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The Purpose of the Franklin County Public Library District is to collect, maintain, and disseminate information, with special emphasis on stimulating the community’s interests and appreciation for reading and learning. The Franklin County Public Library District strives to provide a foundation for building a literate county.

One way we strive to attain this purpose is to offer programming for the adult community. We work to bring a wide range of information through various speakers. Book Discussion Groups, Healthy Living Series and Hooked on History are just examples of regular monthly programs we offer. We also bring various authors to discuss their works.

We hope you enjoy our adult programs. If you have any suggestions for other programs, please let us know.

Upcoming Events


  • October 17, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

When/Where: Brookville Library, Wed., Oct. 17th @ 6:30 pm. Born in Laurel, Indiana, this native of Franklin County went on to entertain on stage and perform in the movies for over half a century. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A Hooked on History Series program that’s sure to entertain. (more…)


  • October 18, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

When/Where: Laurel Library, Thurs., Oct. 18th @ 6:00 pm. The craft for October is painted wooden Halloween figures. All supplies are provided. (more…)


  • October 19, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where/When: Brookville Library on Fri., Oct. 19th at 7:00 pm. This program is open to the public and artists. The guest speaker will be Justin Vining, a well-known, young artist from Indianapolis who also serves on the IPAPA Board. Justin will speak on “The Business of Art”. To learn more about the painters you can (more…)


  • October 20, 2018
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us as we learn how to create captivating pixel using the Krita program. Krita is a full-featured free digital painting studio for artists who want to create professional work from start to end. Laurel Library on Sat., Oct. 20th from 12 to 2 pm. (more…)

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