CarolineKennedy_NLW13_SkyscraperThe Cobb County Public Library System is highlighting the roles libraries play as focal points for communities during the 2013 National Library Week.

National Library Week will be observed April 14-20, 2013 with the theme “Communities matter @ your library®.”  Sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) since 1958, National Library Week is observed each April throughout the United States by public, school, academic and special libraries.

The Cobb County Public Library System’s 16 libraries promote connections. Meetings of neighborhood and community organizations, book discussion groups, youth activities, and business skills training sessions are regularly held in the libraries. The gatherings cover education, entertainment, health and fitness, neighborhoods, recreation, career development, personal finance, transportation, and other community concerns.

Last year, the Cobb libraries presented more than 3,000 programs that drew almost 82,000 people and were venues for more than 2,000 public meetings attended by more than 35,000 people. Library staff and databases help connect people to their community with information sources on community groups, government services, entertainment, and other resources relevant to library patrons of all ages and backgrounds.

“We are dedicated to the communities we serve,” says Jonathan McKeown, Associate Director for Central and Outreach Services. “Relationship building is a critical part of our mission. We are a vital resource for our patrons to take advantage of the services their communities provide.”

The Cobb County Public Library System is celebrating National Library Week with several activities, including the following. For a complete list of all of our events, please visit our calendar or www.cobbcat.org/national-library-week:

 

Tuesday, April 16:

  • Downloading eBooks to your iPad, Mountain View Regional Library, 11 a.m.
    Learn how to download free eBooks from OverDrive to your iPad. Registration is required. Participants will need to bring their iPad to practice on and also their valid library card and PIN.  For information, please call (770) 509-2725 or visit http://www.cobbcat.org/calendar/index.php?eID=4921.
  • Holocaust Remembrance Program, East Cobb Library, 6:30 p.m.
    Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld from the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust will share a program commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Month. Dr. Schoenfeld is a Holocaust survivor. For more information, please call (770) 509-2730.

Wednesday, April 17:

  • National Library Week Program, South Cobb Regional Library, 3:30 p.m.
    Children ages 5 and up are invited to a special program in celebration of National Library Week featuring books, songs and music and up. For more information, please call (678) 398-5834 or visit http://www.cobbcat.org/calendar/index.php?eID=3268.
  • Downloading eBooks to your Kindle, Mountain View Regional Library, 11 a.m.
    Learn how to download from Overdrive’s eBook collection to your Kindle. Registration is required. Participants will need to bring their Kindle along with their valid library card and PIN. For information, please call (770) 509-2725 or visit http://www.cobbcat.org/calendar/index.php?eID=4922.

Thursday, April 18:

  • Downloading eBooks to Your Nook, Mountain View Regional Library, 11 a.m.
    Learn how to download free eBooks from OverDrive to your Nook device. Please bring your Nook with you to practice on. Participants also need their valid Cobb County Library Card number and PIN. Registration is required.
    http://www.cobbcat.org/calendar/index.php?eID=4934
  • Book Discussion, East Cobb Library, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    Night by Elie Wiesel is the East Cobb Book Discussion Group’s selection for the April 18 sessions. For more information, please call (770) 509-2730.
  • Love the Earth!, Powder Springs Library, 4 p.m.
    To prepare for Earth Day, children will learn about taking care of our planet. Each child will have the opportunity to “dig” in the dirt and plant something special. Caregivers for children under five must be present. Registration required. For more information, please call (770) 439-3600 or visit http://www.cobbcat.org/calendar/index.php?eID=3532.

Friday, April 19:

  • Westerns Film Festival, East Cobb Library, noon
    Patrons are invited to a screening of Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, starring Paul Newman. Bring a snack or boxed lunch to enjoy during the film. For more information, please call (770) 509-2730.

Saturday, April 20:

  • How to Download eBooks from Your Library, Kemp Memorial Library, 1:30 p.m.
    Special Services Librarian Burr Osoinach will present a tutorial on how to download eBooks from the library website with Kindle, Nook and other portable devices. For more information, please call (770) 528-2527 or visit http://www.cobbcat.org/calendar/index.php?eID=4872.
  • Children’s Saturday Cinema, Central Library, 3 p.m.
    The Great Muppet Caper will be shown as part of the regular Saturday afternoon children’s movies series. For more information, please call (770) 528-2320 or visit http://www.cobbcat.org/calendar/index.php?eID=4131.

 

Celebrate National Library Week with the Cobb County Public Library System