Friends of the Library Book Sale: 1st Saturday of the Month, 10am – 1pm
Each month, Dalton-Whitfield Library’s Friends of the Library hosts a book sale. Used books are sold for great prices and the proceeds help the library. Come join the friends and get some books!
Dalton-Whitfield Teen Advisory Group Meeting: Oct. 3rd, 5:00pm – 6:30 pm
Dalton-Whitfield Library’s Teen Advisory Group meeting will be on Thursday Oct. 3rd, from 5:00pm – 6:30 pm. We’ll be meeting in the Teen Room for snacks, games, and planning.
Readers to Leaders wants to get books into more hands in the community. Drop off gently used books in the Children’s Department of the Dalton-Whitfield Library. This benefits the Reach Out and Read and Parents as Teachers programs. For more information, check out the following flyer.
Fall Into Books Book Drive
Thank you to everyone who came to the Open House to celebrate the changes in the library and the Traveling Show. We appreciate your support and were delighted to see some new faces!
Congratulations to our raffle winners:
Caseon with his new Kindle; Promise with her new Samsung Galaxy Tab; YA librarian, Betsy; and Library Director, Linda.
Samantha with her new LeapFrog LeapPad and Children’s Librarian, Karol.
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:
- 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.
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.”
Dalton-Whitfield Library, September 27th: 12pm
Join the Living Wall artists as they discuss the art of making a mural. Bring your own lunch if you’re hungry and the library will provide drinks. This is free and open to the public.
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.
Dalton-Whitfield Library, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Come join us for the Rauschenberg Lecture, the first event of the gloATL and Living Walls “The Traveling Show.” There will be an Open House before as an opportunity to meet the artists involved with “The Traveling Show.”
Open House: Sept. 25th, 5:00pm – 6:00pm.
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!
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.