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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tech Club is all new!
Come to Tech Club at the Forsyth Public Library, a chance for adults to help each other with technology. Gavena Dahlman, coordinator of Access Services at Richland Community College’s Kitty Lindsay Learning Resources Center, will lead the group and help participants find answers to questions about smart phones, tablets or e-readers. Dahlman will also answer questions about the Forsyth Public Library’s electronic resources. The first meeting of this new group will be 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 25 in the library’s conference room. Bring your devices with you for some high-tech show and tell. No registration is necessary, but participants are encouraged to send any specific questions in advance to to allow time for specific answers to be researched. If you can’t come to the first meeting, or if you want to mark your calendars in advance, the club’s second meeting will be 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22.

Food for Thought Book Group
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini is the next book selected by the Food for Thought Book Discussion Group. The group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 13 to share pizza and discuss this moving story of family, friendship and faith. All are welcome to attend.

There’s no school on Wednesday, March 26, so come to the library at 1 p.m. for a movie and a snack. We will show Frozen (PG, 102 minutes). Age 6 and younger must have an adult present.

Create some fun at the library’s LEGO Club at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 11. Children age 7 and older are invited to explore the library’s collection of LEGO blocks. Ages 5-6 are welcome with an adult.

Preschool Storytimes
Storytimes continue through the end of April at the Forsyth Public Library. 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 from 9:30 to 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.

DVDs at the Library
When the weather gets cold and gray, why not stay in and enjoy a movie? Come in and check out something to watch on these long winter nights. The library has a collection of almost 2,000 DVDs, including some old favorites, new releases and TV shows for children and adults. You can check out up to 10 DVDs at a time, so stock up for your own movie night today!

Looking for something? Library has access to 9 million items
Did you know that if you want to check out an item from the library but there isn’t a copy of what you’re looking for on the shelf, you can have it delivered to the library free of charge? There are over 400 libraries in the Illinois Heartland Library System that share resources, and it’s even possible to get items from out of state. With more than 9 million items in the database, chances are we have what you’re looking for. You can come to the library and have staff members order items for you, or you can order them yourself through the Share Online Catalog (found under Materials Search on the library’s website). If you need help ordering an item or assigning a password to your library card so you can order online or if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to stop by or give the library a call.

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