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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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The Little Read

Sunday, April 16, 2017
Huber Heights

Why should the grown-ups have all the fun? Stop by the library anytime to pick up a copy of our Little Read book. Answer a few questions about the book and you’ll win a prize! 

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Reading Buddies

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Huber Heights
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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Homework Help

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Huber Heights
Study Pod 1

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

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Huber Heights
Study Pod 1

 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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Registration is open

Internet Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room

This class is for people that have at least a little knowledge of the mouse. Topics include what a browser is and how it works, parts of a web address, and search engines and how to use them. Laptops will be provided to use during this class.

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Drugs: Shatter the Myths

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room
Come get your questions answered in a friendly and welcoming environment! Free games and activities, as well as art supplies and poster boards for youth interested in creating an entry for Montgomery County Drug Free Coalition poster contest. See http://www.mcdrugfree.org/
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Toddler Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage early literacy skills in your children. For children 18 to 36 months with a caregiver.
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3D Printing at your Library

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room
Watch a 3D printer in action, learn the basics, and learn how to design & print your own object using Tinkercad, a free online program.
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Talk Tables

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Huber Heights
Study Pod 1

 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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Homework Help

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Huber Heights
Study Pod 1

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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Reading Buddies

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Huber Heights
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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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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Random Fandom

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room
Celebrate your favorite fandoms with other superfans! Whether you like Supernatural, Doctor Who, YouTubers, or something else entirely, this is the place for you! 
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Preschool Storytime

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Huber Heights
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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Minecraft Lab

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room
Love Minecraft? So do we! Join us every week to play Minecraft at the library! We will provide the computers and access to the game. This program is geared toward tweens ages 8-14. Space is limited, so please register in advance. 
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Internet Applied

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room

Have you had our Beginning Internet class?  Would you like to know more?  Attendees will gain a deeper knowledge of website evaluation, security, and further instruction on searching.  Laptops will be provided to use during this class.

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Toddler Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage early literacy skills in your children. For children 18 to 36 months with a caregiver.
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Registration is open

Advice for Your Device

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights

Bring your device and get assistance installing the library's apps for e-books, downloadable audiobooks, e-magazines, music and movies. You will need your library card and PIN, and you may need the password for your App Store on your device. Class size is limited so we can give one-on-one attention.

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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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Anime Club

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room
Calling all otaku! Join other anime fans in grades 7-12 for our monthly anime club.  If you like watching anime, reading manga, eating tasty Japanese snacks and drawing, this is the club for you!
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Preschool Storytime

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Huber Heights
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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Registration is open

Minecraft Lab

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room
Love Minecraft? So do we! Join us every week to play Minecraft at the library! We will provide the computers and access to the game. This program is geared toward tweens ages 8-14. Space is limited, so please register in advance. 
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Reading Buddies

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Huber Heights
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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Homework Help

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Huber Heights
Study Pod 1

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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