Celebrate National Library Week, April 8-14, with special events and activities at your Cobb County public libraries.
Sponsored by the American Library Association, the 2018 theme for National Library Week is LIBRARIES LEAD. Ballet dancer and bestselling author Misty Copeland is the National Library Week Honorary Chair.
Cobb libraries are presenting a range of special programs for the week, regularly scheduled events, themed events, and many other activities reflecting how your libraries support the Cobb community:
Teens Get Carded at Switzer Library. In honor of National Library week we will be giving out prizes to teens who stop by the Switzer reference desk and show us their library card from April 9 – 14. Don’t have a library card? It’s free to sign up for one for Cobb County residents!
School Age Storytime at Acworth Library on Tuesday, April 10 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm will highlight the STEAM theme of Architecture. Young readers will explore the professional leadership roles of architects. (770) 917-5165
Tech Tutoring Tuesdays at West Cobb Regional Library on April 10 from 2 pm – 4 pm. Schedule a free half hour tutoring session for one-on-one education on how to use the library’s technology. Learn how to use our free databases to improve your life, download e-books and e-audio books, or learn basic computer technology. This class is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Call the West Cobb Regional Library at (770) 528-4699 or visit the Adult Reference Desk to register.
Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos Bilingues at Switzer Library on Tuesday from 4 pm – 5 pm. This bilingual storytime is a great way to teach English and Spanish speaking children basic language skills with songs, rhymes, and stories. (770) 528-2320
Sherlock Holmes Story Discussion at Kennesaw Library on Tuesday from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Join the fun with the Kennesaw Irregulars at our regular monthly meeting. Presented by Helen Cauley, writer and President Emerita of Atlanta’s Sherlock Holmes Society, also known as The Confederates of Wisteria Lodge. (770) 528-2529
Toddler/Preschool Storytime at Acworth Library on Wednesday, April 11 from 10:30-11:30 am will focus on the theme of Bugs. Not only will the program include fun activities, it will also be a chance for children to imagine themselves as leaders in entomology. (770) 917-5165
Kid Smart Art at Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center on Wednesday from 11 am – noon. Artist Bekalyn Craig will be teaching children ages 3 – 8 about the exciting world of art through history and science. (770) 509-2711
Celebrate National Library Week at Stratton Library with an open house on Wednesday from 1 pm – 3 pm. If you have any electronic e-readers or other devices you have questions about, feel free to bring them and ask away. And be sure to join us for a free 3D printing demonstration. (770) 528-2522
Family Fun Time at East Cobb Library on Wednesday from 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm. This 40-50 minute program that encourages a love of reading is for families with children of all ages and can include books, activities, short films, parachute play, music, and crafts. No registration required. (770) 509-2730
Full STEAM Ahead at South Cobb Regional Library on Wednesday from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. This STEAM program for ages 9 and up will feature Deborah Pendergrass, Energy Efficiency Coordinator at Georgia Power. She will be teaching about energy and how to make a light bulb in our “Light it Up” demonstration. Registration is required. (678) 398-5828
Drop Everything and READ at Mountain View Regional Library on Thursday, April 12 from 3 pm – 5 pm. In honor of best-selling Beezus and Ramona author Beverly Cleary’s 101st birthday, Mountain View staff will be reading aloud from classic books (old and new!) all afternoon in the children’s program room. (770) 509-2725
Classic Movie Thursday at Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center on April 12 from 2 pm – 4 pm. Go back to the Golden Age of Hollywood as we screen Preston Sturges’ Sullivan’s Travels. Snacks are welcome. (770) 509-2711
K-5 STEAM Club at East Cobb Library on Thursday from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. This grade school STEAM club explores a different letter of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) each time we meet. Children get to learn by asking questions and doing a hands-on activity. (770) 509-2730
Make it Thursday: Painting Nature at Powder Springs Library on Thursday from 4 pm – 5 pm. This arts and crafts club for ages 5 – 12 will be using things found in nature such as flowers and leaves to make art. (770) 439-3600
Teen Space Saturday at Mountain View Regional Library on April 14 from 2 pm – 4 pm. Middle and High schoolers can come by and explore the latest hot new games for Virtual Reality as well as visit different virtual worlds. Registration required. Register here.
Book-A-Librarian at Stratton Library any time during the week from 11 am – 8 pm Monday through Wednesday, 11 am to 6 pm Thursday and Friday, and 1 pm to 6 pm Saturday. Librarians answer questions, assist patrons in their needs, and offer uninterrupted help on library collections, catalog instructions, placing holds, setting up accounts, e-mail setup, database research, computer skills, downloading e-books, e-audio books, and more. Call (770) 528-2522 to schedule your appointment!