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Forsyth County Public Library - Cumming Library

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

From Page to Personal: How Poetry Became More Elastic

Thursday April 29, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Samuel Prestridge discusses the mid-twentieth century shift in poetry where previous structures were abandoned over those that emphasized the poet's own body and breath.
Cost: Free

National Poetry Month: How to Read a Poem with Jeremiah Johnson

Monday April 19, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Many of us would like to read more poetry but struggle with the ambiguities and difficult grammatical structure we often find in it. Others of us want or would like to write poetry but wonder how to develop our skills. In this talk, Jeremiah Johnson will look at how the circumstances relate and give...
Cost: Free

Virtual Author Visit with Jodi Kendall For Kids in Grades 4-8

Tuesday April 6, 2021 02:00 pm EDT
Categories: Author Visit; Grades 4 - 8 FCPL welcomes middle grade author, Jodi Kendall! Ms. Kendall will present a virtual author talk on Tuesday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. for children and teens in grades 4-8. Please register to participate. You will receive an email on the day of the event with informa...
Cost: Free

A Taste of Poetry with Lyn Froehlich

Monday April 5, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Feast on a fare of food-themed poetry as Lyn Froehlich shares a collection of original, famous, and not-as-famous food-themed poetry.

Admission to this virtual event is free, but advance registration at www.forsythpl.org/event/4979929 is required.

Ms. Froehlich will focus on the sensuousness of ...
Cost: Free

An Evening with Chelsea Rathburn, Georgia's Poet Laureate

Wednesday March 31, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Enjoy poetry readings and discussion with Chelsea Rathburn, Georgia's Poet Laureate in this special online event.

Admission to this virtual event is free, but advance registration at https://www.forsythpl.org/event/4936880 is required.

About Chelsea Rathburn:

Chelsea Rathburn is the author of ...
Cost: Free

Rosie the Riveter: A Living History Presentation

Tuesday March 23, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Categories: Guest Lecture; Culture; Celebrating Women's History To create an authentic moment in time for audiences, Tracy Lee White combines meticulous research, her own family history, local history, and stories of the real “Rosies” who helped win WWII. Using real items from the time including cur...
Cost: Free

Monstrous Regiment of Women: Queens in Europe, 1400s-1700s

Monday March 15, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Categories: Guest Lecture; Culture; Celebrating Women's History

During the early modern period, male rule was the standard in European states and kingdoms. Due to accidents and other circumstances, women sometimes presented the only, or best, candidates to ascend to the throne.

Given people's misg...
Cost: Free

Virtual Author Visit with Aisha Saeed Author Talk for Grades 4-8

Saturday March 6, 2021 11:00 am EST
Categories: Author Visit; Grades 4 - 8

FCPL welcomes New York Times bestselling children's and teen author, Aisha Saeed! Ms. Saeed will present a virtual author talk on GoToWebinar on Saturday, March 6 at 11:00 a.m. for children and teens in grades 4-8. Please register to participate.

Ms. Saeed wi...
Cost: Free

Mind Readers: FCPL's Online Book Club for Adults

Wednesday March 3, 2021 05:00 pm EST
Mind Readers is a new virtual book club for adults that has no assigned titles. To further FCPL's #WeKnowBooks theme, we invite patrons to attend and share what they have read recently. At FCPL we know our patrons read a lot, and Mind Readers provides an opportunity for everyone to discuss what they...
Cost: Free

That's My Point (of View)! Kids Writing Workshop with author Chris Negron

Wednesday December 30, 2020 11:00 am EST
Categories: Writing Groups; Author Visit When you write a story, you're usually choosing between first person ("I went to the store") or third person ("He went to the store"). Meanwhile, first base is ninety feet away from home plate in the major leagues, which means you have to run one hundred and ...
Cost: Free

Art Talks: Alexandra Kraft

Tuesday December 15, 2020 07:00 pm EST
Alexandra Kraft of the University of North Georgia will present her work with ceramics and answer questions from the online audience in this month's Art Talks presentation.

How to participate:

Shortly before the event begins, please visit https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/246920653. You can jo...
Cost: Free

Mind Readers: FCPL's Online Book Club for Adults

Wednesday December 2, 2020 05:00 pm EST
Categories: Book Club Mind Readers is a new virtual book club for adults that has no assigned titles. To further FCPL's #WeKnowBooks theme, we invite patrons to attend and share what they have read recently. At FCPL we know our patrons read a lot, and Mind Readers provides an opportunity for everyon...
Cost: Free

W3 - Wednesday Writer's Workshop: A Virtual Program with Ginger Garrett

Wednesday November 18, 2020 06:30 pm EST
Categories: Author Visit; Writing Group; High School Students; Middle Grade Students

Are you a writer? Join us online 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. F...
Cost: Free

Show of Hands: An ASL Virtual Storytime

Saturday November 7, 2020 01:00 pm EST
Categories: Storytime; Early Literacy

Join Tracey Varrone of the Brick and Ivy Studio for a storytime presented in American Sign Language and English where children can explore books, fingerplays, rhythm activities and more in a monthly, online storytime.

For this month's storytime, please bring p...
Cost: Free

Show of Hands: An ASL Virtual Storytime

Saturday November 7, 2020 01:00 pm EST
Categories: Storytime; Early Literacy

Join Tracey Varrone of the Brick and Ivy Studio for a storytime presented in American Sign Language and English where children can explore books, fingerplays, rhythm activities and more in a monthly, online storytime.

For this month's storytime, please bring p...
Cost: Free

Putting Pen to Paper - Teen Virtual Program

Thursday November 5, 2020 05:30 pm EST
Categories: Writing Groups; Author Visit

November is National Novel Writing Month! Learn the ins and outs of writing a novel from local young adult and middle-grade author McCall Hoyle.

Cost: Free

W3 - Wednesday Writer's Workshop: Live Via GoToMeeting A Virtual Program with Ginger Garrett

Wednesday October 21, 2020 06:30 pm EDT
Categories: Writing Groups; Author Visit

Are you a writer? Join us online 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.

This p...
Cost: Free

W3 - Wednesday Writer's Workshop: Live Via GoToMeeting A Virtual Program with Ginger Garrett

Wednesday October 21, 2020 06:30 pm EDT
Categories: Writing Groups; Author Visit

Are you a writer? Join us online 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.

This p...
Cost: Free

5 Simple Ways to Get Organized and Make Your Life Easier

Wednesday September 16, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
Categories: Guest Lecture; Education

Join Carrie Peeples, founder of Neatsmart, online for a virtual presentation and Q & A. Carrie will share how to get organized and make your life easier with five simple hacks, habits and tasks.

This program will take place via FCPL's GoToMeeting platform. Regi...
Cost: Free

Teen Writer's Club

Tuesday September 8, 2020 06:30 pm EDT
Categories: Writing Group

This Club is for teens and young adults in grades 6 and up who share a passion for writing.

Writing tips and strategies will be discussed, and you can share your original writing to receive helpful feedback.

Please register for this virtual event. An email will be sent ...
Cost: Free

Southern Jewish History with Jeremy Katz, Breman Museum

Sunday August 23, 2020 02:00 pm EDT
Categories: Guest Lecture; Culture

Jeremy Katz will speak on the Jews of the American South and how families, culture, and life succeeded, particularly in Georgia and Atlanta.

Jeremy Katz, Archives Director, holds a B.A. degree in History from The Ohio State University and a M.A. degree in Archival ...
Cost: Free

Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment with Jessica VanLanduyt of Atlanta History Center

Tuesday August 18, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
Categories: Guest Lecture; Education; Culture Honoring the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Jessica VanLanduyt of the Atlanta History Center will explore the decades-long struggle for women's suffrage, how women gained the vote, and the ways they have used political power o...
Cost: Free

Virtual Animation Workshop Virtual Program - TEEN Summer Reading Fun

Thursday July 30, 2020 06:30 pm EDT
Categories: Crafts & Making; Techonology; Art

Curious about animation? Every wanted to try it? Now you can!

Alex Thomas and Friends bring their Virtual Animation Workshop to FCPL this summer. Participants will use free, open source animation software and will learn to create several different anim...
Cost: Free

Teen Writer's Club Lock-In Virtual Program

Tuesday July 21, 2020 06:00 pm EDT
Categories: Writing Groups; Author Visit

This year, join us virtually for the Teen Writer's Club Annual Lock-In, a special event for teens who love to write, share inspiration, and improve their writing skills.

Special guest Kara Betz, author of the YA novel Until I Break, will present her tips fo...
Cost: Free

Southern Jewish History with Jeremy Katz, Breman Museum

Sunday July 19, 2020 02:00 pm EDT
Categories: Guest Lecture Join Jeremy Katz as he delves into Southern Jewish History. Jeremy will speak on the Jews of the American South and how families, culture, and life succeeded, particularly in Georgia and Atlanta. From the schooner William and Sarah that brought the first Jews to Georgia in ...
Cost: Free

Build-A-Superhero Workshop with author Chris Negron Virtual Program

Tuesday July 7, 2020 01:00 pm EDT
Categories: Author Visit Join Chris Negron, author of the middle grade novel Dan Unmasked, for a fun Build-a-Superhero workshop. You'll learn the power of character in novel writing, and the effect character origins have on plot and motivation in a fictional story. The workshop will be followed with...
Cost: Free

Not Just Happily Ever After : Elements of the Romance Novel A Virtual Program with Author Tracy Solheim

Sunday June 28, 2020 02:00 pm EDT
Categories: Author Visit; Writing; Guest Lecture Do you want to write a romance novel? Join USA Today bestselling romance author, Tracy Solheim, as she discusses the components necessary to ensure readers will keep turning the pages. Topics will include the various sub-genres of romance; the element...
Cost: Free

Shadow Puppet Workshop with Mr. Damon (Advanced) Virtual Program - Summer Reading Fun

Saturday June 27, 2020 11:00 am EDT
Categories: Kids; Crafts

Learn how to create puppets from your imagination! Mr. Damon will guide you through the steps of making puppets from simple materials. More advanced, this workshop is designed for older children and teens.

Working with children and families for over 10 years, Damon Young i...
Cost: Free

Shadow Puppet Workshop with Mr. Damon (Beginner) Virtual Program - Summer Reading Fun

Saturday June 27, 2020 10:00 am EDT
Learn how to create your own puppets at home! Designed for beginners and younger children, Mr. Damon will show you how to make a puppet from simple materials! Working with children and families for over 10 years, Damon Young is the Lead Teaching Artist at the Center for Puppetry Arts and a Teachin...
Cost: Free

Teen Writing and Story Workshop with Barry Stewart Mann Virtual Program - Summer Reading Fun

Thursday June 18, 2020 06:30 pm EDT
This special session of the Teen Writers Club features master storyteller Barry Stewart Mann. During this interactive workshop, Barry will share some amazing tales, and you'll discover how stories develop from the written to the spoken word. Join us and meet fellow writers who share your passion! ...
Cost: Free

Comic Book Creation with Kyle Puttkammer Virtual Program - TEEN Summer Reading Fun

Thursday June 11, 2020 06:30 pm EDT
Have you ever wanted to create a graphic novel or comic book? What's the process? How do you go from an idea to creation? Find out when Kyle Puttkammer shares his knowledge of the exciting world of comic books! Kyle Puttkammer, one of the Southeast's leading experts on comic books, will share his ...
Cost: Free

Comic Book History and Collecting with Kyle Puttkammer

Tuesday June 9, 2020 06:30 pm EDT
Kyle Puttkammer, one of the Southeast's leading comic book experts, shares his knowledge of comic book history and collecting. If you're a comic book aficionado or interested in learning more about this fascinating art form, you won't want to miss this program! The owner of the Galactic Quests sto...
Cost: Free

Fall Book Sale

Saturday November 10, 2012 07:00 pm EST
Sale includes hardcovers, paperbacks, children's and teen's books, CDs and DVDs.
Cost: Free

From Page to Personal: How Poetry Became More Elastic

Thursday April 29, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Samuel Prestridge discusses the mid-twentieth century shift in poetry where previous structures were abandoned over those that emphasized the poet's own body and breath.
Cost: Free

A Taste of Poetry with Lyn Froehlich

Monday April 5, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Feast on a fare of food-themed poetry as Lyn Froehlich shares a collection of original, famous, and not-as-famous food-themed poetry.

Admission to this virtual event is free, but advance registration at www.forsythpl.org/event/4979929 is required.

Ms. Froehlich will focus on the sensuousness of ...
Cost: Free

An Evening with Chelsea Rathburn, Georgia's Poet Laureate

Wednesday March 31, 2021 07:00 pm EDT
Enjoy poetry readings and discussion with Chelsea Rathburn, Georgia's Poet Laureate in this special online event.

Admission to this virtual event is free, but advance registration at https://www.forsythpl.org/event/4936880 is required.

About Chelsea Rathburn:

Chelsea Rathburn is the author of ...
Cost: Free
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