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Teen Fiction Writing Contest

Friday, February 17, 2017
All Locations
Teens residing in Montgomery County are invited to stretch their creativity in our annual Teen Fiction Writing Contest.  Entries will be accepted January 3-February 17, 2016 via email to smoser@daytonmetrolibrary.org or in person at each branch location.  Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at an awards ceremony on March 18th at the Northwest Branch.   Entries will be accepted in the following categories: 
  • Grades 7-9 Flash Fiction (Up to 500 words)
  • Grades 7-9 General Fiction (500-2000 words)
  • Grades 7-9 Fan Fiction (up to 2000 words)
  • Grades 10-12 Flash Fiction (Up to 500 words)
  • Grades 10-12 General Fiction (500-2000 words)
  • Grades 10-12 Fan Fiction (up to 2000 words)
Prizes in each category will be $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place.  The Dayton Metro Library Friends are generously sponsoring this contest.

See www.daytonmetrolibrary.org/teens for more details.
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The Cloud

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Why is everyone taking about it? What is it? Are you that person that just looks up whenever you’re told “save it to the Cloud? Then this class is for you. With a hand on approach, attendees will be provided a thorough overview of the next evolution in computer file storage called “The Cloud”. Attendees should know the basics of how to use a computer.

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of sixteen. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a laptop for use for hands on training.
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Adult GED Classes

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of GED success. Classes will be held at Main Library Computer Lab, 215 E. Third St., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Preregistration required, contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center ABLE, GED program at 937-854-6297.
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Internet Basics

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let’s go online. Let us introduce you to the World Wide Web. Internet Basics is first in a three part series to prepare you to surf the net with confidence. Learn how the internet works. We will review Internet connection options, browsers, search engines and much more. 

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of sixteen. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a laptop for use for hands on training.
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Talk Tables

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab

 Would you like to practice your English conversational skills? Talk Tables at the Dayton Metro Library provides a place for individuals to engage in conversation and learn about helpful resources. 

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Free Smoking Cessation Classes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
The Dayton Metro Library is partnering with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County to offer free smoking cessation classes in January 2017.  The classes include a month's supply of nicotine replacement therapy such as gum or lozenges, free.  

Advance registration is required by calling Donecha Daniels at 937-496-6588. Email questions to bbarcelo@phdmc.org. 
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Email Basics

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main
Computer 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.

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of sixteen. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a laptop for use for hands on training.
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Word: Document Creation

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
This session concludes our three part series for Microsoft Office Word. Using Microsoft Office Word 2013, participants will use skills gained from our previous sessions to successfully create a full word document. This hands on session will highlight features designed go beyond just typing text within a document.  Advance registration required.
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Adult GED Classes

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of GED success. Classes will be held at Main Library Computer Lab, 215 E. Third St., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Preregistration required, contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center ABLE, GED program at 937-854-6297.
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Computer Applied

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Now that you understand the difference between hardware and software, continue building your knowledge with Computer Applied – “What every computer user should know”. We will continue your learning path with understanding the anatomy of the computer. Students will apply skills learned from Computer Basics to build their comprehension of computer fundamentals.

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of sixteen. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a laptop for use for hands on training.
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Internet Applied

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Let’s learn how to navigate the World Wide Web. Internet Applied, second of a three-part series, will provide instruction on navigating the web. This program focuses on the Browser. The hands-on techniques taught in this class will help you understand the many features of the Browser to navigate the web productively. 

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of sixteen. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a laptop for use for hands on training.
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Adult GED Classes

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of GED success. Classes will be held at Main Library Computer Lab, 215 E. Third St., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Preregistration required, contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center ABLE, GED program at 937-854-6297.
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Email Applied

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Now that you have an Email account, let’s review its commonly used features. This class will provide instruction on using electronic mail. You will have the opportunity to learn how to send and receive messages, manage your Inbox and more…

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of sixteen. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a laptop for use for hands on training.
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Mobile Photography 1.0: Hardware & Software

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
How many pictures do you have on your phone or mobile device? Now what are you going to do with them? Part one of our mobile photography series will help you figure that out. In Mobile Photography 1.0 we introduce you to how mobile digital photography works, provide tips on how to take a better picture, and show you options to get the pictures off your device. Attendees should know the basics of how to use a computer and have an active email account.

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of eighteen. Registration is required and is on a first come first served basis.  Training sessions take place in our Computer Training Lab on the second floor within the Audio Visual Department of the Main Library. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a laptop for use for hands on training.
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Adult GED Classes

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of GED success. Classes will be held at Main Library Computer Lab, 215 E. Third St., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Preregistration required, contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center ABLE, GED program at 937-854-6297.
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Free Smoking Cessation Classes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
The Dayton Metro Library is partnering with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County to offer free smoking cessation classes in January 2017.  The classes include a month's supply of nicotine replacement therapy such as gum or lozenges, free.  

Advance registration is required by calling Donecha Daniels at 937-496-6588. Email questions to bbarcelo@phdmc.org. 
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Internet Searching

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
This program completes the learning track for the Internet training series. This class is designed to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct the most efficient and productive web searching activities possible. Learn tips and secrets for finding the best information online including information on using search engines, subject directories, and specialized databases.

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of sixteen. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a laptop for use for hands on training.
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Excel: Workbook Creation

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Third of our three part series, Participants will have the opportunity to apply their basic knowledge of Excel by creating a complete Workbook. Participants will learn how to enhance their Workbook by exploring the many capabilities of Microsoft’s spreadsheet program. Advance registration required.
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Is Business Ownership for You?

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main

In this informative presentation, franchise consultant and business expert Bill Powell of FranNet will answer attendees’ initial questions on business and franchising basics. This event will be held at Montgomery County's Business Solutions Center on the 3rd floor at 1435 Cincinnati St Dayton 45417. Highlights include:

·      Why consider business ownership? Advantages and disadvantages

·         Determining your ideal business model: Build, buy or franchise

·         Economic overview and business trends

·         Much more than food: Myths of franchise ownership

·         Funding options and building equity as an exit strategy

·         How the SBDC, SBA and SCORE can help

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Market Research That Won't Break the Bank

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main
Knowing as much as possible about the customers and market your business serves is critical to your small business success! Join Dayton Metro Library’s Business Services Librarian who will demonstrate how you can use free library resources to: Identify potential customers; Find information on consumer demographics; Access reliable information on market size and critical trends; Identify and research your competition; Analyze potential business locations. This event is sponsored by the SBDC at The Entrepreneurs Center and will be held at 714 East Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45402. You must call 937-281-0118 to register.
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Adult GED Classes

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of GED success. Classes will be held at Main Library Computer Lab, 215 E. Third St., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Preregistration required, contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center ABLE, GED program at 937-854-6297.
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Computer In Action

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Third class of the Computer series “What every computer user should know”. Add to your knowledge with a review of basic computer safety and security. This session will provide resources to help you understand common computer issues such as Cookies, Viruses, and more…

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of sixteen. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a laptop for use for hands on training.
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Homework Help

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main
Computer Lab

Need a little help with your homework? There is homework help available to students of all ages and grades. Trained volunteers can assist students in find the reliable resources to provide the answers. 

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Adult GED Classes

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of GED success. Classes will be held at Main Library Computer Lab, 215 E. Third St., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Preregistration required, contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center ABLE, GED program at 937-854-6297.
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SCORE Small Business Counseling

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main
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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