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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Make-a-Mug Drop-In Craft
Wintry January is the perfect time to sip hot chocolate from a special mug. Come to the library anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 to make your own decorated mug to take home and enjoy. This mug with personality is guaranteed to warm your day. All ages invited and no registration is necessary.

Preschool Storytimes
If you have been looking for evening options for preschool storytime, don’t miss this opportunity. Both evening and daytime preschool storytimes are available at the Forsyth Public Library through the end of April. Sessions are held at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday and 10 a.m. every Thursday with stories, songs, fingerplays, crafts and fun with friends. Activities are appropriate for 3- to 5-year-olds, but younger siblings are welcome with their caregiver. No registration is necessary.

Baby TALK, for families with children from birth to age 3, continues 9:30-10:15 a.m. every Wednesday at the library. These informal parent/child sessions are led by trained Baby TALK instructors and provide opportunities for sharing parenting concerns and celebrating achievements while enjoying books, songs and fingerplays. No registration is necessary.

Valentines for Vets
Supplies for creating valentines for veterans will be available at the library Jan. 27 through Feb. 8. Library patrons of all ages are encouraged to create valentines showing their appreciation for those who have served. Valentines will be mailed to the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System in Danville.

New Magazines
A new year brings new magazine titles to the library. A partial list includes:

  • HGTV Magazine — offers simple yet versatile ideas for home and garden improvement, maintenance and remodeling.
  • Vegetarian Times — supports
    a healthy lifestyle through eating green and living smart, with something for everyone from vegans to those who love trying different kinds of foods.
  • Living Without — a lifestyle guide for people with allergies and food sensitivities. Live well while living without.
  • The Week — a succinct and witty digest of what’s happening in the world and what opinion makers are saying about the issues.

Other new magazine subscriptions for 2014 include: Do It Yourself, Food Network, Shutterbug, Diabetic Living and Romantic Country.

New copier
The library’s new copier has been installed. Some staff training was provided as part of the installation. The machine has several new features that should be popular with patrons, including the ability to make color copies and easily scan to email or USB.

Library Commission Reminder
There will not be a Village of Forsyth Library Commission meeting in January. Please note that the time for the meeting on Feb. 12 has been changed to 10 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Conference Room at the Forsyth Public Library. If you have any questions, call Village Hall at 877-9445.

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