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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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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 3D printing, making stress balls, and painting and drawing. Grades 7th-12th. Limited to 15 people, first come first serve.
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Coloring Fun for Adults

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Electra C Doren
Community Room
Join us for an evening of creative coloring and listening to relaxing music. We will provide art supplies and snacks.
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Sewing With Mollie

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
Back by popular demand!  Mollie Davis will be hosting a series of Maker Programs using the sewing machines and supplies from out Textile Maker Kit.  Learn basic skills or improve what you already know! Bring your own sewing project or choose one of ours to make a useful gift for friends, family, or yourself.
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Color Yourself Happy! Adult Coloring Program

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Group Study
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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Random Fandom

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room
Celebrate your favorite fandoms with other superfans! Whether you like Supernatural, Doctor Who, YouTubers, or something else entirely, this is the place for you! 
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Drawn Together by Art

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
This 8 week drawing workshop for adults 55+, taught by local teaching artist Teresa Olavarria, will sharpen your powers of observation and improve your drawing skills.  Make new friends and experiment with a variety of techniques in this fun, ungraded class. All necessary supplies are provided at no cost to participants through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
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Homeschoolers Club

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Bring your lunch and join us for some fun and educational activities. We'll have science, creative writing, and more! Ages 6-12. Please register in advance.
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Geek Craft

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Join us for a geeky crafting time!
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Teen DIY Crafts

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Join us as we do a fun quick craft.  All supplies will be provided.

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Teen Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Enjoy some down time playing games, doing crafts, and hanging out with friends.
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Knitting Knots

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Join us for an hour of knitting and weaving. All skill levels are welcome to attend, whether you want to learn something new or keep working on a project you've started.
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Sewing With Mollie

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
Back by popular demand!  Mollie Davis will be hosting a series of Maker Programs using the sewing machines and supplies from out Textile Maker Kit.  Learn basic skills or improve what you already know! Bring your own sewing project or choose one of ours to make a useful gift for friends, family, or yourself.
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Friday Fun Time

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
East
Meeting Room
Celebrate the end of the week by playing games and making crafts. 
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Warm Comforts - Quilt Group

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pet beds, etc. for donation to those in need.
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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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Button Maker Art

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
The button maker is back!  Join us as we make fashionable buttons.  Design your own or use our already designed artwork!  Just cut, pin, and go!
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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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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.


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Star Wars 3D!

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room

The whole family will experience the force as we celebrate Star Wars Day the Wil-Stroop way! Join us for a live demonstration of our 3-D printer as it replicates some iconic Star Wars symbols.  Plus, discover Virtual Reality at our VR station where you’ll fly a starship in a galactic battle scenario.  There will also be a Star Wars scavenger hunt for the kids and a Star Wars origami craft for the Teens. The galactic fun continues with a costume contest so come dressed in your best Star Wars attire.  We’ll also have a large selection of our Star Wars materials on hand for you to check out.  May the 4th be with you – don’t miss it!

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Button Maker Art

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
The button maker is back!  Join us as we make fashionable buttons.  Design your own or use our already designed artwork!  Just cut, pin, and go!
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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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