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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Trick or Treat at the Library!

Show us your costume on Halloween night! Be sure to make Forsyth Public Library one of your stops on Tuesday, October 31. Come by 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).

Story Times

At 10 a.m., our Friday, November 3 Story Time will feature The Three Little Pigs, a cautionary tale about straw, sticks, bricks … and flannel? Join us for a vivid retelling of this traditional story using a flannel board. Craft to follow. Children ages 3 to 5 are invited, with siblings welcome. No Story Times on November 10, 17 and 24.


Join other parents and caregivers of young children every Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at informal Baby TALK sessions. Baby TALK is for ages birth to 3, and no registration is necessary. Each session includes time to discuss challenges and accomplishments in the lives of our children. Babies and toddlers will enjoy the songs, stories and time to play! Hope to see you there!

Tech Club

Don’t let Black Monday leave you in the red. Tips from instructor Val Bock will help you maximize your cybershopping this holiday season while still staying safe online. Learn about payment strategies, return policy comparisons, options for ship to store, ways to save shipping costs and other great recommendations at the Tuesday, November 14 Tech Club meeting at 10 a.m. No registration needed.

Family Reading Fest
Come to the library on Saturday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a family reading fest. Snuggle under a cozy tent with your child and a good book. We will have a “campfire” for you to enjoy, too. After a good book, make some walking s’mores to take home.

Book Groups

The Food for Thought Book Club will discuss Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things, a thought-provoking story about racism, justice and compassion. An African American nurse is accused of a serious crime by the white supremacist parents of a newborn baby initially under the RN’s care. The courtroom drama that ensues will leave readers gripped in suspense and self-reflection. Food for Thought invites any adults to join the discussion Thursday, November 9 at 6 p.m. The Broken Road by Richard Paul Evans, is the Bookkeepers Book Club selection for November. Plagued by the suicide of a customer, a successful businessman, who until now has enjoyed celebrity and wealth, questions his life’s motives and satisfaction. Can a second chance give him what he is truly seeking? Join the discussion Friday, November 17 at 10 a.m.

Financial Rules of the Road

Explore how you can move toward your financial goals with the seminar, “10 Rules of the Road to Investing,” presented by Jessica Ashmore, financial advisor with Edward Jones. Learn the fundamental concepts of investing and potential strategies to help you build wealth on Tuesday, November 14, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. No registration required.

Holiday Crafts

Get ready for the holiday season with some simple, fun crafts on Saturday, November 4 at 10 a.m. Visit three different stations, and leave with decorations and gifts appropriate for any winter occasion. Instructor Sharon Middleton from the Macon County Association for Home and Community Education will demonstrate designs that will include your personal touch. Please register in advance for this adult program.

Veterans Day

The library will be closed Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. υ

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