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Teen Calendar

December Featured Programs • Harry Potter Yule Ball • Sewing for the Holidays • Star Wars Escape Room • Homeschool Book Club • Teen Advisory Council These events are free and open ONLY to Teens in grades 6-12 unless otherwise noted. Visit gwinnettpl.org/calendar for registration links and more information about GCPL programs. 770.978.5154 @gwinnettlibrary www.gwinnettpl.org


BUFORD-SUGAR HILL BRANCH Holiday Cards for Community Helpers All ages create seasonal cards to share! Tuesday, December 3; 5:30 pm Homework Help, ages 5-18 Wednesdays; 5pm: December 4, 11, 18 30th Anniversary Celebration! All ages Thursday, December 5; 3 pm - 5 pm Celebrate the Buford-Sugar Hill Branch! Fortnite Friday Friday, December 6; 3:00 pm Play with or against your friends! DIY GIft Wrapping, for teens & adults Sunday, December 8; 3:00 pm Learn unique gift wrapping techniques! Tinkercad an Ornament (and demo) Wednesday, December 11; 5:30 pm Learn to design for 3D printing Code Club, ages 7-12 Thursday, December 12; 4:00 pm Learn basic CSS Star Wars Escape Room Tuesday, December 17; 5:30 pm Foil the plans of the First Order to make an escape Hot Chocolate in a Jar Wednesday, December 18; 5:30 pm Card Capture! All ages Saturday, December 28; 3 pm - 4 pm Learn about Pokemon: The Trading Card Game Bring own deck or laptop (virtual)

STEAM Ahead: Snow Cream! Ages 9-12 Monday, December 16; 4:30 pm Make ice cream using chemistry! Stripped Down Motor Tuesday, December 17; 4:30 pm Build a simple motor Who Knew? Things You Don’t Know... About Wright Brothers (1st Flight) Tuesday, December 17; 6:00 pm Teen STEAM Challenge Thursday, December 19; 5:30 pm Make a festive gift box! TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Tuesday, December 31; 4:30 pm Plan programs & earn volunteer credits! COLLINS HILL BRANCH Teen Tech Tuesday: Green Screen Tuesday, December 3; 5:30 pm Green screens take films to the next level! Show of Hands Thursday, December 5; 6:00 pm Practice American Sign Language

DACULA BRANCH Gwinnett Teen Studios (TAC only) Tuesday, December 3; 4:30 pm TAC films an episode today! Credit Clinic: How To’s & FAQs Tuesday, December 3; 7:00 pm Learn about the credit rating system Smart Money Club, ages 9-12 Mondays; 5:30 pm: December 9, 16 Brainstorm ways to save $ during holidays and smart money moves for afterwards Rainbow Roundtable: Life Skills Tuesday, December 10; 4:30 pm Discuss life skills/social awareness Harry Potter Yule Ball Saturday, December 14; 7 pm - 10 pm Join us for a special after-hours themed ball; costumes encouraged but not required! Anime Club: Anime Trivia! Tuesday, December 17; 4:30 pm Test your knowledge and beat your peers! DULUTH BRANCH

DIY Holidays, for teens & adults Photoshop Cube Ornaments Saturday, December 7; 11:00 am Delicious Holiday Dips! Tuesday, December 10; 6:30 pm Wrap It Up! Learn gift wrap techniques Tuesday, December 17; 6:30 pm

Harry Potter Yule Party, grades 3 - 12 Tuesday, December 3; 5:30 - 7:30 pm Make a wand, sorting hat and play trivia!

TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Tuesday, December 10; 5:00 pm Activity planning & idea sharing

Chess Club, all ages & skill levels Wednesday, December 11; 6 pm - 7 pm

Observe the Night Sky, all ages Wednesday, December 4; 6:00 - 7:30 pm View the night sky through a telescope

Designing in VR Monday, December 30; 4:00 pm Create an object for 3D printing in VR

Hogwarts Holiday! Ages 8-12 Wednesday, December 11; 5:30 pm Celebrate holiday magic w/ Harry Potter!

Inter-Generational Book Club For tweens, teens & parents Saturday, December 14; 10 am - 11 am Come together to discuss a best seller

CENTERVILLE BRANCH

From Nothing to Something Tuesday, December 14; 2 pm - 3 pm Screenwriting workshop with guest: Filmmaker Booker T. Mattison

National Dipped in Chocolate Day Monday, December 16; 4:30 pm All Ages can learn the history & make some tasty chocolate dipped items

Comic Club Tuesday, December 17; 5:30 pm Discuss social issues in comics

Practical Origamists: Holiday Ornaments For all ages Wednesday, December 18; 4 pm - 5:30 pm Learn to create paper origami ornaments!

Teen Game Night Mondays; 4 pm - 5 pm: December 9, 16, 23, 30 Play unconventional video games! Centerville Filmmakers, ages 13-18 Tuesday, December 10; 4:30 pm Ready for the Teen Film Challenge? Learn Spanish! (Intermediate Level) Thursdays; 4 pm: December 12, 19

Chapter Chat Book Club, ages 8-12 Wednesday, December 18; 5:30 pm Read Story Thieves by James Riley

Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Thursday, December 12; 6:00 pm

Star Wars: Behind the Myth Saturday, December 21; 2:00 pm An introduction to the Hero’s Journey

Computer Building Workshop Saturday, December 14; 12 pm - 1:30 pm Learn the different computer components

BreakoutEDU: Star Wars Edition Friday, December 27; 2:00 pm Compete in teams to solve SW puzzles

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


Elizabeth H. Williams SNELLVILLE Family Nights @ The Library! All ages Wednesdays at 6:00 pm on: December 4: STEAM; Physics December 11: Coming Attractions December 18: An Author for the Whole Family! (Get to know James Patterson) Elf Training Classes, for all ages Registration required; at 4:00 pm on: Monday, December 9: Card Making 101 Tuesday, December 10: Wreath Making Wednesday, December 11: Gift Wrapping Simply Cooking: No Bake Desserts Saturday, December 14; 11:00 am Make desserts w/ 5 ingredients or less FIVE FORKS BRANCH Intro to 3D Printing Wednesday, December 4; 6:00 pm Monday, December 16; 6:00 pm Learn to use the library’s 3D printers

Python Coding Club Monday, December 30; 6:00 pm Build your Python skills w/ coding projects GRAYSON BRANCH Chess Club, all skill levels Sunday, December 1; 3 pm - 5 pm

DIY Candle Making, teens & adults Tuesday, December 17; 5:30 pm While supplies last

The Art & Science of Calligraphy Thursday, December 5; 5:00 pm Explore calligraphy and ink arts

Advanced Sewing Club (Test skills) Wednesday, December 18; 5:30 pm Registration required

World Myth, ages 9-12 Wednesday, December 11; 5:00 pm

Seasonal Drinks, teens & adults Wednesday, December 18; 6:00 pm Traditional beverages from around world

Adulting 101: Machine Sewing Intro Thursday, December 12; 5:30 pm Complete projects/ make an ornament Introduction to Tabletop Gaming Thursday, December 19; 5:00 pm Learn to play an original RPG HAMILTON MILL BRANCH

Crash Course in Renting! Thursday, December 5; 5:00 pm What to consider before renting a home

Intro to Python Program Language Monday, December 2; 5:30 pm Use Python to create simple projects

Observe the Night Sky, all ages Thursday, December 5; 6:30 pm View the night sky through a telescope with guest, Atlanta Astronomy Club

X-Carve Demo Tuesday, December 3; 6:00 pm

Build a Computer with Raspberry Pi Saturday, December 7; 1:00 pm Assemble a working machine to play on! Teen Writers Guild Monday, December 9; 5:30 pm Hone skills to apply to the craft of writing

#ReadWoke Book Club Wednesday, December 4; 6:00 pm Discuss: Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson Intro to 3D Printing Wednesday, December 4; 6:00 pm Learn to use the library’s 3D printers

Intro to JavaScript Monday, December 9; 5:30 pm Learn basics to implement into websites

STEAMrolled: Balloon Powered Cars For tweens, ages 9-12 Thursday, December 5; 5:00 pm Learn about Newton’s Law of Motion

Intro to HTML Wednesday, December 11; 5:30 pm Learn basics to insert into web designs

Childbloom Guitar Concert, all ages Monday, December 9; 6:30 pm Classic holiday musical selections

Holiday Scavenger Hunt Monday, December 16; 5:00 pm

TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Tuesday, December 10; 5:00 pm Activity planning & idea sharing

iMovie Basics Wednesday, December 18; 6:00 pm Import videos to edit, add effects & more Anime and Manga Club Thursday, December 19; 5:00 pm Discussion & appreciation of genre Pillows for Giving; Drop-in for all ages Saturday, December 21; 11am - 12pm Make a no-sew fleece pillow to be donated to non-profit organizations

Sewing Camp (Basics) Monday & Tuesday; 5:30 pm: December 16, 17 Learn to sew over 2 day workshop

Green Screen Videos Wednesday, December 11; 6:00 pm Learn steps & tools for making videos Culinary Literacy: Peppermint Bark Thursday, December 12; 4:00 pm Learn to make this simple holiday treat! Chess Club, for all skill levels Sunday, December 15; 3:00 pm

Bob Ross Art Using Tech Monday, December 23; 4:00 pm Modern technology to create nature art! Hogwarts Bookmarks & Divination Monday, December 30; 2:00 pm Make your Hogwarts house bookmark and get a tea leaf reading too! LAWRENCEVILLE BRANCH LED Greeting Cards Thursday, December 5; 5 pm - 6 pm Make a light-up holiday card! TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Thursday, December 12; 5:00 pm Activity planning & idea sharing Holidays Around the World, all ages Wednesday, December 18; 4:30 pm Learn through stories, crafts and games! Study Break & Bake Thursday, December 19; 5 pm - 6 pm Relax with festive baking! Hour of Code, ages 7-12 Monday, December 30; 11:00 am LILBURN BRANCH Team Trivia: Citizenship & Civics Monday, December 2; 6:00 pm American civics: prizes for winners! Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Tuesdays; 6 pm: December 3, 17 ASL & Interpretation Storytime, all ages Wednesday, December 4; 5:00 pm Storytime using American Sign Language Game Night, for teens & young adults Wednesdays; 6:00 pm: December 4, 18


Adopt a BFF, all ages Thursday, December 5; 5:00 pm Thinking of adopting a pet? Gwinnett Animal Rescue will teach proper care TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Tuesday, December 10; 5:30 pm Activity planning & idea sharing Video Editing Workshop, ages 14+ Tuesday, December 10; 6 pm - 7 pm Learn importing footage, trimming & exporting the finished product Homeschool Book Club, for tweens Friday, December 13; 10:30 am Read the book Tiger Boy by Mitali Perkins Audio Effects, ages 12+ Friday, December 13; 3 pm - 4 pm Explore compression, reverb and delay with Logic Pro X productions Intro to 3D Printing, all ages Saturday, December 14; 1 pm - 2 pm DIY Perler Bead Ornaments Saturday, December 14; 2:00 pm

NORCROSS BRANCH Fortnite Tournament Monday, December 23; 5 pm - 6 pm Play against your friends! Homeschool Hangout For homeschooled kids & teens Friday, December 27; 10:00 am Instant ice cream!

How to Instantpot: Black Eyed Peas For teens & adults Tuesday, December 31; 1:00 pm Learn to make the traditional New Year’s dish in an instant!

Holiday Circuit Cards, ages 9-12 Saturday, December 21; 3:00 pm Make a light-up card to take home

PEACHTREE CORNERS BRANCH Homework Help, for grades K-12 Monday-Thursdays; 4 pm - 6 pm Saturdays; 2 pm - 4 pm See website for specific date details

Let’s Play Loteria! Ages 9-12 Monday, December 16; 5:00 pm Learn Spanish vocab while playing games

Common Threads Mondays; 6:30 pm: December 2, 9, 16, 30 Weekly fiber arts meetup

Intergenerational STEM Saturday Saturday, December 21; 10:30 am Science fun for the WHOLE family!

The Writers’ Group Thursdays; 6 pm: December 5, 19 Meet writers, share work, learn skills

MOUNTAIN PARK BRANCH

Bullet Journal, for teens & adults Saturday, December 7; 12:00 pm Bring a journal to set-up

Stress Less at Mountain Park Tuesday, December 10; 5:00 pm Take a study break & make a stress ball Win the White House Tuesday, December 17; 5:00 pm Learn about civics & run for office! Juvenile Fiction Book Club, ages 9-12 Wednesday, December 18; 5:00 pm Share favorites & get ideas from others Family Game Afternoon, all ages Saturday, December 21; 2:00 pm Fun games enhance monetary skills!

Food Science: pH Poinsettia Leaves Thursday, December 19; 4:00 pm Learn about pH levels and sensors SAT Practice Test (Simulation) Saturday, December 21; 10:30 am - 2 pm Test in all 3 sections & get instant results Registration required

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

Coding Club, ages 9-12 Wednesday, December 4; 5:00 pm Learn to code using a variety of tech

No-Bake Desserts (Learn to make) Wednesday, December 18; 6:00 pm

Microscopic Art (Bilingual) Friday, December 27; 2:00 pm Interpret human and plant cells into a unique canvas painting

Podcasting 101, ages 16+ Saturday, December 14; 3 pm - 4 pm Explains publishing & RSS feed creation

TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Tuesday, December 3; 6:00 pm Activity planning and idea sharing

Who What When Series, ages 9-12 Saturday, December 14; 2:00 pm Topic: DIY Milton Bradley Games

SUWANEE BRANCH Homework Help Club! Ages 9-18 Sundays; 3 pm: December 1, 8, 15 Thursdays; 5 pm: December 5, 12, 19 Sewing for the Holidays, all ages Monday, December 9; 6:00 pm Sew stuffed felt “ugly” ornaments OR design your own ugly Christmas sweater (*bring a sweater to alter) The Write Stuff Tuesday, December 10; 6:00 pm Meet writers, share work, learn skills Suwanee Mathletes: Cypher, ages 9-12 Wednesday, December 11; 4:00 pm Hour of Code Saturday, December 14; 2 pm - 3 pm Bring a laptop or use one of ours Registration required

TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Sunday, December 8; 1:30 pm Activity planning-new members welcome!

Family Movie Matinee, all ages Sunday, December 15; 2:00 pm Watch: The Polar Express This film is not rated and is 100 mins long

Recycle Science: DIY Upcycling Sunday, December 8; 3 pm - 4 pm Join in an upcycling project!

#ReadWoke Book Club Thursday, December 19; 6 pm - 7 pm Join us to discuss feminist books

Cursive Crash Course, ages 10+ Monday, December 9; 4 pm - 5 pm Learn this important skill Registration required Fiber Art Club: T-Shirt Yarn Scarf Thursday, December 12; 5 pm - 6 pm Registration required Cupcake Decor & More, ages 10+ Thursday, December 12; 6:00 pm Holiday cookie decor with TAC volunteer Registration required

2020 GCPL TEEN FILM CHALLENGE Submissions for GCPL's third annual Teen Film Challenge are open now! Prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges to teens who submit a short film between two and ten minutes in length.

Submission Deadline:

January 24

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