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Gritters Library

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880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
770-528-2524

Hours

Monday – Wednesday: 10 am – 8 pm
Thursday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Closed Sunday

Your commissioner is JoAnn Birrell.

History

Gritters Branch was built in 1972 and opened on November 19th, 1973.  It replaced the library that had been maintained in the rear of the county fire station on Brackett Road. “Gritters” comes from the era when there were military districts. The 911th Militia District, known as Gritters, was officially organized in 1839. No record is available of the origin on the name. Legend has it that one of the early grist mills, known for the gritty meal it turned out, became known as Gritters Mill. The name became associated with the area, and then with the district. Gritters Branch is located within the Cobb County Park, Shaw Park. It is a well loved “neighborhood” library within a beautiful wooded oasis.

 

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April 2020

CANCELLED Little Bookworms Preschool Storytime @ Gritters CANCELLED

Wednesday, April 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Free

Enjoy an interactive storytime with your child that incorporates read alouds, rhymes, music and movement activities while encouraging reading readiness and fun. Storytime is a wonderful way to introduce and reinforce the early literacy skills your child needs to be successful in reading and school! Little Bookworms also includes either a fun, but simple craft for little hands to practice fine motor skills or a hands-on literacy activity. Intended for ages 3-5 years with a participating adult. For more information, please call…

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CANCELLED STEAM Team @ Gritters CANCELLED

Thursday, April 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, April 24, 2020

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Free

Explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) every second and fourth Thursday of each month at 3:30 pm. All levels of interest and knowledge are welcome. There is something for everyone! This program is appropriate for grades K-5. No registration required. Upcoming topics: April 9: All about Fingerprints - Learn about your unique fingerprints and create fingerprint art! April 23: Roller Coasters and Marble Mazes

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CANCELLED AARP Tax Aide @ Gritters CANCELLED

Monday, April 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, April 13, 2020

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Free

The Cobb County Public Library System and the AARP are partnering together to provide free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service to the public.  AARP tax assistance is for lower and moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 years of age and older. No appointments are necessary, but arrive early to sign up.  Space is limited on a first come, first served basis. Tax officials request that everyone plan ahead to be prepared for their tax aide sessions: Each…

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CANCELLED Baby Storytime @ Gritters CANCELLED

Tuesday, April 14 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Free

Join us each week at Gritters Library for stories, fingerplays, and lapsit activities appropriate for six weeks to 18-month-old children! Storytimes promote early literacy and help to develop socialization skills. All storytimes require a participating adult and everyone is welcome to stay-and-play afterward. For more information about this program, call 770-528-2524 or stop by the Information Desk. Intended for ages six weeks – 18 months and their participating adult. No registration required.

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CANCELLED Wiggleworms Toddler Storytime @ Gritters CANCELLED

Tuesday, April 14 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Free

Enjoy an interactive storytime with your child that incorporates read-alouds, rhymes, music and movement activities while encouraging reading readiness and fun. We will talk, read, play, and sing together as we introduce the early literacy skills your child needs to be a successful reader! For more information about this program, call 770-528-2524 or stop by the Information Desk. Intended for toddlers, ages 18 months-36 months, and their participating adult. No registration required.

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CANCELLED Gritters Tuesday Afternoon Book Group CANCELLED

Tuesday, April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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The Gritters Afternoon Book Group meets on the second Tuesday afternoon of each month for an active book discussion. The group reads and discusses a variety of works including fiction and nonfiction, an array of genres, and a mixture of cultures and time periods. We make every effort to have the book selections available for checkout at the Gritters Branch. Newcomers are always welcome! January 14, 2020: When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II by…

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CANCELLED Little Bookworms Preschool Storytime @ Gritters CANCELLED

Wednesday, April 15 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Free

Enjoy an interactive storytime with your child that incorporates read alouds, rhymes, music and movement activities while encouraging reading readiness and fun. Storytime is a wonderful way to introduce and reinforce the early literacy skills your child needs to be successful in reading and school! Little Bookworms also includes either a fun, but simple craft for little hands to practice fine motor skills or a hands-on literacy activity. Intended for ages 3-5 years with a participating adult. For more information, please call…

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CANCELLED Gritters Tween Book Club CANCELLED

Wednesday, April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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"Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . ." Join us in discussing Katherine Applegate's touching story about Red, the neighborhood wish tree. Light snacks will be provided. Books are available for check out behind the circulation desk. Intended for tweens ages 9-12. For more information, call 770-528-2524.  

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CANCELLED Gritters Knitters CANCELLED

Friday, April 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch, or work with yarn in any way? If you would like to get together to craft, get inspired, and make new friends, then this group is for you. All skill levels are welcome — the only requirement is your enthusiasm! Just bring your project and yourself to Gritters Library on Fridays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, call 770-528-2524. The Gritters Knitters group will not be meeting on April 10, 2020…

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CANCELLED Gardening 101/Seed Swap CANCELLED

Friday, April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Gritters Library is excited to host a Gardening 101/Community Seed Swap! Gritters Library will be hosting a FREE community seed swap on April 17th from 2:00-4:00 pm in conjunction with Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County. Do you have seed packets you never planted, bring them and pick up some new ones to spice up your garden. Learn the basics for gardening in our region. No seeds to swap? No problem! There will be plenty of seeds to go around. All levels…

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CANCELLED Basic Yoga Flow @ Gritters CANCELLED

Saturday, April 18 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Katie Locke, a certified yoga instructor, is offering a basic beginners' yoga class for adults, ages 17 and up. This class will help you stretch out the body and connect body/mind awareness through basic asana poses and pranayama breathing techniques. Students are not required to have previous knowledge or experience with yoga. Come with a mat, a water, a towel and a willingness and openness to learn. Registration is not required, but space is limited. For more information, call 770-528-2524.

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CANCELLED Baby Storytime @ Gritters CANCELLED

Tuesday, April 21 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join us each week at Gritters Library for stories, fingerplays, and lapsit activities appropriate for six weeks to 18-month-old children! Storytimes promote early literacy and help to develop socialization skills. All storytimes require a participating adult and everyone is welcome to stay-and-play afterward. For more information about this program, call 770-528-2524 or stop by the Information Desk. Intended for ages six weeks – 18 months and their participating adult. No registration required.

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CANCELLED Wiggleworms Toddler Storytime @ Gritters CANCELLED

Tuesday, April 21 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Enjoy an interactive storytime with your child that incorporates read-alouds, rhymes, music and movement activities while encouraging reading readiness and fun. We will talk, read, play, and sing together as we introduce the early literacy skills your child needs to be a successful reader! For more information about this program, call 770-528-2524 or stop by the Information Desk. Intended for toddlers, ages 18 months-36 months, and their participating adult. No registration required.

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CANCELLED CobbWorks Mobile Career Center @ Gritters Library CANCELLED

Wednesday, April 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Need help with creating a resume or need advice on how to successfully interview for your next job? Have you visited the CobbWorks Mobile Career Center? It is a fully accessible computer lab that provides the latest in workforce & job skills development services for no cost. It visits many of our libraries on a regular basis. Stop by and take advantage of this wonderful service! The MCC will visit Gritters Library once a month from 11 AM to 3…

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CANCELLED Little Bookworms Preschool Storytime @ Gritters CANCELLED

Wednesday, April 22 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Enjoy an interactive storytime with your child that incorporates read alouds, rhymes, music and movement activities while encouraging reading readiness and fun. Storytime is a wonderful way to introduce and reinforce the early literacy skills your child needs to be successful in reading and school! Little Bookworms also includes either a fun, but simple craft for little hands to practice fine motor skills or a hands-on literacy activity. Intended for ages 3-5 years with a participating adult. For more information, please call…

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CANCELLED STEAM Team @ Gritters CANCELLED

Thursday, April 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, April 24, 2020

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) every second and fourth Thursday of each month at 3:30 pm. All levels of interest and knowledge are welcome. There is something for everyone! This program is appropriate for grades K-5. No registration required. Upcoming topics: April 9: All about Fingerprints - Learn about your unique fingerprints and create fingerprint art! April 23: Roller Coasters and Marble Mazes

Find out more »

CANCELLED Gritters Knitters CANCELLED

Friday, April 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Free

Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch, or work with yarn in any way? If you would like to get together to craft, get inspired, and make new friends, then this group is for you. All skill levels are welcome — the only requirement is your enthusiasm! Just bring your project and yourself to Gritters Library on Fridays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, call 770-528-2524. The Gritters Knitters group will not be meeting on April 10, 2020…

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CANCELLED Baby Storytime @ Gritters CANCELLED

Tuesday, April 28 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join us each week at Gritters Library for stories, fingerplays, and lapsit activities appropriate for six weeks to 18-month-old children! Storytimes promote early literacy and help to develop socialization skills. All storytimes require a participating adult and everyone is welcome to stay-and-play afterward. For more information about this program, call 770-528-2524 or stop by the Information Desk. Intended for ages six weeks – 18 months and their participating adult. No registration required.

Find out more »

CANCELLED Wiggleworms Toddler Storytime @ Gritters CANCELLED

Tuesday, April 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Enjoy an interactive storytime with your child that incorporates read-alouds, rhymes, music and movement activities while encouraging reading readiness and fun. We will talk, read, play, and sing together as we introduce the early literacy skills your child needs to be a successful reader! For more information about this program, call 770-528-2524 or stop by the Information Desk. Intended for toddlers, ages 18 months-36 months, and their participating adult. No registration required.

Find out more »

CANCELLED Little Bookworms Preschool Storytime @ Gritters CANCELLED

Wednesday, April 29 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Enjoy an interactive storytime with your child that incorporates read alouds, rhymes, music and movement activities while encouraging reading readiness and fun. Storytime is a wonderful way to introduce and reinforce the early literacy skills your child needs to be successful in reading and school! Little Bookworms also includes either a fun, but simple craft for little hands to practice fine motor skills or a hands-on literacy activity. Intended for ages 3-5 years with a participating adult. For more information, please call…

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May 2020

Gritters Knitters

Friday, May 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, May 29, 2020

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch, or work with yarn in any way? If you would like to get together to craft, get inspired, and make new friends, then this group is for you. All skill levels are welcome — the only requirement is your enthusiasm! Just bring your project and yourself to Gritters Library on Fridays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, call 770-528-2524. The Gritters Knitters group will not be meeting on April 10, 2020…

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Gritters Knitters

Friday, May 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, May 29, 2020

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch, or work with yarn in any way? If you would like to get together to craft, get inspired, and make new friends, then this group is for you. All skill levels are welcome — the only requirement is your enthusiasm! Just bring your project and yourself to Gritters Library on Fridays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, call 770-528-2524. The Gritters Knitters group will not be meeting on April 10, 2020…

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AARP Safe Driving Course

Saturday, May 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Refresh your driving skills with the AARP Smart Driver course! The AARP Smart Driver™course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation's first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older. The course will be taught by Gloria Brown, a certified AARP Driver Safety Instructor/Volunteer. You will learn: Defensive driving techniques Proven safety strategies New traffic laws and rules of the road After completing the course, you will have a greater appreciation of driving challengers and…

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Gritters Knitters

Friday, May 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, May 29, 2020

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch, or work with yarn in any way? If you would like to get together to craft, get inspired, and make new friends, then this group is for you. All skill levels are welcome — the only requirement is your enthusiasm! Just bring your project and yourself to Gritters Library on Fridays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, call 770-528-2524. The Gritters Knitters group will not be meeting on April 10, 2020…

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Gritters Knitters

Friday, May 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, May 29, 2020

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch, or work with yarn in any way? If you would like to get together to craft, get inspired, and make new friends, then this group is for you. All skill levels are welcome — the only requirement is your enthusiasm! Just bring your project and yourself to Gritters Library on Fridays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, call 770-528-2524. The Gritters Knitters group will not be meeting on April 10, 2020…

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Gritters Knitters

Friday, May 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, May 29, 2020

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch, or work with yarn in any way? If you would like to get together to craft, get inspired, and make new friends, then this group is for you. All skill levels are welcome — the only requirement is your enthusiasm! Just bring your project and yourself to Gritters Library on Fridays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, call 770-528-2524. The Gritters Knitters group will not be meeting on April 10, 2020…

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October 2020

AARP Smart Driver

Saturday, October 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Refresh your driving skills with the AARP Smart Driver course! The AARP Smart Driver™course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation's first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older. The course will be taught by Gloria Brown, a certified AARP Driver Safety Instructor/Volunteer. You will learn: Defensive driving techniques Proven safety strategies New traffic laws and rules of the road After completing the course, you will have a greater appreciation of driving challengers and…

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