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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Pop In & Sign Up
Forsyth Public Library’s “Read to the Rhythm” Summer Reading registration party is on Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. You can sign up to earn fun prizes for reading and register for summer library and park events all while enjoying fresh-popped popcorn. Drop by and register so you can start counting your reading hours right away!

Youth Garden
Stop by the library on Tuesday, June 2 from 10-11 a.m. to help us plant a beautiful flower garden. Plants will be provided by Forsyth Sunrise Rotary Club and Larry Reed. Members of the Garden Club of Decatur will provide the experience. All ages are welcome. No registration is necessary. In case of inclement weather, the rain date will be Friday, June 5 from 10-11 a.m.

Tuesday Hot Tracks
The library’s outstanding, family-friendly Tuesday programs kick off on Tuesday, June 2 from 2-3 p.m. with an interactive concert featuring Rick Rayburn that’s sure to leave you singing and dancing to a great variety of music. The following week, June 9 from 2-3 p.m., come to an interactive comedy magic show featuring Rick Eugene, where everyone will get to participate in the excitement.

Rockin’ Reading Club
This reading club is for children entering grade 4 and up, and will meet every other week in the library at 11 a.m. starting on Friday, June 5. The Rockin’ Reading Club will feature group discussions of books and the movies based on them. Registration is required, so be sure to sign up early!

Pajama Sing-Along
Wear your PJs to the library for donuts, juice and a great movie you can sing along with. The library will screen Frozen on Saturday, June 6 from 10-11:45 a.m. Children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is necessary.

Tween Canvas Pictures
On Wednesday, June 10, children ages 10-12 are invited to come to the library at 1 p.m. to make their own canvas print art from a photograph. Sign-ups are available until June 4. Participants must submit a high-quality picture no later than June 5.

Kid Talk
From 9:30-10:15 a.m. on Wednesday mornings, children ages 4-8 are invited to meet in the library’s conference room for reading fun. Kid Talk is designed for those parents who take their younger children to Baby Talk, but all are welcome. No registration is necessary.

Preschool Story Time
Children ages 2-5 are welcome to join Story Time every Thursday in June from 10-11 a.m. These sessions feature stories and crafts based on fun rhythmic themes. The theme for June 4 is Rhythm Bands. June 11 will feature Animal Rhythms, with a presentation from Scovill Zoo. No registration is necessary.

Beaded Bracelet Craft
From 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, instructors Darris Weakly and Shelly Smith will teach adults how to craft their own bracelets from colorful Czech beads and embellishments. Sign up early so you’re guaranteed a spot in this class as seats are limited.

Food for Thought
The Food for Thought book group will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 11 to discuss The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism by Kristine Barnett. The novel is a remarkable memoir of one mother’s decision to stop listening to experts who wanted to focus only on what her son couldn’t do, and instead to focus on what he could do by helping him follow his “spark.”

Maroa-Forsyth Grade School students were visited recently by Sandi Hayes, Youth Services librarian at the Forsyth Public Library, who showcased the library’s Playaway collection. Half the size of a deck of cards, Playaways are self-contained audio books that only need batteries and headphones to use. They can travel with you nearly everywhere and feature clearly marked buttons to make listening-on-the-go effortless. They can even plug in to many car audio systems. With a growing collection of titles to choose from, people of all ages are sure to find something to suit their taste.

Classroom Visits
Youth Services Librarian Sandi Hayes recently visited classes at Maroa-Forsyth Grade School to promote the library’s summer reading program. She also made a stop at Maroa-Forsyth Middle School to distribute information about the Volunteen program. If you have any questions about either of these programs, contact the library at 877-8174.

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