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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Summer Reading Spectacular: LEGO Build and Race Day
Registration for the summer reading program starts Tuesday, May 31 and continues throughout June and July. From babies to adults, everyone is eligible to sign up to Read for the Win! When you register for Read for the Win! you will receive a log to keep track of your reading. You may collect your first prizes beginning June 6. Zoom on in to Forsyth Public Library and experience the thrill of designing and building your own LEGO car and racing it down a specially built ramp from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday June 4! 

Digital Pep Rally and More
Hip, hip, hooray! Your library card gives you access to a winning team of digital resources that can be accessed on your computer or mobile device! On Saturday, June 4 experts will demonstrate Zinio, a digital magazine platform available to you with your library card! Don’t forget that you may also register for park programs at the summer reading kickoff on June 4. 

Writer-In-Residence Program
Attention aspiring authors! Drop in to the library to meet published author J.D. Webb. Mr. Webb will be our “Writer-in-Residence” on Mondays in June and July. Get tips on writing, have your draft critiqued or just pick the brain of someone who has been published. These informal, one-on-one consultations are open to anyone age 10 and up. Mr. Webb will be at the library on the first and third Mondays from 2-4 p.m. and the second and fourth Mondays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Youth Garden
Budding gardeners are invited to help plant the library’s garden beds on Tuesday, June 7 from 10-11 a.m. Plants will be provided by Trustee Larry Reed, and members of the Garden Club of Decatur will be there to help you get your hands dirty! Students from the Maroa-Forsyth High School Agriculture Department will have fun activities for kids and provide additional assistance with planting. No registration is required, but please note that in case of inclement weather the event will be held Friday, June 10 from 10-11 a.m.

Winner’s Circle Tuesday Programs
The place to be on Tuesday afternoons from 2-3 p.m. is at the library! We’ve collected a winning lineup of family-friendly programming for all ages. First up on June 7 is “Bubbleologist” Ben Jimenez — his show will be bursting with surprises! Next on the roster will be Richard Landry and his magic rabbit Snowball. Prepare to be amazed by his magical feats on June 14!

Wednesday Dream Team Tween and Teen Programs
Teens and Tweens, make sure to sign up for these upcoming programs created especially for YOU! Make a funky denim bowl to hold your treasures at Denim Explosion on Wednesday, June 8 from 1-2 p.m. Make, decorate and EAT cupcakes on Wednesday, June 15 from 1-2:30 p.m. We will show you how!

Cheering Section Pre-K Programs
Have a ball at these story times specially created for ages 2 to 5. Story Time will be held on Thursdays in June from 10-11 a.m. Try out our tot-sized obstacle course at the Preschool Olympics on June 9, and rev up your engine on June 16 with a visit from the Macon Speedway Show Car! Sessions include a fun craft to make and take home. No registration is necessary.

Gold Medal Thursday Programs
Attention kids ages 6 and up! Be sure to have your parent or caregiver register you for our awesome activities every Thursday afternoon in June! On June 9, join us for Exploding Chalk, and on June 16 make a ceramic medallion with your initials on it! Gold Medal Thursday programs are offered at two different times for your convenience. Select from two time slots: 12:30-2 p.m. or 2:30-4 p.m.

Movie & PJs
Kids! Wear your pajamas and be at the library at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 11 for a screening of Space Jam starring Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan! Enjoy doughnut holes and juice while you watch. No registration is required. Rated PG; run time: 88 minutes.

Food For Thought
The Food For Thought Book Club will meet Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m. to discuss Still Alice by Lisa Genova. USA Today said the novel “Reads like a gripping memoir of a woman in her prime watching the life she once knew fade away ... a poignant portrait of Alzheimer’s, Still Alice is not a book you will forget.” The Food For Thought Book Club shares a light meal at each meeting and welcomes new members. 

Join Bookkeepers Book Club as the group discusses The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin on Friday, June 17 at 10 a.m. “You won’t want it to end,” according to Family Circle magazine. Mark your calendar!

June Is For Listeners!
Celebrate National Audiobook Month and discover all the ways you can listen to your favorite authors through the library! FPL not only offers audiobooks on CD and Playaways but also gives you access to electronic audiobooks via 3M and Library on the Go. Call 877-8174 or stop in to learn more!

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