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January 2016
Cobb Libraries Closed January 18th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Cobb County Public Library System will be closed for observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18th. For a full list of all 2016 holiday observances, please visit our website.

A community celebration honoring the life and works of Dr. King is scheduled for January 18 at 10 a.m. at the Turner Chapel AME Church, 492 North Marietta Parkway NE, Marietta 30060. The annual gathering is sponsored by the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP and Cobb County Government.  For more information, please call the Cobb County NAACP office at (770) 425-5757.
Martin Luther King Jr.
MLK Events @ your Cobb libraries 

The Cobb County Public Library System is hosting several events in January on the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You can also find special MLK displays at Cobb libraries and in the library catalog.

Upcoming library events paying tribute to Dr. King include:

Peace and friendship are the story time themes in honor of Dr. King at Powder Springs Library for the Ready Readers program for preschoolers on Thursday, January 14, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Information: (770) 439-6664.

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. programs for all ages at West Cobb Regional Library include Thursday, January 14 and Friday, January 15, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. both dates; and Saturday, January 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will be making a craft inspired by Dr. King's message of peace and justice during the drop-in programs. No registration required. Information: (770) 528-4699.

Children of all ages are invited to Family Fun Time at East Cobb Library on Wednesday, January 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. for a celebration of Dr. King. No registration required for the story time program. Information: (770) 509-2730.
1000 Books B4K Graduation Ceremony
Have you and your child read 1000 Books B4 Kindergarten? If so, join us for the Cobb County Public Library System's first 1000 Books B4 Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony of 2016 on Saturday, January 23 at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Regional Library.
Your child will be honored with a certificate and have a photo op with library mascot Dewey! Bring the whole family. If you can't make this one, additional ceremonies are planned for April, July and October.
For more information, please call (770) 509-2725 or visit
'Go Big' for Literacy with Peppa Pig

Cobb County Public Library System has partnered with ArtsBridge Foundation and the Cobb Energy Centre in support of early literacy. ArtsBridge has generously contributed four free tickets for each library location to give away for the Sunday, January 31st at 5 p.m. presentation of Peppa Pig Live! 

Head to any library location between now and January 25th to enter into a drawing for four tickets. This is a drawing intended for people from birth to 7 years and families.

There are three ways to go Big for early literacy and win tickets. Stop by any library location and:

1)    Register for 1000 Books B4 Kindergarten
2)    Reach any 1000 Books B4 Kindergarten milestone
3)    Check out a book and promise to read it

For more information, please visit
South Cobb Homeschool Fair 

South Cobb Regional Library has partnered with the South Cobb Homeschoolers to host the South Cobb Homeschool Resources Fair on Tuesday, January 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event will include exhibitors and workshops covering Home School 101, Home Schooling through High School, Learning at the Library, Identity and Destiny for Amazing Kids and Parenting Tips.
For more information, please call (678) 398-5828.
Chinese Culture @ Mountain View

Chinese Culture 101 - Understand the Culture and Appreciate the Beauty, a program presented in partnership with the Atlanta-Taipei Sister Cites Committee, will be presented at Mountain View Regional Library on Saturday, January 16, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Learn more about Chinese culture, including Chinese calligraphy, traditional Chinese writing, tea art, Chinese paper cutting and Chinese New Year and customs. This program is open to first 40 participants, ages 8-120! Registration is required. Please contact the Adult Reference Desk or call (770) 509-2725 to register.
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:
Tech Lessons 24/7: Instructor-led Gale Courses and lessons by are offered online free for Cobb County library cardholders. For information on these and other options for expanding your tech skills and knowledge, 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