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Teen Fiction Contest

Saturday, November 30, 2019
All Locations
Are you a teen author? Have you always wanted to be a teen author? This is your chance.  Submit your entry via email to contest@daytonmetrolibrary.org during the month of November.  Entries will be accepted in four categories: Grades 7-9  Flash Fiction (500 words or less), Grades 10-12 Flash Fiction (500 words or less), Grades 7-9 General Fiction (500-2000 words), and Grades 10-12 General Fiction (500-2000 words).  Winners will be awarded Amazon Gift Cards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category.  
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Before You Buy: Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, eBooks & Smartphone’s

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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StoryCon: Teen

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
StoryConJoin 8 authors for an afternoon of writing, drawing, publishing, and more.  There will be a panel discussion to kick off the event at noon.  Following that will be two breakout sessions where you can get hands-on workshops with all of our authors.  From 4 - 5:00pm, there will be a meet and greet reception for you to meet the authors and have them sign books.  Books will be available for sale during the meet and greet time.  All are welcome at this event, but teens will get priority when space is limited.

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Sunday Movies @ Main: Dead Man Walking (1995)

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Susan Sarandon portrays Sister Helen Prejean, a spiritual woman who embarks on a dangerous quest with a convicted killer (Sean Penn) and the profound changes it makes in her life. Confronted with the anger of the community and the private pain of his victims' parents, Sister Helen overcomes her own fears to fight for the life and soul of a death row inmate.

Winner of Best Actress (Susan Sarandon) at the Academy Awards. Nominated for Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Screenplay at the Golden Globes. Winner of four prizes at the Berlin International Film Festival.

"Absorbing, surprising, technically superb and worth talking about for a long time afterward." - Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times

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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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$martPath Financial Literacy Educator Training

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
This is a FREE training opportunity for teachers in the Dayton Metro Library service area.  All teachers attending the event will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for participating.  If the lessons are implemented, they will earn an additional $75 Amazon gift card. 

$martPath is an engaging, interactive and easy-to-use way for elementary school teachers to embed relevant and fun economic and financial education in their classrooms. 

What is $martPath? Developed by leading practitioners working hand-in-hand with teachers, $martPath provides simple, fun lessons that bring economic and financial education to life in your classroom. $martPath units teach students about personal financial responsibility (such as saving, prudent spending, and prioritizing needs and wants) through grade-appropriate, curriculum-aligned, interactive lessons. Best of all, $martPath is completely free! 

All $martPath units of study: • Are relevant and deliver on standards in social studies, math and financial literacy • Include embedded assessment so you can track and report on student progress • Are fun, simple-to-run and quick so they fit into your teaching program • Are high-quality, interactive and engaging 

Contact Us Emily Krugh emily.krugh@uc.edu 513.556.5198 www.smartpath.online
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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.  Talk Tables meets in the New Americans section on the 2nd floor.
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3D Printing: Model Design

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

Design in 3D using TinkerCad, a free and easy browser-based 3D design and modeling tool for beginners to experts. Receive hands-on instruction on basic techniques so you can create awesome models.

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Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 10:45 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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Rock Star Boards

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Community Room 2B. 2nd Floor
Join Clark Schaeffer Hackett Certified Public Accountants, Max Kraus and Anna Helfen discuss “Five Qualities of a ‘Rock Star’ Board.” You’ll learn how to identify, and nurture, these traits in your organization’s current and potential board members.
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Ramen Reimagined

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Come join us as we learn quick and easy ways to transform (and taste test) everyone’s favorite noodles. For grades 7-12.
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Mother Goose on the Loose

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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Safe & Secure Online

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Community Room 2B. 2nd Floor
Are issues such as cyber-bullying and social networking safety becoming prevalent concerns for you and your family?  Edward Tuttle, a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer at WPAFB, and an authorized Safe and Secure Online volunteer, will share tools to secure your online life by supporting cyber security education and awareness.  
Presentations will cover:                              
Online Banking and Shopping                      
Data and Picture Backups
Downloads and Streaming                             
Safe Passwords
Computer protection                                 
Scams 

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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
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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Teen Anime & Manga Club

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 3A, 3rd Floor
Watch anime with your friends, talk about your favorite manga, and even swap your swag. Snacks or other activities also provided. For grades 7-12.
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Robot Wonders

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Learn coding with Dash and Dot robots. Develop a better understanding of robotics and problem solving skills.
Grades 4-8
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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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3D Printing: Model Design

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

Design in 3D using TinkerCad, a free and easy browser-based 3D design and modeling tool for beginners to experts. Receive hands-on instruction on basic techniques so you can create awesome models.

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Catapults and Castles

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor

Design and build your own catapult, then create a sturdy fort to defend in battle.

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Develop and Win Your Annual Fund

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Community Room 2B. 2nd Floor

Individual donors make up 72% of all giving in the United States. How can you successfully woo donors to your organization, attract and keep donors loyal to your organization? Find out how!


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Tech Training at Your Pace: Green Screen Room

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Green Screen Room, 2nd Floor
Interested in learning Green Screen Room basics? This session 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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Meet the Podcaster: George Drake Jr.

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Drop by for a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a podcast. Radio producer George Drake, Jr.’s podcast, Fifth and Ludlow, tells the story of 1920s Dayton through a mysterious letter found beneath a bathtub. He’ll have listening stations, materials that inspired the podcast, and stories of how it all came together. 

Drake, Jr. is a 2019 recipient of the Artist Opportunity Grant program, funded by the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District (MCACD) and administered by Culture Works.
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Sunday Movies @ Main: You Can Count On Me (2000)

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
While conservative Sammy (Laura Linney) stayed in her quiet hometown, her rebellious brother Terry (Mark Ruffalo) was on the road, drifting in and out of trouble. When Terry suddenly comes to visit, his presence has a profound influence on Sammy's world.
As Terry forms a bond with Sammy's precocious eight-year-old son, Rudy (Rory Culkin), Sammy rediscovers her passion for life, entertaining a marriage proposal from her boyfriend while having a fling with her boss (Matthew Broderick). But when Terry's behavior become disruptive, Sammy must finally confront the choices of the past...and make new ones to renew her family's future.

Nominated for Best Actress and Best Writing at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes nominee. Winner of Best First Feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Winner of two prizes at the Sundance Film Festival.

"With warm humor and perceptive writing, director Kenneth Lonergan displays a gift for creating realistic characters and a compelling story." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

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