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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Get in the holiday spirit Saturday, Dec. 1, is the day to help the Forsyth Public Library decorate the Christmas tree. Children of all ages are invited to create a ornament for the Library’s tree, then make a second ornament to take home. No registration is necessary.

Holiday crafts aren’t just for kids. Teens and adults are invited to join the fun Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. as Jennifer Rhoades of the Library demonstrates how simple paper folding can turn a worn-out paperback book into a beautiful Christmas tree (see below for examples). Attendees will create a tree of their own to take home. Please register in advance by calling the library at 877-8174 or emailing

Library LEGO Club will meet Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 4 to 5 p.m. Children ages 5 and up will explore the library’s wide assortment of LEGOs and build, build, build!

Bookkeeper’s Book Discussion Group meets Friday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. to discuss “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson.

Get what you need at the Library With term papers and final exams coming up, it’s time to take advantage of the resources that the library provides. New ACT and SAT books are on the shelves along with many other reference books. Public computers are available, or bring your own device and take advantage of free WiFi. While in the library, connect to one of many databases: Grolier Online, Biography in Context, General One File, Kids Infobits, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Testing and Education Reference Center and more. From home, it’s simple to use these online resources by entering your library card number for access. Ask any staff member for information.

December is also the time for decorating, creating gifts and crafts, cooking, and more! The Library is ready to help with these holiday projects. Come browse our wide assortment of books to gather ideas for all your December projects. A few examples include:

  • “Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas” by Susan Waggoner
  • “A Greener Christmas” by Sheherazade Goldsmith
  • “Ultimate Cardmaking” by Sarah Beaman
  • “A Baker’s Field Guide to Christmas Cookies” by Dede Wilson.

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