By: Staff Reports | GwinnettCitizen.com

For more information, please visit www.gwinnettpl.org or call 770-978-5154.

ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM
May through August
All branches and online at www.gwinnettpl.org

Sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program to enter to win one of 15 barbecue gift baskets valued at $75.00, 15 sets of tickets to an Aurora Theatre show, or tickets to Cirque de Soleil at the Infinite Energy Arena. Ask a Librarian how to enroll.

AARP DEFENSIVE SMART DRIVER COURSE
In partnership with AARP
Reservations requested:  events@gwinnettpl.org
Wednesday, August 1 from 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Suwanee Branch
361 Main Street, Suwanee 30024

Learn defensive driving techniques and how to compensate for age related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers (cash or check only). Pay at the door. Please bring a bag lunch.

PLANNING YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD’S TRANSITION FROM HOME TO SCHOOL
In partnership with Parent to Parent of Georgia
Thursday, August 2 at 6:30 pm
Five Forks Branch
2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville 30044

Learn how to navigate the transition from home to school through early intervention programs and learning how to work with school systems for the success of your child. For parents with preschool aged children with special needs.

ESL CITIZENSHIP CLASSES
In partnership with the Latin American Association
Registration required
Mondays & Wednesdays, August 6 - October 1 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lawrenceville Branch
1001 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville 30046

This 8-week course is offered for legal permanent residents. Learn English, American history, and civics. Registration is required.  Register July 30 or August 1 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the Lawrenceville Branch. Students must bring their Green Card.

VETERANS ROUNDTABLE
In partnership with Goodwill Industries of North Georgia
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month
Wednesday, August 8 at 1:00 pm
Buford Branch
2100 Buford Highway, Buford 30518

Meet with experts on Veterans resources. Discuss your needs and get real help on filing VA claims, medical care, housing, and job resources. Newly discharged or senior retirees welcome! For more information, please email cwalker@ging.org.

SEPTIC SYSTEM MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP
In partnership with Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources
Thursday, August 9 at 1:00 pm
Five Forks Branch
2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville 30044

Learn how to properly maintain your home’s septic system. Failure to do so can result in expensive repairs, system failure, and stormwater pollution issues.

MEET THE AUTHOR:  JULIE HEDGEPETH WILLIAMS
Thursday, August 9 at 7:00 pm
Liberty Books
176 West Crogan Street, Lawrenceville 30046

Julie Williams is an award winning journalism professor at Samford University. Her latest novel, Three Not-So-Ordinary Joes, traces an extraordinary tale that focuses on the curious intersection of the lives of Joseph Addison, Joseph Addison (J.A.) Turner, and Joel Chandler Harris, and the circumstances leading up to the publication of Harris’ Uncle Remus stories. Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

MEET GRAPHIC NOVELIST KYLE PUTTKAMMER
Saturday, August 11 at 11:00 am
Suwanee Branch
361 Main Street, Suwanee 30024

Kyle Puttkammer is the owner of Galactic Quest comic shops in Buford and Lawrenceville. He appears at numerous libraries, schools, and conventions throughout the year. His graphic novels include Hero Cats of Stellar City, Midnight Over Stellar City, and The Adventures of Galaxy Man & Cosmic Girl. Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

DUAL ENROLLMENT - EARN FREE COLLEGE CREDIT IN HIGH SCHOOL
In partnership with Gwinnett Technical College
Tuesday, August 14 at 6:30 pm
Centerville Branch
3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville 30039

Learn about this tuition-free program that includes free courses online or on campus, free textbooks, the ability to earn an Associate’s Degree while in high school, credits that transfer to University System of Georgia colleges, and more.

LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR JOB READINESS
In partnership with Atlanta Regional WorkSource Georgia
Thursday, August 23 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grayson Branch
700 Grayson Parkway, Grayson 30017

Recharge your job search and learn about the many free resources available at the library with help from library staff. A job counselor will be onsite to do resume reviews, share interview skills, and more. This workshop takes place inside the Mobile Career Lab.

LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR JOB READINESS
In partnership with Atlanta Regional WorkSource Georgia
Thursday, August 23 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lawrenceville Branch
1001 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville 30046

Recharge your job search and learn about the many free resources available at the library with help from library staff. A job counselor will be onsite to do resume reviews, share interview skills, and more. This workshop takes place inside the Mobile Career Lab.

DUAL ENROLLMENT - EARN FREE COLLEGE CREDIT IN HIGH SCHOOL
In partnership with Gwinnett Technical College
Thursday, August 23 at 6:30 pm
Collins Hill Branch
455 Camp Perrin Road, Lawrenceville 30043

Learn about this tuition-free program that includes free courses online or on campus, free textbooks, the ability to earn an Associate’s Degree while in high school, credits that transfer to University System of Georgia colleges, and more.

INTRO TO FINDING GRANTS
In partnership with Foundation Center
Registration required:  https://grantspace.org/training/2018-08-24-introduction-to-finding-grants/
Friday, August 24 at 12:30 pm
Lawrenceville Branch
1001 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville 30046

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.  Learn who funds nonprofits, how to approach potential funders, and how to access the Foundation Center Database.

Published: 2018-07-07 01:40