Celebrate National Library Week, April 9-15, 2017, with special events and activities all week at your Cobb County public libraries!

Sponsored by the American Library Association, National Library Week is celebrated under the 2017 “Libraries Transform” theme. Retired pro soccer player Julie Foudy is the National Library Week Honorary Chair.

Cobb County libraries are presenting a range of special programs for the week – regularly scheduled events, surprise happenings and displays on all your libraries offer the Cobb community.

Libraries work because we do!National Library Workers Day 2017, a chance to recognize the hard work and dedication of library workers, is Tuesday, April 11th. Submit a Star!

Here are #NationalLibraryWeek 2017 highlights at Cobb County libraries:

Ninja Story Time at Switzer Library will be an ongoing surprise story time anytime, anywhere all week long in celebration of National Library Week! It could be in the children’s department, the adult section, inside, it could be outside! We may even show up on the Marietta Square! Be on the lookout for our ninja storytellers!

Teen Volunteer Orientation at East Marietta Library on Monday, April 10 is a great way to start off National Library Week! Teens ages 15-17 can apply to volunteer between 2pm and 5pm to learn how they can become an integral part of the library staff. By appointment only, so be sure to schedule your appointment soon! (770) 509-2711.

Introduction to Lynda.com® and Gale Courses Databases at East Marietta Library on Monday, 3 pm to 4 pm. On this first day of National Library Week, join East Marietta Library Branch Manager Bruce Thompson for an overview of Lynda and its many training videos and of Gale with its live teacher-led courses. (770) 509-2711

Tween Time at Powder Springs Library on Monday, April 10 from 4 pm to 5 pm offers a wide variety of ways for tweens between the ages of 9-12 to unleash their imagination. (770) 439-3600.

Monday Night Book Club at Gritters Library on Monday, April 10 between 6:30 pm and 7pm will offer you a chance to discuss all the books you have been reading lately! Have you read any good books lately? Have you read any books you loved? Hated? We would love to hear from you! (770) 528-2524.

The Game’s Afoot: Sherlock Holmes book discussion at Kennesaw Library on Monday, April 10 from 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm gives Sherlock fans a chance to discuss the adventures of The Great Detective! Presented by writer Helen Cauley, President Emerita of the Sherlock Holmes Society, this month’s stories include “The Adventure of the Norwood Builder” and “The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton” from The Return of Sherlock Holmes. (770) 528-2529.

Bookworm Baby Storytime meets Tuesday, April 11 at East Marietta Library, 10 am to 10:30 am. Ages birth through 18 months. Introduce your baby to reading through fun activities. We meet most Tuesdays. No registration required. (770) 509-2711

National Library Week is the theme for the Terrific Twos storytime program at Mountain View Regional Library on Tuesday, April 11 from 10:15 am to 11:45 am. Join us each week at Terrific Twos for stories, finger plays and songs appropriate for 24 to 36 months old children with participating adults. (770) 509-4964

Lunch and Learn With a Librarian at Switzer Library on Tuesday, April 11, noon to 1 pm, will feature a tour of the Georgia Room, the library’s historical and genealogical collection. Learn about the transformation of research over the years from card catalogs to digital resources. (770) 528-2320.

Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County’s next Gardener’s Night Out program will be at South Cobb Regional Library on Tuesday starting at 7 pm. Lifetime Master Gardener Eddie Rhoades will lead the free program on “Composting and Amending the Soil” with methods he uses in his own garden. For information, please call Cobb County Extension Service at (770) 528-4070.

L-I-B-R-A-R-Y at Family Fun Time at East Cobb Library on Wednesday, April 12 from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm offers a wide variety of activities for families with children of all ages. The program focuses on teaching children to love reading with numerous activities. (770)509-2730

Storytime at Stratton Library on Wednesday will consist of a scavenger hunt in the children’s section! The hunt will begin at 11am and hopefully the treasure will be found by noon! Babies and children up to 5 years old are encouraged to come and go on the hunt with us! (770) 528-2522.

National Library Week Open House at Stratton Library on Wednesday, April 12 is a great way to celebrate National Library week. Come and visit the newly refurbished library between 1pm and 3pm. We will have a 3D printing demonstration, discuss technology, tour the facility and offer refreshments. For more information, please call Patricia B. Ball at (770) 528-2522.

Full STEAM Ahead at South Cobb Regional Library Wednesday, April 12, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, will be focusing on Alka Rockets and teaching children about Newton’s Third Law of Motion. Children will learn how to turn every day household items into a real life working paper rocket. Ages 9 and up. Registration is required. Please contact us at (678) 398-5828.

It’s Elementary: Libraries are A-MAZE-ing at Mountain View Regional Library on Thursday, April 13 at 3 pm is a community program for elementary school children K-5. We will build a maze and find our way through many different obstacles. Please register by calling us at (770) 509-2725.

Crafternoons with Scraps at Stratton Library on Thursday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.  We will be focusing on making bookmarks with beads at this week’s session. Ages 3-10. Adult supervision required. (770) 528-2522.

Take a Peek During National Library Week is a special open house event at Sibley Library on Saturday, April 15 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Explore the newly renovated facility and join in the fun and games at this community event. (770) 528-2520

Switzer Library will stage a Pictionary Virtual Reality! event on Saturday, April 15 from 4 pm to 5 pm using the library’s Tilt Brush Virtual Reality program. You don’t need to be an artist to discover your creative side through Tilt Brush, you just need to tap into your imagination! (770) 528-2320

The Cobb County Public Library System will be closed Friday, April 14th in observance of Good Friday and for the Sunday, April 16th Easter holiday. Cobb libraries will be open for regular hours on Saturday, April 15th.


National Library Week: Celebrate April 9th-15th @ Cobb County Public Libraries
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