Oops!
Start Date is not before End Date

Filter Events by



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.
View More

Backpacking 101

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Meeting Room

Are you ready to try backpacking after an inspiring visit to a national park? Ready to introduce your kids to the great outdoors? Are you a longtime hiker who needs a refresher after too much time away from the trails? Whatever your goal, this indoor workshop will teach you the techniques to have a safe and enjoyable backpacking trip. We will cover topics such as backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, stoves, food, clothes, footwear, weather, terrain, comfort zone, trip planning, and Leave No Trace Principles. Learn the skills necessary to tackle your future backpacking trips confidently and competently. Learn from the experts!

Andy Niekamp is from Kettering and has a passion for long distance hiking. He has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail end to end three times. Andy is founder and leader of the DaytonHikers.Org group, the largest outdoor recreation group in Dayton.

View More

Family Storytime

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Northmont
Meeting Room

Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together. For the whole family. 

View More
Registration is closed

Preschool Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Northmont
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 years old.  Please register in advance.

View More
Registration is closed

Baby & Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Northmont
Meeting Room
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months.  Please register in advance.

 

View More
Registration is open

No-Sew Fleece Pillow for Adults

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Northmont
Meeting Room
This is a no-sew beginner craft for adults.  Materials will be provided. Advanced registration is required. We will start promptly at 4:45pm as the library closes at 6:00pm.
View More
Registration is closed

Preschool Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Northmont
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 years old.  Please register in advance.

View More
Registration is closed

Baby & Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Northmont
Meeting Room
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months.  Please register in advance.

 

View More

Antarctic Plunge: Tour of Penguinland

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Council Chambers
Allen Johnson will describe his two week trip across the Antarctic Circle to the icy mainland. He encountered thousands of penguins, hundreds of seals and dozens of whales.
View More

Paws to Read

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Northmont
Meeting Room
Read to dogs from the Miami Pet Therapy Association. This program is for children in preschool to Grade 4. 
View More
Registration is open

Caring for your largest Organ... Your Skin!

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northmont
Meeting Room
In the US there are only 10 chemicals banned from skin and hair care products. That is 990 less than the European standard! Isn't that SCARY! What are we putting on our skin and hair? There are products that may cost $100's of dollars and still be bad for you. Come to a DIY class where we will talk about all natural essential oils, what they are, and how you can reduce your toxin-load. You will be making a skin care regimen to take home that is beneficial for your skin and costs a fraction of the price of store bought products!
View More

Family Storytime

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Northmont
Meeting Room

Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together. For the whole family. 

View More

The Old Barn Club and the Golden Age of Hills and Dales Park

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Meeting Room
Join us as we step back into the pastoral setting of early Van Buren Township for a trip through John H. Patterson’s sprawling country park. We’ll review the major events occurring in Hills and Dales Park, trace its important equestrian history, and explore the Old Barn Club, which served as the hub of the park’s early social activities. We’ll also visit the nine Adirondack-style camps that hosted countless picnics and parties during the park’s heyday. Presenter: Dr. David Schmidt
View More
Registration is closed

Preschool Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Northmont
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 years old.  Please register in advance.

View More
Registration is closed

Baby & Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Northmont
Meeting Room
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months.  Please register in advance.

 

View More
Registration is closed

Preschool Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Northmont
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 years old.  Please register in advance.

View More
Registration is closed

Baby & Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Northmont
Meeting Room
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months.  Please register in advance.

 

View More

Boulders, Bedrock, and Brewing Water: How Geology has Influenced the History of Dayton, Ohio

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Meeting Room
The presentation addresses the bedrock geology of this area and its use in Oakwood, local quarrying history and its link to the DL&C Railroad, Rubicon Creek, the 1913 Flood, the glacial geology of this area, the significance of local ground and surface water, and how these geologic topics relate to some of the people, places, and things that are part of Dayton's history. Presenter: Dr. David Schmidt
View More

Family Storytime

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Northmont
Meeting Room

Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together. For the whole family. 

View More
Registration is closed

Preschool Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Northmont
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 years old.  Please register in advance.

View More
Registration is closed

Baby & Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Northmont
Meeting Room
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months.  Please register in advance.

 

View More
Registration is closed

Preschool Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Northmont
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 years old.  Please register in advance.

View More
Registration is closed

Baby & Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Northmont
Meeting Room
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months.  Please register in advance.

 

View More

Adult Book Discussion

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Northmont
Meeting Room
We read a new book every month and get together to discuss it.  Come join the fun of reading books you may never have picked up unless you have someone to discuss it with.
View More

Paws to Read

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Northmont
Meeting Room
Read to dogs from the Miami Pet Therapy Association. This program is for children in preschool to Grade 4. 
View More