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Featured Class:
Designers must create websites that are responsive for today's online environment. Their sites must provide a positive experience in every viewport - from small touch-screen to large screens. Web design today requires building sites that are intuitive, inviting, accessible and attractive in every device and environment. In this course, you'll learn to design and build fully responsive websites optimized for smartphones, tablets and laptop/desktop viewing environments.
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 October 14.
October 2015
Fall Book Sale: October 16-18

The Cobb County Public Library System's 2015 Fall Book Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, October 16-17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, October 18, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road in Marietta.

Items for sale include books for all ages in hardcover and paperback, DVDs, books on CD and audiocassette and magazines. Prices range from 10 cents to $4. All profits from the sale go directly to buying more items for the 16 Cobb libraries.

If you have questions, please call Patty Latch at (770) 528-2331 or email

Employment Workshop Series

JF&CS presents the Employment Workshop Series at South Cobb Regional Library each Wednesday in October from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The workshops are free; registration is required. The lineup includes:
To register for the Workshop Series and for more information, contact Donna Coles, United Way Program Coordinator at For information on the career, health and human services offered by JF&CS, visit
Movie Night for the Real October 21st, 2015

'Back to the Future Part II' Movie Night! at Switzer Library is October 21, 2015 - the exact date Doc Brown and Marty McFly arrived in the future in their flying DeLorean time machine. Doc brings Marty and Jennifer to October 21, 2015 to save their future family. The program is slated for 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. 

The movie starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd will be shown in the large meeting room of the library. Please feel free to bring a snack. All ages.

For information on the Movie Night program, please call (770) 528-2320.
Get a ParkPass for Your 'Leaf Watch'

'Get Outdoors Georgia': Leaf Watch 2015 is expected to peak in late October and early November in the North Georgia mountains. Free Georgia ParkPass 2015 kits are available at Cobb County libraries to make your colorful autumn mountain adventures easier.

The ParkPass exempts you from paying the $5 parking fee at state parks and the Historic Sites Family Pass exempts up to 4 visitors from admission fees to state historic sites operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The kits are made possible through the Georgia State Parks and Historical Sites Division's Library Loan Program.

The ParkPass kits may be checked out for one week. Availability is limited. Please contact any Cobb County library location or visit for information on availability and to reserve a ParkPass 2015 kit.

Top Georgia State Parks for Fall Color include Vogel, Amicalola Falls, Fort Mountain,  Unicoi, Cloudland Canyon, Tallulah Gorge, Black Rock Mountain, Moccasin Creek, Smithgall Woods and Sweetwater Creek. For a complete list of State Parks, visit
Free Computer Classes

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:

Gale Courses:A variety of online tech courses are available for free at
Gardeners' Night Out @ Mountain View

The Art of Pruning: Tools, Timing and Technique is the topic for the next monthly Gardeners' Night Out program. The program by Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mountain View Regional Library. Master Gardener Pam Bohlander will cover the basics of pruning for aesthetic value and promoting the health of ornamental trees and shrubs.

Registration is requested. Please call the Adult Reference Desk at (770) 509-2725 to register.

For information on Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County, including future Gardeners' Night Out programs at Cobb libraries, visit
Library Delayed Opening: October 23rd 

The opening time for Cobb County libraries on Friday, October 23 will be be delayed by one hour for staff professional development and training. The Cobb libraries regularly opening on Fridays at 11 a.m will open at noon October 23rd.

For information on library hours and locations, visit
Sunday Hours @ Switzer 

Switzer Library in Marietta is open Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Sunday hours will be in effect through May 22, 2016, coinciding with the 2015-2016 school year for Cobb County and Marietta City public schools. The library will be closed March 27 for the Easter holiday.

A summary of all hours for all Cobb County libraries is on the library's website at