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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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Burkhardt Book Club

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Looking to diversify your reading interests? Join our book club! Enjoy a lively discussion with a community of readers about titles you might not have picked for yourself. We will select, read, and discuss a different book every month. 
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Lego Block Party

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Attention, Lego enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an epic building bash! We’ll supply the blocks—you supply the imagination.
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Tremendous Maker Kit Tuesday

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Come sample one of Dayton Metro Library's Maker Kits.  January: Computer, February: Music, March: 3D, April:Kitchen.
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Family Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Burkhardt
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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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:15 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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Preschool Storytime

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Burkhardt
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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Teen Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Enjoy some down time playing games, doing crafts, and hanging out with friends.
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Lego Block Party

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Attention, Lego enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an epic building bash! We’ll supply the blocks—you supply the imagination.
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Tween Cafe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Play a game, make a craft, perform a science experiment, or just hang out! For ages 8-12.
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Family Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Burkhardt
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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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:15 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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Preschool Storytime

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Burkhardt
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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Crafternoon

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Enjoy making a fun, unique craft every month. 
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Crafternoon

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Enjoy making a fun, unique craft every month. 
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Lego Block Party

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Attention, Lego enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an epic building bash! We’ll supply the blocks—you supply the imagination.
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Book into Movie Night

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Come watch a movie while enjoying popcorn and drinks.  January: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. February: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. March: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. April 4: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1. April 11: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

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Family Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Burkhardt
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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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:15 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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Preschool Storytime

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Burkhardt
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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LEGO Batman Party

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Celebrate LEGO Batman with crafts.  Prizes such as toys and movie tickets will be raffled.  Families are welcome and feel free to come dressed as your favorite superhero.
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Paws to Read

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Did you know dogs love stories? They do - and they don't mind if you make mistakes! Come read to a wonderful pet from the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association.
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Lego Block Party

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Attention, Lego enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an epic building bash! We’ll supply the blocks—you supply the imagination.
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Book to Movie Discussion

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Enjoy a discussion of the movie vs the book while enjoying related crafts.  January: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. February: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. March: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.  April: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
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Family Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Burkhardt
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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