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Coloring Fun

Saturday, December 30, 2017
Northwest
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We will happily display anything that you choose not to take home!
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Maggie Stiefvater Fan Art Contest

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Main
Teens residing in Montgomery County are invited to show their creativity in a fan art contest celebrating our upcoming visit from YA superstar author Maggie Stiefvater (The Scorpio Races, The Shiver Trilogy, and The Raven Cycle).  

Entries will be accepted October 1-October 31, 2017 via email to jfulwood@daytonmetrolibrary.org or in person at each branch location. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded before About the Book with Maggie Stiefvater. Because the contest is in celebration of Ms Stiefvater's visit, entries should incorporate a subject from her work. We suggest ravens, wolves, tarot art, cool cars, magical forests, or character art but will accept any connected art. Entries will be accepted in the following categories: 
  • Grades 7-9 Drawing (Ink, Pencil, Charcoal, etc.)
  • Grades 7-9 Painting (Oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, etc)
  • Grades 7-9 Photography (digital or film)
  • Grades 7-9 Digital
  • Grades 7-9 Mixed Media (collage, etc)
  • Grades 10-12 Drawing (Ink, Pencil, Charcoal, etc.)
  • Grades 10-12 Painting (Oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, etc)
  • Grades 10-12 Photography (digital or film)
  • Grades 10-12 Digital
  • Grades 10-12 Mixed Media (collage, etc)
Prizes in each category will be $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place, plus book swag.


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Recycling Interactive Exhibit

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Learn about resource conservation, water reduction, and environmental sustainability at this interactive exhibit presented by the Montgomery County Environmental Services.  Interactive elements offer tips to improve recycling, reduce waste, and conserve water and energy.
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Westwood is Staying Green-Microgreen!

Saturday, December 30, 2017
Westwood
Fall's coming, winter's around the corner, but Westwood's staying green!  All Fall we'll plant a variety of seedlings indoors-sunflower, dandelion and baby beet greens, to name a few.  Then we'll watch them grow and munch on those tasty, nutritious microgreens. 
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Candy Count

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Miami Township
Guess how much candy is in the jar. 
Nearest guess wins their choice of prize from the new loot box (full of good stuff). 
Must be in grades 7-12 (ages 12-18) to win. 
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Candy Count

Saturday, December 23, 2017
Miami Township
Teen Edge Area
Guess how much candy is in the jar. 
Nearest guess wins their choice of prize from the new loot box (full of good stuff). 
Must be in grades 7-12 (ages 12-18) to win. 
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Giant Gingerbread House Decorating

Saturday, December 30, 2017
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Stop by our Opportunity Space to check out our giant cardboard gingerbread house and help decorate it! All ages, any time during the month of December.
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Schedule Tech One-On-One

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Belmont
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions are scheduled in 30-60 minute increments. *Times available all week. Call to make an appointment and verify trainer availability. 

Appropriate session topics include:
  1. Basic computer skills or questions.
  2. Downloading and using library materials (Overdrive, Zinio, Hoopla & databases).
  3. Creating email or social media accounts. 

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Mouse Basics

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Before you begin to use a computer, there is the “mouse.” For beginners learn the mouse skills needed to begin your computer training.  For experienced users having trouble navigating computer programs learn how to identify “Links”. Master your mouse skills with Mousercise. Advance registration is required.
 
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Holiday Puppet Show

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Watch an exciting holiday hand puppet show and then enjoy making a beautiful craft!  Geared toward ages 3 through 5. 
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3D Printing at your Library

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights
Community Room
Watch a 3D printer in action, learn the basics, and learn how to design & print your own object using Tinkercad, a free online program.
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Rock Your Homework

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Madden Hills
Got homework? Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direction.. It's FREE! Impress your teacher and improve your grades. You'll get a ROCK YOUR HOMEWORK! folder.
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Rock Your Homework

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Northwest
Got homework? Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direction.. It's FREE! Impress your teacher and improve your grades. You'll get a ROCK YOUR HOMEWORK! folder.
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Ereader Assistance

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for electronic books.  
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Homework Help

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Trotwood
Community Room
Need a little help with your homework? There is homework help available to students of all ages and grades. Trained volunteers can assist students in find the reliable resources to provide the answers. 
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Monday Makers

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main
Teen Edge Area, 2nd Floor
Fight your boredom and stop by Teen Edge for a do-it-yourself drop-in activity. We'll provide all the directions and materials for quick and cool projects. Grades 7-12.
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Tween Gaming Time

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Northwest
Children's Area
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with your friends! 
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Homework Help

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Burkhardt
Need a little help with your homework? There is homework help available to students of all ages and grades. Trained volunteers can assist students in find the reliable resources to provide the answers.
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Homework Help

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Miamisburg
Group Study A
Need a little help with your homework? There is homework help available to students of all ages and grades. Trained volunteers can assist students in find the reliable resources to provide the answers. 
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LEGO and Snap Circuit Buildathon

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Burkhardt
Community Room
Attention, building enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an epic building bash! We’ll supply the LEGOs and the Snap Circuits—you supply the imagination.
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Reading Buddies

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
New Lebanon
Children's Area
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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You Choose Book Club

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Miamisburg
Star Theater
Talk about books you choose and enjoy snacks, with a game, craft, or activity each month. For ages 10-14.  
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Monday Movie Night: Hocus Pocus

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Burkhardt
Community Room
Eat popcorn and enjoy this month's movie, Hocus Pocus!
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Monday Night @ the Movies

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Madden Hills
Community Room
Come watch blockbuster movies for free!
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DML Databases: Rearching People and More

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
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 magazine and newspaper articles (including the Dayton Daily News), research address and neighborhood data, take a peek at your family tree, and more. Advance registration recommended.

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