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Coloring Fun!

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Northwest
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We will happily display anything that you choose not to take home!
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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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Sewing Machines Available for Walk-In Use

Monday, January 23, 2017

Sewing Machines Available for Walk-In Use

Monday, January 30, 2017

Crafty Saturday

All Day
Northwest
Have some fun on your own making  the craft of the week!  All materials provided.
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Word Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab

This session introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Office Word.  We will explore features and functions that every Word user should know.  Advance registration is required.

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Tween Gaming Time

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Northwest
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time set aside for ages 9-12.
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Teen Art and Making

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room A
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Examples include 3D printing, making stress balls, and painting and drawing. Grades 7th-12th. Limited to 15 people, first come first serve.
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Sewing Machines Available for Walk-In Use

9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Northwest
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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Tech Help!

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab

Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Help! is your opportunity to get additional computer help. Library trainers will informally assist you with various computer-related subjects.  Please note: Trainers are available for assistance only and cannot provide technical assistance for fixing computer problems, assist in the creation of content, or provide guidance in personal decisions. 

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Tween Gaming Time

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Northwest
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time set aside for ages 9-12.
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Computer Basics

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab
Now that you have mastered the mouse, let’s learn the basics of how the computer works. We will cover the fundamentals of the Operating System. This class provides hands on instruction for beginners. Advance registration required.

Class size is limited to twelve participants. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a desktop computer for use of hands on training.
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Game Night!

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Northwest
Quad A
Play fun games and enjoy some treats. Kids ages 8-12. 
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Reading Buddies

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Northwest
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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Basics of Machine Sewing - Sew an Ear Warmer

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest
Opportunity Space A
Learn how to use a sewing machine to make an ear warmer to take home with you when finished.  Then use your newly learned knowledge and skill throughout the rest of the month to drop in to use the sewing machines for your projects.   Class taught by The Ohio State University Extension program.
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Preschool Storytime

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room B
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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Reading Buddies

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Northwest
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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Tween Gaming Time

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Northwest
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time set aside for ages 9-12.
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The Cloud

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab
Why is everyone taking about it? What is it? Are you that person that just looks up whenever you’re told “save it to the Cloud? Then this class is for you. With a hand on approach, attendees will be provided a thorough overview of the next evolution in computer file storage called “The Cloud”. Attendees should know the basics of how to use a computer.

Class size is limited to twelve participants. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a desktop computer for use for hands on training.
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Free Health Screenings

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room A
Free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings performed by Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County
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Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Northwest
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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Computer Basics for Senior Citizens

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab
Now that you have mastered the mouse, let’s learn the basics of how the computer works. We will cover the fundamentals of the Operating System. This class provides hands on instruction for beginners. Advance registration required.

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of fifteen. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a computer for use for hands on training.
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Tween Gaming Time

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Northwest
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time set aside for ages 9-12.
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Teen Gaming

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Northwest
Come and game at the new Northwest library. Video games, card games, and board games will all be available to play. Snacks will be provided.
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