GADSDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY

MAIN BRANCH

Phone number:

256-549-4699

• 10 a.m. Thursday, Children’s Department; Story Time; “Groundhog’s Dilemma,” Kristen Remenar; ext. 2118

• 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Teen Zone; Teen Craft Thursday; folded book hearts; ext. 2122 or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org

• 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Lena Martin Room; Black History Month; presentation on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by Robert Schaefer, Ph.D., professor of political science at the University of West Georgia, through the Road Scholar program of the Alabama Humanities Foundation; LaShunda or Tim, 256-549-4691.

• 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Lena Martin Room; Chess Club; all skill levels, beginner to pro; Craig, ext. 2120

• 3:30 p.m. Monday, Children’s Department; Lego Club; ages 1-12; Legos provided, donations welcome; ext. 2118

• 4:30 p.m. Monday, Teen Zone; Teen Game Day; ext. 2122 or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org

• 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Computer Classroom; Computer Basics for Beginners; two-day class; limited to 12, must RSVP; $5 refundable deposit; ext. 2119

• 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Teen Zone; Teen Movie Night; ext. 2122 or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org

• 3 p.m. Tuesday, Children’s Department; GPL Grows Nature Club; groundhogs; ext. 2118

• 10 a.m. Wednesday, Children’s Department; Little Movers; circle time, songs, finger plays and more; ages 6 months to 24 months; ext. 2118

• 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Teen Zone; Wildcard Wednesday; Teen Advisory Board meeting; ext. 122 or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org

• 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Children’s Department; G.I.R.L.(s) who STEM; learn science, technology, engineering and math with Goldie Blox; ext. 2118

• 10 a.m. Feb. 8, Children’s Department; Story Time; “Love, Splat,” Rob Scotton; ext. 2118

• 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 8, Teen Zone; Teen Craft Thursday; Valentine creations; ext. 2122 or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org

• 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Lena Martin Room; Black History Month; Kathy Hood and guests will discuss Miller & United States of America v. Board of Education of Gadsden, the historic case that was instrumental in establishing fair and equitable education for local students; LaShunda or Tim, 256-549-4691.

 

HOYT WARSHAM ALABAMA CITY BRANCH

Phone number:

256-549-4688

• 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Thursday movies; popcorn and drinks provided

• 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Beginning Crochet and Knitting

• 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Children’s movies; popcorn and drinks provided

• 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday; Stitching Time; beginners welcome

 

EAST GADSDEN BRANCH

Phone number:

256-549-4691

• Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Color and Calm Down, coloring pages, crayons, markers and colored pencils provided

• 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Family Success Center; Computer Classes; limited to 10, must RSVP

• 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Tiny Tot Time; “Cry, Heart, but Never Break,” Glenn Ringtved; infants to age 5; coloring sheet provided to coordinate with story

• 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sewing School; ages 18 and over; seats limited, registration required; participants must bring pattern, materials and supplies; sewing machine provided

 

ATTALLA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Phone number:

256-538-9266

• Noon, third Thursday of each month, Readers and Writers Club, conference room

 

GLENCOE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Phone number:

256-459-4285

• Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

• 1 p.m. fourth Thursday each month, Book Club meeting

• The library now has access to Ancestry

 

HOKES BLUFF PUBLIC LIBRARY

Phone number:

256-492-9846

• Volunteers willing to lead a book club, help out with programs around the library or start hobby clubs to be hosted in its auditorium are needed. Anyone interested in helping is asked to call and ask for Alexandria Sims. Inquiries also may be emailed to hbcpl@hokesblufflibrary.org.

• The library now has free access to FOLD 3 as well as Ancestry and Heritage Quest. Come and research your ancestry for free.

• The library is looking for volunteers to start a “Yarnies” club. The club would meet at the library once a month or more and work together on crocheting and knitting projects. Call the library and ask for Alexandria Sims for more information.

 

JERRY B. JONES RESEARCH LIBRARY

Phone number:

256-613-6844

• Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays 

Come research local, state  and Southeastern history. Includes historical books, vertical files, county record books, genealogical holdings, maps, and several local photographic collections. Library also has access to Ancestry and Newspapers.com. The library also digitizes old photos, slides, and oversize books, posters, or maps. Located in the Elliott Community Center, 2829 W. Meighan Blvd. Email: EtowahHistory@gmail.com

 

RAINBOW CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Phone number:

256-442-8477

• Noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Adult Knitting Group

• 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Storytime for Kids

• 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. third Wednesdays, Origami Club, ages 8 and up

• 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Lego Club; ages 4 and up; Legos provided, donations welcome

 

SOUTHSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Phone number:

256-442-6217

• Hours, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon Friday

 

WESTSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Phone number:

205-589-6699

• Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays

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