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April 19-25, 2020 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. It’s a great time to visit the library’s website and Facebook page for access to free entertainment and educational materials – with everything from virtual storytimes to custom craft tutorials to free ebooks, movies, comics, and audiobooks! We are here for you during these uncertain times, so we’re bringing the library to you in every way that we can.

The original theme for National Library Week, “Find your place at the library,” was chosen months ago before the emergence of a global pandemic would force libraries to close their buildings. In response to our rapidly-changing times, the theme was revised to “Find the library at your place” to bring attention to how libraries are open for business online, offering the electronic services and digital content their communities need now more than ever.

Join us every day next week for a special National Library Week post highlighting our staff, services, and materials! We will have fun prizes and games, including digital gift cards for winners of our drawing for new library card signups and a special bookish trivia game.

Want an easy way to help your library during National Library Week? Post on social media about why you love your library, and use these hashtags to spread the word: #GeorgiaLibraries #LibrariesStrong #NationalLibraryWeek

DIY@Home with Bartow County Library System

All programs & meetings are cancelled until further notice.
Look for rescheduled events.

Cartersville Library

Special Programs

Easter Egg Wreaths
Monday, March 2nd from 2 pm – 3 pm

Come make your own Easter Egg wreath to liven up your door this spring! Advance registration required.

Women’s History Month: Coffee Talks
Join us at the Cartersville Library this March for special presentations by local women in honor of Wonmen’s History Month. We’ll provide coffee and all the fixings, while you sit back and enjoy an inspiring presentation.

     Patricia Martin Holt
     Tuesday, March 3rd at 6 pm

2013 Georgia Author of the Year, Patricia presents her experiences in travel, writing, and the courage and power of refugee women.

     Susan Carlisle
     Wednesday, March 11th at 10 am

Susan shares her experience and advice for beginning a career after 40, becoming a published author, and writing in the romance genre.

Retirement Session
Thursday, March 5th from 11 am – 1 pm
Thursday, March 26th from 5:30 pm – 7:30  pm

This session is designed to give each attendee a comprehensive and Plain-English financial education, while also exposing the various pitfalls and risks that threaten to derail many retirees today.

Self-Care Saturdays
Saturday, March 14th from 12:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join Wellness Coach Jennifer Bledsoe each month for a refreshing hour of self-care discussion and practice, focusing on your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. All are welcome!

Armchair Travelers Go to Munich and Paris
Wednesday, March 18th from 12 pm – 1 pm

Join Kristin Lindemer as she shares her family’s Spring Break journey from Munich to Paris.

Randi Sonenshine Book Launch!
Saturday, March 21st from 10 am – 12 pm

Join Randi Sonenshine as she launches her new children’s book, The Nest That Wren Built.

Sew Creative Stitchery
Saturday, March 21st from 1 pm – 4 pm

Cathedral Windows – Instructor: Judy Smith – Make the traditional Cathedral Windows version using muslin for background with 100% cotton prints for center fabrics, using both machine and hand sewing methods. Cost:$10

Floral Arrangement Demonstration
Wednesday, March 25th from 2 pm – 3 pm

Country Treasures Florist will be demonstrating how to make beautiful flower arrangements.

There and Back Again: Spring Hike
Friday, March 27th from 3 pm – 5 pm

Details will be provided on the Bartow County Library Facebook page, There & Back Again Facebook Group and email list.

Regular Programs

Dungeons & Dragons for Adults (21+ only)
Tuesday nights from 6 pm – 8 pm @ Emmie Nelson Library: Intro- Games designed for new players
Saturdays from 9 am – 4 pm @ Cartersville Library: Ongoing game – *Saturdays party is currently full. Contact chloe.petron@gmail.com to be added to the wait list*

Hosted by Chloe Petron. Join us for heroic adventures and perilous journeys through fantasy lands. Beginners and experienced players are welcome!

Free Yoga is Back
Thursdays from 10 am-11:15 am

Join Susan Rodney from Etowah Valley Yoga for a free yoga class every Thursday morning. All skill levels are welcome! Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Yoga Class for March 5th and 12th has been cancelled.

Mindful Meditation
Every Saturday at 10:30 am

Begin your weekend building your own personal better world. We invite you to join us as we come together to explore mindful meditation. Classes are led by experienced mindfulness meditation leaders who volunteer their time, and each bring their own style of sharing and unique perspective to the group. Open to all. No cost. No experience necessary.

Brown Bag Mystery Chat
2nd Mon. of every month 12:30 pm -1:30 pm

Book Chat
3rd Mon. of every month 6:00 pm -7:30 pm

Mexican Train Dominoes – Now twice a month!
January 3rd from 2 pm – 4 pm and January 15th from 10 am – 12 pm

Knit & Crochet Group
2nd Thursday of every month at 6 pm

Knitters, crocheters, and crafters of all kinds are encouraged to join us each month for socialization, encouragement, or help with your current project. Bring your projects for “show and tell.”

2nd Monday & 4th Thursday of every month from 2 pm – 3 pm

Take an afternoon break with Bingo at the library. Have fun, meet new people and win prizes! Game play for adults only.

Sit ‘N’ Stitch
4th Thursday of the month from 10 am – 12 pm

Monthly Hand Spinners Meetup
1st Saturday of the month from 1 pm – 4:45 pm

If you have a passion for hand spinning and weaving, come spend time with others who share the same passion for this ancient textile art.

Free English Classes
Every Tuesday from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Cartersville Library will offer free volunteer-led English as a Second Language classes in the classroom every Tuesday evening.

Adairsville Library

Lucky Charms Guessing Game
Month of March

Guess how many lucky charms are in the jar. If your guess is the closest, you’ll win a prize!

Scrabble Saturdays
Saturday, March 7th drop in any time from 9 am – 1 pm

Stop by anytime during open Saturday hours and play Scrabble with friends and family.

Painting with Friends
Tuesday, March 11th from 10:30 am – 12 pm

Stop by and spend the morning painting with friends! We will provide the canvas (with a picture sketched on) and the paint. Please register in advance. 10 spots available.

Quilt Display
Monday, March 16th drop in any time from 10 am – 6 pm

In honor of National Quilting Day, quilts will be displayed in the library through March 28th. Please bring a printed description of inspiration behind the quilt and when it was made.

Knitting Circle
Thursday, March 19th from 2 pm – 3 pm

Knitters are invited to join us each month for socialization, encouragement, and show and tell!

Creativi-Tea Time
Tuesday, March 24th drop in any time from 1 pm – 3 pm

Craving some relaxation time? Stop by the library for adult coloring, craft options, puzzles and of course tea! Everything will be provided.

Emmie Nelson Library

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