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Teen Calendar

May

Featured Programs • What the Beep? Morse Code History • XBOX One: Overwatch • Sewing Clubs • Teen Advisory Council • Teen Summer Job Fair Samuel Morse, inventor of Morse code

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 Fortnite Friday Friday, May 3; 3:00 pm Play with or against your friends! TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) Ages 13+ Saturday, May 4; 10:00 am Activity planning and idea sharing Homework Help, for all ages Tuesdays; 5 pm -7 pm: May 7, 14 Wednesdays; 5 pm - 7 pm: May 8, 15 Pokemon Escape Room Tuesday, May 7; 6:00 pm Help Pikachu escape from Team Rocket Virtual Game Night, ages 13+ Thursday, May 9; 6:00 pm Play competitive games in VR Permission form required International Delights: Discover the World of Snacks Tuesday, May 14; 6:00 pm Explore cultures through snack foods DIY String Art: Mythical Creatures Tuesday, May 21; 6:00 pm Create art of favorite creature with string What the Beep? Morse Code History Tuesday, May 28; 6:00 pm Learn and celebrate with a fun craft! Morse Coding with Circuits, all ages Wednesday, May 29; 6 pm - 7 pm Generate lights/sound with arduino Writer’s Group Workshop Thursday, May 30; 6 pm - 7 pm Practice & discuss writing techniques

CENTERVILLE BRANCH Writing Club Wednesday, May 1; 5 pm - 6 pm Creative, news, blog style writing tips 3D Printing @ My Library 3D Design for Beginners Thursday, May 2; 5:30 pm Make designs to print on 3D printer Intro to 3D Printing Thursday, May 23; 5:30 pm Learn the history/software/basic design Sewing Seminar 6 (Demos) Sunday, May 5; 2 pm - 4 pm Sewing hems

Career Management, for teens & adults Resumes & Cover Letters Monday, May 6; 4:30 pm Job Searching Monday, May 13; 4:30 pm Interview Skills Monday, May 20; 4:30 pm

Following Your Online Footprint Saturday, May 4; 2:00 pm How to access/protect online info

Coding @ Centerville (1st Tuesdays) Tuesday, May 7; 4:30 pm Use Variable in Scratch Bring your own laptop or use ours

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

Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Thursday, May 9; 6:00 pm Who Knew? Things You Don’t Know About... All ages Monday, May 13; 6:00 pm Learn about Florence Nightingale Tuesday, May 28; 6:00 pm Learn about Sally Ride (Astronaut) Study Break Tuesday, May 14; 4:30 pm Break from studies w/ fun activities! Database Trivia, ages 9-12 Tuesday, May 14; 5 pm - 6 pm Competitive trivia using databases CENsational Salads: Caprese Salad Wednesday, May 15; 5:00 pm Make mozzarella cheese for salads Teen STEAM Challenge Thursday, May 16; 5:30 pm Sphero robotics challenge! Computer Building Workshop Saturday, May 18; 12 pm - 1:30 pm Build and upgrade a PC TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) Ages 13+ Tuesday, May 21; 4:30 pm Earn volunteer credits! Teen Game Night Tuesday, May 21; 5:30 pm Play unconventional video games DIY Metal Stamp Jewelry Tuesday, May 28; 4:30 pm STEAM Ahead! Ages 9-12 Wednesday, May 29; 5 pm - 6 pm Learn physics, make Newton’s Cradle Raspberry Pi: Time Lapse Camera Thursday, May 30; 5 pm - 7 pm Build a camera to record slow events Registration required

COLLINS HILL BRANCH

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

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

Mother’s Day: Upcycled Bouquets Tuesday, May 7; 5:30 pm Make flowers from recycled materials

Art from the Garden, all ages Saturday, May 11; 11:00 am Make crafts for Mother’s Day TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) Ages 13+ Tuesday, May 14; 5:30 pm Activity planning and idea sharing Amazing Women Series Tuesday, May 14; 6:30 pm Discuss Physicists and Medical Greats Sewing for Tweens, ages 8-12 Wednesday, May 15; 5:30 pm Learn about basics of sewing American Sign Language, ages 10+ Thursday, May 16; 3:30 - 5:00 pm Learn about signing, get info on ASL Summer Break Party! Ages 8-18 Thursday, May 23; 2:00 pm Outside events (weather permitting) to celebrate the end of school year! Teen Tech Tuesday: VR Job Simulator Tuesday, May 28; 2:30 pm Learn about summer jobs on Oculus Rift Signed waiver required Chapter Chat Book Club, ages 8-12 Wednesday, May 29; 4:00 pm Read: Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling Your Family Timeline: How They Lived; 2 Part Series (Bring family tree) Thursday, May 30; 1:30 - 3:00 pm Set up personal timeline Saturday, June 1; 1:30 - 3:00 pm Overlay with historical data

DACULA BRANCH Learn American Sign Language (ASL) Wednesdays; 6 pm: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 5 week course for families/kids, ages 3+ Homework Help, Grades 6-12 Thursdays; 2:30 - 5:30 pm: May 2, 9, 16 DIY Sculpting with Salt Dough Ages 9-12; Make a Mother’s Day Craft! Monday, May 6; 5:00 pm


TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory Council) Tuesday, May 7; 4:30 pm Activity planning and idea sharing What the Beep? Morse Code History Thursday, May 9; 5:00 pm Learn and celebrate with a fun craft! Science Lab; Learning, all ages Tuesday, May 14; 2:00 pm Hydroponics: Tower Garden Planting Board (Games) in the Library Tuesday, May 14; 4:30 pm Become champion of strategic games!

FIVE FORKS BRANCH Info Literacy: Confirmation Bias Thursday, May 9; 5:00 pm How it influences information choices Teen Writer’s Guild Monday, May 13; 5:00 pm Share writing, get constructive critiques Anime and Manga Club Thursday, May 23; 5:00 pm Discussion & appreciation of genre

GRAYSON BRANCH

De-Mystifying the FAFSA Tuesday, May 14; 6 pm - 7 pm Step-by step instructions & tips

What the Beep? Morse Code History Wednesday, May 1; 5:00 pm Learn and celebrate with a fun craft!

Anime/Manga Discussion Club Tuesday, May 21; 4:30 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway- Anime edition

Chess Club, all ages & skill levels Sunday, May 5; 3:00 pm

Interplanetary Obstacle Course Block coding for kids, ages 8-13 Friday, May 31; 3 pm - 4 pm

DIY Origami Mother’s Day Cards Thursday, May 9; 5 pm - 6 pm

Stitched Together Wednesday, May 15; 6:00 pm Macrame Grocery Bags Homeschool Hangout For homeschooled kids & teens Thursday, May 16; 11:00 am DIY Bubble-Blower Machine Chess Club, for all skill levels Sunday, May 19; 3:00 pm Caffeine Jolt Tuesday, May 21; 5:30 pm Learn coffee techniques around world Parent waiver form required Sewing Club Tuesday, May 28; 5:00 pm Learn basics, explore new skills Goodwill Teen Summer Job Fair With Goodwill of North Georgia Tuesday, May 28 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Meet local employers and learn about the hiring process. Be ready to apply and have a resume available!

DULUTH BRANCH

Cryptid Creatures Club, ages 8+ Monday, May 13; 4:30 pm Create Your Own Creature!

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

Science of Art, all ages Wednesday, May 15; 5 pm - 6 pm DIY Artful Terrarium

De-Stress: Finger Knitting Tuesday, May 7; 5:30 - 7:30 pm Relaxation with knitting/no skill needed

Teen Book Club Thursday, May 23; 5 pm - 6 pm May genre: Thriller

Breakout: Rebels VS Imperials Wednesday, May 1; 5:30 pm Compete in Star Wars puzzle game

Paper Fantasy Flower Creation Wednesday, May 8; 4:30 pm Investigate a flower and see how it grows

HAMILTON MILL BRANCH

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo! All ages Friday, May 3; 3:30 pm

BeTWEENS: What’s My Constellation? Ages 9-12 Wednesday, May 22; 5:30 - 7:00 pm Discover your constellation/make it glow No More School! Game Night Tuesday, May 28; 5:00 - 7:30 pm Celebrate end of year with games

Night of the Ninjas, ages 8+ Thursday, May 2; 5:00 pm Laser maze & origami throwing stars Teen STEAM Challenge Tuesday, May 7; 6:00 pm New STEAM project every month

Advanced Sewing Club Wednesday, May 29; 5:00 pm Registration required

LAWRENCEVILLE BRANCH

SAT Prep Workshop Monday, May 6; 5:00 pm Guest: Dr. Pinkins Make a Stress Ball Wednesday, May 15; 5:30 pm Relax & make a stress ball to squeeze

Elizabeth H. Williams SNELLVILLE

Intro to 3D Printing Wednesday, May 8; 6:00 pm Learn the history/software/basic design

Catching Up with the Classics! Wednesday, May 15; 6:30 pm Discuss & act out literary classics May: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Culinary Literacy: DIY Salsa & Pico de Gallo for dipping Thursday, May 9; 4:00 pm Learn to make your own salsas!

Are You Tying Your Shoes Right? Learning simple knots, for all ages Saturday, May 25; 2 pm - 3 pm

“Bookies & Cookies” Club Saturday, May 18; 3:00 pm Discuss a book and eat cookies!

World Academy, ages 8-12 Thursdays; 5 pm: May 9, 23 Explore European cultures w/ activities

Minute2WinIt Wednesday, May 29; 2:00 pm Complete zany challenges in 1 minute

Teen Game Night Tuesday, May 21; 5:00 pm Play games like Exploding Kittens!

TAC (Teen Advisory) Meeting, ages 13+ Tuesday, May 14; 5:00 pm New members welcome!

TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory Council) Tuesday, May 28; 5:00 pm Activity planning and idea sharing

What the Beep? Morse Code History Tuesday, May 14; 5:30 pm Learn and celebrate with a fun craft!

Nailed It! Astronomy Monday, May 20; 5:30 pm Can you recreate a cupcake design?

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LILBURN BRANCH Homework Help, for Grades K-12 Monday-Thursdays; 4 pm - 7 pm From May 1 - May 16: See website for details Chess Club, ages 6+; all skill levels Tuesdays; 5 pm - 6 pm: May 7, 21 Teen Health & Wellness Workshop, ages 12+ Saturday, May 18; 1 pm - 2:30 pm Health tips for growing young adults Crafting with the Cricut Tuesday, May 21; 6:00 pm Learn to use machine for projects

MOUNTAIN PARK BRANCH Math Tutoring, for Grades 6-9 Thursday, May 2; 5:00 pm Get help with mathematics from Parkview High Honor Society Tutors TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Tuesday, May 7; 6:00 pm Activity planning and idea sharing Family Game Afternoon, all ages Saturday, May 11; 2:00 pm Fun games enhance math skills! Melt a Masterpiece Tuesday, May 14; 5:00 pm Create art with melted crayon Recycled Paper Beads Tuesday, May 29; 3:00 pm Recycle your way to wearable art!

NORCROSS BRANCH Learn to Draw: Manga, Series 2 Thursday, May 2; 6:00 pm “Facial Expressions” Fighters Unite! Wednesday, May 8; 6:00 pm Form teams to play fighting games like Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, DragonBallZ

Space: The Final Frontier (Trivia) Wednesday, May 29; 4 pm - 5 pm Contest: Journey through the Universe

Plastic Lace Crafts Saturday, May 25; 2:00 pm Create a keychain out of plastic lacing

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

Tie Dye @ the Library, all ages Bring a white tee or a pair of white socks to dye. Thursday, May 30; 1:00 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 DIY Dream Catchers Craft Thursday, May 2; 4:30 pm Common Threads Mondays; 6:30 pm: May 6, 20 Biweekly fiber arts meetup Reading Rockstars Book Club Lively book discussion for ages 9-12 Monday, May 13; 6:30 pm Registration required Solar Oven S’mores! All ages Thursday, May 16; 4:00 pm Use power of the sun to make a treat! Salsa Intergenerational Saturday, May 18; 1 pm - 2 pm Learn to make salsa from your elders Use Your Library for Summer Reads Wednesday, May 22; 1 pm - 2 pm Use resources to identify books to enjoy

SUWANEE BRANCH Family Game Night! Every other Wednesday; 5 pm - 6 pm: May 1, 15, 29 Homework Help Club! Ages 9-18 Thursdays; 5pm: May 2, 9, 16 Sundays; 3pm: May 5, 12, 19 Flipped Classroom: Citizenship Prep Saturday, May 4; 2 pm - 3 pm Prep/Practice for the citizenship exam Get Ready for Teen Summer Program Monday, May 6; 5:30 pm How to use Beanstack to log minutes 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 XBOX One: Overwatch Wednesday, May 8; 5:30 pm Choose a hero and battle others Final Exam Study Break Monday, May 13; 5:30 pm Learn ways to destress from studies Girls Who Code Club Thursday, May 16; 5:00 pm Learn coding skills & make friends! Registration required

CELEBRATE FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

ASMR Friday, May 17; 3 pm - 4 pm Experience the phenomenon ASMR 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 Galactic Space Race Monday, May 20; 5 pm - 6 pm Solve puzzles, scavenge, search to win! BreakoutEDU: Interstellar Edition All ages; Unlock a Space Box! Tuesday, May 28; 5:00 pm

Meet My Little Pony Artist

Meet & greet with local artists and writers.

May 4, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

May 4, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Andy Price

Galactic Quest-Buford 4264 Sudderth Rd Ste C, Buford 30518

Galactic Quest-Lawrenceville 116 E. Crogan Street Lawrenceville 30046

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