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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fall Craft Day

Make a fall craft and snack on Saturday, October 14 at Forsyth Public Library. Families are invited to come in any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Choose to make either a pumpkin or football magnet, and create an edible popcorn skeleton hand. All ages welcome with no registration required.

Story Times

Story times continue every Friday at 10 a.m. and are geared to children ages 3-5 with their caregivers. We will read stories and create a craft about reptiles on Friday, October 20. We’ll have a not-so-spooky story time on October 27 when children are invited to wear their costumes for some trick-or-treating at the library. Siblings are always welcome.


Families with children ages birth to 3 are encouraged to attend informal Baby TALK sessions each Wednesday from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Each week provides opportunities for sharing parenting concerns and celebrating achievements while enjoying books, songs and fingerplays. No registration is necessary.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Translate your favorite book character into a decorated pumpkin! Kids, adults, families, even a team of designers can enter the library’s Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Bring your creation to the library beginning October 16 and no later than 10 a.m. on October 21. Pumpkins may be painted, hot glued or colored but no carving please. Full rules and details are available at the library. Library visitors will vote for their favorite pumpkin the week of October 23, with winners announced at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 26.

Dance with Me

Come Brain Dance with Michi Barber from The Dance Centre! Children and an adult partner will dance and learn together, exploring fun movement patterns that provide a body and brain workout. Activities are designed for ages 16 months through 3, but all children not yet in kindergarten are welcome. Sessions are offered October 17 and November 21 at 10 a.m. No registration is necessary.

School-Age Brain Dance

Explore fun movement using Brain Dance on Monday, October 23 at 1:30 p.m. Michi Barber from The Dance Centre will lead children ages 5 and up through special movement patterns to enhance the body and brain. Brain Dance replicates the neuro-developmental patterns that wire the body’s central nervous system during its first 12 months and continue to keep the brain and body strong and healthy throughout life. These patterns also lay the foundation for sensory-motor development, social skills and lifelong learning. No registration necessary.

Book Discussion Group

On the eve of Hitler’s invasion of Poland, three women — an American socialite, a Polish teen and a German doctor — find their fates quickly changing. Inspired by an actual heroine of WWII, Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly, follows the young women who through trans-continental efforts risk their lives to save their teen friend. Join Bookkeepers book group on Friday, October 20 at 10 a.m. to discuss this novel.

Card Workshop

Fall is a great time to focus on making cards for friends and family. Get your creative juices flowing with a card-making workshop on Saturday, October 21 at 10 a.m. at the library. Linda Baker and Sherri Suzewitz will lead the group in making cards with fall and winter themes. All supplies are provided — just bring your enthusiasm. No prior card-making experience is necessary. Please register in advance by calling 877-8174. This class is open to adults only.

The Grand Army of the Republic

The Grand Army of the Republic, a fraternal organization of soldiers who fought for the Union, was founded in Decatur in 1866. Learn more about this group and its local connection on Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Nathan Pierce, executive director of the Macon County History Museum, will present an overview of the history of the Grand Army of the Republic, as well as its importance as an organization. No registration is necessary.

Dreaming of Retirement

Retirement — a concept that often conjures thoughts of new pursuits: travel, leisure and hobbies. For others, however, it’s not a dream but something dreaded: shortages in money, medical coverage and long-term care. “Will I ever be able to retire?” is the worried refrain that strikes fear for many approaching it. For anyone beginning to navigate these waters, Kip Reiss and Steve Wiese of Reiss Financial Group, LLC will present “Dreaming of Retirement,” a program designed to offer insight on potential steps to help them feel more secure in their retirement planning. Join Kip and Steve on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. at library.

Trick or Treat at the Library!

Show us your costume on Halloween night! Be sure to make the library one of your stops on Tuesday, October 31 between 5 and 8 p.m. We’ll have treats for our trick-or-treaters, plus hot beverages to warm up kids and grownups (hot chocolate, hot cider, tea).

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