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Franklin, PA 16323

Phone: (814) 432-5062
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Monday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: Closed

Comic Con: Best of Sci Fi

TARDIS1The library will hold our first ever Comic Con on Saturday, July 26 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM. The theme is Best of Sci Fi, and all ages are welcome to attend. Comic Con is free, and no registration is required.

Comic Con: Best of Sci Fi will include a TARDIS art contest, science fiction trivia contests, snacks, and a TARDIS photo prop. We’ll also announce the winners of the Spark a Reaction Short Story Contest. Cosplay is welcome, so get out your costumes and your imagination and show us your favorite Sci Fi characters!

For those of you wondering what all these acronyms and new words mean, here’s a quick glossary:

  • Comic Con: A comic con is a convention, or con, where fans gather to meet each other and participate in programs and events centered around a theme, such as a comic book, film, television series, or even an entire genre of entertainment (like manga, anime, or, as in our case, science fiction). There are large Comic Cons all over the world –even World Cons – as well as regional Comic Cons happening all the time.
  • TARDIS: TARDIS, one version of which is pictured above, is a time machine and spacecraft from the popular science fiction television series, Doctor Who. TARDIS is an acronym for Time and Relative Dimension in Space.
  • Cosplay: Cosplay, a blend of the words costume and play, is when people dress up like a fictional character, often from a comic book, movie, or game. They may or may not adopt the mannerisms of the character while in costume.

If you have any questions about Comic Con: Best of Sci Fi, contact Kathleen at the library, (814) 432-5062. We hope you join us for an afternoon of geeking out over Sci Fi!

Closed Friday & Saturday

fourth of julyThe library is closed on Friday, July 4 AND Saturday, July 5 in honor of Independence Day.

Regular hours resume on Monday, July 7.

Enjoy your holiday and be safe!

Remember, our digital branch on Overdrive is always open, and you can check out e-books and audio books any time of the day or night!

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Thank You!

thank youWe rely on a number of annual fundraisers to meet the budgetary needs of the library each year. Two major fundraisers are the Annual Quiltathon and the Semi Annual Used Book Sales. We are so pleased to report that this year, these two fundraisers raised over $4,000!

The 19th Annual Quiltathon raised $2,272! Thank you to the Friends of the Library for coordinating the Quiltathon each year. Thank you so much to every quilter who donated time, quilts, supplies, and items to sell. And, most importantly, thank you for collecting sponsors, and thank you to every sponsor who donated. It’s hard to believe that this fundraiser has been going strong for 19 years, and this year was one of the best years yet! The Quiltathon money was used to purchase new computers.

The Spring Semi Annual Used Book Sale raised $2,000! Thank you to everyone who shopped the sale, to everyone who donated books and other materials, and to all the volunteers who helped set up and staff the sale. We truly could not do the Semi Annual Used Book Sales without you.

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