DW – Chattanooga Symphony – The Happiness Project

Dalton-Whitfield Library’s The Happiness Project presents the Chattanooga Symphony playing some upbeat music: October 30th at 5:30pm

Join the library and other members of the community in listening to some happy, upbeat music played by the Chattanooga Symphony.

While you’re here, make sure you pick up a fabric square for the Happiness Quilt. Draw or write what makes you happy on it and bring it back to the library so we can make a community-based quilt!

Find more information about the Happiness Project.

DW – LTTC Grand Opening

Dalton-Whitfield presents the Learning and Technology Training Center Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on September 30 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm! The Ribbon Cutting will be at 5:30 pm.

Dalton-Whitfield Library is working with other community organizations to offer the Learning and Technology Training Center. The computer lab will be moving into the center, and there will be technology-based classes available, as well as spaces for tutors to work with students and a sitting area with electrical outlets and free wireless internet! Drop by during the grand opening to see the new space, enjoy refreshments, and learn what the LTTC has to offer you.

Get a first look at the LTTC which will have:

  • State of the art technology, including a 3-D printer
  • Convertible classrooms/Makerspaces
  • Comfortable seating area for laptop, tablet, and other wi-fi device use
  • Computer lab
  • Community Meeting Space
  • Private Tutoring Rooms
  • Free Computer and Job Training Classes
  • Collaborative Workspace

LTTC Grand Opening

DW – Teen Advisory Group Meeting

Dalton-Whitfield Library is reintroducing the Teen Advisory Group called TAG! The first meeting will be September 25, 2014 at 5:30pm

Teens between 6-12th grade are invited to join the TAG group. This is a volunteer opportunity that will allow you to help plan teen programs, give feedback on the library’s teen collection, and promote how great the library can be!

Snacks will be provided.

TAG poster

DW – Computer Lab Closed

Dalton-Whitfield Library’s Computer Lab will be closed: Wednesday, September 24th at 5:00pm until Thursday, September 25th at 12:00pm

The staff at Dalton-Whitfield Library will use the closed time to move the Computer Lab to the Learning and Technology Training Center. When the Lab reopens, it will be on the 1st floor of the library. To reach the 1st floor, simply take the elevator down and then turn left.

The last log-in on the computers will be at 4:00pm and time will not be extended past 5:00pm.

We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience! Make sure you drop by the Grand Opening on September 30th from 3:30pm – 6:30pm. Learn more about the Grand Opening.

DW – The Happiness Project

Dalton-Whitfield Library is hosting The Happiness Project: September, October, and November

Adults and teens, join the library in reading and discussing books and then watching the movie! See below for the full schedule and the calendar for individual events. Kids, come to story time and explore what makes you happy!

September

  • 9th at 6pm: Discussion of Gretchin Rubin’s Project Happiness
  • 11th at 6pm: Gretchen Rubin’s Youtube Interview and Discussion

October

  • 7th at 6pm: Discussion of Chris Gardner’s Pursuit of Happyness
  • 9th at 6pm: Watch a Movie!
  • 21st at 6pm: Discussion of Julie Powell’s Julie and Julia
  • 23rd at 6pm: Watch a Movie!

November

  • 4th at 6pm: Discussion of Ben Carson’s Gifted Hands
  • 6th at 6pm: Watch a Movie!

October Children’s Program
Happy Harvest month! Children will explore what makes them happy during story times and enjoy upbeat music and movies.

  • 18th at 11:30am: Watch a Movie!
  • 25th at 11:30am: Watch a Movie!
  • 30th at 6pm: Chattanooga’s Symphony

Happiness Quilt
During the months of September through November, everyone is encouraged to submit a square to the library with what makes them happy written or drawn on it. These squares will be joined together to form the Happiness quilt. Library customers will be able to watch the quilt grow as new squares are added.

DW – Python Computer Coding, Spark a Reaction

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents Python Computer Coding for Spark a Reaction: July 24th @ 3:00pm

PythonPython®: Thursday, July 24th @ 3:00pm
Learn the basics of object-oriented programming with Python®. Teens will receive an introduction to the language and create their first program. Object-oriented programming is the root of other programming languages, including Java. Workstations will be available for the first 20 teens to register.

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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DW – Clay Day, Spark a Reaction

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents Clay Day for Spark a Reaction: Thursday, July 17th @ 3:00pm

ClayPolymer Clay Day: Thursday, July 17th @ 3:00pm
Artist Tammy Pryce creates beautiful clay sculptures of dragons with steampunk elements. She’ll teach teens the basics of working with polymer clay and then let them loose to create. From sonic screwdrivers to zombies to jewelry, if teens can imagine it, they can try to make it. Projects can be taken home to bake. Clay provided for the first 20 teens to register Image copyright Tammy Pryce and used with permission


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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DW – Forensics, Spark a Reaction

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents Forensics for Spark a Reaction: July 10th @ 3:00pm

CrimeForensics: Thursday, July 10th @ 3:00pm
Whitfield County’s Sheriff Department will be sending over a crime scene investigator to talk about what he does for a living. Teens will be able to ask questions, see evidence, and learn how crimes are investigated in real life. The investigator will be showing fingerprinting methods and how evidence is collected as well as other hands-on activities. Cropped image CC 2.0 on Flickr by silver marquis


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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DW – 11-13 Coffee House, Spark a Reaction

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents a Mystery-themed 11-13 Coffee House: Wednesday, July 9th @ 3:00pm

11-13 Coffee House: Wednesday, July 9th @ 3:00pm
Teens 11 to 13 can come to the coffee house and enjoy some snacks. Teen writers can share a mystery 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