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Forsyth County Public Library - Post Road Library

Call: (770) 781-9840 or visit www.forsythpl.org

FCPL Writing Group: Virtual Program

Thursday September 17, 2020 06:30 pm EDT
Categories: Writing Group

Are you a writer who is looking for a local resource and a forum for your work? Are you looking for feedback for your writing? Register now to receive a call or email from a librarian to explain how this unique program works. Registration closes one day prior to program.

Cost: Free

FCPL Writing Group

Thursday September 3, 2020 06:30 pm EDT
Categories: Writing Group

Are you a writer who is looking for a local resource and a forum for your work? Are you looking for feedback for your writing? Register now to receive a call or email from a librarian to explain how this unique program works. Registration closes one day prior to program.

Cost: Free

Forsyth Reads Together: Sherman's Atlanta Campaign

Thursday April 30, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
Categories: Guest Lecture; Education; History

Robert C. Jones will discuss the overall Atlanta Campaign and talk about sites along the way that proved to be of importance.

Robert C. Jones served as President of the Kennesaw Historical Society for 21 years (1994-2015), and also served as a member o...
Cost: Free

Show of Hands (An ASL Storytime)

Saturday March 21, 2020 01:15 pm EDT
Categories: Early Literacy;

Join Tracey Varrone of the Brick and Ivy Studio for a storytime presented in American Sign Language where children can explore books, fingerplays, rhythm activities and more in a 45 minute storytime. Afterward, enjoy time for socializing with new friends until 3:00 p.m!

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Cost: Free

CANCELED: Empowered Women Leaders in the Workplace with Dr. Linda Wiley

Thursday March 19, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to closure of the Post Road Library location during the COVID-19 crisis.

Categories: career

Dr. Linda Wiley, CEO of Turning Point Leadership Group and author of Tame Your Tongue & Transform Your Relationship, explains the ways organizations benefit from hav...
Cost: Free

Matriarchs of Atlanta's Civil Rights Movement

Saturday March 7, 2020 03:30 pm EST
Categories: Guest Lecture; Education; History

The Civil Rights Movement spanned more than forty years. Dr. Karcheik Sims-Alvarado will take you on an eye-opening tour to meet the women who worked tirelessly to achieve civil rights in Georgia.

About Karcheik Sims-Alvarado, Ph.D.

Dr. Karcheik Sims...
Cost: Free

Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners

Saturday February 22, 2020 01:00 pm EST
Categories: Games; Fandom Want to learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons? Now is the time! Post Road Library presents Dungeons and Dragons for Beginners, a campaign meant to teach new people how to play. Played before? Sit alongside new players and help them realize all that they can do! We are plan...
Cost: Free

Octavia Butler, the Godmother of Afrofuturism

Thursday February 20, 2020 07:00 pm EST
Categories: Guest Lecture; Presented by Dr. Melissa Schindler of University of North Georgia, this talk will celebrate the life, work, and influence of Octavia Butler, one of science fiction’s pioneers. Learn how Butler paved the way for a whole generation of black women writers and prepared the wor...
Cost: Free

Octavia Butler, the Godmother of Afrofuturism

Thursday February 20, 2020 07:00 pm EST
Categories: Guest Lecture; Presented by Dr. Melissa Schindler of University of North Georgia, this talk will celebrate the life, work, and influence of Octavia Butler, one of science fiction’s pioneers. Learn how Butler paved the way for a whole generation of black women writers and prepared the wor...
Cost: Free

Community Author Spotlight: Hal Schmerer

Monday February 3, 2020 07:00 pm EST
Have you ever thought about writing a book to memorialize a loved one? This month’s Community Author Spotlight shines on author Hal Schmerer and his late daughter Naomi Schmerer. After his daughter Naomi lost her battle with cancer, Hal created the book Waiting for the Next Blue Sky using her phot...
Cost: Free

Community Author Spotlight: Justin Joseph

Thursday November 7, 2019 07:00 pm EST
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 November 7th, the Community Author Spotlight shines on Justin Joseph. Mr. Joseph will be talking about his experience as a writer and will read ...
Cost: Free

W3 - Wednesday Writer's Workshop

Wednesday November 6, 2019 06:30 pm EST
Categories: Library Events

Are you a writer? Join us each month to share what you have written and find inspiration, constructive critiques and learn more about how you can publish your writing now! Hosted by author Ginger Garrett. For middle and high school students.

Fall Dates: August 28, 2019

S...
Cost: free

Write that Novel! with author Tracy Walker

Saturday November 2, 2019 03:00 pm EDT
You start. You stop. You start. You stop. You have a great idea for a book, but you’re having trouble getting it on the page.

You’re not alone.

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). In this program we’ll discuss ways to get and stay motivated, important things to consider while w...
Cost: Free

Meet the Author: A Visit from Sara Varon

Saturday October 26, 2019 10:30 am EDT
Nationally renowned children's book author Sara Varon pays a visit for this special program and book signing! Author of the bestselling picture books Odd Duck, President Squid, and Hold Hands, Ms. Varon will share some of her books and illustrations and talk about her work. She might even illustra...
Cost: Free

Community Author Spotlight: Dr. Linda Wiley

Thursday October 17, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
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 Relationsh...
Cost: free

The Edwardians: Down to the Abbey - Bringing Literature to Life

Thursday September 19, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
H.G. Wells once said, "Queen Victoria was like a great paperweight on men's minds. When she was removed, their ideas began to blow all over the place haphazardly." By the time of her death in 1901, the spirit of man was ready to burst and King Edward was just the monarch to open the floodgates. Th...
Cost: Free

Slavery in Ancient Rome: Great Civilizations

Monday September 9, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
The rise of Rome as an ancient superpower led to the capture and enslavement of hundreds of thousands of people from the areas it conquered, especially Greece, the Middle East, and modern-day France and Britain. Roman slavery differed from much later U.S. slavery because it was not based on race, bu...
Cost: Free

Community Author Spotlight: Daniel Blackman

Thursday September 5, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
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. This month, the Community Author Spotlight shines on Daniel Blackman. Mr. Blackman is a human rights advocate, a venture-philanthropist, a member...
Cost: Free

Epic Story Creation: Designing Blueprints

Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:00 am EDT
Categories: Library Events

Do you have unique ideas for the characters in your novel, comic book, or film series? Attend this interactive workshop and learn to use a character's emotional growth as the blueprint for your epic series.

M. Jayson Graham is the owner of MJG Story Creation LLC, a compa...
Cost: Free

No Cost Social Security Workshop

Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00 am EDT
Categories: Education, Retirement

No Cost Social Security Workshop:

• When should I start taking my social security? • Do I get more money if I take it at 62, 65, 67 or 70? • Am I entitled to my ex spouse’s social security? • What are the tax consequences if I work and take social security?

Soci...
Cost: Free

An Introduction to Epic Character Creation

Tuesday May 21, 2019 07:00 am EDT
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 ...
Cost: Free

An Introduction to Epic Story Creation with M. Jayson Graham

Saturday March 16, 2019 03:00 pm EDT
Do you have an incredible idea that would make a fantastic novel, comic book, or film series? Learn the first steps for crafting it into series with author and lecturer M. Jayson Graham. You'll learn the guiding principles required for building a firm foundation from which to launch your character...
Cost: Free
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Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
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Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 1:30 – 5:30 PM