Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Stumped on what to do with the kids all week? Here are a few suggestions.
South Cobb area schools will be closed all week for spring break. Students in the Cobb County School District don't return to school until Monday, April 15. If you're looking for activities for the kids, the Cobb County Public Library System has activities planned all week. Here are some of the things on the library’s spring break week schedule: Spring Break Movie Fest: Join the staff at the West Cobb Regional Library for their Spring Break Movie Fest; they’ll be showing the following movies each day at 11:30 am: April 9: Wreck-It Ralph (PG) April 10: The Muppets (PG) April 11: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG) April 12: Rise of the Guardians (PG) For more information, please call 770-528-4699. Spring Break Movie Madness: The East …
Friday, April 5, 2013
This weekend get out to a night of fashion, art, music and entertainment at the Uniquely Us Kids & Teens Fashion Show; or silent and live auctions, food, music and performances by a Special Olympics Gymnastic Team at a Special Olympics Fundraiser.
Uniquely Us Kids & Teens Fashion Show What: Uniquely Us Kids & Teens Fashion Show is delivering a night filled with Fashion, Art, Music and Entertainment. The venue will be filled with exciting products and give-a-ways. When: Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. Where: City of Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Cir SE, Smyrna, GA Cost: $5 Special Olympics Fundraiser What: The American Legion Post 160 of Smyrna will host its 25th Annual Fundraiser for Special Olympics-Cobb. The event will be held at Post 160's office. Smyrna-Vinings and Cobb residents are invited to join the American Legion family and enjoy silent and live auctions, food, music and performances by Special Olympics Gymnastic Team. When: Sunday, April 7, noon to 6 p.m. Where: …
Monday, March 18, 2013
In honor of National Reading Month, bestselling author James Patterson shares why it's so important for families to read together.
Attention, Patch families. As a bestselling author, but most importantly, as a dad, I’ve found this to be my absolute go-to golden rule for parenting: the best way to open doors for your children is to get them to absolutely love to read books. And this won’t happen unless you, the parent, take the job into your own hands. Reading—no matter what kinds of books they prefer—is the best and only way our kids will be able to grasp a firm footing in this life. Never deny them a book at the store or the library. Make time for reading 20 minutes a day in your house. Read books alongside them. Make the act of reading cool. There’s a simple, easy way to get started: pick the books your kid will love. You can even use my ReadKiddoRead.com for a …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Highlights of the Cobb County Public Library System Women's History Month celebration include films, book discussions and more.
The Cobb County Public Library System is honoring the contributions of women throughout history with several events in March. Highlights of the library system's Women's History Month celebration include films, book discussions and more. All events are free and open to the public. Women's History Month film series are scheduled for Monday evenings at Central Library and Saturday afternoons at West Cobb Regional Library. Women's History Film Series at Central, Mondays: Women's History Month Film Festival at West Cobb, Saturdays at 3 p.m.: Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II will be on display at the West Cobb Regional Library through March. The exhibit, on loan from Kennesaw State University's Museum of History and Holocaust Education, shows…
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Passport to Puppetry is valid for up to four free museum admissions and a 25 percent discount for a performance at the Center for Puppetry Arts.
Cobb families can now pay a free visit to Big Bird, the Fraggles and a host of other popular puppet characters by using their Cobb County Public Library System library card. Thanks to a new partnership between the Center for Puppetry Arts and Georgia's Public Libraries, citizens with valid library cards can check out the Center's new Passport to Puppetry at their local library. "There are a lot of surprises with these shows," Allison Murphy, a Marietta resident and a puppeteer of the Center for Puppetry, said. "It's not your traditional puppets if you're thinking puppets are socks on people's hands." The Passport to Puppetry is valid for up to four free museum admissions. Parties with children must include at least one adult. The museum …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Cobb County libraries have many family-friendly events planned around the county in February to celebrate African American History Month.
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Monday, January 28
Cobb County libraries have many family-friendly events planned around the county in February to celebrate African American History Month. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit cobbcounty.org/library.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The Cobb County Public Library System will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with story time, songs, crafts and more.
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Friday, January 11
The Cobb County Public Library System will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with special activities for kids, including:
Thursday, January 10, 2013
ed2go provides instructor-led professional development and personal enrichment online courses including: leadership, advanced fiction writing, Microsoft Excel, photography, grammar, drawing and Spanish.
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Thursday, January 10
The next opportunity for Cobb County Public Library System cardholders to start ed2go courses is Wednesday, January 16. ed2go provides instructor-led professional development and personal enrichment online courses, which are offered for six weeks with 12 lessons per course. New sessions start monthly. Among the ed2go courses CCPLS library cardholders can choose from are: All library cardholders can enroll and participate in ed2go courses from home or library computers. For the catalog of courses or to enroll in a course, please visit www.cobbcat.org/e-library. For more information on ed2go, please visit www.cobbcat.org/e-library. Keep up with all the news you care about by subscribing to our free email newsletter, liking us on Facebook …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Create professional resumes and cover letters, and interviewing and networking techniques; improve your work skills; prepare for occupation-related exams; and search jobs from a database of over 5 million postings.
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Tuesday, January 8
Do your New Year's resolutions include stepping up your career development? The Cobb County Public Library System library card gives you free access to LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator, a job search application featuring personalized step-by-step assistance—from exploring and matching suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles to finding available jobs from a database of over 5 million up-to-date job postings. With Job & Career Accelerator, you can create professional resumes and cover letters, and interviewing and networking techniques; improve your work skills; and prepare for occupation-related exams. It also helps you plan, tailor, and track your progress for multiple job searches while providing expert …