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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Adult valentine card-making
Get ready for Valentine’s Day by attending a card-making class for adults from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at Forsyth Public Library. Led by Stampin’ Up demonstrator Jennifer Horton-Motter, participants will make three cards with themes of friendship, anniversary wishes and Valentine’s Day greetings. All supplies will be provided. Please register in advance.

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.

Preschool Storytimes
Let your preschooler have fun at Forsyth Public Library storytimes. 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 every Wednesday from 9:30-10:15 a.m. 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.

Pete the Cat
Come rock and groove with Pete the Cat from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Forsyth Public Library. We will have Pete the Cat crafts, games and, of course, snacks. This event is for ages 5-8. Please register in advance because space is limited.

Join us at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 for LEGO Club. Children ages 7 and up will create masterpieces with the library’s collection of LEGO blocks. Ages 5-6 are welcome with an adult.

Food for Thought Book Group
Food for Thought Book Group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 to discuss In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson. Cupcakes will be served in honor of the group’s first anniversary. Come join us!

New Copier
The library’s new copier is up and running. Library staff members are excited to help patrons with all the wonderful services the copier provides. The machine also scans, functions as a fax machine and serves as a printer for computers in the library. It is capable of printing items from a USB drive as well as scanning items to a USB drive or to email. The price for printing single-sided black-and-white pages (10 cents) has not changed, and it is now possible for patrons to print in color (50 cents for single-sided pages).

Freegal Music
Forsyth residents can now download up to five songs per week with Freegal Music, an increase over the three songs previously allowed. Freegal Music, available on the library’s web page, is an online database that provides access to songs from Sony Music and other labels. The music files are DRM-free, do not expire and are compatible with PCs, Macs, iPods, iPads, most smartphones and other MP3-compatible devices. The Freegal Music apps are available in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Access Freegal (as in free and legal) through the “materials search” section of the library’s web page at Look for the Freegal icon to access the resource, then enter your Forsyth library card number and browse through the millions of songs available. Library staff members are happy to help you with any questions.

Library Commission Meeting
The Village of Forsyth Library Commission meeting will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 12. The meeting will be held in the Conference Room at the Forsyth Public Library. If you have any questions, please call Village Hall at 877-9445.

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