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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bookkeepers Book Club

The January selection for the Bookkeepers book group is A Woman of Independent Means by Elizabeth Hailey. First published in 1978, the novel has charmed millions of readers since its debut. The Los Angeles Times declared that “nothing about (the novel) is ordinary.” Bookkeepers meets Friday, January 20 at 10 a.m. at Forsyth Public Library to discuss this epistolary novel. All are welcome.

Drop-In Craft: Snowman

Kids! Bring your imagination and your favorite grownup to the library any time between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 21 to make a Sock Snowman to take home. It’s free, and we’ll provide all the materials. No registration is necessary.

Valentines for Vets

Help us put a smile on veterans’ faces this Valentine’s Day by stopping by the library any time through Saturday, February 4 to make a one-of-a-kind valentine. Valentines will be delivered to the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System in Danville shortly before Valentine’s Day. All craft supplies will be provided by the library, so come in and make as many as you like. All ages are encouraged to help spread the love with these handmade cards.

January Tech Club

Tech Club will focus on the basic applications and settings of the iPad, including examples of how to use them, on Tuesday, January 17 at 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their iPads, though iPhone users will find plenty of tips as well. Tech Club is held on the third Tuesday of each month from 10–11:30 a.m. No registration necessary.

Demographics Now

DemographicsNow is a database service that provides highly detailed demographic data, useful in business planning and development, marketing, population analysis and much more. DemographicsNow is available for free to Forsyth Public Library patrons, thanks to a partnership of area institutions. The library will offer two classes for you to learn how to harness the power of DemographicsNow. Introduction to DemographicsNow will be held Tuesday, January 31 with a choice of times: noon–1:30 p.m. or 6–7:30 p.m. Advanced DemographicsNow will be held Tuesday, February 28 from noon–1:30 p.m. or 6–7:30 p.m. You can also access online tutorials at

Jigsaw Puzzles

Stop in and challenge your brain by working on a jigsaw puzzle with us! The library will again have a community puzzle going during the winter months.


Join other parents and caregivers of children ages 0 to 3 at weekly Baby TALK sessions. Age-appropriate books, songs, rhymes and dances are presented by trained Baby TALK instructors at each meeting. Each session allows time for caregivers to celebrate children’s accomplishments and ask questions about parenting challenges. Baby TALK meets each Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the library. No registration is required.

Story Time Resumes in February

Our regular Preschool Story Time series for ages 3 to 5 will resume on Friday, February 3 at 10 a.m. Beat the winter blahs, and settle in for some library fun with us! Siblings welcome. No registration required.

Marvelous Magazines!

Each year, the library adds new magazine titles to the collection. We are pleased to now offer InStyle, Drawing, Autoweek, Cottage Journal and Make. In addition to over 100 print magazine titles, we also offer the Zinio Digital Newsstand Platform, which gives you access to over 100 titles (plus back issues) that you can read on your tablet or smartphone. υ

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