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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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Coding Jr

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
We'll use Scratch Jr to learn some basic programming logic. Let's get creative! Ages 6-8. Please register in advance. Space is limited.
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Brookville
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. Please register in advance.
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Coding with Sphero

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Brookville
Community Room
It's a robot invasion! Take our Sphero 'bots for a spin and teach them tricks. Ages 9-12. Please register in advance.
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Mysteries under discussion

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Explore the variety of mysteries being published at our monthly book discussion! The leader will talk about the background of the author of each month's title, bring up questions to be discussed and have information about similar authors or titles that might be of interest. Refreshments suitable to the atmosphere of the book being discussed will be served.  Each month's title to be discussed will be available at the Brookville Library a month before the discussion. 
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Baby Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Brookville
Community Room
It's never too early to grow children'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. Please register in advance.
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Toddler Storytime

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Brookville
Community Room
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories, all to encourage early literacy skills in your children. For children 24 to 36 months with a caregiver. Please register in advance.
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Minecraft Afternoon

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Join us for an afternoon of Minecraft.  If you have never played before, come and learn how it works. If you play all the time, come and share tips and tricks with other players.  Grades 7th-12th.
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Preschool Storytime

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
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. Please register in advance.
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Hawaiian Luau

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Combat the winter cold with a California snowball fight, DIY lip gloss, and more! Ages 6-12. Please register in advance.
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Brookville
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. Please register in advance.
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Baby Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Brookville
Community Room
It's never too early to grow children'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. Please register in advance.
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Toddler Storytime

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Brookville
Community Room
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories, all to encourage early literacy skills in your children. For children 24 to 36 months with a caregiver. Please register in advance.
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Teen Advisory Group

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room

-          TAG, you're it! Want your voice heard? Come to our Teen Advisory Group and tell us what you want at your library. It counts towards volunteer hours for college, and there will be snacks. Grades 7th-12th. Please register in advance.

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Teen Anime Club

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
- Come hang with us otaku-style! Watch an assortment of anime, learn about Japanese culture and more. Grades 7th-12th. 
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Reading Buddies

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Brookville
Children's Area

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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Preschool Storytime

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
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. Please register in advance.
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Changes in Women's Fashion

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Historian Leslie Arendt explains the forces such as social mores, technology, and economics that drove women's fashion trends through colonial times to the 1880s. Enjoy an up close look at historical garments including underclothes, day wear, ball gowns, and more displayed on both mannequins and live models. 
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Family LEGO Night

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
Bring the whole family for some fun with LEGOs and board games! Ages 3-12.
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Brookville
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. Please register in advance.
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LEGO Robotics

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room

Build a robot and send it into battle! Whose robot will be supreme? Ages 9-12. Please register in advance.

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Baby Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Brookville
Community Room
It's never too early to grow children'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. Please register in advance.
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Registration is open

Toddler Storytime

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Brookville
Community Room
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories, all to encourage early literacy skills in your children. For children 24 to 36 months with a caregiver. Please register in advance.
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Teen Hangout

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Hang out after school. Read, play games, chat, and craft, just come and chill. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Grades 7th-12th.
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Preschool Storytime

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
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. Please register in advance.
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