Special Programs

Cartersville Library

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

Join Susan Rodney from Etowah Valley Yoga for a free yoga class every Wednesday morning. All skill levels are welcome! Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

Countdown to Christmas: The Muppet Christmas Carol
Tuesday, December 3rd from 6pm - 8pm

1992, Rated G, 85 min run time

Holiday Pet Booth
Wednesday, December 4th from 2pm - 6pm

Has your special pup been naughty or nice? Reserve a time slot to stop by the Cartersville Lbrary to have holiday photos taken of your pets in our themed photo booth! Library staff will be available to provide all the pets and take photos, which we will then email to you right away. Donations to the Etowah Valley Humane Society are encouraged... 'tis the season of giving! All pets should be well behaved, up-to-date on vaccines, and free of the itchies and scratchies.

Knightsong Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 7th from 2pm - 3pm

KnightSong® is an exciting vocal ensemble specializing in a cappella music with a repertoire varying from works of the most gifted composers of the Renaissance, to works of masters from 1600 to the present. For our Christmas Concert, KnightSong® will bring on the holiday spirit with authentic Olde English carols, German carols, such as "Stille Nacht" (which is "Silent Night" in its native language), and sacred songs celebrating Christ's birth in English, Latin, Spanish and German. We will be serving hot cocoa to make this experience all the more special!

Artist Reception
Tuesday, December 10th from 5pm - 6pm

During December and January, the work of Eleanor Ford and Michael Stodgell will be on display in our gallery. Meet the artists, view the work, and enjoy light refreshments at our Artist Reception!

Countdown to Christmas: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Tuesday, December 10th from 6pm - 8pm

1992, Rated G, 85 min run time

There and Back Again
Tuesday, December 12th from 3pm - 5pm

Pine Mountain Recreation Area: West Loop Distance: 2.01 miles West Loop. Directions: I-75 Exit 288, east on Main Street, at the end of Main Street turn right and the West Loop Trailhead access and parking area is on the left.

Handmade for the Holidays
Monday, December 16th - Saturday, December 21st from 2pm - 4pm

Handmade for the Holidays is back! This year we are channeling a vintage vibe for our family-friendly series of giftable craft programs. All ages are welcome to attend, but please register in advance (beginning December 1) so we can make sure we have supplies on hand.

  • Salt Dough Ornaments
    Come in and make salt dough ornaments with us! These ornaments are easy to make and will look beautiful hanging on your tree. Supplies are provided. Feel free to bring anything you like to stamp into your ornament to make an interesting design (example: pine needles).
  • Christmas Crackers
    Make your own Christmas crackers and bring the Victorian-era into your home this holiday season! Christmas crackers, originating in England, are traditional party favors that add a *bang* to your festivities, filled with sweets, tissue party hats, jokes, "snaps," and other goodies.
  • Hot Cocoa Mason Jar Gifts
    Come sip and make some hot chocolate with us! We will be making hot chocolate in jars to take home and enjoy or give as a gift! Supplies are provided.
  • Mini Pallet Signs
    Thursday afternoon's craft is a Mini Pallet Sign. You'll be able to personalize your design with the Library's Cricut Maker. Supplies are provided.
  • Jar Lid Ornaments
    Create simple ornaments made from a small section of map and a jar lid, perfect for gifting to remember a special road trip or a favorite family vacation. Attendees are welcome to bring their own map or printed image, or use those that we will provide.
  • Cookie Decorating with the Family
    Grab the kids, grandkids, or your besties for a fun-filled afternoon of cookie decorating! We will provide most of the supplies, including the icing and cookies, but you're encouraged to bring some of your own fixings to make your cookies a little bit extra and uniquely you. Space will be limited so make sure to sign up early.

Countdown to Christmas: Beauty & the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
Tuesday, December 17 from 6pm - 8pm

1997, Rated G, 80 min run time

Hope for the Holidays: A Grief Support Workshop
Saturday, December 21st from 11am - 1pm

For many the holidays are a time of great joy, but what happens when the holidays lose their sparkle and become challenging due to deep loss or grief? Hope for The Holidays: A Grief Support Workshop will help those going through grief to find comfort and hope for the holidays and explore the other side of grief by filling the hole in your heart. Refreshments 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 - Now twice a month!
January 3rd from 2:00pm - 4:00pm and January 15th from 10:00am-12:00pm

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."

Bingo
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.

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

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.

Adairsville Public Library

Knitting Circle
Wednesday, December 11th from 1pm - 2pm

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

Handmade for the Holidays: Mini Pallet Signs
Thursday, December 12th from 2pm - 4pm

Thursday afternoon's craft is a Mini Pallet Sign. You'll be able to personalize your design with the Library's Cricut Maker. Supplies are provided.

Elf - The Interactive Movie
Thursday, December 19th from 4pm - 6pm

What’s better than watching Elf? Watching Elf while you shout, sing, and snack along with it! Show up and receive prop bags full of surprises and instructions to interact with this classic holiday movie. Rated PG. 97 minutes.

Family Board Game Day
Monday, December 30th from 2pm - 5pm

Relax with the family at the library by playing some board games. We'll have games on hand, and you can bring your own as well.

Emmie Nelson Public Library

Family Board Game Day
Monday, December 16th from 2pm - 3:30pm

Relax with the family at the library by playing some board games. We'll have games on hand, and you can bring your own as well.

Handmade for the Holidays: Mini Pallet Signs
Wednesday, December 18th from 2pm - 4pm

Thursday afternoon's craft is a Mini Pallet Sign. You'll be able to personalize your design with the Library's Cricut Maker. Supplies are provided.