CM – Board of Trustees Meeting

Chatsworth-Murray County Library’s Board of Trustees will be meeting on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 5:30pm

The Board of Trustees helps determine budgets, policies, and so much more for the Chatsworth-Murray County Library. Their meetings are open to the public, so this is your opportunity to come and speak your piece. Board of Trustees meetings occur quarterly on the 2nd Thursday of January, April, July, and October.

CM – Geology Slideshow, Talk, and Walk

Georgia Rocks, The Georgia Appalachian Trail Club, Dr. Bill Witherspoon, and Chatsworth-Murray County Library are partnering together to provide a Geologist Talk and Walk: Fort Mountain on Saturday, April 9, 2016 beginning at 10:30am at Chatsworth-Murray County Library

Georgia RocksGeologist Talk and Walk: Fort Mountain, April 9

Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of the popular guide, Roadside Geology of Georgia, will present a Fort Mountain slide show and geology walk on Saturday, April 9, in partnership with the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club.

About two hours north of Atlanta, Fort Mountain is the most prominent peak along the west front of Georgia’s rugged Blue Ridge, and is named after its mysterious pre-European stone wall. Its fascinating geology includes one of the lowest-elevation boulder fields in Georgia, billion-year-old rocks once mined for talc, rocks more than 600 million years old made of eroded fragments of the older rocks, and one of the Appalachians’ greatest faults.

The talk and slide show, “Fort Mountain Oddities: the Wall was the Last of Many,” will be at 10:30 AM in the Chatsworth-Murray Library, 706 Old Dalton-Ellijay Road, Chatsworth, GA, 30705.

At 12:00 noon, walkers can bring a sack lunch to gather at Picnic Shelter #7 near the West Overlook trailhead in Fort Mountain State Park. At 1:00, Witherspoon will guide a walk past the boulder field and outcrops of ancient rocks to the overlook, from which Lookout Mountain, 35 miles to the west, is often visible. From there, walkers will visit the newly restored 1930’s fire tower and then traverse the entire 885-foot length of the wall.

The events are free to the public. There is a $5 state park parking fee. [Please note: The State Park and Historical Site pass is available for checkout during normal library hours and can provide free parking for one vehicle.]

Roadside Geology of Georgia, a full-color 320-page guide, is the 25th book in a Mountain Press Publishing series for the general reader that has sold over one million copies. “Our goal is to take the reader to Georgia’s natural wonders and explain the science that lies behind the scenery,” says Witherspoon, who taught geology to K-12 students and their teachers for 17 years at DeKalb County Schools’ Fernbank Science Center, and co-authored the 2013 book with Dr. Pamela Gore of Georgia State University.

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Geologist Talk and Walk: Fort Mountain, April 9 Press Release

CM – CLOSED due to weather

Chatsworth-Murray County Library will be closed all day on February 10, 2016 due to the weather

Murray county schools are closed, so we have decided to take the safer route and close as well. Please stay warm and stay safe. Do not use the book drops unless you feel safe driving. Keep an eye on the website, Facebook, and TV9 for any updates.

During this time, if you have a working library card and PIN, you can always access our eBooks and eAudiobooks by going to our Digital Media Page.
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CM – CLOSED due to Inclement Weather

Chatsworth-Murray County Library will be closing at 1:00pm on Friday, January 22, 2016 due to the forecasted inclement weather.

We hope everyone stays safe and warm during this potential weather. We do ask that you do not use the bookdrops unless you feel it is safe to drive. We don’t want anyone to risk their safety!

During this time, eBooks and eAudiobooks will be available for download. Check our Digital Media Page for more information. All you need is a library card and a PIN number.

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CM – CLOSED for Inclement weather!

Chatsworth-Murray County Library will be closed all day on January 20, 2016 due to forecasted inclement weather

Murray county schools are closing, and to protect the community and the staff, Chatsworth-Murray County Library will be closed due to the weather. Story time will be cancelled for today. Join us next week on the 27th!


During this time, you can always check out ebooks and eAudiobooks by visiting our Digital Media page. For your own safety, we ask that you do not use our bookdrops unless you feel conditions are safe.

CM-Chatsworth-Murray County Library Board of Trustees Meeting

The Chatsworth-Murray County Library Board of Trustees will be holding their quarterly meeting on January 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm at the Chatsworth-Murray County Library. The meeting is open to the public.

If you are interested in the meeting or would like to know more, please contact the Chatsworth-Murray County Library at 706-695-4200 for more information.