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Coloring Fun

Saturday, December 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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Westwood is Staying Green-Microgreen!

Saturday, December 30, 2017
Westwood
Fall's coming, winter's around the corner, but Westwood's staying green!  All Fall we'll plant a variety of seedlings indoors-sunflower, dandelion and baby beet greens, to name a few.  Then we'll watch them grow and munch on those tasty, nutritious microgreens. 
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Candy Count

Saturday, December 23, 2017
Miami Township
Teen Edge Area
Guess how much candy is in the jar. 
Nearest guess wins their choice of prize from the new loot box (full of good stuff). 
Must be in grades 7-12 (ages 12-18) to win. 
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Giant Gingerbread House Decorating

Saturday, December 30, 2017
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Stop by our Opportunity Space to check out our giant cardboard gingerbread house and help decorate it! All ages, any time during the month of December.
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Celebrate Dr. Martin L. King Jr

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Madden Hills
Learn fascinating historical facts about Dr. Martin L. King Jr.  Take a quiz to see how much you know about him and receive a treat!
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Winter Reads

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Miami Township
Teen Edge Area
Take home a book from one of our best of book lists to get a sweet treat from the ask me desk, because hibernating with a good book and snacks is just what you do in January. 
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Super Bowl 2018

Friday, February 02, 2018
Madden Hills
Football fans: How much do you know about the biggest game of the year? Test your knowledge by completing the Super Bowl Trivia Game.  The person with the most correct answers will win a prize!  In case of a tie there will be an "Overtime Question" and the person who answers correctly will be declared the official winner.  Open to grades 7 thru 12.  One entry per person will be counted.
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Teen Fiction Contest

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
All Locations
Enter today in our annual Teen Fiction Contest.  See any branch location or visit www.daytonmetrolibrary.org/teens for more information.
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Count the Hearts Guessing game

Monday, February 12, 2018
Madden Hills
Guess how much candy is in the jar & complete the lovers quiz to win the jar of candy.  The patron who guesses the closest without going over will win the jar of candy and a gift card.
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The Art of Paper Folding

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Create Origami, Newspaper Hats, and Paper Airplane projects.   Directions ans supplies will be provided. Finished projects may be displayed in the Opportunity Space or taken home. Any Open Hours. All Ages. 
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Madden Hills
Learn fascinating and little known facts about African Americans who contributed to the American Dream.  See how many of the trivia questions you can answer to receive a prize!
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Heart-Breaker Candy Count

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Miami Township
Teen Edge Area
How much candy is in the jar? Nearest guess wins a prize from the loot box. Must be in grades 7-12/ages 12-18 to win.
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The heART of Homeschool

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Vandalia
Opportunity Space

·     Homeschoolers of all ages will showcase their artistic talents and abilities during open hours in the Opportunity Space. This an ideal occasion for the community to enjoy and support the artistic endeavors of the community’s young people.  

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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 30-60 minute increments. *Times available all week. Call to make an appointment and verify trainer availability. 

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

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Ancestry Library Edition

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
This workshop, designed for the novice, will highlight some of the most useful databases contained within the subscription website Ancestry Library Edition . Included in the lecture will be: Federal Censuses, User-submitted Family Trees , Ohio Marriage and Death Indexes, Social Security Death Index, and World War I Draft Registration Cards.
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Computer & Mouse Basics

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Madden Hills
Community Room
This class will cover the fundamentals of the computer and operating system.  You will learn how to start/shut down your computer, what is a desktop, what are windows, what is an operating system and more.  This class will also cover the fundamental skills you need to use the mouse more effectively with your computer searching skills.  This class is designed for patrons with minimal computer & mouse skills.  2hrs.  *Space is limited advance registration is required.
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Storytime at the Rosewood Art Center

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Foster an early love of art with storytime at Rosewood Gallery!  A librarian from Dayton Metro Libraries will share books and then a Rosewood instructor will lead a hands on craft.  Appropriate for children ages 3-6 years old.  Free and open to the public.   
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Homeschool Creative Writing

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
This class is designed for homeschooled Teens--age 13-18--who are interested in developing their skills in Creative Writing.  It begins in October and continues through June 2018.  Because of this, all 15 places in the class will be filled before the class begins.  This is not a drop in program.  
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Mahjong Club

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Huber Heights
Magazine Area
Are you a Mahjong player or interested in learning? Mahjong (pronounced mah-ZHONG) is a tile-based game that originated in China during the Qing dynasty. The game is usually played with four players, but rules for some three player variations have been written.  All are welcome! Advance registration allows us to get you a copy of the rules prior to game day. 
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Preschool Storytime

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Vandalia
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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Computer Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights
Community Room

This class is for people with little to no computer experience. Learn the mouse!  Other topics include basic computer terms, and beginning windows management. Laptops will be provided to use during this class. 

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Discovering the Code

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
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. 

Basic computer knowledge is recommended. Advance registration required.

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Movie Monday

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Come join us for a family movie on the big screen. Fresh popcorn and juice will be provided.
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Rock Your Homework

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Madden Hills
Got homework? Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direction.. It's FREE! Impress your teacher and improve your grades. You'll get a ROCK YOUR HOMEWORK! folder.
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Rock Your Homework

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Northwest
Got homework? Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direction.. It's FREE! Impress your teacher and improve your grades. You'll get a ROCK YOUR HOMEWORK! folder.
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