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Teen Fiction Writing Contest

Friday, February 17, 2017
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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.
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Teen/Tween Book Club

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Read and discuss popular books.  Participants should be in grade 6-12. Members have input in what is read.
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Registration is open

Writing Workshop

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Sharpen your writing skills with a published writer and author of 8 books including "Finding Faith", Mrs. Tina Toles.  Mrs. Toles will help the teenagers become more skillful writers and story tellers.

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Knitting Knots

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Join us for an hour of knitting and weaving. All skill levels are welcome to attend, whether you want to learn something new or keep working on a project you've started.
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Family Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting 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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Paws to Read

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Read your favorite book to a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal. Each child will have a 15-minute time slot to spend with the pet, so please register at the Trotwood Branch in advance.
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Computer/Mouse Basic

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Learn the fundamentals of computer operating systems, how to start/shutdown and what is a Desktop.  This class also covers fundamental skills you need to use the Mouse and to aid you in computer searching.  This class is designed for patrons with minimal Computer & Mouse skills. Advance registration is required.  
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Computer/Mouse Basic

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Learn the fundamentals of computer operating systems, how to start/shutdown and what is a Desktop.  This class also covers fundamental skills you need to use the Mouse and to aid you in computer searching.  This class is designed for patrons with minimal Computer & Mouse skills. Advance registration is required.  
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LEGO Club

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Get together with friends and see how creative you can be with LEGO! We will supply the blocks, but your creations will have to stay at the library after the program.
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Family Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting 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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Teen Super Bowl Party

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Celebrate the biggest football game of the year by bragging on your pick to win the big game!
Come play Madden Football, other games and enjoy some snacks! 
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Hook, Needle and Stitch

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Novice and expert crocheters, knitters and stitchers are welcome to come learn from each other.
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Family Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting 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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Adult Book Discussion

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Share your thoughts on the book of the month!

January 12   Identical by Scott Turow
February 9   June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
March 9       Redemption Road by John Hart
April 13        Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
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Perler Beads

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

Create unique designs by using Perler beads and peg boards. A hot iron is involved with this craft. 

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Homework Helpers

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Get help with homework assignments.  Laptops will be available for students to use.

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Princess Cinnamon Rose

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Princess Cinnamon Rose is an African princess and she tells the story of how her parents met in Africa. Featuring Winnie Johnson from the Madden Hills Branch, this cultural program exposes children to the sounds of African rhythms, beats, and songs.
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Registration is closed

Teen/Tween Book Club

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Read and discuss popular books.  Participants should be in grade 6-12. Members have input in what is read.
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Buffalo Soldier in the Heart of America: a History of the African-American Regiments (1866-1951) and Colonel Charles Young

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Presenter Karen D. Brame, an Adjunct Professor of Education and History, discusses the brave history of the Buffalo Soldiers as well as the life and legacy of the brilliant Colonel Charles Young in honor of Black History Month. 
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Poetry of Phyllis Wheatley

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Hear Phyllis Wheatley's life story through her poetry. This re-telling of a poet's life is by Winnie Johnson, Manager of the Madden Hills Branch Library.
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Knitting Knots

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Join us for an hour of knitting and weaving. All skill levels are welcome to attend, whether you want to learn something new or keep working on a project you've started.
View More

Family Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Trotwood
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

Paws to Read

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Read your favorite book to a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal. Each child will have a 15-minute time slot to spend with the pet, so please register at the Trotwood Branch in advance.
View More
Registration is open

Writing Workshop

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Sharpen your writing skills with a published writer and author of 8 books including "Finding Faith", Mrs. Tina Toles.  Mrs. Toles will help the teenagers become more skillful writers and story tellers.

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Registration is open

Internet Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Know how to use the Mouse? Learn the Internet Basics-how to identify different parts of the website address and to conduct simple searches. Learn to surf the Internet with confidence.  Advance registration is required.
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