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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Brownie Bird’s Nest
Come in and celebrate the coming of spring! Make a bird’s nest with a brownie bite, coconut and malted milk eggs. This drop-in program is open to all ages. Visit the Forsyth Public Library on Saturday, March 18 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. No registration is required.

Magazine Sale
Don’t forget the library’s Magazine Sale on Friday, March 24 (10 a.m.–4 p.m.) and Saturday, March 25 (10 a.m.–noon) where you will find a variety of DVDs (50 cents each), books (25 cents each), and magazines (10 cents each). Sale items have been withdrawn from the library’s collection for reasons of datedness, condition or lack of circulation. Proceeds from the sale go to the Village of Forsyth’s general fund. 

Baby TALK is held every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the library. These informal parent/child sessions are for families with children birth to 3. Baby TALK sessions are led by trained teachers and provide opportunities to share parenting concerns and celebrate achievements while enjoying books, songs and fingerplay.

Story Times
Story Times continue on Fridays at the library. Books, activities and crafts are designed for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers, but siblings are always welcome. No registration is required. Upcoming themes are March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day; March 24 – no story time due to the annual magazine sale; March 31 – Rain and Umbrellas; April 7 – Flowers.

Spring Break Movie
No school on Thursday, March 30? Come watch the brand new, just-released movie Sing at the library. We’ll start the movie at 1 p.m. in the community room. Open to all ages, no registration required. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

Check out Disc Golf
Spring is just around the corner – an ideal time to try Forsyth’s Disc Golf course, located in Forsyth Park! To make it easier, you can check out a bag from the library with an official disc, course map and scorecard. We also have “What is Disc Golf” brochures from the Professional Disc Golf Association to explain the game. Disc Golf is played like traditional golf, but instead of using a ball and clubs, players throw a flying disc toward a specially designed metal basket. The goal is to get to the basket in the fewest number of throws. The game can be as leisurely or as competitive as you wish and can be played solo, with a group of friends or as a family.

Tech Kits for Kids
With spring break coming, you may be looking for something fun AND educational for your kids to do while they’re off school. Check out one of our Tech Kits from the library, and you and your kids can explore programming, robots, electric circuits, virtual reality and more. You can see all our Forsyth Tech Kits in the library catalog here: Families may check out one kit at a time, and kits circulate for one week.

Opening Lines
“You’re only as good as your opening line.” — award-winning Central Illinois author Richard Peck “Call me Ishmael.” Do you know the classic book that begins with that opening line? Stop in at the library to check out our “Opening Lines” bulletin board display. There are 15 well-known titles and 15 intriguing opening lines – can you match them up? Try your hand at the quiz, then pick up an answer key at the desk to see how. 

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