September 2019 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 Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3 .Additionally, the Gadsden Public Library and its branches will be closed Friday, September 27 & Saturday, September 28 for training and team building. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, September 30.______________________________________________________________________________The Friends of the GPL Bookstore: Open Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m -4:00 p.m.______________________________________________________________________________Located in the Gadsden Public Library! Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. lunch; 3:15-5:30 p.m. coffee & pastries.Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. lunch; 3:15-5:00 p.m. coffee & pastries.Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m lunch; 3:15-5:30 p.m. coffee & pastries.Friday: 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. lunch; no afternoon service.Saturday/Sunday/Monday: CLOSEDIn 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.______________________________________________________________________________When: Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-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: email@example.com or by calling 256.549.4699, ext. 2120.*****______________________________________________________________________________GPL Brunch w/ Books Book Club:Black Girls Must Die Exhausted by Jayne AllenWhen: October 5, 10:00 a.m. -NoonWhere: GPL Lena Martin Room“‘Black girls must die exhausted’ is something that 33-year-old Tabitha Walker has heard her grandmother say before. Of course, her grandmother (who happens to be white) was referring to the 1950’s and what she observed in the nascent times of civil rights. With a coveted position as a local news reporter, a “paper-perfect” boyfriend, and a standing Saturday morning appointment with a reliable hairstylist, Tabitha never imagined how this phrase could apply to her as a black girl in contemporary times–that is, until everything changed. An unexpected doctor’s diagnosis awakens Tabitha to an unperceived culprit, threatening the one thing that has always mattered most-having a family of her own. Stress has caused a premature burnout of Tabitha’s egg reserve, and time is running out on her options to become a wife and mother. With the help of her best friends, the irreverent and headstrong Laila and Alexis, the former“Sexy Lexi," Tabitha must explore the reaches of modern medicine and test the limits of her relationships. Will she risk every comfort to address the complications of her dysfunctionally-blended family and the uncertainty of a future with Marc?Tabitha's journey brings into view the internal experience of race, relationships, and generational patterns, and how each contributed to this crossroads. She must leverage the power of laughter,love, and courageous self-care to bring a healing stronger than she ever imagined-before the phrase‘black girls must die exhausted’takes on a new and unwanted meaning in her own life.”(Amazon)For additional information, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691, or Tallulah at 256.549.4699,ext. 2102.__________________________________________________________________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:September 3 & 4, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 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.Downloading & Saving Files When:September 11, 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.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 BeginnerWhen: September 18, 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.Learn to use Microsoft Excel for creating spreadsheets and budgeting. Prerequisite:Computer Basics for the BeginnerTracing Your Family HistoryWhen: September 25, 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Learn about the valuable online resources the library has available to research family genealogy. For further information please contact Craig at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (256) 549-4699, ext. 2120.______________________________________________________________________________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.________________________________________________________________________Children’s Department GPL & United Way’s Success By 6 Parent Play!When: Immediately following special 10:00 a.m. Story Times (please see schedule below).Where: GPL Children’s Department September 26, 2019-Kindergarten Readiness November 14, 2019-Collage Leaves April 16, 2020- The Very Hungry Caterpillar June 4, 2020-Going on a Bear HuntFor additional information on these programs, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 2118.________________________________________________________________________When: September 16, 3:30 p.m. 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 Pokémon™ Trading Card Game ClubWhen:September 20, 3:30 p.m.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 theChildren’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 2118.________________________________________________________________________When: Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m.Where: GPL Children’s Department (unless otherwise specified) September 3-Wind Energy September 10-National Parks September 17-What Do Birds Eat? September 24-Johnny Appleseed 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.________________________________________________________________________GPL Little Movers Baby Story Time When: Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.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.*****________________________________________________________________________When: Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.Where: GPL Children’s Department September 5-The Gruffaloby Julia Donaldson September12-Little Tree by Loren Long September19-Johnny Appleseed by Rosemary & Stephen Vincent Benét September 26-Parent Play with Success by 6 of United Way! Kindergarten Readiness! For additional information on these programs, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 2118._____________________________________________________________________________Any time in the fall, teens can create book pumpkins to be used at Community Thanksgiving.For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122,or email@example.com.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.GPL Teen Homeschool GroupWhen: Tuesdays& Thursdays, 11:30a.m.-1:30p.m.Meet and hangout with other YA Homeschoolers in the area!For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122,or email@example.com.Relax and watch a movie with your fellow teens! For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122,or firstname.lastname@example.org.GPL Teen Wildcard WednesdaysSeptember 4-Board Games/ Chess September 11-Anime Club September 18-Board Games/ Chess September 25-AnimeFor additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122,or email@example.com.When: September 5, 12, & 19,3:30-5:00 p.m.September 5-Fall Bath Soak September 12-Tea Light Planets September 19-Buried Treasure (Pirate Day) For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext.2122,or firstname.lastname@example.org.When: Fridays,3:30-4:30 p.m.Start the weekend off with fun! September6-National Waffle Day September 13-Friday the 13th Scary Movie September 20-National Queso Day September 27-Banned Book Party For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122,or email@example.com.______________________________________________________________________________Hoyt Warsham Alabama City Branch ProgramsAlabama City Branch of the GPL:Jewelry & Craft ClubWhen: September 18,10 a.m.-NoonWhere: The Alabama City Branch of the Gadsden Public LibraryCome 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.Alabama City Branch of the GPL: Stitching Time!When: Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m.Where: The Alabama City Branch of the Gadsden Public LibraryJoin 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.Alabama City Branch of the GPL: Beginning Crochet & Knitting!When: Fridays, 10:00 a.m.-NoonWhere: The Alabama City Branch of the Gadsden Public LibraryLearn 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.________________________________________________________________________East Gadsden Branch Programs(Located at 809 East Broad)East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Brown Bag Lunch Book ClubWhen: September 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library The Red Tent by Anita Diament will be discussed. For additional information or registration, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691.*****East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Football Fundamentals for FansWhen:September 9, 16, 23&30, 11:00 a.m.-NoonA football primer for fans! Whether you are a beginner or an advanced fan,this class will help you become an aficionado of the game! All ages and genders invited. For additional information or registration, please contact Tim at 256.549.4691.East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Tiny Tot TimeWhen: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public LibrarySeptember 3-I.Q.Goes To The Library by Mary Ann Fraser September 10-Bunny's Book Club by Annie Silvestro September 17-The Library Book by Michael Mark &Tom Chapin September 24-Beverly Billingsly Borrows a Book by Alexander Stadler For additional information or registration, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691.East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Sewing School!Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public LibraryLearn 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 DownWhen:September 6, 13,&20, Noon-1:00 p.m.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.