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Family Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 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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Rock Study

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Explore the science and classification of rocks and minerals.  Activities include a game, testing the hardness of different minerals using the Moh scale, and observing the differences of sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks.  Appropriate for children ages 5-12.
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The Computer Keyboard

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
The Computer Keyboard 

Just as important as the mouse, the keyboard is a vital part of most computers. Knowing how to type is not required, but having the basic knowledge of keyboard keys is. Within this session, we will learn the essential keys and functions of the computer keyboard.  Basic computer knowledge is recommended. Advance registration is required.
 
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World Refugee Day Film Screening and Panel Discussion

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

In June, the world commemorates the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees who have been forced to flee their homes to escape war or human rights abuses.  Join us Thursday, June 21st from 6-7:30 PM in the Eichelberger Forum for a screening of the documentary “Lost Boys of Sudan.” (Shown with permission of PBS)  

Directly following the screening (7:30-8:15 PM) will be a question and answer period with a representative of Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley Refugee Resettlement Program.  Several refugees will also be available to answer questions about their experiences of coming to Dayton. 

The film will be replayed on Saturday, June 23rd from 12-2 PM, without the question and answer period, for those unable to attend Thursday, June 21st.

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Collage Journaling

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 3A, 3rd Floor
Participants in this 5-week collage-journaling class for adults, led by teaching artist Teresa Olavarria, will explore relevant themes with a combination of found, altered, and created images. Cut and torn images will be adhered to journal pages and embellished with paint and ink as desired.  All necessary supplies are provided at no cost to registrants, through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. While the classes are free, advance registration is required.
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Green Screen Lab

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Green Screen Room, 2nd Floor
Interested in learning Green Screen Room basics? This open lab will show you how to record, edit, and share or save your production and will provide basic trouble-shooting tips. Registration is not required and patrons will be helped on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call 463-2665 for more information about our Lab Sessions.
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Building Websites

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
This interactive 4-week class introduces the subjects of Web Content, HTML, Design, and CSS. Led by local web professionals, students will combine these subjects to build their own website through hands-on instruction, teaching videos, exercises, and additional resources for experimentation outside of class.  
 
This class is geated toward middle and high school students. Attendees should know the basics of how to use a computer. Laptops available for hands-on training. Please register in advance. 

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World Refugee Day Film Screening

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor

In June, the world honors the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees who have been forced to flee their homes to escape war or human rights abuses.  Join us Saturday, June 23rd from 12-1:30 PM in the Eichelberger Forum for a screening of the documentary “Lost Boys of Sudan.” (Shown with permission of PBS)

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Reading Buddies

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Main Library

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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Internet Applied

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Internet Applied 

Let’s learn how to navigate the World Wide Web. Internet Applied, second of a three-part series, will provide instruction on navigating the web. This program focuses on the Browser. The hands-on techniques taught in this class will help you understand the many features of the Browser. 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
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

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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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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Computer Basics

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Computer Basics 

Now that you have mastered the mouse, let’s learn the basics of how the computer works. We will cover the fundamentals of the Operating System. This class provides hands on instruction for beginners. Advance registration is required.

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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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Family Storytime

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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.  Appropriate for children ages 3-9.
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

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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It Came from India

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Community Room 2B. 2nd Floor
Learn about India in our Culture Club series for teens. Join us for a snack taste test, watch clips from popular films, and try your hand at Indian-inspired art. For grades 7-12.
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Internet Basics

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Internet Basics 

Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let’s go online. Let us introduce you to the World Wide Web. Internet Basics is first in a three part series to prepare you to surf the net with confidence.  Learn how the internet works. We will review Internet connection options, browsers, search engines and much more. Advance registration is required.  
 
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Dayton Literary Peace Prize Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation was established to advance peace through literature supporting those who write, publish, read and share works of fiction and nonfiction that promote peace and understanding.

2018 Titles:
February: House of Names by Colm Toibin
March: What Have We Done by David Wood
April:  The Veins of the Ocean by Patricia Engel
May: City of Thorns by Ben Rawlence
June: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi


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Voices of the Immigrant Experience

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Presented in cooperation with the Dayton Literary Peace Prize book club, Welcome Dayton’s “Voices of the Immigrant Experience” brings together diverse community members whose lives may not typically intersect. Through Voices, a panel of immigrants shares their personal stories.  This month's Dayton Literary Peace Prize book club pick is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.  In recognition of the book, African immigrants will be celebrated in this cooperative program. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.

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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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Email Applied

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Email Applied 

Now that you have an Email account, let’s review its commonly used features. This class will provide instruction on using electronic mail. You will have the opportunity to learn how to send and receive messages, manage your Inbox and more… 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
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

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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Robot Wonders

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Program our Dash and Dot robots to navigate a maze, solve puzzles, and interact with their environment. Ability to read independently required. Recommended for ages 6-12 years.
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