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Posted on: December 19, 2017

January 2018 Programs at the GPL


 January 2018 Programs at the GPL

Library Hours:

Sunday Closed

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9-7

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9-5

Attention: The Gadsden Public Library and its branches will be closed December 30, 2017-January 1, 2018 for New Year’s Day, and January 13-15 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

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The Friends of the GPL Bookstore: Open Monday-Friday, 10AM-4PM.

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Beautiful Rainbow Café!

Located in the Gadsden Public Library!

The Beautiful Rainbow Café is closed from December 20, 2017-January 5, 2018 for the Gadsden City School system’s observance of the Christmas holiday and semester break. 

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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GPL Joined at the Hip Bone Marrow Registry Drive!

When: January 18, 9AM-6:30PM

Where: Gadsden Public Library 

Every 4 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. 360 people a day. 15 people each hour. You could be the cure. Join forces with the GPL and Be the Match Registry to find out if you are someone’s perfect match! Registering is easy! All it takes is a swab! 

Enter your name to win our Valentine’s Day Date Night Package! Only Be the Match Registry participants may enter! 

• Two tickets to Gadsden Museum of Art’s Night of Jazz, Saturday, February 10, 2018. 

• A Stone Market Gift Certificate, redeemable for one bottle of wine. 

• One night’s stay at the Hampton Inn (River Road, Gadsden location). 

For additional information about this event, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 2105 or 2107. Our thanks to the Gadsden Museum of Art, the Stone Market and the Hampton Inn for their generous donations to the Valentine’s Day Date Night Package! 

The Be the Match Registry “is the connection between patients searching for a cure and life-saving bone marrow donors. As the largest and most diverse donor registry in the world, we help more patients get the transplant they need.” For additional information about Be the Match, visit https://bethematch.org/.

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GPL Chess Club

When: January 6, 20, & 27, 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. 2120. 

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GPL Brunch w/ Books Book Club: Her 13th Husband by B.M. Hardin

When: February 10, 10AM-Noon

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

For additional information, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691, or Tallulah at 256.549.4699, ext. 2102. 

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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. 2119. 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 for Beginners

When: January 2 & 3, 9:30AM-12:30PM

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 Files

When: January 10, 9:30-11:30AM 

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 Excel

When: January 17, 9:30-11:30AM 

Learn to use Microsoft Excel for budgeting and spreadsheets!

Prerequisite: Computer Basics for the Beginner

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Email

When: January 24, 9:30-11:30AM 

Learn how to send, receive, and save emails! Also learn how to attach pictures or documents to send to others!

For further information please contact Craig at: craig@gadsdenlibrary.org, or by calling (256) 549-4699, ext. 2120. 

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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. 2120. 

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Children’s Department

GPL Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE)

When: January 10, 3:30-4:30PM 

Where: Children’s Department of the Gadsden Public Library 

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! 

January 10-Do you see what I see? 

For additional information, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 2118. 

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GPL Pokémon Trading Card Game Club

When: January 19, 3:30-4:30PM 

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

Every third Friday of the month! Trade Pokémon cards and have epic Pokémon battles! Ages 7-14! Participants must have their own Pokémon cards. Cards not provided. 

For additional information, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 2118. 

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GPL Wacky Wednesday: Snow Slime!

When: January 24, 3:30PM 

Where: Children’s Department of the Gadsden Public Library 

For additional information, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 2118. 

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GPL Grows Nature Club

When: January 9, 16, 23, & 30, 3:30PM

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

January 9-Deciduous Trees 

January 16-Evergreen Trees 

January 23-Houseplants 

January 30-Snow 

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. 2118. 

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GPL Little Movers

When: January 10, 17, 24, & 31, 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. 2118. 

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GPL Story Time

When: January 11, 18, & 25, 10AM

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

January 11-Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson 

January 18-The Hat by Jan Brett 

January 25-Little Red Gliding Hood by Tara Lazar 

For additional information on these programs, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 2118. 

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GPL STEAM Cart

When: January 12 & 26, 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. 2118. 

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GPL Teen Zone

GPL Teen National Bird Watching Day

When: January 5, 3:30PM

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

Leave bird seed treats in the GPL Park! 

For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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GPL Teen Edgar Allan Poe’s Birthday

When: January 19, 3:30PM 

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

Celebrate the birth of one of our favorite writers! 

For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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GPL Teen Game Days

When: January 8, 22, & 29, 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. 2122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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GPL Teen Movie Nights

When: Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30PM 

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

Movies and popcorn, what better way to have fun! This month we’ll watch Holiday-themed flicks! 

For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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GPL Teen Wildcard Wednesdays

When: Wednesdays, 3:30PM

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

January 3-Teen Advisory Board Meeting 

January 10 & 24-Teen Anime Club 

January 17 & 31-Resolution Solution (Healthy and fun resolution support) 

For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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GPL Teen Craft Thursdays

When: January 4 & 18, 3:30-5PM

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

January 4-Floam 

January 18-Upcycled Scarves 

For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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Hoyt Warsham Alabama City Branch Programs

Alabama City Branch of the GPL: Jewelry Making Circle

When: January 17, 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. 

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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, 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. 

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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. 

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East Gadsden Branch Programs

(Located at 809 East Broad)

East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Computer Classes

When: January 16, 23, & 30, 9:30-11:30AM

Where: Family Success Center (821 East Broad Street) 

In partnership with the Family Success Center, the Gadsden Public Library’s East Gadsden branch will be offering FREE computer classes during January. Classes will be held in the Computer Classroom at the Family Success Center, 821 East Broad Street, beginning at 9:30 AM and ending at 11:30 AM. Because class size will be limited to 10 people, please RSVP to reserve your seat by calling the East Gadsden Library at (256) 549-4691. For questions, please ask for either LaShunda or Tim. 

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Computer Basics 101 for Beginners

When: January 16, 9:30-11:30AM 

This is a two-hour class and intended for the absolute beginner or for those who simply need to know more about computers. No experience required. 

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Computer Basics 102 for Beginners

When: January 23, 9:30-11:30AM 

This two-hour class will be a follow-up to the previous week’s Beginners class. We will be exploring the Internet and learning additional keyboarding skills. 

No experience required. 

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Computer Basics 103 for Beginners

When: January 30, 9:30-11:30AM 

This two-hour class will also follow-up on the two previous weeks’ classes. We’ll continue to improve basic techniques along with elementary word processing skills. 

No experience required. 

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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 

January 2-Even Fairies Fart by Jennifer Stinson 

January 9-I've Seen the Promised Land by Walter Dean Myers 

January 16-I Promise by David McPhail 

January 23-Waiting Is Not Easy! by Mo Willems 

January 30-Do You Know What I’ll Do by Charlotte Zolotow 

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: GIT’M Club!

When: January 11 & 25, 3:30-5PM

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! 

These hour-long sessions will be an introduction to code. Students are encouraged to bring their tablets or laptops. 

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: 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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