September 2011

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I love the library. Who couldn't like a free place to read, study, and volunteer? Ever since I could remember, I would go to story time at the old South Cobb Regional Library, until they built the new one. After it opened, I began going more and more frequently! Now, I'm on a trek to go to all of the 17 Cobb County Library System libraries. Each one is different and special in their own way. Tandra, South Cobb

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Library CardSeptember is Library Card Sign Up Month!

If you don't have a library card, now's a great time to get one. Just stop by any branch of the Cobb County Public Library System to get yours today! For information on library cards, including what documents you'll need to sign up for one, please visit our website.

Upcoming holiday observances

The Cobb County Public Library System will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 5. The library system will also be closed on Friday, September 2 for its final budget-mandated furlough day. The library will observe regular operating hours on Saturday, September 3.

For a full list of all of our holidays, please click here.

East Cobb Library to host Sendak exhibit

where the wild things are

"In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak," a traveling exhibition opening at the East Cobb Library on September 8, shows how Sendak's artistic journey led him deeper into his own family's history and his Jewish identity. The exhibit will be on display through October 14. It is open to the public during regular library hours.

In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak was organized by the Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, and developed by Nextbook, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture, and ideas, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, and an anonymous donor, with additional support from Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life.

The East Cobb Library is sponsoring free programs for the public in connection with the exhibition. An opening reception is scheduled for September 8, 2011 at 6 pm. Sendak-themed storytimes for children will be held on Saturday, September 10 at 11 am; Tuesday, September 20 at 4:15 pm; and Tuesday, October 4 at 4:15 pm. The public is also invited to explore the worlds of Maurice Sendak with storyteller Barry Stewart Mann on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 pm. Films and book discussion groups have also been scheduled. Contact Ansie Krige, East Cobb Library Branch Manager, at (770) 509-2730 or visit for more information.


The Cobb County Public Library System will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of free activities at several library locations. The community is invited to attend these events, which include story times and film festivals. A full listing of all activities can be found at   Information about the events can be found by clicking here.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. For more information on National Hispanic Heritage Month, please visit


Upcoming events

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