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Featured Class:
If you are a beginning writer, this online course will help you transform your book idea into a finished product that could potentially reach an editor or agent. And if you're already a successful writer, this course will help you explore new opportunities and markets for your work. Explore picture books, chapter books, middle grade or young adult books. By the time you finish this course, you'll have the tools and resources you'll need to begin navigating the world of children's publishing and to grow as a writer for children.

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 March 16.
March 2016
Library Closed March 25 and March 27

The Cobb County Public Library System will be closed March 25 for the Good Friday holiday. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, March 26. Switzer Library will be closed for the Easter Holiday on Sunday, March 27

For a list of all holiday observances, please visit our website.
Book Sale: March 11-13

The Cobb County Public Library System's next Book Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, March 11-12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 13 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road in Marietta.
Donated items for the semi-annual Book Sale include books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes. Sales categories range from novels, home and garden, travel, history, science, biography and other topics for adults to children's books for all reading levels. The Book Sale attracts people from throughout North Georgia and beyond.
Prices vary from 50 cents to $4. All profits from the sale will go directly to buying more items for the 16 Cobb libraries.
For more information, please call Jonathan McKeown at (770) 528-2332 or email or visit

'Go Big' for Daniel Tiger 

The library has partnered with the 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 Thursday, March 31st at 6:30 p.m. musical presentation of "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood LIVE!"
There are three ways to go big for early literacy and win tickets.  Stop by any library location in March and 1) Register for 1000 Books B4 Kindergarten 2) Reach any 1000 Books B4 Kindergarten milestone or 3) Check out a book and promise to read it. It's that easy!

Enter by Tuesday, March 22nd at any of the 16 Cobb County Public Library System locations. Each of the 16 winners will be notified on Wednesday, March 23rd.

For more information about the Daniel Tiger ticket giveaway, please visit To learn more about the library's early literacy initiative, visit

Sherlock Holmes: April Fools @ Kennesaw
Celebrate a month of April Fools with the great detective! Back by popular demand, the Sherlock Holmes discussion series returns to the Kennesaw Library. Join us as we delve into four cases in which Holmes copes with some very foolish characters. The four-part series starts Monday, March 28 and continues each Monday through April 18, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each date. The discussion series will be led by Helen Cauley, professional writer and President Emerita of the Confederates of Wisteria Lodge, Atlanta's Sherlock Holmes club.
The discussion series lineup is:
  • March 28: "The Man with the Twisted Lip" from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • April 4: "The Second Stain" from The Return of Sherlock Holmes
  • April 11: "The Red-Headed League" from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • April 18: "The Yellow Face" from The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
 The discussion series is free. Please call the Kennesaw Library at (770) 528-2529 to register or sign up at the Circulation Desk.

Free Tech Classes @ your Cobb 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:

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
Tax Prep Assistance 

Volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide Program for free tax assistance and preparation services designed for low- and moderate-income taxpayers will be at various Cobb County library locations through mid-April. 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
Sunday Hours @ Switzer 

Switzer Library in downtown Marietta is open Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The library will be closed March 27 for the Easter holiday. 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. 

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