February 2012
CCPLS eNews: Cobb County Public Library System

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Celebrate African American History Month at the library

you're invited to the second annual african american history month gala on february 2nd at 2 pm at the Central Library. for more information, please call 770-528-2335The Cobb County Public Library System is honoring the contributions and lasting legacies of African Americans throughout history with several events during January and February. All events are free and open to the public.

The highlight of the library system’s celebration will be the second-annual African American History Month Gala on Saturday, February 11 at 2 pm at the Central Library. This informal event will feature performances by the Zion Liturgical Dancers, the AL Burruss Unity Drummers, the South Cobb High School Steppers, saxophonist Ravan Durr, and special readings by Mrs. Deane Bonner. This event is appropriate for all ages. For more information, please call Thelma Glover, event coordinator and Associate Director, at (770) 528-2335. The Central Library is located at 266 Roswell Street in downtown Marietta.

Other events include:

  • African American Genealogy Presentation. January 31 at 6:30 pm, Central Library
  • Author Visit: Shelia P. Moses. February 2 at 3:30 pm, Vinings Library
  • African American History Month Story Time. February 3 at 3:30 pm, South Cobb Regional Library
  • Film Screening: The Help. February 6 at 5:30 pm, Central Library
  • Author Visit: Alisha Thomas Morgan. February 13 at 5:45 pm, Stratton Library

We've scheduled over a dozen programs for kids, adults, and families in celebration of African American History Month. For more information on these events, please visit our African American History Month page. »

discover your health

Upcoming "Discover Your Health" Programs

The Cobb County Public Library System is hosting a series of educational speakers on healthy topics. In February, we'll hear from Dawn Florence of the Cobb Extension Office and the 4-H Youth Summit Team, who will talk about the importance of healthy eating. Visit our website for more information about this presentation.

In March we'll enjoy a presentation from the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta. Join us as we make 2012 a healthy year!

Get information about the initiative by visiting www.cobbcat.org/health »

Download eBooks for your Nook, Kindle, iPad, and more

Did you know that the CCPLS provides access to thousands of downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks? You can find them by visiting our Digital Downloads page.

You'll also find answers to Frequently Asked Questions (like, "How do I return my eBooks early?"), helpful videos, how-to documents, links to software, and more. Visit www.cobbcat.org/downloads for more information.

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You'll need your library card number and PIN to access this resource. Need a library card? Find information on how to sign up for yours on our website.

Mark your calendar: Book Sale, March 23-25

The Friends of the Cobb County Public Library System's semi-annual book sale has been scheduled for March 23-25 at the Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. For more information, please visit www.cobbcat.org/friends.html or call Patty Latch, Program Coordinator, at (770) 528-2342.

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