“We know that families are looking for fun and interesting things to do next week, so we’re hosting puppet shows, breakout games, cultural celebrations, and more,” says Assistant Director for Public Services Stephen Kight.
The Forsyth County Fire Department will teach preschoolers and elementary students what to do in a fire emergency as the Fire Safety House visits the Post Road Library at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, September 25.
|A young patron uses the library’s MakeyMakey |
devices to turn bananas and potatoes into a playable
piano at a Tech Playground-style program last fall.
“Tweens and teens can use their tech skills to meet a range of challenges, from music to motorized robots to light shows using LittleBits modules. We’re setting up obstacle courses for the Sphero bots and participants can use the SPRK+ app to program the bot to navigate all the obstacles,” explains Kight.
For Batman fans, the Hampton Park Library is the place to be. The bat signal for Batman Training Camp will go up at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday and kids in kindergarten through fifth grade can answer the call by wearing their favorite superhero costumes, honing their spy skills, and practicing to become the greatest superheroes in town.
Tweens can also get in on the latest “Forsyth Rocks” craze at the Post Road Library on Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. Kids ages 10 – 12 will paint rocks with pictures, interesting patterns, or words of inspiration and encouragement to keep for themselves or to share by hiding them around our community.
“Escape room games are popular with our patrons and the Hampton Park Library will host a special game for ages 9 and up on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.,” says Kight. “The premise of the game is that an evil hacker is trying to put a stop to our Fall Break fun, so our intrepid young patrons will have to use team work and their sharpest problem solving skills to decipher the clues, beat the villain, and save Fall Break!”
A belated birthday celebration for Roald Dahl, author of such favorites as James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, will be held at the Cumming Library on Friday at 3:00 p.m., complete with stories, activities, and crafts for children.
Other events, including book clubs for kids and adults, board game events, movies, and the library’s popular Puppetpalooza programs are also scheduled throughout the week.
The Post Road Library will wrap up Fall Break with a Hispanic Heritage Celebración sponsored by the FCPL Friends & Advocates on Sunday, October 1 beginning at 1:45 p.m.
“Patrons of all ages can celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with crafts, activities, and even taste traditional foods in the library. Lingual Kids will present a special Salsa Tales bilingual storytime and Ballet Folklorico of the Good Shepherd will perform several traditional Mexican dances,” says Kight.
For more information, or to view a full schedule of Fall Break programs at the library, please visit www.forsythpl.org.