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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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Mother Goose on the Loose

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room

Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver

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Play and Learn

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. This program provides a great opportunity for socializing your child as well as making connections with other parents.  
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Preschool Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
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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Robot Racers

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
On your mark, get set, go! Design and build your own wacky racer and put t to the test on the Wil-Stroop racetrack. Race against your friends and compete for bragging rights. 
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Science of Candy

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Discover what makes candy sour as we perform experiments on famous candies. Record your findings to determine which sweet treat will win the title of Most Fizzy.
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Kettering Coders Unite

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
The Wilmington Stroop Library is sponsoring a coding club for middle and high school students in grades 6 through 12.  This group is open to any young person curious about coding, computers, and information technology.  The library is partnering with the national organization Girls Who Code, but we welcome both girls and boys into the program.  From Girls Who Code we will be using curriculum and ideas.  From the library we'll be using a wide range of computers, digital devices, and other programmable things--PCs, laptops, Arduinos, Ozobots, Lego Mindstorms, Makey Makeys, and more.  We are also seeking community adults working in information science--especially women--to visit the group and talk to us about how they use programming and computers in their jobs.  One of our goals will be for each member of the group to decide on some kind of project on which he or she (alone or in groups) could work--perhaps a video game in Scratch; perhaps the beginnings of a website in HTML;
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Intro to Backpacking

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Get an overview of what backpacking is, where to go, and the local opportunities and resources available to learn more and get the gear you need to try it out.
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Mother Goose on the Loose

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room

Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver. 

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Registration is open

Navigating the 21st Century Job Search

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Conference Room
This 4-part series provides strategies for successfully gaining employment in today’s society where technology drives everything. Each weekly session focuses on one essential part of the job search process that is critical to the success of the applicant. You will craft an exceptional resume that stands out, practice STAR storytelling techniques to ace any interview question and update your LinkedIn and Facebook so you shine on social media. Bring your laptop or tablet as this is an interactive class with time built in to work on your documents. Ideal for those in the midst of a job search and anyone who just wants to be ready their next opportunity. Sessions build on each other, but you can attend one or all. Registration is encouraged.

Week 1: "Maximizing your brand through your resume". Focus on creating a clear and compelling resume summary and description of your key skills. The first third of your resume is the most important place to grab the reader's attention. This session will focus on honing your unique message in words that will attract the attention of hiring organizations.

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Family Storytime

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
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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Mother Goose on the Loose

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room

Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver

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Play and Learn

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. This program provides a great opportunity for socializing your child as well as making connections with other parents.  
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Preschool Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
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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Toddler Trick-or-Treat

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Come in costume to enjoy some not-so-spooky stories, puppet shows, and parade around the library to get some treats! Children up to 6 years old.  
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Coloring and Cookies for Adults

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Conference Room

Coloring is a relaxing activity, especially for adults. Come out and treat yourself to some free time to color, eat snacks, listen to music and socialize. We'll supply coloring sheets and colored pencils. Adults only, please.

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Myths and Truths about Coyotes

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Coyotes are everywhere today—including every town, city, and county in Ohio. People have a lot of questions about this new, large, somewhat scary animal now living in their midst, and this presentation will give a clear and accurate answer to every one of those questions. It will also give a closeup picture of the life and habits of a very unusual and extraordinary animal.
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Book Discussion

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Join us for snacks and book discussion. Book title: Red and Lulu by Matt Tavers.
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Mother Goose on the Loose

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room

Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver. 

View More
Registration is open

Navigating the 21st Century Job Search

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Conference Room
This 4-part series provides strategies for successfully gaining employment in today’s society where technology drives everything. Each weekly session focuses on one essential part of the job search process that is critical to the success of the applicant. You will craft an exceptional resume that stands out, practice STAR storytelling techniques to ace any interview question and update your LinkedIn and Facebook so you shine on social media. Bring your laptop or tablet as this is an interactive class with time built in to work on your documents. Ideal for those in the midst of a job search and anyone who just wants to be ready their next opportunity. Sessions build on each other, but you can attend one or all. Registration is encouraged.

Week 2- "Fine tuning your experiences and accomplishments". Making sure your resume clearly describes the accomplishments you have done at work. You want readers of your resume to understand the impact you have made.


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Family Storytime

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community 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

Mother Goose on the Loose

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room

Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver

View More

Play and Learn

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. This program provides a great opportunity for socializing your child as well as making connections with other parents.  
View More

Preschool Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
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.  

View More