Join the Cobb County Public Library System staff for a National Library Week event, ‘Coming of Age in Marietta: Conversations with the Marietta’s Elite Social Club,’ April 14, 2011 from 1-2 p.m. at the Central library in Marietta. The ‘Coming of Age in Marietta’ event is a round-table session about Cobb County history through the eyes of the ‘Elite Social Club’ members, a social club of African American women that started more than 50 years ago. The members outgrew their initial intent, a sewing club. In a society and time that did not permit African Americans to join social clubs, the ladies blossomed into friends who provided each other strength and encouragement.

National Library Week is a celebration of libraries and the contributions of library staffs. This year’s theme, ‘Create Your Own Story @ the Library,’ emulates a timely message about preserving history.

In this forum, hear the stories of the Elite Social Club ladies and the history they lived: enduring struggles, witnessing changes, and raising children.

For information please call (770) 528-2320.

Admission:
Free

Date:
April 14, 2011 from 1-2pm.

Address:
Central Cobb County Public Library
266 Roswell Street
Marietta, GA 30060

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About National Library Week:
National Library Week, held since 1958, is an observance sponsored each April by the American Library Association.

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