DW Teen Blog

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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 – 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 – Robots 101, Spark a Reaction

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents Robots 101 for Spark a Reaction: Thursday, June 19th @ 3:00pm

RobotRobotics 101: Thursday, June 19th @ 3:00pm
Mr. Holloway from Dalton High school will be here to walk teens through building a simple line-tracking robot and programming it to follow a path. Teens will be paired up for this project, so bring a friend! Robots will remain at the library for future programs and for teens to use while at the library. 10 robot kits will be available, so there may be up to 10 groups of teens.Cropped and edited image CC 3.0 on Wikimedia by D.J. Shin


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 – Rocketry, Spark a Reaction

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents Rocketry for Spark a Reaction: Thursday, June 5th @ 12:00pm

RocketRocketry: Thursday, June 5th @ 12:00pm
The Southern Area Rocketry (SoAR) Association will be coming out to work with teens. Teens will learn about how rockets work, how to predict the heights they can reach, and more while making a model rocket. Once it’s decorated, teens and parents can head over to Heritage Park where we will be launching the rockets. Teens will get to keep their rockets when they are done! Rockets are provided for the first 30 teens to register. Parents are asked to provide transportation for their teens. Cropped image is CC 2.5 on Wikimedia by Justin Lebar


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 – Light it Up! Spark a Reaction

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents Light it Up for Spark a Reaction: Thursday, June 26th @ 3:00pm

LEDsLight it Up: Thursday, June 26th @ 3:00pm
Teens have an opportunity to use household supplies to make LEDs light up. Simple things like watch batteries, paper clips, paper fasteners, and cardboard can create a circuit. Circuits can be used to make light up art and cards. There will be supplies for the first 20 teens to register. Cropped image CC 2.0 on Flickr by warrenski


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 – Teens Make it Your Library

Dalton-Whitfield Library hosts Make it Your Library: May 1st @ 5:30pm

Do you want book clubs? Study nights? Crafts every week? Movies on a different day (or different movies!)? Art displays? Minecraft or other video games? Other events?

We want to know so that we can make it happen! Drop by the library on May 1st at 5:30 to tell the library your ideas on how to make the library somewhere you’d like to visit. Also help us name our summer reading programs and learn about our plans for that.

Interested teens may then find out more information about joining the Teen Advisory Group and earning community service.

DW – Teen Writing Workshop

A big thanks to every one of the 21 teens who joined Amber Nagle in our teen writing workshop. Here are a couple of photos from the event–it seems like everyone enjoyed themselves.

In 6th-12th grade and want to have a say in the kind of events the library has for teenagers? Drop by on May 1st at 5:30 to discuss how to Make it Your Library.

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 – 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