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Teen Calendar

October Featured Programs • Madam Malkin's Wizarding Robes • Chalktoberfest Sidewalk Art Contest • 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

CENTERVILLE BRANCH

How to Get a Scholarship Tuesday, October 1; 6:00 pm Guest: GA Student Finance Commision

Learn Coding: My Robot Friend Tuesday, October 1; 4:30 pm An offline coding challenge

Homework Help, ages 5-18 Wednesdays; 5:00 pm: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Tween DIY, ages 9-12 Wednesday, October 2; 4:30 pm

Tinkercad a Monster Thursday, October 3; 5:30 pm Learn how to design for 3D printing Fortnite Friday Friday, October 4; 3:00 pm Play with or against your friends! Code Club, ages 7-12 Thursday, October 10; 4:00 pm Learn drag-and-drop programming Grammar for GED, for Teens & Adults Thursdays; 6:30 - 7:30 pm on: October 10, 17, 24, 31 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. Chalk Art Tuesday, October 15; 5:30 pm Create Halloween art with chalk Creepy Cryptids Thursday, October 17; 5:30 pm Explore creatures like Bigfoot & the Loch Ness Monster, etc. TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Saturday, October 19; 10:00 am Activity planning and idea sharing Special Effects Makeup Tuesday, October 22; 5:30 pm Tips & tricks with pro makeup artist Haunted Library, all ages Wednesday & Thursday, October 23, 24 4 pm - 5 pm: Wear ghost hunter gear & hear local haunted history/spirit stories Writer’s Group Workshop Wednesday, October 23; 6 pm - 7 pm Practice & discuss writing techniques Fear Factor Foods Wednesday, October 23; 6:30 pm Do you have what it takes?

Learn Spanish! (Advanced Level) Thursdays; 4 pm - 5 pm: October 3, 10, 17, 25 Green Screen Videos Thursday, October 3; 5:30 pm Learn set-up/software for this effect College Admissions Essay Workshop For students applying to colleges Thursday, October 3; 6:00 pm Teen Game Night Mondays; 4 pm - 5 pm: October 7, 21, 28 Play unconventional video games! Centerville Filmmakers (Horror) Tuesday, October 8; 4:30 pm Make movies! 6 second challenge STEAM Ahead! Ages 9-12 At 5:00 pm on Wednesdays October 9; Perler Beads October 23; Potions Class (Hogwarts inspired experiments) Madam Malkin’s Wizarding Robes Thursday & Friday; October 10, 11: 2 pm - 4 pm Make a replica Hogwarts school robe Registration required (Must attend both days) Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Thursday, October 10; 6:00 pm 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.

Computer Building Workshop Saturday, October 19; 12 pm - 1:30 pm Build and upgrade a PC What a Hoot! Kahoot Test Prep Saturday & Sunday, October 19, 20 Test prep trivia game; 12 pm - 1 pm

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.

Teen Game Night: Halloween Version Monday, October 21; 5:30 pm Teen Acting Intensive Play spooky games with your friends! Thursday & Friday; October 10, 11 Sharpen acting skills; 2 pm - 4 pm TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Comfortable clothing recommended Tuesday, October 22; 4:30 pm Plan programs & earn volunteer credits! STEM Saturday: GoPro Cameras Saturday, October 12; 2:00 pm Sewing Club Make a mini-movie with action camera Thursday, October 24; 4:30 pm Make a cute pumpkin pincushion! Comic Club Tuesday, October 15; 5:30 pm Intro to Python Discuss comics set in schools Saturday, October 26; 1:00 pm Use program to create simple projects 20th Anniversary Party! All Ages Wednesday, October 16; 3 pm - 5 pm Costume Party! All ages Celebrate Collins Hill; 20 years of innovation, Monday, October 28; 4 pm - 6 pm educational learning & fun! Celebrate with activities/ photo booth Spooky STEM Challenges, ages 8-12 Animation Wheels Wednesday, October 16; 5:30 pm Tuesday, October 29; 4:30 pm Animate with a spinning disc 3D Printer Camp, ages 9+ Wednesday & Thursday, October 23, 24; Circuit Playground Express 3:00 - 4:30 pm Tuesday, October 29; 5:30 pm Registration required, must attend both dates Use Python to program microcontroller Homemade Horrors Zombie Survival Guide, ages 9+ Tuesday, October 29; 5:30 pm Wednesday, October 30; 4:30 - 6 pm DIY Creepy Makeup Effects! Learn to survive apocalypse with STEM Chapter Chat Book Club, ages 8-12 Family Tech Challenge, all ages Wednesday, October 30; 5:30 pm Thursday, October 31; 5:30 pm Read: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz STEAM challenges for the whole family by L. Frank Baum COLLINS HILL BRANCH

DACULA BRANCH

Show of Hands Thursday, October 3; 6:00 pm Practice American Sign Language

Gwinnett Teen Studios (TAC only) Tuesday, October 1; 4:30 pm TAC films an episode today!

Fiber Arts Expo Celebration Saturday, October 12; 2:00 pm

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 (space is limited)

Write Across the World A Pen Pal Program for all ages* Wednesdays; 5 pm: October 2, 9, 16 *Under 18 needs parent permission slip

Eerie BreakOut EDU Tuesday, October 15; 4:30 pm Escape room style fun in a box!

TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Tuesday, October 8; 5:00 pm Activity planning & idea sharing

Paying for College: Financial Aid 101 For college bound students & adults Tuesday, October 15; 6:00 pm Guest: Hal J. Wilkerson, GA Student Finance Commision Rep

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

Homework Help, Grades 6-12 Thursdays; 2:30 - 5:30 pm October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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


Healthy Cooking Workshop Vegetarian Tacos Saturday, October 5; 11:00 am No-bake Pumpkin Bites Saturday, October 26; 11:00 am Learn to Sew Workshop Using a Sewing Machine Sunday, October 6; 12:00 pm Clothing Repair & Alterations Sunday, October 27; 12:00 pm Rainbow Roundtable: Pride Tuesday, October 8; 4:30 pm Look at history of Pride movement 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. Coffee & Conversation, Teens & Adults Wednesday, October 16; 2:30 pm Intergenerational dialogue on diversity People & Culture: Aborigines Saturday, October 19; 3:00 pm Learn about / do Australian art activities Digital Citizenship: Savvy, Safe & Social, for ages 8-12 Thursday, October 24; 6 pm - 7 pm Topic: Online identities

Debate Club Tuesday, October 15; 5:30 - 7:30 pm Fandom debate: Star Trek vs. Star Wars

Upcycled Crochet & Knitting Wednesday, October 16; 5:30 pm Get crafty with plastic yarn!

Primeros Pasos (Thursdays) 3:00 pm: October 3, 10, 17 An introduction to Spanish

Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Wednesday, October 23; 6 pm - 7 pm

Anime and Manga Club Thursday, October 17; 5:00 pm Discussion & appreciation of genre

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

Building Common Cents: Money & Debt Management Workshop Thursday, October 17; 6:30 pm Tips & tricks from guest, Leigh Gant, from GA United Credit Union

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

Elizabeth H. Williams SNELLVILLE 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 readalong: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan) October 23: STEAM; Investigate NASA October 30: Haunted Library DIY Chalktoberfest! Tuesdays at 4:00 pm on: October 8: Make your own chalkboard October 22: Make glow-in-dark chalk Chalktoberfest Sidewalk Art Contest For families and teens, ages 13-18 Thursday, October 10; 11am - 5pm Drop-in 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. Simply Cooking Saturday, October 12; 11:00 am Make lunch w/ 5 ingredients or less FIVE FORKS BRANCH

Anime Club: Kaiju Tuesday, October 29; 4:30 pm Explore giant monsters in pop culture

Instant Pot Dessert Thursday, October 3; 5:00 pm Learn basics of operating this device

Halloween Spooktacular! All ages Wednesday, October 30; 6 pm - 8 pm Costume contest, games and crafts!

Film Production Technology Monday, October 7; 5:00 pm Learn history/evolution of filmmaking

DULUTH BRANCH

Intro to JavaScript Tuesday, October 8; 5:30 pm DIY Glow-in-Dark Chalk Event, ages 10+ Learn how to implement in web design Tuesday, October 1; 5:30 - 7:30 pm *limited supplies-first to come basis Chalktoberfest Sidewalk Art Contest For families and teens, ages 13-18 Korean Language & Culture Class Thursday, October 10; 4:00 pm Tuesdays; 6 pm - 7 pm: Join us for a book-inspired chalk drawing October 8, 15, 22, 29 contest; one winner (per category) & from Teens & adults learn conversational Korean each branch will compete for a PRIZE by and its history 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 Intro to 3D Printing Thursday, October 10; 2pm - 4pm Saturday, October 12; 1:00 pm Join us for a book-inspired chalk drawing Learn to use the library’s 3D printers contest; one winner (per category) & from each branch will compete for a PRIZE by Sewing Basics, ages 8+ systemwide voting. Visit your local library for Sunday, October 13; 2 pm - 3 pm details and to complete an entry form. Use sewing machine to make potholder

Circuits & Electricity, ages 8+ Thursday, October 24; 2:00 pm Build your own circuit to light a bulb, ring a doorbell and more! Paranormal Investigation Workshop Thursday, October 24; 6:30 pm Guest: Volunteers from Ghosts of Georgia Paranormal Investigations 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 Chess Club, all ages & skill levels Sunday, October 6; 3:00 pm 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. Hogwarts Divination Class Tuesday, October 15; 5:00 pm Join us for a fun wizarding craft! World Mythology, ages 9-12 Wednesday, October 16; 5:00 pm Adulting 101: Machine Sewing Intro Thursday, October 17; 5:30 pm Learn the basics and make a tote bag! Kitchen Cupboard: FX Makeup Thursday, October 24; 5:30 pm Use common household items to create special effects makeup HAMILTON MILL BRANCH Read Woke Wednesday, October 2; 6:00 pm Discuss: Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Madam Malkin’s Wizarding Robes Monday & Tuesday; October 7, 8: 5 pm - 7 pm Make a replica Hogwarts school robe Registration required (Must attend both days) TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Tuesday, October 8; 5:00 pm Activity planning & idea sharing Letters from Home, all ages Wednesday, October 9; 5:00 pm Join us in writing letters of appreciation to active service members Intro to 3D Printing Wednesday, October 9; 6:00 pm Learn to use the library’s 3D printers Culinary Literacy: Pumpkin Creme Brulee (waiver required for tasting) Thursday, October 10; 4:00 pm Demo of delicious homemade recipe 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. DIY Chalktoberfest! Tuesday, October 15; 5:30 pm Make your own chalk and chalkboard X-Carve Demo Tuesday, October 15; 6:00 pm Instructions to use new CNC machine! Green Screen Videos Wednesday, October 16; 6:00 pm Learn basics for green screen use Chess Club, for all skill levels Sunday, October 20; 3:00 pm Sewing Club (Learn basics/test skills) Wednesday, October 23; 5:30 pm


Magic Treehouse: Hour of the Olympics For kids ages 9-12 Thursday, October 24; 5:00 pm Participate in games/ win a gold medal! Skins and Skulls, all ages Monday, October 28; 4:00 pm Learn about animal skins & skulls Guest: Gwinnett Parks Department GEMS, for Tween/Teen Girls (Girls in Engineering, Math, Science) Tuesday, October 29; 4:00 pm October: Science! Advanced Sewing Club Wednesday, October 30; 5:30 pm Registration required Homeschool Hangout, all ages Thursday, October 31; 11:00 am October: Monster Eyeball Slime

ASL & Interpretation Storytime Wednesday, October 9; 5:00 pm Learn sign language through stories 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. Intro to HTML Tuesday, October 15; 5:30 pm Learn how to implement into websites Homeschool Book Club, for tweens Friday, October 18; 10:30 am Read any non-fiction title about an international natural wonder

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. Kitchen Cupboard: FX Makeup Tuesday, October 22; 6 pm - 7pm Use common household items to create special effects makeup Homeschool Hangout (Crafts) For Homeschooled Kids & Teens Friday, October 25; 10:00 am Paper mâché pumpkins / gauze ghosts Seasonal Crafts, for all ages Tuesday, October 29; 5:00 pm Paper mâché pumpkins / gauze ghosts

PEACHTREE CORNERS BRANCH

LAWRENCEVILLE BRANCH

Activism 101, teens & adults Saturday, October 26; 1:00 pm Activism beyond politics/ government

Teen Game Night Thursday, October 3; 5 pm - 6 pm Play favorites or try something new!

Homework Help, for Grades K-12 Monday-Thursdays; 4 pm - 6 pm Saturdays; 2 pm - 4 pm

MOUNTAIN PARK BRANCH

Ugly Crafts, all ages Tuesday, October 1; 5:00 pm RSVP preferred- in branch/on web

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. TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Thursday, October 10; 5:00 pm Activity planning & idea sharing Animation Camp: LEGO Stop Motion Thursday, October 17; 5 pm - 7 pm Create a short film using tech & LEGOS Registration required Celebrate Diwali! All ages Thursday, October 24; 3:30 pm Celebrate light festival/ make paper diya Pumpkin Spice Bath Bombs Thursday, October 24; 5 pm - 6 pm Use chemistry to make fall bath treats

LILBURN BRANCH Get to Know Lilburn: Mayor Johnny Crist Light refreshments served (Rescheduled from 9/26) Thursday, October 3; 7:00 pm Space Jeopardy! Monday, October 7; 5:00 pm Test your knowledge of the cosmos! TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Tuesday, October 8; 5:30 pm Activity planning & idea sharing

TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Tuesday, October 8; 6:00 pm Activity planning and idea sharing 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. Interactive Munsters Tuesday, October 15; 5:00 pm Make a stuffed plushie that lights up! 40 Money Management Tips (Every College Student Should Know) Thursday, October 24; 4:00 pm Find money for college, set goals Family Game Afternoon, all ages Saturday, October 26; 2:00 pm Fun games enhance monetary skills! (DIY) Dia de los Muertos Masks Tuesday, October 29; 5:00 pm Create your own Day of the Dead mask

NORCROSS BRANCH 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.

Common Threads Mondays; 6:30 pm: October 7, 21, 28 Weekly fiber arts meetup DIY Chalktoberfest Paint Saturday, October 6; 2:00 pm Registration required Reading Rockstars Book Club Lively book discussion for ages 9-12 Monday, October 7; 6:30 pm Registration required 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. No-Bake Desserts (Learn to make) Wednesday, October 16; 6:00 pm Registration required-in branch or on web Pumpkin Painting, ages 8+ Thursday, October 17; 6:00 pm Hogwarts Divination Class Tuesday, October 22; 5:00 pm Join us for a fun wizarding craft!

DIY Nicho Crafts Thursday, October 31; 4:00 pm Crafts to celebrate Day of the Dead Registration required

SUWANEE BRANCH Family Bingo Night! Wednesdays; 5pm: October 2, 16, 30 Homework Help Club! Ages 9-18 Thursdays; 5 pm: October 3, 17, 24, 31 Sundays; 3 pm: October 6, 20, 27 Learn Photoshop CS6, teens & adults Saturday, October 5; 12:00 pm Panorama, blur, retro effects, etc. Mini Comic-Con Monday, October 7; 5:30 pm Celebrate fandom at our mini event; costumes encouraged! Be Civic, ages 9-12 Wednesday, October 9; 4 pm - 5 pm Play interactive iCivics computer games 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 105 mins long Cocoa with a Cop, all ages Wednesday, October 16; 4:00 pm Talk with officers over cocoa or coffee Trivia @your Library: Halloween Monday, October 21; 5:30 pm Questions about the history of Halloween plus decorate pumpkins! Registration required 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

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GCPL October '19 Teen Guide  

Discover upcoming teen programs at GPCL.

GCPL October '19 Teen Guide  

Discover upcoming teen programs at GPCL.