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The six-week classes begin April 15.
April 2015
Library Closed April 3 and April 5

Cobb County Public Library System will be closed April 3 for the Good Friday holiday.  Regular library hours will resume on Saturday, April 4. Switzer Library will be closed for the Easter holiday on Sunday, April 5.

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

Spring Break: Movies, Games, Job Fair and More!


Games, movies, crafts and a job fair for teens and young adults are scheduled at Cobb County Public Library System locations as students are on spring holidays. Spring break week is Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 10 for the Cobb County and Marietta school districts, as well as some area private schools.


Library programs scheduled for spring break week include:


Family Fun Day at Mountain View Regional Library on Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Be active with hopscotch and the Wii, join friends for board games or building something awesome with Legos. All ages. Drop in - no registration required.

The Short Family Films for the Week of Spring Break series at East Cobb Library runs Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. each day. Join us for a variety of short films based on books. All ages.

Get Your Game On! at Powder Springs Library on Monday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The program of board games for elementary school age children.

Looking for a summer job or permanent employment? The Stratton Library is hosting the Teens/Young Adult Job Search Preparation workshop on Tuesday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and the Job Fair for Teens/Young Adults on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Bring your resume and introduce yourself to area employers!

Spy Kids on Spring Break at Powder Springs Library on Tuesday at 3 p.m. For elementary school age kids.

Spring Break Make and Take at East Marietta Library on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Make something special. Ages 5 and up.

Mrs. Frizzle's Science Lab at Powder Springs Library on Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Family Movies at Mountain View: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax at Mountain View Regional Library on Wednesday, 3 p.m.


Legomania at South Cobb Regional Library on Thursday, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bring your imagination and create a masterpiece. Ages 5 and up.


Let it Go! A Frozen Sing-Along Party for Spring Break! at Powder Springs Library on Friday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Join us for a special Sing-Along screening of the movie Frozen, crafts and the Frozen Foto Booth! All ages.


For all calendar listings of library programs scheduled for spring break week, visit  

Volunteer Velicia Shearod
Thank You, Library Book Sale Patrons and Volunteers 


The Cobb County Public Library System would like to thank everyone supporting our recent semi-annual Book Sale held at Jim R. Miller Park. More than $32,000 was raised through the sale of donated materials and items drawn from the library's collection. These funds will be used to purchase new library materials, including books, movies and e-books.

A big thank you to the Book Sale volunteers - about 100 people working together for a combined 1,000 hours of critical support.


We hope to see you at the next semi-annual Book Sale, which will be held October 16-18 at Jim R. Miller Park

Discover Sherlock's Roots

Fans of the BBC series "Sherlock" know who Benedict Cumberbatch is, but do they know Arthur Conan Doyle, the Scottish author and the brain behind the character? The Kennesaw Library is presenting "Conan Doyle to Cumberbatch: Discovering Sherlock's Roots," a four-part discussion series to explore that question starting Monday, April 13 and continuing each Monday through May 4, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each date.

Topics for the series include Doyle's original stories replicated in the BBC series, The Hound of Baskerville and other works. We'll look at how the updated language of the series plays off the language of the original and how the classic character has given rise to a number of TV spinoffs.

Discussions will be led by Helen Cauley, professional writer and President Emerita of the Confederates of Wisteria Lodge, Atlanta's Sherlock Holmes club. Ms Cauley is a PhD candidate in the English Department at Georgia State University. Her dissertation centers on the Enlightenment influences on Doyle and his famous detective.


The discussion series is free. Please call the Kennesaw Library at (770) 528-2629 to register or sign up at the Circulation Desk.

Get 'Money Smart': April 18-25 

Cobb County Public Library System is offering free workshops for Money Smart Week 2015

Observed April 18-25
, Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago promoting financial education for all ages. 

The programs at Cobb libraries will be presented by Georgia Watch, a consumer advocacy organization. Money Smart Week programs at Cobb libraries include:

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:

Junior Ranger Day 2015 @ your Cobb County Libraries


Kids are invited go on a National Park Service BIBLIOHUNT at Cobb library locations on Junior Ranger 2015 Day on Saturday, April 25, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The events on National Park Week are staged in partnership with the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

Get lost in the stacks as you use clues to explore the nation's 405 national park areas. Find all the answers and get a bounty of goodies at the following Cobb libraries: Switzer Library, East Cobb Library, and the South Cobb, Mountain View, and West Cobb regional libraries.


For more information, please call (770) 427-4886.

Tax Prep Assistance Through April 15th

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

Gardeners' Night Out @ South Cobb


Meeting the Challenge of Gardening in the Shade is the topic for the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County's next monthly Gardeners' Night Out program. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at South Cobb Regional Library. Master Gardener Cathy Lacy will give tips and tricks on how to bring color and texture to the shady areas in your garden.

For information on Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb Count, visit