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.

FreeFile Eligibility!

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

FreeFile Information
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.


  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!



*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:

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.


Family Movie Day

Family Movie Day will be hosting movies on the 3rd and 4th Saturdays of the month. The movies will begin at 11:00 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.

For family movie information, please contact 706-876-1390.


Teen Movie Night

Teen Movie Night will be hosting movies occasionally on Friday evenings. The movies will begin at 4:30 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 706-876-1390.

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 706-876-1390. 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.

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.

The Traveling Show Flyer

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.

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.