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Artist-in-Residence Leesa Haapapuro

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Vandalia
Artist-in-Residence Leesa Haapapuro will be in the Opportunity Space creating a mosaic for the Quiet Reading Room.  Check the calendar for studio times to watch her work, or class times to help her create!


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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.
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Mosaic Class with Artist-in-Residence

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Work with artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro to help create a mosaic for the Quiet Reading Room.  Patrons can create designs for both a permanent installation and temporary display.  Participants may pick up their piece after the temporary installation is taken down. For everyone, ages 5 and up. 
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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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Mosaic Class with Artist-in-Residence

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Work with artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro to help create a mosaic for the Quiet Reading Room. Patrons can create designs for both a permanent installation and temporary display. Participants may pick up their piece after the temporary installation is taken down. For everyone, ages 5 and up.
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Reading Buddies

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Children's Area

Does your child need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend one-on-one 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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Watercolor Landscape Class

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Join artist Jaime Ferguson for a beginner watercolor class where you will create a beautiful, colorful landscape using the three primary colors. No experience necessary, and all supplies will be provided. Come for a fun and relaxing evening creating something unique and lovely!
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Reading Buddies

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Vandalia
Children's Area

Does your child need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend one-on-one 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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Mosaic Class with Artist-in-Residence

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Work with artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro to help create a mosaic for the Quiet Reading Room.  Patrons can create designs for both a permanent installation and temporary display.  Participants may pick up their piece after the temporary installation is taken down. For everyone, ages 5 and up. 
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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.  Great fun 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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Teen Afterschool Meetup

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework help.  Snacks provided.
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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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Weird Science

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
We'll be doing a different, FUN science experiment or project each time.  No homework, no tests, no sign-up required! Just drop in and make something cool happen!
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Artist-In-Residence Studio Hours

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Vandalia
Opportunity Space

Watch artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro prepare glass for creating mosaics and finalize the artworks for the permanent and temporary installations in the Quiet Reading Room.

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Magazine and Paperback Swap!

9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Vandalia
Group Study
Bring a magazine or paperback book!  Take a magazine or paperback book!  Do you love reading magazines and paperbacks?  Have you finished the ones you have?  Come by the Vandalia Library any time today to browse through those your neighbors have brought in, and share the joy of reading!
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Music with Mike Sedmak

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Smooth jazz and classic rock instrumentals - a pleasant afternoon to warm you up at the library.
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Mosaic Class with Artist-in-Residence

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Work with artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro to help create a mosaic for the Quiet Reading Room.  Patrons can create designs for both a permanent installation and temporary display.  Participants may pick up their piece after the temporary installation is taken down. For everyone, ages 5 and up. 
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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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Mosaic Class with Artist-in-Residence

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Work with artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro to help create a mosaic for the Quiet Reading Room. Patrons can create designs for both a permanent installation and temporary display. Participants may pick up their piece after the temporary installation is taken down. For everyone, ages 5 and up.
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Homework Help

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Vandalia
Group Study

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 find the reliable resources to provide the answers. 

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The Czar of Kossuth Colony

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
In 1905 Dayton’s largest employer, the Barney & Smith Car Company, turned to immigrant labor agent Jacob D. Moskowitz to secure workers to manufacture its new line of steel freight cars. The result was Kossuth Colony, a walled company town on the outskirts of North Dayton. Its residents were Hungarian immigrants employed at Barney & Smith, and Moskowitz supplied nearly all their needs, which residents could purchase with scrip issued as an advance on their pay. The colony ignited a controversy fought in the pages of two rival Dayton newspapers: was Moskowitz a ruthless czar who exploited immigrants or a benevolent father figure who eased their transition to a new world? Teacher and local historian Mike Williams will provide the answers.
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Mosaic Class with Artist-in-Residence

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Work with artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro to help create a mosaic for the Quiet Reading Room.  Patrons can create designs for both a permanent installation and temporary display.  Participants may pick up their piece after the temporary installation is taken down. For everyone, ages 5 and up. 
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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.  Great fun for the whole family!
View More

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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