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Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.
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Play and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Story Corner, 1st Floor
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. This program provides a great opportunity for socializing your child as well as making connections with other parents.
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Teen Bring Your Own Book Club: Horror and Thriller

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 3A, 3rd Floor
Discuss your favorites and find hot new reads in our free choice book club, where we choose a theme and you pick your book. This month, our theme is horror and thriller: anything that gives you chills. Pick a title from our book club display, ask a staff member for a recommendation, or choose your own reading adventure. We welcome traditional fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, and manga. Come to book club and tell us about what you read--even if you didn’t like it. For grades 7-12.
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Excel: Workbook Creation

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Excel: Workbook Introduction

Learn how to work with data within a Workbook. Following the GCF LearnFree.org Microsoft Office Series for Excel 2013, participants will review use of formulas, functions and data features. Advance registration required.

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Baby Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
It’s never too early to grow a child’s love of learning. This is an early literacy-based program using music, rhymes, stories and more. For children up to 24 months with a caregiver.

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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

Begin your preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalence) GED, HiSet, TASC with FREE Adult 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 HSE success. Engage in workplace skills with Key Train/Work Keys training, ADP (Adult Diploma Program options) and studying with career coaching. Classes held at the Main Library Technology Lab B, 215 E Third Street, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center Aspire program at 937-854-6287.


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The Password

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
The Password

Everything is accessible online from applying for jobs to paying your bills. Accessing these services requires the creation of a username and password. The password is your defense against someone accessing your personal information. This session provides an overview of the current standards for the use of passwords. We will review resources to help you understand how to manage your passwords. Basic computer knowledge is recommended. Advance registration required.

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Random Fandom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Teen Edge Area, 2nd Floor
Celebrate your favorite fandoms with a different activity at each session!  For grades 7-12.
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Family Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An opportunity for quality family time with books, songs and activities that parents and their children can enjoy together.
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Career Path & Learning Expo

3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
If you are entering or re-entering the workforce, looking for job training, or interested in learning more about education options and financial aid – this Expo is perfect for you! Participating organizations and presenters include:

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
Dayton Development Coalition
Dayton Metro Library
Goodwill Easter Seals of the Miami Valley
Indiana Wesleyan
Miami Valley Career Technology Center Adult Education
New Horizons Learning Center
Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education

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Reading Buddies

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Story Corner, 1st Floor

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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Code-Curious: html

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
If you're wondering if you can code, the answer is YES you can!!! Our absolute-beginner-level Coding class is for the Code-Curious. We will introduce html coding concepts and take you from a blank page to a web page within one session. Targeted for adult learners, young adults may find this session helpful. Advance registration required.

Attendees should know the basics of how to use a computer. Class size of eight, with a maximum of twelve. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Laptops available for hands-on training.

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Eat Smart Be Active; Coma Bien, Mantengase Activo

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 3A, 3rd Floor


*Bilingual Spanish/English Program 
*Programa Bilingüe Español / Inglés

Back by popular demand!  A family-centered healthy eating and living series.  Learn how to eat healthier and be more active even on a limited budget.  The Ohio State University Extension Office offers this free 8 week series of workshops to share how to make food choices can improve the quality of meals you serve.  Participants will learn how to prepare quick, easy, and delicious meals great for busy parents, and get to enjoy weekly food tastings.  Workshops are free and participants receive class materials, recipes, and a certificate of completion after attending 6-8 lessons.  

¡Regreso por demanda popular! Una serie de alimentación y vida saludable centrada en la familia.  Aprenda cómo comer más saludable y ser más activo incluso con un presupuesto limitado. La Oficina de Extensión de la Universidad Ohio State ofrece esta serie de talleres gratuitos de 8 semanas para compartir cómo elegir alimentos que pueden mejorar la calidad de las comidas que sirve. Preparar comidas rápidas, fáciles y deliciosas ideales para padres ocupados, y disfrutar de degustaciones semanales de alimentos. Los talleres son gratuitos y los participantes reciben materiales de clase, recetas y un certificado de finalización después de asistir a 6-8 lecciones.

**Please register in advance
**Por favor regístrese con anticipación
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lynda.com: Learn it Online

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Need a resource for a new skill, personal or professional goal? Try Lynda.com, access over 3,000 virtual courses that include over 130,000 videos free through the Dayton Metro Library. This session offers account profile creation with an overview of Lynda.com. Basic computer skills (mouse, keyboard) are helpful but not required. Access to Lynda.com requires an active library card. Advance registration required.

Attendees should know the basics of how to use a computer. Class size of eight, with a maximum of twelve. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Laptops available for hands-on training.

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On Stage @ The Eichelberger Forum

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Bring your lunch, a book or a friend and enjoy live musical performances at the Main Library. 

This series is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.

9/28/18 Jazz with Duante Beddingfield feat. The Randy Villars Trio

10/26/18 Collage of music with the talented students of the University of Dayton's Music Department

11/23/18 Guitar stylings of Jim McCutcheon

11/30/18 Renaissance music and storytelling with Wind in the Woods Early Music Ensemble

12/7/18 Bluegrass and gospel with Lafferty Pike

12/14/18 Classic rock keyboard and vocals with Trey Stone

12/21/18 Salsa music with Al Son Del Iya

12/28/18 Funk & R&B with DJ Basim.
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Creative Life Symposium

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Rosewood Arts Center, Dayton Visual Arts Center, and the Dayton Society of Artists collaborate to bring critical conversations to the Dayton region on creativity, artists, and community impact.  

Attend any or all of the following sessions:   

1 – 2:30 PM
Why Does Creative Culture Matter?
Featuring a diverse cross-section of professionals from the Southern Ohio region, hear diverse perspectives from developers, community change agents, and more….
 
3:00-4:30pm
The Creative Life: Challenges and Rewards
Regional artists share their successes and life experiences in their journey in the creative sector.
 

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AniMangaCon 2018

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Teen Edge Area, 2nd Floor
Have a love for Manga, Anime, and all things Japanese Culture? AniMangaCon celebrates this love. Come in your best Cosplay outfit for an afternoon of gaming, crafts, contests, music, and much more!
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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

Begin your preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalence) GED, HiSet, TASC with FREE Adult 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 HSE success. Engage in workplace skills with Key Train/Work Keys training, ADP (Adult Diploma Program options) and studying with career coaching. Classes held at the Main Library Technology Lab B, 215 E Third Street, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center Aspire program at 937-854-6287.


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Reading Buddies

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Story Corner, 1st Floor

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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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver. 
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On the Job: Career Conversations

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Community Room 2A. 2nd Floor
Join us to learn about a variety of career paths directly from local residents who have found success in these fields. Attendees will gather in small conversational groups to discuss the necessary background and preparation to pursue fulfilling employment.
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Latin Dance Lesson

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Learn basic moves to a variety of Latin dances including salsa, bachata, and merengue. No previous experience or partner is required - feel free to come solo or with friends! 

Instructor Emily Noel is a Dayton-based dancer who trains in bachata and salsa. She has been dancing with the Cincinnati based Atrevidos Dance Company for the past 5 years, performing  at over 20 dance festivals around the U.S.  Emily's goal is to expand the Latin dance scene in Dayton, giving beginners a safe and fun environment to take on a new hobby, get some good exercise, and also meet new people in the Dayton area!
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Talk Tables

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library

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

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Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.
View More

Play and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Story Corner, 1st Floor
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. This program provides a great opportunity for socializing your child as well as making connections with other parents.
View More