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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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Trace Your Roots

Saturday, November 23, 2019

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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Polar Express Story Walk

Saturday, December 28, 2019
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Stroll past the pages of this classic picture book. There will be train and bell-themed activities for children. Visit the exhibit any hours that the library is open. 
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Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room

Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage early literacy skills in your children. For children 18 to 36 months with a caregiver.
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After School Meet Up

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, discuss fandoms, make crafts, and get homework help from your peers.  Snacks provided. For Grades 7 - 12.
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Reading Buddies

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Vandalia
Children's Area
Reading Buddies are trained Dayton Metro Library volunteers who spend time with any child (preschool through 3rd grade) who needs a little extra reading practice.  Reading Buddies will read aloud to your child, listen to your child read--or both!
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Puppet Show!

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Vandalia
Community Room
   Join us for a Hand Puppet Show and a Craft. Geared toward ages 3 through 5
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Crafternoon

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Stop in after school for some crafting and creating!  This session will feature Perler Beads. For Grades 7 - 12
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Tween Pumpkin Decorating

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Use temporary tattoos or other provided supplies to decorate a pumpkin (carving excluded). One pumpkin and all other supplies will be provided to each participant. 
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Registration is open

Rare Book Collecting & Evaluation

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Wondering if a book in your collection may be valuable? Owen Kubik of Kubik Fine Books will share tips for being a savvy book collector. His 15-minute presentation is followed by an “Antiques Roadshow” style evaluation of books brought in by the audience, so dust off that old book and bring it to the program!  

This presentation is free and open to attend; to bring a book to have evaluated, please register in advance.There is a limit of one book per person.

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Preschool Storytime

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Vandalia
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.
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Family Storytime

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community 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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Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room

Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage early literacy skills in your children. For children 18 to 36 months with a caregiver.
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After School Meet Up

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, discuss fandoms, make crafts, and get homework help from your peers.  Snacks provided. For Grades 7 - 12.
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Reading Buddies

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Vandalia
Children's Area
Reading Buddies are trained Dayton Metro Library volunteers who spend time with any child (preschool through 3rd grade) who needs a little extra reading practice.  Reading Buddies will read aloud to your child, listen to your child read--or both!
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Vandalia
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. 
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Switch it up!

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Last year's got snowed out so we're trying a tournament again!  Prizes given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. For grades 7 - 12.
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Tween Blender Bites

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Join us in making tasty treats with a blender. Blender and all food items will be provided. 
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Preschool Storytime

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Vandalia
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.
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Teen Advisory Board

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room

Join our Teen Advisory Board and tell us what you want at your library . We are always accepting new members. Snack provided. For grades 7-12. 

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Cancelled

Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Cancelled due to lack of registration. 10/15/19

Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® is designed for adults to help raise awareness and prevent child sexual abuse.  This program utilizes real-life stories and The 5 Steps to Protecting Children™ which are: 
• Learn the facts 
• Minimize Opportunity 
• Talk About It 
• Recognize the Signs 
• React Responsibly 

Offered in partnership with Dayton Children's. Please register in advance. 

Training for Stewards of Children® is a DVD-led program designed for adults to help raise awareness, hosted by a trained facilitator from Dayton Children's, in person in a two and a half hour training session. After taking this training, participants will have a better understanding of child sexual abuse.  2 Hours of CEUs are available upon completion of the training for nurses, social workers, and dental assistants if requested when checking in prior to the program.

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Family Storytime

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community 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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Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room

Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage early literacy skills in your children. For children 18 to 36 months with a caregiver.
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After School Meet Up

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, discuss fandoms, make crafts, and get homework help from your peers.  Snacks provided. For Grades 7 - 12.
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