CG – Closed due to Renovations

Calhoun-Gordon Library will be closed October 6th – October 26th due to renovations

We’re still working on the library building and we appreciate how patient our patrons have been! We also apologize for any inconvenience this closing may cause.

Patrons are still able to use our Digital Media like eBooks, digital audiobooks, and digital magazines and Calhoun residents are welcome to use the Dalton and Chatsworth libraries! The computer labs at both branches will be available and any items checked out from Calhoun can be returned at either library. Likewise, items can be renewed and checked out from both libraries!

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 – 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.

NGRL – Library Resource Training

The library system is getting awesome digital services! We offer eBooks, digital magazines, and digital audiobooks. If you’re interested in using them but want to learn how, come to one of our training sessions with your device, library card, and PIN number.

Calhoun-Gordon eBook training: May 7th at 4:00pm. Registration is not required.
Dalton-Whitfield eBook Training: May 12th at 10:00am. Registration is required through the LTTC center. Register here.
Dalton-Whitfield Digital Magazines and Audiobooks Training: May 14th at 10:00 am. Registration is required through the LTTC center. Register here.

If you can’t make it to one, feel free to attend another!

DW – Career Counseling (LTTC)

Thinking of changing career paths or getting ready to start working? Come meet with a trained career counselor for free and discuss your options!

Dalton-Whitfield will be partnering with trained counselors to provide Career Counseling to all area residents: Fridays, 10am – 4pm March 21st – June 27th.

The counseling is free, open to everyone, and registration is not required.

If you aren’t sure what kind of career you want to start, have a career and want to change, or just want to explore your options, this counseling might be for you!

When you come in, you will need to complete a written form and an online career assessment through GA College 411, before you meet briefly with a career counselor to figure out which of the three colleges in the area (Chattahoochee Tech, Dalton State, or Georgia Northwestern Tech) will be the best to help you meet your new career goals.

Schedule

Fridays: 10am – 4pm

March 3/21
3/28
April 4/4
4/11
4/18
4/25
May 5/2
5/9
5/16
5/23
5/30
June 6/6
6/13
6/20
6/27

DW – Project Keepsake

Project Keepsake Web

Author Amber Lanier Nagle will be at Dalton-Whitfield Library: April 15th at 5:00pm and April 17th at 5:30pm

Project Keepsake is a book about the memories and stories that are a part of every keepsake. By asking the right questions, the author has drawn stories out of Northwest Georgia residents and collected them together along with pictures of the items. The goal is encourage everyone to tell their own keepsake stories so those memories can live on.

Adult Workshop – April 15th @ 5:00pm – Bring your favorite keepsake, a pen, and some paper to write along with Amber. She’ll help you get the story of your keepsake onto paper and work with you on the art of writing, including planning, organization, and revision. Start your own story while you’re there.

Reading & Signing – April 15th @ 6:00pm – Join Amber and the local Dalton residents who contributed to her book as they read some of their stories and sign copies of the book. The book will be available for sale during the reception. Attendees are invited to bring along their own keepsakes to share their stories with the audience as well, and if you attended the workshop before, your story may already be started!

Teen Workshop – April 17th @ 5:30pm – Bring your favorite keepsake, a pen, and some paper to write along with Amber. She’ll help you get the story of your keepsake onto paper and work with you on the art of writing, including planning, organization, and revision. Start your own story while you’re there.

Project Keepsake
“Amber Lanier Nagle has always been interested in keepsakes-a glass bluebird, a pocket knife, a dime-store locket, a faded fishing lure, a dented cake pan, a model train car, and so many others. “Why do you keep this?” she asks. “Where did it come from?” And then she listens as the stores and memories pour out. Project Keepsake is Nagle’s crusade to collect and publish the stories that transform simple, everyday objects into priceless keepsakes. Told in first-person by both seasoned and aspiring writers, each story in the anthology is unique, yet each reveals common threads that connect us all and celebrate the glorious human experience.” – Amazon.com description

Want to learn more about Project Keepsake? Check out the website.

DW – Job Opportunities (LTTC)

The Dalton-Whitfield Library will be offering a Job Opportunities course this April. Registration is required and limited to 20 people per class. To register, visit the Learning and Technology Training Center’s Schedule.

Classes being offered:

Job Opportunities: Basic Search – April 14th at 10am-12pm.
Job Opportunities: Online Applications, Part 1 – April 16th at 10am-12pm.
Job Opportunities: Online Applications, Part 2 – April 21th at 10am-12pm.
Job Opportunities: Resumes and Cover Letters – April 23th at 10am-12pm.

For more information about the classes, check out the class descriptions.

You must be 16 or older to register and take classes at the Learning and Technology Training Center.

CG – National Library Week

Calhoun-Gordon Library will be celebrating National Library Week: April 14th – 18th

Libraries all over the nation will be celebrating National Library Week. Join in and listen to the stories of two authors.
4/14 @ 4:30pm – Teen Writing Workshop with Amber Nagle:
CGPK
Amber Lanier Nagle will be present to teach teens how to write about a treasured keepsake of their own. Learn the basics of planning, writing, and editing a story. Bring a keepsake of your own, pens, and paper.
Interested in attending, but not a teen? Dalton-Whitfield library will be hosting Project Keepsake workshops for adults and teens.

4/16 @ 10:30am – GiGi’s Pajama Party Storytime:
Come enjoy a special story time for toddlers! Wear your favorite PJs and have some fun.

4/17 @ 10:30am – Author’s Tea with Natalie Czerkasij Lewellen:
Deliverance by Natalie Czerkasij Lewellen; image from Adventist Book Center.com
Natalie Czerkasij Lewellen will talk about the book she co-authored about her mother’s life in the Ukraine during World War II.

DW – Witness to the Holocaust

Dalton-Whitfield Library will be hosting “Witness to the Holocaust”: Thursday, February 13th – Thursday, February 27th

This event is free and open to the public.

Come see the display at the library and learn about William Alexander “W.A” Scott III and his time as a photographer in a segregated battalion during World War II. W.A. was a Georgia resident and a civil rights activist. The exhibit is sponsored by The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust with the Georgia Public Library Service and also looks at the similarities between racial laws in the United States and in Germany.

The panels that will be on display are a part of a larger, permanent exhibit called Anne Frank in the World: 1929-1945 in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

Witness to the Holocaust Flyer

For more information, visit Witness to the Holocaust 2014 Library Tour.

NGRL – Inclement Weather

NGRL Inclement Weather Closings

Check this page regularly when the weather’s predicted to be bad this winter. This page will be updated regularly. Please note, if your books are due on a day when the library is closed all day for weather or other emergencies, you will not be charged overdue fines for that day. When the library reopens or opens for a half-day, fines will resume.

Any planned events at the library, such as tax preparation, story time, or other programs will be cancelled or postponed if the library is closed.

Calhoun-Gordon Library

2/11 – CLOSED
2/12 – CLOSED
2/13 – CLOSED
2/14 – OPEN Regular hours

Chatsworth-Murray Library

2/11 – CLOSED
2/12 – CLOSED
2/13 – CLOSED
2/14 – OPEN Regular hours

Dalton-Whitfield Library

2/11 – CLOSED
2/12 – CLOSED
2/13 – CLOSED
2/14 – OPEN Regular hours

Please check back frequently as these may change. Also check the events calendar and our Facebook page for up-to-date information.