A big thanks to every one of the 21 teens who joined Amber Nagle in our teen writing workshop. Here are a couple of photos from the event–it seems like everyone enjoyed themselves.
In 6th-12th grade and want to have a say in the kind of events the library has for teenagers? Drop by on May 1st at 5:30 to discuss how to Make it Your Library.
All NGRL Libraries will be closed for Easter: April 18th – 20th
We hope that you enjoy the holiday! No books will be due during this time and you are still always welcome to use our online resources like OneClickdigital Audiobooks and Zinio Digital Magazines. Our book drops will be available for returns.
The Dalton-Whitfield Library Board will be meeting: April 17th at 5:00pm
Library board meetings are open to the public. Feel free to drop by and observe the proceedings.
Author Amber Lanier Nagle will be at Dalton-Whitfield Library: April 15th at 5:00pm and April 17th at 5:30pm
Project Keepsake is a book about the memories and stories that are a part of every keepsake. By asking the right questions, the author has drawn stories out of Northwest Georgia residents and collected them together along with pictures of the items. The goal is encourage everyone to tell their own keepsake stories so those memories can live on.
Adult Workshop – April 15th @ 5:00pm – Bring your favorite keepsake, a pen, and some paper to write along with Amber. She’ll help you get the story of your keepsake onto paper and work with you on the art of writing, including planning, organization, and revision. Start your own story while you’re there.
Reading & Signing – April 15th @ 6:00pm – Join Amber and the local Dalton residents who contributed to her book as they read some of their stories and sign copies of the book. The book will be available for sale during the reception. Attendees are invited to bring along their own keepsakes to share their stories with the audience as well, and if you attended the workshop before, your story may already be started!
Teen Workshop – April 17th @ 5:30pm – Bring your favorite keepsake, a pen, and some paper to write along with Amber. She’ll help you get the story of your keepsake onto paper and work with you on the art of writing, including planning, organization, and revision. Start your own story while you’re there.
“Amber Lanier Nagle has always been interested in keepsakes-a glass bluebird, a pocket knife, a dime-store locket, a faded fishing lure, a dented cake pan, a model train car, and so many others. “Why do you keep this?” she asks. “Where did it come from?” And then she listens as the stores and memories pour out. Project Keepsake is Nagle’s crusade to collect and publish the stories that transform simple, everyday objects into priceless keepsakes. Told in first-person by both seasoned and aspiring writers, each story in the anthology is unique, yet each reveals common threads that connect us all and celebrate the glorious human experience.” – Amazon.com description
Want to learn more about Project Keepsake? Check out the website.
The Dalton-Whitfield Library will be offering a Job Opportunities course this April. Registration is required and limited to 20 people per class. To register, visit the Learning and Technology Training Center’s Schedule.
Classes being offered:
Job Opportunities: Basic Search – April 14th at 10am-12pm.
Job Opportunities: Online Applications, Part 1 – April 16th at 10am-12pm.
Job Opportunities: Online Applications, Part 2 – April 21th at 10am-12pm.
Job Opportunities: Resumes and Cover Letters – April 23th at 10am-12pm.
For more information about the classes, check out the class descriptions.
You must be 16 or older to register and take classes at the Learning and Technology Training Center.
Calhoun-Gordon Library will be celebrating National Library Week: April 14th – 18th
Libraries all over the nation will be celebrating National Library Week. Join in and listen to the stories of two authors.
4/14 @ 4:30pm – Teen Writing Workshop with Amber Nagle:
Amber Lanier Nagle will be present to teach teens how to write about a treasured keepsake of their own. Learn the basics of planning, writing, and editing a story. Bring a keepsake of your own, pens, and paper.
Interested in attending, but not a teen? Dalton-Whitfield library will be hosting Project Keepsake workshops for adults and teens.
4/16 @ 10:30am – GiGi’s Pajama Party Storytime:
Come enjoy a special story time for toddlers! Wear your favorite PJs and have some fun.
4/17 @ 10:30am – Author’s Tea with Natalie Czerkasij Lewellen:
Natalie Czerkasij Lewellen will talk about the book she co-authored about her mother’s life in the Ukraine during World War II.
Dalton-Whitfield Teen Movie Night: Fridays @ 3:00pm.
The Dalton Teen Advisory Group hosts a movie night every other Friday @ 3:00pm. Join us for a free movie with popcorn. Open to 6th grade and up. Movies will be PG-13 and lower. To find more information about the teen movies, call 706-876-1365 or e-mail email@example.com. Due to licensing requirements, movie titles cannot be posted on the website.