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Coloring Fun!

Sunday, April 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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Artist-in-Residence Leesa Haapapuro

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Vandalia
Artist-in-Residence Leesa Haapapuro will be in the Opportunity Space creating a mosaic for the Quiet Reading Room.  Check the calendar for studio times to watch her work, or class times to help her create!


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Teen Fiction Writing Contest

Friday, February 17, 2017
All Locations
Teens residing in Montgomery County are invited to stretch their creativity in our annual Teen Fiction Writing Contest.  Entries will be accepted January 3-February 17, 2016 via email to smoser@daytonmetrolibrary.org or in person at each branch location.  Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at an awards ceremony on March 18th at the Northwest Branch.   Entries will be accepted in the following categories: 
  • Grades 7-9 Flash Fiction (Up to 500 words)
  • Grades 7-9 General Fiction (500-2000 words)
  • Grades 7-9 Fan Fiction (up to 2000 words)
  • Grades 10-12 Flash Fiction (Up to 500 words)
  • Grades 10-12 General Fiction (500-2000 words)
  • Grades 10-12 Fan Fiction (up to 2000 words)
Prizes in each category will be $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place.  The Dayton Metro Library Friends are generously sponsoring this contest.

See www.daytonmetrolibrary.org/teens for more details.
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Guess, Guess, Guess. Yes, Yes, Yes!

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Westwood
Sharpen those guessing skills. Estimate the number of items in the candy jar. Drop your guess in the box. We'll do a grand count, winner takes the prize.
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Sewing Machines Available for Walk-In Use

Monday, January 23, 2017

Sewing Machines Available for Walk-In Use

Monday, January 30, 2017

It's Maple Syrup Season again at Westwood!

Monday, March 20, 2017
Westwood
Outdoors
It's that time of year-cold nights, warmer days.  If the sap starts running, the maple syrup's coming.  Join us as we hang our bucket, collect the sap and turn it into maple syrup. The season usually runs early to mid-February through March. We'll keep our fingers crossed- Old Sugar is showing signs of wear and Mother Nature can be unpredictable.
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The Little Read

Sunday, April 16, 2017
Huber Heights

Why should the grown-ups have all the fun? Stop by the library anytime to pick up a copy of our Little Read book. Answer a few questions about the book and you’ll win a prize! 

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Crafty Saturday

All Day
Northwest
Have some fun on your own making  the craft of the week!  All materials provided.
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Reading Buddies

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Huber Heights
Children's Area

Does your child need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend one-on-one 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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The Cloud

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Why is everyone taking about it? What is it? Are you that person that just looks up whenever you’re told “save it to the Cloud? Then this class is for you. With a hand on approach, attendees will be provided a thorough overview of the next evolution in computer file storage called “The Cloud”. Attendees should know the basics of how to use a computer.

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of sixteen. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a laptop for use for hands on training.
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Homework Help

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Huber Heights
Study Pod 1

Need a little help with your homework? There is homework help available to students of all ages and grades. Trained volunteers can assist students in find the reliable resources to provide the answers. 

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Talk Tables

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Huber Heights
Study Pod 1

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

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Teen/Tween Book Club

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Read and discuss popular books.  Participants should be in grade 6-12. Members have input in what is read.
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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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Mosaic Class with Artist-in-Residence

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Work with artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro to help create a mosaic for the Quiet Reading Room.  Patrons can create designs for both a permanent installation and temporary display.  Participants may pick up their piece after the temporary installation is taken down. For everyone, ages 5 and up. 
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Adult GED Classes

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED 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 GED success. Classes will be held at Main Library Computer Lab, 215 E. Third St., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Preregistration required, contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center ABLE, GED program at 937-854-6297.
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Toddler & Preschool Dance Party

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will read stories with motions and dance to music using scarves, shakers, bubbles, and more! Registration is not required, so just stop by! For ages 2-6.
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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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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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Go Digital with Overdrive, Hoopla, and Zinio

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
Did you get a new device over the holidays and need help using it to access our digital collection?  This class will review Overdrive, Hoopla and Zinio to access digital books, movies, audio books and magazines - all free from your library.  Please bring the device you want to use to this class.
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Internet Basics

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

This class is for people that have at least a little knowledge of the mouse. Topics include what a browser is and how it works, parts of a web address, and search engines and how to use them. Laptops will be provided to use during this class.

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Mosaic Class with Artist-in-Residence

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Work with artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro to help create a mosaic for the Quiet Reading Room. Patrons can create designs for both a permanent installation and temporary display. Participants may pick up their piece after the temporary installation is taken down. For everyone, ages 5 and up.
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Word Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Technology Lab

This session introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Office Word.  We will explore features and functions that every Word user should know.  Advance registration is required.

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Internet Basics

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main
Computer Lab
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let’s go online. Let us introduce you to the World Wide Web. Internet Basics is first in a three part series to prepare you to surf the net with confidence. Learn how the internet works. We will review Internet connection options, browsers, search engines and much more. 

Class size is limited to twelve participants with a maximum capacity of sixteen. Sessions will start promptly at listed start time with consideration for parking and weather conditions. Each attendee will be assigned to a laptop for use for hands on training.
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