May 19, 2013
On May 19th, 2013, the West Gwinnett Chapter of the Friends of the Library (www.friendsgcpl.org) will accept a $1000 grant from the Gwinnett Braves. On that day, the Gwinnett Braves will play the Louisville Bats. It is also family day and bring your dog to the game day. The grant will be presented during an inning break.
It will be used for the purchase of 30 to 40 bi-lingual (English/Spanish) books for the Norcross Branch. The type of books will range from children’s stories to how–to books. Each book will contain a Braves nameplate inside the front cover. The books will be housed in the Norcross branch but will be accessible to all Gwinnett County library card holders.
Should be a FUN time! Hope to see you there!
April 25, 2013
New York Times Bestselling Wendy Wax, the award winning author of eight popular novels including the soon to be smash hit While We Were Watching Downton Abbey, New York Times Bestselling Cindy Woodsmall the best-selling author of nine works of fiction and one work of nonfiction, whose connection with the Amish community has been featured widely in national media and New York Times Bestselling author Claire Cook who penned the first of her ten novel in her minivan when she was forty-five and at fifty, she walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the film adaptation her second novel, Must Love Dogs, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack will visit Gwinnett to discuss their books, the writing and publishing process and the future of the book as they see it. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and for signing.
Thursday, April, 25th at 7:30 pm at the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center 10 College Street, Norcross Ga
April 9, 2013
New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods will return to Gwinnett as part of his national tour to promote his newest novel Unintended Consequences. Fans are invited to attend a book discussion and signing at 7 pm on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.
An amazingly prolific author, Stuart Woods has written dozens of compelling thrillers, juggling stand-alone novels with four successful series. His most popular protagonists are New York cop-turned-attorney Stone Barrington, introduced in 1991’s New York Dead, and plucky Florida police chief Holly Barker, who debuted in 1998’s Orchid Beach.
His pleasing mix of high-octane action, likable characters, and sly, subversive humor has made him a hit with millions of readers who have returned the favor by consistently propelling his books to the top of the bestseller lists. Mr. Woods won the Edgar Award for Chiefs, 1981 and the Grand Prix de Litérature Policière for Imperfect Strangers in 1995.
Meet the Author events are special opportunities hosted by the library for fans and avid readers to share in the experience of meeting prolific, bestselling, and/or award winning authors to enjoy meaningful discussions about their works and the publishing process.
This event is free and open to the public, and books will be available for purchase. The Aurora Theatre is located at 153 East Crogan Street in Lawrenceville. Please visit www.gwinnettpl.org to learn more about this and other library events, or find GwinnettLibrary on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
March 9, 2013
Gwinnett County Public Library invites area artists to turn their old books into a work of art. Participants may submit an “Altered Book” entry to any of the county’s fifteen branches throughout the month of April.
Free workshops to introduce altered book art techniques will be jointly sponsored by the library and the Hudgens, to be held at the Hudgens on Saturday, March 9th. Two sessions will be offered, one for youth, (grades 6 through 12), from 10 am to 12 pm and one for adults, (ages 18 and up), from 1 pm to 3 pm. To reserve a seat in the workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP by March 6th.
Judging for the contest will take place in May, and select entries will be exhibited at the Hudgens Center for the Arts from June 8th through September 7th. The opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Friday, June 14th at 4 pm.
Last year the Altered Books Contest received over 40 entries, and the Gwinnett County Public Library’s partnership with the Hudgens Center for the Arts was awarded an Honorable Mention for Arts Partnership by Artworks! Gwinnett for their collaboration on the 2011 Altered Books contest and Pulp Fashion exhibit.
For more information about Altered Books, or other library programs, please visit www.gwinnettpl.org, find GwinnettLibrary on Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest, or call (770)-978-5154.
February 23, 2013
After you have completed the payment process, print a copy of your PayPal receipt. Your receipt is your ticket – please bring it with you the day of the event.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Sorry! The 3PM Seating is SOLD OUT.
The Gwinnett County Public Library will be hosting its third annual Teen Summit on Saturday, February 23, 2013. However, due to the recent Zombie Infestation, Teen Summit 2013 will focus on getting teens the latest information on how to survive safely in today’s world. Learn important survival techniques in self-defense, first aid, public safety, and more! The summit will take place simultaneously at four locations: Centerville Branch, Collins Hill Branch, Five Forks Branch, and Suwanee Branch from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm.
About the Summit:
Participate in interactive safety and law enforcement presentations from Gwinnett County, Snellville, and Suwanee Police Departments. See Tae Kwon Do experts from Charles Minter, Brain Surlock, Karate USA, and 2Gold Tae Kwon Do studios. Learn more about online classes though Gwinnett County Public Schools, and new online resources available to teens through Gwinnett County Public Library. Put Teen Summit 2013 on your calendar and bring a friend!
For more information about library events, please visit www.gwinnettpl.org, find GwinnettLibrary on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest, or call AskGCPL at (770) 978-5154.
February 21, 2013
Fans are invited to a special Meet the Author Series event featuring New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jordan’s widow and long-time editor Harriet McDougal. They will be celebrating the conclusion of Robert Jordan’s epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time, as well as discuss and sign the new book, A Memory of Light at the Norcross Cultural Arts Center, 10 College Street in Norcross on Thursday, February 21 at 7:15 p.m.
The book discussion is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event. The author will autograph backlist books but he will only sign copies of the new book that are purchased at this venue.
For more information about library events, please visit www.gwinnettpl.org, call (770) 978-5154, or find GwinnettLibrary on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.
February 19, 2013
The Gwinnett County Public Library in partnership with the Gwinnett Quilters’ Guild invites you to meet New York Times Bestselling Author, Marie Bostwick. Tuesday, February 19,2013, 10:00am
All quilters and readers are welcome.
The Guild charges $5.00 for non-members to attend.
February 2, 2013
Volunteers from the Alpha Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity/ Sorority Diamonds and Pearls will appear at the Gwinnett County Public Library to participate in the 5th Annual Black History Month Reading Relay throughout the month of February. Library branches across the county will take turns hosting Diamonds and Pearls volunteers. Readers will showcase stories that honor the many contributions and achievements of African-Americans, past and present, while promoting literacy in the community. Weekly readings will kick-off on Saturday, February 2nd from 1-2 pm and continue on each Saturday through February 23rd.
For more information about the Black History Month Reading Relay schedule, or other Gwinnett County Public Library events, please visit www.gwinnettpl.org, find GwinnettLibrary on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest, or call AskGCPL at (770) 978-5154.