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Tech Training at Your Own Pace

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Madden Hills

Patrons can get help with basic computer skills such as using a mouse, using Microsoft Word to create documents and resumes, basic internet searching skills, creating an email account using Gmail or yahoo and learning how to download from our digital library (Libby, Overdrive & Hoopla) to their electronic devices.  Help is available with the computer tech Monday thru Thursday during regular open hours.  Friday's & Saturday's you must make an appointment with the Tech staff.

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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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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Madden Hills
Meeting Room
Wednesdays:  9/04 - 12/04, 10:30 - 11:15 am.  Listen and learn with fun stories, songs, and crafts.  (Ages 3-5)
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Anime Club

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Madden Hills
Meeting Room
You asked for it and now it's here Madden Hills first Anime Club.  All Anime enthusiast can come meet, talk & play all things Anime.  Teens/tweens will come up with topics for discussion each month with help from the teen staff.  There will be Japanese style snacks served. Grades 7th thru 12th.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Madden Hills
Meeting Room
Wednesdays:  9/04 - 12/04, 10:30 - 11:15 am.  Listen and learn with fun stories, songs, and crafts.  (Ages 3-5)
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Whacky Gaming Wednesday

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Madden Hills
Meeting Room
Teens and Tweens can spend time exploring gaming activities. 
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Pumpkin Decorating

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Madden Hills
Meeting Room
Can you make a Scary face?  Decorate your very own pumpkin for Halloween.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Madden Hills
Meeting Room
Wednesdays:  9/04 - 12/04, 10:30 - 11:15 am.  Listen and learn with fun stories, songs, and crafts.  (Ages 3-5)
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Whisper Watching Wednesday

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Madden Hills
Meeting Room
Teens will watch movies, elaborate on what they've watched, and make comparisons to novels. Open discussion and talk time with Ms. Ashlee. 
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Learn to Draw Anime & Manga

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Madden Hills
Meeting Room
Learn the basics of drawing anime & manga, and better understand these popular art forms through a basic study of Japanese culture.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Madden Hills
Meeting Room
Wednesdays:  9/04 - 12/04, 10:30 - 11:15 am.  Listen and learn with fun stories, songs, and crafts.  (Ages 3-5)
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Madden Hills
Meeting Room
Wednesdays:  9/04 - 12/04, 10:30 - 11:15 am.  Listen and learn with fun stories, songs, and crafts.  (Ages 3-5)
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Whacky Gaming Wednesday

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Madden Hills
Meeting Room
Teens and Tweens can spend time exploring gaming activities. 
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Let's Play T-Day

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Madden Hills
Meeting Room
What do you know about Thanksgiving?  Play a game about Thanksgiving.  (Ages 5-12)
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Madden Hills
Meeting Room
Wednesdays:  9/04 - 12/04, 10:30 - 11:15 am.  Listen and learn with fun stories, songs, and crafts.  (Ages 3-5)
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Madden Hills
Meeting Room
Wednesdays:  9/04 - 12/04, 10:30 - 11:15 am.  Listen and learn with fun stories, songs, and crafts.  (Ages 3-5)
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A Starry Night Holiday Celebration

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Madden Hills
Meeting Room
All families are welcome to celebrate family and Christmas. Spend time socializing with families, eating great food, and listening to a Christmas story and soft music. 
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Where in the Library is Carmen Sandiego?

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Madden Hills
Meeting Room
We're taking over the Library with a branch-wide scavenger hunt. It's not "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego," it's where in the Library is she? Can you track her down before time runs out? Or will this criminal get away with her nefarious deeds?
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