December 2012
CCPLS eNews: Cobb County Public Library System

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Holiday Closings

The Cobb County Public Library System will observe the following holiday hours:

  • Monday, December 24: Closed all day
  • Tuesday, December 25: Closed all day
  • Monday, December 31: Close at 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 1: Closed all day

Find more information about our regular library hours online.

Members of the Library Board of Trustees Retiring

Charles Switzer and Sally Rhoden

The Cobb County Public Library System Board of Trustees will have a few new faces in 2013; retiring from the board are Mr. Charles Switzer and Mrs. Sally Rhoden.

Mr. Switzer is retiring after 30 years of service on the Board of Trustees. He was appointed to the board in 1982 and has served as Chairman for the last 14 years. He was recently recognized for his years of service with a proclamation by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners; he was also recognized for his service by library staff and volunteers at the library's Staff Appreciation event during National Library Week.

Mrs. Rhoden has served on the Board since 2010 and has been an active member of the Cobb County community for many years. She has dedicated her life to serving others through nonprofit work and we wish her well as she continues in this mission.

December is Learn a Foreign Language Month

Did you know that December is Learn a Foreign Language Month? If you've been wanting to learn a new language, the Cobb County Public Library System has resources for you.

Whether you're interested in learning a language with an interactive program, a book, or a class, the library can help. Your library card gives you access to a wealth of language resources, including:

  • Powerspeak, an online language learning database with guided tutorials to learn Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, Russian, and other languages;
  • ed2go, which has classes like Speed Spanish, Instant Italian, Conversational French, and Conversational Japanese;
  • Language learning books and audiobooks
  • ...and more. For more information on any of these resources, please speak to a staff member at your local library or contact us.

Donate to the Library Using Our Amazon Wish List

As you're shopping online this holiday season, why not purchase something for the Cobb County Public Library System from our Amazon Wish List? Donations are tax-deductible and are delivered directly to the library system. Find more information online.

Featured Online Class: Project Management Fundamentals

Did you know that the library has access to over 200 free online classes through ed2go? Learn more on our website:

This month's featured class is Project Management Fundamentals; the next class starts on December 12. Find more information about this class and all of our courses online, and be sure to request a passcode to enroll in the classes.

Information about the Project Management Fundamentals course:

If you're new to project management, this course will provide you with the essential information you'll need to prepare for and complete your first project. If you're an experienced project manager, this course will make you more valuable to your employer by increasing your skills and competencies. This course will also help you prepare for the internationally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exams offered by the Project Management Institute, PMI®.

Interested in learning more about ed2go or about the library's other online services? Find more information here:

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