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[ARCHIVED] September 2017 Programs at the GPL Library

September 2017 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, September 2 through Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen Tuesday, September 5 at 9AM! Have a safe and happy holiday!

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Beautiful Rainbow Café!

 Located in the Gadsden Public Library! 

To better serve their customers, Beautiful Rainbow Café would like to share some important closure dates: September 27 & 29.

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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The Friends of the GPL bookstore is open for business! Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 10AM-4PM. 

Want to meet new people, make new friends, and contribute to the library? We are always looking for new members and volunteers to help in the bookstore! Stop in any time we are open or call Paulette 256-549-4699 ext. 123!

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New!  GPL Tea & Togetherness Book & Media Club 

When: September 19, 5-7PM Where: GPL Lena Martin Room Explore different personal perspectives, experiences, and insights through print and other visual media. 

September's focus will be on Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold  Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly. “I think that hate is a feeling that can only exist where there is no understanding.” -Tennessee Williams, Sweet Bird of Youth. Brown bag dinners are welcome! For additional information, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 105 for Amanda, ext. 107 for Carol.

 ***** GPL Adult Anime Club 

When: September 14, 5:30-6:30PM Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

Join us for adult anime club! Everyone 18 years of age and up is welcome! Come and watch anime! For additional information, call Brittany or Nicole at 256.549.4699.

 ***** Stars Fell on Alabama Film Series

 When: Third Tuesday of the month, 6PM Where: Pitman Theatre 

Join us at 6PM on the third Tuesday of each month at the historic Pitman Theatre for a screening of a film that either takes place in or was filmed in Alabama! Brown bags and coolers are welcome (no food or drink will be sold on the premises). While we can’t advertise the movie’s title, people are welcome to call 256.547.8696, or 256.546.2886 to find out the name of the film that will be playing. All films will be rated G, PG, or PG-13. Stars Fell on Alabama Film Series is a joint venture of the University of Alabama’s Gadsden Center, the Gadsden Public Library and Downtown Gadsden, Inc. For additional information, please contact Skip Campbell at 256.547.8696.

 ***** GPL Chess Club

 When: September 16 & 30, 10AM-Noon Where: The Lena Martin Room of the Gadsden Public Library 

Beginner? Pro? Doesn’t matter! Join us! Learn to play with others who love the game. For further information please contact Craig at: craig@gadsdenlibrary.org or by calling (256) 549-4699, ext. 120. 

***** GPL Young at Heart Coloring Club When: September 7 & 21, 2-4PM Where: The Lena Martin Room of the Gadsden Public Library 

Coloring is not just for kids! Join us for a stress-free zone of artistic expression! A selection of coloring sheets, colored pencils and markers will be available for your use! Or bring your own! For additional information, please contact Craig at 256.549.4699, ext. 120.

 ***** GPL Brunch w/ Books Book Club: Black & White by Ben Burgess Jr. When: October 14, 10AM-Noon Where: Lena Martin Room of the GPL

 When the prestigious law firm of Wayne, Rothstein, and Lincoln catches two major cases—a rape case where a white NBA star allegedly raped a black stripper, and a murder case where a black rapper allegedly killed a gay couple and two policemen—Bill O'Neil and Ben Turner are tasked to handle these racially charged litigations. The cases hit emotional chords with the two lawyers and force them to reckon with their interracial relationships and families. Will the racial tension of their cases destroy them or make them stronger?(Amazon) All individuals are responsible for their own purchases. For additional information, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691, or Tallulah at 256.549.4699, ext. 102. 

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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. 119. 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 & Internet for the Beginner When: September 5 & 6, 1:30-4:30PM 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.

 ***** Downloading & Saving Your Docs & Files When: September 13, 1:30-3:30PM 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

 ***** Microsoft Excel When: September 20, 1:30-3:30PM Learn to use Microsoft Excel for creating spreadsheets! Prerequisite: Computer Basics for the Beginner 

***** Email When: September 27, 1:30-3:30PM Learn the basics of sending, receiving and saving emails! For further information please contact Craig at: craig@gadsdenlibrary.org, or by calling (256) 549-4699, ext. 120.

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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

 GPL LEGO Club When: September 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. 

***** GPL Little Movers When: September 11, 18, & 25, 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. 

***** GPL Grows Nature Club When: Tuesdays, 3:30PM Where: GPL Children’s Department 

September 5-True Labor 

September 12-The Kindness Rock Project 

September 19-Sunflowers 

September 26-Why Do Leaves Change Color 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. 

***** GPL Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) When: September 13 & 27, 3:30-4:30PM Where: GPL Children’s Department 

Join the Children’s Department for an awesome aerospace education lesson and STEM activity using an Aerospace Connections in Education Curriculum lesson provided by Aerospace Education Member Jillian Reeves of the Civil Air Patrol and the GPL! 

September 13-Clouds

 September 27-Rocket Straws

 Groups may contact the GPL Children’s Department to schedule a separate group reservation date/time. For additional information, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 118. 

***** GPL Story Time When: Thursdays, 10AM Where: GPL Children’s Department 

September 7-Baby Bear’s Big Dreams by Jane Yolen

 September 14-Dog’s ABC by Emma Dodd 

September 21-Goodbye Summer Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak

 September 28-Johnny Appleseed by Rosemary & Stephen Benét

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

***** New! GPL Funday Friday When: Fridays, 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 Library Card Sign-up! When: All month long! Where: GPL Teen Zone Every teen that signs up for a library card will be entered to win prizes! 

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

 ***** GPL Teen 9/11 Remembrance When: September 11, 3:30PM Where: GPL Teen Zone 

As part of our 9/11 Remembrance, we will make thank you cards for our local firefighters and police officers. For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org.

 ***** GPL Teen Hobbit Day! When: September 22, 3:30PM Where: GPL Teen Zone 

Celebrate like a Hobbit! Join us for riddles, silly games, and, of course, snacks! For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

***** GPL Teen Banned Book Week Kick-off When: September 25, 3:30PM Where: GPL Teen Zone 

Learn about the history of banned books, play fun trivia games, and celebrate our fREADom! For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org.

 ***** GPL Teen Game Days When: Mondays, 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. 

***** GPL Teen Movie Nights When: Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30PM Where: GPL Teen Zone 

Movies and popcorn, what better way to have fun! For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

***** GPL Teen Wildcard Wednesdays When: Wednesdays, 3:30PM Where: GPL Teen Zone

 September 6-Teen Advisory Board Meeting 

September 13 & 27-Teen Anime Club 

September 20-Teen Book Club: The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak

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

***** GPL Teen Craft Thursdays When: Thursdays, 3:30-5PM Where: GPL Teen Zone 

September 7-Mini-GPL 

September 14-Motivational Rocks 

September 21-Apple Print 

September 28-Homecoming Poster 

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: Jewelry Making Circle

When: September 20, 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. 

***** 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. 

***** 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. 

***** 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. 

***** 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: September 14 & 28, 4-5PM Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library

 Geniuses In The Making Club! S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) will be introduced in a fun and unique way to participants! 

September 14-Fall Leaf Scratch Art 

September 28-Spinning Top Marker Art 

This program is free to the public and is geared towards 3-12 years of age. Seating is limited to 10 students. Registration is required. The facilitator of the GIT'M Club is Tameka Stephens. For additional information, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691, lashunda@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

***** East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Beginning Crochet! When: September 11, 18 & 25, 1-3PM Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library

 Learn the basics of crocheting! We ask that participants please bring their own needle and yarn. For additional information, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691, lashunda@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

***** East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Tuesday Tiny Tot Time! When: Tuesdays, 3-4PM Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library 

September 5-Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa by Anna Dewdney. Children will make cards for Grandparents Day celebrated on September 10. 

September 12-When Moon Fell Down by Linda Smith 

September 19-The Fall Festival by Mercer Mayer

 September 26-Peteriffic by Victoria Kann

 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. 

***** 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! 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.

 ***** 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 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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