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.

FreeFile Eligibility!

Can you FreeFile your 2013 Georgia Taxes this year? The maximum income limit has been raised, so check it out!

FreeFile Information
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The text of the flyer:

Georgia individual taxpayers who earned $58,000 or less in 2013 may qualify for free filing of their income tax returns.

THREE EASY STEPS

  1. Go to: http://etax.dor.ga.gov.
  2. Click on: “File My Return for Free” or the FreeFile Banner.
  3. Select a Vendor and click the appropriate link. IT’S THAT EASY!

REMEMBER

  • TO ENSURE THAT YOU CAN FILE YOUR STATE AND FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURNS FOR FREE, CLICK ON A VENDOR’S INFORMATION LINK ON THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE WEBSITE.*
  • IF YOU HAVE ALREADY FILED YOUR FEDERAL RETURN, YOU MAY STILL BE ABLE TO FILE YOUR STATE RETURN FOR FREE.

*The Georgia Department of Revenue neither endorses nor recommends any of the software vendors.

eBook Survey!

Northwest Georgia Regional Library System is considering purchasing eBooks. To help us determine which service we should go with, we need to know the devices our community uses the most.

Please take this survey: it’s totally anonymous and will only be used to determine how to best provide services.

Survey Link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P7Q9969

Thanks for all your help!

Feel free to comment your questions, concerns, or suggestions.

DW Movies @ the Library

Dalton-Whitfield Library will be hosting movie showings at the library! These movies are free to watch and concessions will be available. Come take part in one of our showtimes or in several.

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Family Movie Day

Family Movie Day will be hosting movies on the 3rd and 4th Saturdays of the month. The movies will begin at 11:30 a.m. Additional showings may be offered on different days and at different hours. All ages are welcome to participate. Movies will be between G and PG.

Showtimes
June 21st, 2014 – Rated PG, animated comedy, our favorite blocky yellow people have to save the world.
June 28th, 2014 – Rated PG, animated comedy, our favorite blocky yellow people have to save the world.

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Teen Movie Night

Teen Movie Night will be hosting movies once or twice a month on a Friday evening. The movies will begin at 3:00 p.m. 6th grade and up are welcome. Movies will be between G and PG-13. For parents with concerns on ratings, feel free to view the movie with your child!

For teen movie information, please contact 706-876-1365.

Showtimes
May 30th, 2014 – Rated PG, two princesses learn to overcome their differences to save their kingdom.
June 13th, 2014 – Rated PG-13, zombies! some language, lots of violence.
June 27th, 2014 – Rated PG-13, a young boy goes to space to defeat some aliens.
July 11th, 2014 – Rated PG-13, follow everyone’s favorite detective as he solves some mysteries, violence.
July 25th, 2014 – Rated PG-13, follow everyone’s favorite detective for a second time as he solves mysteries relating to a possible war, violence.

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Classic Movie Matinée

Classic Movie Matinée will be hosting movies once or twice a month on a Thursday. The movies will begin at 2:00 p.m. All ages are welcome to participate. Movies will be rated G – PG-13 or not rated.

Showtimes
Showtimes TBA.

Come and enjoy our movie showings and bring your friends!

For more information, including the title of the movie showing, please contact the library at 706-876-1360. Keep checking an eye on the calendar for showtimes or pick up a calendar at the library.

Congratulations to our Raffle Winners!

Thank you to everyone who came to the Open House to celebrate the changes in the library and the Traveling Show. We appreciate your support and were delighted to see some new faces!

Congratulations to our raffle winners:

The winners of the Kindle and the Samsung Galaxy Tab

Caseon with his new Kindle; Promise with her new Samsung Galaxy Tab; YA librarian, Betsy; and Library Director, Linda.

LeapFrog LeapPad winner

Samantha with her new LeapFrog LeapPad and Children’s Librarian, Karol.

National Library Card Sign Up Month

September is national Library Card Sign-Up month! Come by the library and register for PINES library card. With it, you get access to free:

  • Books
  • Movies
  • Audiobooks
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Wireless internet and computers
  • Free programs for kids and teens
  • Reference, research, and homework help

How many cards in your wallet or on your key chain give you access to all of that? To find out the value a library card can bring you, check out the Library Value Calculator.

To get a library card, you must have a photo ID and something showing your current address. For a full list of accepted proof of address items, visit our Library Card page. Children under the age of 17 must have a parent or guardian with them to register for the card, but can get the card at any age.

If you already have a library card, let us know what library service you use and like the most in the comments, what the value of the library is to you, and what you would find most useful for us to add! Or, let us know on Facebook.

Bandy Heritage Center Events

Dalton State College has created the Bandy Heritage Center to celebrate northwest Georgia’s history and culture. In October and November, they are hosting a few free lectures. Anyone is welcome to attend the lectures, which are aimed at those interested in history and genealogy.

Bandy Heritage center events will be generally held in Room 105 of the James E. Brown Center at Dalton State College.

For more information about events hosted by the Bandy Heritage center, check out their website Bandy Heritage Center.

If you are interested in genealogy, don’t forget to check in at the library and look at our Genealogy room.

DW – The Traveling Show

UPDATE: The Traveling Show has come and gone. Thank you to everyone who came! Don’t forget to check out the new mural on the corner of King and Hamilton street.

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The Traveling Show – September 25-28

Dalton-Whitfield Library is proud to host gloATL and Living Walls as they begin a journey through Georgia, sharing art, community, and discussion. We are partnering with the Creative Arts Guild, Downtown Dalton Development Authority, City of Dalton, Dalton State College, and Kellie Smith Design Studio. Visit The Traveling Show Facebook Page to get more information about the tour as a whole.

All events will be free and open to the public. Exception: Schools may have a policy about visitors on the school grounds, so check with the schools if you are interested in those performances.

There will be several community events here in Dalton between September 25th and September 28th.

Wednesday, Sept. 25th:

  • 5:00pm – Dalton-Whitfield Library Open House & Artist Reception
  • 6:00pm – Rauschenberg lecture

Thursday, Sept. 26th:

  • 8:30am – Eastside Elementary School Float: An Urban Fantasy performance by gloATL
  • 11:30am – Dalton State College Installation on the student green
  • 1:00pm – Artists Lecture: “Collaboration as Salvation” by gloATL and Living Walls
  • 4:00pm – Site Lecture: Tactical Urbanism on the corner of King and Hamilton with tents and chairs available from Downtown Development
  • 4:30pm – Public Intervention: Dalton Green at the Courthouse by gloATL
  • 7:00pm – Creative Arts Guild Installation in the Sculpture Garden
  • 7:45pm – Art as Citizen Lecture at the Creative Arts Guild

Friday, Sept. 27th:

  • 8:30am – Blueridge Elementary Float: An Urban Fantasy performance by gloATL
  • 12:00pm – Dalton-Whitfield Library Lunch & Learn Brown Bag Lecture: “Mural Art Making” by Living Walls
  • 4:00pm – Creative Arts Guild Master Dance Class by Sean Johnson
  • 6:30pm – Public Shop: Mall Installation by gloATL

Saturday, Sept. 28th:

  • 3:00pm – Installation gloATL tech/dress
  • 6:00pm – Mural Reveal & Physical Installation at the corner of King and Hamilton by gloATL and Living Walls

Download your own copy of “The Traveling Show” schedule.

Georgia Libraries’ Family Passes

Información en español

Did you know that Georgia Libraries offer free or discounted passes to families who check out certain materials? They can be used once per family, and the value is unbeatable! Click on an image go to the websites for the companies where you can find hours, locations, and more.

Zoo Atlanta Family Pass

Zoo Atlanta

The Zoo Atlanta Family pass can be checked out once per year per family. The pass provides up to two adult tickets and up to two children’s tickets–for free! All you have to do is check out the Zoo Pass Video and watch it. When you bring it back to the library, the staff will give you a zoo pass.

 

How It Works

  • Check out the video from the library, watch it, then bring it back.
  • The librarians provide you with a zoo pass that you fill in with your family’s name.
  • Sometime in the next seven days, go to the zoo with up to two adults and two kids and get free general admission! Make sure to bring some ID!

Things to Remember

  • Zoo Pass DVDs cannot be held for anyone! We cannot guarantee the videos will be available, and they are checked out frequently.
  • The best way to get the pass is to give your local library a call and ask if it’s available. If it is, then rush over to grab it, because it might not be there for long. If it isn’t, give it a few days and call again.
  • Pass DVDs check out for up to seven days and cannot be renewed. Overdue fees are $0.50 per day. A lost Zoo Pass DVD costs $30.00 to replace.

Frequently Asked Questions for the Zoo Pass

Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Pass

The library offers family passes to visit a Georgia Historic Site with a parking pass. It can be checked out once per year per family. It provides four tickets–for free! All you have to do is check out the pass and then go to the park.

How It Works

  • Check out the pass from the library.
  • Do some research on a historic site to visit at Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites
  • In the next seven days, visit the park and use the hang tag to get free parking. Make sure you bring some ID!
  • Return the passes to the library.

Things to Remember

  • State Park Passes cannot be held for anyone! We cannot guarantee the pass will be available.
  • The best way to get the pass is to give your local library a call and ask if it is available.
  • Passes check out for up to seven days and can be renewed once. Overdue fees are $3.00 per day. A lost State Park Pass costs $50.00 to replace.

Go Fish Education Center Passes

The library offers family passes to visit the Go Fish Education Center in Perry, Georgia. It can be checked out once per year per family. It provides up to four tickets–for free! All you have to do is check out the pass and visit the center.

 

How It Works

  • Check the pass out from the library.
  • Within the next seven days, visit the Go Fish Education Center on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Make sure you bring some ID!
  • Bring the pass back to the library.

Things to Remember

  • Go Fish Education Center Passes cannot be held for anyone! We cannot guarantee the pass will be available.
  • The best way to get the pass is to give your local library a call and ask if it is available.
  • Passes check out for up to seven days and cannot be renewed. Overdue fees are $3.00 per day. A lost Go Fish Education pass costs $50.00 to replace.
  • Center for Puppetry Arts Museum Pass

    The library offers a Center for Puppetry Arts Museum Pass for the Center in Atlanta. The pass allows a family of up to four to gain free access to the Puppetry Arts Museum and holders can get discounted tickets to the shows and workshops with it. All you have to do is check the pass out, make reservations, and go!

    How it Works

    • Check out the pass from the library.
    • Make reservations to attend the museum at least 48 hours before you go to the center.
    • Go to the museum! Purchase tickets for shows or workshops while there if you want to attend those. Make sure you bring some ID!
    • Return the pass to the library.

    Things to Remember

    • Center for Puppetry Arts Museum Passes cannot be held for anyone! We cannot guarantee the pass will be available.
    • The best way to get the pass is to give your local library a call and ask if it is available.
    • Passes check out for up to seven days and can be renewed once. Overdue fees are $3.00 per day. A lost Center for Puppetry Arts pass costs $50.00 to replace.