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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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Toddler & Preschool Dance Party

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will read stories with motions and dance to music using scarves, shakers, bubbles, and more! Registration is not required, so just stop by! For ages 2-6.
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Go Digital with Overdrive, Hoopla, and Zinio

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
Did you get a new device over the holidays and need help using it to access our digital collection?  This class will review Overdrive, Hoopla and Zinio to access digital books, movies, audio books and magazines - all free from your library.  Please bring the device you want to use to this class.
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Make It Yourself Monday

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
Are you a maker?  Do you like to build things?  Do you like technology?  Do you like arts and crafts?  Stop by the library for a variety of projects you can make yourself!  All supplies are provided by the library.  No registration is required.
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Baby & Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
West Carrollton
Meeting 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

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting 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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Valor Martial Arts: Self Defense

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
Learn to defend yourself in this presentation by Valor Martial Arts. Dress comfortably and learn some self defense moves that can be used to protect yourself.
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Proud Reads Book Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
A YA book club shared by the Miamisburg and West Carrollton locations that is open to anyone in grades 9-12 wishing to read and discuss LGBTQ books. 

January - Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Leviathan  

February - The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

March - Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard

April - True Letters from a Fictional Life by Kenneth Logan 
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Toddler & Preschool Dance Party

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will read stories with motions and dance to music using scarves, shakers, bubbles, and more! Registration is not required, so just stop by! For ages 2-6.
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Book Club: Read It and Eat It

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
You read it and then we'll eat it!  Come to this program to make some Pinterest-worthy snacks based on the book The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  Feel free to stop by even if you did not finish reading the book.
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Baby & Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
West Carrollton
Meeting 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

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting 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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Totally Teen Wednesday: Dance Music Videos

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
Let's dance and have fun. We will learn about video equipment and have a blast making our own dance music videos! 
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Open Lab

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room

Do you have a simple question that is technology based?  Stop by this open lab to have your questions answered or practice using computer software with a library laptop.  Registration is not required. Available software:

•       Internet Explorer 11

•       Google Chrome

•       Microsoft Word 2013

•       Microsoft Publisher 2013

•       Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

•       Microsoft Excel 2013

•       Winway Resume Deluxe

•       Digital Library Collection

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Toddler & Preschool Dance Party

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will read stories with motions and dance to music using scarves, shakers, bubbles, and more! Registration is not required, so just stop by! For ages 2-6.
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LEGO at the Library

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
Try to outbuild your friends at our monthly Lego challenge! We'll provide the Legos and other supplies, you just need to bring your creativity.  No registration is required, so stop on by!
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Baby & Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
West Carrollton
Meeting 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

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting 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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Cereal Box Crafts

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
We've been collecting cereal boxes, and now we are ready to make crafts. Come craft with us and make a cereal box library card holder, or a collage. We will also enjoy eating some cereal together.
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Toddler & Preschool Dance Party

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will read stories with motions and dance to music using scarves, shakers, bubbles, and more! Registration is not required, so just stop by! For ages 2-6.
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Cookie and Cupcake Decorating

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
Decorate your very own cookies and cupcakes to give away or keep for yourself. We'll have a variety of frosting and toppings to help you make some awesome-looking goodies. All supplies will be provided. 
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Monthly Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
Come for books, snacks, and fun! Copies of each book will be available in advance at the library.

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Baby & Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
West Carrollton
Meeting 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

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting 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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Anti Valentines Day

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
West Carrollton
Love Stinks! Let's have an anti-valentines day party! Make valentines and enjoy a snack!
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