Never miss a beat. Know what’s going on at GCPL through the month of August. With 15 libraries in Gwinnett County we provide our customers with exciting and enlightening programs and resources for all ages. We’re highlighting some of our events—including, free classes, workshops, storytimes and much more—and you can always find more at  We look forward to seeing you at your local branch.


Business Start-up Basics WorkshopAugust 3

Join GCPL & SCORE for a workshop that shows you the fundamentals to consider before starting a business.  The goal is to get out of the clouds and get onto the fun stuff – creating a solid business.


Chef Amanda Manning Cooks a Taste of SummerAugust 5

Join Chef Amanda Manning as she shares her knowledge and love of all things culinary – combining spectacular sensory experiences with stories of food culure and the pleasures of the table. Amanda grows and cooks elegant, tasty, healthy food. She is a Garden Chef at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and teaches cooking classes at Sur La Table, Whole Foods Market and for private events.


Veterans RoundtableAugust 9

Gwinnett Library, in partnership with Goodwill Industries, invites you to the Veterans Monthly Roundtable for comradery and expert advice


Medical Q&A with Doctor LinAugust 10

Come and ask questions in an informal setting with Pediatrician, Dr. James Lin.


Medical Technology Petting ZooAugust 12

Have any youngsters interested in becoming a nurse or medical physician one day? This family friendly program is the perfect event for them! Come learn about advances in medical technology and see some of the newest gadgets for performing surgery safely and efficiently.


Book Talks with Beth at George Pierce ParkAugust 14

Join Beth for a lively discussion of your favorite books. Have fun reading and sharing with others. All are welcome!


Toddler TimeAugust 17

Join us for a storytime just for the little ones! Designed for babies and toddlers, ages 2 and under. This storytime uses simple books, music, rhymes and movement activities to introduce storytime to our youngest listeners. For individual children and their accompanying adult(s).


Solar Eclipse Viewing at CentervilleAugust 21

Join us at the Centerville branch Monday, August 21, 2017 from 1:30-4:30pm. We’ll go outside to view the solar eclipse at 2:30pm  After the viewing, we will learn about the science behind an eclipse. All ages welcome!


Carnival Fun at Collins HillAugust 23

Step right up to the Collins Hill branch and join the fun! Carnival type games, popcorn & more!


Daniel Cowan and the Dan Random BandAugust 25

Three-time Grammy nominee Daniel Cowan, aka Dan Random performs a book talk followed by a musical performance by the Dan Random Band.


Taco Dragon Character VisitAugust 26

Did you know that dragons love tacos? According to children’s author Adam Rubin they do! Come out to the library and meet the taco-loving dragon himself…hear a story, sing a silly song or two and don’t forget to bring your camera for a photo-op!