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April Library News & Announcements

Program Flyers for all branches and recent Press Releases from Frankfort Community Public Library.

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Psi Iota Xi Student Art Show

The Frankfort Community Public Library will host the annual Psi Iota Xi Student Art Show April 3–May 5 in the Anna & Harlan Hubbard Art Gallery. The exhibit, organized by the Psi Iota Xi’s Beta Tau chapter, includes artwork created by students from all four Clinton County secondary schools. A reception and an awards ceremony are scheduled for Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please email Lori Brubaker at


Riding the Rails

The Clinton County and the Boone County genealogical societies will have a combined meeting at the Lebanon Public Library on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. Amber Oldenburg will give a presentation entitled “Riding the Rails: Discovering the Hobos and
Vagabonds in Your Family History.” Hobos, tramps, and vagabonds—collectively known as itinerant workers—constituted a population of close to 100,000 people. Altogether, they traveled and worked throughout the Midwest, Great Plains, and Mountain West between 1870
and 1940. This presentation will introduce attendees to the history of this subculture using documents like tramp ledgers, letters, and diaries as well as assist them with locating the hobos in their families and telling their stories. Oldenburg is a genealogist, lecturer, and social media manager with a degree in family history research from Brigham Young University-Idaho. She currently serves as an online instructor in the family history research program at BYU-Idaho.

Join us at 6 p.m. for a half hour of socializing before the program begins. The meeting, which will be held in the large meeting room, is free and open to the public.


W.L. Simon Book Talk

The Frankfort Community Public Library (FCPL) is excited to have Frankfort’s own mixed media artist and author, Wendy Simon, discuss her first published book, Discovering Perhaps, Saturday, April 27 at 12 p.m. As a full-time artist, Simon spends her days sculpting animals with unique personalities. In her novel, she brings her whimsical cartoon taxidermy characters to life.

Discovering Perhaps is a captivating journey of courage, self-discovery, and the transformative force of love. Follow Violet as she embarks on a quest to save a magical world, discovering the true essence of home, family, and the limitless possibilities awaiting those who dare to explore.

Join Simon in Harry’s Coffee Bar to hear more about her book, the first in what will become a trilogy, and how she was able to bring her mixed media artwork to life within the pages. For more information, please email Lori Brubaker at