Franklin Library

Girls Fight Back: Self Defense for Teen Girls


Girls, ages 13-18, are invited to a self-defense class designed for teen girls and instructed by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.


This event includes a discussion that covers the basics of self-defense and then some hands-on training.

This program is free; Registration is required and parents will need to sign a waiver for participants.


Paws to Read

For readers of any age who love dogs, this is your chance! You can read to a dog at the library.

Paws to Read will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday January 20 at the Franklin Library.

The library will supply the books, or you can bring your favorite.

Advance registration is required. Call either library to register.

Registrants will be contacted prior to January 20 with their specific time to read during the one-hour event.

All dogs are trained Therapy Dogs.


A Healing Hike on the Buckeye Trail

After CW Spencer lost his kid brother Dave to suicide - the second suicide of a close family member within five years - he began his 1,444-mile hike on Ohio's Buckeye Trail.  He followed that with his book, Hiking Without Dave.  Join CW as he walks that journey again, this time with words and photos.  Share laughter and maybe a tear or two as you come along on his journey of hope and healing.

CW resides in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, with his wife Bonnie.  As much as he enjoyed the outdoor nature walks with his middle school science students before he retired from teaching, it is no surprise that he now loves to hike the scenic paths and back roads of the Buckeye Trail.  Sometimes he even talks Bonnie into joining him.

Books available for purchase.  Open Seating.




T(w)een Game Time

Hang out with your friends and make new ones.

If you like to play videogames, board games, or instruments, then this is the place to be!                                                                                                                            

Snacks and pizza will be provided.  Ages 9-18!

*Registration is required.  Please sign up at the Franklin Library, 937-746-2665.*


9,000 Miles On a 2,200 Mile Trail

Since 1989 Andy “Captain Blue” Niekamp has hiked 9,000 miles on the Appalachian Trail (AT), a continuous footpath that runs through 14 states from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Maine.  He has been awarded four “2,000 miler” certificates by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and is a Life Member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

He is one of a dozen people worldwide who has reported completing the entire AT four or more times.  He first became interested in backpacking in the Boy Scouts, took his first solo hike on the AT in 1989 and has section hiked the AT end-to-end over four times.  He finds each hike gets easier and more enjoyable.  During this presentation you will take a photo journey from Georgia to Maine on the AT and Andy will give advice about mail drops, shuttles, hitchhiking and hiker hostels. 

Program is free and open to all ages.  No registration is required. 



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