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  gwinnettpl.org/calender/.  We look forward to seeing you at your local branch.

 

Feb. 1 Memoir Writing Workshop

Join David Raney as he shows how to write and edit your legacy memoir. Learn what makes writing a memoir different from journaling or biography writing. This former college professor now provides support and instruction for aspiring writers. Bring a friend.

Feb. 1Lisa Gardner Book Talk and Signing

Lisa Gardner, a #1 New York Times crime thriller novelist has published 22 million books in 30 countries. Her success crosses into the small screen with four of her novels becoming movies (At the Midnight Hour; The Perfect Husband; The Survivors Club; Hide) and personal appearances on television shows (TruTV; CNN). 

Feb. 2 Tracing Your Roots: A Genealogy Workshop

Genealogy interest has exploded due to the ease of researching online. Learn how to get started in this fun hobby and explore free genealogy databases, and our premium databases, including the Library Edition of Ancestry.com!

Feb. 6Many Voices, One Song: Black History Month Program

Join us for a reading and Q&A with a diverse group of African-American writers.

Feb. 9Special Guest: Reading with Ringling Bros. Circus

Join us at the library for a zany storytime with special clown guests from the Ringling Bros. Circus; hear a funny story and watch magic happen! This program is geared for ages 3+ and their parent/guardian.

Feb. 11Amber Brock: Book Talk and Signing

Amber will speak to fans and aspiring authors about the writing, publishing and book promotion strategies well as her book A Fine ImitationShe loves studying history, especially what life must have been like in different eras for ordinary people. She was hooked on history by reading non-fiction about European royalty, and soon was devouring information about a wide range of times and places. She wrote stories almost fanatically in middle and high school, but fell out of practice at Furman University and while earning her M.A. in Spanish literature and film from the University of Georgia.

Feb. 16People Make a Difference Storytime 

In honor of Black History Month, the Dacula Branch will have a special storytime and craft activity about African-Africans who have made a difference in the world.

Feb. 20Mindful Mondays: Family Meditation at the Library

This librarian-led session introduce games and rituals to make parents and kids pay close attention to their feelings and actions. The hour will include short stories, songs and quiet time adapted to children’s attention spans. For parents and children ages 3 and older. Participants are encouraged to bring their own cushions/pillows. Limited number of cushions available on first-come, first-served basis.

Feb. 24Cat in the Hat Character Visit

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America, we invite you to meet the Cat in the Hat. Hear a story, say a few silly rhymes, then shake his hand quick and do not forget to take a cute pic!