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 Learn basic and advanced editing tools offered in the powerful Adobe Photoshop CC software for photographers and graphic artists. Also known as Photoshop Creative Cloud, the software features tools for turning raw images into outstanding images for online or print use. This course is for those with no image-editing experience and will take you from novice to accomplished photo editor.


This free online course is offered through 
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The six-week classes begin June 17.
June 2015
Lots of Fun Summer Reading Ahead

The Cobb County Library System and our community partners are welcoming people of all ages for the diverse range of 2015 Summer Reading Program events and activities at the libraries. 


Hundreds of SRP events are on the library calendar and many recent events have drawn capacity crowds. Among the events are storytime for young children, movies for all audiences, tech workshops, crafts, book discussions, special appearances by public safety heroes and more. 


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.

Storytime in the Park meets at Acworth's Frana Brown Park
Outdoor Cobb Library Events for Kids and Adults


Cobb County librarians are moving programs normally conducted inside to public parks. 

Upcoming outdoor events include:

Acworth Library's Storytime in the Park meets at Frana Brown Park in downtown Acworth each Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. through July. Led by Library Manager Nichole Knox, the special storytime program for kids of all ages features storytime with picture books, songs and crafts. For more information on Storytime in the Park, please call (770) 917-5165.

East Cobb Library's 'Escape the Ordinary' Book Club in the Park for adults at East Cobb Park will meet on Monday, July 6, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Led by Adult Services Librarian Susan Irvin, the July 6 event will be a discussion of favorite poems. Enjoy literary sharing and cool refreshments. To reserve your place, please call (770) 509-2730.

Heroic, Out of the Ordinary Movies

Catch a free movie at a Cobb County library. For some of the screenings, bringing snacks is OK and you'll get a chance to chat about the movies. The lineup includes:

The Teen Movie Event at East Cobb Library on Thursday, June 11, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. is Despicable Me. Ages 9-12.


Family Night: Dine-In Movie! at West Cobb Regional Library on Monday, June 15, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring your dinner and watch "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax."  


Monday Family Movies at East Cobb Library on June 15 is The LEGO Movie and June 22 is Monsters University, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. both evenings. 

The It's Elementary! Movies for kids at Mountain View Regional Library is Wednesday, June 17, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bring a pillow and a dry snack and enjoy "Muppets Most Wanted."


Teen Film Club screenings are each Monday at 3 p.m. in June and July at Switzer Library. The film program is for ages 13-18. Some dates will include trivia or movie bingo.

"Heroes in film" is the June theme for the Tuesday Lunchtime Movies series for adults at Switzer Library. Screenings are at 12:30 p.m. Bring a lunch and join us for a free movie.

The Family Hero Movie series for children at Switzer Library is on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 3 p.m. For titles and more information, click here.


Hero Film Festival at East Cobb Library every Friday afternoon in June and July, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please call the library at (770) 509-2730 for titles and details.


Family Movie Matinee at Stratton Library on Friday afternoons starting at 3 p.m. For information, please call (770) 528-2522.

The Escape the ordinary...every Monday night! film series based on travel themes for adults at Mountain View Regional Library is 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. For details, click here.


LET'S TALK MOVIES: Heroes in Film and Why We Love Them! will feature a discussion and screening of film clips from a variety of movies at the Mountain View Regional Library on Saturday, June 27, 3 p.m. to 4:30. Film enthusiast and Marietta native Daniel Singleton, a doctoral student at the University of Rochester, will lead the discussion. Registration is required. To register, call (770) 509-2725 or contact the library's Adult Reference Desk.

Meet Homer at East Cobb, Powder Springs

Homer, the Atlanta Braves mascot, is scheduled to visit East Cobb Library on Monday, June 22 and Powder Springs Library on Thursday, July 23. 

Both events for children are slated for 3:30 p.m. to 4:30. Meet Homer, play Braves BINGO, and win prizes at the free events.

The Atlanta Braves are again joining with the Georgia Public Library Service, SUBWAY Restaurants and Cobb County Public Library System to offer the Home Run Readers program, which allows students in grades K-12 to earn certificates and free game tickets by reading and participating in online writing activities. For more information, visit

For more information on the Homer events, call the East Cobb Library at (770) 509-2730 or the Powder Springs Library at (770) 439-3600. 

Free Computer Classes @ your libraries 

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

 Upcoming classes include:

Library Closed July 4

The Cobb County Public Library System will be closed Saturday, July 4 for observance of Independence Day. The Library System will be open for regular hours on July 3.


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