative ways for children to exercise, and connect to their heart
and best self while giving permission to un-plug and have fun in this fast paced, tech-heavy world.
Move through age appropriate yoga skills, tools, postures, breath, games, books and meditation with Ms. Shari!

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Reiki

Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, and reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch.

This ancient practice complements traditional medicine by promoting relaxation, stress reduction, and symptom relief

to improve overall health and well-being. This series of classes is led by Kathleen.

LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area

Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, and reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch.

This ancient practice complements traditional medicine by promoting relaxation, stress reduction, and symptom relief

to improve overall health and well-being. This series of classes is led by Kathleen.

LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area

Friday April 12, 2024
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PICK UP - JUST 2 FUN

Age 2

LOCATION: Pick Up
 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
IN PERSON - LITTLE KIDS YOGA

Ages 2-5 (pre-K)

This bright, fun, and interactive Little Kids Yoga adventure incorporates postures, songs, music, movement, breath exercises,
meditation, puppets, and play into every class. Learn techniques to strengthen little bodies, calm minds, increase focus,
improve social skills, and build confidence while bonding with your child on a new level of play.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Ages 2-5 (pre-K)

This bright, fun, and interactive Little Kids Yoga adventure incorporates postures, songs, music, movement, breath exercises,
meditation, puppets, and play into every class. Learn techniques to strengthen little bodies, calm minds, increase focus,
improve social skills, and build confidence while bonding with your child on a new level of play.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Saturday April 13, 2024
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Zumba

Jumpstart your Saturday's with a blood pumping workout. Join Kristen from the comfort of your own home during this 45 minute workout.

Zumba blends fitness with dance while listening to all different kinds of music.

The last 15 minutes of class incorporates adding optional 1-2 pound weights. Made for ALL fitness levels and abilities! 

LOCATION: Online

Jumpstart your Saturday's with a blood pumping workout. Join Kristen from the comfort of your own home during this 45 minute workout.

Zumba blends fitness with dance while listening to all different kinds of music.

The last 15 minutes of class incorporates adding optional 1-2 pound weights. Made for ALL fitness levels and abilities! 

LOCATION: Online

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
IN PERSON - SATURDAY STORY CRAFT

Ages 3-5

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Chess for Teens
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Monday April 15, 2024
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AARP TAX HELP

AARP TAX HELP 

10-2PM EVERY MONDAY 

FEBRUARY 5TH UNTIL APRIL 8TH

REGISTRATION IS ONGOING

LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area

AARP TAX HELP 

10-2PM EVERY MONDAY 

FEBRUARY 5TH UNTIL APRIL 8TH

REGISTRATION IS ONGOING

LOCATION: Third Floor Meeting Area

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Medicare 101

Medicare 101-Come Learn the A, B, C & D's of Medicare with Beth Moss.

Eligibility, Enrollment Periods, Supplements vs Medicare advantage plans, Drug coverage, &

Pharmaceutical assistance programs. Bring Your Questions and get ready to grasp the fundamentals of Medicare.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Medicare 101-Come Learn the A, B, C & D's of Medicare with Beth Moss.

Eligibility, Enrollment Periods, Supplements vs Medicare advantage plans, Drug coverage, &

Pharmaceutical assistance programs. Bring Your Questions and get ready to grasp the fundamentals of Medicare.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday April 16, 2024
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Chess

Join Gary and learn how to play chess!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

Join Gary and learn how to play chess!

LOCATION: J Craft Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cray Clay Art - Ceramic Flower Pot - For Teens

Teens in grades 6-12 will be making a ceramic flower pot with Rachele L. from Cray Clay Art. 

This is a two part workshop. Teens must be able to attend both sessions in order to participate.

Week 1 (April 9th): 7PM-8:30PM 

Week 2 (April 16th): 7PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Teens in grades 6-12 will be making a ceramic flower pot with Rachele L. from Cray Clay Art. 

This is a two part workshop. Teens must be able to attend both sessions in order to participate.

Week 1 (April 9th): 7PM-8:30PM 

Week 2 (April 16th): 7PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday April 17, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
In Person-Aromatherapy Pillow Mist

Awaken your senses and your creative side in this hands-on class!

Learn to make an all-natural pillow mist for your linens using essential oils. 

Learn about the health benefits aromatherapy provides to help be well rested for spring.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Awaken your senses and your creative side in this hands-on class!

Learn to make an all-natural pillow mist for your linens using essential oils. 

Learn about the health benefits aromatherapy provides to help be well rested for spring.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday April 18, 2024
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friends of the Franklin Square Public Library Meeting

Want to join?

The Friends of the Library are always happy to accept new members, especially those with school-age children so as to better represent all segments of the Franklin Square community. Meetings are normally held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 10 AM. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Library please call us at 516-488-3444.

Fill out your Friends Application today!

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Want to join?

The Friends of the Library are always happy to accept new members, especially those with school-age children so as to better represent all segments of the Franklin Square community. Meetings are normally held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 10 AM. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Library please call us at 516-488-3444.

Fill out your Friends Application today!

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monthly Movie

Please see Newlsetter for further Information on Monthly Movie.

Please see Newlsetter for further Information on Monthly Movie.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
IN PERSON - CHECK...CHECKMATE...IT'S SPRING CHESS CLUB!

Grades K-6

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Reiki

Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, and reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch.

This ancient practice complements traditional medicine by promoting relaxation, stress reduction, and symptom relief

to improve overall health and well-being. This series of classes is led by Kathleen.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, and reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch.

This ancient practice complements traditional medicine by promoting relaxation, stress reduction, and symptom relief

to improve overall health and well-being. This series of classes is led by Kathleen.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Friday April 19, 2024
 
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PICK UP - THE BLUE BAG OF FUN

Ages 3-5 (Pre-K)

LOCATION: Pick Up
 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
NY State of Health Marketplace Enrollment Assistance Pro