January 2013
Library eNewsletter

Holiday Closing

The Cobb County Public Library System will be closed Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Find more information about our regular library hours online. 


Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Please join us at the Cobb County Public Library System as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with special activities for kids, including:

  • Saturday, January 12: Quilting for Peace, 3 p.m. at Mountain View Regional Library. Help create an unique and colorful paper quilt that reflects Dr. King's hopes and dreams for civil rights. The quilt will be displayed in the Children's Department. We'll also read a story that celebrates his life. This program is appropriate for ages 7 to 12 years. For more information, please call the library at (770) 509-2725.
  • Tuesday, January 22: I Have a Dream, 4 p.m. at the Vinings Library. Join us for a story time celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will read stories, sing songs, and make a craft to take home. Ages 5 and up. For more information, please call the library at (770) 801-5330.
  • Wednesday, January 23: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program, 3:30 p.m. at the South Cobb Regional Library. We will celebrate with books, songs, and music. Ages 5 years and up. For more information, please call the library at (678) 398-5834.

The public is invited to the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, sponsored by Cobb County Branch NAACP and Cobb County Government. The Celebration will be held on Monday, January 21, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb County Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy, Marietta. Admission is free and open to the public. 

Next start date for ed2go courses is January 16

The next opportunity for CCPLS library cardholders to start ed2go courses is Wednesday, January 16. ed2go provides instructor-led professional development and personal enrichment online courses, which are offered for six weeks with 12 lessons per course. New sessions start monthly. For more information on ed2go, please visit  www.cobbcat.org/e-library.


Among the many ed2go course CCPLS library cardholders can choose from are:

  • Leadership
  • Advanced Fiction Writing
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Discover Digital Photography
  • Grammar Refresher
  • Luscious, Low Fat, Lightning-Quick and Meals
  • Drawing for the Absolute Beginner, and
  • Spanish for Medical Professionals.

All library cardholders can enroll and participate in ed2go courses from home or library computers. For the catalog of courses or to enroll in a course, please visit  www.cobbcat.org/e-library.



Resource spotlight: Job and Career Accelerator

Do your New Year's resolutions include stepping up your career development? If so, your CCPLS library card gives you free access to LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator™, an easy-to-use job search application featuring personalized step-by-step assistance - from exploring and matching suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles to finding available jobs from a database of over 5 million up-to-date job postings.


With Job & Career Accelerator, you can easily create professional and effective resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, improve your work skills, and prepare for occupation-related exams. It also helps you plan, tailor, and track your progress for multiple job searches while providing expert advice and tips at every step of the way.


Job & Career Accelerator is accessible in the CCPLS E-Library. A Getting Started overview tutorial on Job & Career Accelerator is available online.

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.
Gardeners' Night Out

The first Gardeners' Night Out program of 2013 is Monday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at East Cobb Library. The January program is "The Art of Pruning" with Master Gardener Pam Bohlander.


Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County presents the free monthly program CCPLS locations.  


To learn more about the Master Gardeners program, please visit www.cobbmastergardeners.org.


Movie series for fans of Downton Abbey

With the start of Season 3 of the popular Downton Abbey TV series slated for January 6 on PBS, Central Library presents a movie series in January featuring British films similar to Downton Abbey. The Monday evening screenings start at 5:30 p.m.

For more information on the series, please call the library at (770) 528-2338.


Free computer classes offered at your library

Got a new computer, e-Reader or other digital device? Various CCPLS branches offer introductory classes on using computers, downloading e-books, and more for patrons seeking to enhance computer skills. The classes are free. Registration is required unless stated otherwise.


There are over 20 technology-related classes offered in January; you can find the full list on our calendar. Here's a highlight of some of the classes in the January lineup:  


Basic classes:

 eReader classes: 

Six-year-old donates savings to benefit the West Cobb Regional Library
From left: Tammie, Graeme, and Claudia Lindeberg with librarian April Cota-Hobbs
Christmas arrived several days early to the West Cobb Regional Library Youth Services Department thanks to the generosity and overflowing giving spirit of one of its young patrons.

Here's the story, from West Cobb Regional Library manager Steven Powell:

"Six-year-old Claudia Lindeberg recently saved some money, and was asked what she planned to do with her bounty. Claudia said she would like to use part of her money to buy something for the library. Claudia and her family have been visiting the West Cobb branch for several years now, and the generous first grader wanted to show her appreciation for all the good times she experienced at her local library. Her mother, Tammie Lindeberg, thought that was such a good idea that she decided to add some funds to Claudia's offering, and then asked West Cobb Youth Services head April Cota-Hobbs for a holiday "Wish List" of items the department would like to have. Tammie, Claudia, and two-year-old brother Graeme then went Christmas shopping for the library, and brought their gifts to the branch a week before Christmas.

The Lindebergs' 'bag of goodies' included a CD Boombox w/iPod docking station, ink pads and mini-stampers, craft sticks and glue sticks, roll-on painters, and several other craft supplies. Ms. Lindeberg asked that we not make a big 'publicity' deal out of this, and we intend to honor that request. But in a small, yet hopefully significant way, we want to make sure that other library users find out about this family's generosity, and we want to publicly thank Claudia and her family for thinking of us, and for their wonderful act of kindness and sharing."

Front and Center: Popular music icons' life stories

Autobiographies and biographies of music icons are attracting millions of readers to stories of rock, pop, and soul stars' lives. Items added to the Cobb County Public Library System catalog include:

To request any of these items, click on the title above and then click "Place Reserve;" you can also contact your favorite location of the Cobb County Public Library System for more assistance.



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