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Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Writer’s Life

A woman wipes a smudge off her ATM screen one night. A small child sits on a bench outside a shop in a busy mall. A cool breeze from a quiet river wafts over a woman as she begins her work. What do these seemingly innocuous events have in common? They all resulted in a mystery novel. You’re invited to learn how everyday life experiences can become the foundation of fiction. On Monday, June 18 at 1 p.m. at Forsyth Public Library, author J.D. Webb will discuss how ordinary moments can be the start of a creative, enjoyable story. Join us for this fun and lively glimpse into the life of a writer. You might be inspired to try writing your own narrative. Webb returns to the library on Monday, June 25 from 1-2 p.m. to meet one-on-one with anyone who would like to talk about writing and getting published.

Dance With Me

Brain Dance with Michi Barber from The Dance Centre at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19. Children and their adult partner will dance and learn together, exploring movement that provides a body and brain workout. Activities are designed for ages 16 months through 3, but all children not yet in kindergarten are welcome. Come dance for free! No registration is necessary.

Terrific Tuesdays

Really READiculous brings us a fast-paced, fun program on Tuesday, June 19 at 2 p.m. that makes children’s books come alive! Ms. Susan and Ms. Alissa act out a READiculous number of books and demonstrate how much fun reading aloud together can be. On Tuesday, June 26 at 2 p.m. come enjoy a unique puppet presentation with Clothespin Puppets, featuring many different forms of puppetry, including hand, string, shadow, rod and television puppets.


Families with children ages birth to 3, are invited to our Baby TALK sessions on Wednesdays throughout the year from 9:30-10:15 a.m. The informal sessions provide opportunities to share parenting concerns and achievements while enjoying books, songs and finger-plays. Baby TALK is free with no registration required.

Teen/Tween Programs

Are you 10 or older? Sign up for our teen and tween programs! On Wednesday, June 20 from 1-2 p.m., build a birdhouse with staff members from Lowe’s Home Improvement. Then decoupage old maps onto the wood for a vintage, rustic look. On Wednesday, June 27 from 1-2 p.m., try your hand at the art of paper folding with Dr. Samir Patel with Origami Fun!

Create and Discover Thursdays

If you are 6 or older, you’ll want to create and discover with us on Thursdays. Create a paper airplane and plane launcher with staff members from Lowe’s Home Improvement on Thursday, June 21. Use targets to practice launching your paper airplane! On Thursday, June 28 join Professor Jill Feinstein as she brings us transportation science experiments, including walking water, rocket canisters and solar-powered cars. We offer two sessions for our Thursday programs at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Registration is required.

Story Time & Vehicle Showcase

Preschoolers, come join our fun transportation-themed Story Time Sessions designed specifically for ages 2-6. On Thursday, June 21 we will feature all kinds of trucks. On Thursday, June 28 come to our Brilliant Boat story time. Each session, beginning at 10 a.m., features a fun craft to make and take home. In June, we will end story times with a trip outside to the vehicle showcase to see some terrific modes of transportation. You won’t want to miss it. All ages are welcome to stop by and see the vehicles from 10:30-11:30 a.m. No registration is required for either event. In the case of inclement weather, the vehicle showcase will be canceled.

Bicycle Safety

Bring your bikes to the library on Saturday, June 30 from 10 a.m.-noon. Learn and practice bicycle safety with Dave Carpenter from the Decatur Bike Shop. After learning the rules of the road, venture out to the obstacle course to practice what you’ve learned. All participants MUST have a helmet and a bike with no training wheels. Please register in advance.

Zumba Party

The world’s most popular group exercise class is coming to the library. Join us for Zumba every Wednesday in June from 1-2 p.m. with instructor Jenny Ahlswede. From beginners to advanced, all adults are welcome. Please wear tennis shoes and clothes suitable for workout.

Jam Jar Lanterns

Turn jars into beautiful lanterns to brighten up your garden, porch or home. Join Shelly Smith and Jennifer Lawyer on Saturday, June 23 at 10 a.m. as they demonstrate how to create a jam jar lantern using decoupage medium, tissue paper and craft punches. Please register in advance.

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