DW – Career Counseling (LTTC)

Thinking of changing career paths or getting ready to start working? Come meet with a trained career counselor for free and discuss your options!

Dalton-Whitfield will be partnering with trained counselors to provide Career Counseling to all area residents: Fridays, 10am – 4pm March 21st – June 27th.

The counseling is free, open to everyone, and registration is not required.

If you aren’t sure what kind of career you want to start, have a career and want to change, or just want to explore your options, this counseling might be for you!

When you come in, you will need to complete a written form and an online career assessment through GA College 411, before you meet briefly with a career counselor to figure out which of the three colleges in the area (Chattahoochee Tech, Dalton State, or Georgia Northwestern Tech) will be the best to help you meet your new career goals.

Schedule

Fridays: 10am – 4pm

March 3/21
3/28
April 4/4
4/11
4/18
4/25
May 5/2
5/9
5/16
5/23
5/30
June 6/6
6/13
6/20
6/27

DW – Teen Writing Workshop

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.

DW – Project Keepsake

Project Keepsake Web

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.

Project Keepsake
“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.

DW – Job Opportunities (LTTC)

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.

CG – National Library Week

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:
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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:
Deliverance by Natalie Czerkasij Lewellen; image from Adventist Book Center.com
Natalie Czerkasij Lewellen will talk about the book she co-authored about her mother’s life in the Ukraine during World War II.

Teen Summer Reading Registration

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Include any additional information here. Please note: If you have any food allergies, latex allergies, or other allergies and intend to participate in programs, please add that information here!


Below is a list of programs that we'll be doing during the Teen Summer Reading Program. Please let us know which programs you might like to attend and we'll contact you with more information!

Make, decorate, and shoot off some model rockets since really going to space is way too expensive. There might even be a chance to win some prizes!

Are you ready for a zombie apocalypse? What about a normal one? Join Chattanooga's Zombie Response Team and learn some tips about surviving, whether it's zombies, nature, or just because.

Cody Holloway is coming to teach us a little about robots and then to guide us through the process of making one.

Come build LED throwies, light up cards, and learn the basics about circuits all at the same time.

Let loose your inner Sherlock Holmes and figure out who did it in this mystery theatre.

We all know that CSI is fake! Learn some real techniques with the Whitfield County Sheriff's Department.

Artist Tammy Pryce will be here to show everyone how to make art out of clay. What do you want to make? A Harry Potter Wand? A Sonic Screwdriver? A Dragon?

Come an Ad Libs game as you learn how to program in Python. This can be a stepping stone to other languages, like the Java necessary to mod Minecraft.


Not sure what to read next? Fill out this part of the form and next time you come in, stop by the reference desk to get some suggestions!

Choose one or more genres that you enjoy. Some sample settings or themes from each genre are in parentheses.

Add your favorite non-fiction topics separated by commas.

The YA Books are written for teens and often include things many teens deal with - sex, violence, and cursing. If you, or your parents, are uncomfortable with that, choose some of these options. Remember, it's up to your parents and you to determine what is best for you and to check the books you are reading.

Did I miss anything that will help me find a book for you? Let me know here!

DW – Teen Movie Night

Dalton-Whitfield Teen Movie Night: Fridays @ 4:45pm.

The Dalton Teen Advisory Group hosts a movie night every other Friday @ 4:45pm. 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 706-876-1390 or e-mail friesk@ngrl.org. Due to licensing requirements, movie titles cannot be posted on the website.