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Posted on: March 26, 2018

[ARCHIVED] April 2018 Programs at the GPL


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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 26-30 for Spring Break and Friday, April 6 for the Special Olympics! 

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 Literary Author Series: Adam Vines Poetry Reading & Wine Tasting 

When: April 5, 5-6PM 

Where: The Stone Market 

Adam Vines is the author of The Coal Life, According to Discretion, and Out of Speech. He is an assistant professor in the English Department at the University of Alabama, Birmingham where he also serves as the Director of the English Honors Program. His work has appeared in many publications, including Kenyon Review, Southwest Review, and Poetry. He is a 2013 recipient of the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and a 2017 recipient of the William Alexander II & Lisa Percy Fellowship at Rivendell Writer’s Colony at Sewanee. 

Signing will immediately follow reading. Copies of Out of Speech will be available. This reading is offered free to the public by funds granted through the Gadsden Rotary Club. For additional information, please contact Carol at 256.549.4699, ext. 2107. 

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GPL Just A Taste with Fran & Al: Veggies & Sides! 

When: April 3, 5:30PM 

Where: Beautiful Rainbow Café 

In our next installment of Just A Taste, Fran and Al Andrepont will teach participants how to make heart-healthy veggie and side dishes! 

Those who own a copy of Fran and Al's From Our Kitchen: Heart Healthy Recipes cookbook are encouraged to bring it with them and follow along with the demonstration! Don’t own a copy, but are interested in having one of your own? From Our Kitchen: Heart Healthy Recipes will be available for purchase for $21.95, plus tax, with 40% of the proceeds going back to the Beautiful Rainbow Café! 

Our thanks to Beautiful Rainbow Café for partnering with the GPL to make this program possible! For additional information, please contact Carol at 256.549.4699, ext. 2107. 

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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 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! 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: April 3 & 4, 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: April 11, 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: April 18, 9:30-11:30AM 

Learn to use Microsoft Excel for budgeting and spreadsheets. 

Prerequisite: Computer Basics for the Beginner 

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Tracing Family History 

When: April 25, 9:30-11:30AM 

Learn about valuable online library resources for researching family genealogy. 

For further information please contact Craig or Fred at (256) 549-4699, ext. 2120 or 2116. 

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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 

New! GPL Sensory Story Time 

When: April 17 & 24, 10AM 

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

Join the GPL Children’s Department for a sensory friendly story time! This program is especially welcoming for children on the autism spectrum of who have sensory integration challenges. This 30-40 minute program includes a variety of movement songs, stories, books, and visual/sensory activities designed to be adaptive. 

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: April 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. 2118. 

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GPL Wacky Wednesday: Spectroscope! 

When: April 11, 3:30PM 

Where: Children’s Department of the Gadsden Public Library 

Learn how to make a spectroscope! 

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

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GPL Hour of Code! 

When: April 18, 3:30PM 

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

Learn to make a Flappy Game! 

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 Pokémon Trading Card Game Club 

When: April 20, 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. 

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

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GPL ACE: Twin Wings Paper Airplanes! 

When: April 25, 3:30-4:30PM 

Where: Children’s Department of the Gadsden Public Library 

Learn to make Twin Wings Paper Airplanes at Aerospace Connections in Education! 

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

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GPL LEGO Club 

When: April 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 

April 3-April Showers 

April 10-Do Plants Need Haircuts? 

April 17-Maple Syrup 

April 24-Planting Day 

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 

April 5-Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea 

April 12-Henny, Penny, Lenny, Denny, & Mike by Cynthia Rylant 

April 19-Touch the Earth by Julian Lennon 

April 26-Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae 

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

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GPL Teen Zone 

GPL Teen National Poetry Month 

When: April 6 & 20, 3:30PM 

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

April 6-Haikus 

April 20-Mad Lib Poetry 

Throughout the month teens will take part in poetry-themed activities. 256.549.4699, ext. 2122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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GPL Teen Earth Week 

When: April 23, 24, & 26, 3:30PM 

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

April 23-Build Solar Oven 

April 24-Bake S’mores in Solar Oven 

April 26-Recycled Art 

Teens will celebrate our beautiful planet. For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 2256.549.4699, ext. 2122, 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. 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 

April 5-Design a Poem 

April 12-Black-out Poetry 

April 19-Mantra creation 

April 26-Recycled Art 

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 

April 4-Teen Advisory Board Meeting 

April 11 & 25-Teen Anime Club 

April 18-Read a Poem, Write a Poem 

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: April 18, 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: Read a Challenged Book! 

When: April 9, 1-3PM 

Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library 

Find out how you can celebrate National Library Week by Reading a Challenged Book! 

For additional information, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691, lashunda@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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

When: April 12 & 26, 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! 

April 12-Rotational Symmetry-Learn to make a mandala! 

April 26-Marshmallow Engineering-Learn to draw and create objects with marshmallows and sticks! 

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 

April 3-Give Please a Chance by Bill O'Reilly and James Patterson 

April 10-The Library Book by Tom Chapin 

April 17-I'm a Manatee by John Lithgow 

April 24-Hoodwinked by Arthur Howard 

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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