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Children’s Calendar

October

Featured Programs

• Chalktoberfest Sidewalk Art Contest • Halloween Dance Party! • Hispanic Heritage Author Visit: Nadeen Green • Hands-on Homeschool: Arthropod Art • 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 Tummy Time, prewalker babies Tuesdays; 10 am: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 11 am: October 1, 8, 15, 29 Bookworms Book Club, ages 5+ Tuesdays; 4 pm: October 1, 15, 29 A book club for beginning readers Ready to Read: ABC’s, ages 3-5 Wednesdays; 11 am: October 2, 9, 16 Homework Help, ages 5-18 Wednesdays; 5:00 pm: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Fridays; 11 am: October 4, 11, 18 Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, October 5; 10:30 am STEAM Squad: Spooky Science, ages 5-10 Mondays; 4 pm: October 7, 21 Code Club, ages 7-12 Thursday, October 10; 4:00 pm Learn drag-and-drop programming

Math Games, Grades 3-5 Thursdays; 5 pm - 6 pm: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, October 5; 10:30 am Tummy Time, for pre-walker babies Mondays; 10:30 am: October 7, 21, 28

Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 10:30 am: October 8, 15, 22, 29

Reading Club for Kids, ages 5-10 Mondays; 5 pm - 6 pm: October 7, 21, 28 Practice reading skills with volunteers

ABC123! Ages 4-5 Wednesday, October 9; 10:30 am Get ready for Kindergarten!

Spanish Storytime, ages 5-10 Tuesdays; 5:30 pm: October 8, 22 Expand literary skills with bilingual stories

Chalk Art: Night Owl, ages 8-12 Thursday, October 10; 11:00 am

STEAM Ahead! Ages 9-12 At 5:00 pm on Wednesdays October 9; Perler Beads October 23; Potions Class (Hogwarts inspired experiments) Young Makers: STEAM Projects! For ages 5-10, in the Learning Lab Thursday, October 10; 5:30 pm Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Thursday, October 10; 6:00 pm

Chalktoberfest Sidewalk Art Contest For families and teens, ages 13-18 Friday, October 11; 2:00 pm Join us for a book-inspired chalk drawing contest; one winner (per category) & from each branch will compete for a PRIZE by systemwide voting. Visit your local library for details and to complete an entry form.

Chalktoberfest Sidewalk Art Contest For families and teens, ages 13-18 Saturday, October 12; 10:30 am Join us for a book-inspired chalk drawing contest; one winner (per category) & from each branch will compete for a PRIZE by systemwide voting. Visit your local library for details and to complete an entry form.

Chess Club (Basics), Grades 1-5 Saturday, October 12; 3:00 pm

Tinker Tots: STEAM Projects, ages 3-5 Friday, October 18; 10:30 am

Get Started: Face Painting, ages 5-10 Wednesday, October 16; 4:00 pm Learn the artwork of Sugar Skulls

Language Storytime, ages 3-10 Saturday, October 19; 10:30 am Each month features ESP, ASL or Italian

Story Night, ages 3+ Monday, October 21; 6:30 pm

Costume Party! All ages Monday, October 28; 4 pm - 6 pm Celebrate with fun activities/ photo booth

Haunted Library, all ages Wednesday & Thursday, October 23, 24 4 pm - 5 pm: Wear ghost hunter gear & explore local haunted history/spirit stories

Spooktacular Storytime! Ages 5-10 Tuesday, October 29; 6:00 pm Storytime about all things spooky!

Diwali Celebration, ages 5-10 Thursday, October 24; 2:00 pm Learn about India’s light festival

Zombie Survival Guide, ages 9+ Wednesday, October 30; 4:30 pm - 6 pm Learn to survive apocalypse with STEM

Family Storytime, ages 3+ Saturday, October 26; 11:00 am

Preschool Storytime, ages 3+ Thursday, October 31; 10:30 am

CENTERVILLE BRANCH

Family Tech Challenge, all ages Thursday, October 31; 5:30 pm STEAM challenges for the whole family

Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 10:30 am: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 LEGO Challenges, ages 6-12 Tuesday, October 1; 5 pm - 6 pm ABC & ME! Ages 5 & under, plus parent Wednesdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am on: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 5 parenting classes on how to get kids ready to read; Kids program also provided Registration required Tween DIY, ages 9-12 Wednesday, October 2; 4:30 pm Preschool Letter Camp, ages 3-5 Thursdays; 10:30 am: October 3, 10, 17, 24 Explore letters with books, tech & art

Guitar Lessons, ages 9-17 Saturdays; 11 am-12 pm: October 5, 12 Group guitar lessons by guest, Dylan Andrews; bring your own guitar Registration required (limited space)

COLLINS HILL BRANCH Latin Dance for Beginners, ages 5-10 Tuesday, October 1; 6:30 pm In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Bilingual Storytime (ESP/ENG), all ages Wednesday, October 2; 6 pm - 7 pm Intergenerational stories & a cultural craft Fun for the whole family! Baby & Me Program; pre-walker babies Friday, October 4; 10:30 am

Chalktoberfest Sidewalk Art Contest For families and teens, ages 13-18 Thursday, October 10; 12 pm - 2 pm Join us for a book-inspired chalk drawing contest; one winner (per category) & from each branch will compete for a PRIZE by systemwide voting. Visit your local library for details and to complete an entry form. Meet the Artist: Van Gogh, ages 7+ Thursday, October 10; 5:00 pm Self-portraits in swirling words! Women in STEM Storytime, ages 3+ Saturday, October 12; 11:00 am Inspiring stories of women in science Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, October 12; 12:30 pm Preschool Storytime, ages 3+ Wednesdays; 10:30 am: October 16, 23, 30 20th Anniversary Party! All Ages Wednesday, October 16; 4 pm - 6 pm Celebrate Collins Hill; 20 years of innovation, educational learning & fun! (Spooky) Stem Challenges, ages 8-12 Wednesday, October 16; 5:30 pm LEGO Challenges, ages 5+ Monday, October 21; 4:30 pm Challenge: Create LEGO pizza! 3D Printer Camp, ages 9+ Wednesday & Thursday, October 23, 24 3:00 - 4:30 pm: Must attend both dates Registration required Costume Storytime, ages 2+ Monday, October 28; 6:30 pm Wear your favorite costume! Chapter Chat Book Club, ages 8-12 Wednesday, October 30; 5:30 pm Read: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum Halloween Dance Party! Ages 1-5 Thursday, October 31 Choose either 10:30 am / 11:30 am Free Ticket Required (Limited space: Pick-up tickets~one per person~in branch 10/24 or after) DACULA BRANCH ABC & ME! Ages 5 & under, plus parent Tuesdays; 11:00 am - 12:00 pm on: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 5 parenting classes on how to get kids ready to read; Kids program also provided Registration required

Homework Help, Grades K-5 Tuesdays; 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Saturdays; 10 am - 12 pm: October 5, 12, 19, 26 Crazy 8’s Bedtime Math, Grades 3-5 Tuesdays; 6 pm: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Registration required (limited space) Write Around the World A Pen Pal Program for all ages* Wednesdays; 5pm: October 2, 9, 16 Learn about new cultures and make friends *Under 18 needs parent permission slip Reading Club for Kids, ages 5-10 Saturdays; 10 am - 11 am on: October 5, 19, 26 Practice reading skills with volunteers Ready to Read, ages 3-5 Sunday, October 6; 2 pm - 3 pm Alphabet fun with augmented technology Chalktoberfest Sidewalk Art Contest For families and teens, ages 13-18 Thursday, October 10; 11:00 am Join us for a book-inspired chalk drawing contest; one winner (per category) & from each branch will compete for a PRIZE by systemwide voting. Visit your local library for details and to complete an entry form. Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, October 12; 10:30 am Hands-on Homeschool: Ages 6+ Tuesday, October 15; 10:30 am Arthropod Art Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Wednesdays; 10:30 am: October 16, 23, 30 Preschool Storytime, ages 3+ Wednesdays; 11:30 am: October 16, 23, 30 Baby & Me, for prewalker babies Friday, October 18; 10:30 am Field Guide to the Park, all ages Saturday, October 19; 11:00 am Meet at library/ walk in park- parent or guardian attendance required. People & Culture: Aborigines, all ages Saturday, October 19; 3:00 pm Learn about / do Australian art activities Music & Movement, ages 3+ Monday, October 21; 11:00 am Digital Citizenship: Savvy, Safe & Social; for ages 8-12 Thursday, October 24; 6 pm - 7 pm Topic: Online identities Halloween Spooktacular! All ages Wednesday, October 30; 6 pm - 8 pm Costume contest, games and crafts! DULUTH BRANCH Toddler Time, ages 3 & under Wednesdays; 10:30 am on: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Fridays; 10:30 am on: October 4, 11, 18, 25 Preschool Storytime, ages 3+ Wednesdays; 11:30 am on: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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


Reading Club for Kids, ages 5-10 Thursdays; 5:30 - 7:00 pm: October 3, 10, 17, 24 Practice reading skills with volunteers Music & Movement, ages 3+ Thursday, October 10; 11:30 am *Space is limited/first to arrive basis Chalktoberfest Sidewalk Art Contest For families and teens, ages 13-18 Thursday, October 10; 2pm - 4pm Join us for a book-inspired chalk drawing contest; one winner (per category) & from each branch will compete for a PRIZE by systemwide voting. Visit your local library for details and to complete an entry form. Colorin Colorado Bilingual Storytime All ages welcome (English/Spanish) Saturday, October 12; 2:00 pm Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, October 19; 1:30 pm Traffic Safety for Kids, ages 6-11 Tuesday, October 22; 4 pm - 6 pm Learn about basic road signs & safety Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Wednesday, October 23; 6 pm - 7 pm Elizabeth H. Williams SNELLVILLE Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Wednesdays; 10:30 am on: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Wednesdays; 11:30 am on: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Family Nights @ The Library! All ages Wednesdays at 6:00 pm on: October 2: STEAM 3D Mini-printer October 9: Coming Attractions October 16: Now Read This! (A family read-along: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan) October 23: STEAM; Investigate NASA October 30: Haunted Library Young Writers Club, Grades 3-5 Tuesdays; 4:30 pm: October 8, 22 Learn to write / illustrate your story!

Chalktoberfest Sidewalk Art Contest For families and teens, ages 13-18 Thursday, October 10; 4:00 pm Join us for a book-inspired chalk drawing contest; one winner (per category) & from each branch will compete for a PRIZE by systemwide voting. Visit your local library for details and to complete an entry form. Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Fridays; 10:30 am: October 11, 18 Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, October 12; 2:30 pm Sewing Basics, ages 8-adult Sunday, October 13; 2 pm - 3 pm Use a sewing machine to make potholder Registration required Young Makers: STEAM Projects, ages 5-10 Tuesday, October 15; 4:00 pm Kids and Finance: Making Your Money Grow For ages 7-11 Wednesday, October 16; 4 pm - 5 pm Guest: Leigh Gant, GA United Credit Union The Goat in the Rug, ages 5-10 Saturday, October 19; 10:30 am Learn Navajo weaving/ make a mug rug Registration required Circuits & Electricity, ages 8+ Thursday, October 24; 2:00 pm Build your own circuit to light a bulb, ring a doorbell and more! Halloween Dance Party! Ages 1-5 Friday, October 25 Choose either 10:30 am / 11:30 am Free Ticket Required (Limited space-Pick-up tickets~one per person~in branch 10/18 or after) Culture Crafts: Day of the Dead/ Dia de los Muertos, ages 8+ Wednesday, October 30; 4:00 - 5:30 pm Celebrate/ learn about this Mexican holiday with crafts and skull masks GRAYSON BRANCH

Tinker Tots: Fall Brew, ages 5 and under Thursday, October 10; 10:30 am A learning experience about fall season

STEAMPunks, ages 5-10 Tuesday, October 1; 4:30 pm Fun, hands-on STEAM projects

Chalktoberfest Sidewalk Art Contest For families and teens, ages 13-18 Thursday, October 10; drop-in 11am - 5pm Join us for a book-inspired chalk drawing contest; one winner (per category) & from each branch will compete for a PRIZE by systemwide voting. Visit your local library for details and to complete an entry form.

Preschool Discovery Lab, ages 3-5 Thursdays; 10:30 am: October 3, 31

Chalk Science, ages 5-10 Tuesday, October 15; 4:00 pm Learn about chalk with stories/activities I Hate Reading Book Club, ages 5-10 Thursday, October 17; 4:00 pm Explore all the different types of “books” FIVE FORKS BRANCH Baby & Me Program, pre-walker babies Thursdays; 11:00 am: October 3, 10, 24, 31 Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 10:30 and repeats 11:30 am: October 8, 15, 22

Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Sunday, October 6; 3:00 pm Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 10:30 am: October 8, 15, 22 Thursdays; 11:30 am: October 10, 17, 24 Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Tuesdays; 11:30 am: October 8, 15, 22 Hands-on Homeschool: Ages 6+ Tuesday, October 8; 1:00 pm Arthropod Art Baby & Me Program, pre-walker babies Thursdays; 10:30 am: October 10, 17, 24 Chalktoberfest Sidewalk Art Contest For families and teens, ages 13-18 Thursday, October 10; 2:00 pm Join us for a book-inspired chalk drawing contest; one winner (per category) & from each branch will compete for a PRIZE by systemwide voting. Visit your local library for details and to complete an entry form.

Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, October 12; 10:30 am World Mythology, ages 9-12 Wednesday, October 16; 5:00 pm Cryptid Creatures Club, ages 8+ Monday, October 21; 4:30 pm Werewolves Music & Movement, ages 3-5 Friday, October 25; 10:30 am HAMILTON MILL BRANCH Masters of Art, ages 5-10 Wednesday, October 2; 4:00 pm Learn art techniques inspired by masters October: Jackson Pollock (dress 4 mess) Primeros Pasos, ages 5+ Thursdays; 3:00 pm: October 3, 10, 17 An introduction to Spanish

Music & Movement, ages 4 & under Thursday, October 17; 10:30 am Wear your favorite costume! NASA @ My Library: Holding a Dead Star in your Hand, ages 5-10 Saturday, October 19; 2:00 pm Use NASA Chandra data & 3D printing Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Sunday, October 20; 3:00 pm Chalktoberfest Fun! Ages 5-10 Monday, October 21; 4:00 pm Make chalk paint~ Dress 4 mess! Young Makers: STEAM, ages 5-10 Tuesday, October 22; 5:00 pm Little Golden Books, ages 5-10 Wednesday, October 23; 4:00 pm Design a book, tote and book jacket!

Pumpkin Brush Bots, ages 9-12 Thursday, October 3; 5:00 pm Learn about motors & circuits/build a bot

Magic Treehouse: Hour of the Olympics For kids ages 9-12 Thursday, October 24; 5:00 pm Participate in games to win a gold medal!

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Fridays; 10:30 am: October 4, 11, 18, 25

Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, October 26; 10:30 am

LEGO Challenges! Ages 5-12 Saturday, October 5; 10:00 am Theme: Blindfold build!

Family Tech Challenge, ages 4+ Saturday, October 26; 2:00 pm October: Rubber Band Car

Bilingual Storytime, ages 5-12 Saturday, October 5; 10:30 am Stories in English & Spanish

Sensory Storytime, ages 5-12 Sunday, October 27; 2:00 pm For kids with sensory integration needs

Nothing “Bugs” Me, all ages Monday, October 7; 4:00 pm Learn about creepy, crawly insects Guest: Gwinnett Parks Department

Skins and Skulls, all ages Monday, October 28; 4:00 pm Learn about animal skins & skulls Guest: Gwinnett Parks Department

Multigenerational Storytime, ages 3-5 Wednesday, October 9; 10:30 am Guests from Arbor Terrace Senior Home

GEMS: Engineering for Tween/Teen Girls Tuesday, October 29; 4:00 pm October: Science!

Culture Craft: Yom Kippur, ages 5-10 Wednesday, October 9; 4:00 pm Create Jewish holiday crafts

Pirates & Princesses, ages 5-10 Wednesday, October 30; 4:00 pm Stories & crafts- costumes welcome!

Letters from Home, all ages Wednesday, October 9; 5:00 pm Join us in writing letters of appreciation to active service members

Spooky (Not-so-Spooky) Dance Party! Ages 3-5 Costumes welcome! Thursday, October 31; 10:30 am

Baby & Me, for pre-walker babies Thursdays; 10:30 am: October 10, 24 Martial Arts Demo, ages 5-10 Thursday and Friday, October 10, 11 11:00 am; Guest: World Champion Taekwondo Academy Students Wildlife Academy: Deadly & Creepy For ages 7-11 Friday, October 11; 2 pm - 4 pm Learn about creatures with fun activities Chalktoberfest Sidewalk Art Contest For families and teens, ages 13-18 Sunday, October 13; 2:00 pm Join us for a book-inspired chalk drawing contest; one winner (per category) & from each branch will compete for a PRIZE by systemwide voting. Visit your local library for details and to complete an entry form. Magic Science: Color Change Potion Ages 5-10 Wednesday, October 16; 4:00 pm

Homeschool Hangout, all ages Thursday, October 31; 11:00 am October: Monster Eyeball Slime LAWRENCEVILLE BRANCH Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Wednesdays; 10:30 am on: October 2, 9, 23, 30 Mondays; 10:30 am on: October 7, 21, 28 Super Science! Ages 5-10 Wednesday, October 2; 4:30 pm Theme: Edible Architecture LEGO Challenges, ages 5-10 Saturday, October 5; 11 am - 12 pm Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Mondays; 11:30 am: October 7, 21, 28 Family Storytime, ages 3+ Tuesday, October 8; 7:00 pm Music and Movement, ages 3+ Wednesday, October 9; 11:30 am


Math Club, Grades 3-5 Wednesday, October 9; 4:30 pm Fun games enhance math skills! Hispanic Heritage Celebration, ages 3+ Thursday, October 10; 10:30 am Stories, songs and crafts!

MOUNTAIN PARK BRANCH Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Tuesdays; 11:30 am: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Toy Time for Babies (Pre-walkers only please) Wednesdays; 11:00 am on: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Chalktoberfest Sidewalk Art Contest For families and teens, ages 13-18 Thursday, October 10; 12:00 - 2:00 pm Join us for a book-inspired chalk drawing contest; one winner (per category) & from each branch will compete for a PRIZE by systemwide voting. Visit your local library for details and to complete an entry form.

Hands-on Homeschool: Ages 6+ Wednesday, October 2; 2:30 pm Arthropod Art

Awesome Art, ages 5-10 Wednesday, October 16; 4:30 pm Theme: Chalk Pictures

Chalk It Up! Ages 3-5 Thursday, October 3; 1:00 pm Fun Chalktober events!

Rad Writing! For Grades 3-5 Wednesday, October 23; 4:30 pm Explore with fun writing prompts & games

Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Mondays; 10:30 am on: October 7, 14, 21, 28

Celebrate Diwali! All ages Thursday, October 24; 3:30 pm Celebrate light festival/ make a paper diya Doggie Tales, ages 5+ Saturday, October 26; 10:30 am Tricks, Treats and Tales, ages 3+ Tuesday, October 29; 7:00 pm Stories, songs, crafts-costumes welcome! Keva Block Engineering, ages 5-10 Wednesday, October 30; 4:30 pm LILBURN BRANCH Toddler Time, ages 1-3 Tuesdays; 10:30 am: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Tuesdays; 11:30 am: October 1, 8, 15, 22 Crazy 8’s Math Club, Grades K-2 Tuesdays; 5 pm - 6 pm: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Registration required

Coding Club, ages 6-12 Wednesday, October 2; 5:00 pm Learn to code using a variety of tech

Preschool Letter Camp, ages 3-5 Mondays; 1pm: October 7, 14, 21, 28 Activities to learn the ABC’s Firefighter Storytime, ages 3+ Wednesday, October 9; 4:00 pm Hear stories, meet a firefighter! Note: Emergency call may interrupt program Pete the Cat Storytime, ages 3-5 Thursday, October 10; 1:00 pm Chalktoberfest Sidewalk Art Contest For families and teens, ages 13-18 Thursday, October 10; 3:00 pm Join us for a book-inspired chalk drawing contest; one winner (per category) & from each branch will compete for a PRIZE by systemwide voting. Visit your local library for details and to complete an entry form. Culture Crafts: Germany, ages 6-12 Thursday, October 10; 5:00 pm Oktoberfest history / make Edelweiss hat

Chalktoberfest Sidewalk Art Contest For families and teens, ages 13-18 Wednesday, October 9; 5:00 pm Join us for a book-inspired chalk drawing contest; one winner (per category) & from each branch will compete for a PRIZE by systemwide voting. Visit your local library for details and to complete an entry form. Hangul Day: A Celebration of the Korean Language, for all ages Wednesday, October 9; 6 pm - 7 pm Learn about Korean culture, calligraphy & the history of their writing system. Hispanic Heritage Author Visit, ages 3-5 Thursday, October 10; 10:30 am Meet author, Nadeen Green, and Rodrigo Tobar de la Fuente, illustrator of the bilingual book, Let There Be Dragons. Refreshments available after the author shares her story. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Homeschool Hangout For Homeschooled Kids & Teens Friday, October 25; 10:00 am DIY paper mâché pumpkins/gauze ghosts Seasonal Crafts, for all ages Tuesday, October 29; 5:00 pm DIY paper mâché pumpkins/gauze ghosts PEACHTREE CORNERS BRANCH Homework Help, for Grades K-12 Monday-Thursdays; 4 pm - 6 pm Saturdays; 2pm - 4pm Specific date details on website Ugly Crafts, all ages Tuesday, October 1; 5:00 pm RSVP preferred- in branch/on web Pirate Party! Ages 5-10 Thursday, October 3; 4:00 pm Dress as pirate, bring favorite pirate book

Juvenile Fiction Book Club, ages 6-12 Wednesday, October 23; 4:30 pm Share favorites & get ideas from others

Reading Rockstars Book Club Lively book discussion for ages 9-12 Monday, October 7; 6:30 pm Registration required

Evening Storytime, ages 5 & under Thursday, October 24; 5:00 pm

Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 11:00 am on: October 8, 15, 22, 29

Chalktoberfest Sidewalk Art Contest For families and teens, ages 13-18 Thursday, October 10; 2:00 - 4:00 pm Join us for a book-inspired chalk drawing contest; one winner (per category) & from each branch will compete for a PRIZE by systemwide voting. Visit your local library for details and to complete an entry form.

Family Game Afternoon, all ages Saturday, October 26; 2:00 pm Fun games enhance monetary skills!

Bilingual Storytime, ages 3-8 Wednesday, October 16; 5:00 pm Stories in English and other languages

NORCROSS BRANCH

Tuesday Tales, ages 5-8 Tuesdays at 6:30 pm on: October 1: Bats October 8: Hocus Pocus October 15: Ghost Stories October 22: Pumpkins October 29: Booapalooza* *Registration required for Booapalooza

ASL & Interpretation Storytime, all ages Wednesday, October 9; 5:00 pm Hear and see a signing storybook

Homeschool Book Club, ages 5-12 Friday, October 18; 10:30 am Read any non-fiction title about an international natural wonder STEM Saturday, ages 3-8 Saturday, October 19; 10:30 am Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, October 19; 11:00 am Halloween Dance Party! Ages 1-5 Tuesday, October 29; 11:30 am Free ticket required for entry (Limited space: Pick-up tickets~one per person~in branch 10/22 or after)

Library Lab: Make Chalk, ages 6-12 Tuesday, October 29 4:30 pm Explore the science on how chalk is made

Bilingual Storytime, ages 3-5 Thursdays; 10:30 am on: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Stories in English & Spanish Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Thursdays; 11:30 am on: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Reading Club for Kids, ages 5-10 Mondays; 5:00 pm: October 7, 21, 28 Practice reading skills with volunteers Junior Scientists, ages 5-10 Tuesday, October 8; 4:00 pm Theme: Spooky BreakOut EDU

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Thursdays; 11:00 am on: October 10, 17, 24, 31 Hispanic Heritage Festival, all ages Thursday, October 10; 2 pm - 4 pm Celebrate with fun activities! Chalktoberfest Sidewalk Art Contest For families and teens, ages 13-18 Friday, October 11; 2:00 - 4:00 pm Join us for a book-inspired chalk drawing contest; one winner (per category) & from each branch will compete for a PRIZE by systemwide voting. Visit your local library for details and to complete an entry form. Pumpkin Painting, ages 8+ Thursday, October 17; 6:00 pm

Hands-on Homeschool: Ages 6+ Monday, October 21; 1:00 pm Arthropod Art SUWANEE BRANCH Family Bingo Night! All Ages Wednesdays; 5pm: October 2, 16, 30 Baby & Me; pre-walkers Thursdays; 1:30 pm: October 3, 17, 24 Homework Help Club! Ages 9-18 Thursdays; 5pm: October 3, 17, 24, 31 Sundays; 3pm: October 6, 20, 27 Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Fridays; 10:30 & repeats at 11:30 am on: October 4, 18, 25 Kids Book Club, ages 7-10 Saturdays; 2 pm: October 5, 26 Theme: Halloween Sensory Storytime, ages 3-6 Tuesday, October 8; 10:30 am Registration required LEGO Challenges, ages 4+ Tuesday, October 8; 5:00 pm Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Wednesdays: 10:30 & repeats 11:30 am: October 9, 16, 23 Space is limited/first to arrive basis Be Civic, ages 9-12 Wednesday, October 9; 4 pm - 5 pm Play interactive iCivics computer games STEM for Kids! Ages 5-10 Wednesday, October 9; 5:00 pm Chalktoberfest Sidewalk Art Contest For families and teens, ages 13-18 Saturday, October 12; 2:00 - 3:00 pm Join us for a book-inspired chalk drawing contest; one winner (per category) & from each branch will compete for a PRIZE by systemwide voting. Visit your local library for details and to complete an entry form. Family Movie Matinee, all ages Sunday, October 13; 2:00 pm Watch: Ghostbusters (1984 version) This film is rated PG and is 105 mins long Cocoa with a Cop, all ages Wednesday, October 16; 4:00 pm Talk with local officers over cocoa or coffee Community Helpers Storytime, ages 3-7 Thursdays; 10:30 am: October 17, 24, 31 Stories & activities with a mystery guest! Number Camp, ages 3+ Saturday, October 19; 11:00 am Activities to learn shapes! Sewing for Disney (4 nights) Monday-Thursday, October 21-24; 6 pm- 7 pm Learn sewing basics, then design a Disney character; bring your own fabric. Registration required Dig in Science: Albert’s Insomnia Fun math game for ages 9-12 Wednesday, October 23; 4 pm - 5 pm Halloween Dance Party! Ages 1-5 Wednesday, October 30 Choose either 10:30 am / 11:30 am Free Ticket Reqired (Limited space-Pick-up tickets~one per person~in branch 10/23 or after)

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