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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Top 10 Reads Contest
Forsyth Public Library patrons check out about 7,200 items per month — books, magazines, DVDs and audiobooks. But have you ever wondered what gets checked out the MOST? Take a look at our “Top 10” bulletin board, where we’ve displayed our top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, as circulated from May 2015 through February 2016. Find out what’s been popular with your friends and neighbors locally. You may find a new favorite! And what was the TOP circulated title in each category? Well, you can win by guessing that correctly. Stop in to vote. All entries with the correct answers will be entered in a drawing on April 15 to win a chalkboard mug — perfect for coffee and keeping track of your current reading.

Come Celebrate the library!
National Library Week is April 10-16, and the library is celebrating by hosting a reception on Wednesday, April 13 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy cookies and coffee while having a look at all the wonderful things the library has to offer.

Food for Thought
The April selection for the Food For Thought Book Discussion Group will be Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. The group will meet Thursday, April 14 at 6 p.m. and will enjoy a baked potato bar while discussing this classic novel. New members are always welcome!

Bookkeepers Book Discussion Group will meet Friday, April 15 at 10 a.m. to discuss The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani, a riveting story that wraps a great love story with rich historical detail. Come share your thoughts on this novel with the Bookkeepers Group.

Senior Outreach Event
Macon County Senior Center, CHELP, and Macon County Health Department will join forces on Wednesday, April 20 at the library. Drop in between 1 and 3 p.m. for an opportunity to learn about services or discounts you may qualify for and learn about possible Medicare savings. Representatives from these programs will be available to answer your questions.

It’s the adults’ turn to make a personalized mug at the library. Design your very own mug using Sharpie markers on Saturday, April 23 from 1-2 p.m. Register in advance by calling the library at 877-8174.

Story Time
Thursday Story Times for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers continues through April. Spring is in full bloom with our flowers is story time for our April 7 session. On April 14, we will listen to stories about the ocean. Each story time features books and a craft related to our theme. Come on in and have fun learning! Story Time begins at 10 a.m. No registration is required.

Parents and caregivers of children 0-3 are invited to attend Baby TALK sessions at the library every Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Baby TALK sessions are led by Baby TALK instructors and include time for adults to discuss their children’s achievements and challenges. The program also features stories, songs and fingerplays for children. No registration is necessary.

Investing Principles
What your mother taught you about investing is probably true. Steve and Kyle Wiese, advisors for LPL Financial, will discuss the basic principles of investing. Whether you are planning for retirement or building toward other financial goals, this discussion of investment concepts and common investment techniques will help. Join us Tuesday, April 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the library for the Wieses’ version of “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”

Learn to Play Disc Golf
Learn all about disc golf at the library on Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. Wilbur Wallis, the designer of Forsyth’s new disc golf course, will be here to demonstrate the basics of the sport. Find out how to properly throw a golf disc, pick up some tips on how to improve your game and hear about the ins and outs of Forsyth’s course. After the program at the library, Wallis will be at the Forsyth course, where program participants are welcome to join him for more instruction or for a friendly round of disc golf. This is your chance to learn from the pro!

Crazy 8s Math Club
The library’s Crazy 8s Math Club has been meeting every Tuesday afternoon since the beginning of March. This eight-week program has been a great way to combine math and FUN! This group has created glow-in-the-dark geometry with glow sticks, gotten loud while measuring decibels, used stopwatches to time ridiculous challenges, participated in the toilet paper Olympics and completed spy training. Crazy 8s is a nationwide after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math while having fun and forming new friendships at the same time. Look for our next session to start in the fall.

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