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Posted on: June 21, 2018

[ARCHIVED] July 2018 Programs at the GPL

July 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 Wednesday, July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July Holiday. 

We will reopen Thursday, July 5 at 9AM! Have a safe and happy 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!
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; 3:15-5:30PM coffee & pastries. Saturday/Sunday/Monday: CLOSED
As part of the Gadsden City School system, the Beautiful Rainbow Café will be closed July 27- August 13 for training and Back-To-School registration! The café will reopen for business on Tuesday, August 14th! 

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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


GPL 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 Harry Potter Birthday Celebration! When: July 31, 2018
Where: Gadsden Public Library
11AM-Noon-Olivander’s Wand Shop (Children’s Department)-Make your own wand! All ages welcome!
1-3PM-Quidditch Tournament (ages 6 and up)-Quidditch Field (Beautiful Rainbow Cafe)
 Multiple Age Divisions. BYOBroom!
3PM-Costume Contest-Quidditch Field (Beautiful Rainbow Cafe)-Children’s, Teen and Adult Divisions
3:30-4:30PM-Professor Sprout’s Herbology Class-Children’s Department-Learn about herbs!
4-5PM-Harry Potter Trivia-Charms Classroom (Beautiful Rainbow Cafe)-Ages 8 and up.
4:30-5PM-Children’s Crafts-Children’s Department
5PM-Celebration-Hogwart’s Main Dining Hall (Beautiful Rainbow Café)-Sing Happy Birthday to Harry Potter!
All events are free! For additional information, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 2122 for Nicole, ext. 2107 for Carol.

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GPL Adult Summer Reading Programs
GPL Guitar 101 with Charley Freeman When: Thursday, July 12, 5:30-7PM Where: GPL Lena Martin Room
Charley Freeman will lead this final lesson in our 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: July 10 & 17, 5:30-6:30PM Where: GPL Lena Martin Room
Explore different forms of movement and music in an informal setting!
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: The Streets Have No King by JaQuavis Coleman When: August 11, 10AM-Noon
Where: GPL Lena Martin Room
“’A street thriller of kidnapping, murder, trickery, and love that will have you at the edge of your seat.’
After 7 years of prison, multi-millionaire drug mogul Kane Garrett is back on the streets. But instead of diving back into the drug game, he’s teaching a college class, infusing business principles with his signature ruthless edge he developed in the streets. When a student―and heavy heroin dealer―named Basil catches Kane’s eye, Kane takes him on as a protégé and together, they build the biggest, smartest drug trafficking business the state has ever seen.
But when Basil meets Moriah, Kane’s only daughter, lines get crossed and their dominant business union becomes a deadly rivalry. Welcome to a world where the kings meet
their end and no one stays at the top for long. The crown always lies heavy on he who commands the streets―and Kane and Basil will fight to claim their rule, before power is toppled again, in The Streets Have No King by New York Times bestselling author JaQuavis Coleman.” (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: July 10 & 11, 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: July 18, 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: July 25, 9:30-11:30AM
Learn to use Microsoft Excel for spreadsheet purposes!
Prerequisite: Computer Basics for the Beginner


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Google G-Suite
When: August 1, 9:30-11:30AM
Learn about Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google Contacts.
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 July, 9 & 10:30AM (excluding finale, see schedule below)
 Where: GPL Children’s Department (excluding finale)
 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 13th 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 Kid’s Ukulele Camp
When: July 9, 16, 23, & 30, 10-11:30AM Where: GPL Lena Martin Room
Only 10 spots available! Registration required and includes a 21-day checkout of a ukulele to be used for the duration of the camp. This 4 week camp will meet every Monday from July 9th- 30th from 10-11:30AM. A $5 deposit is required upon registration and will be refunded upon first attendance.
For additional information, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 2118.


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GPL LEGO Club
When: July 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. 2118. *****
GPL Wacky Wednesday: Musical Instrument!
When: July 11, 3:30PM
Where: Children’s Department of the Gadsden Public Library
Make your own musical instrument from recyclables!
For additional information, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 2118.


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GPL PokémonTM Trading Card Game Club When: July 13 & 25
Where: GPL Children’s Department
Trade PokémonTM cards and have epic PokémonTM battles! Ages 7-14! Participants must have their own PokémonTM cards.
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, July 10, 17, 24, & 31, 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.
 Friday, July 13, 3:30PM Wednesday, July 25, 1:30PM

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GPL Grows Nature Club
When: Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, & 31, 3:30PM Where: GPL Children’s Department
Please plan accordingly for seasonal temperatures! Don’t forget your sunglasses, sunhat, sunscreen, and water! Gloves and tools are not necessary, but welcome.
July 10-Nature Walk (on-site)
July 17-Clouds
July 24-Weeds
July 31-Harry Potter's Birthday Bash! Professor Sprout’s Herbology Class-Children’s Department-Learn about herbs!
For additional information, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 2118.


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GPL Little Movers Baby Story Time
When: Wednesdays, July 11, 18, & 25, 10AM (excluding July 4) 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, July 12, 19, & 26, 10AM Where: GPL Children’s Department
July 12-Sesame Street's Kindness Makes the World Go Round by Craig Manning July 19-Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima
July 26-Chuck's Band by Peggy Perry Anderson
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: July 12 & 19, Noon
Where: GPL Teen Zone (Excluding finale. See schedule below.)
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
Movie Mondays-Every Monday at 1PM & 4PM. Tuesday Crafts-July 3, 10, & 17, 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: July 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 (Excluding July 4th)
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: Tuesdays, 3-4PM
July 3-Waiting for Hannah by Marisabina Russo
July 10-Summer Sun Risin' by W. Nikola-Lisa
July 17-Cut-ups Cut Loose by James Marshall
July 24-The Jellybeans and the Big Camp Kickoff by Laura Numeroff July 31-Silver Rain Brown by Mary Helldorfer
For additional information or registration, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691.


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East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Sewing School! When: Wednesdays, 1-3PM (excluding July 4)
Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library
Learn the basics of sewing! All ages welcome! 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. *****
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 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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