CG – Closed for Renovations

Calhoun-Gordon Library will be closed for renovations: Monday, February 24th until Tuesday, March, 4rd.

Calhoun Library will resume normal hours on Tuesday, March 4th. Keep an eye on the Renovations page to follow along with our progress as we improve the library.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Feel free to visit Dalton and Chatsworth libraries to satisfy your library needs.

DW – Family Movie Day

Dalton-Whitfield Family Movie Day: Saturdays @ 11:30am.

The Dalton Library hosts a movie day every 3rd and 4th Saturday @ 11:30am. Join us for a free movie with popcorn. Open to everyone. Movies will be PG and lower. To find more information about Family Movie Days, call 706-876-7390 or e-mail powellb@ngrl.org. Due to licensing requirements, movie titles cannot be posted on the website.

DW – New Kids Books

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New Picture Books

! Exclamation Mark by Amy Rosenthal
An exclamation mark is trying to fit in with the other punctuation marks and finally realizes he is unique. This is a story about finding out that being different is a good thing.

Elsie’s Bird by Jane Yolen
One of the Georgia Picture book award nominees, this story is of a young girl heading out with her father to start homesteading. In Nebraska there are none of the city noises she was used to hearing. Her canary is the only noise she hears until he escapes and she has to venture on to the prairie to find him. Elsie finally hears the voices of the plains and settles into her new prairie home.

Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
The little blue truck and friendly farm animals teach an important lesson to the busy dump truck. Lots of noises will make this a fun read aloud.

Zero the Hero by Joan Holub
The counting numbers don’t realize how important Zero is until they encounter the Roman Numerals. Read how he rescues his friends and they discover he is their Hero.

Again by Emily Gravett
This tale should be very familiar. It is about a little dragon who wants the same book to be read at bedtime again, and again, and again. In fact she is so persistent that something unexpected happens. You will love seeing what this little dragon does as everyone else in the story falls asleep.

Meet the Cars from Disney Pixar
This is a fun way to see all the cars and other vehicles from the movies. All the fun facts are included about each one. Car lovers will really like this one.

Tribes of Chima, Meet the Heroes, and Defend the Castle are three new Lego titles. These will be fun to read with the new Lego movie coming soon.

The Lego Adventure Book gives a brick by brick breakdown for building cars, castles, dinosaurs, and more.

Ol’ Mama Squirrel by David Stein
This Mama Squirrel scolds everything from a kite to a grizzly bear. With her “Chook, Chook, Chook!!”, she doesn’t let anything near her babies.

New Kids Books

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
A prequel to Hansel and Gretel, this tale takes the children from one gruesome situation to another. You thought being almost eaten by a witch was awful, wait till you read what could have happened instead.

World of the Weird by Tracey Turner
Weird, bizarre, extreme, mysterious, amazing, magical and eccentric are just a few of the words that describe all the facts and folklore in this book. This book will satisfy and peak your curiosity.

Breadcrumbs by Anna Ursu
Hazel encounters many perilous and poignant adventures in her search for her best friend, Jack. This is a touching story of friendship and growth. Friendships change but can grow at the same time.

The Name of this book is a Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
The secret unfolds as you meet the heroes, follow their trails, solve riddles and mysteries, and face the villains. But I can’t tell you anymore; it’s a secret.

DW – Witness to the Holocaust

Dalton-Whitfield Library will be hosting “Witness to the Holocaust”: Thursday, February 13th – Thursday, February 27th

This event is free and open to the public.

Come see the display at the library and learn about William Alexander “W.A” Scott III and his time as a photographer in a segregated battalion during World War II. W.A. was a Georgia resident and a civil rights activist. The exhibit is sponsored by The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust with the Georgia Public Library Service and also looks at the similarities between racial laws in the United States and in Germany.

The panels that will be on display are a part of a larger, permanent exhibit called Anne Frank in the World: 1929-1945 in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

Witness to the Holocaust Flyer

For more information, visit Witness to the Holocaust 2014 Library Tour.

NGRL – Inclement Weather

NGRL Inclement Weather Closings

Check this page regularly when the weather’s predicted to be bad this winter. This page will be updated regularly. Please note, if your books are due on a day when the library is closed all day for weather or other emergencies, you will not be charged overdue fines for that day. When the library reopens or opens for a half-day, fines will resume.

Any planned events at the library, such as tax preparation, story time, or other programs will be cancelled or postponed if the library is closed.

Calhoun-Gordon Library

2/11 – CLOSED
2/12 – CLOSED
2/13 – CLOSED
2/14 – OPEN Regular hours

Chatsworth-Murray Library

2/11 – CLOSED
2/12 – CLOSED
2/13 – CLOSED
2/14 – OPEN Regular hours

Dalton-Whitfield Library

2/11 – CLOSED
2/12 – CLOSED
2/13 – CLOSED
2/14 – OPEN Regular hours

Please check back frequently as these may change. Also check the events calendar and our Facebook page for up-to-date information.

DW – AARP Tax Aide

AARP Tax-Aide will be at Dalton-Whitfield Library starting February 4th and ending April 15th

The AARP Foundation will be here, providing free tax aide to people with low or moderate incomes, focusing especially on those over 60. There is no cost for the tax aide and it will be available Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays starting February 4th and ending April 15th. For more information, visit the AARP website.

Schedule:
Tuesday: 10:00AM – 3:30PM
Friday: 10:00AM – 3:30PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 1:00PM
* Please note, the schedule is subject to any library closings.

AARP Tax Aide Brochure

AARP’s list of things to bring:

  • Social Security Cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents
  • Copy of last year’s income tax returns
  • W-2 Forms from each employer
  • Unemployment compensation statements
  • SSA-1099 form if you were payed Social Security benefits
  • All 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-MISC, etc.) showing interest and/or dividents, as well as documentation showing the the original purchase price of your sold assets
  • 1099 forms if you received a pension or annuity
  • All forms indicating federal income tax paid
  • Child care provider information (name, employer ID, Social Security number)
  • Receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions
  • Social Security numbers for all dependents