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Posted on: December 31, 2018

[ARCHIVED] January 2019 Programs at the GPL

Library Hours: 

Sunday Closed 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9-7 

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9-5 

Attention: The Gadsden Public Library will close at 5PM on December 31 for New Year’s Eve. Additionally, the Gadsden Public Library and its branches will be closed 19-21 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 22. 

The Gadsden Public Library would like to thank all of those individuals and businesses who donated to the Beautiful Rainbow Café annual Christmas party and gift giving: Mike Roberts, Susan & Carmine Di Biase, Charles & Barbara Hart, Judy Berger, Carol & Eric Wright, Nicole Tudor, Kendall Lowe Hamilton & Devan Lowe, Inc., Heather New, Briana & Blake Dodgen, Inspire Health Services, Kristi Rowe, Paulette Makary, Kevin & Stephanie Graves, Amy McCary, Craig & Genny Scott, Rehana Satani, Debbie Walker, Gelaine Kelly, Tallulah Cash, Melissa Melisano, LaShunda Williams and the Friends of the GPL! 

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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! 

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 

As part of the Gadsden City School system, the Beautiful Rainbow Café will be closed December 20, 2018-January 4, 2019 for their holiday and semester break. The Café will reopen to public on Tuesday, January 8. And in 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. 

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GPL Chessmasters 

When: Saturdays, 10AM-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: craig@gadsdenlibrary.org or by calling 256.549.4699, ext. 2120. 

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GPL Brunch w/ Books Book Club: Influence by Carl Weber 

When: February 2, 10AM-Noon 

Where: GPL Lena Martin Room 

When famed attorney Bradley Hudson learns of his youngest son Langston’s arrest for drug trafficking, he immediately assembles a team of lawyers and investigators, including members of his own family, to build a defense. With his reputation for being a shark in the courtroom, Bradley is confident he will get justice for his son—until he realizes he will be going up against an old foe, Assistant District Attorney James Brown. Is the ADA allowing his personal history with the Hudsons to influence his handling of the prosecution? 

To complicate matters, Bradley discovers that his older son, Lamont, a young lawyer and Bradley’s right-hand man, has secretly been planning his exit from the family law firm to get out from under his father’s shadow. 

Desiree, Bradley’s only daughter, is fresh out of law school and quite reserved compared to her siblings. She’s the good girl who doesn’t normally like to rock the boat, but in what could be considered the worst of all timing, she is secretly dating a man and a woman, and both relationships are on a collision course. Given the problems her family is facing, now is not the right time for Desiree to introduce 

more drama to the mix, but she just can’t seem to help herself. 

As if fighting for one son’s freedom and fending off the other’s betrayal isn’t enough pressure, Bradley is also in the middle of his own love triangle between his ex-wife, federal judge Jacqueline Hudson, and his current wife and jury consultant, Carla. He knows how much is at stake if his family’s drama spirals out of control, so he’ll do everything within his power to keep it all together and prevent his son from landing behind bars. With his trademark dramatic style, Carl Weber introduces readers to the Hudsons. Only time will tell if they can stand united, or if the legal dynasty of Bradley Hudson is about to come crashing down. (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! 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: January 8 & 9, 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: January 16, 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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How to Use a Scanner 

When: January 23, 9:30-11:30AM 

Learn to use a scanner to save your pictures and documents! 

Prerequisite: Computer Basics for the Beginner 

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Microsoft Excel 

When: January 30, 9:30-11:30AM 

Learn how to create spreadsheets for budgeting or business! 

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

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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 LEGO Club 

When: January 7, 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. 2118. 

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GPL Wacky Wednesday: Snow! 

When: January 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 Pokémon™ Trading Card Game Club 

When: January 18, 3:30PM 

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 the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 2118. 

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GPL Kid’s Hour of Code 

When: January 23, 3:30PM 

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

Ages 8-12 years. Limited seating, registration required. Those registrants who do not show up for their reserved seat will not be allowed to reserve future Hour of Code events. No exceptions. 

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

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GPL Sensory Story Time 

When: Tuesdays, 10AM 

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 Grows Nature Club 

When: Tuesdays, 3:30PM 

Where: GPL Children’s Department (unless otherwise specified) 

January 8-Snow 

January 15-Winter Animals 

January 22-Evergreens 

January 29-Deciduous Trees 

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 (excluding January 2) 

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 (excluding January 3) 

Where: GPL Children’s Department 

January 10-Cold Snap by Eileen Spinelli 

January 17-The Missing Mitten Mystery by Steven Kellogg 

January 24-The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett 

January 31-Are You Sure, Mother Bear? by Amy Hest 

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, 3:30PM 

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 Homeschool Group 

When: Tuesdays, 11AM-1PM 

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

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 nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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GPL Teen Tech Tuesday 

When: Tuesdays, 3:30pm 

Where: GPL Teen Zone (unless otherwise specified; see schedule below) 

Tuesdays in January, the Teen Zone will have technology-themed activities. 

January 8-Ozobots 

January 15-Lego Code 

January 22-IPAD Music 

January 29-Google Code (Computer Class Room) 

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 

January 2-Chess 

January 9-Anime Club 

January 16-Wind-Down Wednesday 

January 23-Anime Club 

January 30-Wind-Down Wednesday 

For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122, 

or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

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GPL Teen Resolution Solution 

When: Thursdays, 3:30-5PM 

Where: GPL Teen Zone 

January 10-2019 Reading Challenge 

January 17-Personal Growth 

January 24-Health & Wellness 

January 31-Goals 

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 & Craft Club 

When: January 16, 10AM-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: 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: Beginning Crochet & Knitting! 

When: Fridays, 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! 

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: Learn to Coupon! 

When: January 10, 3:30-4:30PM 

Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library 

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

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East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Brown Bag Lunch Book Club 

When: January 17, Noon-1:30PM 

Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library 

Becoming by Michelle Obama. February 21-Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington. 

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

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East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Fundamentals of Football for Females 

When: January 7, 14 and 28, Noon-1PM 

Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library 

Football basics for women! 

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

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East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Tiny Tot Time! 

When: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30PM 

Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library 

January 8-Little Bunny's Sleepless Night by Carol Roth & Valeri Gorbachev 

January 15-Sunflower Sal by Janet S. Anderson 

January 22-How Do You Feel? by Anthony Browne 

January 29-Steamboat School by Deborah Hopkinson 

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

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East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Sewing School! 

When: January 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1-3PM 

Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library 

Learn 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. 

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East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Color & Calm Down 

When: January 11, 18 & 25, Noon-1PM 

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. 

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