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Adult Calendar

November Featured Programs • North Georgia Reads 2019: Books, Bites & Beverages with Karen White • Bearing Witness: Unforgettable Stories From the Holocaust • Native American Heritage Programs • Human Trafficking Information Session • Atlanta Radio Theatre Live Performance

New York Times Bestselling Author Karen White

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 Books, Bites & Beverages with Karen White Saturday, November 2 at 7:00 pm Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center 10 College Street, Norcross 30071

Veterans Roundtable With Goodwill of North Georgia Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month Wednesday, November 13 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!

You are invited to Books, Bites, and Beverages with Karen White. Her latest book, The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street, will be available for sale and signing. Complimentary holiday desserts and A History of Sugar Hill drinks will be served. This program is part Wednesday, November 13; 7:00 pm of North Georgia Reads. Discussion with guest speakers from Sugar Hill Historic Preservation Society Bearing Witness: Unforgettable Stories From the Holocaust Mystery Book Club With Georgia Commission on the Holocaust Tuesday, November 19; 1:30 pm Sunday, November 10 at 3:00 pm Discuss: Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn Peachtree Corners City Hall 310 Technology Pkwy NW, Peachtree Corners Instant Pot: Thanksgiving Edition 30092 Thursday, November 21; 11:00 am Bebe Forehand and her family were hidden from Free up oven space with IP side dish the Nazi’s in a 12’x14’ attic room for three years. They survived, but approximately 29,000 Belgian Jews did not. Come and hear her incredible story. Human Trafficking Information Session Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30 pm OneStop Centerville 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville 30039 Learn ways to recognize human trafficking and how you can help. Representatives from Georgia Cares and the Gwinnett Crime Prevention Department will discuss human trafficking and what citizens can do when encountered by it.

BUFORD-SUGAR HILL BRANCH Common Threads (1st Sundays) Sunday, November 3; 2:00 pm Knit or crochet for charity (must know how); please provide own materials English in Your Language Basic English for non-native speakers (Japanese) Mondays; 10:30 am: November 4, 18, 25 (Spanish) Mondays; 6 pm: November 4, 18, 25 (Spanish) Tuesdays; 10:30 am: November 5, 12, 19, 26 (Spanish) Thursdays; 11 am: November 7, 21 Let’s Talk (Mondays) 1:00 pm: November 4, 18 Practice speaking English with others Gwinnett Recycles Thursday, November 7; 11:00 am Tips for home recycling from guest speaker and founder, Laura Hernandez Grammar for GED, Teens & Adults (What Your Teacher Forgot to Tell You) Thursdays; 6:30 - 7:30 pm on: November 7, 14, 21

Shop Smarter: Black Friday Sunday, November 24; 3:00 pm Tips to spot best deals and choose between competing prices

CENTERVILLE BRANCH ¡Hablemos! (for non-native speakers) Monday, November 4; 10:30 am Practice conversational Spanish Who Knew? Things You Don’t Know... About Marie Curie (Physicist) Monday, November 4; 5:00 pm About Mark Twain (Author) Monday, November 25; 5:00 pm Circuit Creations Tuesday, November 5; 12:00 pm Make festive holiday decorations DIY Decorations with the Carvey Wednesday, November 6; 6:00 pm Make festive decor using library tech! Learn Spanish! (Basic Level) Thursdays; 4 pm: November 7, 14, 21 Intro to 3D Printing Thursday, November 7; 5:30 pm Heart Health: Keep the Beat Alive! Friday, November 8; 4 pm - 5 pm How to recognize & prevent heart disease Coding 101 Saturday, November 9; 2:00 pm Learn Code Academy & other resources Sewing Basics: Draping with Knits Sunday, November 10; 2:00 pm Drape a fitted bodice with stretchy fabric Book Club Tuesday, November 12; 10:15 am Discuss: The Gown by Jennifer Robson

Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Thursday, November 14; 6:00 pm Diabetes 101 Friday, November 15; 4 pm - 5 pm Learn about diabetes & how to manage How Not To Be A Ghost Hunter Saturday, November 16; 2:00 pm Meet guests, Shannon (author) & David Byerslearn the difference between a ghost hunter & paranormal researcher

DIY Holidays: Calligraphy Workshop Wednesday, November 13; 1:30 pm Guest calligrapher, Maria Turk shows how to create your own holiday cards AARP Defensive Smart Driver Course In partnership with AARP Reservations requested: events@gwinnettpl.org Monday, November 18 from 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Libros en Español Monday, November 18; 11:00 am Discussion of fiction/nonfiction in Spanish

Learn defensive driving techniques and refresh your driving skills. Cost is $15 for AARP members (bring your card) and $20 for nonmembers - cash or check only. Pay at the door. Please bring a drink and a bag lunch. For drivers 18 and older.

Senior Brain Games Wednesday, November 20; 10:00 am Play fun & engaging games with friends

Native American Contributions to Our Country Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 pm

Gwinnett Recycles Tuesday, November 19; 5:00 pm Tips for home recycling from guest speaker and founder, Laura Hernandez

GGC’s Dr. Michael Gunther will speak about native Americans in war and peace, from the forgotten patriot allies in the American Revolution to the famous code talkers of World War II.

COLLINS HILL BRANCH Writing Space, teens & adults Saturday, November 2; 11 am - 4 pm Make use of dedicated library space for National Novel Writing Month Financial Aid 101 Saturday, November 2; 2:00 pm Learn about HOPE, FAFSA, etc. Presented by GA Student Finance

DACULA BRANCH Write a Novel Before Christmas! Friday, November 1; 10:00 am Wednesday, November 6; 6:00 pm Tips to get you started on writing a book! Let’s Talk (Tuesdays) 10:00 am: November 5, 12, 19 Practice speaking English with others

A World at War: WWI Monday, November 4; 4 pm - 5 pm Includes a special Smithsonian exhibit

English in Your Language Basic English for non-native speakers (Spanish) Thursday, November 7; 10am

Novel Crimes Book Club Tuesday, November 5; 1 pm OR 6 pm Read: Sunburn by Laura Lippman

Dacula Book Club Thursday, November 14; 1:00 pm Discuss: We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

Let’s Talk (Wednesdays) 5:00 pm: November 6, 13, 20 Practice speaking English with others Show of Hands Thursday, November 7; 6:00 pm Practice American Sign Language Fact or Fiction Book Club Tuesday, November 12; 1:00 pm Discuss: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout We All Have a Story Wednesday, November 13; 10:30 am Be uplifted, inspired and entertained Host: Southern Order of Storytellers

Creative Corner Monday, November 18; 3:00 pm Create garlands for Fall Identity Theft Education Tuesday, November 19; 6:00 pm Tips to avoid identity theft & fraud; presented by Wells Fargo Storytelling Club for Adults Monday, November 25; 10:30 am Discuss: Naughtiest thing done as kid

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


DULUTH BRANCH English in Your Language (Vietnamese) Tuesday, November 5; 12 pm (Chinese: Cantonese/Mandarin speakers) Wednesday, November 6; 6:00 pm “Appy Hour”: The Brunch Version Wednesday, November 6; 1:30 pm Enjoy “mocktails”, discuss shopping apps Getting Your House in Order: Financial Literacy Thursday, November 7; 11:00 am Financial expert and CPA, Colin Blalock, will discuss smart planning for the future Let’s Talk (Thursdays) 6 pm-7:30 pm: November 7, 14, 21 Speak intermediate English with others Second Time Around Book Club Tuesday, November 12; 10:30 am Discuss: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood “Appy Hour” Monday, November 18; 6:30 pm Enjoy “mocktails”, discuss shopping apps Practical Origamists: Succulent Plants Wednesday, November 20; 4pm - 5:30 pm Learn to create paper origami succulents! Chess Tournament, all ages & skill levels Wednesday, November 20; 6 pm - 7:30 pm Test skills in 3rd annual chess tourney! Cozy Mysteries Book Club Thursday, November 21; 11 am - 12 pm Discuss: Bittersweet by Susan Wittig Albert Knitting Club Monday, November 25; 10:30 am Bring needlework projects to work on

Elizabeth H. Williams SNELLVILLE ‘Murder Among Friends’ Mystery Book Club ~New members welcome! Monday, November 4; 11:00 am Discuss monthly book selections... Tech Guru (One-on-One advice) Mondays; 3:00 - 5:00 pm November 4, 18, 25 Wednesdays; 3:00 - 5:00 pm: November 6, 13, 20, 27 Thursdays; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: November 7, 14, 21 Welcome to bring your own device Snellville Writers Group (Public) Thursday, November 7; 6:30 pm Share writing and practical advice with other local writers.

AARP Defensive Smart Driver Course Reservations requested: events@gwinnettpl.org Thursday, November 14 from 10:30 am - 5:00 pm Learn defensive driving techniques and refresh your driving skills. Cost is $15 for AARP members (bring your card) and $20 for nonmembers - cash or check only. Pay at the door. Please bring a drink and a bag lunch. For drivers 18 and older. Foster Parent Info Session Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 pm Join the Gwinnett Division of Family and 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.

Circuit Playground Express Monday, November 18; 5:30 pm Use Python to program microcontroller Registration required Gwinnett History Book Club Monday, November 18; 6:00 pm Check with branch for title Green Screen Videos Saturday, November 23; 1:00 pm Explore the lighting & software used Python Coding Club Monday, November 25; 6:00 pm Build your Python skills w/ coding projects Non-Fiction Book Club (Monthly) Wednesday, November 27; 2:00 pm Theme: Food & Health

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GRAYSON BRANCH

Buffalo Soldiers: African American Military Program, for all ages Saturday, November 2; 1 pm - 2 pm Pay homage to the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club military contributions

Chess Club, all ages & skill levels Sunday, November 3; 3:00 pm

Inspired to Write: Writer’s Workshop Monday, November 4; 6:30 pm Author Missy Tippins shares her process for writing & getting publishing

Join us for tips from a Social Security Public Affairs Specialist and receive information about benefits and tools for you and your family. This is a great opportunity to hear a Specialist and get answers to your questions. Great for pre-planning.

Intro to 3D Printing Wednesdays; 6 pm: November 6, 20 Learn to use the library’s 3D printers

Social Security Pre-Retirement Program Thursday, November 7 at 11:00 am

HAMILTON MILL BRANCH Connect with Oral Histories Monday, November 4; 6:00 pm Connect through shared experiences that focus on identity & cultural backgrounds DIY Rune Creation Monday, November 4; 6:30 pm Learn about the ancient runic alphabet then create your own set of runes! Resume Workshop Tuesday, November 5; 6:00 pm Let’s Talk (Wednesdays) 1:00 pm: November 6, 13, 20 Practice speaking English with others Intro to 3D Printing Wednesday, November 6; 6:00 pm Learn to use the library’s 3D printers Gwinnett Recycles! Saturday, November 9; 2:00 pm Tips for home recycling from guest speaker and founder, Laura Hernandez Green Screen Videos Wednesday, November 13; 6:00 pm Learn steps & tools for making videos Culinary Literacy: Stuffins Thursday, November 14; 4:00 pm Innovative way to reuse holiday stuffing

Mobile Career Bus - Get Help Info @my Library: WWI Finding Employment Thursday, November 14; 6:00 pm Resume Workshop With Atlanta Regional Worksource Georgia Free resources to research about WWI Thursdays; 5 pm - 6 pm: November 7, 21 Thursday, November 14 from 9:30 am -12:00 pm Drop-in for a resume review Science Cafe: Look Who’s Driving Professional human resource specialist will Monday, November 18; 6:00 pm Sound Lab: Beat Making assist you in career planning, job readiness Investigate how self-driving cars work Saturday, November 9; 1:00 pm coaching, resume assistance, and information and determine if they are safe Audio production for beginners about training opportunities. Access to computer workstations, free photocopying, Book Club (Choose a date) Your Best Life: Skills & Safety Classes printing, and much more. Monday, November 18; 6:30 pm For Older Teens/Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Thursday, November 21; 1:00 pm Tuesday, November 12; 3 pm - 4 pm Adulting 101: Machine Sewing Intro Discuss: The Island of Sea Women Topic: Holiday Shopping Thursday, November 14; 5:30 pm by Lisa See Registration required Learn the basics of using a pattern Beginner’s Arabic, suitable for all ages GarageBand Basics Gwinnett Recycles! Tuesday, November 19; 12:00 pm Wednesday, November 13; 6:00 pm Thursday, November 14; 6 pm - 7 pm Set-up, connection, software & loops Tips for home recycling from guest speaker and Non-Fiction Book Club founder, Laura Hernandez Thursday, November 21; 7:00 pm Fiction Book Club (Monthly) New title selected each month Thursday, November 14; 2 pm-3:30 pm Financial Aid 101 (Students & Parents) Theme: A Classic You’ve Missed Tuesday, November 19; 6:00 pm NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Learn about HOPE, FAFSA, etc. Presented by Month) For teens & adults Civics Lab (Be a Better Informed Citizen) Hal Wilkerson from the GA Student Finance Monday, November 25; 4:00 pm Thursday, November 14; 5 pm - 6 pm Commission Help & motivation to finish writing a book! Theme: Public Domain Armchair Travels: Florence Ted Talk Discussions Finding the Entrepreneur Within Wednesday, November 20; 2:00 pm Monday, November 25; 6:00 pm Saturday, November 16; 1 pm - 5 pm Topic: Fake News Learn to be your own boss with guest transformation coach, Camille Telicia


LAWRENCEVILLE BRANCH Southern Ballet Theatre Presents! Saturday, November 2; 10:30 am A preview of “A Very Grinchy Christmas” & “The Nutcracker,” suitable for all ages Let’s Talk (Mondays) 5:00 pm: November 4, 18 Practice speaking English with others Observe the Night Sky, all ages Monday, November 4; 6:30 pm View the night sky through a telescope with guest, Tom Faller DIY Sourdough Bread Saturday, November 9; 11:00 am Learn how to make sourdough bread Freeman’s Mill Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 pm A grist mill located on the Alcovy River and built in the late 1800’s, Freeman’s Mill has recently undergone a restoration. Learn why this site is important to Gwinnett and view artifacts and photos. Learn to Knit Sunday, November 10; 1 pm - 2 pm Learn to make a simple scarf Mobile Career Bus - Get Help Finding Employment With Atlanta Regional Worksource Georgia Thursday, November 14 from 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Professional human resource specialist will assist you in career planning, job readiness coaching, resume assistance, and information about training opportunities. Access to computer workstations, free photocopying, printing, and much more. Lawrenceville Book Club Thursday, November 21; 6:30 pm Discuss: Cozy Mysteries

LILBURN BRANCH Intro to Nature Photography Saturday, November 2; 2:00 pm Workshop in partnership with GNPA (GA Nature Photographers Association)

Explore Google Drive Wednesday, November 6; 4:30 pm Questions answered about Google Drive

Common Threads Mondays; 6:30 pm: November 4, 18, 25 Weekly fiber arts meetup

Bilingual Computer Basics Thursdays; 6 pm: November 7, 14, 21 Intro to browsing, Gmail, Google Docs

Not Your Mom’s Book Club Tuesday, November 5; 6:30 pm Millennials discuss: What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

Lilburn Seniors Blazin’ the Trail Tuesday, November 12; 10:30 am Meadowcreek High Orchestra Concert Special holiday music for all ages Wednesday, November 13; 5:30 pm As the Page Turns Book Club Thursday, November 14; 6:30 pm Discussion on the book of the month Free N-400 Application Assistance Friday, November 15 from 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. Game Night, for teens & young adults Wednesday, November 20; 6:00 pm

MOUNTAIN PARK BRANCH Seniors Meeting (Monthly) Wednesday, November 6; 11:00 am Fake News: Disentangling Truth in the Digital Age with guest: Mack Freeman, Suwanee Branch Manager Write Here, Right Now Thursday, November 7; 6:00 pm Share writing and get tips from others Fiction Book Club Saturday, November 9; 2:00 pm Discuss favorite books with others! Recipes Have Stories Too Monday, November 18; 3:00 pm Share family recipes with others

NORCROSS BRANCH Let’s Talk (Thursdays) 6 pm - 7 pm: November 7, 14, 21 Practice speaking English with others

Intro to Python Monday, November 4; 5:30 pm Use to create simple projects

DIY Holiday Candles Thursday, November 14; 10:30 am Make a scented or decorative candle

Let’s Talk (Mondays) 6:30 pm: November 4, 18 Practice speaking English with others

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English in Your Language (Spanish) Basic English for non-native speakers Wednesdays; 4 pm: November 6, 13

Fire Safety (with GCFD) Saturday, November 2; 1:00 pm Learn about fire safety at home & work Cursive Crash Course 1 Mondays; 4 pm - 5 pm: November 4, 18 Learn this important skill Registration required

Mystery Book Club Wednesday, November 6; 1:00 pm Discuss: Cave of Bones by Ann Hillerman The Writers’ Group Thursdays; 6 pm: November 7, 21 Meet writers, share work, learn skills Learn about the Cloud Friday, November 8; 1:00 pm Make room for holiday pictures by learning how to store them in the cloud Native American Heritage Festival Saturday, November 16; 2 pm - 4 pm Booth-style celebration for all ages Road to American Citizenship Tuesdays; 6 pm - 7 pm: November 19, 26 Learn how to become an American Citizen No-Bake Desserts (Learn to make) Wednesday, November 20; 6:00 pm

SUWANEE BRANCH Learn Photoshop CS6 Saturday, November 2; 12:00 pm Learn to make a holiday card Registration required Prepare for the Citizenship Exam Saturday, November 2; 2:00 pm Learn about the resources available and go through practice questions English in Your Language (Chinese) Mondays; 10:30 am: November 4, 18 For Cantonese/Mandarin speakers (Korean) Thursdays; 10:30 am: November 7, 14, 21 Basic English for Korean speakers

Small Biz Marketing Series: Have Your Best Holiday Season Ever Registration required: gwinnettpl.org/calendar Tuesday, November 5 at 6:00 pm Join Stephanie Sokenis, an accredited small business consultant from SmallBiz Ally, to learn how to grow your business through email marketing. Reach new customers, increase loyalty, and do more business! Free Live Performance by Atlanta Radio Theatre Company: Tales of Halloween Saturday, November 9 at 7:00 pm Celebrate the spine tingling frightful tales of Halloween like never before! Adults and teens are invited to these hair-raising live radio tales. The Writers’ Group Tuesdays; 6 pm: November 12, 26 Meet writers, share work, learn skills Book Club with Becca Thursday, November 14; 4:00 pm Discuss: Educated by Tara Westover Native American History: Cherokee Use of Plants & Cooking Demonstration From the Mitsitam Cookbook Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 pm Cherokee Nation’s master gardener and Native American culinary history expert, Tony Harris, will talk about culturally important, native Georgian plants. Chef Jeffrey Mayer will prepare recipes from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook. Intro to Nature Photography Saturday, November 16; 2:00 pm Workshop in partnership with GNPA (GA Nature Photographers Association) Fitness & Nutrition Tuesday, November 19; 11:30 am Guest speaker: Terry Gatewood Ted Talks Tuesdays Tuesday, November 26; 10:30 am Share thoughts on compelling issues

Let’s Talk (Mondays) At 6:00 pm: November 4, 18 Practice speaking English with others

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