Latest Features Singer, Songwriter and Author Marshall Chapman to Perform at Library’s Fall Into the Arts 2013 Event Gwinnett County Public Library will host singer, songwriter and author Marshall Chapman as part of its Fall Into The Arts 2013 program. Her songs have been recorded by artists ranging from Emmylou Harris and Joe Cocker to Irma Thomas and Jimmy Buffett. Chapman will perform in concert on Saturday, October 5, 2013, with a book signing following the concert. read more.. Free Financial Workshop Series at Gwinnett County Public Library in Gwinnett County Free Financial Workshop Gwinnett Library Primerica Gwinnett County Public Library in partnership with Primerica Services present: "How Money Works: A Workshop for Financial Success." This workshop will help individuals with money management and show the path to financial independence. Attendees from all economic backgrounds will learn how to eliminate debt and build savings by implementing proven principles that can put financial success within reach. read more.. Gwinnett Envirnmental and Heritage Center Foundation Donates $26,000 to Gwinnett County The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center Foundation is providing a $26,000 donation to Gwinnett County in the form of a new concession trailer (valued at $16,000) and a $10,000 monetary donation toward the purchase of a passenger tram. This effort meets the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners initiative to reduce costs by enhancing revenue opportunities and improving the quality of life for its citizens. read more.. Two GCPS schools named STEM Education Awards finalists The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today announced that two schools from Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) have been named finalists for the 2013 Georgia STEM Education Awards. Benefield Elementary, in the Berkmar Cluster, was named a finalist in the “Best Georgia STEM Day Activity” category, while Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST), a system charter school, was honored in the “Classroom Technology” category. read more.. Recovery is Important to Any Workout (Family Features) 'Tis the season for fall high school sports. After weeks of two-a-day practices and tough games, it's important for young athletes to give it a rest to stay healthy. Experts agree, it's important to allow optimal recovery time after each game or practice session, stretching your muscles and hydrating while getting plenty of protein to stay strong. read more.. Get Kids Active with Fun Adventures (Family Features) The great outdoors are full of wonderful adventures for kids. If you want to encourage your children to get active, try to make sure they have positive experiences. It's always easier to get them engaged when past adventures are full of wonderful memories. read more.. Gwinnett County Public Library to Celebrate the Local Artists as Part of the Plein Air Challenge in Gwinnett County Gwinnett County Library Events in Gwinnett County Gwinnett County Local Artist Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation Gwinnett County Public Library will host a reception and award ceremony honoring local artists as part of this year’s Fall Into The Arts series. In partnership with Tannery Row Artist Colony and Gwinnett Parks and Recreation, the celebration recognizes artists who participated in the second annual Plein Air Art Challenge. Paintings created this year in public parks throughout Gwinnett County will be on display at Tannery Row Artist Colony where winners will be chosen at a reception on Saturday, September 14th, 2013. The reception will take place from 3:00-7:00 PM; the awards ceremony will be held at 5:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served and music will be provided by Gwinnett School of Music. read more.. Fitness And Kids - FIT-4-Kids, An Exercise Program Just For Kids Introducing kids to a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge in our fast food, video game laden society. Thirty minutes once a week in P.E. class isn't nearly enough to maintain the cardiovascular system, much less keep an overall healthy bodyweight. One thing that P.E. class has right though is that classes are fun and they allow kids to socialize. The Fit Express' FIT-4-Kids exercise program along with their specially-made kids exercise equipment gives kids what they need and want. read more.. School Bullying: How to Deal With Bullying As a Youth If you are being bullied at school, you aren't exactly alone. In schoolyards, school gyms, Internet chatrooms, Facebook newsfeeds, cafeteria halls, and classrooms all across the United States, people just like you face bullies on a daily basis. Bullies are everywhere. read more..