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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lip Sync Contest
Forsyth Public Library held its first-ever lip sync contest on July 15. All of the performers put their heart, soul and some great costuming into their acts. After deliberations by our judges, the group The Dream Team — Coletin Towner and Audrey Bradford — was declared the winner with Don’t Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John and Kiki Dee. 

Last Call for Prizes
The last day to turn in your summer reading logs and get prizes is Saturday, Aug. 1. Don’t wait until it’s too late to collect the prizes you earned! While you are at the library, take a few minutes to complete a survey telling us what you thought about this summer’s programs. 

Family LEGO
On Saturday, Aug. 1, from 10-11 a.m., Family LEGO returns to the library! Families with builders of all ages are invited to come and build with the library’s LEGO block collection. No registration is necessary. Drop by and build something great!

Read S’More Books
Even though the summer reading program is ending, that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! On Monday, Aug. 10, be sure to drop by the library to check out s’more books in honor of National S’Mores Day. To really get in the spirit of things, the library will provide walking s’mores. Don’t let the last few days of summer slip away without having a good book in your hand, so stop by the library to check out s’more!

Food for Thought
The Food for Thought book group will meet on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. to discuss Six Years by Harlan Coben. The novel centers around a man who learns that the love of his life, whom he hasn’t seen since she married someone else six years before, has recently become widowed. When he goes to her husband’s funeral to catch a glimpse of her, he finds an imposter in her place.

Library Card is a back-to-school essential
When you are stocking up on back-to-school supplies, don’t forget one of the most important: your child’s library card! Having their very own library card signifies the next step in increased responsibility and independence, and it guarantees access to literacy and information for your child. Children who have a library card are more likely to visit the library, and studies show that first graders who frequent the library will still have noticeably higher scores in math and science in the third grade. Any child who is old enough to sign their name can have their own library card with a parent’s signature. Stop by the library and get one for your child today!

New Library Materials
Every month, the library updates its new materials link on the library’s webpage and Facebook page. Finding something new to read has never been easier. Simply look under the “New This Month” heading on the right-hand side of the webpage, click on what genre or material you are looking for, and you are taken directly to the library’s online catalog. There, you can see all the newest additions to the library’s collection and if a particular item is available, and it will allow you to place a hold on the item as well!

Book Group Speaks with Author
Bookkeepers Book Discussion Group recently chatted with John Gilstrap, author of Even Steven and other books. Mr. Gilstrap joined the library event via Skype from his home in Virginia and talked about his books and writing process. When asked how he gets ideas for books, Mr. Gilstrap said, “It’s a great time to be a thriller writer” because of inspiration from world events. Dave Webb, one of the founding members of the group and also a published author, contacted Mr. Gilstrap about speaking to the group, and group discussion leader Maria Dent made the arrangements. Bookkeepers meets again on Friday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. to discuss Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes. New members are always welcome. 

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