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Children’s Calendar

November

Featured Programs

• Native American Heritage Programs • It’s a Puppet Show! • NASA @ My Library • Cryptid Creatures Club • STEM/STEAM Programs To pre-register for a class, visit gwinnettpl.org, find the event on the calendar, and fill out the form.

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BUFORD-SUGAR HILL BRANCH Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Fridays; 11am: November 1, 8, 15, 22 Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, November 2; 10:30 am Chess Club (Basics), Grades 1-5 Saturdays; 3pm: November 2, 23 STEAM Squad: Game Design Ages 5-10 Mondays; 4pm: November 4, 18 Tummy Time, prewalker babies Tuesdays; 10:00 am: November 5, 12, 19, 26

Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 10:30 am: November 5, 12, 19

Gingerbread Engineering, for all ages Tuesday, November 5; 5:30 pm Fun gingerbread construction workshop!

LEGO Challenges, ages 6-12 Tuesday, November 5; 5 pm - 6 pm

ABC123! Ages 4-5 Wednesday, November 6; 10:30 am Get ready for Kindergarten!

Game Day, all ages Wednesday, November 6; 4 pm - 7 pm Play games like bowling and mini-golf! Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Thursdays; 10:30 am: November 7, 14, 21 National STEAM Day, all ages Thursday, November 7; 4:00 pm Learn about STEAM using fun technology

Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 11am: November 5, 12, 19

Math Games, Grades 3-5 Thursdays; 5 pm - 6 pm: November 7, 14, 21

Ready to Read: Building Words, ages 3-5 Wednesdays; 11am: November 6, 13, 20

Tinker Tots: STEAM Projects, ages 3-5 Friday, November 8; 10:30 am

Homework Help, ages 5-18 Wednesdays; 5:00 pm: November 6, 13, 20

Spanish Storytime, ages 5-10 Tuesday, November 12; 5:30 pm Expand literary skills with bilingual stories

Code Club, ages 7-12 Thursday, November 7; 4:00 pm Learn basic HTML

Tween DIY: Corn Husk Dolls, ages 9-12 Wednesday, November 13; 5:00 pm In celebration of Native American Month

Card Capture! All ages Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Thursday, November 7; 5:30 - 6:30 pm Learn about Pokemon: The Trading Card Game; Thursday, November 14; 6:00 pm bring own deck or laptop (virtual) Language Storytime, ages 3-10 Saturday, November 16; 10:30 am Bilingual Storytime, ages 3+ This month features the Spaniah language Saturday, November 9; 11:00 am Stories in English & Spanish Medicinal Plants of the Cherokee Ages 5-10 Native American Toys & Games Monday, November 18; 5:00 pm Ages 5-10 Learn about plants used to treat illnesses; in Wednesday, November 13; 4:00 pm celebration of Native American Month Learn about Native American culture through traditional toys, games and crafts Turkey Time Craft, ages 5-10 Wednesday, November 20; 5:00 pm Family Storytime, ages 3+ Learn Thanksgiving history / make a craft Saturday, November 16; 11:00 am Story Night, ages 3+ Monday, November 18; 6:30 pm It’s a Puppet Show! Ages 3+ Saturday, November 23; 10:30 am Native American Heritage stories performed with puppets and music DiNovember, ages 3+ Monday- Wednesday @2:00 pm November 25, 26, 27

CENTERVILLE BRANCH Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, November 2; 10:30 am Tummy Time, for pre-walker babies Mondays; 10:30 am: November 4, 18

STEAM Ahead! Ages 9-12 Monday, November 25; 3:00 pm Make & use a solar oven to cook! Family Tech Challenge: Coding with Harry Potter, for all ages Monday, November 25; 4:00 pm

Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, November 9; 12:30 pm DIY Holidays: Feed the Birds, all ages Tuesday, November 12; 6:30 pm Make a natural bird feeder for backyard or as a gift- an intergenerational family event! Preschool Storytime, ages 3+ Wednesdays; 10:30 am: November 13, 20 Parade Floats, ages 8-12 Wednesday, November 13; 5:30 pm Learn how they work & make your own! Meet the Artist: Claude Monet, ages 7+ Thursday, November 14; 5:00 pm Finger paint your own water lilies! Baby & Me Program, pre-walker babies Friday, November 15; 10:30 am Medicinal Plants of the Cherokee Ages 5-10 Saturday, November 16; 2:00 pm Learn about plants used to treat illnesses; in celebration of Native American Month

Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, November 9; 10:30 am Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Wednesdays; 10:30 am: November 13, 20 Preschool Storytime, ages 3+ Wednesdays; 11:30 am: November 13, 20 Native American Toys & Games For tweens, ages 9-12 Wednesday, November 13; 5:30 pm Learn about Native American culture through traditional toys, games and crafts Hands-on Homeschool, ages 6+ Tuesday, November 19; 10:30 am Myths & Legends of the Cherokee Medicinal Plants of the Cherokee Ages 5-10 Thursday, November 21; 5:30 pm Learn about plants used to treat illnesses; in celebration of Native American Month Baby & Me, for prewalker babies Friday, November 22; 10:30 am Music & Movement, ages 3+ Monday, November 25; 11:00 am Read, Learn, Make: 3 Day Camp For tweens, ages 9-12 November 25, 26, 27; 1 pm - 4 pm Reading, writing & 3D printing fun!

Pajama Storytime, ages 2+ Monday, November 18; 6:30 pm

DULUTH BRANCH

Chapter Chat Book Club, ages 8-12 Wednesday, November 20; 5:30 pm Read: Wild Robot by Peter Brown

Toddler Time, ages 3 & under Wednesdays; 10:30 am on: November 6, 13, 20, 27 Fridays; 10:30 am on: November 1, 8, 15, 22

Build Your Family Tree, ages 5-10 Thursday, November 21; 6:30 pm Parents & kids create simple family tree Saturday Storytime, ages 2+ Saturday, November 23; 11:00 am Stories, songs and a fun craft! Sew Crafty, ages 9-16 Monday, November 25; 11 am - 1 pm Make a keychain chapstick holder Registration required

Preschool Storytime, ages 3+ Wednesdays; 11:30 am on: November 6, 13, 20, 27 Reading Club for Kids, ages 5-10 Thursdays; 5:30 pm: November 7, 14, 21 Practice reading skills with volunteers Music & Movement, ages 3+ Thursday, November 14; 11:30 am Space is limited/first to arrive basis

COLLINS HILL BRANCH

Kids Architecture Workshop, ages 5-10 Monday, November 25; 2:00 pm Make Mykonos Greek Isle Windmills

Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, November 16; 1:30 pm

Writing Rules! Ages 5-10 Saturday, November 2; 11:00 am Create a fairy tale using storytelling cards

LEGO Challenges, ages 5+ Tuesday, November 26; 2:00 pm Challenge: Build a LEGO shark!

Homeschool Hangout, all ages Tuesday, November 19; 2:30 - 4:30 pm Homeschool families with kids of all ages can learn about 3D printing

Hands-on Homeschool, ages 6+ Tuesday, November 5; 2:30 pm DIY Thermometers

DACULA BRANCH

Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 10:30 am: November 5, 12, 19

Book Club for You, ages 9-12 Mondays; 5:30 pm: November 4, 18, 25 Share favorites & get ideas from others

Chess Tournament, all ages & skill levels Wednesday, November 20; 6 pm - 7:30 pm Test skills in 3rd annual chess tourney! History of Thanksgiving, ages 6-11 Tuesday, November 26; 4 pm - 6 pm


Elizabeth H. Williams SNELLVILLE Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Wednesdays; 10:30 am on: November 6, 13, 20 Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Wednesdays; 11:30 am on: November 6, 13, 20 Family Nights @ the Library! All ages Wednesdays at 6:00 pm on: November 6: STEAM; Sphero Bots November 13: Coming Attractions November 20: An Author for the Whole Family! (Get to know the books & games) Tinker Tots: DiNovember Ages 5 and under Thursday, November 7; 10:30 am A learning experience all about dinosaurs! Native American Legends: Migration Ages 5-10 Tuesday, November 12; 4:00 pm Discuss bird/animal migration and behavior; for Native American Month Turkey Tales, ages 5-10 Tuesday, November 19; 4:00 pm Thanksgiving stories, games, turkey craft It’s a Puppet Show! Ages 3+ Sunday, November 24; 3:30 pm Native American Heritage stories performed with puppets and music

FIVE FORKS 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 Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 10:30 and repeats 11:30 am: November 5, 12, 19 Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Fridays; 10:30 am: November 8, 15, 22 Screen-Free Coding for Kids, ages 4-6 Saturday, November 9; 11 am - 12 pm Beginning code concepts for younger kids Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, November 9; 2:30 pm Medicinal Plants of the Cherokee Ages 6+ Sunday, November 10; 2:00 pm Learn about plants used to treat illnesses; in celebration of Native American Month Special events are listed in orange. Visit gwinnettpl.org/calendar to sign up for programs that require registration.

Young Makers: STEAM Projects For ages 5-10 Tuesday, November 12; 4:00 pm Baby & Me Program, pre-walker babies Thursdays; 11:00 am: November 14, 21 How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? Ages 3-5 Monday, November 18; 11:00 am Be a helpful guest through books & play

GRAYSON BRANCH Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Sunday, November 3; 3:00 pm King Tut’s Lost Relic, all ages Monday, November 4; 5:00 pm Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 10:30 am: November 5, 12, 19 Thursdays; 11:30 am: November 7, 14, 21 Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Tuesdays; 11:30 am: November 5, 12, 19 STEAMPunks, ages 5-10 Tuesday, November 5; 4:30 pm Fun, hands-on STEAM projects Baby & Me Program, pre-walker babies Thursdays; 10:30 am: November 7, 14, 21 Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, November 9; 10:30 am Hands-on Homeschool Ages 6+ Tuesday, November 12; 1:00 pm Myths & Legends of the Cherokee Culture Crafts, all ages Wednesday, November 13; 5:00 pm Cryptid Creatures Club, ages 8+ Monday, November 18; 4:30 pm Norse Mythology

STEAMrolled: Chromatography Flowers Gingerbread House Design, ages 5-10 For tweens, ages 9-12 Monday, November 25; 2:00 pm Thursday, November 7; 5:00 pm Learn about engineering & build a house! Learn about color pigment separation Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Fridays; 10:30 am: November 8, 15 Young Makers: STEAM, ages 5-10 Tuesday, November 12; 5:00 pm

Southern Ballet Theatre Presents! Saturday, November 2; 10:30 am A preview of “A Very Grinchy Christmas” & “The Nutcracker,” suitable for all ages

Multigenerational Storytime, ages 3-5 Wednesday, November 13; 10:30 am Guests from Arbor Terrace Senior Home

Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Mondays; 10:30 am on: November 4, 18 Wednesdays; 10:30 am on: November 6, 13, 20

Masters of Art, ages 5-10 (Dress 4 mess) Wednesday, November 13; 4:00 pm Learn art techniques inspired by artist Henri Rousseau: Jungle Tiger

Observe the Night Sky, all ages Monday, November 4; 6:30 pm View the night sky through a telescope with guest, Tom Faller

Music & Movement, ages 4 & under Thursday, November 14; 10:30 am

Super Science! Ages 5-10 Wednesday, November 6; 4:30 pm Theme: Wild Weather

Bilingual Storytime, ages 5-12 Saturday, November 16; 10:30 am Stories in English & Spanish NASA @ My Library: Moon Party! Ages 5-10 Saturday, November 16; 2:00 pm Learn moon phases with a craft/surprise Family Tech Challenge, ages 4+ Saturday, November 16; 3:00 pm November: Homopolar Motor Sensory Storytime, ages 5-12 Sunday, November 17; 2:00 pm For kids with sensory integration needs Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Sunday, November 17; 3:00 pm International Celebration, ages 5-10 Monday, November 18; 4:00 pm Explore cultures through food & stories

HAMILTON MILL BRANCH

Thankful with Piggie & Elephant Storytime dedicated to gratitude, ages 3-5 Tuesday, November 19; 10:30 am

LEGO Challenges! Ages 5-12 Saturday, November 2; 10:00 am Theme: Build something that floats

Cultural Dance: Cuban Salsa! Ages 3-5 Wednesday, November 20; 10:30 am

Dia de los Muertos con Coco, ages 5-10 Monday, November 4; 4:00 pm Mexican holiday with Coco themed fiesta!

Magic Science: Mobius Magic! Ages 5-10 Wednesday, November 20; 4:00 pm

Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 10:30 am: November 5, 12

Homeschool Hangout, all ages Thursday, November 21; 11:00 am Learn proper pet care with Mr. Bun Bun!

Native American Legends: Migration Ages 5-10 Wednesday, November 6; 4:00 pm Discuss bird/animal migration and behavior; for Native American Month Baby & Me, for pre-walker babies Thursdays; 10:30 am: November 7, 21

LAWRENCEVILLE BRANCH

Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, November 23; 10:30 am It’s a Puppet Show! Ages 3+ Saturday, November 23; 1:30 pm Native American Heritage stories performed with puppets and music

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Mondays; 11:30 am: November 4, 18 Family Storytime, ages 3+ Tuesday, November 12; 7:00 pm Music and Movement, ages 3+ Wednesday, November 13; 11:30 am Math Club, Grades 3-5 Wednesday, November 13; 4:30 pm Fun games enhance math skills! Awesome Art, ages 5-10 Wednesday, November 20; 4:30 pm Theme: Pixel Art Doggie Tales, ages 5+ Saturday, November 23; 10:30 am It’s a Puppet Show! Ages 3+ Saturday, November 23; 3:30 pm Native American Heritage stories performed with puppets and music Drop-in Thanksgiving Craft, ages 3+ Tuesday, November 26; 4 pm - 5 pm

Read a book, any book to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 before kindergarten. Keep track of all the books your child reads or that someone reads to your child. Visit gwinnettpl.org to get started!


LILBURN BRANCH

MOUNTAIN PARK BRANCH

Dia de los Muertos Mini Ofrendas For tweens, ages 8-12 Friday, November 1; 3:00 pm Bring a small picture of a dearly departed loved one to make a pocket shrine for

Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Mondays; 10:30 am: November 4, 18, 25

Toddler Time, ages 1-3 Tuesdays; 10:30 am: November 5, 12, 19, 26 Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Tuesdays; 11:30 am: November 5, 12, 19, 26 Crazy 8’s Math Club, Grades K-2 Tuesdays; 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: November 5, 12, 19

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Tuesdays; 11:30 am: November 5, 12, 19, 26 Toy Time for Babies (Pre-walkers only please) Wednesdays; 11:00 am on: November 6, 13, 20, 27 Hands-on Homeschool, ages 6+ Wednesday, November 6; 2:30 pm Myths & Legends of the Cherokee

Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Tuesdays; 6 pm: November 5, 19

Preschool Letter Camp, ages 3-5 Wednesdays; 3:30 pm on: November 6, 13, 20, 27 Activities to learn the ABC’s

ASL & Interpretation Storytime, all ages Wednesday, November 6; 5:00 pm Storytime using American Sign Language

Coding Club, ages 9-12 Wednesday, November 6; 5:00 pm Learn to code using a variety of tech

Read for the Record, all ages Thursday, November 7; 5:00 pm Special storytime about early literacy skills; contributes to world reading record

Culture Crafts: Native American History Ages 6-12 Thursday, November 14; 5:00 pm

Intergenerational STEM Saturday Saturday, November 9; 10:30 am Science fun for the WHOLE family!

Native American Folktales, Toys & Games, ages 5-10 Monday, November 18; 4:00 pm Learn about Native American culture through traditional toys, games and stories

100 Days of Kindergarten! Sunday, November 10; 2:00 pm Juvenile Fiction Book Club, ages 9-12 Kindergarteners can show off what was learned Wednesday, November 20; 5:00 pm during first 100 days of school. Share favorites & get ideas from others Registration required Evening Storytime, ages 5 & under Meadowcreek High Orchestra Concert Thursday, November 21; 6:00 pm Special, holiday music for all ages Wednesday, November 13; 5:30 pm Family Game Afternoon, all ages Saturday, November 23; 2:00 pm Homeschool Book Club, ages 5-12 Fun games enhance monetary skills! Friday, November 15; 10:30 am Read: Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale It’s a Puppet Show! Ages 3+ by Carmen Agra Deedy & Randall Wright Sunday, November 24; 1:00 pm Native American Heritage stories performed Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 with puppets and music Saturday, November 16; 11:00 am Library Lab: Butter, ages 6-12 Explore Tsalagi/Cherokee Syllabary Tuesday, November 26; 5:00 pm Monday, November 18; 5:00 pm Explore the science on how butter is made Tweens, ages 9-12, learn about Cherokee written language / play a traditional game NORCROSS BRANCH Teas from Around the World, all ages Wednesday, November 20; 3:00 pm Explore tea traditions from around globe

Day of the Dead, ages 9-18 Wednesday, November 6; 5 pm - 6 pm Create a traditional sugar skull!

Bilingual Storytime, ages 3-8 Wednesday, November 20; 5:00 pm Stories in English and other languages

Bilingual Storytime, ages 3-5 Thursdays; 10:30 am on: November 7, 14, 21 Stories in English & Spanish Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Thursdays; 11:30 am on: November 7, 14, 21

Junior Scientists, ages 5-10 Tuesday, November 12; 4:00 pm Popcorn science for all 5 senses Homeschool Hangout For Homeschooled Kids & Teens Friday, November 15; 10:00 am Native American Toys & Games plus Cherokee Booger Masks, all ages Tuesday, November 26; 5:00 pm Learn about Native American culture through traditional toys, games and crafts

PEACHTREE CORNERS BRANCH Homework Help, for grades K-8 Monday-Thursdays; 4 pm - 6 pm Saturdays; 2pm - 4pm See website for specific date details Who What When Series; ages 9-12 Saturday, November 2; 2:00 pm Topic: First Thanksgiving Reading Rockstars Book Club Lively book discussion for ages 9-12 Monday, November 4; 6:30 pm Registration required Soccer Fundamentals for Kids Ages 5-10; Bring water/ shin guards Tuesdays; 5 pm - 6 pm: November 5, 12, 19 Registration required Tuesday Tales, ages 4-8 Tuesdays; 6:30 pm on: November 5: Kindness Rocks November 12: Turkey Tales November 19: Veterans November 26: Bears Crazy 8’s Math Club, Grades 3-5 Wednesdays; 5 pm - 6 pm on: November 6, 13, 20 Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 11:00 am on: November 12, 19, 26 Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Thursdays; 11:00 am on: November 14, 21 Native American Heritage Festival Saturday, November 16; 2 pm - 4 pm Booth-style celebration for all ages Hands-on Homeschool, ages 6+ Monday, November 18; 1:00 pm Myths & Legends of the Cherokee AR Coloring, ages 9-12 Saturday, November 30; 2:00 pm Art and tech mix with Augmented Reality

SUWANEE BRANCH Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Fridays; 10:30 & repeats at 11:30 am on: November 1, 8, 22

No Bake Cookies! Ages 5-10 Sunday, November 3; 1:30 pm Learn to make quick & easy cookies Registration required Family Movie Matinee, all ages Sunday, November 3; 2:00 pm Watch: The BFG This film is rated PG and is 117 mins long Homework Help Club! Ages 9-18 Sundays; 3 pm: November 3, 10, 17 Thursdays; 5 pm: November 7, 14, 21 How Does it Work? Ages 5-10 Tuesday, November 5; 5:00 pm Topic: Gravity Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Wednesdays: 10:30 & repeats 11:30 am: November 6, 13, 20 Space is limited/first to arrive basis STEM for Kids! Ages 5-8 Wednesday, November 6; 5:00 pm Baby & Me, pre-walkers Thursdays; 1:30 pm: November 7, 21 Tower Garden Seedlings, ages 5-10 Thursday, November 7; 4:00 pm Help plant seeds/learn about hydroponics Number Camp, ages 3+ Saturday, November 9; 11:00 am Activities to learn measurement & size Sensory Storytime, ages 3-6 Tuesday, November 12; 10:30 am Registration required LEGO Challenges, ages 4+ Tuesday, November 12; 5:00 pm Kids Book Club, ages 7-10 Saturday, November 16; 2:00 pm Theme: Autumn Native American Toys & Games Ages 6-12 Monday, November 18; 5:00 pm Learn about Native American culture through traditional toys, games and crafts Family Storytime & Craft, ages 3-7 Tuesday, November 19; 6:30 pm Suwanee Mathletes: Cypher, ages 9-12 Wednesday, November 27; 4:00 pm

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GCPL November '19 Kids Guide  

Discover upcoming children's programs at GCPL!

GCPL November '19 Kids Guide  

Discover upcoming children's programs at GCPL!