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Cobb Library Foundation to host Booked for the Evening Gala Sept. 20

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Booked for the Evening Gala co-chairs Harry and Emily Lembeck, center, are joined by other supporters and Cobb Library Foundation members to exhibit some of the paintings created by local artist to be auctioned off Sept 20. Pictured (above) are Jean Willey, Board Member Betty Ann Cook, Board President Dr. Gilles LaMarche, Sandra Morris, Board Members Becca Duvall and Carol Ney and Carolyn Lockhart.

Albert Einstein said, “The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” The Cobb Library Foundation expands opportunities at Cobb County Public Library System by raising funds through its 8th annual Booked for the Evening Gala 2018. The black-tie optional event is Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Arts Center.

“Our goal is to raise funds to provide programming to the libraries that would not otherwise be funded,” said Dr. Gilles LaMarche, President of CLF and vice president of professional relations for Life University.

Initiatives of CLF include support and/or funds for programs like the Summer Arts Series, GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science), Prime-Time Reading Program (which serves at-risk families and teaches them to read to their children), library materials in a variety of formats for people of all ages, reward books for each child who completes the children’s Summer Reading Program, and eye exams and free glasses for children who cannot afford these services.

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Art Specialist Roxanne Thompson, gets a little help from Cobb Library Foundation board member Stephen Hughes as they prepare for the upcoming Booked for the Evening Gala.
Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Arts Center Art Specialist Roxanne Thompson, gets a little help from Cobb Library Foundation board member Stephen Hughes as they prepare for the upcoming Booked for the Evening Gala.

Several artists donated art to the library for auction, which will be displayed in the art gallery at the Sewell Mill Library and will be bid on from Sept. 2 through the night of the Gala. Other items will be available for purchase the evening of the event with proceeds going to CLF.

The event also showcases the new Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Arts Center. “(The gala) gives people who are not familiar with the Sewell Mill Library an opportunity to come in and view it from its entirety,” said CLF Board Member Jim Ney, a founding partner/attorney of Holt Ney Zatcoff & Wasserman, LLP. “It’s a dynamic, fantastic new facility that nobody else out in the surrounding counties has. It’s a magnificent facility and this gives us a chance to expose it to the community in Cobb County.”

Guests will have the opportunity to tour the library and experience all that it has to offer, like the sound-proof studio, movie and video studio, pottery studio, black box theatre, outdoor amphitheatre and more.

“(Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Arts Center) is a learning library where you learn by doing. We’re going to use all those spaces for the gala so people can see people using these facilities. People will realize how much the library is part of our community,” said CLF Board Member Carol Ney.

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County officials are currently seeking public comment on the 2019 budget. The Fiscal Year 2019 budget for the County Government, including funding for the Library System from October 2018 through September 2019, is expected to be adopted in July.

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Since 2003, we’ve been funding many impactful initiatives such as free public internet hotspots and computers, school curriculum and support, literacy programs, summer reading programs and more.

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Gail Rogers Scholarship Award

Congratulations to the 2017 Gail Rogers Scholarship recipient, Rose Guy.  The scholarship is awarded to Cobb County Public Library System staff members interested in pursuing a master's degree in library science. At the March 2017 Booked for Lunch event, Gail Rogers presented the scholarship to Rose.

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