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Internet Applied

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

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. Advance registration is required. 
 
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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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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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Computer Basics

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Computer Basics 

Now that you have mastered the mouse, let’s learn the basics of how the computer works. We will cover the fundamentals of the Operating System. This class provides hands on instruction for beginners. Advance registration is required.

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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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Family Storytime

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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.  Appropriate for children ages 3-9.
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

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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It Came from India

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Community Room 2B. 2nd Floor
Learn about India in our Culture Club series for teens. Join us for a snack taste test, watch clips from popular films, and try your hand at Indian-inspired art. For grades 7-12.
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Internet Basics

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Internet Basics 

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. Advance registration is required.  
 
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Dayton Literary Peace Prize Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation was established to advance peace through literature supporting those who write, publish, read and share works of fiction and nonfiction that promote peace and understanding.

2018 Titles:
February: House of Names by Colm Toibin
March: What Have We Done by David Wood
April:  The Veins of the Ocean by Patricia Engel
May: City of Thorns by Ben Rawlence
June: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi


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Voices of the Immigrant Experience

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Presented in cooperation with the Dayton Literary Peace Prize book club, Welcome Dayton’s “Voices of the Immigrant Experience” brings together diverse community members whose lives may not typically intersect. Through Voices, a panel of immigrants shares their personal stories.  This month's Dayton Literary Peace Prize book club pick is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.  In recognition of the book, African immigrants will be celebrated in this cooperative program. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.

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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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Email Applied

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

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… Advance registration is required.  
 
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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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Robot Wonders

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Program our Dash and Dot robots to navigate a maze, solve puzzles, and interact with their environment. Ability to read independently required. Recommended for ages 6-12 years.
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Reading Buddies

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library

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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Anime Club for Teens

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Teen Edge Area, 2nd Floor
Watch anime with your friends and enjoy snacks or other activities. For grades 7-12.
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Family Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 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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Help Cubetto Build an Orchestra

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Help Cubetto, an easy-to-use coding robot, assemble all the jumbled instruments of an orchestra into their proper sections after listening to fun picture books about the orchestra.  Appropriate for children ages 3-9.
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lynda.com: Learn it Online

2:00 PM - 4:00 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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Email Basics

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Email Basics

Whether applying for a job online or just keeping in touch with family, having an Email account has become an essential way to communicate. 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. Advance registration is required.

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Libraries Rock: Zak Morgan

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Grammy nominated songwriter Zak Morgan's unique brand of children's music inspires and tickles the funny bones of children and adults alike. His live performances are always filled with laughter and warmth as he encourages children to read, imagine and believe in themselves. Cincinnati Magazine said of Morgan, "He's got Shel Silverstein's wit, Cat Stevens's sound, Jimmy Buffett's crowd appeal."

After earning a B.A. in English from Kenyon College, Zak Morgan worked at Paradise Guest Ranch in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. By day he entertained children, and at night he performed for family audiences. There, the seeds of his career as a children's performer were planted. In 1995 Morgan moved to New York City to work for Recorded Books, Inc., a leading publisher of audiobooks. Within four years he had risen to the position of Director of Rights Acquisitions and had immersed himself in the rich offerings of children's literature.

Morgan has released three critically acclaimed records and one DVD for children, and was nominated for a Grammy in 2003 – a rare feat for an independent artist. Morgan currently resides in Cincinnati, OH and is working on his fourth record.

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Collage Journaling

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 3A, 3rd Floor
Participants in this 5-week collage-journaling class for adults, led by teaching artist Teresa Olavarria, will explore relevant themes with a combination of found, altered, and created images. Cut and torn images will be adhered to journal pages and embellished with paint and ink as desired.  All necessary supplies are provided at no cost to registrants, through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. While the classes are free, advance registration is required.
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Email In Action

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Email In Action 

Now that you are familiar with the basic features of your email account, let’s review sending and receiving attachments. This class will guide you through the process of attaching files, including a safety security overview of this process. Advance registration is required.   

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