National Library Week 2016 is April 10-16. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform.” For Cobb County, several special library events are scheduled for the week.

NLW2016LibrariesTransformButterfliesSponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), National Library Week 2016 is highlighting in the ALA’s Libraries Transform initiative showcasing the changing roles of the nation’s libraries, librarians, and library workers to serve communities.

Events at Cobb County libraries scheduled for the week include:

Kennesaw Library Open House on Monday, April 11 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Let us show you how we can transform – and enrich – your life! For more information, please call (770) 528-2529.

Drop Everything and Read For Beverly Cleary’s Birthday at the Switzer Library in downtown Marietta, all day. Join Switzer Library in Celebrating Drop Everything and Read Month in April. We will have birthday activities in honor of award winning children’s author Beverly Cleary and Ramona available the whole month of April! An extra special event will happen April 12th – Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday: Cobb library staff will be reading excerpts throughout the day from Cleary’s Ramona the Pest. (770) 528-2331.

Drop Everything And Read at the East Marietta Library all day Tuesday in honor of Beverly Cleary and her classic tale, Ramona Quimby: Age 8. East Marietta Library will feature Drop Everything And Read sessions (D.E.A.R.) all day! Once you hear the whistle, Drop Everything and Read at the East Marietta Library! All ages. No reservations needed. (770) 509-2711.

Gardeners’ Night Out – Planning Your Spring Vegetable Garden at South Cobb Regional Library on Tuesday, April 12 from 7 pm to 8 pm, Master Gardener Sandra Moore will go over all the basics you need to know to grow a successful vegetable garden. For more information, please call Cobb County Extension Service at (770) 528-4070.

Keeping our County TREES – Beautiful! at the East Cobb Library on Tuesday, April 12 from 7 pm to 8 pm. The library will host an early Arbor Day presentation by the Marietta Tree Keepers organization on a range of trees topics, including varying types of trees, planting techniques and the history of MTK. Reservations are required. Please call (770)-509-2730 to secure a seat!

JF & CS Presents The Employment Workshop Series: How to Create a Successful Resume on Tuesday, April 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. is a workshop in the Employment Workshop Series on successive Tuesdays at the South Cobb Regional Library. Other workshops in the series include: How to Ace Your Interview on Tuesday, April 19, and LinkedIn for Beginners on Tuesday, April 26, both from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. To register please contact Donna Coles at

Book Chat at the Kemp Memorial Library on Thursday, April 14, 1 pm to 2 pm. If you love to read, drop in for a laid-back chat about books! Discover new treasures each month! Refreshments will be served. Book of the Month: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. (770) 528-2527.

A Visit to Oakland Cemetery on Thursday, April 14 from 2 pm to 3 pm at the Powder Springs Library. David Moore, Executive Director of the Historic Oakland Foundation, presents an overview of this most beautiful and interesting of Atlanta’s cemeteries. Come and learn about one of Atlanta’s hidden treasures less than a mile from the heart of downtown. (770) 439-3600.

Legal Aid of Cobb County – Fair Housing Act at the South Cobb Regional Library on Saturday, April 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Legal Aid of Cobb County will present on a variety of topics related to the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits housing discrimination. The presentation will provide an overview of your options if you believe your rights have been violated and will include a Q&A session. (678) 398-5828.

For more information on the full lineup of events scheduled during National Library Week at Cobb County libraries, visit or contact any library location.

Celebrate National Library Week 2016 @ Cobb County Libraries: April 10-16
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