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September 2019

Special Needs Resource Fair

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Individuals with special needs and caregivers are invited to join us for our Special Needs Resource Fair to learn about local resources available to them. We will have a Sensory Storytime and activities for your child to enjoy while you learn from our guests. Local resources that will have a representative available to visit with you include: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Forsyth County Schools' Special Education Department Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Girl Scouts Parent to Parent of…

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Cherokee Medicines with Mark Warren – How They Can Be Used Today

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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The diverse flora of the Southeast once provided everything that was needed by the original inhabitants. This is why native people held in high esteem every plant of forest and field. Our modern day ignoring of these gifts is what separates us from a life of truly interacting with nature on an intimate level. And that loss has, no doubt, contributed to our sometimes careless handling of the land. The good news is that this trend can be reversed, one…

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Indian Classical-Carnatic Concert – Featuring vocalist Anjana Nagaraja

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Enjoy an afternoon of Indian Classical-Carnatic music performed by vocalist Anjana Nagaraja with live violin and mridangam accompaniment. Indian classical music can be broadly divided into Hindustani and Carnatic music. While the Hindustani system is associated with north India, Carnatic or Karnataka classical music is popular in southern parts. Carnatic music is one of the oldest systems of music. Sri Purandara Dasaru is considered as the Father of Carnatic Music. He formulated the system for teaching. Other great composers like…

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Tech A.M. – E-Readers for Beginners

September 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Learn how to use the e-reader you have or try one before you buy. A variety of e-readers will be available for you to try out and practice on. If you have one already, bring it! We will show you how to check out library e-books on your device.

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Ancient Egypt – Great Civilizations

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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The ancient Egyptians are most famous for their elaborate funerary preparations, but these practices were only a small part of a broader Egyptian worldview in which the practices not only made sense, but were regarded as absolutely necessary. This talk explores the ways in which the ancient Egyptian experience of the world was shaped by elements such as landscape, agriculture, and technology, and seeks to understand the place of funerary religion within this larger whole. About Dr. Rune Nyord Dr.…

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Basic Internet Search & Website Navigation : Computers for Beginners

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Are computers new to you? Learn how to conduct a basic Internet search and common search engines as well as basic tips on how to navigate websites. This program is intended for adults only. No registration is required, but space is limited.

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Setting Your Financial Focus – Presented by Dave Ramsey Certified Coach Parkey Thompson

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Whether you are just beginning your first job, need to begin taking over your household finances, or want to finally take control of your financial future, Dave Ramsey Certified Coach Parkey Thompson will teach you the following: why budgeting is crucial to your financial success how balancing your checking account can save you money learning a step by step process for getting control over your financial future plastic vs cash - the benefits vs the drawbacks how to work together…

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Cricket’s Moblie Petting Zoo

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Drop in and enjoy cuddly and adorably friendly farm animals provided by Cricket's Mobile Petting Zoo. We'll also have crafts and educational games to enhance this memorable experience. Drop in between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Activities will be held in the meeting room, on the picnic tables, and the grassy area behind the library. No registration required. All ages welcome.

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October 2019

A Prickly Storytime With Hedgie The Hedgehog

October 2 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Join us at the library for a storytime all about hedgehogs! We’ll have prickly stories, spiny songs, a puppet show, and a craft. To top it all off, there will be a special visit from Hedgie, the classic character from the Jan Brett books! This program is for all ages. No registration required but space is limited. Tickets will be given 30 minutes in advance.

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A Prickly Storytime with Hedgie the Hedgehog- Toddlers

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Join us at the library for a storytime all about hedgehogs! We’ll have prickly stories, spiky songs, and a craft. To top it all off, there will be a special visit from Hedgie, the classic character from the Jan Brett books. This program is for all ages. No registration is required.

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A Prickly Storytime with Hedgie the Hedgehog- Preschoolers

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Join us at the library for a storytime all about hedgehogs! We’ll have prickly stories, spiky songs, and a craft. To top it all off, there will be a special visit from Hedgie, the classic character from the Jan Brett books. This program is for all ages. No registration is required.

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A Prickly Storytime with Hedgie the Hedgehog

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Join us at the library for a storytime all about hedgehogs! We’ll have prickly stories, spiny songs, a puppet show, and a craft. To top it all off, there will be a special visit from Hedgie, the classic character from the Jan Brett books. This program is for all ages. No registration is required.

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Dog Body Language: A How To Guide on Dog Behavior and Communication

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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In this seminar, learn how people often misinterpret their dog’s behavior, how dogs communicate, how it is different from people, and what to do about it! Our How To Guide series will make it easy for nearly anyone to interpret dog body language and communicate effectively to prevent dog bites and creating stronger bonds between pets and their people! This is a 4-week series. Active participation is encouraged; no registration is required. About Lauren Van Duzer Lauren Van Duzer is…

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A Prickly Storytime with Hedgie the Hedgehog

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Join us at the library for a storytime all about hedgehogs! We’ll have prickly stories, spiny songs, a puppet show, and a craft. To top it all off, there will be a special visit from Hedgie, the classic character from the Jan Brett books! This program is for all ages. No registration required but space is limited. Please arrive early to secure your spot.

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Confessions of a KidLit Critique Group: Forsyth Writes Together

October 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Learn from the experiences of a panel of seven children's book writers and illustrators from the Trail Mix critique group. The panel will speak candidly about what makes success, what keeps them writing, how to critique a friend's writing, and how a successful critique group comes together. Find out how this group found (and lost!) agents, dealt with rejection, juggled life, got published, and how each one's journey is so very unique. Trail Mix is an eclectic assortment of children's…

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Stranger Things Escape Room: Trapped in the Upside Down

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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As a member of the Hawkins MS AV club, you are distraught to hear that your friend Will has gone missing. You and the remaining members of the party find yourselves in the principal’s office, where you discover a police file along with a strange locked box that you realize contains the mysterious portal between you and Will. Upon closer examination of the evidence in the file, you realize that Will is trying to communicate with you from the Upsidedown.…

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Dogs & Children: Safety AND Fun: A How To Guide on Dog Behavior and Communication

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Children are the most at risk for dog bites. Experience our How To Guide on preventing dog bites to children AND how to keep dog interactions FUN for kids! You’ll walk away with the peace of mind knowing your child is more aware around dogs, and they’ll have some great games to play with their own dogs! Children welcome! This is a 4-week series. Active participation is encouraged; no registration is required. About Lauren Van Duzer Lauren Van Duzer is…

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Garden Like a Master: Putting Your Garden to Bed

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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The perennials have bloomed and the fruit has been picked. Learn from master gardeners how to put your garden to bed for the winter. You will also learn proper pruning techniques and tips on tool care. Presented by UGA Master Gardening Extension volunteers. This program will take place in the Poetry Garden. If the weather is bad, this program will meet inside the library in the meeting room.

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Lizzie Borden: The Cutting Edge – Bringing Literature to Life

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Do you think you know all there is about Lizzie Borden? Or maybe you don't know much more than her name and 'that song'. Sloane Meyer brings literature to life during an entertaining evening that sheds light on new evidence that just might change your mind...or at least teaches you more accurate lyrics. This special presentation of Bringing Literature to Life is sponsored by the FCPL Friends & Advocates.

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Unwelcome Dog Behaviors & Attention Grabbers

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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In this seminar, learn why dogs do those pesky behaviors like jumping on guests and barking at you while you’re on the phone, and experience our How To Guide on significantly reducing those behaviors and replacing them with more appropriate ones! This is a 4-week series. Active participation is encouraged; no registration is required. About Lauren Van Duzer Lauren Van Duzer is proudly certified as an Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (ACDBC) by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.…

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Community Author Spotlight: Dr. Linda Wiley

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Forsyth County is home to many published authors. Forsyth County Public Library is fortunate to have a wealth of authors willing to share their stories. On October 17th, the Community Author Spotlight shines on Dr. Linda Wiley who will talk about her book Tame Your Tongue & Transform Your Relationship. Copies of Dr. Wiley's book will be available for purchase at this event. What we say affects our relationships more than any other action we take. Why? Dr. Linda Wiley…

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Diwali Celebration

October 20 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Join us at the Sharon Forks Library for the sixth annual Diwali Celebration! There will be festive crafts, Indian food to sample, and dance performances throughout the day. All ages and cultures are welcome. Dance Performance Schedule: 2:00 p.m.: Atlanta Nritya Academy 2:35 p.m.: Darshini Natyalaya School of Dance 3:10 p.m.: NG’s Dance 3:45 p.m.: Jalpa Dance Academy 4:05 p.m.: Akansha’s Dance Studio 1:30-4:30: Crafts, food, and more throughout the library

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Special Interest Travel: Presented by Lauren Schultheiss, Big Creek Travel

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Special Interest Travel is a wonderful way to combine travel with a personal hobby or passion, or maybe you'd like to try your hand at something completely new and different. Lauren Schultheiss, owner of Big Creek Travel, will show you how. Play a round of golf at a renowned golf course. Relax and take a specialized wine-tasting river cruise for something completely different. Tour exceptional gardens and natural areas around the globe, if that's your thing. Maybe art and history…

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Library Haunted House

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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It's that spooky time of year again and we will be transforming our meeting room into a haunted house! Feel free to dress in your Halloween costume and prepare to be scared as you wander through haunted rooms packed with literary scares! The whole family is welcome to attend this program, but be warned, you will be spooked! Younger children may want to wait outside.

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Fear in Dogs & Building Trust: A How To Guide on Dog Behavior and Communication

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Fearful dogs are commonly talked about. Maybe you even have one! Learn about fear in your canine friend and how to help build their trust. Experience our How To Guide on helping fearful dogs in your home. Willing volunteers will be selected to participate. This is a 4-week series. Active participation is encouraged; no registration is required. About Lauren Van Duzer Lauren Van Duzer is proudly certified as an Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (ACDBC) by the International Association of…

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Library Haunted House

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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It's that spooky time of year again and we will be transforming our meeting room into a haunted house! Feel free to dress in your Halloween costume and prepare to be scared as you wander through haunted rooms packed with literary scares! The whole family is welcome to attend this program, but be warned, you will be spooked! Younger children may want to wait outside.

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Scream in the Dark

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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You'll be screaming in the dark when you visit Sharon Forks' Haunted House and watch the hilarious horror classic Beetlejuice (1988, rated PG). Wear your scariest costume or a favorite one! This after-hours program is for teens in grades 6 through 12. No registration required.

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November 2019

Stories Behind Georgia Place-Names – A Book Talk with Cathy Kaemmerlen

November 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Ever wonder how Rough and Ready got its name? Or what Stonesthrow is a stone’s throw from? And surely the story behind Climax can’t be…that thrilling, can it? The curious Georgian can’t help pondering the seemingly endless supply of head-scratching place names that dot this state. Luckily, the intrepid Cathy Kaemmerlen, author of Georgia Place-Names from Jot-Em-Down to Doctortown, stands ready to unravel the enigmas—Enigma is, in fact, a Georgia town—behind the state’s most astonishing appellations. Cow Hell, Gum Pond,…

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Family Fun Night: Game Night

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Family FUN Night! Why should kids have all the fun? Parents grab the kids and join us monthly for STEAM challenges, games, activities, puzzles and more at the Sharon Forks Library! These programs are ideal for encouraging educational, fun and quality family time! This program is designed for families with elementary aged children. Please note: Space in this program is limited. Arrive early to secure your spot. Tickets will be given out 15 minutes prior to the program. This month,…

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Nourishing Body Wisdom – 8 Simple Strategies for Increasing Metabolism

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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This presentation focuses on 8 simple strategies to increase your metabolism, energy, and pleasure without restrictive diets or punishing exercise. Most of us have been told that if we want to lose weight, we need to eat less and exercise more. The problem with this approach is that it doesn’t work for everyone. However, when it does work and we do lose weight, the weight doesn’t stay off, and an even bigger problem is that, when it comes back, we…

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Book Chat

November 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Join us at the Sharon Forks Library for Book Chat, a casual conversation group for adults. November's Conversation Starter: Monday, November 11 10:30 a.m. Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor farmer's daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and…

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Adult Special Needs Craft & Story Hour

November 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Adults with special needs are invited to listen to stories and create simple crafts designed to accommodate a range of abilities. This month we will hear stories about birds and construct our own unique feeders for our feathered friends, using peanut butter, cereal, and bird seed. This program is designed specifically for adults. Families and children with special needs are invited to our Sensory Storytime program on the first Sunday of each month.

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Causes and Prevention

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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What is Alzheimer's Disease? Katja Bryant, a neuroscience nurse at Northside Hospital with over 25 years of experience, will share what we know about the causes of Alzheimer's disease and if and how it can be prevented. Learn what you can do as an adult to change and improve your lifestyle to prevent Alzheimer's and dementia, such as aging well, exercise, social engagement, a healthy diet, mental stimulation, quality sleep, stress management and some tips on reducing the overall risk…

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Magic Tree House Book Club – Vacation Under the Volcano

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Do you love books and adventure? Then crack open a Magic Tree House book with us each month and come to the library for a different kind of adventure! At each meeting we will chat about the book we've read that month, then do an activity or two. Activities may include a craft, game, break-out box, or STEAM challenge. This month is all about book #13: Vacation Under the Volcano. Please read the book before you come, but if you…

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Crafters’ Corner – an Adult Crafting Program

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Come and get crafty in our adult craft program. This month we will be making Hand-Stamped Greeting Cards. Bring a friend and enjoy two relaxing hours of creativity in this crafting program. Advance registration is not required, but space and supplies are limited. This program is intended for adults only.

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Murder at the Abby Manor Masquerade Ball

November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Come dressed to kill as we attempt to solve the mystery of the Murder at the Abby Manor Masquerade Ball. Wear glitzy and glamorous attire, and we'll create our own unique masquerade masks before embarking on an interactive murder mystery together! This after hours program is for 6th through 12th graders. No registration required.

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Book Character Bingo: for ages 4 – 8 with a caregiver

November 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Join us for a fun filled family event! We'll be playing Bingo, with a literary twist! Bingo cards featuring favorite characters from picture books are fun for the whole family. Prizes will be awarded to the lucky winners.

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