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.

DW – The Traveling Show

UPDATE: The Traveling Show has come and gone. Thank you to everyone who came! Don’t forget to check out the new mural on the corner of King and Hamilton street.

The Traveling Show Flyer

The Traveling Show – September 25-28

Dalton-Whitfield Library is proud to host gloATL and Living Walls as they begin a journey through Georgia, sharing art, community, and discussion. We are partnering with the Creative Arts Guild, Downtown Dalton Development Authority, City of Dalton, Dalton State College, and Kellie Smith Design Studio. Visit The Traveling Show Facebook Page to get more information about the tour as a whole.

All events will be free and open to the public. Exception: Schools may have a policy about visitors on the school grounds, so check with the schools if you are interested in those performances.

There will be several community events here in Dalton between September 25th and September 28th.

Wednesday, Sept. 25th:

  • 5:00pm – Dalton-Whitfield Library Open House & Artist Reception
  • 6:00pm – Rauschenberg lecture

Thursday, Sept. 26th:

  • 8:30am – Eastside Elementary School Float: An Urban Fantasy performance by gloATL
  • 11:30am – Dalton State College Installation on the student green
  • 1:00pm – Artists Lecture: “Collaboration as Salvation” by gloATL and Living Walls
  • 4:00pm – Site Lecture: Tactical Urbanism on the corner of King and Hamilton with tents and chairs available from Downtown Development
  • 4:30pm – Public Intervention: Dalton Green at the Courthouse by gloATL
  • 7:00pm – Creative Arts Guild Installation in the Sculpture Garden
  • 7:45pm – Art as Citizen Lecture at the Creative Arts Guild

Friday, Sept. 27th:

  • 8:30am – Blueridge Elementary Float: An Urban Fantasy performance by gloATL
  • 12:00pm – Dalton-Whitfield Library Lunch & Learn Brown Bag Lecture: “Mural Art Making” by Living Walls
  • 4:00pm – Creative Arts Guild Master Dance Class by Sean Johnson
  • 6:30pm – Public Shop: Mall Installation by gloATL

Saturday, Sept. 28th:

  • 3:00pm – Installation gloATL tech/dress
  • 6:00pm – Mural Reveal & Physical Installation at the corner of King and Hamilton by gloATL and Living Walls

Download your own copy of “The Traveling Show” schedule.

Book Review: Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures (Beautiful Creatures #1) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl:

Beautiful Creatures is the first book in a series of five books. It is a beautiful, Southern gothic story set in South Carolina. Ethan has lived in the small town of Gatlin his whole life.  He views his existence as ordinary and somewhat boring until new girl, Lena, arrives in town. She is beautiful and mysterious. Ethan soon finds himself involved in Lena’s magical world for she is descended from a long line of magical Casters. They both discover how their families are interconnected. In addition, he sees his small town in a whole new light, and the people he thought he knew, he doesn’t really know at all.

Beautiful Creatures is one of my favorite books. I loved the love story between Ethan and Lena, and I loved Ethan’s relationship with the lady who has helped raise him since his mother’s death, Amma. However, one of the best features of the book is the writing style of the authors. Their descriptions are so vivid that it involves all of your senses: touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight. You can see the moss hanging from the majestic oak trees, and you, yourself, become a resident of Gatlin. This book is not only for teens, but adults would enjoy it as well. The movie adaptation was released in February 2013, but it doesn’t come close to the magical world of Ethan and Lena.

Teen Advisory Group


We’re ready to listen to you!

The library’s starting a Teen Advisory Group and if you’re in 6-12th grade, you’re invited! Come speak up and tell us how to make the library better for you while earning volunteer hours, gaining new skills, winning prizes, and making new friends.

What Do I Get To Do

Interested teens should contact Betsy by emailing powellb@ngrl.org, calling (706) 876-1365, or messaging the Dalton-Whitfield Facebook Page for more information.