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Posted on: June 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] July 2019 Programs at the Gadsden Public Library

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Library Hours: 

Sunday Closed 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9-7 

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9-5 

The Gadsden Public Library and its branches will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July Holiday. 

We will reopen Friday, July 5 at 9AM! Have a safe and happy holiday! 

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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; 3:15-5:30PM coffee & pastries. 

Saturday/Sunday/Monday: CLOSED 

Beautiful Rainbow Café will be closed July 1-8 for the Fourth of July holiday. They will reopen with regular hours of operation on Tuesday, July 9! As part of the Gadsden City School system, the Beautiful Rainbow Café will be closed July 29-August 5 for training and Back-To-School registration! The café will reopen for business on Tuesday, August 6! ______________________________________________________________________________ 

50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Historic Moon Landing Webcast Event! 

When: July 15, 3-4PM Where: Fiction Area of the main GPL Join Us for a Live Webcast Event to Celebrate NASA’s 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Historic Moon Landing! What was the sequence of this incredible mission? Where on the Moon did they land? And how did they return safely to Earth? Join us for a guided recreation of Apollo 11’s journey to see how this mission was executed by crew members and mission control in Houston. This live webcast is brought to you by the American Museum of Natural History and the STAR Library Network’s NASA@ My Library program. For additional information, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 2120. 

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GPL Adult Summer Reading: Who's Who in 200 Years of Alabama History 

When: July 2 & 9, 5:30-6:30PM Where: GPL Lena Martin Room In 2019, Alabama celebrates its 200th anniversary of statehood. Who is your favorite historical figure in Alabama's history? The theme of Alabama's bicentennial year of statehood (2019) focuses on its people. This will be an opportune time to look at people who made Alabama a great place to live. We will feature an overflowing cast of characters and talent drawn from music, the arts, politics, sports, science, and technology. Participants will be invited to bring their own favorites to class as well. (instructor: Bill Browning) For additional information, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 2107. ______________________________________________________________________________ 

GPL Kids, Teen & Adult Clothing Drive! 

When: Through July 25 (Annual Back-To-School Clothing Sale July 24-26) We need your gently-used Children’s, Teen and Adult apparel & accessories! The Teen Zone is collecting gently-used clothing during May, June and July for their annual Back-to-School Clothing Sale to be held July 24, 25 & 26 at the GPL in the Lena Martin Room! All proceeds go to GPL programming and outreach! Accepting: Shirts, Sweaters, Pants, Blue Jeans, Coats, Dresses (including prom), Skirts, Suits, Handbags, Shoes, Boots, Jewelry, & Scarves! Donations may be dropped off at the GPL Circulation Desk. Any items with holes or stains may be discarded at our discretion. Tax Deductible Donation forms are available upon request. For additional information, please call Nicole at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122 or Carol at ext. 2107. ***** GPL Sixth Annual Back-to-School Clothing Sale! When: July 24, 9AM-4:30PM July 25, 9AM-6:30PM July 26, 9AM-3PM Where: GPL Lena Martin Room Nothing over $5! Shirts, Sweaters, Pants, Blue Jeans, Coats, Dresses, Skirts, Suits, Handbags, Shoes, Boots, Jewelry, & Scarves! For additional information, please call Nicole at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122 or Carol at ext. 2107.

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GPL Harry Potter’s Birthday Party! 

When: Wednesday, July 31, Noon-5PM Where: Gadsden Public Library Noon-2PM-Quidditch Tournament (ages 6 and up)-Quidditch Field (Beautiful Rainbow Cafe). Multiple Age Divisions. BYOBroom! 2PM-Costume Contest-Quidditch Field (Beautiful Rainbow Cafe). Children’s, Teen and Adult Divisions 3-4PM-Potions Class-Potions Classroom (Children’s Department). Ages 4-8 years. 3-4PM-Trivia & Scavenger Hunt-Charms Classroom (Beautiful Rainbow Café). Ages 8 and up. 4-5PM-Birthday Celebration-Hogwart’s Main Dining Hall (Beautiful Rainbow Café). Sing Happy Birthday to Harry Potter! All events are free! For additional information, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 2122 for Nicole, ext. 2107 for Carol. ______________________________________________________________________________ 

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. 

GPL Brunch w/ Books Book Club: The Perfect Date by Evelyn Lozada 

When: August 3, 10AM-Noon Where: GPL Lena Martin Room “When a single mom ends up playing an unwilling fake girlfriend to a charming playboy baseball player, love suddenly turns everything upside down in this fun, heartwarming multicultural romance.” (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 Classes are offered free-of-charge to the community. 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: July 2 & 3, 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.  

Downloading & Saving Files When: July 10, 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 ***** 

Microsoft Excel When: July 17, 9:30-11:30AM Learn to use Microsoft Excel for spreadsheets and budgeting! Prerequisite: Computer Basics for the Beginner ***** 

Tracing Your Family History When: July 24, 9:30-11:30AM Learn about valuable online library resources to assist in researching family genealogy. 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 Children’s Summer Reading Fridays at 9 & 10:30AM July 5-No Program 

July 12-McWane Center-Final Frontier to celebrate 50th anniversary of Apollo 11! 

July 19, 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 to be eligible to participate in the finale. 

Regular Children’s Programming during the summer: 

Cosmic Kids Yoga-July 1, 8, & 15, 10AM 

Lego®-Every 1st and 3rd Monday, 3:30PM 

GPL Grows-Every Tuesday, 3:30PM 

Little Movers-Every Wednesday, 10AM 

Story Time-Every Thursday, 10AM 

Pokémon™ Trading Card Game at 3:30 PM every 3rd Friday. For additional information, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 2118. 

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GPL Fancy Nancy Tea Party When: July 8, 1:30PM Where: Children’s Department of the Gadsden Public Library •Craft •Cookies •Lemonade Dress to impress! Seats limited, registration required. Deadline for registration is July 5. For additional information or registration, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 2118.

 GPL LEGO Club When: July 1 & 15, 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. 

GPL Pokémon™ Trading Card Game Club When: July 19, 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. 

GPL Grows Nature Club When: Tuesdays, 3:30PM Where: GPL Children’s Department (unless otherwise specified) July 2-Stars July 9-Panda Express will teach us how to make Fortune Cookies! July 16-Nature Walk July 23-Ladybugs July 30-Dragonflies 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. 

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. 

GPL Story Time When: Thursdays, 10AM Where: GPL Children’s Department July 11-How to Catch a Unicorn! By Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton July 18-Do Pirates Take Baths? By Kathy Tucker July 25 (10-11:30AM)-Books, Balls & Blocks! A Help Me Grow Alabama Event! Child Development Screening (ages 0-5). For additional information on these programs, please call 256.549.4699, ext. 2118. 

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GPL Teen Zone Teen Zone Summer Reading! Mondays, 1PM-Helping Hands Volunteer Activities! Tuesdays, 1PM-Tech Tuesday! Wednesdays, 1PM-STEAM activities! Food Fridays, 2PM-Create and eat tasty treats! July 11, 5PM-Un-Birthday Party! July 18, 5PM (Lena Martin Room)-Teen Summer Reading Pizza Party Finale! For additional information, please contact the Teen Zone at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122, or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org. 

GPL Teen Anime Club When: July 10 & 24, 3:30PM Where: GPL Teen Zone 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: July 17, 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. 

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: 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. ________________________________________________________________________ 

East Gadsden Branch Programs (Located at 809 East Broad)

East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Slime! When: July 11, 10-11AM Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library Make your own slime! For additional information or registration, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691. 

East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Learn to Coupon! When: July 8, 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. 

East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Brown Bag Lunch Book Club When: July 18, 3:30-4:30PM Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library Backfire by Catherine Coulter will be discussed. For additional information or registration, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691. 

East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Tiny Tot Time! When: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30PM Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library July 1-The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller July 9-Henry's First Moon Birthday by Lenore Look July 16-Mr. Persnickety and Cat Lady by Paul Brett Johnson July 23-Maria Finds Courage by Tony and Lauren Dungy July 30-Amelia Bedelia's First Library Card by Herman Parish For additional information or registration, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691. 

East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Sewing School! When: July 10, 17, 24 and 31, 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. 

East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Color & Calm Down When: July 12, 19, & 26, 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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