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Featured Class:



Explore how you can turn your love of plants into a profitable home-based business. You'll learn how to grow and market plants on a small scale without a large capital investment even in a relatively small area. This course covers licensing, site prep, equipment, meeting your supply needs, selecting and producing plants appropriate to your climate zone and how to market what you grow.


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 May 13.
May 2015
Library Closed May 25

 The Cobb County Public Library System will be closed Monday, May 25 for observance of Memorial Day.  Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26.


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

Sunday Hours at Switzer

The Switzer Library in Marietta will be closed on Sundays from May 24 through September 13. Sunday hours at the library are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. through most of the school year.


For information on Cobb County library hours and locations, visit

Summer Reading Program 2015 

The Cobb County Library System and our community partners are gearing up for the 2015 Summer Reading Program with many fun

events and activities planned for all ages.


Themes for the Summer Reading Program for 2015 are "Every hero has a story" for children, teens' "Unmask!" and "Escape the Ordinary" for adults.

For more information about the Summer Reading Program at the library, please call or visit our library locations and visit our events calendar. Also watch for details in upcoming e-newsletters and on the Summer Reading Program webpage.

GEMS=Girls in Engineering, Math and Science
Cobb GEMS: Tech Workshop Series for Young Women


Young women ages 13-18 are invited to register for Cobb GEMS: Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science, the summertime workshop series. 


For GEMS' second year, the popular program is expanding to four library locations: Kemp, Mountain View, Switzer and Vinings. Space is limited. Register today!

During the GEMS series, participants meet influential women in tech fields, learn about free educational resources, create 3D bracelets, and much more! Sponsorship for the program is provided by the Cobb Library Foundation.


 For information on GEMS, visit

Free Computer Classes in May

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:

Mableton Day 2015 is May 16th


Join Cobb County library staff members at the 10th Annual Mableton Day Community Celebration on Saturday, May 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Mableton Day brings the community together with fun activities, food, entertainment, the Mableton Day 5K Race and Mableton Jr. Fun Run, Kids Corner, a car show, many vendors and community organizations. The annual springtime gathering is at the Mable House Complex, 5239 Floyd Road SW, near the South Cobb Regional Library.


For more information, visit and

'Get That Job' Series @ Switzer


The Switzer Library in Marietta is hosting Get That Job!, a lunchtime workshop series in mid-May.

The free workshops led by author E. Thelma Kaushik-Jennings, J.D., will cover communications, time management, interview techniques, and other job search topics. The programs are from noon to 2 p.m. Please bring your own brown bag lunches. Registration is not required.

The Get That Job lineup includes:

For more information on the Get that Job! series, please call (770) 528-2320.