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Adult Calendar

August

Featured Programs • Meet Nationally Known Speaker, Activist and Author Terence Lester • Foster Parent Info Session • First Time Home Buyer Workshop • Small Biz Marketing Series • AARP Defensive Smart Driver Course

Speaker, Activist and Author Terence Lester

Programs are free unless stated otherwise. Some require an RSVP. Visit gwinnettpl.org/calendar for registration links. 770.978.5154 @gwinnettlibrary gwinnettpl.org


BUFORD-SUGAR HILL BRANCH Common Threads (1st Sundays) Sunday, August 4; 2 pm - 4 pm Knit or crochet for charity (must know how); please provide own materials Benefits: The Snuggles Project English in Your Language Basic English for non-native speakers (Japanese) Mondays; 10:30 am: August 5, 12, 19, 26 (Spanish) Tuesdays; 10:30 am: August 6, 13, 20, 27 How to Get a GED Thursday, August 8; 6:30 pm Learn about test registration/study tools Spoil your Pup! All ages Saturday, August 10; 1 pm - 2 pm Make recycled toys for your dogs

Hablemos Monday, August 5; 10:30 am Practice conversational Spanish

Vacation Video Class Tuesday, August 13; 6:30 pm How to capture vacation adventures!

Learn Spanish! (Basic Level) Thursdays; 4 pm - 5 pm: August 8, 15, 22, 29

We All Have a Story to Tell Wednesday, August 14; 10:30 am Be uplifted, inspired and entertained Host: Southern Order of Storytellers

Who Knew? Things You Don’t Know About Julia Child (+Culinary Demo) Thursday, August 15; 4 pm - 5 pm Sewing Basics Sunday, August 18; 2:00 pm How to drape fabric on a dress form Senior Brain Games Wednesday, August 21; 10:00 am Play fun & engaging games with friends National Waffle Day Saturday, August 24; 2:00 pm Sample sweet and savory waffles cooked on a stovetop!

Veterans Roundtable With Goodwill Industries of North Georgia Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month Wednesday, August 14 at 1:00 pm 3D Carving Demo Thursday, August 29; 5:30 pm Meet with experts on Veterans resources. Discover the new 3D technology! Discuss your needs and get real help on filing VA claims, medical care, housing, and Computer Building Workshop job resources. Newly discharged or senior Saturday, August 31; 12 pm - 1:30 pm retirees welcome! Build and upgrade a PC Superfood Smoothies Thursday, August 15; 11:00 am Learn to make nutrient dense smoothies Job Searching Monday, August 19; 6:30 pm Tips & resources to aid in job search

COLLINS HILL BRANCH Novel Crimes Book Club Tuesday, August 6; 1 pm OR 6 pm Read: Charlatans by Robin Cook

Mystery Book Club Tuesday, August 20; 1:30 pm Discuss: Still Life by Louise Penny

My Path, My Journey; 4 Part Memoir Writing Workshop Tuesdays; 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm on: August 6, 20 Presented by author Fran Stewart

Writer’s Group Workshop Wednesday, August 28; 6 pm - 7 pm Practice & discuss writing techniques

Let’s Talk Wednesday, August 7; 5:00 pm Practice speaking English with others

CENTERVILLE BRANCH

Music in the Morning! All ages Monday, August 12; 11:00 am Guest: Pianist Steve Long

3D Design for Beginners Thursday, August 1; 5:30 pm Learn the basics of TinkerCad

Truth & Fiction Book Club Tuesday, August 13; 1:00 pm Discuss: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Special events are listed in gray. Visit gwinnettpl.org/calendar to sign up for programs that require registration.

Job Search Prep Applying for a Job Thursday, August 15; 2:00 pm Resumes & Cover Letters Thursday, August 22; 2:00 pm

DULUTH BRANCH Multicultural Book Club Wednesday, August 7; 12 pm - 1 pm Discuss books with multicultural theme Writing Support Group Wednesday, August 7; 6 pm - 7 pm Amateurs meet to discuss challenges Second Time Around Book Club Tuesday, August 13; 10:30 am Discuss: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Nature Meets Tech: Fairy Gardens Saturday, August 17; 11:00 am Creating fairy gardens with 3D printers

Cozy Mysteries Book Club Thursday, August 15; 11 am - 12 pm Discuss: Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt

Dual Enrollment - Earn Free College Credit in High School With Gwinnett Technical College Tuesday, August 20 at 6:30 pm

Build a Better Resume Monday, August 19; 1pm - 2:30 pm Bring existing resume & laptop (if have)

Learn about this tuition-free program that includes free courses online or on campus, free textbooks, the ability to earn an Associate’s Degree while in high school, credits that transfer to University System of Georgia colleges, and more. DACULA BRANCH Internet Safety Month, Teens & Adults Tuesdays; 6:00 pm on: August 6: #FakeNewsFighting August 13: Privacy and Consumers August 20: Email (scams, fake emails) August 27: Social Media (safe & secure)

Adult “Appy” Hour Monday, August 19; 6:30 pm Enjoy mocktails & learn about the GCPL library apps- bring your phone or tablet Knitting Club Monday, August 26; 10:30 am Bring needlework projects to work on Chess Club, for all skill levels Wednesday, August 28; 6 pm - 7 pm Elizabeth H. Williams SNELLVILLE

Tech Guru (One-on-One advice) Thursdays; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Book Club for Adults (Monthly) Mondays; 3:00 - 5:00 pm Thursday, August 8; 1:00 pm Wednesdays; 3:00 - 5:00 pm: Discuss: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty August 7, 14, 21, 28 Welcome to bring your own device Creative Corner Monday, August 19; 3:00 pm Tai Chi for Beginners Discuss impact of plastics; make planter Thursday, August 1; 12:30 - 2:00 pm Thursday, August 15; 6 pm - 8 pm Coffee & Conversation, Teens & Adults Learn basic tai chi- wear comfy clothes Wednesday, August 21; 2:30 pm Registration required Intergenerational dialogue on issues Snellville Writers Group (Public) Food and Fiction! (Monthly) Thursday, August 1; 6:30 pm Thursday, August 22; 1:00 pm Share writing and practical advice Fermentation and Friendship Bread with other local writers. Retro Gaming Board: Video Game Characters, for Teens & Adults Thursday, August 22; 4:30 pm Storytelling Club for Adults Monday, August 26; 10:30 am Share the listening/telling of stories

‘Murder Among Friends’ Mystery Book Club New members welcome Monday, August 5; 11:00 am Discuss: The Killings at Badger’s Drift by Caroline Graham


Unraveled (Beginners/Advanced) Thursday, August 8; 12:00 pm Thursday, August 22; 6:00 pm Come knit/crochet/cross-stitch with us!

Upcycled Crochet & Knitting Wednesday, August 21; 5:30 pm Get crafty with plastic yarn!

Climb aboard the Mobile Career Bus to receive assistance from a professional human resource specialist in career planning, job readiness coaching, resume assistance, information about training opportunities, access to computer workstations, free photocopying, printing, and much more!

Non-Fiction Book Club (Monthly) Wednesday, August 28; 2:00 pm Theme: Wild, Wild West

Python: Code an Adventure Game Mobile Career Bus Tuesday, August 27; 5:30 pm With Atlanta Regional Worksource Georgia Use Python language to make your textMonday, August 26 from 10 am - 3 pm based game a reality!

Family Game Day, all ages Saturday, August 31; drop-in 12 pm-4 pm Bring a game or play one of ours FIVE FORKS BRANCH Intro to Python Tuesday, August 6; 5:30 pm Use Python language for simple projects Let’s Talk Wednesday, August 7; 4:00 pm Practice speaking English with others Fiction Book Club (Monthly) Thursday, August 8; 2 pm - 3:30 pm Theme: Westerns Build a Better Resume Thursdays; 5 pm - 6 pm: August 8, 22 Bring your resume in for review Water Workshop: Fix-A-Leak Saturday, August 17 at 11:00 am Representatives from the Gwinnett County Water Department will discuss ways to make common plumbing repairs around the house. FREE water conservation kit for indoor and outdoor use for all attendees! JavaScript: Code a Magic 8 Ball Saturday, August 17; 1:00 pm Program using variables & if statements Intro to 3D Printing Tuesday, August 20; 6:00 pm Learn to use the library’s 3D printers What Type of Job is Right for You? Tuesday, August 20; 6 pm - 7 pm Guide to finding your career path

Cosplay Costumes (Drop-in) Monday, August 12; 5:30 pm Tips & tricks for costume creation!

Let’s Talk Mondays; 4:30 pm: August 5, 12 Practice speaking English with others

Ted Talk Discussions Monday, August 12; 6:00 pm View three Ted Talks, then discuss topic

Book Club Thursday, August 15; 6:30 pm Discuss: Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

Meteor Show Party: Perseids Monday, August 12; 9 pm - 10 pm After hours program-please bring chairs or blankets for outdoor nighttime viewing

First Time Home Buyer Workshop Registration requested at gwinnettpl.org/calendar Saturday, August 17 at 11:00 am

GRAYSON BRANCH

Green Screen Videos Wednesday, August 14; 6:00 pm Learn basics for green screen use

Let’s Talk Wednesday, August 7; 1:00 pm Practice speaking English with others Intro to 3D Printing Wednesday, August 7; 6:00 pm Learn the history/software/basic design

Climb aboard the Mobile Career Bus to receive assistance from a professional human resource specialist in career planning, job readiness coaching, resume assistance, information about training opportunities, computer workstations, free photocopying, printing, and much more!

Culinary Literacy: Ginger Peach Refresher (DIY Beverage) Thursday, August 8; 4:00 pm

N-400 Application Assistance Friday, August 2; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Tuesday, August 13; 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Info @ My Library: American History Thursday, August 8; 6:00 pm

Legal permanent residents will be offered free legal assistance with filling out the N400 citizenship application form. This event is free and on a first come, first served basis.

Join Yudenia Guerra, a real estate expert, to get on the path to home ownership! Mobile Careeer Bus This program is designed to identify first With Atlanta Regional Worksource Georgia time home buyers who may not know Thursday, August 1; 9:30 am -12:00 pm Science Cafe: Back to the Moon they qualify for a home loan and down Thursday, August 15; 9:30 am -12:00 pm Monday, August 19; 6:00 pm payment assistance on a county and On the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 statewide level. Learn about the steps to Climb aboard the Mobile Career Bus to landing, discover why scientists have sights homeownership and receive guidance receive assistance from a professional set on the Moon again. through the home buying process. human resource specialist in career planning, job readiness coaching, resume Book Club (Choose a date) The Hooper-Renwick School Story assistance, information about training Monday, August 26; 6:30 pm Saturday, August 17; 2:00 pm opportunities, computer workstations, free Thursday, August 29; 1:00 pm Guest: Graduate Rubye Neal (& others) photocopying, printing, and much more! discuss history of African-American Primeros Pasos (Intro to Spanish) education in Gwinnett before integration Chess Club, all ages & skill levels Thursday, August 29; 3:00 pm Sunday, August 4; 3:00 pm Foundation Directory Online Non-Fiction Book Club Workshop Let’s Talk Thursday, August 29; 7:00 pm Monday, August 19; 10:30 am- 1:00 pm Wednesday, August 7; 11 am - 12 pm New title selected each month Guest: Staff from Foundation Directory Practice speaking English with others Online will help find grants you need Walk-in and Weave! Adulting 101: Machine Sewing Saturday, August 31; 1 pm - 4 pm Intro Guest: Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild; Thursday, August 15; 5:30 pm no prior experience needed Learn to operate a sewing machine LAWRENCEVILLE BRANCH Armchair Travels: Destination Croatia Mobile Career Bus Wednesday, August 21; 2:00 pm With Atlanta Regional Worksource Georgia Thursday, August 1; 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm HAMILTON MILL BRANCH Thursday, August 15; 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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LILBURN BRANCH Learning Lab Workshops Intro to 3D Printing Thursday, August 1; 3:00 pm SoundLab: Beat Making Tuesday, August 6; 5:00 pm Photo Workshop: Events Friday, August 9; 3:00 pm Intro to Java Saturday, August 31; 1:00 pm Software Workshop Series Adobe InDesign Saturday, August 3; 1:00 pm Lightroom Friday, August 23; 3:00 pm English in Your Language Basic English for non-native speakers (Korean) Mondays; 10:30 am: August 5, 12, 19, 26 Hello/Hola Wednesdays; 10:30 am on: August 7, 14, 21, 28 Conversational Spanish for beginners As the Page Turns: Book Club Thursday, August 8; 6:30 pm Discuss: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Career Clinic Pt 2: Cover Letter Rehab Saturday, August 10; 1:00 pm Registration required Lilburn Seniors Blazin’ the Trail Tuesday, August 13; 10:30 am Guest Leigh Grant (GA United Credit Union) discusses identity theft prevention for seniors N-400 Application Assistance Friday, August 16; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Legal permanent residents will be offered free legal assistance with filling out the N400 citizenship application form. This event is free and on a first come, first served basis. MOUNTAIN PARK BRANCH Seniors Meeting (Monthly) Wednesday, August 7; 11:00 am Guest: Historian Josh Blackmon discusses the history of Stone Mountain Park’s famous covered bridge

Write Here, Right Now: Creative Writing Group for Adults Thursday, August 8; 6:00 pm Share writing and get tips from others Build Your Online Portfolio Wednesday, August 14; 6:00 pm Free online resources to create one Ultimate Zoo Pass Guide Monday, August 19; 6:00 pm Guest: Former Zoo Atlanta Tour Guide Fiction Book Club Saturday, August 31; 2:00 pm Discuss favorite books with others! NORCROSS BRANCH Norcross Connect (Fellowship) Thursday, August 8; 10:30 am-11:30 am Enjoy coffee plus a presentation of digital/ traditional scrapbooking methods Intro to Stained Glass Saturday, August 10; 11 am - 1:30 pm Presentation of stained glass artwork for beginners Foster Parent Info Session Thursday, August 29 at 6:30 pm Join the Gwinnett Division of Children Services to learn how to become a Foster Parent. Help children in your community who are victims of their circumstances. These children are in great need of compassionate, committed, and caring people like you. PEACHTREE CORNERS BRANCH The Writers’ Group Thursdays; 6 pm: August 1, 15, 29 Meet writers, share work, learn skills Bilingual Computer Help Sundays; 1pm: August 4, 25 Tuesdays; 6pm: August 6, 27 Assistance in Spanish & English Book Club Tuesday, August 6; 10:15 am Discuss: The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White

Preserving Family History Saturday, August 17; 11:00 am Tips for saving memories & artifacts

AARP Defensive Smart Driver Course In partnership with AARP Reservations requested: events@gwinnettpl.org Tuesday, August 13 from 10:30 am - 5 pm

SUWANEE BRANCH English in Your Language (Korean) Thursdays; 10:30 am: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Basic English for Korean speakers (Chinese) Mondays; 10:30 am: August 5, 12, 19, 26 For Cantonese/Mandarin speakers

Learn defensive driving techniques and how to compensate for age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. Cost is $15 for AARP members (bring your card) and $20 for nonmembers - cash or checks only. Pay at the door. Please bring a drink and a bag lunch.

Let’s Talk (Mondays) At 4:30 pm: August 5, 19 Practice speaking English with others

Let’s Get Fit! (Exercise DVD) Tuesday, August 13; 2:00 pm Low impact exercise; wear comfy shoes

Small Biz Marketing Series: Automate Your Marketing Registration required: gwinnettpl.org/calendar Tuesday, August 6 at 6:00 pm

Fall Vegetable Gardening Registration requested at gwinnettpl.org/calendar Thursday, August 15 at 6:30 pm

Join Stephanie Sokenis, an accredited small business consultant from SmallBiz Ally, to learn how to automate your marketing to save you time and result in more highly engaged subscribers.

Join Tim Daly, from UGA Extension Gwinnett, and learn which type of vegetables thrive in cooler weather and the minimal maintenance needed for a successful harvest.

Book Club with Becca Thursday, August 8; 4:00 pm Discuss: Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

Sewing for DragonCon Monday - Thursday; August 19 - 22 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Bring your own fabric for help in designing/sewing a cosplay costume!

Meet Nationally Known Speaker, Activist, and Author Terence Lester Stress Management Thursday, August 8 at 7:30 pm Tuesday, August 20; 11:30 am Discussion with guest speaker Terence Lester is the founder of the non- Neelam Sharma profit Love Beyond Walls and is a leader in the realm of systemic poverty. He is Ted Talks Tuesdays known for his nationwide campaigns that Tuesday, August 27; 10:30 am bring awareness to issues surrounding Share thoughts on compelling issues homelessness, poverty, and economic inequality. He has written four books Writer’s Group (All Types Welcome!) including his latest, I See You: How Love Tuesday, August 27; 6 pm - 7 pm Opens Our Eyes to Invisible People. Share & discuss with other writers

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Common Threads Mondays; 6:30 pm: August 12, 26 Biweekly fiber arts meetup. The Gouda Book Club Friday, August 16; 1:00 pm What’s the cheese? Discuss any book

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