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Polar Express Story Walk

Saturday, December 29, 2018
Main Library
Opportunity Space @ St. Clair, 1st Floor
Stroll past the pages of this classic picture book. There will be train and bell-themed activities for children.  
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Baby Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
It’s never too early to grow a child’s love of learning. This is an early literacy-based program using music, rhymes, stories and more. For children up to 24 months with a caregiver.
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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
Begin your preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalence) GED, HiSet, TASC with FREE Adult Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of HSE success. Engage in workplace skills with Key Train/Work Keys training, ADP (Adult Diploma Program options) and studying with career coaching. Classes held at the Main Library Technology Lab B, 215 E Third Street, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center Aspire program at 937-854-6287.


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Beginning Genealogy

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 1A, 1st Floor
Get started right or review the basics of gathering information, citing sources, and compiling data into a usable end product.  
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Internet Searching

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
This session rounds up the Internet series. Designed to equip attendees with the necessary skills to search the web, discover how to research online with search engines, subject directories, and specialized databases. Requires advance registration.
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Random Fandom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Teen Edge Area, 2nd Floor
Celebrate your favorite fandoms with a different activity at each session!  For grades 7-12.
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Family Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An opportunity for quality family time with books, songs and activities that parents and their children can enjoy together.
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Computer In Action

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Third class of the Computer series “What every computer user should know”. Add to your knowledge with a review of basic computer safety and security. This session will provide resources to help you understand common computer issues such as Cookies, Viruses, and more… Advance registration is required.

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Reading Buddies

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Story Corner, 1st Floor

Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend time with any child who needs a little extra reading practice. Reading Buddies can read aloud to a child, listen to a child read, or both. 

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Ebenezer Duke: A Musical Re-Telling of "A Christmas Carol"

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Ebenezer Duke is a brand new mini-musical; a 45-minute re-telling of "A Christmas Carol" told through original songs, storytelling/acting, dance, and audience participation.  The show is great for all ages and especially for families looking to do something fun and festive together during the holiday season.

Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith, a spirited performer, a skilled guitarist and captivating tap-dancer.  Using his distinct baritone, he sings his hilarious and imaginative songs that all ages will delight in together. From Madison, WI, Duke plays nearly 150 shows a year throughout the midwest and beyond; in libraries, schools, living rooms, churches, theatres, festivals, and fairs.  His energetic live show is filled with improvisation, audience participation, dancing, and outrageous fun!
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Caldecott Prediction Party

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Celebrate the upcoming 2019 Caldecott Medal, awarded to the most distinguished American picture book for children. Browse through the year's top contenders for this prestigious award, experiment with different art media to see if you've got what it takes to produce a champion picture book, and vote for your favorite. We will tally votes and announce our local favorite at 5 pm. All ages welcome. 
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Before You Buy: Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, eBooks & Smartphones

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Overwhelmed by unlimited, never-ending choices for desktops, laptops, tablets, eBooks & Smartphones? The Library can help you clear up the confusion. With a hand on approach, this session provides attendees with a starting point for researching the latest computer technology. Learn how to do your research before you buy. 
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On Stage @ The Eichelberger Forum

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Bring your lunch, a book or a friend and enjoy live musical performances at the Main Library. This series is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.
  • 9/28/18 Jazz with Duante Beddingfield feat. The Randy Villars Trio
  • 10/26/18 Collage of music with the talented students of the University of Dayton's Music Department
  • 11/23/18 Guitar stylings of Jim McCutcheon
  • 11/30/18 Renaissance music and storytelling with Wind in the Woods Early Music Ensemble
  • 12/7/18 Bluegrass and gospel with Lafferty Pike
  • 12/14/18 Classic rock keyboard and vocals with Trey Stone
  • 12/21/18 Salsa music with Al Son Del Iya
  • 12/28/18 Funk & R&B with DJ Basim.
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Maker Fair

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Be a part of the maker movement at your library. Whether you are a crafter, a tinkerer, a techie, an artist, or just curious, join us for a celebration of creativity and making. Explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) through hands on activities. 

Also drop in to the Opportunity Space @ St. Clair to visit the Polar Express StoryWalk.
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iOS

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
If you own an iPad, iPod or iPhone this class will help you understand Apples current Mobile Operating system iOS. This introductory session will cover the basics of Apple's iOS and provide information to help you better use your Apple mobile devices. We will introduce you to the options available for setting up and keeping things in sync as well as basic user functions. Advance registration is required. 

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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
Begin your preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalence) GED, HiSet, TASC with FREE Adult Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of HSE success. Engage in workplace skills with Key Train/Work Keys training, ADP (Adult Diploma Program options) and studying with career coaching. Classes held at the Main Library Technology Lab B, 215 E Third Street, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center Aspire program at 937-854-6287.


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Cut, Copy & Paste

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Cut, Copy & Paste

Learn about an essential tool to aid in becoming an efficient computer user. Cut, Copy and Paste is a combination of computer functions designed to help you complete most computer task quickly. Learn why you need to know about them and how use them properly. Basic computer knowledge is recommended. Advance registration required.

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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver. 
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DML Databases: Learning and Exploring

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Get a quick introduction to six valuable databases that are available free through the Dayton Metro Library website. Learn how to find contact information for businesses, find auto repair information, find a good novel to read, learn a language,  access legal forms, and more. Advance registration recommended.

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Talk Tables

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library

Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk Tables at the Dayton Metro Library provide a place for individuals to engage in conversation and learn about helpful resources too. 

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Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.
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Play and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Story Corner, 1st Floor
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. This program provides a great opportunity for socializing your child as well as making connections with other parents.
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Upload & Download

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Upload & Download

Sharing pictures, submitting resume or turning in homework online, at some point you will need to learn how to move files from your computer to another. Designed as a supplemental class for our Computer and Email Series, attend this session to learn how to move and share computer files. Basic computer knowledge is recommended. Advance registration required.

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Lil' Robot Wonders

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Learn the basics of coding with Dash and Dot. Independent reading required. For students in grades 1-4. 
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Teen Gingerbread House Workshop

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Teen Edge Area, 2nd Floor
Create the delicious winter wonderland of your dreams out of candy, frosting, and crackers.  Supplies limited.  For grades 7-12.
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