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Teen Playwright Contest

Thursday, October 31, 2019
All Locations
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
All Locations
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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Bilingual Baby Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Kettering Moraine
Community 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 24 months with a caregiver.
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Baby Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Kettering Moraine
Community 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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Reading Buddies

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Children's Area
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend 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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Toddler Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Kettering Moraine
Community 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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Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Reading Buddies

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Children's Area
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend 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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Teen: T-Shirt and Pillowcase decorating

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Bring a pre-washed, WHITE T-shirt or pillowcase to decorate. Draw your own design or trace one of ours.
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Family Storytime

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community 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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Memory Cafe

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Designed for individuals living with early stage dementia, Memory Cafe is open to both care partners and community members. Each month, different speakers discuss topics such as history, art, genealogy, and more. An opportunity to share and socialize follows the lecture. Join us on the 4th Friday of each month, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for Memory Café in the Community Room of the Kettering Moraine Branch. This program is offered jointly by the Dayton Metro Library and the Alzheimer's Association.  
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Preschool STEM Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3 through 5 year olds.
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Preschool STEM Storytime

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3 through 5 year olds.
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Registration is open

TWEEN: HALLOWEEN PARTY

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Join us for the event of the century: the Kettering Moraine Library's HALLOWEEN PARTY! During the party, we will make spooky treats, including Oreo eyes and popcorn witch hands, drink Kool-Aid, watch the movie Hocus Pocus, and show off our Halloween costumes! (ALL are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.) Please register in advance for this program. 
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Talk Tables

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kettering Moraine
Group Study
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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Bilingual Baby Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Kettering Moraine
Community 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 24 months with a caregiver.
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Baby Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Kettering Moraine
Community 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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Building time with LEGO and littleBits

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Build with LEGO bricks and littleBits electronic modules. We will have DUPLOS available for the little ones. Fun for the whole family!
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Reading Buddies

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Children's Area
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend 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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Toddler Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Kettering Moraine
Community 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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Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Registration is open

TEEN: HALLOWEEN PARTY

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Join us for the event of the century: the Kettering Moraine Library's HALLOWEEN PARTY! During the party, we will make spooky treats, including Oreo eyes and popcorn witch hands, drink Kool-Aid, watch the movie Hocus Pocus, and show off our Halloween costumes! (ALL are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.) Please register in advance for this program. 
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Reading Buddies

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Children's Area
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend 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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Family Storytime

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Kettering Moraine
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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Swap Day!

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Are your personal paperback and magazine piles growing rapidly?  Have you finished the one you have?  Do you love sharing your gently used paperbacks & magazines?  Join us on the first Saturday of each month for "Swap Day"!   You can "swap" your gently used paperbacks & magazines with those your neighbors have brought in. 
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