Programs/Classes

Preschool Story Time (3-5 year olds)
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Homeschool Art and Sharing Time (PreK-Grade 5 with Adult)
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Let's start the afternoon with some fun art activities with your children.  While the children continue to use their creative talents, adults can share their best ideas for homeschool art instruction with each other.


When you register, please include the names and ages of any children who are attending in the Notes field.

Wee Ones (6-23 months)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Little ones aged 6 months - 23 months and their adult caregivers are invited to share simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and time for play!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

Toddler Time (2 years)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Children aged 2 years and their adult caregivers are invited to share stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft!


Walk-In Registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid FPLD library card.

How to Hem Pants with a Sewing Machine
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Do you have trouble finding a pair of pants that are the perfect length? Save yourself the time and cost of taking them somewhere and learn how to do it yourself. No sewing experience required! Sewing machines and materials will be provided. 

In this class you will:
1. Learn the basics of using our sewing machines. 
2. Practice hemming on a pair of pants we provide. 

If time allows, you may be able to hem your own pants (bring your own thread) or, we can schedule a time for you to come back and use a sewing machine.

Registration required. Register online or call 815-534-6173.

Big thanks to the Friends of the Frankfort Public Library District for sponsoring our brand new sewing machines.


Toddler Time (2 years)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Children aged 2 years and their adult caregivers are invited to share stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft!


Walk-In Registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid FPLD library card.

Wee Ones (6-23 months)
Thursday, March 01, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Little ones aged 6 months - 23 months and their adult caregivers are invited to share simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and time for play!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

Preschool Story Time (3-5 year olds)
Thursday, March 01, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Machine Carve a Bottle Opener
Thursday, March 01, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Learn how to design a personalized bottle opener. Carve it out of aluminum and walnut using our CNC Mill.

PLEASE NOTE: A non-refundable $5 art supplies fee is required and payable online at time of registration or at the Circulation Desk. All fees must be paid prior to program start time.

Frankfort Library card holders have priority registration. Non-FPLD patrons may register one week prior to the session.

Big thanks to the Friends of the Frankfort Public Library District for sponsoring our new CNC Mill.

Library Closed for Staff In-Service Day
Friday, March 02, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Preschool Story Time (3-5 year olds)
Monday, March 05, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Leprechaun Traps (Grades K-5)
Monday, March 05, 2018 at 2:00 PM
St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner! Put your imagination and engineering skills to work and come construct leprechaun traps. Legend says that if you catch a leprechaun, he will give you his pot of gold, but beware- these little pixies aren't so easy to capture.

Note: Bring your own box. Shoe boxes, cereal boxes or any small container will work. Be creative!

Leprechaun Traps (Grades K-5)
Monday, March 05, 2018 at 4:00 PM
St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner! Put your imagination and engineering skills to work and come construct leprechaun traps. Legend says that if you catch a leprechaun, he will give you his pot of gold, but beware- these little pixies aren't so easy to capture.

Note: Bring your own box. Shoe boxes, cereal boxes or any small container will work. Be creative!

Wee Ones (6-23 months)
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Little ones aged 6 months - 23 months and their adult caregivers are invited to share simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and time for play!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

Toddler Time (2 years)
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Children aged 2 years and their adult caregivers are invited to share stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft!


Walk-In Registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid FPLD library card.

Genealogy Open Lab
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 6:00 PM
SEARCH: Genealogy Open Lab This is an *open lab* for those who wish to dedicate time to family heritage research. Frankfort librarian, Jill Ganeshan, will be on-hand to make users aware of resources and to help with specific questions. Participants are also welcome to share any knowledge that benefits others with their family research.

PLEASE NOTE: Frankfort Library card holders have priority registration. Non-FPLD patrons may register one week prior to each session.

Toddler Time (2 years)
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Children aged 2 years and their adult caregivers are invited to share stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft!


Walk-In Registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid FPLD library card.

Frankfort Grows: Teen Advisory Board (Gr. 6-12)
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 at 3:30 PM
Need volunteer hours for school, church, scouts, or just need something to do? Join the TAB and earn volunteer hours just for helping us out. Make a difference in your library! Get your voice heard. 


Please visit our web-site to apply for the gruop: http://www.frankfortlibrary.org/teens/events-clubs/teen-advisory-board/. You may also call the library at 815-469-2423 ext. 132 if you have any questions.

Please provide an e-mail address on your application as the group communicates through email!

Dish to Pass: Powered By Plants!
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 at 7:00 PM

An event for those who like to cook, more importantly for those who like to eat.  Books are available one month before the event. Choose 1 book & make 1 dish from it to share. Please bring your dish in a container that you will take home with you & bring serving utensils. Also, please bring a copy of your recipe, including any alterations you have made. Non-FPLD patrons may register one week prior to event.

Pick one or make your own favorite recipe:

Lukas Volger's Bowl (2016)

Yotam Ottelenghi's Plenty More (2016)

Adam Sobel's Street Vegan (2015)

Cara Mangini's Vegetable Butcher (2016)



Wee Ones (6-23 months)
Thursday, March 08, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Little ones aged 6 months - 23 months and their adult caregivers are invited to share simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and time for play!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

Preschool Story Time (3-5 year olds)
Thursday, March 08, 2018 at 10:30 AM

CoffeeCake & Crime
Friday, March 09, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Adults are invited for coffeecake and a mystery book discussion. This month's selection is Conclave by Robert Harris - 


The pope is dead and cardinals are gathering to elect his successor in this portrait of power, corruption and deceit.They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. ... 

Copies of the featured book are available one month prior to the discussion date. Please register online or call 815-534-6173 with any questions.

Fan Fest 2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Join us for FPLD Fan Fest, a day of fun, trivia, art, and raffles! Comics, prints, merchandise, and original art will be available for purchase in Artists' Alley and various merchandise will be raffled off throughout the day. Get lightsaber training and take pictures with the Chicago Jedi. Hear music performed by pianist Chris Valera. Kids in grades 3-5 can attend a Jedi Drawing Workshop. The highlight of the day will be Star Wars Trivia for teens and adults; the winning team wins passes to C2E2! Register online or call 815-534-6173.

Artists' Alley @ FPLD Fan Fest
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM

An array of Chicago-area artists will showcase their work. From prints and original art to accessories and comics, all will be available to purchase. Frankfort's favorite comic shop, Amazing Fantasy Books & Comics, will also have a variety of items for fans of all ages.

We will have returning artists Trevor Mueller and Steve Palenica, as well as? Adam Fotos, Becca Farrow, Catherine & Sarah Satrun, Luke Daab, Connie Faye, Amber Robinson, and the guys from Unshaven Comics. Vendors include I Sew Made This and Owl Post Greetings.

Visit different tables to earn entries into our raffle! Raffle prizes include merchandise and prints from various artists, and a small sketch by Jeffrey Brown!

Photo Booth @ FPLD Fan Fest
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Have your photo taken in front of the Green Screen in our Learning Lab! Choose from one of our available backgrounds, grab some props, and strike a pose! We can send the photo directly to your email address.

Chicago Jedi @ FPLD Fan Fest
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Design your own pool noodle lightsaber and learn how to wield it at this drop-in program! The Chicago Jedi are available for pictures and lightsaber training throughout the day.

Star Wars Trivia @ FPLD Fan Fest
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Test your knowledge of the Star Wars universe! Register as an individual, a small group, or a team of up to 5 people. Individuals and small groups will be assigned to teams, and the winning team will win passes to C2E2 for Sunday, April 8, 2018. For adults and teens age 13+. Register online or call 815-534-6173.

Trivia Rules:
Contest starts promptly at 11 am. Doors open at 10:30 am.
Suggested team size is 5 people. Individuals and smaller groups will be assigned to teams.
Team number/name and answers to all questions must be written on the answer sheet handed out with each round.
There will be three rounds of live trivia.
There will also be sheets of trivia questions that teams will work on at their tables between rounds.  
No cell phones, laptops, tablets, electronic equipment, books, etc. may be used to obtain answers.
A tie-breaker will be used if necessary.
All decisions by the judges are final.

Jedi Drawing Workshop @ FPLD Fan Fest
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Harvey Award nominee and comic convention favorite, artist Trevor Mueller will show you how to design & draw your own Jedi. Space is limited, so sign up early! Grades 3-5. 


Register online or call 815-534-6178.

Preschool Story Time (3-5 year olds)
Monday, March 12, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Nonfiction at Night
Monday, March 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Join us on Monday evenings to discuss a broad selection of nonfiction. 


This month's selection is Nomadland by Jessica Bruder. From the beet fields of North Dakota to Amazon's CamperForce program, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans.

Copies of this month's selection will be available at the library. Call 815-534-6173 for more information, or to register.

Wee Ones (6-23 months)
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Little ones aged 6 months - 23 months and their adult caregivers are invited to share simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and time for play!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

Toddler Time (2 years)
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Children aged 2 years and their adult caregivers are invited to share stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft!


Walk-In Registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid FPLD library card.

Top Shelf Tuesdays
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Top Shelf Tuesdays -- Books.Banter.Booze. -- Adults 21+ will discuss a variety of books, from the latest fiction and mystery, controversial nonfiction, and popular young adult, and more. 


This month we will discuss The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson. Ted Severson meets Lily Kintner while waiting for a flight. After a few too many, he confesses that his wife is cheating on him and he has thought of killing her. Lily agrees and says some people are "the kind worth killing." She offers to help.

Copies of the book will be made available to check out at the library one month prior to the meeting date. register online or call 815-534-6173.

Toddler Time (2 years)
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Children aged 2 years and their adult caregivers are invited to share stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft!


Walk-In Registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid FPLD library card.

PJ Story Time (3-8 years with Adult)
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite adult and a cuddly stuffed animal, and join us for stories, songs, a snack, and a take-home craft!


Wee Ones (6-23 months)
Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Little ones aged 6 months - 23 months and their adult caregivers are invited to share simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and time for play!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

Preschool Story Time (3-5 year olds)
Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM

3D Printed Sculptures
Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Make your own sculpture out of digital clay. No technical skills required.  

Registration is required. Please register online or call 815-534-6173.  PLEASE NOTE: Frankfort Library card holders have priority registration. Non-FPLD patrons may register one week prior to each session.

Participants may print one 3D object free of charge.

Build & Carve
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Sign up to use our 3D Printer or CNC Mill. Possible projects include making your own models, game pieces, replacement parts, stamps, and engravings. Staff will provide assistance with using machines and software. 

Registration required. Register online or call 815-534-6173. The Learning Lab equipment is only available to FPLD Cardholders age 13+.

Cut & Sew
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 9:30 AM

Sign up to use one of our sewing machines or our Silhouette Cameo cutter. Make your own projects: sew hems, pillows, skirts & more, or use the cutter to make cards, stickers, decals, or other paper crafts. Staff will provide assistance with using the machines and the Silhouette software. 

Registration required. Register online or call 815-534-6173. The Learning Lab equipment is only available to FPLD Cardholders age 13+.

Sew an Infinity Scarf
Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Learn basic sewing techniques as you make a stylish spring infinity scarf. All supplies are provided. 


Registration is required. Please register online or call 815-534-6173. PLEASE NOTE: Frankfort Library card holders have priority registration. Non-FPLD patrons may register one week prior to each session.

PLEASE NOTE: A non-refundable $5 supply is required and payable online at time of registration or at the Circulation Desk. All fees must be paid prior to program start time.

Big thanks to the Friends of the Frankfort Public Library District for sponsoring our sewing machines.

Dance Party (Ages 3 and up)
Monday, March 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Let's get together for a fun afternoon of dancing. We will be bouncing and hopping, wiggling and freezing, and lots more! Favorite music will be played for us to dance the day away.

Frankfort Creates: Writing Lab with Ms. Sarah (gr. 6-12, college)
Monday, March 19, 2018 at 3:30 PM
Former writing tutor, English major and your one and only teen librarian, Ms. Sarah, will be available on a first-come, first serve basis to read your essay, your short story, or other writing and give feedback to students.  

Windows 10 Basics
Monday, March 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Want to learn more about Windows 10? Come to this class to learn what's new, what's the same, and what you can do to make your experience more comfortable. Laptops will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

PLEASE NOTE: FPLD cardholders have priority registration. Non-FPLD patrons can register one week prior to the class.

General Primary Election Polling Place
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Polling Place for Frankfort Precincts: 024 & 026

Friends of the Library Governing Board
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 11:30 AM
Monthly meeting of the Governing Board of the Friends of the Frankfort Public Library.

Tuesday With Friends
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Join us on Tuesday afternoons to discuss an eclectic selection of fiction, biography, mystery and nonfiction. 


This month we are reading The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld. Private Investigator Naomi Cottle is known as the Child Finder. She is called in when, after three years, Madison Culver has not been found after going missing while Christmas tree hunting with her parents. Told from the perspective of both Naomi and Madison, we gain insight into the past and current situation. Copies of this month's selection will be available at the library. 

This month's book discussion will take place at the Frankfort Public Library, Meeting Room A. Register online or call 815-534-6173.

Frankfort Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 7:00 AM
This FREE monthly Frankfort Chamber of Commerce event is open to the public.  We will begin with networking until 8:00 am at which time we will have a short educational presentation presented by our Chamber Staff.  They will speak with us about the benefits of membership.  After that we will welcome new members and then all members will be invited to share their 30 second business commercial.

PowerPoint Basics (2013)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Come to this class to learn the basics of creating Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 slideshows. Slideshows can include animation, narration, images, videos, and much more. Registration required. 

Please note: Priority registration given to FPLD cardholders; non-FPLD cardholders may register one week prior to the session.


Sew a Lavender Eye Pillow
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 7:00 PM
DIY a lavender eye pillow!  It may not take the full hour, but it will take a full amount of fun. All supplies provided. Beginners Welcome!


Registration is required. Please register online or call 815-534-6173. PLEASE NOTE: Frankfort Library card holders have priority registration. Non-FPLD patrons may register one week prior to each session.

Excel 2013 Basics
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Excel is a great program to help you organize numbers and information. This class will help you find the important parts of the software, show you how to make simple formulas, and illustrate how it can help you in your life and work.

Registration is required. Register online or call 815-534-6173. PLEASE NOTE: FPLD cardholders have priority registration. Non-FPLD patrons can register one week prior to the class.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Sensory Play Date (Ages 1-3)
Friday, March 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Children aged 1-3 and their adult caregivers are invited to join us for fun activities designed for young children with special needs or sensory integration challenges.

Build & Carve
Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Sign up to use our 3D Printer or CNC Mill. Possible projects include making your own models, game pieces, replacement parts, stamps, and engravings. Staff will provide assistance with using machines and software. 

Registration required. Register online or call 815-534-6173. The Learning Lab equipment is only available to FPLD Cardholders age 13+.

Preschool Story Time (3-5 year olds)
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Game Day at the Library (Grades K-5)
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Looking for something to do during Spring Break?  Why not come to the library and play some games?  We'll have a variety of board games, card games, mind games, and more available for you to play with your family and friends.


Walk-in registration.

Wee Ones (6-23 months)
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Little ones aged 6 months - 23 months and their adult caregivers are invited to share simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and time for play!


Walk-in registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid Frankfort library card.

Toddler Time (2 years)
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Children aged 2 years and their adult caregivers are invited to share stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft!


Walk-In Registration.  Priority will be given to attendees with a valid FPLD library card.