Friday, November 3, 2017

Sharon Forks Library to Host Programs for Seniors at Sexton Hall

When delivering programs that serve patrons and the public is your mission, you don’t let a little thing like a major construction project get in your way.

That seems to be the motto of several staff members at the Sharon Forks Library lately as ongoing renovations to the branch means there is no meeting space suitable for hosting book clubs, storytimes, or other programs.

“We’re looking forward to getting the Sharon Forks community meeting room back, but until the construction project is complete next year, we’re partnering with other local groups to bring enriching programs and classes to our community,” explains Assistant Director for Public Services Stephen Kight.

The library is partnering with Forsyth County Senior Services to offer two classes this month at the Sexton Hall Enrichment Center located at 2115 Chloe Road, Cumming.

The first program, Printmaking with Autumn Fruits and Vegetables, will be held on Wednesday, November 8 at 1:30 p.m. Participants will use the bounty of the season to create unique stamped artwork.

“Using your hands to create something is a great way to be in the moment and enjoy life,” says Ruthie Brew, Director of Forsyth County Senior Services.

“We’ve heard about the popular crafting programs at the library and we’re excited to have their staff come to Sexton Hall to present a program for our members and visitors,” adds Brew.

Printmaking with Autumn Fruits and Vegetables is free and advance registration is required. All supplies will be provided.

The next program, Great Books: Suggestions for Holiday Gift Giving, will be held on Monday, November 13 at 1:30 p.m.

Library staff will share special books that would make great gifts for family, friends, and loved ones of all ages. They can even help you choose books to add to your own wish list. The class is free, but please register in advance.

To register for Printmaking with Autumn Fruits and Vegetables or Great Books: Suggestions for Holiday Gift Giving at Sexton Hall, please call Forsyth County Senior Services at 770-781-2178.

Additional information about programs and classes for seniors is available on the Forsyth County Senior Services website. For information about book clubs and programs at the Cumming, Hampton Park, and Post Road libraries, please visit