GCPL Suwanee Branch

The Gwinnett County Public Library is bringing back its Sundays in Suwanee series, which allows well-known authors and speakers connected to Georgia to address the local community. 

The first program in the newly revived series will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at the library’s Suwanee Branch.

“Each month, local and bestselling fiction and non-fiction authors and speakers will discuss various topics such as travel, sports, history, wellness and more,” said Victoria Hopkins, director of marketing and communications for GCPL. “Each author or their topic is connected to Georgia and offers a unique perspective.”

The series had been on hiatus since the COVID-19 pandemic forced all of the 2020 programs to be cancelled, and library system staff are excited to finally revive the events.

There will be two different Sundays in Suwanee programs in November. The first on Nov. 7 will feature Sports Hall of Fame inductee Mike Glenn, who is also a prolific author and motivational speaker from Rome, Georgia. Glenn, who previously played for the Atlanta Hawks among other NBA teams, will discuss his book, “My Next Shot Goes In,” followed by time for participants to meet the author and have him autograph copies of the book.

The second November program is titled “Senior Moments or Something More?” and will take place Nov. 21. The program will be led by Cloud Conrad, a certified dementia caregiver trainer, as she discusses her book, “The Dementia Field Guide: Navigate the Caregivers Journey Confidently.” The book examines signs of potential cognitive impairment and how to differentiate them from normal aging and offers advice for dementia caregivers. Afterward, Conrad will be available for a Q&A session and will sign copies of her book.

Sundays in Suwanee will take a break during December for the holidays, but the series will return in January 2022 with author Tom Poland revisiting Southern memories through his book, “The Last Sunday Drive: Vanishing Traditions in Georgia and the Carolinas.” 

“The Suwanee Branch location is ideal for a Sunday afternoon event because there is less traffic, and busy families can make great use of their day with lunch out at a local spot, a walk through the park and then a visit to the library,” Hopkins said.

The Sundays in Suwanee events are free and open to the public, with each event starting at 3 p.m. at the GCPL Suwanee Branch, just a short walk from the park at Suwanee Town Center. For more information on the Sundays in Suwanee series, visit gwinnettpl.libnet.info/events.

If you go

  • What: Sundays in Suwanee series 
  • When: 3 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 7 and 21
  • Where: GCPL Suwanee Branch, 361 Main St., Suwanee
  • Cost: Free
  • For more information: Visit gwinnettpl.libnet.info/events
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