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June 2019

Touch and Feel History Storytime

Wednesday, June 26 @ 3:45 pm - 4:25 pm
Kennesaw Library, 2250 Lewis Street
Kennesaw, GA 30144 United States
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Why do old books smell funny? Why are some of grandma’s pictures black and white? Take a journey into the past with JoyEllen Williams – Special Collections Curator at Kennesaw State University – and explore the exciting world of archives and rare books through a special show-and-tell. Best for ages 5 and up, but younger siblings are welcome to attend. No registration required!

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July 2019

A Short History of the Apollo Space Program

Tuesday, July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road
Mableton, GA 30126 United States
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Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong, Commander of the Apollo 11, was the first person to walk on the moon. In honor of this momentous event, NASA Solar System Ambassador Chris Thompson will provide a quick history of the Apollo program, with a focus on the behind the scenes stories of the people and events that led us to the first lunar landing in July 1969. This program will be targeted to adults, but all ages are welcome to attend. Chris…

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Historic Oakland Cemetery

Monday, July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30068 United States
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Atlanta City fathers purchased six acres in 1850 to be a public burial ground for a young but fast-growing town that already had a population of more than 2,500. It was designed as a rural garden cemetery, a 19th Century innovation conceived as an alternative to traditional graveyards. Today, it is a National Historic Place with beautiful gardens, remarkable statuary and famous interments. Come and hear David Moore, the Executive Director of Historic Oakland, introduce you to the fascinating time capsule…

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