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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Spring Craft
Come in to the Forsyth Public Library and celebrate the coming of spring with a brownie bite bird’s nest made with coconut and malted milk eggs. All ages are welcome to drop in on Saturday, March 18 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. No registration is required.

The Magnolia Journal
We have a new quarterly magazine on the shelves at the library: The Magnolia Journal. From the creative HGTV show “Fixer Upper” duo of Chip and Joanna Gaines, the magazine features cooking, decorating, hospitality and lifestyle tips, along with superb photography. Stop in to browse the spring 2017 issue, and check out any of our other 100 or so magazine titles. You can also read hundreds of different magazines for free on your phone, tablet or computer, using your Forsyth library card. Stop in and let us show you how to set that up on your digital device, or pick up our Online Resources Guide.

Story Time
Story Time for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers is held on Fridays at 10 a.m. and includes books, songs and a craft. The theme for March 3 is The Three Bears, March 10 is Monster Stories and wear green for St. Patrick’s Day stories on March 17. There will be no story time on Friday, March 24. Siblings are welcome

Baby TALK meets every Wednesday morning from 9:30–10:15 a.m. at the library. No registration is necessary. Baby TALK times are presented by trained instructors and are designed for children ages birth to 3. Each session includes time to address children’s achievements and challenges in a supportive forum. Your young child will have fun playing, singing, listening and dancing at Baby TALK. Join us!

Food For Thought
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx will be the March selection of the Food For Thought book club. The club shares a light meal at each meeting and is always looking for new members. The March meeting will be held Thursday, March 9 at 6 p.m. Hope to see you there!

The Bookkeepers Book Discussion Group will meet Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. to discuss The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. Join us for conversation about this historical novel set in the Old South.

Tech Club
Tech Club’s next meeting is Tuesday, March 14 at 10 a.m. Tech Club focuses on iPad basics, with group leader Lisa Marz presenting special topics each month. No registration is necessary, and participants are encouraged to bring their iPad.  

Requesting Books
The library is part of Illinois Heartland Library System’s (IHLS) SHARE database, which allows library card holders to search for materials in over 400 libraries across the southern half of Illinois. The SHARE database gives users access to nearly 10 million items that may be ordered from the library, your home computer, or mobile device. Items are quickly delivered to Forsyth via IHLS’s courier service. Please note that you will need a library card and PIN to access your account and place holds from your personal devices. You will find the SHARE database on the library’s website, Click on “Materials Search” on the right hand side of the page, and then click on the ‘Online Catalog’ link at the top of the list. If you cannot locate an item in the SHARE database, please contact the library at 877-8174, and we may be able obtain your item via interlibrary loan. Our goal is to get you the materials you need!

Follow Us!
Are you following Forsyth Public Library on social media? The library uses Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram to share photos and information, with links to all three on our webpage.   

Magazine Sale
Mark your calendars for the library’s annual Magazine Sale! The sale will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, March 24 and from 10 a.m.–noon on Saturday, March 25. All items in the sale have been withdrawn from the library’s collection for reasons of datedness, condition or lack of circulation. Items include DVDs (50 cents each), magazines (10 cents each) and books (25 cents each). Proceeds from the sale go to the village’s general fund.

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