In addition to some wonderful books, we've got several exciting programs planned for the weekend and next week. Here's a preview:
- One World Forsyth celebrates Chinese New Year
Sunday, March 4 at 1:45 p.m. at the Post Road Library
Join an interactive lion dance performance and watch a Kung Fu demonstration by The Chien Hong School of Kung Fu, then enjoy crafts, Chinese snacks, and a fortune cookie to celebrate the Year of the Dog! Free admission. All ages welcome.
- Meet Author Johanna Luthman at "Tying the Windsor Knot" series on royal weddings
Monday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cumming Library
Madness. Adultery. Witchcraft. No, it’s not a new HBO series; it’s one of England’s most scandalous marriages. Noted historian and University of North Georgia professor Johanna Luthman, author of Love, Madness & Scandal: The Life of Frances Coke Villiers, Viscountess Purbeck, will speak at this first event in our series on royal weddings. Free admission.
- Meet Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Forsyth Conference Center
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and Mr. Maguire will speak at 7:00 p.m., then sign books. Admission is free, but registration is requested.
Just in case you missed it, here are some highlights from this week's #ShelfLife feed on Instagram. Which photo or book is your favorite? Leave a comment below and let us know!
Meet Johanna Luthman, author of LOVE, MADNESS & SCANDAL: THE LIFE OF FRANCES COKE VILLIERS, VISCOUNTESS PURBECK, as she visits the Cumming Library on Monday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Luthman will speak at the first event in our “Tying the Windsor Knot” series on royal weddings. The program is intended for adults and admission is free. #ShelfLife #LoveMadnessAndScandal #JohannaLuthman #authortalk #writersofinstagram #readersofinstagram #nonfiction #history #love #mother #royalwedding #FCPLstories #ForsythReads
We're celebrating Read Across America with all "Things" Dr. Seuss! How will you celebrate the joy of reading today? Leave a comment and let us know! #ShelfLife #ReadAcrossAmerica #ReadAcrossAmericaDay #DrSeuss #kidlit #childrensbooks #amreading #fridayreads #librariesofinstagram #FCPLstories #ForsythReads
Today is National Strawberry Day! If you had trouble growing your own strawberry patch last summer, check out WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY FRUIT GARDEN? 100% ORGANIC SOLUTIONS FOR BERRIES, TREES, NUTS, VINES, AND TROPICALS by David Deardorff (@daviddeardorff) and Kathryn Wadsworth (@kathryn.wadsworth). And, if you enjoy gardening, the Forsyth County Master Gardeners will host working days in The Secret Garden at the Cumming Library on the third Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m., April through November. Stop by, soak up some sun, and get your hands dirty! #ShelfLife #NationalStrawberryDay #organic #gardening #fruit #ForsythReads #FCPLstories #librarygarden #librariesofinstagram #gardenersofinstagram
Today is National Tell a Fairy Tale Day! Jack and the Beanstalk is one of our favorites, and you’ll find several versions of the story in our collection. For more fun with Jack and the science behind his “magical” beanstalk, come to Preschool Fairytale STEAM at 10:30 a.m. this Friday, March 2! Children ages 3 – 5, with a caregiver, will explore this classic fairytale through a variety of early literacy, STEAM, music, and hands-on early learning station activities. It’s free! #TellAFairyTaleDay #ShelfLife #JackAndTheBeanstalk #fairytale #preschool #kidlit #1000booksbeforekindergarten