May. 06, 2018

Library Happenings across the Region: May 6, 2018

Man using a computer with other computers in the background.
Patron Jerry Haley works studiously on one of the many computers in the library’s tech lab.

This week’s Bookshelf will highlight some of the free events that our Calhoun, Chatsworth and Dalton library branches will be hosting during the month of May. We genuinely hope to see you at some (or all!) of these awesome programs. Before we move forward, we would like to note that our Dalton branch will be closed on Saturday, May 12th, for the Bill Gregory Healthcare Classic. Our Calhoun and Chatsworth branches will be closed Tuesday, May 15th, for staff development. All of our branches will be closed Saturday, May 26th – Monday, May 28th, for the Memorial Day holiday.

Each library branch within the Northwest Georgia Regional Library System is unique and offers programming that meets the needs of their respective communities. We encourage you to take a look at the abbreviated calendar for each of our branches below. Keep in mind that this is just a slight glimpse into our schedule. You can access our full calendar via our website,, or on Facebook.

Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library

  • Read with Carl: Friday, May 18th, from 4:00-5:00 pm. Calling all children! Come sit awhile and read with Carl, a very sweet & loveable golden retriever. Carl is an Alliance of Therapy Dogs member and is trained to be petted, loved on and read to.
  • ESOL Classes: Saturdays from 10:00 am- noon. Join us on the 12th and 19th of this month to learn the English language.
  • High School TAB (Teen Advisory Board): Monday, May 14th, from 4:30-6:00 pm. Have a voice in your library while earning community service hours. Board will discuss and vote on activities offered, resources ordered, and more. Applications, available at the circulation desk, must be filled out and turned in ahead of time.
  • Friends of the Library Book Sale: Thursday, May 17th, and Friday, May 18th, from 10:00-6:00 pm. Saturday, May 19th, from 10:00-3:00 pm.
  • Adult Brown Bag Book Club: Wednesday, May 23rd, from 12:30-1:30 pm. This is a book club with a twist. This month, we will be voting on the themes we would like to read at each meeting. Bring your own lunch and enjoy time with other adults.
  • Summer Reading Sign Ups Begin Tuesday, May 29th! Libraries Rock!

Chatsworth-Murray County Public Library

Note: the library is temporarily located at 100 N 3rd Ave Chatsworth, GA 30705.

  • Storytime is held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30. This weekly activity for young children provides 2-3 engaging stories along with songs and crafts. This month, the themes include “I Love My Mommy” on the 9th, “Do I Have to Use My Manners?” on the 16th, “Memorial Day” on the 23rd and “Birthdays are Fun!” on the 30th.
  • Preschool Movie Morning: Friday, April 11th, from 10:30- 11:30 am. Come and enjoy popcorn, juice boxes and a fun preschool movie.
  • S.T.E.A.M Club: Thursday, May 17th, from 3:45-4:30 pm. Kindergarten- 5th grade. This month’s program is all about money. Come and learn about buying, saving and giving!
  • Summer Reading Sign Ups Begin Tuesday, May 29th! Libraries Rock!

Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library

  • Tweens Create: Comic Book Bookmarks: Monday, May 7th, @ 4:30 pm. Tweens will learn how to make cool bookmarks out of strips of super hero comics. Open to 4th – 8th graders; refreshments and materials provided.
  • Best Travel Apps Class: Wednesday, May 9th, from 11:00-12:30 pm and Thursday, May 10th, from 5:30-7:00 pm. Learn how popular travel apps such as Priceline, Trip Advisor, Uber and even First Aid can help you enjoy your next trip.
  • Pokémon League: Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm. Open to all ages!!! The Dalton Library Pokemon® League is an officially sanctioned weekly event that allows trainers of every age to come together and play the Trading Card Game and the Video Game. Every Wednesday night, players meet and participate in battles. Every match you play, win or lose, earns league points that can be redeemed at the end of each season for monthly prizes. We hope to see you on the 16th, 23rd, and 30th.
  • Kids Create: Food Fun: Monday, May 21st, @ 5:00. Kids in grades K-5 will test their senses in different food experiments and make a fun take-home snack. Limit 20 participants: no early sign ups or registration. Parent or guardian must be in attendance.
  • TAG (Teen Advisory Group) Meeting: Tuesday, May 29th, @ 4:30 pm. Teens, 8th – 12th grade, will meet to discuss and suggest events, books and more. Come let your voice be heard! Free food included…who doesn’t like pizza?
  • Summer Reading Sign Ups Begin Tuesday, May 29th! Libraries Rock!

We are always looking for new and exciting things to offer our patrons, so please feel free to send suggestions our way. If you’re interested in staying up-to-date with our libraries’ daily happenings, you can follow each branch on Instagram! Find us @CalhounGALib, @ChatsworthGALib and @DaltonGALibrary.

Thank you for stopping by The Bookshelf. Don’t be a stranger; come by the library and say “Hi” soon.



Betsy P.
Northwest Georgia Regional Library System
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