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.

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.