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Children’s Calendar

May

Featured Programs • Meet Children’s Author FB Smit • Free Comic Book Day • Frog Science • STEM/STEAM Programs • Storytimes To pre-register for a class, visit gwinnettpl.org, find the event on the calendar, and fill out the form.

Children’s Author FB Smit

Featured Digital Resource With Beanstack, library card holders can get emailed recommendations, log their reading, register children for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, and more.

770.978.5154 @gwinnettlibrary www.gwinnettpl.org


BUFORD-SUGAR HILL BRANCH Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Fridays; 11 am: May 3, 10, 31 Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, May 4; 10:30 am Tummy Time, prewalker babies Tuesdays; 10:00 am: May 7, 14, 21, 28 Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 11:00 am: May 7, 28 “Books and Cookies” Double Stuff Club, ages 7-10 Tuesday, May 7; 4:00 pm Discuss any Boxcar Kids title or Wishtree by Katherine Applegate Homework Help, for all ages Tuesdays; 5 pm-7 pm: May 7, 14 Wednesdays; 5 pm-7 pm: May 8, 15 Math Club, ages 8+ Thursdays; 4:00 pm: May 9, 16 Story Night: Cookies, ages 3+ Monday, May 13; 6:30 pm National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

Math Games, Grades 3-5 Thursdays; 5 pm - 6 pm: May 9, 16, 23, 30 Young Makers: Engineer Rigamajig! For ages 5-10, in the Learning Lab Thursday, May 9; 5:30 pm Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Thursday, May 9; 6:00 pm Sensory Hour, all ages Special library time for sensitive kids Sunday, May 12; 11 am - 12 pm Who Knew? Things You Don’t Know About, all ages Monday, May 13; 6:00 pm Learn about Florence Nightingale (Nurse) Tuesday, May 28; 6:00 pm Learn about Sally Ride (Astronaut) Database Trivia, ages 9-12 Tuesday, May 14; 5 pm - 6 pm Competitive trivia using library databases Language & Arts: ASL, ages 3-10 Saturday, May 25; 11:30 am Stories plus learn basic sign language! Tinker Tots: STEAM Projects, ages 3-5 Wednesday, May 29; 10:30 am

Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, May 11; 12:30 pm Pajama Storytime, ages 2+ Monday, May 13; 6:30 pm Sewing for Teens, ages 9-12 Wednesday, May 15; 5:30 pm Learn about basics of sewing LEGO Challenges, ages 7+ Monday, May 20; 4:30 pm Challenge: Build Eiffel Tower Summer Break Party! Ages 8-18 Thursday, May 23; 2:00 pm Outside events (weather permitting) to celebrate the end of school year! Chapter Chat Book Club, ages 8-12 Wednesday, May 29; 4:00 pm Read: Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Preschool Letter Camp, ages 3-5 Saturday, May 11; 2 pm - 3 pm Activities to learn P, Q, R Sensory Browsing Hour, ages 3-10 Sunday, May 12; 11 am - 12 pm Special library time for sensitive kids Science Lab: Learning, all ages Tuesday, May 14; 2:00 pm Hydroponics: Tower Garden Planting STEM Time: LEGO WeDo Basic robotics for Grades 3, 4, & 5 Thursday, May 16; 5:00 pm Registration required Frog Science, ages 3-10 Tuesday, May 21; 10:30 am Interplanetary Obstacle Course Block coding for kids, ages 8-13 Friday, May 31; 3 pm - 4 pm

DACULA BRANCH

DULUTH BRANCH

Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Wednesdays; 10:30 am: May 1, 8 Preschool Storytime, ages 3+ Wednesdays; 11:30 am: May 1, 8

Toddler Time, ages 3 & under Wednesdays at 10:30 am on: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Fridays; 10:30 am on: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Learn American Sign Language (ASL) Wednesdays; 6 pm: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 5 week course for families/kids, ages 3+

Preschool Storytime, ages 3+ Wednesdays; 11:30 am on: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Reading Club for Kids, ages 5-10 Thursdays; 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Practice reading skills with volunteer

Bilingual Storytime, ages 3+ Stories in English and Hindi Saturday, May 18; 11:00 am

STEAM Ahead! Ages 9-12 Wednesday, May 29; 5 pm - 6 pm Learn physics, make Newton’s Cradle

Chess Club (Basics), Grades 1-5 Saturday, May 18; 3:00 pm

COLLINS HILL BRANCH

Baby & Me, for pre-walker babies Fridays; 10:30 am: May 3, 17

Preschool Storytime, ages 3+ Wednesdays; 10:30 am: May 1, 8, 15, 22

Homework Help, ages 5-10 Saturdays; 10 am - 12 pm: May 4, 11 Tuesdays; 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: May 7, 14

Legendary Lives Series, ages 8-12 Wednesday, May 1; 5:30 pm Who is George Lucas?

What Did Native Americans Eat? Saturday, May 4; 2:00 pm Explore history by planting same crops

Baby & Me Program, pre-walker babies Thursdays; 10:30 am: May 2, 9, 16, 23 Baby likes Tchaikovsky!

Music & Movement, ages 3+ Monday, May 6; 11:00 am

Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Monday, May 6; 6 pm - 7 pm Wednesday, May 15; 6 pm - 7 pm

DIY Sculpting with Salt Dough Ages 9-12; Make a Mother’s Day Craft! Monday, May 6; 5:00 pm

Frog Science, ages 3-10 Tuesday, May 7; 4:00 pm

Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, May 11; 10:30 am

Paper Fantasy Flower Creation All ages Wednesday, May 8; 4:30 pm Investigate parts of a flower / how it grows

CENTERVILLE BRANCH Culture Crafternoon, ages 5-10 Wednesday, May 1; 4:00 pm Explore different cultures through crafts Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Thursdays; 10:30 am: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, May 4; 10:30 am Reading Club, ages 5-10 Mondays; 5:30 - 6:30 pm: May 6, 13

Cinco de Mayo Storytime, ages 2+ Sunday, May 5; 2:00 pm Activities to honor Mexican holiday

Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 10:30 am: May 7, 14, 21, 28

Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 10:30 am: May 7, 14, 21

ABC & ME, ages 5 & under Tuesdays; 2:30 pm: May 7, 14 6 session parent class/teach child to read Registration required

STEM 3D Coloring, ages 8-12 Wednesday, May 8; 5:30 pm Learn about augmented reality

LEGO Challenges, ages 6-12 Tuesday, May 7; 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Art from the Garden, all ages Saturday, May 11; 11:00 am Make crafts for Mother’s Day

The Invention of Money & Saving Tips For kids, ages 6-11 Monday, May 6; 4 pm - 6 pm History of money plus make a piggy bank

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


Music & Movement, ages 3+ Thursday, May 9; 11:30 am Space is limited/first to arrive basis Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, May 18; 1:30 pm BeTWEENS: What’s My Constellation? Ages 9-12 Wednesday, May 22; 5:30 - 7:00 pm Discover your constellation/make it glow

Elizabeth H. Williams SNELLVILLE Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Wednesdays; 10:30 am on: May 1, 8, 15, 22 Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Wednesdays; 11:30 am on: May 1, 8, 15, 22 Ready to Read, ages 3-5 Tuesdays; 10:30 am: May 7, 14 Registration required Frog Science, ages 3+ Thursday, May 16; 10:30 am Dinosaur Club, ages 10 and under Thursday, May 16; 4:30 pm Tinker Tots: All About Bugs Ages 5 and under Tuesday, May 21; 10:30 am Sensory Storytime, ages 3-8 Thursday, May 23; 10:30 am For kids with sensory sensitivities FIVE FORKS BRANCH Jedi Training Storytime, ages 3-5 Saturday, May 4; 2:00 pm Crazy 8’s Math Club, Grades 3-5 Mondays, 6 pm - 7 pm: ; May 6, 13, 20 Registration required Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 10:30 and repeats 11:30 am: May 7, 14, 21 Art Club, ages 5-10 Wednesday, May 8; 6 pm - 7 pm May: Tibetan Sand Art Baby & Me Program, pre-walker babies Thursdays; 11:00 am: May 9, 16, 30 Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Fridays; 10:30 am: May 10, 17, 24 Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, May 11; 2:30 pm

I’ve Got Rhythm, I’ve Got Music! Ages 3 - 5 Monday, May 13; 10:30 am and repeats 11:30 am

LEGO Challenges! Ages 5-12 Saturday, May 4; 10:00 am Theme: Build Rocket or Spaceship

Frog Science, ages 3-10 Wednesday, May 15; 3:30 pm

Star Wars: May the 4th Be With You! Saturday, May 4; 2:00 pm Jedi Force activities for ages 5-12

LEGO Challenges, ages 5-10 Wednesday, May 15; 6 pm - 7 pm Theme: Star Wars

Star Wars Pt 2: Revenge of the 5th! Sunday, May 5; 2:00 pm Dark side activities for ages 5-12

Young Makers, ages 5-10 Tuesday, May 21; 4 pm - 5 pm Engineer a Rigamajig!

Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 10:30 am: May 7, 14, 21, 28

Pajama Storytime, ages 2+ Wednesday, May 22; 6:30 pm

Multigenerational Storytime, ages 3-5 Wednesday, May 8; 10:30 am Guests from Arbor Terrace Senior Home

Historical Crafting, ages 5-10 Braided Rag Rug Saturday, May 25; 2:00 pm

Little Leonardos Art Program Ages 5-12; Dress to be messy! Wednesday, May 8; 4:00 pm

GRAYSON BRANCH

Baby & Me, pre-walker babies Thursdays; 10:30 am: May 9, 23

Baby & Me Program, pre-walker babies Thursday, May 2; 10:30 am Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Thursday, May 2; 11:30 am Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Sunday, May 5; 3:00 pm YogaMoves Storytime, ages 3-5 Friday, May 10; 10:30 am Guest instructor: Trayce Lynne Cryptid Creatures Club, ages 8+ Monday, May 13; 4:30 pm Create Your Own Creature! Science of Art, all ages Wednesday, May 15; 5 pm - 6 pm DIY Artful Terrarium Preschool Discovery Lab, ages 3-5 Thursday, May 16; 10:30 am Music & Movement, ages 3-5 Friday, May 17; 10:30 am

HAMILTON MILL BRANCH Music & Movement, ages 4 & under Thursday, May 2; 10:30 am Night of the Ninjas, ages 8+ Thursday, May 2; 5:00 pm Laser maze & origami throwing stars Math Club, Grades 3-5 Thursday, May 2; 5:30 pm

World Academy, ages 8-12 Thursdays; 5 pm: May 9, 23 Explore European cultures with activities Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Fridays; 10:30 am: May 10, 17, 24, 31 Muffins with Mom, ages 3-5 Friday, May 10; 3:30 pm Stories, crafts, muffins for Mother’s Day Bilingual Storytime, ages 4-7 Saturday, May 11; 10:30 am Family Tech Challenge, ages 4+ Saturday, May 11; 2:00 pm May: Electric Play Dough! Sensory Storytime, ages 3-8 Sunday, May 12; 2:00 pm Science Sandbox, ages 5-12 Monday, May 13; 4:00 pm Activity: Mystery Science! Homeschool Hangout For homeschooled kids & teens Thursday, May 16; 11:00 am DIY Bubble-Blower Machine

LAWRENCEVILLE BRANCH Super Science! Ages 5-10 Wednesday, May 1; 4:30 pm Theme: Paper Airplanes Math Club, ages 5-10 Thursdays; 5 pm: May 2, 16 Fun games enhance math skills! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo! All ages Friday, May 3; 3:30 pm LEGO Challenges, ages 5-10 Saturday, May 4; 10:00 am Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Mondays; 10:30 am: May 6, 13 Wednesdays; 10:30 am: May 8, 15 Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Mondays; 11:30 am: May 6, 13 Mommy & Me Paint Night, ages 8+ Tuesday, May 7; 6 pm - 8 pm Create a Mother’s Day masterpiece! Registration required Chess Club, ages 6-11 Wednesdays; 4:30 pm: May 8, 22 Family Storytime, ages 3+ Tuesday, May 14; 7:00 pm Music and Movement, ages 3+ Wednesday, May 15; 11:30 am Awesome Art, ages 5-10 Wednesday, May 15; 4:30 pm Theme: Handprint Art Make a Family Tree, ages 5-10 Wednesday, May 22; 7:00 pm Parents & kids work together on Tree Doggie Tales, ages 5+ Saturday, May 25; 10:30 am Are You Tying Your Shoes Right? Learning simple knots, for all ages Saturday, May 25; 2 pm - 3 pm

Young Makers: STEAM Projects Ages 5-10 Thursday, May 16; 5:00 pm Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, May 25; 10:30 am NASA @ My Library: Daylight in a Bottle, ages 5-10 Saturday, May 25; 2:00 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 Homework Help, for Grades K-12 Monday-Thursdays; 4 pm - 7 pm From 5/1-5/16: See website for details Toddler Time, ages 1-3 Tuesdays; 10:30 am: May 7, 14, 21, 28 Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Tuesdays; 11:30 am: May 7, 14, 21, 28 Chess Club, ages 6+; all skill levels Tuesdays; 5 pm - 6 pm: May 7, 21 Crazy 8’s Math Club, Grades K-2 Tuesdays; 5 pm-6 pm: May 7, 14, 21 Registration required Frog Science! Ages 3+ Thursday, May 9; 4:30 pm

Evening Storytime, ages 5 & under Thursday, May 23; 6:00 pm Library Lab, ages 5-12 Tuesday, May 28; 4:30 pm Make Lava Lamps!

NORCROSS BRANCH

Solar Oven S’mores! All ages Thursday, May 16; 4:00 pm Use the power of the sun to make a treat!

Bilingual Storytime, ages 3-5 Thursdays; 10:30 am on: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Stories in English & Spanish

R.E.A.D. with CAREing Paws Ages 6 & up Saturday, May 25; 2:00 pm Pre-registration in branch required

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Thursdays; 11:30 am on: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Tie Dye @ the Library, all ages Thursday, May 30; 1:00 pm Bring a white tee or a pair of white socks to dye. Registration required

Junior Scientists, ages 10 & under Tuesday, May 14; 4:00 pm Erupting slime!

Baby & Me, for pre-walker babies Friday, May 17; 10:00 am

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration, for all ages Saturday, May 18; 1 pm - 2 pm Korean traditional drumming & dances Guest: SE Korean Dance Association

Homeschool Book Club, ages 5+ Friday, May 17; 10:30 am Read: Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

BreakoutEDU: Interstellar Edition All ages; Unlock a Space Box! Tuesday, May 28; 5:00 pm

Bilingual Storytime, ages 3-8 Wednesday, May 22; 5:00 pm Ramadan Eid stories and celebration

Homeschool Hangout For Homeschooled Kids & Teens Friday, May 31; 10:00 am Erupting slime!

LEGO Challenges, ages 4-10 Saturday, May 25; 11 am - 12 pm Learning Alive Fun! Ages 4-8 Wednesday, May 29; 5:00 pm Fun learning with augmented technology

MOUNTAIN PARK BRANCH Toy & Tummy Time for Babies (Pre-walkers only please) Wednesdays; 11:00 am on: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Math Tutoring, for Grades K-5 Thursday, May 2; 5:00 pm Get help with mathematics from Parkview High Honor Society Tutors Star Wars Storytime, ages 3-5 Friday, May 3; 1:00 pm Culture Crafts: Australia, ages 5-12 Thursday, May 9; 5:00 pm Family Game Afternoon, all ages Saturday, May 11; 2:00 pm Fun games enhance math skills!

Tuesday Tales: Pizza & PJ’s Storytime For ages 5-10 Tuesday, May 14; 6:30 pm Registration required

PEACHTREE CORNERS BRANCH Homework Help, for Grades K-12 Monday-Thursdays; 4 pm - 6 pm Saturdays; 2 pm - 4 pm Through May 18- details on website Crayon Craft Camp, ages 9-12 Wednesdays; 5 pm - 6 pm May 1; Shredders May 15; Candles May 29; Jewelry Registration required Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 11:00 am on: May 7, 14, 21 Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Thursdays; 11:00 am on: May 9, 16, 23 Reading Rockstars Book Club Lively book discussion for ages 9-12 Monday, May 13; 6:30 pm Registration required

SUWANEE BRANCH

Preschool Letter Camp, ages 3+ Saturday, May 4; 11:00 am Activities to learn S, T, U Reading Buddies, ages 5-10 Saturday, May 4; 2 pm - 3 pm Practice reading with a new buddy! A Universe of Stories, ages 9-12 Wednesday, May 8; 4 pm - 5 pm Reads for summer, Beanstack prizes- come check out what to do this summer STEM Time; Sorting Machine Ages 5-10 Wednesday, May 8; 5 pm - 6 pm Little Hands Art, ages 3-6 Dress 4 mess Tuesday, May 14; 10:30 am Registration required

LEGO Challenges, ages 4+ Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Wednesdays: 10:30 & repeats 11:30 am: May Tuesday, May 14; 4 pm - 5 pm 1, 8, 15, 29 Girls Who Code Club, ages 9-12 Thursday, May 16; 5:00 pm Family Game Night! All Ages Learn coding skills & make friends! Every other Wednesday; 5 pm - 6 pm: Registration required May 1, 15, 29 Baby & Me Program, pre-walkers Thursdays; 10:30 am: May 2, 9, 16 Homework Help Club! Ages 9+ Thursdays; 5 pm: May 2, 9, 16 Sundays; 3 pm: May 5, 12, 19

Meet Children’s Author FB Smit! All ages storytime & book signing; With bilingual dialogue/diverse characters Saturday, May 18; 1:00 pm Family Storytime & Craft, ages 3-7 Tuesday, May 21; 6:30 pm

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Fridays; 10:30 & repeats at 11:30 am on: May 3, 10, 17, 31

CELEBRATE FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

Meet My Little Pony Artist

Andy Price

May 4, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Galactic Quest-Buford 4264 Sudderth Rd Ste C, Buford 30518

Meet & greet with local artists and writers. May 4, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Galactic Quest-Lawrenceville 116 E. Crogan Street Lawrenceville 30046

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