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Tech Training at Your Own Pace

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Madden Hills

Patrons can get help with basic computer skills such as using a mouse, using Microsoft Word to create documents and resumes, basic internet searching skills, creating an email account using Gmail or yahoo and learning how to download from our digital library (Libby, Overdrive & Hoopla) to their electronic devices.  Help is available with the computer tech Monday thru Thursday during regular open hours.  Friday's & Saturday's you must make an appointment with the Tech staff.

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Tech Training at Your Own Pace

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Westwood

Patrons can get help with basic computer skills such as using a mouse, using Microsoft Word to create documents and resumes, basic internet searching skills, creating an email account, and learning how to use our digital library (Libby, Overdrive & Hoopla).  Help is available with the ISA Monday thru Thursday during regular open hours.  Fridays & Saturdays are by appointment only.

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Empowering People Exhibit

Thursday, October 31, 2019
New Lebanon
Conference Room

 Produced by the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services. 

·          LEARN how people with intellectual and developmental disabilities contribute to our community through employment, volunteerism, and their talents

           SEE amazing works created by artists with DD

           HEAR the stories of people with disabilities who live and work in the Miami Valley 

           UNDERSTAND how the use of language affects how people with disabilities are perceive

           FAMILIARIZE yourself with the services offered by the County Board and other organizations that help people with developmental disabilities live productive and rewarding lives right here in Montgomery County

           TAP INTO the Library’s collection of materials created by—and about—people with disabilities.

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Teen Playwright Contest

Thursday, October 31, 2019
All Locations
If you're an aspiring playwright, this is your chance to shine!  Submit an 8-15 minute full scene written in English and saved as a PDF by emailing contest@daytonmetrolibrary.org. Please number the pages of your script and include on your title page only: a cast list, your name, email, phone, school, and grade.  No musicals or children's plays will be accepted.  Your work must be your own original work, not be previously published or performed, and Dayton Metro Library reserves the right to not select a winner.  Winners in each category (Grades 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12) will be featured as a stage reading at the awards ceremony on December 14th.  Writers must be available for workshops and rehearsals.  Winners will be announced 11-16-19 at the StoryCon: Teen program at the Main Library.


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Trace Your Roots

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Teen Fiction Contest

Saturday, November 30, 2019
All Locations
Are you a teen author? Have you always wanted to be a teen author? This is your chance.  Submit your entry via email to contest@daytonmetrolibrary.org during the month of November.  Entries will be accepted in four categories: Grades 7-9  Flash Fiction (500 words or less), Grades 10-12 Flash Fiction (500 words or less), Grades 7-9 General Fiction (500-2000 words), and Grades 10-12 General Fiction (500-2000 words).  Winners will be awarded Amazon Gift Cards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category.  
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Pieceful Patrons Quilting and Sewing Arts Group Quilt Show

Friday, December 13, 2019
New Lebanon
Conference Room
Local quilters will display their quilts and other stitchery. 
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Polar Express Story Walk

Saturday, December 28, 2019
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Stroll past the pages of this classic picture book. There will be train and bell-themed activities for children. Visit the exhibit any hours that the library is open. 
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Mother Goose on the Loose

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room

Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and 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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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime - Spooky Edition

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Spooky edition.  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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Preschool Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Northmont
Community Room
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3 through 5 years old.   
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Toddler Story Time

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Miami Township
Children's Area
For children ages 18-35 months with an adult caregiver
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Baby and Toddler Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Brookville
Community Room

Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months. 

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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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Bilingual Baby Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in Spanish and English that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 24 months with a caregiver.
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MID WEEK MIXER

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Join us for a monthly adult program focusing on a mix of easy arts & crafts, games, and group activities, books and getting to know one another.
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Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. 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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Nonprofit Law: Foundational Basics

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Community Room 2B. 2nd Floor

Legal advice for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, like other corporations, is needed to understand the complex web of overlapping state and federal regulations by which they are governed. This presentation will give nonprofit leaders an overview of the most common legal issues and questions our nonprofit clients face, including governance, compliance, employment, intellectual property, and utilizing volunteers.


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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Miamisburg
Star Theater
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3 through 5.
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Play and Learn

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
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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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Southeast
Community Room B
Quality time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Madden Hills
Meeting Room
Wednesdays:  9/04 - 12/04, 10:30 - 11:15 am.  Listen and learn with fun stories, songs, and crafts.  (Ages 3-5)
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Preschool Story Time

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Miami Township
Children's Area
For children ages 3-5 years with an adult caregiver.
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Baby and Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Northmont
Community Room
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months. 
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