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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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Get Crafty with Perler Beads

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Belmont
Meeting Room
Make your favorite character! Bring your own pattern or we can find it for you; all tools and materials supplied. 
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Belmont
Meeting 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. 
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Nerdfighter Night

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Belmont
Meeting Room
Place for teens to have fun while developing into people who will make the world a better place.

Relax over intricate coloring pages and thought provoking conversation with friends.

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LEGO Party!

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Belmont
Meeting Room
Use our LEGOs to build your own creation or work together with your friends. We supply the LEGOs, you supply the know-how. 
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Homework Help

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Belmont

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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Talk Tables

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Belmont

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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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Belmont
Meeting 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. 
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Nerdfighter Night

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Belmont
Meeting Room
Place for teens to have fun while developing into people who will make the world a better place.
Join us for an evening of old school board and card games.
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Reading Buddies

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Belmont
Children's Reading Room

Does your child need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend one-on-one 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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Homework Help

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Belmont
Meeting Room

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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Navigating the Crazy World of Online Dating

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Belmont
Meeting Room
Navigating the Crazy World of Online Dating
 
Are you tired of the dating scene? Are you looking for Prince Charming?  Are you searching for the One? This program will teach you how to create an online dating profile that POPS! We will explore such sites as Match.com, EHarmony, OkCupid, and more.  This will be a positive, fun experience for attendees ready to make some great changes in their lives!
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Belmont
Meeting 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. 
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Nerdfighter Night

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Belmont
Meeting Room
Place for teens to have fun while developing into people who will make the world a better place.

The Art of Your Story - theme: Unrequited Crush

  • Eager participants drop their name in the bowl, names are drawn as time allows.
  • Share a personal story related to the theme.
  • Five minutes - just you and your story, no props, prompts, or scripts.
  • Audience judges with specific scoring criteria.
  • Winner takes home a new book - for keeps.

Scoring Criteria:

  • Story has three strong and distinct parts - beginning, middle, and end.
  • Story relates to the theme
  • Storyteller is engaging with the audience
  • Story is under five minutes. 
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Family Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Belmont
Meeting Room
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together. For the whole family. 
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Talk Tables

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Belmont

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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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Belmont
Meeting 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. 
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Nerdfighter Night

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Belmont
Meeting Room
Place for teens to have fun while developing into people who will make the world a better place.
Un-Valentine Party! Sick of all the lovey-dovey mushy goodness? You can still enjoy chocolate, cookies, and modifying those little conversation hearts with how you really feel.
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Reading Buddies

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Belmont
Children's Reading Room

Does your child need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend one-on-one 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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Get Crafty with Rainbow Looms

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Homework Help

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Belmont

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. 

View More

Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Belmont
Meeting 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. 
View More

Nerdfighter Night

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Belmont
Meeting Room
Place for teens to have fun while developing into people who will make the world a better place.

Relax over intricate coloring pages and thought provoking conversation with friends.

View More

LEGO Party!

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Belmont
Meeting Room
Use our LEGOs to build your own creation or work together with your friends. We supply the LEGOs, you supply the know-how. 
View More

Talk Tables

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Belmont
Meeting Room

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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