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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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Growing a Better World-Gardening at Westwood

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Westwood
Kids can stop by any time all summer long to help plant, water, weed and harvest the gardens at Westwood.  


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BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY GUESSING GAME

Monday, August 07, 2017
Madden Hills
Guess how many school supplies that are in the Book bag. The teen/tween who guesses the closets without going over will win the book bag and school supplies.  The contest is open to all students grades 7-12.  Only students in Middle school and High School may enter.
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Best Books

Saturday, July 29, 2017

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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Thinking Money

Friday, August 18, 2017

Thinking Money

Friday, August 18, 2017

Coloring Fun

All Day

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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Reading Buddies

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop

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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Burkhardt Book Club

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Looking to diversify your reading interests? Join our book club! Enjoy a lively discussion with a community of readers about titles you might not have picked for yourself. We will select, read, and discuss a different book every month. 
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Paws to Read

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Trotwood
Read your favorite book to a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal. Each child will have a 15-minute time slot to spend with the pet, so please register at the Trotwood Branch in advance.
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It's Electric!

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room
Electrify your afternoon by learning about electricity and having fun. Using our Circuits Makerkit, we will turn bananas into a piano, make circuits our of homemade dough and create endless circuit combinations using Snap Circuits.
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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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Talk Tables

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Group Study

Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk Tables at the Dayton Metro Library provide a safe place for individuals to engage in conversation and learn about helpful resources too. 

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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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Reading Buddies

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Huber Heights
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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Toddler & Preschool Dance Party

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will dance to music using scarves, shakers, bubbles, and more! Registration is not required, so just stop by! For ages 2-6.
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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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LEGO Club

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room

Love LEGO? Join the club! Drop by the library and dream up a new LEGO creation each week. The library will provide plenty of LEGO that will stay at the library at the end of the program.

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Paws to Read

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Northmont
Meeting Room
Read to dogs from the Miami Pet Therapy Association. 
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Preschool Story Time

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3 through 5. 
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Summer Lunch Program

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room B
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
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Learn, Grow, Explore

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Northwest
Community Room B
Join the Junior League of Dayton and partner organizations as they host an afternoon of fun and learning! Each Monday will offer a new theme, ranging from gardening to science to community helping professions, with multiple activity stations.  Come for lunch, and stay for the fun. Activities are targeted for ages K - 3rd grade, but kids of all ages are welcome. 
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