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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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July 2019

Gritters Baby Storytime @ Gritters Library

Tuesday, July 23 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Join us each week at the Gritters Library for stories, fingerplays, and lapsit activities appropriate for newborn to 18 months 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.              

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Wiggleworms Toddler Storytime @ Gritters

Tuesday, July 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Wiggleworms Toddler Time at the Gritters Library is an action packed storytime where we share picture books and rhymes, music and movement to encourage your child's love of reading. This program is developed for toddlers, ages 18 months to 36 months with a participating adult. No registration required.

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Mumferd Learns How to Be Safe in Busy Places

Wednesday, July 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Mumferd is a big kid now, and doesn't think he needs Grandma Mumfreda's help in the store or crossing the street. He learns that even "big kids" need to follow safety rules. The workshop teaches children safety rules if they are separated from an adult, and allows the children to practice crossing the street from the safety of the library. For ages: 3 to 7 years old with an participating adult.  

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Kindness Rocks!

Wednesday, July 24 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Join the 30066 Gritters/Phoenix Living Kindness Rocks Project. This project is about cultivating connections within our community and lifting others up through simple acts of kindness. Martha, Sybil, and Mary who live at the Phoenix Living Group Home would love to visit with you. Suzanna Holl, a LPN with Phoenix Living Group Home, will teach you about the "Kindness Rocks" project and show you how to make a kindness rock. Some paints, crafting materials, markers, and a few rocks will…

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Elementary Art Explorers

Thursday, July 25 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Saturday, July 27, 2019

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Join us Thursday afternoons at Gritters Library to explore art that is out of this world! Each week, we’ll learn about a different artist or artistic technique before creating art projects of our own. For grades K-5. Thursdays at 2:00 PM. No registration required, but supplies may be limited to the first 30 attendees every week.   Please note: We will be using paint on June 20 and July 11. The July 18 program will be held at the outdoor…

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Gritters Knitters

Friday, July 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until Friday, August 30, 2019

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.   The Gritters Knitters group will not be meeting on April 19, 2019 or November 29, 2019,…

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August 2019

Gritters Knitters

Friday, August 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until Friday, August 30, 2019

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.   The Gritters Knitters group will not be meeting on April 19, 2019 or November 29, 2019,…

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Gritters Knitters

Friday, August 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until Friday, August 30, 2019

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.   The Gritters Knitters group will not be meeting on April 19, 2019 or November 29, 2019,…

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Gritters Tuesday Afternoon Book Group

Tuesday, August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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

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 8: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore (biography 2010) February 12: Warlight by Michael…

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Gritters Knitters

Friday, August 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until Friday, August 30, 2019

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.   The Gritters Knitters group will not be meeting on April 19, 2019 or November 29, 2019,…

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Gritters Knitters

Friday, August 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until Friday, August 30, 2019

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.   The Gritters Knitters group will not be meeting on April 19, 2019 or November 29, 2019,…

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Kindness Rocks!

Wednesday, August 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Join the 30066 Gritters/Phoenix Living Kindness Rocks Project. This project is about cultivating connections within our community and lifting others up through simple acts of kindness. Martha, Sybil, and Mary who live at the Phoenix Living Group Home would love to visit with you. Suzanna Holl, a LPN with Phoenix Living Group Home, will teach you about the "Kindness Rocks" project and show you how to make a kindness rock. Some paints, crafting materials, markers, and a few rocks will…

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Gritters Knitters

Friday, August 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until Friday, August 30, 2019

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.   The Gritters Knitters group will not be meeting on April 19, 2019 or November 29, 2019,…

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September 2019

Kindness Rocks!

Wednesday, September 25 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Join the 30066 Gritters/Phoenix Living Kindness Rocks Project. This project is about cultivating connections within our community and lifting others up through simple acts of kindness. Martha, Sybil, and Mary who live at the Phoenix Living Group Home would love to visit with you. Suzanna Holl, a LPN with Phoenix Living Group Home, will teach you about the "Kindness Rocks" project and show you how to make a kindness rock. Some paints, crafting materials, markers, and a few rocks will…

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October 2019

Kindness Rocks!

Wednesday, October 23 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Join the 30066 Gritters/Phoenix Living Kindness Rocks Project. This project is about cultivating connections within our community and lifting others up through simple acts of kindness. Martha, Sybil, and Mary who live at the Phoenix Living Group Home would love to visit with you. Suzanna Holl, a LPN with Phoenix Living Group Home, will teach you about the "Kindness Rocks" project and show you how to make a kindness rock. Some paints, crafting materials, markers, and a few rocks will…

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November 2019

Kindness Rocks!

Wednesday, November 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Join the 30066 Gritters/Phoenix Living Kindness Rocks Project. This project is about cultivating connections within our community and lifting others up through simple acts of kindness. Martha, Sybil, and Mary who live at the Phoenix Living Group Home would love to visit with you. Suzanna Holl, a LPN with Phoenix Living Group Home, will teach you about the "Kindness Rocks" project and show you how to make a kindness rock. Some paints, crafting materials, markers, and a few rocks will…

Find out more »

December 2019

Kindness Rocks!

Wednesday, December 25 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road
Marietta, GA 30066 United States
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Join the 30066 Gritters/Phoenix Living Kindness Rocks Project. This project is about cultivating connections within our community and lifting others up through simple acts of kindness. Martha, Sybil, and Mary who live at the Phoenix Living Group Home would love to visit with you. Suzanna Holl, a LPN with Phoenix Living Group Home, will teach you about the "Kindness Rocks" project and show you how to make a kindness rock. Some paints, crafting materials, markers, and a few rocks will…

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