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Posted on: January 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] February GPL Programs


 February 2018 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!

The Beautiful Rainbow Café is closed February 19 for the Gadsden City School system’s observance of President’s Day. 

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 Black History Month!

When: Thursdays, February 2018

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 two dollar donation to sample entries from the Soul Food Contest! 

Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail

When: February 1, 5-6:30PM

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

Presented by Robert Schaefer, Ph.D., professor of political science at the University of West Georgia through the Road Scholar program of the Alabama Humanities Foundation. 

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

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Miller & United States of America v. Board of Education of Gadsden

When: February 8, 5-6:30PM

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

Kathy Hood and guests will discuss the historic 1963 case which was instrumental in establishing fair and equitable education for all students. 

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

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Quilt Talk: Secret Slave Codes in Quilts

When: February 15, 5-6:30PM

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

Guest lecturer Chari Bostick will speak on the tradition of secret messages stitched into quilts along the Underground Railroad. 

Chari Bostick is the founder and executive director of the Grace Heritage Foundation for Southern Hills Cemetery. Ms. Bostick frequently lectures on the history of Southern Hills Cemetery, discussing future projects associated with her continued effort to restore and preserve the forgotten cemetery. 

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

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Soul Food Contest

When: February 22, 5-6:30PM

Where: Beautiful Rainbow Café 

If you can throw down on some “soul food,” then this contest is for you! Categories: 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 21, 2018, before 4PM. Entry forms available at all branches. 

A $2 donation per person is requested to attend and sample contest entries. For additional information, please contact LaShunda or Tim at 256.549.4691. 

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From Our Kitchen: Heart Healthy Recipes Cooking Demo & Author Event at the GPL!

When: February 13, 5:30-6:30

Where: Beautiful Rainbow Café 

In this promotion of their cookbook From Our Kitchen: Heart Healthy Recipes, Fran and Al Andrepont will be demonstrating how to cook up their “Prize Winning Chocolate Nut Torte!” This is a healthy pre-Valentine’s Day treat that you do not want to miss! 

Copies of From Our Kitchen: Heart Healthy Recipes will be available for purchase and for signing following the demonstration. 

Our thanks to Beautiful Rainbow Café for partnering with the GPL to make this program possible! For additional information, please contact Carol at 256.549.4699, ext. 2107. 

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GPL Chessmasters

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

Where: Fiction Department of the GPL 

Now meeting EVERY Saturday (excluding City holidays)! Join the Chess Club each Saturday from 10AM-Noon in the Fiction Area of the GPL! Chessboards and pieces may be requested for in-house use at the front 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: Her 13th Husband by B.M. Hardin

When: February 10, 10AM-Noon

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

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 6 & 7, 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 14, 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: February 21, 9:30-11:30AM

Learn to use Microsoft PowerPoint for presentations and handouts!

Prerequisite: Computer Basics for the Beginner

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Tracing Your Family History

When: February 28, 9:30-11:30AM

Learn about valuable online genealogical resources available through the GPL!

For further information please contact Craig at: craig@gadsdenlibrary.org, or by calling (256) 549-4699, ext. 2120. 

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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. 2120. 

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Children’s Department

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

When: February 7, 3:30PM

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

Go-Getter! Innovator! Risk-Taker! Leader! 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. 2118. 

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GPL Pokémon Trading Card Game Club

When: February 16, 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. 

For additional information, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 2118. 

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GPL LEGO Club

When: February 5 & 19, 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: Tuesdays, 3:30PM

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

February 6-Groundhogs 

February 13-The Language of Flowers 

February 20-Annuals vs. Perennials 

February 27-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 Wacky Wednesday

When: February 14 & 28, 3:30PM

Where: Children’s Department of the Gadsden Public Library 

February 14-Binary Love Code 

February 28-African American Quilting Traditions 

For additional information, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 2118. 

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GPL Story Time

When: Thursdays, 10AM

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

February 1-Groundhog’s Dilemma by Kristen Remenar 

February 8-Love, Splat by Rob Scotton 

February 15-Get Well, Curious George by Julie M. Fenner 

February 22-Little Rabbitt’s Loose Tooth by Lucy Bate 

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

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GPL Teen Zone

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. 2122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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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. 

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GPL Teen Craft Thursdays

When: Thursdays, 3:30-5PM

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

February 1-Folded Book Hearts 

February 8- Valentine Creations 

February 15- MLK Motivational Quotes 

February 22- Romare Bearden Collages 

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 7-Teen Advisory Board Meeting 

February 14 & 28-Teen Anime Club 

February 21-Egg Test 

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

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GPL Teen Mardi Gras Celebration

When: February 13, 3:30PM

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

Carnival Music! Masks! King Cake! 

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

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GPL Teen Chinese New Year

When: February 16, 3:30PM

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

Learn about the Chinese New Year while making a good luck Dog craft! 

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 Making Circle

When: February 21, 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. 

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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. 

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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, 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. 

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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: Computer Classes

When: February 6, 13, 20 & 27, 9:30-11:30AM

Where: Family Success Center (821 East Broad Street) 

In partnership with the Family Success Center, the Gadsden Public Library’s East Gadsden branch will be offering FREE computer classes! Classes will be held in the Computer Classroom at the Family Success Center, 821 East Broad Street, beginning at 9:30 AM and ending at 11:30 AM. Because class size will be limited to 10 people, please RSVP to reserve your seat by calling the East Gadsden Library at (256) 549-4691. 

For questions, please call LaShunda or Tim at 256.549.4691. 

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East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Tuesday Tiny Tot Time!

When: Tuesdays, 3-4PM

Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library 

February 6-Cry, Heart, but Never Break by Glenn Ringtved 

February 13-It's Valentine's Day, Chloe Zoe! by Jane Smith 

February 20-Sidewalk Circus by Paul Fleischman and Kevin Hawkes 

February 27-Lillian's Right to Vote by Jonah Winter and Shane Evans 

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: 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. 

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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 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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