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Rockin' in the Garden

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Westwood
Outdoors
Find out what's rocking in the gardens of Westwood!  Cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, watermelon and more all go into the ground in late May and come out again in August, September.  Come on by and lend a hand, give or take some advice and try a home grown vegetable.  Plants, supplies and garden tools provided.  All are welcome. 
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Empowering People Exhibit

Friday, August 31, 2018
Vandalia
Opportunity Space

 Produced by the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services. 

·          LEARN how people with intellectual and developmental disabilities contribute to our community through       employment, volunteerism, and their talents

           SEE amazing works created by artists with DD

           HEAR the stories of people with disabilities who live and work in the Miami Valley 

           UNDERSTAND how the use of language affects how people with disabilities are perceive

           FAMILIARIZE yourself with the services offered by the County Board and other organizations that help people with  developmental disabilities live productive and rewarding lives right here in Montgomery County

           TAP INTO the Library’s collection of materials created by—and about—people with disabilities.

 

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Vandalia Senior Center Super Sewers & Krafty Bloomers

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
The Super Sewers and Krafty Bloomers from the Vandalia Senior Center will have their Crafts on Exhibit, for viewing. Any Open hours. 
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DML Digital Library

Friday, December 07, 2018
Madden Hills
Bring in your devices to learn how to download books, movies & music using our digital library.  Call to schedule an appointment.
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Resume Help

Friday, December 07, 2018
Madden Hills
Patrons can receive help in creating a professional Resume and cover letter.  We will be using The Winway Resume builder or Microsoft Word Templates to create your resume. Call to schedule an appointment,  
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Tech ONE-ON-ONE

Friday, December 07, 2018
Madden Hills
Patrons can receive help in computer/mouse basics, basic internet searching, basic Microsoft word and creating email accounts.  Call to schedule an appointment.
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Banned Books Week

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Miami Township
Opportunity Space
Get caught reading a banned book and be sent to Azkabanned Prison during Banned Books Week.
Take a picture with your contraband material in the booking station and read your rights to learn more about how libraries fight to protect everyone's right to access information and read the books. 
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Banned Books Week: Banning Books Silences Stories

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Madden Hills
2018 theme: Banning Books Silences Stories is a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against censorship.  The teens will do a matching the book title sheet with a display of banned books in the teen area.    
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Safe Driving for Seniors and Teens

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Presented by Montgomery County Safe Communities.  Check the calendar for the Driving Simulator schedule.
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Holiday Guessing Game

Monday, December 10, 2018
Madden Hills
Guess how many candies I have in my jar and win the jar of candy and a gift card! The person who guesses the closest without going over will win.  In case of a tie the names will be put into a hat and a winner will be drawn.  Grades 7th thru 12th.
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Schedule Tech One-On-One

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Belmont
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions are scheduled in 20-60 minute increments. *Times available all week. Call to make an appointment and verify trainer availability. 

Appropriate session topics include:
  1. Basic computer skills needed to use library computers. 
  2. Downloading and using library materials (Overdrive, RBDigital (formerly Zinio), Hoopla & databases).
  3. Creating email or social media accounts. 

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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

Begin your preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalence) GED, HiSet, TASC with FREE Adult Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of HSE success. Engage in workplace skills with Key Train/Work Keys training, ADP (Adult Diploma Program options) and studying with career coaching. Classes held at the Main Library Technology Lab B, 215 E Third Street, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center Aspire program at 937-854-6287.


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Warm Comforts - Quilt Group

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pet beds, etc. for donation to those in need.
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Google Drive Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights
Community Room
Google Drive, formerly Google Docs, is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators. In this class we will get a basic understanding of how to use the various aspects of Google Drive. 
CLASS PREREQUISITE: Established Google Account and password and basic computer experience.
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, 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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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.  Activities include crafts, science, culinary skills, and visual art projects. Grades 7th-12th. Limited to 15 people, first come first serve.
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Basic Internet Searches and Safety

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Technology Lab
What is a search engine? How can I find things? How can I tell which websites are reliable? How do I stay safe and protect my identity? How do I shop? What can I shop for? How do I do that safely?

Learn internet basics and safety with the staff of the Dayton Metro Library. Preregistration is encouraged, but not required.
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Computer Basics

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Unfortunately, the Computer Basics program for 8/20/2018 has been cancelled. By Monday, a Northmont staff member will contact you personally about scheduling a future one-on-one class. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
Computers—how do we make them do what we want? Computers can be amazing tools. They can also be challenging. Come learn the basics of computer use with us. If you’ve ever wished to become more tech savvy, this is the class for you. Topics include: the mouse, the keyboard, use of programs and operating systems, and internet browsers. Laptops provided for training. No previous computer experience necessary. Please register in advance.
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Talk Tables

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library

Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk Tables at the Dayton Metro Library provide a place for individuals to engage in conversation and learn about helpful resources too. 

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Family Storytime

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An opportunity for quality family time with books, songs and activities that parents and their children can enjoy together.  Appropriate for children ages 3-9.
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Hunters in the Sky

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trotwood
Community Room

You've seen them in the sky, or perhaps on a fence post in the country.  Now see them up close.  Join Rebecca Jaramillo, Director of the Glen Helen Raptor Center, for "Hunters of the Sky."  This informative presentation features a live falcon, hawk and owl!   Families welcome.


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Discovering the Code

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Discovering the Code

Are you ready to take your computer skills to the next level? Have you ever wondered how websites are created? We may not always see it, but computer code is everywhere now, in every aspect of modern life. A good working knowledge of coding is more necessary than ever. This course explores the unusual and interesting evolution of computers and computer languages. Learn some of the "hows" and "whys" of coding. 
Attendees should know the basics of how to use a computer. Basic computer knowledge is recommended. Advance registration required.

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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, 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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Talk Tables

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Huber Heights
Magazine Area
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk Tables at the Dayton Metro Library provide a place for individuals to engage in conversation and learn about helpful resources too. 
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Tuesday Tech at Ten: Open Device Lab

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Vandalia
Community Room
Open Device Lab. Bring in your device and the technical staff can assist you with obtaining library resources for it. Please note that library staff are available for assistance only and cannot provide technical assistance for fixing computer problems; assist in the creation of content;  provide guidance in personal decisions; or modify/delete files or programs.
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