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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Need a Library Card?
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. To celebrate, Forsyth Public Library is inviting everyone to stop by the library to see what’s new, and to sign up for a library card. Sign up to get a Forsyth Public Library card for the first time during the month of September and have a chance to win a $10 Staples gift card. Library cards do more than just allow you to check out books, movies and audiobooks. With your library card, you can access all of the digital content the library subscribes to. The library also has a coffee area where you can sit and read the paper, clusters of tables perfect for some quiet studying, and computers for public use, including for those without internet access or printers at home. Library staff can also help recommend materials and help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Stop by the library and see what resources are available for you today!

Story Time
Story Time returns! From 10-10:45 a.m. every Thursday morning, the library welcomes children ages 3-5 and their caregivers for Story Time. These fun sessions feature stories and crafts based on the theme of the day and continue through mid-December. No registration is necessary.

  • Sept. 17 – It’s Birthday Party time! Wear your favorite hat and listen to fun birthday stories.
  • Sept. 24 – Today is Johnny Appleseed’s birthday! Come to Story Time wearing red to celebrate, and be ready to get messy with paint!

Baby TALK sessions continue at the library. For families with children from birth to age 3, these informal parent/child sessions are every Wednesday from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Trained Baby TALK instructors lead the sessions and provide opportunities for sharing parenting concerns and celebrating achievements while enjoying books, songs and fingerplays. No registration is necessary.

Tech Club
After taking a summer break, Tech Club is back. This group concentrates primarily on iPads, but iPhone users will find the meetings informative as well. Join the club Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 10-11:30 a.m. in the library’s conference room. Program leader Lisa Marz says the September meeting will be a look at basic settings and applications and examples of how to use them, followed by an informal sharing time. No registration is necessary. Participants are encouraged to bring their iPads. Tech Club continues on every third Tuesday of the month through November.

Food for Thought
The Food for Thought book group meets on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. The group will discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin, a book the Minneapolis Star Tribune called “a fun, page-turning delight.”

The Bookkeepers book group meets Friday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. to discuss The Lemon Jelly Cake by Madeline Babcock Smith. With a Central Illinois setting, this novel showcases the delights of growing up in a small town in the early 1900s.

Testing & Education Database
Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Testing & Education Reference Center allows you to search thousands of college and graduate school entries, identify scholarships that meet your financial needs, take online practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education and career goals.

Available from home with a Forsyth Public Library card or in the library for any user, TERC is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life. Access this resource from the library’s web page (, click “materials search” and look for the TERC icon. Your library card barcode number is your password for access outside the library.

Library staff will provide hands-on demonstrations of the TERC on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and also on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 5-7 p.m. No registration is required.

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