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Release May 9, 2013
Marietta Reads! & Cobb County Public Library
Partner For Literacy Events, May 16 & 25
Seabiscuit Movie Night, May 16 – 6:30 p.m.
MARIETTA, GA - Marietta City Schools (MCS) and the Cobb County Public Library System are teaming for two free events to support and celebrate the district’s Marietta Reads! literacy initiative. Enjoy a showing of the movie version of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling book Seabiscuit, Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Multipurpose Room at the Cobb County Central Library, 266 Roswell Street, Marietta, Georgia.
On Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m., join Marietta Reads! and Lynne Yates of the Georgia Equine Rescue League (GERL) for a free workshop about horse rescue. This free event takes place at the Central Library, Activity Room of the Hattie G. Wilson Youth Services Department.
“We are delighted to partner for literacy with the Cobb County Public Library System,” said Jill Sims, MCS Executive Director, Curriculum and Instruction. “These events directly support our One Book literacy initiatives at Marietta City Schools.”
Marietta Reads! is a citywide effort to foster reading and literacy in our community. The purpose of the initiative is to encourage MCS students to read more, read better and read widely.