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Posted on: May 23, 2018

[ARCHIVED] June 2018 Programs at the GPL


Library Hours: 

Sunday Closed 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9-7 

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9-5 

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Main Branch Elevator Out of Order 

Until further notice, our elevator is out of service. We apologize for this inconvenience. 

 Public access computers are still available on the second floor and may be accessed by the stairwell in fiction. 

 Individuals who are unable to use stairs may request use of one of the two public access computers located near the Information Desk on the first floor. 

 Reference or genealogical materials may be requested at the Information Desk. 

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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! 

Beautiful Rainbow Café will be closed for graduation and a short summer break May 25-June 4! They will reopen with regular hours of operation on Tuesday, June 5! Congratulations to our graduating Beautiful Rainbow Café friends! 

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 Kids, Teen & Adult Clothing Drive! 

When: Now-July 26 (Annual Back-To-School Clothing Sale July 25-27; see schedule below) 

The Teen Zone is collecting gently-used clothing throughout the months of May, June and July for a Back-to-School Clothing Sale to be held July 25, 26 & 27 at the GPL in the Lena Martin Room! All proceeds go to GPL programming and outreach! 

We would love your gently-used Children’s, Teen and Adult Apparel! 

Short and Long Sleeved Shirts 

Dress Pants 

Blue Jeans (No holes or grease stains!) 

Shorts 

Skirts 

Dresses (including prom) 

Back Packs 

Shoes 

Annual Back-To-School Clothing Sale Dates & Times: 

July 25, 9AM-4:30PM 

July 26, 9AM-6:30PM 

July 27, 9AM-3PM 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

Donations may be dropped off at the GPL Circulation Desk. Any items with holes or stains may be discarded at our discretion. Tax Deductible Donation forms available upon request. For additional information, please call Nicole or Cristina at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122. 

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GPL Adult Summer Reading Programs 

GPL Music Appreciation with Brian Bankston 

When: Tuesdays, June 5, 12, & 19, 5:30-7PM 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

Develop a better understanding of music as art and entertainment! Discussion will be facilitated by musician and educator Brian Bankston! 

For additional information, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 2105 for Amanda, ext. 2107 for Carol. 

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GPL Guitar 101 with Charley Freeman 

When: Thursdays, June 7, 21, 28, and July 12, 5:30-7PM 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

Learn the absolute basics of playing acoustic guitar! Musician Charley Freeman will lead this four-part workshop! 

Don’t have a guitar? A limited supply of guitars have been provided by Gadsden Music for GPL patrons to check out! 

For additional information, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 2105 for Amanda, ext. 2107 for Carol. 

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GPL Movement & Music 

When: June 26, July 10 & 17, 5:30-6:30PM 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

Explore different forms of movement and music in an informal setting! 

June 26-Belly Dancing Basics with Denise Just! 

July 10-Yoga Movement with Kayla Rooks! 

July 17-Informal Indian Dance with Nanda Patel! 

For additional information, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 2105 for Amanda, ext. 2107 for Carol. 

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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: One House Over by Mary Monroe 

When: June 9, 10AM-Noon 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

“New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe returns to the 1930s era of her acclaimed novel The Upper Room with a dazzling portrait of two very different couples whose friendship and fast times are no match for shattering betrayal . . . 

A solid marriage, a thriving business, and the esteem of their close-knit Alabama community—Joyce and Odell Watson have every reason to count their blessings. Their marriage has given well-off Joyce a chance at the family she’s always wanted—and granted Odell a once-in-a-lifetime shot to escape grinding poverty. But all that respectability and status comes at a cost. Just once, Joyce and Odell want to break loose and taste life’s wild side, without consequences . . . 

When their new neighbors turn out to be high-steppin’ bootleggers Milton and Yvonne Hamilton, the Watsons plunge headlong into good times and fast living. For Joyce, 

Yvonne is someone she can show off to—and look down on. And Odell won't introduce crude, unsophisticated Milton to his friends—but is happy to let Milton ply him with free booze. 

As much as the Watsons want to get along with their new neighbors, the gradual revelations of Yvonne and Milton’s seedy past make them think twice about how much time they spend together. But the Hamiltons won’t be dismissed so easily. The Watsons soon find them invading every area of their lives and discovering their long-held secrets. Now, the Watsons must tread carefully to keep the Hamiltons from destroying their perfect world . . . “(Amazon) 

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: June 5 & 6, 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: June 13, 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: June 20, 9:30-11:30AM 

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

Prerequisite: Computer Basics for the Beginner 

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How to Use a Scanner 

When: June 27, 9:30-11:30AM 

Learn basic skills for using a scanner to save your documents and photos. 

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 

GPL Children’s Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock! 

When: Fridays in June & July, 9 & 10:30AM (excluding finale, see schedule below) 

Where: GPL Children’s Department (excluding finale) 

June 1-Mark David Seymour-Be at Your Best! 

June 8- Balloon Story Telling with Dewayne Reynolds! 

June 15-The Sock Rockers 

June 22-Beatin' Path Rhythm Event 

June 29-Tennessee Aquarium 

July 6-NO PROGRAM 

July 13-Quite a Catch with Ron Anglin 

July 20, 10:30AM-Noon-Super Summer Reading Bash Finale @ The Factory! Finale participants can enjoy 30 free minutes of jump time, cotton candy, popcorn, and more at The Factory of Gadsden (100 Thomas Dr. Gadsden, AL, 35904)! Children must be registered for the GPL Children’s Summer Reading Program via Beanstack by July 14th to be eligible to participate in the finale. 

Register at: gadsdenlibrary.beanstack.org. Programs last approximately 45 minutes! Group reservation available! For additional information, registration, or for group reservations, please contact the GPL Children's Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 2118. 

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GPL Fancy Nancy Tea Party 

When: June 20, 1:30PM 

Where: Children’s Department of the Gadsden Public Library 

• Craft 

• Cookies 

• Lemonade 

Dress to impress! Seats limited, registration required. Deadline for registration is June 18. For additional information or registration, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 118. 

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GPL LEGO Club 

When: June 4 & 18, 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 Wacky Wednesday: Summer Art 

When: June 13, 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 Pokémon™ Trading Card Game Club 

When: June 15 & 27 

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

June 15, 3:30PM 

June 27, 1:30PM 

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 Cosmic Kids Yoga 

When: Mondays, 10AM 

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

Yoga mats are welcome. Limited yoga mats will be available. Parents are encouraged to participate. For additional information, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 2118. 

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GPL Sensory Story Time 

When: Tuesdays, 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 Grows Nature Club 

When: Tuesdays, 3:30PM 

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

June 5-Strawberries 

June 12-Potatoes 

June 19-Fertilizer 

June 26-Slugs and Snails 

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 

June 7-Stars by Mary Lyn Ray 

June 14-Billy Bloo is Stuck In Goo by Jennifer Hamburg 

June 21-Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle 

June 28-Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate by Kimberly & James Dean 

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

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GPL Teen Zone 

GPL Teen Zone Summer Reading Programs 

When: Thursdays in June & July, Noon 

Where: GPL Teen Zone (Excluding finale. See schedule below.) 

June 7-Karaoke 

June 14-Poetry Slam/Rap Contest 

June 21-Zumba 

June 28-Cigar Box Guitars 

July 12-Hamilton the Musical Contest 

July 19, Noon-Finale- Gadsden Mall-Knockerball! You must be registered by July 6 to attend this event! 

For additional information, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 2122. 

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Additional GPL Teen Programming 

When: June & July 

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

Daily Jamming-Daily music from 9-11AM. 

Movie Mondays-Every Monday at 1PM & 4PM. 

Tuesday Crafts-Every Tuesday at Noon. 

Game Day Tuesdays-Every Tuesday at 1PM & 4PM. 

Coloring Wednesdays-Every Wednesday at 1PM & 4PM. 

For additional information, please call Nicole or Cristina. 

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Hoyt Warsham Alabama City Branch Programs 

Alabama City Branch of the GPL: Jewelry Making Circle 

When: June 20, 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: GIT’M Club! 

When: Will resume in August. 

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East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Tiny Tot Time! 

When: Will resume in August. 

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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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