GADSDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY

MAIN BRANCH

Phone number:

256-549-4699

• 10 a.m. Thursday, Children’s Department; Story Time; “Get Well, Curious George,” Julie M. Fenner; ext. 2118

• 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Teen Zone; Teen Craft Thursday; MLK motivational quotes; ext. 2122 or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org

• 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Lena Martin Room; Black History Month; guest lecturer Chari Bostic will speak on the tradition of secret messages stitched into quilts along the Underground Railroad; LaShunda or Tim, 256-549-4691.

• 3:30 p.m. Friday, Teen Zone; learn about the Chinese New Year while making a dog craft; ext. 2122 or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org 

• 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Children’s Department; Pokemon Trading Card Game Club; cards not provided; ext. 2118

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

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

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

• 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; annuals vs. perennials; ext. 2118

• 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Computer Classroom; Microsoft PowerPoint; limited to 12, must RSVP; $5 refundable deposit; ext. 2119

• 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; Egg Test; ext. 122 or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org

• 10 a.m. Feb. 22, Children’s Department; Story Time; “Little Rabbit's Loose Tooth,” Lucy Bate; ext. 2118

• 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 22, Teen Zone; Teen Craft Thursday; Romare Bearden collages; ext. 2122 or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org

• 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Beautiful Rainbow Café; Black History Month; Soul Food Contest; categories are meats, vegetables, desserts and breads; no pre-made foods permitted in dishes; entry deadline is 4 p.m. Wednesday; $2 per person donation requested to attend and sample entries; 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

• 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jewelry Making Circle; participants must bring supplies

• 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; “Sidewalk Circus,” Paul Fleischman and Kevin Hawkes; 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 (RUFUS FLOYD) PUBLIC LIBRARY

Phone number:

256-492-9846

• 3:30 p.m. second and fourth Mondays each month, Lego Club

• 9 a.m. second and fourth Fridays each month, Story Time for 3- and 4-year-olds

• 5:30 p.m. first Saurday each month, Movie Night

• 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

• 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Art Night, decorate an Olympic medal

• 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

 

SARDIS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Phone number:

256-593-5634

• Hours, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays

• 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Quilting Class

• 10 a.m. Thursdays, Pre-School Story/Activity Time

 

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

• 9:30 a.m. first and third Mondays each month, Story Time

• 11 a.m. last Friday of the month, Book Club

 

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

• 2 p.m. Monday, Pre-School Story TIme

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