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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Adults, kids, families and even groups are encouraged to enter our Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest! The only limit to your imagination is that your pumpkin MUST NOT be carved and must represent a book character. Paint, glue, glitter — it’s all fair game! Official rules are available at the Forsyth Public Library. Pumpkins must be received by 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. Voting begins on Monday, Oct. 24 and continues until Thursday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. when votes will be tallied and winners awarded.

Story Time Fall Fun
Come be a part of the fun as Story Time continues at the library this fall! Story Time is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers and is held on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. Siblings are welcome, too, and you don’t even have to sign up in advance. Just drop on in for any of our upcoming fun fall themes: Fire Prevention (Oct. 14); Owls (Oct. 21); and be sure to wear your costume on Oct. 28 as we celebrate Halloween!

Baby TALK
Parents, caregivers and their young children (ages 0-3) are encouraged to attend Baby TALK times at the library. Baby TALK provides children and parents with social interaction and positive parenting strategies. Sessions include simple rhymes, stories, dancing and play time. Baby TALK meets every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Learning Local History: Mueller and Staley Museums
On Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m., local museum directors will bring to life two giants of local industry. Mike Deatherage, director of the Hieronymus Mueller Museum will cover Mueller’s arrival in Decatur, his inventive genius, the evolution of Mueller Company and its importance to Macon County today. Laura Jahr, director of the Staley Museum will discuss the impact A.E. Staley made on Decatur, including his elegant home on Lake Decatur, the Masonic Temple and the Administration Building, often referred to as the “Castle in the Cornfields.” A.E. Staley’s influence on the economic and social development of the “Soybean Capital of the World” continues to be felt today.

Tech Club
Tech Club digs deeper into Facebook during its October meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 10-11:30 a.m. Presenter Jenny Garver of the Macon County Conservation District will go beyond the basics of Facebook and address important features including security and privacy. No registration necessary.

Bookkeepers 10th Anniversary
Time sure does fly. Bookkeepers Book Group will celebrate 10 years reading together at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 21! At this meeting, the group will discuss The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle. Library staff would be happy to obtain a copy for you if you’d like to join the fun!

Family LEGO Day
Drop into the library on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m-1 p.m. for another family LEGO day! All ages enjoy building with LEGO bricks, so bring the whole family and stretch your imagination. No registration is necessary.

Monster Makeup Madness
WE provide the face paint. YOU experiment with different looks at this program for tweens and teens (ages 10+) on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1-2 p.m. Registration required.

LEGO Movie Making
Kids in grades 3 and up! Learn how to create stop-motion animation using an iPad app, LEGO bricks and mini-figures on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 1-2 p.m. Registration required.

Sew Much Fun
Sew Much Fun: Hand Sewing for Kids (grades 3+) meets on the first Thursday of the month from 4-5 p.m. and features a different project every month for you to build your sewing skills. The next meeting will be on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 4-5 p.m. Registration required.

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