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Posted on: February 21, 2018

[ARCHIVED] March 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 March 30 & 31 in observance of the Easter holiday. We will reopen at 9AM on Monday, April 2. 

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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 March 7 for the Gadsden City School system’s early release, and March 26-30 for Spring 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 American Red Cross Blood Drive! 

When: March 8, 10AM-3PM 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter: GADSDENPUBLICLIBRARY to schedule an appointment. 

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GPL Sarcoidosis Outreach & Support Group of Alabama's Health Fair & Health Initiative 

When: March 23, 9AM-Noon & 2-4PM 

Where: Lena Martin Room of the Gadsden Public Library 

This health fair, presented by the GPL Sarcoidosis Support Group, will allow participants to have their blood pressure and cholesterol checked, and will provide access to other information about health care and support. Dr. Maria Costa, UAB physician, will speak on sarcoidosis research. A Q&A session will follow. 

Open to the public. For additional information, please contact Tim at 256.549.4691. 

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GPL Chessmasters 

When: Saturdays, 10AM-Noon (excluding City holidays) 

Where: Fiction Department of the GPL 

Now meeting EVERY Saturday (excluding City holidays)! Join the Chess Club each Saturday from 10AM-Noon in the Fiction Area of the GPL! Chessboards and pieces may be requested for in-house use at the front circulation desk. Beginners and pros welcome! 

For additional 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: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones 

When: April 14, 10AM-Noon 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

“Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.” (http://www.tayarijones.com/books/an-american-marriage/) 

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: March 6 & 7, 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: March 14, 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 Word 

When: March 21, 9:30-11:30AM 

Learn to use Microsoft Word for building letters, resumes, or for making handouts! 

Prerequisite: Computer Basics for the Beginner 

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How to Use a Scanner 

When: March 28, 9:30-11:30AM 

Learn basic techniques for using a scanner to save documents and photos! 

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

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GPL Oral History Project 

When: By appointment only. 

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 Dr. Seuss Read Across America! 

When: March 2, 3:30PM 

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

Story, crafts and more! 

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

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GPL G.I.R.L.(s) Who STEM 

When: March 7, 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. 2118. 

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GPL Wacky Wednesday 

When: March 14, 3:30PM 

Where: Children’s Department of the Gadsden Public Library 

February 14-Leprechaun Trap 

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: March 16, 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 Hour of Code: Minecraft 

When: March 21, 3:30PM 

Where: Computer Classroom of Gadsden Public Library (second floor) 

Ages 8-12 years. Limited seating, registration required. For additional information or registration, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 2118. 

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GPL Books, Balls & Blocks Help Me Grow Event 

When: March 28, 10:30AM-1PM 

Where: Children’s Department of the Gadsden Public Library 

Join the GPL Children’s Department and United Way of Etowah County for fun activities and giveaways at our child developmental screening and family fun event with Help Me Grow Alabama! 

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

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GPL LEGO Club 

When: March 5 & 19, 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 

March 6-Bees 

March 13-Clover 

March 20-Nature Scavenger Hunt 

March 27-Origins of Easter 

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 Baby Story Time 

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. 2118. 

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GPL Story Time 

When: Thursdays, 10AM 

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

March 1-I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! by Dr. Seuss 

March 8-Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin 

March 15-St. Patrick’s Day by Anne Rockwell 

March 22-999 Frogs Wake Up by Ken Kimura 

March 29-Peter Rabbit’s Happy Easter by Grace Maccarone 

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

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GPL Teen Zone 

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. 2122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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GPL Teen Movie Nights 

When: Tuesdays, 3:30-6:30PM 

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. 2122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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GPL Teen Craft Thursdays 

When: Thursdays, 3:30-5PM 

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

March 1-Folded Book Art 

March 8-Origami 

March 15-Sand Slime 

March 22-Rainbow Craft 

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 

March 7-Teen Advisory Board Meeting 

March 14 & 28-Teen Anime Club 

March 21-March Madness 

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

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GPL Teen Tech Week 

When: March 5-9, 3:30-4:30PM 

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

March 5-Minecraft 

March 6-Make a video for Youtube 

March 7-Coding Games on Ipad 

March 8-Origami 

March 9-Lego Braille 

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

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GPL Teen St. Paddy’s Eve Trivia 

When: March 16, 3:30PM 

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

Learn about Irish folklore and earn treats! 

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

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GPL Teen March Madness 

When: March 21, 3:30PM 

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

Compete in a mini basketball shooting tournament. 

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: March 21, 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 (excluding March 30) 

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: March 8 & 22, 3:30-4:30PM 

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! 

March 8-Tree Rings (Dendrochronology)-Learn how to tell the age of a tree by reading the rings! 

March 22-Snow Storm in a Jar! 

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 

March 6-Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! by Dr. Seuss 

March 13-Hooray for St. Patrick's Day by Joan Holub 

March 20-Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub 

March 27-Marley and the Great Easter Egg Hunt by John Grogan 

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 (excluding March 30) 

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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