The Cobb County Public Library System is hosting several programs on personal finance, career development, consumer protection and related topics in October. The programs are free and open to the public.

The lineup includes:

College Financial Planning at Mountain View Regional Library on Monday, October 12, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dan Clark from the Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA) will address how to prepare for the financial cost of college. This program is relevant for parents with children of all ages. Registration is requested. Please call (770) 509-2725 to register or contact the Adult Reference Desk.

Resources on career development, financial management, consumer law and related subjects are available at your Cobb County libraries.

How to Create a Successful Resume  on Wednesday, October 14 is the next program in the Employment Workshop Series presented by Jewish Family & Career Services at South Cobb Regional Library each Wednesday in October. Each workshop is from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The workshops are free; registration is required. The series also includes How to Ace Your Interview on October 21 and LinkedIn for Beginners  on October 28. To register, contact United Way Program Coordinator Donna Coles at For information on the career, health and human services offered by JF&CS, visit

Budgeting and Money Management will be presented at South Cobb Regional Library on Thursday, October 15, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and at Mountain View Regional Library on Monday, October 19, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Both free sessions by ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions will include advice on how to budget and manage savings and specific ways to and means of reducing expenses immediately. For more information on the South Cobb program, please call (678) 398-5828. For more information on the Mountain View program, contact the Adult Reference Desk or call (770) 509-2725 to register.

Seniors are frequent targets for consumer fraud.  The program Consumer Fraud and Scams will be presented by the Metro Atlanta Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) from Cobb Senior Services at Kemp Memorial Library on Thursday, October 15, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Learn how to identify and protect yourself against mail fraud, bank fraud, cybercrime, identity theft and more. For more information, please call (770) 528-2525.

Legal Aid – An Overview of Services at South Cobb Regional Library on Saturday, October 24, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Legal Aid of Cobb County provides civil legal services for many types of cases including Government Benefits, Consumer Law, Family Law & Domestic Relations; Education, Housing, Health, Employment and other civil legal services. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity for individuals to speak directly and briefly with an attorney about particular civil legal issues. Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

Job Search, Financial Planning, Scam Protection and More @ your Cobb County libraries
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