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November 22, 2014


Gwinnett County Public Library will welcome #1 internationally bestselling author John Connolly to the Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center on Saturday, November 22nd at 7pm.

Connolly will be discussing and signing “The Wolf in Winter,” the latest in his Charlie Parker thriller series.

John Connolly is the author of teen and adult international bestsellers.  He is the winner of the Agatha, Shamus and Anthony Awards for his work.  He has wwritten the Samuel Johnson trilogy for teens and “Conquest,” the first in the Chronicles of the Invaders for teen readers, with Jennifer Ridyard.  He divides his time between Dublin, Ireland and Portland, Maine.

Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Books for Less of Buford.

Start: November 22, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 22, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center
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10 College Street, Norcross, GA, United States, 30071

November 18, 2014

Friends of the Library General Membership Meeting – November 18, 2014

The General Membership meets every other month (odd months) on the second Tuesday of the month.
Meeting time:  7:00pm
Meeting location:  Library administrative offices located in the Lawrenceville Branch, 1001 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA  30046

The election of officers will take place at the November General membership meeting – nominees will be elected by a majority of the members present.  Two positions are up for election:  The Treasurer and the President.  The duties of these positions is noted below.  Merwin Chambers is the current Treasurer and has agreed to be a nominee.  Cheryle Cole-Bennett is the current President and will not seek re-election.  If you are interested in nominating a fellow FOL member, or wish to nominate yourself, for either Officer position, please email by close of business Monday October 13, 2104.

Be sure to include your contact information and the position in which you are interested.  In addition, The Chair of the Fundraising committee is also vacant (the previous Chair recently moved out-of-state).  If you would like more information about this committee – or would like to volunteer to serve, please send an email to  We would be happy to provide you with more information.  See you at the meeting!

ARTICLE V – Duties of officers

Section 1.  The President shall preside at all meetings, and carry out any duties connected with the office.

Section 2.  The Vice-President shall assist the President and in case of the absence of the President, shall perform the duties of the President.

Section 3.  The Secretary shall record the attendance at all meetings, record the minutes of all proceedings of all the meetings and shall be responsible for all corporate records, excluding financial records.

Section 4.  The Treasurer shall collect all dues, shall keep all financial records, shall make regular written reports to the Board of Directors, and submit an Annual Report to the membership at the Annual Meeting.  The Treasurer shall prepare and submit any reports required by law.

Start: November 18, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 18, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Lawrenceville Branch
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1001 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA, United States, 30046

November 17, 2014

West Chapter General Meeting

The West Chapter of the Friends of the Gwinnett County Public Library will meet on November 17th, 6:30pm at the Peachtree Corners Branch.

Start: November 17, 2014 6:30 pm
End: November 17, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: Peachtree Corners Branch Library
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5570 Spalding Drive, Peachtree Corners, GA, United States, 30092-2501

November 13, 2014

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER TO BRING SOUTHERN STORYTELLING TO GCPL – Evening with Author Rick Bragg and Piano Man Kurt Scobie Features Stories of Jerry Lee Lewis

The greatest southern storyteller of our time, New Your Times bestselling author Rick Bragg, tracks down the greatest rock and roller of all time, Jerry Lee Lewis, and gets the story straight from the source in his book “Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story.” Gwinnett County Public Library welcomes Bragg and Piano Man Kurt Scobie to Eddie Owens Presents at the Red Clay Theatre on November 13th at 7pm.

Get in the spirit with a medley of Jerry Lee Lewis songs performed by Kurt Scobie prior to the storytelling and talk by Rick Bragg.

Bragg won a Pulitzer Price in 1996 recognizing his work at The New York Times. He now works as a writing professor at the University of Alabama’s journalism program in its College of Communications and Information Sciences.

Tickets will be $5.00 at the door and books will be available for purchase.

Start: November 13, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 13, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: The Red Clay Theatre
3116 Main Street, Duluth, GA, United States, 30096

October 27, 2014

SouthCentral Chapter Meeting – October 2014

The SouthCentral Chapter of The Friends of the Gwinnett County Public Library supports all of FOGL’s countywide initiatives and programs but is also focused on the needs of the branches and patrons who live in the Five Forks, Lilburn and Mountain Park areas. The Chapter hosts events, fundraisers and projects that benefit FOGL as a whole and the Five Forks, Lilburn and Mountain Park branches in particular.

The Chapter meets the 4th Monday of each month at the Five Forks Branch at 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road Lawrenceville, GA 30044-5865.

Start: October 27, 2014 6:30 pm
End: October 27, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Five Forks Branch
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2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville, United States, 30044-5865

October 24, 2014

Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation’s Senior Wellness Fair

Gwinnett County Public Library in partnership with Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation’s Senior Wellness Fair Presents Author and AARP Columnist Dr. Armon B. Neel Jr.  October 24, 2014 at 9:30am at the Bethesda Park Senior Center.  The program is free and open to the public.

Be sure and stop by the Friends of the Library table – we would love the opportunity to meet you!

Start: October 24, 2014 9:00 am
End: October 24, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Bethesda Park Senior Center
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225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA, United States, 30044

September 21, 2014

Meet the Author Series: Fmr. Capt. Luis Carlos Montalvan and his service dog Tuesday

Start: September 21, 2014 3:00 pm
End: September 21, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Georgia Gwinnett College
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1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville, GA, United States, 30043

August 14, 2014

Free Writers’ Workshop

For more information on this and other Gwinnett County Public Library events:

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Start: August 14, 2014 6:30 pm
End: August 14, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Suwanee Branch
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361 Main Street, Suwanee, GA, United States

July 10, 2014

Karin Slaughter Book Discussion And Signing

Bestselling author and library advocate Karin Slaughter will have a book discussion and signing at the Barnes & Noble store located at the Forum in  Peachtree Corners.  She will discuss her new book “Cop Town” — her first-ever stand alone novel.

When customers mention the library while making a purchase in the store’s cafe, music department, or at the checkout counter,  Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of that sale to the Friends of the Gwinnett County Public Library.  The book talk and signing will take place at 7 p.m.

Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of 14 thrillers, including “Undone,” “Fractured,” “Beyond Reach,” “Triptych,” “Faithless” and “Unseen.” She is a native of Georgia and a dedicated supporter of public libraries.

For more information about Gwinnett County Public Library programs, events and services, please visit, call 770.978.5154, or find GwinnettLibrary on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Start: July 10, 2014 7:00 pm
End: July 10, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Barnes & Noble at The Forum
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5141 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners

June 7, 2014

EVENT POSTPONED, Inaugural Library Bike Ride: Turning Pages – Turning Wheels


We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Start: June 7, 2014
End: June 7, 2014
Venue: Peachtree Corners Branch
5570 Spalding Drive, Peachtree Corners, GA, United States, 30092