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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, 2016 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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Gobble Gobble StoryWalk

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Stop by our Opportunity Space to enjoy our StoryWalk.  A StoryWalk is a fun, educational activity that combines the pleasures of reading a wonderful children's book while following the trail and enjoying hands-on learning experiences along the way!



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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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Little Artists

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Huber Heights
Community Room
Join us for a special art project each month geared toward kids ages 2-5. 
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Teen Afterschool Meetup

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room

Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework help.  Snacks provided! For Teens.


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Pirate Day

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burkhardt
Community Room
Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with some crafts and games.
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Crafternoon

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room

Stop in after school for some crafting and creating! This month's craft: CD Scratch Art - recycle old CDs into beautiful works of art. For Teens


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Crafternoon

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
East
Community Room
Come in and unwind while making a fun craft. Each time will feature a different craft.
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Henna Tattoos

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Henna is created by using the leaves from a henna plant to make a dye that can be used to temporarily color skin, hair, and fingernails. Henna Body Art is used in many cultures and for temporary tattoos. A signed permission slip is required for participation. Permission slips can be picked up at the library before the program. Please register. Grades 7-12. 
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Paint for Peace

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Join us on this International Day of Peace while we create canvas paintings with imagery that symbolizes the peace we hope to see in the world. Participants should be in grades 2-6th and wear old clothes. Please register in advance.
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Games and Glitter, Thursdays at Westwood.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Westwood
Board games, Legos, puzzles and craft supplies all available for afternoon fun at Westwood.
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Paint Workshop

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Trotwood
Community Room
Explore color, line, and shape by creating a group masterpiece! We will be using washable paint, but wear clothes that can get messy.
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SPARK Club: Chemo Care Packages for Dayton Children's Hospital

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
SPARK a difference! 

Help put together care packages for children and teens receiving chemotherapy treatment.  

All supplies and snacks provided.

After School Club for grades 4-6.
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Totally Tween Thursday

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Electra C Doren
Community Room
Tweens are welcome to hang out at the Library, talking about books, movies, school and life. Games and snacks provided. For ages 8-12. No program on 10/5.
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Tween Art and Making

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Northwest
Conference Room
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art and some part making. 
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Tween Time

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Belmont
Community Room
A time for tweens to play games, do crafts, watch movies, discuss books... and much more! 
Snacks provided. Ages 9-12.
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Creativity Corner

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Burkhardt
Community Room
Whether you paint, draw, play an instrument, write, or make YouTube videos, showcase what you've been doing this week at Creativity Corner! For grades 6-12.
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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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HANDS ON – MAKER Kit Open House

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room

Patrons of all ages are invited to stop by for an hour or more to check out - and try out -  a selection of DML’s Maker Kits.  Choose from a variety of activities and “mini-challenges” to create amazing projects using the following technologies: 3D, Circuitry, Electronics, Robotics, Photography, Video and More! Registration NOT required

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Caramel Apple Celebration!

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
A delicious program complete with fall games, crafts, and making caramel apples.
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New Lebanon Branch Stitchers

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Can't find 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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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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Teen Art and Making

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room A
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Examples include sewing classes, crafts, science, and painting and drawing. Grades 7th-12th. Limited to 15 people, first come first serve.
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Tween Tuesday

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Stop by the library every month and participate in a range of crafts and activities! Ages 8-12.
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Tween Tuesday

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
Play games, make crafts, explore science activities, or just hang out. Snacks provided. For ages 8-12.
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