A great library
cannot be constructed - it is the growth of ages.And so it is with the Dayton Metro Library.
Come hear the history of how our library got started in 1846, and see the
images of how it has developed and grown into a Main Library and 20 branches
plus. Nancy Horlacher, Local History Specialist will share the library’s story
Build your vocabulary and literacy skills with a game of Word Bingo! This game uses a variety of words, instead of numbers, centered around the summer’s theme: Build a Better World. Younger readers will need assistance.
Build your own DIY wooden craft at the Library! This program is made possible by the generous donation of tools and craft sets from Home Depot. Each child must have an adult caregiver present. Please register in advance.
In this collaborative program with Habitat for
Humanity, program participants will have the opportunity to write messages of
compassion and hope, as well as other artistic expressions, on raw building
materials. The finished pieces will be donated back to Habitat for Humanity,
for future use as materials in building a home.
Make the world a
warmer place by knitting scarves and donating them to those in need! Members of
The Miami Valley Knitting Guild will be on hand to help. Bring yarn of your
choice or select from the yarn we’ll provide. Beginners can take home a
Beginning Knitters Kit while supplies last! We encourage you to donate your finished
scarf to St. Vincent De Paul. Children of all skill levels are welcome. Please register in advance.
Ms. Jaya Kiere Johnson is a Senior Economics major and Accounting minor at Spelman College. At the age of 16, she started her first business, Links by J. Kiere, a handmade jewelry brand that empowers women of color of all generations. Since then Jaya was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine and in 2015 she was voted Entrepreneur of the Year for the Morehouse College Maroon Tiger Man of the Year issue. At Spelman College, Jaya started Daddyless Daughters, a supportive community for Spelman students who have grown up without the presence of a father. After graduation, Jaya will attend Wake Forest University’s Master in Accountancy program to become a Certified Public Accountant. She also plans to continue growing her business and turning Daddyless Daughters into an international nonprofit organization.
Ms. Johnson will walk the teens through the following Program Objectives:
1. Increase entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial thought among high-school aged students
2. Provide information on how to start and grow a business while in high-school/college
3. Inspire and empower students to accomplish their goals
To build a strong building, engineers need to think about what materials to use and the best ways to put them together. Learn how they do it, then work in a group to build a tower. Which team builds the strongest tower? We’ll test them to find out! Presented by the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.