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


Goosebumps at the LibraryOctober 1

Join the good folks from the Aurora Theatre for a behind-the-scenes view of what it takes to make a play a reality! Enjoy a reading from R.L Stine’s Goosebumps®: Phantom of the Auditorium performed by a professional actor and learn more about how this story will go from page to stage including examples of costume and scenic designs.


Light Painting Photography – October 4

Explore your artistic style and creativity with light painting and long exposure photography. Light painting is an art form that allows you to create stunning exposures by using a handheld light source and the open shutter on your camera.


Bilingual Storytime (Spanish/English) October 10

Join us at the Buford Branch to listen to stories read in English and Spanish.


Nasa @ My Library: Space SaturdayOctober 14

Drop-in to virtually explore SPACE, play SPACE games, and make SPACE crafts.


Mindful Mondays: Family Meditation at the Library  – October 16

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.


Crazed About CollegeOctober 18

Come to our college planning workshop presented by the Heartland Institute of Financial Education. (HIFE)


Virginia Willis (Southern Chef and Cookbook Author)October 19

James Beard Award Winner Virginia Willis is the author of Lighten Up, Y’allBon Appetit, Y’all; and Basic to Brilliant, Y’all.  She has appeared on Food Network’s ChoppedFox Family and FriendsMartha Stewart Living, and more.  Willis is also an Editor-at-Large and author of the popular column “Cooking with Virginia” for Southern Living. She will appear at the Good Taste Atlanta Cooking Showcase.  General admission tickets are $20 and include gift bags, live cooking demos, restaurant tastings, and more.  Books will be available for purchase and signing in the Gwinnett Library booth.


Fall CarnivalOctober 21

The Lilburn Branch is turning one! Join us for games and prizes as we celebrate one year in the new Lilburn library.


Sensory StorytimeOctober 22

Join us for an interactive and educational storytime designed for children with sensory integration challenges that combines books, songs, movement, and more!


Splish-Splash ReadOctober 27

Gwinnett County Public Library and Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation have joined up for a splashing good time! Join library staff on these Friday nights from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Bethesda Park Aquatic Center for reading, interactive crafts/activities, light refreshments and lots of swimming.


Movie Matinee for Grown-Ups: Kong Skull IslandOctober 29

Join us for movie night, as we settle into a viewing of Kong: Skull Islandstarring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson John Goodman, Brie Larson, and Jing Tian. For ages 17 & up.


Stuart Woods Book Talk and SigningOctober 30

Stuart Woods is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award winner of more than 60 novels.  His latest book, Quick & Dirty, is an action-packed adventure starring Stone Barrington.  Barrington is the master of keeping calm and collected under fire, but his latest case will challenge even his tireless aplomb. This book talk and signing is free and open to the public