Category : Kids

“The 80/20 Manager” by Richard Koch

SUBMITTED BY ALEXANDRIA DUCKSWORTH The 80/20 Manager is an excellent guide for those who want to receive more by doing less. The 80/20 Principle is a productivity method of achieving great outcomes with little effort by accomplishing the most important projects first. This principle is also called the “Pareto Principle” after Italian economist and philosopher …

#1 Bestselling Author Harlan Coben to Visit on September 23

Gwinnett County Public Library welcomes back #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben for a book signing event at the Infinite Energy Center on September 23 at 6 pm. Coben’s latest thriller is Home. Ten years after the high-profile kidnapping of two young boys, only one returns. Drawing on his singular talent, Coben delivers …

2016: The Year in Reading

Contributed By: Mark Woodard   2016 was many things: loud, turbulent, sad, exciting, bizarre, and unforgettable. The year in reading was pretty much the same and this is a good time to look back at a few of the bigger literary stories of the year. Library users and book buyers kept reading alive in 2016, …

5 Books to Read in December

Christmas is right around the corner and new years is slowly approaching. Here are 5 books that’ll get you through delayed flights and wintery nights.   The Winter Gerden by Kristin Hannah Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family …

5 LGBTQIA Books for Youth

The Booklist Reader published a list of 14 Essential LGBTQIA Books for Youth in celebration of Pride Month in June. Here are five titles from the list to check out in the catalog today. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, by Susan Kuklin Kuklin’s book profiles six transgender teens in both their own words and the author’s …

8 Things You Never Knew About GCPL

When many people think of the library, they think of books. Here are eight things you may not know about GCPL.  1. Learn about your ancestry. GCPL offers many genealogical resources available to our users including access to Ancestry.com (within library branches only) and HeritageQuest (in-house and remote access). Our print materials related to genealogy can …

A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, is more than just a holiday it’s a season. It’s the time of the year that people take time to reflect on the things and people they’re most thankful for. People travel near and far to spend time with love ones and traditionally the feast is the anticipation of all gatherings. If you are …

A New Book for a New Year

SUBMITTED BY PAIGE MELLINGER Newly published, just in time for Chinese New Year (January 28, 2017), The Nian Monster by Andrea Wang, with pictures by Alina Chau, features brave and clever heroine Xingling. Defeated since long ago by the loud sounds, fire, and color red used in celebrating, the Nian Monster overcomes his weaknesses and returns to …

A Path to Peace: A GCPL Bookshelf

Bibliotherapy is based on the idea that books can play an important part in helping people to cope with trauma and varied life challenges. What follows are religious and secular titles that can be found in the GCPL catalog. This curated list is intended as literary antidote to the spate of global violence in recent …

A Seat at the Table: Five Culinary Titles for Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month and help kids make the connection between food, culture and community with these titles available at Gwinnett County Public Library.   Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World by Carla Hall For Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s The Chew, food is a wonderful way to forge connections with and …