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Cumming Library to host holiday, ‘adulting’ events this week
Halloween

This week, the Cumming Library, located at 585 Dahlonega Street, will have some scary fun and give young adults helpful information for the real world.

On Tuesday, Trick-or-Treat Storytime and Costume Parade will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Kids are encouraged to dress up and will have a story time with books, music and activities, followed by trick-or-treating with library staff. 

Attendees should bring a bag for their treats, and there will be a costume parade around the library.

A special One World Forsyth program will be held on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for an El Día de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, celebration with storyteller Barry Stewart Mann, who will have stories from Mexico and across Latin America in English and Spanish.

“Using traditional stories and songs, he’ll share the customs and folklore surrounding Día de los Muertos celebrations that honor lost loved ones with food, music, festivals, and colorful calacas skeleton and calaveras skull decorations,” Youth Services Supervisor Julie Boyd said in a news release.

Both events are free and no registration is required.

For those who no longer get to trick-or-treat and are entering the work force, an “Adulting 101” class will be held on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

The program has been going since January and Wednesday’s event will be a free workshop with Arpana Satyu-Burge, local entrepreneur and co-owner of Dutch Monkey Doughnuts, and other human resources professionals.

“Local universities and trade schools will award diplomas and certifications to students at the end of the semester next month, and those new graduates can apply what they’ve learned at this Adulting 101 workshop to begin their job search with confidence,” said Jennifer Forbes, Information Services Supervisor at the Cumming Library and the program’s organizer.

Attendees will learn what qualities employers are looking for, resume tips and effective methods for doing in-person interviews. 

“Local employers are looking for commitment, enthusiasm, and a willingness to learn,” Satyu-Burge said in a news release. “Those seem to be the key traits of a productive, long-term team member.”