As work continues on Sharon Forks Library, some programs for seniors are being held at the nearby Sexton Hall Enrichment Center.
Sexton Hall will host the library’s Printmaking with Autumn Fruits and Vegetables on Wednesday and Great Books: Suggestions for Holiday Gift Giving on the following Monday. Library Promotions Specialist Paula Glover said the library has had to move a lot of programming for construction.
“The Sharon Forks Library started on construction earlier this year, and the meeting room has been blocked off, so we had lost all ability to do some of our programming,” she said. “Over the summer, we hosted some of our children’s programming at South Forsyth Middle School across the street, and now, we’re going to do some adult programming in partnership with the senior centers.”
The printmaking event will start at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday and will help seniors create a unique stamped work.
“The printmaking class is an extension of the Maker’s Day series that was popular at Sharon Forks,” Glover said. “Seniors can do this craft easily. It’s not very labor intensive or time intensive but it’s pretty creative; they can make their own choices about the materials and colors.”
The event is free, and materials and instruction will be provided. Registration is required.
On Monday, Nov. 13 at 1:30 p.m., the Great Books event will let attendees talk to librarians about personal book suggestions or gift suggestions ahead of the holidays.
“That’s an opportunity to talk with some of our staff at the Sharon Forks Library and talk specifically about new books that are coming out, books that are great for gift items for friends and family of all ages,” Glover said.
Glover said offering programs for seniors was part of a larger push for Forsyth County Public Library to work with other community organizations.
“It’s natural for us to work with the senior centers,” she said. “We have two branches that are close to senior center locations, and they also have facilities similar to ours where we can do programming.”
Those interested in the events can register by calling senior services at (770) 781-2178. More information about library events is available at Forsythpl.org.
Sexton Hall is at 2115 Chloe Road.