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Calling all future filmmakers!

The Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL) Teen Film Challenge is an annual challenge in which you, the director, create a two to ten minute film. Participants must be between the ages of 13 and 19, and all entries should be entirely created by teens.

Not sure where to start or need more tips or advice?

Check out our Teen Film Challenge workshop series being held from November to January, or visit the Teen Film Challenge page (Link below.) 

Important dates:

Films must have been created after March 1, 2020.

Entries will be accepted between November 1, 2021 and January 21, 2022.

Then, be sure not to miss our Red Carpet event, the GCPL Teen Film Challenge Awards on March 12, 2022. Directors or representatives must be present to win. 

Be creative, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!


Live outside of Gwinnett County and interested in the Learning Labs?

​​Non-residents of Gwinnett County can acquire a Gwinnett County Public Library card for an annual fee of only $40. Having a library card gives you full access to the library’s collection of print and digital materials, including access to all Learning Labs.

To get your library card, visit any one of our 15 branches to learn more about a non-resident library card.

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Meet the Team

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“People saw the lab at Five Forks but weren’t booking it as much. [When] we started offering help, that’s when it took off.”


Learning Labs Manager


With a background in education, Tonya had the intention of teaching German and English as a second language but quickly realized she is not a morning person. The library had just started to offer Book-a-Librarian services to customers when she began working at the Five Forks branch, the only branch, at the time, with a learning lab. As demand for help with lab equipment and software grew, so did the Learning Labs staff, eventually branching out to other locations.

Tonya is a big fan of the Glowforge because of its ease of use for customers, speed, and its ability to create professional-looking items out of a variety of materials.

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Learning Labs are at the Norcross Branch!

Have you been to the newest Learning Labs at the recently opened Norcross library?

These state-of-the-art facilities have all the fun stuff you’ve come to expect from the Learning Labs: 3D printers, audio and video recording equipment, the Adobe Creative Suite and more!

Additionally, this location features a variety of educational circuitry and microcomputing resources, such as Arduino, Circuit Playground Express, and a soldering station.

To learn more about our new location, new equipment, and view upcoming programs, visit the learning labs page on our website.

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Have you ever struggled to thread a sewing machine properly when you’re just trying to get your projects stitched together?

You’re not alone! To help, we’ve put together some video tutorials to walk you through the threading process step-by-step. Whether you’re working with the Janome HD1000 or HD3000, these videos will get you ready to sew in about 5 minutes.

Watch: How to Thread the Janome HD1000
Watch: How to Thread the Janome HD3000

Customer Success Story

“The Learning Labs and Book-a-Librarian services have been a game changer for my business. I was able to embroider shirts with my company logo, develop video and audio editing skills, create high-quality tutorial videos, and prototype new products for my company. The Learning Lab Specialists are not only highly skilled and knowledgeable, but go above and beyond to help you to achieve your goals."

- Angela Grace

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