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Featured Class:
Effective Selling is not only about making a sale today, but converting a potential customer into a long term asset. In this course, you will discover how to lay the groundwork for repeat business and your future success. In sales, there are no quick fixes. By applying the knowledge, planning skills, communication techniques and understanding of human nature that you will gain from this course, your sales and relationships will 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 April 13.
National Library Week: April 10-16, 2016
Celebrate National Library Week 2016

National Library Week 2016 (April 10-16) is being celebrated at Cobb County libraries with special community events and activities. Join us in putting the contributions of Cobb libraries in the spotlight for the Cobb County community.
Sponsored by the American Library Association, National Library Week 2016 is a celebration of the changing roles of the nation's libraries, librarians, and library workers. Award-winning graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, the 2016-17 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, is the Honorary Chair for National Library Week. 

It's a  busy week at Cobb County libraries. Activities and programs are planned for author Beverly Cleary's 100th birthday, job searching, history, nature and gardening; and more. 

A highlight of the week is the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the East Marietta Library and Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, on Tuesday at 1 pm. Completion of the Cobb County Library and PARKS project is expected in the summer of 2017. 

Join us and share wth us how libraries are important community resources for you! For the lineup of events, visit or click here.

NLW Half-Off In-House Book Sale

The National Library Week 1/2 Off In-House Book Sale is on at Cobb County libraries as a "Thank You" to library patrons and supporters. The sale runs through Saturday.

Books available for sale to support the purchase of new items include adult hardbacks at the discounted price of $2.50, trade paperbacks at $1.50, mass market at $1, children's hardbacks for $1.50 and children's paperbacks for 50 cents.

For information on the Cobb County library locations, visit Information on the upcoming Fall 2016 Book Sale at Jim Miller Park is available at

National Library Workers Day 

Libraries work because we do!

Carolyn Debavadi
National Library Workers Day (NLWD) 
is Tuesday, April 12. First celebrated in 2004, NLWD is about recognizing all library workers, including librarians, support staff, and others who make library service possible.

Library Assistant Carolyn Debavadi joined the library staff in 1999. She works at the Periodicals Desk at the Switzer Library in downtown Marietta. She previously worked in the scientific field, including service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta before starting a new life at the library. 

Join us in saluting the service of Cobb County library workers transforming our community. Several members of the Cobb County libraries team will be featured in the NLWD 2016 spotlight at

Sibley Library Temporarily Closed

Sibley Library, 1539 South Cobb Drive in Marietta, is temporarily closed for a major renovation and repurposing. The month-long project includes the reconfiguration of library space to improve the delivery of technology training, adult education and workforce development resources. Sibley Library will re-open Monday, May 9.
For more information, visit or call (770) 528-2320.
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