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Library Press Releases and Newsletter

The Frankfort Community Public Library publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, with all the latest library news. Read it here!


Press Release: Barns & Blooms

Spring is in the air at the Frankfort Community Public Library! We are thrilled about the return of “Barns & Blooms” and would like to extend an invitation for you to attend. The exhibition opening and special programming are scheduled for May 10, coinciding with the Friends of the Frankfort Public Library’s Annual Meeting. All programs are free of charge and open to the public.


The exhibition will be on view from May 10 through May 30. Beautiful paintings and photos of barns, flowers, and nature by various Indiana artists will be on display and for sale, along with historical details provided by the Indiana Barn Foundation. “Old barns form an important part of the rural American landscape and represent a link to our agricultural heritage,” as stated by the Indiana Barn Foundation.


May 10 Activities:
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Exhibit Opens to the public


9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Garden Journal Workshop with Grace Gouveia. Decorate a journal to document your garden journey
and have a keepsake for you and your family. Registration is limited, so please sign up early.


4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Farmers Market – On the 2nd floor of the library, we will have our own Farmers Market. Just in time for
Mother’s Day weekend, there will be approximately 20 vendors set up, including several farms,
greenhouses, and theme-appropriate artists. The Farmers Market and the exhibiting artists offer a
plethora of opportunities to find that unique gift.

6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Hoosier Storytellers Program
We are excited to present a special edition of our Hoosier Storytellers program with the Red Barn
Summer Theatre
. The library’s Michael Clossin, also a Red Barn alumnus, will interview Artistic Director
of the Red Barn, Michael Taylor, as well as special guests Jan McGill and Tom Bewley. They will chat
about the Barn’s 2024 lineup of shows and provide updates on the barn and its grounds. In addition,
they will share some of the history of the barn and its 55 seasons.


7 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Friends Annual Meeting and announcement of the Volunteer of the Year of the Frankfort Library.


7:15 p.m. The Indiana Barn Foundation (IBF) president, Kent Yeager, will share the vision of the IBF – raising awareness
of threatened Indiana barns. The IBF has been helpful with the historical portion of our exhibit. Along
with their presentation, IBF and Indiana Landmarks will have a shared booth with a captivating display
of their projects.


Additional Activities in May:

Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m., The Old Gray Barn will host a group for a tour of their event barn and discuss how they saved, renovated, and breathed new life into their barn. Registration is not required.


Thursday, May 30 at 4 p.m., one of our featured artists, Gwen Gutwein, will discuss her Heritage Barns of Indiana Project, which has turned into a published book, Heritage Barns of Indiana. It took over twelve years of traveling and painting to complete her 185 historic barn paintings from throughout Indiana. Gwen will share the process of creating her barn paintings and her own unique way of preserving historic barns. Her book, Heritage Barns of Indiana, will be available for sale during her visit at the Frankfort Library.


This program has been made possible through a Historic Preservation Education Grant from Indiana Landmarks, Indiana Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Additional Sponsors:
Primary Sponsors: VFW #1110, Industrial Federal Credit Union
Co-Sponsors: Encompass Credit Union, Fraternal Order of Eagles #976
General Sponsor: Gangwer Powers Insurance Agency


We are sincerely grateful for the above agencies’ generous funding of our projects. Please join us as we learn more about the history and stories of our barns and the arrival of the new season’s blooms.

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More information and list of participating vendors and exhibiting artists here.


Press Release: Clinton County Orchestra Mother’s Day Concert

The Frankfort Community Public Library will be hosting the Clinton County Orchestra for two free concerts to close out their concert season.
The first concert will be a Mother’s Day event, taking place on Saturday, May 11, at 7:00 p.m. This session will feature classical arrangements such as Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 Adagio un poco mosso.

The second, and Clinton County Orchestra’s final concert of the season, will be July 20 at 7 p.m. The program is still unreleased, but it promises to be a movie score concert that you will not want to miss.

Both concerts will take place in the Skanta Theatre, located on the second level of the library, and the doors will open at 6:15 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. Seats are first come, first served. For more information, please email Lori Brubaker at

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Press Release: Oh Dang! Bigfoot Stole My Car

“You’re supposed to be heading to a friend’s place for a sweet birthday party. But you stopped to buy a card, and when you came out… oh, dang! Your car is being stolen! And is that Bigfoot at the wheel?! It’s time to go on a wacky road trip and chase that sasquatch down!”

Oh Dang! Bigfoot Stole My Car is a simple one-shot cooperative table-top roll-playing game (Think Dungeons and Dragons, but with less math.) where you and your friends must work together to reclaim your car from the illusive Bigfoot. Dice will be provided, and characters will be created at the start of the session.

This event is open to everyone from Middle School to adult. Participation is free but registration is required. Registration begins May 1. Each date is a full game, not a continuing story.

Saturday, June 8 @ 2:00 p.m. — Frankfort (Lower Level Meeting Room)
Tuesday, June 18 @ 5:00 p.m. – Michigan Road
Tuesday, July 9 @ 5:00 p.m. — Mulberry
Tuesday, July 16 @ 5:00 p.m. — Rossville

For more information, please email Alyson Mahn at

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Press Release: Davis & Devitt Concert

The Frankfort Community Public Library is excited to host Davis & Devitt in the
Skanta Theatre on Saturday, May 18, as the second concert in our 2024 season.
This duo is comprised of Sharlee Davis and Will Devitt. They have taken their roots’ blend of folk rock, blues, country, acoustic, pop, and jazz to countless audiences throughout the Midwest.

The two have shared the stage with many popular artists, such as K.D. Lang, John Prine, Cowboy Junkies, Greg Brown, Tuck and Patti, and Carrie Newcomer.
Davis & Devitt’s original songs appear in several independent films and have been covered by new artists on Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee. Their latest album, “Days Like This,” is a collection of 12 original songs, mostly written between April 2020 and April 2021. Inventive guitar, smooth harmonies, and great songs all add up to a unique and exciting sound heralded by critics and fans alike.

Individual concert tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the Frankfort Community Public Library’s circulation desk or by calling (765) 654- 8746.

Please email Vicki Moyer, Arts and Education Clerk, at with any questions regarding the concert series.


Press Release: Art Adventure Camp

Are you looking for a fun, creative way for your kids to kick off Summer Reading? Look no further than the Frankfort Community Public Library’s Art Adventure Camp for ages 8–17. Camp will be 10 a.m.–noon each day, June 3–7. Your children’s creative juices should flow as they produce artwork inspired by various famous artists each day. Attendees will also learn to work as a team while making a collaborative sculpture. Creations will be displayed in the Hubbard Gallery through the end of June, so campers will be able to share the adventure with family, friends, and the community.

Participation is free, but registration is required. Registration opens May 1. For more information, please email Lori Brubaker at