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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Terrific Tuesdays

Silly Safaris brings a variety of reptiles, mammals, birds, and bugs to the library on June 18. This live animal show is the perfect blend of fact and fun. Join us June 25 at Forsyth Public Library for the comedy magic of Rick Eugene. Get ready for laughter, surprises, and interactive entertainment! All are welcome to attend our Tuesday shows at 2 p.m. each week, and no registration is required.

Create & Discover Thursdays

The Illinois Extension’s 4-H staff will lead the Kids Cook classes on June 20. Kids will learn more about nutrition and will be able to create some of their own dishes using provided ingredients. Our spring STEAM instructor Cheryl Higgs will be back on June 27 for Showtime STEAM. Come try out some movie-inspired science, technology, engineering, art and math activities. Sign up for either the 12:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. sessions of these programs at by searching for Forsyth Public Library. Thursday programs are for ages 6 and up, and registration is required.

Teen and Tween Programs

On Wednesday, June 19, Illinois Extension’s 4-H program brings us the Teen/Tween Food Challenge! Teens will go up against their opponents to prepare nutritious meals and snacks in a fun and competitive way, then present each dish to a panel of judges. On June 26, try your hand at dramatic acting with the improv class. Instructor Julia Monette is a part-time actress in Chicago where she starred in the Pinkalicious musical in 2011. Teens will have a chance to learn about improvisation and act together with their peers. Both programs begin at 1 p.m. and require advance registration.

Story Times

Come join the Story Time fun on Fridays at 10 a.m. with themed sessions specifically designed for ages 2-5. On June 21, We’re Going on a Picnic! Then Rock Springs will be here for Frog Music Story Time on June 28. Each session features stories, songs, games and a fun craft to create and take home. Siblings are welcome to attend.


Parents and caregivers of children ages birth to 3 are welcome to join their youngsters for a time of interaction through story, song, and play led by trained Baby TALK instructors. Baby TALK is at the library every Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:15 am. No registration is required.

Dance with Me

Dance and learn with your little one at the library! Join Michi Barber from the Dance Centre at 10 a.m. on June 18 as she encourages development through music and dance. Sessions are geared for ages 16 months through 3 years, but all children not yet in kindergarten are welcome. No registration is required.

Family Game Show

Bring your family to the library for some family game show fun on Saturday, June 29 from 1-2 p.m. Your family will be challenged with book-inspired Family Feud and mini-games between each round. Advance registration is required.

QR Code Scavenger Hunts

Stop by each Monday in June and July between 10 a.m. and noon for a QR Code scavenger hunt. Discover new clues at the library each week for a chance to win a prize. Once you crack the clue, use a device to scan the QR code. Scavenger hunts are open to all ages, and no registration is necessary.


The Reckoning by John Grisham is the June title for the Bookkeepers Book Group. Join the group on Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m. at the library for a discussion about this best-selling legal thriller.

Zumba Party

Join us for Zumba every Monday in June and July from 10-11 a.m. in the community room with instructor Jenny Ahlswede. From beginners to advanced, all adults and teens are welcome. Please wear tennis shoes and clothes suitable for a workout.


Join local suspense author J.D. Webb on Monday, June 17 from 1-2 p.m. to learn more about writing and getting published. Anyone 10 and up is encouraged to meet with Mr. Webb for specialized one-on-one consultations. No advance registration required.

Genealogy Basics

Are you ready to trace your family’s history but not sure how to start? Instructor Donna Schaal will help beginning genealogists discover how to research and record family information. Genealogy basics will be offered on Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. No registration is required.

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