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Tech Training at Your Own Pace

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Westwood

Patrons can get help with basic computer skills such as using a mouse, using Microsoft Word to create documents and resumes, basic internet searching skills, creating an email account, and learning how to use our digital library (Libby, Overdrive & Hoopla).  Help is available with the ISA Monday thru Thursday during regular open hours.  Fridays & Saturdays are by appointment only.

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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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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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Whacky Gaming Wednesday

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Westwood
Meeting Room

Teens and Tweens can spend time exploring gaming activities.

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Terrific Thursdays: Games, Glitter and Coloring Fun

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Westwood
Play your favorite board game, work a puzzle, make and take a craft or just chill with a cool coloring sheet.  Your choice!
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Terrific Thursdays: Games, Glitter and Coloring Fun

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Westwood
Play your favorite board game, work a puzzle, make and take a craft or just chill with a cool coloring sheet.  Your choice!
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Westwood

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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Terrific Thursdays: Games, Glitter and Coloring Fun

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Westwood
Play your favorite board game, work a puzzle, make and take a craft or just chill with a cool coloring sheet.  Your choice!
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Let's Talk: Book Discussion

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Westwood
Meeting Room
Let's get together and review our choice book of the month. All our welcome!
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Whisper Watching Wednesday

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Westwood
Meeting Room

Teens will watch movies, elaborate on what they've watched, and make comparisons to novels. Open discussion and talk time with Ms. Ashlee. 

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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Westwood

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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Owl Babies

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Westwood
Children's Area
Whoooo is that owl?  Meet two live owls from the Glen Helen Raptor Center, and listen to a story about owls you may find in your very own backyard during this fun filled storytime program.
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Whacky Gaming Wednesday

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Westwood
Meeting Room

Teens and Tweens can spend time exploring gaming activities.

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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Westwood

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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A Starry Night Holiday Celebration

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Westwood
Meeting Room

All families are welcome to celebrate family and Christmas. Spend time socializing with families, eating great food, and listening to a Christmas story and soft music.

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Gingerbread Boy, Gingerbread Girl, Gingerbread Baby, Gingerbread Galore!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Westwood
Kids will be treated to a few of the many, wonderful versions of the story of that rascally gingerbread character. Cookie decorating and tasting to follow.
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Where in the Library is Carmen Sandiego?

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Westwood
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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