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Adult Calendar

January

Featured Programs • Meet the Author: Brad Taylor • Radon Awareness • Social Security Pre-Retirement • Homeowner H2O • Atlanta Radio Theatre Company

New York Times Bestselling Author Brad Taylor

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


FEATURED PROGRAMS 19th Annual Gwinnett County MLK Day Parade and Program Monday, January 21 at 11:00 am The parade route begins at the Fallen Heroes Memorial at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center and ends at Moore Middle School, 1221 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Gwinnett Library will host a table and promote our extensive list of the Black History Month programs.

BUFORD-SUGAR HILL BRANCH Common Threads (1st Sundays) Sunday, January 6; 2:00 pm Monthly fiber arts meetup. Knit or crochet for charity. (Benefits Warm Up America!) Let’s Talk (Mondays) 6:00 pm on: January 7, 14, 28 Practice speaking English with others English in Your Language (Spanish) Tuesdays; 2:30pm: January 8, 15, 22, 29 Basic English for Spanish speakers Veterans Roundtable With Goodwill of North Georgia Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month Wednesday, January 9 at 1:00 pm Meet with experts on Veterans resources. Discuss your needs and get real help on filing VA claims, medical care, housing, and job resources. Newly discharged or senior retirees welcome! For more information, please email cwalker@ging.org. English in Your Language (Japanese) Thursdays; 2 pm: January 10, 17, 24, 31 Basic English for Japanese speakers Brain Power Hour Thursday, January 10; 11:00 am Join us for brain flexing activities! Arduino Workshop Arduino 101 (Basics) Thursday, January 10; 6:30 pm Arduino 102 (Intermediate) Thursday, January 17: 6:30 pm Arduino 103 (Expert) Thursday, January 24; 6:30 pm Registration Required Mystery Book Club Tuesday, January 15; 1:30 pm Discuss: I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh Bon Voyage! Travel Made Easy Wednesday, January 16; 6:00 pm Travel tips from guest Carole Amos

Ebay- Online Selling Workshop Thursday, January 17; 11 am - 12 pm Info for individuals to sell online

Embroidery Machine Demo Tuesday, January 29; 4:00 pm Learn to use machine for your crafts

Tech Tools for Businesses Tuesday, January 22; 6:00 pm Learn about Reference USA resource

CENsational Salads! Wednesday, January 30; 4 pm - 5 pm Make salad with Tower Garden greens

Flipped Classroom: Citizenship Prep Saturday, January 26; 1:00 pm Prep for US citizenship interview & exam

COLLINS HILL BRANCH

Souper Bowl Wednesday, January 30; 6:00 pm Discover “soup in a jar” recipes Writer’s Workshop Thursday, January 31; 6:00 pm Practice & discuss writing techniques

CENTERVILLE BRANCH Getting Started: Find Your Family Thursday, January 3; 1:00 pm Library resources to locate ancestors English in Your Language (Spanish) Mondays; 5:00 pm: January 7, 14, 28 Basic English for Spanish speakers Book Club Tuesday, January 8; 10:15 am Discuss: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Photoshop Basics Tuesday, January 8; 4:00 pm Learn basic retouching techniques Let’s Talk (Wednesdays) 4:30 pm on: January 9, 16, 23, 30 Practice speaking English with others Career Management Workshop Job Searching Resources Wednesday, January 9; 4:00 pm Resumes and Cover Letters Wednesday, January 16; 4:00 pm Interview Skills Wednesday, January 23; 4:00 pm Garment Workshop Saturday, January 19; 2 pm - 4 pm Assistance with repair & mending garmentsplease provide clothing Sewing Seminar 1 Sunday, January 20; 2 pm - 4 pm Demo of essential/helpful sewing tools Intro to 3D Printing Tuesday, January 22; 4:00 pm Learn the history/software/basic design

Novel Crimes Book Club Wednesday, January 2; 1 pm OR 6 pm Read: Green as a Garden Hose By Fran Stewart Music in the Morning Monday, January 7; 11:00 am A mix of piano and vocals featuring guest Steve Long Coding for Adults Monday, January 7; 6:30 pm Brief intro to coding for computers Registration required Truth & Fiction Book Club Tuesday, January 8; 1:00 pm Discuss: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah We All Have a Story to Tell ~ What’s Yours? Wednesday, January 9; 10:30 am Be uplifted, inspired and entertained Host: Southern Order of Storytellers Heritage Quest: Genealogy Class Thursday, January 10; 1:00 pm Tips & techniques for searching Intro to Typing Monday, January 14; 1:00 pm Learn fundamentals of typing Registration required Brain Games! Monday, January 14; 5:30 - 7:30 pm Games & activities that explore memory, imagination and concentration Homeowner H20 With Gwinnett County Water Resources Register by emailing events@gwinnettpl.org Tuesday, January 15 at 1:00 pm Learn from the Gwinnett County Water Resources staff how to become more effective in water usage by conserving water inside and outside your home. Topics will include leak detection, do-it-yourself water audits, and Gwinnett County’s toilet rebate program.

Fresh Start Series - A Year of Living Meaningfully: The Art of Downsizing Tuesday, January 15; 6:30 - 7:30 pm Simplify, declutter, organize your house Microfilm Basics Wednesday, January 16; 5:00 pm Use microfilm to research genealogy Social Security Pre-Retirement Program Friday, January 18 at 10:30 am Join us for tips from a Social Security Public Affairs Specialist, and receive information about benefits and tools for you and your family. My Path, My Journey; 4 Part Memoir Writing Workshop Tuesday, January 22; 1pm (1st of 4) Presented by: Author Fran Stewart Registration required Let’s Talk (Wednesdays) 5:00 pm on: January 23, 30 Practice speaking English with others Radon Awareness With UGA Extension Gwinnett Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm Radon is a radioactive gas that can be found in the soil under your home. Exposure may cause lung cancer, and testing your home is the best way to know if radon is present. Join Derek Cooper, UGA Extension Radon Educator, to learn more about radon and how to protect your family. Radon Testing Kits will be available for purchase with cash or check only. Finding Magazines Online Thursday, January 24; 5:00 pm How to access to Flipster and Galileo DACULA BRANCH Write a Book This Year! Saturday, January 5; 2:00 pm Tips for meeting 2019 writing goals Science of Oil Infusions Monday, January 7; 3:00 pm Learn to dry herbs to make bubble bath You 2.0 Book Club Wednesday, January 9; 6:00 pm Discuss self-help/business/health titles Read: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

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


English in Your Language (Spanish) Thursdays; 10am: January 10, 17, 24, 31 Basic English for Spanish speakers Book Club for Adults (Monthly) Thursday, January 10; 7:00 pm Discuss: Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews Adult Crafting Club (Monthly) Monday, January 14; 3:00 pm Upcycle paper into beads Science Lab: Plant Propagation Saturday, January 19; 2:00 pm Discover many ways to create new plants from existing plants Let’s Talk (Tuesdays) 10:00 am on: January 22, 29 Practice speaking English with others Storytelling Club (Monthly) Monday, January 28; 10:30 am Share the telling & hearing of stories

DULUTH BRANCH Around the World Book Club Tuesday, January 8; 10:30 am Discuss: The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian English in Your Language (Vietnamese) Tuesdays; 12 pm: January 8, 15, 22, 29 Basic English for Vietnamese speakers Rock Painting Tuesday, January 15; 5:30 - 7:30 pm Learn history of/ paint your own rock Limited supplies - first to arrive basis Chess Club, for all skill levels Wednesdays; 6pm - 7pm: January 16, 23 Cozy Mysteries Book Club Thursday, January 17; 11 am - 12 pm Discuss: The Secret Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams Sun Mapping 101 Thursday, January 17; 6:30 pm Discover best garden space by sun map Martin Luther King Jr & His Dream Friday, January 18; 3:00 - 4:30 pm Discuss excerpts & passages from MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech Let’s Talk (Thursdays) 6:00 - 7:30 pm on: January 24, 31 Practice speaking English with others

Elizabeth H. Williams SNELLVILLE Snellville Writers Group (Public) Thursday, January 3; 6:30 pm Share writing and practical advice with other local writers. Mystery Book Club Monday, January 7; 11:00 am Discuss: If I Run by Terri Blackstock (New members welcome!)

English in Your Language (Spanish) Tuesdays; 4:00pm: January 8, 15, 22, 29 Basic English for Spanish speakers

English in Your Language (Spanish) Tuesdays; 4:00pm: January 8, 15, 22, 29 Basic English for Spanish speakers

Fiction Book Club (Monthly) Thursday, January 10; 2:00 - 3:30 pm Any title on Great American Reads list

Intro to 3D Printing Tuesday, January 9; 5:00 pm Learn the history/software/basic design

Gwinnett History Book Club Monday, January 14; 6:00 pm Discuss: Tip of the Iceberg by Mark Adams

Culinary Literacy: Herbal Tea Thursday, January 10; 6:00 pm Make a cup of hot tea using Tower Garden herbs

Real World Non-Fiction Book Club Tuesday, January 8; 11:00 am Topic: Winston Churchill

Non-Fiction Book Club (Monthly) Wednesday, January 23; 2:00 pm Theme: “American History”

Library 101 (A Beginner’s Guide) Tuesday, January 8; 11:00 am Website, catalog, digital resources: bring your smartphone for Libby App pro use!

Let’s Talk (Wednesdays) 4:00 pm on: January 23, 30 Practice speaking English with others

Art of Letter Writing: Foundation Tuesday, January 8; 6:00 pm Learn to write cursive - supplies provided Declutter Your New Year! Saturday, January 12; 11:00 am Monday, January 28; 11:00 am Techniques for decluttering/organizing Garden Journals Monday, January 14; 11:00 am How to plan the perfect garden Game Night for Adults Tuesday, January 15; 6:00 - 7:30 pm Bring a favorite board game or play ours Catching Up with the Classics! Wednesday, January 16; 6:30 pm Discuss & act out literary classics January: The Crucible by Arthur Miller Mobile Career Bus With Atlanta Regional Worksource Georgia Monday, January 21; 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Climb aboard the Mobile Career Bus to receive assistance from a professional human resource specialist in career planning, job readiness coaching, resume assistance, workstations, and much more! Unraveled Thursday, January 24; 6:00 pm Come knit with us!

FIVE FORKS BRANCH Flipped Classroom: Citizenship Prep Thursdays; 6:30 pm: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7 Study help for civics exam Registration required

Beautiful Gwinnett: Photography Saturday, January 26; 2:00 - 4:30 pm Informational program featuring amazing nature photography plus tips & tricks. Guest: GA Nature Photographers Assoc.

DIY Loom Sunday, January 13; 2:00 pm Make your own frame loom Stitched Together Wednesday, January 16; 6:00 pm T-Shirt Yarn Jewelry Radon Awareness With UGA Extension Gwinnett Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 pm

Bring Your Own Book Book Club Tuesday, January 8; 1:00 pm Share your latest / favorite read!

Radon is a radioactive gas that can be found in the soil under your home. Exposure may cause lung cancer, and testing your home is the best way to know if radon is present. Join Derek Cooper, UGA Extension Radon Educator, to learn more about radon and how to protect your family. Radon Testing Kits will be available for purchase with cash or check only.

Create a Vision Board, ages 15+ Wednesday, January 9; 6:00 pm Visualize your 2019 goals on paper!

Medical Resources @ Your Library Thursday, January 17; 6:00 pm Free resources to stay informed

Mobile Career Bus With Atlanta Regional Worksource Georgia Thursday, January 10; 9:30 am -12:00 pm Thursday, January 24; 9:30 am -12:00 pm

Let’s Talk (Wednesdays) 1:00 pm on: January 23, 30 Practice speaking English with others

GRAYSON BRANCH Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Sunday, January 6; 3:00 pm

Climb aboard the Mobile Career Bus to receive assistance from a professional human resource specialist in career planning, job readiness coaching, resume assistance, workstations, and much more! Digital Database Discovery Thursday, January 24; 6:30 pm Learn about GED resources

HAMILTON MILL BRANCH DIY 2019 Planner Wednesday, January 2; 4:00 pm Create a planner- supplies provided Registration required Observe the Night Sky Monday, January 7; 7:00 pm Bring a telescope or use ours!

Book Club (Choose a date) Monday, January 28; 6:30 pm Thursday, January 31; 2:00 pm Discuss: The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware Heritage Quest: Genealogy Basics Tuesday, January 29; 6:00 pm Library resources to discover your past Non-Fiction Book Club Thursday, January 31; 7:00 pm


LAWRENCEVILLE BRANCH N-400 Application Assistance Friday, January 4; 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. How to Build Your Family Tree Wednesday, January 9; 6:30 pm Use FindMyPast to create a tree Stitch Craft- Knitting Thursday, January 10; 10:30 am Learn the basics of how to knit! Mobile Career Bus With Atlanta Regional Worksource Georgia Thursday, January 10; 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Thursday, January 24; 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Climb aboard the Mobile Career Bus to receive assistance from a professional human resource specialist in career planning, job readiness coaching, resume assistance, workstations, and much more! Book Club Monday, January 14; 6:30 pm Theme: Books about books Let’s Talk (Mondays) Monday, January 28; 4:30 pm Practice speaking English with others

LILBURN BRANCH English in Your Language Basic English for non-native speakers (Chinese) Wednesdays; 6:30 pm: January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Korean) Mondays; 10:30 am: January 7, 14, 28 (Japanese) Tuesdays; 5:00 pm: January 22, 29 (Spanish) Wednesdays; 4:30 pm: January 9, 16, 23, 30 Lilburn Seniors Blazin’ the Trail Tuesday, January 8 at 10:30 am “A Vision for the Future of Libraries” Guest: Library Director, Charles Pace As the Page Turns: Book Club Thursday, January 10; 6:30 pm Discuss: Fight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver Photoshop First Friday, ages 14+ Friday, January 11; 4pm - 5pm Wacom tablet features and benefits

Resume Rehab Saturday, January 12; 1 pm - 2 pm Bring your laptop (or use ours) to revamp your resume for the new year Registration required AV Workshop Series, ages 14+ Video Editing Tuesday, January 15; 6 pm - 7 pm (iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro) Audio Production Tuesday, January 22; 6 pm - 7 pm Explore compression, reverb & delay

NORCROSS BRANCH Tying a Quilt Thursday, January 3; 11 am - 12 pm Learn a beginner, friendly way to quilt Norcross Connect Thursday, January 10; 10 am - 11 am Enjoy coffee & fellowship at the library~ Drop-in and bring a friend! Let’s Talk (Thursdays) 6:00 pm on: January 24, 31 Practice speaking English with others

Self Care Sunday, teens & adults Sunday, January 20; 1:00 pm DIY bath salt blend! How to Use the Library Wednesday, January 23; 5 pm - 6 pm Virtual tour of website & resources! Flipped Classroom: Cross Stitch Sunday, January 27; 2:00 - 3:30 pm Learn techniques; refreshments provided Online RSVP preferred

SUWANEE BRANCH

Tertulia Literaria: Literary Gatherings PEACHTREE CORNERS BRANCH Thursday, January 17; 6:30 pm Discuss: Like Water for Chocolate The Writers Group by Laura Esquivel Thursdays; 6 pm: January 3, 17, 31 Meet writers, share work, learn skills N-400 Application Assitance Friday, January 18 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Be a Boss: Public Speaking Monday, January 7; 4:00 pm Legal permanent residents will be offered Improve your public speaking skills free legal assistance with filling out the N400 citizenship application form. This event is Family & Community Game Night free and on a first come, first served basis. Tuesdays; 4 pm: January 8, 22 Play games with people of all ages Photo Workshop: Events Friday, January 18; 4 pm - 5 pm Not Your Mom’s Book Club Capture, edit & deliver pro grade photos Tuesday, January 8; 6:00 pm Discuss: Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls DIY Mozzarella by David Sedaris Wednesday, January 23; 4:00 pm Learn to make homemade mozzarella and English in Your Language (Spanish) sample recipes with fresh cheese Meets on Wednesdays; 4:00 pm: January 9, 16, 23, 30 Let’s Talk (Mondays) Basic English for Spanish speakers Monday, January 28 at 6:30 pm Practice speaking English with others “What’s Your Book” Club Friday, January 11; 1:00 pm SoundLab: Beatmaking Discuss what books you like/dislike Tuesday, January 29; 6 pm - 7 pm Discover workflow & guidelines using Side Hustle Roundtable (Q&A) Waveforms & virtual instruments Saturday, January 12; 2:00 pm Share & learn about earning extra cash

English in Your Language (Spanish) Mondays; 6 pm: January 7, 14, 28 Basic English for Spanish speakers

Meet New York Times Bestselling Author Brad Taylor Sunday, January 13 at 3:00 pm

Genealogy Using Blogging Tuesday, January 15; 11:30 am Expand your genealogy search with guest blogger Andie Criminger

MOUNTAIN PARK BRANCH

Seniors Meeting (Monthly) Wednesday, January 2; 11:00 am Guest: Cindy Lubowicki discusses local history of Mountain Park/Lilburn area Job Readiness Resources Workshop Pt.1: Resumes and Cover Letters Monday, January 7; 2:00 pm PT.2: Online Applications & Databases Wednesday, January 9; 2:00 pm Fiction Book Club Saturday, January 19; 2:00 pm Discuss favorite books with others!

Brad Taylor is the NYT bestselling author of over 12 novels. His latest, Daughter of War, is another heart-pounding thriller starring Taskforce operators Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill. His books have sold over 1.6 million copies, and he serves as a security consultant on asymmetric threats for various agencies. Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Information Session: New Tax Laws Saturday, January 19; 11:00 am Learn laws before you file 2018 taxes

Family Game Night! Every other Wednesday; 5 pm - 6 pm: January 9, 23 Book Club with Becca Thursday, January 10; 4:00 pm Discuss: The Ministry of the Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy Social Security Pre-Retirement Program Saturday, January 12 at 11:00 am Join us for tips from a Social Security Public Affairs Specialist, and receive information about benefits and tools for you and your family. English in Your Language (Chinese) Mondays; 10:30 am: January 14, 28 Basic English for Cantonese/Mandarin speakers Fitness & Nutrition Workshop Tuesday, January 15; 10:15 am Discussion with Personal Trainer, Terry Gatewood

Ted Talks Tuesdays Tuesday, January 22; 10:30 am Share thoughts on compelling issues Atlanta Radio Theatre Company Saturday, January 26 at 1:00 pm ARTC performs live audio drama for adults at a wide variety of events such as DragonCon, Mythic Journeys, and the World Fantasy Convention. They have been performing for 24 years and often have a very specific focus on science fiction, horror, and fantasy. Come hear performances of adaptations and original literary favorites.

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