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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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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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Computer Basics for Older Adults

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab
Now that you have mastered the mouse and keyboard, let’s learn the basics of how the computer works. We will cover the fundamentals of the Operating System, hardware and other software components. This class provides hands on instruction for Older Adults. Advance registration required.
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Memory Cafe

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Designed for individuals living with early stage dementia, this program is open to care partners and community members as well. Each month different speakers will present on topics such as history, art, genealogy, and more! An opportunity to share and socialize will follow the lecture. Join us on the 4th Friday of each month at 10:00 am-12:00 pm for Memory Café, offered jointly by the Dayton Metro Library and the Alzheimer’s Association. Questions? Contact Sarah Cameron at 937-610-7012 or email scameron@alz.org.
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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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iPad Basics for Older Adults

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Have you ever wondered what all the fuss was about with an iPad?  This class is specifically aimed for Older Adults (55+) to come and learn about the basics on an iPad.  The classes will cover, what is an app, internet searching, email basics, and online tools and tips.  The class is set at a pace that all can easily follow and enjoy in a comforting space where there are no sales tactics.  Come and test out the device and see what all the hype it about.  

This class is limited to 10 people and will allow the check out of an grant funded iPad for the duration of the class.  

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Tech Assistance

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookville
Adult Area
Is your tablet or mobile device giving you a headache? Curious about ebooks, audiobooks, or other digital media? Stop in with your tablet, ereader, or laptop for an informal help session. 1-on-1 sessions are available by appointment if you are unable to attend.

Please Note: The tech assistant is unable to to modify/delete files or programs.
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Internet Basics for Older Adults

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab
Now that you have mastered the mouse and keyboard and conquered the computer, let’s go online. Let us introduce you to the World Wide Web. Internet Basics will prepare you to surf the net with confidence.  We will learn how the internet works and review Internet connection options, browsers, search engines and much more. This class is for Older Adults and advance registration is required. 
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Crafternoon

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Create a fun, unique craft each month!
June: Summer Slippers; kid's craft: Sun Catchers
July: Fairy Doors; kid's craft: Pony Beads 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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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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Registration is open

Computer Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room

This class is for people with little to no computer experience. Learn the mouse!  Other topics include basic computer terms, and beginning windows management. Laptops will be provided to use during this class. 

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iPad Basics for Older Adults

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Northmont
Meeting Room
Have you ever wondered what all the fuss was about with an iPad?  This class is specifically aimed for Older Adults (55+) to come and learn about the basics on an iPad.  The classes will cover, what is an app, internet searching, email basics, and online tools and tips.  The class is set at a pace that all can easily follow and enjoy in a comforting space where there are no sales tactics.  Come and test out the device and see what all the hype is about.  
This class is limited to 10 people and will allow the check out of an grant funded iPad for the duration of the class.  
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Books You Should've Read in High School

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Give a second chance to those books your high school English teacher forced you to read--no homework or quizzes this time!  Snacks on the book's theme will be provided. You can pick-up copies of the books at Burkhardt's Circulation Desk.
June: Emma by Jane Austen
July: My Brother Sam is Dead by James Collier
August: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
September: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
October: Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
November: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
December: Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 
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Teach Yourself to Code

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Interested in coding, but not sure where to begin? Several websites have free courses that teach the basics, and some go even further. We'll discuss the different options available for children, tweens, teens, and adults. 
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iPad Basics for Older Adults

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Have you ever wondered what all the fuss was about with an iPad?  This class is specifically aimed for Older Adults (55+) to come and learn about the basics on an iPad.  The classes will cover, what is an app, internet searching, email basics, and online tools and tips.  The class is set at a pace that all can easily follow and enjoy in a comforting space where there are no sales tactics.  Come and test out the device and see what all the hype it about.  

This class is limited to 10 people and will allow the check out of an grant funded iPad for the duration of the class.  

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Tech Assistance

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookville
Adult Area
Is your tablet or mobile device giving you a headache? Curious about ebooks, audiobooks, or other digital media? Stop in with your tablet, ereader, or laptop for an informal help session. 1-on-1 sessions are available by appointment if you are unable to attend.

Please Note: The tech assistant is unable to to modify/delete files or programs.
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Registration is open

Email Basics for Older Adults

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab
Whether applying for a job online or just keeping in touch with family, having an Email account has become an essential way to communicate in today’s society. This class is your introduction to electronic mail. You will have the opportunity sign up for your own e-mail account as we learn the basics of electronic mail. This class is for Older Adults and advance registration is required.
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Free Movies and eMags and eBooks OH MY!

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
As a patron of the Dayton Metro Library you can access thousands of movies, magazines and ebooks available for anytime, anywhere viewing on desktops, mobile devices, and apps… all for FREE.  Get the MOST out of your library membership by exploring its digital resources in depth.  Registration NOT required.  
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SCORE Small Business Counseling

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Miami Township
Quad Room B
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and corporate managers, offer free one-on-one counseling sessions. These are for anyone who is considering starting their own business or needs assistance with an existing business. Call 937-496-8631 to schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor.
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Get Your Read On!

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room

Are you looking for a good read?  Learn to use many of the same resources librarians use!  Both library databases and useful websites will be covered.  Laptops will be provided to use during this class.  

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iPad Basics for Older Adults

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Northmont
Meeting Room
Have you ever wondered what all the fuss was about with an iPad?  This class is specifically aimed for Older Adults (55+) to come and learn about the basics on an iPad.  The classes will cover, what is an app, internet searching, email basics, and online tools and tips.  The class is set at a pace that all can easily follow and enjoy in a comforting space where there are no sales tactics.  Come and test out the device and see what all the hype is about.  
This class is limited to 10 people and will allow the check out of an grant funded iPad for the duration of the class.  
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Monthly Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
Come for books, snacks, and fun! Copies of each book will be available in advance at the library.

May, 2017           The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

June, 2017           The One-In-A-Million Boy by Monica Wood

July, 2017             Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk  by Kathleen Rooney

August, 2017      Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard

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Advice For Your Device

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights

Bring your device and get assistance installing the library's apps for e-books, downloadable audiobooks, e-magazines, music and movies. You will need your library card and PIN, and you may need the password for your App Store on your device. Class size is limited so we can give one-on-one attention.

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