October 2012
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Friends of the Library Book Sale: October 12-14

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

kennesaw state logoJoin 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

movieOctober 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.

  • Monday Night Mania: Film series at 3 p.m. each Monday afternoon at Central. Here’s the October screenings: October 1, Buena Vista Social Club (G); Oct. 8, La Bamba (PG-13); October 15, Manchurian Candidate (PG-13); October 22, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (NR); Oct. 29, The Candidate (PG)
  • Children’s Saturday Cinema runs at 3 p.m. at Central. Films in the series in October are: October 6, Thumbelina (G); October 13, The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG); October 20, The Lorax (PG); and October 27, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (G).
  • Mountain View is hosting the School’s Out Early Movies at the Library series, October 22-25 at 3:30 p.m. each day. The series – The Pirates! Band of Misfits, The Lorax, A Bug’s Life, and Chicken Run – will be during a week of early release dates for Cobb County School District elementary and middle school students.
  • East Cobb’s Sherlock Holmes Film Festival is Saturdays at 2 p.m.
  • FilmFest, a series of short films based on picture books, is at East Marietta. The series runs Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

how to talk so kids will listenThe 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.

To pre-register for the workshop, please call Julienne Marks at (678) 398-5834 or signup online on the CCPLS website, www.cobbcat.org.

Celebrate Teen Read Week at your library

teen read weekThe 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:

  • Visit the public or school library with your teen to attend a program or to check out books.
  • Set aside time each night for the family to read.
  • Give books or magazine subscriptions to your teen as a gift or reward.
  • Share your favorite book with your teen.
  • Go online with your teen to learn about new books or authors. A good place to start is YALSA's Booklists and Book Awards page, www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists.
  • Join a book discussion group at the school or public library.

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.”

  • October 22: The session Money Matters covers money management skills, including the use of a personal spending plan and methods for cutting expenses and raising income.
  • October 23: Pay Yourself First focuses on identifying ways to save money and use savings options to reach financial goals.
  • October 24: Financial Recovery explores effective ways to recover financially and rebuild credit following a financial setback.

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:

  • October 16, 6:30 pm: West Cobb Regional Library, Daylilies with Fran Sommerville
  • November 27, 6:30 pm: South Cobb Regional Library, Houseplants and Holiday Plants with Linda Hlozansky

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.

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.


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