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Cards for a Cause

Monday, July 31, 2017
Wilmington-Stroop

Build your community connections by creating cards for various service organizations. Cards made in June will be given to Heartland of Kettering residents. Cards created in July will be given to the Children’s Medical Center in Dayton. You will receive 30 minutes of reading time for each card you make (up to one hour). 

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Growing a Better World-Gardening at Westwood

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Westwood
Kids can stop by any time all summer long to help plant, water, weed and harvest the gardens at Westwood.  


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BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY GUESSING GAME

Monday, August 07, 2017
Madden Hills
Guess how many school supplies that are in the Book bag. The teen/tween who guesses the closets without going over will win the book bag and school supplies.  The contest is open to all students grades 7-12.  Only students in Middle school and High School may enter.
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Best Books

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Build A Better World: Cardboard City Construction!

Monday, July 31, 2017
Vandalia
Opportunity Space

Stop by our Opportunity Space to check out our dream (cardboard) city, and construct your own buildings and scenery to grow our town!  Building materials provided, bring your own imagination! Open to all ages.

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Thinking Money

Friday, August 18, 2017

Thinking Money

Friday, August 18, 2017

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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Constitution Exhibit by the Jonathon Dayton DAR

Saturday, September 30, 2017

BANNED BOOKS WEEK: OUR RIGHT TO READ

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Madden Hills
Banned books week is an annual event celebrating your freedom to read.  Books titles will be displayed that have been Banned or Challenged by various groups through the years.
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Adopt a Perennial!

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Wilmington-Stroop
Outdoors

The Wilmington Stroop Branch Library will close for construction soon, and our perennials need new homes. Stop by this week, bring a shovel and bucket, and choose from a variety of cone flowers, day lilies, hostas, butterfly bush and lilies of the valley. (You’ll need to do your own digging.) Enjoy these beauties in your own yard next year!

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Maggie Stiefvater Fan Art Contest

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Main
Teens residing in Montgomery County are invited to show their creativity in a fan art contest celebrating our upcoming visit from YA superstar author Maggie Stiefvater (The Scorpio Races, The Shiver Trilogy, and The Raven Cycle).  

Entries will be accepted October 1-October 31, 2016 via email to jfulwood@daytonmetrolibrary.org or in person at each branch location. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded before About the Book with Maggie Stiefvater. Because the contest is in celebration of Ms Stiefvater's visit, entries should incorporate a subject from her work. We suggest ravens, wolves, tarot art, cool cars, magical forests, or character art but will accept any connected art. Entries will be accepted in the following categories: 
  • Grades 7-9 Drawing (Ink, Pencil, Charcoal, etc.)
  • Grades 7-9 Painting (Oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, etc)
  • Grades 7-9 Photography (digital or film)
  • Grades 7-9 Digital
  • Grades 7-9 Mixed Media (collage, etc)
  • Grades 10-12 Drawing (Ink, Pencil, Charcoal, etc.)
  • Grades 10-12 Painting (Oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, etc)
  • Grades 10-12 Photography (digital or film)
  • Grades 10-12 Digital
  • Grades 10-12 Mixed Media (collage, etc)
Prizes in each category will be $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place, plus book swag.


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Recycling Interactive Exhibit

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Learn about resource conservation, water reduction, and environmental sustainability at this interactive exhibit presented by the Montgomery County Environmental Services.  Interactive elements offer tips to improve recycling, reduce waste, and conserve water and energy.
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Westood 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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Teen Read Week

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Miami Township
Teen Edge Area
Teen Read Week: Read a Book, Tell a Story
Every book checked out at Miami Township between Oct 8th - Oct 14th gets you an entry a drawing.
Sharing a story of your own on the story board in the teen area during this week also gives you entries. 
Winner chooses a prize from the loot box (full of good stuff).
Must be in grades 7-12 (ages 12-18) to win.
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Candy Count

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Miami Township
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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Coloring Fun

All Day

Crafty Saturday

All Day
Northwest
Children's Area
Have some fun on your own making the craft of the week!  All materials provided.  Ages 5-12
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Reading Buddies

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop

Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend 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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Burkhardt Book Club

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Looking to diversify your reading interests? Join our book club! Enjoy a lively discussion with a community of readers about titles you might not have picked for yourself. We will select, read, and discuss a different book every month. 
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Paws to Read

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Trotwood
Read your favorite book to a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal. Each child will have a 15-minute time slot to spend with the pet, so please register at the Trotwood Branch in advance.
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Registration is open

It's Electric!

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room
Electrify your afternoon by learning about electricity and having fun. Using our Circuits Makerkit, we will turn bananas into a piano, make circuits our of homemade dough and create endless circuit combinations using Snap Circuits.
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New Lebanon Branch Stitchers

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Can't find the time to work on your favorite craft project?  Join the New Lebanon Branch Stitchers for an hour on the fourth Saturday of every month.  Work on your project and socialize with other crafters.
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Talk Tables

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Group Study

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

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Crafternoon

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Create a fun, unique craft.  All skill levels welcome!
June:  Summer Slippers; kid's craft: Sun Catchers
July: Fairy Doors; kid's craft: Pony Bead Key Chains
August: Jewelry; kid's craft: Locker Mirrors 
September: Macrame; kid's craft: Pencil Holder 
October: Halloween Craft; kid's craft: Halloween Craft
November: Craft Catch-Up Workshop; kid's craft: Hand-print Turkey 
December: Christmas Tree and Angel Book Folding; kid's craft: Christmas Tree and Angel Book Folding 
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