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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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Express Yourself Writing Contest

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Northwest
Take advantage of this platform to express your thoughts, concerns, and accomplishments. Submission should be 250 words, typed or handwritten (legible). Entry form available at the Northwest Branch. First place - $75.00, Second place - $50.00, Third place - $25.00
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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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Meme Madness

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Miami Township
Teen Edge Area
You know all the things. Now test that knowledge of some favorite shows, movies, books, memes, etc. in our pop culture quiz for a chance to win something from the loot box. Must be age 12-18/grades 7-12 to win.
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Teen Photo Contest

Saturday, March 31, 2018
All Locations
Enter today in our 2018 Teen Photo Contest.  You may enter one time per category: color, black and white, digitally enhanced, and selfie.  Visit any library location or www.daytonmetrolibrary.org/teens for more information.
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Find the Book Character

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Huber Heights
Children's Area
Celebrate National Library Week by searching for a new children's book character each day. 
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Homeschool Creative Writing

9:03 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Rosewood Arts Center
Designed for homeschooled teens age 13-18 who are interested in developing their Creative Writing skills.  Class began in October and continues through June 2018. Five spots remain in this twice monthly class--which always meets on Monday. Register at our website or vial email sent to fkirchner@daytonmetrolibrary.org.  This program is being held at the Rosewood Art Centre, 2655 Olson D, Kettering, OH, while the new library is under construction.
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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. 
  2. Downloading and using library materials (Overdrive, RBDigital (formerly Zinio), Hoopla & databases).
  3. Creating email or social media accounts. 

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Internet Applied

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Internet Applied 

Let’s learn how to navigate the World Wide Web. Internet Applied, second of a three-part series, will provide instruction on navigating the web. This program focuses on the Browser. The hands-on techniques taught in this class will help you understand the many features of the Browser. Advance registration is required. 
 
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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main
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 and Wednesdays, from 10:00 am - 2:00 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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Storytime at the Rosewood Art Center

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Rosewood Arts Center Gallery
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 Science Lab Section A

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Rosewood Arts Center
Learn about Astronomy with other 4th through 8th grade students.  We'll meet the third Monday of each month from January through May of 2018.  Each month the lab will begin at 12:30 pm and end at 2:30. Four spots remain in this popular class.  Regsiter at our website or via email sent to fkirchner@daytonmetrolibrary.org.  This program is being held at the Rosewood Arts Centre—2655 Olson Dr., Kettering—while the new library is under construction.

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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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Android Basics

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Trotwood
Community Room
Struggling to  get acclimated with your Android phone? Whether you're new to a smartphone or you have had one for some time now, join us for this beginner's course on the basic functionality of Android Smartphones. 
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Excel: Just the Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
This session introduces you to the basics of the modern version of Microsoft Office Excel. Following the GCFLearnFree.org Microsoft Office Series for Excel 2013, participants will review the fundamentals features of a Workbook. Advance registration required.  

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Project DAWN Narcan Training

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main
Community Room 2A. 2nd Floor
Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) will offer a free one hour NARCAN training. Participants will be issued a Project Dawn Kit, which will include 2 doses of Naloxone, a medication that can reverse an overdose that is caused by an opioid drug.  Please register in advance.
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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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