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Posted on: April 18, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Gadsden Public Library May Programs


 May 2018 Programs at the GPL 

Library Hours: 

Sunday Closed 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9-7 

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9-5 

The Gadsden Public Library and its branches will be closed Saturday, May 26th and Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen at 9AM on Tuesday, May 29th! Have a safe and happy holiday! 

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Main Branch Elevator Out of Order 

Until further notice, our elevator is out of service. We apologize for this inconvenience. 

 Public access computers are still available on the second floor and may be accessed by the stairwell in fiction. 

 Individuals who are unable to use stairs may request use of one of the two public access computers located near the Information Desk on the first floor. 

 Reference or genealogical materials may be requested at the Information Desk. 

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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! 

Beautiful Rainbow Café will be closed for graduation and a short summer break May 25-June 4! They will reopen with regular hours of operation on Tuesday, June 5! Congratulations to our graduating Beautiful Rainbow Café friends! 

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 Teen Zone: New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone! 

When: May 10, 3:30-5PM 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

The Gadsden Public Library welcomes YA author Nic Stone as she discusses her bestselling debut novel Dear Martin

“Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning New York Times bestselling debut, a William C. Morris Award Finalist.” (Penguin Random House) 

The first twenty participants will receive a free copy of Dear Martin

This event is offered free to the public by funds granted through the Gadsden Rotary Club! For additional information, please contact Nicole at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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GPL Just A Taste with Fran & Al: Pasta! 

When: May 1, 5:30PM 

Where: Beautiful Rainbow Café 

In our next installment of Just A Taste, Fran and Al Andrepont will teach participants how to make heart-healthy pasta dishes! 

Those who own a copy of Fran and Al's From Our Kitchen: Heart Healthy Recipes cookbook are encouraged to bring it with them and follow along with the demonstration! Don’t own a copy, but are interested in having one of your own? From Our Kitchen: Heart Healthy Recipes will be available for purchase for $21.95, plus tax, with 40% of the proceeds going back to the Beautiful Rainbow Café! 

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 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: One House Over by Mary Monroe 

When: June 9, 10AM-Noon 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

“New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe returns to the 1930s era of her acclaimed novel The Upper Room with a dazzling portrait of two very different couples whose friendship and fast times are no match for shattering betrayal . . . 

A solid marriage, a thriving business, and the esteem of their close-knit Alabama community—Joyce and Odell Watson have every reason to count their blessings. Their marriage has given well-off Joyce a chance at the family she’s always wanted—and granted Odell a once-in-a-lifetime shot to escape grinding poverty. But all that respectability and status comes at a cost. Just once, Joyce and Odell want to break loose and taste life’s wild side, without consequences . . . 

When their new neighbors turn out to be high-steppin’ bootleggers Milton and Yvonne Hamilton, the Watsons plunge headlong into good times and fast living. For Joyce, 

Yvonne is someone she can show off to—and look down on. And Odell won't introduce crude, unsophisticated Milton to his friends—but is happy to let Milton ply him with free booze. 

As much as the Watsons want to get along with their new neighbors, the gradual revelations of Yvonne and Milton’s seedy past make them think twice about how much time they spend together. But the Hamiltons won’t be dismissed so easily. The Watsons soon find them invading every area of their lives and discovering their long-held secrets. Now, the Watsons must tread carefully to keep the Hamiltons from destroying their perfect world . . . “(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 

Cost: Classes are offered free-of-charge to the community! 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: May 1 & 2, 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: May 9, 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: May 16, 9:30-11:30AM 

Learn to use Microsoft PowerPoint for presentations and handouts. 

Prerequisite: Computer Basics for the Beginner 

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Little Known Resources of the Library 

When: May 23, 9:30-11:30AM 

Learn about valuable “hidden” resources: Family Files, Vertical Files, Dwight Cotton Mill records, Government Documents and more! 

For further information please contact Craig or Fred at (256) 549-4699, ext. 2120 or 2116. 

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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 

GPL Children’s Summer Reading Registration Opens Tuesday, May 1st! Register your reader at gadsdenlibrary.beanstack.org! 

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Special! GPL Children’s Department Kids Need to Read Story Time: Starfish on the Beach

When: May 31, 10AM 

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

Join us for a special story time, craft and giveaways with our friends from Kids Need to Read! 

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

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GPL Children’s Book Week! 

When: April 30th- May 6th 

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

To celebrate Children’s Book Week (CBW), the GPL Children’s Department will have the following events listed with the official CBW database: 

Tuesday, May 1, 3:30PM-GPL Grows Nature Club presents Paddington in the Garden story time with a special visit from Paddington! 

Thursday, May 3, 10AM-Children's Choice Book Nominee Story Time Did You Take the B From My _ook

Thursday, May 3, 3:30PM-Got Character? Family Story Time Event with special visit from Paddington! 

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

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GPL Wacky Wednesday: Spring Art! 

When: May 9, 3:30PM 

Where: Children’s Department of the Gadsden Public Library 

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

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GPL Hour of Code: Star Wars! 

When: May 16, 3:30PM 

Where: Computer Classroom of Gadsden Public Library (second floor) 

Ages 8-12 years. Limited seating, registration required. For additional information or registration, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 2118. 

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GPL Pokémon Trading Card Game Club 

When: May 18, 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. 

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

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GPL Sensory Story Time 

When: Mondays, 10AM (excluding May 28th

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

Join the GPL Children’s Department for a sensory friendly story time! This program is especially welcoming for children on the autism spectrum of who have sensory integration challenges. This 30-40 minute program includes a variety of movement songs, stories, books, and visual/sensory activities designed to be adaptive. 

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

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GPL LEGO Club 

When: May 7 & 21, 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 

May 1-Children’s Book Week Paddington in the Garden 

May 8- Nature Collage 

May 15- Photo Synthesis 

May 22-How do Seeds Sprout 

May 29-Talk to Plants 

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 

May 3-Children’s Book Week-Did You Take the B From My _ook? by Beck & Matt Stanton 

May 10-Hungry Harry by Joanne Partis 

May 17-Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes by Kim Dean 

May 24-One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree by Daniel Bernstrom 

May 31-Kids Need to Read Special Story Time! Starfish on the Beach

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

Coming this summer... 

GPL Children’s Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock! 

When: Fridays in June & July, 9 & 10:30AM (excluding finale, see schedule below) 

Where: GPL Children’s Department (excluding finale) 

June 1-Mark David Seymour-Be at Your Best! 

June 8- Balloon Story Telling with Dewayne Reynolds! 

June 15-The Sock Rockers 

June 22-Beatin' Path Rhythm Event 

June 29-Tennessee Aquarium 

July 6-NO PROGRAM 

July 13-Quite a Catch with Ron Anglin 

July 20, 10:30AM-Noon-Super Summer Reading Bash Finale @ The Factory! Finale participants can enjoy 30 free minutes of jump time, cotton candy, popcorn, and more at The Factory of Gadsden 

(100 Thomas Dr. Gadsden, AL, 35904)! Children must be registered for the GPL Children’s Summer Reading Program via Beanstack by July 14th to be eligible to participate in the finale. 

Register at: gadsdenlibrary.beanstack.org. Programs last approximately 45 minutes! Group reservation available! For additional information, registration, or for group reservations, please contact the GPL Children's Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 2118. 

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GPL Teen Zone 

GPL Teen May the Fourth be With You! 

When: May 4, 3:30-5PM 

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

Calling all Star Wars Fans! Join the Teen Zone for trivia and treats. 

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

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GPL Teen Summer Reading Program Kickoff Glow Party! 

When: May 17, 3:30-5PM 

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

Our Teen Zone Glow Party will get YOU ready for this summer’s awesome activities! Dancing and having fun are required! 

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

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GPL Teen Movie Nights 

When: Tuesdays, 3:30-6:30PM 

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. 2122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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GPL Teen Wildcard Wednesdays 

When: Wednesdays, 3:30PM 

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

Every Wednesday-Workout Wednesday 

May 2-Teen Advisory Board Meeting 

May 9 & 23-Teen Anime Club 

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

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GPL Teen Crafts 

When: May 3, 11, & 31, 3:30-5PM 

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

May 3-Slime 

May 11-Mother’s Day Paper Flowers 

May 31-Fingerprint Art 

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: May 16, 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: GIT’M Club! 

When: May 10 & 24, 3:30-4:30PM 

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! 

May 10-Tensile Bubbles 

May 24-Geodesic Dome and Sphere 

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. 

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East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Tiny Tot Time! 

When: Tuesdays, 3-4PM 

Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library 

May 1-Miss Flora McFlimsey May Day by Mariana 

May 8-Teacher's Pet by Anica Rissi 

May 15-Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann 

May 22-Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel 

May 29-Because Your Mommy Loves You by Andrew Clements 

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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