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Forsyth County Public Library

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May 2019

An Introduction to Epic Character Creation

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Do you have unique ideas for the characters in your novel, comic book, or film series? M. Jayson Graham will lead an interactive workshop where you will learn the basics of crafting memorable and relatable characters specifically for your epic series. About M. Jayson Graham: M. Jayson Graham is the owner of MJG Story Creation LLC, a company whose purpose is to encourage entrepreneurship within the artistic community. After graduating from Howard University, he spent six years in Los Angeles…

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Mah Jongg Meet-up

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Come by the Sharon Forks Library and meet other Mah Jongg players every Wednesday morning in May from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. If you have an American Mah Jongg set, please bring it. If you play another style of Mah Jongg, feel free to bring your set and show us a new way to play. Please note that this meet-up does not provide instruction, but is a chance to meet other experienced players. FCPL will host an instructional Mah…

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Mah Jongg Meet-up

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Free

Come by the Sharon Forks Library and meet other Mah Jongg players every Wednesday morning in May from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. If you have an American Mah Jongg set, please bring it. If you play another style of Mah Jongg, feel free to bring your set and show us a new way to play. Please note that this meet-up does not provide instruction, but is a chance to meet other experienced players. FCPL will host an instructional Mah…

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Hampton Park Library Summer Reading Kick-Off Carnival

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Help us celebrate the start of summer with awesome performances, balloon art, carnival games, and more! Attend the Kick-Off Carnival, register for Summer Reading Fun, and you could win a prize! Performances by Cameron's One Man Circus Shows at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Balloon Art by Once Upon a Fiesta 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. All ages welcome! Cameron's shows do not require advance registration and admission will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to guarantee your…

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June 2019

Aerospace Workshop

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Learn all about the Civil Air Patrol during this exciting and informative workshop! Learn about the importance of aerospace in today's world and how you can participate in this educational program. Kids will create bottle rockets. We'll go outside and test our creations at the conclusion of the program. This event is for kids in grades K - 10. Registration is not required.

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Aliens: Escape from Earth presented by ScienceTellers

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late! Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure with ScienceTellers. Using science…

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Aliens: Escape from Earth presented by ScienceTellers

June 3 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late! Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for…

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Lew-E’s UFO Show: Unbelivevably Funny Object Edition!

June 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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We are proud to present “Lew-E’s UFO Show (Unbelivevably Funny Object Edition)!” Join Lew-E the Clown and his puppet buddy, OOGLY-BOOGLY, on a journey that is bound to be as FUN as any other show we have produced! Music will fill the air and your readers will gleam with delight as Lew-E unleashes his creative brand of comedy! Join us on on a mission to uncover what’s inside OOGLY-BOOGLY'S Top Secret Space Box of Amazement! This program is suggested for…

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Music With Mr. Michael of The Learning Groove

June 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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"Mr. Michael" Levine is the co-founder of The Learning Groove music & movement company. He also is the music producer of the NY Times bestselling Pete The Cat picture books by Eric Litwin and James Dean, as well as the new Nut Family books by Eric & Scott Magoon and the Groovy Joe books by Eric & Tom Lichtenheld. Join us as Mr. Michael shares interactive music and fun! Recommended for ages 2 and up. No registration required.

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Wildlife Wonders: Australian Animal Outback Adventure!

June 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on June 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Journey to the Australian Outback and see some of the world's most unique animals! Program may include a kangaroo, crocodile, snake, kookaburra or cockatoo, rabbit, & hedgehog. During the presentation guests will learn all about each amazing animal from an experienced wildlife educator. Don't miss this unforgettable wildlife experience! For all ages. No registration required but space is limited. Please arrive 30 minutes in advance to get tickets.

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Wildlife Wonders: Australian Animal Outback Adventure!

June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on June 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Free

Journey to the Australian Outback and see some of the world's most unique animals! Program may include a kangaroo, crocodile, snake, kookaburra or cockatoo, rabbit, & hedgehog. During the presentation guests will learn all about each amazing animal from an experienced wildlife educator. Don't miss this unforgettable wildlife experience! For all ages. No registration required but space is limited. Please arrive 30 minutes in advance to get tickets.

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American Girl History Book Club

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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A book club for American Girl fans who want to learn more about the historical eras of the characters. Read any book from the American Girl series about Felicity before the program then participate in discussion, activities and crafts from the Colonial period. For ages 7 and up. Learn history! Boys and girls welcome! Space is limited so come early to get a ticket for this program.

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Gardening For the Birds: Sustainable Gardening

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Research shows that small habitats can add up to a big difference to the bird population. And you benefit, too! With an irresistible bird habitat, you enjoy natural pest control effortlessly. Learn how to create a small bird-friendly habitat in this workshop adapted from the UGA EcoScape Program and presented by Forsyth County Master Gardeners.

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Bach to Rock Music Class

June 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Get ready to rock, roll, and learn with Bach to Rock! Join us for a fun, hands-on music class for preschoolers. Kids will get to touch and try different instruments, learn about fast and slow beats and sound and silence, read musical stories, play games, and more! This program is for children ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Registration is not required; space is limited. Tickets will be given out 15 minutes before program starts.

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Those Reptile Guys

June 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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We love reptiles! Just because they are scaly doesn't mean they are SCARY! Join us for an interactive reptile experience and meet some of the coolest lizards, turtles, and snakes around! Know Before You Go: This program does not require advance registration and admission will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to guarantee your place. We will begin issuing tickets to patrons in line 30 minutes before the program starts.

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Mumferd’s Safety Tales: How to Be Safe in Busy Places

June 7 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Everything a child should know to stay safe in busy places this summer presented in a fun and engaging format by Mumferd the Dog! This 30-minute performance by the Kaiser Permanente Theatre shares important lifesaving safety and health tips with children using puppets and live action performers. Ages 4 and up. No registration required but space is limited. Please arrive 30 minutes in advance for a ticket.

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Leap into Literacy with Skippyjon Jones

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Families with young children are invited to enjoy a simple breakfast, stories, songs, and early literacy activities at the Cumming Library. Children can also meet beloved book character Skippyjon Jones and take home a free book courtesy of Barnes & Noble and Scholastic! Leap into Literacy programs are designed for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, but children of all ages are welcome to attend with a caregiver. Admission is free. Special thanks to Community Cup for their support of this early…

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Beauty for a Day: Everything You Need to Know about Daylilies

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Charles "Doc" Self will explore the basics of the plant, including its history and development and its status in American gardens today. Learn which ones to get and which ones to avoid, where to get them, how to plant and care for them, and how to share them with your friends, family, and fellow gardeners. Participants will receive take-home materials with basic terminology, resource websites, and planting and care instructions. Charles Self is a "recovering" lawyer, retired in 2016, and…

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Grow It, Don’t Throw It: Master Gardeners Summer Series

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Want to take your buy local commitment to the next level? Learn how to reduce waste, save money, and have fun! The Master Gardeners will guide you in growing plants, fruits, and vegetables from scraps, cuttings, and more. Please bring clean garden gloves if you can.

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H.G. Wells – Bringing Literature to Life

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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The science fiction of H.G. Wells is brought brilliantly to life by historian and spirited lecturer Sloane Meyer. From beloved masterpieces like The Time Machine and Invisible Man to The War of the Worlds, that perennial classic about an alien invasion that struck fear in the heart of a nation, Meyer takes you on a roller coaster ride through the imagination of one of our greatest authors. If you like, after Sloane's presentation, stay and watch the original movie version…

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Barnyard Friends Petting Zoo: Animals and Garden Storytime

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Llamas and bunnies and goats, oh my! Make some new soft and woolly animal friends at the library! Llamas, sheep, rabbits, and more will be on-hand for petting and feeding -- don't forget to bring your camera! There will be crafts in the meeting room and farm stories in the garden as well. This program is for all ages and registration is not required. Please note: If the library lot becomes full, there is parking available at Midway Park across…

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BIG Science Show with Doc Atoms

June 10 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Come explore some messy, explosive, incredible science with the awesome-tastic Doc Atoms! Know Before You Go These programs do not require advance registration and admission will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to guarantee your place. We will begin to issue tickets 30 minutes before the program begins.

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Parrot Productions

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Learn all about parrots including their behavior, habitat, food, health, care, and more! Enjoy watching as these amazing parrots talk and demonstrate their tricks! Stay after the show and you will even get a chance to touch and hold some of these friendly parrots! Registration is not required, but space is limited. We will begin handing out tickets to the program 15 minutes before the program starts. Please arrive early to secure your place.

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So You Want to be an Astronaut Breakout Room

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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You want to be an astronaut and have met all of the requirements. You just received a letter from NASA on whether or not you have been selected to go on to the next stage of NASA Astronaut Tests. However, your friend has locked the letter into a box. Your friend says if you can't open the box in 40 minutes, you're not made of the "right stuff". Solve the clues to this 40-minute Breakout Room and find out if…

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An Evening Experience with Devil in the White City

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Were you enthralled by Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America? Whether or not you've read the book, you will not want to miss historian and spirited lecturer Sloane Meyer's presentation about Chicago's 1893 World's Fair and the serial killer who stalked its visitors. Literature To Life is owned by and features academic performer Sloane Meyer. Meyer's goal is to educate as she entertains by dressing in period costume…

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American Girl History Book Club

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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A book club for American Girl fans who want to learn more about the historical era of the characters. Read any book in the American Girl series about Nanea and enjoy discussion, activities and crafts from Hawaii in 1941. For ages 7 and up. Learn history! Boys and girls welcome! Space is limited so arrive early to get a ticket.

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