DW – 14+ Book Club, Spark a Reaction

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents a 14+ Book Club for Spark a Reaction: Tuesday, June 24th @ 3:00pm

14+ Book Club: Tuesday, June 24th @ 3:00pm
Read Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card and discuss the book with other teens. 14 and up, please.

Rising 6th graders to rising 12th graders will get to participate in a summer full of reading, art, and fun with our Summer Reading Program. Most events will be on Thursdays at 3:00pm at the library.

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CG – Bug Out Picnic, Fizz, Boom, Read!

Calhoun-Gordon Library presents a Bug Out Picnic for Fizz, Boom, Read!: Tuesday, June 24th @ 2:00pm

AntBug Out: Tuesday, June 24th @ 2:00pm
Enjoy a movie with a few six-legged friends trying to save their world from destruction. Bring a snack for munching during show time! Just don’t share with the bugs! Ask your parents to bring a blanket for your family to share.

Kids from 0 to rising 5th graders will get to participate in a summer full of reading, science, and fun in our Summer Reading Club. Most events will be on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. at the Calhoun Depot located across the railroad tracks from the library.

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DW – Bug Out Picnic, Fizz, Boom, Read!

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents a Bug Out Picnic for Fizz, Boom, Read!: Tuesday, June 24th @ 10:30am

AntBug Out Picnic: Tuesday, June 24th @ 10:30am
Bug Out Picnic Enjoy a movie with a few six-legged friends trying to save their world from destruction. Bring a snack for munching after show time! Just don’t share with the bugs! Ask your parents to bring a blanket for your family to share. Please choose either the morning or afternoon showing to attend.


Kids from 0 to rising 5th graders will get to participate in a summer full of reading, science, and fun in our Summer Reading Club. Most events will be on Tuesdays at 10:30am at the library.

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DW – 11-13 Book Club, Spark a Reaction

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents an 11-13 Book Club for Spark a Reaction: Wednesday, July 23rd @ 3:00pm

11-13 Book Club: Wednesday, July 23rd @ 3:00pm
Read Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks and discuss the book with other teens. 11-13, please.

Rising 6th graders to rising 12th graders will get to participate in a summer full of reading, art, and fun with our Summer Reading Program. Most events will be on Thursdays at 3:00pm at the library.

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New Teen Books – 6/20

The teen department has some new books that are ready for check out!

Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

The Prey by Andrew Fukuda

Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson


  • Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz. (A Blue Bloods novel, book 2)
    See what the book cover has to say:
  • “Schuyler Van Alen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires. With her best friend Oliver, Schuyler travels to Italy in the hope of finding the one man who can help–her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly under way for the Four Hundred Ball, an exclusive gala hosted by the city’s wealthy, powerful, and unhuman–a true Blue Blood affair.

    But it’s at the after-party, a masquerade ball thrown by the cunning Mimi Force, that the real danger lurks. Hidden behind the masks is a revelation that will forever change the course of a young vampire’s destiny.”

  • Where She Went by Gayle Forman. (Sequel to If I Stay)
    See what the book cover has to say:
  • “My first impulse is not to grab her or kiss her or yell at her. I simply want to touch her cheek, still flushed from the night’s performance. I want to cut through the space that separates us, measured in feet–not miles, not continents, not years–and take a callused finger to her face… But I can’t touch her. This is a privilege that’s been revoked.

    It’s been three years since Adam’s love saved Mia after the accident that annihilated life as she knew it…

    …and three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life forever.

    Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard’s rising star and Adam is L.A. tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As the explore the city that has become Mia’s home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future–and each other.”

  • The Prey by Andrew Fukuda. (Sequel to The Hunt)
    See what the book cover has to say:
  • “With death only a heartbeat away, Gene and the remaining humans must find a way to survive long enough to escape the hungry predators chasing them through the night. But they’re not the only things following Gene. He’s haunted by Ashley June, whom he left behind, and his burgeoning feelings for Sissy, the human girl at his side.

    Their escape takes them to a refuge of humans living high in the mountains. Gene and his friends think they’re finally safe, but not everything here is as it seems, and before long, Gene must ask himself if the new world they’ve entered is just as evil as the one they left behind. As their enemies close in on them and push Gene and Sissy closer, one thing becomes painfully clear: all they have is each other…if they can stay alive.”

  • Darkness Fefore Dawn by J.A. London.
    See what the book cover has to say:
  • “Only sunlight can save us.

    We built the wall to keep them out, to keep us safe. But it also makes us prisoners, trapped in what’s left of our ravaged city, fearing nightfall.

    After the death of my parents, it’s up to me–as the newest delegate for humanity–to bargain with our vampire overlord. I thought I was ready. I thought I knew everything there was to know about the monsters. Thena gain, nothing could have prepared me for Lord Valentine…or his son. Maybe not all vampires are killers. Maybe it’s safe to let one in.

    Only one thing is certain: Even the wall is not enough. A war is coming and we cannot hide forever.”

  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
    See what the book cover has to say:
  • “Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

    Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…But for Cath, being a fan is her life–and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

    Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fanfiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

    Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

    Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roomates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a chrarming, always-around boyfriend; a fiction-writing professor who thinks fanfiction is the end of the civilized world; a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words…and she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

    For cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?”

  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson.
    See what the book cover has to say:
  • “Ten years ago, Calamity came.

    It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary people extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics.

    Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man, you must crush his will.

    Now, in what was once Chicago, an astonishingly powerful Epic named Steelheart has installed himself as emperor. Steelheart possesses the strength of ten men and can control the elements. It is said that no bullet can harm him, no sword can split his skin, and no fire can burn him. He is invincible. Nobody fights back…nobody but the Reckoners.

    A shadowy group of ordinary humans, the Reckoners spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in.

    When Steelheart came to Chicago, he killed David’s father. For years, like the Reckoners, David has been studying, and planning, and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

    He has seen Steelheart bleed.

    And he wants revenge.”

Have you read any of these books?

DW – Robots 101, Spark a Reaction

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents Robots 101 for Spark a Reaction: Thursday, June 19th @ 3:00pm

RobotRobotics 101: Thursday, June 19th @ 3:00pm
Mr. Holloway from Dalton High school will be here to walk teens through building a simple line-tracking robot and programming it to follow a path. Teens will be paired up for this project, so bring a friend! Robots will remain at the library for future programs and for teens to use while at the library. 10 robot kits will be available, so there may be up to 10 groups of teens.Cropped and edited image CC 3.0 on Wikimedia by D.J. Shin


Rising 6th graders to rising 12th graders will get to participate in a summer full of reading, art, and fun with our Summer Reading Program. Most events will be on Thursdays at 3:00pm at the library.

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CG – Intro to Photo Journaling, Spark a Reaction

Calhoun-Gordon Library presents an Intro to Photo Journaling for Spark a Reaction: Wednesday, June 18th @ 4:30pm

Intro to Photo journaling with Karen Thompson: Wednesday, June 18th @ 4:30pm

Rising 6th graders to rising 12th graders will get to participate in a summer full of reading, art, and fun with our Summer Reading Program. Most events will be on Wednesdays at 4:00pm at the Calhoun Depot located across the railroad tracks from the library.

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CM – Summer Story time

10:30am every Wednesday. Please note that story time sessions are regularly scheduled for the general public and are for kids from 2-12 years old. An adult must remain with children attending story time. If a child engages in disruptive behavior, the adult must remove him/her from the session.

We now have a picnic table built by Boy Scouts Troup 75 with materials donated by Bradley Ace Hardware for an outdoor activity area. Story Time will never be the same!