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Hampton Park Library

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5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
770-781-9840 https://www.forsythpl.org

August 2019

Llama Llama Storytime with 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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This special 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten storytime includes some of our favorite books by Anna Dewdney. Read along, sing songs, and make a simple craft as we learn about the importance of early literacy and practice five easy activities that you can use at home to help your child become reading-ready. We’ll give special recognition to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who recently reached milestones and provide information on signing up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Then our special guest, Llama…

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September 2019

Special Needs Library Hour & Sensory Storytime

September 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Join us every first Sunday for a special hour of library time designed to accommodate our patrons with special needs. We will open our doors an hour early so that you will have a warm and welcoming environment designed just for you! Browse the library, check out your favorite books, movies, and CDs, and participate in our special Sensory Storytime, which is specifically designed for children with special needs. Registration is not required for this program. Please contact Hampton Park…

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Ready, Set, Preschool!

September 6 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Join us for a morning of learning through play! Help your child get school ready with fun activities to promote early learning and development. Each month we will offer a variety of early literacy, STEAM, music and hands-on early learning station activities. These programs focus on school readiness as well as social and cognitive development. This program is suggested for children ages 3-5, with a caregiver. Registration is not required.

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Nella Larsen’s “Passing”: A Discussion

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Our third program in an ongoing series on race in American culture will be a discussion of Nella Larsen's "Passing." This short novella explores an important but often-forgotten racial practice during the Jim Crow era: African-Americans "passing" as white in order to gain access to restricted spaces, groups, and social privileges. But as we'll discuss, the novel does so much more: focused on the relationship between two women, Clare and Irene, Larsen's story examines the competing pressures of friendship, racial…

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Crazy 8s Math Club – Grades K-3

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Get fired up about math! Build stuff, run, jump, play games, make music, and make a mess, all while learning math. This program is for kids in grades K-3. Registration is not required, but space and supplies are limited. Please arrive early to secure your place in the program.

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Paws to Read – For grades kindergarten and up

September 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Paws to Read gives patrons of all ages the opportunity to read and relax with a certified therapy dog while improving literacy skills. Advance registration is not required. For grades kindergarten and up.

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Magic Tree House Book Club – Midnight on the Moon

September 12 @ 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 the book Midnight on the Moon (book #8). Please read the book before you come, but…

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Exploring the Ancient Maya – Great Civilizations

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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The ancient Mayan civilization spread throughout southern Mexico and Central America, an area known as Mesoamerica. Learn all about the Maya with UNG professor Daniel Vaccaro, including how they lived, what they ate, and what they loved to do. The Maya are notably famous for their use of mathematics, astronomy, and science in many aspects of their culture and religion as well as their technology which enabled them to build their cities and pyramids, many of which still stand and…

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Lost and Drowned in North Georgia – Forgotten Cities and Towns

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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North Georgia has more than forty lakes and not one is natural. The state's controversial decision to dam the region's rivers for power and water supply changed the landscape forever. Lost communities, forgotten crossroads, dissolving racetracks and even entire towns disappeared, with remnants occasionally peeking up from the depths during times of extreme drought. The creation of Lake Lanier displaced more than seven hundred families. During the construction of Lake Chatuge, busloads of schoolboys were brought in to help disinter…

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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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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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October 2019

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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