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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Drop-In Mother’s Day Craft
Kids! Create a berry sweet something for your mom, grandma or other special lady in your life at this drop-in craft program on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. No registration required.

Learn to Play Disc Golf
Wilbur Wallis, designer of Forsyth’s disc golf course will be at Forsyth Public Library on Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. to discuss the basics of the game, proper disc-throwing form and much more! Participants are welcome to join Mr. Wallis for an informal game at the new course immediately following the library program.

Food for Thought
The Food for Thought book discussion group will meet on Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. to discuss the New York Times bestselling book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Each Food for Thought discussion includes a light meal. Please join us

Coloring Party for Adults
Looking for a way to reduce some stress and unwind? The library will host an Adult Coloring Party Friday, May 13 from 10-11:30 a.m. This will be a time to wind down, talk among friends, listen to music and color inside or outside the lines. Coloring pages and other supplies will be provided by the library, but feel free to bring your own materials if you desire. Come color your cares away with us!

Help Us Stamp Out Hunger
Bring non-perishable food items to the library from Monday, May 9 to Saturday, May 14 for the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The library is pleased to serve as a collection point for this annual event. Donations will be distributed across nine local food banks. Drop off your non-perishable food items at the library and help us make a difference!

Join other parents and caregivers of young children every Wednesday from 9:30-10:15 a.m. at informal Baby TALK sessions. Baby TALK is for ages birth to 3, no registration necessary. Each session includes time to discuss challenges and accomplishments in the lives of our children. Babies and toddlers will enjoy the songs, stories and time to play! Hope to see you there!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Congratulations to Noelle, our first 1000 Books Before Kindergarten finisher! Way to go! The library’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is open to any child who has not yet entered kindergarten. The program is simple: sign up at the library, receive your first reading log, log the books you read together and once your log is completed, come back for another. When you get to 500 books, your child will receive their very own book bag! At 1,000 books, their name will be placed on a book plate in one of our circulating titles. Have fun reading together!

Summer Reading Preview
Tuesday, May 31 is the first day to sign up for the library’s Read for the Win Summer Reading Program. Registration week continues through Saturday, June 4, when you will be able to sign up for the library’s events and Forsyth Summer Park Programs while also enjoying LEGO Build and Race activities. Mark your calendar so you don’t drop the ball on a summer of fun!

VolunTeen Sign Up
Teens entering grade 7 and up are encouraged to sign up to be a VolunTeen at the library this summer. You will assist the Youth Services staff with programs, projects and more! Applications are available at the library. If you have questions about becoming a VolunTeen, please call Sandi Hayes at 877-8174.

Park and Library Calendar
The 2016 Summer Park and Library program calendar will soon arrive in the mail! Watch your mailbox so you can make plans for summer fun.

Top 10 Reads Contest
The library wrapped up National Library Week by announcing the winner of the “Top 10” contest, which challenged patrons to guess the No. 1 circulated book in both the fiction and nonfiction collections. Nine people selected the correct titles from the provided list of Top 10 books, necessitating a drawing to pick Lisa Miloser as the winner. Out of more than 42,000 print items owned by the library, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins has circulated more than any other fiction title and Killing Reagan by Bill O’Reilly is the top nonfiction title.

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