By: Staff Reports | GwinnettCitizen.com

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AARP DEFENSIVE SMART DRIVER COURSE
In partnership with AARP
Reservations requested:  events@gwinnettpl.org
Wednesday, October 3 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. Pay at the door. Please bring a bag lunch.

AGING WITH A HEALTHY BRAIN - ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA PREVENTION
In partnership with UGA Extension Gwinnett
Wednesday, October 3 from 11:00 am
Mountain Park Branch
1210 Pounds Road, Lilburn 30047

Join Family & Consumer Science Agent, Ines Beltran, to learn ways to prevent Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Also, learn the risk factors and how to get started with a healthier lifestyle to age with a healthy brain.

IN CONVERSATION WITH AUTHORS LORI RADER-DAY AND ROGER JOHNS
Friday, October 5 at 7:30 pm
Liberty Books
176 West Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Rader-Day is a one-time winning and three-time nominated Mary Higgins Clark Award Author with four novels including her latest, Under a Dark Sky.  Johns is a 2018 Georgia Author of the Year winner and author of the Wallace Hartman Mysteries Dark River Rising and River of Secrets. Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

LIVING HEALTHY WITH DIABETES
In partnership with Diabetes You Can Win Foundation
Tuesdays, October 9 thru October 30 from 6:30-8:00 pm
Norcross Branch
6025 Buford Highway, Norcross 30071  

Join GCPL and Diabetes You Can Win Foundation for FREE diabetes and nutrition education classes. Learn how to control your diabetes, in order to prevent and delay complications of the disease. This class is a 4-week course and taught by a Certified Diabetes Educator. Learn how to self-manage your diabetes and live a long healthy life. This program is free and open to the public.

VETERANS ROUNDTABLE
In partnership with Goodwill Industries of North Georgia
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month
Wednesday, October 10 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.

ZOMBIE PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP
In partnership with Gwinnett Health Department
Wednesday, October 10 at 6:30 pm
Five Forks Branch
2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville 30044

Although pandemics occur infrequently, planning and preparing for a pandemic is important to ensure an effective response. An Emergency Preparedness Specialist for the Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale County Health Departments, will discuss resources and help our community prepare.

AUTHOR NIC STONE AT NORTH GEORGIA TEENS READ
Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 pm
Suwanee Branch
361 Main Street, Suwanee 30024

Born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, Nic Stone grew up with a wide range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds enabling her to bring diverse voices and stories to her work. Her debut novel, Dear Martin, has become a New York Times bestseller. Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

TRACING YOUR AFRICAN AMERICAN ROOTS
Thursday, October 11 at 6:00 pm
Dacula Branch
265 Dacula Road, Dacula 30019

Learn how to overcome the challenges of tracing African American genealogy through free genealogy databases including the Library Edition of Ancestry.com.

MEDICARE BENEFITS AND SERVICES
Monday, October 15 at 6:00 pm
Collins Hill Branch
455 Camp Perrin Road, Lawrenceville 30043

Learn about free programs and services that benefit Medicare beneficiaries; tips on how to manage medications; resources and information to help understand, treat, and prevent diseases; and more! 

AUTISM SPEAKS:  COMMUNITY MEETING
In partnership with Autism Speaks of Georgia
Monday, October 15 at 6:00 pm
Five Forks Branch
2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville 30044

Get information and resources available to you and your family through Autism Speaks. Learn about their mission, research programs, services, and local advocacy efforts.

IN CONVERSATION WITH AUTHORS KARIN SLAUGHTER AND SARA PARETSKY
Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 pm
Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center
10 College Street, Norcross 30071

Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed crime writing storytellers with over 35 million copies of her 18 novels sold across the globe. Her latest is titled Pieces of Her. Paretsky is the founding mother of Sisters in Crime and promotes women in the mystery field with her female detective series starring V. I. Warshawski. Her latest novel is Shell Game. Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

MEDICARE BENEFITS AND SERVICES
Monday, October 22 at 6:00 pm
Suwanee Branch
361 Main Street, Suwanee 30024

Learn about free programs and services that benefit Medicare beneficiaries; tips on how to manage medications; resources and information to help understand, treat, and prevent diseases; and more!

BREWS AND BOOKS
Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm
Slow Pour Brewing Company
407 North Clayton Street, Lawrenceville 30046

Join artisanal beer aficionados and authors Ron Smith and Mary O. Boyle for a beer and book talk. Follow the journey of beer through Atlanta’s development and celebrate the resurgence of craft beer. Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

ZOMBIE PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP
In partnership with Gwinnett Health Department
Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 pm
Suwanee Branch
361 Main Street, Suwanee 30024

Although pandemics occur infrequently, planning and preparing for a pandemic is important to ensure an effective response. An Emergency Preparedness Specialist for the Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale County Health Departments, will discuss resources and help our community prepare.

WRITERS’ WORKSHOP WITH LISA LOWE STAUFFER
Saturday, October 27 at  1:00 pm
Five Forks Branch
2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville 30044

Stauffer is the author of the picture book Two by Two. This class is a hands-on wordsmith workshop for kidlit writers who are particularly interested in picture books (but it’s great for ANY writer). Bring the first and last pages of your book or novel (up to 400 words total).

INTRO TO HOMEBREWING
In partnership with New London Brew Club
Sunday, October 28 at  3:00 pm
Mountain Park Branch
1210 Pounds Road, Lilburn 30047

Join us for an interactive introduction on how to get started in homebrewing. Expert homebrewers will share their secrets and tips on how to brew great beer by using science and the fermentation process. *No alcohol or beer tasting will be available.

MEDICARE BENEFITS AND SERVICES
Monday, October 29 at 6:00 pm
Five Forks Branch
2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville 30044

Learn about free programs and services that benefit Medicare beneficiaries; tips on how to manage medications; resources and information to help understand, treat, and prevent diseases; and more!

Published: 2018-09-15 01:40