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What’s Happening at Peachtree Corners Library During October and November?

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Peachtree Corners Library is bustling with activities this October and November, offering a wide variety of events for different age groups and interests. 

From toddler story times to free homework help, and hands on introductory courses on 3D printing, sewing and more, there’s something for everyone. Below is a comprehensive list of events being held at Peachtree Corners Library over the next two months.

Toddler Time: Stories, songs and simple rhymes for children (ages two and under) and their caregivers.

  • October 3, 10 and 17 and November 7, 14, 21 and 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Preschool Storytime: Join in the fun with your preschool child (ages three to five) as we listen to stories, play games and sing songs!

  • October 5, 12 and 19 and November 2, 9 and 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Homework Help: Volunteers provide free homework help for students in grades K–8. 

  • October 10, 11, 17, 24 and 25 and November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 28 and 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Bilingual Legal Resources at the Library: ¿Busca una forma para una situación legal? Visite la biblioteca en Peachtree Corners para conocer los formularios legales que están disponibles para usar y descargar para uso personal.

  • October 3, at 6 p.m.

Intro to 3D Printing: Learn the basics of 3D Printing.

  • October 4, at 5 p.m., October 18, at 11 a.m., November 1, at 11 a.m. and November 15, at 5 p.m.

Children’s Painting for Beginners: Learn basic techniques for painting with acrylics in a class taught by a local artist. (Register online)

  • October 5, at 1 p.m.

Sewing Machine Basics: Learn to set up and operate a sewing machine. (Register online)

  • October 11, at 11 a.m.

Cancer Prevention: Representatives from the East Georgia Cancer Coalition provide tips and education on lowering your risks for skin cancer. 

  • October 13, at 11 a.m.

Candy Core Sampling: Learn about the Earth’s past by exploring core sampling, then make your very own core sample out of candy. 

  • October 13, at 4 p.m.

Robotics: EV3 Maze Run: Code one of our pre-built robots to follow a maze! (Register online)

  • October 14, at 2 p.m.

Homeschool Hangout: Bats: A program for homeschoolers. Meet new friends and learn new things. This month’s program is about Bats! (Register online)

  • October 19, at 11 a.m.

Green Screen Ghosts— Learn how to shoot green screen video.

  • October 25, at 5 p.m.

Healthy Eating/Exercising: Representative from the East Georgia Cancer Coalition provide information about the importance of a healthy diet, the importance of drinking water. and recommendations for exercises that can be done at home. 

  • October 26, at 11 a.m.

Writing Circle: Writers are invited to the circle for discussion on new writing techniques as well as networking with others.

  • October 26, at 6 p.m.

Support for Caregivers of Cancer Patients: Representatives from the East Georgia Cancer Coalition provide tips for self-care and other resources for caregivers of cancer patients. 

  • October 30, at 11 a.m.

Day of the Dead: Learn about The Day of the Dead, a holiday that reunites the living with the dead, and make a decorated paper skull to honor the dead.

  • October 30, at 4 p.m.

Logic Puzzles & Problem Solving: Come stretch your prefrontal cortex with some problem-solving puzzles and learn a bit more about some of the earliest logic puzzles!

  • November 1, at 4 p.m.

Free Resources for Teen Tycoons: Are you a Teen interested in starting your own business, but not sure where to begin? Learn about free resources you can use to make your entrepreneurial dreams a reality.

  • November 3, at 4 p.m.

Descarga libros en su teléfono con Libby: Visite la biblioteca de Peachtree Corners para aprender cómo descargar libros y audiolibros en su celular completamente gratis con Libby!

  • November 7, at 6 p.m.

Sew a Gift Bag Tote: Learn to sew simple gift bags for any occasion. (Register online)

  • November 8, at 5 p.m.

Native American Basket Weaving: Discuss the importance of basking weaving in Native American culture and make a small basket.

  • November 14, at 4 p.m.

Photo Greeting Cards with Cricut: Learn to use a Cricut smart cutting machine.

  • November 29, at 11 a.m.

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What’s Happening at Pinckneyville Park in Gwinnett County

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Pinckneyville Park Community Center: 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Berkeley Lake, GA 30071. 678-277-0920. GwinnettParks.com.

FREE! Pinckneyville Park Open House! Meet the instructors, check out the programming, explore the pottery studio and enjoy a free lunch*!

Also, spend some time visually creating your 2024 goals onto a vision board using different arts media. All you need to bring is your board of choice and we will provide the rest! All ages welcome. 

Saturday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. Pottery Studio informative session is from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. *Preregistration required for a free lunch.

OFFERINGS

Adventure Days Out: Pinckneyville Park has your school’s out childcare covered. Children will have an amazing experience trying new games, exploring new skills, making new friends and most of all, having fun! 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ages 5 to 12. $30 per day.

  • Monday, Jan. 15

NEW! Hip Hop/Jazz: Tone your body and get your heart pumping to the beats of your favorite music! Students will learn fun, innovative and unique dance routines that will strengthen their dance skills. Each class consists of stretching, exercise, cool downs and dance choreography. Wednesdays, Jan. 10 through Feb. 14. From 6:10 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ages 8 to12. $61.

NEW! SWEAT: This class incorporates all aspects of fitness: cardio, resistance, flexibility and core training structured in segments that focus on upper, middle and lower body exercises. This class will improve endurance, strength, muscle, tone and definition for all fitness levels. Every Wednesday, Jan. 10 through Feb. 14, from 7:10 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $61.

NEW! 3D Printing Workshops: Unlock your child’s creativity and introduce them to the exciting world of 3D modeling and printing! The class at Pinckneyville Park teaches the basics of 3D design using industry-standard software, Blender and bringing designs to life through 3D printing.

Participants will gain valuable skills such as problem solving, spatial reasoning, creativity and attention to detail while having fun creating their own unique 3D printed creation. A laptop and mouse are needed for this class. Required: A $10 material fee is due at the start of the class paid directly to the instructor Optional: $10 per session for laptop rental fee. Please reserve ahead. Highly recommended to bring your own laptop and mouse. 

  • 3D Printing Experience: Saturdays, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Ages 6 to 18. $36.
  • Design Thinking in 3D Printing: Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Ages 6 to 18. $100.

NEW! Beginning Chess: This six-week course will cover basic chess tactics. Students will learn the terminology, how to set the board, and basic planning and strategy in chess play. Every Saturday, Jan. 6 to Feb. 10. $66.

Get Into Watercolor: Learn the basics of watercolor from a seasoned instructor! This class is designed for beginners as well as the more experienced. Master the methods of watercolor to paint basic and complex shapes; development of depth through values, perspective and color; and the composition of overall painting. Students will furnish their own materials (supply list will be provided). Every Saturday, Jan. 6 through Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $141.

Ballet–Preschool: Creative dances and imagination will help instill a love for dancing, as your toddler learns basics of ballet in a positive and fun environment! Preschool ballet will need pink leather ballet shoes, pink footed tights, pink leotards and pink skirt. Every Saturday, Jan. 6 to 27, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Ages 4 to 5. $37.

Ballet–Beg: Expand your child’s ballet abilities in this beginner class. Students will focus on developing ballet techniques and posturing. Beginner ballet will need pink leather ballet shoes, pink footed tights, pink leotards and pink skirt. Every Saturday, Jan. 6 through 27, from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Ages 6 to 9. $37.

Ballet–Int: Expand your child’s ballet abilities in this beginner class. Students will focus on developing ballet techniques and posturing. Beginner ballet will need pink leather ballet shoes & pink footed tights, pink leotards and pink skirt. Every Saturday, Jan. 6 through 27, from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. Ages 7 to 10. $37.

Ballet–Int: Students will reinforce their ballet techniques, physical strength, flexibility and musicality in this intermediate level class. Dancers need pink leather ballet shoes, pink footed tights, black leotard and black skirt. Every Saturday, Jan. 6 though 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Ages 11 to 16. $37.

Ballet–Adv/Pointe: This class is designed for dancers ages 15 or older, aimed at strengthening ballet technique, flexibility and performance levels. More demanding and complex movements will help your student master the art of ballet. Dancers need pink leather ballet shoes, pink footed tights, black leotard and black skirt. Every Saturday, Jan. 6 through 27. 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Ages 15 and up. $37.

FREE! NEW! Vibrant Visions! Spend some time visually creating your 2024 goals onto a vision board using different arts media. All you need to bring is your board of choice and we will provide the rest! Light refreshments provided. Ages 50 and up. Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

POTTERY STUDIO

New Independent Study session begins Jan. 29. Registration opens Jan. 17.

Classes are changing. Please call 678-277-0920, or email PcCenter@GwinnettCounty.com for information on future classes.

Independent Study: Open studio session for individual pottery artists. Must complete Pottery Studio orientation prior to first visit if you are a new patron. Open Monday through Saturday, Jan. 29 to March 9. Ages 16 and up. $100.

Pottery Club: Come socialize and create in the pottery studio. Must be currently registered for a class or independent study to join. No drop-ins allowed. Must be registered for the club as space is limited. Every Wednesday, Jan. 31 through March 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

*Out of county resident fees applied at time of registration.*

FREE ACTIVITIES

Atlanta Gourd Patch: Free! Apply your creative talents to natural gourds. Contact KMR01@aol.com for more information and supply list. Ages 18 and up. Meets second Saturday of each month. Call 678-277-0920 for more information. 

Atlanta Hobby Robotics Club: Come to Pinckneyville Park and share your robotics ideas. All ages are welcome. Meets the third Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. To register, contact Walter Burleson at 404-932-8108 or wlenbl@gmail.com.

Senior Bridge Club: A trick-taking card game using a standard 52-card deck. In its basic format, it is played by four players in two competing partnerships. This group is for experienced Bridge players ages 50 and up. On Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register, contact Mary Fender at 678-357-6709 or maryrfender@yahoo.com.

Bridge- Act II: The fourth Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to2:30 p.m. For more information, contact JoAnne Leisen at 571-330-4730.

Guitars for Vets: Helping Veterans cope with PTSD through music. Participants get ten weeks of one–on–one lessons. When finished with lessons, participants will receive a free guitar! Mondays, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. To register, contact Cliff Meinhardt at 404-234-8040. Visit guitars4vets.org to learn more.

Gwinnett Chess Club: Chess for all ages. All experiences are welcomed. Every other Saturday (Jan. 6 and 20), from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. To register, contact Tom Emch at 770-605-0429 or ibemch@charter.net.

Last Tuesday Book Club: Join in on all the reading fun! Meets the last Tuesday of each month at Pinckneyville Park.

Pinckneyville Park Community Center
4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Berkeley Lake, GA 30071
678-277-0920
GwinnettParks.com

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Upcoming Holiday Events and Activities Around Peachtree Corners

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Get into the holiday spirit with festive events in December! Enjoy Carriage Rides, Photos with Santa, The Nutcracker, and more.

December 

Carriage Rides 

December 1-22 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Departs from 45 South Café 
45 S. Peachtree St., Norcross 
Admission: free 

Sleigh the holiday season with a festive journey through Downtown Norcross. 

Photos with Santa 

December 6-22 
Wednesdays and Fridays. 6-8 p.m. 
45 South Café 
45 S. Peachtree St., Norcross
Admission: free 

Make the holidays unforgettable by snapping a photo with Santa Claus.  

The Nutcracker 

December 8-17 
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. 
Gas South Arena 
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth 
770-813-7500 
Tickets: $20 and up 

Little Clara’s dream comes alive in Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s 42nd annual production of The Nutcracker. Join Clara as she is swept away into a magical land of adventure. 

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa 

Saturday, December 16. 10-12 p.m. 
Duluth Festival Center 
3142 Hill St., Duluth 
Admission: free 

This get together with Santa is just for the little ones. Arts and crafts will be available for kids (while supplies last) and children can bring their letters for Santa to take back to the North Pole. 

Holiday Gift Away 

Saturday, December 16. 6-8 p.m. 
Lucky Shoals Park 
4651 Britt Rd., Norcross 
Admission: free 

Kids aged 4 to 18 are invited to join in for a night of Christmas music, holiday games and treats. Everyone is asked to please bring a non-perishable donation item in exchange for a gift. 

Holiday Camp 2023 

December 18-22 
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Lionheart Theatre 
10 College St., Norcross 
404-919-4022 

Cost: $125 per student 

Lionheart will introduce children, ages 6 to 16, to the poetry of Shel Silverstein and bring his words to life, including The Giving Tree and A Light in the Attic. Students will work on memorization, character building, design, props, costumes and music for a performance at the end of the week that friends and family are invited to attend. 

Circuit Playground Express: Holiday Lights 

Tuesday, December 19. 1-2 p.m. 
Gwinnett County Public Library — Norcross Branch
5735 Buford Hwy., Norcross 
770-978-5154 

Admission: free; register online 

Kids ages 6-11 learn how to use the Circuit Playground Express by programming holiday lights and sounds. 

A Christmas Carol Reimagined 

Tuesday-Friday, December 19-22. 7 p.m. 
Gas South Arena 
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth 
770-813-7500 

Tickets: $45 and up 

The timeless tale of Scrooge is told in this magical live performance by STORYBOOK Theater that includes soul-stirring music. 

Ugly Sweater Bingo 

Thursday, December 21. 12-2 p.m. 
Lucky Shoals Park Community Room 
4651 Britt Rd., Norcross 
678-277-0860 

Admission: $5 per person 

Everyone aged 50 and should bring their holiday spirit and ugly sweaters to join in a game of bingo.

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Buford-Sugar Hill Public Library to Hold FAQ Session for First Time Entrepreneurs

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Nov 4 at Buford-Sugar Hill Library: Entrepreneurs share startup insights from diverse fields. Free and open to the public. Don't miss out!

Are you thinking about starting a small business and want to know what to expect? Visit the Buford-Sugar Hill Public Library on Saturday, November 4, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. to hear from a panel of entrepreneurs sharing their experiences and answering questions from the audience.

Local small business owners who graduated from the library’s New Start Entrepreneurship Incubator will provide insight into the early stages of starting and running a small business.

With experience in catering, residential and commercial cleaning, food truck services and online martial arts instruction, our panelists represent a variety of business backgrounds—all with unique challenges and opportunities.

All events are free and open to the public. For questions or comments, contact Duffie Dixon, Director of Marketing and Communications for Gwinnett County Public Library at ddixon@gwinnettpl.org.

Click here to explore more public library events happening in November.

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