Dream big, win prizes!
Each year, the Cobb County Public Library System encourages people of all ages to read during the summer with this fun and free program.
The Summer Reading Program starts June 1, and anyone can participate!
This year, teens and adults can win a Sony eReader, courtesy of OverDrive, just by reading books and writing reviews. Kids can earn free pizza by reading, courtesy of Stevi B's.
Each person who participates in our Summer Reading Program is also entered into a grand prize drawing to win an iPad 2, courtesy of Cobb EMC.
Get all of the details about the Summer Reading Program, including how to register for the prizes, at www.cobbcat.org/srp.
Find fun, educational activities at the library all summer long
At the library, we've planned something for everyone. In fact, we've planned almost 400 different events at the library during June. You can find a list of all of these events on our calendar.
If you're looking to learn about computers, to join a book group, to learn how to be an author, to hear from an award-winning documentarian, or to learn about fly fishing - there's a program for you at the library.
Your child can discover their potential with "The Hero in Me"
The Cobb County Public Library System is partnering with Kutz4Kids Incorporated, a nonprofit organization, to offer a series of art workshops for children that are designed to help them discover their own heroes. This inspirational event will be offered during the months of June and July at various library locations.
The resulting art gallery will be on display at the End of Summer Reading Celebration on Saturday, August 4 at the Central Library.
The concept of the workshops, developed by Kutz4Kids founder Justin Tutt, is to empower children to see that their own hero lies within themselves. Tutt, a recent Kennesaw State University graduate, was inspired to create the event when he saw the opportunity to help children in his own community. He founded his nonprofit organization with his own funds in an effort to raise awareness about the need for children to have opportunities to be educated about their own potential and to be inspired by the successes of others.
Learn about writing from author Michele Sinclair
Join Michele Sinclair on Tuesday, June 5 at 7 pm at the Mountain View Regional Library for a discussion of "love between the covers" and what it takes to write a book - specifically a romance novel!
A local author (and library patron), Michele was the 2010 HOLT Medallion Winner for Historical Romance for her book, "Desiring the Highlander," the third book in her Highlander Series. Her "Christmas Knight" book placed 2nd in the historical category of the 2011 Laurel Wreath contest and in the historical category of the 2011 Heart of Excellence contest. Michele is also an avid Science Fiction reader and promoter of writing - teaching classes and seminars to future writers.
Please contact the Adult Reference Desk at Mountain View to register for this event by calling (770) 509-2725.
Lunch and Learn: Burning Questions, East Cobb Library
The East Cobb Library is hosting filmmaker Mishael Porembski for a screening of her Emmy Award-winning documentary “Burning Questions” on Wednesday, June 13 at 1 p.m.
The documentary chronicles the journey of filmmaker Porembski and her father Jan as they travel through Poland, visiting the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where he was interned during World War II and reliving the painful memories of his homeland. During World War II, six million Poles were killed by the Nazis; approximately half of these victims were Roman Catholics. This film tells the story of one man’s life as a non-Jewish Holocaust survivor while exploring the horrors that all victims faced during World War II.
The event will feature an introduction of the film by Porembski, followed by a question-and-answer session with her father, Jan. Due to the nature of the program, attendance is limited to those age 13 and over. Attendees are invited to bring a boxed lunch to the event. For more information, please call (770) 509-2730.
Get assistance with your eBooks, eAudiobooks with OverDrive Help
Have you wondered how eBooks work? Are you wondering if the library's eBooks will work with your eReader? Learn more about all of these things with OverDrive Help!
OverDrive, the company that provides some of the library's digital downloads, has compiled helpful instructions, videos, tutorials, and more on their Help page. If you have a question about how to install OverDrive Media Console, how to transfer books to your device, or other related questions, this is a great place to go for information. We have also compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions on our website. And, of course, you're always welcome to contact the library for assistance.
Resource Spotlight: Morningstar Investment Research Center
Morningstar Investment Research Center offers analysis on 1700 stocks, 2000 mutual funds and 300 exchange traded funds (ETFs). While it is primarily designed as a tool for investors, it is also an excellent place to get quick information on a company. The Company Stock Reports include analysis written by Morningstar’s experts, up to 10 years of financials, bond information, ratios, SEC filings and information on insider actions and institutional holders. Reports are available for the top 2000 companies but other information is available for many more.
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.