Libraries Rock!

The Summer Reading Program 2018 kick off is Friday, June 8th at 6pm with a live performance by the Etowah Jazz Society at the Cartersville Public Library.

Summer Reading Registration Form
Summer Reading Completion Form

Special Programs

Cartersville Library

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

DNA Study Group
Saturday, June 9th from 10am - 12pm

This group explores the use of DNA with traditional genealogy in advancing family history research. Taught by Yvonne Mashburn Schmidt, Certified Genealogist. Let us know at if you would like to see this program offered again, as it is filled. We will happily keep you up to date.

Artist Reception
Tuesday, June 12th from 5pm - 6pm

Featuring jewelry by Cindy Stipe and paintings by Clyde Couch. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments..

Crafternon: River Rock Trivets
Wednesday, June 13th from 2pm - 4pm

We will be creating beautiful trivets using smooth river rocks. All materials and instructions will be provided. Free!

Libraries Rock at Trivia
Thursday, June 14th from 6pm - 7:45pm

Bring out the Aqua Net, your favorite band shirt, and get ready for rock 'n roll trivia! Adults only, please. some kids aren't ready to rock just yet.

Cooking Under Pressure: National Iced Tea Month
Saturday, June 16th from 2pm - 3pm

Join us in celebrating National Iced Tea Month with another free cooking demonstration with the Instant Pot. Participants will receive a sample and try some Thai iced tea as well. Registration is preferred. Call or visit the reference desk to sign up!

Geology Walk: From Etowah Mounds to Tinted Road Humps
Wednesday, June 20th from 10am - 12pm

Before the Lunch & Learn Lecture, enjoy a fascinating guided walk along the Pine Mountain west Trail with Dr. William Witherspoon. Meet at the West Trail Head off Komatsu Drive in Cartersville.

Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, June 20th from 1pm - 2pm

Bring your lunch and learn about the local geology of Cartersville with Dr. William Witherspoon co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia. Books will be available for purchase and autograph.

Summer Hygge Workshop
Thursday, June 21st

Join us to learn "hyggeligt" habits, recipes, and activites that can help you find and harness your own version of hygge this season. This is a free workshop and registration is not required.

Hand Piecing taught by Shelby Morris
Saturday, June 23rd from 1pm-4pm

DIY! Succulents Rock!
Thursday, June 28th from 3pm -4:30pm

You've heard of a pet rock, so let's try a plant rock! These simple and beautiful crafts are perfect for minimalist decor. Join us as we make faux succulents using stones, paint, and pots. Free! Supplies will be provided.

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 from 2pm - 3pm

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

Succulents Rock
Thursday, June 7th from 3pm - 4:30pm

No good at keeping house plants alive? No worries! Come to the library and paint your very own succulent plant rocks. No green thumb required! Join us as we make faux succulents using stones, paint, and jiffy pots. The class is free and supplies will be provided.

Rockin' CD Craft
Thursday, June 21st from 3pm - 4:30pm

Turn your old music CD's into art! All it takes is a CD, some paint and a little imagination. We'll supply the CD's!

Emmie Nelson Library

Rockin' CD Craft
Wednesday, June 13th from 3pm - 4:30pm

Turn your old music CD's into art! All it takes is a CD, some paint and a little imagination. We'll supply the CD's!