News & Announcements:
StarLab coming to Gibsonville Community Center April 4-9
Come experience the cosmos in StarLab, a mini-planetarium in the Gibsonville Community Center for a limited time only! All shows are FREE and open to the public. Event schedule below and online at giblib.org/starlab:
**This just in! New Announcement as of 3/27/2019!**
Additional dates & times!! Gibsonville Parks & Rec staff are offering some additional StarLab events coming up!
Fri. Apr. 5 – StarLab for Seniors at 4 PM
Fri. Apr. 5 – StarLab Special Populations, 18 & up at 6 PM
Sat. Apr. 6 – StarLab 12 & up Program at 4 PM
Sun. Apr. 7 – StarLab Special Populations, 18 & up at 1 PM
Sun. Apr. 7 – StarLab Family Program at 3 PM
Mon. Apr 8 – StarLab Homeschool Program at 3 PM
Contact Parks at 336-449-7241 for info on any of these newly added dates & times!
Storytelling Under the Stars at Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum State Historic Site – Saturday, April 13, 6-9 PM
Interested in learning more about the night sky? Come learn with the library and other local organizations at the this Star Party, sponsored by the NC Science Festival. Before the sun goes down, enjoy kid-friendly games and activities. After dark, listen to storytelling and observe the night sky through binoculars and telescopes. Learn about the important role that science played at this elite boarding school and enjoy the peacefulness of the 40 acre campus and State Historic Site. This event will feature storytelling from James Shields of Guilford College and the Gibsonville Public Library and will be joined by Tony Crider, Professor of Physics at Elon University and Don Smith, Associate Professor of Physics at Guilford College.
Staying local this spring break? Take advantage of this great service opportunity for students ages 12-18. Help plan and lead an Escape Room Challenge at the Gibsonville Public Library during spring break! We’ll meet 12pm – 2pm Monday, April 22nd through Friday, April 26th to plan out the escape room. Then, we will open the Escape Room Challenge to the public from 2pm – 5pm on Friday afternoon. Lunch will be provided during 12pm meetings Monday – Friday, and students can use this experience toward service hours required for school, clubs, or other organizations. Learn more and sign up online at www.giblib.org/escape.
FREE computer classes continue in April at Gibsonville Community Center
The library is organizing a series of computer classes that will be offered for FREE at the Gibsonville Community Center. These classes will be held on the first and third Tuesday of each month (spring session runs from March – May) from 2:00 – 3:30 PM. We want to make sure that these classes are meeting your needs, so we’re asking for feedback and suggestions on class topics before we get started. Let us know below what you’d like to learn so we can shape these events around you. Go to giblib.org/computer
Afterschool S.T.E.A.M. Activities | Thursdays at 4:00 PM
Join us for a fun STEAM (that’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) activity each Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM during the school year. These activities are intended for elementary and middle school students. This month is full of space-themed activities, a trip to the StarLab, and a special Creek Week program.
Homeschool Activities | Every third Friday at 10:00 AM
Homeschool families are invited to join us every third Friday at 10:00 AM for STEAM activities and the chance to meet other area homeschoolers. Activities will mirror afterschool themes each month.
Ani-Makers – for Middle and High School students | Every third Saturday, 1:30 PM
Calling all anime fans, creative types, makers and friends! We want to start a group just for you Each month, we’ll get together to watch a fun animated thing and create a fun thing, too. Since this is a brand new group, you’ll get to help shape our activities to reflect your own interests. Have a great craft idea? Share it! Have a new favorite show? Share that too! Bring your friends and make some new friends. Next Meeting Saturday, April 20 at 1:30 PM
Spring Break Crafternoons, April 22-25 from 3-5 PM
Drop in anytime between 3:00 and 5:00 PM Monday – Thursday to participate in one of our Spring Break Crafternoon activities! With something different to do everyday, it is a great way to spend time together without spending a dime. Plus, you’ll get to visit the library, which is always fun!! Open to kids of all ages with a parent or other adult. On Friday, families are encouraged to participate in our Escape Room Challenge in lieu of a Crafternoon activity. Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, April 9 at 11:00 AM Come for a special StarLab Storytime at the Gibsonville Community Center.
Saturday Family Storytimes – Saturdays at 10:00 AM
We are now offering a family-style story time each Saturday morning at 10:00 AM starting in June. Join Miss Amanda for fun stories, songs and activities and bring the whole family!
Toddler Story time | Wednesdays at 10:00 AM Kids 3 and under and their caregivers are invited to come enjoy stories, fingerplays, and songs.
Pre-K Story time | Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 11:00 AM These story times, geared for 4-5 year olds, feature stories, crafts and activities.