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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.

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.

DW Children’s Story time

11:00 Weekly on Tuesdays Toddler Time

  • September 10th      Making Friends
  • September 17th      Farm Fun
  • September 24th      Apples

11:00  Weekly on Wednesdays

  • September 4th     Till the Cows come home
  • September 11th    Here a chick, there a chick
  • September 18th    Plenty of Pigs
  • September 25th    An Apple a Day!

11:00 Weekly on Saturdays  R.E.A.D.S

  • September 7th     Fun with Jag Wayside School
  • September 14th   Wayside School
  • September 21st    Wayside School
  • September 28th

 

Book Review: The White Queen (Cousin’s War #1)

The White Queen (Cousin’s War #1) by Philippa Gregory:

The White Queen is the first book in a series by noted English historian and historical fiction writer, Philippa Gregory.  It takes place amidst the turbulence and violence of the English War of the Roses. This is the story of beautiful commoner Elizabeth Woodville who would marry Yorkist King Edward IV and become queen of England.

Once I read the opening scene of Elizabeth meeting Edward for the first time by a tree on the side of the road, I was hooked. I loved the chemistry between the two lovers. Their relationship starts quickly and moves at a fast pace resulting in a secret wedding between the two.  I admired Elizabeth’s courage as she fought to protect her family interests and be a good wife to Edward. She is not accepted by the king’s mother and many at court. She would eventually lose her two small sons in the Tower of London.  It was never determined what happened to them and remains one of England’s greatest mysteries. In addition, I love the fact that the book is told from a woman’s point of view. We all know the male players in English history, but we don’t know a lot about their female counterparts.  I guarantee you won’t be disappointed in The White Queen. The cable network, Starz, premiered the series on August 11, 2013.