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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
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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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Kiddie Crafts

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Bring in your little ones to do arts and crafts projects while sharpening their fine motor skills! 
Please fill out a separate registration form for each child. If you are registering a group/class, please call Dani at the Trotwood Branch to register. 937-463-2665.
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Homework Help

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trotwood
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 finding the reliable resources to provide the answers.  
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iPhone Essentials

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Struggling to get acclimated with your iPhone? Join us for our beginner's course that will provide you with an extensive overview of many of the iPhone features and processes. Please come prepared with your own device. Advance registration is required. 

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ABC: Art, Books, Create!

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
In each session, we will have a short study of an artist/picture book illustrator and then create our own work using the techniques or style of our subject. While participants may take their work home to keep, we would love to feature the work at our Children's Art Reception, which will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2:00-4:00, in the Trotwood Branch Meeting Room. 
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Homework Help

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trotwood
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 finding the reliable resources to provide the answers.  
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Family Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes, which promote early literacy.
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Spooky Saturday Matinee

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Gather up your buddies and come to the Trotwood Library for a scary movie to celebrate Halloween. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. 
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Taste Buds

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room

A book club meant for foodies! Join other adults at the Trotwood Branch to create, share, and sample recipes from the library's cookbook collection. After sampling dishes, participants will have the opportunity to critique the cookbook and share cooking wisdom with the group. We will decide which cookbook authors are worth their salt through our culinary journey. New members are always welcome.

If you missed the previous meeting or are new to the group, please contact the Trotwood Branch to obtain a recipe for the next meeting. Advance registration is required. 

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Homework Help

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trotwood
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 finding the reliable resources to provide the answers.  
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Snack and Chat

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Grab a snack, play games, and chat with friends. 
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Homework Help

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trotwood
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 finding the reliable resources to provide the answers.  
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Family Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes, which promote early literacy.
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Homework Help

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trotwood
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 finding the reliable resources to provide the answers.  
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Where in the Library is Carmen Sandiego?

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Trotwood
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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Clerk of Courts Help Center

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Trotwood

Have legal questions?  The Montgomery County Clerk of Courts Help Center staff has answers.  They will be at the library branch as part of their community outreach days with resources to help residents navigate issues such as debt reduction, bankruptcy, housing, divorce, protection orders, and sealing/expunging records and more.  Their goal is to provide education, information, and access to services.

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Using The PC

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Does the thought of a computer intimidate you? Join us for a course designed to get beginners acclimated to the various components of a PC. Advance registration is required. 
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Homework Help

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trotwood
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 finding the reliable resources to provide the answers.  
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Family Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes, which promote early literacy.
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Creative Writing: Write Your Passion

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Trotwood
Meeting 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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Learn to Paint Your Pet's Portrait!

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
In this program, you will learn how to paint a portrait of your pet (or another animal). Miss Dani will show you how to do this in a way that makes it almost as easy as coloring in a coloring book. This will take 4 - 6 hours, so please pack a lunch and plan to stay until you are finished. You will be able to take breaks as needed. 

After registering, you will need to email 2 or 3 different pictures of the pet or animal you wish to paint. Please send close-up head/face shots  by Sunday, November 3. Miss Dani will determine which photo will be the best to work from and print the image in color for your reference.

While you may keep your painting, we would love to feature it at our Children's Art Reception, which will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2:00-4:00 More details will be given to participants at a later date. 
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Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes which promote early literacy. These sessions will be geared towards pre-schoolers, however, all are welcome to participate! 
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Homework Help

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trotwood
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 finding the reliable resources to provide the answers.  
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Anime and Manga Time

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Talk about your favorite manga, watch anime episodes, have snacks and just hang out.
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