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Posted on: May 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] June 2019 Programs at the GPL


June 2019 Programs at the GPL

Library Hours: 

Sunday Closed 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9-7 

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9-5 

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Thank you Walmart store #301 for supporting our GPL Teen Zone grant application! 

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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. 

Beautiful Rainbow Café will be closed for graduation and a short summer break May 23-June 3! They will reopen with regular hours of operation on Tuesday, June 4! Congratulations to our graduating Beautiful Rainbow Café friends! 

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GPL Adult Summer Reading: Who's Who in 200 Years of Alabama History 

When: June 4, 11, & 18; July 2 & 9, 5:30-6:30PM 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

In 2019, Alabama celebrates its 200th anniversary of statehood. Who is your favorite historical figure in Alabama's history? The theme of Alabama's bicentennial year of statehood (2019) focuses on its people. This will be an opportune time to look at people who made Alabama a great place to 

live. We will feature an overflowing cast of characters and talent drawn from music, the arts, politics, sports, science, and technology. Participants will be invited to bring their own favorites to class as well. (instructor: Bill Browning) 

For additional information, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 2107. 

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Friends of the GPL Membership Drive: Forgotten Alabama with author Glenn Wills 

When: June 25, 5:30-6:30PM 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

Join the Friends of the Gadsden Public Library in welcoming Forgotten Alabama author Glenn Wills! Mr. Wills will discuss the history of forgotten and abandoned places in Alabama via his haunting photographic work. 

Books will be available for purchase at this event. Credit cards accepted. Signing and reception will follow immediately. 

For additional information, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 2107. 

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GPL Teen Conservation Club: United Cherokee AniYunWiYa Nation (UCAN) 

When: June 24, 3:30-4:30PM 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

Join us as a guest speaker from the United Cherokee AniYunWiYa Nation (UCAN) discusses their tribe’s long-practiced land conservation. 

"The tall mountain and the valley floors, this is our church. We worship there so our Indian way of life can exist." –UCAN 

For additional information, please contact Suzy at 256.569.4699, ext. 2122. 

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GPL Kids, Teen & Adult Clothing Drive! 

When: May-July 25 (Annual Back-To-School Clothing Sale July 24-26; see schedule below) 

We need your gently-used Children’s, Teen and Adult apparel & accessories! The Teen Zone is collecting gently-used clothing during May, June and July for their annual Back-to-School Clothing 

Sale to be held July 24, 25 & 26 at the GPL in the Lena Martin Room! All proceeds go to GPL programming and outreach! 

Accepting: Shirts, Sweaters, Pants, Blue Jeans, Coats, Dresses (including prom), Skirts, Suits, Handbags, Shoes, Boots, Jewelry, & Scarves! 

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 are available upon request. 

For additional information, please call Nicole at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122 or Carol at ext. 2107. 

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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: Over the Fence by Mary Monroe 

When: June 1, 10AM-Noon 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

“In this page-turning novel set in the Depression-era South, New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe transports readers to a small Alabama town where home is not always a sanctuary, and two neighboring families let pleasantries mask increasing resentment. . .” (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 

Classes are offered free-of-charge to the community. 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 4 & 5, 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 12, 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 PowerPoint 

When: June 19, 9:30-11:30AM 

Learn to use Microsoft PowerPoint for presentations or handouts! 

Prerequisite: Computer Basics for the Beginner 

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Tracing Your Family History 

When: June 26, 9:30-11:30AM 

Learn about the online library resources available through to assist your family genealogical research! 

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 

Children’s Summer Reading Fridays at 9 & 10:30AM 

June 7-Gene Cordova Ventriloquist! Join Gene and his friend Tater the Gator for fun comedy and storytelling! 

June 14-Animal Tales-Creatures of the Galaxy live animal learning experience. 

June 21-Dr. Magical Balloons: Dewayne Reynolds: Balloon Storytelling: A Universe of Stories 

June 28-Lee Andrews: aka: Lew E: Lew E’s U.F.O Unbelievably Funny Object Edition 

July 5-No Program 

July 12-McWane Center-Final Frontier to celebrate 50th anniversary of Apollo 11! 

July 19, 10:30AM-Noon-Finale at the Factory Gadsden 

Regular Children’s Programming during the summer: 

Cosmic Kids Yoga-Mondays in June & July, 10AM 

Lego®-Every 1st and 3rd Monday, 3:30PM 

GPL Grows-Every Tuesday, 3:30PM 

Little Movers-Every Wednesday, 10AM 

Story Time-Every Thursday, 10AM 

Pokémon™ Trading Card Game at 3:30 PM every 3rd Friday. 

Kids Code Camp-Tuesdays in June, 9:30-11:30AM 

Fancy Nancy Tea Party-July 8, 1:30 PM 

For additional information, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 2118. 

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GPL LEGO Club 

When: June 3 & 17, 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 Pokémon™ Trading Card Game Club 

When: June 21, 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 Code Camp 

When: Tuesdays in June, 9:30-11:30AM 

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

June 4-Line Coding with Ozobots 

June 11-Investigate Robots with Cubelets 

June 18-Sphero 

June 25-TBA 

Ages 8-12 years. Explore a different computer science technology every Tuesday in June with hands-on learning technology! 

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) 

June 4-P.L.A.N.T. Basics 

June 11-Thrifty Gardening 

June 18-Garden Maintenance 

June 25-Garden Journaling 

Special guest Karen Howle Hurst of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will join us in June! 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 6-Crash, Splash, Moo! by Bob Shea 

June13-The Cow Said Neigh! by Rory Feek 

June 20-Hiking Day by Anne Rockwell 

June 27-Special Story Time with Gadsden/Etowah EMA 

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

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GPL Teen Zone 

Teen Zone Summer Reading! 

Mondays, 1PM-Helping Hands Volunteer Activities! 

Tuesdays, 1PM-Tech Tuesday! 

Wednesdays, 1PM-STEAM activities! 

Thursdays in June, 1PM-Teen Crafternoon! 

Food Fridays, 2PM-Create and eat tasty treats! 

June 11, 7PM-Moon viewing with JSU’s Dr. Laura Weinkauf! 

July 11, 5PM-Un-Birthday Party! 

July 18, Noon (Lena Martin Room)-Teen Summer Reading Pizza Party Finale! 

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

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GPL Teen Anime Club 

When: June 12 & 26; July 10 & 24, 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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Hoyt Warsham Alabama City Branch Programs 

Alabama City Branch of the GPL: Jewelry & Craft Club 

When: June 19, 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: Summer Reading Activities! 

When: Thursdays in June, 10-11AM 

Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library 

June 6-International & Galaxy Inspired Coasters! 

June 13- Fortune Cookie Activity! Special guests Panda Express will share the meaning of the fortune cookie! Make/decorate your own fortune cookie and insert a fortune which YOU have written. 

June 20-Bubble Art Project! 

June 27-Meals Ready-to-Eat (MREs)! Learn how to prepare your own military-grade MREs! 

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

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East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Learn to Coupon! 

When: June 3 & 10, 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: Tiny Tot Time! 

When: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30PM 

Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library 

June 4-Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister 

June 11-Spider-Man, Spider-Man! by Marvel Illustrated by Shane Clester 

June 18-Arthur's First Sleepover by Marc Brown 

June 25-When Moon Fell Down by Linda Smith 

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 

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. 

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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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Coming in July... 

GPL Sixth Annual Back-to-School Clothing Sale! 

When: July 24, 9AM-4:30PM 

July 25, 9AM-6:30PM 

July 26, 9AM-3PM 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

Nothing over $5! Shirts, Sweaters, Pants, Blue Jeans, Coats, Dresses, Skirts, Suits, Handbags, Shoes, Boots, Jewelry, & Scarves! 

For additional information, please call Nicole at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122 or Carol at ext. 2107. 

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GPL Harry Potter’s Birthday Party! 

When: Wednesday, July 31, Noon-5PM 

Where: Gadsden Public Library 

Noon-2PM-Quidditch Tournament (ages 6 and up)-Quidditch Field (Beautiful Rainbow Cafe). Multiple Age Divisions. BYOBroom! 

2PM-Costume Contest-Quidditch Field (Beautiful Rainbow Cafe). Children’s, Teen and Adult Divisions 

3-4PM-Potions Class-Potions Classroom (Children’s Department). Ages 4-8 years. 

3-4PM-Trivia & Scavenger Hunt-Charms Classroom (Beautiful Rainbow Café). Ages 8 and up. 

4-5PM-Birthday 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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