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Teen Calendar

September Featured Programs • Hogwarts Care of Magical Creatures Class • Fandom Trivia • Sewing Clubs • Learning Lab Workshops • 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 SAT Prep Tuesday, September 3; 5:30 pm Tips & tricks for the big test Homework Help, for all ages Wednesdays; 5 pm-7 pm: September 4, 11, 18, 25 Discover Mill Creek Nature Center And Rivers Alive, all ages Wednesday, September 4; 6:00 pm Speaker from GA Wildlife Federation discusses conservation efforts Code Club, ages 7-12 Thursday, September 5; 4:00 pm Learn basic Javascript Fortnite Friday Friday, September 6; 3:00 pm Play with or against your friends! TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Saturday, September 7; 10:00 am Activity planning and idea sharing Spa Night Tuesday, September 10; 5:30 pm Create your own bath salts & more! Fortnite Architecture Challenge Thursday, September 12; 5:30 pm Timed challenges in playground mode ¡Viva Mexico! Independence Day Celebration Monday, September 16; 5:30 pm Scarves for the Homeless Tuesday, September 17; 5:30 pm Help by making scarves for homeless Designing in VR Sunday, September 22; 3:00 pm Design for 3D printing in virtual reality Banned Books! Tuesday, September 24; 5:30 pm Explore books that have been banned Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse Saturday, September 28; 3:00 pm Tips & tricks to prepare for emergencies

CENTERVILLE BRANCH Learn Coding: Scratch Tuesday, September 3; 4:30 pm Bring your own PC laptop or use ours Tween DIY, ages 9-12 Wednesday, September 4; 4:30 pm Big Bytes, ages 8-12 Online registration required Wednesdays; 4:30 pm on: September 4, 11, 18, 25 Games & activities to learn coding

Learn Spanish! (Intermediate Level) Thursdays; 4 pm - 5 pm: September 5, 12, 19, 26 Intro to 3D Printing Thursday, September 5; 5:30 pm Learn how to 3D print @ your library Teen Game Night Mondays; 4 pm - 5 pm: September 9, 16, 23, 30 Play unconventional video games! Centerville Filmmakers Prep Tuesday, September 10; 4:30 pm Create the story, treatment & pitch STEAM Ahead! Ages 9-12 At 5:00 pm on Wednesdays September 11; Perler Beads September 25; Weather Science Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Thursday, September 12; 6:00 pm Knot Like a Pirate! Tuesday, September 17; 4:30 pm Make a pirate inspired bracelet National Meow Like a Pirate Day Fun for all ages Thursday, September 19; 3:00 pm Bring photos of cats to turn into pirates!

Fandom Trivia Saturday, September 14; 3:00 pm Test your fandom knowledge for prizes! Registration required Comic Club Tuesday, September 17; 5:30 pm Discuss your favorite comic book stories iCivics, all ages Wednesday, September 18; 6:30 pm Learn about America’s Constitution Guitar Lessons, ages 9-17 Registration required (space is limited) Saturdays; 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: September 21, 28 Group guitar lessons by guest, Dylan Andrews; bring your own guitar Chocolate Trivia Tuesday, September 24; 5:30 pm Sweet trivia with sweeter prizes! Chapter Chat Book Club, ages 8-12 Wednesday, September 25; 5:30 pm Read: The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire #1) by Tui T. Sutherland

DACULA BRANCH Gwinnett Teen Studios (TAC only) Tuesday, September 3; 4:30 pm TAC films an episode today!

Teen STEAM Challenge Thursday, September 19; 5:30 pm Challenge yourself with STEAM projects

Homework Help, Grades 6-12 Thursdays; 2:30 - 5:30 pm September 5, 12, 19, 26

Computer Building Workshop Saturday, September 21; 12pm-1:30 pm Build and upgrade a PC

Pirate Fest! All ages Saturday, September 7; 3:00 pm Dress up for pirate activities & trivia!

TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Tuesday, September 24; 4:30 pm Plan programs & earn volunteer credits!

Scout Digital Photo Badge 2 part series, attend both for credit Monday, September 9; 4:30 pm Thursday, September 12; 4:30 pm Obtain your Merit Badge @ the library!

Sewing Club Thursday, September 26; 4:30 pm Sew a comfy sleeping mask!

COLLINS HILL BRANCH

History Club, ages 9-12 Mondays; 5:30 pm: September 9, 16, 23, 30 Activities/brain teasers for history buffs

Show of Hands Thursday, September 5; 6:00 pm Practice American Sign Language

Rainbow Roundtable: Bullying Tuesday, September 10; 4:30 pm Discuss bullying and support groups

Virtual Reality: Justice League Saturday, September 7; 2:00 pm Play in honor of National Comic Book Day

Write Across the World A Pen Pal Program for all ages* Wednesdays; 5pm: September 11, 18, 25 *Under 18 needs parent permission slip

TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Tuesday, September 10; 5:00 pm Activity planning & idea sharing Robot Coding Lab, ages 8-12 Wednesday, September 11; 5:30 pm

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


Nature Photography, for teens & adults Saturday, September 14; 12:00 pm Guest presenter: Mr. Criminger, GA Nature Photography Association

Simply Cooking Saturday, September 21; 11:00 am Make breakfast w/ 5 ingredients or less

Intro to 3D Printing Wednesday, September 4; 6:00 pm Learn the history/software/basic design

Learn to Sew: Making a Pattern Sunday, September 15; 12:00 pm

FIVE FORKS BRANCH

Primeros Pasos Thursdays; 3:00 pm: September 5, 12, 19, 26 An introduction to Spanish

Constitution Day, ages 9-12 Monday, September 16; 4:00 pm Play interactive iCivics computer games Coffee & Conversation, teens & adults Wednesday, September 18; 2:30 pm Intergenerational dialogue on diversity Retro Gaming Board: Video Game Music For teens & adults Thursday, September 19; 4:30 pm

Teen Writers Guild Monday, September 9; 5:00 pm Hone your skills in supportive space Intro to HTML Tuesday, September 10; 5:30 pm Learn how to implement in websites Upcycled Crochet & Knitting Wednesday, September 18; 5:30 pm Get crafty with plastic yarn!

Anime and Manga Club Anime Club: Feudal Anime Thursday,September 19; 5:00 pm Tuesday, September 24; 4:30 pm Discussion & appreciation of genre Explore how Japan’s Feudal and Edo periods helped inspire anime Intro to 3D Printing Digital Citizenship: Savvy, Safe & Social, for ages 8-12 Tuesday, September 24; 6:00 pm Thursday, September 26; 6 pm - 7 pm Learn to use the library’s 3D printers Topic: Safe, memorable passwords Intro to Genealogy, for teens & adults DULUTH BRANCH Tuesday, September 24; 6:30 pm Learn how to research family history Modular Origami Challenge, for kids & teens Grades 3-12 Monday, September 9; 5:30 - 7:00 pm Orienteering Basics: Introduction to Learn ways to build 3D math models Maps & Compasses Thursday, September 26; 5:00 pm Fandom Trivia Saturday, September 14; 11:00 am GRAYSON BRANCH Test your fandom knowledge for prizes! Registration required Chess Club, all ages & skill levels Sunday, September 1; 3:00 pm Hispanic Heritage Celebration, for all ages Monday, September 16; 6 pm - 7 pm 3D Coloring & Augmented Reality Learn about famous Hispanic people Thursday, September 12; 5:00 pm Bring a colored picture to life w/ AR! Debate Club Tuesday, September 17; 5:30 - 7:30 pm Culture Crafts, all ages Fandom themed debate: Marvel vs DC Wednesday, September 18; 5:00 pm Chess Club, all ages and skill levels Monday, September 23; 6 pm - 7 pm Gumball’s Coding Adventure! Tuesday, September 24; 5:30 - 7:30 pm Practice coding skills with fun game

Elizabeth H. Williams SNELLVILLE Family Nights @ the Library! All ages Wednesdays at 6:00 pm on: September 11: Snap Circuits September 18: Coming Attractions September 25: Now Read This! (A family read-along: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan) Explore the Arts September 16 - September 19; 3:00 pm Monday: Explore Colors with pencils, pastels and paints Tuesday: Sip & Paint Wednesday: Google Drawings Thursday: Remix Poetry

Adulting 101: Machine Sewing Intro Thursday, September 19; 5:30 pm Learn the basics and make a tote bag! College: Getting There from Here Wednesday, September 25; 6:30 pm OR Saturday, September 28; 1:00 pm Strategies to help reach college goals; plus benefits of education savings plans Snap Circuit Fun Thursday, September 26; 5:00 pm Learn about electrical circuits w/ games

HAMILTON MILL BRANCH Teen STEAM Challenge Tuesday, September 3; 6:00 pm New STEAM project every month Read Woke Wednesday, September 4; 6:00 pm Discuss: There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon

Organisms Up Close, ages 9-12 Thursday, September 5; 5:00 pm TAC (Teen Advisory) Open House, for ages 13-18 Tuesday, September 10; 5:00 pm Plan programs & earn volunteer credits! X-Carve Demo Tuesday, September 10; 6:00 pm Instructions to use new CNC machine! Green Screen Videos Wednesday, September 11; 6:00 pm Learn basics for green screen use Culinary Literacy: Spiced Apple Cider Thursday, September 12; 4:00 pm Info @ My Library: Driving Tests Thursday, September 12; 6:00 pm Free resources to prepare for test Chess Club, for all skill levels Sunday, September 15; 3:00 pm K-Pop Night, all ages Monday, September 16; 5:00 pm Learn about South Korean pop music! Introductory Yoga & Stress Relief Tuesday, September 17; 5:30 pm Bring a yoga mat, if you have one Sewing Club (Learn basics/test skills) Wednesday, September 18; 5:30 pm Thursday, September 19; 5:30 pm NASA @my Library: Recoloring the Universe, ages 9-12 Saturday, September 21; 2:00 pm Basic coding using Chandra X-rays Pollinator Walk, all ages Monday, September 23; 4:00 pm Guest: Gwinnett County Parks Dept. GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, Science) Engineering for tween/teen girls Tuesday, September 24; 4:00 pm Advanced Sewing Club Wednesday, September 25; 5:30 pm Registration required Magic Treehouse: Pirates Past Noon, for kids ages 9-12 Thursday, September 26; 5:00 pm Learn about pirates/ hunt for treasure! Hispanic Heritage Celebration Fun for the entire family! Saturday, September 28; 2:00 pm


LAWRENCEVILLE BRANCH STEAM Challenge: Keva Roller Coaster Thursday, September 5; 5:00 pm TAC (Teen Advisory) Open House, for ages 13-18 Thursday, September 12; 5:00 pm Plan programs & earn volunteer credits! Hispanic Heritage Month Craft Thursday, September 19; 5 pm - 6 pm Create a folk art masterpiece! Family Game Night, all ages Tuesday, September 24; 7:00 pm Breakout EDU: Harry Potter Thursday, September 26; 5 pm - 6 pm Compete in a Harry Potter puzzle game!

LILBURN BRANCH Learning Lab Workshops Intro to Python Tuesday, September 3; 5:30 pm Green Screen Videos Wednesday, September 4; 3pm-4:30 pm Sound Lab: Beat Making Tuesday, September 10; 5:00-6:30 pm Intro to JavaScript Saturday, September 14; 1:00 pm Intro to 3D Printing Wednesday, September 18; 3pm - 4pm 3D Design with Tinkercad Saturday, September 21; 12:00 pm Photo Workshop: Headshots Friday, September 27; 3:00 pm ASL & Interpretation Storytime Wednesday, September 4; 5:00 pm Learn sign language through stories Adulting 101: A Six Session Series Mondays; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: September 9, 23 Chess Club, all skill levels Tuesdays; 5 pm-6 pm: September 10, 24 TAC (Teen Advisory) Open House, for ages 13-18 Tuesday, September 10; 5:30 pm Plan programs & earn volunteer credits! Software Workshop Series Adobe Audition Tuesday, September 24; 5 pm - 6 pm Get to Know Lilburn: Mayor Johnny Crist (Light refreshments served) Thursday, September 26; 7:00 pm

MOUNTAIN PARK BRANCH TAC Meeting (Teen Advisory) ages 13+ Tuesday, September 17; 6:00 pm Activity planning and idea sharing

Juvenile Fiction Book Club, ages 9-12 Wednesday, September 18; 4:30 pm Share favorites & get ideas from others

T-Shirts to Totes, for teens & adults Sunday, September 15; 1:00 pm Bring a tee to recycle into a tote bag!

Family Game Afternoon, all ages Saturday, September 21; 2:00 pm Fun games enhance monetary skills!

Reading Rockstars Book Club Lively book discussion for ages 9-12 Monday, September 16; 6:30 pm Registration required

Hogwarts No-Knit Scarves Tuesday, September 24; 5:00 pm Show your HP love by making a scarf! Hispanic Heritage Celebration, for all ages Thursday, September 26; 6:00 pm Guest: Alma Mexicana Danza Folkorica

NORCROSS BRANCH Hogwarts Care of Magical Creatures Class (with Oculus Rift!) Tuesday, September 10; 5:00 pm LEGO BreakOut EDU, all ages Tuesday, September 24; 5:00 pm Homeschool Hangout, for Homeschooled Kids & Teens Friday, September 27; 10:00 am Balloon Powered Boat Ask a Stupid Question Day Monday, September 30; 6 pm - 7 pm A unique “ask me anything” event!

PEACHTREE CORNERS BRANCH Homework Help, for Grades K-12 Monday-Thursdays; 4 pm - 6 pm Saturdays; 2 pm - 4 pm National Read a Book Day, all ages Friday, September 6; Drop-in 10 am-5 pm RSVP for a reading marathon time slot SAT Practice Test & Prep Saturday, September 7; 10:30 am- 2 pm Simulate the test with Learning Express Registration required DIY Ojo de Dios Craft Saturday, September 7; 2:00 pm STEM: Circuit Cards, ages 9-12 Sunday, September 8; 2:00 pm Make a card for National Grandparents Day Family Trees, for teens & adults Monday, September 9; 4:00 pm Learn about your family tree history Common Threads Mondays; 6:30 pm: September 9, 23 Biweekly fiber arts meetup Kids in the Kitchen, all ages Saturday, September 14; 2:00 pm Intergenerational culinary program

No-Bake Desserts (Learn to make) Tuesday, September 17; 6:00 pm Registration required Teen Fiber Art Club: DIY Keychains Wednesday, September 18; 4:00 pm RSVP in branch or on web How to Use the Library, all ages Saturday, September 28; 1:00 pm National Ask a Stupid Question Day

SUWANEE BRANCH Family Movie Matinee, all ages Sunday, September 1; 2:00 pm Watch: Where the Wild Things Are This film is rated PG & is 144 mins long Harry Potter Celebration! Saturday, September 7; 2 pm - 3 pm Get sorted & play wizarding games! (Costumes encouraged/ not required) Craft & Chat: Native Americans Language & crafts for ages 9-12 Wednesday, September 11; 4 pm - 5 pm Learn Cherokee & build a model home Homework Help Club! Grades 5-12 Sundays; 3 pm: September 8, 15, 22, 29 Thursdays; 5 pm: September 12, 19, 26 Batman Day Monday, September 16; 5:30 pm Celebrate 80th anniversary w/ activities! Family Bingo Night! Wednesday, September 18; 5:00 pm CPR Training, ages 12+ Wednesday, September 18; 5:30 - 7:30 Presented by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Registration required Hogwarts Care of Magical Creatures Class (with Oculus Rift!) Tuesday, September 24; 5:00 pm Dig in Science: Albert’s Insomnia Fun math game for ages 9-12 Wednesday, September 25; 4 pm - 5 pm Financial Aid Workshop For college-bound teens & adults Wednesday, September 25; 5:30 pm Guest: GA Student Finance Commission

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GCPL September '19 Teen Guide  

Check out upcoming teen programs at GCPL!

GCPL September '19 Teen Guide  

Check out upcoming teen programs at GCPL!