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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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Play and Learn

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Southeast
Conference Room A
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. Drop-in for a great opportunity to socialize your child as well as make connections with other parents.  This program is being offered in partnership with the University of Dayton.
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Science of Candy

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Southeast
Conference Room A
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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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Southeast
Community Room B
Quality time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together.
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Teen Recess

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Southeast
Conference Room A

De-stress after school and act like a kid again with old school fun - each “recess” we’ll have giant games (like Jenga), silly stuff (like bowling) retro fun (like K’Nex) and tons more to give your brain a break.


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Steve's Game of Games

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Southeast
Conference Room A
Don't miss this fun and entertaining competition! There's a universe of creative games mashed together in this exciting tournament. Can you complete the tasks? Can you come out on top and take home the Game of Games trophy?
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Play and Learn

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Southeast
Conference Room A
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. Drop-in for a great opportunity to socialize your child as well as make connections with other parents.  This program is being offered in partnership with the University of Dayton.
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Create a Healthcare Power of Attorney and Living Will

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Southeast
Technology Lab
If you were unconscious and unable to communicate, who would make your healthcare decisions? How would they know what you wanted? Start answering these questions and learn to use Law Depot to create a Healthcare Power of Attorney and Living Will. Please note, you will need an email address in order to register for Law Depot. While Dayton Metro Library staff are excited to teach you how to use Law Depot, they are unable to provide medical or legal advice. 
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Southeast
Community Room B
Quality time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together.
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Button Making

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Southeast
Conference Room A
Show off your fave artists, fandoms and hobbies by making your own buttons!

For Teens
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Tween Time: Button Maker

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Southeast
Conference Room A
Create pin-back buttons from templates or design your own! 

Ages 9-12
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Let Ohio Women Vote!

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Southeast
Conference Room A

Since 1869, Dayton women arduously worked towards gaining the right to vote. Over 50 years of activism was finally successful when Ohio voted in favor of the 19th Amendment in 1919. One woman in particular, Librarian Electra Collins Doren, saved many important records which are now part of DML’s extensive local history collection. Local History Librarian Nancy Horlacher tells the compelling story of Ohio Women’s Suffrage.

 


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Play and Learn

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Southeast
Conference Room A
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. Drop-in for a great opportunity to socialize your child as well as make connections with other parents.  This program is being offered in partnership with the University of Dayton.
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Cool Careers - Zookeeping

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Southeast
Conference Room A
Are you an animal lover? Come for a career talk with Stephanie Hylinski, Live Animal Curator at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Zookeepers typically care for animals in zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums. Learn more about what it is like to work with animals and what it takes to be a zookeeper. *No live animals will be in attendance at this program.
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Southeast
Community Room B
Quality time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together.
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Escape Room

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Southeast
Conference Room A
Put your problem solving skills to the test and race against time to break out of the library - can you escape?
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Tween Time: Escape Room

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Southeast
Conference Room A
Put your problem solving skills to the test and race against time to break out of the library - can you escape?

Ages 9-12
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Walter Kidder and the Hayner Distillery’s Mail Order Alcohol

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Southeast
Conference Room A

During the years leading up to national prohibition Dayton was home to the nation’s largest and most profitable mail order alcohol operation.  This legal business, the brain child of Walter Kidder, aggressively marketed the products of Troy, Ohio’s Hayner’s Distillery on a nationwide basis through its distribution center in Dayton.  Each time a county or state voted itself dry, Kidder’s operation added to its customer base.  This presentation by teacher and local historian Mike Williams will track the rise and fall of this innovative business that thrived on the contradictions within America’s attitudes toward alcohol.       

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Play and Learn

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Southeast
Conference Room A
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. Drop-in for a great opportunity to socialize your child as well as make connections with other parents.  This program is being offered in partnership with the University of Dayton.
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Build & Code with Lego Mindstorms

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Southeast
Conference Room A
Legos are great toys to build with and with the Mindstorms you can create robots and machines with these amazing blocks! Build a robot and learn basic coding with simple drag and drop coding to see what your robot can do. 




Hands-on STEM program.

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Children's Crafternoon

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Southeast
Community Room B
Come get creative with our fun arts and crafts activities for children and families!  Explore, discover, and create open-ended art experiences.  We’ll provide the materials – all you need to bring is your imagination!

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Music and Me

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Southeast
Conference Room A
Play musical games focused on pitch, rhythm, and movement while learning basics of music notation and music of other cultures. For ages 3-5. Presented by Manuel Creative Arts Academy. *Please register in advance.
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Teen Crafternoon

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Southeast
Conference Room A

Come in and create! We’ll feature a different craft each month.


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Tween Time: Perler Bead Magnets

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Southeast
Conference Room A
Design and create your own perler bead magnet.

Ages 9-12
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