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Sharon Forks Library

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2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
770-781-9840 https://www.forsythpl.org

August 2019

Learn How To Play American Mah Jongg

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Learn how to play American Mah Jongg (National Mah Jongg League rules) every Tuesday evening in August from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In this 4-week class you will: • Become familiar with the tiles, the suits, and terminology • Learn how to read the National Mah Jongg League Card • Rules and Etiquette • How to pick a hand • Strategies for passing during the Charleston • Defensive and offensive play This program requires registration for the entire 4-week…

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Llama Llama Storytime with 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

August 28 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta 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

Knitting & Crocheting for Charity

September 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Join us twice a month to knit or crochet a different project that we will donate to local Forsyth County charities. Please bring your own knitting or crochet needles. Yarn is provided. Please call the Sharon Forks Library at 770-781-9840 ext. 6 for details regarding needle sizes needed for each month.

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Family Fun Night: Instrument Petting Zoo

September 5 @ 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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Preschool PlayLab

September 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Educate and entertain your preschooler at the library! Join us each Friday for thematic stories, songs, hands-on preschool play, and STEAM based learning designed to promote early literacy, school readiness, and social and cognitive development. This program is for children ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Registration is not required; space is limited.

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Toastmasters Youth Leadership Workshop for Teens

September 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 21, 2019

Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Whether teens are applying for jobs or interviewing for college scholarships, being able to speak in public is a necessary - but often scary! - skill to master. Being a confident public speaker can set you apart. The internationally renowned Toastmasters organization is offering a six-week workshop this fall for a select group of middle and high school students looking to take their presentation and public speaking skills to the next level. Sponsored by the local Toastmasters Club, teen participants…

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Trends in College Admission – Presented by Applerouth Tutoring Services

September 8 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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The only constant in the world of college admissions is change. Application numbers are up, yield rates are down, and colleges are turning to enrollment management to meet their institutional objectives. The admissions process is moving earlier and earlier, and some colleges are filling over 50% of their classes before January regular decision deadlines. International students are on the rise, and domestic students are competing for those scarce, moderately priced seats at State Flagship institutions. Tuition is up and merit…

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The Mongol Empire and the Chinggis Exchange

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Stretching from the Sea of Japan to the Mediterranean, the Mongol Empire was the largest contiguous empire in world history with a territory covering approximately 14 million square miles (roughly the size of Africa). While contemporaries viewed the Mongols on par with natural disasters, the apocalypse, and even the anti-christ, the level of death and destruction caused in the conquest obscures an influence and legacy that continues to shape the world today. Bio: Timothy May is Associate Dean of Arts…

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Toastmasters Youth Leadership Workshop for Teens

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 21, 2019

Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Whether teens are applying for jobs or interviewing for college scholarships, being able to speak in public is a necessary - but often scary! - skill to master. Being a confident public speaker can set you apart. The internationally renowned Toastmasters organization is offering a six-week workshop this fall for a select group of middle and high school students looking to take their presentation and public speaking skills to the next level. Sponsored by the local Toastmasters Club, teen participants…

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Pianos for Peace Concert with Lambert Chamber Orchestra

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Enjoy a special musical concert and conversation with Lambert Chamber Orchestra and Malek Jandali, founder & CEO of Pianos for Peace, a local non-profit that aims to build peace through music and education by making the arts accessible to all. We'll learn about their mission to engage and impact the local community through music and the arts.

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Planning for College 101

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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College is competitive and multiple factors affect the admissions process. Join Tom Neighbour, Director of Counseling at the Alliance Academy for Innovation to learn what you need to know to help your child pick the best college for them and your family. This program will cover multiple aspects of choosing a college: The current state of college admissions/trends in college admissions College planning timeline What to look for in a college Why college visits are so important and how to…

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Toastmasters Youth Leadership Workshop for Teens

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 21, 2019

Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30041 United States
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Whether teens are applying for jobs or interviewing for college scholarships, being able to speak in public is a necessary - but often scary! - skill to master. Being a confident public speaker can set you apart. The internationally renowned Toastmasters organization is offering a six-week workshop this fall for a select group of middle and high school students looking to take their presentation and public speaking skills to the next level. Sponsored by the local Toastmasters Club, teen participants…

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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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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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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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October 2019

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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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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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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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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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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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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