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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Library Renovations
Forsyth Public Library will be closed from Monday, Feb. 23 through Saturday, March 14. This three-week closure will be used for the library to get a new coat of paint and new carpeting, as well as a new shelf layout. Forsyth Library items that are checked out before the library closes will have extended due dates to cover the period of renovations. Items can still be returned via the drop box outside the library, but items cannot be checked out during this time. Because of this, make sure to stock up on items before Monday, Feb. 23, and remember that your Forsyth card can be used at all area libraries. Thank you for your patience with us during this closure. We will reopen the library as soon as possible. Stay tuned to the library’s website and Facebook page for updates.

Tech Club
Tech Club will meet Feb. 17 from 10-11:30 a.m. This month the group will focus on apps that support good health or promote healthy habits to celebrate American Heart Month. Bring your iPads and iPhones along with any questions you may have. New members are always welcome.

Magazine Sale
Mark your calendars for the library’s annual Magazine and Used Materials Sale! The sale is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 and from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14. All items in the sale have been withdrawn from the library’s collection for reasons of datedness, condition or lack of circulation. Items include: DVDs (50 cents each), magazines (10 cents each) and VHS videos, audiobooks, and books (25 cents each). Proceeds from the sale go to the village’s general fund.

Food for Thought
The Food for Thought Book Group will meet Thursday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. to discuss Wonder by R.J. Palacio. The novel revolves around 10-year-old August, who bears severe facial disfigurations despite undergoing 27 surgeries, and his parents’ decision to send him to middle school after a life of home schooling.

Bookkeepers
The Bookkeepers Book Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Feb 20 to discuss Love Anthony by Lisa Genova. The novel is told from the point of view of Anthony, a nonverbal boy with autism, and features his perspectives on life and unconditional love.  

Story Time and Baby TALK
Both Baby TALK and Story Time will be on hiatus during the library’s renovations but will resume at their normal times once the library reopens. Baby TALK, a group for ages birth through 3 and their caregivers, meets Wednesdays from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Trained Baby TALK instructors lead these informal sessions that feature books, songs, fingerplays and the opportunity for caregivers to share concerns and celebrate achievements. Story Time meets Thursday mornings from 10-10:45 a.m. and is for children ages 3-5. February’s featured topics will range from underwear to weather to Valentine’s Day and more.  

IRS Tax Forms
The Internal Revenue Service has greatly reduced the number/variety of tax forms it is sending out to libraries this tax season, but the library is still able to assist patrons in obtaining the necessary forms. Any federal and state forms can be printed at the library for 10 cents per page. To view and download federal forms online, visit IRS.gov/Forms. To order tax products online to be delivered by mail, visit IRS.gov/orderforms. To order tax products by phone to be delivered by mail, call 1-800-829-3676. 

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