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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer Reading Spectacular: LEGO Build and Race Day
Registration for the summer reading program starts Tuesday, May 30 at Forsyth Public Library and continues throughout June and July. From babies to adults, everyone is eligible to sign up for Reading by Design! When you register for Reading by Design, you will receive a log to keep track of your reading. You may collect your first prizes beginning on June 5. Race in on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. for the summer kickoff. You can register for summer events, as well as design a LEGO car and race it down the test track! The park program will hold registration at the library that same day. In addition, the library will demo features that make it easier to manage your library account.

Youth Garden
Budding gardeners are invited to help plant the library’s garden beds on Tuesday, June 6 from 10–11 a.m. Plants will be provided by Trustee Larry Reed. Members of the Garden Club of Decatur will be there to help you get your hands dirty! Macon County Master Gardeners will also be there to help participants make seed bombs to take home. After you beautify the library garden, you can beautify your own yard! No registration required, but please note that in case of inclement weather, the event will be held Friday, June 9 from 10–11 a.m.

Attention, aspiring authors! Drop in to the library to meet published author J.D. Webb, our own “Writer-in-Residence.” He will be here June 12 and July 10 from 2–3:30 p.m. and June 26 and July 24 from 5:30–7 p.m. Get tips on writing, have your draft critiqued or just pick the brain of someone who has been published. These informal, one-on-one consultations are open to anyone age 10 and up.

Terrific Tuesday
The place to be on Tuesday afternoons from 2–3 p.m. is the library! We’ve collected a creative group of family-friendly performers for all ages. First up on June 6 is “Silly Safaris,” where there will be a variety of wild creatures for you to learn about and interact with! Next on the list will be Chris McBrien — prepare to be entertained by his comedy and ventriloquism talents on June 13!

Wednesday Constructive Tween and Teen
Teens and Tweens, make sure to sign up for these upcoming programs created especially for YOU! Make and bake a tasty treat to enjoy or take home at our Brownie Bake on June 7 from 1–2 p.m. We’ll try a few different from-scratch recipes. On June 14 from 1–2 p.m., use your imagination to create a robot out of provided materials.

Imaginative Pre-K
Get ready to let your imagination soar at these story times specially created for ages 2-5. Story Time is held on Thursdays from 10–11 a.m. Join us and the Macon County Conservation District from Rock Springs as we help our little ones discover dinosaurs on June 8! Come back June 15 to learn about robots! Sessions include a fun craft to make and take home. No registration is necessary.

Create and Discover Thursday
Attention kids ages 6 and up! Be sure to have your parent or caregiver register you for our awesome activities Thursday afternoons in June! On June 8, join us for Papa Murphy’s Design Your Own Pizza, and on June 15, come construct things with Lowe’s Build-A-Project! Create and Discover Thursday programs are offered at two different times for your convenience. Select from two time slots. June 8: 12:30–1:30 p.m. or 2:30–3:30 p.m.; and June 15: 12:30–2 p.m. or 2:30–4 p.m.

Amazing Rubber Band Cars
How far will yours go? How fast will it be? If you are age 6 and up, make sure you and an adult register to make, decorate, fine-tune and race your very own rubber band-powered car on Saturday, June 10 from 10–11:30 a.m. Adults and kids will work together to construct their car.

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!

Pediatrician Parenting Tips
Have you ever wished you had more time to talk with your child’s pediatrician? Do you have questions about how to handle health or behavior issues with your child? Local pediatrician Dr. Samir Patel will discuss parenting issues specific to birth to age 2 children on June 5 and then will return on June 12 to cover ages 3 to 5. Both programs are from 6–7:30 p.m. Whether you are a first-time parent or a seasoned veteran, you will find useful information at these sessions. No registration is necessary.

Handwriting Analysis
What does your handwriting say about you? You will be amazed at what Chris McBrien can tell using graphology. Chris will even explain many of the techniques so you can try handwriting analysis later on your own. Join us Tuesday, June 13 from 6–7:30 p.m. Teens, tweens and adults are welcome to attend. No registration is necessary.

DSLR Photography Basics
Take your DSLR camera off auto and learn how to have better control over your photos. Instructor Julie Scheuler of Julie Scheuler Photography will explain exposure, lighting and composition for DSLR cameras using natural light. The class meets June 6, June 20 and July 11 from 6–7:30 p.m., and participants are expected to attend all three classes and bring a DSLR camera. In addition, outside practice between sessions will be required. Class size is limited; participants must register in advance.

Book Discussion Groups
The library hosts two book discussion groups each month. Food for Thought Book Group will meet Thursday, June 8 at 6 p.m. This month’s book is When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. Bookkeepers Book Group will meet Friday, June 16 at 10 a.m. to discuss A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. New members are always welcome at either group.

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