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.

Handmade for the Holidays
Monday, December 4th from 4pm - 5:30pm

Celebrate National Cookie Day by putting together a totally giftable cookie mix in a Mason jar. Register at the Reference Desk by November 27th.

Pages & Paws Cat Café
Saturday, December 9th from 1pm - 5pm

Drop in for a few minutes to relax and de-stress with some of the Etowah Valley Humane Society's adoptable cats! Cuddle with cats and enjoy fresh Starbucks coffee right here at the library. 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 time spot!

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

The work of Rebecca Frazee will be on display in the Art Gallery. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments.

Armchair Travelers: Christmas in Germany
Wednesday, December 13th from 12pm - 1pm

Join Library Assistant, Meghan Stipe, as she shares a holiday abroad visiting Germany's Christmas markets and enjoying its holiday traditions. There will be a light lunch with German holiday treats.

DIY: Homemade Pasta
Thursday, January 4th from 5pm - 7:30pm

Library staff will demonstrate how to make homemade pasta for National Spaghetti Day. Register by Friday, December 29th.

DNA Study Group
Monthly for six months beginning Saturday, January 13th from 10am - 12pm

DNA is the newest tool in the family historian's and genealogist's toolbox. We will learn together how to use DNA with traditional genealogy (Genetic Genealogy) to advance our research.

Yvonne Mashburn Schmidt, Certified Genealogist® will teach basic concepts of genetic genealogy then build on that knowledge as you study the testing, analysis, and application of DNA test results to reach and support genealogical conclusions.

Program meets monthly for 6 months .

  • Open to all regardless of the level of knowledge you now have about Genetic Genealogy.
  • Participants must be computer-literate and understand how to download and upload files.
Register today in the library's administration offices.  $45 course fee plus purchase of workbook Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne (ebook or paperback). Participant must purchase Autosomal DNA kit no later than the end of the January workshop.

Afternoon Tea
Wednesday, January 17th from 2pm - 4pm

Join us for a classic Afternoon Tean in the style of Downton Abbey. Registration is required by Friday, January 12th.

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.

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

Knit & Crochet Group
2nd Thursday of the month from 6pm-7:30pm

Knitters, crochetters and crafters of all kinds are welcome to join us each month for encouragement and help!

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.

Drop-in Christmas Party
Thursday, December 7th from 5pm

Thank you for another great year. Stop by the library and grab some cookies, eggnog, or hot chocolate. Listen to music and relax!

Bad Art Party
Thursday, January 18th from 4pm-6pm

Want to go to a party and create wonderful works of art? This is not that kind of party. Let's make something wonderfully bad. Supplies provided.

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.

Emmie Nelson Library

Check out our NEW book club Cozy Mysteries.

Canning Basics for the Holidays
Tuesday, November 7th at 6pm

Ready to finally start canning? Alexis Roberts from the Bartow County Extension Office will give you helpful tips, troubleshoot problems, and give you canning ideas. This program is free.Friends Bingo