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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Showcasing Family Photos
On Saturday, Jan. 24 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Forsyth Public Library, come learn some basics about how to create a heritage photo album, and then make your very own two-page layout to get started. Lana Horton, Stampin’ Up demonstrator and family history enthusiast, will showcase how album pages can work to preserve your history, share your heritage and showcase your treasured photographs. There will also be samples of other crafts you can do that feature your photographs, including shadow boxes, digital scrapbooking and vintage photo tags. Advance registration is required.

Got a High-Tech Gift?
If you found a shiny new tablet or eReader device waiting for you under the tree this year, don’t forget all the wonderful databases available through the Materials Search link on the library’s webpage. From databases of legal documents to free music downloads to ebooks and audiobooks, there are many resources available to library patrons. Use your new device to its full potential by exploring all the digital opportunities today!

Resolve to Improve Your Finances This Year
If one of your resolutions this year was to get a better handle on your finances, the library has a free online resource to help make that a reality. Morningstar Investment Research Center, accessible through the Materials Search link on the library’s webpage, allows library patrons to get comprehensive information about stocks and funds, to screen for exchange-traded funds, to get return information on various investment indexes and to access portfolio tools and calculators. Just sign in with your library card number or come in to the library and you’ll be on your way.

Bookkeepers
The Bookkeepers Book Group will meet on Friday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. The group will discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown. The book tells the story of the nine young men from the University of Washington who came together to win gold at the 1936 Olympics. New members are always welcome.

Tech Club
Tech Club will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 10-11:30 a.m. This program is for adults who need assistance with their iPads or iPhones, or for those wanting to spend time with other like-minded people who enjoy using their devices. Remember to bring your device as well as any questions you might have.

Baby TALK and Storytimes
Baby TALK continues in the month of January. For children ages birth through 3 and their caregivers, these informal sessions are on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:15 a.m. and include books, songs, fingerplays and opportunities for caregivers to share concerns and celebrate achievements. Storytimes continue in January, with a focus on wintry themes. For children ages 3-5, these sessions continue Thursday mornings from 10-10:45 a.m. and feature stories and crafts. On Jan. 29, come for a very special Storytime as the library celebrates Backwards Day! Come to Storytime in your best backwards outfit and see how much fun backwards can be.

Edible Drop-in Craft
Drop in to the library between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17 for a fun, edible craft! Kids and adults will learn how to decorate their very own snowman cupcake. We’ll have all the supplies you need to personalize your snowman. No registration is necessary, and all ages are welcome to join. Come make this fun and tasty treat!

Library Commission meeting
The Library Commission cancelled its January meeting. The group meets again on Feb. 11. 

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