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Animal Tools to Unlock Our World

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room

Are animals at all like us?  Do they need homes too?  Come meet some special wild animal guests including a native Turtle, Snake, and Owl. Hear their stories provided by Five Rivers MetroParks. We will explore how we can all help our wild friends and enjoy playing outside ourselves. Registration is recommended by visiting: www.daytonmetrolibrary.org.

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Bat Chat

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
East
Community Room

Come face-to-face with a live bat and learn more about bats in your own backyard! From pollinating crops to eating thousands of mosquitoes every night, these amazing mammals help keep our local system in balance.

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Bat Chat

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Madden Hills
Community Room

Come face-to-face with a live bat and learn more about bats in your own backyard! From pollinating crops to eating thousands of mosquitoes every night, these amazing mammals help keep our local system in balance.

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Brukner Nature Center Presents: Insects

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Huber Heights
Community Room

Wildlife Educators from Brukner Nature Center will bring two live insect predators to show and discuss. Play Insect Jeopardy and watch as someone is transformed into a giant insect!

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GET OUTSIDE BOOK CLUB STORYTIME: FOREST OF LEAVES

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Miamisburg

Explore the colors, sizes, and shapes of leaves through stories, songs, and puppets as Dayton Metro Library librarians and MetroParks naturalists guide your little one on a journey through books and forests in this Get Outside Book Club event. Meet at the edible garden at Cox Arboretum. Ages 3-6

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Bat Chat

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room B

Come face-to-face with a live bat and learn more about bats in your own backyard! From pollinating crops to eating thousands of mosquitoes every night, these amazing mammals help keep our local system in balance.

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Scales & Tails

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Northmont
Community Room
Discover the reptilian world during this unique experience as we feature a lizard, snake, and turtle or tortoise! Learn what it takes to be a reptile.  This program will cover the animal’s natural history, including basic facts, adaptations and specialized features these animals display to succeed in the wild.  There will be an opportunity to touch and take a picture with an animal.  Presented by the Newport Aquarium WAVE Foundation.
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Brukner Nature Center Presents: Insects

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor

Wildlife Educators from Brukner Nature Center will bring two live insect predators to show and discuss. Play Insect Jeopardy and watch as someone is transformed into a giant insect!

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Scales & Tails

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Electra C Doren
Children's Area
Discover the reptilian world during this unique experience as we feature a lizard, snake, and turtle or tortoise! Learn what it takes to be a reptile.  This program will cover the animal’s natural history, including basic facts, adaptations and specialized features these animals display to succeed in the wild.  There will be an opportunity to touch and take a picture with an animal.  Presented by the Newport Aquarium WAVE Foundation.
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Chugga-Chugga Choo Choo

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
See a working train model and learn about the parts of a train when the Dayton Railway Historical Society visits your Library. Please register in advance.
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Scales & Tails

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Madden Hills
Community Room
Discover the reptilian world during this unique experience as we feature a lizard, snake, and turtle or tortoise! Learn what it takes to be a reptile.  This program will cover the animal’s natural history, including basic facts, adaptations and specialized features these animals display to succeed in the wild.  There will be an opportunity to touch and take a picture with an animal.  Presented by the Newport Aquarium WAVE Foundation.
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Animal Ambassadors

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Westwood
Community Room
Meet some special wild animal guests including a native Turtle, Snake, and Owl from Five Rivers MetroParks. Learn how we can all help our wild friends.
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Animal Ambassadors

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Belmont
Community Room
Meet some special wild animal guests including a native Turtle, Snake, and Owl from Five Rivers MetroParks. Learn how we can all help our wild friends.
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Only Owls

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
See three Ohio native owls up close and learn from Rebecca Jaramillo, Director of the Glen Helen Raptor Center, what makes these animals the perfect night-time predator. 
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Foxes in Folklore

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Foxes are often featured in art, fairy tales, and stories time and time again. we will discuss different tales, and also cover basic facts on red foxes, the most recognized fox species. Ironwood will bring along one of their ambassador foxes to this program.
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Brukner Nature Center Presents: Insects

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room

Wildlife Educators from Brukner Nature Center will bring two live insect predators to show and discuss. Play Insect Jeopardy and watch as someone is transformed into a giant insect!  Please register in advance.

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Foxes in Folklore

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
Foxes are often featured in art, fairy tales, and stories time and time again. we will discuss different tales, and also cover basic facts on red foxes, the most recognized fox species. Ironwood will bring along one of their ambassador foxes to this program.
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Registration begins 10/30/2018 at 8:00 AM

Hiking vs. Backpacking

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room
Are you thinking about hiking or backpacking? It is important to know the difference. 

Seasoned hiker, backpacker, and outdoor enthusiast John Riggins will use his experiences backpacking in such places as the Grand Canyon and the Rocky Mountains to compare the differences with his hiking experiences across the country. John will cover the various types of trails, planning processes, and equipment for each journey, as well as offer tips and tricks to help you enjoy a single-day hike or month-long backpacking trip. 
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Hunters of the Sky

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Burkhardt
Community Room
You've seen them in the sky, or perhaps on a fence post in the country. Now see them up close! Rebecca Jaramillo, Director of the Glen Helen Raptor Centerbrings a live falcon, hawk and owl to the Library. Families welcome.
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Scales & Tails

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Discover the reptilian world during this unique experience as we feature a lizard, snake, and turtle or tortoise! Learn what it takes to be a reptile.  This program will cover the animal’s natural history, including basic facts, adaptations and specialized features these animals display to succeed in the wild.  There will be an opportunity to touch and take a picture with an animal.  Presented by the Newport Aquarium WAVE Foundation.
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Scales & Tails

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Burkhardt
Community Room
Discover the reptilian world during this unique experience as we feature a lizard, snake, and turtle or tortoise! Learn what it takes to be a reptile.  This program will cover the animal’s natural history, including basic facts, adaptations and specialized features these animals display to succeed in the wild.  There will be an opportunity to touch and take a picture with an animal.  Presented by the Newport Aquarium WAVE Foundation.
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Brukner Nature Center Presents: Insects

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Belmont
Community Room

Wildlife Educators from Brukner Nature Center will bring two live insect predators to show and discuss. Play Insect Jeopardy and watch as someone is transformed into a giant insect!

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Scales & Tails

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Northwest
Community Room B
Discover the reptilian world during this unique experience as we feature a lizard, snake, and turtle or tortoise! Learn what it takes to be a reptile.  This program will cover the animal’s natural history, including basic facts, adaptations and specialized features these animals display to succeed in the wild.  There will be an opportunity to touch and take a picture with an animal.  Presented by the Newport Aquarium WAVE Foundation.
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Animal Ambassadors

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Animal Ambassadors

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Huber Heights
Community Room
Meet some special wild animal guests including a native Turtle, Snake, and Owl from Five Rivers MetroParks. Learn how we can all help our wild friends.
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