The Cobb County Public Library System will be closed in November during the following days:
The system will reopen for regular library hours on Saturday, November 24.
System maintenance planned November 5-8
Portions of the library's online systems will be unavailable November 5-8. Access to the catalog, research databases, the library's wireless network, and the OverDrive system will be intermittently interrupted. Certain functions, including placing holds and requesting new items, will not be available during this time frame. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.
Congratulations, Helen Poyer: Executive of the Year!
We’re so proud to announce that Helen Poyer, the library’s director, has been named the Cobb County Executive Support Professionals’ “Executive of the Year.” Helen won the award for her dedication to her staff and for her continued support of the library system. This has been an annual event for the past 12 years with the ESP Alumni nominating their bosses for this very prestigious award.
Here’s a little from her nomination:
Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Poyer on her award!
Thanks to your support of the library's October book sale, we raised over $32,000! These funds will be used to purchase new library materials, including e-books.
We appreciate your support! We hope to see you at the next book sale, which will be held March 8-10, 2013.
Learn new skills with free online courses
Interested in learning new skills? Cobb County Public Library System cardholders can now access ed2go, a unique program providing instructor-led, online courses through the library’s website at www.cobbcat.org.
The ed2go program offers you access to hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more. ed2go courses are developed by expert instructors, many currently working at universities around the country, and have continuous enrollment dates. Each individual course is offered online for six weeks and features 12 lessons with online discussions, homework, quizzes and a final exam.
Catalog listings include courses on:
All library cardholders can enroll and participate in courses from library computers or remotely from their home computer. For more information on the catalog of courses offered or to enroll in a course, please visit www.cobbcat.org.
Land the job of your dreams with help from the library
Please join us at the Central Library on Tuesday, November 27 at 5 p.m. for a presentation on how ReferenceUSA can be utilized as a job searching tool. Pre-registration is required. After the presentation, the presenter will be glad to answer your questions about researching all phases of your job search.
Topics will include:
For more information and to register, please visit our calendar.
Celebrate International Games Day @ your library
Join us at the Central Library on Saturday, November 3, from 1 - 5 pm as we celebrate International Games Day @ your library!
International Games Day @ your library is an initiative of the American Library Association to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. In the 21st century, libraries are about much more than books. On Saturday, November 3, 2012, more than one thousand libraries around the world will showcase gaming programs and services in support of IGD12. In 2011, more than 27,700 people played games at more than 1,400 libraries across the U.S. and in other countries.
The Cobb County Public Library System will be celebrating International Games Day by offering traditional board games and video games. All are welcome. For more information please call (770) 528-2345.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a special story time
The South Cobb Regional Library will be hosting a special Native American Heritage Month story time on Wednesday, November 14 at 3:30 pm. Please join us as we learn about Native American legends, culture, and art. We’ll read classic tales like “Legend of the Blue Bonnet” and “The First Strawberry.” This story time is geared for ages 5 and up but all ages are welcome with a caregiver.
For more information, please call (678) 398-5834.
Learn gardening tips, tricks with Cobb Master Gardeners
Linda Hlozansky of the Cobb Master Gardeners will be teaching about caring for houseplants and holiday plants on November 27 at 6:30 pm at the South Cobb Regional Library.
For more information, please visit http://www.cobbmastergardeners.org/.