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Franklin, PA 16323

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Email: FranklinPL (at) FranklinLibrary (dot) org

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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

19th Annual Quiltathon

17th quiltathonThe 19th Annual Quiltathon is Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Volunteer quilters will be stitching two different quilts in an interactive demonstration here at the library. Quilts and other handmade items will also be on display and available for purchase. You can participate by quilting, sponsoring a quilter, purchasing an item for sale, or just stopping by to watch.

Quilters who participated last year will receive sponsor sheets in the mail. New quilters can pick up sponsor sheets at the library. You can also click here to download and print a sponsor sheet.

To sponsor a quilter, you can pledge any amount. Your donation enters you to win one of two quilts: a teddy bear quilt by Sherry Bastecki, or an oriental fans wall hanging by Clarice Koby.

Quilting is a great way to relax and enjoy the fellowship with old and new friends, and the Quiltathon is a great way to support your library! The Quiltathon is a long-standing annual fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All proceeds from the Quiltathon will go towards purchasing new computers for public internet access at the library.

(image: A participant works on a quilt at our 17th Annual Quiltathon)

3rd Annual Hildegarde Dolson Memorial Cribbage Tournament

cribbageThe Friends of the Library host the 3rd Annual Hildegard Dolson Memorial Cribbage Tournament on Saturday, March 15. Registration is required and is limited to 24 players. The cost is $10.00 per player and includes lunch. Proceeds support library programs.

Cribbage is a card game that “operates on the principle of matching combinations of cards: pairs, three or more of a kind, flushes, runs (sequences), and groups of cards that add up to 15. Players score points for matching both during and after play (after play, points are totaled for combinations in hand). The first person to score 121 points is the winner” (quoted from Hoyle). Our weekly Friday night Game Night is a great place to learn or practice cribbage (please bring your own board).

You can pre-register for the tournament by filling out a form and returning it to the library with your registration fee (download a registration form here), or you can register on the morning of the tournament, beginning at 10:00 AM. 

  • Players, please bring your own boards.
  • Players meet at 10:45 AM for an organizational meeting.
  • Tournament play begins at 11:00 AM.
  • Players will be assigned opponents by a random draw, and games will be one-on-one according to Hoyle’s Rules, excepting the rule of muggings.
  • Opponents will play a best of 3-game series, with the winner advancing to the next round.
  • Trophies will be awarded to the last three remaining players.

If you are curious about Hildegarde Dolson, the tournament’s namesake, you might want to check out local author Peter Greene’s blog. He wrote a series of posts about Ms. Dolson in 2009, and the first post in the series is a good place to start. Also, there is a portrait of Ms. Dolson in the library. Ask about it at the front desk.

(photo credit: Jonathan_W (@whatie) via photopin cc)

Pastries by Andrea Fundraiser

Pastries by Andrea BaklavaPastries by Andrea Lady Locks

Pastries by Andrea Kolachi

Purchase some delicious Pastries by Andrea to enjoy this holiday season, and support your library at the same time!

The Friends of the Library are hosting a fundraiser selling delicious goodies from Pastries by Andrea. Orders are due by Wednesday, December 4, and pastries can be picked up at the library on Friday, December 13. The pastries freeze well and can be frozen for up to two months.

You can choose from Andrea’s delicious Baklava, Lady Locks, and Kolachi. Baklava (pictured, far left)  is a delicate phyllo, honey, and walnut pastry. Lady Locks (pictured, center) are tender filled cream horns. Kolachi (pictured, right) are long filled rolls, and you can choose apricot or nut filling.

Kolachi are $12, Baklava are $10 for 12 or $15 for 18, and Lady Locks are $12 for 18 – 20.

Click here to download an order form: Pastries by Andrea Holiday Sale Flyer 2013. Or, pick up an order form any time you’re in the library. Payment is due with your order. Please make checks payable to the Friends of Franklin Public Library. You can place your order one of three ways:

  • Return your completed form and payment to the library.
  • Mail your completed form and check to Friends of Franklin Public Library, 421 12th Street, Franklin, PA 16323 (but don’t delay! Remember, orders are due by Wednesday, December 4).
  • Call 814-657-8899.

Thank you for ordering pastries to support the library. You will not be disappointed; they are delicious!