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Teen Playwright Contest

Thursday, October 31, 2019
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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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Teen Fiction Contest

Saturday, November 30, 2019
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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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LEGO, Games, & More

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Building something with LEGOs, explore the Snap Circuits, or play games like Giant Jenga.  The choice is yours!
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Registration is open

3D Printing: Model Design

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room

Design in 3D using TinkerCad, a free and easy browser-based 3D design and modeling tool for beginners to experts. Receive hands-on instruction on basic techniques so you can create awesome models.

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Spooky Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Come to the library in your costumes for some spooky stories, crafts, and treats. Older siblings are welcome.
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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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Spook-a-thon

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Enjoy some Halloween themed crafts and games while watching Tim Burton's The Nightmare before Christmas.  We will also be making Pumpkin cookies.


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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
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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Otaku Crew

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
If you like anime or manga, join the Otaku Crew. We will meet on Thursdays to watch and discuss anime. Drawing supplies and snacks provided. For grades 6-12. 
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Homework Help

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Burkhardt
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 finding the reliable resources to provide the answers. 
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Talk Tables

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Burkhardt
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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Wii - Free - For - All

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Race, dance, win--Come play Wii with your friends!  We have four remotes, so if there are more than four players, we will take turns.  Everyone gets a turn to play. 
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LEGO, Games, & More

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Building something with LEGOs, explore the Snap Circuits, or play games like Giant Jenga.  The choice is yours!
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Registration is closed

Introduction to 3D Printing

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room

Learn about the basics and how to get started with 3D printing.  We will cover the 3D printer itself, 3D file formats and modeling software, and more.  Includes live 3D Printer demo.


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Bilingual Family Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Join us for quality family time in Spanish and English with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together. For the whole family.
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Mother Goose on the Loose Bilingual Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Burkhardt
Meeting 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 36 months with a caregiver.
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
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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Halloween Movie Night

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Watch a Halloween movie ‐ we'll supply the popcorn and candy!
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Homework Help

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Burkhardt
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 finding the reliable resources to provide the answers. 
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Talk Tables

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Burkhardt
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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Wii - Free - For - All

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Race, dance, win--Come play Wii with your friends!  We have four remotes, so if there are more than four players, we will take turns.  Everyone gets a turn to play. 
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LEGO, Games, & More

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Building something with LEGOs, explore the Snap Circuits, or play games like Giant Jenga.  The choice is yours!
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Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Join us for a lively discussion on a great work of fiction (and sometimes a non-fiction title)!
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Myths and Truths about Coyotes

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Coyotes are everywhere today—including every town, city, and county in Ohio. People have a lot of questions about this new, large, somewhat scary animal now living in their midst, and this presentation will give a clear and accurate answer to every one of those questions. It will also give a closeup picture of the life and habits of a very unusual and extraordinary animal.
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
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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