June 2021 Programs at the GPL

June 2021 Programs at the Gadsden Public Library

Carol Roark Wright, MLIS – Assistant Director – Gadsden Public Library

 

 

Library Hours:
Sunday Closed
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10 AM-7 PM
Wednesday, Friday 10 AM-5 PM
Saturday 1-5 PM
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Health Insurance Marketplace (Affordable Care Act)
Uninsured? Now’s your chance to get covered! You can shop and enroll in coverage now
through August 15th. And, the best news is that 9 in 10 will qualify for financial help to
lower monthly costs! Contact LaShunda Williams at the East Gadsden Branch of the
Gadsden Public Library at 256-549-4691 for more information or to see if you qualify.
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Beautiful Rainbow Café!
Located in the Gadsden Public Library & in partnership with the Gadsden City School
System!
The Beautiful Rainbow Café will be closed May 31-June7 for a short break. They will
reopen on Tuesday, June 8, at 11 AM.
Tuesday: 11 AM-1 PM lunch
Wednesday: 11 AM-1 PM lunch
Thursday: 11 AM-1 PM lunch
Friday: 11AM-1PM lunch
Saturday/Sunday/Monday: CLOSED
In the event of inclement weather, Beautiful Rainbow Café will observe closing for weather days as
they occur and as they are called by the Gadsden City School System.
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The Friends of the GPL Bookstore
Now open Wednesday-Friday, 10 AM-4 PM
Shop our gently-used selection of former library and patron-donated books, CDs, & DVDs!
Fiction, non-fiction, signed, rare…you never know what you’re going to find!
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GPL Oral History Project
When: By appointment only.
Want to share your nostalgic stories about what it was like growing up in Gadsden? Were you in the military? Do you have an interesting story to tell? Then join the Gadsden Public Library in our
ongoing effort to preserve the oral history of Gadsden and Etowah County. Interviews are now
being conducted. If you are interested, please contact Craig at: 256.549.4699, ext. 2120.
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GPL USDA Summer Food Program for Kids (0-18 years old)
When: Monday-Friday, 11 AM-12:30 PM (June & July. Begins June 7)
Lunch is provided by the USDA Summer Food Program! Anyone 0-18 can eat for free. Dine-in
only. No take-out.
Locations:
GPL Main: 254 College St., Gadsden, AL 35901
East Gadsden Branch: 809 East Broad St., Gadsden, AL 35903

For additional information, please contact the Teen Hive at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122,
or rcole@gadsdenlibrary.org.
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GPL Adult Summer Reading Take & Makes (age 17+)
When: Mondays in June
Where: Circulation desk of main GPL (254 College St.)
Pick up an Adult Summer Reading Program Take & Make Kit each Monday in June! Each kit
includes everything you need to complete the project!
June 7-Random Plants of Kindness-Pick up a plant to give away so that you can make someone’s
day! Plants are provided by the Etowah County Extension Office and come with care instructions.
June 14-Literary Coloring Club-Includes Bookishly Activity pages and coloring pencils!
June 21-Origami-Learn the art of paper folding!
June 28-Book Page Blooms-Make a flower out of a discarded book page!
Quantities are limited each week. One of each kit per person, please. Participants must be age 17+.
For additional information, please contact Carol at 256.549.4699.
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Etowah County Master Gardeners: Beginning Farmer Program
When: June 3, 10 AM
Where: GPL Lena Martin Room
Join Etowah County Master Gardeners’ guest speaker Eric Schavey as he discusses the Beginning
Farmer Program! This Alabama Cooperative Extension program is designed for home gardeners,
commercial vegetable production, and just anyone who wants to know a little more about
agriculture, agronomics, marketing, and production.
For additional information, please contact Carol at 256.549.4699, ext. 2107.
“The Etowah County Master Gardener Association is a group of lay gardeners, trained and
sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. The certified Master Gardeners
volunteer their expertise and services to the community in support of the Cooperative Extension
effort related to the horticultural sciences.”
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Children’s Department
Children’s Department Summer Reading!
When: June of 2021
Where: Virtual & On-site at Main GPL (254 College Street)
Join us this summer for our Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program! Our virtual and interactive
summer series is designed for hands-on participation at home, while also encouraging visits to the
library to check out books and pick up goodies! For Virtual Workshops/Programs Via Zoom:
Participants who register for summer reading can access virtual workshops through Zoom (link will
be located on the gadsdenlibrary.beanstack.org website under the event in which you wish to
participate). Each workshop will be geared towards learning something cool and fun.
May 3-Early Registration begins online. To register, visit gadsdenlibrary.beanstack.org
May 28, 2-4 PM -Kick-off at the GPL Park-Participants can register in person, and pick up materials.
Outdoor activities will be available (bubbles, hula-hoops, jump-ropes, and more)!
June 4, 2 PM: (Virtual Zoom Program)-Hip Hop Dance with Miss Tammy’s Studio of Dance &
Twirl
June 11, 2 PM (Virtual Zoom Program)-Collage Art with Pop Collage Artist Michael Albert
June 18, 2 PM (Virtual Zoom Program)-Face Painting with Silly Farm
June 25, 2 PM (Virtual Zoom Program)-Balloon Twisting with Dewayne Reynolds
June 19-Last day to register for Summer Reading.
June 25-Deadline for logging all reading minutes.
June 30-FREE Book is available for Pick-up to registered Summer Reading Program participants.
Additional Kid’s Summer Events:
GPL Book Signing: Nannie Crozier
When: June 5, 2-4 PM
Where: Lena Martin Room
Join the GPL in welcoming author Nannie Crozier as she promotes her children’s book Rocky &
the Butterfly Garden!
For additional information, please contact the Children’s Department at 256.549.4699, ext. 2118.
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June 12-18-Scavenger Hunt-The GPL Children’s & Teen Departments have partnered with local
businesses and have hidden the 8 Horcruxes from the Harry Potter series in the Downtown
Gadsden area (Broad Street). Pick up our scavenger hunt game card, locate our New GPL logo, find all 8 Horcruxes, and return your completed game card for a cool prize!
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June & July-Bookopoly-Complete our Bookopoly game board and earn cool prizes this summer!
Drop in the library anytime in June/July to pick up a free game board modeled after the classic
Monopoly game!
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June & July-Themed Take and Make craft kits will be available for pick-up weekly in the
Children’s Department.
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GPL Teen Hive
Teen Hive Summer Reading!
When: June of 2021
Where: Virtual & On-site at Main GPL (254 College Street)
Join us this summer for our Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program! Our virtual and interactive
summer series is designed for hands-on participation at home, while also encouraging visits to the
library to check out books and pick up goodies! For Virtual Workshops/Programs Via Zoom:
Participants who register for summer reading can access virtual workshops through Zoom (link will
be located on the gadsdenlibrary.beanstack.org website under the event in which you wish to
participate). Each workshop will be geared towards learning something cool and fun.
May 3-Early Registration begins online. To register, visit gadsdenlibrary.beanstack.org
May 28, 2-4 PM -Kick-off at the GPL Park-Participants can register in person, and pick up materials.
Outdoor activities will be available (bubbles, hula-hoops, jump-ropes, and more)!
June 4, 2 PM: (Virtual Zoom Program)-Hip Hop Dance with Miss Tammy’s Studio of Dance &
Twirl
June 11, 2 PM (Virtual Zoom Program)-Collage Art with Pop Collage Artist Michael Albert
June 18, 2 PM (Virtual Zoom Program)-Face Painting with Silly Farm
June 25, 2 PM (Virtual Zoom Program)-Balloon Twisting with Dewayne Reynolds
June 19-Last day to register for Summer Reading.
June 25-Deadline for logging all reading minutes.
June 30-FREE Book is available for Pick-up to registered Summer Reading Program participants.
Additional Teen Summer Events:
June 12-18-Scavenger Hunt-The GPL Children’s & Teen Departments have partnered with local
businesses and have hidden the 8 Horcruxes from the Harry Potter series in the Downtown
Gadsden area (Broad Street). Pick up our scavenger hunt game card, locate our New GPL logo, find
all 8 Horcruxes, and return your completed game card for a cool prize!
June & July-Bookopoly-Complete our Bookopoly game board and earn cool prizes this summer!
Drop in the library anytime in June/July to pick up a free game board modeled after the classic
Monopoly game!
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GPL Teen Tourneys
When: Mondays at 3:30 PM
Where: GPL Teen Hive
Test your skills with all the board games, video games, & card games your heart desires!
For additional information, please contact the Teen Hive at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122, or
rcole@gadsdenlibrary.org.
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GPL Teen Crafternoons
When: Tuesdays at 3:30 PM
Where: GPL Teen Hive
Show us your creative styles by crafting in the Hive!
For additional information, please contact the Teen Hive at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122, or
rcole@gadsdenlibrary.org.
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GPL Teen Summer Gardening Club
When: Wednesdays & Fridays in June, 4-4:45 PM
Where: GPL Greenhouse
Discover the art of gardening in our brand new greenhouse and learn about nutrition, garden
science, physical activity, and food preparation with our friend Ms. Karen from the Etowah County
Extension Office!
For additional information, please contact the Teen Hive at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122, or
rcole@gadsdenlibrary.org.
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GPL Teen Life Skills 101
When: Thursdays at 3:00 PM
Where: GPL Teen Hive
Come learn life skills, such as checking the oil in your car, how to hand stitch a garment, and
more!
For additional information, please contact the Teen Hive at 256.549.4699, ext. 2122, or
rcole@gadsdenlibrary.org.
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Genealogy Branch
(2700 West Meighan Blvd.)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM
Visit the Bobby Junkins Family History Collection at the Hoyt Warsham Alabama City Branch of
the Gadsden Public Library! All of your favorite genealogical resources are there!
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Genealogy Branch Crochet & Knitting Club
When: Fridays, 10 AM-Noon, beginning June 4
Where: Genealogy Branch of the Gadsden Public Library
Come fellowship with other knitters and crocheters! Share your knowledge with others!
Basic assistance will be available. Participants are asked to bring their own supplies. For additional
information, please contact Kay at 256.549.4688.
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East Gadsden Branch Programs
(Located at 809 East Broad)
East Gadsden Branch of the GPL: Summer Reading Take & Make
When: June
Where: East Gadsden Branch of the Gadsden Public Library
June 3-Cardboard Tube Space Shuttles
June 10-Glow in the Dark Owls
June 17-Recycled Book Planter
June 24-Dream Catcher
For additional information, please contact LaShunda at 256.549.4691.

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