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Mark Your Calendar Early; Cobb libraries host events to celebrate Black History Month

Cobb County, GA--  (submitted by Cobb County Communications)

Cobb Public Library System staff will host many events throughout February in celebration of African American History Month. The Cobb African American Connection open house will be held 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Central Library, 266 Roswell St., Marietta. Residents are encouraged to drop by the Georgia Room for a chance to explore the Cobb African American Connection Web page, which is a growing collection of materials highlighting the cultural life and contributions of people of African descent in Marietta and Cobb County. The open house will also feature a reading of "What's a Buffalo Soldier?" by the author, Keven R. Lynch. For more information, call 770-528-2320.

A "Celebrate Your Heritage Gala" will be held at Central Library in the conference room 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12. The special program will include the Paisley Dance Ensemble, A.L. Burruss Unity Drummers, Steel Drums with Bobby Crosby and readings from Jo Lahmon. This event is sponsored by the Cobb Library Foundation. For more information, call 770-528-2320.

Vinings Library staff will host a meet-and-greet with award winning author Sheila Moses 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12. Moses is a poet, author, playwright and producer. She co-authored Dick Gregory's memoir, "Callus on My Soul" and is the author of several books for young readers, including "The Legend of Buddy Bush" and "I, Dred Scott: A Fictional Slave Narrative Based on the Life and Legal Precedent of Dred Scott." This event is sponsored by the Cobb Library Foundation and the library is located at 4290 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. For more information, call 770-801-5330.

The monthly African American Authors book discussion group will meet 6:30 p.m., Feb. 14, at Stratton Library, 1100 Powder Springs Road, Marietta. Geared for adults, meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 770-528-2522. For more information on these and other library events, visit cobbcounty.org/library and click on the "Programs" tab.