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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Edible Spiders
What can you make with a chocolate mini-donut, pretzels and sprinkles? An edible spider, that’s what! Drop in to Forsyth Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and make your very own ... if you dare!

Sew Much Fun
Spots are still available for Sew Much Fun: Hand Sewing for Kids on Thursday, Oct. 6. This program is open to kids in grades 3 and up and meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month from 4-5 p.m. No sewing experience is necessary, but you must register in advance. Come make something fun!

Preschool Story Time Fun
Preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their favorite grownups are encouraged to come to the library on Fridays at 10 a.m. for Story Time! Come explore autumn leaves at our session on Friday, Oct. 7. Your child will also get to make a colorful leaf craft. On Friday, Oct. 14, we will learn about fire safety and make a fun firefighter hat and hose craft! Siblings welcome. No registration necessary.

Food For Thought Book Group
A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic’s Wild Ride to the Edge and Back is the October selection for the Food For Thought Book Group. We will discuss this autobiography by former paramedic Kevin Hazzard while enjoying fall cookout food on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. Be sure to join us!

Local History Programs
On Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m., Decatur’s Scovill Zoo and the Children’s Museum of Illinois will bring some special activities to the library. After a brief presentation on how these institutions came to exist in Macon County, you’ll be able to meet a few animal friends, as well as participate in a maker program about inventors and inventing. All ages are welcome to attend. Be sure to join us on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. as we learn more about the Mueller and Staley Museums from their respective directors. We’ll find out more about how these organizations have left their mark on our area.

2016 Pumpkin Decorating Contest
The library’s Pumpkin Decorating Contest is back! Decorate a pumpkin at home to resemble a favorite book character, and bring it to the library the week of Oct. 17-21. All entries must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 21. Pumpkins can be painted, colored, hot-glued and crafted in a multitude of creative ways, but no carving. Full details and rules are available at the library. Adults, kids, families and even a team may enter! The public is invited to the library during the week of Oct. 24 to vote for their favorite pumpkin. Votes will be tallied, and winners’ ribbons will be awarded at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27.

WSOY Community Food Drive
Over the last 14 years, over 6.5 million pounds of food have been collected for the WSOY Community Food Drive. Help your neighbors in need by dropping off your nonperishable, unexpired items at the library any time beginning Monday, Oct. 3. The items will be picked up from the library and brought to the food drive event on Friday, Oct. 7. 

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