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Teen Playwright Contest

Thursday, October 31, 2019
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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

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Northmont
Community 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.   
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Baby and Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Northmont
Community Room
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months. 
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Preschool Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Northmont
Community 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.   
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Baby and Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Northmont
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months. 
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Tech Training at Your Pace

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northmont
Need help with your device or more practice after your computer class? Library tech staff will informally assist you with various technology-related subjects. You are welcome to bring in your own device for assistance. Registration is not required and assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 463-2665 for more information about our Tech Training group sessions.

Please note: Library staff cannot provide technical assistance for fixing computer problems, assist in the creation of content, or provide guidance in personal decisions. 
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Myths and Truths about Coyotes

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Coyotes are everywhere today—including every town, city, and county in Ohio. People have a lot of questions about this new, large, somewhat scary animal now living in their midst, and this presentation will give a clear and accurate answer to every one of those questions. It will also give a closeup picture of the life and habits of a very unusual and extraordinary animal.
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Play and Learn

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Northmont
Community Room
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. This program provides a great opportunity for socializing your child as well as making connections with other parents. 
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Reading Buddies

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Northmont
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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Socrates Cafe

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Socrates Cafe  is an opportunity for ordinary people from different backgrounds to come together to wrestle with the Big Questions, such as "What is Truth? What gives life meaning? Who are we?" in a facilitated discussion led by library staff or a guest speaker. Topics will emerge from the interests of the participants. For more information, read the book Socrates Cafe: a Fresh Taste of Philosophy, by Christopher Phillips or go to the Society for Philosophical Inquiry @philosopher.org.  
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Preschool Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Northmont
Community 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.   
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Baby and Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Northmont
Community Room
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months. 
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Preschool Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Northmont
Community 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.   
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Baby and Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Northmont
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months. 
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Tech Training at Your Pace

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northmont
Need help with your device or more practice after your computer class? Library tech staff will informally assist you with various technology-related subjects. You are welcome to bring in your own device for assistance. Registration is not required and assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 463-2665 for more information about our Tech Training group sessions.

Please note: Library staff cannot provide technical assistance for fixing computer problems, assist in the creation of content, or provide guidance in personal decisions. 
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Play and Learn

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Northmont
Children's Area
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. This program provides a great opportunity for socializing your child as well as making connections with other parents.  
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Registration is open

Creative Writing: Write Your Passion

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Assistant Professor Ken Hayes will lead you through an exploration of writing genres in order to help find your creative voice through writing. A perfect fall project to carry you through the winter months! Please register in advance.
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Uplifting Lit

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room

Need some inspiration? Join us for "Uplifting Lit" - our book club that focuses on books in the Dayton Metro Library’s Inspirational Fiction collection. This collection includes a wide variety of subjects such as Amish fiction, Historical Christian fiction, Contemporary Christian fiction, Romance Christian fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Fantasy, and Mysteries. 

We meet the first Monday of every month. On November 4 we are talking about "The Medallion" by Cathy Gohlke. 

"An illuminating tale of courage, sacrifice, and survival, about two couples whose lives are ravaged by Hitler's mad war yet eventually redeemed through the fate of one little girl. 

Discover a type of fiction you may not have read before, but which is sure to lift your spirits! Feel free to bring books you would like to trade with other meeting members.

Copies of each month’s title will be available at the Northmont Branch a month in advance.  Subsequent titles will be available for check out at the end of each meeting. 

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Reading Buddies

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Northmont
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 Mini Pizza and Movie Night

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Join us for a Teen movie night. As a special bonus, you'll be making your own mini pizzas! There will also be popcorn! Put the popcorn on your pizza for a nontraditional twist. For grades 7- 12.
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Preschool Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Northmont
Community 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.   
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Baby and Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Northmont
Community Room
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months. 
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Preschool Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Northmont
Community 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.   
View More

Baby and Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Northmont
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months. 
View More