Friends of the Library Book Sale: October 12-14
The semi-annual Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held October 12-14 at the Jim R. Miller Park. This is a great time to support the library while you stock the shelves in your own home.
The sale will be held from 9 am-5 pm on Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13; and from 1-5 pm on Sunday, October 14. The Jim R. Miller Park is located at 2245 Callaway Road in Marietta.
For more information, please visit our website.
This event is sponsored by the Cobb Library Foundation.
Identities: Understanding Islam in a Cross-Cultural Context
Join Dr. Julia Brock at the Central Library on Wednesday, October 10th at 5 p.m. for "Conversations with the Curator." Brock, curator at the Museum of History & Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University, coordinated an online exhibit created by students from Kennesaw State University and the Ben M'sik Community Museum in Casablanca, Morocco.
The exhibit, "Identities: Understanding Islam in a Cross-Cultural Context," explores the lives and experiences of Muslims in metro Atlanta and Ben M'sik neighborhood of Casablanca. Brock will explore the process of building an online exhibit, the important role of student work, and the challenges of trans-Atlantic collaboration.
For more information about the program and the exhibit, please visit our website.
Join us for free movie screenings at your local libraries
October film screenings at Cobb County Public Library System branches include entertaining and thought-provoking movies for all ages. Films are in the lineup for the Central, Mountain View, East Cobb, and East Marietta branches.
For more information on film screenings and other events at the libraries, please visit the Programs section of cobbcat.org or call any library branch.
Workshop will help parents learn to communicate
Parents of children of all ages are invited to enroll in “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen™” a free, hands-on communications and parenting workshop at South Cobb Regional Library.
The parents-only workshop series is scheduled for seven 90-minute Monday evening sessions from October 15 through December 10, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each evening. No sessions will be held on November 12 or 19. Pre-registration is required.
The workshop series is based on “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk,” a book by parenting educators Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. South Cobb Regional Library Youth Services Librarian Julienne Marks is leading the workshop.
The workshop session topics are “Helping Children Deal with their Feelings,” “Engaging Cooperation,” “Behavior and Consequences,” “Encouraging Autonomy,” “Praise and Self-Esteem,” and “Freeing Children from Playing Roles.” Workshop participants are encouraged to read the book “Between Parent and Child” by Dr. Haim Ginott and “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk,” a book by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.
Celebrate Teen Read Week at your library
The Cobb County Public Library System will join libraries across the country in celebrating Teen Read Week™ October 14-20. Teen Read Week™ is a time to celebrate reading for fun and to encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books and magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more — and become regular library users.
Wondering how you can celebrate Teen Read Week™? The American Library Association has the following ideas for you:
Teen Read Week™ is held annually during the third week of October. An updated list of sponsors and supporting organizations can be found at the Web site www.ala.org/teenread.
Learn how to manage your finances at the Powder Springs Library
Powder Springs Library is hosting Money Smart, a three-part financial education workshop on Monday, October 22 through Wednesday, October 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. each evening. The program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required.
A Regions Bank representative will lead the Powder Springs workshop using curriculum from the FDIC's Money Smart program, which the FDIC calls “a comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help low- and moderate-income individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.”
For more information on the Money Smart workshop series and to register, please call (770) 439-3600 or visit our website.
Learn gardening tips, tricks with Cobb Master Gardeners
The Cobb Master Gardeners will be making the rounds at local Cobb libraries with free educational sessions on the following dates:
For more information, please visit http://www.cobbmastergardeners.org/.
Resource Spotlight: Job & Career Accelerator
LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator™ is a 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.
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.