GADSDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY

MAIN BRANCH

Phone number:

256-549-4699

• 10 a.m. Thursday, Children’s Department; “How to Catch a Unicorn,” Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton; ext. 2118

• 5 p.m. Thursday, Teen Zone; Summer Reading Program; Un-Birthday Party; ext. 2122 or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org

• 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Friday, Children’s Department; Summer Reading Program; McWane Center, “Final Frontier,” 50th anniversary of Apollo 11; ext. 2118

• 2 p.m. Friday, Teen Zone; Food Friday; create and eat tasty treats; ext. 2122 or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org

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

• 10 a.m.. Monday, Children’s Department; Cosmic Kids Yoga; ext. 2118

• 1 p.m. Monday, Teen Zone; helping hands volunteer activities; ext. 2122 or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org

• 3 p.m. Monday, Fiction Department; live webcast celebrating 50th anniversary of Apollo 11; ext. 2120

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

• 1 p.m. Tuesday, Teen Zone; Tech Tuesday; ext. 2122 or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org

• 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Children’s Department; GPL Grows Nature Club; nature walk; ext. 2118

• 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Computer Classroom; Microsoft Excel; limited to 12, reservations required; $5 refundable deposit; free and clear library card required; ext. 2119

• 10 a.m. Wednesday, Children’s Department; Little Movers Baby Story Time; ext. 2118

• 1 p.m. Wednesday, Teen Zone; STEAM activities; ext. 2122 or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org

• 10 a.m. July 18, Children’s Department; “Do Pirates Take Baths,” Kathy Tucker; ext. 2118

• 3:30 p.m. July 18, Teen Zone; Summer Reading Program pizza party finale; ext. 2122 or nicole@gadsdenlibrary.org

 

HOYT WARSHAM ALABAMA CITY BRANCH

Phone number:

256-549-4688

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

• 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jewelry and Craft Club; participants must provide supplies

• 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Stitching Time; all kinds of stitching pastimes; beginners welcome

 

EAST GADSDEN BRANCH

Phone number:

256-549-4691

• 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Making Slime

• Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Color and Calm Down

• 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Tiny Tot Time; “Mr. Persnickety and Cat Lady,” Paul Brett Johnson

• 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sewing School; all ages; seats limited, registration required; participants must bring pattern, material and supplies; sewing machine available

• 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 18, Brown Bag Lunch Book Club; Backfire, Catherine Coulter

 

ATTALLA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Phone number:

256-538-9266

• 10 a.m. to noon, second Tuesday of each month, Back to the Future tech tips for seniors

• 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

• 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mondays during the summer break, story time, crafts and fun for kids

• 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

• 10 a.m. Friday, Friday Morning Movies; Christmas in July

• 6 p.m. Saturday, Movie Night; “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

• 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

 

NICHOLS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Phone number:

256-613-6844

• Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays

The library contains genealogical information and family files from all areas of Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and other states. The library has a large collection of all Military records and Native American research books. Every Thursday at 9 a.m. there is a Discussion Group lead by John McFarland on various subjects. He will begin covering the counties that make up what is now Etowah County. Anyone interested is invited to attend. For additional information email neagslib@comcast.net or call 256-677-3144 or 256-504-4499.

 

RAINBOW CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Phone number:

256-442-8477

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

• 1 p.m. (ages 6 and under) and 2:30 p.m. (ages 7-12) Wednesday, Summer Reading Program; Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth, “Galaxy’s Wild Frontiers”

• 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. second and fourth Mondays each month, 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

• 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

• 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Craft Class; DIY personalized summer wreath

• 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Summer Reading Program; pizza party finale

 

THE CHILDREN’S LIBRARY

Phone number:

256-393-2727

Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays

Located in West End Baptist Church, 312 Henderson St., Walnut Park

Lots of AR books for kids

 

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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