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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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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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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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Crafternoon

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Create a fun, unique craft.  All skill levels welcome!
June:  Summer Slippers; kid's craft: Sun Catchers
July: Fairy Doors; kid's craft: Pony Bead Key Chains
August: Jewelry; kid's craft: Locker Mirrors 
September: Macrame; kid's craft: Pencil Holder 
October: Halloween Craft; kid's craft: Halloween Craft
November: Craft Catch-Up Workshop; kid's craft: Hand-print Turkey 
December: Christmas Tree and Angel Book Folding; kid's craft: Christmas Tree and Angel Book Folding 
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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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Tool Time

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
Build your own DIY wood 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.

*Part of Monday Funday Series.
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Perler Bead Creations

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Assemble and fuse Perler beads into amazing works of art. Make a keychain or zipper pull of your favorite character to keep. Ages 9-12. Please register in advance.
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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 cooking classes, science, and painting and drawing. Grades 7th-12th. Limited to 15 people, first come first serve.
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Painting Using Tape

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Learn the art of painting with tape.  In this introductory class adults will paint a multi-colored background on heavy paper, and then tape off the area using masking tape.  Next, you'll paint again with a single color of paint. Finally, you'll pull off the tape to reveal nice straight edges and a neat abstract painting.  No experience necessary, and all supplies will be provided. Come for a fun and relaxing evening creating something unique and lovely!  Please register in advance.
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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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Kids Wood Crafts

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Participants will get hands on experience with basic tools, while building a simple wooden craft. Presented by Home Depot staff here at the Library.  Ages 8-12.
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Painted Rocks

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Transform a rock into a work of art! Rocks and acrylic paint with be provided--just bring your creativity.
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T-Shirt Decorating

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
You provide a pre-washed (no softener) white t-shirt (or pillow case) and we'll provide some patterns and fabric markers!
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Crazy Catapults

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Make your own catapults out of everyday office supplies, then engage in a miniature medieval marshmallow battle!  For teens.
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Teen Perler Bead Craft

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Northmont
Meeting Room
Create fun and colorful art using perler beads! Create a design of your own or use a provided template. Make a unique creation or make something based on a favorite character. The choices are all yours! For grades 7 - 12 only.
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Edible Building

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room

Build something that you can also eat. This program is an hour long, free build session. We will use various foods, such as pretzels and marshmallows, to create tasty towers and edible edifices.  Appropriate for children age 5-12 

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Craft Cool Down

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Registration is open

Sew-Simple Pillows

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room

Add to your décor with a throw pillow you've made yourself! We'll use our Textile Maker Kit to sew a throw pillow guaranteed to brighten up any room. Ages 13-18. Please register in advance.

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Geek Craft

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
New Lebanon
Teen Edge Space
Join us as we let our geek flags fly in crafty ways!
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Keep Calm and Color On!

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Need to relax and relieve stress?   Join us for a coloring program for teens.  All supplies will be provided.
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Creativity Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Meet with other creative people at the Creativity Cafe. We will showcase projects we've been working on for the month (stories, photos, music, etc.) as well as work on fun exercises to enhance creativity. 
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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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