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.
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 contact@Friendsgcpl.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
November 17, 2014
The West Chapter of the Friends of the Gwinnett County Public Library will meet on November 17th, 6:30pm at the Peachtree Corners Branch.
November 13, 2014
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.
October 27, 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.
October 24, 2014
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!
August 14, 2014
For more information on this and other Gwinnett County Public Library events:
Text (SMS): 770-450-5305
July 10, 2014
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 www.gwinnettpl.org, call 770.978.5154, or find GwinnettLibrary on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
June 7, 2014
THE EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED, Date TBD
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.