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Featured Class:

 

This class explores the effective use of verbal and non-verbal communication strategies and behaviors. Concepts covered in the class include relationship dynamics, personal style, listening, and cultural and gender communication differences. Knowing how to communicate well is professionally wise and personally satisfying.

 

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 March 18.
March 2015
Upcoming Book Sale: March 13-15

 

The Cobb County Public Library System's next semi-annual Book Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, March 13-14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jim R. Miller Park at 2245 Callaway Road in Marietta.


 

Donated items for the book sale include books, textbooks, DVD and VHS movies, and children's books. All profits from the sale will go directly to buying more items for the Cobb libraries.

 

For more information, please call Jill Tempest at (770) 528-2330 or Patty Latch at (770) 528-2345.

Introducing IndieFlix!


 
IndieFlix, a leading independent online film streaming service, is now available for Cobb County library cardholders.


 
The free streaming video service gives library patrons access from anywhere with high-speed Internet service to the IndieFlix collection of thousands of award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from throughout the world.


 
Library patrons can access IndieFlix on desktops, laptops and many mobile devices. The IndieFlix service is compatible with Roku and Xbox for TV viewing.

Cobb library cardholders access IndieFlix through the RBdigital Platform on the Downloads page of the library's website at www.cobbcat.org/downloads. 
Celebrate Dr. Seuss @ your Cobb Libraries

 

 

Dr. Seuss will be celebrated with more than a dozen programs at Cobb libraries scheduled for Monday, March 2; Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4.


 

Here's the fun-filled lineup:

  

Babies Books & Songs!: Dr. Seuss on the Loose!, a story time program at Acworth Library on Monday at 10:15 a.m.


 
Pop-In Storytime for Preschool - Read Across America With Dr. Seuss at East Marietta Library on Monday at 11 a.m. Ages 3-5.


 
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! at West Cobb Regional Library on Monday, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ages 5 and up.


 
Oh the Places We'll Go!, a children's program at Powder Springs Library on Monday, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


 
Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration for all ages at South Cobb Regional Library on Monday, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.


 
Terrific Twos @ Mountain View - We Love Dr. Seuss at Mountain View Regional Library on Tuesday, 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. This program is appropriate for children between the ages of 24 and 36 months.


 
Toddler Time - Read Across America WIth Dr. Seuss at East Marietta Library on Tuesday at 11 a.m. This program is designed for 18-36 month olds and their caregivers.

 

Little Listeners @ Mountain View - We Love Dr. Seuss at Mountain View Regional Library on Tuesday, March 3, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This program is appropriate for children between 3 to 5 years old and their parent or caregiver.


 
My First Story Time @ Mountain View - We Love Dr. Seuss at Mountain View Regional Library on Wednesday, 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. This program is appropriate for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 15 months and their parent or caregiver.


 
Dr. Seuss Week at Acworth Library on Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Toddlers will explore books by Dr. Seuss with a movie and craft included.


 
Terrific Toddler Totally Rhyming at Powder Springs Library on Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. This program is designed for children 18 to 36 months old.


 
Wee Ones @ Mountain View - We Love Dr. Seuss  at Mountain View Regional Library on Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This program is appropriate for children between the ages of 15 months and two years and their parent or caregiver.


 
Family Fun Time Meets Dr. Seuss at East Cobb Library on Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. This program is for families with children of all ages and includes books, a short film and crafts.

Gardeners' Night Out @ Mountain View

 

Cobb Extension staff member and Master Gardener Amy Whitney will led the Gardeners' Night Out program on Getting Ready for the Spring Vegetable Garden at Mountain View Regional Library on Tuesday, March 10, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Presented by Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County, the program is free. Registration is requested at the library's Adult Reference Desk.


 
For more information on the Gardeners' Night Out Workshops, please call the Cobb County Extension Service at (770) 528-4070.

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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:

Tax Prep Assistance

Volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide Program for free tax assistance and preparation services designed for the low- and moderate-income taxpayers will be at various Cobb library locations through April 15th. AARP membership is NOT required. This service is available to everyone regardless of age. Special assistance is given to those 60 and older.


For information on the Tax-Aide schedule at Cobb County locations and other resources on federal and state taxes, please visit www.cobbcat.org/tax-information/

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Job Search Workshops and Job Fair set for March


 
The Cobb County Public Library System is hosting a Job Fair on Thursday, March 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Switzer Library in Marietta. Top Cobb County employers will be represented at the Job Fair, including employers from office, retail, hospitality, marketing, law enforcement, education, human resources and government.


 

The Job Fair will follow a workshop series for unemployed and underemployed area residents seeking to improve job search skills at the Stratton Library in Marietta for the first three Thursdays of March, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. each day. The classes with instruction from CobbWorks include March 5: Job Searching; March 12: Resume Writing, and March 17: Interviewing.


 

The workshops are free. Registration is required. For more information, please call Pat Ball at (770) 528-2522

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 tempestj@cobbcat.org.