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This free online course is offered through 
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The six-week classes begin January 21.
January 2015
Upcoming Holiday Observances


The Cobb County Public Library System wishes everyone a happy holiday season! We look forward to seeing you at the library in January.


The library system will be closed on the following dates:

  • New Year's: close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31; reopen on Friday, January 2
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 19

For a full list of all holiday observances, please visit our website.

Martin Luther King Jr.
Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Please join us at the Cobb County Public Library as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with special activities for kids, including:


Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King! at Acworth Library on Wednesday, January 14, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Toddlers will explore books that celebrate and illustrate Dr. King's vision of friendship and peace. Movie and craft will be included. For more information, please call (770) 917-5165.


MLK Leads the Way at East Marietta Library on Wednesday, January 14, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Discover the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., followed by a hands-on project. For grades K-5. Please call the East Marietta Youth Services Department at (770) 509-2711 or come by the branch to register for this event.


My dream is...@ Switzer Library Maker's Space will be open throughout January in the library's children's activity area to give everyone a chance to create a self portrait telling us what your dream is. For more information, please call (770) 528-2331.


Winter Warm-Ups: 2015 Adult Winter Reading Program


Adults now have a fun way to warm up the cold winter months with great reads for a chance to win a $50 gift card. The Winter Warm-Ups Reading Program runs from January 5 to March 20.


Here is how to play: Pick up a Tic-Tac-Toe board from your favorite library of the Cobb County Public Library System. Read any three books or listen to any three audiobooks in the different categories to make three squares in a row.

Turn in the completed board for an entry to a drawing for a $50 gift card, courtesy of the Cobb Library Foundation.

All Cobb County Public Library System cardholders ages 18 and up are eligible to enter an unlimited number of times.


For more information, please contact Jill Tempest at (770) 528-2330 or


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

Tweens and Teens Programs @ your Cobb Libraries


Several programs in January will make Cobb libraries a destination for tweens and teens with games, crafts, book discussions and more. 


The lineup of teens and tweens programs includes:


Gritters Craft Meet-up 3-D Paper Snowflakes at Gritters Library on Wednesday, January 7, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Learn to make giant 3-D paper snowflakes to put in the window or hang from the ceiling. Meet other people interested in crafts. Ages 16 and up. For more information, please call (770) 528-2524.


Chess Night at South Cobb Regional Library on Tuesday, January 27, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. We will have Chess Boards, books about chess as well as a place to play. All ages welcomed. Meet other chess aficionados in Cobb County. For more information, please call (678) 398-5828.


Chapter Champs, a tweens book group, meets at Mountain View Regional Library on Tuesday, January 27, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Come talk with other tweens about the award winning Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman and do a related fun, interesting activity. Appropriate for grades 3-5. Space is limited for this program. Please register for the meeting at the Children's Desk. For more information, please call (770) 509-4964, and/or stop by the Mountain View Children's Desk for a copy of the book.


Mountain View Crafty Teens will meet at Mountain View Regional Library on Saturday, January 31, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants need to be sixth graders and up. The January program will be "Winter Owl" - owls made of pine cones. For more information, please call (770) 509-2725.


Films for All Ages @ your Cobb libraries 

Catch a movie at a Cobb library in Januar. Screenings include:

Teen Cinema & Anime Club at East Cobb Library on Saturday, January 3, 2 p.m. Join other teen anime and film enthusiasts for a fun variety of films and activities. For grades 6-12. Free; no registration is required. For more information, please call (770) 509-2730.


The Brown Bag Lunch Film Series starts in January at noon on Mondays at Switzer Library. Bring your lunch and settle in for a mid-day treat! The lineup of 2014 blockbusters is January 5: The Monuments Men; January 12: Maleficent; and January 26: Guardians of the Galaxy.


The Family Movies series at Switzer Library on Saturdays at 3 p.m. in features animated movies. The screenings include January 3: Balto; January 10: Tarzan; January 17: The Great Mouse Detective; January 24: Brave; and January 31: The Pirates! Band of Misfits.


Master Gardeners @ Cobb libraries in January

Historic Gardens: From the Roman 

Empire to Colonial America is the topic for the Gardeners' Night Out program at East Cobb Library on Tuesday, January 13 at 7 p.m. Master Gardener Sue Burgess of the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County will lead the program on major gardens and changes in garden design over the centuries. The program is free. Registration is required. For more information on the Gardeners' Night Out Workshops, please call the Cobb County Extension Service at (770) 528-4070.


A Cobb County Master Gardener will lead the Thinking of Summertime - Plant Hydrangeas! program at Powder Springs Library on Thursday, January 15, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The program will cover soil preparation, different varieties of hydrangeas, how to get your most effective display of flowers and your gardening questions. For more information, please call (770) 439-3600.



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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