Special Programs

Summer Reading Program

How the Program works

The adult summer reading program runs from June 1st to July 31st.
  1. Register online or at the library. Stop by the Reference Desk to claim your registration gift of a seeded bookmark--grow a plant to make the world better (one per patron, please).
  2. Read three books of your choice. Audiobooks count!
  3. Attend a program listed below.
  4. Submit your completion form with three books read and program attended online or at the library. Stop by the Reference Desk to claim your completion prize if a Bartow County Library mug (one per patron, please).

Mindful Meditation
Every Saturday @10:30am

Pamela Barge, licensed professional counselor at A Mindful Place Anxiety & Stress Reduction Center, leads an hour of group discussion on Mindful Living followed by thirty minutes of sitting meditation. Open to all adults. No experience required. No cost. Begin your weekend with us.

Knit & Crochet Group
Thursday, May 11th @ 6pm

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."

Monday, May 8th at 2pm and Thursday, May 25th at 2pm

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

AARP Driver Safety Course
Saturday, May 27th from 9:30am - 3pm

Save money on your auto insurance by taking AARP's Driver Safety Course. For ages 16 and up. $20 for non-AARP members, $15 for AARP members. Contact Darlene at 678-313-8298 or visit AARP.org to register.

Elder Law Tips for Retirees and their Families
Thursday, May 4th at 10am

Sharon McCoy, a Cartersville elder law attorney, will present a seminar designed for retirees and their families. She will speak on two topics: 1)four legal documents that everyone needs, especially as they age. and 2) asset protection strategies for the retiree.

John Rollin Ridge
Saturday, May 13th at 10am

Speaker Wanda Patterson will present on the life of John Rollin Ridge, an important figure in Cherokee history fro 1840-1880. This program is presented by the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association, and is oen to the public.

History and Genealogy Fair
Saturday, May 20th at 4pm

Stop by the library and get information to help you in your local history and family history needs from a variety of local organizations. Learn what they have to offer, and how you can help them.

Regular Programs and Events

Movies @ the Library
1st Tues. of every month 6:00-8:00 pm

Enjoy just released on DVD movies in on our big screen.

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

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

Mexican Train Dominoes
3rd Tues. of every month 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Have fun playing Mexican Train Dominoes at the library. If you don't know how to play, we'll teach you!  Adults only.