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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Story Times 
Preschool Story Time with Miss Sandi and Miss Lisa will resume on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. at Forsyth Public Library. We will read, play and sing about snow at this session. Make sure to bundle up and join us! At our story time on Feb. 11, we will celebrate Valentine’s Day. Bring your little love bug for some heartwarming stories and fun activities. Preschool story times are designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent or caregiver. No registration is required. Your child will also get to make a fun craft at each session.

Baby TALK meets every Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. the library. No registration is necessary. Baby TALK times are presented by trained instructors and are designed for children ages birth to 3. Each session includes time to address children’s achievements and challenges in a supportive forum. Your young child will have fun playing, singing, listening and dancing at Baby TALK. Join us!

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Don’t be late to this very important date! Follow the white rabbit to the library on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and join us for crafts, games and light refreshments (including tea)! The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is for ages 6 and up. Space is limited. Registration is required. Come in your best attire for us to admire!

Valentines for Vets
Help us make a happy Valentine’s Day for our veterans at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System in Danville by dropping in to the library any time through Saturday, Feb. 6 to create a special valentine! All ages are invited to participate in this project, and you may make as many valentines as you would like. The valentines will be delivered to our veterans shortly before Valentine’s Day.

Food For Thought Book Club
The February selection for the Food For Thought Book Club is Missing You by Harlan Coben. Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review and said of the book: “Once again, Coben has brilliantly used a current trend, in this case Internet dating, to create a can’t-put-it-down thriller.” The group meets Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. New members are always welcome!

Spring Card Workshop
Yes, we said SPRING! Look ahead to spring holidays by attending a card-making class for adults at the library on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Stampin’ Up demonstrator Judi Carpenter will lead participants in making three cards suitable for sending spring greetings. All supplies will be provided. No prior card-making experience is necessary. Please register in advance.

Using Windows 10
Want to learn more about using Windows 10? Blake Rowland from the Staples Tech Center in Forsyth will be at the library on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 6 to 7 p.m. to answer questions about this new operating system. Blake welcomes any specific questions you may have. Please contact the library in advance with any topics you would like him to include. 

Requesting Books
The library is part of Illinois Heartland Library System’s SHARE Database, which allows library card holders to search for materials in over 400 libraries across the southern half of Illinois. The SHARE Database gives users access to nearly 10 million items which may be ordered from the library, your home computer or mobile device. Items are quickly delivered to Forsyth via IHLS’s courier service. Please note that you will need a library card and pin number to access your account and place holds from your personal devices. You will find the SHARE Database on the library’s website, Click on “Materials Search” on the right hand side of the page and then click on the “Online Catalog” link at the top of the list. If you cannot locate an item in the SHARE Database, please contact the library at 877-8174, and we may be able obtain your item via interlibrary loan. Our goal is to get you the materials you need!

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