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Posted on: September 22, 2017

[ARCHIVED] October 2017 Programs at the GPL

October 2017 Programs at the GPL

Library Hours:

Sunday                                                           Closed

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday                      9-7

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday                     9-5

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The Friends of the GPL bookstore is open Monday-Friday, 10AM-4PM.

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Beautiful Rainbow Café!

Located in the Gadsden Public Library!

 

To better serve their customers, Beautiful Rainbow Café would like to share some important closure dates:  October 10, 16 & 17.

 

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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Gadsden Public Library Foundation’s Ninth Annual Links for Literacy!

When:  October 12, 2017

Where:  Twin Bridges Golf Club

Help support literacy by spending the afternoon on the links!

Registration begins at 11:30AM!

Lunch served at Noon!

Shotgun Start at 1:00PM!

Four Man Scramble Format!

Individual Golfer                                                         $  75.00

Foursome (Paid by October 2)                                    $250.00

Foursome (Paid after October 2)                                 $300.00

Registration fee includes lunch, range balls, greens fees & cart.  Awards and door prizes immediately after round. 

For additional information, or sponsorship opportunities, please call Chet Hallman at Twin Bridges, (256) 549-4866.

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Friends of the Gadsden Public Library BIG Book Sale!  

When: Thursday, October 19, 9AM-5PM

Friday, October 20, 9AM-5PM

Saturday, October 21, 9AM-1PM

 

Where:  GPL Lena Martin Room

Support the Gadsden Public Library! Over 5,000 items of nearly new and gently-used hardcover and softcover books, movies, and other items!

  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Biographies
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Children

Prices so low, you’ll have to see them to believe them!  All proceeds will be used to purchase library materials and support library programming!

Members Only Preview Sale:  All Members of the Friends of Gadsden Public Library are invited to a special PREVIEW SALE on Wednesday, October 18, from 10AM to 5PM.  Not a Friends member yet? New memberships will be available at the preview or during regular hours of the sale!  Memberships are good for one year!

For additional information, please call Paulette at 256.549.4699.

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GPL Tea & Togetherness Book & Media Club

When:  October 17, 5-7PM

Where:  GPL Lena Martin Room

Explore different personal perspectives, experiences, and insights through print and other visual media.  October’s focus is on You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie.

Brown bag dinners are welcome!  For additional information, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 105 for Amanda, ext. 107 for Carol.

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GPL Adult Anime Club

When:  October 12, 5:30-6:30PM

Where:  GPL Lena Martin Room

Join us for adult anime club!  Everyone 18 years of age and up is welcome!  Come and watch anime!

For additional information, call Brittany or Nicole at 256.549.4699.

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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).

For additional information, please contact Skip Campbell at 256.547.8696.

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GPL Chess Club

When:  October 7, 21 & 28, 10AM-Noon

Where:  The Lena Martin Room of the Gadsden Public Library

For further information please contact Craig at:  craig@gadsdenlibrary.org or by calling (256) 549-4699, ext. 120.

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GPL Young at Heart Coloring Club

When:  October 5 & 19, 2-4PM

Where:  The Lena Martin Room of the Gadsden Public Library

Coloring is not just for kids!

For additional information, please contact Craig at 256.549.4699, ext. 120.

 

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GPL Brunch w/ Books Book Club:  Black & White by Ben Burgess Jr.

When:  October 14, 10AM-Noon

Where:  Lena Martin Room of the GPL

When the prestigious law firm of Wayne, Rothstein, and Lincoln catches two major cases—a rape case where a white NBA star allegedly raped a black stripper, and a murder case where a black rapper allegedly killed a gay couple and two policemen—Bill O'Neil and Ben Turner are tasked to handle these racially charged litigations. The cases hit emotional chords with the two lawyers and force them to reckon with their interracial relationships and families. Will the racial tension of their cases destroy them or make them stronger?(Amazon)

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.

 

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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:  October 3 & 4, 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.

 

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Downloading & Saving Your Docs & Files

When:  October 11, 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

 

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Microsoft PowerPoint

When:  October 18, 1:30-3:30PM

 

Learn to use Microsoft PowerPoint for making presentations and handouts!

 

Prerequisite: Computer Basics for the Beginner

 

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How to Use a Scanner

When:  October 25, 1:30-3:30PM

 

Learn to use a scanner to save documents and photos!

For further information please contact Craig at:  craig@gadsdenlibrary.org, or by calling (256) 549-4699, ext. 120.

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The Gadsden Public Library Oral History Project!

When:  By appointment only.

Where:  Lena Martin Room of the GPL

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 G.I.R.L.(s)  Who STEM

When:  October 4, 3:30PM

Where:  GPL Children’s Department

Go-Getter! Innovator! Risk-Taker! Leader!

Learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with Goldie Blox™!

 

This program is generously sponsored by The Chamber!  For additional information, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 118.

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GPL LEGO Club

When:  October 2 & 16, 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.

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GPL Grows Nature Club

When:  Tuesdays, 3:30PM

Where:  GPL Children’s Department

October 3-Harvest Festival Traditions

October 10-Apples

October 17-Pumpkins

October 24-Origins of Halloween

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.

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GPL Little Movers

When:  Wednesdays, 10AM

Where:  GPL Children’s Department

 

Participate in circle time, songs, finger plays and more!This program is geared towards children 6-24 months.  Snacks are welcome but not provided.

For additional information, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 118.

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GPL Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE)

When:  October 11 & 25, 3:30-4:30PM

Where:  GPL Children’s Department

 

Join the Children’s Department for an awesome aerospace education lesson and STEM activity using an Aerospace Connections in Education Curriculum lesson provided by Aerospace Education Member Jillian Reeves of the Civil Air Patrol and the GPL!

October 11-Do You See What I See?

October 25-A Puzzling Grid

Groups may contact the GPL Children’s Department to schedule a separate group reservation date/time.  For additional information, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 118.

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GPL Story Time

When:  Thursdays, 10AM 

Where:  GPL Children’s Department

October 5-Pete the Cat & the Cool Cat Boogie by Kim Dean

October 12-Take Care, Good Knight by Shelley Moore Thomas

October 19-The Crocodile & the Scorpion by Rebecca Emberley

October 26-It’s Halloween Chloe Zoe! by Jane Smith

For additional information on these programs, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 118.

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GPL Funday Friday with STEAM Cart

When:  Fridays, 3-5PM

Where:  GPL Children’s Department

Drop in to engineer your own creation or complete a craft from our S.T.E.A.M cart. This is a make-and-take, come-and-go activity.

For additional information on these programs, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 118.

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GPL Teen Zone

 

 

GPL Teen Free-Day Friday                          

When:  October 6, 13, & 20, 3:30PM                                              

Where:  GPL Teen Zone

What do you want to do today?  You get to choose what we do on Free-day Fridays!

For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org.

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GPL Teen Pumpkin Painting & Carving

When:  October 23, 3:30PM

Where:  GPL Teen Zone

Limited quantities of pumpkins available on a first come first served basis. Participants are welcome to bring their own pumpkins!

For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org.

 

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GPL Teen Halloween Costume Design & Prep

When:  October 24-27, 3:30PM 

Where:  GPL Teen Zone

Planning a costume or cosplay is hard work!  Let the GPL Teen Zone help!  Bring your costumes and props, and we’ll help you make your vision happen!  Teens must provide their own materials.

For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org.

 

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GPL Teen Game Days

When:  Mondays, 3:30PM

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.

 

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GPL Teen Movie Nights 

When:  Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30PM

Where:  GPL Teen Zone

Movies and popcorn!

 

For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org.

 

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GPL Teen Wildcard Wednesdays

When:  Wednesdays, 3:30PM

Where:  GPL Teen Zone

October 4- GPL Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting

October 11-Anime Club

October 18-GPL Teen Book Club-Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe

October 25-Anime Club

For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org.

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GPL Teen Craft Thursdays

When:  October 5, 12, & 19, 3:30-5PM

Where:  GPL Teen Zone

October 5-Pumpkin Book Art

October 12-Book of Spells

October 19-Pumpkin Treats for the Humane Society

For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org.

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Hoyt Warsham Alabama City Branch Programs

 

Alabama City Branch of the GPL:  Jewelry Making Circle

When:  October 18, 10AM-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.

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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.

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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.

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Alabama City Branch of the GPL:  Thursday Movies!

When:  Thursdays, 10AM-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.

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Alabama City Branch of the GPL:  Beginning Crochet & Knitting!

When:  Fridays, 10AM-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.

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East Gadsden Branch Programs

(Located at 809 East Broad)

East Gadsden Branch of the GPL:  GIT’M Club!

When:  October 12 & 26, 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!  

October 12-The Bouba-kiki Effect

October 26-Make a Stethoscope

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.

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East Gadsden Branch of the GPL:  Tuesday Tiny Tot Time!

When:  Tuesdays, 3-4PM

Where:  East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library

October 3-Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney

October 10-Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

October 17-Fairies Fart by Jennifer Stinson and Rebecca Ashdown

October 24-Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

October 31-Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino

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.

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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.

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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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