Gritters Library’s 40th Anniversary Party is Saturday, November 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. “Party Like It’s 1973” is a highlight of the library’s “Celebrate the 70s” theme for November.

Saturday’s party will feature music, games, crafts, and snacks in a festive setting, says Gritters Branch Manager Jennifer Wells. Even several of the library’s regular activities have a 70s theme for November, including book discussions, films and games. Displays in the library include sparkling disco balls, a lava lamp, photos of pop stars and other items from the decade.

Situated off Canton Road, Gritters is in Shaw Park in north Cobb. Known as “a well loved ‘neighborhood’ library within a beautiful wooded oasis,” Gritters was dedicated on November 18, 1973.

Along with Saturday’s Party, the Gritters’ “Celebrate the 70s” lineup also includes:

  • Mystery of the Trees, a presentation by the authors of a book that documents the place of trees in Native American culture, on Saturday, November 16, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Gritters Afternoon Book Club meets Tuesday, November 12, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The book for the gathering is Eudora Welty’s 1972 short novel The Optimist’s Daughter.
  • Lego Extravaganza on Wednesday, November 20, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., to make a super groovy 1970s-styled creation.
  • Book Worms Book Club meets on Thursday, November 21, 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The club for ages 7-12 is to discuss Ms. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien, a 1971 publication.
  • A showing of the 1973 movie The Sting on Saturday, November 23 at 2 p.m.

For more information on the Gritters Library anniversary events, please call (770) 528-2524.

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