Check out two new book clubs

Special Programs

Cartersville Library

Check out our NEW book club Never too Old: A YA Book Club for Adults.

Intermediate Scottish Country Dancing with Susan Tumlin
Thursday, February 1st from 6pm - 7:45pm
Thursday, March 1st from 6pm - 7:45pm
Thursday, March 15th from 6pm - 7:45pm

Eight sessions beginning February 1st. Must have comleted at least one of the beginners sessions and be 8 years of age. Register in the Library Administration Office. $30 class fee, 8-18 years of age free with parent.

Vintage Valentines Crafternoon
Wednesday, February 7th from 2pm - 5pm

Drop-in for an easy vintage themed Valentine's Day craft. Supplies will be provided, registration is not required.

Chocolate Tasting & Trivia
Thursday, February 15th from 4pm - 6pm

Sample various chocolates and test out your chocolate knowledge with trivia. Register by Wednesday, February 7th.

Trend Alert: Buddha Bowls for a Healthy Lunch & Lifestyle
Wednesday, February 21st from 12pm - 2pm

Learn how to make an endless variety of healthful, easy to prepare Buddha Bowls. Registration is required by February 14th.

Sew Creative Stitchery: Quilting 101
Saturday, February 24th from 1pm - 4pm

Taught by Dora Dryden; Cost: $10

Learn the techniques for creating a basic quilt block, as wellas, skills in materials selection. A kit with fabrics is included. A follow up class, Quilting 102, will be offered March 24th.

8th Annual Local Authors Festival!
Saturday, March 3rd from 11am - 1pm

Come together to meet and greet with local authors. There will be presentations, networking, sales, and book signings. Authors should register by Feb 19th as space is limited.

DNA Study Group
Saturday, March 10th from 10am - 12pm

This five-part series explores the use of DNA with traditional genealogy to advance family history research. Taught by Yvonne Mashburn Schmidt, CG. Registration is closed.

Pages & Paws Cat Cafe!
Saturday, March 10th from 1pm - 5pm

In partnership with the Etowah Valley Humane Society...Drop in to pet some kitties, sip some java, and if you find a new furiend, adopt a cat! Coffee is generously provided by Starbucks. Registration is preferred. Please sign up at the Reference Desk to reserve your spot.

Mandala Painting
Saturday, March 13th from 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Natalie Goodwin will share the history and meaning of mandalas; participants will select a mandala pattern to paint on canvas to take home. Cost: $35

Crafternoon: Marbling Paper
Wednesday, March 14th from 2pm - 5pm

Drop in to transform plain paper into organically decorated masterpieces. Registration preferred, please register by Thursday, March 8th.

Springtime in Georgia: Amateur Photography Competition

Send us your most beautiful photographs of springtime in Georgia. We will post your photos to our Facebook page and print copies to hang in a display here at the library. Patrons will vote for thier favorites! Please send your photos via email to or bring a copy to the Reference Desk. The deadline for photo submission is March 20th.

Artist's Way Starter Class
Saturday, March 17th from 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Join instructor Natalie Goodwin as she uses "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron to inspire your creativity. Participants will use fun, creative projects to unlock their inner artist. Cost: $45

Sew Creative Stitchery: Quilting 102
Saturday, March 24th from 1pm - 4pm

Dora Dryden will teach you how to turn your completed quilt block from Quilting 101 into a finished quilt.Cost: $10 (kit included, additional supplies required)

Armchair Travelers
Wednesday, March 28th from 12pm - 1pm

Go to Italy with Tina and Rachel Bush. Join us as the mother/ daughter team share "How I Guided My Mom through Italy and No One Died."

Regular Programs and Events

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.

Mindful Meditation
Every Saturday at 10:30am

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.

Knit & Crochet Group
2nd Thursday of every month at 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."

2nd Monday & 4th Thursday of every month at 12:30pm

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

Movie Night
1st Tuesday of every month at 6pm

Sit 'N' Stitch
4th Thursday of the month from 10am - 12pm

Needlecrafters of all kinds are encouraged to stop in for this group co-hosted with the Etowah Valley Quilt Guild.

Adairsville Library

Check out our NEW book club Cozy Mysteries.

Anti-Valentine's Day Celebration
Tuesday, February 14th at 4pm

Are you excited when February 14 rolls around? Yeah, neither are we. Let's have a great anti-Valentine's Day party. No hearts or flowers allowed.

Knitting Circle
Thursday, February 15th at 2pm

Bring your yarn and knitting needles to work on that winter project.

Books & Cookies
Tuesday, March 6th at 12pm - 8pm

Oreos were invented on March 6, 1912. Stop by for a cookie and book recommendation to celebrate!

Emmie Nelson Library

Check out our NEW book club Cozy Mysteries.