• Chatsworth-Murray County Library has reopened at 100 N 3rd Ave. in Chatsworth.

National Library Card Sign Up Month

September is national Library Card Sign-Up month! Come by the library and register for PINES library card. With it, you get access to free:

  • Books
  • Movies
  • Audiobooks
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Wireless internet and computers
  • Free programs for kids and teens
  • Reference, research, and homework help

How many cards in your wallet or on your key chain give you access to all of that? To find out the value a library card can bring you, check out the Library Value Calculator.

To get a library card, you must have a photo ID and something showing your current address. For a full list of accepted proof of address items, visit our Library Card page. Children under the age of 17 must have a parent or guardian with them to register for the card, but can get the card at any age.

If you already have a library card, let us know what library service you use and like the most in the comments, what the value of the library is to you, and what you would find most useful for us to add! Or, let us know on Facebook.

DW – The Traveling Show

UPDATE: The Traveling Show has come and gone. Thank you to everyone who came! Don’t forget to check out the new mural on the corner of King and Hamilton street.

The Traveling Show Flyer

The Traveling Show – September 25-28

Dalton-Whitfield Library is proud to host gloATL and Living Walls as they begin a journey through Georgia, sharing art, community, and discussion. We are partnering with the Creative Arts Guild, Downtown Dalton Development Authority, City of Dalton, Dalton State College, and Kellie Smith Design Studio. Visit The Traveling Show Facebook Page to get more information about the tour as a whole.

All events will be free and open to the public. Exception: Schools may have a policy about visitors on the school grounds, so check with the schools if you are interested in those performances.

There will be several community events here in Dalton between September 25th and September 28th.

Wednesday, Sept. 25th:

  • 5:00pm – Dalton-Whitfield Library Open House & Artist Reception
  • 6:00pm – Rauschenberg lecture

Thursday, Sept. 26th:

  • 8:30am – Eastside Elementary School Float: An Urban Fantasy performance by gloATL
  • 11:30am – Dalton State College Installation on the student green
  • 1:00pm – Artists Lecture: “Collaboration as Salvation” by gloATL and Living Walls
  • 4:00pm – Site Lecture: Tactical Urbanism on the corner of King and Hamilton with tents and chairs available from Downtown Development
  • 4:30pm – Public Intervention: Dalton Green at the Courthouse by gloATL
  • 7:00pm – Creative Arts Guild Installation in the Sculpture Garden
  • 7:45pm – Art as Citizen Lecture at the Creative Arts Guild

Friday, Sept. 27th:

  • 8:30am – Blueridge Elementary Float: An Urban Fantasy performance by gloATL
  • 12:00pm – Dalton-Whitfield Library Lunch & Learn Brown Bag Lecture: “Mural Art Making” by Living Walls
  • 4:00pm – Creative Arts Guild Master Dance Class by Sean Johnson
  • 6:30pm – Public Shop: Mall Installation by gloATL

Saturday, Sept. 28th:

  • 3:00pm – Installation gloATL tech/dress
  • 6:00pm – Mural Reveal & Physical Installation at the corner of King and Hamilton by gloATL and Living Walls

Download your own copy of “The Traveling Show” schedule.

New Teen Nonfiction Books

We have two new teen non-fiction books available for check out!

  • The Duct Tape Book: 25 Projects to Make with Duct Tape by Jolie Dobson
    See what the book jacket has to say:
  • “Duct tape is exploding in popularity as an ultimate craft tool, going beyond its history of being a practical, magic fix-all tape. With bold colors and fun patterns on the market, the creative possibilities of duct tape are endless! Everything from prom dresses to artistic shoe repair is possible with this multi-purpose tape. This book contains 25 fascinating, original projects–some useful, all fun to do–that are sure to inspire duct tape artists everywhere. Easy-to-follow instructions and color photographs combine to guide anyone to produce unique and useful duct tape projects, including:

    • Bike buddy: Customize your ride with a practical pannier
    • Smart phone holder: Encased in decoration
    • Hot-pink handbag: A fashionable carry-all
    • This little piggy bank: Stick your money away
    • Passport pal and wallet: Personalized ID holder
    • Fab frames: Reframe your memories
    • Look great in tape: Sassy skirt; Cheeky Chaps; Wild wild vest
    • Plus many more seasonal projects and decorations.

    Arm yourself with a few rolls, tools, and some basic moves, join the fun and master the sticky stuff to be part of one of the most exciting and creative trends of the decade!”

  • The Rose that Grew from Concrete by Tupac Amaru Shakur
    See what the book jacket has to say:
  • Tupac Shakur’s most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with The Rose that Grew from Concrete, a collection of deeply personal poetry handwritten by Tupac in his own private notebooks over the course of his life–a mirror into his enigmatic world and its many contradictions written from the time he was nineteen.
    A complex life cycle encapsulated in seventy-two brief poems, The Rose that Grew from Concrete has become a legitimate modern classic and a touchstone for aspiring artists the world over. It is also the purest reflection of Tupac’s spirit, his energy–and his ultimate message of hope.”
    “‘In the Event of My Demise’
    Dedicated 2 those curious
    In the event of my Demise
    when my heart can beat no more
    I Hope I Die For a Principle
    or A Blieft that I had lived 4
    I will die Before my Time
    Because I feel the shadow’s Depth
    so much I wanted 2 accomplish
    Before I reached my Death
    I have come 2 grips with the possibility
    and wiped the last tear from my eyes
    I Loved All who were Positive
    In the event of my Demise!”

Another nonfiction title will be available starting the second week of October.
My Anxious Mind: A Teen’s guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic by Michael A. Tompkins and Katherine Martinez.
See what the back has to say:

“Can you spare 30 minutes to feel less anxious? Go ahead. Think about how your life would be different if you were less anxious. What would change? Would you try out for the basketball team? Ask someone out on a date? Would you sleep better and feel less tense? Would you feel calmer and happier? My Anxious Mind outlines a simple and proven plan to help you understand and deal with your anxiety and panic. It is chock full of simple-to-use tools and strategies that easily fit into any teen’s busy routine.”

Bandy Heritage Center Events

Dalton State College has created the Bandy Heritage Center to celebrate northwest Georgia’s history and culture. In October and November, they are hosting a few free lectures. Anyone is welcome to attend the lectures, which are aimed at those interested in history and genealogy.

Bandy Heritage center events will be generally held in Room 105 of the James E. Brown Center at Dalton State College.

For more information about events hosted by the Bandy Heritage center, check out their website Bandy Heritage Center.

If you are interested in genealogy, don’t forget to check in at the library and look at our Genealogy room.

DW – Open House

Open House: Sept. 25th, 5:00pm – 6:00pm.

One of the murals created by Living Walls

Dalton-Whitfield library is hosting an open house to introduce the gloATL and Living Walls performers, to show off the new Teen Room, and the relocated computer lab. Food will be provided by the Dalton Friends of the Library.



  • Adults are invited to drop by the adult area during the open house and enter a raffle to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, 7-inch tablet.
  • Teens between 6th and 12th grade are invited to drop by the teen room during the open house and enter a raffle to win a free Kindle.
  • Kids through 5th grade are invited to drop by the children’s area during the open house and enter a raffle to win a Leapfrog LeapPad 2 Power Learning Tablet!

One of  the gloATL performers

Everyone is encouraged to stick around for the opening event for the gloATL and Living Walls visit, the Rauschenberg Lecture. Don’t forget to check our calendar for a list of events going on during the gloATL and Living Walls, “The Traveling Show“, visit.