March 2013
Library eNewsletter

Holiday Closing: March 29

The Cobb County Public Library System will be closed Friday, March 29 for the Good Friday holiday. Regular library hours will resume the following day. View all 2013 holiday closures for the library online at



Kemp Library Closing for New Carpet March 15

The Kemp Memorial Library will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15 for the installation of new carpet. The library will remain closed Saturday and Sunday; it will reopen for regular hours on Monday, March 18. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Upcoming Book Sale, March 8-10


Our next semi-annual Book Sale will be held March 8-10 at the Jim R. Miller Park, in Exhibit Halls A & B, at 2245 Callaway Road in Marietta.




Friday, March 8: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 9: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, March 10: 1-5 p.m.


Sale items include books both hardbound and paperback for children, young adults and adults; audio-visuals including books on tape and CD, videocassettes, CDs, and records; magazines and some comic books. Only cash and checks will be accepted.


For more information on the Book Sale, please call Patty Latch at (770) 528-2331.

Celebrate Women's History Month at the library

The Cobb County Public Library System is honoring the contributions of women throughout history with several events in March. Highlights of the library system's Women's History Month celebration include films, book discussions, and more. All events are free and open to the public.


Films: Women's History Month film series are scheduled for Monday evenings at Central Library and Saturday afternoons at West Cobb Regional Library.


Women's History Film Series at Central, Mondays:

  • March 4, 5:30 p.m.: Gorillas in the Mist (PG-13)
  • March 11, 5:30 p.m.: A League of Their Own (PG)
  • March 18, 6 p.m.: The September Issue (PG-13)
  • March 25, 6 p.m.: The Spirit of Sacajawea (NR)

Women's History Month Film Festival at West Cobb, Saturdays at 3 p.m.:

  • March 2: Secret of the Wings (G)
  • March 9: The Hunger Games (PG-13)
  • March 16: Princess and the Frog (G)
  • March 23: Coraline (PG)
  • March 30: Brave (PG)

Exhibit: Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II will be on display at the West Cobb Regional Library through March. The exhibit, on loan from Kennesaw State University's Museum of History and Holocaust Education, shows how the war changed social, cultural and economic realities in the United States, especially for women.


Book clubs are also celebrating Women's History Month:

  • East Cobb Library will be discussing Blue Nights by Joan Didion on Thursday, March 21 at 11 a.m.
  • Kennesaw Library will be discussing Cleopatra: a life by Stacy Schiff on Saturday, March 23 at 1:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 26 at 2 p.m.


For more information on everything the library is planning for Women's History Month, please visit our Women's History Month page.

Dr. Seuss Birthday in Spotlight

cat in the hat The Cobb County Public Library System is celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday with special events for children.

  • Friday, March 1 at 4 p.m.: West Cobb Regional Library celebrates Dr. Seuss with books, a short film and a craft. Ages 5 and up.
  • Friday,  March 1, at 4 p.m.: South Cobb Regional Library's program includes books, songs, and music. Ages 5 and up.
  • Friday, March 1 at 4 p.m.: The Vinings Library celebration features stories, songs, and a craft. Ages 5 and up.
  • Saturday, March 2 at 3 p.m.: Mountain View Regional Library celebrates Dr. Seuss with fun rhymes, stories, and a craft. The program is appropriate for ages 7 to 12. Registration is required. For more information, please call (770) 509-4964.
Artist Exhibit at East Cobb Library

Artist Celia Durand will display her work at the East Cobb Library March 1 through March 28; her art will be available for viewing during regular library hours.  For more information on Durand and her art, please visit her website at

Grant Proposal Workshops at Central Library

Foundation CenterWorkshops on grant writing are scheduled at the Central Library in March. The Foundation Center, a major information source on philanthropy worldwide, is presenting the free programs. Registration is required and space is limited.


Grant Seeking Basics, March 12 at 6 p.m.: Intended for representatives of nonprofit organizations (not for individuals seeking grants for their own use), the workshop covers the grant seeking process and available tools and resources. To register for the March 12 workshop and learn more, click here.


Introduction to Grant Proposals & Budgets, March 19, 5:30 p.m.: The workshop covers how to develop a successful foundation grant. To register for the March 19 workshop and for more information, click here.

Resource Spotlight:


The Cobb County Public Library System provides access to many different research and information tools; these are available on our website at


One of these tools,, represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.


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 Gearing Up for New Season

Late winter/early spring is an active period for gardeners committed to creating healthy dishes and thriving environments at their homes - and the library offers several gardener-friendly resources:


Workshop: Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County's next free Gardeners' Night Out program is "Right Plant in the Right Place" with Master Gardener Joe Washington on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mountain View Regional Library.  For information on the Master Gardeners program, please visit


Books: New gardening books in the library system include:


Project garden: a month-by-month guide to planting, growing, and enjoying all your backyard has to offer by Stacy Tornio


Gardening projects for kids: 101 ways to get kids outside, dirty, and having fun by Whitney Cohen


Green roofs and rooftop gardens by Beth Hanson


Beginner's illustrated guide to gardening: techniques to help you get started by Katie Elzer-Peters


Simple green pest and disease control by Bo Flowerdew


Online Classes: Start Your Own Edible Garden and Growing Plants for Fun and Profit are among the many instructor-led online ed2go classes offered for free to Cobb County Public Library System library cardholders. The next start date for ed2go classes is March 20; new sessions of the 12-lesson classes start monthly.

"Good Friends, Good Books" Book Club

Join staff from the Cobb County Public Library System on Tuesday, March 26 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cobb County Senior Wellness Center, at 1150 Powder Springs Street, Suite 100, in Marietta for our new "Good Friends, Good Books" Book Club.  


This monthly book club is open to anyone 55 or older.  Books are available at the Wellness Center; please call (770) 528-5355 for more information.

Local Author & Special Book Sale

You're invited to two special events in one day: the Local Author Book Sale and Special Comic Book & Collectible Book Sale are scheduled for Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Central Library. Local authors will display and sell their work, talk with other authors, and share their expertise with the general public. Authors register at Prices for the Comic Book & Collectible Book Sale are $1 and up.


For more information, please call Patty Latch at (770) 528-2331.

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