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[ARCHIVED] February 2019 Programs at the GPL


 February 2019 Programs at the GPL 

Library Hours: 

Sunday Closed 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9-7 

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9-5 

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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; no afternoon service. 

Saturday/Sunday/Monday: CLOSED 

In the event of inclement weather, Beautiful Rainbow Café will observe closing for weather days as they occur and as they are called by the Gadsden City School System. 

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Be a Census Taker! Apply online at the Gadsden Public Library! 

When: February 8, 10-11AM & 4-5PM 

February 9, 10-11AM 

Where: Computer Classroom of the GPL 

Become a census taker and get paid to help your community! 

You may apply if: 

 You are at least 18 years old. 

 You have a valid Social Security number. 

 You are a U.S. citizen. 

 You have a valid email address. 

 You are registered with the Selective Service System, or have a qualifying exemption, if you are male and were born after December 31, 1959. 


For additional information, please contact Robert Avery at 256-478-0477. 

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GPL Black History Month! 

When: Mondays, February 2019 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room (excluding Soul Food Contest) 

Every February, Black History Month is observed to celebrate the contributions African-Americans have made to the United States, both its history and its culture. The Gadsden Public Library is again proud to recognize those contributions with its 2018 series to celebrate Black History Month. We invite children, teens, adults and families of all races to this month-long series. This series is FREE to the public, excluding a five dollar donation to sample entries from the Soul Food Contest! 

Dr. Kris F. Erskine: The Importance of Knowing Your History 

When: February 4, 5:30PM 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

Dr. Erskine will discuss the importance of knowing our history, appreciating our present while preparing for the future as a people. Dr. Erskine’s books will be available for purchase. 

Dr. Kris F. Erskine is a native of Birmingham, AL. He currently serves with his pastor of 38 years, Dr. T.L. Lewis, as Pastor of Operations at the Bethel Baptist Church in Pratt City, AL. Dr. Erskine is co-author of a book The Dilemmas of Being an African American Male in the New Millennium with Dr, Chance Lewis, Associate Professor of Teaching and Urban Education addressing the ills of the African American community with emphasis on boys and men. Dr. Erskine received degrees from Tuskegee University, Birmingham Baptist Bible College and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Erskine is a lecturer, inspirational speaker, author, and caring advocate for the community at large as well. 

For additional information, please contact LaShunda or Tim at 256.549.4691. 

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Dr. Randy B. Kelley: Black History Before & Beyond Emancipation and Blacks in the Bible 

When: February 11, 5:30PM 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

Reverend Doctor Kelley will be drawing from his vast experiences in the religious, political, academic, and social justice arenas as he discusses Black History Before & Beyond Emancipation and Blacks in the Bible. 

Reverend Doctor Randy B. Kelley graduated from Leeds High School and served in the United States Army where he specialized in race relations, drug prevention and combat infantry training. Dr. Kelley graduated from Jacksonville State University with a B.S. in Sociology and 

Psychology and earned a Master's Degree from Gammon Theological Seminary and a Doctoral Degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. Dr. Kelley has served as a past Gadsden City Council member and is presently the Pastor of two churches, Goodsell United Methodist Church (UMC), Lanett, Alabama, and Powell Chapel UMC, Lafayette, Alabama. 

For additional information, please contact LaShunda or Tim at 256.549.4691. 

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Driven Purpose: Musical Performance 

When: February 18, 5:30PM 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

The musical group Driven Purpose is a group of talented vocalists and musicians whose primary aim is to glorify God through their immense talents. Employing extensive musical harmony and spirited vocals, they are a joy and pleasure to listen to. Many of their selections are vocal representations of today's Black experience in America. 

For additional information, please contact LaShunda or Tim at 256.549.4691. 

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Soul Food Contest 

When: February 25, 5:30PM 

Where: Beautiful Rainbow Café 

If you can cook and it's "slap yo' mama" good, then this contest is for you! Categories are Meats, Vegetables, Desserts, and Breads! 

No pre-made foods may be used in dishes prepared for the contest. Deadline to enter contest is Wednesday, February 20, 2018, before 4PM. Entry forms available at all branches. 

Cost is $5 per person to attend and sample contest entries. Want to reduce this cost? Just attend our GPL Black History Month Programs! $1 will be deducted for each Black History Month program you attend! Entry cards will be available at each program and must be stamped by a program facilitator (Tim Madden or LaShunda Williams). 

For additional information, please contact LaShunda or Tim at 256.549.4691. 

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GPL Chessmasters 

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

Where: Fiction Department 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: Influence by Carl Weber 

When: February 2, 10AM-Noon 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

When famed attorney Bradley Hudson learns of his youngest son Langston’s arrest for drug trafficking, he immediately assembles a team of lawyers and investigators, including members of his own family, to build a defense. With his reputation for being a shark in the courtroom, Bradley is confident he will get justice for his son—until he realizes he will be going up against an old foe, Assistant District Attorney James Brown. Is the ADA allowing his personal history with the Hudsons to influence his handling of the prosecution? 

To complicate matters, Bradley discovers that his older son, Lamont, a young lawyer and Bradley’s right-hand man, has secretly been planning his exit from the family law firm to get out from under his father’s shadow. 

Desiree, Bradley’s only daughter, is fresh out of law school and quite reserved compared to her siblings. She’s the good girl who doesn’t normally like to rock the boat, but in what could be considered the worst of all timing, she is secretly dating a man and a woman, and both relationships are on a collision course. Given the problems her family is facing, now is not the right time for Desiree to introduce more drama to the mix, but she just can’t seem to help herself. 

As if fighting for one son’s freedom and fending off the other’s betrayal isn’t enough pressure, Bradley is also in the middle of his own love triangle between his ex-wife, federal judge Jacqueline Hudson, and his current wife and jury consultant, Carla. He knows how much is at stake if his family’s drama spirals out of control, so he’ll do everything within his power to keep it all together and prevent his son from landing behind bars. With his trademark dramatic style, Carl Weber introduces readers to the Hudsons. Only time will tell if they can stand united, or if the legal dynasty of Bradley Hudson is about to come crashing down. (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! 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: February 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: February 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: February 20, 9:30-11:30AM 

Learn to use Microsoft Word for letters, handouts and resumes! 

Prerequisite: Computer Basics for the Beginner 

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Email 

When: February 27, 9:30-11:30AM 

Learn how to send, receive, and save emails, as well as how to attach pictures and documents! 

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 LEGO Club 

When: February 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. 2118. 

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GPL Wacky Wednesday: Mosaic Heart 

When: February 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: February 15, 3:30PM 

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

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 Kid’s Hour of Code 

When: February 27, 3:30PM 

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

Ages 8-12 years. Limited seating, registration required. Those registrants who do not show up for their reserved seat will not be allowed to reserve future Hour of Code events. No exceptions. 

For additional information or registration, 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 (unless otherwise specified) 

February 5-Groundhogs 

February 12-The Language of Flowers 

February 19-What’s Up with Leap Year? 

February 26-Sun Patterns 

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 

February 7-Groundhug Day by Anne Marie Pace 

February 14-Click, Clack, Moo I Love You! by Doreen Cronin 

February 21-Silverlicious by Victoria Kann 

February 28-The Napping House by Audrey Wood 

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

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GPL Teen Zone 

GPL Teen Paper Super Bowl 

When: February 1, 3:30PM 

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

Do you have what it takes to be the GPL Teen Zone Paper Super Bowl Champion? 

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: 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 TV Time 

When: Tuesdays, 3:30PM 

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

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 

February 6-Chess 

February 13-Anime Club 

February 20-Wind-Down Wednesday 

February 27-Anime 

For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122, 

or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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GPL Teen Crafts 

When: Thursdays, 3:30-5PM 

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

February 7-Paper Flowers 

February 14-Valentines 

February 21-Hollywood Star 

February 28-I am-Portrait 

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 & Craft Club 

When: February 20, 10AM-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: 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: Beginning Crochet & Knitting! 

When: Fridays, 10AM-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: Learn to Coupon! 

When: February 14, 3:30-4:30PM 

Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library 

For additional information or registration, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691. 

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East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Brown Bag Lunch Book Club 

When: February 21, Noon-1:30PM 

Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library 

Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington. 

For additional information or registration, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691. 

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East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Tiny Tot Time! 

When: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30PM 

Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library 

February 5-Yesterday I had the Blues by Jeron Ashford Frame 

February 12-Big Rain Coming by Katrina Germein 

February 19-Harlem Renaissance Party by Faith Ringgold 

February 26-When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz Ryan 

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 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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