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!

CG – Fossil Discovery, Fizz, Boom, Read!

Calhoun-Gordon Library presents Fossil Discovery for Fizz, Boom, Read!: Tuesday, June 17th @ 2:00pm

FossilFossil Discovery: Tuesday, June 17th @ 2:00pm
There will be a special presentation about rocks and fossils at each library. Participants will learn what a fossil is and how they got into rocks. Everyone will get to touch a piece of the past in this interactive program. The kit, provided by Tellus Museum, encourages children to ask questions about how rocks form, how fossils are created, and how fossils are found.

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.

Dr Ngrl

DW – Fossil Discovery, Fizz, Boom, Read!

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents Fossil Discovery for Fizz, Boom, read!: Tuesday, June 17th @ 10:30 am

FossilFossil Discovery: Tuesday, June 17th @ 10:30am
There will be a special presentation about rocks and fossils at each library. Participants will learn what a fossil is and how they got into rocks. Everyone will get to touch a piece of the past in this interactive program. The kit, provided by Tellus Museum, encourages children to ask questions about how rocks form, how fossils are created, and how fossils are found.


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.

Dr Ngrl

New Teen Books – 6/13

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

Pawn by Aimée Carter

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Reached by Ally Condie

Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

Torn by David Massey

Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian

Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron

Same Difference by Siobhan Vivian


  • Pawn by Aimée Carter.
    See what the book cover has to say:
  • “You can be a VII. If you give up everything.

    For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.

    If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked–surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.

    There’s only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed…and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that’s not her own, she must decide which path to choose–and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she’s onyl beginning to understand.”

  • The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau.
    See what the book cover has to say:
  • “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one and the same?

    The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few, who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing–their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career.

    Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate, eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the even of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies: Trust no one.

    Surely, though, she can trust Tomas, her handsome childhood friend who offers an alliance. Tomas, who seems to care more about her with the passing of every grueling (and deadly) day of the Testing. To survive, Cia must choose: love without truth or life without trust.”

  • Reached by Ally Condie. (Book 3 of the Matched series)
    See what the book cover has to say:
  • “All will be sorted.

    Cassia’s journey began with an error, a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect facade of the Society. After crossing canyons to break free, she waits, silk and paper smuggled against her skin, ready for the final chapter.

    The wait is over.

    One young woman has raged against those who threaten to keep away what matters most–family, love, choice. Her quiet revolution is about to explode into a full-scale rebellion.”

  • Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay.
    See what the book cover has to say:
  • “In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret…

    In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, known as the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to their worlds.

    Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, she begins to care for him and question everything she has been brought up to believe.

    As secrets are revealed and Isra’s sight, which vanished during her childhood, returns, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love.”

  • Torn by David Massey.
    See what the book cover has to say:
  • “Caught in the crossfire

    In battle-scarred Afghanistan, a girl walks right into a hail of bullets: Elinor watches it with her own eyes. THe young British army medic risks the line of fire to rescue her, only to realize the girl is gone.

    To find the missing, mysterious child, Elinor enlists the help of an American Navy SEAL. But in all the confusion, with coalition troops fighting every day to maintain a fragile peace, could Ben have something to hide?

    Elinor came to Afghanistan with the hope of changing hearts and minds: What she’s about to discover will make her question everything she ever believed about love and war.”

  • Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian.
    See what the book cover has to say:
  • “Some guys have all the luck.

    At least, high school senior Tom Bouchard does. Top of his class (currently number three) and top of his game (soccer), he’s the guy with the hot girlfriend and even hotter college prospects (if he ever gets his applications done). But here’s the thing about luck: it changes. And Tom’s idyllic life quickly gets turned upside down when he least expects it.

    His hometown becomes a ‘secondary migration’ location for Somali refugees fleeing their war-ravaged homeland, refugees Tom hasn’t thought much about until four of his new Somali classmates join the soccer team. The best is Saeed, who comes out of nowhere on the field to make impossible shots. And, thanks mainly to Saeed, the team is winning. Dominating, even.

    So when a jealous rival team questions Saeed’s past–and eligibility to play in high school–the winning streak that seemed to be too good to be true might be just that. And Tom is left to grapple with a culture he doesn’t understand, and a hometown that has been changed forever.”

  • Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron.
    See what the book cover has to say:
  • “Love can be a real monster.

    Seventeen-year-old Boy has never left home. When you’re the son of Frankenstein’s Monster and the Bride, it’s tough to go out in public, unless you want to draw the attention of a torch-wielding mob. And since Boy and his family live in a secret enclave of monsters hidden under Times Square, it’s important they maintain a low profile.

    Boy’s only interactions with the world are through the Internet, where he’s a hacker extraordinaire who can hide his hulking body and stitched-together face behind a layer of code. When confict erupts at home, Boy runs away and embarks on a cross-country road trip with the granddaughters of Jekyll and Hyde, who introduce him to malls and diners, love and heartbreak. But no matter how far By runs, he can’t escape his demons–both literal and figurative–until he faces his family once more.”

  • Same Difference by Siobhan Vivian.
    See what the book cover has to say:
  • “Sometimes a girl just needs a change…

    The last thing sixteen-year-old Emily wants is to pool hop and tan her way through another summer in Cherry Grove. Now that her best friend has a boyfriend, everything feels…different in a way Emily doesn’t quite understand. So when offered a spot at a prestigious art program in Philadelphia, Emily jumps at the chance to leave her hometown for a few hours a day.

    But it takes more than a change of scenery and a new group of friends to discover yourself. As Emily bounces between a suburb where everyone tries to fit in and a city where everyone wants to be unique, she struggles to find her own identity. And while the rules may change, the pressures remain the same. Friendships can be hard to navigate. Boys are both deeply mysterious and utterly predictable. And the light between right and wrong is always a little blurry.”

Have you read any of these books?

CG – Star Lab, Fizz, Boom, Read!

Calhoun-Gordon Library presents a Star Lab for Fizz, Boom, Read!: Thursday, June 12th @ 2:00pm

Star LabStar Lab: Thursday, June 12th @ 2:00pm
The Star Lab is a mobile planetarium that allows children to experience and learn more about stars, constellations, and our universe. The hour-long program will explain what stars are and introduce the Greek constellations so they can locate them in our own night sky. Children should register at the circulation desk before the program to make sure they get a seat in the age-appropriate program. Space is limited. Image copyright of Learning Technologies, inc.


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.

Dr Ngrl

DW – Zombie Survival, Spark a Reaction

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents Zombie Survival for Spark a Reaction: Thursday, June 12th @ 3:00pm

ZombiesZombie Survival: Thursday, June 12th @ 3:00pm
Chattanooga’s Zombie Response Team will be coming to the library to talk to teens about preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse and other disasters. Teens will learn about the tools and equipment necessary for survival, check out their Response Vehicle, and make a mini-survival kit. Kit supplies are provided for the first 20 teens to register. Cropped image CC 2.0 on Flickr by Adobe of Chaos


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.

Spark a Reaction

CG – Making a Photo Journal, Spark a Reaction

Calhoun-Gordon Library presents Making a Photo Journal for Spark a Reaction: Wednesday, June 11th @ 4:00pm

Making a Photo Journal with Karli Land: Wednesday, June 11th @ 4:00pm
Make a 24-page photo-safe journal using scraps of leather and beads. Sign-up is required.

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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DW – 11-13 Coffee House, Spark a Reaction

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents a Zombie-themed 11-13 Coffee House for Spark a Reaction: Wednesday, June 11th @ 3:00pm

11-13 Coffee House: Wednesday, June 11th @ 3:00pm
Teens 11 to 13 can come to the coffee house and enjoy some snacks. Teen writers can share a zombie or apocalypse survival story or poem, or readers can read from stories they enjoy. Age-appropriate stories, 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.

Spark a Reaction

DW – 14+ Coffee House, Spark a Reaction

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents a Zombie-themed 14+ Coffee House for Spark a Reaction: Tuesday, June 10th @ 3:00pm

14+ Coffee House: Tuesday, June 10th @ 3:00pm
Teens 14 to 18 can come to the coffee house and enjoy some snacks. Teen writers can share a zombie or apocalypse survival story or poem, or readers can read from stories they enjoy.

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.

Spark a Reaction