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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Your Library Card – A Superpower!

Are you faster than a speeding bullet? Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Probably not. But with a Forsyth Public Library card, you can do some pretty amazing things. Do you need books, magazines, videos, music? Entertainment, educational resources, travel guides, home repair info? Your library card gives you free access to 10 million items from over 480 libraries around the state. What’s more, with the click of a mouse or the tap of a finger, you can bring e-books, audiobooks, magazines, music and information sources right to your phone or tablet (even Superman can’t do that). September is National Library Card Sign-up Month – do you have yours? And just for school-aged kids: Come in Saturday, September 9 any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to try our Superhero Library Scavenger Hunt! Bring a cell phone or tablet with a QR code reader app (or you can use the library’s iPad). We’ll give you clues to track down in the library. If you complete the mission, you win a prize! No registration is necessary.

Story Time

Preschool Story Times return Friday mornings at 10 a.m. starting September 15. Children ages 2-5 and siblings are welcome. Activities and crafts will reinforce selected books and themes each week. Preschoolers will learn about circles and spots at our kickoff story time, Dot Day. No registration is necessary.

Baby Talk

Baby TALK Time is held every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the library. These informal parent/child sessions are for families with children birth to age 3. Baby TALK sessions are led by trained teachers and provide opportunities to share parenting concerns and celebrate achievements while enjoying books, songs and fingerplays.

Roald Dahl Day

A program not just for Twits or Witches! School-age Roald Dahl fans are invited to a celebration of this beloved children’s writer, creator of Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, and The BFG, just to name a few of his classics. On Saturday, September 16 kids can drop in between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to make lickable wallpaper from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and an origami Fantastic Mr. Fox. Remember to check out some of your favorite Roald Dahl books and movies before you leave! No registration is necessary.

Dance with Me

Come Brain Dance with Michi Barber from The Dance Centre! Children and their adult partner will dance and learn together, exploring fun movement patterns that provide a body and brain workout. Activities are designed for ages 16 months through 3, but all children not yet in kindergarten are welcome to attend. Sessions are offered September 19, October 17 and November 21 at 10 a.m. No registration is necessary.

Book Discussion Groups

Food for Thought Book Group will meet Thursday, September 14 at 6 p.m. to discuss Anne Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread. Against the backdrop of an aging home, the Whitshank family life is embroidered with both exhilaration and disappointment, secrets and triumphs. The Bookkeepers Book Group will meet Friday, September 15 at 10 a.m. to discuss Kent Haruf’s Our Souls at Night. Facing widowhood, a Colorado woman hopes to relieve her loneliness by stepping up her relationship with a fellow widower and neighbor. Book group discussions are open to any adults.

Tech Club

Are you interested in learning more about computers, smart phones and other technology? Whether you are just learning about computers or want to advance your existing skills, the library’s Tech Club can help. Join us Tuesday, September 12 from 10-11:30 a.m. Instructor Val Bock, from VCB Consulting, will discuss routine maintenance for computers, tablets and phones. She will also talk about what to expect for the upcoming iOS11 updates from Apple. No registration is necessary. Tech Club will continue every second Tuesday of the month through November.

Outsmart the Scammers

Incidents of fraud are on the rise and scammers’ tactics are becoming more complex. On Tuesday, September 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Jessica Ashmore, financial advisor with Edward Jones, will discuss how to Outsmart the Scammers. She’ll highlight red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, resources you can turn to in the event you are targeted and steps you can take now to help protect you and your loved ones. No registration necessary.

Adult Watercolor Class

Learn how to create with watercolor! Instructor Jennifer Stout will lead participants step-by-step in creating a beautiful watercolor landscape in an adult class on Saturday, September 23 from 10-11:30 a.m. Advance registration is required.

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