Digital Literacy Workshops in Cobb County begin this coming week

laptop and additional small keyboard on a dining room table(Photo: Cobb County Courier/Larry Felton Johnson)

The Digital Literacy Workshops begin this week in Cobb County, with a workshop on Internet Basics on September 26.

And in addition to the sessions at the Stratton Library that the Courier previously highlighted, there will be sessions at the North Cobb Regional Library and the Senior Wellness Center in the coming months.

From September 26 through December 12 the Cobb Public Library is offering a series of Digital Literacy Workshops, sponsored by ATT&T. The workshops cover a variety of topics, from how to use your android devices, to the basics of keeping yourself secure online.

According to an announcement in the county’s weekly newsletter, “Digital Literacy Workshops through Cobb Libraries will help you learn to use your devices better and safely use the internet.”

The programs meet at 10 a.m. – noon on Mondays at the Stratton Library, 1100 Powder Springs Rd SW, Marietta.

You can register for some or all of these workshops by visiting or by calling 770-528-2522.

Here is the schedule, reprinted from the Cobb County Library website:

Stratton Library

1100 Powder Springs Rd SW, Marietta.

Mondays | 10 a.m.

POC: Pat Ball @ (770) 528-2522

26-SepInternet Basics
12-OctCreating Resumes
19-OctIntro to Google Maps
24-OctCybersecurity, Accounts & Passwords; Cybersecurity Basic Internet Privacy
31-OctOnline Fraud & Scams; Internet Privacy;
2-NovMicrosoft Word (Windows 10)
9-NovCreating Resumes
16-NovCreating a Budget w/Excel
21-NovInternet Basics
28-NovCybersecurity, Accounts & Passwords; Cybersecurity
7-DecMicrosoft Word (Windows 10)
14-DecCreating a Budget w/Excel
5-DecTablet Basics Android
12-DecTablet Basics -Ios

North Cobb Regional Library

3535 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m.

POC: Nichole Knox @ (770) 801-5320

5-OctMicrosoft Word
12-OctCreating A Basic Budget with Excel

Senior Wellness Center

1150 Powder Springs St., Marietta, GA 30064

Tuesdays | 1 p.m.

POC: Pat Ball (770) 528-2522

** after workshop library will provide computer tips and tricks once a month at Senior Center**

17-JanTablet Basics -Mobile Devices Basics Android
24-JanTablet Basics-Mobile Devices (IOS) Working with Apps
31-JanInternet Basics
7-FebCybersecurity Basics Internet Privacy; Accounts & Passwords;
14-FebOnline Fraud & Scams; Internet Privacy;
21-FebLab time to go over information in workshops
28-FebLab time to go over information in workshops

About the Cobb County Public Library

According to the Cobb County Public Library website:

Cobb County Public Library is a 15-branch system headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, where its staff members serve a diverse population of over 750,000 people. Cobb is one of Georgia’s fastest-growing counties, and Cobb County Public Library is dedicated to being a resource center in the community by providing equal access to information, materials, and services.

History of Cobb’s library system

The first public library in Cobb County was opened in the home of Sarah Freeman Clarke in Marietta. The first standalone library building, opened on Church Street in 1893 and was named for Clarke.

Libraries were opened in Acworth and Austell in subsequent years, and in 1959, the city of Marietta and several other Cobb County libraries combined to form a countywide system that began the Cobb County Public Library as we know it today.

You can read more about the history of the Cobb County Public Library by following this link.