Coming Up in May at GCPL

Never miss a beat. Know what’s going on at GCPL through the month of May. 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  gwinnettpl.org/calender/.  We look forward to seeing you at your local branch.

 

Homeschool HangoutMay 3

Join us for a recurring monthly program, geared just for homeschooled children, ages 5-11. Each month will feature a different theme and fantastic activities to do or share! Don’t miss out on the fun!

 

Ace Atkins Book Talk and SigningMay 5

Ace Atkins is the New York Times Bestselling author of nineteen novels, including The Innocents and Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn. One of the best crime writers working today, Ace has been nominated for every major award in crime fiction, including the Edgar twice for novels about former U.S. Army Ranger Quinn Colson. A former newspaper reporter and SEC football player, Ace also writes essays and investigative pieces for several national magazines.

 

Veterans Roundtable for All Vets – May 10

Gwinnett Library in Partnership with Goodwill Industries invites you to the Veterans Monthly Roundtable for coffee, camaraderie, and expert advice.

 

Mini Comic-ConMay 13

Join us at Suwanee for a miniature version of the San Diego Comic-Con International.  Costumes are not required, but highly encouraged — there will be a costume contest! For grades 6-12.

 

Escape Room for TeensMay 16

Work against the clock with your teammates to solve the mystery and escape the room with hidden clues. This event is intended for ages 12+.

 

Movie at Your Library: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemMay 18

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Rated PG-13.

 

Peachtree Corners Writing GroupMay 18

Do you write? Join us for our first writer’s group meeting. Introduce yourselves, talk about your writing, and let us know what you’d like to get out of a writer’s group.

 

Mark Pendergrast Author Talk – May 20

Pendergrast is the author of critically acclaimed nonfiction books including For God, County & Coca-Cola; Uncommon Grounds; Inside the Outbreaks; Victims of Memory and others. He will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, City on the Verge: Metro Atlanta and the Fight for America’s Urban Future. City on the Verge uses the BeltLine saga to explore issues of race, education, public health, transportation, business, philanthropy, urban planning, religion, politics, and community.

 

Adult ColoringMay 23

Join us for an hour of coloring just for adults.  Relieve stress and have fun!

 

Meet the Playwright, Daryl Lisa FazioMay 27

Meet and talk with the playwright before or after the performance. Purchase a ticket for the show and you can chat with the playwright. This southern fried comic drama begins as the Supreme Court is forcing the last segregated school system in rural Mississippi to integrate. Two sisters, Nola and Nell, are caught in the middle of a national fervor as the deadline draws near. As if tensions aren’t high enough, their long-lost, Yankee half-sister arrives unexpectedly at their doorstep. As worlds collide, they find hope in the bond of sisterhood.