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Posted on: July 19, 2017

August 2017 Programs at the GPL

August 2017 Programs at the GPL


 Library Hours: Sunday Closed Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9-7 Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9-5

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Beautiful Rainbow Café! Located in the Gadsden Public Library! As part of the Gadsden City School system, the Beautiful Rainbow Café will be closed July 29- August 14 for training and Back-to-School registration! The café will reopen for business on Tuesday, August 15! Tuesday: 11AM-1PM lunch; 3:15-5:30PM coffee & pastries. Wednesday: 11AM-1PM lunch; 3:15-5PM coffee & pastries. Thursday: 11AM-1PM lunch; 3:15-5:30PM coffee & pastries. Friday: 11AM-1PM lunch; no afternoon service. Saturday/Sunday/Monday: CLOSED

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The Friends of the GPL bookstore is open for business! Hours of operation are MondayFriday, 10AM-4PM. Want to meet new people, make new friends, and contribute to the library? We are always looking for new members and volunteers to help in the bookstore! Stop in any time we are open or call Paulette 256-549-4699 ext. 123! _______________________________________________________________

Friends of the GPL Paperback Book Sale: Seed Money for GPL Grows! When: August 3, 9AM-5PM Where: GPL Lena Martin Room Help us make seed money to grow our kid’s gardening club! All proceeds will fund our free weekly Children’s Department GPL Grows program! Stock up on a variety of gently used paperback books! .25 cents each! Fiction & Non-fiction! All genres! ? Inspiration ? Mystery ? Thriller ? Romance ? Science Fiction/Fantasy ? Western For additional information, please contact Carol at 256.549.4699, ext. 107.


 ***** GPL Red Cross Blood Drive! When: August 9, 10AM-3PM Where: GPL Lena Martin Room “The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.” Blood may be donated by adults and young adults to the Red Cross between the hours of 9AM and 3PM! To schedule an appointment, or for additional information, please contact Craig at 256.549.4699, ext. 120. Or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter GadsdenLibrary to schedule an appointment. 


***** GPL Adult Anime Club When: August 17, 5:30-6:30PM Where: GPL Lena Martin Room Join us for our first adult anime club! Everyone 18 years of age and up is welcome! For additional information, call Brittany or Nicole at 256.549.4699. 


***** GPL Solar Eclipse Viewing! When: August 21, Noon-3PM Where: GPL Park (Lena Martin Room, in the event of rain) Join us in the GPL Park for a spectacular solar eclipse … the first in 40 years for our area! While we won’t be in a direct line for a total eclipse, we will be seeing almost 95% of the sun covered by the moon during the middle of the day! If weather permits, we’ll be seeing day turn into night (with stars even appearing during the maximum viewing time at 1:30PM). 200 pairs of solar glasses will be available for safe viewing! Special activities for all ages! A representative from Jacksonville State’s Planetarium will be on hand to help explain exactly what happens when the moon, sun and earth all align for a solar eclipse! For additional information, please call Craig or Jill at 256.549.4699! 


***** Stars Fell on Alabama Film Series When: Third Tuesday of the month, 6PM Where: Pitman Theatre Join us at 6PM on the third Tuesday of each month at the historic Pitman Theatre for a screening of a film that either takes place in or was filmed in Alabama! Brown bags and coolers are welcome (no food or drink will be sold on the premises). While we can’t advertise the movie’s title, people are welcome to call 256.547.8696, or 256.546.2886 to find out the name of the film that will be playing. All films will be rated G, PG, or PG-13. Stars Fell on Alabama Film Series is a joint venture of the University of Alabama’s Gadsden Center, the Gadsden Public Library and Downtown Gadsden, Inc. For additional information, please contact Skip Campbell at 256.547.8696. 

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GPL Computer Classes Where: Computer Classroom (2nd Floor) of the Main Library Cost: Classes are offered free-of-charge to the community! However, there is a $5.00 deposit (per class) to hold your reservation. Your deposit will be returned to you the day of the class. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required since space is limited to 12 people per class. Register for classes in person at the Computer Center Desk (2nd floor) or for more information, call 256.549.4699, ext. 119. A current (free & clear) library card is needed to enroll. If you don’t have a card, you may obtain one at the Circulation Desk, 1st floor of the Main Library. Computer Basics & Internet for the Beginner When: August 1 & 2, 1:30-4:30PM This is a two-day class (3 hours per day) for the absolute beginner or for those who simply need to know more about computers. No computer experience is required.


 ***** Downloading & Saving Your Docs & Files When: August 9, 1:30-3:30PM This class will teach you how to download & save documents and files that you find on the Internet or receive from friends or business associates via email. Prerequisite: Computer Basics for the Beginner ***** Microsoft Word When: August 16, 1:30-3:30PM Learn to use Microsoft Word for writing letters, building resumes or for making handouts! Prerequisite: Computer Basics for the Beginner 


***** Tracing Your Family History When: August 23, 1:30-3:30PM Learn how to use our valuable online resources to research your family genealogy. For further information please contact Craig at: craig@gadsdenlibrary.org, or by calling (256) 549-4699, ext. 120.

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GPL Chess Club When: August 5, 19, & 26, 10AM-Noon Where: The Lena Martin Room of the Gadsden Public Library Beginner? Pro? Doesn’t matter! Join us! Learn to play with others who love the game. For further information please contact Craig at: craig@gadsdenlibrary.org or by calling (256) 549-4699, ext. 120. 


***** GPL Young at Heart Coloring Club When: August 3 & 17, 2-4PM Where: The Lena Martin Room of the Gadsden Public Library Coloring is not just for kids! Join us for a stress-free zone of artistic expression! A selection of coloring sheets, colored pencils and markers will be available for your use! Or bring your own! For additional information, please contact Craig at 256.549.4699, ext. 120. 


***** GPL Brunch w/ Books Book Club When: August 5, Noon-2PM Where: Red Lobster (Gadsden, AL) *No book selection.* Join the GPL Brunch with Books Book Club at Red Lobster for a Dutch Treat lunch and lively conversation! All individuals are responsible for their own purchases. For additional information, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691, or Tallulah at 256.549.4699, ext. 102. 


***** The Gadsden Public Library Oral History Project! When: By appointment only. Where: The Lena Martin Room of the Gadsden Public Library Want to share your nostalgic stories about what it was like growing up in Gadsden? Were you in the military? Do you have an interesting story to tell? Then join the Gadsden Public Library in our ongoing effort to preserve the oral history of Gadsden and Etowah County. Interviews are now being conducted. If you are interested, please contact Craig at: 256.549.4699, ext. 120.

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Children’s Department 


GPL LEGO Club When: August 7 & 21, 3:30PM Where: GPL Children’s Department Ages 1-12! Legos will be provided!! Lego donations are welcome!! For additional information, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 118.


 ***** GPL Grows When: Tuesdays, 3:30PM Where: GPL Children’s Department August 1-Salsa Party August 8-Sturgeon Full Moon August 15-Drying/Preserving August 22-Pickling/Canning August 29-Fall Planting Please plan accordingly for seasonal temperatures! Don’t forget your sunglasses, sunhat, sunscreen, and water! Gloves and tools are not necessary, but welcome. For additional information, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 118.


 ***** GPL Children’s Story Time When: Thursdays, 10AM Where: GPL Children’s Department August 3-Back to School Rules by Laurie Friedman August 10-We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen August 17-Cat Nights by Jane Manning August 24-No More Diapers for Ducky by Bernette Ford & Sam Williams August 31-Do Unto Otters: A Books About Manners by Laurie Keller For additional information on these programs, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 118. _______________________________________________________________

GPL Teen Zone 


GPL Teen Gaming Contest When: August 3, Noon-6PM Where: GPL Teen Zone Do you have what it takes to be the best gamer? Test your skills on a different game each hour! Top players receive prizes! For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org.

  

***** GPL Teen Studio Ghibli-a-thon When: August 4, All day (9AM-4:30PM)! Where: GPL Teen Zone Come watch and discuss movies like My Neighbor Totoro! For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122 or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org.


 ***** GPL Teen Hamilton When: August 11 & 25, 3:30PM Where: GPL Teen Zone Do you love Hamilton and want to share it with the world? Come listen to the soundtrack (clean version)! For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org.


 ***** GPL Teen National Bad Poetry Day When: August 18, 3:30PM Where: GPL Teen Zone To celebrate of Bad Poetry Day, make black-out poetry and write haikus! For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 


***** GPL Teen Game Days When: Mondays, 4:30PM Where: GPL Teen Zone Test your skills with all the board games, video games, and card games your heart desires! For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org.


 ***** GPL Teen Movie Nights When: Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30PM Where: GPL Teen Zone Movies and popcorn, what better way to have fun! For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 


***** GPL Teen Craft Thursdays When: August 17, 24, & 31, 3:30-5PM Where: GPL Teen Zone August 17-Collage August 24-String Cat Toys for the Humane Society August 31-Dream Catcher For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org.


 ***** GPL Teen Wildcard Wednesdays When: Wednesdays, 3:30PM Where: GPL Teen Zone August 2-Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting August 9-Teen Anime Club August 16- Teen Book Club August 23-Teen Drawing Club For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. _______________________________________________________________ 

Hoyt Warsham Alabama City Branch Programs 


Alabama City Branch of the GPL: Jewelry Making Circle When: August 16, 10:00AM-Noon Where: The Alabama City Branch of the Gadsden Public Library Come fellowship with other jewelry makers! Share your knowledge, or learn something new! Participants are asked to bring the supplies that they need to make whatever piece of jewelry they wish to make! For additional information, please contact Kay at 256.549.4688. 


***** Alabama City Branch of the GPL: Children’s Movies When: Tuesdays, 10AM-Noon Where: Alabama City Branch of the Gadsden Public Library Movies are chosen based upon popular request by patrons! Popcorn and a drink will be provided by the library. For additional information, please contact Kay at 256.549.4688. ***** Alabama City Branch of the GPL: Stitching Time! When: Wednesdays, 2-4PM Where: The Alabama City Branch of the Gadsden Public Library Join the Alabama City Branch of the GPL for all types of stitching pastimes! Beginners are welcome! For additional information, please contact Kay at 256.549.4688. ***** Alabama City Branch of the GPL: Thursday Movies! When: Thursdays, 10:00AM-Noon Where: The Alabama City Branch of the Gadsden Public Library Movies are chosen based upon popular request by patrons! Popcorn and a drink will be provided by the library. For additional information, please contact Kay at 256.549.4688. ***** Alabama City Branch of the GPL: Beginning Crochet & Knitting! When: Fridays, 10:00AM-Noon Where: The Alabama City Branch of the Gadsden Public Library Learn the basics of crocheting or knitting! Please bring your own knitting/crocheting needles and yarn! For additional information, please contact Kay at 256.549.4688. ____________________________________________________________


East Gadsden Branch Programs (Located at 809 East Broad) 


East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: GIT’M Club! When: August 10 & 24, 4-5PM Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library Geniuses In The Making Club! S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) will be introduced in a fun and unique way to participants! August 10-Baking Soda Rockets August 24-Fidget Spinners This program is free to the public and is geared towards 3-12 years of age. Seating is limited to 10 students. Registration is required. The facilitator of the GIT'M Club is Tameka Stephens. For additional information, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691, lashunda@gadsdenlibrary.org. 


***** East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Beginning Crochet! When: Mondays, 1-3PM Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library Learn the basics of crocheting! We ask that participants please bring their own needle and yarn. For additional information, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691, lashunda@gadsdenlibrary.org. 


***** East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Tuesday Tiny Tot Time! When: Tuesdays, 3-4PM Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library August 1-Marley Goes To School by John Grogan August 8-Miss Nelson Is Back by Harry Allard August 15-Silver Run Brown by Mary-Claire Helldorfer August 22-Little Loon and Papa by Toni Buzzeo August 29-Sneakers, the Seaside Cat by Margaret Wise Brown Tiny Tot Time is an informal story time for infants to age 5 years old. Participants will receive a coloring sheet to coordinate with story. For additional information, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691, lashunda@gadsdenlibrary.org. 


***** East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Sewing School! When: Wednesdays, 1-3PM Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library Learn the basics of sewing! Participants must be over the age of 18 to participate. Seats limited, registration required. Registered participants are asked to bring their own pattern, material and supplies. Sewing machine will be available. For additional information or registration, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691.


 ***** East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Color & Calm Down! When: Fridays, Noon-1PM Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library Color & Calm Down! is geared towards adults looking for a creative way to de-stress and create something beautiful. Coloring pages, crayons, markers, and colored pencils will be provided by the library. For additional information or registration, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691.

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