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Cards for a Cause

Monday, July 31, 2017
Wilmington-Stroop

Build your community connections by creating cards for various service organizations. Cards made in June will be given to Heartland of Kettering residents. Cards created in July will be given to the Children’s Medical Center in Dayton. You will receive 30 minutes of reading time for each card you make (up to one hour). 

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Build A Better World: Cardboard City Construction!

Monday, July 31, 2017
Vandalia
Opportunity Space

Stop by our Opportunity Space to check out our dream (cardboard) city, and construct your own buildings and scenery to grow our town!  Building materials provided, bring your own imagination! Open to all ages.

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Decorate Habitat For Humanity Panels

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Vandalia

In this collaborative program with Habitat for Humanity, program participants will have the opportunity to write messages of compassion and hope, as well as other artistic expressions, on raw building materials. The finished pieces will be donated back to Habitat for Humanity, for future use as materials in building a home.   Any open hours in the Opportunity Space.   Ages 5 - 12. 

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Crafty Saturday

All Day
Northwest
Children's Area
Have some fun on your own making the craft of the week!  All materials provided.  Ages 5-12
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New Lebanon Branch Stitchers

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Can't find the time to work on your favorite craft project?  Join the New Lebanon Branch Stitchers for an hour on the fourth Saturday of every month.  Work on your project and socialize with other crafters.
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Tremendous Tuesdays

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Westwood
Join us for outdoor games-corn hole, jump rope, hula-hoop, Frisbee; and indoor fun-crafts, board games, Lego and building blocks. Every Tuesday we're building a better world at Westwood.
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T-Shirt Day

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room

Bring your own white or very light colored t-shirt to decorate for the Summer Challenge! Fabric markers and stencils will be provided to create super summer color!

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Kite Building Workshop

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
Lets learn about mathematics and have fun building kites at the same time! We will try to fly our creations at the end of the program.
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Stuffed Animal Taxidermy

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room
Play stuffed animal surgeon and create some truly gruesome works of art. All supplies will be provided.
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Airplanes and Parachutes

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Learn why airplanes fly and parachutes work. Then, we'll make a few paper airplanes of our own to test outdoors, and play some parachute games. Ages 6-12.
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T-Shirt Decorating

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Northmont
Basement
Decorate a t-shirt for the Summer Challenge theme "Build a Better World!"  Bring your own pre-washed white t-shirt and we will provide the stencils and fabric markers. 
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Craft Cool Down

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Coaster Art

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
We are going to be taking regular kitchen tiles and making them into coasters!  Create cool designs on your own or use our supplies to decorate your own set. We will provide all supplies or feel free to bring your own. 
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Family LEGO Night

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Miami Township
Children's Area
If you enjoyed building with LEGOs in our Opportunity Space, come in and enjoy them in the library! All ages welcome to create!
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Crafty Saturday

All Day
Northwest
Children's Area
Have some fun on your own making the craft of the week!  All materials provided.  Ages 5-12
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Library Putt Putt Build Session #1

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room
We're constructing another Putt Putt Course at the library this summer!  Come be a part of creating a fun course for others to play!  We'll have everything you need--including snacks!  Teens and tweens welcome!  
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Basics of Hand sewing

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Miami Township
Opportunity Space
Learn the basics of hand and machine sewing from Chelsea Sites of the Ohio State University Extension Offices. This class is one of four. You can register for just one or all.
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Build a Bird House

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Northmont
Meeting Room
Join us in making a bird house. Supplies provided by Englewood Do It Best Hardware. For those in grades 3rd & 4th. Limited to 8 kids. 
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Terrific Tuesdays

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Madden Hills
Children's Area

Tuesdays:  6/5-7/24, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Enjoy fun games, crafts and treats on special Tuesdays at Madden Hills.  Ages 5-12.

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Tremendous Tuesdays

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Westwood
Join us for outdoor games-corn hole, jump rope, hula-hoop, Frisbee; and indoor fun-crafts, board games, Lego and building blocks. Every Tuesday we're building a better world at Westwood.
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Tool Time

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Belmont
Meeting Room
Build your own DIY wooden craft at the Library! This program is made possible by the generous donation of tools and craft sets from Home Depot. Each child must have an adult caregiver present. Please register in advance.
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Hook, Needle, and Stitch

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Novice and expert crocheters, knitters and stitchers are welcome to come learn from each other.
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Tippy Towers

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
To build a strong building, engineers need to think about what materials to use and the best ways to put them together. Learn how they do it, then work in a group to build a tower. Which team builds the strongest tower? We’ll test them to find out! Presented by the Armstrong Air & Space Museum. 
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Paper Recycling with Paper Alice

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Turn junk mail into beautiful paper treasures! Paper Alice shares the art and magic of papermaking using everyday items such as junk mail, napkins, grass, yarn and seeds. All supplies provided. Please register in advance. 
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Color Yourself Happy! Adult Coloring Program

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Although coloring has been known to reduce anxiety and create focus, it is also fun, relaxing and not just for kids.  Come join us for an evening of coloring, stress relief & relaxation @ the Library!  We'll supply coloring sheets and colored pencils. 

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