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Teen Calendar

February Featured Programs • Black History Month Quiz Bowl • Teen Film Festival • Sewing Clubs • 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 Create! (Tuesdays) February 4; 5:30 pm: Jewelry February 18: 5:30 pm: Duct Tape Engineering Homework Help, ages 5-18 Wednesdays; 5 pm: February 5, 12, 19, 26 Advanced Math & Physics Help For ages 13-18 Wednesdays; 5 pm: February 5, 12, 19, 26 Discover: Acting Wednesday, February 5; 5:30 pm Find out what it’s like working in Hollywood with guest actor, Leslie Dunn Code Club, ages 7-12 Thursday, February 6; 4:00 pm Fortnite Friday Friday, February 7; 3:00 pm Play with or against your friends! SAT Prep Tuesday, February 11 Prepare for the big test Python Programming 101 Sunday, February 16; 4:00 pm Learn the basics of coding in a fun project! Reading Rockstars! Ages 9-12 Thursday, February 20; 5:30 pm Discuss books & meet new friends! TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Saturday, February 22; 10:00 am Plan programs & earn volunteer credits! VR Gaming Saturday, February 22; 4:00 pm This month is Danger Ball #ReadWoke Book Club Wednesday, February 26; 7:00 pm Discuss your favorite diverse books Card Capture! All ages Thursday, February 27; 4 pm - 5 pm Learn about Pokemon: The Trading Card Game; bring own deck or laptop (virtual) CENTERVILLE BRANCH DIY Tween: Circuit Headbands For tweens, ages 9-12 Monday, February 3; 4:30 pm Make a Valentine’s headband with tech Teen Game Night VR Monday, February 3; 4:30 pm February: Expedition into PS4 Playroom Audio Club, tweens & teens Tuesday, February 4; 5 pm - 6 pm Beats, Waveforms, Virtual instruments etc.

Intro to 3D Printing Thursday, February 6; 5:30 pm Learn to use the library’s 3D printers

President’s Day Bingo! All ages Monday, February 17; 2:00 pm Test your Presidential knowledge!

Sensory Hour, all ages Sunday, February 9; 11:00 am Special library tour & storytime for kids & teens with sensory sensitivities

Healthy Hearing, for all ages Monday, February 17; 4:30 pm Guest speaker, Stan Warner, shares info on hearing health for all ages

Rainbow Roundtable, ages 13+ Tuesday, February 11; 4:00 pm Saturday, February 22; 1:00 pm Discuss current events & LGBTQ+ issues

Comic Club Tuesday, February 18; 5:30 pm Black History: Comic Heroes & Creators

Engineering: Kapla Blocks & LEGOs For tweens, ages 9-12 Wednesday, February 19; 5:00 pm

Learn Your Love Language Thursday, February 13; 4:00 pm Learn about the romantic languages

Women’s Self Defense Class Thursday, February 20; 6:30 pm Learn self defense basics from Gwinnett County Police Department Officer

Family Tech Challenge, all ages Thursday, February 13; 5:30 pm February: Snap Circuits

Georgia Gullah Geechee Culture Saturday, February 22; 11:00 am Learn about this unique coastal culture

The Game of Life: Hacks for Getting Ahead in School & Life Thursday, February 20; 3:00 pm How to make the most of time in school; to prepare for your future

Teen Drivers Education, ages 15+ Thursday, February 14; 3:00 pm Learn what to know to ace driving test

Lauded Locations: The Pyramids Tuesday, February 25; 5:30 pm Learn about the history and construction of them plus explore it in virtual reality

Bilingual STEAM: Bloxels, ages 9-12 Monday, February 17; 2:00 pm Creat, design, and build video games- program is in Spanish Big Bytes, ages 9-12 Wednesday & Thursday; 2 pm - 3 pm: February 19 and 20 Kids learn the fundamentals of coding Project Anime: Intro Meeting, ages 9-18 Thursday, February 20; 5:00 pm Learn about what to expect in Anime Club STEAM Ahead: Electric Foods For tweens, ages 9-12 Monday, February 24; 5:00 pm Google Street View Challenge Tuesday, February 25; 4:00 pm Geography guessing game w/ GSV! Teen Sewing Club Thursday, February 27; 4:30 pm Project: Zippered Pouch! Go with Oculus GO Friday, February 28; 3:00 pm Play a different Go game each month COLLINS HILL BRANCH Blacklight Art Tuesday, February 4; 5:30 pm Create artwork that glows under blacklight Show of Hands, teen & adults Thursday, February 6; 6:00 pm Practice American Sign Language TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Tuesday, February 11; 5:30 pm Plan programs & earn volunteer credits!

Chapter Chat Book Club, ages 8-12 Wednesday, February 26; 5:30 pm Read: The Watsons Go to Birmingham; 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

The “Wonder” of Kindness, ages 9-12 Saturday, February 15; 2 pm - 3 pm Discuss the book Wonder & talk about random acts of kindness Anime and Manga Club Tuesday, February 18; 4:30 pm Build Ponyo’s Pop Pop Boat

Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Thursday, February 20; 6:00 pm DULUTH BRANCH Mandala Art, all ages Monday, February 3; 6 pm - 7:30 pm Families learn the history of mandalas The Great Backyard Bird Count 2020 For all ages Saturday, February 8; 2 pm - 3 pm Learn about different birds of GA and how you can participate in this national count

Bulgarian Martenitsa, all ages Saturday, February 29; 11:00 am Welcome Spring with “Baba Marta”, a Spring Intergenerational Book Club Legend, plus make a craft and enjoy traditional For teens & adults music & dancing by local folk group Rosa Saturday, February 15; 10:30 am Discuss: Star Talk: Everything You Need to Know DACULA BRANCH About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe & Beyond by Neil deGrasse Tyson SAT Practice Test Series For High School students: Saturdays; Black History Family Storytime, all ages 1 pm - 3 pm: February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Saturdays; 3 pm - 4 pm: February 15, 29 Reduce your stress about 3/14 test date by Hear African American stories performed by practicing in a quiet environment storytellers; Sharyn Riggs, Cedric Flody, and Keith Johnson Teen Tech Saturday Saturday, February 1; 2:00 pm International Mother Language Day Create your own CD Spectroscope A celebration for all ages Monday, February 17 ; 4 pm - 6 pm Gwinnett Teen Studios (TAC only) Learn fun facts about world languages Tuesday, February 4; 4:30 pm Create a Read Woke Podcast Digital Photography Workshop Thursdays; 6 pm: February 6, 13, 20 Learn about digital photos and editing Rainbow Roundtable (LGBTQ+) Tuesday, February 11; 4:30 pm Discuss life skills & social awareness issues with others

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


Debate Club Tuesday, February 18; 5:30 - 7:30 pm Does social media make bullying worse? Chess Club, all ages & skill levels Monday, February 19; 6 pm - 7 pm #ReadWoke Book Club Saturday, February 29; 2 pm - 3 pm Discuss any book about an African American experience BeTweens Book Club, ages 9-12 Saturday, January 25; 1:00 - 2:30 pm Join our club for bookish fun! Elizabeth H. Williams SNELLVILLE Family Nights @the Library! All ages Wednesdays at 6:00 pm on: February 5: Valentine’s STEAM Escape February 12: Identify Birds/ DIY Feeders February 19: Get Rich, Stay Rich! (Learn about finances) February 26: Coming Attractions (books & authors from school reading lists) All About the Harlem Renaissance Monday, February 10; 6:30 pm How a small NY neighborhood became the center of a major cultural movement Parenting 101: Intro to Homeschooling For parents of kids & teens Thursday, February 13; 10:30 am Find resources & connect with families Bookies & Cookies (Light refreshments) Saturday, February 15; 1:00 pm Discuss: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland Writings & Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance, for teens & adults Saturday, February 22; 2 pm - 3 pm Learn about famous African American writers & poets from this period of time FIVE FORKS BRANCH Unsung Heroes of Black History Monday, February 3; 5:00 pm Hear about figures not taught in school

Your Best Life: Skills & Safety Classes for Teens and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Monday, February 3; 6:30 pm Topic: The Art of Conversation Registration required Open Your World Book Club: For individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities Tuesdays; 3:00 - 4:30 pm on February 4, 11, 18, 25 Readers & aspiring readers meet for reading, listening & discussion of one title Registration Required Crafting with the Cricut Tuesday, February 4; 6:00 pm Learn how to make vinyl stickers! Intro to 3D Printing Wednesday, February 5; 6:00 pm Learn to use the library’s 3D printers Gwinnett Recycles! Saturday, February 8; 1:30 pm Tips & tricks for recycling at home Make it with Glowforge: Valentine Heart Wednesday, February 12; 6:00 pm Try out the new Glowforge laser cutter! Re-Center: Mindfulness in Daily Life Thursday, February 13; 5:00 pm Discover benefits of meditation Anime and Manga Club Thursday, February 20; 5:00 pm Discussion & appreciation of genre Catalysts for Change: Women Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement Saturday, February 22; 2 pm - 4 pm Join us for film, Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders, followed by guest speakers Get Started: Exercise Sunday, February 23; 3:00 pm Learn the benefits of exercise/how to start TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Monday, February 24; 5:00 pm Learn how to plan library programs!

Python Coding Club Thursday, February 27; 6:00 pm Build your Python skills w/ coding projects Sound Lab: Beat Making, teens & adults Saturday, February 29; 1:00 pm Beats, Waveforms, Virtual instruments etc. Observe the Night Sky, all ages Saturday, February 29; 6:00 pm (Special after-hours program) View the night sky through a telescope with guest, Tom Faller (Atlanta Astronomy) GRAYSON BRANCH Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Sunday, February 2; 3:00 pm 3D Paper Art Thursday, February 6; 5:00 pm Create your own colorful 3D art! World Myth, all ages Wednesday, February 12; 5:00 pm Explore myths from around the globe Adulting 101: Candy Making Thursday, February 13; 5:00 pm Make candy for Valentine’s Day! Teen Building Challenge Tuesday, February 18; 5:00 pm Introduction to Tabletop Gaming Tuesday, February 25; 5:00 pm Next steps in playing original RPG Introduction to Coding Thursday, February 27; 5:00 pm

Online registration required by 1/20 For teens in grades 6-12 Study Black History Month questions related to the arts, sciences and humanities for a trivia style competition and the chance to win $300!

STEAMrolled: Sound & Pitch, ages 9-12 Thursday, February 6; 5:00 pm Experiments with sound using instruments TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Tuesday, February 11; 5:00 pm Activity planning & idea sharing Afterschool Universe, ages 9-12 Wednesday, February 12; 6:00 pm Cosmic survey: size & scale of universe? Culinary Literacy: Nigerian Cuisine Thursday, February 13; 4:00 pm Popular West African dish: Jollof Rice Chess Club, for all skill levels Sunday, February 16; 3:00 pm Black History Month Quilting Tuesday, February 18; 5:30 pm Help design and create a special Freedom Quilt, in honor of Black History Month Photoshop Fun, teens & adults Tuesday, February 18; 6:00 pm Learn new tricks & tips! The ABC’s of LGBTQIA+ Wednesday, February 19; 6:00 pm Introductory history about LGBTQIA+ community, suitable for teens & adults

HAMILTON MILL BRANCH

Graphic Novel Book Club, ages 13+ Monday, February 24; 5:00 pm Read: Black Panther #01; A Nation Under Our Feet by Ta-Nehisi Coates

GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math & Science) For girls, ages 9-12 Tuesday, February 4; 4:00 pm Theme: Engineering concepts

Sustainability Series: Going Zero Waste (ish)! For teens & adults Tuesday, February 25; 4:00 pm Lead a more waste-free lifestyle

Intro to 3D Printing Wednesday, February 5; 6:00 pm Learn to use the library’s 3D printers

Advanced Teen Sewing Club Tuesday, February 25; 5:30 pm Registration required

2020 GCPL TEEN FILM FESTIVAL

Sunday, February 23; 2:00 pm Meadowcreek High School 4455 Steve Reynolds Blvd Norcross, GA 30093

#ReadWoke Book Club Wednesday, February 5; 6:00 pm Discuss: The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert

Come see a selection of films from the 2020 Teen Film Challenge presented by East2West Media Group. Five Forks Branch Suwanee Branch February 8th: February 19, 26: 3 pm - 5 pm 6 pm - 8 pm February 17, 24: 6 pm - 8 pm

2020 GCPL TEEN FILM CHALLENGE AWARDS presented by East2West Media Group

Suwanee Branch Saturday, March 21st; 7:00pm Find out the winners of the 2020 Teen Film Challenge at this red carpet event! Everyone is welcome!


LAWRENCEVILLE BRANCH #ReadWoke: Black History Month Family Discussion, for teens & parents Saturday, February 1; 1:00 pm DIY Mosaics Thursday, February 13; 5:00 pm Design a mosaic style candle holder Paper Tower Engineering Thursday, February 20; 5:00 pm Celebrate Engineers Week w/ activity African American Education in Gwinnett After Integration For teens & adults Saturday, February 22; 2:00 pm A guest panel shares their experiences with guest host Rubye Neal TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Sunday, February 23; 2:00 pm Activity planning & idea sharing LILBURN BRANCH Intro to Python Saturday, February 1 1:00 pm Program language for simple projects Eat Your Greens Monday, February 3; 6:00 pm Explore African Diaspora foodways & learn a no-cook method for collard greens

Soldering Workshop Tuesday, February 11; 5:00 pm Learn the basics with this workshop

DIY Family Time Capsule, all ages Saturday, February 22; 3:00 pm Connect with family while sharing history

TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Sunday, February 9; 1:00 pm Get involved - new members welcome!

TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Tuesday, February 11; 5:30 pm Activity planning & idea sharing

NORCROSS BRANCH

Community Voices: Open Mic, all ages Sunday, February 9; 1:30 pm Register online to secure a spot

iMovie Basics Thursday, February 13; 6:00 pm Import videos to edit, add effects & more Start a YouTube Channel Tuesday, February 18; 5 pm - 6 pm Set-up, upload and maintain videos Homeschool Book Club, for tweens Friday, February 21; 10:30 am Read: Wings of Fire #1: Dragonet Prophecy by Tui Sutherland Digital Photography Workshop For teens & adults Saturday, February 22; 12 pm - 1 pm Covers indoor and outdoor guidelines Intro to 3D Printing Thursday, February 27; 4:00 pm Learn to use the library’s 3D printers MOUNTAIN PARK BRANCH Special Needs Alliance Saturday, February 1; 11:00 am Join supportive conversations & activities

Black History Month: Folk Art Wednesday, February 5; 5 pm - 6 pm Create your own folk art masterpiece! Southern Cooking Tuesday, February 11; 5:00 pm Cook simple dishes in honor of BHM Valentine’s Day Circuit Cards, all ages Wednesday, February 12; 4:00 pm Use LED’s to make light-up cards! DIY Harmonica, all ages Tuesday, February 25; 5:00 pm Use everyday items to make a harmonica Homeschool Hangout For Homeschooled Kids & Teens Friday, February 28; 10:00 am Learn to make no-bake cookies! PEACHTREE CORNERS BRANCH Homework Help, for grades K-8 Monday-Thursdays; 4 pm - 6 pm Saturdays; 2 pm - 4 pm See website for specific date details SAT Practice Test (Simulation) Saturday, February 1; 10:30 am - 2 pm Test in all 3 sections & get instant results Registration required

Anime Club Tuesday, February 4; 6:00 pm Discussion & appreciation of genre

TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Tuesday, February 4; 6:00 pm Activity planning & idea sharing

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

Coding Club, ages 9-12 Wednesday, February 5; 5:00 pm Coding technology to jumpstart creativity!

NASA @ My Library: UV Kid, all ages Saturday, February 1; 2:00 pm Learn about the dangers of UV Rays by making a UV kid with special beads

Adobe InDesign, teens & adults Thursday, February 6; 6:00 pm Create templates in this popular software

Hello/Xin Chào, all ages (Thursdays) 4:45 - 5:45 pm: February 6, 13, 20, 27 Learn basic conversational Vietnamese

Common Threads Mondays; 6:30 pm: February 3, 10, 17, 24 Weekly fiber arts meetup & instruction

Podcasting (RSS Feed) Saturday, February 8; 12 pm - 1 pm Explains equipment, set-up, publishing

Candy Wrapper Origami Tuesday, February 11; 5:00 pm Explore this Japanese paper art form

DIY Chinese Lanterns, all ages Wednesday, February 5; 4:00 pm Make a lantern and learn the history

Bilingual STEM: Circuit Embroidery For tweens & teens, ages 9-18 Saturday, February 8; 2:00 pm Create your own fiber art with circuits!

Rainbow Roundtable (LGBTQ+) Thursday, February 13; 4:30 pm Discuss representation in teen and young adult literature

Teen Writing Program Thursdays; 5 pm: February 6, 20 Meet writers, share work, learn skills

Audio Club, teens & adults Saturday, February 8; 3 pm - 4 pm Beats, Waveforms, Virtual instruments etc

BHM: DIY Art-Inspired Totes Monday, February 17; 2:00 pm Totes inspired by African American art

Chess Club, all skill levels Mondays; 5 pm: February 10, 24

The Drawing Board: Heads Up! For teens & adults Tuesday, February 18; 4:00 pm Draw human faces from imagination

Treat Yourself! (DIY Beauty Products) Monday, February 10; 5:30 pm Make your own lip balm and bath bomb!

Juvenile Fiction Book Club, ages 9-12 Wednesday, February 19; 5:00 pm Share favorites & get ideas from others

Harry Potter: Love Potions, all ages Thursday, February 6; 6:00 pm Make the Amortentia potion; waivers required from adult to consume Treat Yo’ Self: DIY Self-Care Saturday, February 8; 1:00 pm Self-care products for Galentine’s Day Family Valentines, all ages Saturday, February 8; 3pm OR Thursday, February 13; 4:30 pm Make valentines for family & friends

Flipped: Embroidery 101, Class #1 Sunday, February 9; 2:30 pm Registration required Reading Rockstars Book Club Lively book discussion for ages 9-12 Monday, February 10; 6:30 pm Registration required Tik Tok Film Festival Saturday, February 15; 3:30 pm Showcase your creative abilities through Tik Tok and possibly win $50 gift card Registration required / submit online Black History Month Festival, all ages Monday, February 17; 2 pm - 4 pm Booth style crafts & activities! The Lost Series: Desert, ages 9-12 Wednesday, February 19; 4:00 pm Learn if you have what it takes to survive Registration required SUWANEE BRANCH **The Suwanee Library will be closed from Monday, February 3 through Sunday, February 16 for re-carpeting; thanks for your patience!** Homeschool Family Nature Walk Tuesday, February 18; 12:00 pm Fun adventure about local plants/wildlife Registration required Celebrate the Innovators, ages 9-12 Tuesday, February 18; 5:00 pm Learn about African American scientists Homework Help Club for Teens Thursdays; 5 pm: February 20, 27 Sunday, February 23; 3:00 pm #ReadWoke Book Club Thursday, February 20; 6:00 pm Discuss books about race The Write Stuff Tuesday, February 25; 6:00 pm Meet writers, share work, learn skills

TEEN ADVISORY COUNCIL Join the T.A.C. at your local branch to help determine the types of programs offered for teens at the libray. Ask a staff member for more information.

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GCPL February '20 Teen Guide  

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Discover upcoming teen programs at GCPL.