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Posted on: November 20, 2017

December GPL Programs


 December 2017 Programs at the GPL

Library Hours:

Sunday Closed

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9-7

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9-5

Attention: The Gadsden Public Library will be closed Saturday, December 2 for the annual Gadsden Christmas Parade. Additionally, we will be closed December 23-26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. We will reopen on Wednesday, December 27 at 9AM. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season!

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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!

The Beautiful Rainbow Café will be closed from December 20, 2017-January 5, 2018 for the Gadsden City School system’s observance of the Christmas holiday and semester break. 

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 Young at Heart Coloring Club

When: December 7 & 21, 2-4PM

Where: The Lena Martin Room of the Gadsden Public Library 

Coloring is not just for kids! 

For additional information, please contact Craig at 256.549.4699, ext. 120. 

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GPL Chess Club

When: December 16, 10AM-Noon

Where: The Lena Martin Room of the Gadsden Public Library 

For further information please contact Craig at: craig@gadsdenlibrary.org or by calling (256) 549-4699, ext. 120. 

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GPL Tea & Togetherness Book & Media Club

When: December 19, 5-7PM

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

Explore different personal perspectives, experiences, and insights through print and other visual media. December’s discussion is Tell Them Who I Am: The Lives of Homeless Women by Elliot Liebow. 

Brown bag dinners are welcome! For additional information, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 105 for Amanda, ext. 107 for Carol. 

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GPL Brunch w/ Books Book Club: Celebrate the Holiday!

When: December 9, 10AM-Noon

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

For additional information, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691, or Tallulah at 256.549.4699, ext. 102. 

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No December Computer Classes.

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The Gadsden Public Library Oral History Project!

When: By appointment only.

Where: Lena Martin Room of the GPL 

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. 120. 

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Children’s Department

New! GPL Pokémon Trading Card Game Club

When: December 15, 3:30-4:30PM

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

Every third Friday of the month! Trade Pokémon cards and have epic Pokémon battles! Ages 7-14! Participants must have their own Pokémon cards. Cards not provided. 

Kick-off party includes snacks and door prizes! For additional information, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 118. 

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GPL The Polar Express Story Time

When: December 22, 3:30-4:30PM

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

Join us for a reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express, hot cocoa & a craft! 

For additional information, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 118. 

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GPL G.I.R.L.(s) Who STEM

When: December 6, 3:30PM

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

Learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with Goldie Blox™! 

This program is generously sponsored by The Chamber! For additional information, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 118. 

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GPL LEGO Club

When: December 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 Grows Nature Club

When: December 5, 12, & 19, 3:30PM

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

December 5-Winter Animals 

December 12-Hibernating Animals 

December 19-Origins of Christmas 

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. 118. 

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GPL Little Movers

When: December 6, 13, & 20, 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. 118. 

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GPL Story Time

When: December 7, 14, & 21, 10AM

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

December 7-Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner 

December 14-Clark the Shark Loves Christmas by Bruce Hall 

December 21-The Barnyard Night Before Christmas by Beth Terrill 

For additional information on these programs, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 118. 

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GPL Funday Friday with STEAM Cart

When: December 1 & 8, 3-5PM

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

Drop in to engineer your own creation or complete a craft from our S.T.E.A.M cart. This is a make-and-take, come-and-go activity. 

For additional information on these programs, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 118. 

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GPL Teen Zone

GPL Teen Ugly Sweater Party

When: December 18, 3:30PM

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

Decorate sweaters in the tackiest ways possible! 

Sweaters will be available for the first 20 teens! For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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GPL Teen Winter Solstice Party

When: December 21, 3:30PM

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

Celebrate the winter season by drinking cocoa, eating popcorn, and having a merry time! 

For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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GPL Teen Game Days

When: December 4, 11, & 18, 4:30PM

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. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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GPL Teen Movie Nights

When: December 5, 12, & 19, 4:30-6:30PM

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

Movies and popcorn! 

For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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GPL Teen Wildcard Wednesdays

When: Wednesdays, 3:30PM

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

December 6-Teen Advisory Board Meeting 

December 13-Teen Anime Club 

December 20- Dickens of A Good Time 

December 27-Teen Anime Club 

For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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GPL Teen Craft Thursdays

When: December 7, 14, & 28, 3:30-5PM

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

December 7-Holiday Cards 

December 14-Christmas Tree Book 

December 28-Kwanzaa Craft 

For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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Hoyt Warsham Alabama City Branch Programs

Alabama City Branch of the GPL: Christmas Movies

When: December 18-22, 10AM-Noon

Where: Alabama City Branch of the Gadsden Public Library 

Movies are chosen based upon popular request by patrons. 

For additional information, please contact Kay at 256.549.4688. 

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Alabama City Branch of the GPL: Children’s Movies

When: December 5, 12, & 19, 10AM-Noon

Where: Alabama City Branch of the Gadsden Public Library 

Movies are chosen based upon popular request by patrons. 

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, 10AM-Noon

Where: The Alabama City Branch of the Gadsden Public Library 

Movies are chosen based upon popular request by patrons. 

For additional information, please contact Kay at 256.549.4688. 

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Alabama City Branch of the GPL: Beginning Crochet & Knitting!

When: December 8, 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! 

Crochet & Knitting will resume meeting on January 5, 2018! 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: Tuesday Tiny Tot Time!

When: December 5, 12, & 19, 3-4PM

Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library 

December 4-All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey 

December 12-Night Before First Grade by Natasha Wing 

December 19-The Last Christmas Tree by Stephen Krensky 

Tiny Tot Time is an informal story time for infants to age 5 years old. Participants will receive a coloring sheet to coordinate with story. For additional information, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691, lashunda@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Sewing School!

When: December 6, 13, & 20, 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: December 8 & 15, 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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