Never miss a beat. Know what’s going on at GCPL through the month of February. 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.


Harry Potter ClassFebruary 1

Celebrate Harry Potter Reads Day at the Buford-Sugar Hill branch by discovering how to create magical potions.


Photoshop First FridaysFebruary 2

Join us on the first Friday of each month at the Five Forks Learning Lab to learn some useful techniques in Photoshop. Each month will cover a different topic, ranging from subtle retouching to dramatic artistic effects. If you have a laptop with Photoshop installed (any version will do), please feel free to bring it. Library computers will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.


Healthy, Wealthy, Wise: Starting an Excercise Program SafelyFebruary 3

Stop by the Dacula branch for access to a green screen, cameras, and hands-on assistance for making a video to enter in the GCPL Teen Film Festival.


Nasa@YourLibraryFebruary 5

Explore the night sky with us! Bring your own telescope or share ours!


African Fairy Tales and Culture CraftFebruary 8

Dacula Branch will feature familiar fairy tales that take place in an African setting along with a culture craft connected to the African diaspora.


Lauren Willig & Deanna Raybourn Book TalkFebruary 10

Meet Lauren Willig, the New York Times bestselling author and RITA award-winning romance novelist of the Pink Carnation series and several standalone works of historical fiction, including The Ashford Affair and the collaborative novel, The Forgotten Room (with Karen White and Beatriz Williams).  She will be joined by fellow romance writer and RITA award winner Deanna Raybourn.  Raybourn is the author of the Lady Julia Grey series.  Her latest novel, A Treacherous Curse, is the third in her Veronica Speedwell series.


Aces: Adult Continuing Education SeriesFebruary 15

This month: Learn CPR basics from Mary Hudgins, RN, MSN, from Gwinnett Medical Center. This is not a certification class but will provide valuable information on basic CPR techniques.


Setting Up For a Video Shoot February 16

This class will go over basic setup and operating instructions for filmmaking equipment available the Learning Lab, including DSLR camera, microphone, lighting, and screens. If you are interested in creating videos but don’t know where to begin, this is the class for you!


Stuffed Animal/Baby Doll Storytime and SleepoverFebruary 17

Bring in your stuffed animal or doll to enjoy a wild pajama party at the library! We will share bedtime stories and songs before tucking your friend in bed for the night. Come back to pick up your friend on Sunday (2/18) between 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM and see pictures of all the fun they had!


Engineers Week: Make Your Ow BunnycopterFebruary 20

Celebrate Engineers Week with us and make your very own Bunny Helicopter!


R.E.A.D. with Caring PawsFebruary 27

Children in 1st grade and older have the opportunity to sign up for a 15-minute one-on-one session with a trained therapy dog to practice reading skill