FORSYTH COUNTY — As students, parents and teachers look ahead to the first-ever fall break for Forsyth County Schools this week, some may be wondering what young students and teenagers can do during their additional time off.
Well, they can always go to the library.
More than 30 programs will be put on by the Forsyth County Public Library system between Monday and Friday to engage the imagination and intellect of both children and families during the week off from school.
Here are some highlights of the activities:
Spain comes to Post Road
Professional flamenco dancer Julie Baggenstoss will introduce children and families to the vibrant music and moves of the dance style at the Post Road Library at 11:45 a.m. Monday
As part of the library’s One World Forsyth program, the “Ferdinand the Bull and Flamenco” event will include an interactive performance of the classic children’s tale “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Lead, a flamenco demonstration and crafts celebrating the culture of Spain, according to Laura Bradley, program manager for the library system.
All ages are welcome to the event, and prior registration is not required.
Sweet as honey at Sharon Forks
Tribble Farms owner, Dianna Tribble, will visit the Sharon Forks Library at 11 a.m. Monday to talk with elementary-aged children about bees, honeycombs and how honey is made.
She will also give a demonstration of honey extraction.
Registration is not required.
Barnyard storytimes at Cumming
Katherine Jansen, local author of three children’s books, will hold storytime sessions at the Cumming Library at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Her Barnyard Series of books includes “Then Again Said the Hen,” “A Friend in the End” and “Forgiving Fox,” all fully illustrated by artists Jeffrey Yey.
All ages are welcome, and no registration is required.
Post Road goes digging
Abby the ArchaeoBus, Georgia’s mobile archaeology classroom, will stop by the Post Road Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday for all of the future “Indiana Jones” family members.
Attendees can visit the bus and explore hands-on exhibits, as well as displays, puzzles, crafts, trivia and activities in the library parking lot.
Students can continue their archaeological adventure with a screening of “Journey to the Center of the Earth” starring Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson and Seth Meters inside the library at 3:15 p.m.
The film is rated PG, and no registration is required for the film or the bus.
Flying high at Sharon Forks
Sharon Forks will welcome the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s “Nature in the Sky” program at 2 p.m. Friday.
The program is suggested for kindergarteners and older and will include up-close encounters with an owl and a hawk as they learn about these interesting native raptors.
Advance registration is required for this program.
Other programs, such as Puppetpalooza, Kids Knit finger knitting class, parachute games, movies, craft and toy workshops, storytimes and teen trivia, are also scheduled.
For a complete schedule of fall break program, visit forsythpl.org.