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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Winter Break Events for Kids
Join your friends for some school break fun at Forsyth Public Library! No registration is required for the events, and all ages are welcome. However, children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All events begin at 1 p.m. 

  • Tuesday, Dec. 22 – Movie: The Muppet Christmas Carol  
  • Tuesday, Dec. 29 – Come play Chocolate Bingo!
  • Wednesday, Dec. 30 – Movie: Minions

Family LEGO
Drop into the library on Saturday, Jan. 2 from 10 to 11 a.m. for another family LEGO day! All ages enjoy building with LEGO bricks, so bring the whole family and stretch your imagination. No registration is necessary.

Story Time resumes in February
Story Time will take a break in January, but Miss Sandi and Miss Lisa will be back with more Story Time fun in February. The next session will be Thursday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. Story Time is designed for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. We hope to see you there!

Baby Talk 
Baby TALK will not meet on Dec. 23 or 30. Sessions will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 9:30 a.m.

Bookkeepers
Bookkeepers Book Discussion Group meets on Friday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. to discuss The All Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg. Kirkus Reviews calls the novel “a charming story written with wit and empathy ... just the right blend of history and fiction.” Join us for a lively discussion!

Holiday Hours at the Library
The library will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 but will be open for regular hours, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 26. The library will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 31 and also be closed on Jan. 1. Regular hours resume on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. Happy New Year!

Holiday DVDs
Drop by the library and grab some DVDs to keep you and your family entertained during the holidays! The library has hundreds of great DVDs for all ages, including both current and classic movies, and we can help you request any titles the library doesn’t own. Find a list of the movies and other audio-visual materials most recently added to the collection in the “new materials” link on the library’s web page.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten 
Build your child’s brain power with the simple and enjoyable act of sharing books! The library is busy planning the launch of “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten,” a program for children ages birth to 5. Research suggests that children who are read to regularly gain a lifelong edge in learning. 1,000 books can be accomplished with just one book read aloud each day for five years or three books per day for one year. Look for more information about this exciting new library program in January.

Nutcracker Display
Classic holiday nutcrackers in a variety of shapes and sizes fill the library display case during December, thanks to the generosity of Jack Foreman, 11, a sixth-grader from Mount Zion. Jack, the great-nephew of Library Technician Shelly Smith, has been collecting for a few years and has built his collection to about 50 nutcrackers. 

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