iLibrary Orientation

Do you want to learn more about using Forsyth Library and have fun at the same time? Students are welcome to come to the interactive iLibrary Orientation event beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 29.

Participants will receive a Bingo card that has the names of various departments in the library that can be explored through a series of questions or activities.  You can do this on your own or as part of a team. Once you have marked an X on the Bingo card, you may register for a prize. If you are one of the first 100 people to register, you will receive a free meal!

If you have a smartphone, install an app that can read QR codes and bring it with you to use as part of the Bingo game.

Hope to see you at iLibrary!

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Constitution Day

September 17 marks Constitution Day and September 17-23 marks Constitution Week.  The Constitution is the cornerstone of the freedoms we enjoy in the United States.  To read the Constitution and other documents of our democracy search the Forsyth Library Catalog or follow some of the links below.  To help commemorate Constitution Day, Forsyth Library will host the annual Ben Franklin Event on September 19.  This event will bring around 300 fifth graders to Forsyth Library.  The event will occupy the top two floors of the library and will feature activities throughout the library for the students.

Constitution

Core Documents of U. S. Democracy

Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789

The Charters of Freedom “A New World Is At Hand”

The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation

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Ben Franklin Day – Monday, September 19 – Top and Main Floors Will Be Filled With 5th Graders!

Forsyth Library will be hosting 300 area fifth graders and their teachers this coming Monday, September 19, for the annual Ben Franklin Day. The event is sponsored by the Center for Civic Leadership, the American Democracy Project and Forsyth Library. Half of the fifth graders will be here in the morning and the other half will be here in the afternoon. As you can probably surmise, the Library will not be a quiet place that day.

The fifth graders will be divided into smaller groups, and Sue Boldra’s Teacher Education classes will have tables and/or booths set up on the top and main floors of the library to provide instruction to each of the groups. Each group will be at one booth for about 10 minutes and will move to the next booth during the span of about 2 hours. The Daughters of the American Revolution will also be at a booth providing cookies and punch to the kids.

Forsyth Library is excited to host this event, and we would appreciate your cooperation throughout the day. The library will remain open, and you are welcome to come do your research or check out a book. Just be aware that the top floor and the main floor will be filled with fifth graders, their teachers, library staff and Center for Civic Leadership staff.  The basement will be available if you need space to study, and the event should be over by 3:00 in the afternoon, so if you want a quiet space, you may want to just wait and come to the library later in the day.

Please welcome these fifth graders and future Tigers to FHSU!

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9/11

As the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 approaches, many of us remember where we were when we first heard about the twin towers. Here are some resources that look back at that time in history and resources that document how the events of 9/11 have changed our lives. The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (9/11 Report) is still available to read online.  The Internet Archive hosts a section called “Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive” where you can view short clips of what was happening in the U. S. from 9/11 through 9/17.

Other Resources of Interest

Tenth Anniversary Report Card: The Status of the 9/11 Commission Recommendations

http://www.bipartisanpolicy.org/sites/default/files/CommissionRecommendations.pdf

9/11 and Humanitarian Assistance: A Disturbing Legacy

http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2011/0901_sept11_ferris.aspx

CHDS (Center for Homeland Defense and Security) Reaches Out to the Nation commemorating the Ten-year Anniversary of 9/11

http://www.chds.us/?home&fromemail=17

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K-12 Constitution Day Poster Contest

Encourage students you know in grades K-12 to enter the fifth annual Constitution Day Poster Contest.  This international contest encourages students to think about the freedoms embodied by the U. S. Constitution.  Information about the contest, posters from previous years, and the downloadable entry form may be found at http://www.constitutionfacts.com/constitution-poster-design-contest/    Entries are due by October 1, 2011.

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