Celebrate National Library Week, April 7-13, with special events and activities at your Cobb County Public Libraries.

Sponsored by the American Library Association, the 2019 theme for National Library Week is Libraries = Strong Communities. The theme highlights the value of public, school, and academic libraries as integral parts of our communities.

Author, philanthropist, and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates 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 for all ages reflecting how your libraries support the Cobb community:

Tween STEAM Marble Run at Powder Springs Library on Monday, April 8 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Tweens use science, technology, engineering, art, and math to create their very own marble run. 770-439-3600.

Cubing Club at South Cobb Regional Library on April 8 from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Learn how to master a Rubik’s cube. 678-398-5828.

Evening Storytime at Vinings Library on April 8 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Children of all ages build literacy skills with books, activities, parachute play, music, and a craft. 770-801-5308.

The Game is Afoot: Sherlock Holmes Story Discussions with the Kennesaw Irregulars at Kennesaw Library on April 8 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Join the fun with the Kennesaw Irregulars at our regular monthly meeting on the second Monday of each month. Presented by Dr. Helen Cauley, writer and President Emerita of the Sherlock Holmes Society of Georgia. 770-528-2529.

First Monday Program in the Georgia Room at Switzer Library on Monday, April 8 from 7 pm – 8 pm. Presenter Katie Nelson will be leading a discussion about the history of genealogy and genealogical research in America. 770-528-2333.

Hello Spring Storytime at Windy Hill Library on Tuesday, April 9 from 10 am – 10:45 am. Our interactive storytime has stories, songs and crafts celebrating the spring season. 770-528-2677.

AARP Tax Aide at East Cobb Library on April 9 from 10:30 am – 2 pm. The Cobb County Public Library System and AARP are partnering together to provide a free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service for low to moderate income taxpayers. 770-509-2730.

Tech Tutoring Tuesdays at West Cobb Regional Library on April 9 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, download e-books and e-audio books, or learn basic computer technology. Registration is required. 770-528-4699.

CAREing Paws: Read to Lexi at West Cobb Regional Library on April 9 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Kids in grades 1st – 5th can sign up for a 15 minute session of reading to a certified CAREing Paws therapy dog. Spaces are limited. Register at the Children’s Reference Desk or by calling 770-528-4699.

Gardeners’ Night Out: Gardening 101 at South Cobb Regional Library on April 9 from 7 pm – 8 pm presented by Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County. Master Gardener Ellen Shelnutt will cover landscaping basics such as what to plant in the sun versus the shade, the importance of soil testing, avoiding invasive species, annuals and perennials for Georgia and more. For more information, contact the Cobb County Extension Service at 770-528-4070.

Kids Art Smart at Gritters Library on Wednesday, April 10 from 11 am – 11:45 am. Artist Bekalyn Craig will be teaching children ages 3 – 5 about the exciting world of art through history and science. 770-528-2524.

How To Care for Your Vintage Quilts at Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center on April 10 from 2 pm – 4 pm. Michele Bautsch from the East Cobb Quilters’ Guild will teach the best ways on how to store, clean, and label quilts. 770-509-2711.

Full STEAM Ahead at South Cobb Regional Library on April 10 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. In honor of Money Smart Week children will play a game that helps them learn how to count coins and how to save money. 678-398-5828.

Technology Fair at Stratton Library on Thursday, April 11 from 10 am – 1 pm. Cobb County Public Libraries is partnering with Best Buy and GLASS to demonstrate a variety of different technologies including 3D printing, STEAM resources, wireless hotspot devices, virtual reality, wearable technologies, tablets, smart technologies and more. 770-528-2522.

Music Petite at Kennesaw Library on April 11 from 10:30 am – 11 am. Music Petite’s Ms. Rachael is leading a free class for babies and children ages 9 months – 4 years where they dance, sing, play instruments, and more. 770-528-2529.

TWEEN Time: Physics of Bubbles at Mountain View Regional Library on April 11 from 4 pm – 5 pm. Learn the physics behind bubbles while experimenting with recipes and bubble wands. Register here or call 770-509-4964.

All You Can Make Art Bar at Powder Springs Library on April 11 from 4 pm – 5 pm. The Make It Thursday arts and crafts club for kids ages 5 – 9 will have an almost endless supply of materials to make their very own artistic masterpiece. 770-439-6664.

Remember Your Pajamas D.E.A.R at Vinings Library on Friday, April 12 from 6 pm – 8 pm. We will celebrate author Beverly Cleary’s birthday during Drop Everything And Read Day in our pajamas by building a blanket fort and reading some of our favorite classics. 770-801-5330.

Read to a Comfort Dog at Acworth Library on Saturday, April 13 from 2 pm – 3:30 pm. Kids ages 5 and up can sign up for a 15 minute session of reading to a certified therapy dog. Spaces are limited. Register at the library or by calling 770-917-5165.

Build a Bot Workshop (STEM) at Switzer Library on Saturday, April 13 from 2 pm – 3 pm. FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Team 4631-Firewires will be leading this free beginner’s workshop for tweens and teens interested in robotics. Spaces are limited. Register at the reference desk in person or by calling 770-528-2377.

For a full schedule of our events visit www.cobbcat.org/events

Celebrate National Library Week, April 7-13, 2019 @ Cobb County Public Libraries
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