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Adult Calendar

January

Featured Programs • Drinks & Desserts with Award Winning Writing Duo Iris and Roy Johansen

• NYT Bestselling Authors Lauren Willig,

Karen White, and Beatriz Williams • J.T. Ellison in Conversation with Kimberly Belle • Small Biz Workshop: Pathways to Entrepreneurship in 2020

#1 New York Times Bestselling and Edgar Award Winning Writing Duo Iris & Roy Johansen

• Meet the Expert Series Featuring

Emory Professor Dr. Carol Anderson

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 Drinks & Desserts with #1 New York Times Bestselling and Edgar Award Winning Writing Duo Iris and Roy Johansen Tuesday, January 7 at 7:30 pm Peachtree Corners City Hall 310 Technology Parkway NW, Peachtree Corners 30092

Author and Historian Lisa M. Russell In partnership with the Gwinnett Historical Society Monday, January 27 at 6:30 pm Gwinnett Historic Courthouse 185 E Crogan Street, Lawrenceville 30046 Parking available at 153 E Crogan Street and around the Courthouse Square. The lakes of north Georgia are known for their breathtaking views and fun weekends on the water, but there is often a forgotten history that lurks beneath them. Listen to Russell as she tells the tales of these fascinating underwater ghost towns.

In this electrifying new novel, Hindsight, from Iris and Roy Johansen, investigator Kendra Michaels, whose former blindness has left her with uniquely insightful observational skills, must put her life on the line to catch a terrifying murderer setting his sights on some BUFORD-SUGAR HILL BRANCH of society’s most vulnerable. Free and open to the public. Books for sale and signing. CANCELLED - Veterans Roundtable With Goodwill Industries of North Georgia NYT Bestselling Authors Lauren Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month Willig, Karen White, & Beatriz Wednesday, January 8 at 1:00 pm Williams Monday, January 13 at 7:30 pm This month’s Veterans Roundtable Georgia Gwinnett College, Kaufman Library is cancelled due to branch shelving Building L, Heritage Room, 3rd Floor implementation. Regular meetings will Visitor Parking: Lot 3000 off of Lonnie Harvel resume February 12. Boulevard, Lawrenceville 30046 Common Threads White, Willig, and Williams have teamed up Sunday, January 12; 2 pm - 4 pm again to write a collaborative novel, All the Knit or crochet for charity (must know how); Ways We Said Goodbye, about three women please provide own materials who find refuge at Paris’ legendary Ritz hotel during the dark days of two World Wars to English in Your Language the turbulent years of the 1960s. Free and Basic English for non-native speakers open to the public. Books available for sale (Japanese) Mondays; 10:30 am: and signing. January 13, 27 (Spanish) Mondays; 7:00 pm: January 13, 27 J.T. Ellison in Conversation with Tuesdays; 10:30 am: January 14, 21, 28 Kimberly Belle Tuesday, January 14 at 7:00 pm Shop Smarter: Stretch Your Groceries Peachtree Corners City Hall, Community Thursday, January 16; 11:00 am Chest Room 310 Technology Parkway NW, Peachtree How to Get a GED, teens & adults Corners 30092 Thursday, January 16; 6:30 pm Learn about test registration and free access NYT bestselling author J.T. Ellison’s latest to library study tools novel, Good Girls Lie, examines the bonds of friendship, the power of lies, and the Mystery Book Club desperate lengths people will go to to Tuesday, January 21; 1:30 pm protect their secrets. Free and open to the Discuss: The Late Show by Michael Connelly public. Books available for sale and signing. Complimentary refreshments and auction Writer’s Group Workshop items courtesy of the Friends of the Library. For teens & adults Wednesday, January 22; 6 pm - 7 pm

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Tech Tools: ReferenceUSA Thursday, January 23; 6:30 pm Learn about this library resource; for business & market stats, analytics, etc.

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

Let’s Talk Monday, January 27; 1:00 pm Practice speaking English with others

Collins Hill Book Club Tuesday, January 14; 1:00 pm Discuss: Spying on the South by Tony Horowitz

CENTERVILLE BRANCH

My Path, My Journey; 6 week Memoir Writing Workshop Tuesdays; 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm: January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18 Presented by: Author Fran Stewart; Complementary class notebook provided. Registration required

Carvey Demo (How to) Thursday, January 2 Make personalized stamps ¡Hablemos! (for non-native speakers) Monday, January 13; 10:30 am Practice conversational Spanish Who Knew? Things You Don’t Know About... Martin Luthur King Jr. (Activist) Monday, January 13; 5:00 pm About Benjamin Franklin (Inventor) Tuesday, January 21; 5:00 pm About Mozart (Composer) Monday, January 27; 5:00 pm

Book Club for Adults Tuesday, January 14; 10:15 am Discuss: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith Senior Brain Games Wednesday, January 15; 10:00 am Play fun & engaging games with friends Paranormal Fakelore Nevermore For teens & adults Saturday, January 18; 2:00 pm Meet guest Shannon Byers Libros en Español Monday, January 27; 11:00 am Discuss in Spanish about fiction/nonfiction Computer Hieroglyphics Thursday, January 30; 11:00 am Use your computer more efficiently by knowing where to click!

We All Have a Story Wednesday, January 15; 10:30 am Be uplifted, inspired and entertained Host: Southern Order of Storytellers Women’s Self Defense Class Wednesday, Jan 22, 6:30pm Learn self defense basics from Gwinnett County Police Department Officer Registration required Let’s Talk Thursdays; 1:00 pm: January 23, 30 Practice speaking English with others DACULA BRANCH Let’s Talk (Tuesdays) 10:00 am: January 14, 21, 28 Practice speaking English with others Google Apps Series (Thursdays) January 16; 11:00 am: Gmail January 23; 11:00 am: Google Docs January 30; 11:00 am: Google Sheets Book Club Thursday, January 16; 1:00 pm Discuss: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

COLLINS HILL BRANCH

Healthy Cooking Club, teens & adults Saturday, January 18; 11:00 am January: Vegetarian Fried Rice

AARP Defensive Smart Driver Course In partnership with AARP Reservations requested: events@gwinnettpl.org Monday, January 13 from 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Storytelling Club for Adults Monday, January 27; 10:30 am Discuss: What, if anything, have you ever regifted?

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. Drivers 18 and older are welcome.

Creative Corner, teens & adults Monday, January 27; 3:00 pm Create yarn from old jeans

Digital Demo (Pick a Day), for all ages Tuesday, January 14; 11:00 am Thursday, January 16; 6:00 pm Saturday, January 18; 3:00 pm Check out the library’s digital offerings!

Opposing Viewpoints: Teens vs Adults Tuesday, January 28; 3:00 pm Theme: Education


DULUTH BRANCH Chess Club, all ages & skill levels Monday, January 13; 6 pm - 7 pm Second Time Around Book Club Tuesday, January 14; 10:30 am Discuss: Beartown by Fredrik Backman English in Your Language Basic English for non-native speakers (Vietnamese) Tuesdays; 12 pm - 1 pm: January 14, 21, 28 (Chinese) Wednesdays; 6 pm - 7 pm January 15, 22, 29 For Cantonese/Mandarin speakers “Appy Hour”: The Brunch Version Wednesday, January 15; 1:30 pm Enjoy “mocktails”, discuss organizing apps; please bring a smartphone or tablet Cozy Mysteries Book Club Thursday, January 16; 11 am - 12 pm Discuss: Dead in the Water by Denise Swanson “NewSmart” Thursday, January 16; 6:30 pm Saturday, January 18; 1:30 pm Become a smarter info & news consumer “Appy Hour” Wednesday, January 22; 6:30 pm Enjoy “mocktails”, discuss organizing apps; please bring a smartphone or tablet Let’s Talk (Thursdays) 6:00 - 7:30 pm: January 23, 30 Practice speaking English with others; intermediate (+) skills required Knitting Club (Adults & Seniors) Monday, January 27; 10:30 am Elizabeth H. Williams SNELLVILLE Tech Guru (One-on-One advice) Thursdays; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: January 2, 16, 23, 30 Mondays; 3:00 - 5:00 pm January 13, 27 Wednesdays; 3:00 - 5:00 pm: January 15, 22, 29 Welcome to bring your own device ‘Murder Among Friends’ Mystery Book Club~New members welcome! Monday, January 13; 11:00 am Discuss monthly book selections Let’s Talk (Tuesdays) 6 pm - 7 pm: January 21, 28 Practice speaking English with others

Mobile Career Bus With Atlanta Regional Worksource Georgia Monday, January 27 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

iMovie Basics Wednesday, January 22; 6:00 pm Import videos to edit, add effects & more

Info @ My Library: Finances Thursday, January 16; 6:00 pm Free access to financial resources

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!

Python Coding Club Monday, January 27; 6:00 pm Build your Python skills w/ coding projects

Chess Club, for all skill levels Sunday, January 19; 3:00 pm

FIVE FORKS BRANCH Fiction Book Club (Monthly) Thursday, January 2; 2 pm - 3:30 pm Theme: Transformation Resume Workshop Monday, January 13; 2:00 pm Drop-in to have your resume reviewed Intro to 3D Printing Monday, January 13; 6:00 pm Learn to use the library’s 3D printers Open Your World Book Club (For individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities) Tuesdays; 3:00 - 4:30 pm on: January 14, 21, 28 Readers & aspiring readers meet for reading, listening & discussion of one title Registration required Your Best Life: Skills & Safety Classes (For teens and adults with intellectual disabilities) Wednesday, January 15; 3 pm - 4 pm Topic: When to Call the Doctor Registration required Intro to JavaScript Wednesday, January 15; 6:00 pm Learn basics to insert into web designs Citizenship Class Thursdays on January 16, 23, 30 and February 6, 13, 20; 2:00 - 3:30 pm Study help for the Civics exam Intro to Python Saturday, January 18; 1:00 pm Program language for simple projects Travel Photography Workshop For teens & adults Saturday, January 18; 2 pm - 5 pm Guest: GA Nature Photographers Non-Fiction Book Club (Monthly) Wednesday, January 22; 2:00 pm Theme: Biographies/Autobiographies

Gwinnett History Book Club Monday, January 27; 6:00 pm Contact Call Center for title: 770.978.5154 GarageBand Basics Wednesday, January 29; 6:00 pm Set-up, connect and utilize software/loops

Beginner’s Arabic, suitable for all ages Tuesday, January 21; 12:00 pm Photoshop Fun, teens & adults Tuesday, January 21; 6:00 pm Learn new tricks & tips!

GRAYSON BRANCH

Let’s Talk (Wednesdays) 1:00 pm: January 22, 29 Practice speaking English with others

Mobile Career Bus With Atlanta Regional Worksource Georgia Thursday, January 9 from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Thursday, January 23 from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

KonDoing Wednesday, January 22; 6:00 pm Live a minimalist lifestyle using the Marie Kondo organization techniques

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!

Culinary Literacy: Wild Rice Soup Thursday, January 23; 4:00 pm Learn to make this with pressure cooking

New Year, New You! (Teens & Adults) Monday, January 13; 6:00 pm Create a vision board for 2020, to help maintain focus on a specific life goal

Book Club for Adults Monday, January 27; 6:30 OR Thursday, January 30; 1:00 pm Pick a date to discuss a book

Adulting 101: Healthy Eating Thursday, January 16; 5:30 pm Learn healthy food swaps and make pesto using ingredients from Tower Garden

Sustainability Series: Fast Fashion For teens & adults Tuesday, January 28; 4:00 pm Make sustainable fashion choices

Armchair Travels: Heart of England & Edinburgh Wednesday, January 22; 2:00 pm Travels from the comfort of the library!

Sewing Basics Tuesday, January 28; 6:00 pm Learn basic sewing machine techniques

HAMILTON MILL BRANCH Self Publication 101 Thursday, January 2; 6:00 pm Learn tips & tricks for self publication

Science Cafe: Rise of the Superstorms Monday, January 27; 6:00 pm Discuss the devastation of major hurricanes in recent years

#ReadWoke Book Club Wednesday, January 29; 6:00 pm Discuss: American Street by Ibi Zoboi DIY Soap Making Waiver required/while supplies last Thursday, January 30; 4:00 pm January: Modified Castile Soap

Poe Party, teens & adults Monday, January 13; 5:30 pm Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday with VR, Citizenship Workshop crafts & treats, plus maybe win a book Friday, January 31; 2:00 pm Learn about important resources available Ted Talk Discussions to help gain citizenship Monday, January 13; 6:00 pm Topic: LGBT Career Advancement Workshop Tuesday, January 14; 6:00 pm Discuss ways to improve job performance


LAWRENCEVILLE BRANCH Mobile Career Bus With Atlanta Regional Worksource Georgia Thursday, January 9 from 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Thursday, January 23 from 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, information about training opportunities, access to computer workstations, free photocopying, printing, and much more! English in Your Language Basic English for non-native speakers (Spanish) Thursdays; 4:30 pm: January 16, 23, 30 Lawrenceville Book Club Thursday, January 16; 6:30 pm Topic: Humor books GCPL’S Meet the Expert Series Featuring Emory Professor Dr. Carol Anderson Sunday, January 26 at 3:00 pm Dr. Anderson will discuss her new book, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy, which was published by Bloomsbury and was a PEN/ John Kenneth Galbraith Award Finalist, Longlisted for the National Book Award. Free and open to the public. Books available for sale and signing. Let’s Talk Monday, January 27; 5:00 pm Practice speaking English with others LILBURN BRANCH New Year, New You Planner! Thursday, January 2; 3:00 pm Create a planner to help your 2020 goals Let’s Talk (Mondays) 6:30 pm: January 13, 27 Practice speaking English with others Lilburn Seniors Blazin’ the Trail Tuesday, January 14; 10:30 am Chess Club, all skill levels Tuesdays; 6 pm: January 14, 21 Career Clinic (Tuesdays) January 14: Resume Rehab; 6:30 pm January 21: Cover Letter Rehab; 6:30 pm January 28: Interview Rehab; 6:30 pm Bring a laptop (or use ours). Limited space; on a first to arrive basis

Digital Decluttering Wednesday, January 15; 11:00 am Wednesday, January 29; 11:00 am Get help with too many photos on phone, files and excess email on your computer English in Your Language Basic English for non-native speakers (Spanish) Wednesdays; 5:00 pm: January 15, 22, 29 Information @ My Library Wednesday, January 22; 6:00 pm Learn about the library’s digital resources FREE N-400 Application Assistance Friday, January 24 from 10:00 am – 12:00 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 Fiction Book Club Saturday, January 11; 2:00 pm Seniors Meeting (Monthly) Wednesday, January 15; 11:00 am Learn about monarch butterflies & milkweed with expert Susan Meyers Visualize Your Future! Thursday, January 16; 4:00 pm Create a vision board for your 2020 goals Intro to Photoshop Thursday, January 16; 6:00 pm Learn the basics of photo editing and manipulation with Photoshop The Drawing Board: the FUNdamentals For teens & adults Tuesday, January 21; 4:00 pm Learn to draw three dimensional forms Write Here, Right Now Thursday, January 23; 6:00 pm Share writing and get tips from others. NORCROSS BRANCH Visualize Your Future! Saturday, January 4; 1:00 pm Create a vision board for your 2020 goals Living Green: Gwinnett Recycles Thursday, January 16; 10:30 am Tips for home recycling from guest speaker and founder, Laura Hernandez

PEACHTREE CORNERS BRANCH Senior Library Activities & Programs (SLAPs) First Thursdays for Seniors Thursday, January 2; 1:00 pm New year, new you? Start with Zumba! Meet the Author Brad Taylor Saturday, January 11 at 7:00 pm Brad has sold more than 2 million books, and his Pike Logan series has consistently hit the New York Times bestseller list. His latest novel is titled Hunter Killer. Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Calligraphy Crash Course, ages 10+ Mondays; 4 pm - 5 pm: January 13, 27 Registration required What’s the Tea? Late Night Edition Monday, January 13; 5:00 pm Discover mocktail recipes for the new year Common Threads Mondays; 6:30 pm: January 13, 27 Weekly fiber arts meetup & instruction Road to American Citizenship Tuesdays; 6 pm - 7 pm: January 14, 21 Learn how to become an American Citizen Mystery Book Club Wednesday, January 15; 1:00 pm Discuss: I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen The Writers’ Group Thursdays; 6 pm: January 16, 30 Meet writers, share work, learn skills #ReadWoke Roundtable Sunday, January 19; 2:30 pm Discuss social issues in a safe setting; check website for book selections DIY Terrazzo Paper, teens and adults Thursday, January 30; 5:00 pm Upcycle old paper into art SUWANEE BRANCH Tax & Tag Talk with Richard Steele, Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner Thursday, January 9 at 7:30 pm Meet Tax Commissioner Steele, bring your questions, and get the inside scoop on all things Tax & Tag. Prepare for the Citizenship Exam Saturday, January 11; 2:00 pm Learn about the resources available and go through practice questions

English in Your Language (Chinese) Mondays; 10:30 am, (Chinese-Beginners) Mondays; 12 pm: January 13, 27 For Cantonese/Mandarin speakers (Korean) Thursdays; 10:30 am: January 16, 23, 30 Basic English for Korean speakers Let’s Talk (Mondays) At 6:00 pm: January 13, 27 Practice speaking English with others The Write Stuff Tuesdays; 6 pm: January 14, 28 Meet writers, share work, learn skills Book Club with Becca Thursday, January 16; 4:00 pm Discuss: The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel Small Biz Workshop: Pathways to Entrepreneurship in 2020 Registration required: gwinnettpl.org/calendar Thursday, January 16 at 7:00 pm Explore the four pathways to becoming an entrepreneur in 2020. Each pathway has unique pros and cons, risks, and rewards. Come hear from franchise expert and bestselling author, Leslie Kuban, and see if one (or more) of the pathways is a viable option for you to consider. Blood Clots: Awareness & Prevention Friday, January 17 at 4:00 pm Learn what blood clots are and how to prevent them. The Global Thrombosis Forum is a voluntary nonprofit organization and an affiliate of the North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF). Ask the Expert Saturday, January 18; 3:00 pm What experts are saying in your city SCBWI 2020 Vision Writer’s Workshop In partnership with Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Saturday, January 25 at 1:00 pm Practice how to get started writing a children’s book or story and receive positive critique and feedback. Some will have the chance to share their story in this session! Adults and teens welcome! Free and open to the public. Ted Talks Tuesdays Tuesday, January 28; 10:30 am Share thoughts on compelling issues

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