School is out September 24-28 for students and staff of the Cobb County and Marietta City school districts, and some area private schools and homeschoolers. Enjoy the Fall Break with fun activities at the library!
Upcoming events and activities at Cobb County Public Library System locations include:
Fall Break Fun at Switzer Library will feature different activities all week long from noon – 1 pm, followed by a movie. The schedule includes: Monday: Put on a Puppet Show. Tuesday: Great Stephenski Magic Show. Wednesday: Mad Science Experiments. Thursday: Marble Run Design. Friday: Hula Hoops, Sidewalk Chalk, Bubbles, and More! (770) 528-4699.
Fall Break Movies at Switzer Library every day at 1 pm. Following our Fall Break Fun activities we will be screening some of our favorite films, including:
- Monday: Peter Rabbit (PG)
- Tuesday: Toy Story (G)
- Wednesday: Toy Story 2 (G)
- Thursday: The Lion King (G)
- Friday: Sherlock Gnomes (PG)
Fall Break at West Cobb Regional Library will feature different activities every day. Monday, noon – 4 pm: Drop in and make a craft in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Tuesday, 6:45 pm – 8 pm: Tweens Only Fearless Art (Ages 9-12. Space is Limited. Registration is required. Call 770-528-4699 or e-mail Suzanne.email@example.com to register). Wednesday, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Listen to a reading of the first few chapters of Judith Viorst’s Lulu and the Brontosaurus and make a craft (recommended grades K-2). Thursday, 2:30 pm – 4 pm: Lego fun. Friday, 3 pm – 5 pm: Tweens only afternoon movie A Wrinkle in Time (PG). (770) 528-4699.
Movie Monday at Windy Hill Library on September 24th from 11 am – 1 pm will feature Wonder (PG), an inspiring tale based on the bestseller that tells the story of a young boy with facial differences entering a mainstream fifth grade class for the first time. Bring your favorite refreshments and enjoy the show with us. (770) 528-2677.
Build Your Own Video Game! at Kennesaw Library on Monday from 1 pm – 2:30 pm. This program for kids ages 8 – 11 will teach kids how to use Bloxels, a 13-bit game builder that can create old-school video games. Space is limited and registration is required, so call to sign up! (770) 528-2529.
Afternoon Movie at South Cobb Regional Library on Tuesday from 2 pm – 4 pm featuring A Wrinkle in Time (PG), a movie about a young girl who meets three supernatural beings and is transported through a new universe to rescue her father who is being held captive by an evil force. Bring your favorite movie snacks and settle in for the adventure of a lifetime. (678) 398-5828.
Gritters STEAM Team at Gritters Library on Tuesday from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. All budding scientists, engineers, artists and mathematicians get to explore a different letter in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) every month. This month we will be looking at Science with our “Fossil Finders” topic. (770) 528-2524.
School Age Storytime at Acworth Library on Tuesday from 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm. We read a variety of books and engage in a discussion about them with elementary aged students. We work on our comprehension skills and then we follow up our storytime with a craft. (770) 917-5165.
One-Hit Wonder Day Dance Party at Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center on Tuesday from 4 pm – 5 pm. Drop in and show us your best moves as we pay tribute to singers and bands who had their five minutes (or less) of fame with their one-hit wonders. (770) 509-2711.
Chess Night at South Cobb Regional Library on Tuesday from 6 pm – 8 pm. All ages are welcome to test their strategy skills by playing other chess enthusiasts. (678) 398-5828.
TV/Film Commercial Acting for Teens at Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center on Tuesday from 7 pm – 9 pm. Teens ages 14-18 will get the chance to learn the basics of the art of acting for film, TV, and commercials during this workshop. Learn the basics of improv, voice acting, scene study, and on-camera performance. Registration required. Call 770-509-4988 to register.
Kids’ Art Smart at Gritters Library on Wednesday from 11 am – 11:45 am. Freelance artist and graphic designer Bekalyn Craig will teach kids ages 3 – 5 about different mediums of art through history and science. Kids will get the opportunity to make a craft relating to the lesson. (770) 528-2524.
Messy Storytime at Vinings Library on Wednesday from 11:30 am – noon. Have fun with the whole family as we read stories, sing songs, have play time, and much more. Most suited for preschool age children, but all ages welcome. (770) 801-5330.
Family Board Games at South Cobb Regional Library on Wednesday from 2 pm – 3:30 pm. Drop in and join us for an afternoon of board games. We will have a variety for you to choose from or you are welcome to bring your own. Socialize and meet new friends! (678) 398-5828.
Family Fun Time at East Cobb Library on Wednesday from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm. This program is for families with kids of all ages. It features a variety of activities ranging from games, music, crafts, and parachute play. This week’s theme is “Make it Count!”. (770) 509-2730.
Full STEAM Ahead at South Cobb Regional Library on Wednesday from 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm. Explore a different letter in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) with hands-on activities. This session will cover Art as children learn about pointillism, a style of painting or drawing using lots of dots, and create a piece of art with the technique. Registration is required. Limited space available. Intended for ages 9 and up. (678) 398-5828.
Meet a Park Ranger at Kennesaw Library on Wednesday from 3:45 pm – 4:25 pm. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Ranger Amanda Corman will share the park’s history and its natural wonders. Most appropriate for ages 5 and up. (770) 528-2529.
I Survived Book Club at Sweetwater Valley Library on Wednesday from 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm. We will be reading a selected book from one of the “I survived” books and doing an activity relating to the book. This program is welcome to all children, but most suitable for school age children. (770) 819-3290.
Escape the Museum! at Vinings Library on Wednesday from 6 pm – 8 pm. Test your analytical and critical thinking skills by trying to escape. Explore circuits, mummies, Mayan calendars, and more to find clues to help you escape the museum! (770) 801-5330.
Preschool Storytime at Powder Springs Library on Thursday from 11 am – noon. We read stories, move around, sing songs, make crafts, and much more! (770) 439-3600.
Make it Thursday at Powder Springs Library on September 27th from 4 pm – 5 pm. Get crafty in our Arts and Crafts club by making pinecones into Snowy Owls. (770) 439-3600.
Explore VR at South Cobb Regional Library on Friday from 2 pm – 4 pm. Experience the latest in our virtual reality technology. With our VR you can paint a picture, visit a new world, ride a rollercoaster, and much more! (678) 398-5828.
Teen Zine Workshop at Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center on Saturday from 3 pm – 5 pm. Ulterior Zines’ Alexa will be in the Teen Room teaching teens how to make a zine, which is similar to a magazine and is usually filled with art, poetry, illustrations, and more. Ages 13 and up. Space is limited. To register, call the Creative Studios at 770-509-4988.
Georgia State University’s Bio-Bus at South Cobb Regional Library on Saturday from 11 am – 1 pm. GSU’s Bio-Bus is a science field trip that comes to you that provides hands-on activities and demonstrations of many different scientific subjects. The subject of the day is “DNA is for Families”. There will be two sessions between 11 am – 1 pm. Space is limited, so call 678-398-2834 or 678-398-5828 to register.
For more information on events like these, please visit www.cobbcat.org.