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Featured Class:

Learn the fundamentals of investing - stock markets, 401k plans, retirement, and even essential, but often ignored, personal finance issues. The instructor explains concepts in detail so you can understand how the investing works and gain confidence and peace of mind to make you own investment decisions.

This free online course is offered through 
 Gale Courses, which provides access to hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more.
The six-week classes begin November 12.
November 2014
Upcoming Holiday Observances and Special Closings


The Cobb County Public Library System will be closed in November on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, November 26: All branches close at 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 27: All branches closed
  • Friday, November 28: All branches closed

Regular operating hours resume on Saturday, November 29. For a full list of all holiday observances, please visit our website.

Veterans Sharing Stories and Knowledge

Veterans will be leading special programs at Cobb libraries in November. All of the events are free. The lineup includes:


100 Years On...World War I in 2014 - a Veterans Day Special at East Cobb Library on November 11, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Featuring Richard Harker, Education and Outreach Manager at the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University, the program will cover the impact of "The Great War" and its legacy, including how the nature of war changed and the establishment of Veterans Day. For more information, please call (770) 509-2730.


Veterans Day Chat at Vinings Library is scheduled for Wednesday, November 12, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Join World War II veteran Col. Frank Gleason, Korean War veteran Tony Lazzaro and Vietnam War veteran Leonard Hayes as they tell about their experiences and chat. For more information, please call (770) 801-5330.


Modern Day Piracy on the High Seas at Switzer Library on Saturday, November 15, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by the Cobb County Public Library System's Outreach and Special Services Department in honor of Veterans Day, the program will be conducted by retired Navy Reserve Captain Mark J. Tempest. The 30-year veteran served in the western Pacific during the Vietnam War and active duty for Desert Storm and Kosovo. He is also a retired attorney with experience in cases involving maritime, environmental and other commercial matters related to the oil and gas industry. For more information, please call (770) 528-2330.


Learn How to Use the Library's Digital Collection


 You're invited to the library's Digital Device Demo Days! Stop by the library for information about using your eReader, tablet, or other device with the library's digital collection. Drop by anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. to say hi to the digital services librarians, and while you're there, you can also:

  • Get information about our eBooks, eReaders and digital magazines
  • Ask questions about your devices
  • Find out what devices work with our collection

Digital Device Demos will be held at the following libraries for these dates and times:

Explore the library's digital collection at

Self-Published Author Workshop and Sale

The inaugural Self-Published Author Workshop and Sale is scheduled for Saturday, November 8, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Switzer Library. Sponsored by the Cobb Library Foundation, the event will feature self-published, small publishing houses and local authors.


Marietta author Rhetta Akamatsu will conduct the workshop with advice for budding writers and ideas for promotion. She is the author of Haunted Marietta, T'aint Nobody's Business If I Do:Blues Women Past and Present, and The Irish Slaves.


For more information, please contact Terri Capote at (770) 528-2196 or



Adaptive Gardening @ Mountain View

Adaptive Gardening - How to Keep Gardening on Your Lifetime Can-Do List

is the topic for the Gardeners' Night Out program at Mountain View Regional Library on Tuesday, November 11, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Presented by the
Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County, the program will be led by former HGTV host Joe Washington. The program is free; registration is requested.



Washington, a former sports anchor for WXIA-TV, will speak on his "one-stop shop" of special tools, techniques and tips for adapting your environment for gardening over a lifetime. The Adaptive Gardening program is geared toward seniors and others with arthritis, back problems and other health challenges, people with disabilities and caregivers. He will give away a free tool at the end of the program.


To register or for more information, please call (770) 509-2725 or click here.

Films in November @ your Cobb libraries 

Catch a film at a Cobb library in November. Screenings include:

The Family Movies series in November at Switzer Library on Saturdays at 3 p.m. The screenings include November 1:
The Little Mermaid; November 8: The Lego Movie; November 15: The Jungle Book; November 22: The Little Rascals; and November 29: Annie


The Super Saturday Matinee series at Powder Springs Library starts at 3 p.m. The November lineup is: November 1: The Three Lives of Thomasina; November 8: The Secret Garden; November 15: Little Women; November 22: Johnny Tremain; and November 29: Meet Me in St. Louis. For more information, please call (770) 439-6664.


The Heist Movies Series at Switzer Library will feature screenings each Monday starting at 6 p.m. through November. The lineup is November 3: Now You See Me; November 10: Tower Heist; November 17: '21'; and November 24: The War Wagon

Free Computer Classes

Cobb County Public Library System offers free introductory computer classes on the general skills of using a computer, email, and e-Readers. Registration is required and space is limited.  


Upcoming classes include:


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